Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 18 January 2018 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 > South West
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 146 135 164
Rank change year-on-year -11 +29 +7
Contract jobs citing Sass 43 70 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.81% 1.31% 0.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.14% 4.81% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 52 32
South West median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £251
90th Percentile £460 £456 £388
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
South West median hourly rate - £32.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.14% -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £24.23
% change year-on-year +23.08% +34.13% -

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 South West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,371 1,456 1,751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.96% 27.17% 28.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 869 1,035 1,248
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £563 £538 £502
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 29 75
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -11.76% +5.59%
10th Percentile £27.65 £18.64 £31.10
90th Percentile £52.63 £43.05 £57.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

Sass
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Sass in the South West

Sass
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sass in the South West

Sass
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sass in the South West over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sass in the South West

Sass
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. 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
Bristol -6 23 £338 - 4
Wiltshire -17 7 £363 -3.33% 4
Somerset 0 5 £325 -7.14% 4
Devon - 4 £400 - 4
Dorset -6 3 £368 +1.38% 5
Avon - 1 £325 -
Sass
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 South West region with a requirement for Sass.

1 34 (79.07%) HTML
1 34 (79.07%) CSS
2 32 (74.42%) JavaScript
3 28 (65.12%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (48.84%) AngularJS
5 20 (46.51%) HTML5
6 19 (44.19%) CSS3
6 19 (44.19%) Front End Development
7 17 (39.53%) Web Development
8 16 (37.21%) jQuery
8 16 (37.21%) React
9 15 (34.88%) LESS
9 15 (34.88%) Git (software)
10 12 (27.91%) .NET
10 12 (27.91%) MVC
11 11 (25.58%) C#
11 11 (25.58%) Node.js
12 10 (23.26%) webpack
13 9 (20.93%) TDD
14 8 (18.60%) Web Design
14 8 (18.60%) Unit Testing
14 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET
14 8 (18.60%) Grunt
15 7 (16.28%) Entity Framework
15 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC
15 7 (16.28%) PHP
15 7 (16.28%) .NET Framework
15 7 (16.28%) Scrum
15 7 (16.28%) ES6
16 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure

Sass
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 5 (11.63%) CMS
2 4 (9.30%) Umbraco
3 3 (6.98%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (4.65%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) GIMP
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.33%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (11.63%) npm
3 2 (4.65%) SaaS
4 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.33%) Firebase
4 1 (2.33%) GitHub
4 1 (2.33%) Yarn
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) MongoDB
1 3 (6.98%) RDBMS
1 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.33%) MySQL
3 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (34.88%) Git (software)
2 10 (23.26%) webpack
3 8 (18.60%) Grunt
4 4 (9.30%) Jasmine
4 4 (9.30%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (9.30%) PostCSS
4 4 (9.30%) Protractor
5 3 (6.98%) gulp
6 1 (2.33%) JIRA
6 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Marketing
3 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.33%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (97.67%) Developer
2 18 (41.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 6 (13.95%) JavaScript Developer
3 6 (13.95%) Web Developer
4 4 (9.30%) React Developer
5 3 (6.98%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.98%) CSS Developer
5 3 (6.98%) HTML CSS Developer
5 3 (6.98%) HTML Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Sitecore Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Umbraco Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Agile C# Developer
6 2 (4.65%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (4.65%) PHP Developer
6 2 (4.65%) PHP WordPress Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.65%) UI Developer
6 2 (4.65%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (79.07%) CSS
1 34 (79.07%) HTML
2 21 (48.84%) AngularJS
3 20 (46.51%) HTML5
4 19 (44.19%) CSS3
5 16 (37.21%) jQuery
5 16 (37.21%) React
6 15 (34.88%) LESS
7 12 (27.91%) .NET
8 11 (25.58%) Node.js
9 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET
10 7 (16.28%) .NET Framework
10 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (16.28%) Entity Framework
11 5 (11.63%) RESTful
12 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (9.30%) Backbone.js
12 4 (9.30%) Ember.js
12 4 (9.30%) Laravel
12 4 (9.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) User Experience
2 2 (4.65%) Digital Media
2 2 (4.65%) iPad
3 1 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (65.12%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (44.19%) Front End Development
3 17 (39.53%) Web Development
4 12 (27.91%) MVC
5 9 (20.93%) TDD
6 8 (18.60%) Unit Testing
6 8 (18.60%) Web Design
7 7 (16.28%) Scrum
8 5 (11.63%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce
9 4 (9.30%) Kanban
9 4 (9.30%) Software Engineering
9 4 (9.30%) SOLID
10 3 (6.98%) BDD
10 3 (6.98%) Loose Coupling
10 3 (6.98%) Wireframes
11 2 (4.65%) API Design
11 2 (4.65%) Digital Marketing
11 2 (4.65%) Software Architecture
11 2 (4.65%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 32 (74.42%) JavaScript
2 11 (25.58%) C#
3 7 (16.28%) ES6
3 7 (16.28%) PHP
4 6 (13.95%) TypeScript
5 3 (6.98%) SQL
6 2 (4.65%) ES7
6 2 (4.65%) PHP 5
7 1 (2.33%) Go
7 1 (2.33%) Java
7 1 (2.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 3 (6.98%) Sitecore
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) Zend