Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 199 232
Rank change year-on-year +19 +33 +87
Contract jobs citing Sass 1,559 1,255 1,260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.50% 1.32% 1.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.44% 4.10% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,159 937 1,014
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +0.38% +6.27%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £275
90th Percentile £575 £534 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £355 £353
% change year-on-year +12.68% +0.71% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 0
UK median hourly rate £100.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +151.25% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 35,130 30,579 31,601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.89% 32.19% 28.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,719 21,114 22,097
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £305 £289
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 385 404
UK median hourly rate £41.21 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.01% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.05 £13.50
90th Percentile £59.13 £53.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% +2.04%

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 July 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 17 July 2018.

Contractor 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 17 July 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 +23 1,471 £450 +12.36% 531
London +26 912 £475 +5.56% 221
UK excluding London -7 632 £400 +12.68% 331
South East -5 217 £400 +6.67% 80
North of England -24 124 £375 +10.29% 106
Midlands +10 118 £425 +23.19% 55
West Midlands +17 81 £425 +23.19% 34
North West -16 77 £375 +11.11% 63
Scotland -31 66 £425 +13.33% 11
South West +2 54 £451 +32.23% 47
East of England -3 53 £418 +11.33% 22
Yorkshire -9 46 £350 -1.41% 36
East Midlands -13 37 £425 +17.24% 21
Wales -24 3 £288 -23.33% 7
North East -20 1 £400 +17.65% 7

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 1,341 (86.02%) CSS
2 1,337 (85.76%) JavaScript
3 1,259 (80.76%) HTML
4 854 (54.78%) HTML5
5 767 (49.20%) AngularJS
6 760 (48.75%) Front End Development
7 759 (48.69%) Agile Software Development
8 674 (43.23%) CSS3
9 581 (37.27%) React
10 521 (33.42%) Git (software)
11 495 (31.75%) Node.js
12 451 (28.93%) LESS
13 448 (28.74%) TDD
14 399 (25.59%) jQuery
15 395 (25.34%) ES6
16 375 (24.05%) User Experience
17 365 (23.41%) webpack
18 328 (21.04%) Redux
19 315 (20.21%) gulp
20 297 (19.05%) TypeScript
21 277 (17.77%) Scrum
22 266 (17.06%) Web Development
23 263 (16.87%) Grunt
24 246 (15.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 219 (14.05%) Finance
26 209 (13.41%) RESTful
27 202 (12.96%) Java
28 200 (12.83%) REST
29 192 (12.32%) BDD
30 190 (12.19%) .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 92 (5.90%) CMS
2 48 (3.08%) Umbraco
3 45 (2.89%) WordPress
4 33 (2.12%) Drupal
5 23 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
6 22 (1.41%) Tomcat
7 19 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 18 (1.15%) Confluence
9 17 (1.09%) EPiServer
10 15 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
11 13 (0.83%) SharePoint
12 9 (0.58%) Apache
12 9 (0.58%) IIS
12 9 (0.58%) JBoss
12 9 (0.58%) Kentico
13 8 (0.51%) Mongoose
14 6 (0.38%) nginx
14 6 (0.38%) Predix
15 5 (0.32%) Joomla!
16 4 (0.26%) Liferay
Applications
1 86 (5.52%) Photoshop
2 30 (1.92%) GIMP
3 15 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 12 (0.77%) Fireworks
5 8 (0.51%) InVision
6 7 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.26%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.064%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 29 (1.86%) Magento
2 11 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.32%) Shopify
4 3 (0.19%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.064%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 187 (11.99%) npm
2 149 (9.56%) Amazon AWS
3 112 (7.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 62 (3.98%) GitHub
5 46 (2.95%) Serverless
6 39 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 22 (1.41%) AWS Lambda
8 19 (1.22%) SaaS
9 17 (1.09%) Heroku
10 15 (0.96%) Amazon Kinesis
11 14 (0.90%) Yarn
12 12 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (0.77%) Google Tag Manager
13 11 (0.71%) Fastly
14 10 (0.64%) Google Analytics
15 9 (0.58%) PaaS
16 8 (0.51%) BrowserStack
16 8 (0.51%) Office 365
17 7 (0.45%) IaaS
17 7 (0.45%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 47 (3.01%) HTTP
2 16 (1.03%) Internet
3 8 (0.51%) RTMP
4 4 (0.26%) Intranet
5 3 (0.19%) SMS
6 2 (0.13%) DNS
6 2 (0.13%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.13%) SSH
6 2 (0.13%) SSL
7 1 (0.064%) FTP
7 1 (0.064%) SAN
7 1 (0.064%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (7.38%) SQL Server
2 91 (5.84%) MySQL
3 67 (4.30%) MongoDB
4 51 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
5 48 (3.08%) NoSQL
6 33 (2.12%) Relational Database
7 28 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 24 (1.54%) Redis
9 21 (1.35%) Blockchain
9 21 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (1.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 17 (1.09%) RDBMS
12 15 (0.96%) Big Data
12 15 (0.96%) Hadoop
13 11 (0.71%) Neo4j
13 11 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
14 10 (0.64%) CouchDB
15 9 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
16 7 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (0.45%) HBase
Development Applications
1 521 (33.42%) Git (software)
2 365 (23.41%) webpack
3 315 (20.21%) gulp
4 263 (16.87%) Grunt
5 181 (11.61%) Jasmine
6 136 (8.72%) Jenkins
7 128 (8.21%) Karma Test Runner
8 105 (6.74%) Mocha
9 94 (6.03%) Babel
10 82 (5.26%) JIRA
11 77 (4.94%) Selenium
12 66 (4.23%) Subversion
13 51 (3.27%) Octopus Deploy
14 42 (2.69%) Cucumber
14 42 (2.69%) Protractor
15 40 (2.57%) Bower
16 38 (2.44%) TeamCity
17 35 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 34 (2.18%) Visual Studio
19 32 (2.05%) Maven
General
1 219 (14.05%) Finance
2 80 (5.13%) Banking
2 80 (5.13%) Retail
3 38 (2.44%) Marketing
4 35 (2.25%) Games
5 20 (1.28%) Telecoms
6 17 (1.09%) Advertising
6 17 (1.09%) Front Office
6 17 (1.09%) Publishing
7 15 (0.96%) Investment Banking
8 13 (0.83%) Back Office
8 13 (0.83%) Law
9 10 (0.64%) Legal
10 8 (0.51%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.45%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.38%) Automotive
13 4 (0.26%) Electronics
13 4 (0.26%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,435 (92.05%) Developer
2 631 (40.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 401 (25.72%) JavaScript Developer
4 273 (17.51%) React Developer
5 228 (14.62%) Angular Developer
6 185 (11.87%) UI Developer
7 144 (9.24%) Senior Developer
8 139 (8.92%) HTML Developer
9 127 (8.15%) Web Developer
10 120 (7.70%) Full Stack Developer
11 115 (7.38%) HTML CSS Developer
12 84 (5.39%) .NET Developer
13 74 (4.75%) Java Developer
14 71 (4.55%) Node.js Developer
15 57 (3.66%) Senior Front-End Developer
16 48 (3.08%) PHP Developer
17 47 (3.01%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 43 (2.76%) C# Developer
19 36 (2.31%) UX Developer
20 35 (2.25%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,341 (86.02%) CSS
2 1,259 (80.76%) HTML
3 854 (54.78%) HTML5
4 767 (49.20%) AngularJS
5 674 (43.23%) CSS3
6 581 (37.27%) React
7 495 (31.75%) Node.js
8 451 (28.93%) LESS
9 399 (25.59%) jQuery
10 328 (21.04%) Redux
11 246 (15.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 209 (13.41%) RESTful
13 200 (12.83%) REST
14 190 (12.19%) .NET
15 177 (11.35%) Angular 2
16 131 (8.40%) Ajax
17 125 (8.02%) JSON
18 122 (7.83%) Web Services
19 112 (7.18%) Vue (Vue.js)
20 105 (6.74%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 375 (24.05%) User Experience
2 140 (8.98%) Greenfield Project
3 64 (4.11%) Mobile App
4 57 (3.66%) Fintech
5 40 (2.57%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (1.60%) Data Structures
7 21 (1.35%) Algorithms
8 19 (1.22%) Virtual Team
9 18 (1.15%) Derivative
10 17 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.03%) Equity Derivative
12 15 (0.96%) Fixed Income
13 14 (0.90%) Computer Science
13 14 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
13 14 (0.90%) Video on Demand
14 11 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
15 10 (0.64%) Blog
15 10 (0.64%) Management Information System
15 10 (0.64%) W3C
16 9 (0.58%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 56 (3.59%) Android
2 54 (3.46%) Apple iOS
3 48 (3.08%) Linux
4 29 (1.86%) Windows
5 20 (1.28%) Unix
6 12 (0.77%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.13%) zOS
8 1 (0.064%) CentOS
8 1 (0.064%) VMS
8 1 (0.064%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.064%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 760 (48.75%) Front End Development
2 759 (48.69%) Agile Software Development
3 448 (28.74%) TDD
4 277 (17.77%) Scrum
5 266 (17.06%) Web Development
6 192 (12.32%) BDD
7 178 (11.42%) Unit Testing
8 177 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
8 177 (11.35%) MVC
9 168 (10.78%) DevOps
9 168 (10.78%) Responsive Web Design
10 141 (9.04%) E-Commerce
11 127 (8.15%) OO
12 126 (8.08%) Microservices
13 113 (7.25%) Wireframes
14 101 (6.48%) Problem-Solving
15 93 (5.97%) Test Automation
16 92 (5.90%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
17 89 (5.71%) Kanban
18 79 (5.07%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
Programming Languages
1 1,337 (85.76%) JavaScript
2 395 (25.34%) ES6
3 297 (19.05%) TypeScript
4 202 (12.96%) Java
5 161 (10.33%) C#
6 144 (9.24%) PHP
7 95 (6.09%) SQL
8 69 (4.43%) ES7
9 46 (2.95%) Python
10 31 (1.99%) Ruby
11 28 (1.80%) Java 8
12 19 (1.22%) T-SQL
13 18 (1.15%) JSX
14 12 (0.77%) Bash Shell
14 12 (0.77%) Scala
15 10 (0.64%) Objective-C
16 8 (0.51%) C++
17 6 (0.38%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.32%) ES8
18 5 (0.32%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 66 (4.23%) Security Cleared
2 57 (3.66%) SC Cleared
3 24 (1.54%) Degree
4 6 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.064%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.72%) QA
2 19 (1.22%) WCAG
3 7 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.45%) PMO
3 7 (0.45%) SLA
4 4 (0.26%) WAI
5 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.064%) GCP
System Software
1 180 (11.55%) Docker
2 7 (0.45%) HDFS
3 4 (0.26%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.26%) Varnish
4 3 (0.19%) etcd
4 3 (0.19%) GeoWebCache
Systems Management
1 34 (2.18%) Ansible
2 25 (1.60%) Terraform
3 22 (1.41%) Kubernetes
4 15 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.51%) Grafana
6 6 (0.38%) Graphite
6 6 (0.38%) HockeyApp
7 5 (0.32%) Kibana
7 5 (0.32%) Puppet
8 4 (0.26%) logstash
8 4 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.13%) Capistrano
9 2 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.064%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.064%) Mesos
Vendors
1 64 (4.11%) Google
2 62 (3.98%) Microsoft
3 56 (3.59%) Adobe
4 32 (2.05%) Oracle
5 23 (1.48%) Capita
6 16 (1.03%) Sitecore
7 12 (0.77%) hybris
8 9 (0.58%) Twitter
9 8 (0.51%) Zend
10 7 (0.45%) Mapbox
10 7 (0.45%) MapR
10 7 (0.45%) SAP
11 6 (0.38%) Atlassian
11 6 (0.38%) TOWER Software
11 6 (0.38%) WooCommerce
12 5 (0.32%) IBM
12 5 (0.32%) Splunk
12 5 (0.32%) Volusion
13 4 (0.26%) Sybase
13 4 (0.26%) Xamarin