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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 177 196 199
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +3
Contract jobs citing LESS 23 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.41% 0.18% 0.016%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.37% 0.59% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 1
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£425 £463 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +362.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £295 £285
% change year-on-year
+18.64% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
1678 2023 1853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.74% 29.76% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1348 1533 1445
Average daily rate £425 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £285
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 5 13 24
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.60 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £77.50 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 29 (96.67%) HTML
2 28 (93.33%) JavaScript
2 28 (93.33%) CSS
2 28 (93.33%) HTML5
3 25 (83.33%) Sass
4 23 (76.67%) jQuery
5 19 (63.33%) CSS3
6 16 (53.33%) AngularJS
7 14 (46.67%) Responsive Web Design
7 14 (46.67%) User Experience
8 12 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 12 (40.00%) Backbone.js
9 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (36.67%) PHP
10 10 (33.33%) Web Development
10 10 (33.33%) Node.js
11 8 (26.67%) Scala
11 8 (26.67%) Selenium
12 6 (20.00%) Ajax
12 6 (20.00%) OO
13 5 (16.67%) CMS
13 5 (16.67%) Cucumber
13 5 (16.67%) WebDriver
14 4 (13.33%) QUnit
14 4 (13.33%) Jasmine
14 4 (13.33%) Google
14 4 (13.33%) TDD
14 4 (13.33%) Pair Programming
14 4 (13.33%) Google Maps API
14 4 (13.33%) Subversion

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 10 (33.33%) Node.js
2 5 (16.67%) CMS
3 3 (10.00%) Apache
4 2 (6.67%) WordPress
4 2 (6.67%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (6.67%) IIS
5 1 (3.33%) Drupal
5 1 (3.33%) Apache Solr
5 1 (3.33%) Moodle
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.33%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) HTTP
2 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) DB2
2 1 (3.33%) Redis
2 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Selenium
2 5 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 5 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 4 (13.33%) QUnit
3 4 (13.33%) Jasmine
3 4 (13.33%) Subversion
4 3 (10.00%) Sinon.JS
4 3 (10.00%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.33%) MSBuild
6 1 (3.33%) Grunt
6 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Blend
6 1 (3.33%) Mercurial
General
1 2 (6.67%) Marketing
1 2 (6.67%) Advertising
1 2 (6.67%) Banking
1 2 (6.67%) Games
2 1 (3.33%) Publishing
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (100.00%) Developer
2 23 (76.67%) Front-End Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Web Developer
5 3 (10.00%) PHP Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Front-End Web Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Web Designer
7 1 (3.33%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.33%) HTML Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Magento Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Designer
7 1 (3.33%) UI Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) UI Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (96.67%) HTML
2 28 (93.33%) CSS
2 28 (93.33%) HTML5
3 25 (83.33%) Sass
4 23 (76.67%) jQuery
5 19 (63.33%) CSS3
6 16 (53.33%) AngularJS
7 12 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 12 (40.00%) Backbone.js
8 6 (20.00%) Ajax
9 4 (13.33%) Google Maps API
9 4 (13.33%) JSON
10 3 (10.00%) .NET
10 3 (10.00%) Mustache
10 3 (10.00%) Ember.js
10 3 (10.00%) Smarty
10 3 (10.00%) Ext JS
10 3 (10.00%) YUI
11 2 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
11 2 (6.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (46.67%) User Experience
2 3 (10.00%) Digital Media
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) W3C
4 1 (3.33%) E-Learning
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.33%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Responsive Web Design
2 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (33.33%) Web Development
4 6 (20.00%) OO
5 4 (13.33%) TDD
5 4 (13.33%) Pair Programming
6 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (10.00%) MVC
7 2 (6.67%) OOD
8 1 (3.33%) Scrum
8 1 (3.33%) Web Design
8 1 (3.33%) Refactoring
8 1 (3.33%) Content Management
8 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Integration Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.33%) Graceful Degradation
8 1 (3.33%) OO PHP
8 1 (3.33%) BDD
8 1 (3.33%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 28 (93.33%) JavaScript
2 11 (36.67%) PHP
3 8 (26.67%) Scala
4 4 (13.33%) Java
5 3 (10.00%) C#
6 1 (3.33%) C
6 1 (3.33%) XAML
6 1 (3.33%) Golang
6 1 (3.33%) CoffeeScript
6 1 (3.33%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Google
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Adobe
2 1 (3.33%) EPiServer
2 1 (3.33%) Zend
2 1 (3.33%) Twitter
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