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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 68 - 69
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LESS 3 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.38% - 0.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.94% - 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£350 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £290 £285
% change year-on-year
+20.68% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
319 187 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 40.69% 31.91% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 80 139
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 25
Average hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 22 December 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 - 1 £350 -
Peterborough - - - -
LESS
East of England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (100.00%) CSS
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) jQuery
3 6 (75.00%) TDD
3 6 (75.00%) Unit Testing
4 5 (62.50%) HTML
5 4 (50.00%) C#
5 4 (50.00%) .NET
5 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (50.00%) OO
5 4 (50.00%) MVC
5 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 4 (50.00%) Node.js
5 4 (50.00%) Jasmine
5 4 (50.00%) AngularJS
5 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 4 (50.00%) Grunt
6 3 (37.50%) Web Services
6 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
6 3 (37.50%) NUnit
6 3 (37.50%) Google
6 3 (37.50%) Google Maps API
6 3 (37.50%) RESTful
6 3 (37.50%) Moq
6 3 (37.50%) Mocha
6 3 (37.50%) CSS3
6 3 (37.50%) Sass

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 4 (50.00%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Jasmine
1 4 (50.00%) Grunt
2 3 (37.50%) Bower
2 3 (37.50%) Moq
2 3 (37.50%) Mocha
2 3 (37.50%) NUnit
3 1 (12.50%) Subversion
3 1 (12.50%) Firebug
3 1 (12.50%) Fiddler
3 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (12.50%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (37.50%) .NET Developer
2 3 (37.50%) C# Developer
2 3 (37.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Applications Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (12.50%) 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%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) CSS
2 7 (87.50%) jQuery
3 5 (62.50%) HTML
4 4 (50.00%) .NET
4 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (50.00%) AngularJS
4 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (37.50%) CSS3
5 3 (37.50%) Sass
5 3 (37.50%) Google Maps API
5 3 (37.50%) RESTful
5 3 (37.50%) Web Services
6 1 (12.50%) XML
6 1 (12.50%) DOM
6 1 (12.50%) XHTML
6 1 (12.50%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) TDD
2 6 (75.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (50.00%) OO
3 4 (50.00%) MVC
4 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (12.50%) Rapid Prototyping
6 1 (12.50%) BDD
6 1 (12.50%) SEO
6 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (50.00%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Google