The table below looks at the statistics for Sass skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sass over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sass (Syntactically Awesome StyleSheets) including SCSS
Rank 327 421 572
Rank change year-on-year
+94 +151
Contract jobs citing Sass 325 153 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.29% 0.036%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.08% 1.01% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 100 15
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £477 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £288
% change year-on-year
- +21.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £34.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15614 15218 15834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.01% 28.82% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10108 9812 9495
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 263 387
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

Sass
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sass within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Sass Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Sass
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sass within the UK.

Sass Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Sass
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sass within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Sass Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Sass
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sass within the UK.

Sass Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Sass
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sass within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +86 312 £363 -3.33% 111
London +87 199 £375 - 52
South East +5 29 £333 -11.33% 21
City of London +36 28 £375 -11.76% 9
South West -13 23 £350 +34.61% 6
East Midlands +15 16 £442 - 1
Berkshire +12 16 £338 -12.90% 5
North West +5 13 £325 +0.77% 17
East of England -25 13 £400 +23.07%
Northamptonshire - 13 £442 - 1
Northampton - 11 £442 - 1
Reading +19 10 £356 -10.65% 2
Bristol -8 10 £375 +44.23% 1
Bath +10 7 - - 4
Slough +3 7 £330 - 2
Somerset -5 7 - - 4
Yorkshire +1 6 £325 +8.33% 8
Cheshire +11 5 £275 -14.06% 4
Scotland -5 5 £253 +1.00% 5
West Midlands -7 5 £250 - 5
Manchester -7 5 £388 +19.23% 9
Chester - 5 £275 - 2
Birmingham - 4 - - 1
Cardiff - 4 £315 -
Edinburgh - 4 £275 - 3
South Wales - 4 £315 -
Wales - 4 £315 -
Cambridgeshire +4 3 £475 -
West Yorkshire -4 3 £325 -18.75% 2
Essex -6 3 £200 -55.55%

Sass
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Sass also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sass.

1 512 (92.42%) CSS
2 498 (89.89%) HTML
3 493 (88.99%) JavaScript
4 396 (71.48%) HTML5
5 331 (59.75%) CSS3
6 310 (55.96%) jQuery
7 226 (40.79%) Agile Software Development
8 199 (35.92%) Git (software)
9 192 (34.66%) LESS
10 182 (32.85%) Responsive Web Design
11 177 (31.95%) OO
12 163 (29.42%) AngularJS
13 147 (26.53%) TDD
14 118 (21.30%) Backbone.js
15 113 (20.40%) Java
16 108 (19.49%) PHP
17 102 (18.41%) Node.js
18 99 (17.87%) User Experience
19 98 (17.69%) Grunt
20 95 (17.15%) Ajax
21 91 (16.43%) Subversion
22 88 (15.88%) Ruby
23 85 (15.34%) MVC
24 84 (15.16%) Web Design
25 83 (14.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
26 75 (13.54%) BDD
26 75 (13.54%) E-Commerce
27 74 (13.36%) Jasmine
28 73 (13.18%) JSON
29 71 (12.82%) Web Development

