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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sass (Syntactically Awesome StyleSheets) including SCSS
Rank 213 321 352
Rank change year-on-year
+108 +31
Contract jobs citing Sass 644 382 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.15% 0.67% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.18% 2.51% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 254 200
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £264 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £33.69 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -

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
15410 15204 14820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.57% 26.80% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10764 9851 9713
Average daily rate £413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 204 205
Average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +111 620 £390 +4.00% 244
London +96 419 £400 +6.66% 151
City of London +66 64 £425 +21.42% 21
South East +3 60 £325 -7.14% 23
East Midlands +23 31 £310 -11.42% 2
Yorkshire -20 27 £400 -1.23% 12
West Yorkshire -10 26 £403 -0.61% 7
West Midlands +8 25 £275 -4.34% 12
East of England +15 23 £400 - 11
Leeds -4 19 £405 +11.72% 7
Scotland -11 18 £375 +3.44% 5
Leicestershire - 18 £300 -
Leicester - 16 £338 -
South West +9 15 £338 +3.84% 10
North West -4 15 £375 +44.92% 19
Oxfordshire +20 13 £425 - 2
Manchester -1 13 £425 +66.66% 11
Hertfordshire +9 12 £388 -8.82% 3
Edinburgh -3 11 £390 +11.42% 1
Berkshire -12 11 £325 -7.14%
Surrey -8 10 £263 -26.31% 5
Warwickshire - 10 £451 - 2
Northamptonshire +12 8 £310 -26.19%
Bristol +2 8 £344 +10.00% 1
Kent - 8 £350 - 2
Croydon - 8 £425 -
Oxford +17 7 £425 - 1
Hampshire +3 7 £275 -17.91% 5
Bromley -10 7 £325 -23.52%
Westminster - 7 £413 -

Sass
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 1063 (92.27%) JavaScript
2 1051 (91.23%) CSS
3 1032 (89.58%) HTML
4 754 (65.45%) HTML5
5 629 (54.60%) AngularJS
6 621 (53.91%) CSS3
7 576 (50.00%) Front End Development
8 570 (49.48%) Agile Software Development
9 471 (40.89%) jQuery
10 445 (38.63%) Git (software)
11 441 (38.28%) LESS
12 404 (35.07%) Node.js
13 314 (27.26%) Grunt
14 306 (26.56%) TDD
15 298 (25.87%) Web Development
16 280 (24.31%) React
17 269 (23.35%) User Experience
18 256 (22.22%) gulp
19 255 (22.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 239 (20.75%) Responsive Web Design
21 221 (19.18%) Backbone.js
22 204 (17.71%) OO
23 183 (15.89%) Java
24 175 (15.19%) Scrum
25 173 (15.02%) Jasmine
26 171 (14.84%) MVC
27 163 (14.15%) PHP
28 150 (13.02%) BDD
29 128 (11.11%) Subversion
30 121 (10.50%) E-Commerce

Sass
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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
1 404 (35.07%) Node.js
2 65 (5.64%) CMS
3 37 (3.21%) WordPress
4 31 (2.69%) Apache
5 29 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
6 28 (2.43%) Confluence
7 23 (2.00%) Drupal
8 14 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 10 (0.87%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.78%) Apache Spark
10 9 (0.78%) IIS
11 8 (0.69%) nginx
11 8 (0.69%) OpenStack
11 8 (0.69%) Umbraco
12 7 (0.61%) ColdFusion
13 6 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
13 6 (0.52%) SharePoint
14 5 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
15 4 (0.35%) NServiceBus
16 3 (0.26%) Joomla!
Applications
1 93 (8.07%) Photoshop
2 29 (2.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (0.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (0.43%) MS Office
5 4 (0.35%) GIMP
5 4 (0.35%) MS Excel
6 3 (0.26%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.087%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 27 (2.34%) Magento
2 3 (0.26%) SDL Web 8
3 2 (0.17%) KANA IQ
4 1 (0.087%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 62 (5.38%) GitHub
2 41 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (1.39%) SaaS
5 8 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.43%) Heroku
7 5 (0.43%) Office 365
8 3 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.26%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.26%) Bluemix
8 3 (0.26%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.17%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.17%) Route 53
10 1 (0.087%) AdWords
10 1 (0.087%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.087%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.39%) HTTP
2 14 (1.22%) Internet
3 7 (0.61%) HTTPS
4 6 (0.52%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.26%) Network Security
5 3 (0.26%) SSH
6 1 (0.087%) DHCP
6 1 (0.087%) DNS
6 1 (0.087%) OpenVPN
6 1 (0.087%) SNA
6 1 (0.087%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (9.55%) MongoDB
2 76 (6.60%) NoSQL
3 64 (5.56%) MySQL
4 53 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
5 51 (4.43%) Relational Database
6 35 (3.04%) SQL Server
7 21 (1.82%) Redis
8 11 (0.95%) Neo4j
9 8 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (0.69%) CouchDB
9 8 (0.69%) Datomic
9 8 (0.69%) RDBMS
10 7 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (0.43%) Big Data
11 5 (0.43%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.43%) MariaDB
12 4 (0.35%) DB2
12 4 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 445 (38.63%) Git (software)
2 314 (27.26%) Grunt
3 256 (22.22%) gulp
4 173 (15.02%) Jasmine
5 128 (11.11%) Subversion
6 89 (7.73%) Karma Test Runner
6 89 (7.73%) Mocha
7 77 (6.68%) Cucumber
8 58 (5.03%) Protractor
9 53 (4.60%) Bower
10 48 (4.17%) Jenkins
11 47 (4.08%) JIRA
12 38 (3.30%) Selenium
13 34 (2.95%) git-flow
13 34 (2.95%) webpack
14 33 (2.86%) QUnit
15 32 (2.78%) Sinon.JS
16 31 (2.69%) Mercurial
16 31 (2.69%) WebDriver
17 23 (2.00%) RSpec
General
1 102 (8.85%) Finance
2 29 (2.52%) Publishing
3 28 (2.43%) Marketing
4 25 (2.17%) Retail
5 22 (1.91%) Law
6 21 (1.82%) Games
7 17 (1.48%) Advertising
8 15 (1.30%) Telecoms
9 10 (0.87%) Banking
10 4 (0.35%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.35%) Hungarian Language
11 3 (0.26%) Legal
12 2 (0.17%) Arabic Language
12 2 (0.17%) Interactive Media
13 1 (0.087%) Automotive
13 1 (0.087%) Electronics
13 1 (0.087%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.087%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1096 (95.14%) Developer
2 564 (48.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 371 (32.20%) JavaScript Developer
4 177 (15.36%) HTML Developer
5 159 (13.80%) Angular Developer
6 147 (12.76%) HTML CSS Developer
7 136 (11.81%) Senior Developer
8 126 (10.94%) UI Developer
9 123 (10.68%) Web Developer
10 79 (6.86%) Node.js Developer
11 68 (5.90%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 57 (4.95%) Full Stack Developer
13 55 (4.77%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 53 (4.60%) PHP Developer
15 44 (3.82%) Senior JavaScript Developer
16 41 (3.56%) Agile Developer
17 37 (3.21%) Java Developer
18 29 (2.52%) Lead Developer
18 29 (2.52%) UX Developer
19 28 (2.43%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1051 (91.23%) CSS
2 1032 (89.58%) HTML
3 754 (65.45%) HTML5
4 629 (54.60%) AngularJS
5 621 (53.91%) CSS3
6 471 (40.89%) jQuery
7 441 (38.28%) LESS
8 280 (24.31%) React
9 255 (22.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 221 (19.18%) Backbone.js
11 118 (10.24%) .NET
12 113 (9.81%) RESTful
13 103 (8.94%) Ajax
14 98 (8.51%) JSON
15 96 (8.33%) Web Services
16 76 (6.60%) Ember.js
17 71 (6.16%) XML
18 65 (5.64%) RequireJS
19 62 (5.38%) Ruby on Rails
20 55 (4.77%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 269 (23.35%) User Experience
2 50 (4.34%) Mobile App
3 32 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (2.60%) W3C
5 29 (2.52%) Fintech
6 26 (2.26%) Computer Science
7 24 (2.08%) Visualisation
8 17 (1.48%) Animation
9 16 (1.39%) Digital Media
10 13 (1.13%) Online Games
10 13 (1.13%) Social Media
11 12 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (1.04%) iPad
12 7 (0.61%) New Media
13 6 (0.52%) IPTV
13 6 (0.52%) NHS
13 6 (0.52%) Performance Metrics
14 5 (0.43%) Graphic Design
14 5 (0.43%) STB
14 5 (0.43%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 88 (7.64%) Linux
2 35 (3.04%) Unix
3 33 (2.86%) Windows
4 28 (2.43%) Android
5 26 (2.26%) Mac OS X
6 20 (1.74%) Apple iOS
7 14 (1.22%) Windows 10
8 10 (0.87%) Windows Phone
9 8 (0.69%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.61%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.43%) CentOS
12 3 (0.26%) Solaris
12 3 (0.26%) Windows Server
13 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.087%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 576 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 570 (49.48%) Agile Software Development
3 306 (26.56%) TDD
4 298 (25.87%) Web Development
5 239 (20.75%) Responsive Web Design
6 204 (17.71%) OO
7 175 (15.19%) Scrum
8 171 (14.84%) MVC
9 150 (13.02%) BDD
10 121 (10.50%) E-Commerce
11 104 (9.03%) Unit Testing
12 94 (8.16%) Web Design
13 89 (7.73%) Continuous Integration
14 80 (6.94%) Pair Programming
15 66 (5.73%) Open Source
16 52 (4.51%) OOP
17 51 (4.43%) Workflow
18 48 (4.17%) Progressive Enhancement
19 47 (4.08%) SEO
20 44 (3.82%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1063 (92.27%) JavaScript
2 183 (15.89%) Java
3 163 (14.15%) PHP
4 84 (7.29%) Ruby
5 81 (7.03%) C#
6 80 (6.94%) ES6
7 79 (6.86%) SQL
8 75 (6.51%) Python
9 58 (5.03%) TypeScript
10 48 (4.17%) ECMAScript
11 36 (3.13%) Scala
12 29 (2.52%) CoffeeScript
13 14 (1.22%) XPath
14 13 (1.13%) C
15 12 (1.04%) Go
16 9 (0.78%) Clojure
16 9 (0.78%) Perl
17 8 (0.69%) Erlang
18 6 (0.52%) PHP 5
19 5 (0.43%) XAML
Qualifications
1 32 (2.78%) Degree
2 30 (2.60%) Security Cleared
3 7 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (0.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.087%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (0.87%) QA
3 9 (0.78%) WAI
4 8 (0.69%) WCAG
System Software
1 42 (3.65%) Docker
2 9 (0.78%) Varnish
3 3 (0.26%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.087%) KVM
4 1 (0.087%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.087%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (0.78%) Puppet
3 5 (0.43%) Capistrano
4 4 (0.35%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.26%) Kibana
6 1 (0.087%) Ansible
6 1 (0.087%) Apache Shiro
6 1 (0.087%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 54 (4.69%) Adobe
2 34 (2.95%) Twitter
3 21 (1.82%) Zend
4 20 (1.74%) Microsoft
5 16 (1.39%) Google
6 14 (1.22%) Facebook
7 11 (0.95%) IBM
8 9 (0.78%) Atlassian
8 9 (0.78%) Sitecore
9 7 (0.61%) hybris
9 7 (0.61%) Oracle
9 7 (0.61%) Telerik
9 7 (0.61%) VMware
10 6 (0.52%) EPiServer
10 6 (0.52%) SAP
11 5 (0.43%) RedDot
12 4 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.26%) Akamai
13 3 (0.26%) DevExpress
13 3 (0.26%) Omniture
West London
24 Seven
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day TBC
Posted: Yesterday
London
PCR
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Permanent will be £120,000
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Northumberland
BMC Recruitment Group
Rate: £20,000 - £30,000 per year + pension scheme, shares, flexible working
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Networking People
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Tyne and Wear
BMC Recruitment Group
Rate: £20,000 - £30,000 per year + pension scheme, shares, flexible working hours, etc
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £410.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £480 per day 3 Months +
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £350 - 420 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
United Kingdom
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £275 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago