The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sass (Syntactically Awesome StyleSheets) including SCSS
Rank 322 487 571
Rank change year-on-year
+165 +84
Contract jobs citing Sass 300 57 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.12% 0.028%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.98% 0.45% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 40 10
Average daily rate £350 £331 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £250 -
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +127 288 £350 - 89
London +109 173 £375 +7.14% 43
South East +15 34 £325 -16.12% 17
City of London +14 30 £404 +15.35% 9
South West - 23 £300 - 5
Yorkshire -1 21 £338 - 5
West Yorkshire - 20 £300 - 3
Leeds - 19 £300 - 3
Bristol - 16 £300 -
Hampshire +19 15 £325 -3.70% 1
Berkshire +1 14 £335 -13.54% 3
Southampton +3 13 £325 -3.70% 1
West Midlands -3 13 £288 -
North West -10 10 £300 +9.09% 12
East of England -19 10 £375 +341.17% 4
Birmingham - 8 £300 -
Manchester -10 7 £275 - 7
Nottinghamshire +3 6 £325 +51.16% 2
Nottingham +2 6 £325 +51.16% 2
East Midlands -5 6 £325 +51.16% 3
Somerset - 6 £338 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 6 £375 -
Reading -3 5 £275 -29.03% 2
Slough - 5 £240 - 1
County Antrim - 4 - -
Bath - 4 £331 - 3
Belfast - 4 - -
Northern Ireland - 4 - -
Hertfordshire -8 3 £400 +370.58% 3
Cheshire - 3 £300 - 3

Sass
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 433 (93.72%) CSS
2 417 (90.26%) HTML
3 405 (87.66%) JavaScript
4 341 (73.81%) HTML5
5 305 (66.02%) CSS3
6 271 (58.66%) jQuery
7 185 (40.04%) LESS
8 176 (38.10%) Responsive Web Design
9 128 (27.71%) TDD
10 121 (26.19%) Git (software)
11 108 (23.38%) PHP
12 100 (21.65%) OO
13 91 (19.70%) AngularJS
14 90 (19.48%) Java
15 89 (19.26%) Agile Software Development
15 89 (19.26%) Backbone.js
16 88 (19.05%) Web Development
17 87 (18.83%) MVC
18 84 (18.18%) Web Design
19 81 (17.53%) Node.js
20 74 (16.02%) .NET
21 73 (15.80%) Subversion
22 72 (15.58%) Ajax
23 66 (14.29%) BDD
24 65 (14.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 63 (13.64%) Grunt
25 63 (13.64%) XML
26 62 (13.42%) Ruby
26 62 (13.42%) JSON
27 50 (10.82%) MySQL

Sass
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 81 (17.53%) Node.js
2 29 (6.28%) WordPress
3 23 (4.98%) CMS
4 21 (4.55%) Drupal
5 10 (2.16%) Apache Solr
6 8 (1.73%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (1.30%) Apache
8 4 (0.87%) Alfresco
9 3 (0.65%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.43%) Confluence
10 2 (0.43%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (0.43%) ExpressionEngine
10 2 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.22%) nginx
11 1 (0.22%) IIS
Applications
1 31 (6.71%) Adobe Illustrator
2 27 (5.84%) Photoshop
3 8 (1.73%) Fireworks
4 4 (0.87%) MS Excel
5 3 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 25 (5.41%) Magento
2 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.22%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.30%) SaaS
3 5 (1.08%) Trello
4 3 (0.65%) GitHub
4 3 (0.65%) Heroku
5 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.16%) HTTP
2 6 (1.30%) Intranet
2 6 (1.30%) Internet
3 2 (0.43%) FTP
4 1 (0.22%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (10.82%) MySQL
2 34 (7.36%) SQL Server
3 29 (6.28%) MongoDB
4 16 (3.46%) Relational Database
5 13 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.30%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (0.65%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (0.65%) Big Data
8 3 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.43%) Redis
10 1 (0.22%) MS Access
10 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 121 (26.19%) Git (software)
2 73 (15.80%) Subversion
3 63 (13.64%) Grunt
4 41 (8.87%) Jasmine
5 33 (7.14%) Cucumber
6 25 (5.41%) PhoneGap
7 19 (4.11%) Selenium
8 16 (3.46%) Mocha
8 16 (3.46%) QuickTest Pro
8 16 (3.46%) WATIR
9 14 (3.03%) Jenkins
10 13 (2.81%) Sahi
11 12 (2.60%) JIRA
12 11 (2.38%) Yeoman
12 11 (2.38%) Bower
13 10 (2.16%) QUnit
13 10 (2.16%) Visual Studio
14 8 (1.73%) Axure RP
15 7 (1.52%) Trac
16 6 (1.30%) JUnit
General
1 19 (4.11%) Finance
2 18 (3.90%) Retail
3 14 (3.03%) Marketing
4 9 (1.95%) Advertising
5 5 (1.08%) Banking
5 5 (1.08%) Games
6 4 (0.87%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.65%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.65%) Local Government
7 3 (0.65%) Publishing
8 2 (0.43%) Automotive
9 1 (0.22%) Music Industry
9 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 411 (88.96%) Developer
2 213 (46.10%) Front-End Developer
3 83 (17.97%) Web Developer
4 69 (14.94%) UI Developer
