Period
to 22 August 2019

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 22 August 2019 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 127 123 122
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +44
Contract jobs citing Sass 47 85 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.10% 1.68% 1.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.36% 5.64% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 50 28
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £410 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.54% +22.39% +11.67%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £200
90th Percentile £488 £476 £453
England median daily rate £463 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +2.78% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £100.50 £39.88
% change year-on-year -57.71% +152.04% -

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 1,078 1,506 1,046
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.19% 29.72% 24.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 764 935 711
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £263
90th Percentile £575 £573 £563
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 21
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £28.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% +4.55% +14.58%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.36% +3.83% +6.67%

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 22 August 2019.

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 22 August 2019. 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 -12 22 £444 +4.41% 8
Solihull +9 8 £363 -19.44% 3
Coventry -2 8 £388 -13.89% 5
Staffordshire +11 2 £400 +19.40% 8
Wolverhampton +7 1 £363 +75.76%
Worcestershire -6 1 £425 - 4
Sass
England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 45 (95.74%) CSS
2 40 (85.11%) JavaScript
3 37 (78.72%) HTML
4 35 (74.47%) AngularJS
5 34 (72.34%) HTML5
6 29 (61.70%) Git (software)
7 24 (51.06%) jQuery
8 23 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (48.94%) LESS
8 23 (48.94%) React
9 20 (42.55%) User Experience
9 20 (42.55%) Front End Development
9 20 (42.55%) CSS3
10 18 (38.30%) Java
11 17 (36.17%) Photoshop
11 17 (36.17%) GIMP
11 17 (36.17%) Microservices
12 15 (31.91%) gulp
12 15 (31.91%) Angular 2
12 15 (31.91%) Backbone.js
12 15 (31.91%) Ajax
13 14 (29.79%) ES6
14 13 (27.66%) Mobile First
14 13 (27.66%) Docker
14 13 (27.66%) TypeScript
14 13 (27.66%) webpack
14 13 (27.66%) KnockoutJS
14 13 (27.66%) Grunt
14 13 (27.66%) NgRx
15 12 (25.53%) Cross-Browser Compatibility

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 7 (14.89%) Confluence
2 5 (10.64%) CMS
2 5 (10.64%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (6.38%) WordPress
4 1 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (36.17%) GIMP
1 17 (36.17%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) npm
2 3 (6.38%) Serverless
3 2 (4.26%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (4.26%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (4.26%) AWS
3 2 (4.26%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (4.26%) Azure
4 1 (2.13%) Azure Functions
4 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) MySQL
2 2 (4.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (4.26%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (61.70%) Git (software)
2 15 (31.91%) gulp
3 13 (27.66%) Grunt
3 13 (27.66%) webpack
4 9 (19.15%) Jasmine
4 9 (19.15%) Karma Test Runner
4 9 (19.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (17.02%) JIRA
6 3 (6.38%) PostCSS
7 2 (4.26%) Vagrant
8 1 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2 (4.26%) Finance
1 2 (4.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 47 (100.00%) Developer
2 20 (42.55%) Angular Developer
3 15 (31.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 11 (23.40%) Java Developer
5 8 (17.02%) JavaScript Developer
5 8 (17.02%) React Developer
5 8 (17.02%) UI Developer
6 7 (14.89%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 7 (14.89%) Senior Developer
6 7 (14.89%) Web Developer
7 4 (8.51%) .NET Developer
7 4 (8.51%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (6.38%) HTML CSS Developer
8 3 (6.38%) HTML Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Senior Web Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Agile Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Azure Developer
9 2 (4.26%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (95.74%) CSS
2 37 (78.72%) HTML
3 35 (74.47%) AngularJS
4 34 (72.34%) HTML5
5 24 (51.06%) jQuery
6 23 (48.94%) LESS
6 23 (48.94%) React
7 20 (42.55%) CSS3
8 15 (31.91%) Ajax
8 15 (31.91%) Angular 2
8 15 (31.91%) Backbone.js
9 13 (27.66%) KnockoutJS
9 13 (27.66%) NgRx
10 11 (23.40%) REST
11 10 (21.28%) Durandal
11 10 (21.28%) RxJS
12 8 (17.02%) Semantic HTML
13 7 (14.89%) JSON
13 7 (14.89%) Node.js
13 7 (14.89%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (42.55%) User Experience
2 6 (12.77%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (42.55%) Front End Development
3 17 (36.17%) Microservices
4 13 (27.66%) Mobile First
5 12 (25.53%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 10 (21.28%) Architectural Design
6 10 (21.28%) Scrum
7 7 (14.89%) Web Development
8 5 (10.64%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
8 5 (10.64%) Content Management
8 5 (10.64%) Test Automation
8 5 (10.64%) Unit Testing
9 4 (8.51%) Progressive Web App
9 4 (8.51%) Software Engineering
9 4 (8.51%) The Twelve-Factor App
10 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (4.26%) Disruptive Innovation
10 2 (4.26%) MVC
10 2 (4.26%) OOP
10 2 (4.26%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 40 (85.11%) JavaScript
2 18 (38.30%) Java
3 14 (29.79%) ES6
4 13 (27.66%) TypeScript
5 7 (14.89%) PHP
6 5 (10.64%) C#
7 1 (2.13%) Python
7 1 (2.13%) R
7 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.40%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (27.66%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) Sitecore
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft