The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 196 189 203
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +14
Contract jobs citing LESS 12 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.21% 0.26% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.70% 0.87% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 13
Average daily rate
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£350 £500 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +53.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1712 1730 2039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.32% 29.52% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1387 1317 1596
Average daily rate £426 £450 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.44% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £310 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 28
Average hourly rate £24.23 £20.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.19% -50.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.64 £16.00 £27.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £32.01 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.94% -1.42%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

LESS
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

LESS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

LESS
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LESS across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

LESS Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 49 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 47 (95.92%) HTML
3 43 (87.76%) CSS
4 40 (81.63%) HTML5
5 36 (73.47%) AngularJS
5 36 (73.47%) Sass
6 33 (67.35%) jQuery
7 32 (65.31%) CSS3
8 17 (34.69%) Backbone.js
9 16 (32.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 15 (30.61%) User Experience
10 15 (30.61%) Node.js
10 15 (30.61%) Web Development
11 13 (26.53%) Git (software)
11 13 (26.53%) PHP
11 13 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (22.45%) Ember.js
13 10 (20.41%) Java
14 9 (18.37%) OO
14 9 (18.37%) Grunt
15 8 (16.33%) Responsive Web Design
16 7 (14.29%) MySQL
16 7 (14.29%) MVC
17 6 (12.24%) Finance
17 6 (12.24%) TDD
17 6 (12.24%) Subversion
17 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
17 6 (12.24%) C#
17 6 (12.24%) Photoshop
17 6 (12.24%) Client/Server

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 15 (30.61%) Node.js
2 6 (12.24%) WordPress
3 4 (8.16%) Drupal
4 3 (6.12%) CMS
5 2 (4.08%) Apache Solr
5 2 (4.08%) Umbraco
5 2 (4.08%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (2.04%) Orchard CMS
6 1 (2.04%) IIS
6 1 (2.04%) SAS
6 1 (2.04%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.04%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) Internet
2 1 (2.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) MySQL
2 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.24%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.08%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.08%) Triplestore
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (26.53%) Git (software)
2 9 (18.37%) Grunt
3 6 (12.24%) Subversion
4 5 (10.20%) Selenium
4 5 (10.20%) Bower
4 5 (10.20%) gulp
5 4 (8.16%) Jasmine
6 3 (6.12%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (6.12%) WebDriver
6 3 (6.12%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.04%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.04%) Maven
7 1 (2.04%) Yeoman
7 1 (2.04%) Gradle
7 1 (2.04%) Ant
General
1 6 (12.24%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Banking
2 4 (8.16%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Legal
3 1 (2.04%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 47 (95.92%) Developer
2 26 (53.06%) Front-End Developer
3 13 (26.53%) JavaScript Developer
4 7 (14.29%) Web Developer
5 6 (12.24%) Node.js Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Drupal Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Lead Developer
8 2 (4.08%) .NET Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Designer
9 1 (2.04%) UI Programmer
9 1 (2.04%) C Developer
9 1 (2.04%) Senior C Developer
9 1 (2.04%) UI Designer
9 1 (2.04%) Interactive Designer
9 1 (2.04%) UI Developer
9 1 (2.04%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 1 (2.04%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (95.92%) HTML
2 43 (87.76%) CSS
3 40 (81.63%) HTML5
4 36 (73.47%) Sass
4 36 (73.47%) AngularJS
5 33 (67.35%) jQuery
6 32 (65.31%) CSS3
7 17 (34.69%) Backbone.js
8 16 (32.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 11 (22.45%) Ember.js
10 6 (12.24%) Underscore.js
11 5 (10.20%) D3.js
11 5 (10.20%) RESTful
12 4 (8.16%) Ext JS
12 4 (8.16%) .NET
12 4 (8.16%) JSON
12 4 (8.16%) YUI
13 3 (6.12%) Mustache
13 3 (6.12%) Django
13 3 (6.12%) Jinja
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.61%) User Experience
2 6 (12.24%) Client/Server
3 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.08%) W3C
5 1 (2.04%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.04%) Animation
5 1 (2.04%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) Linux
1 4 (8.16%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.04%) CentOS
2 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) Web Development
2 13 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (18.37%) OO
4 8 (16.33%) Responsive Web Design
5 7 (14.29%) MVC
6 6 (12.24%) TDD
7 4 (8.16%) Pair Programming
7 4 (8.16%) BDD
8 3 (6.12%) DevOps
8 3 (6.12%) Mobile Development
8 3 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.12%) Scrum
8 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce
9 2 (4.08%) OOD
9 2 (4.08%) RDF
10 1 (2.04%) Project Management
10 1 (2.04%) CRM
10 1 (2.04%) SOA
10 1 (2.04%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (2.04%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 49 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 13 (26.53%) PHP
3 10 (20.41%) Java
4 6 (12.24%) C#
5 4 (8.16%) SQL
6 3 (6.12%) Python
6 3 (6.12%) F#
7 2 (4.08%) SPARQL
7 2 (4.08%) Scala
7 2 (4.08%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.04%) PHP5
8 1 (2.04%) C
Vendors
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.04%) VMware
3 1 (2.04%) Google
3 1 (2.04%) Zend
3 1 (2.04%) EPiServer
3 1 (2.04%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.04%) Facebook
3 1 (2.04%) Twitter
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago