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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 192 196 219
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +23
Contract jobs citing LESS 7 21 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.29% 0.038%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.40% 0.97% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 1
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£475 £350 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -26.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
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
1755 2157 2177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.75% 29.76% 27.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1290 1636 1692
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £296 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 9
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.49 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.92% -16.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014, 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 26 (89.66%) CSS
2 24 (82.76%) JavaScript
3 22 (75.86%) HTML
3 22 (75.86%) HTML5
4 15 (51.72%) CSS3
5 13 (44.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 12 (41.38%) Sass
7 11 (37.93%) KnockoutJS
8 10 (34.48%) jQuery
8 10 (34.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (27.59%) TDD
10 7 (24.14%) Scrum
10 7 (24.14%) OO
10 7 (24.14%) AngularJS
10 7 (24.14%) BDD
11 6 (20.69%) Node.js
12 5 (17.24%) Backbone.js
12 5 (17.24%) Responsive Web Design
12 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
12 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (17.24%) Photoshop
12 5 (17.24%) Java
12 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (17.24%) Subversion
13 4 (13.79%) Ajax
13 4 (13.79%) Linux
13 4 (13.79%) Ext JS
13 4 (13.79%) QA
13 4 (13.79%) Ember.js
14 3 (10.34%) Capybara

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 6 (20.69%) Node.js
2 2 (6.90%) Apache Solr
2 2 (6.90%) Apache
3 1 (3.45%) TeamSite
3 1 (3.45%) CMS
3 1 (3.45%) Drupal
3 1 (3.45%) nginx
3 1 (3.45%) Moodle
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Data Mining
1 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Subversion
1 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.34%) Eclipse
2 3 (10.34%) IntelliJ
2 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
2 3 (10.34%) Capybara
2 3 (10.34%) Sinon.JS
2 3 (10.34%) Sublime Text
3 1 (3.45%) JUnit
3 1 (3.45%) Yeoman
3 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.45%) Grunt
3 1 (3.45%) QUnit
3 1 (3.45%) Jasmine
3 1 (3.45%) Mercurial
3 1 (3.45%) DbUnit
3 1 (3.45%) Mocha
3 1 (3.45%) Maven
3 1 (3.45%) Selenium
3 1 (3.45%) jMock
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Games
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (100.00%) Developer
2 19 (65.52%) Front-End Developer
3 10 (34.48%) Front-End Web Developer
3 10 (34.48%) Web Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Developer
4 3 (10.34%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (10.34%) UI Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Drupal Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Node.js Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.45%) PHP Developer
6 1 (3.45%) HTML Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (89.66%) CSS
2 22 (75.86%) HTML
2 22 (75.86%) HTML5
3 15 (51.72%) CSS3
4 13 (44.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 12 (41.38%) Sass
6 11 (37.93%) KnockoutJS
7 10 (34.48%) jQuery
8 7 (24.14%) AngularJS
9 5 (17.24%) Backbone.js
10 4 (13.79%) Ember.js
10 4 (13.79%) Ext JS
10 4 (13.79%) Ajax
11 3 (10.34%) JSON
11 3 (10.34%) YUI
11 3 (10.34%) Dojo
11 3 (10.34%) WebSockets
11 3 (10.34%) JSLint
11 3 (10.34%) REST
12 2 (6.90%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (10.34%) Taxonomies
3 2 (6.90%) W3C
4 1 (3.45%) BBC
4 1 (3.45%) E-Learning
4 1 (3.45%) Learning Management System
4 1 (3.45%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
2 1 (3.45%) Android
2 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) TDD
2 7 (24.14%) OO
2 7 (24.14%) Scrum
2 7 (24.14%) BDD
3 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (17.24%) Responsive Web Design
3 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (10.34%) Pair Programming
4 3 (10.34%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (6.90%) Web Design
5 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.45%) B2B
6 1 (3.45%) Project Management
6 1 (3.45%) MVC
6 1 (3.45%) SEO
6 1 (3.45%) Workflow
6 1 (3.45%) User Experience Design
6 1 (3.45%) Content Management
6 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.45%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 24 (82.76%) JavaScript
2 5 (17.24%) Java
3 3 (10.34%) PHP
4 2 (6.90%) Ruby
5 1 (3.45%) PHP5
5 1 (3.45%) Scala
5 1 (3.45%) CoffeeScript
5 1 (3.45%) Golang
5 1 (3.45%) Python
5 1 (3.45%) XAML
5 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Adobe
2 1 (3.45%) Interwoven
2 1 (3.45%) Zend
2 1 (3.45%) Facebook
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