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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 128 179 186
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +7
Contract jobs citing LESS 36 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.06% 0.39% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.12% 1.32% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 12 16
Median daily rate £410 £338 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.48% -32.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £296
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +18.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.86 -
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
1153 1594 1775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.08% 29.25% 29.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 989 1289 1378
Median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 0
Median hourly rate £16.52 £19.72 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.23% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.60% +8.00%

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 May 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 May 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 46 (95.83%) HTML
1 46 (95.83%) CSS
2 43 (89.58%) Sass
3 42 (87.50%) JavaScript
4 41 (85.42%) HTML5
5 37 (77.08%) AngularJS
6 36 (75.00%) CSS3
7 32 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (60.42%) Node.js
9 25 (52.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 24 (50.00%) jQuery
11 23 (47.92%) User Experience
12 22 (45.83%) Backbone.js
13 20 (41.67%) React
13 20 (41.67%) Front End Development
14 18 (37.50%) gulp
15 17 (35.42%) TDD
16 16 (33.33%) Git (software)
17 15 (31.25%) Grunt
18 14 (29.17%) Scrum
19 13 (27.08%) BDD
20 12 (25.00%) Progressive Enhancement
20 12 (25.00%) RESTful
20 12 (25.00%) Ajax
20 12 (25.00%) RequireJS
21 11 (22.92%) Pair Programming
21 11 (22.92%) OOP
22 10 (20.83%) Web Services
22 10 (20.83%) Bower
23 9 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design

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 29 (60.42%) Node.js
2 9 (18.75%) CMS
3 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Office
1 1 (2.08%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) GitHub
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) HTTP
1 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) MongoDB
1 3 (6.25%) MySQL
1 3 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.08%) DB2
Development Applications
1 18 (37.50%) gulp
2 16 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 15 (31.25%) Grunt
4 10 (20.83%) Bower
5 8 (16.67%) Karma Test Runner
6 7 (14.58%) Cucumber
6 7 (14.58%) Mocha
6 7 (14.58%) Selenium
6 7 (14.58%) WebDriver
7 6 (12.50%) Jenkins
7 6 (12.50%) PhantomJS
8 5 (10.42%) Jasmine
9 4 (8.33%) JIRA
10 2 (4.17%) Sinon.JS
10 2 (4.17%) Vagrant
11 1 (2.08%) Dreamweaver
11 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (16.67%) Advertising
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
1 8 (16.67%) Games
2 2 (4.17%) Interactive Media
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (97.92%) Developer
2 22 (45.83%) JavaScript Developer
3 17 (35.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 16 (33.33%) Senior Developer
5 13 (27.08%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 8 (16.67%) Web Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Angular Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Creative Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Lead Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Node.js Developer
9 1 (2.08%) .NET Developer
9 1 (2.08%) AWS Developer
9 1 (2.08%) PHP Developer
9 1 (2.08%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Software Engineer
9 1 (2.08%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (95.83%) CSS
1 46 (95.83%) HTML
2 43 (89.58%) Sass
3 41 (85.42%) HTML5
4 37 (77.08%) AngularJS
5 36 (75.00%) CSS3
6 25 (52.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 24 (50.00%) jQuery
8 22 (45.83%) Backbone.js
9 20 (41.67%) React
10 12 (25.00%) Ajax
10 12 (25.00%) RequireJS
10 12 (25.00%) RESTful
11 10 (20.83%) Web Services
12 8 (16.67%) REST
12 8 (16.67%) WebSockets
13 6 (12.50%) Chai
13 6 (12.50%) Ember.js
14 5 (10.42%) .NET
14 5 (10.42%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 23 (47.92%) User Experience
2 4 (8.33%) New Media
2 4 (8.33%) W3C
3 3 (6.25%) Fintech
4 2 (4.17%) NHS
5 1 (2.08%) Cloud Native
5 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.58%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (41.67%) Front End Development
3 17 (35.42%) TDD
4 14 (29.17%) Scrum
5 13 (27.08%) BDD
6 12 (25.00%) Progressive Enhancement
7 11 (22.92%) OOP
7 11 (22.92%) Pair Programming
8 9 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design
8 9 (18.75%) Web Development
9 8 (16.67%) User Stories
10 7 (14.58%) OO
11 4 (8.33%) MVC
12 2 (4.17%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
12 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (4.17%) DevOps
12 2 (4.17%) Information Architecture
12 2 (4.17%) Integration Testing
12 2 (4.17%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 42 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 9 (18.75%) PHP
3 5 (10.42%) Java
4 4 (8.33%) ES6
4 4 (8.33%) SQL
5 2 (4.17%) ECMAScript
5 2 (4.17%) Ruby
6 1 (2.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) Degree
1 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (4.17%) IBM
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle
2 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.08%) Sun
2 1 (2.08%) Zend
City, London
Coded People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 14 days ago