The first table below looks at the demand for LESS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Cambridge region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 46 39 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing LESS 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.86% 0.26% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.21% 0.89% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£360 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
181 112 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 38.76% 29.24% 37.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 48 83
Average daily rate £350 £350 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 30
Average hourly rate £43.50 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.53% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £31.50 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LESS across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

LESS
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LESS across the Cambridge region.

LESS Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

LESS
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LESS across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

LESS Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing LESS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LESS.

1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) XHTML
2 3 (60.00%) Internet
2 3 (60.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 2 (40.00%) Grunt
3 2 (40.00%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Rapid Prototyping
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (40.00%) HTML5
3 2 (40.00%) Moq
3 2 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (40.00%) Node.js
3 2 (40.00%) REST
3 2 (40.00%) Jasmine
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) NUnit
3 2 (40.00%) DOM
3 2 (40.00%) OO
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) PHP

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing LESS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LESS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) NUnit
1 2 (40.00%) Moq
1 2 (40.00%) Jasmine
1 2 (40.00%) Grunt
1 2 (40.00%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) Firebug
2 1 (20.00%) Fiddler
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Web Developer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Agile .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Head of Development
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) XHTML
2 3 (60.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (40.00%) HTML5
3 2 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (40.00%) REST
3 2 (40.00%) DOM
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) OO
1 2 (40.00%) MVC
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) TDD
1 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Rapid Prototyping
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
2 1 (20.00%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) PHP
2 2 (40.00%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Adobe