Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 17 October 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 133 162
Rank change year-on-year +16 +29 +3
Contract jobs citing Sass 86 50 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.69% 1.09% 0.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.48% 4.36% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 30 38
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £361 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +12.02% +19.44%
10th Percentile £325 £200 £210
90th Percentile £479 £488 £452
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £46.25 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +15.63% - -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,569 1,148 1,608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.84% 24.93% 25.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 960 752 1,019
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 32 20
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.29 £30.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.66% +29.79% -19.92%
10th Percentile £11.00 £15.15 £11.23
90th Percentile £57.05 £40.18 £39.58
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +1.24%

Sass
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Sass in the West Midlands

Sass
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sass in the West Midlands

Sass
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sass in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sass in the West Midlands

Sass
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sass within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 October 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
Birmingham +11 33 £413 +13.79% 13
Shropshire - 24 £450 - 1
Solihull +6 10 £450 +12.85% 2
Coventry -9 8 £438 +2.94% 2
Staffordshire -11 4 £363 +2.84% 4
Warwickshire +1 3 £375 +87.50% 5
Sass
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Sass also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Sass.

1 81 (94.19%) HTML
1 81 (94.19%) CSS
2 80 (93.02%) JavaScript
3 66 (76.74%) HTML5
4 60 (69.77%) LESS
5 53 (61.63%) AngularJS
6 44 (51.16%) React
7 36 (41.86%) Front End Development
7 36 (41.86%) CSS3
8 35 (40.70%) Git (software)
8 35 (40.70%) gulp
9 34 (39.53%) jQuery
10 33 (38.37%) KnockoutJS
10 33 (38.37%) Agile Software Development
11 30 (34.88%) TDD
11 30 (34.88%) Node.js
11 30 (34.88%) User Experience
12 28 (32.56%) Docker
13 27 (31.40%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
14 24 (27.91%) Java
15 22 (25.58%) Scrum
16 21 (24.42%) TypeScript
17 20 (23.26%) Angular 2
17 20 (23.26%) REST
18 19 (22.09%) Scala
18 19 (22.09%) Ajax
18 19 (22.09%) .NET
18 19 (22.09%) Wireframes
18 19 (22.09%) Play Framework
18 19 (22.09%) Microservices

Sass
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 11 (12.79%) Confluence
2 1 (1.16%) nginx
2 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (18.60%) GIMP
1 16 (18.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Magento
1 2 (2.33%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 16 (18.60%) GitHub
2 15 (17.44%) Google Analytics
3 9 (10.47%) Slack
4 7 (8.14%) npm
5 3 (3.49%) Yarn
6 1 (1.16%) Heroku
6 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.47%) Skype
2 1 (1.16%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.44%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.33%) MySQL
3 1 (1.16%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (40.70%) Git (software)
1 35 (40.70%) gulp
2 18 (20.93%) Cucumber
3 15 (17.44%) Grunt
3 15 (17.44%) IntelliJ
3 15 (17.44%) Jenkins
3 15 (17.44%) Selenium
3 15 (17.44%) Sublime Text
3 15 (17.44%) Visual Studio Code
3 15 (17.44%) WebDriver
4 11 (12.79%) Artifactory
4 11 (12.79%) Gatling
4 11 (12.79%) JIRA
5 10 (11.63%) webpack
6 8 (9.30%) Jasmine
7 7 (8.14%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (4.65%) Mocha
8 4 (4.65%) PhantomJS
8 4 (4.65%) WebStorm
9 3 (3.49%) NUnit
General
1 1 (1.16%) Law
1 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 83 (96.51%) Developer
2 34 (39.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 22 (25.58%) HTML Developer
3 22 (25.58%) UI Developer
4 21 (24.42%) JavaScript Developer
5 20 (23.26%) HTML CSS Developer
6 15 (17.44%) Angular Developer
6 15 (17.44%) React Developer
7 14 (16.28%) Scala Developer
8 11 (12.79%) Java Developer
9 8 (9.30%) Senior Developer
10 6 (6.98%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 5 (5.81%) Software Developer
12 4 (4.65%) Agile Developer
12 4 (4.65%) Backend Developer
12 4 (4.65%) UX Developer
13 3 (3.49%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 3 (3.49%) Programmer
13 3 (3.49%) UI/UX Developer
13 3 (3.49%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (94.19%) CSS
1 81 (94.19%) HTML
2 66 (76.74%) HTML5
3 60 (69.77%) LESS
4 53 (61.63%) AngularJS
5 44 (51.16%) React
6 36 (41.86%) CSS3
7 34 (39.53%) jQuery
8 33 (38.37%) KnockoutJS
9 30 (34.88%) Node.js
10 20 (23.26%) Angular 2
10 20 (23.26%) REST
11 19 (22.09%) .NET
11 19 (22.09%) Ajax
11 19 (22.09%) Play Framework
12 18 (20.93%) Backbone.js
12 18 (20.93%) Durandal
12 18 (20.93%) Gherkin
12 18 (20.93%) Redux
12 18 (20.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 30 (34.88%) User Experience
2 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.16%) NHS
3 1 (1.16%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.47%) Mac OS
2 5 (5.81%) Linux
3 4 (4.65%) Mac OS X
3 4 (4.65%) Ubuntu
3 4 (4.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (41.86%) Front End Development
2 33 (38.37%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (34.88%) TDD
4 27 (31.40%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 22 (25.58%) Scrum
6 19 (22.09%) Microservices
6 19 (22.09%) Wireframes
7 17 (19.77%) Prototyping
8 16 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (17.44%) Analytics
9 15 (17.44%) DevOps
9 15 (17.44%) Test Automation
10 14 (16.28%) MVC
10 14 (16.28%) Service Delivery
11 12 (13.95%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (12.79%) Web Development
13 10 (11.63%) Continuous Deployment
13 10 (11.63%) Pair Programming
14 9 (10.47%) Domain-Driven Design
15 8 (9.30%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 80 (93.02%) JavaScript
2 24 (27.91%) Java
3 21 (24.42%) TypeScript
4 19 (22.09%) Scala
5 16 (18.60%) Ruby
6 11 (12.79%) Groovy
7 10 (11.63%) C#
8 9 (10.47%) Bash Shell
8 9 (10.47%) ES6
9 8 (9.30%) ES7
10 7 (8.14%) ES8
11 5 (5.81%) CoffeeScript
11 5 (5.81%) PureScript
11 5 (5.81%) SQL
12 4 (4.65%) PHP
13 1 (1.16%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 10 (11.63%) SC Cleared
1 10 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.16%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.12%) WCAG
2 9 (10.47%) QA
3 2 (2.33%) WAI
4 1 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.16%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (32.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (16.28%) Grafana
1 14 (16.28%) Graphite
1 14 (16.28%) Kibana
2 4 (4.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.16%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 15 (17.44%) Google
2 11 (12.79%) Splunk
3 10 (11.63%) Microsoft