Sass
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Sass also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sass. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 102 (18.41%) Node.js
2 43 (7.76%) CMS
3 21 (3.79%) Drupal
4 16 (2.89%) WordPress
5 13 (2.35%) Apache
5 13 (2.35%) Cloud Foundry
6 9 (1.62%) IIS
6 9 (1.62%) Umbraco
7 6 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.72%) nginx
8 4 (0.72%) Alfresco
8 4 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (0.72%) Confluence
9 3 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.54%) Sitefinity
9 3 (0.54%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.36%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.36%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.36%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 58 (10.47%) Photoshop
2 31 (5.60%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (0.90%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.36%) MS Excel
5 1 (0.18%) InDesign
5 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (2.71%) Magento
2 3 (0.54%) Tridion
3 2 (0.36%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.18%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.62%) GitHub
2 8 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.72%) Amazon S3
3 4 (0.72%) Heroku
4 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.18%) SaaS
5 1 (0.18%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.33%) HTTP
2 6 (1.08%) Internet
3 4 (0.72%) SSH
3 4 (0.72%) Intranet
4 2 (0.36%) SSL
5 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.23%) MongoDB
2 27 (4.87%) Relational Database
3 25 (4.51%) MySQL
4 16 (2.89%) SQL Server
5 13 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (1.44%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.44%) Redis
7 3 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.36%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.18%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 199 (35.92%) Git (software)
2 98 (17.69%) Grunt
3 91 (16.43%) Subversion
4 74 (13.36%) Jasmine
5 58 (10.47%) Cucumber
6 26 (4.69%) QUnit
7 25 (4.51%) Mocha
8 24 (4.33%) Selenium
9 20 (3.61%) Capybara
9 20 (3.61%) Jenkins
10 19 (3.43%) Bower
11 18 (3.25%) Visual Studio
12 16 (2.89%) JIRA
12 16 (2.89%) WATIR
12 16 (2.89%) Yeoman
13 15 (2.71%) QuickTest Pro
14 14 (2.53%) TeamCity
15 13 (2.35%) RSpec
16 12 (2.17%) Sahi
16 12 (2.17%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 51 (9.21%) Finance
2 21 (3.79%) Retail
3 18 (3.25%) Banking
4 15 (2.71%) Marketing
5 7 (1.26%) Games
5 7 (1.26%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.08%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.90%) Front Office
8 4 (0.72%) Advertising
8 4 (0.72%) Publishing
8 4 (0.72%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.54%) Local Government
10 2 (0.36%) Law
11 1 (0.18%) Legal
11 1 (0.18%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.18%) Automotive
11 1 (0.18%) Interactive Media
11 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 508 (91.70%) Developer
2 299 (53.97%) Front-End Developer
3 88 (15.88%) Web Developer
4 59 (10.65%) JavaScript Developer
5 56 (10.11%) UI Developer
6 51 (9.21%) Senior Developer
6 51 (9.21%) UI Programmer
7 31 (5.60%) Front-End Web Developer
8 25 (4.51%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 21 (3.79%) Designer
10 18 (3.25%) Ruby Developer
11 14 (2.53%) PHP Developer
12 13 (2.35%) Web Designer
12 13 (2.35%) Senior Web Developer
12 13 (2.35%) Ruby on Rails Developer
13 12 (2.17%) Senior JavaScript Developer
14 9 (1.62%) Magento Developer
14 9 (1.62%) CSS Developer
14 9 (1.62%) Programmer
15 8 (1.44%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 512 (92.42%) CSS
2 498 (89.89%) HTML
3 396 (71.48%) HTML5
4 331 (59.75%) CSS3
5 310 (55.96%) jQuery
6 192 (34.66%) LESS
7 163 (29.42%) AngularJS
8 118 (21.30%) Backbone.js
9 95 (17.15%) Ajax
10 83 (14.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 73 (13.18%) JSON
12 69 (12.45%) .NET
13 62 (11.19%) Web Services
14 60 (10.83%) XML
15 49 (8.84%) Mustache
16 46 (8.30%) KnockoutJS
17 38 (6.86%) XHTML
18 37 (6.68%) Ruby on Rails
19 35 (6.32%) REST
19 35 (6.32%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 99 (17.87%) User Experience
2 57 (10.29%) Open Source
3 20 (3.61%) Mobile App
4 17 (3.07%) W3C
5 9 (1.62%) Digital Media
5 9 (1.62%) Visualisation
6 8 (1.44%) Social Media
7 5 (0.90%) Computer Science
7 5 (0.90%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (0.72%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.72%) Web 2.0
8 4 (0.72%) E-Learning
9 3 (0.54%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.36%) iPad
10 2 (0.36%) Life Science
10 2 (0.36%) Social Network
10 2 (0.36%) iPhone
10 2 (0.36%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 45 (8.12%) Linux
2 29 (5.23%) UNIX
3 22 (3.97%) Mac OS X
4 12 (2.17%) Android
4 12 (2.17%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.90%) Mac OS
5 5 (0.90%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.54%) CentOS
7 2 (0.36%) VMS
8 1 (0.18%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (40.79%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (32.85%) Responsive Web Design
3 177 (31.95%) OO
4 147 (26.53%) TDD
5 85 (15.34%) MVC
6 84 (15.16%) Web Design
7 75 (13.54%) E-Commerce
7 75 (13.54%) BDD
8 71 (12.82%) Web Development
9 49 (8.84%) Scrum
10 43 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
11 28 (5.05%) Unit Testing
12 27 (4.87%) OOP
13 21 (3.79%) Content Management
14 20 (3.61%) Workflow
15 19 (3.43%) SEO
15 19 (3.43%) Test Automation
16 15 (2.71%) Configuration Management
17 14 (2.53%) SOA
18 13 (2.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 493 (88.99%) JavaScript
2 113 (20.40%) Java
3 108 (19.49%) PHP
4 88 (15.88%) Ruby
5 46 (8.30%) SQL
6 29 (5.23%) C#
7 24 (4.33%) Python
8 16 (2.89%) Scala
9 10 (1.81%) C
10 8 (1.44%) Clojure
11 7 (1.26%) CoffeeScript
12 6 (1.08%) XAML
12 6 (1.08%) C++
13 4 (0.72%) XPath
13 4 (0.72%) PHP5
13 4 (0.72%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.36%) R
14 2 (0.36%) XQuery
14 2 (0.36%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.18%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 31 (5.60%) Degree
2 9 (1.62%) Security Cleared
3 5 (0.90%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.60%) QA
2 3 (0.54%) WCAG
3 2 (0.36%) WAI
4 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.18%) Varnish
2 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 10 (1.81%) Capistrano
1 10 (1.81%) Graylog2
2 2 (0.36%) Ansible
2 2 (0.36%) Puppet
2 2 (0.36%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.18%) StatsD
Vendors
1 36 (6.50%) Adobe
2 22 (3.97%) Twitter
3 18 (3.25%) Zend
4 14 (2.53%) Google
5 13 (2.35%) Microsoft
6 11 (1.99%) Akamai
7 10 (1.81%) VMware
7 10 (1.81%) New Relic
8 9 (1.62%) Sitecore
9 8 (1.44%) hybris
10 6 (1.08%) RedDot
10 6 (1.08%) ATG
11 5 (0.90%) Oracle
12 4 (0.72%) SAP
13 3 (0.54%) Facebook
14 2 (0.36%) JD Edwards
14 2 (0.36%) Open Text
14 2 (0.36%) EPiServer
14 2 (0.36%) Sencha
15 1 (0.18%) Eloqua
Slough
Streamline Connections
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser
Posted: 16 hours ago
UK
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £380 - £425 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Surrey
Spring Technology
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Middlesex
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £260 - £280 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
West London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 13 days ago