The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 March 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 86 92
Rank change year-on-year +24 +6  
Contract jobs citing Sass 26 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.97% 1.17% 0.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.50% 4.19% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 7
Median daily rate £323 £355 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.15% +39.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £324 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £372 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 Manchester with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 473 501 388
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 35.81% 27.97% 23.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 327 243
Median daily rate £375 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £283 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.30 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

Sass
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Sass as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Sass in Manchester

Sass
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sass in Manchester

Sass
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sass in Manchester

Sass
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sass within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 1 £425 -
Stockport - 1 - -
Sass
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Sass.

1 30 (90.91%) HTML
1 30 (90.91%) CSS
2 28 (84.85%) JavaScript
3 22 (66.67%) HTML5
4 19 (57.58%) AngularJS
4 19 (57.58%) jQuery
5 15 (45.45%) TDD
6 14 (42.42%) LESS
6 14 (42.42%) CSS3
6 14 (42.42%) Git (software)
7 13 (39.39%) React
8 11 (33.33%) Node.js
9 10 (30.30%) Grunt
9 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (30.30%) gulp
10 9 (27.27%) Front End Development
10 9 (27.27%) .NET
10 9 (27.27%) C#
10 9 (27.27%) MVC
10 9 (27.27%) User Experience
10 9 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET
12 7 (21.21%) PHP
12 7 (21.21%) Responsive Web Design
13 6 (18.18%) BDD
13 6 (18.18%) Java
13 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
13 6 (18.18%) Unit Testing
13 6 (18.18%) QA
14 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration

Sass
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.12%) Drupal
1 4 (12.12%) WordPress
2 2 (6.06%) Apache
3 1 (3.03%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) InVision
2 1 (3.03%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (3.03%) Fireworks
2 1 (3.03%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.06%) GitHub
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.06%) PaaS
3 2 (6.06%) SaaS
4 1 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (3.03%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (6.06%) MySQL
2 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (42.42%) Git (software)
2 10 (30.30%) Grunt
2 10 (30.30%) gulp
3 4 (12.12%) Jasmine
4 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 3 (9.09%) Karma Test Runner
4 3 (9.09%) Mercurial
4 3 (9.09%) Subversion
5 2 (6.06%) Axure RP
5 2 (6.06%) Babel
5 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
5 2 (6.06%) PhantomJS
5 2 (6.06%) webpack
6 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.03%) Mocha
6 1 (3.03%) PhpStorm
6 1 (3.03%) Selenium
6 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.03%) Vagrant
6 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (6.06%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (96.97%) Developer
2 8 (24.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 6 (18.18%) JavaScript Developer
4 5 (15.15%) .NET Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Drupal Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Angular Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Email Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Full Stack Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Software Developer
8 1 (3.03%) C# Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Designer
8 1 (3.03%) HTML CSS Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Node.js Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (90.91%) CSS
1 30 (90.91%) HTML
2 22 (66.67%) HTML5
3 19 (57.58%) AngularJS
3 19 (57.58%) jQuery
4 14 (42.42%) CSS3
4 14 (42.42%) LESS
5 13 (39.39%) React
6 11 (33.33%) Node.js
7 9 (27.27%) .NET
7 9 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET
9 5 (15.15%) Ajax
9 5 (15.15%) Angular 2
10 4 (12.12%) Backbone.js
10 4 (12.12%) Ember.js
10 4 (12.12%) JSON
10 4 (12.12%) KnockoutJS
11 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (9.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) User Experience
2 5 (15.15%) Fintech
3 2 (6.06%) Data Structures
3 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.03%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) TDD
2 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (27.27%) Front End Development
3 9 (27.27%) MVC
4 7 (21.21%) Responsive Web Design
5 6 (18.18%) BDD
5 6 (18.18%) Unit Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Automated Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (15.15%) OO
7 4 (12.12%) Performance Optimisation
8 3 (9.09%) Mobile First
8 3 (9.09%) Progressive Enhancement
8 3 (9.09%) Refactoring
8 3 (9.09%) SMACSS
8 3 (9.09%) Web Development
8 3 (9.09%) Wireframes
9 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (6.06%) OOD
9 2 (6.06%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (84.85%) JavaScript
2 9 (27.27%) C#
3 7 (21.21%) PHP
4 6 (18.18%) Java
5 4 (12.12%) Ruby
6 3 (9.09%) ES6
6 3 (9.09%) Python
6 3 (9.09%) TypeScript
7 2 (6.06%) R
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Docker
2 1 (3.03%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Plesk
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) Adobe
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle
2 1 (3.03%) PayPal
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