Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 186 212 249
Rank change year-on-year +26 +37 +154
Contract jobs citing Sass 1415 1314 1156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.38% 1.24% 1.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.30% 4.08% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1061 1025 899
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £305 £286 £263
90th Percentile £540 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £364 £350
% change year-on-year +3.09% +3.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 17
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - £24.00
10th Percentile £39.85 - £16.25
90th Percentile £76.45 - £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £24.00

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 32915 32203 32498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.02% 30.39% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23251 22320 22282
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 368 550
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.25 £14.09 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.60 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.64% -2.67% +10.29%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 +25 1326 £425 +6.25% 173
London -6 800 £458 +7.82% 67
UK excluding London +59 596 £375 +3.09% 107
South East +23 173 £400 +6.67% 35
North of England +90 142 £375 +7.14% 30
Midlands +38 100 £363 +3.57% 23
North West +55 89 £375 +7.14% 16
Scotland +21 73 £375 -6.25% 1
East Midlands +32 62 £361 +3.21% 13
East of England +14 58 £375 +36.36% 8
South West -13 51 £325 -3.70% 10
Yorkshire +28 46 £375 - 14
West Midlands +4 38 £363 +1.05% 10
North East +64 7 £378 +7.86%
Wales +8 6 £463 +2.78%
Northern Ireland -40 2 - -

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 1285 (90.81%) CSS
2 1254 (88.62%) JavaScript
3 1174 (82.97%) HTML
4 824 (58.23%) HTML5
5 681 (48.13%) Agile Software Development
6 675 (47.70%) CSS3
7 655 (46.29%) Front End Development
8 627 (44.31%) AngularJS
9 553 (39.08%) Node.js
10 547 (38.66%) React
11 514 (36.33%) Git (software)
12 474 (33.50%) LESS
13 452 (31.94%) jQuery
14 438 (30.95%) TDD
15 348 (24.59%) gulp
16 335 (23.67%) User Experience
17 293 (20.71%) Grunt
18 292 (20.64%) ES6
19 283 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 266 (18.80%) Web Development
21 257 (18.16%) Responsive Web Design
22 219 (15.48%) webpack
23 215 (15.19%) Scrum
24 212 (14.98%) Redux
25 209 (14.77%) Java
26 201 (14.20%) Finance
27 193 (13.64%) Jasmine
28 184 (13.00%) BDD
29 179 (12.65%) Test Automation
30 175 (12.37%) .NET

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
1 105 (7.42%) CMS
2 64 (4.52%) Drupal
3 61 (4.31%) WordPress
4 40 (2.83%) Elasticsearch
5 39 (2.76%) Confluence
6 27 (1.91%) Apache
7 26 (1.84%) nginx
8 22 (1.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 20 (1.41%) Tomcat
10 17 (1.20%) Umbraco
11 14 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
12 12 (0.85%) Jetty
13 11 (0.78%) EPiServer
14 9 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 9 (0.64%) WildFly
15 7 (0.49%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.49%) JBoss
16 6 (0.42%) IIS
16 6 (0.42%) Joomla!
