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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sass (Syntactically Awesome StyleSheets) including SCSS
Rank 281 351 468
Rank change year-on-year
+70 +117
Contract jobs citing Sass 360 226 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.45% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.59% 1.66% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 173 36
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £316 £290
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +9.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £27.37 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%

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
13881 13599 11877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.76% 27.15% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9066 8550 7470
Average daily rate £388 £375 £362
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 249 291
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015. 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 +67 339 £375 +15.38% 144
London +56 188 £388 +6.89% 68
South East -1 53 £345 +6.15% 22
Yorkshire +7 38 £375 +36.36% 6
City of London +26 37 £381 +4.45% 13
Berkshire +15 24 £350 +45.83% 2
West Yorkshire -3 19 £375 +36.36% 4
Leeds -9 17 £375 +36.36% 2
East Midlands +13 13 £420 +25.37% 5
Scotland +7 13 £375 +50.00% 7
Surrey +14 12 £375 +56.25% 1
North West -20 11 £275 -16.03% 20
North East - 11 £430 - 6
Tyne and Wear - 11 £430 - 4
Buckinghamshire - 11 £320 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £430 - 4
Reading +5 10 £350 +35.92% 1
South West -20 10 £288 -4.16% 9
Milton Keynes - 10 £320 - 1
Edinburgh - 8 £375 - 4
East Yorkshire - 8 £206 -
East of England +9 7 £350 -12.50% 5
West Midlands -9 7 £300 - 3
Hull - 7 £206 -
Manchester -14 6 £275 -15.38% 10
Bath +6 4 £238 -26.92% 2
Guildford +1 4 £313 +30.20% 1
Somerset -4 4 £238 -26.92% 2
Hertfordshire +6 3 - - 1
East Sussex +2 3 £350 +7.69% 3

Sass
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

1 658 (95.22%) CSS
2 642 (92.91%) JavaScript
3 627 (90.74%) HTML
4 507 (73.37%) HTML5
5 437 (63.24%) CSS3
6 354 (51.23%) jQuery
7 327 (47.32%) AngularJS
8 289 (41.82%) LESS
9 224 (32.42%) Agile Software Development
10 216 (31.26%) Responsive Web Design
11 206 (29.81%) Git (software)
12 198 (28.65%) OO
13 197 (28.51%) Backbone.js
14 178 (25.76%) TDD
15 172 (24.89%) Node.js
16 161 (23.30%) Grunt
17 147 (21.27%) User Experience
18 135 (19.54%) MVC
19 132 (19.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 124 (17.95%) PHP
21 114 (16.50%) Java
22 111 (16.06%) Jasmine
23 105 (15.20%) Ajax
24 103 (14.91%) Web Development
25 96 (13.89%) Web Design
26 90 (13.02%) BDD
27 86 (12.45%) Ruby
28 74 (10.71%) Subversion
29 73 (10.56%) JSON
30 71 (10.27%) Web Services

Sass
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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
1 172 (24.89%) Node.js
2 68 (9.84%) CMS
3 28 (4.05%) WordPress
4 23 (3.33%) Adobe CQ
5 19 (2.75%) Cloud Foundry
6 18 (2.60%) Drupal
7 16 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (2.32%) nginx
8 13 (1.88%) Umbraco
9 11 (1.59%) Confluence
10 10 (1.45%) Apache
11 6 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (0.72%) ExpressionEngine
12 5 (0.72%) FileNet
13 4 (0.58%) Liferay
14 3 (0.43%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.29%) Moodle
15 2 (0.29%) Orchard CMS
16 1 (0.14%) Gunicorn
16 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 69 (9.99%) Photoshop
2 27 (3.91%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (2.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 11 (1.59%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.58%) MS Excel
6 2 (0.29%) InDesign
6 2 (0.29%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (2.03%) Magento
2 6 (0.87%) Tridion
3 3 (0.43%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.29%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.89%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.45%) GitHub
3 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.29%) SaaS
5 1 (0.14%) Heroku
5 1 (0.14%) PaaS
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 54 (7.81%) HTTP
2 15 (2.17%) Internet
3 8 (1.16%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.43%) Intranet
5 1 (0.14%) DNS
5 1 (0.14%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.14%) SSL
5 1 (0.14%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (5.93%) MySQL
2 34 (4.92%) MongoDB
3 22 (3.18%) Relational Database
4 18 (2.60%) NoSQL
5 15 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
5 15 (2.17%) Redis
6 13 (1.88%) SQL Server
7 8 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.43%) Triplestore
9 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.43%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.14%) MarkLogic
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.14%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.14%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.14%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 206 (29.81%) Git (software)
2 161 (23.30%) Grunt
3 111 (16.06%) Jasmine
4 74 (10.71%) Subversion
5 60 (8.68%) Cucumber
6 59 (8.54%) Bower
7 39 (5.64%) Mocha
8 30 (4.34%) Selenium
9 29 (4.20%) QUnit
10 27 (3.91%) Karma Test Runner
11 22 (3.18%) Capybara
11 22 (3.18%) WebDriver
12 21 (3.04%) TeamCity
13 19 (2.75%) JIRA
13 19 (2.75%) Jenkins
14 18 (2.60%) IntelliJ
15 16 (2.32%) Sinon.JS
15 16 (2.32%) Visual Studio
16 14 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
17 9 (1.30%) Eclipse
General
1 52 (7.53%) Finance
2 24 (3.47%) Banking
2 24 (3.47%) Retail
3 20 (2.89%) Marketing
4 18 (2.60%) Games
5 11 (1.59%) Publishing
5 11 (1.59%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.30%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.72%) Legal
8 4 (0.58%) Law
8 4 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.58%) Advertising
9 3 (0.43%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.29%) Arabic Language
10 2 (0.29%) Hindi Language
10 2 (0.29%) Electronics
10 2 (0.29%) Automotive
11 1 (0.14%) Back Office
11 1 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 640 (92.62%) Developer
2 363 (52.53%) Front-End Developer
3 108 (15.63%) Web Developer
4 95 (13.75%) JavaScript Developer
5 46 (6.66%) Senior Developer
6 34 (4.92%) UI Developer
6 34 (4.92%) Front-End Web Developer
6 34 (4.92%) UI Programmer
7 24 (3.47%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 20 (2.89%) PHP Developer
9 18 (2.60%) Ruby Developer
10 13 (1.88%) Senior Web Developer
11 11 (1.59%) Designer
11 11 (1.59%) Python Developer
12 10 (1.45%) Web Designer
13 9 (1.30%) Software Developer
13 9 (1.30%) HTML Developer
14 8 (1.16%) .NET Developer
14 8 (1.16%) Ruby on Rails Developer
15 7 (1.01%) PHP LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 658 (95.22%) CSS
2 627 (90.74%) HTML
3 507 (73.37%) HTML5
4 437 (63.24%) CSS3
5 354 (51.23%) jQuery
6 327 (47.32%) AngularJS
7 289 (41.82%) LESS
8 197 (28.51%) Backbone.js
9 132 (19.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 105 (15.20%) Ajax
11 73 (10.56%) JSON
12 71 (10.27%) Web Services
13 68 (9.84%) KnockoutJS
14 66 (9.55%) .NET
15 64 (9.26%) REST
16 55 (7.96%) Ember.js
17 51 (7.38%) XML
18 50 (7.24%) RESTful
19 41 (5.93%) Mustache
20 39 (5.64%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 147 (21.27%) User Experience
2 40 (5.79%) Open Source
2 40 (5.79%) W3C
3 37 (5.35%) Mobile App
4 21 (3.04%) Computer Science
5 19 (2.75%) Visualisation
6 15 (2.17%) Digital Media
7 13 (1.88%) Social Media
8 10 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (1.16%) Web 2.0
9 8 (1.16%) Online Games
10 4 (0.58%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.43%) New Media
11 3 (0.43%) iPad
11 3 (0.43%) NHS
11 3 (0.43%) Graphic Design
11 3 (0.43%) RIA
12 2 (0.29%) Wiki
12 2 (0.29%) IVR
12 2 (0.29%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 48 (6.95%) Linux
2 21 (3.04%) UNIX
3 20 (2.89%) Apple iOS
4 16 (2.32%) Android
4 16 (2.32%) Mac OS X
5 10 (1.45%) Windows
6 7 (1.01%) Windows Phone
7 6 (0.87%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.58%) CentOS
9 1 (0.14%) VMS
9 1 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (32.42%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (31.26%) Responsive Web Design
3 198 (28.65%) OO
4 178 (25.76%) TDD
5 135 (19.54%) MVC
6 103 (14.91%) Web Development
7 96 (13.89%) Web Design
8 90 (13.02%) BDD
9 60 (8.68%) OOP
10 50 (7.24%) E-Commerce
11 48 (6.95%) Scrum
12 36 (5.21%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (5.21%) Unit Testing
13 30 (4.34%) SOA
13 30 (4.34%) Progressive Enhancement
14 28 (4.05%) Content Management
15 22 (3.18%) Pair Programming
16 21 (3.04%) Continuous Improvement
17 20 (2.89%) SEO
17 20 (2.89%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 642 (92.91%) JavaScript
2 124 (17.95%) PHP
3 114 (16.50%) Java
4 86 (12.45%) Ruby
5 54 (7.81%) Python
6 38 (5.50%) C#
7 20 (2.89%) Scala
8 18 (2.60%) C
9 15 (2.17%) SQL
10 9 (1.30%) Bash Shell
10 9 (1.30%) Perl
11 7 (1.01%) Clojure
11 7 (1.01%) XPath
12 5 (0.72%) PHP5
13 4 (0.58%) CoffeeScript
13 4 (0.58%) Dart
14 3 (0.43%) R
14 3 (0.43%) SPARQL
15 2 (0.29%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.14%) Golang
Qualifications
1 60 (8.68%) Degree
2 17 (2.46%) VCP4
3 5 (0.72%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.29%) CIPD
4 2 (0.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.49%) QA
2 5 (0.72%) WCAG
3 3 (0.43%) WAI
System Software
1 18 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.58%) Docker
3 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.14%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 18 (2.60%) Graylog
1 18 (2.60%) Puppet
2 13 (1.88%) Ansible
3 5 (0.72%) Vagrant
3 5 (0.72%) Capistrano
4 3 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.14%) Graphite
5 1 (0.14%) StatsD
Vendors
1 57 (8.25%) Adobe
2 20 (2.89%) Google
3 19 (2.75%) VMware
4 18 (2.60%) New Relic
4 18 (2.60%) Twitter
4 18 (2.60%) Akamai
5 11 (1.59%) Microsoft
6 7 (1.01%) Appcelerator
6 7 (1.01%) Sitecore
6 7 (1.01%) IBM
6 7 (1.01%) Zend
7 6 (0.87%) Facebook
8 3 (0.43%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle
9 2 (0.29%) SAP
10 1 (0.14%) SendGrid
10 1 (0.14%) FatWire
10 1 (0.14%) Apple
10 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.14%) HP
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £375 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Northampton
Real Staffing
Rate: £380 - £420 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Annapurna
Rate: £0.00 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum, Benefits 2 days remote working
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £230 - £280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £190.00 - £240.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Yorkshire
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
Explore Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £265 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £275 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago