Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 217 199 202
Rank change year-on-year -18 +3 +34
Contract jobs citing Sass 1,229 1,381 1,140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.29% 1.37% 1.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.94% 4.19% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 1,023 821
UK median daily rate £458 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +9.76% +5.81%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £288
90th Percentile £588 £555 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +33.33% -3.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £45.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -15.00% +38.46% -7.14%

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 31,155 32,986 28,808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.81% 32.65% 31.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,896 23,206 19,900
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +9.83% +1.76%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 328 357
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +1.23% +4.52%
10th Percentile £18.32 £16.25 £15.55
90th Percentile £60.00 £60.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +3.23%

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 25 April 2019.

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
Top 15 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 25 April 2019. 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 -22 1,148 £475 +5.56% 111
London -5 639 £500 +5.26% 39
UK excluding London -6 578 £425 +6.25% 82
South East -3 220 £450 +12.50% 21
North of England +1 139 £425 +13.33% 27
South West -3 72 £463 +8.94% 12
North West -21 71 £419 +0.30% 16
Scotland +21 64 £388 -11.43% 6
Midlands -48 47 £388 -7.46% 2
Yorkshire +2 41 £425 +30.77% 4
East of England -10 32 £400 -3.32% 9
North East +28 27 £466 +16.56% 7
West Midlands -34 25 £388 -8.82% 2
East Midlands -7 19 £409 -0.91%
Wales +12 9 £363 +1.75% 4

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 1,079 (87.79%) CSS
2 1,025 (83.40%) JavaScript
3 961 (78.19%) HTML
4 607 (49.39%) Agile Software Development
5 577 (46.95%) HTML5
6 565 (45.97%) AngularJS
7 563 (45.81%) Front End Development
8 537 (43.69%) Git (software)
9 500 (40.68%) Node.js
10 441 (35.88%) React
11 409 (33.28%) CSS3
12 379 (30.84%) TDD
13 352 (28.64%) User Experience
14 329 (26.77%) LESS
15 302 (24.57%) ES6
16 285 (23.19%) webpack
17 278 (22.62%) jQuery
18 256 (20.83%) gulp
19 236 (19.20%) TypeScript
20 225 (18.31%) Redux
20 225 (18.31%) Web Development
21 222 (18.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 200 (16.27%) Finance
23 195 (15.87%) Grunt
24 193 (15.70%) Jasmine
25 190 (15.46%) Scrum
26 188 (15.30%) .NET
27 176 (14.32%) Responsive Web Design
28 169 (13.75%) BDD
29 164 (13.34%) C#

