Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 2020 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 287 225 209
Rank change year-on-year -62 -16 +9
Contract jobs citing Sass 516 1,229 1,329
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 1.28% 1.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.77% 3.88% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 930 1,024
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £388
% change year-on-year -5.88% +9.68% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 3
Median hourly rate £54.00 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.29% -22.22% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% -22.22% +38.46%

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 18,627 31,700 32,693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.99% 32.89% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,628 22,364 23,095
Median daily rate £500 £488 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.17% +9.25%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £657 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £410
% change year-on-year +3.45% +6.10% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 301 326
Median hourly rate £35.00 £41.53 £41.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.72% +0.28% +2.86%
10th Percentile £20.50 £18.50 £18.38
90th Percentile £68.90 £60.00 £58.13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +1.19% +5.00%

Sass
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Sass in the UK

Sass
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Sass.

Daily rate trend for Sass in the UK

Sass
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Sass over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Sass in the UK

Sass
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Sass.

Hourly rate trend for Sass in the UK

Sass
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Sass over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 1 April 2020. 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 -78 466 £450 -0.83% 363
London -43 276 £491 -1.75% 132
UK excluding London -70 224 £400 -5.88% 244
North of England -28 49 £400 -5.88% 80
Scotland +25 41 £400 +10.34% 11
South East -63 39 £431 -2.54% 69
South West -3 38 £375 -11.76% 33
Midlands +47 33 £425 +13.33% 28
North West -12 25 £425 +4.62% 38
East of England +29 24 £363 -9.38% 22
Yorkshire +28 22 £387 -9.06% 33
West Midlands +44 20 £425 +6.25% 15
Work from Home -27 15 £300 -14.29% 24
East Midlands +27 13 £388 +6.90% 13
North East -2 2 £395 -16.40% 9

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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.

1 448 (86.82%) CSS
2 444 (86.05%) JavaScript
3 413 (80.04%) HTML
4 277 (53.68%) Agile Software Development
5 257 (49.81%) Front End Development
6 231 (44.77%) HTML5
7 218 (42.25%) Git (software)
8 200 (38.76%) AngularJS
9 189 (36.63%) React
10 165 (31.98%) CSS3
11 164 (31.78%) Node.js
12 144 (27.91%) User Experience
13 139 (26.94%) TypeScript
14 115 (22.29%) ES6
15 108 (20.93%) jQuery
16 107 (20.74%) Continuous Integration
17 99 (19.19%) TDD
17 99 (19.19%) DevOps
18 98 (18.99%) webpack
18 98 (18.99%) Redux
19 97 (18.80%) Scrum
20 90 (17.44%) LESS
21 87 (16.86%) Test Automation
22 86 (16.67%) REST
22 86 (16.67%) Grunt
23 82 (15.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
24 81 (15.70%) Microservices
25 80 (15.50%) Java
26 75 (14.53%) Web Development
26 75 (14.53%) gulp

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 48 (9.30%) CMS
2 17 (3.29%) WebSphere
3 16 (3.10%) Drupal
4 15 (2.91%) WordPress
5 13 (2.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 11 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (2.13%) nginx
7 10 (1.94%) Confluence
8 8 (1.55%) Apache
8 8 (1.55%) Sitecore CMS
9 6 (1.16%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.97%) IIS
11 4 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.58%) Ethereum
12 3 (0.58%) Hyperledger
12 3 (0.58%) Mendix
12 3 (0.58%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.39%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.19%) Kentico
14 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 30 (5.81%) Photoshop
2 26 (5.04%) Sketch
3 4 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.58%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.58%) Figma
4 3 (0.58%) GIMP
5 2 (0.39%) InVision
5 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 21 (4.07%) Magento
2 19 (3.68%) Shopify
3 3 (0.58%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 52 (10.08%) GitHub
2 50 (9.69%) Azure
3 45 (8.72%) npm
4 39 (7.56%) AWS
5 20 (3.88%) Serverless
6 16 (3.10%) Google Analytics
7 15 (2.91%) Yarn
8 11 (2.13%) GCP
9 8 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (1.36%) Azure Functions
11 6 (1.16%) Loggly
12 5 (0.97%) PaaS
13 4 (0.78%) Amazon Kinesis
13 4 (0.78%) Azure Stack
13 4 (0.78%) IBM Cloud
14 3 (0.58%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.58%) SaaS
15 2 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.84%) HTTP
2 18 (3.49%) SSL
3 17 (3.29%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.78%) SSH
5 2 (0.39%) DNS
5 2 (0.39%) Internet
6 1 (0.19%) AMQP
6 1 (0.19%) Firewall
6 1 (0.19%) FTP
6 1 (0.19%) Network Security
6 1 (0.19%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.36%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.07%) MongoDB
3 18 (3.49%) MySQL
4 17 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (3.10%) Relational Database
6 14 (2.71%) Redis
7 10 (1.94%) RDBMS
8 8 (1.55%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.36%) Cosmos DB
9 7 (1.36%) GIS
10 6 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 6 (1.16%) BigQuery
10 6 (1.16%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.39%) Big Data
11 2 (0.39%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.39%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.19%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 218 (42.25%) Git (software)
2 98 (18.99%) webpack
3 86 (16.67%) Grunt
4 75 (14.53%) gulp
5 59 (11.43%) Jenkins
6 51 (9.88%) Jasmine
7 37 (7.17%) JIRA
8 36 (6.98%) Karma Test Runner
9 35 (6.78%) Selenium
10 31 (6.01%) Babel
11 29 (5.62%) PostCSS
12 27 (5.23%) Mocha
13 23 (4.46%) git-flow
13 23 (4.46%) Visual Studio
14 21 (4.07%) JUnit
15 19 (3.68%) Cucumber
16 16 (3.10%) Gatling
17 14 (2.71%) Vagrant
18 12 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
19 11 (2.13%) Subversion
General
1 43 (8.33%) Finance
2 29 (5.62%) Banking
3 26 (5.04%) Marketing
3 26 (5.04%) Public Sector
4 21 (4.07%) Games
5 18 (3.49%) Retail
6 11 (2.13%) Law
7 9 (1.74%) Publishing
8 7 (1.36%) Front Office
9 6 (1.16%) Back Office
10 5 (0.97%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.78%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.58%) Advertising
12 3 (0.58%) Electronics
12 3 (0.58%) Music Industry
12 3 (0.58%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.39%) Legal
13 2 (0.39%) Local Government
13 2 (0.39%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 465 (90.12%) Developer
2 197 (38.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 85 (16.47%) React Developer
4 62 (12.02%) Angular Developer
5 55 (10.66%) Full Stack Developer
6 53 (10.27%) Senior Developer
7 49 (9.50%) JavaScript Developer
8 46 (8.91%) UI Developer
9 28 (5.43%) HTML Developer
10 25 (4.84%) PHP Developer
11 23 (4.46%) .NET Developer
11 23 (4.46%) Java Developer
12 20 (3.88%) C# Developer
12 20 (3.88%) Designer
12 20 (3.88%) Web Developer
13 19 (3.68%) HTML CSS Developer
14 17 (3.29%) Node.js Developer
14 17 (3.29%) Senior Front-End Developer
14 17 (3.29%) UI Designer
15 15 (2.91%) Senior UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 448 (86.82%) CSS
2 413 (80.04%) HTML
3 231 (44.77%) HTML5
4 200 (38.76%) AngularJS
5 189 (36.63%) React
6 165 (31.98%) CSS3
7 164 (31.78%) Node.js
8 108 (20.93%) jQuery
9 98 (18.99%) Redux
10 90 (17.44%) LESS
11 86 (16.67%) REST
12 82 (15.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 65 (12.60%) Web Services
14 64 (12.40%) Jest
14 64 (12.40%) Vue.js
15 60 (11.63%) JSON
16 53 (10.27%) RESTful
17 47 (9.11%) .NET
18 39 (7.56%) XML
19 37 (7.17%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 144 (27.91%) User Experience
2 30 (5.81%) W3C
3 29 (5.62%) Mobile App
4 27 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
6 19 (3.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 11 (2.13%) Virtual Team
8 8 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.36%) Blog
10 3 (0.58%) Cloud Native
10 3 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.58%) Reinsurance
10 3 (0.58%) Vector Graphics
11 2 (0.39%) Animation
11 2 (0.39%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.39%) Linked Data
11 2 (0.39%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.39%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.39%) Web 2.0
12 1 (0.19%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.07%) Linux
2 6 (1.16%) Unix
3 2 (0.39%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.19%) Android
4 1 (0.19%) CoreOS
4 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.19%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (53.68%) Agile Software Development
2 257 (49.81%) Front End Development
3 107 (20.74%) Continuous Integration
4 99 (19.19%) DevOps
4 99 (19.19%) TDD
5 97 (18.80%) Scrum
6 87 (16.86%) Test Automation
7 81 (15.70%) Microservices
8 75 (14.53%) Web Development
9 62 (12.02%) E-Commerce
10 57 (11.05%) Problem-Solving
10 57 (11.05%) Responsive Web Design
11 46 (8.91%) BDD
12 45 (8.72%) MVC
13 43 (8.33%) Unit Testing
14 42 (8.14%) Open Source
15 41 (7.95%) Kanban
15 41 (7.95%) OO
16 39 (7.56%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
17 37 (7.17%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
Programming Languages
1 444 (86.05%) JavaScript
2 139 (26.94%) TypeScript
3 115 (22.29%) ES6
4 80 (15.50%) Java
5 57 (11.05%) PHP
6 52 (10.08%) C#
7 32 (6.20%) SQL
8 22 (4.26%) Python
9 20 (3.88%) Scala
10 15 (2.91%) ES7
11 11 (2.13%) Bash Shell
12 10 (1.94%) Ruby
13 5 (0.97%) Java 8
13 5 (0.97%) PHP 7
14 3 (0.58%) C
14 3 (0.58%) Elm
14 3 (0.58%) Perl
15 2 (0.39%) JSX
15 2 (0.39%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (3.68%) Degree
1 19 (3.68%) Security Cleared
2 17 (3.29%) SC Cleared
3 4 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.39%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.19%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (10.47%) WCAG
2 18 (3.49%) QA
3 10 (1.94%) WAI
4 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 54 (10.47%) Docker
2 5 (0.97%) zsh
3 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 17 (3.29%) Kubernetes
2 16 (3.10%) Grafana
3 15 (2.91%) Kibana
4 11 (2.13%) Terraform
5 4 (0.78%) MIIS
6 2 (0.39%) Ansible
6 2 (0.39%) Istio
6 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.19%) Graphite
7 1 (0.19%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.19%) Mesos
7 1 (0.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (5.04%) Google
2 22 (4.26%) IBM
3 19 (3.68%) Microsoft
4 16 (3.10%) hybris
5 13 (2.52%) New Relic
5 13 (2.52%) Sitecore
6 11 (2.13%) Adobe
7 10 (1.94%) Demandware
7 10 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.16%) SAP
9 4 (0.78%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.58%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.39%) Twitter
12 1 (0.19%) Ariba
12 1 (0.19%) Facebook
12 1 (0.19%) Kony
12 1 (0.19%) Telerik
12 1 (0.19%) WooCommerce