The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 36 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LESS 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.32% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.92% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£388 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
109 105 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 34.60% 36.71% 33.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 66 85
Average daily rate £325 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 7
Average hourly rate £41.25 £36.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.01% +4.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Semantic HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) Grunt
2 1 (50.00%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) Node.js
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) Backbone.js
2 1 (50.00%) Jasmine
2 1 (50.00%) Sass
2 1 (50.00%) Ember.js
2 1 (50.00%) SEO
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Firebug
2 1 (50.00%) Fiddler
2 1 (50.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 1 (50.00%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
1 1 (50.00%) Firebug
1 1 (50.00%) Fiddler
1 1 (50.00%) Jasmine
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) Grunt
1 1 (50.00%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) UI Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Front-End Developer
2 1 (50.00%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Semantic HTML
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) Backbone.js
2 1 (50.00%) Sass
2 1 (50.00%) Ember.js
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) DOM
2 1 (50.00%) XHTML
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) SEO
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
1 1 (50.00%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Java