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
1 134 (10.90%) CMS
2 61 (4.96%) Confluence
3 44 (3.58%) Umbraco
4 39 (3.17%) WordPress
5 34 (2.77%) Apache
5 34 (2.77%) WebSphere
6 32 (2.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 30 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
8 26 (2.12%) Drupal
9 23 (1.87%) nginx
10 22 (1.79%) Sitecore CMS
11 19 (1.55%) Tomcat
12 14 (1.14%) JBoss
12 14 (1.14%) SharePoint
13 11 (0.90%) Apache Solr
13 11 (0.90%) EPiServer
14 4 (0.33%) IIS
14 4 (0.33%) Liferay
15 3 (0.24%) Joomla!
15 3 (0.24%) Moodle
Applications
1 50 (4.07%) Photoshop
2 31 (2.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (0.49%) InVision
4 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.16%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.16%) GIMP
4 2 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.081%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.081%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 31 (2.52%) Magento
2 7 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.57%) Shopify
3 2 (0.16%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.16%) SDL Web 8
3 2 (0.16%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 145 (11.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 144 (11.72%) Amazon AWS
3 138 (11.23%) npm
4 61 (4.96%) GitHub
5 50 (4.07%) Serverless
6 38 (3.09%) Yarn
7 28 (2.28%) AWS Lambda
8 26 (2.12%) Google Analytics
9 23 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
10 22 (1.79%) PaaS
11 20 (1.63%) IaaS
12 17 (1.38%) Amazon Kinesis
13 16 (1.30%) SaaS
14 15 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
15 13 (1.06%) MailChimp
16 11 (0.90%) OpenShift
17 10 (0.81%) Adobe Analytics
17 10 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
18 9 (0.73%) Slack
19 7 (0.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.38%) HTTP
2 12 (0.98%) Internet
3 7 (0.57%) FTP
3 7 (0.57%) MQTT
4 5 (0.41%) Skype
4 5 (0.41%) SSH
5 4 (0.33%) SMTP
6 3 (0.24%) Intranet
7 2 (0.16%) AMQP
7 2 (0.16%) Extranet
7 2 (0.16%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.081%) ATM
8 1 (0.081%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (7.16%) SQL Server
2 80 (6.51%) MySQL
3 66 (5.37%) MongoDB
4 53 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
5 38 (3.09%) Redis
6 33 (2.69%) NoSQL
7 20 (1.63%) Relational Database
8 19 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 15 (1.22%) Big Data
10 14 (1.14%) Cosmos DB
11 11 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
12 10 (0.81%) Blockchain
12 10 (0.81%) Neo4j
12 10 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
13 9 (0.73%) DB2
14 8 (0.65%) MariaDB
15 7 (0.57%) RethinkDB
16 6 (0.49%) Geospatial Data
16 6 (0.49%) GIS
17 5 (0.41%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 537 (43.69%) Git (software)
2 285 (23.19%) webpack
3 256 (20.83%) gulp
4 195 (15.87%) Grunt
5 193 (15.70%) Jasmine
6 138 (11.23%) Jenkins
7 107 (8.71%) Mocha
8 97 (7.89%) JIRA
9 93 (7.57%) Karma Test Runner
10 71 (5.78%) Babel
11 66 (5.37%) Subversion
12 58 (4.72%) Cucumber
13 56 (4.56%) Protractor
14 54 (4.39%) Selenium
15 53 (4.31%) Bitbucket
16 49 (3.99%) Visual Studio
17 45 (3.66%) PostCSS
18 44 (3.58%) Bower
19 43 (3.50%) Maven
20 37 (3.01%) Mercurial
General
1 200 (16.27%) Finance
2 67 (5.45%) Banking
3 57 (4.64%) Marketing
4 42 (3.42%) Retail
5 25 (2.03%) Publishing
6 16 (1.30%) Games
7 11 (0.90%) Automotive
7 11 (0.90%) Telecoms
8 8 (0.65%) Advertising
8 8 (0.65%) Front Office
9 7 (0.57%) French Language
10 6 (0.49%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.41%) Law
12 4 (0.33%) Digital Economy
13 3 (0.24%) Legal
13 3 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.16%) Electronics
14 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.16%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,077 (87.63%) Developer
2 492 (40.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 233 (18.96%) React Developer
4 202 (16.44%) JavaScript Developer
5 181 (14.73%) Angular Developer
6 139 (11.31%) Full Stack Developer
7 98 (7.97%) UI Developer
8 93 (7.57%) Senior Developer
9 73 (5.94%) HTML Developer
10 69 (5.61%) Web Developer
11 67 (5.45%) .NET Developer
12 49 (3.99%) Node.js Developer
13 48 (3.91%) HTML CSS Developer
14 45 (3.66%) C# Developer
14 45 (3.66%) Senior Front-End Developer
15 37 (3.01%) PHP Developer
16 30 (2.44%) Java Developer
17 27 (2.20%) Lead Developer
18 24 (1.95%) Designer
18 24 (1.95%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,079 (87.79%) CSS
2 961 (78.19%) HTML
3 577 (46.95%) HTML5
4 565 (45.97%) AngularJS
