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 30 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
England / North West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 137 145
Rank change year-on-year +42 +8  
Contract jobs citing Sass 36 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.38% 0.62% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.46% 2.35% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 9
Median daily rate £313 £350 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £370 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -0.71% -  
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 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 808 1022 826
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.06% 26.27% 22.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 681 503
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 41 22
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.30 £19.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £46.09
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 30 March 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 30 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
Manchester +22 29 £320 -11.11% 15
Cheshire +37 4 £298 +3.47% 4
Merseyside - 2 £300 - 1
Sass
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 North West region with a requirement for Sass.

1 43 (87.76%) JavaScript
2 40 (81.63%) CSS
3 39 (79.59%) HTML
4 29 (59.18%) HTML5
4 29 (59.18%) AngularJS
5 25 (51.02%) jQuery
6 22 (44.90%) LESS
7 20 (40.82%) CSS3
7 20 (40.82%) Git (software)
7 20 (40.82%) TDD
8 19 (38.78%) React
9 17 (34.69%) gulp
9 17 (34.69%) Grunt
10 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (28.57%) Node.js
12 12 (24.49%) PHP
12 12 (24.49%) .NET
12 12 (24.49%) C#
13 11 (22.45%) ASP.NET
13 11 (22.45%) Java
13 11 (22.45%) MVC
13 11 (22.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 11 (22.45%) Front End Development
13 11 (22.45%) User Experience
14 9 (18.37%) QA
14 9 (18.37%) Jasmine
15 8 (16.33%) Unit Testing
15 8 (16.33%) Automated Testing
15 8 (16.33%) Responsive Web Design
16 7 (14.29%) Web Development

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 7 (14.29%) WordPress
2 5 (10.20%) Drupal
3 2 (4.08%) Apache
4 1 (2.04%) CMS
4 1 (2.04%) Joomla!
4 1 (2.04%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (4.08%) InVision
1 2 (4.08%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.04%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.12%) PaaS
3 3 (6.12%) SaaS
4 2 (4.08%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (4.08%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (4.08%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) MySQL
3 2 (4.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (4.08%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (40.82%) Git (software)
2 17 (34.69%) Grunt
2 17 (34.69%) gulp
3 9 (18.37%) Jasmine
4 5 (10.20%) Subversion
5 4 (8.16%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (8.16%) Mercurial
6 3 (6.12%) Cucumber
6 3 (6.12%) webpack
7 2 (4.08%) Axure RP
7 2 (4.08%) Babel
7 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.08%) Mocha
7 2 (4.08%) PhantomJS
7 2 (4.08%) Selenium
8 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.04%) JIRA
8 1 (2.04%) NUnit
8 1 (2.04%) PhpStorm
8 1 (2.04%) Sinon.JS
General
1 3 (6.12%) Banking
2 2 (4.08%) Marketing
3 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (97.96%) Developer
2 11 (22.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 6 (12.24%) .NET Developer
3 6 (12.24%) Full Stack Developer
3 6 (12.24%) JavaScript Developer
4 5 (10.20%) Drupal Developer
4 5 (10.20%) Java Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Senior Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Software Developer
5 4 (8.16%) UI Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Angular Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Email Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Full Stack Developer
7 2 (4.08%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.08%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior C# Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (81.63%) CSS
2 39 (79.59%) HTML
3 29 (59.18%) AngularJS
3 29 (59.18%) HTML5
4 25 (51.02%) jQuery
5 22 (44.90%) LESS
6 20 (40.82%) CSS3
7 19 (38.78%) React
8 14 (28.57%) Node.js
9 12 (24.49%) .NET
10 11 (22.45%) ASP.NET
10 11 (22.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (12.24%) RESTful
11 6 (12.24%) Web Services
12 5 (10.20%) .NET Core
12 5 (10.20%) Ajax
12 5 (10.20%) Angular 2
12 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (10.20%) Backbone.js
12 5 (10.20%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) User Experience
2 5 (10.20%) Fintech
3 3 (6.12%) Data Structures
3 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.08%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.04%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.82%) TDD
2 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (22.45%) Front End Development
3 11 (22.45%) MVC
4 8 (16.33%) Automated Testing
4 8 (16.33%) Responsive Web Design
4 8 (16.33%) Unit Testing
5 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (14.29%) OO
5 7 (14.29%) Web Development
6 6 (12.24%) BDD
6 6 (12.24%) Microservices
6 6 (12.24%) Wireframes
7 5 (10.20%) Progressive Enhancement
7 5 (10.20%) Refactoring
7 5 (10.20%) SMACSS
8 4 (8.16%) Data Protection
8 4 (8.16%) Performance Optimisation
9 3 (6.12%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 3 (6.12%) Mobile First
Programming Languages
1 43 (87.76%) JavaScript
2 12 (24.49%) C#
2 12 (24.49%) PHP
3 11 (22.45%) Java
4 5 (10.20%) Ruby
5 4 (8.16%) Python
5 4 (8.16%) TypeScript
6 3 (6.12%) ES6
7 2 (4.08%) R
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.37%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Docker
2 1 (2.04%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Plesk
Vendors
1 3 (6.12%) Adobe
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle
2 2 (4.08%) PayPal
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