Period
to 7 December 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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 120 129 150
Rank change year-on-year +9 +21 +7
Contract jobs citing Sass 43 72 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.17% 1.39% 0.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.76% 4.55% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 44 25
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £256 £316 £165
90th Percentile £500 £480 £475
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £52.00 £44.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +16.85% +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 904 1,583 1,242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.53% 30.59% 25.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 961 820
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £260
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
England median daily rate £500 £475 £468
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.60% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 39
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £48.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.84% +59.02% +38.64%
10th Percentile £27.50 £28.80 £14.41
90th Percentile £40.00 £62.31 £41.95
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +16 28 £475 +5.56% 11
Coventry 0 5 £400 - 2
Worcestershire - 5 £263 - 3
Solihull -4 3 £419 +4.69% 2
Warwickshire +4 1 £425 +13.33% 8
Wolverhampton - 1 £413 -
Sass
England

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 39 (90.70%) HTML
2 38 (88.37%) CSS
3 30 (69.77%) JavaScript
4 29 (67.44%) HTML5
5 28 (65.12%) CSS3
6 27 (62.79%) AngularJS
6 27 (62.79%) LESS
7 22 (51.16%) User Experience
7 22 (51.16%) GIMP
7 22 (51.16%) Java
7 22 (51.16%) Photoshop
8 20 (46.51%) React
9 19 (44.19%) Git (software)
10 18 (41.86%) Angular 2
11 17 (39.53%) gulp
11 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (34.88%) jQuery
12 15 (34.88%) webpack
12 15 (34.88%) Grunt
13 14 (32.56%) Docker
13 14 (32.56%) JIRA
14 13 (30.23%) JSON
14 13 (30.23%) Confluence
15 12 (27.91%) Ajax
15 12 (27.91%) Backbone.js
16 11 (25.58%) REST
16 11 (25.58%) Vagrant
16 11 (25.58%) Microservices
16 11 (25.58%) TypeScript
16 11 (25.58%) 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 13 (30.23%) Confluence
2 1 (2.33%) CMS
2 1 (2.33%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (51.16%) GIMP
1 22 (51.16%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Azure
1 2 (4.65%) npm
2 1 (2.33%) Azure Functions
2 1 (2.33%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) MySQL
2 2 (4.65%) Cosmos DB
2 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (44.19%) Git (software)
2 17 (39.53%) gulp
3 15 (34.88%) Grunt
3 15 (34.88%) webpack
4 14 (32.56%) JIRA
5 11 (25.58%) Vagrant
6 1 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.33%) PostCSS
General
1 7 (16.28%) Law
2 3 (6.98%) Retail
3 2 (4.65%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 43 (100.00%) Developer
2 14 (32.56%) Angular Developer
3 13 (30.23%) UI Developer
4 9 (20.93%) Java Developer
5 7 (16.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 6 (13.95%) HTML CSS Developer
6 6 (13.95%) HTML Developer
6 6 (13.95%) PHP Developer
7 4 (9.30%) React Developer
8 3 (6.98%) JavaScript Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Senior Developer
10 1 (2.33%) Azure Developer
10 1 (2.33%) Backend Developer
10 1 (2.33%) C# Developer
10 1 (2.33%) Digital Developer
10 1 (2.33%) Full Stack Developer
10 1 (2.33%) Lead Developer
10 1 (2.33%) Senior JavaScript Developer
10 1 (2.33%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (90.70%) HTML
2 38 (88.37%) CSS
3 29 (67.44%) HTML5
4 28 (65.12%) CSS3
5 27 (62.79%) AngularJS
5 27 (62.79%) LESS
6 20 (46.51%) React
7 18 (41.86%) Angular 2
8 15 (34.88%) jQuery
9 13 (30.23%) JSON
10 12 (27.91%) Ajax
10 12 (27.91%) Backbone.js
11 11 (25.58%) REST
12 10 (23.26%) KnockoutJS
12 10 (23.26%) Semantic HTML
12 10 (23.26%) Spring
12 10 (23.26%) Vue.js
13 9 (20.93%) Durandal
14 7 (16.28%) Web Services
15 6 (13.95%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (51.16%) User Experience
2 3 (6.98%) NHS
3 1 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (25.58%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 11 (25.58%) Microservices
3 7 (16.28%) Front End Development
4 6 (13.95%) OO
5 5 (11.63%) Wireframes
6 4 (9.30%) OOP
7 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.65%) MVC
8 2 (4.65%) TDD
8 2 (4.65%) Test Automation
9 1 (2.33%) BDD
9 1 (2.33%) BPMN
9 1 (2.33%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (2.33%) Dependency Injection
9 1 (2.33%) Logistics
9 1 (2.33%) Software Engineering
9 1 (2.33%) Unit Testing
9 1 (2.33%) Visualisation
9 1 (2.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (69.77%) JavaScript
2 22 (51.16%) Java
3 11 (25.58%) TypeScript
4 9 (20.93%) PHP
5 5 (11.63%) SQL
6 4 (9.30%) PHP 7
7 2 (4.65%) C#
7 2 (4.65%) ES6
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) WCAG
2 1 (2.33%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (32.56%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) Zend