The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 59 66 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing LESS 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.65% 0.26% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.19% 0.73% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
LESS
East of England

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 Cambridgeshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
228 275 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 29.42% 36.33% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 104 96
Average daily rate £350 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £508 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 18 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 Cambridgeshire

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

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

LESS
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

LESS Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

LESS
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -3 3 £475 - 1
LESS
East of England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 13 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 13 (100.00%) CSS
2 12 (92.31%) jQuery
3 10 (76.92%) HTML
3 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (69.23%) TDD
4 9 (69.23%) Unit Testing
5 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (46.15%) Moq
5 6 (46.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
5 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 6 (46.15%) NUnit
5 6 (46.15%) .NET Framework
5 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
5 6 (46.15%) MVC
5 6 (46.15%) C#
5 6 (46.15%) .NET
6 5 (38.46%) OO
6 5 (38.46%) Grunt
6 5 (38.46%) Jasmine
6 5 (38.46%) Node.js
7 4 (30.77%) Sass
7 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
8 3 (23.08%) XHTML
8 3 (23.08%) Web Services
8 3 (23.08%) Internet
8 3 (23.08%) Google
8 3 (23.08%) HTML5

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 (38.46%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Photoshop
1 1 (7.69%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Moq
1 6 (46.15%) NUnit
2 5 (38.46%) Grunt
2 5 (38.46%) Jasmine
3 3 (23.08%) Bower
3 3 (23.08%) Mocha
4 2 (15.38%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (7.69%) Subversion
5 1 (7.69%) Firebug
5 1 (7.69%) Fiddler
General
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) .NET Developer
3 4 (30.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (30.77%) C# Developer
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Web Developer
4 3 (23.08%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Agile .NET Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Applications Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Web Applications Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Web Applications Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Applications Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Head of Development
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) CSS
2 12 (92.31%) jQuery
3 10 (76.92%) HTML
4 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (46.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
4 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 6 (46.15%) .NET Framework
4 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
4 6 (46.15%) .NET
5 4 (30.77%) Sass
6 3 (23.08%) XHTML
6 3 (23.08%) Web Services
6 3 (23.08%) HTML5
6 3 (23.08%) CSS3
6 3 (23.08%) Google Maps API
6 3 (23.08%) RESTful
7 2 (15.38%) REST
7 2 (15.38%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
1 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) TDD
2 9 (69.23%) Unit Testing
3 6 (46.15%) MVC
4 5 (38.46%) OO
5 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
6 2 (15.38%) Rapid Prototyping
7 1 (7.69%) Web Development
7 1 (7.69%) SEO
7 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (46.15%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) PHP
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Google
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe