Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 252 199 196
Rank change year-on-year -53 -3 +25
Contract jobs citing Sass 899 1,487 1,402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.07% 1.44% 1.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.52% 4.13% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 1,074 1,050
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £314 £305
90th Percentile £575 £575 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 5
UK median hourly rate £51.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.50% - -
10th Percentile £39.50 £35.00 £39.85
90th Percentile £100.43 £100.75 £76.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +24.29% -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 25,567 36,010 32,736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.50% 34.87% 32.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,688 25,395 23,107
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 316 374
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.78 £17.00 £18.15
90th Percentile £78.25 £60.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £41.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year - +1.84% +8.67%

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 19 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sass over the 6 months to 19 November 2019.

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 19 November 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 -46 851 £450 - 442
UK excluding London -24 443 £400 - 335
London -49 443 £493 +2.60% 138
South East -37 116 £438 +9.38% 64
North of England 0 90 £400 +5.26% 100
South West -11 76 £383 -4.38% 54
Midlands -3 70 £400 -5.88% 57
West Midlands +10 54 £419 +4.69% 33
East of England +57 51 £400 -11.11% 30
North West +1 49 £350 -7.89% 66
Scotland -2 34 £425 +4.62% 21
Yorkshire +2 28 £425 +11.84% 24
East Midlands -5 16 £350 -17.65% 24
North East +17 13 £401 +2.88% 10
Wales +18 5 £400 +3.23% 10
Northern Ireland +5 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 769 (85.54%) CSS
2 726 (80.76%) JavaScript
3 723 (80.42%) HTML
4 476 (52.95%) Agile Software Development
5 409 (45.49%) Front End Development
6 373 (41.49%) HTML5
6 373 (41.49%) AngularJS
7 361 (40.16%) React
8 355 (39.49%) Git (software)
9 300 (33.37%) Node.js
10 289 (32.15%) CSS3
11 266 (29.59%) TypeScript
12 246 (27.36%) LESS
13 237 (26.36%) Redux
14 232 (25.81%) TDD
15 227 (25.25%) User Experience
16 220 (24.47%) webpack
17 207 (23.03%) ES6
18 195 (21.69%) jQuery
19 165 (18.35%) gulp
20 163 (18.13%) Scrum
21 152 (16.91%) Java
22 142 (15.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 139 (15.46%) C#
24 137 (15.24%) Grunt
24 137 (15.24%) Microservices
25 136 (15.13%) .NET
26 131 (14.57%) Web Development
27 125 (13.90%) REST
28 120 (13.35%) SQL

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 88 (9.79%) CMS
2 43 (4.78%) WordPress
3 35 (3.89%) WebSphere
4 27 (3.00%) Confluence
5 21 (2.34%) Sitecore CMS
6 19 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (2.00%) Drupal
8 17 (1.89%) Umbraco
9 13 (1.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 12 (1.33%) SharePoint
11 8 (0.89%) IIS
11 8 (0.89%) nginx
12 7 (0.78%) Apache
13 4 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (0.44%) Jadu
14 3 (0.33%) ArcGIS
14 3 (0.33%) Ethereum
14 3 (0.33%) Hyperledger
14 3 (0.33%) Liferay
14 3 (0.33%) Mendix
Applications
1 83 (9.23%) Photoshop
2 29 (3.23%) Adobe Illustrator
3 28 (3.11%) GIMP
4 19 (2.11%) Sketch
5 10 (1.11%) Zeplin
6 7 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.33%) Adobe XD
8 3 (0.33%) InVision
8 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
