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 27 August 2016 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 139 196 198
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +2
Contract jobs citing LESS 36 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.04% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.95% 0.72% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 9 5
Median daily rate £445 £550 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.09% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £327 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.50 -
LESS
London

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
1221 1656 1757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 35.28% 30.45% 29.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1032 1356 1292
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £367 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 12
Median hourly rate £20.00 £62.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.00% +38.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%

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 27 August 2016.

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 27 August 2016, 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 67 (93.06%) CSS
2 66 (91.67%) HTML
3 65 (90.28%) JavaScript
3 65 (90.28%) Sass
4 59 (81.94%) HTML5
5 54 (75.00%) CSS3
6 53 (73.61%) AngularJS
7 49 (68.06%) Agile Software Development
8 46 (63.89%) Node.js
9 38 (52.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 34 (47.22%) gulp
10 34 (47.22%) jQuery
11 32 (44.44%) User Experience
12 31 (43.06%) Grunt
13 29 (40.28%) Backbone.js
14 26 (36.11%) Git (software)
14 26 (36.11%) TDD
14 26 (36.11%) React
14 26 (36.11%) Front End Development
15 23 (31.94%) Scrum
16 22 (30.56%) OOP
16 22 (30.56%) Web Development
17 19 (26.39%) Ajax
17 19 (26.39%) RESTful
17 19 (26.39%) BDD
18 18 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
18 18 (25.00%) Bower
19 17 (23.61%) REST
19 17 (23.61%) CMS
20 16 (22.22%) Games

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 17 (23.61%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.39%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.39%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.39%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) HTTP
2 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.78%) DB2
2 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.78%) MySQL
2 2 (2.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (47.22%) gulp
2 31 (43.06%) Grunt
3 26 (36.11%) Git (software)
4 18 (25.00%) Bower
5 8 (11.11%) Cucumber
5 8 (11.11%) Selenium
5 8 (11.11%) WebDriver
6 6 (8.33%) Jasmine
6 6 (8.33%) Jenkins
7 5 (6.94%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (5.56%) JIRA
8 4 (5.56%) Mocha
9 3 (4.17%) PhantomJS
10 2 (2.78%) Vagrant
10 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.39%) Bitbucket
11 1 (1.39%) Firebug
11 1 (1.39%) NUnit
11 1 (1.39%) SpecFlow
11 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (22.22%) Advertising
1 16 (22.22%) Games
2 8 (11.11%) Finance
3 4 (5.56%) Banking
4 3 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.78%) Interactive Media
6 1 (1.39%) Retail
6 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 71 (98.61%) Developer
2 26 (36.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 25 (34.72%) JavaScript Developer
4 19 (26.39%) Web Developer
5 17 (23.61%) Senior Developer
6 14 (19.44%) Senior JavaScript Developer
7 8 (11.11%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (8.33%) Angular Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Lead Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 3 (4.17%) C# Developer
10 3 (4.17%) UI Developer
11 2 (2.78%) .NET Developer
11 2 (2.78%) Creative Developer
11 2 (2.78%) Designer
11 2 (2.78%) HTML Developer
11 2 (2.78%) Node.js Developer
12 1 (1.39%) Applications Developer
12 1 (1.39%) C# Web Developer
12 1 (1.39%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (93.06%) CSS
2 66 (91.67%) HTML
3 65 (90.28%) Sass
4 59 (81.94%) HTML5
5 54 (75.00%) CSS3
6 53 (73.61%) AngularJS
7 46 (63.89%) Node.js
8 38 (52.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 34 (47.22%) jQuery
10 29 (40.28%) Backbone.js
11 26 (36.11%) React
12 19 (26.39%) Ajax
12 19 (26.39%) RESTful
13 17 (23.61%) REST
14 16 (22.22%) WebSockets
15 8 (11.11%) .NET
15 8 (11.11%) RequireJS
16 6 (8.33%) Ember.js
16 6 (8.33%) Web Services
17 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 32 (44.44%) User Experience
2 2 (2.78%) Fintech
2 2 (2.78%) New Media
2 2 (2.78%) NHS
2 2 (2.78%) W3C
3 1 (1.39%) Cloud Native
3 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.39%) Graphic Design
3 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.39%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.94%) Linux
2 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (68.06%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (36.11%) Front End Development
2 26 (36.11%) TDD
3 23 (31.94%) Scrum
4 22 (30.56%) OOP
4 22 (30.56%) Web Development
5 19 (26.39%) BDD
6 18 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 16 (22.22%) User Stories
8 13 (18.06%) Pair Programming
9 11 (15.28%) OO
10 10 (13.89%) Progressive Enhancement
11 6 (8.33%) MVC
12 3 (4.17%) Data Management
12 3 (4.17%) Electronic Trading
12 3 (4.17%) Wireframes
13 2 (2.78%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
13 2 (2.78%) Kanban
13 2 (2.78%) Prototyping
13 2 (2.78%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 65 (90.28%) JavaScript
2 9 (12.50%) PHP
3 5 (6.94%) C#
3 5 (6.94%) Java
4 4 (5.56%) ES6
4 4 (5.56%) SQL
5 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.39%) ECMAScript
5 1 (1.39%) Python
5 1 (1.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.78%) Adobe
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle
3 1 (1.39%) IBM
3 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
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