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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 179 198 -
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -
Contract jobs citing LESS 17 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.33% 0.17% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.09% 0.58% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £468 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
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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
1565 1724 1722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.83% 29.15% 30.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1272 1288 1369
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 19
Average hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £19.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +114.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.96 £22.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £147.50 £82.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, 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 35 (97.22%) HTML
1 35 (97.22%) JavaScript
1 35 (97.22%) CSS
2 34 (94.44%) HTML5
3 30 (83.33%) Sass
4 28 (77.78%) jQuery
5 26 (72.22%) CSS3
6 17 (47.22%) AngularJS
7 16 (44.44%) Responsive Web Design
8 15 (41.67%) PHP
9 14 (38.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 14 (38.89%) User Experience
10 13 (36.11%) Web Development
11 12 (33.33%) Backbone.js
11 12 (33.33%) Node.js
12 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (22.22%) Selenium
14 7 (19.44%) MySQL
14 7 (19.44%) OO
14 7 (19.44%) Scala
15 6 (16.67%) Photoshop
15 6 (16.67%) Ajax
16 5 (13.89%) JSON
16 5 (13.89%) CMS
16 5 (13.89%) Cucumber
16 5 (13.89%) WebDriver
17 4 (11.11%) QUnit
17 4 (11.11%) Jasmine
17 4 (11.11%) Mustache
17 4 (11.11%) Google

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 12 (33.33%) Node.js
2 5 (13.89%) CMS
3 3 (8.33%) WordPress
4 2 (5.56%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (5.56%) IIS
4 2 (5.56%) Apache
5 1 (2.78%) Drupal
5 1 (2.78%) Apache Solr
5 1 (2.78%) Moodle
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.78%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) MySQL
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) DB2
2 1 (2.78%) Redis
2 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Selenium
2 5 (13.89%) Cucumber
2 5 (13.89%) WebDriver
3 4 (11.11%) QUnit
3 4 (11.11%) Jasmine
4 3 (8.33%) Subversion
4 3 (8.33%) Sinon.JS
4 3 (8.33%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (5.56%) Grunt
5 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.78%) MSBuild
6 1 (2.78%) Bower
General
1 2 (5.56%) Games
1 2 (5.56%) Advertising
1 2 (5.56%) Banking
1 2 (5.56%) Marketing
2 1 (2.78%) Publishing
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (97.22%) Developer
2 25 (69.44%) Front-End Developer
3 7 (19.44%) Web Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Senior Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Front-End Web Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Designer
5 2 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (5.56%) PHP Developer
6 1 (2.78%) UI Designer
6 1 (2.78%) UI Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Drupal Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Java Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Web Designer
6 1 (2.78%) UI Programmer
6 1 (2.78%) Node.js Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (97.22%) HTML
1 35 (97.22%) CSS
2 34 (94.44%) HTML5
3 30 (83.33%) Sass
4 28 (77.78%) jQuery
5 26 (72.22%) CSS3
6 17 (47.22%) AngularJS
7 14 (38.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 12 (33.33%) Backbone.js
9 6 (16.67%) Ajax
10 5 (13.89%) JSON
11 4 (11.11%) Mustache
11 4 (11.11%) Google Maps API
12 3 (8.33%) Ext JS
12 3 (8.33%) YUI
12 3 (8.33%) .NET
12 3 (8.33%) Smarty
12 3 (8.33%) Ember.js
13 2 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
13 2 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (38.89%) User Experience
2 3 (8.33%) Digital Media
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) W3C
3 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) E-Learning
4 1 (2.78%) Learning Management System
4 1 (2.78%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) Android
3 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Responsive Web Design
2 13 (36.11%) Web Development
3 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (19.44%) OO
5 4 (11.11%) Pair Programming
6 3 (8.33%) TDD
6 3 (8.33%) MVC
6 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.56%) OOD
8 1 (2.78%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.78%) Integration Testing
8 1 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.78%) Content Management
8 1 (2.78%) Scrum
8 1 (2.78%) Web Design
8 1 (2.78%) UX Design
8 1 (2.78%) Progressive Enhancement
8 1 (2.78%) Graceful Degradation
Programming Languages
1 35 (97.22%) JavaScript
2 15 (41.67%) PHP
3 7 (19.44%) Scala
4 3 (8.33%) Java
4 3 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (2.78%) Python
5 1 (2.78%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Google
2 1 (2.78%) EPiServer
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Adobe
2 1 (2.78%) Twitter
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £193 - £194 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
DP Connect
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 24 days ago