9 2 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.22%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.11%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 49 (5.45%) Magento
2 14 (1.56%) Shopify
3 3 (0.33%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 109 (12.12%) Azure
2 84 (9.34%) npm
3 77 (8.57%) AWS
4 61 (6.79%) GitHub
5 54 (6.01%) Serverless
6 37 (4.12%) Google Analytics
7 34 (3.78%) AWS Lambda
8 14 (1.56%) GCP
9 13 (1.45%) Amazon S3
9 13 (1.45%) SaaS
10 11 (1.22%) OpenShift
11 10 (1.11%) Fastly
11 10 (1.11%) Yarn
12 8 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.78%) Amazon Kinesis
13 7 (0.78%) Heroku
14 6 (0.67%) PaaS
15 5 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 5 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (0.56%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.00%) HTTP
2 24 (2.67%) SSL
2 24 (2.67%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.11%) SSH
4 3 (0.33%) FTP
4 3 (0.33%) Internet
4 3 (0.33%) Network Security
4 3 (0.33%) SMTP
5 2 (0.22%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.11%) AMQP
6 1 (0.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (5.01%) SQL Server
2 43 (4.78%) MySQL
3 25 (2.78%) NoSQL
4 19 (2.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 19 (2.11%) MongoDB
5 18 (2.00%) Relational Database
6 15 (1.67%) Redis
7 13 (1.45%) Neo4j
8 11 (1.22%) Blockchain
8 11 (1.22%) Cosmos DB
8 11 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (0.67%) Big Data
12 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (0.33%) Geospatial Data
13 3 (0.33%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 355 (39.49%) Git (software)
2 220 (24.47%) webpack
3 165 (18.35%) gulp
4 137 (15.24%) Grunt
5 105 (11.68%) Jasmine
6 82 (9.12%) Jenkins
7 73 (8.12%) Karma Test Runner
8 71 (7.90%) JIRA
9 53 (5.90%) Babel
10 48 (5.34%) Selenium
11 43 (4.78%) Visual Studio Team System
12 40 (4.45%) JUnit
13 36 (4.00%) Bitbucket
14 34 (3.78%) git-flow
15 33 (3.67%) Cucumber
15 33 (3.67%) Mocha
16 30 (3.34%) Protractor
17 26 (2.89%) Bower
18 24 (2.67%) PostCSS
19 23 (2.56%) Gatling
General
1 85 (9.45%) Finance
2 41 (4.56%) Public Sector
3 38 (4.23%) Games
4 37 (4.12%) Marketing
5 36 (4.00%) Retail
6 27 (3.00%) Banking
7 14 (1.56%) Law
8 13 (1.45%) Telecoms
9 11 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.22%) Publishing
10 8 (0.89%) Electronics
11 6 (0.67%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.33%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.33%) Legal
12 3 (0.33%) Music Industry
12 3 (0.33%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.22%) Automotive
13 2 (0.22%) Back Office
13 2 (0.22%) Front Office
13 2 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 824 (91.66%) Developer
2 335 (37.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 176 (19.58%) React Developer
4 127 (14.13%) Angular Developer
5 102 (11.35%) JavaScript Developer
6 79 (8.79%) Senior Developer
7 73 (8.12%) Full Stack Developer
7 73 (8.12%) UI Developer
8 45 (5.01%) Web Developer
9 43 (4.78%) PHP Developer
10 41 (4.56%) HTML Developer
11 38 (4.23%) .NET Developer
11 38 (4.23%) Java Developer
12 37 (4.12%) Node.js Developer
13 32 (3.56%) C# Developer
14 27 (3.00%) HTML CSS Developer
14 27 (3.00%) Software Developer
15 20 (2.22%) Applications Developer
16 18 (2.00%) Lead Developer
16 18 (2.00%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 769 (85.54%) CSS
2 723 (80.42%) HTML
3 373 (41.49%) AngularJS
3 373 (41.49%) HTML5
4 361 (40.16%) React
5 300 (33.37%) Node.js
6 289 (32.15%) CSS3
7 246 (27.36%) LESS
8 237 (26.36%) Redux
9 195 (21.69%) jQuery
10 142 (15.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 136 (15.13%) .NET
12 125 (13.90%) REST
13 117 (13.01%) Vue.js
14 111 (12.35%) RESTful
15 87 (9.68%) JSON
16 76 (8.45%) Angular 2
17 74 (8.23%) Jest
18 67 (7.45%) Web Services
19 56 (6.23%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 227 (25.25%) User Experience
2 70 (7.79%) Greenfield Project
3 44 (4.89%) Mobile App
4 35 (3.89%) W3C
5 26 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
6 23 (2.56%) Vector Graphics
7 15 (1.67%) Graphic Design
8 13 (1.45%) Hedge funds
9 12 (1.33%) Social Media
10 8 (0.89%) NHS
11 7 (0.78%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.78%) Cloud Native
12 6 (0.67%) Digital Media
13 5 (0.56%) Management Information System
14 4 (0.44%) iPad
14 4 (0.44%) iPhone
15 3 (0.33%) Animation
15 3 (0.33%) Blog
15 3 (0.33%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 22 (2.45%) Linux
2 19 (2.11%) Android
3 16 (1.78%) Apple iOS
4 13 (1.45%) Windows
5 4 (0.44%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.11%) Unix
6 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 476 (52.95%) Agile Software Development
2 409 (45.49%) Front End Development
3 232 (25.81%) TDD
4 163 (18.13%) Scrum
5 137 (15.24%) Microservices
6 131 (14.57%) Web Development
7 109 (12.12%) Test Automation
8 106 (11.79%) DevOps
8 106 (11.79%) Unit Testing
9 105 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
10 95 (10.57%) BDD
11 91 (10.12%) E-Commerce
12 87 (9.68%) OO
12 87 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
13 84 (9.34%) Responsive Web Design
14 80 (8.90%) Analytics
15 75 (8.34%) MVC
15 75 (8.34%) Wireframes
16 65 (7.23%) Mentoring
17 63 (7.01%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
Programming Languages
1 726 (80.76%) JavaScript
2 266 (29.59%) TypeScript
3 207 (23.03%) ES6
4 152 (16.91%) Java
5 139 (15.46%) C#
6 120 (13.35%) SQL
7 108 (12.01%) PHP
8 48 (5.34%) Python
9 29 (3.23%) Ruby
10 27 (3.00%) ES7
11 24 (2.67%) Scala
12 20 (2.22%) Java 8
13 14 (1.56%) T-SQL
14 11 (1.22%) PHP 7
15 9 (1.00%) Bash Shell
16 7 (0.78%) Apple Swift
17 6 (0.67%) Kotlin
17 6 (0.67%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.56%) Shell Script
19 4 (0.44%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 37 (4.12%) Security Cleared
2 33 (3.67%) Degree
3 29 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.67%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.22%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.11%) HNC
7 1 (0.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (6.45%) WCAG
2 26 (2.89%) QA
3 4 (0.44%) GDPR
4 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 114 (12.68%) Docker
2 3 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.11%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 33 (3.67%) Grafana
2 25 (2.78%) Kibana
3 24 (2.67%) Kubernetes
4 11 (1.22%) MIIS
5 10 (1.11%) Graphite
6 8 (0.89%) Ansible
7 5 (0.56%) Terraform
8 4 (0.44%) Puppet
9 3 (0.33%) Rancher
10 2 (0.22%) logstash
10 2 (0.22%) Mesos
10 2 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.11%) Apache Slider
11 1 (0.11%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.11%) Matomo
Vendors
1 57 (6.34%) Google
2 40 (4.45%) Microsoft
3 30 (3.34%) IBM
4 28 (3.11%) Adobe
4 28 (3.11%) Sitecore
5 27 (3.00%) Atlassian
6 21 (2.34%) hybris
7 9 (1.00%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 9 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (0.89%) HubSpot
8 8 (0.89%) Oracle
9 7 (0.78%) New Relic
9 7 (0.78%) SAP
10 6 (0.67%) Demandware
10 6 (0.67%) MuleSoft
11 4 (0.44%) ESRI
11 4 (0.44%) Splunk
12 2 (0.22%) Sony
12 2 (0.22%) Telerik
12 2 (0.22%) Zend