The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Sass skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sass over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Sass (Syntactically Awesome StyleSheets) including SCSS
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 67 62
Rank change year-on-year +29 -5  
Contract jobs citing Sass 16 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.52% 0.38% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.20% 1.28% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Median daily rate £363 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.38% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -3.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

Sass is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 174 235 183
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 27.44% 29.38% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 754 562
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £480 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £28.50 - £11.93
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 - £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.65 - £12.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Sass
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Sass as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Sass in Birmingham

Sass
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Sass in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Sass in Birmingham

Sass
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sass in Birmingham over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sass in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sass also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Sass.

1 21 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 21 (100.00%) CSS
2 20 (95.24%) HTML
3 17 (80.95%) AngularJS
4 14 (66.67%) Node.js
4 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (66.67%) User Experience
4 14 (66.67%) React
5 13 (61.90%) Git (software)
6 10 (47.62%) CSS3
7 9 (42.86%) HTML5
7 9 (42.86%) Front End Development
8 8 (38.10%) Angular 2
8 8 (38.10%) Java
9 7 (33.33%) Spring
10 6 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (28.57%) LESS
11 5 (23.81%) Grunt
11 5 (23.81%) gulp
12 4 (19.05%) ES6
13 3 (14.29%) TDD
13 3 (14.29%) OO
13 3 (14.29%) Mocha
13 3 (14.29%) Mobile First
13 3 (14.29%) webpack
14 2 (9.52%) Adobe After Effects
14 2 (9.52%) Babel
14 2 (9.52%) TypeScript
14 2 (9.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (9.52%) Chai

Sass
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Adobe After Effects
1 2 (9.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (9.52%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (9.52%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 1 (4.76%) GitHub
1 1 (4.76%) Google App Engine
1 1 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (4.76%) Heroku
1 1 (4.76%) PaaS
1 1 (4.76%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) DocumentDB
1 2 (9.52%) MongoDB
1 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (61.90%) Git (software)
2 5 (23.81%) Grunt
2 5 (23.81%) gulp
3 3 (14.29%) Mocha
3 3 (14.29%) webpack
4 2 (9.52%) Babel
4 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
4 2 (9.52%) Jasmine
5 1 (4.76%) Bower
5 1 (4.76%) IntelliJ
5 1 (4.76%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (4.76%) PhantomJS
5 1 (4.76%) Protractor
5 1 (4.76%) Sublime Text
5 1 (4.76%) Subversion
5 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.76%) WebStorm
Job Titles
1 19 (90.48%) Developer
2 12 (57.14%) JavaScript Developer
3 11 (52.38%) Angular Developer
3 11 (52.38%) HTML CSS Developer
3 11 (52.38%) HTML Developer
4 8 (38.10%) UI Developer
5 6 (28.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (19.05%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Applications Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Development Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Digital Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (4.76%) JavaScript Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior JavaScript Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (100.00%) CSS
2 20 (95.24%) HTML
3 17 (80.95%) AngularJS
4 14 (66.67%) Node.js
4 14 (66.67%) React
5 10 (47.62%) CSS3
6 9 (42.86%) HTML5
7 8 (38.10%) Angular 2
8 7 (33.33%) Spring
9 6 (28.57%) LESS
9 6 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (9.52%) Chai
10 2 (9.52%) jQuery
11 1 (4.76%) Behat
11 1 (4.76%) Redux
11 1 (4.76%) REST
11 1 (4.76%) SOAP
11 1 (4.76%) Twig
11 1 (4.76%) Web Components
11 1 (4.76%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 14 (66.67%) User Experience
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.76%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) Front End Development
3 3 (14.29%) Mobile First
3 3 (14.29%) OO
3 3 (14.29%) TDD
4 2 (9.52%) BDD
4 2 (9.52%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (9.52%) Scrum
4 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
4 2 (9.52%) Web Design
4 2 (9.52%) Web Development
5 1 (4.76%) Progressive Enhancement
5 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.76%) Service Design
5 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.76%) User Stories
5 1 (4.76%) Validation
5 1 (4.76%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (38.10%) Java
3 4 (19.05%) ES6
4 2 (9.52%) PHP
4 2 (9.52%) TypeScript
5 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) WAI
2 1 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) WCAG
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Adobe
2 1 (4.76%) Google