16 6 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 82 (5.80%) Photoshop
2 59 (4.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 28 (1.98%) Adobe Illustrator
4 10 (0.71%) GIMP
5 4 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.21%) HipChat
7 2 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.14%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
8 1 (0.071%) InDesign
8 1 (0.071%) InVision
8 1 (0.071%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 38 (2.69%) Magento
2 5 (0.35%) Shopify
3 2 (0.14%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.071%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.071%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 153 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
2 150 (10.60%) npm
3 78 (5.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 40 (2.83%) GitHub
5 39 (2.76%) SaaS
6 27 (1.91%) Serverless
7 19 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
8 16 (1.13%) PaaS
9 14 (0.99%) Firebase
9 14 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
10 12 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
10 12 (0.85%) Heroku
11 10 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (0.64%) Amazon S3
13 8 (0.57%) Amazon Kinesis
14 7 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 7 (0.49%) CloudFront
14 7 (0.49%) IaaS
15 5 (0.35%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.63%) HTTP
2 15 (1.06%) Internet
3 9 (0.64%) SMS
4 5 (0.35%) SSH
5 4 (0.28%) Bluetooth
6 3 (0.21%) FTP
6 3 (0.21%) Skype
6 3 (0.21%) SMTP
7 2 (0.14%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.14%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.14%) VPLS
7 2 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.071%) DNS
8 1 (0.071%) Intranet
8 1 (0.071%) LDAP
8 1 (0.071%) SSL
8 1 (0.071%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (8.13%) MySQL
2 61 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
3 60 (4.24%) NoSQL
4 56 (3.96%) SQL Server
5 46 (3.25%) MongoDB
6 24 (1.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 21 (1.48%) Neo4j
8 12 (0.85%) Redis
8 12 (0.85%) Relational Database
9 11 (0.78%) Big Data
9 11 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (0.71%) Hadoop
11 9 (0.64%) Amazon Redshift
11 9 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.35%) CouchDB
13 5 (0.35%) SQLite
14 4 (0.28%) GIS
15 3 (0.21%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 514 (36.33%) Git (software)
2 348 (24.59%) gulp
3 293 (20.71%) Grunt
4 219 (15.48%) webpack
5 193 (13.64%) Jasmine
6 129 (9.12%) Karma Test Runner
7 100 (7.07%) Jenkins
8 92 (6.50%) Mocha
9 76 (5.37%) Babel
9 76 (5.37%) JIRA
10 74 (5.23%) Selenium
11 67 (4.73%) Bower
11 67 (4.73%) Protractor
12 62 (4.38%) Subversion
13 53 (3.75%) Cucumber
14 37 (2.61%) Bitbucket
15 30 (2.12%) WebDriver
16 28 (1.98%) Maven
16 28 (1.98%) PostCSS
17 24 (1.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 201 (14.20%) Finance
2 102 (7.21%) Retail
3 81 (5.72%) Marketing
4 78 (5.51%) Banking
5 40 (2.83%) Telecoms
6 27 (1.91%) Investment Banking
6 27 (1.91%) Publishing
7 25 (1.77%) Front Office
7 25 (1.77%) Games
8 22 (1.55%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.20%) Electronics
10 11 (0.78%) Advertising
10 11 (0.78%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.28%) Law
11 4 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.21%) Digital Economy
13 2 (0.14%) Back Office
13 2 (0.14%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.14%) Prime Brokerage
13 2 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1311 (92.65%) Developer
2 566 (40.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 389 (27.49%) JavaScript Developer
4 177 (12.51%) HTML Developer
5 155 (10.95%) UI Developer
6 144 (10.18%) HTML CSS Developer
7 141 (9.96%) Angular Developer
8 109 (7.70%) Web Developer
9 99 (7.00%) Full Stack Developer
9 99 (7.00%) Senior Developer
10 75 (5.30%) Node.js Developer
11 61 (4.31%) PHP Developer
12 53 (3.75%) .NET Developer
13 50 (3.53%) Java Developer
14 46 (3.25%) Agile Developer
15 42 (2.97%) Senior Front-End Developer
16 36 (2.54%) C# Developer
17 35 (2.47%) UX Developer