5 63 (13.64%) UI Programmer
6 52 (11.26%) JavaScript Developer
7 30 (6.49%) Front-End Web Developer
8 22 (4.76%) Designer
8 22 (4.76%) Senior Developer
9 17 (3.68%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 15 (3.25%) Drupal Developer
10 15 (3.25%) PHP Developer
11 12 (2.60%) Mobile Developer
12 10 (2.16%) Scala Developer
13 9 (1.95%) UI Designer
13 9 (1.95%) Ruby on Rails Developer
13 9 (1.95%) .NET Developer
13 9 (1.95%) Mobile Web Developer
14 8 (1.73%) CSS Developer
14 8 (1.73%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 433 (93.72%) CSS
2 417 (90.26%) HTML
3 341 (73.81%) HTML5
4 305 (66.02%) CSS3
5 271 (58.66%) jQuery
6 185 (40.04%) LESS
7 91 (19.70%) AngularJS
8 89 (19.26%) Backbone.js
9 74 (16.02%) .NET
10 72 (15.58%) Ajax
11 65 (14.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 63 (13.64%) XML
13 62 (13.42%) JSON
14 47 (10.17%) Web Services
15 40 (8.66%) Mustache
16 33 (7.14%) JSP
17 31 (6.71%) Semantic HTML
18 28 (6.06%) XHTML
19 27 (5.84%) Ruby on Rails
20 26 (5.63%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.74%) Open Source
2 29 (6.28%) Computer Science
3 23 (4.98%) Mobile App
4 11 (2.38%) Web 2.0
5 10 (2.16%) Social Media
6 8 (1.73%) NHS
6 8 (1.73%) W3C
7 7 (1.52%) iPhone
8 5 (1.08%) iPad
9 4 (0.87%) Augmented Reality
10 3 (0.65%) GIS
10 3 (0.65%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.65%) E-Learning
10 3 (0.65%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.43%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.43%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.43%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.43%) Online Games
12 1 (0.22%) Animation
12 1 (0.22%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 39 (8.44%) Android
2 36 (7.79%) Apple iOS
3 24 (5.19%) Linux
4 17 (3.68%) UNIX
5 14 (3.03%) Mac OS X
5 14 (3.03%) Windows
6 9 (1.95%) Windows Phone 8
6 9 (1.95%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (38.10%) Responsive Web Design
2 128 (27.71%) TDD
3 100 (21.65%) OO
4 89 (19.26%) Agile Software Development
5 88 (19.05%) Web Development
6 87 (18.83%) MVC
7 84 (18.18%) Web Design
8 66 (14.29%) BDD
9 50 (10.82%) E-Commerce
9 50 (10.82%) Scrum
10 36 (7.79%) SEO
11 31 (6.71%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (3.90%) Pair Programming
12 18 (3.90%) OOP
13 17 (3.68%) Unit Testing
14 16 (3.46%) Test Automation
15 14 (3.03%) Software Engineering
16 13 (2.81%) SOA
17 12 (2.60%) Android Development
17 12 (2.60%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 405 (87.66%) JavaScript
2 108 (23.38%) PHP
3 90 (19.48%) Java
4 62 (13.42%) Ruby
5 43 (9.31%) SQL
6 31 (6.71%) C#
7 21 (4.55%) C
8 19 (4.11%) Scala
9 13 (2.81%) XPath
10 7 (1.52%) Python
10 7 (1.52%) CoffeeScript
11 6 (1.30%) XQuery
12 5 (1.08%) PHP5
13 3 (0.65%) Groovy
13 3 (0.65%) Erlang
13 3 (0.65%) ActionScript
13 3 (0.65%) ActionScript 3.0
13 3 (0.65%) Clojure
14 2 (0.43%) ECMAScript
15 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (8.66%) Degree
2 6 (1.30%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.43%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.22%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.22%) PMP
4 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.19%) QA
2 6 (1.30%) WCAG
3 1 (0.22%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.22%) Plesk
Vendors
1 37 (8.01%) Adobe
2 31 (6.71%) Twitter
3 15 (3.25%) Zend
4 11 (2.38%) ATG
4 11 (2.38%) Microsoft
5 10 (2.16%) Facebook
6 7 (1.52%) hybris
7 6 (1.30%) Sencha
7 6 (1.30%) Apple
7 6 (1.30%) Google
8 5 (1.08%) VMware
9 3 (0.65%) New Relic
9 3 (0.65%) Foundry
9 3 (0.65%) Akamai
10 2 (0.43%) Appcelerator
10 2 (0.43%) Sun
10 2 (0.43%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.22%) Omniture
11 1 (0.22%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.22%) SAP
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Rate: £0 - £32,000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £300 to £320 per day
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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London
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
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Rate: £600 per day - 6 month contract
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Hays London City Projects
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
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Rate: £300.00 - £370 per day
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Rate: £200 - £300 per day
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London
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