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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sass (Syntactically Awesome StyleSheets) including SCSS
Rank 312 431 520
Rank change year-on-year
+119 +89
Contract jobs citing Sass 342 147 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.29% 0.096%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.26% 1.02% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 99 36
Average daily rate
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£363 £335 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £283 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.79% -19.28%
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
15162 14440 14415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.66% 28.31% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10346 9356 8802
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 280 393
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.80 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.56% +3.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.70 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.40 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +131 322 £370 +9.62% 121
London +95 213 £375 +7.14% 65
City of London +50 42 £407 -4.29% 16
South East +8 41 £330 +32.00% 14
North West -2 23 £375 +7.14% 15
Berkshire +21 19 £350 +27.27% 1
Manchester -3 19 £375 +7.14% 7
Scotland +8 16 £263 -4.54% 1
South West -27 13 £325 +30.00% 4
East Midlands +13 12 £442 +60.72% 1
Glasgow +4 10 £303 +21.00%
Reading - 10 £369 -
Northampton - 8 £455 -
Slough - 8 £330 -
Northamptonshire - 8 £455 - 1
Surrey -4 6 £300 - 2
Edinburgh -5 6 £263 -12.50% 1
West Midlands -9 6 £405 - 6
Bath +6 5 £300 -
Somerset -1 5 £300 - 1
Yorkshire -7 5 £343 +14.16% 11
Bristol - 5 £325 - 1
East of England -16 4 £338 +1.50% 5
Oxfordshire -19 4 £281 +25.00% 5
Buckinghamshire - 4 £330 -
Derbyshire +5 3 £370 +34.54%
Southampton -4 3 £250 +11.11% 1
Hampshire -30 3 £250 +11.11% 3
Kent - 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £343 - 8

Sass
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 614 (95.64%) CSS
2 592 (92.21%) JavaScript
3 586 (91.28%) HTML
4 477 (74.30%) HTML5
5 416 (64.80%) CSS3
6 357 (55.61%) jQuery
7 252 (39.25%) AngularJS
8 247 (38.47%) LESS
9 246 (38.32%) Agile Software Development
10 212 (33.02%) OO
11 210 (32.71%) Git (software)
12 209 (32.55%) Responsive Web Design
13 170 (26.48%) Backbone.js
14 152 (23.68%) TDD
15 129 (20.09%) Ajax
16 121 (18.85%) User Experience
17 120 (18.69%) MVC
18 119 (18.54%) PHP
19 113 (17.60%) Node.js
20 110 (17.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 109 (16.98%) Grunt
22 95 (14.80%) Ruby
23 90 (14.02%) JSON
24 87 (13.55%) Web Design
24 87 (13.55%) Java
25 82 (12.77%) Jasmine
26 81 (12.62%) BDD
27 74 (11.53%) Subversion
27 74 (11.53%) Web Development
27 74 (11.53%) Photoshop

Sass
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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
1 113 (17.60%) Node.js
2 57 (8.88%) CMS
3 25 (3.89%) Drupal
4 20 (3.12%) WordPress
5 16 (2.49%) Cloud Foundry
6 14 (2.18%) Apache
7 12 (1.87%) Confluence
8 9 (1.40%) Umbraco
8 9 (1.40%) IIS
8 9 (1.40%) nginx
9 8 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (1.09%) Adobe CQ
11 5 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.47%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.47%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.47%) Sitefinity
13 3 (0.47%) ExpressionEngine
14 2 (0.31%) Moodle
14 2 (0.31%) Liferay
Applications
1 74 (11.53%) Photoshop
2 33 (5.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (2.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (0.78%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.62%) MS Excel
6 3 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.16%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 16 (2.49%) Magento
2 3 (0.47%) Tridion
3 2 (0.31%) osCommerce
3 2 (0.31%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.18%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.56%) GitHub
3 4 (0.62%) Amazon S3
3 4 (0.62%) Heroku
4 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.16%) SaaS
5 1 (0.16%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 39 (6.07%) HTTP
2 8 (1.25%) HTTPS
3 7 (1.09%) Internet
4 4 (0.62%) SSH
5 3 (0.47%) SSL
6 2 (0.31%) Intranet
7 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (4.21%) MongoDB
2 25 (3.89%) MySQL
3 21 (3.27%) Relational Database
4 18 (2.80%) SQL Server
5 16 (2.49%) Redis
6 13 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (1.71%) NoSQL
8 10 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.31%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.16%) DB2
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.16%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.16%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.16%) Jackrabbit
10 1 (0.16%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 210 (32.71%) Git (software)
2 109 (16.98%) Grunt
3 82 (12.77%) Jasmine
4 74 (11.53%) Subversion
5 59 (9.19%) Cucumber
6 30 (4.67%) QUnit
7 24 (3.74%) Capybara
7 24 (3.74%) Jenkins
8 23 (3.58%) Bower
9 22 (3.43%) Mocha
9 22 (3.43%) JIRA
10 21 (3.27%) Visual Studio
11 20 (3.12%) Karma Test Runner
11 20 (3.12%) Selenium
12 18 (2.80%) Sinon.JS
12 18 (2.80%) WebDriver
12 18 (2.80%) TeamCity
13 16 (2.49%) RSpec
14 12 (1.87%) Yeoman
14 12 (1.87%) IntelliJ
General
1 61 (9.50%) Finance
2 24 (3.74%) Marketing
3 22 (3.43%) Retail
4 20 (3.12%) Banking
5 13 (2.02%) Games
6 8 (1.25%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.93%) Publishing
8 5 (0.78%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.78%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.62%) Advertising
9 4 (0.62%) Legal
10 3 (0.47%) Front Office
11 2 (0.31%) Electronics
11 2 (0.31%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.31%) Law
12 1 (0.16%) German Language
12 1 (0.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 601 (93.61%) Developer
2 347 (54.05%) Front-End Developer
3 92 (14.33%) Web Developer
4 77 (11.99%) JavaScript Developer
5 55 (8.57%) Senior Developer
6 48 (7.48%) UI Developer
7 44 (6.85%) UI Programmer
8 30 (4.67%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 30 (4.67%) Front-End Web Developer
9 20 (3.12%) Ruby Developer
10 17 (2.65%) PHP Developer
11 16 (2.49%) Designer
12 13 (2.02%) Senior Web Developer
12 13 (2.02%) Ruby on Rails Developer
13 10 (1.56%) Magento Developer
13 10 (1.56%) Applications Developer
13 10 (1.56%) Web Designer
14 9 (1.40%) HTML Developer
14 9 (1.40%) CSS Developer
15 8 (1.25%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 614 (95.64%) CSS
2 586 (91.28%) HTML
3 477 (74.30%) HTML5
4 416 (64.80%) CSS3
5 357 (55.61%) jQuery
6 252 (39.25%) AngularJS
7 247 (38.47%) LESS
8 170 (26.48%) Backbone.js
9 129 (20.09%) Ajax
10 110 (17.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 90 (14.02%) JSON
12 72 (11.21%) Web Services
12 72 (11.21%) KnockoutJS
13 69 (10.75%) .NET
14 66 (10.28%) XML
15 58 (9.03%) REST
16 51 (7.94%) Ruby on Rails
17 48 (7.48%) XHTML
18 38 (5.92%) RESTful
19 35 (5.45%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 121 (18.85%) User Experience
2 49 (7.63%) Open Source
3 40 (6.23%) Mobile App
4 19 (2.96%) Visualisation
5 18 (2.80%) W3C
6 17 (2.65%) Digital Media
7 16 (2.49%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.87%) Social Media
9 11 (1.71%) Web 2.0
10 8 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (0.93%) Online Games
12 5 (0.78%) Management Information System
12 5 (0.78%) NHS
13 4 (0.62%) New Media
13 4 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.62%) Graphic Design
14 3 (0.47%) E-Learning
14 3 (0.47%) Statistics
14 3 (0.47%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.47%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 42 (6.54%) Linux
2 18 (2.80%) Apple iOS
3 17 (2.65%) UNIX
4 15 (2.34%) Android
5 14 (2.18%) Mac OS X
6 5 (0.78%) Ubuntu
6 5 (0.78%) Windows
6 5 (0.78%) Windows Phone
7 4 (0.62%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.47%) VMS
8 3 (0.47%) CentOS
9 1 (0.16%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (38.32%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (33.02%) OO
3 209 (32.55%) Responsive Web Design
4 152 (23.68%) TDD
5 120 (18.69%) MVC
6 87 (13.55%) Web Design
7 81 (12.62%) BDD
8 74 (11.53%) Web Development
9 71 (11.06%) E-Commerce
10 54 (8.41%) Scrum
11 45 (7.01%) OOP
12 38 (5.92%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (4.52%) SOA
14 28 (4.36%) Unit Testing
15 27 (4.21%) SEO
16 26 (4.05%) Progressive Enhancement
17 25 (3.89%) Content Management
18 18 (2.80%) Mobile Application Development
19 17 (2.65%) Pair Programming
20 16 (2.49%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 592 (92.21%) JavaScript
2 119 (18.54%) PHP
3 95 (14.80%) Ruby
4 87 (13.55%) Java
5 40 (6.23%) Python
6 33 (5.14%) C#
7 26 (4.05%) SQL
8 22 (3.43%) Scala
9 15 (2.34%) C
10 11 (1.71%) XPath
11 8 (1.25%) CoffeeScript
12 7 (1.09%) Clojure
13 6 (0.93%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.93%) XAML
13 6 (0.93%) Perl
13 6 (0.93%) PHP5
14 5 (0.78%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.62%) C++
16 3 (0.47%) MATLAB
16 3 (0.47%) R
Qualifications
1 50 (7.79%) Degree
2 8 (1.25%) Security Cleared
3 6 (0.93%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.31%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.43%) QA
2 6 (0.93%) WCAG
3 2 (0.31%) WAI
4 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.16%) Docker
2 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.16%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 12 (1.87%) Graylog2
2 10 (1.56%) Capistrano
3 8 (1.25%) Puppet
3 8 (1.25%) Ansible
4 2 (0.31%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.16%) StatsD
Vendors
1 58 (9.03%) Adobe
2 24 (3.74%) Twitter
3 20 (3.12%) Google
4 15 (2.34%) Zend
5 14 (2.18%) Microsoft
6 13 (2.02%) Akamai
7 12 (1.87%) New Relic
7 12 (1.87%) VMware
8 8 (1.25%) Facebook
9 7 (1.09%) Sitecore
10 6 (0.93%) hybris
10 6 (0.93%) Appcelerator
10 6 (0.93%) RedDot
11 4 (0.62%) Oracle
12 3 (0.47%) SAP
13 2 (0.31%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.31%) Sencha
13 2 (0.31%) Open Text
14 1 (0.16%) IBM
14 1 (0.16%) JD Edwards
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