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 3 months to 28 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
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 138 145
Rank change year-on-year +46 +7  
Contract jobs citing Sass 44 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.49% 0.56% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.92% 2.19% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 15 6
Median daily rate £345 £400 £246
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.75% +62.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £268 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £445 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -3.33% +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 the North West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 895 961 803
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 30.31% 25.49% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2259 2582 2115
Median daily rate £388 £399 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.88% +6.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 49 44
Median hourly rate £41.25 £28.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -32.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £18.80 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £57.25
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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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
Manchester +26 30 £345 -18.82% 23
Cheshire +16 8 £350 +16.66% 3
Merseyside - 6 £325 - 1
Sass
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 North West region with a requirement for Sass.

1 69 (90.79%) CSS
2 66 (86.84%) JavaScript
3 58 (76.32%) HTML
4 48 (63.16%) HTML5
5 39 (51.32%) Git (software)
5 39 (51.32%) jQuery
5 39 (51.32%) TDD
6 37 (48.68%) gulp
7 35 (46.05%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (40.79%) LESS
9 30 (39.47%) MVC
10 28 (36.84%) CSS3
10 28 (36.84%) Unit Testing
11 27 (35.53%) AngularJS
11 27 (35.53%) React
12 26 (34.21%) Grunt
12 26 (34.21%) Node.js
13 24 (31.58%) Front End Development
14 23 (30.26%) .NET
15 22 (28.95%) C#
16 21 (27.63%) QA
17 18 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
17 18 (23.68%) ASP.NET
18 16 (21.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 15 (19.74%) Test Automation
20 14 (18.42%) ASP.NET MVC
20 14 (18.42%) BDD
20 14 (18.42%) Progressive Enhancement
20 14 (18.42%) Responsive Web Design
20 14 (18.42%) Refactoring

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 9 (11.84%) Drupal
2 8 (10.53%) WordPress
3 3 (3.95%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.63%) CMS
5 1 (1.32%) Apache
5 1 (1.32%) ExpressionEngine
5 1 (1.32%) Joomla!
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) InVision
1 2 (2.63%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.32%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.26%) GitHub
3 2 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (2.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 2 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) MySQL
3 2 (2.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 39 (51.32%) Git (software)
2 37 (48.68%) gulp
3 26 (34.21%) Grunt
4 14 (18.42%) webpack
5 9 (11.84%) Jasmine
6 5 (6.58%) Babel
6 5 (6.58%) Cucumber
6 5 (6.58%) Subversion
7 4 (5.26%) Jenkins
7 4 (5.26%) Mocha
7 4 (5.26%) NUnit
7 4 (5.26%) SpecFlow
8 3 (3.95%) JSUnit
8 3 (3.95%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (2.63%) Axure RP
9 2 (2.63%) Maven
9 2 (2.63%) PhantomJS
9 2 (2.63%) Selenium
9 2 (2.63%) WebDriver
9 2 (2.63%) Yeoman
General
1 4 (5.26%) Banking
1 4 (5.26%) Marketing
2 3 (3.95%) Finance
3 1 (1.32%) Digital Economy
3 1 (1.32%) Games
3 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (96.05%) Developer
2 20 (26.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 16 (21.05%) JavaScript Developer
4 13 (17.11%) .NET Developer
5 9 (11.84%) Drupal Developer
5 9 (11.84%) Software Developer
6 7 (9.21%) C# Developer
7 6 (7.89%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (7.89%) Email Developer
8 5 (6.58%) Full Stack Developer
9 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 4 (5.26%) Node.js Developer
9 4 (5.26%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.95%) .NET Web Developer
10 3 (3.95%) C# Web Developer
10 3 (3.95%) UI Developer
10 3 (3.95%) Web Developer
11 2 (2.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 2 (2.63%) C# Software Developer
11 2 (2.63%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (90.79%) CSS
2 58 (76.32%) HTML
3 48 (63.16%) HTML5
4 39 (51.32%) jQuery
5 31 (40.79%) LESS
6 28 (36.84%) CSS3
7 27 (35.53%) AngularJS
7 27 (35.53%) React
8 26 (34.21%) Node.js
9 23 (30.26%) .NET
10 18 (23.68%) ASP.NET
11 16 (21.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 14 (18.42%) .NET Core
12 14 (18.42%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (10.53%) Angular 2
14 5 (6.58%) RESTful
15 4 (5.26%) Ajax
15 4 (5.26%) Ember.js
15 4 (5.26%) JSON
16 3 (3.95%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.79%) User Experience
2 6 (7.89%) Fintech
2 6 (7.89%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (6.58%) Smartphone
4 4 (5.26%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.95%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.32%) Linux
1 1 (1.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (51.32%) TDD
2 35 (46.05%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (39.47%) MVC
4 28 (36.84%) Unit Testing
5 24 (31.58%) Front End Development
6 18 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (19.74%) Test Automation
8 14 (18.42%) BDD
8 14 (18.42%) Progressive Enhancement
8 14 (18.42%) Refactoring
8 14 (18.42%) Responsive Web Design
8 14 (18.42%) SMACSS
9 12 (15.79%) Web Development
10 9 (11.84%) Scrum
11 7 (9.21%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 6 (7.89%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
12 6 (7.89%) CRM
12 6 (7.89%) Kanban
12 6 (7.89%) Wireframes
13 5 (6.58%) OO
Programming Languages
1 66 (86.84%) JavaScript
2 22 (28.95%) C#
3 12 (15.79%) PHP
4 7 (9.21%) TypeScript
5 5 (6.58%) ES6
6 4 (5.26%) Java
7 3 (3.95%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.95%) Python
8 2 (2.63%) Groovy
8 2 (2.63%) R
8 2 (2.63%) Ruby
9 1 (1.32%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (27.63%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) Plesk
Vendors
1 5 (6.58%) PayPal
2 3 (3.95%) Adobe
3 2 (2.63%) Google
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft
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