Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Sass skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sass over the 6 months to 22 November 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
England > North West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 167 227
Rank change year-on-year +51 +60 -60
Contract jobs citing Sass 90 51 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.58% 0.74% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.97% 2.65% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 31 12
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +8.53% -14.00%
10th Percentile £299 £263 £180
90th Percentile £450 £450 £375
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 - £23.75

Sass is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1810 1924 2004
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.70% 28.05% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1239 1348 1250
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +14.71%
10th Percentile £295 £275 £275
90th Percentile £538 £500 £538
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 26 68
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +0.98%
10th Percentile £18.45 £15.38 £16.16
90th Percentile £50.68 £44.88 £47.33
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

Sass
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Sass as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Sass in the North West

Sass
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sass in the North West

Sass
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sass in the North West over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sass in the North West

Sass
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sass within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +39 60 £375 -6.25% 9
Cheshire +16 17 £375 +30.43% 4
Merseyside +10 9 £350 +7.69% 6
Lancashire +19 3 £408 -
Sass
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 North West region with a requirement for Sass.

1 87 (96.67%) CSS
2 80 (88.89%) JavaScript
3 73 (81.11%) HTML
4 61 (67.78%) HTML5
5 51 (56.67%) Git (software)
6 50 (55.56%) CSS3
7 46 (51.11%) Front End Development
8 43 (47.78%) Agile Software Development
9 38 (42.22%) Node.js
10 37 (41.11%) React
11 35 (38.89%) gulp
12 34 (37.78%) TDD
13 30 (33.33%) jQuery
14 27 (30.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 27 (30.00%) Grunt
15 24 (26.67%) Unit Testing
16 23 (25.56%) Responsive Web Design
17 22 (24.44%) Redux
18 21 (23.33%) Scrum
19 20 (22.22%) Test Automation
20 19 (21.11%) PHP
21 17 (18.89%) MVC
22 16 (17.78%) npm
23 13 (14.44%) ES6
23 13 (14.44%) .NET
23 13 (14.44%) Web Development
23 13 (14.44%) JSON
24 12 (13.33%) BDD
24 12 (13.33%) C#
24 12 (13.33%) webpack

Sass
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 10 (11.11%) CMS
1 10 (11.11%) WordPress
2 5 (5.56%) Drupal
3 4 (4.44%) Umbraco
4 3 (3.33%) ExpressionEngine
4 3 (3.33%) Mongoose
5 2 (2.22%) Joomla!
5 2 (2.22%) nginx
5 2 (2.22%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.11%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (6.67%) Adobe Illustrator
1 6 (6.67%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.11%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 11 (12.22%) Magento
2 1 (1.11%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.78%) npm
2 7 (7.78%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (5.56%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (4.44%) GitHub
5 3 (3.33%) Serverless
6 2 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (2.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.11%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.22%) Internet
1 2 (2.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.89%) MySQL
2 6 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.22%) MariaDB
3 2 (2.22%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.11%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.11%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 51 (56.67%) Git (software)
2 35 (38.89%) gulp
3 27 (30.00%) Grunt
4 12 (13.33%) webpack
5 9 (10.00%) SonarQube
6 8 (8.89%) Jenkins
7 7 (7.78%) Mocha
8 6 (6.67%) Babel
9 5 (5.56%) GitLab
9 5 (5.56%) Jasmine
10 4 (4.44%) Mercurial
11 3 (3.33%) Artifactory
11 3 (3.33%) Karma Test Runner
11 3 (3.33%) NUnit
11 3 (3.33%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (3.33%) SpecFlow
12 2 (2.22%) Eclipse
12 2 (2.22%) JIRA
12 2 (2.22%) JSUnit
13 1 (1.11%) Maven
General
1 8 (8.89%) Finance
1 8 (8.89%) Retail
2 4 (4.44%) Marketing
3 3 (3.33%) Banking
3 3 (3.33%) Games
4 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 83 (92.22%) Developer
2 35 (38.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 19 (21.11%) JavaScript Developer
4 11 (12.22%) Magento Developer
5 10 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 10 (11.11%) PHP Developer
5 10 (11.11%) Web Developer
6 9 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 9 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (10.00%) C# Developer
7 8 (8.89%) PHP Magento Developer
7 8 (8.89%) UI Developer
8 7 (7.78%) .NET Web Developer
8 7 (7.78%) C# Web Developer
9 6 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
9 6 (6.67%) HTML Developer
10 5 (5.56%) HTML CSS Developer
11 3 (3.33%) Drupal Developer
11 3 (3.33%) Software Developer
11 3 (3.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (96.67%) CSS
2 73 (81.11%) HTML
3 61 (67.78%) HTML5
4 50 (55.56%) CSS3
5 38 (42.22%) Node.js
6 37 (41.11%) React
7 30 (33.33%) jQuery
8 27 (30.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 22 (24.44%) Redux
10 13 (14.44%) .NET
10 13 (14.44%) JSON
11 12 (13.33%) AngularJS
12 11 (12.22%) LESS
13 9 (10.00%) ASP.NET
14 7 (7.78%) .NET Core
14 7 (7.78%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (7.78%) Express
15 6 (6.67%) Ajax
15 6 (6.67%) Jest
16 5 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) User Experience
2 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.33%) Digital Media
3 3 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.22%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.11%) Interactive TV
5 1 (1.11%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.22%) Unix
2 1 (1.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (51.11%) Front End Development
2 43 (47.78%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (37.78%) TDD
4 24 (26.67%) Unit Testing
5 23 (25.56%) Responsive Web Design
6 21 (23.33%) Scrum
7 20 (22.22%) Test Automation
8 17 (18.89%) MVC
9 13 (14.44%) Web Development
10 12 (13.33%) BDD
11 11 (12.22%) Web Design
12 10 (11.11%) Kanban
13 9 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (7.78%) Agile Project Management
14 7 (7.78%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
14 7 (7.78%) Progressive Enhancement
14 7 (7.78%) Project Management
14 7 (7.78%) Refactoring
14 7 (7.78%) SMACSS
15 6 (6.67%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 80 (88.89%) JavaScript
2 19 (21.11%) PHP
3 13 (14.44%) ES6
4 12 (13.33%) C#
5 7 (7.78%) TypeScript
6 5 (5.56%) Java
7 4 (4.44%) ECMAScript
8 2 (2.22%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.11%) Groovy
9 1 (1.11%) Ruby
9 1 (1.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.78%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 6 (6.67%) Perforce
2 4 (4.44%) Zend
3 2 (2.22%) Adobe
3 2 (2.22%) Kony
3 2 (2.22%) Microsoft