Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 201 206 239
Rank change year-on-year +5 +33 +118
Contract jobs citing Sass 1,339 1,238 1,144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.34% 1.28% 1.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.16% 4.06% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 996 929 905
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 22
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £27.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +19.86% -
10th Percentile £39.80 £31.25 £16.25
90th Percentile £88.60 £33.75 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.88 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +22.69% -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 32,164 30,464 31,306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.09% 31.44% 28.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,939 20,984 21,607
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £278
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.85% +4.73% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 344 584
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.50 £15.08 £15.10
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.00 £55.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%

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 January 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 19 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Sass in the UK

Sass
Top 17 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 January 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 0 1,279 £425 +6.25% 583
London -17 744 £458 +7.65% 252
UK excluding London +33 580 £375 - 349
South East +10 185 £375 -6.25% 84
North of England +66 159 £375 +10.29% 117
North West +50 101 £395 +12.86% 81
Midlands +19 90 £378 +6.34% 70
East Midlands +25 59 £375 +15.38% 33
East of England +25 58 £350 - 34
Yorkshire +17 54 £363 +7.81% 34
Scotland -13 46 £400 - 12
South West -23 42 £363 +3.57% 26
West Midlands -7 30 £400 +10.34% 37
North East +46 4 £375 +7.14% 2
Wales +6 4 £463 +2.78% 4
Northern Ireland -26 2 - - 2
Isle of Man - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Sass also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Sass.

1 1,210 (90.37%) CSS
2 1,167 (87.15%) JavaScript
3 1,069 (79.84%) HTML
4 757 (56.53%) HTML5
5 693 (51.76%) Agile Software Development
6 605 (45.18%) Front End Development
7 604 (45.11%) CSS3
8 600 (44.81%) AngularJS
9 497 (37.12%) Node.js
10 489 (36.52%) Git (software)
11 478 (35.70%) React
12 440 (32.86%) LESS
12 440 (32.86%) TDD
13 387 (28.90%) jQuery
14 322 (24.05%) gulp
15 291 (21.73%) ES6
16 281 (20.99%) Grunt
17 259 (19.34%) User Experience
17 259 (19.34%) webpack
18 255 (19.04%) Web Development
19 253 (18.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 240 (17.92%) Responsive Web Design
21 217 (16.21%) Scrum
22 213 (15.91%) Java
23 207 (15.46%) Redux
24 192 (14.34%) Test Automation
25 190 (14.19%) Jasmine
26 185 (13.82%) BDD
27 171 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
28 162 (12.10%) npm

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 95 (7.09%) CMS
2 60 (4.48%) Drupal
2 60 (4.48%) WordPress
3 37 (2.76%) Confluence
3 37 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
4 27 (2.02%) Tomcat
5 26 (1.94%) Apache
6 21 (1.57%) nginx
7 19 (1.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 16 (1.19%) Umbraco
9 15 (1.12%) EPiServer
10 14 (1.05%) Jetty
11 13 (0.97%) JBoss
12 10 (0.75%) Joomla!
