Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Sass skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sass over the 6 months to 21 October 2018 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
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 189 222
Rank change year-on-year +4 +33 +41
Contract jobs citing Sass 1,511 1,402 1,293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.48% 1.41% 1.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.23% 4.37% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,097 1,068 1,030
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £315 £300 £281
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 0
UK median hourly rate £46.25 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.63% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -

Sass is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 35,698 32,056 32,305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.88% 32.27% 30.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,134 22,499 22,443
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £296
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 365 382
UK median hourly rate £41.57 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £15.60 £18.20 £13.50
90th Percentile £59.13 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.31 £36.00
% change year-on-year +2.34% +11.96% -4.00%

Sass
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Sass as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Sass in the UK

Sass
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sass in the UK

Sass
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sass over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sass in the UK

Sass
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sass in the UK

Sass
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sass over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Sass in the UK

Sass
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sass within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +4 1,421 £450 +5.88% 617
London +2 844 £475 +5.56% 191
UK excluding London -7 644 £400 +6.67% 450
South East +13 209 £400 +4.92% 102
Midlands -6 132 £416 +15.63% 82
North of England -31 130 £380 +1.33% 128
West Midlands +17 84 £425 +18.06% 39
South West +3 79 £420 +29.23% 65
Yorkshire -1 62 £390 +4.00% 30
North West -42 57 £375 +6.38% 85
Scotland -46 50 £400 +6.67% 15
East Midlands -4 48 £401 +10.69% 43
East of England -31 31 £425 +13.33% 49
Wales -10 14 £381 - 7
North East +7 11 £386 +2.84% 13
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 3

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Sass also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Sass.

1 1,323 (87.56%) CSS
2 1,283 (84.91%) JavaScript
3 1,238 (81.93%) HTML
4 827 (54.73%) HTML5
5 817 (54.07%) Agile Software Development
6 756 (50.03%) Front End Development
7 753 (49.83%) AngularJS
8 634 (41.96%) CSS3
9 611 (40.44%) React
10 539 (35.67%) Git (software)
11 475 (31.44%) TDD
12 473 (31.30%) Node.js
13 410 (27.13%) LESS
14 377 (24.95%) jQuery
15 352 (23.30%) ES6
16 346 (22.90%) User Experience
17 332 (21.97%) TypeScript
18 324 (21.44%) gulp
19 316 (20.91%) Redux
20 306 (20.25%) webpack
21 270 (17.87%) Scrum
22 238 (15.75%) Web Development
23 228 (15.09%) BDD
24 211 (13.96%) Continuous Integration
25 208 (13.77%) Finance
25 208 (13.77%) Grunt
26 201 (13.30%) .NET
26 201 (13.30%) REST
27 190 (12.57%) Java
28 187 (12.38%) Twitter Bootstrap

Sass
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 102 (6.75%) CMS
2 53 (3.51%) WordPress
3 41 (2.71%) Confluence
3 41 (2.71%) Elasticsearch
4 35 (2.32%) Umbraco
5 24 (1.59%) Tomcat
6 21 (1.39%) SharePoint
7 19 (1.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 19 (1.26%) Sitecore CMS
8 18 (1.19%) Drupal
9 15 (0.99%) IIS
10 14 (0.93%) Apache Solr
11 13 (0.86%) EPiServer
12 11 (0.73%) Mule
13 10 (0.66%) CoreMedia CMS
13 10 (0.66%) Kentico
14 9 (0.60%) Apache
15 8 (0.53%) JBoss
16 6 (0.40%) Liferay
17 4 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 78 (5.16%) Photoshop
2 23 (1.52%) GIMP
3 14 (0.93%) Fireworks
4 6 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.33%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.066%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.066%) InDesign
6 1 (0.066%) InVision
6 1 (0.066%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.066%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.066%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (1.13%) Magento
2 8 (0.53%) Shopify
3 7 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.13%) OpenCart
4 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.066%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 141 (9.33%) npm
2 131 (8.67%) Amazon AWS
3 128 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 63 (4.17%) GitHub
5 58 (3.84%) Serverless
6 34 (2.25%) Google Cloud Platform
7 33 (2.18%) AWS Lambda
8 23 (1.52%) Google Analytics
9 20 (1.32%) BrowserStack
10 18 (1.19%) Amazon Kinesis
11 16 (1.06%) Apigee
12 15 (0.99%) Heroku
13 14 (0.93%) Office 365
14 13 (0.86%) SaaS
15 12 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
15 12 (0.79%) Yarn
16 10 (0.66%) Lucidchart
16 10 (0.66%) NuGet
17 9 (0.60%) Slack
18 8 (0.53%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.18%) HTTP
2 23 (1.52%) Internet
3 10 (0.66%) Skype
4 7 (0.46%) RTMP
5 6 (0.40%) SSH
6 5 (0.33%) FTP
7 4 (0.26%) SMTP
8 2 (0.13%) ATM
8 2 (0.13%) Intranet
8 2 (0.13%) SMS
9 1 (0.066%) HbbTV
9 1 (0.066%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (6.95%) SQL Server
2 95 (6.29%) MySQL
3 85 (5.63%) MongoDB
4 48 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
5 46 (3.04%) Relational Database
6 41 (2.71%) NoSQL
7 25 (1.65%) RDBMS
8 24 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 19 (1.26%) Redis
10 18 (1.19%) Big Data
11 15 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
12 14 (0.93%) Blockchain
13 13 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (0.66%) Neo4j
15 8 (0.53%) Hadoop
16 7 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (0.46%) HBase
16 7 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
16 7 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
17 6 (0.40%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 539 (35.67%) Git (software)
2 324 (21.44%) gulp
3 306 (20.25%) webpack
4 208 (13.77%) Grunt
5 180 (11.91%) Jasmine
6 146 (9.66%) Jenkins
7 107 (7.08%) Karma Test Runner
8 100 (6.62%) JIRA
8 100 (6.62%) Selenium
9 96 (6.35%) Babel
10 89 (5.89%) Mocha
11 82 (5.43%) Cucumber
12 56 (3.71%) Protractor
13 45 (2.98%) Maven
14 43 (2.85%) Subversion
15 40 (2.65%) WebDriver
16 37 (2.45%) Visual Studio
16 37 (2.45%) WebStorm
17 36 (2.38%) Mercurial
18 35 (2.32%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 208 (13.77%) Finance
2 67 (4.43%) Retail
3 66 (4.37%) Banking
4 26 (1.72%) Marketing
5 17 (1.13%) Games
6 15 (0.99%) Advertising
6 15 (0.99%) Front Office
7 12 (0.79%) Back Office
7 12 (0.79%) Publishing
7 12 (0.79%) Telecoms
8 11 (0.73%) Investment Banking
9 8 (0.53%) Law
9 8 (0.53%) Legal
10 4 (0.26%) Electronics
11 3 (0.20%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.20%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.20%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.13%) Automotive
12 2 (0.13%) Music Industry
12 2 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,394 (92.26%) Developer
2 628 (41.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 289 (19.13%) JavaScript Developer
4 258 (17.07%) React Developer
5 213 (14.10%) Angular Developer
6 187 (12.38%) UI Developer
7 134 (8.87%) Senior Developer
8 115 (7.61%) HTML Developer
9 106 (7.02%) Full Stack Developer
10 105 (6.95%) Web Developer
11 95 (6.29%) HTML CSS Developer
12 91 (6.02%) .NET Developer
13 76 (5.03%) Node.js Developer
14 74 (4.90%) Java Developer
15 54 (3.57%) Senior Front-End Developer
16 46 (3.04%) C# Developer
17 41 (2.71%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 41 (2.71%) Lead Developer
18 38 (2.51%) PHP Developer
19 36 (2.38%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,323 (87.56%) CSS
2 1,238 (81.93%) HTML
3 827 (54.73%) HTML5
4 753 (49.83%) AngularJS
5 634 (41.96%) CSS3
6 611 (40.44%) React
7 473 (31.30%) Node.js
8 410 (27.13%) LESS
9 377 (24.95%) jQuery
10 316 (20.91%) Redux
11 201 (13.30%) .NET
11 201 (13.30%) REST
12 187 (12.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 156 (10.32%) RESTful
14 145 (9.60%) Angular 2
15 127 (8.41%) JSON
15 127 (8.41%) Web Services
16 118 (7.81%) Ajax
17 93 (6.15%) ASP.NET
17 93 (6.15%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 346 (22.90%) User Experience
2 121 (8.01%) Greenfield Project
3 67 (4.43%) Fintech
4 56 (3.71%) Mobile App
5 49 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (1.72%) Computer Science
7 22 (1.46%) Data Structures
8 19 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
9 17 (1.13%) Algorithms
10 15 (0.99%) Derivative
11 14 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
12 13 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
13 10 (0.66%) Fixed Income
14 9 (0.60%) NHS
14 9 (0.60%) Video on Demand
14 9 (0.60%) Video\Live Streaming
14 9 (0.60%) Virtual Team
15 8 (0.53%) Social Media
16 7 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (0.46%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 39 (2.58%) Linux
2 26 (1.72%) Apple iOS
2 26 (1.72%) Unix
3 25 (1.65%) Android
4 17 (1.13%) Windows
5 9 (0.60%) Mac OS
6 5 (0.33%) VMS
7 4 (0.26%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.26%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.066%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.066%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.066%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 817 (54.07%) Agile Software Development
2 756 (50.03%) Front End Development
3 475 (31.44%) TDD
4 270 (17.87%) Scrum
5 238 (15.75%) Web Development
6 228 (15.09%) BDD
7 211 (13.96%) Continuous Integration
8 175 (11.58%) Unit Testing
9 172 (11.38%) DevOps
10 150 (9.93%) Responsive Web Design
11 148 (9.79%) Microservices
11 148 (9.79%) OO
12 143 (9.46%) MVC
13 139 (9.20%) E-Commerce
14 138 (9.13%) Test Automation
15 106 (7.02%) Wireframes
16 95 (6.29%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
17 91 (6.02%) Software Engineering
18 79 (5.23%) Problem-Solving
19 77 (5.10%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1,283 (84.91%) JavaScript
2 352 (23.30%) ES6
3 332 (21.97%) TypeScript
4 190 (12.57%) Java
5 170 (11.25%) C#
6 128 (8.47%) SQL
7 126 (8.34%) PHP
8 62 (4.10%) Python
9 45 (2.98%) ES7
9 45 (2.98%) Ruby
10 31 (2.05%) Scala
11 23 (1.52%) PL/SQL
12 14 (0.93%) Bash Shell
13 13 (0.86%) Groovy
14 11 (0.73%) Java 8
14 11 (0.73%) T-SQL
15 10 (0.66%) CoffeeScript
15 10 (0.66%) JSX
15 10 (0.66%) PHP 7
16 8 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 52 (3.44%) Security Cleared
2 47 (3.11%) Degree
3 44 (2.91%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.33%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.066%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.066%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (5.89%) QA
2 25 (1.65%) WCAG
3 8 (0.53%) SLA
4 6 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.40%) PMO
5 4 (0.26%) WAI
6 1 (0.066%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 174 (11.52%) Docker
2 7 (0.46%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.46%) HDFS
3 1 (0.066%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 34 (2.25%) Kibana
2 26 (1.72%) Grafana
3 22 (1.46%) Graphite
4 21 (1.39%) Kubernetes
5 19 (1.26%) logstash
6 18 (1.19%) Ansible
7 15 (0.99%) Terraform
8 8 (0.53%) Puppet
9 4 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.13%) HockeyApp
10 2 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.066%) Capistrano
11 1 (0.066%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 87 (5.76%) Google
2 50 (3.31%) Microsoft
3 49 (3.24%) Oracle
4 48 (3.18%) Adobe
5 24 (1.59%) Sitecore
6 23 (1.52%) Splunk
7 15 (0.99%) Atlassian
8 9 (0.60%) hybris
9 7 (0.46%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 7 (0.46%) MapR
10 6 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.33%) AppDynamics
11 5 (0.33%) TOWER Software
11 5 (0.33%) Twitter
11 5 (0.33%) WooCommerce
12 4 (0.26%) Facebook
12 4 (0.26%) Veracode
12 4 (0.26%) webMethods
13 3 (0.20%) DevExpress
14 2 (0.13%) Tableau