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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 190 193 199
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing LESS 13 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.12% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.79% 0.40% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 12
Average daily rate
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£460 £475 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.15% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £320 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £543 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - -
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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
1651 1758 2210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.47% 30.22% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1357 1298 1666
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 15
Average hourly rate £62.50 £45.00 £31.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +42.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £16.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £45.00 £57.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 31 August 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 August 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 31 (96.88%) JavaScript
2 29 (90.63%) HTML
3 28 (87.50%) CSS
4 26 (81.25%) Sass
5 24 (75.00%) AngularJS
6 23 (71.88%) HTML5
7 21 (65.63%) jQuery
7 21 (65.63%) CSS3
8 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (50.00%) Backbone.js
10 12 (37.50%) User Experience
11 11 (34.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 10 (31.25%) PHP
13 9 (28.13%) Web Development
13 9 (28.13%) Responsive Web Design
14 8 (25.00%) Node.js
14 8 (25.00%) Selenium
15 7 (21.88%) TDD
15 7 (21.88%) Pair Programming
15 7 (21.88%) WebDriver
15 7 (21.88%) Cucumber
15 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
16 6 (18.75%) Ember.js
16 6 (18.75%) MVC
16 6 (18.75%) Java
17 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
17 5 (15.63%) OO
17 5 (15.63%) C#
17 5 (15.63%) Grunt
18 4 (12.50%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 8 (25.00%) Node.js
2 4 (12.50%) Drupal
3 3 (9.38%) CMS
4 2 (6.25%) Umbraco
5 1 (3.13%) WordPress
5 1 (3.13%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (3.13%) Apache Solr
5 1 (3.13%) Orchard CMS
5 1 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (3.13%) IIS
5 1 (3.13%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.13%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.50%) MySQL
3 2 (6.25%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.13%) Triplestore
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Selenium
2 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
2 7 (21.88%) WebDriver
2 7 (21.88%) Cucumber
3 5 (15.63%) Grunt
4 4 (12.50%) Subversion
5 3 (9.38%) gulp
6 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.13%) Sinon.JS
6 1 (3.13%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (3.13%) Yeoman
6 1 (3.13%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.13%) QUnit
6 1 (3.13%) Jasmine
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
2 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
3 1 (3.13%) Advertising
3 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (90.63%) Developer
2 20 (62.50%) Front-End Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Web Developer
4 4 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Drupal Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Lead Developer
5 2 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Designer
6 1 (3.13%) UI Programmer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Interactive Designer
6 1 (3.13%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (90.63%) HTML
2 28 (87.50%) CSS
3 26 (81.25%) Sass
4 24 (75.00%) AngularJS
5 23 (71.88%) HTML5
6 21 (65.63%) jQuery
6 21 (65.63%) CSS3
7 16 (50.00%) Backbone.js
8 11 (34.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (18.75%) Ember.js
10 4 (12.50%) .NET
11 3 (9.38%) RESTful
12 2 (6.25%) YUI
12 2 (6.25%) REST
12 2 (6.25%) Underscore.js
12 2 (6.25%) D3.js
12 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
12 2 (6.25%) JSP
12 2 (6.25%) JSON
12 2 (6.25%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) User Experience
2 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.13%) W3C
3 1 (3.13%) Animation
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
1 2 (6.25%) Ubuntu
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (28.13%) Web Development
2 9 (28.13%) Responsive Web Design
3 7 (21.88%) TDD
3 7 (21.88%) Pair Programming
4 6 (18.75%) MVC
5 5 (15.63%) OO
6 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 3 (9.38%) Scrum
8 2 (6.25%) Unit Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (6.25%) OOD
8 2 (6.25%) Progressive Enhancement
8 2 (6.25%) DevOps
9 1 (3.13%) Graceful Degradation
9 1 (3.13%) SOA
9 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (3.13%) RDF
9 1 (3.13%) Project Management
9 1 (3.13%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (96.88%) JavaScript
2 10 (31.25%) PHP
3 6 (18.75%) Java
4 5 (15.63%) C#
5 2 (6.25%) Scala
5 2 (6.25%) SQL
5 2 (6.25%) F#
6 1 (3.13%) SPARQL
6 1 (3.13%) TypeScript
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (3.13%) Google
2 1 (3.13%) EPiServer
2 1 (3.13%) Sitecore
2 1 (3.13%) Twitter
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