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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sass (Syntactically Awesome StyleSheets) including SCSS
Rank 325 437 583
Rank change year-on-year
+112 +146
Contract jobs citing Sass 324 150 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.28% 0.036%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.07% 0.99% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 96 15
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£360 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £483 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £288
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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
15650 15213 15616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.17% 28.83% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10137 9787 9367
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 188 266 374
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £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 19 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 19 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
(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 +111 311 £363 -3.33% 118
London +100 195 £375 - 51
City of London +41 29 £375 -3.22% 8
South East +17 29 £333 -11.33% 22
South West -21 24 £350 +34.61% 7
East Midlands +20 18 £442 - 1
Berkshire +10 16 £338 -12.90% 5
East of England -13 13 £400 +23.07% 1
Northamptonshire - 13 £442 - 1
North West +3 12 £300 -6.97% 19
Bristol -3 11 £375 +44.23% 1
Northampton - 11 £442 - 1
Reading +18 10 £356 -10.65% 3
Slough +1 7 £330 - 1
Bath - 7 - - 4
Somerset - 7 - - 5
Yorkshire +1 6 £325 +8.33% 11
West Midlands -12 6 £275 - 5
Manchester -7 5 £388 +19.23% 11
Scotland -10 5 £253 +1.00% 5
Birmingham - 5 £300 - 1
Cheshire +12 4 £186 -41.79% 4
Cardiff - 4 £315 -
Edinburgh - 4 £275 - 2
Chester - 4 £186 - 2
South Wales - 4 £315 -
Wales - 4 £315 -
West Yorkshire +8 3 £325 -18.75% 2
Cambridgeshire +5 3 £475 -
Cambridge -3 3 £475 -

Sass
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 511 (92.41%) CSS
2 497 (89.87%) HTML
3 492 (88.97%) JavaScript
4 396 (71.61%) HTML5
5 330 (59.67%) CSS3
6 311 (56.24%) jQuery
7 228 (41.23%) Agile Software Development
8 200 (36.17%) Git (software)
9 192 (34.72%) LESS
10 183 (33.09%) Responsive Web Design
11 178 (32.19%) OO
12 162 (29.29%) AngularJS
13 149 (26.94%) TDD
14 116 (20.98%) Backbone.js
15 110 (19.89%) Java
16 107 (19.35%) PHP
17 102 (18.44%) Node.js
18 98 (17.72%) Grunt
19 97 (17.54%) User Experience
20 95 (17.18%) Ajax
21 92 (16.64%) Subversion
22 86 (15.55%) Ruby
23 85 (15.37%) Web Design
23 85 (15.37%) MVC
24 83 (15.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 74 (13.38%) Jasmine
25 74 (13.38%) BDD
25 74 (13.38%) E-Commerce
25 74 (13.38%) JSON
26 72 (13.02%) Web Development

Sass
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 (18.44%) Node.js
2 44 (7.96%) CMS
3 21 (3.80%) Drupal
4 16 (2.89%) WordPress
5 13 (2.35%) Cloud Foundry
5 13 (2.35%) Apache
6 10 (1.81%) Umbraco
7 9 (1.63%) IIS
8 6 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.90%) Confluence
10 4 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.72%) Alfresco
10 4 (0.72%) nginx
11 3 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.54%) Sitefinity
11 3 (0.54%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.36%) Joomla!
12 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.36%) SilverStripe
12 2 (0.36%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 58 (10.49%) Photoshop
2 31 (5.61%) 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 14 (2.53%) Magento
2 3 (0.54%) Tridion
3 2 (0.36%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.18%) osCommerce
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (1.45%) GitHub
2 4 (0.72%) Amazon S3
2 4 (0.72%) Heroku
3 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.18%) SaaS
4 1 (0.18%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.16%) 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%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.24%) MongoDB
2 27 (4.88%) Relational Database
3 25 (4.52%) MySQL
4 16 (2.89%) SQL Server
5 13 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (1.45%) Redis
6 8 (1.45%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.36%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.18%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 200 (36.17%) Git (software)
2 98 (17.72%) Grunt
3 92 (16.64%) Subversion
4 74 (13.38%) Jasmine
5 58 (10.49%) Cucumber
6 25 (4.52%) QUnit
6 25 (4.52%) Mocha
7 24 (4.34%) Selenium
8 21 (3.80%) Jenkins
9 20 (3.62%) Capybara
9 20 (3.62%) Bower
10 18 (3.25%) Visual Studio
11 17 (3.07%) JIRA
12 16 (2.89%) WATIR
13 15 (2.71%) Yeoman
13 15 (2.71%) QuickTest Pro
14 14 (2.53%) TeamCity
15 13 (2.35%) RSpec
16 12 (2.17%) Karma Test Runner
16 12 (2.17%) Sahi
General
1 50 (9.04%) Finance
2 20 (3.62%) Retail
3 18 (3.25%) Banking
4 14 (2.53%) Marketing
5 7 (1.27%) Games
6 6 (1.08%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.08%) Manufacturing
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%) Automotive
11 1 (0.18%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.18%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 507 (91.68%) Developer
2 300 (54.25%) Front-End Developer
3 89 (16.09%) Web Developer
4 59 (10.67%) JavaScript Developer
5 57 (10.31%) UI Developer
6 52 (9.40%) UI Programmer
7 49 (8.86%) Senior Developer
8 33 (5.97%) Front-End Web Developer
9 24 (4.34%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 21 (3.80%) Designer
11 18 (3.25%) Ruby Developer
12 14 (2.53%) PHP Developer
13 13 (2.35%) Web Designer
13 13 (2.35%) Ruby on Rails Developer
14 12 (2.17%) Senior Web Developer
14 12 (2.17%) Senior JavaScript Developer
15 9 (1.63%) CSS Developer
15 9 (1.63%) Programmer
16 8 (1.45%) Applications Developer
16 8 (1.45%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 511 (92.41%) CSS
2 497 (89.87%) HTML
3 396 (71.61%) HTML5
4 330 (59.67%) CSS3
5 311 (56.24%) jQuery
6 192 (34.72%) LESS
7 162 (29.29%) AngularJS
8 116 (20.98%) Backbone.js
9 95 (17.18%) Ajax
10 83 (15.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 74 (13.38%) JSON
12 69 (12.48%) .NET
13 63 (11.39%) Web Services
14 60 (10.85%) XML
15 49 (8.86%) Mustache
16 45 (8.14%) KnockoutJS
17 37 (6.69%) Ruby on Rails
17 37 (6.69%) XHTML
18 36 (6.51%) RESTful
19 35 (6.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 97 (17.54%) User Experience
2 58 (10.49%) Open Source
3 20 (3.62%) Mobile App
4 17 (3.07%) W3C
5 9 (1.63%) Visualisation
5 9 (1.63%) Digital Media
6 8 (1.45%) Social Media
7 5 (0.90%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (0.90%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.72%) Web 2.0
8 4 (0.72%) E-Learning
8 4 (0.72%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.54%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.36%) Psychology
10 2 (0.36%) Social Network
10 2 (0.36%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.36%) Life Science
10 2 (0.36%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 45 (8.14%) Linux
2 28 (5.06%) UNIX
3 22 (3.98%) Mac OS X
4 12 (2.17%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.17%) Android
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
1 228 (41.23%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (33.09%) Responsive Web Design
3 178 (32.19%) OO
4 149 (26.94%) TDD
5 85 (15.37%) Web Design
5 85 (15.37%) MVC
6 74 (13.38%) BDD
6 74 (13.38%) E-Commerce
7 72 (13.02%) Web Development
8 50 (9.04%) Scrum
9 44 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (5.06%) OOP
10 28 (5.06%) Unit Testing
11 21 (3.80%) Content Management
12 20 (3.62%) Workflow
13 19 (3.44%) Test Automation
13 19 (3.44%) SEO
14 15 (2.71%) SOA
14 15 (2.71%) Configuration Management
15 13 (2.35%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 492 (88.97%) JavaScript
2 110 (19.89%) Java
3 107 (19.35%) PHP
4 86 (15.55%) Ruby
5 46 (8.32%) SQL
6 29 (5.24%) C#
7 23 (4.16%) Python
8 15 (2.71%) Scala
9 10 (1.81%) C
10 7 (1.27%) Clojure
10 7 (1.27%) CoffeeScript
11 6 (1.08%) C++
11 6 (1.08%) XAML
12 4 (0.72%) XPath
12 4 (0.72%) PHP5
12 4 (0.72%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.36%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.36%) XQuery
13 2 (0.36%) R
14 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 30 (5.42%) Degree
2 9 (1.63%) Security Cleared
3 5 (0.90%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.61%) 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%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.18%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 10 (1.81%) Capistrano
1 10 (1.81%) Graylog2
2 2 (0.36%) Puppet
2 2 (0.36%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.36%) Ansible
3 1 (0.18%) StatsD
Vendors
1 36 (6.51%) Adobe
2 22 (3.98%) Twitter
3 19 (3.44%) 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 (1.63%) Sitecore
9 8 (1.45%) hybris
10 7 (1.27%) ATG
11 6 (1.08%) RedDot
12 5 (0.90%) Oracle
13 4 (0.72%) SAP
14 3 (0.54%) Facebook
15 2 (0.36%) EPiServer
15 2 (0.36%) JD Edwards
15 2 (0.36%) Open Text
15 2 (0.36%) Sencha
16 1 (0.18%) Eloqua
Surrey
Spring Technology
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Austin Fraser
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £260 to £280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Paramount Enterprizes Limited
Rate: From £150 to £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago