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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 195 188 208
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +20
Contract jobs citing LESS 13 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.19% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.73% 0.64% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 11
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£370 £438 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.42% +34.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.71% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - -
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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
1774 1716 2143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.30% 29.57% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1443 1288 1635
Average daily rate £450 £438 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 21
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.02 £16.00 £28.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 50 (98.04%) JavaScript
2 48 (94.12%) HTML
3 44 (86.27%) CSS
4 40 (78.43%) HTML5
5 39 (76.47%) Sass
6 38 (74.51%) AngularJS
7 33 (64.71%) jQuery
8 32 (62.75%) CSS3
9 21 (41.18%) Backbone.js
10 19 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (35.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 18 (35.29%) User Experience
12 15 (29.41%) Node.js
12 15 (29.41%) PHP
12 15 (29.41%) Web Development
13 13 (25.49%) Git (software)
14 12 (23.53%) Ember.js
15 10 (19.61%) Grunt
15 10 (19.61%) Java
16 9 (17.65%) OO
17 8 (15.69%) MVC
17 8 (15.69%) Selenium
17 8 (15.69%) Responsive Web Design
18 7 (13.73%) Finance
18 7 (13.73%) C#
18 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
19 6 (11.76%) MySQL
19 6 (11.76%) Client/Server
19 6 (11.76%) TDD
19 6 (11.76%) Pair Programming

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 15 (29.41%) Node.js
2 5 (9.80%) Drupal
2 5 (9.80%) WordPress
3 3 (5.88%) CMS
4 2 (3.92%) Apache Solr
4 2 (3.92%) Umbraco
4 2 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.96%) Orchard CMS
5 1 (1.96%) IIS
5 1 (1.96%) SAS
5 1 (1.96%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.96%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) Internet
2 2 (3.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.76%) MySQL
2 6 (11.76%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.92%) Triplestore
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (25.49%) Git (software)
2 10 (19.61%) Grunt
3 8 (15.69%) Selenium
4 6 (11.76%) Subversion
4 6 (11.76%) WebDriver
4 6 (11.76%) Cucumber
5 5 (9.80%) Jasmine
5 5 (9.80%) Bower
5 5 (9.80%) gulp
6 4 (7.84%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.96%) Yeoman
7 1 (1.96%) Gradle
7 1 (1.96%) Sinon.JS
7 1 (1.96%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.96%) QUnit
7 1 (1.96%) Maven
7 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.96%) Ant
General
1 7 (13.73%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Banking
2 4 (7.84%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.96%) Legal
3 1 (1.96%) Advertising
3 1 (1.96%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 48 (94.12%) Developer
2 28 (54.90%) Front-End Developer
3 12 (23.53%) JavaScript Developer
4 7 (13.73%) Web Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Node.js Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Drupal Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Lead Developer
7 3 (5.88%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Front-End Web Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Designer
9 1 (1.96%) UI Programmer
9 1 (1.96%) Interactive Designer
9 1 (1.96%) UI Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 1 (1.96%) C Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Senior C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (94.12%) HTML
2 44 (86.27%) CSS
3 40 (78.43%) HTML5
4 39 (76.47%) Sass
5 38 (74.51%) AngularJS
6 33 (64.71%) jQuery
7 32 (62.75%) CSS3
8 21 (41.18%) Backbone.js
9 18 (35.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 12 (23.53%) Ember.js
11 6 (11.76%) Underscore.js
11 6 (11.76%) RESTful
12 5 (9.80%) Ext JS
12 5 (9.80%) YUI
12 5 (9.80%) .NET
12 5 (9.80%) D3.js
13 4 (7.84%) Mustache
13 4 (7.84%) JSON
14 3 (5.88%) Django
14 3 (5.88%) Jinja
Miscellaneous
1 18 (35.29%) User Experience
2 6 (11.76%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.88%) W3C
3 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.96%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.84%) Linux
1 4 (7.84%) Ubuntu
2 1 (1.96%) CentOS
2 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (29.41%) Web Development
3 9 (17.65%) OO
4 8 (15.69%) MVC
4 8 (15.69%) Responsive Web Design
5 6 (11.76%) TDD
5 6 (11.76%) Pair Programming
6 4 (7.84%) Scrum
6 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce
6 4 (7.84%) BDD
7 3 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (5.88%) DevOps
7 3 (5.88%) Mobile Development
8 2 (3.92%) Unit Testing
8 2 (3.92%) OOD
8 2 (3.92%) RDF
9 1 (1.96%) Project Management
9 1 (1.96%) CRM
9 1 (1.96%) SOA
9 1 (1.96%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 50 (98.04%) JavaScript
2 15 (29.41%) PHP
3 10 (19.61%) Java
4 7 (13.73%) C#
5 4 (7.84%) SQL
6 3 (5.88%) Python
6 3 (5.88%) F#
6 3 (5.88%) Scala
7 2 (3.92%) TypeScript
7 2 (3.92%) SPARQL
8 1 (1.96%) C
8 1 (1.96%) PHP5
Vendors
1 3 (5.88%) Oracle
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.92%) Twitter
3 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.96%) VMware
3 1 (1.96%) Google
3 1 (1.96%) Zend
3 1 (1.96%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.96%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.96%) Facebook