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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 45 45 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing LESS 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.67% 0.27% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.84% 0.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
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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
163 126 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 36.14% 34.43% 33.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 45 69
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £515 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 29
Average hourly rate - £39.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 18 September 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 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (100.00%) CSS
1 8 (100.00%) jQuery
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) AngularJS
3 5 (62.50%) Grunt
3 5 (62.50%) Node.js
3 5 (62.50%) Jasmine
3 5 (62.50%) TDD
3 5 (62.50%) Unit Testing
3 5 (62.50%) OO
3 5 (62.50%) HTML
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) XHTML
4 3 (37.50%) Internet
4 3 (37.50%) Google
4 3 (37.50%) Sass
4 3 (37.50%) Google Maps API
4 3 (37.50%) CSS3
4 3 (37.50%) Mocha
4 3 (37.50%) RESTful
4 3 (37.50%) Bower
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (25.00%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (25.00%) Rapid Prototyping
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (25.00%) HTML5
5 2 (25.00%) Moq
5 2 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 5 (62.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Photoshop
1 1 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Jasmine
1 5 (62.50%) Grunt
2 3 (37.50%) Mocha
2 3 (37.50%) Bower
3 2 (25.00%) Moq
3 2 (25.00%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (25.00%) NUnit
4 1 (12.50%) Subversion
4 1 (12.50%) Firebug
4 1 (12.50%) Fiddler
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Web Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Applications Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Agile .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Web Applications Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Applications Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Web Applications Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Head of Development
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) CSS
1 8 (100.00%) jQuery
2 6 (75.00%) AngularJS
3 5 (62.50%) HTML
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) Google Maps API
4 3 (37.50%) RESTful
4 3 (37.50%) XHTML
4 3 (37.50%) CSS3
4 3 (37.50%) Sass
5 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (25.00%) HTML5
5 2 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (25.00%) REST
5 2 (25.00%) DOM
5 2 (25.00%) .NET
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) TDD
2 5 (62.50%) OO
2 5 (62.50%) Unit Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Rapid Prototyping
3 2 (25.00%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) SEO
4 1 (12.50%) Web Development
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) PHP
2 2 (25.00%) C#
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) Adobe