Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 212 232
Rank change year-on-year +12 +20 +104
Contract jobs citing Sass 1,382 1,137 1,169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.37% 1.24% 1.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.19% 3.91% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,026 816 923
UK median daily rate £450 £406 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.77% +4.84% +3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £286 £281
90th Percentile £556 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
UK median hourly rate £72.75 £33.75 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +115.56% +2.27% +20.57%
10th Percentile £45.00 £31.38 £24.23
90th Percentile £100.75 £37.13 £80.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +38.46% -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 33,004 29,086 30,559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.63% 31.61% 28.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,267 20,064 21,201
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 333 366 469
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +4.52% +10.71%
10th Percentile £17.05 £15.75 £14.75
90th Percentile £59.75 £52.50 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +7.64%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +20 1,312 £450 +9.09% 597
London -2 742 £475 +8.57% 193
UK excluding London +26 628 £400 +10.34% 424
South East +17 232 £400 +6.67% 108
North of England +13 152 £375 +10.46% 136
North West +31 99 £415 +29.69% 88
Midlands +20 93 £413 +17.86% 68
East of England 0 59 £413 +26.44% 56
Yorkshire -9 52 £325 -4.41% 41
West Midlands +26 51 £425 +17.24% 31
Scotland -21 51 £438 +11.11% 13
South West -9 42 £425 +13.33% 36
East Midlands +2 41 £413 +26.92% 36
Wales -18 5 £375 -6.25% 5
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 2
North East +23 1 £400 +17.65% 7
Isle of Man - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, 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 1,212 (87.70%) CSS
2 1,173 (84.88%) JavaScript
3 1,090 (78.87%) HTML
4 732 (52.97%) HTML5
5 673 (48.70%) AngularJS
6 650 (47.03%) Agile Software Development
7 637 (46.09%) Front End Development
8 584 (42.26%) CSS3
9 479 (34.66%) Git (software)
10 471 (34.08%) Node.js
11 460 (33.29%) React
12 451 (32.63%) LESS
13 425 (30.75%) TDD
14 375 (27.13%) jQuery
15 316 (22.87%) gulp
16 311 (22.50%) ES6
17 310 (22.43%) webpack
18 285 (20.62%) User Experience
19 273 (19.75%) Grunt
20 258 (18.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 245 (17.73%) Web Development
22 235 (17.00%) Redux
23 204 (14.76%) Scrum
24 198 (14.33%) BDD
25 194 (14.04%) RESTful
26 191 (13.82%) Jasmine
27 188 (13.60%) Responsive Web Design
28 180 (13.02%) TypeScript
29 179 (12.95%) npm
29 179 (12.95%) Java

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 94 (6.80%) CMS
2 50 (3.62%) Drupal
3 42 (3.04%) WordPress
4 30 (2.17%) Umbraco
5 29 (2.10%) Confluence
6 22 (1.59%) Tomcat
7 20 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
8 18 (1.30%) EPiServer
8 18 (1.30%) JBoss
9 17 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 17 (1.23%) Apache
10 15 (1.09%) nginx
11 14 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
12 13 (0.94%) WebLogic
13 11 (0.80%) Joomla!
14 9 (0.65%) Mongoose
15 6 (0.43%) Predix
15 6 (0.43%) WildFly
16 5 (0.36%) Apache Spark
16 5 (0.36%) Jetty
Applications
1 68 (4.92%) Photoshop
2 27 (1.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 18 (1.30%) GIMP
4 17 (1.23%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (0.65%) InVision
6 2 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.072%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 37 (2.68%) Magento
2 9 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.29%) Shopify
4 3 (0.22%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.072%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.072%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 179 (12.95%) npm
2 124 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
3 84 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 46 (3.33%) GitHub
5 35 (2.53%) Serverless
6 26 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
7 20 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
8 19 (1.37%) SaaS
9 15 (1.09%) Amazon Kinesis
10 13 (0.94%) Google Analytics
10 13 (0.94%) Heroku
11 12 (0.87%) BrowserStack
11 12 (0.87%) Yarn
12 11 (0.80%) Fastly
12 11 (0.80%) PaaS
13 10 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
14 9 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
14 9 (0.65%) Google Tag Manager
15 5 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 5 (0.36%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.97%) HTTP
2 9 (0.65%) Internet
3 3 (0.22%) FTP
3 3 (0.22%) Intranet
3 3 (0.22%) SMTP
3 3 (0.22%) SSH
4 2 (0.14%) DNS
4 2 (0.14%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.14%) Skype
4 2 (0.14%) SMS
4 2 (0.14%) SSL
5 1 (0.072%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.072%) SAN
5 1 (0.072%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (8.32%) MySQL
2 88 (6.37%) SQL Server
3 65 (4.70%) MongoDB
4 59 (4.27%) PostgreSQL
5 51 (3.69%) NoSQL
6 46 (3.33%) Redis
7 22 (1.59%) Relational Database
8 20 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 19 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
10 18 (1.30%) Hadoop
11 15 (1.09%) Blockchain
12 14 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
13 13 (0.94%) Hazelcast
14 12 (0.87%) CouchDB
15 10 (0.72%) Neo4j
15 10 (0.72%) RDBMS
16 9 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
16 9 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
17 7 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
18 6 (0.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 479 (34.66%) Git (software)
2 316 (22.87%) gulp
3 310 (22.43%) webpack
4 273 (19.75%) Grunt
5 191 (13.82%) Jasmine
6 140 (10.13%) Karma Test Runner
7 119 (8.61%) Jenkins
8 106 (7.67%) Mocha
9 83 (6.01%) Subversion
10 80 (5.79%) JIRA
11 72 (5.21%) Protractor
12 65 (4.70%) Babel
13 63 (4.56%) Selenium
14 53 (3.84%) Cucumber
15 48 (3.47%) Bower
16 42 (3.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 32 (2.32%) TeamCity
18 30 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
19 28 (2.03%) Maven
19 28 (2.03%) PostCSS
General
1 145 (10.49%) Finance
2 79 (5.72%) Retail
3 55 (3.98%) Marketing
4 50 (3.62%) Banking
5 30 (2.17%) Games
6 27 (1.95%) Telecoms
7 23 (1.66%) Publishing
8 8 (0.58%) Advertising
8 8 (0.58%) Back Office
8 8 (0.58%) Law
8 8 (0.58%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.51%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.43%) Electronics
10 6 (0.43%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.43%) Front Office
11 5 (0.36%) Automotive
11 5 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.36%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.22%) Music Industry
12 3 (0.22%) Persian Language
Job Titles
1 1,258 (91.03%) Developer
2 526 (38.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 377 (27.28%) JavaScript Developer
4 208 (15.05%) React Developer
5 184 (13.31%) Angular Developer
6 131 (9.48%) HTML Developer
7 119 (8.61%) Full Stack Developer
7 119 (8.61%) Senior Developer
8 113 (8.18%) UI Developer
9 111 (8.03%) HTML CSS Developer
10 100 (7.24%) Web Developer
11 75 (5.43%) Node.js Developer
12 67 (4.85%) Java Developer
13 60 (4.34%) PHP Developer
14 55 (3.98%) .NET Developer
15 48 (3.47%) Senior Front-End Developer
16 35 (2.53%) Senior JavaScript Developer
17 32 (2.32%) Designer
18 29 (2.10%) Architect
18 29 (2.10%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,212 (87.70%) CSS
2 1,090 (78.87%) HTML
3 732 (52.97%) HTML5
4 673 (48.70%) AngularJS
5 584 (42.26%) CSS3
6 471 (34.08%) Node.js
7 460 (33.29%) React
8 451 (32.63%) LESS
9 375 (27.13%) jQuery
10 258 (18.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 235 (17.00%) Redux
12 194 (14.04%) RESTful
13 161 (11.65%) Angular 2
14 157 (11.36%) .NET
15 152 (11.00%) REST
16 114 (8.25%) Web Services
17 107 (7.74%) JSON
18 106 (7.67%) Ajax
19 96 (6.95%) KnockoutJS
20 95 (6.87%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 285 (20.62%) User Experience
2 116 (8.39%) Greenfield Project
3 62 (4.49%) Mobile App
4 39 (2.82%) Fintech
5 31 (2.24%) Computer Science
6 22 (1.59%) Data Structures
7 19 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (1.23%) Algorithms
9 16 (1.16%) Virtual Team
9 16 (1.16%) W3C
10 15 (1.09%) Video on Demand
11 14 (1.01%) Social Media
12 12 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (0.80%) Blog
13 11 (0.80%) Over-the-Top Content
14 10 (0.72%) Fixed Income
14 10 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
15 9 (0.65%) Self-Motivation
16 8 (0.58%) Derivative
17 7 (0.51%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 61 (4.41%) Apple iOS
2 58 (4.20%) Android
2 58 (4.20%) Linux
3 26 (1.88%) Windows
4 18 (1.30%) Unix
5 17 (1.23%) Mac OS X
6 14 (1.01%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.22%) VMS
8 2 (0.14%) zOS
9 1 (0.072%) CentOS
9 1 (0.072%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.072%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 650 (47.03%) Agile Software Development
2 637 (46.09%) Front End Development
3 425 (30.75%) TDD
4 245 (17.73%) Web Development
5 204 (14.76%) Scrum
6 198 (14.33%) BDD
7 188 (13.60%) Responsive Web Design
8 168 (12.16%) Unit Testing
9 159 (11.51%) Continuous Integration
10 158 (11.43%) MVC
11 153 (11.07%) Test Automation
12 139 (10.06%) DevOps
13 114 (8.25%) E-Commerce
13 114 (8.25%) Microservices
14 110 (7.96%) OO
15 90 (6.51%) Open Source
16 70 (5.07%) Wireframes
17 66 (4.78%) Software Engineering
18 65 (4.70%) Kanban
19 61 (4.41%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 1,173 (84.88%) JavaScript
2 311 (22.50%) ES6
3 180 (13.02%) TypeScript
4 179 (12.95%) Java
5 160 (11.58%) PHP
6 141 (10.20%) C#
7 73 (5.28%) ES7
8 62 (4.49%) SQL
9 51 (3.69%) Python
10 35 (2.53%) Java 8
11 23 (1.66%) Ruby
12 19 (1.37%) Objective-C
13 18 (1.30%) T-SQL
14 16 (1.16%) Scala
15 13 (0.94%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.58%) C
16 8 (0.58%) JSX
17 7 (0.51%) C++
17 7 (0.51%) PHP 7
18 5 (0.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 53 (3.84%) Security Cleared
2 41 (2.97%) Degree
3 38 (2.75%) SC Cleared
4 29 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.29%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.072%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.072%) MCSD
8 1 (0.072%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.12%) QA
2 21 (1.52%) WCAG
3 11 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.22%) PMO
5 2 (0.14%) SLA
6 1 (0.072%) WAI
System Software
1 160 (11.58%) Docker
2 4 (0.29%) GeoWebCache
2 4 (0.29%) Varnish
3 3 (0.22%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.22%) etcd
4 1 (0.072%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.072%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 40 (2.89%) Ansible
2 35 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (2.24%) Terraform
4 21 (1.52%) Kubernetes
5 14 (1.01%) Puppet
6 6 (0.43%) Grafana
7 5 (0.36%) Graphite
7 5 (0.36%) Mesos
8 4 (0.29%) HockeyApp
9 1 (0.072%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.072%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.072%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.072%) Kibana
9 1 (0.072%) Packer
9 1 (0.072%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 52 (3.76%) Adobe
2 49 (3.55%) Google
2 49 (3.55%) Microsoft
3 31 (2.24%) Oracle
4 26 (1.88%) Twitter
5 16 (1.16%) Sitecore
5 16 (1.16%) Zend
6 12 (0.87%) hybris
7 11 (0.80%) Perforce
8 10 (0.72%) Capita
9 9 (0.65%) SAP
10 8 (0.58%) Atlassian
11 6 (0.43%) Coveo
11 6 (0.43%) IBM
11 6 (0.43%) Mapbox
12 5 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.29%) Sybase
13 4 (0.29%) WooCommerce
14 3 (0.22%) Volusion
14 3 (0.22%) Xamarin