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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
London / City of London
Rank 136 138 173
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +35
Contract jobs citing LESS 19 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.66% 0.36% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.79% 1.12% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 19
Median daily rate £425 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £350 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £341
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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
1060 985 1550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 36.63% 32.05% 30.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 821 1255
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Median hourly rate - £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing LESS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LESS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for LESS.

1 55 (100.00%) HTML
1 55 (100.00%) CSS
2 50 (90.91%) Sass
3 49 (89.09%) JavaScript
4 43 (78.18%) HTML5
5 37 (67.27%) CSS3
6 28 (50.91%) React
7 27 (49.09%) AngularJS
7 27 (49.09%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (43.64%) Grunt
8 24 (43.64%) Front End Development
9 23 (41.82%) gulp
10 19 (34.55%) Responsive Web Design
11 18 (32.73%) Node.js
12 17 (30.91%) Backbone.js
12 17 (30.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 17 (30.91%) TDD
13 16 (29.09%) Jasmine
14 15 (27.27%) Selenium
14 15 (27.27%) Web Design
15 14 (25.45%) MVC
16 13 (23.64%) Bower
17 12 (21.82%) webpack
17 12 (21.82%) Ajax
17 12 (21.82%) Web Development
17 12 (21.82%) OO
17 12 (21.82%) REST
18 11 (20.00%) jQuery
18 11 (20.00%) HTTP
18 11 (20.00%) Pair Programming

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.82%) Apache
1 1 (1.82%) CMS
1 1 (1.82%) Confluence
1 1 (1.82%) GlassFish
1 1 (1.82%) JBoss
1 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.00%) HTTP
2 9 (16.36%) DNS
2 9 (16.36%) SSL
3 1 (1.82%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (43.64%) Grunt
2 23 (41.82%) gulp
3 16 (29.09%) Jasmine
4 15 (27.27%) Selenium
5 13 (23.64%) Bower
6 12 (21.82%) webpack
7 10 (18.18%) Git (software)
7 10 (18.18%) Karma Test Runner
7 10 (18.18%) Maven
8 9 (16.36%) JSHint
8 9 (16.36%) Protractor
8 9 (16.36%) QUnit
9 6 (10.91%) Cucumber
9 6 (10.91%) WebDriver
10 3 (5.45%) Bitbucket
10 3 (5.45%) Mocha
10 3 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (5.45%) Yeoman
11 2 (3.64%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 1 (1.82%) Mockito
General
1 9 (16.36%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Banking
3 3 (5.45%) Retail
4 2 (3.64%) Advertising
4 2 (3.64%) Marketing
5 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.82%) Games
5 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (92.73%) Developer
2 28 (50.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 12 (21.82%) JavaScript Developer
4 11 (20.00%) Web Developer
5 10 (18.18%) Senior Developer
6 9 (16.36%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 9 (16.36%) Senior JavaScript Developer
7 8 (14.55%) HTML Developer
8 7 (12.73%) Angular Developer
8 7 (12.73%) UI Developer
9 6 (10.91%) Web UI Developer
10 4 (7.27%) HTML CSS Developer
10 4 (7.27%) JavaScript Engineer
10 4 (7.27%) Lead Developer
11 3 (5.45%) C# Developer
11 3 (5.45%) Full Stack Developer
12 2 (3.64%) .NET Developer
12 2 (3.64%) Business Developer
12 2 (3.64%) C# .NET Developer
12 2 (3.64%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (100.00%) CSS
1 55 (100.00%) HTML
2 50 (90.91%) Sass
3 43 (78.18%) HTML5
4 37 (67.27%) CSS3
5 28 (50.91%) React
6 27 (49.09%) AngularJS
7 18 (32.73%) Node.js
8 17 (30.91%) Backbone.js
8 17 (30.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 12 (21.82%) Ajax
9 12 (21.82%) REST
10 11 (20.00%) jQuery
11 9 (16.36%) Compass CSS Framework
11 9 (16.36%) DOM
11 9 (16.36%) Ember.js
11 9 (16.36%) JSLint
11 9 (16.36%) JSON
11 9 (16.36%) RESTful
12 6 (10.91%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Graphic Design
1 10 (18.18%) User Experience
2 6 (10.91%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.45%) Minimum Viable Product
4 2 (3.64%) NHS
5 1 (1.82%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.82%) Equities
5 1 (1.82%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.45%) Windows
1 3 (5.45%) Windows Server
1 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (49.09%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (43.64%) Front End Development
3 19 (34.55%) Responsive Web Design
4 17 (30.91%) TDD
5 15 (27.27%) Web Design
6 14 (25.45%) MVC
7 12 (21.82%) OO
7 12 (21.82%) Web Development
8 11 (20.00%) Pair Programming
9 10 (18.18%) BDD
10 7 (12.73%) Progressive Enhancement
11 5 (9.09%) E-Commerce
11 5 (9.09%) Scrum
11 5 (9.09%) Wireframes
12 4 (7.27%) Analytics
12 4 (7.27%) Software Engineering
12 4 (7.27%) Unit Testing
13 3 (5.45%) SEO
13 3 (5.45%) Static Code Analysis
13 3 (5.45%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 49 (89.09%) JavaScript
2 8 (14.55%) ES6
2 8 (14.55%) Java
3 6 (10.91%) C#
4 5 (9.09%) PHP
5 4 (7.27%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.82%) Go
6 1 (1.82%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) QA
1 1 (1.82%) WAI
Vendors
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.82%) hybris
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