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 3 months to 23 April 2017 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 116 124
Rank change year-on-year +10 +8  
Contract jobs citing Sass 10 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.77% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.86% 3.14% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 5
Median daily rate £388 £313 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.00% +8.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £225 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £454 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Sass is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 537 700 664
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 23.98% 24.47% 24.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 424 423
Median daily rate £375 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 17
Median hourly rate £23.95 £20.50 £34.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.82% -40.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £9.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £45.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £36.38
% change year-on-year +9.21% +4.46%  

Sass
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Sass as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +14 6 £345 +22.03% 5
Coventry +6 1 £413 +83.33% 1
Staffordshire -1 1 £345 -1.42%
Warwickshire -5 1 £375 -16.75% 4
Sass
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Sass.

1 22 (100.00%) CSS
2 21 (95.45%) HTML
3 18 (81.82%) JavaScript
4 15 (68.18%) HTML5
5 14 (63.64%) CSS3
6 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (54.55%) AngularJS
8 11 (50.00%) Git (software)
9 9 (40.91%) LESS
9 9 (40.91%) Node.js
10 7 (31.82%) Retail
11 6 (27.27%) Jasmine
11 6 (27.27%) jQuery
11 6 (27.27%) C#
11 6 (27.27%) Scrum
12 5 (22.73%) Web Development
12 5 (22.73%) JIRA
12 5 (22.73%) TeamCity
12 5 (22.73%) Highcharts JS
12 5 (22.73%) Analytics
12 5 (22.73%) Confluence
12 5 (22.73%) Protractor
12 5 (22.73%) Grunt
12 5 (22.73%) React
12 5 (22.73%) HipChat
12 5 (22.73%) gulp
13 4 (18.18%) User Experience
13 4 (18.18%) BDD
13 4 (18.18%) MongoDB
13 4 (18.18%) NoSQL

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 5 (22.73%) Confluence
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) HipChat
2 1 (4.55%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) GitHub
2 2 (9.09%) Slack
3 1 (4.55%) IaaS
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.55%) PaaS
3 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) HTTP
2 1 (4.55%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) MongoDB
1 4 (18.18%) NoSQL
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 2 (9.09%) DocumentDB
3 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (27.27%) Jasmine
3 5 (22.73%) Grunt
3 5 (22.73%) gulp
3 5 (22.73%) JIRA
3 5 (22.73%) Protractor
3 5 (22.73%) TeamCity
4 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
5 2 (9.09%) Capybara
5 2 (9.09%) git-flow
5 2 (9.09%) JUnit
5 2 (9.09%) NUnit
5 2 (9.09%) RSpec
5 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
5 2 (9.09%) Subversion
6 1 (4.55%) Mocha
6 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.55%) webpack
General
1 7 (31.82%) Retail
2 4 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Games
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (90.91%) Developer
2 8 (36.36%) UI Developer
3 7 (31.82%) HTML CSS Developer
3 7 (31.82%) HTML Developer
4 5 (22.73%) Angular Developer
5 4 (18.18%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (13.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
8 1 (4.55%) C# Web Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Development Consultant
8 1 (4.55%) Full Stack Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Lead C# Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Lead Web Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Manual Test Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) Node.js Developer
8 1 (4.55%) QA Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) CSS
2 21 (95.45%) HTML
3 15 (68.18%) HTML5
4 14 (63.64%) CSS3
5 12 (54.55%) AngularJS
6 9 (40.91%) LESS
6 9 (40.91%) Node.js
7 6 (27.27%) jQuery
8 5 (22.73%) Highcharts JS
8 5 (22.73%) React
9 4 (18.18%) .NET
9 4 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (9.09%) Angular 2
10 2 (9.09%) Dropwizard
10 2 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
11 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (4.55%) Behat
11 1 (4.55%) Entity Framework
11 1 (4.55%) Twig
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) User Experience
2 3 (13.64%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (9.09%) Virtual Team
4 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) Mac OS X
1 2 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) Scrum
3 5 (22.73%) Analytics
3 5 (22.73%) Web Development
4 4 (18.18%) BDD
4 4 (18.18%) MVC
4 4 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (13.64%) Front End Development
5 3 (13.64%) Kanban
5 3 (13.64%) Open Source
5 3 (13.64%) TDD
6 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 2 (9.09%) Data Visualisation
6 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Visualisation
6 2 (9.09%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 18 (81.82%) JavaScript
2 6 (27.27%) C#
3 3 (13.64%) ES6
3 3 (13.64%) Java
3 3 (13.64%) TypeScript
4 2 (9.09%) Python
4 2 (9.09%) Ruby
4 2 (9.09%) Scala
4 2 (9.09%) SQL
5 1 (4.55%) PHP
5 1 (4.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
1 1 (4.55%) WAI
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft