The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the City of London region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 183 201 220
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +19
Contract jobs citing LESS 9 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.27% 0.077%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.54% 0.91% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 4
Average daily rate
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£438 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £325 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1680 2091 2194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.16% 29.50% 28.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1253 1610 1717
Average daily rate £438 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 15
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
LESS
London

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 30 (93.75%) CSS
2 27 (84.38%) JavaScript
3 22 (68.75%) HTML
3 22 (68.75%) HTML5
4 18 (56.25%) CSS3
5 14 (43.75%) AngularJS
5 14 (43.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 13 (40.63%) KnockoutJS
7 11 (34.38%) Sass
7 11 (34.38%) TDD
8 10 (31.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (28.13%) Git (software)
9 9 (28.13%) Scrum
10 8 (25.00%) OO
10 8 (25.00%) Node.js
10 8 (25.00%) BDD
11 7 (21.88%) jQuery
11 7 (21.88%) Backbone.js
12 6 (18.75%) HTML5 Canvas
12 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (15.63%) Java
13 5 (15.63%) Responsive Web Design
13 5 (15.63%) Ember.js
13 5 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (15.63%) Ext JS
14 4 (12.50%) REST
14 4 (12.50%) Photoshop
14 4 (12.50%) Subversion
14 4 (12.50%) Ajax
14 4 (12.50%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 2 (6.25%) Apache
2 2 (6.25%) CMS
3 1 (3.13%) TeamSite
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Solr
3 1 (3.13%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Data Mining
1 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Git (software)
2 4 (12.50%) Subversion
3 3 (9.38%) Eclipse
3 3 (9.38%) IntelliJ
3 3 (9.38%) Capybara
3 3 (9.38%) Cucumber
3 3 (9.38%) Sinon.JS
3 3 (9.38%) Sublime Text
4 1 (3.13%) jMock
4 1 (3.13%) Maven
4 1 (3.13%) JUnit
4 1 (3.13%) Mercurial
4 1 (3.13%) DbUnit
4 1 (3.13%) Mocha
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Blend
4 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.13%) QUnit
4 1 (3.13%) Jasmine
4 1 (3.13%) Yeoman
4 1 (3.13%) Grunt
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Marketing
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
2 1 (3.13%) Games
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (100.00%) Developer
2 17 (53.13%) Front-End Developer
3 10 (31.25%) Web Developer
3 10 (31.25%) Front-End Web Developer
4 8 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (9.38%) UI Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Node.js Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Python Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.13%) PHP Developer
7 1 (3.13%) HTML Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (93.75%) CSS
2 22 (68.75%) HTML
2 22 (68.75%) HTML5
3 18 (56.25%) CSS3
4 14 (43.75%) AngularJS
4 14 (43.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 13 (40.63%) KnockoutJS
6 11 (34.38%) Sass
7 7 (21.88%) jQuery
7 7 (21.88%) Backbone.js
8 6 (18.75%) HTML5 Canvas
9 5 (15.63%) Ember.js
9 5 (15.63%) Ext JS
10 4 (12.50%) REST
10 4 (12.50%) Ajax
11 3 (9.38%) JSON
11 3 (9.38%) Dojo
11 3 (9.38%) WebSockets
11 3 (9.38%) JSLint
11 3 (9.38%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (9.38%) Taxonomies
3 1 (3.13%) BBC
3 1 (3.13%) W3C
3 1 (3.13%) Open Source
3 1 (3.13%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) TDD
2 9 (28.13%) Scrum
3 8 (25.00%) OO
3 8 (25.00%) BDD
4 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (15.63%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (9.38%) Pair Programming
6 3 (9.38%) Web Design
6 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.25%) MVC
7 2 (6.25%) Web Development
8 1 (3.13%) Web Analytics
8 1 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (3.13%) Refactoring
8 1 (3.13%) Content Management
8 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.13%) SEO
8 1 (3.13%) Workflow
8 1 (3.13%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 27 (84.38%) JavaScript
2 5 (15.63%) Java
3 2 (6.25%) PHP
3 2 (6.25%) Ruby
4 1 (3.13%) Python
4 1 (3.13%) C
4 1 (3.13%) XAML
4 1 (3.13%) Scala
4 1 (3.13%) PHP5
4 1 (3.13%) Golang
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Adobe
2 2 (6.25%) Facebook
3 1 (3.13%) Zend
3 1 (3.13%) Interwoven
3 1 (3.13%) Twitter
City, London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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