5 500 (40.68%) Node.js
6 441 (35.88%) React
7 409 (33.28%) CSS3
8 329 (26.77%) LESS
9 278 (22.62%) jQuery
10 225 (18.31%) Redux
11 222 (18.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 188 (15.30%) .NET
13 155 (12.61%) RESTful
14 137 (11.15%) REST
15 114 (9.28%) Web Services
16 107 (8.71%) Jest
17 105 (8.54%) Vue.js
18 101 (8.22%) JSON
19 86 (7.00%) Express
20 84 (6.83%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 352 (28.64%) User Experience
2 86 (7.00%) Greenfield Project
3 58 (4.72%) Mobile App
4 38 (3.09%) Fintech
5 33 (2.69%) W3C
6 32 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (1.79%) Graphic Design
7 22 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
8 18 (1.46%) Social Media
9 16 (1.30%) Hedge funds
9 16 (1.30%) Virtual Team
10 15 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.14%) Vector Graphics
12 12 (0.98%) iPad
13 11 (0.90%) NHS
14 10 (0.81%) New Media
15 9 (0.73%) Algorithms
15 9 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
16 8 (0.65%) Video\Live Streaming
17 7 (0.57%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 99 (8.06%) Linux
2 27 (2.20%) Unix
3 24 (1.95%) Windows
4 16 (1.30%) Mac OS X
5 13 (1.06%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.90%) Android
7 10 (0.81%) CentOS
8 7 (0.57%) VMS
9 4 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.24%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.24%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.24%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.16%) Debian
11 2 (0.16%) Gentoo
11 2 (0.16%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.081%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 607 (49.39%) Agile Software Development
2 563 (45.81%) Front End Development
3 379 (30.84%) TDD
4 225 (18.31%) Web Development
5 190 (15.46%) Scrum
6 176 (14.32%) Responsive Web Design
7 169 (13.75%) BDD
8 134 (10.90%) Unit Testing
9 130 (10.58%) E-Commerce
10 129 (10.50%) Test Automation
11 121 (9.85%) MVC
12 115 (9.36%) DevOps
13 107 (8.71%) Continuous Integration
14 106 (8.62%) Microservices
15 102 (8.30%) OO
16 93 (7.57%) Problem-Solving
17 90 (7.32%) Web Design
18 77 (6.27%) Software Engineering
19 70 (5.70%) Analytics
20 67 (5.45%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1,025 (83.40%) JavaScript
2 302 (24.57%) ES6
3 236 (19.20%) TypeScript
4 164 (13.34%) C#
5 161 (13.10%) Java
6 135 (10.98%) SQL
7 125 (10.17%) PHP
8 67 (5.45%) Python
9 63 (5.13%) ES7
10 34 (2.77%) T-SQL
11 29 (2.36%) Ruby
12 23 (1.87%) Java 8
13 15 (1.22%) Groovy
14 14 (1.14%) Bash Shell
14 14 (1.14%) PowerShell
14 14 (1.14%) Scala
15 11 (0.90%) JSX
16 10 (0.81%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.73%) Perl
18 8 (0.65%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 38 (3.09%) Security Cleared
2 30 (2.44%) Degree
3 24 (1.95%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
5 14 (1.14%) DBS Check
6 4 (0.33%) BC Cleared
6 4 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.24%) CHECK Team Member
8 1 (0.081%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (8.14%) QA
2 54 (4.39%) WCAG
3 3 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.16%) PMO
4 2 (0.16%) WAI
5 1 (0.081%) GDPR
5 1 (0.081%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.081%) SLA
System Software
1 99 (8.06%) Docker
2 3 (0.24%) Shibboleth
3 2 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.16%) Varnish
4 1 (0.081%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.081%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.081%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.081%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.081%) zsh
Systems Management
1 26 (2.12%) Kubernetes
2 22 (1.79%) Puppet
3 13 (1.06%) Kibana
4 12 (0.98%) Ansible
5 11 (0.90%) Terraform
6 9 (0.73%) logstash
7 5 (0.41%) Grafana
7 5 (0.41%) Graphite
8 2 (0.16%) cPanel
8 2 (0.16%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.16%) Plesk
9 1 (0.081%) Mesos
9 1 (0.081%) Pingdom
9 1 (0.081%) Rsyslog
9 1 (0.081%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.081%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 53 (4.31%) Microsoft
2 48 (3.91%) Adobe
3 43 (3.50%) Google
4 34 (2.77%) Oracle
5 29 (2.36%) Sitecore
6 28 (2.28%) Atlassian
7 23 (1.87%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 18 (1.46%) hybris
9 15 (1.22%) MuleSoft
10 9 (0.73%) Zend
11 8 (0.65%) IBM
12 6 (0.49%) Optimizely
13 5 (0.41%) Cadence
13 5 (0.41%) New Relic
13 5 (0.41%) VMware
13 5 (0.41%) Xerox
14 4 (0.33%) Splunk
14 4 (0.33%) WooCommerce
15 3 (0.24%) Demandware
15 3 (0.24%) Twitter