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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 124 199 188
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -11
Contract jobs citing LESS 42 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.23% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.43% 0.78% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 10 9
Median daily rate £400 £360 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -17.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £267 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £558 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.00 -
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
1226 1790 1710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 36.03% 30.23% 29.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1050 1462 1276
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £615 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 10
Median hourly rate £20.00 £24.23 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.45% -46.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +15.10%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 63 (91.30%) CSS
2 62 (89.86%) HTML
3 61 (88.41%) JavaScript
3 61 (88.41%) Sass
4 56 (81.16%) HTML5
5 52 (75.36%) CSS3
6 51 (73.91%) AngularJS
7 48 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
8 46 (66.67%) Node.js
9 36 (52.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 34 (49.28%) jQuery
11 31 (44.93%) gulp
12 30 (43.48%) Grunt
12 30 (43.48%) User Experience
12 30 (43.48%) Backbone.js
13 27 (39.13%) TDD
14 26 (37.68%) Front End Development
15 25 (36.23%) React
15 25 (36.23%) Git (software)
16 22 (31.88%) Scrum
17 21 (30.43%) OOP
17 21 (30.43%) Web Development
18 20 (28.99%) RESTful
18 20 (28.99%) BDD
19 19 (27.54%) Ajax
20 17 (24.64%) Responsive Web Design
20 17 (24.64%) Bower
21 16 (23.19%) CMS
22 15 (21.74%) Games
22 15 (21.74%) Advertising

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 16 (23.19%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.45%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.45%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.80%) HTTP
1 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) MongoDB
1 3 (4.35%) MySQL
1 3 (4.35%) NoSQL
1 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) DB2
Development Applications
1 31 (44.93%) gulp
2 30 (43.48%) Grunt
3 25 (36.23%) Git (software)
4 17 (24.64%) Bower
5 8 (11.59%) Karma Test Runner
6 7 (10.14%) Cucumber
6 7 (10.14%) Jenkins
6 7 (10.14%) Mocha
6 7 (10.14%) Selenium
6 7 (10.14%) WebDriver
7 6 (8.70%) Jasmine
7 6 (8.70%) PhantomJS
8 5 (7.25%) JIRA
9 2 (2.90%) Sinon.JS
9 2 (2.90%) Vagrant
9 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.45%) NUnit
10 1 (1.45%) Protractor
10 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.45%) webpack
General
1 15 (21.74%) Advertising
1 15 (21.74%) Games
2 8 (11.59%) Finance
3 3 (4.35%) Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Interactive Media
4 2 (2.90%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Retail
5 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 68 (98.55%) Developer
2 28 (40.58%) JavaScript Developer
3 26 (37.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 17 (24.64%) Senior Developer
4 17 (24.64%) Web Developer
5 14 (20.29%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 8 (11.59%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Angular Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Creative Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Lead Developer
8 3 (4.35%) UI Developer
9 2 (2.90%) .NET Developer
9 2 (2.90%) C# Developer
10 1 (1.45%) .NET Web Developer
10 1 (1.45%) C# Web Developer
10 1 (1.45%) Designer
10 1 (1.45%) HTML Developer
10 1 (1.45%) PHP Developer
10 1 (1.45%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (91.30%) CSS
2 62 (89.86%) HTML
3 61 (88.41%) Sass
4 56 (81.16%) HTML5
5 52 (75.36%) CSS3
6 51 (73.91%) AngularJS
7 46 (66.67%) Node.js
8 36 (52.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 34 (49.28%) jQuery
10 30 (43.48%) Backbone.js
11 25 (36.23%) React
12 20 (28.99%) RESTful
13 19 (27.54%) Ajax
14 15 (21.74%) REST
14 15 (21.74%) WebSockets
15 12 (17.39%) RequireJS
16 10 (14.49%) Web Services
17 7 (10.14%) .NET
17 7 (10.14%) Ember.js
18 6 (8.70%) Chai
Miscellaneous
1 30 (43.48%) User Experience
2 4 (5.80%) New Media
2 4 (5.80%) W3C
3 3 (4.35%) Fintech
4 2 (2.90%) NHS
5 1 (1.45%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.59%) Linux
2 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (39.13%) TDD
3 26 (37.68%) Front End Development
4 22 (31.88%) Scrum
5 21 (30.43%) OOP
5 21 (30.43%) Web Development
6 20 (28.99%) BDD
7 17 (24.64%) Responsive Web Design
8 15 (21.74%) User Stories
9 12 (17.39%) Pair Programming
10 11 (15.94%) OO
10 11 (15.94%) Progressive Enhancement
11 6 (8.70%) MVC
12 3 (4.35%) Kanban
12 3 (4.35%) Prototyping
13 2 (2.90%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
13 2 (2.90%) DevOps
13 2 (2.90%) Integration Testing
13 2 (2.90%) Service Design
13 2 (2.90%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 61 (88.41%) JavaScript
2 11 (15.94%) PHP
3 6 (8.70%) Java
4 5 (7.25%) SQL
5 4 (5.80%) C#
5 4 (5.80%) ES6
6 2 (2.90%) ECMAScript
6 2 (2.90%) Ruby
7 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.90%) Adobe
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle
3 1 (1.45%) IBM
3 1 (1.45%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.45%) Zend
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Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
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JM
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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ECOM
Rate: £120 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago