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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 153 190 -
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -
Contract jobs citing LESS 32 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.63% 0.22% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.06% 0.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 25 9 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.37 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
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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
1550 1719 1637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.66% 29.23% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1250 1263 1300
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 19
Average hourly rate £27.37 £41.75 £37.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.44% +11.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 (100.00%) HTML
2 51 (98.08%) JavaScript
3 50 (96.15%) HTML5
4 49 (94.23%) CSS
5 41 (78.85%) Sass
6 36 (69.23%) CSS3
6 36 (69.23%) jQuery
7 33 (63.46%) AngularJS
8 21 (40.38%) Backbone.js
8 21 (40.38%) Node.js
8 21 (40.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 20 (38.46%) User Experience
9 20 (38.46%) Web Development
10 17 (32.69%) PHP
11 15 (28.85%) Responsive Web Design
12 12 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (19.23%) OO
14 9 (17.31%) Ember.js
14 9 (17.31%) Selenium
15 8 (15.38%) Scala
15 8 (15.38%) Jasmine
15 8 (15.38%) MySQL
16 7 (13.46%) JSON
16 7 (13.46%) Ajax
16 7 (13.46%) Git (software)
17 6 (11.54%) YUI
17 6 (11.54%) Ext JS
17 6 (11.54%) WordPress
17 6 (11.54%) Mustache
17 6 (11.54%) Cucumber

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 (40.38%) Node.js
2 6 (11.54%) WordPress
3 5 (9.62%) CMS
4 2 (3.85%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (3.85%) IIS
4 2 (3.85%) Apache
5 1 (1.92%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) Internet
2 2 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) MySQL
2 4 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.92%) DB2
4 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.92%) Redis
4 1 (1.92%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 9 (17.31%) Selenium
2 8 (15.38%) Jasmine
3 7 (13.46%) Git (software)
4 6 (11.54%) WebDriver
4 6 (11.54%) Cucumber
4 6 (11.54%) Karma Test Runner
5 5 (9.62%) Bower
5 5 (9.62%) Grunt
6 4 (7.69%) QUnit
6 4 (7.69%) Subversion
7 3 (5.77%) Sinon.JS
8 1 (1.92%) Gradle
8 1 (1.92%) Maven
8 1 (1.92%) Ant
8 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.92%) MSBuild
General
1 3 (5.77%) Finance
1 3 (5.77%) Banking
2 2 (3.85%) Investment Banking
2 2 (3.85%) Marketing
2 2 (3.85%) Advertising
2 2 (3.85%) Games
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (98.08%) Developer
2 31 (59.62%) Front-End Developer
3 11 (21.15%) JavaScript Developer
4 9 (17.31%) Web Developer
5 6 (11.54%) Senior Developer
5 6 (11.54%) Node.js Developer
6 5 (9.62%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Front-End Web Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Designer
7 2 (3.85%) PHP Developer
8 1 (1.92%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (1.92%) C Developer
8 1 (1.92%) Senior C Developer
8 1 (1.92%) Java Developer
8 1 (1.92%) .NET Developer
8 1 (1.92%) Web Designer
8 1 (1.92%) UI Programmer
8 1 (1.92%) Magento Developer
8 1 (1.92%) UI Designer
8 1 (1.92%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (100.00%) HTML
2 50 (96.15%) HTML5
3 49 (94.23%) CSS
4 41 (78.85%) Sass
5 36 (69.23%) CSS3
5 36 (69.23%) jQuery
6 33 (63.46%) AngularJS
7 21 (40.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 21 (40.38%) Backbone.js
8 9 (17.31%) Ember.js
9 7 (13.46%) Ajax
9 7 (13.46%) JSON
10 6 (11.54%) YUI
10 6 (11.54%) Ext JS
10 6 (11.54%) Mustache
11 4 (7.69%) Underscore.js
11 4 (7.69%) D3.js
11 4 (7.69%) Google Maps API
11 4 (7.69%) .NET
12 3 (5.77%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 20 (38.46%) User Experience
2 4 (7.69%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.77%) W3C
3 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.77%) Digital Media
4 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.92%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.92%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Linux
2 2 (3.85%) Windows
3 1 (1.92%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.92%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) Web Development
2 15 (28.85%) Responsive Web Design
3 12 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (19.23%) OO
5 5 (9.62%) MVC
5 5 (9.62%) Pair Programming
6 4 (7.69%) TDD
7 3 (5.77%) E-Commerce
7 3 (5.77%) BDD
8 2 (3.85%) OOD
8 2 (3.85%) Scrum
8 2 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (1.92%) Kanban
9 1 (1.92%) UX Design
9 1 (1.92%) Unit Testing
9 1 (1.92%) Integration Testing
9 1 (1.92%) Asset Management
9 1 (1.92%) Content Management
9 1 (1.92%) Web Design
9 1 (1.92%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 51 (98.08%) JavaScript
2 17 (32.69%) PHP
3 8 (15.38%) Scala
4 6 (11.54%) Java
5 4 (7.69%) C#
6 3 (5.77%) Python
7 1 (1.92%) PHP5
7 1 (1.92%) SPARQL
7 1 (1.92%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.92%) C
7 1 (1.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.92%) Degree
1 1 (1.92%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (7.69%) Google
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.85%) Twitter
3 1 (1.92%) Adobe
3 1 (1.92%) VMware
3 1 (1.92%) Zend
3 1 (1.92%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.92%) Facebook
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