12 10 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 10 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
12 10 (0.75%) WildFly
13 9 (0.67%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.52%) Apache Solr
15 6 (0.45%) Mongoose
Applications
1 72 (5.38%) Photoshop
2 52 (3.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 30 (2.24%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (0.90%) GIMP
5 4 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.15%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.15%) HipChat
6 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.075%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.075%) InDesign
7 1 (0.075%) InVision
Business Applications
1 32 (2.39%) Magento
2 6 (0.45%) Shopify
3 2 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.075%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.075%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 162 (12.10%) npm
2 149 (11.13%) Amazon AWS
3 84 (6.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (2.46%) Serverless
5 31 (2.32%) SaaS
6 27 (2.02%) GitHub
7 25 (1.87%) AWS Lambda
8 21 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
9 17 (1.27%) Heroku
10 15 (1.12%) PaaS
11 13 (0.97%) Amazon Kinesis
11 13 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
11 13 (0.97%) Google Analytics
12 12 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
13 10 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
13 10 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
14 9 (0.67%) BrowserStack
15 8 (0.60%) Amazon S3
16 7 (0.52%) Yarn
17 6 (0.45%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.32%) HTTP
2 17 (1.27%) Internet
3 7 (0.52%) SMS
4 5 (0.37%) FTP
4 5 (0.37%) SMTP
4 5 (0.37%) SSH
5 4 (0.30%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.15%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.15%) Skype
6 2 (0.15%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.15%) VPLS
6 2 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.075%) DNS
7 1 (0.075%) Intranet
7 1 (0.075%) SSL
7 1 (0.075%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (9.26%) MySQL
2 72 (5.38%) PostgreSQL
3 64 (4.78%) SQL Server
4 56 (4.18%) NoSQL
5 54 (4.03%) MongoDB
6 34 (2.54%) Redis
7 31 (2.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 20 (1.49%) Neo4j
9 19 (1.42%) Relational Database
10 18 (1.34%) Hadoop
11 15 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
11 15 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
13 10 (0.75%) Big Data
14 9 (0.67%) Hazelcast
15 8 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
16 6 (0.45%) CouchDB
17 5 (0.37%) RDBMS
18 4 (0.30%) InterSystems Cache
18 4 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 489 (36.52%) Git (software)
2 322 (24.05%) gulp
3 281 (20.99%) Grunt
4 259 (19.34%) webpack
5 190 (14.19%) Jasmine
6 124 (9.26%) Karma Test Runner
7 122 (9.11%) Jenkins
8 106 (7.92%) Mocha
9 84 (6.27%) JIRA
10 83 (6.20%) Babel
10 83 (6.20%) Protractor
11 75 (5.60%) Subversion
12 62 (4.63%) Selenium
13 50 (3.73%) Cucumber
14 46 (3.44%) Bower
15 32 (2.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 28 (2.09%) Vagrant
17 26 (1.94%) TeamCity
18 25 (1.87%) Mercurial
18 25 (1.87%) WebDriver
General
1 151 (11.28%) Finance
2 98 (7.32%) Retail
3 80 (5.97%) Marketing
4 53 (3.96%) Banking
5 33 (2.46%) Telecoms
6 20 (1.49%) Games
7 18 (1.34%) Publishing
8 14 (1.05%) Front Office
8 14 (1.05%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.82%) Electronics
10 10 (0.75%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.52%) Advertising
12 3 (0.22%) Back Office
12 3 (0.22%) Digital Economy
12 3 (0.22%) Law
12 3 (0.22%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.15%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.15%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 1,221 (91.19%) Developer
2 518 (38.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 340 (25.39%) JavaScript Developer
4 181 (13.52%) React Developer
5 148 (11.05%) HTML Developer
6 126 (9.41%) Angular Developer
7 124 (9.26%) UI Developer
8 120 (8.96%) HTML CSS Developer
9 107 (7.99%) Web Developer
10 106 (7.92%) Senior Developer
11 93 (6.95%) Full Stack Developer
12 70 (5.23%) PHP Developer
13 62 (4.63%) Node.js Developer
14 61 (4.56%) Java Developer
15 44 (3.29%) .NET Developer
