Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 198 196 212
Rank change year-on-year -2 +16 +45
Contract jobs citing Sass 1,445 1,414 1,281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.38% 1.38% 1.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.97% 4.28% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,031 1,048 980
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £307 £288
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
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 36,427 33,031 31,605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.72% 32.19% 31.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,766 23,346 21,802
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 362 358
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.00 £17.78 £14.56
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.45 £51.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £39.60
% change year-on-year +3.83% +1.01% +5.60%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -8 1,354 £450 +5.88% 520
London -9 772 £475 +5.56% 177
UK excluding London -14 650 £400 +6.67% 374
South East +14 238 £413 +10.00% 85
North of England -33 127 £380 +1.33% 115
Midlands -7 116 £419 +15.52% 55
South West +14 80 £400 +16.36% 59
West Midlands +13 72 £400 +6.67% 26
Yorkshire -3 54 £380 +1.33% 28
North West -54 53 £378 +0.67% 73
Scotland -22 52 £375 - 16
East Midlands -9 41 £425 +17.24% 29
East of England -36 23 £450 +28.57% 29
North East +7 20 £390 +4.00% 14
Wales -15 15 £391 -15.41% 11
Northern Ireland +27 2 - - 4

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 1,267 (87.68%) CSS
2 1,224 (84.71%) JavaScript
3 1,171 (81.04%) HTML
4 741 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
5 736 (50.93%) HTML5
6 725 (50.17%) Front End Development
7 703 (48.65%) AngularJS
8 610 (42.21%) React
9 562 (38.89%) Git (software)
10 542 (37.51%) CSS3
11 512 (35.43%) Node.js
12 467 (32.32%) TDD
13 368 (25.47%) LESS
14 353 (24.43%) jQuery
15 318 (22.01%) ES6
16 316 (21.87%) gulp
17 305 (21.11%) User Experience
18 295 (20.42%) TypeScript
19 293 (20.28%) Redux
20 275 (19.03%) webpack
21 244 (16.89%) BDD
22 229 (15.85%) Web Development
23 219 (15.16%) .NET
24 210 (14.53%) Scrum
25 193 (13.36%) Continuous Integration
26 190 (13.15%) Jasmine
27 186 (12.87%) Grunt
28 185 (12.80%) Finance
29 177 (12.25%) REST
30 170 (11.76%) Docker

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
1 118 (8.17%) CMS
2 53 (3.67%) Confluence
3 52 (3.60%) WordPress
4 39 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
5 34 (2.35%) Umbraco
6 24 (1.66%) SharePoint
7 22 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
8 20 (1.38%) Tomcat
9 19 (1.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 19 (1.31%) nginx
10 18 (1.25%) Drupal
11 16 (1.11%) Apache
12 15 (1.04%) Apache Solr
13 12 (0.83%) EPiServer
13 12 (0.83%) IIS
13 12 (0.83%) Mule
14 11 (0.76%) CoreMedia CMS
15 6 (0.42%) JBoss
15 6 (0.42%) WebSphere
16 4 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 65 (4.50%) Photoshop
2 12 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
2 12 (0.83%) Fireworks
3 8 (0.55%) GIMP
4 5 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (0.35%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.21%) InVision
6 2 (0.14%) InDesign
7 1 (0.069%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (0.069%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (1.31%) Magento
2 11 (0.76%) Shopify
3 7 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.14%) OpenCart
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.069%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.069%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 120 (8.30%) Amazon AWS
2 117 (8.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 110 (7.61%) npm
4 60 (4.15%) GitHub
5 51 (3.53%) Serverless
6 37 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
7 35 (2.42%) Google Cloud Platform
8 25 (1.73%) Google Analytics
9 20 (1.38%) Yarn
10 19 (1.31%) BrowserStack
11 17 (1.18%) Amazon Kinesis
12 16 (1.11%) Apigee
13 15 (1.04%) SaaS
14 14 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
15 12 (0.83%) Office 365
15 12 (0.83%) OpenShift
15 12 (0.83%) Slack
16 11 (0.76%) Lucidchart
17 10 (0.69%) Heroku
18 9 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.42%) Internet
2 22 (1.52%) HTTP
3 11 (0.76%) Skype
4 10 (0.69%) FTP
4 10 (0.69%) SSH
5 9 (0.62%) SMTP
6 4 (0.28%) ATM
7 3 (0.21%) Intranet
8 2 (0.14%) Extranet
8 2 (0.14%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.14%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.14%) RTMP
9 1 (0.069%) HbbTV
9 1 (0.069%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (6.64%) MySQL
2 82 (5.67%) SQL Server
3 81 (5.61%) MongoDB
4 67 (4.64%) PostgreSQL
5 37 (2.56%) Relational Database
6 31 (2.15%) NoSQL
7 27 (1.87%) Redis
8 23 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 22 (1.52%) RDBMS
10 10 (0.69%) Big Data
10 10 (0.69%) Blockchain
11 8 (0.55%) MariaDB
12 7 (0.48%) Cosmos DB
12 7 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
13 6 (0.42%) Geospatial Data
13 6 (0.42%) GIS
13 6 (0.42%) Neo4j
13 6 (0.42%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 562 (38.89%) Git (software)
2 316 (21.87%) gulp
3 275 (19.03%) webpack
4 190 (13.15%) Jasmine
5 186 (12.87%) Grunt
6 153 (10.59%) Jenkins
7 111 (7.68%) JIRA
8 101 (6.99%) Selenium
9 98 (6.78%) Cucumber
10 96 (6.64%) Karma Test Runner
11 94 (6.51%) Mocha
12 82 (5.67%) Babel
13 66 (4.57%) Protractor
14 58 (4.01%) Maven
15 53 (3.67%) Subversion
16 48 (3.32%) Mercurial
17 46 (3.18%) WebDriver
18 37 (2.56%) Bower
19 36 (2.49%) WebStorm
20 34 (2.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 185 (12.80%) Finance
2 49 (3.39%) Banking
2 49 (3.39%) Retail
3 26 (1.80%) Marketing
4 21 (1.45%) Publishing
5 17 (1.18%) Games
6 15 (1.04%) Telecoms
7 12 (0.83%) Automotive
8 11 (0.76%) Advertising
9 8 (0.55%) Front Office
10 7 (0.48%) Back Office
10 7 (0.48%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.48%) Law
11 5 (0.35%) Electronics
12 3 (0.21%) Digital Economy
12 3 (0.21%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.21%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.14%) Legal
13 2 (0.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1,327 (91.83%) Developer
2 593 (41.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 271 (18.75%) React Developer
4 269 (18.62%) JavaScript Developer
5 195 (13.49%) Angular Developer
6 144 (9.97%) UI Developer
7 126 (8.72%) Senior Developer
8 115 (7.96%) Full Stack Developer
9 110 (7.61%) HTML Developer
10 92 (6.37%) Web Developer
11 88 (6.09%) HTML CSS Developer
12 85 (5.88%) .NET Developer
13 80 (5.54%) Node.js Developer
14 64 (4.43%) Java Developer
15 51 (3.53%) Senior Front-End Developer
16 45 (3.11%) C# Developer
17 43 (2.98%) PHP Developer
18 36 (2.49%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 33 (2.28%) Lead Developer
20 32 (2.21%) Senior React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,267 (87.68%) CSS
2 1,171 (81.04%) HTML
3 736 (50.93%) HTML5
4 703 (48.65%) AngularJS
5 610 (42.21%) React
6 542 (37.51%) CSS3
7 512 (35.43%) Node.js
8 368 (25.47%) LESS
9 353 (24.43%) jQuery
10 293 (20.28%) Redux
11 219 (15.16%) .NET
12 177 (12.25%) REST
13 170 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 146 (10.10%) RESTful
15 132 (9.13%) JSON
16 130 (9.00%) Web Services
17 102 (7.06%) Angular 2
18 100 (6.92%) Ajax
19 99 (6.85%) Vue.js
20 86 (5.95%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 305 (21.11%) User Experience
2 109 (7.54%) Greenfield Project
3 59 (4.08%) Mobile App
