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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 152 185 193
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +8
Contract jobs citing LESS 37 20 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.72% 0.33% 0.034%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.39% 1.09% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £420 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.61% +34.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £287 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £500 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.37 - -
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
1549 1829 1690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.17% 30.15% 28.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1240 1360 1358
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 15
Average hourly rate £27.37 £42.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.60% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £28.05 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £190.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 61 (98.39%) HTML
1 61 (98.39%) JavaScript
2 57 (91.94%) CSS
2 57 (91.94%) HTML5
3 49 (79.03%) Sass
4 44 (70.97%) jQuery
5 43 (69.35%) CSS3
6 42 (67.74%) AngularJS
7 25 (40.32%) Backbone.js
8 24 (38.71%) User Experience
8 24 (38.71%) Web Development
9 23 (37.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 21 (33.87%) Node.js
11 18 (29.03%) PHP
11 18 (29.03%) Responsive Web Design
12 15 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (20.97%) Ember.js
14 11 (17.74%) OO
14 11 (17.74%) Git (software)
15 9 (14.52%) Selenium
15 9 (14.52%) MySQL
15 9 (14.52%) Java
15 9 (14.52%) Photoshop
16 8 (12.90%) MVC
16 8 (12.90%) Ajax
16 8 (12.90%) WordPress
16 8 (12.90%) JSON
16 8 (12.90%) Scala
16 8 (12.90%) Jasmine
17 7 (11.29%) Grunt

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 21 (33.87%) Node.js
2 8 (12.90%) WordPress
3 6 (9.68%) CMS
4 2 (3.23%) Apache
4 2 (3.23%) IIS
4 2 (3.23%) Apache Solr
4 2 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.23%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.61%) Drupal
5 1 (1.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (14.52%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.23%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) Internet
2 2 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.52%) MySQL
2 5 (8.06%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.23%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.23%) Triplestore
5 1 (1.61%) Redis
5 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.61%) DB2
5 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (17.74%) Git (software)
2 9 (14.52%) Selenium
3 8 (12.90%) Jasmine
4 7 (11.29%) Grunt
5 6 (9.68%) Subversion
5 6 (9.68%) Cucumber
5 6 (9.68%) WebDriver
5 6 (9.68%) Karma Test Runner
6 5 (8.06%) Bower
7 4 (6.45%) QUnit
8 3 (4.84%) Sinon.JS
9 1 (1.61%) MSBuild
9 1 (1.61%) Gradle
9 1 (1.61%) Yeoman
9 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.61%) Ant
9 1 (1.61%) Maven
General
1 5 (8.06%) Banking
1 5 (8.06%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.84%) Advertising
4 2 (3.23%) Games
4 2 (3.23%) Marketing
5 1 (1.61%) Publishing
5 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (96.77%) Developer
2 35 (56.45%) Front-End Developer
3 14 (22.58%) JavaScript Developer
4 12 (19.35%) Web Developer
5 7 (11.29%) Senior Developer
6 6 (9.68%) Node.js Developer
7 5 (8.06%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Designer
9 3 (4.84%) Front-End Web Developer
10 2 (3.23%) .NET Developer
10 2 (3.23%) PHP Developer
10 2 (3.23%) Senior .NET Developer
10 2 (3.23%) UI Programmer
10 2 (3.23%) UI Developer
11 1 (1.61%) Drupal Developer
11 1 (1.61%) C Developer
11 1 (1.61%) Senior C Developer
11 1 (1.61%) UI Designer
11 1 (1.61%) Interactive Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (98.39%) HTML
2 57 (91.94%) CSS
2 57 (91.94%) HTML5
3 49 (79.03%) Sass
4 44 (70.97%) jQuery
5 43 (69.35%) CSS3
6 42 (67.74%) AngularJS
7 25 (40.32%) Backbone.js
8 23 (37.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 13 (20.97%) Ember.js
10 8 (12.90%) Ajax
10 8 (12.90%) JSON
11 7 (11.29%) Ext JS
11 7 (11.29%) YUI
12 6 (9.68%) .NET
12 6 (9.68%) Mustache
12 6 (9.68%) Underscore.js
12 6 (9.68%) D3.js
13 5 (8.06%) RESTful
14 4 (6.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 24 (38.71%) User Experience
2 6 (9.68%) Client/Server
3 4 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.45%) Digital Media
4 3 (4.84%) W3C
5 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.61%) Animation
6 1 (1.61%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.61%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.45%) Linux
2 3 (4.84%) Windows
3 2 (3.23%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.61%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.71%) Web Development
2 18 (29.03%) Responsive Web Design
3 15 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (17.74%) OO
5 8 (12.90%) MVC
6 6 (9.68%) TDD
6 6 (9.68%) Pair Programming
7 4 (6.45%) BDD
8 3 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (4.84%) Scrum
9 2 (3.23%) Web Design
9 2 (3.23%) E-Commerce
9 2 (3.23%) OOD
9 2 (3.23%) RDF
9 2 (3.23%) DevOps
10 1 (1.61%) Graceful Degradation
10 1 (1.61%) Automation Testing
10 1 (1.61%) Analytics
10 1 (1.61%) Unit Testing
10 1 (1.61%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (98.39%) JavaScript
2 18 (29.03%) PHP
3 9 (14.52%) Java
4 8 (12.90%) Scala
5 6 (9.68%) C#
6 3 (4.84%) Python
7 2 (3.23%) SQL
7 2 (3.23%) SPARQL
7 2 (3.23%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.61%) F#
8 1 (1.61%) PHP5
8 1 (1.61%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (8.06%) Google
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.23%) EPiServer
3 2 (3.23%) Twitter
4 1 (1.61%) Facebook
4 1 (1.61%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.61%) Zend
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle
4 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.61%) Adobe
4 1 (1.61%) VMware
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