Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 148 160
Rank change year-on-year +13 +12 +10
Contract jobs citing Sass 72 42 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.39% 0.86% 0.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.55% 3.39% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 25 36
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.53% +32.87%
10th Percentile £316 £165 £213
90th Percentile £480 £475 £447
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 £44.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +11.25% - -

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 1,584 1,240 1,549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.53% 25.49% 26.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 961 816 951
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £256 £275
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
England median daily rate £475 £468 £425
% change year-on-year +1.60% +10.00% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 37 17
West Midlands median hourly rate £48.50 £30.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.02% +38.64% -26.67%
10th Percentile £28.80 £14.21 £10.40
90th Percentile £62.31 £42.40 £39.82
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £39.60
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.01% +5.60%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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
Shropshire - 21 £450 - 1
Birmingham +6 16 £450 +12.50% 8
Coventry -6 13 £400 -5.88%
Solihull +10 8 £400 +0.31% 3
Staffordshire -13 4 £363 +0.69% 13
Warwickshire +13 3 £375 +7.14% 4
West Bromwich - 2 £200 -
Sass
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 67 (93.06%) JavaScript
2 64 (88.89%) HTML
2 64 (88.89%) CSS
3 48 (66.67%) HTML5
4 42 (58.33%) LESS
5 40 (55.56%) AngularJS
6 34 (47.22%) gulp
6 34 (47.22%) Node.js
7 32 (44.44%) React
8 30 (41.67%) Git (software)
9 28 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (31.94%) TDD
10 23 (31.94%) jQuery
10 23 (31.94%) Front End Development
11 22 (30.56%) Docker
11 22 (30.56%) CSS3
12 21 (29.17%) REST
13 20 (27.78%) Scala
13 20 (27.78%) .NET
13 20 (27.78%) Play Framework
13 20 (27.78%) Redux
14 19 (26.39%) Jenkins
14 19 (26.39%) Gherkin
14 19 (26.39%) Microservices
14 19 (26.39%) Scrum
14 19 (26.39%) Cucumber
15 18 (25.00%) MVC
16 17 (23.61%) Ruby
17 16 (22.22%) Google
17 16 (22.22%) IntelliJ

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 12 (16.67%) Confluence
2 3 (4.17%) CMS
2 3 (4.17%) Umbraco
3 2 (2.78%) Joomla!
3 2 (2.78%) WordPress
4 1 (1.39%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) GIMP
1 5 (6.94%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Magento
1 2 (2.78%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 16 (22.22%) GitHub
1 16 (22.22%) Google Analytics
2 10 (13.89%) Slack
3 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.78%) npm
4 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.39%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.89%) Skype
2 2 (2.78%) Extranet
2 2 (2.78%) Intranet
3 1 (1.39%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.17%) MySQL
3 2 (2.78%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.39%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 34 (47.22%) gulp
2 30 (41.67%) Git (software)
3 19 (26.39%) Cucumber
3 19 (26.39%) Jenkins
4 16 (22.22%) Grunt
4 16 (22.22%) IntelliJ
4 16 (22.22%) Selenium
4 16 (22.22%) Sublime Text
4 16 (22.22%) Visual Studio Code
4 16 (22.22%) WebDriver
5 12 (16.67%) Artifactory
5 12 (16.67%) Gatling
5 12 (16.67%) JIRA
6 8 (11.11%) webpack
7 6 (8.33%) Jasmine
8 5 (6.94%) Karma Test Runner
9 4 (5.56%) Mocha
9 4 (5.56%) PhantomJS
9 4 (5.56%) WebStorm
10 3 (4.17%) NUnit
General
1 2 (2.78%) Marketing
2 1 (1.39%) Law
2 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 70 (97.22%) Developer
2 23 (31.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 15 (20.83%) React Developer
3 15 (20.83%) Scala Developer
4 12 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
5 9 (12.50%) Senior Developer
6 8 (11.11%) Angular Developer
6 8 (11.11%) HTML Developer
7 7 (9.72%) HTML CSS Developer
7 7 (9.72%) UI Developer
8 6 (8.33%) Java Developer
9 5 (6.94%) Senior React Developer
9 5 (6.94%) Software Developer
10 4 (5.56%) Agile Developer
10 4 (5.56%) Backend Developer
10 4 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
10 4 (5.56%) PHP Developer
10 4 (5.56%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 3 (4.17%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 3 (4.17%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (88.89%) CSS
1 64 (88.89%) HTML
2 48 (66.67%) HTML5
3 42 (58.33%) LESS
4 40 (55.56%) AngularJS
5 34 (47.22%) Node.js
6 32 (44.44%) React
7 23 (31.94%) jQuery
8 22 (30.56%) CSS3
9 21 (29.17%) REST
10 20 (27.78%) .NET
10 20 (27.78%) Play Framework
10 20 (27.78%) Redux
11 19 (26.39%) Gherkin
12 15 (20.83%) KnockoutJS
13 12 (16.67%) Ajax
13 12 (16.67%) YAML
14 11 (15.28%) RESTful
15 10 (13.89%) Razor View Engine
15 10 (13.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.83%) User Experience
2 4 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.17%) iPad
4 2 (2.78%) New Media
5 1 (1.39%) NHS
5 1 (1.39%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.89%) Mac OS
2 6 (8.33%) Linux
3 4 (5.56%) Mac OS X
3 4 (5.56%) Ubuntu
3 4 (5.56%) Windows
4 1 (1.39%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.94%) Front End Development
2 23 (31.94%) TDD
3 19 (26.39%) Microservices
3 19 (26.39%) Scrum
4 18 (25.00%) MVC
5 16 (22.22%) Analytics
5 16 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 15 (20.83%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 15 (20.83%) DevOps
6 15 (20.83%) Prototyping
6 15 (20.83%) Service Delivery
7 12 (16.67%) Web Development
8 11 (15.28%) Pair Programming
9 10 (13.89%) Continuous Deployment
9 10 (13.89%) Domain-Driven Design
10 7 (9.72%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (9.72%) E-Commerce
10 7 (9.72%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 67 (93.06%) JavaScript
2 20 (27.78%) Scala
3 17 (23.61%) Ruby
4 14 (19.44%) C#
5 12 (16.67%) Groovy
5 12 (16.67%) Java
6 10 (13.89%) Bash Shell
6 10 (13.89%) TypeScript
7 8 (11.11%) ES6
8 6 (8.33%) ES7
8 6 (8.33%) PHP
9 5 (6.94%) CoffeeScript
9 5 (6.94%) ES8
9 5 (6.94%) SQL
10 2 (2.78%) PureScript
11 1 (1.39%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.39%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.28%) WCAG
2 10 (13.89%) QA
3 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.39%) PMO
3 1 (1.39%) WAI
System Software
1 22 (30.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (20.83%) Grafana
1 15 (20.83%) Graphite
1 15 (20.83%) Kibana
2 2 (2.78%) cPanel
2 2 (2.78%) Plesk
3 1 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (22.22%) Google
2 12 (16.67%) Splunk
3 10 (13.89%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.17%) ATG
4 3 (4.17%) Demandware
4 3 (4.17%) hybris
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle
5 1 (1.39%) Zend