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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 129 184 188
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +4
Contract jobs citing LESS 35 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.05% 0.24% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.03% 0.81% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 8 15
Median daily rate £400 £350 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.86 -
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
1155 1728 1782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.77% 29.69% 29.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 1393 1365
Median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £317 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 2
Median hourly rate £20.00 £24.23 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.45% +51.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +14.28%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 53 (96.36%) CSS
2 52 (94.55%) HTML
3 49 (89.09%) Sass
4 48 (87.27%) JavaScript
5 46 (83.64%) HTML5
6 43 (78.18%) CSS3
6 43 (78.18%) AngularJS
7 39 (70.91%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (63.64%) Node.js
9 30 (54.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 29 (52.73%) jQuery
11 27 (49.09%) User Experience
12 26 (47.27%) Backbone.js
13 23 (41.82%) gulp
14 22 (40.00%) React
15 21 (38.18%) Git (software)
15 21 (38.18%) Front End Development
16 20 (36.36%) Grunt
16 20 (36.36%) TDD
17 19 (34.55%) Scrum
18 17 (30.91%) Ajax
18 17 (30.91%) OOP
19 16 (29.09%) Web Development
20 15 (27.27%) BDD
20 15 (27.27%) Bower
21 13 (23.64%) Advertising
21 13 (23.64%) CMS
21 13 (23.64%) Games
21 13 (23.64%) User Stories
21 13 (23.64%) RESTful

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 13 (23.64%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) GitHub
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) HTTP
1 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) MongoDB
1 3 (5.45%) MySQL
1 3 (5.45%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.82%) DB2
Development Applications
1 23 (41.82%) gulp
2 21 (38.18%) Git (software)
3 20 (36.36%) Grunt
4 15 (27.27%) Bower
5 8 (14.55%) Karma Test Runner
6 7 (12.73%) Mocha
7 6 (10.91%) Cucumber
7 6 (10.91%) Jenkins
7 6 (10.91%) PhantomJS
7 6 (10.91%) Selenium
7 6 (10.91%) WebDriver
8 5 (9.09%) Jasmine
9 4 (7.27%) JIRA
10 2 (3.64%) Sinon.JS
10 2 (3.64%) Vagrant
11 1 (1.82%) NUnit
11 1 (1.82%) Protractor
11 1 (1.82%) QUnit
11 1 (1.82%) SpecFlow
11 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (23.64%) Advertising
1 13 (23.64%) Games
2 8 (14.55%) Finance
3 2 (3.64%) Interactive Media
4 1 (1.82%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (98.18%) Developer
2 22 (40.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 19 (34.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 15 (27.27%) Senior Developer
5 14 (25.45%) Web Developer
6 12 (21.82%) Senior JavaScript Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Angular Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Creative Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Lead Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 2 (3.64%) .NET Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Node.js Developer
10 1 (1.82%) .NET Web Developer
10 1 (1.82%) AWS Developer
10 1 (1.82%) C# Developer
10 1 (1.82%) PHP Developer
10 1 (1.82%) PHP Symfony Developer
10 1 (1.82%) Software Engineer
10 1 (1.82%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (96.36%) CSS
2 52 (94.55%) HTML
3 49 (89.09%) Sass
4 46 (83.64%) HTML5
5 43 (78.18%) AngularJS
5 43 (78.18%) CSS3
6 35 (63.64%) Node.js
7 30 (54.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 29 (52.73%) jQuery
9 26 (47.27%) Backbone.js
10 22 (40.00%) React
11 17 (30.91%) Ajax
12 13 (23.64%) REST
12 13 (23.64%) RESTful
12 13 (23.64%) WebSockets
13 11 (20.00%) RequireJS
14 10 (18.18%) Web Services
15 7 (12.73%) .NET
16 6 (10.91%) Chai
16 6 (10.91%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 27 (49.09%) User Experience
2 4 (7.27%) New Media
2 4 (7.27%) W3C
3 3 (5.45%) Fintech
4 2 (3.64%) NHS
5 1 (1.82%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.73%) Linux
2 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (70.91%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (38.18%) Front End Development
3 20 (36.36%) TDD
4 19 (34.55%) Scrum
5 17 (30.91%) OOP
6 16 (29.09%) Web Development
7 15 (27.27%) BDD
8 13 (23.64%) Responsive Web Design
8 13 (23.64%) User Stories
9 11 (20.00%) Pair Programming
9 11 (20.00%) Progressive Enhancement
10 9 (16.36%) OO
11 5 (9.09%) MVC
12 3 (5.45%) Prototyping
13 2 (3.64%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
13 2 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
13 2 (3.64%) Information Architecture
13 2 (3.64%) Integration Testing
13 2 (3.64%) Service Design
13 2 (3.64%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 48 (87.27%) JavaScript
2 9 (16.36%) PHP
3 5 (9.09%) Java
3 5 (9.09%) SQL
4 4 (7.27%) ES6
5 3 (5.45%) C#
6 2 (3.64%) ECMAScript
6 2 (3.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.82%) IBM
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle
2 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
2 1 (1.82%) Sun
2 1 (1.82%) Zend