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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sass (Syntactically Awesome StyleSheets) including SCSS
Rank 115 108 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Sass 25 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.79% 0.045% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.03% 0.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 18 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 £350 £375 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 -
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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
826 593 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.16% 26.47% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 394 373
Average daily rate £350 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 36
Average hourly rate £35.00 £54.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.77% +65.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £16.88 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -7 15 £350 +34.61% 3
Somerset - 5 - - 5
Wiltshire - 3 £350 - 1
Dorset - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - - 2
Sass
England

Sass
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 32 (100.00%) HTML
1 32 (100.00%) CSS
2 31 (96.88%) JavaScript
3 24 (75.00%) HTML5
4 21 (65.63%) LESS
5 16 (50.00%) CSS3
6 15 (46.88%) jQuery
7 14 (43.75%) Responsive Web Design
8 12 (37.50%) PHP
9 10 (31.25%) Zend
10 9 (28.13%) MVC
11 8 (25.00%) TDD
12 7 (21.88%) Symfony
12 7 (21.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (18.75%) AngularJS
13 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
13 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (18.75%) CakePHP
14 5 (15.63%) Scrum
14 5 (15.63%) Ruby
14 5 (15.63%) Ruby on Rails
14 5 (15.63%) Backbone.js
15 4 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
15 4 (12.50%) Photoshop
15 4 (12.50%) Linux
16 3 (9.38%) XHTML
16 3 (9.38%) Web Development
16 3 (9.38%) JSON
16 3 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
16 3 (9.38%) SSH

Sass
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (6.25%) Drupal
2 1 (3.13%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Photoshop
1 4 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Amazon S3
1 3 (9.38%) Heroku
1 3 (9.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) SSH
2 1 (3.13%) HTTP
2 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (9.38%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.25%) MySQL
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.38%) RSpec
2 3 (9.38%) Cucumber
2 3 (9.38%) Karma Test Runner
2 3 (9.38%) Sublime Text
3 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.13%) Subversion
4 1 (3.13%) Grunt
Job Titles
1 32 (100.00%) Developer
2 21 (65.63%) Front-End Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Web Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Front-End Web Developer
4 5 (15.63%) UI Developer
4 5 (15.63%) UI Programmer
5 3 (9.38%) PHP Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Ruby Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Programmer
6 2 (6.25%) Drupal Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
7 1 (3.13%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.13%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (100.00%) HTML
1 32 (100.00%) CSS
2 24 (75.00%) HTML5
3 21 (65.63%) LESS
4 16 (50.00%) CSS3
5 15 (46.88%) jQuery
6 7 (21.88%) Symfony
6 7 (21.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (18.75%) AngularJS
7 6 (18.75%) CakePHP
8 5 (15.63%) Ruby on Rails
8 5 (15.63%) Backbone.js
9 3 (9.38%) XHTML
9 3 (9.38%) JSON
10 2 (6.25%) Ext JS
10 2 (6.25%) Haml
10 2 (6.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (6.25%) LAMP
10 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
10 2 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 2 (6.25%) E-Learning
1 2 (6.25%) Digital Media
1 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (9.38%) Mac OS
3 1 (3.13%) UNIX
3 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Responsive Web Design
2 9 (28.13%) MVC
3 8 (25.00%) TDD
4 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (15.63%) Scrum
6 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
6 3 (9.38%) Web Development
7 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Information Security
8 1 (3.13%) Web Design
8 1 (3.13%) Migration
8 1 (3.13%) E-Commerce
8 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (96.88%) JavaScript
2 12 (37.50%) PHP
3 5 (15.63%) Ruby
4 2 (6.25%) C#
5 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
1 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Zend
2 2 (6.25%) Twitter
3 1 (3.13%) Adobe
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 27 days ago