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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 185 210 215
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +5
Contract jobs citing LESS 22 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.37% 0.21% 0.014%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.23% 0.69% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 1
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£423 £425 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% +325.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
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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
1785 2186 1924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.63% 30.39% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1394 1674 1482
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 17
Average hourly rate £19.50 £27.50 £16.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.09% +69.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.00 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 (93.94%) JavaScript
2 30 (90.91%) CSS
3 28 (84.85%) HTML
4 27 (81.82%) HTML5
5 24 (72.73%) Sass
6 21 (63.64%) jQuery
7 20 (60.61%) CSS3
8 16 (48.48%) AngularJS
9 14 (42.42%) Node.js
9 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (42.42%) User Experience
10 13 (39.39%) Responsive Web Design
10 13 (39.39%) Backbone.js
11 12 (36.36%) PHP
12 10 (30.30%) Web Development
12 10 (30.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (27.27%) TDD
13 9 (27.27%) OO
14 8 (24.24%) Java
14 8 (24.24%) Ajax
15 7 (21.21%) JSON
15 7 (21.21%) Cucumber
15 7 (21.21%) Selenium
15 7 (21.21%) Scala
16 6 (18.18%) YUI
16 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
16 6 (18.18%) Ext JS
16 6 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
16 6 (18.18%) Pair Programming
16 6 (18.18%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 14 (42.42%) Node.js
2 4 (12.12%) Apache
2 4 (12.12%) CMS
3 2 (6.06%) WordPress
3 2 (6.06%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (6.06%) Apache Solr
3 2 (6.06%) IIS
4 1 (3.03%) Moodle
4 1 (3.03%) nginx
4 1 (3.03%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) HTTP
2 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) MySQL
2 1 (3.03%) DB2
2 1 (3.03%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.03%) Redis
2 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Selenium
1 7 (21.21%) Cucumber
2 6 (18.18%) Sinon.JS
3 5 (15.15%) Subversion
4 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
4 4 (12.12%) WebDriver
4 4 (12.12%) QUnit
4 4 (12.12%) Jasmine
5 3 (9.09%) Capybara
5 3 (9.09%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (9.09%) Eclipse
5 3 (9.09%) IntelliJ
5 3 (9.09%) Sublime Text
6 1 (3.03%) JUnit
6 1 (3.03%) Maven
6 1 (3.03%) Mercurial
6 1 (3.03%) jMock
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Blend
6 1 (3.03%) Yeoman
6 1 (3.03%) DbUnit
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Advertising
2 2 (6.06%) Games
2 2 (6.06%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (100.00%) Developer
2 23 (69.70%) Front-End Developer
3 6 (18.18%) Senior Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 3 (9.09%) UI Developer
5 3 (9.09%) PHP Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Web Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Front-End Web Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Magento Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Drupal Developer
7 1 (3.03%) HTML Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Python Developer
7 1 (3.03%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (90.91%) CSS
2 28 (84.85%) HTML
3 27 (81.82%) HTML5
4 24 (72.73%) Sass
5 21 (63.64%) jQuery
6 20 (60.61%) CSS3
7 16 (48.48%) AngularJS
8 13 (39.39%) Backbone.js
9 10 (30.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (24.24%) Ajax
11 7 (21.21%) JSON
12 6 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
12 6 (18.18%) Ember.js
12 6 (18.18%) Ext JS
12 6 (18.18%) YUI
13 4 (12.12%) REST
13 4 (12.12%) WebSockets
13 4 (12.12%) Google Maps API
13 4 (12.12%) Dojo
14 3 (9.09%) JSLint
Miscellaneous
1 14 (42.42%) User Experience
2 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.09%) Taxonomies
3 3 (9.09%) Digital Media
4 2 (6.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.03%) W3C
5 1 (3.03%) BBC
5 1 (3.03%) E-Learning
5 1 (3.03%) Learning Management System
5 1 (3.03%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.03%) Android
3 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (39.39%) Responsive Web Design
3 10 (30.30%) Web Development
4 9 (27.27%) TDD
4 9 (27.27%) OO
5 6 (18.18%) Pair Programming
5 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (15.15%) BDD
6 5 (15.15%) Scrum
7 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
8 3 (9.09%) MVC
8 3 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (6.06%) Graceful Degradation
9 2 (6.06%) Progressive Enhancement
9 2 (6.06%) OOD
9 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
9 2 (6.06%) Integration Testing
10 1 (3.03%) Refactoring
10 1 (3.03%) Software Engineering
10 1 (3.03%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 31 (93.94%) JavaScript
2 12 (36.36%) PHP
3 8 (24.24%) Java
4 7 (21.21%) Scala
5 2 (6.06%) C#
6 1 (3.03%) C
6 1 (3.03%) CoffeeScript
6 1 (3.03%) Golang
6 1 (3.03%) Python
6 1 (3.03%) XAML
6 1 (3.03%) Ruby
6 1 (3.03%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Google
2 3 (9.09%) Adobe
3 1 (3.03%) Zend
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