15 44 (3.29%) Senior Front-End Developer
16 34 (2.54%) Agile Developer
17 33 (2.46%) Drupal Developer
18 29 (2.17%) Lead Developer
18 29 (2.17%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,210 (90.37%) CSS
2 1,069 (79.84%) HTML
3 757 (56.53%) HTML5
4 604 (45.11%) CSS3
5 600 (44.81%) AngularJS
6 497 (37.12%) Node.js
7 478 (35.70%) React
8 440 (32.86%) LESS
9 387 (28.90%) jQuery
10 253 (18.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 207 (15.46%) Redux
12 142 (10.60%) .NET
13 136 (10.16%) Angular 2
14 134 (10.01%) RESTful
15 128 (9.56%) Web Services
16 93 (6.95%) REST
17 83 (6.20%) JSON
17 83 (6.20%) KnockoutJS
18 79 (5.90%) ASP.NET
19 78 (5.83%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 259 (19.34%) User Experience
2 72 (5.38%) Greenfield Project
3 47 (3.51%) Mobile App
4 43 (3.21%) Fintech
5 42 (3.14%) Computer Science
6 31 (2.32%) Linux Command Line
7 25 (1.87%) W3C
8 22 (1.64%) Social Media
9 20 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 12 (0.90%) Derivative
11 12 (0.90%) Virtual Team
12 10 (0.75%) Animation
12 10 (0.75%) Video on Demand
13 9 (0.67%) Over-the-Top Content
14 7 (0.52%) Algorithms
14 7 (0.52%) Data Structures
14 7 (0.52%) Equity Derivative
15 6 (0.45%) Digital Media
16 5 (0.37%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 97 (7.24%) Linux
2 37 (2.76%) Apple iOS
3 35 (2.61%) Android
4 19 (1.42%) Unix
5 17 (1.27%) Mac OS X
6 13 (0.97%) Windows
7 8 (0.60%) Mac OS
8 6 (0.45%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.22%) VMS
10 1 (0.075%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.075%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 693 (51.76%) Agile Software Development
2 605 (45.18%) Front End Development
3 440 (32.86%) TDD
4 255 (19.04%) Web Development
5 240 (17.92%) Responsive Web Design
6 217 (16.21%) Scrum
7 192 (14.34%) Test Automation
8 185 (13.82%) BDD
9 171 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
10 133 (9.93%) MVC
11 131 (9.78%) Unit Testing
12 127 (9.48%) OO
13 124 (9.26%) DevOps
14 107 (7.99%) E-Commerce
15 103 (7.69%) Microservices
16 89 (6.65%) Web Design
17 86 (6.42%) Open Source
18 75 (5.60%) Software Engineering
19 69 (5.15%) Pair Programming
20 67 (5.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1,167 (87.15%) JavaScript
2 291 (21.73%) ES6
3 213 (15.91%) Java
4 158 (11.80%) PHP
5 138 (10.31%) TypeScript
6 114 (8.51%) C#
7 82 (6.12%) ES7
8 60 (4.48%) Python
8 60 (4.48%) SQL
9 39 (2.91%) Scala
10 21 (1.57%) Ruby
11 12 (0.90%) C
11 12 (0.90%) T-SQL
12 10 (0.75%) GraphQL
12 10 (0.75%) Objective-C
13 7 (0.52%) Go
13 7 (0.52%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.45%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.45%) Perl
14 6 (0.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 66 (4.93%) Security Cleared
2 56 (4.18%) Degree
3 46 (3.44%) SC Cleared
4 39 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.37%) BC Cleared
7 4 (0.30%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.15%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.15%) MCSD
8 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.075%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.41%) QA
2 43 (3.21%) WCAG
3 13 (0.97%) WAI
4 11 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.15%) SLA
6 1 (0.075%) PMO
System Software
1 140 (10.46%) Docker
2 6 (0.45%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.075%) GeoWebCache
4 1 (0.075%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (2.39%) Ansible
2 30 (2.24%) Terraform
3 29 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (1.94%) Kubernetes
5 19 (1.42%) Puppet
6 15 (1.12%) Sysdig
7 6 (0.45%) Kibana
7 6 (0.45%) Mesos
8 5 (0.37%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 4 (0.30%) Packer
10 2 (0.15%) Grafana
10 2 (0.15%) Graphite
11 1 (0.075%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 75 (5.60%) Adobe
2 55 (4.11%) Google
3 42 (3.14%) Twitter
4 32 (2.39%) Microsoft
5 26 (1.94%) Oracle
6 19 (1.42%) Zend
7 13 (0.97%) SAP
8 12 (0.90%) Sitecore
9 10 (0.75%) VMware
10 9 (0.67%) Facebook
11 7 (0.52%) hybris
11 7 (0.52%) Perforce
11 7 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (0.45%) Coveo
13 5 (0.37%) WooCommerce
14 4 (0.30%) Atlassian
14 4 (0.30%) IBM
14 4 (0.30%) New Relic
15 3 (0.22%) Pega
15 3 (0.22%) Sun