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 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 172 183 198
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +15
Contract jobs citing LESS 19 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.35% 0.37% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.19% 1.25% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 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 £311 £263
% change year-on-year
+12.44% +18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.86 - -
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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
1598 1753 1894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.59% 29.44% 28.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1298 1363 1502
Average daily rate £425 £438 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +8.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £315 £300
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 8 0 25
Average hourly rate £19.72 - £41.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.49 - £32.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.75 - £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 May 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 29 May 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 52 (98.11%) HTML
1 52 (98.11%) JavaScript
2 48 (90.57%) CSS
3 45 (84.91%) HTML5
4 40 (75.47%) Sass
5 37 (69.81%) AngularJS
5 37 (69.81%) jQuery
6 36 (67.92%) CSS3
7 17 (32.08%) Backbone.js
7 17 (32.08%) Web Development
7 17 (32.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 17 (32.08%) User Experience
8 15 (28.30%) PHP
9 14 (26.42%) Node.js
10 13 (24.53%) Git (software)
10 13 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (22.64%) Responsive Web Design
12 11 (20.75%) Ember.js
12 11 (20.75%) OO
13 9 (16.98%) Photoshop
13 9 (16.98%) Java
13 9 (16.98%) MySQL
13 9 (16.98%) Grunt
14 8 (15.09%) Subversion
15 7 (13.21%) MVC
16 6 (11.32%) Finance
16 6 (11.32%) TDD
16 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
16 6 (11.32%) C#
16 6 (11.32%) Client/Server

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 14 (26.42%) Node.js
2 6 (11.32%) WordPress
3 4 (7.55%) Drupal
4 3 (5.66%) CMS
5 2 (3.77%) Apache Solr
5 2 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.89%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.89%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (16.98%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.77%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) Internet
2 1 (1.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) MySQL
2 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.32%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.77%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.77%) Triplestore
4 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (24.53%) Git (software)
2 9 (16.98%) Grunt
3 8 (15.09%) Subversion
4 5 (9.43%) Bower
4 5 (9.43%) Jasmine
5 3 (5.66%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (5.66%) Selenium
6 2 (3.77%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.77%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.89%) Yeoman
7 1 (1.89%) QUnit
7 1 (1.89%) Gradle
7 1 (1.89%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.89%) Ant
7 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.89%) Maven
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 5 (9.43%) Banking
3 4 (7.55%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Legal
4 1 (1.89%) Advertising
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (96.23%) Developer
2 27 (50.94%) Front-End Developer
3 13 (24.53%) JavaScript Developer
4 11 (20.75%) Web Developer
5 6 (11.32%) Node.js Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Drupal Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Designer
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Lead Developer
8 2 (3.77%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Front-End Web Developer
8 2 (3.77%) UI Programmer
8 2 (3.77%) UI Developer
9 1 (1.89%) UI Designer
9 1 (1.89%) Interactive Designer
9 1 (1.89%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com Developer
9 1 (1.89%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (98.11%) HTML
2 48 (90.57%) CSS
3 45 (84.91%) HTML5
4 40 (75.47%) Sass
5 37 (69.81%) AngularJS
5 37 (69.81%) jQuery
6 36 (67.92%) CSS3
7 17 (32.08%) Backbone.js
7 17 (32.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 11 (20.75%) Ember.js
9 6 (11.32%) Underscore.js
10 5 (9.43%) D3.js
10 5 (9.43%) RESTful
11 4 (7.55%) .NET
11 4 (7.55%) Ext JS
11 4 (7.55%) YUI
11 4 (7.55%) JSON
12 3 (5.66%) Jinja
12 3 (5.66%) Mustache
12 3 (5.66%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 17 (32.08%) User Experience
2 6 (11.32%) Client/Server
3 4 (7.55%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.66%) W3C
5 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.89%) Animation
6 1 (1.89%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.89%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) Linux
1 4 (7.55%) Ubuntu
2 1 (1.89%) CentOS
2 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.08%) Web Development
2 13 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (22.64%) Responsive Web Design
4 11 (20.75%) OO
5 7 (13.21%) MVC
6 6 (11.32%) TDD
7 4 (7.55%) Scrum
7 4 (7.55%) BDD
8 3 (5.66%) Mobile Development
8 3 (5.66%) DevOps
8 3 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (5.66%) E-Commerce
8 3 (5.66%) Pair Programming
9 2 (3.77%) Web Design
9 2 (3.77%) RDF
9 2 (3.77%) Content Management
9 2 (3.77%) OOD
10 1 (1.89%) Automation Testing
10 1 (1.89%) Analytics
10 1 (1.89%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 52 (98.11%) JavaScript
2 15 (28.30%) PHP
3 9 (16.98%) Java
4 6 (11.32%) C#
5 4 (7.55%) SQL
6 3 (5.66%) F#
6 3 (5.66%) Python
7 2 (3.77%) SPARQL
7 2 (3.77%) Scala
7 2 (3.77%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.89%) PHP5
8 1 (1.89%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.77%) EPiServer
2 2 (3.77%) Twitter
3 1 (1.89%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.89%) Zend
3 1 (1.89%) Google
3 1 (1.89%) Facebook
3 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.89%) Adobe
3 1 (1.89%) VMware
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £220 - £320 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 days ago