Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 211 179 189
Rank change year-on-year -32 +10 +33
Contract jobs citing Sass 1,145 1,618 1,393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.57% 1.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.11% 4.49% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 799 1,182 1,038
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £320 £298
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 4
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £100.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.25% +151.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.75% - -

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 27,864 36,041 31,696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.21% 34.97% 32.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,361 25,390 21,968
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £335 £325 £310
90th Percentile £650 £626 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 302 339 394
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £41.53 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.95% +3.83% +11.11%
10th Percentile £20.26 £15.24 £16.00
90th Percentile £63.53 £58.00 £53.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +11.11%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -32 1,065 £463 +2.78% 495
London -39 573 £500 +5.26% 156
UK excluding London -6 561 £400 - 359
South East +3 178 £438 +9.38% 51
North of England +6 113 £400 +3.23% 127
South West -20 75 £388 -13.89% 66
Midlands -26 66 £375 -10.71% 60
Scotland +29 60 £425 +2.91% 17
East of England +41 58 £400 -3.61% 35
West Midlands -4 58 £375 -11.24% 39
North West +7 55 £385 +2.67% 79
Yorkshire +13 40 £425 +6.25% 34
North East +35 18 £400 +2.56% 14
Wales +15 10 £369 -1.67% 5
East Midlands -9 8 £315 -23.64% 21
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 963 (84.10%) CSS
2 937 (81.83%) JavaScript
3 884 (77.21%) HTML
4 575 (50.22%) Agile Software Development
5 542 (47.34%) Front End Development
6 499 (43.58%) AngularJS
7 465 (40.61%) Git (software)
8 461 (40.26%) HTML5
9 424 (37.03%) React
10 379 (33.10%) Node.js
11 327 (28.56%) CSS3
12 317 (27.69%) User Experience
13 308 (26.90%) TypeScript
13 308 (26.90%) TDD
14 300 (26.20%) Redux
15 289 (25.24%) LESS
16 275 (24.02%) webpack
17 274 (23.93%) ES6
18 251 (21.92%) jQuery
19 227 (19.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 214 (18.69%) gulp
21 206 (17.99%) C#
22 193 (16.86%) .NET
23 179 (15.63%) SQL
23 179 (15.63%) Grunt
24 178 (15.55%) Scrum
25 176 (15.37%) Web Development
26 174 (15.20%) Java
27 161 (14.06%) Jasmine
28 147 (12.84%) Azure

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
1 117 (10.22%) CMS
2 54 (4.72%) WordPress
3 50 (4.37%) WebSphere
4 43 (3.76%) Umbraco
5 34 (2.97%) Confluence
5 34 (2.97%) Drupal
6 28 (2.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 26 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
8 21 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
9 14 (1.22%) Apache
9 14 (1.22%) SharePoint
10 9 (0.79%) Apache Solr
11 8 (0.70%) IIS
12 6 (0.52%) nginx
13 5 (0.44%) JBoss
14 4 (0.35%) Jadu
14 4 (0.35%) Liferay
14 4 (0.35%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.26%) ArcGIS
15 3 (0.26%) Moodle
Applications
1 80 (6.99%) Photoshop
2 36 (3.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 22 (1.92%) GIMP
4 17 (1.48%) Sketch
5 11 (0.96%) Zeplin
6 8 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (0.35%) Adobe XD
8 4 (0.35%) InVision
9 3 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
10 2 (0.17%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.087%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 57 (4.98%) Magento
2 7 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.61%) Shopify