18 32 (2.26%) Drupal Developer
19 30 (2.12%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1285 (90.81%) CSS
2 1174 (82.97%) HTML
3 824 (58.23%) HTML5
4 675 (47.70%) CSS3
5 627 (44.31%) AngularJS
6 553 (39.08%) Node.js
7 547 (38.66%) React
8 474 (33.50%) LESS
9 452 (31.94%) jQuery
10 283 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 212 (14.98%) Redux
12 175 (12.37%) .NET
13 155 (10.95%) Web Services
14 146 (10.32%) RESTful
15 142 (10.04%) Angular 2
16 105 (7.42%) JSON
17 103 (7.28%) REST
18 91 (6.43%) Ajax
19 85 (6.01%) ASP.NET
20 84 (5.94%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 335 (23.67%) User Experience
2 72 (5.09%) Greenfield Project
3 46 (3.25%) Mobile App
4 45 (3.18%) W3C
5 38 (2.69%) Fintech
6 37 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
7 35 (2.47%) Computer Science
8 23 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 17 (1.20%) Derivative
11 13 (0.92%) Animation
12 12 (0.85%) Social Media
12 12 (0.85%) Virtual Team
13 11 (0.78%) Digital Media
14 10 (0.71%) Algorithms
14 10 (0.71%) Data Structures
14 10 (0.71%) Equity Derivative
15 8 (0.57%) Video on Demand
16 7 (0.49%) iPad
17 6 (0.42%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 97 (6.86%) Linux
2 37 (2.61%) Android
3 27 (1.91%) Apple iOS
4 21 (1.48%) Windows
5 10 (0.71%) Mac OS
5 10 (0.71%) Unix
6 8 (0.57%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.35%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.28%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.21%) SUSE
10 2 (0.14%) Debian
11 1 (0.071%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.071%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.071%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 681 (48.13%) Agile Software Development
2 655 (46.29%) Front End Development
3 438 (30.95%) TDD
4 266 (18.80%) Web Development
5 257 (18.16%) Responsive Web Design
6 215 (15.19%) Scrum
7 184 (13.00%) BDD
8 179 (12.65%) Test Automation
9 155 (10.95%) Continuous Integration
9 155 (10.95%) OO
10 141 (9.96%) MVC
11 137 (9.68%) Unit Testing
12 116 (8.20%) E-Commerce
13 100 (7.07%) Web Design
14 91 (6.43%) DevOps
15 86 (6.08%) Mobile First
16 83 (5.87%) Microservices
17 80 (5.65%) Software Engineering
18 79 (5.58%) Kanban
19 74 (5.23%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 1254 (88.62%) JavaScript
2 292 (20.64%) ES6
3 209 (14.77%) Java
4 169 (11.94%) PHP
5 161 (11.38%) TypeScript
6 127 (8.98%) C#
7 83 (5.87%) SQL
8 54 (3.82%) Python
9 50 (3.53%) ECMAScript
10 40 (2.83%) Scala
11 23 (1.63%) Ruby
12 20 (1.41%) Bash Shell
13 17 (1.20%) T-SQL
14 13 (0.92%) C
15 10 (0.71%) C++
16 8 (0.57%) GraphQL
17 7 (0.49%) Perl
17 7 (0.49%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.49%) VB.NET
18 6 (0.42%) Go
Qualifications
1 54 (3.82%) Security Cleared
2 51 (3.60%) Degree
3 38 (2.69%) SC Cleared
4 27 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.35%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.14%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.14%) MCSD
7 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (3.53%) QA
2 43 (3.04%) WCAG
3 18 (1.27%) WAI
4 4 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 111 (7.84%) Docker
2 9 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.14%) Varnish
4 1 (0.071%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 29 (2.05%) Terraform
2 25 (1.77%) Ansible
3 21 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (1.41%) Kubernetes
5 15 (1.06%) Sysdig
6 10 (0.71%) Puppet
7 8 (0.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 6 (0.42%) Kibana
9 4 (0.28%) Packer
10 3 (0.21%) Mesos
11 2 (0.14%) cPanel
11 2 (0.14%) Nagios
12 1 (0.071%) Grafana
12 1 (0.071%) Graphite
Vendors
1 82 (5.80%) Adobe
2 42 (2.97%) Google
3 32 (2.26%) Twitter
4 29 (2.05%) Microsoft
5 24 (1.70%) Oracle
6 20 (1.41%) SAP
7 15 (1.06%) Sitecore
8 13 (0.92%) Zend
9 9 (0.64%) VMware
10 8 (0.57%) Facebook
11 7 (0.49%) Apple
12 6 (0.42%) Perforce
13 5 (0.35%) WooCommerce
14 4 (0.28%) hybris
14 4 (0.28%) IBM
14 4 (0.28%) Infor
14 4 (0.28%) New Relic
14 4 (0.28%) Rackspace
14 4 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
15 3 (0.21%) Pega