Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 288 217 185
Rank change year-on-year -71 -32 +17
Contract jobs citing Sass 284 1,174 1,563
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 1.29% 1.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.66% 4.06% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 846 1,187
Median daily rate £481 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +1.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £304 £313 £313
90th Percentile £600 £603 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 8
Median hourly rate £54.00 £42.50 £100.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.06% -57.71% +152.04%
10th Percentile £46.40 £36.50 £45.00
90th Percentile £56.00 £48.50 £100.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +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 10,686 28,928 35,155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.34% 31.73% 34.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,105 20,163 24,812
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £330 £333 £319
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 319 352
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.91 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.29% +7.10% +2.50%
10th Percentile £22.33 £19.66 £15.24
90th Percentile £63.98 £60.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% -

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 8 August 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
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 8 August 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 -70 252 £500 +7.99% 149
London -45 156 £525 +5.00% 39
UK excluding London -37 111 £400 - 113
North of England +41 44 £400 -5.88% 43
Work from Home -19 31 £350 -12.50% 19
North West +30 29 £500 +19.40% 22
South East +18 20 £450 - 16
Scotland +37 17 £400 -3.03% 3
Yorkshire +53 14 £328 -22.94% 16
Midlands +53 12 £500 +33.33% 19
South West +39 10 £375 -1.96% 19
East of England +29 8 £450 +15.76% 12
East Midlands +51 6 £500 +48.15% 5
West Midlands +29 6 £500 +33.33% 14
North East +24 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 8 August 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.

1 253 (89.08%) CSS
2 241 (84.86%) HTML
3 228 (80.28%) JavaScript
4 155 (54.58%) Front End Development
5 144 (50.70%) HTML5
6 140 (49.30%) Git (software)
7 129 (45.42%) Agile Software Development
8 100 (35.21%) User Experience
9 98 (34.51%) AngularJS
9 98 (34.51%) Node.js
10 94 (33.10%) React
11 82 (28.87%) CSS3
12 77 (27.11%) Redux
13 75 (26.41%) Test Automation
14 67 (23.59%) DevOps
15 66 (23.24%) jQuery
16 65 (22.89%) Web Development
17 63 (22.18%) TypeScript
18 61 (21.48%) TDD
19 53 (18.66%) WCAG
20 51 (17.96%) Jest
20 51 (17.96%) ES6
21 50 (17.61%) Java
22 49 (17.25%) gulp
22 49 (17.25%) Grunt
22 49 (17.25%) Responsive Web Design
23 45 (15.85%) Web Accessibility
24 44 (15.49%) Scrum
24 44 (15.49%) Web Design
24 44 (15.49%) Jasmine

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 12 (4.23%) CMS
2 6 (2.11%) WordPress
3 5 (1.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (1.06%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.70%) Apache
5 2 (0.70%) Confluence
5 2 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.35%) Drupal
6 1 (0.35%) IIS
6 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (2.11%) Sketch
2 4 (1.41%) Figma
2 4 (1.41%) InVision
2 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.41%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.06%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.70%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.35%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 5 (1.76%) Visualfiles
2 3 (1.06%) Shopify
3 2 (0.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 41 (14.44%) Azure
2 25 (8.80%) AWS
3 22 (7.75%) npm
4 15 (5.28%) GitHub
5 8 (2.82%) Serverless
6 7 (2.46%) Yarn
7 6 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.76%) Google Analytics
9 4 (1.41%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.41%) GCP
10 3 (1.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (1.06%) Amazon ECS
10 3 (1.06%) Amazon EKS
10 3 (1.06%) AWS CodePipeline
10 3 (1.06%) Azure Functions
10 3 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.70%) Apigee
11 2 (0.70%) WhatsApp
12 1 (0.35%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.35%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.99%) HTTP
2 7 (2.46%) SSL
3 6 (2.11%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.06%) Firewall
5 2 (0.70%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.28%) MySQL
1 15 (5.28%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.52%) MongoDB
3 6 (2.11%) Big Data
3 6 (2.11%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.41%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.06%) Cosmos DB
5 3 (1.06%) Redis
5 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.35%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.35%) CockroachDB
6 1 (0.35%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 140 (49.30%) Git (software)
2 49 (17.25%) Grunt
2 49 (17.25%) gulp
3 44 (15.49%) Jasmine
4 41 (14.44%) webpack
5 37 (13.03%) Jenkins
6 33 (11.62%) Mocha
7 27 (9.51%) Subversion
8 22 (7.75%) git-flow
9 12 (4.23%) Cypress.io
9 12 (4.23%) Selenium
10 11 (3.87%) Babel
10 11 (3.87%) JIRA
10 11 (3.87%) Visual Studio
11 9 (3.17%) Cucumber
11 9 (3.17%) PostCSS
12 8 (2.82%) Karma Test Runner
12 8 (2.82%) Protractor
12 8 (2.82%) TestCafe
13 7 (2.46%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 33 (11.62%) Public Sector
2 21 (7.39%) Finance
3 9 (3.17%) Marketing
4 8 (2.82%) Banking
5 6 (2.11%) Electronics
6 4 (1.41%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.41%) Law
7 3 (1.06%) Front Office
7 3 (1.06%) Local Government
7 3 (1.06%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.70%) Games
8 2 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.70%) Publishing
8 2 (0.70%) Retail
9 1 (0.35%) French Language
9 1 (0.35%) Housing Association
9 1 (0.35%) Police
Job Titles
1 262 (92.25%) Developer
2 121 (42.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 54 (19.01%) React Developer
4 37 (13.03%) Angular Developer
5 34 (11.97%) JavaScript Developer
6 31 (10.92%) Full Stack Developer
7 28 (9.86%) UI Developer
8 24 (8.45%) Senior Developer
9 23 (8.10%) HTML Developer
10 19 (6.69%) PHP Developer
10 19 (6.69%) Web Developer
11 16 (5.63%) HTML CSS Developer
12 12 (4.23%) Applications Developer
13 10 (3.52%) .NET Developer
13 10 (3.52%) C# Developer
13 10 (3.52%) Senior Front-End Developer
14 8 (2.82%) Backend Developer
14 8 (2.82%) UI/UX Developer
14 8 (2.82%) UX Developer
15 7 (2.46%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (89.08%) CSS
2 241 (84.86%) HTML
3 144 (50.70%) HTML5
4 98 (34.51%) AngularJS
4 98 (34.51%) Node.js
5 94 (33.10%) React
6 82 (28.87%) CSS3
7 77 (27.11%) Redux
8 66 (23.24%) jQuery
9 51 (17.96%) Jest
10 41 (14.44%) LESS
11 32 (11.27%) REST
11 32 (11.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 30 (10.56%) RESTful
12 30 (10.56%) Vue.js
13 26 (9.15%) RxJS
14 25 (8.80%) .NET
14 25 (8.80%) JSON
15 24 (8.45%) Mustache
16 23 (8.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 100 (35.21%) User Experience
2 11 (3.87%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.46%) Virtual Team
6 6 (2.11%) W3C
7 5 (1.76%) Reinsurance
8 4 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.06%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.06%) Blog
9 3 (1.06%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.06%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.35%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.35%) SCORM
10 1 (0.35%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.35%) Vector Graphics
Operating Systems
1 31 (10.92%) Linux
2 26 (9.15%) Unix
3 25 (8.80%) Mac OS X
4 10 (3.52%) Apple iOS
5 9 (3.17%) Android
6 3 (1.06%) Windows
7 1 (0.35%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (54.58%) Front End Development
2 129 (45.42%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (26.41%) Test Automation
4 67 (23.59%) DevOps
5 65 (22.89%) Web Development
6 61 (21.48%) TDD
7 49 (17.25%) Responsive Web Design
8 45 (15.85%) Web Accessibility
9 44 (15.49%) Scrum
9 44 (15.49%) Web Design
10 40 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
11 38 (13.38%) Microservices
12 32 (11.27%) MVC
12 32 (11.27%) Problem-Solving
12 32 (11.27%) Unit Testing
13 26 (9.15%) Continuous Deployment
13 26 (9.15%) Dependency Injection
13 26 (9.15%) OO
14 22 (7.75%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
15 18 (6.34%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 228 (80.28%) JavaScript
2 63 (22.18%) TypeScript
3 51 (17.96%) ES6
4 50 (17.61%) Java
5 30 (10.56%) C#
6 29 (10.21%) PHP
7 17 (5.99%) Python
8 15 (5.28%) SQL
9 9 (3.17%) ES7
10 8 (2.82%) Scala
11 6 (2.11%) Ruby
12 5 (1.76%) Kotlin
12 5 (1.76%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.06%) Apple Swift
13 3 (1.06%) JSX
13 3 (1.06%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.70%) C
15 1 (0.35%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 41 (14.44%) Security Cleared
2 31 (10.92%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.58%) Degree
4 7 (2.46%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (2.46%) DBS Check
5 6 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.06%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.35%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.35%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (18.66%) WCAG
2 7 (2.46%) QA
System Software
1 23 (8.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (3.52%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.41%) Grafana
2 4 (1.41%) Kibana
3 3 (1.06%) Terraform
4 2 (0.70%) Istio
4 2 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.35%) Ansible
5 1 (0.35%) Mesos
5 1 (0.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (4.93%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.17%) Adobe
2 9 (3.17%) Google
3 4 (1.41%) Sitecore
4 3 (1.06%) OutSystems
4 3 (1.06%) SAP
4 3 (1.06%) Sencha
4 3 (1.06%) Xamarin
4 3 (1.06%) Zend
5 2 (0.70%) BuddyPress
5 2 (0.70%) GrapeCity
6 1 (0.35%) Ariba
6 1 (0.35%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.35%) Capita
6 1 (0.35%) hybris
6 1 (0.35%) IBM
6 1 (0.35%) Lets Encrypt
6 1 (0.35%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.35%) Telerik