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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 191 210 227
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +17
Contract jobs citing LESS 7 19 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.26% 0.013%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.41% 0.89% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
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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
1724 2139 2120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.65% 29.63% 27.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1316 1630 1636
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £300 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 10
Average hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% +22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 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 20 (90.91%) JavaScript
2 19 (86.36%) CSS
3 17 (77.27%) HTML
3 17 (77.27%) HTML5
4 11 (50.00%) CSS3
5 10 (45.45%) Sass
5 10 (45.45%) jQuery
6 9 (40.91%) KnockoutJS
7 8 (36.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (31.82%) User Experience
9 6 (27.27%) TDD
9 6 (27.27%) OO
9 6 (27.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (22.73%) Photoshop
10 5 (22.73%) Java
10 5 (22.73%) PHP
10 5 (22.73%) Scrum
10 5 (22.73%) Subversion
10 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (22.73%) BDD
10 5 (22.73%) Node.js
10 5 (22.73%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (22.73%) AngularJS
11 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (18.18%) Backbone.js
11 4 (18.18%) Linux
11 4 (18.18%) Ajax
11 4 (18.18%) QA
12 3 (13.64%) JSON

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 5 (22.73%) Node.js
2 2 (9.09%) Apache Solr
2 2 (9.09%) Apache
3 1 (4.55%) TeamSite
3 1 (4.55%) Drupal
3 1 (4.55%) CMS
3 1 (4.55%) Moodle
3 1 (4.55%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) HTTP
2 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
1 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Subversion
2 3 (13.64%) Eclipse
2 3 (13.64%) IntelliJ
2 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
2 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.64%) Sublime Text
2 3 (13.64%) Sinon.JS
2 3 (13.64%) Capybara
3 1 (4.55%) JUnit
3 1 (4.55%) Maven
3 1 (4.55%) Selenium
3 1 (4.55%) jMock
3 1 (4.55%) Mercurial
3 1 (4.55%) DbUnit
3 1 (4.55%) Mocha
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Blend
3 1 (4.55%) QUnit
3 1 (4.55%) Jasmine
3 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.55%) Yeoman
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (100.00%) Developer
2 15 (68.18%) Front-End Developer
3 6 (27.27%) Front-End Web Developer
3 6 (27.27%) Web Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Developer
4 3 (13.64%) UI Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.55%) PHP Developer
6 1 (4.55%) HTML Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Python Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Drupal Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (86.36%) CSS
2 17 (77.27%) HTML
2 17 (77.27%) HTML5
3 11 (50.00%) CSS3
4 10 (45.45%) Sass
4 10 (45.45%) jQuery
5 9 (40.91%) KnockoutJS
6 8 (36.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (22.73%) AngularJS
8 4 (18.18%) Backbone.js
8 4 (18.18%) Ajax
9 3 (13.64%) JSON
9 3 (13.64%) Dojo
9 3 (13.64%) Ext JS
9 3 (13.64%) YUI
9 3 (13.64%) Ember.js
9 3 (13.64%) REST
9 3 (13.64%) WebSockets
9 3 (13.64%) JSLint
10 2 (9.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) User Experience
2 6 (27.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (13.64%) Taxonomies
5 2 (9.09%) W3C
6 1 (4.55%) E-Learning
6 1 (4.55%) BBC
6 1 (4.55%) Learning Management System
6 1 (4.55%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
2 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) TDD
2 6 (27.27%) OO
3 5 (22.73%) Scrum
3 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (22.73%) BDD
3 5 (22.73%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (13.64%) Pair Programming
4 3 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.55%) Project Management
6 1 (4.55%) B2B
6 1 (4.55%) MVC
6 1 (4.55%) SEO
6 1 (4.55%) Workflow
6 1 (4.55%) Web Design
6 1 (4.55%) Web Analytics
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.55%) Web Development
6 1 (4.55%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (90.91%) JavaScript
2 5 (22.73%) Java
2 5 (22.73%) PHP
3 1 (4.55%) Python
3 1 (4.55%) C
3 1 (4.55%) XAML
3 1 (4.55%) Ruby
3 1 (4.55%) Scala
3 1 (4.55%) PHP5
3 1 (4.55%) CoffeeScript
3 1 (4.55%) Golang
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Adobe
2 1 (4.55%) Interwoven
2 1 (4.55%) Zend
2 1 (4.55%) Facebook
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Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 22 days ago