The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Sass skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sass over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Sass (Syntactically Awesome StyleSheets) including SCSS
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 194 218
Rank change year-on-year +16 +24  
Contract jobs citing Sass 77 73 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.98% 0.79% 0.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.67% 3.31% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 58 30
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £220 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -1.42% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

Sass is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2096 2203 2357
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 26.75% 23.75% 23.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1259 1479 1369
Median daily rate £400 £357 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% +2.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 51 52
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £60.62 £42.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

Sass
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Sass as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Sass in the South East

Sass
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Sass in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Sass in the South East

Sass
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sass in the South East over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sass in the South East

Sass
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sass in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sass in the South East

Sass
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sass within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +25 22 £330 +1.53% 2
Buckinghamshire +4 14 £363 +52.63% 2
Oxfordshire -8 11 £450 +5.88% 5
Hampshire +12 8 £356 +11.76% 13
West Sussex +9 8 £400 +14.28% 1
Berkshire +19 6 £400 +13.47% 2
Kent +6 3 £335 -4.28% 4
Middlesex - 2 £420 -
East Sussex +5 1 £401 +18.66% 3
Sass
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sass also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Sass.

1 137 (95.80%) CSS
2 126 (88.11%) JavaScript
3 124 (86.71%) HTML
4 97 (67.83%) HTML5
5 96 (67.13%) CSS3
6 90 (62.94%) AngularJS
7 76 (53.15%) jQuery
8 74 (51.75%) Agile Software Development
9 72 (50.35%) Front End Development
10 62 (43.36%) Web Development
11 58 (40.56%) User Experience
12 54 (37.76%) Git (software)
13 50 (34.97%) React
14 44 (30.77%) LESS
15 41 (28.67%) Node.js
16 38 (26.57%) Wireframes
17 36 (25.17%) Scrum
17 36 (25.17%) Photoshop
18 33 (23.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 29 (20.28%) MVC
19 29 (20.28%) Finance
20 28 (19.58%) Subversion
20 28 (19.58%) Ajax
21 27 (18.88%) TDD
22 25 (17.48%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
22 25 (17.48%) Web Services
23 23 (16.08%) C#
23 23 (16.08%) .NET
24 21 (14.69%) Grunt
25 20 (13.99%) Degree

Sass
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (11.89%) CMS
2 4 (2.80%) Confluence
3 3 (2.10%) EPiServer
3 3 (2.10%) ExpressionEngine
3 3 (2.10%) WordPress
4 1 (0.70%) Apache
4 1 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 36 (25.17%) Photoshop
2 12 (8.39%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.70%) GIMP
4 1 (0.70%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.10%) Amazon Kinesis
2 3 (2.10%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (2.10%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (2.10%) SaaS
3 1 (0.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.40%) Firewall
2 1 (0.70%) LAN
2 1 (0.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.89%) Oracle Database
2 12 (8.39%) NoSQL
3 9 (6.29%) Redis
4 4 (2.80%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (2.10%) MySQL
6 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 54 (37.76%) Git (software)
2 28 (19.58%) Subversion
3 21 (14.69%) Grunt
4 15 (10.49%) Bower
4 15 (10.49%) Octopus Deploy
5 12 (8.39%) gulp
5 12 (8.39%) Jasmine
6 11 (7.69%) Axure RP
7 10 (6.99%) webpack
8 9 (6.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (4.90%) JIRA
9 7 (4.90%) NuGet
10 6 (4.20%) TeamCity
10 6 (4.20%) Visual Studio
11 4 (2.80%) Selenium
12 3 (2.10%) Gatling
12 3 (2.10%) Jenkins
12 3 (2.10%) Karma Test Runner
13 2 (1.40%) Bitbucket
13 2 (1.40%) Mercurial
General
1 29 (20.28%) Finance
2 16 (11.19%) Banking
3 8 (5.59%) Back Office
4 7 (4.90%) Publishing
5 1 (0.70%) Arabic Language
5 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.70%) Marketing
5 1 (0.70%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 137 (95.80%) Developer
2 93 (65.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 60 (41.96%) JavaScript Developer
4 35 (24.48%) Web Developer
5 33 (23.08%) HTML Developer
6 32 (22.38%) HTML CSS Developer
7 27 (18.88%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 19 (13.29%) UI Developer
9 17 (11.89%) Angular Developer
10 15 (10.49%) .NET Developer
11 10 (6.99%) C# Developer
12 8 (5.59%) C# .NET Developer
12 8 (5.59%) Node.js Developer
13 7 (4.90%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 6 (4.20%) Agile Developer
14 6 (4.20%) Full Stack Developer
14 6 (4.20%) Web UI Developer
15 5 (3.50%) Designer
15 5 (3.50%) Senior Developer
16 4 (2.80%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (95.80%) CSS
2 124 (86.71%) HTML
3 97 (67.83%) HTML5
4 96 (67.13%) CSS3
5 90 (62.94%) AngularJS
6 76 (53.15%) jQuery
7 50 (34.97%) React
8 44 (30.77%) LESS
9 41 (28.67%) Node.js
10 33 (23.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 28 (19.58%) Ajax
12 25 (17.48%) Web Services
13 23 (16.08%) .NET
14 17 (11.89%) Django
14 17 (11.89%) KnockoutJS
15 13 (9.09%) REST
16 11 (7.69%) Ember.js
16 11 (7.69%) SOAP
17 10 (6.99%) ASP.NET Web API
17 10 (6.99%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 58 (40.56%) User Experience
2 15 (10.49%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.80%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.80%) W3C
4 3 (2.10%) Minimum Viable Product
5 2 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.40%) Animation
6 1 (0.70%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.70%) Social Media
6 1 (0.70%) Vector Graphics
6 1 (0.70%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.59%) Unix
2 1 (0.70%) Linux
2 1 (0.70%) Windows
2 1 (0.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (51.75%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (50.35%) Front End Development
3 62 (43.36%) Web Development
4 38 (26.57%) Wireframes
5 36 (25.17%) Scrum
6 29 (20.28%) MVC
7 27 (18.88%) TDD
8 25 (17.48%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 17 (11.89%) Responsive Web Design
10 15 (10.49%) Kanban
11 14 (9.79%) BDD
11 14 (9.79%) Open Source
12 13 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (7.69%) OO
14 10 (6.99%) E-Commerce
14 10 (6.99%) Project Management
15 9 (6.29%) Continuous Delivery
16 8 (5.59%) Pair Programming
17 7 (4.90%) API Development
17 7 (4.90%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 126 (88.11%) JavaScript
2 23 (16.08%) C#
3 17 (11.89%) Python
4 12 (8.39%) PHP
4 12 (8.39%) SQL
5 8 (5.59%) Java
6 5 (3.50%) ES6
7 2 (1.40%) ECMAScript
7 2 (1.40%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.70%) Perl
8 1 (0.70%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 20 (13.99%) Degree
2 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.10%) PCI DSS
1 3 (2.10%) QA
1 3 (2.10%) WCAG
2 1 (0.70%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.10%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (11.89%) Oracle
2 7 (4.90%) Google
3 4 (2.80%) SAP
4 3 (2.10%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.10%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.70%) Adobe
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