The table below looks at the statistics for Sass skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sass over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sass (Syntactically Awesome StyleSheets) including SCSS
Rank 124 103 -
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -
Contract jobs citing Sass 24 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.72% 0.045% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.99% 0.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £288
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +21.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.50 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
802 604 638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.10% 27.01% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 414 343
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 35
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £15.28 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £55.00 £50.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

Sass
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sass across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Sass Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Sass
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sass across the South West region.

Sass Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Sass
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sass across the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Sass Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Sass
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sass within the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -3 11 £375 +44.23% 1
Somerset - 7 - - 5
Wiltshire - 3 £350 -
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Sass
England

Sass
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Sass also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sass.

1 33 (100.00%) HTML
1 33 (100.00%) CSS
2 32 (96.97%) JavaScript
3 25 (75.76%) HTML5
4 21 (63.64%) LESS
5 20 (60.61%) CSS3
6 15 (45.45%) Responsive Web Design
7 14 (42.42%) jQuery
8 12 (36.36%) PHP
8 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (30.30%) Zend
10 9 (27.27%) TDD
11 8 (24.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (21.21%) Symfony
12 7 (21.21%) AngularJS
12 7 (21.21%) MVC
13 6 (18.18%) CakePHP
13 6 (18.18%) Git (software)
14 5 (15.15%) Backbone.js
14 5 (15.15%) Ruby on Rails
14 5 (15.15%) Scrum
14 5 (15.15%) Ruby
15 4 (12.12%) Photoshop
15 4 (12.12%) Adobe Illustrator
16 3 (9.09%) SSH
16 3 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
16 3 (9.09%) Linux
16 3 (9.09%) XHTML
16 3 (9.09%) Mac OS
16 3 (9.09%) JSON

Sass
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Sass also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sass. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.06%) Drupal
2 1 (3.03%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Photoshop
1 4 (12.12%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) GitHub
1 3 (9.09%) Amazon S3
1 3 (9.09%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) SSH
2 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.06%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.09%) RSpec
2 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 3 (9.09%) Karma Test Runner
2 3 (9.09%) Sublime Text
3 1 (3.03%) Grunt
Job Titles
1 33 (100.00%) Developer
2 24 (72.73%) Front-End Developer
3 5 (15.15%) UI Programmer
3 5 (15.15%) Front-End Web Developer
3 5 (15.15%) UI Developer
3 5 (15.15%) Web Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Ruby Developer
4 3 (9.09%) PHP Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Drupal Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (100.00%) HTML
1 33 (100.00%) CSS
2 25 (75.76%) HTML5
3 21 (63.64%) LESS
4 20 (60.61%) CSS3
5 14 (42.42%) jQuery
6 8 (24.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 7 (21.21%) Symfony
7 7 (21.21%) AngularJS
8 6 (18.18%) CakePHP
9 5 (15.15%) Backbone.js
9 5 (15.15%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (9.09%) XHTML
10 3 (9.09%) JSON
11 2 (6.06%) Ember.js
11 2 (6.06%) Haml
11 2 (6.06%) LAMP
11 2 (6.06%) Ajax
12 1 (3.03%) XML
12 1 (3.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Digital Media
1 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
1 2 (6.06%) E-Learning
2 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Linux
1 3 (9.09%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Responsive Web Design
2 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (27.27%) TDD
4 7 (21.21%) MVC
5 5 (15.15%) Scrum
6 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.06%) Information Security
7 1 (3.03%) OO
7 1 (3.03%) Migration
7 1 (3.03%) Web Development
7 1 (3.03%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 32 (96.97%) JavaScript
2 12 (36.36%) PHP
3 5 (15.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Zend
2 2 (6.06%) Twitter
3 1 (3.03%) Adobe
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