3 1 (0.087%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.087%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 147 (12.84%) Azure
2 129 (11.27%) npm
3 80 (6.99%) AWS
4 56 (4.89%) GitHub
5 46 (4.02%) Serverless
6 31 (2.71%) Google Analytics
7 29 (2.53%) AWS Lambda
8 15 (1.31%) OpenShift
8 15 (1.31%) SaaS
8 15 (1.31%) Yarn
9 11 (0.96%) Amazon S3
9 11 (0.96%) Fastly
9 11 (0.96%) Heroku
10 10 (0.87%) GCP
11 7 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
11 7 (0.61%) BrowserStack
11 7 (0.61%) Lucidchart
11 7 (0.61%) PaaS
12 6 (0.52%) Amazon Kinesis
12 6 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.92%) HTTP
2 11 (0.96%) SSL
2 11 (0.96%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.44%) MQTT
4 4 (0.35%) FTP
4 4 (0.35%) Network Security
4 4 (0.35%) SSH
5 3 (0.26%) Skype
6 2 (0.17%) Internet
6 2 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.087%) Intranet
7 1 (0.087%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (5.85%) SQL Server
2 64 (5.59%) MySQL
3 31 (2.71%) NoSQL
4 26 (2.27%) MongoDB
5 22 (1.92%) Redis
6 20 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 20 (1.75%) Cosmos DB
7 18 (1.57%) Relational Database
8 17 (1.48%) Azure SQL Database
9 14 (1.22%) Neo4j
10 13 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (0.87%) Big Data
12 7 (0.61%) Blockchain
12 7 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.44%) RethinkDB
14 4 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
15 3 (0.26%) Geospatial Data
15 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 465 (40.61%) Git (software)
2 275 (24.02%) webpack
3 214 (18.69%) gulp
4 179 (15.63%) Grunt
5 161 (14.06%) Jasmine
6 100 (8.73%) Karma Test Runner
7 96 (8.38%) Jenkins
8 78 (6.81%) JIRA
9 50 (4.37%) Mocha
10 47 (4.10%) Bitbucket
11 46 (4.02%) Selenium
12 42 (3.67%) Bower
12 42 (3.67%) Protractor
13 41 (3.58%) Subversion
14 40 (3.49%) Cucumber
15 39 (3.41%) Visual Studio Team System
16 38 (3.32%) Babel
17 36 (3.14%) PostCSS
18 30 (2.62%) JUnit
18 30 (2.62%) TeamCity
General
1 138 (12.05%) Finance
2 55 (4.80%) Public Sector
3 53 (4.63%) Marketing
4 50 (4.37%) Retail
5 47 (4.10%) Banking
6 37 (3.23%) Games
7 17 (1.48%) Publishing
8 12 (1.05%) Law
8 12 (1.05%) Telecoms
9 10 (0.87%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.61%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.52%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.44%) Electronics
13 4 (0.35%) Legal
13 4 (0.35%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.17%) Automotive
14 2 (0.17%) Front Office
15 1 (0.087%) Advertising
15 1 (0.087%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,035 (90.39%) Developer
2 458 (40.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 236 (20.61%) React Developer
4 162 (14.15%) Angular Developer
5 151 (13.19%) JavaScript Developer
6 103 (9.00%) UI Developer
7 94 (8.21%) Full Stack Developer
8 88 (7.69%) Senior Developer
9 69 (6.03%) Web Developer
10 60 (5.24%) HTML Developer
11 54 (4.72%) .NET Developer
12 39 (3.41%) C# Developer
13 37 (3.23%) HTML CSS Developer
13 37 (3.23%) Node.js Developer
14 36 (3.14%) Software Developer
15 34 (2.97%) Java Developer
16 33 (2.88%) Lead Developer
17 31 (2.71%) PHP Developer
18 27 (2.36%) Applications Developer
19 22 (1.92%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 963 (84.10%) CSS
2 884 (77.21%) HTML
3 499 (43.58%) AngularJS
4 461 (40.26%) HTML5
5 424 (37.03%) React
6 379 (33.10%) Node.js
7 327 (28.56%) CSS3
8 300 (26.20%) Redux
9 289 (25.24%) LESS
10 251 (21.92%) jQuery
11 227 (19.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 193 (16.86%) .NET
13 140 (12.23%) RESTful
14 134 (11.70%) Vue.js
15 129 (11.27%) REST
16 99 (8.65%) Angular 2
17 84 (7.34%) .NET Core
18 80 (6.99%) Jest
19 76 (6.64%) JSON
20 74 (6.46%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 317 (27.69%) User Experience
2 100 (8.73%) Greenfield Project
3 46 (4.02%) Mobile App
4 41 (3.58%) W3C
5 34 (2.97%) Vector Graphics
6 31 (2.71%) Hedge funds
7 28 (2.45%) Graphic Design
8 27 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
9 25 (2.18%) Analytical Skills
10 21 (1.83%) Social Media
11 12 (1.05%) NHS
12 11 (0.96%) Management Information System
13 10 (0.87%) Blog
14 9 (0.79%) Algorithms
14 9 (0.79%) Digital Media
15 8 (0.70%) iPad
16 7 (0.61%) Cloud Native
16 7 (0.61%) Virtual Team
17 4 (0.35%) iPhone
17 4 (0.35%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 53 (4.63%) Linux
2 26 (2.27%) Windows
3 20 (1.75%) Android
3 20 (1.75%) Unix
4 18 (1.57%) Apple iOS
5 16 (1.40%) Mac OS X
6 9 (0.79%) VMS
7 5 (0.44%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.087%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.087%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 575 (50.22%) Agile Software Development
2 542 (47.34%) Front End Development
3 308 (26.90%) TDD
4 178 (15.55%) Scrum
5 176 (15.37%) Web Development
6 131 (11.44%) Microservices
6 131 (11.44%) Test Automation
7 129 (11.27%) BDD
7 129 (11.27%) DevOps
8 126 (11.00%) Unit Testing
9 125 (10.92%) Responsive Web Design
10 112 (9.78%) E-Commerce
11 105 (9.17%) MVC
12 101 (8.82%) Analytics
13 98 (8.56%) OO
14 95 (8.30%) Problem-Solving
15 83 (7.25%) Wireframes
16 81 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
17 74 (6.46%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
18 73 (6.38%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 937 (81.83%) JavaScript
2 308 (26.90%) TypeScript
3 274 (23.93%) ES6
4 206 (17.99%) C#
5 179 (15.63%) SQL
6 174 (15.20%) Java
7 136 (11.88%) PHP
8 57 (4.98%) Python
9 37 (3.23%) T-SQL
10 33 (2.88%) Ruby
11 31 (2.71%) ES7
12 27 (2.36%) Java 8
13 19 (1.66%) PowerShell
14 15 (1.31%) Scala
15 10 (0.87%) PHP 7
16 9 (0.79%) Bash Shell
17 8 (0.70%) PL/SQL
17 8 (0.70%) Shell Script
18 7 (0.61%) Apple Swift
19 6 (0.52%) Go
Qualifications
1 55 (4.80%) Security Cleared
2 42 (3.67%) Degree
3 35 (3.06%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.35%) AWS Certification
5 4 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.26%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.26%) CHECK Team Member
7 2 (0.17%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.17%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.087%) HNC
8 1 (0.087%) HND
8 1 (0.087%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.98%) WCAG
2 41 (3.58%) QA
3 4 (0.35%) GDPR
4 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.087%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.087%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.087%) PMO
5 1 (0.087%) WAI
System Software
1 106 (9.26%) Docker
2 2 (0.17%) Varnish
2 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.087%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.087%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.087%) zsh
Systems Management
1 26 (2.27%) Kubernetes
2 21 (1.83%) Grafana
3 17 (1.48%) Ansible
4 14 (1.22%) Kibana
4 14 (1.22%) Terraform
5 11 (0.96%) Graphite
6 7 (0.61%) MIIS
7 5 (0.44%) Puppet
8 4 (0.35%) logstash
9 3 (0.26%) Rancher
10 1 (0.087%) Apache Slider
10 1 (0.087%) Matomo
10 1 (0.087%) Mesos
10 1 (0.087%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.087%) Pingdom
10 1 (0.087%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 51 (4.45%) Microsoft
2 50 (4.37%) Google
3 43 (3.76%) Atlassian
4 39 (3.41%) Adobe
5 33 (2.88%) Sitecore
6 28 (2.45%) IBM
7 20 (1.75%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 19 (1.66%) hybris
8 19 (1.66%) MuleSoft
9 12 (1.05%) Oracle
10 8 (0.70%) HubSpot
11 5 (0.44%) New Relic
11 5 (0.44%) Splunk
12 4 (0.35%) ESRI
12 4 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.35%) Zend
13 3 (0.26%) SAP
13 3 (0.26%) VMware
14 2 (0.17%) Cadence
14 2 (0.17%) OpenText