The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the City of London region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 183 200 218
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +18
Contract jobs citing LESS 21 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.34% 0.080% 0.025%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.15% 0.28% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 1
Average daily rate £500 £325 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -25.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1834 1756 1949
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.47% 27.98% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1383 1392 1405
Average daily rate £425 £415 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -5.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 20
Average hourly rate £41.00 £135.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.62% +321.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £25.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £135.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
LESS
London

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 31 (100.00%) CSS
2 28 (90.32%) JavaScript
3 25 (80.65%) HTML
4 24 (77.42%) HTML5
5 18 (58.06%) CSS3
6 16 (51.61%) Sass
7 14 (45.16%) AngularJS
7 14 (45.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 13 (41.94%) KnockoutJS
9 12 (38.71%) TDD
10 11 (35.48%) OO
11 10 (32.26%) Scrum
12 9 (29.03%) BDD
12 9 (29.03%) jQuery
12 9 (29.03%) Responsive Web Design
13 8 (25.81%) Node.js
13 8 (25.81%) Backbone.js
14 7 (22.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 7 (22.58%) Git (software)
14 7 (22.58%) Underscore.js
15 6 (19.35%) HTML5 Canvas
15 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
15 6 (19.35%) Ember.js
15 6 (19.35%) Ext JS
15 6 (19.35%) Web Design
16 5 (16.13%) CMS
16 5 (16.13%) E-Commerce
16 5 (16.13%) Web Development
16 5 (16.13%) Twitter
16 5 (16.13%) Semantic HTML

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 8 (25.81%) Node.js
2 5 (16.13%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) TeamSite
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Heroku
1 1 (3.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.45%) PhoneGap
3 1 (3.23%) Grunt
3 1 (3.23%) PhantomJS
3 1 (3.23%) Yeoman
3 1 (3.23%) Bower
3 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (12.90%) Retail
2 3 (9.68%) Advertising
3 1 (3.23%) Games
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (100.00%) Developer
2 15 (48.39%) JavaScript Developer
3 11 (35.48%) Front-End Developer
4 8 (25.81%) Web Developer
5 7 (22.58%) Front-End Web Developer
6 3 (9.68%) UI Programmer
6 3 (9.68%) UI Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Node.js Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Mobile Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Prototyper
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.23%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (100.00%) CSS
2 25 (80.65%) HTML
3 24 (77.42%) HTML5
4 18 (58.06%) CSS3
5 16 (51.61%) Sass
6 14 (45.16%) AngularJS
6 14 (45.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 13 (41.94%) KnockoutJS
8 9 (29.03%) jQuery
9 8 (25.81%) Backbone.js
10 7 (22.58%) Underscore.js
11 6 (19.35%) Ember.js
11 6 (19.35%) HTML5 Canvas
11 6 (19.35%) Ext JS
12 5 (16.13%) Semantic HTML
13 4 (12.90%) JSP
14 3 (9.68%) XML
14 3 (9.68%) JSON
14 3 (9.68%) Dojo
15 2 (6.45%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (6.45%) Social Media
3 1 (3.23%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.23%) W3C
3 1 (3.23%) Wiki
3 1 (3.23%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Android
1 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) TDD
2 11 (35.48%) OO
3 10 (32.26%) Scrum
4 9 (29.03%) Responsive Web Design
4 9 (29.03%) BDD
5 6 (19.35%) Web Design
5 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (16.13%) Web Development
6 5 (16.13%) E-Commerce
7 4 (12.90%) SEO
8 3 (9.68%) MVC
9 1 (3.23%) B2C
9 1 (3.23%) Pair Programming
9 1 (3.23%) Content Management
9 1 (3.23%) Web Analytics
9 1 (3.23%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (3.23%) Unit Testing
9 1 (3.23%) Rapid Prototyping
9 1 (3.23%) Web Application Development
9 1 (3.23%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 28 (90.32%) JavaScript
2 4 (12.90%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) PHP
4 1 (3.23%) Ruby
4 1 (3.23%) Groovy
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) WCAG
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Twitter
2 4 (12.90%) Apple
3 3 (9.68%) ATG
4 2 (6.45%) Facebook
5 1 (3.23%) Interwoven
5 1 (3.23%) Google
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