4 56 (3.88%) Fintech
5 48 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
7 24 (1.66%) Data Structures
8 17 (1.18%) Algorithms
9 12 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
9 12 (0.83%) Video\Live Streaming
10 11 (0.76%) RIA
11 10 (0.69%) Video on Demand
12 9 (0.62%) Derivative
12 9 (0.62%) Fixed Income
13 8 (0.55%) Digital Media
13 8 (0.55%) Equity Derivative
13 8 (0.55%) W3C
14 7 (0.48%) Cloud Native
14 7 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 57 (3.94%) Linux
2 22 (1.52%) Windows
3 16 (1.11%) Unix
4 15 (1.04%) Apple iOS
5 14 (0.97%) Android
6 11 (0.76%) Mac OS
7 8 (0.55%) CentOS
7 8 (0.55%) VMS
8 4 (0.28%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.28%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.21%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.14%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.069%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 741 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 725 (50.17%) Front End Development
3 467 (32.32%) TDD
4 244 (16.89%) BDD
5 229 (15.85%) Web Development
6 210 (14.53%) Scrum
7 193 (13.36%) Continuous Integration
8 163 (11.28%) Responsive Web Design
9 161 (11.14%) Test Automation
10 154 (10.66%) Unit Testing
11 153 (10.59%) DevOps
12 138 (9.55%) Microservices
13 137 (9.48%) E-Commerce
13 137 (9.48%) OO
14 131 (9.07%) MVC
15 95 (6.57%) Software Engineering
16 84 (5.81%) Pair Programming
17 76 (5.26%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
18 71 (4.91%) Problem-Solving
19 70 (4.84%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1,224 (84.71%) JavaScript
2 318 (22.01%) ES6
3 295 (20.42%) TypeScript
4 168 (11.63%) Java
5 166 (11.49%) C#
6 130 (9.00%) PHP
7 119 (8.24%) SQL
8 72 (4.98%) Python
9 42 (2.91%) ES7
10 41 (2.84%) Ruby
11 36 (2.49%) Scala
12 26 (1.80%) PL/SQL
13 17 (1.18%) Groovy
14 16 (1.11%) Bash Shell
15 12 (0.83%) PHP 7
16 11 (0.76%) Java 8
17 10 (0.69%) Perl
18 9 (0.62%) CoffeeScript
19 8 (0.55%) T-SQL
19 8 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 46 (3.18%) Degree
2 24 (1.66%) Security Cleared
3 20 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (1.11%) SC Cleared
5 12 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.35%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.069%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (7.13%) QA
2 39 (2.70%) WCAG
3 5 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.35%) SLA
4 4 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.28%) PMO
5 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.069%) WAI
System Software
1 170 (11.76%) Docker
2 4 (0.28%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.14%) HDFS
4 1 (0.069%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.069%) Varnish
4 1 (0.069%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.069%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 39 (2.70%) Kibana
2 34 (2.35%) Kubernetes
3 25 (1.73%) Grafana
4 22 (1.52%) Graphite
4 22 (1.52%) logstash
5 19 (1.31%) Ansible
6 17 (1.18%) Terraform
7 6 (0.42%) Puppet
8 2 (0.14%) cPanel
8 2 (0.14%) Plesk
9 1 (0.069%) Mesos
9 1 (0.069%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.069%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.069%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 94 (6.51%) Google
2 62 (4.29%) Oracle
3 48 (3.32%) Microsoft
4 42 (2.91%) Adobe
5 29 (2.01%) Sitecore
6 23 (1.59%) Splunk
7 16 (1.11%) Atlassian
8 12 (0.83%) hybris
9 11 (0.76%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 5 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.35%) VMware
10 5 (0.35%) WooCommerce
11 4 (0.28%) AppDynamics
11 4 (0.28%) Cadence
11 4 (0.28%) Demandware
11 4 (0.28%) DevExpress
11 4 (0.28%) MuleSoft
11 4 (0.28%) webMethods
11 4 (0.28%) Xamarin
12 3 (0.21%) Facebook