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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 137 142 185
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +43
Contract jobs citing LESS 28 17 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.88% 0.49% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.36% 1.54% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 19
Median daily rate £425 £488 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £358 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £618 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -
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
1187 1105 1706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.50% 32.11% 29.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1010 927 1360
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Median hourly rate - £26.32 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 68 (94.44%) CSS
2 67 (93.06%) HTML
3 65 (90.28%) Sass
4 63 (87.50%) JavaScript
5 54 (75.00%) HTML5
6 49 (68.06%) CSS3
7 42 (58.33%) AngularJS
8 41 (56.94%) Agile Software Development
9 36 (50.00%) Grunt
10 34 (47.22%) gulp
10 34 (47.22%) Node.js
11 28 (38.89%) Front End Development
11 28 (38.89%) React
12 27 (37.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 25 (34.72%) Backbone.js
14 24 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
14 24 (33.33%) TDD
15 21 (29.17%) jQuery
15 21 (29.17%) Web Development
16 20 (27.78%) Git (software)
17 18 (25.00%) User Experience
17 18 (25.00%) Bower
18 16 (22.22%) Ajax
18 16 (22.22%) REST
19 15 (20.83%) Jasmine
19 15 (20.83%) RESTful
20 14 (19.44%) BDD
20 14 (19.44%) OO
20 14 (19.44%) MVC
21 13 (18.06%) 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 9 (12.50%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.39%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.39%) Fireworks
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.11%) HTTP
2 7 (9.72%) DNS
2 7 (9.72%) SSL
3 1 (1.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.39%) DB2
3 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 36 (50.00%) Grunt
2 34 (47.22%) gulp
3 20 (27.78%) Git (software)
4 18 (25.00%) Bower
5 15 (20.83%) Jasmine
6 13 (18.06%) Selenium
7 11 (15.28%) webpack
8 8 (11.11%) Karma Test Runner
8 8 (11.11%) Protractor
8 8 (11.11%) QUnit
9 7 (9.72%) JSHint
9 7 (9.72%) Maven
10 6 (8.33%) Cucumber
10 6 (8.33%) WebDriver
11 3 (4.17%) Bitbucket
11 3 (4.17%) Mocha
11 3 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (4.17%) Yeoman
12 2 (2.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (12.50%) Finance
2 8 (11.11%) Advertising
2 8 (11.11%) Games
3 7 (9.72%) Banking
4 3 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.17%) Retail
5 2 (2.78%) Marketing
6 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (95.83%) Developer
2 32 (44.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 19 (26.39%) JavaScript Developer
4 18 (25.00%) Web Developer
5 11 (15.28%) Senior Developer
6 10 (13.89%) Senior JavaScript Developer
7 9 (12.50%) Angular Developer
7 9 (12.50%) HTML Developer
8 8 (11.11%) UI Developer
9 7 (9.72%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 7 (9.72%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (6.94%) C# Developer
10 5 (6.94%) HTML CSS Developer
11 4 (5.56%) Lead Developer
11 4 (5.56%) Web UI Developer
12 3 (4.17%) .NET Developer
12 3 (4.17%) JavaScript Engineer
13 2 (2.78%) Business Developer
13 2 (2.78%) Designer
13 2 (2.78%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (94.44%) CSS
2 67 (93.06%) HTML
3 65 (90.28%) Sass
4 54 (75.00%) HTML5
5 49 (68.06%) CSS3
6 42 (58.33%) AngularJS
7 34 (47.22%) Node.js
8 28 (38.89%) React
9 27 (37.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 25 (34.72%) Backbone.js
11 21 (29.17%) jQuery
12 16 (22.22%) Ajax
12 16 (22.22%) REST
13 15 (20.83%) RESTful
14 9 (12.50%) .NET
15 8 (11.11%) Ember.js
15 8 (11.11%) WebSockets
16 7 (9.72%) Compass CSS Framework
16 7 (9.72%) DOM
16 7 (9.72%) JSLint
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.00%) User Experience
2 8 (11.11%) Graphic Design
3 6 (8.33%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.17%) Minimum Viable Product
5 2 (2.78%) NHS
6 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.39%) Equities
6 1 (1.39%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.39%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.39%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.17%) Windows
1 3 (4.17%) Windows Server
1 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (56.94%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (38.89%) Front End Development
3 24 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 24 (33.33%) TDD
4 21 (29.17%) Web Development
5 14 (19.44%) BDD
5 14 (19.44%) MVC
5 14 (19.44%) OO
6 13 (18.06%) Web Design
7 12 (16.67%) Pair Programming
7 12 (16.67%) Scrum
8 11 (15.28%) OOP
9 8 (11.11%) User Stories
10 7 (9.72%) Progressive Enhancement
10 7 (9.72%) Wireframes
11 5 (6.94%) Software Engineering
12 4 (5.56%) Analytics
12 4 (5.56%) Unit Testing
13 3 (4.17%) Electronic Trading
13 3 (4.17%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 63 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 9 (12.50%) C#
3 6 (8.33%) ES6
3 6 (8.33%) Java
4 5 (6.94%) PHP
5 4 (5.56%) TypeScript
6 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.78%) Python
6 2 (2.78%) SQL
7 1 (1.39%) Go
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) WAI
Vendors
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.78%) Adobe
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle
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