Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 152 174
Rank change year-on-year -2 +22 -16
Contract jobs citing Sass 27 46 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.58% 0.85% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.25% 3.26% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 32 9
West Midlands median daily rate £369 £363 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.72% +34.26% -25.00%
10th Percentile £163 £232 £210
90th Percentile £481 £454 £380
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £17.50
England median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £24.23
% change year-on-year +23.08% +34.13% -

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 1,202 1,413 1,161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.94% 26.03% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 789 857 723
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.82% +8.00% -2.78%
10th Percentile £256 £275 £263
90th Percentile £563 £533 £517
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 17 32
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £24.00 £25.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.08% -7.14% -13.13%
10th Percentile £14.21 £10.40 £11.08
90th Percentile £43.75 £33.82 £43.78
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -3 13 £400 +33.33% 10
Coventry -2 7 £425 +6.25% 2
Staffordshire +11 2 - - 8
Warwickshire +6 1 £375 +7.14% 11
Worcestershire -4 1 £125 -65.52% 1
Sass
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 24 (88.89%) HTML
2 23 (85.19%) CSS
3 20 (74.07%) JavaScript
4 15 (55.56%) jQuery
4 15 (55.56%) HTML5
5 14 (51.85%) LESS
6 12 (44.44%) AngularJS
7 10 (37.04%) User Experience
7 10 (37.04%) Front End Development
8 9 (33.33%) CSS3
8 9 (33.33%) Ajax
9 8 (29.63%) TDD
9 8 (29.63%) Java
9 8 (29.63%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 7 (25.93%) Angular 2
10 7 (25.93%) ES6
10 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
10 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (22.22%) Web Development
11 6 (22.22%) .NET
11 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
11 6 (22.22%) React
12 5 (18.52%) Backbone.js
12 5 (18.52%) KnockoutJS
12 5 (18.52%) Durandal
12 5 (18.52%) Docker
12 5 (18.52%) RESTful
12 5 (18.52%) BDD
12 5 (18.52%) MVC
12 5 (18.52%) PHP

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 3 (11.11%) WordPress
2 1 (3.70%) CMS
2 1 (3.70%) Drupal
2 1 (3.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) GIMP
1 4 (14.81%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.41%) SaaS
3 1 (3.70%) IaaS
3 1 (3.70%) MailChimp
3 1 (3.70%) npm
3 1 (3.70%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) MySQL
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
2 4 (14.81%) Grunt
2 4 (14.81%) gulp
3 2 (7.41%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.70%) Jasmine
4 1 (3.70%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (3.70%) Mocha
4 1 (3.70%) Selenium
4 1 (3.70%) Subversion
4 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (11.11%) Retail
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Games
2 2 (7.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (37.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 8 (29.63%) Angular Developer
4 6 (22.22%) HTML CSS Developer
4 6 (22.22%) HTML Developer
4 6 (22.22%) Java Developer
4 6 (22.22%) Web Developer
5 5 (18.52%) UI Developer
6 3 (11.11%) .NET Developer
6 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
6 3 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (7.41%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
7 2 (7.41%) SQL Developer
8 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 1 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Designer
8 1 (3.70%) Front End Web Designer
8 1 (3.70%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (88.89%) HTML
2 23 (85.19%) CSS
3 15 (55.56%) HTML5
3 15 (55.56%) jQuery
4 14 (51.85%) LESS
5 12 (44.44%) AngularJS
6 9 (33.33%) Ajax
6 9 (33.33%) CSS3
7 7 (25.93%) Angular 2
8 6 (22.22%) .NET
8 6 (22.22%) React
9 5 (18.52%) Backbone.js
9 5 (18.52%) Durandal
9 5 (18.52%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (18.52%) RESTful
9 5 (18.52%) Web Services
10 4 (14.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 3 (11.11%) Semantic HTML
12 2 (7.41%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) User Experience
2 3 (11.11%) Animation
3 2 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.70%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Front End Development
2 8 (29.63%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 8 (29.63%) TDD
3 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 6 (22.22%) Web Development
5 5 (18.52%) BDD
5 5 (18.52%) MVC
6 3 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (11.11%) Wireframes
7 2 (7.41%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
7 2 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (7.41%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
7 2 (7.41%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Email Marketing
8 1 (3.70%) Kanban
8 1 (3.70%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (74.07%) JavaScript
2 8 (29.63%) Java
3 7 (25.93%) ES6
4 5 (18.52%) PHP
5 3 (11.11%) C#
5 3 (11.11%) TypeScript
5 3 (11.11%) VB.NET
6 2 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) WCAG
2 2 (7.41%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Google
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) WooCommerce