The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 110 128 134
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +6
Contract jobs citing LESS 16 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.63% 0.14% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.61% 0.52% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 4
Median daily rate £400 £388 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £388 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £388 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.86 -
LESS
England

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 East of England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
612 772 834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.19% 27.90% 27.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 434 477
Median daily rate £375 £385 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 29 33
Median hourly rate £30.50 £40.00 £35.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% +12.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £32.91 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England 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 East of England

LESS
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LESS across the East of England region.

LESS Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

LESS
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LESS across the East of England region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

LESS Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

LESS
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LESS across the East of England region.

LESS Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

LESS
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the East of England region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire - 10 £438 - 1
Essex +8 6 £400 -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 East of England region with a requirement for LESS.

1 30 (100.00%) CSS
2 29 (96.67%) HTML
2 29 (96.67%) Sass
3 26 (86.67%) JavaScript
4 23 (76.67%) HTML5
5 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (46.67%) CSS3
6 14 (46.67%) jQuery
7 12 (40.00%) AngularJS
7 12 (40.00%) Java
7 12 (40.00%) XHTML
7 12 (40.00%) XML
7 12 (40.00%) OO
8 11 (36.67%) TDD
9 10 (33.33%) Ajax
10 9 (30.00%) SOA
11 8 (26.67%) IBM
11 8 (26.67%) J2EE
11 8 (26.67%) JSP
11 8 (26.67%) Linux
11 8 (26.67%) User Experience
11 8 (26.67%) Front End Development
12 7 (23.33%) React
12 7 (23.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (23.33%) Ant
13 6 (20.00%) PHP
13 6 (20.00%) E-Commerce
13 6 (20.00%) RAD
13 6 (20.00%) Unix
13 6 (20.00%) Web Services

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 6 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (16.67%) CMS
2 5 (16.67%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) GitHub
2 2 (6.67%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) DB2
2 2 (6.67%) MySQL
2 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Ant
2 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.67%) AccuRev
4 2 (6.67%) Gradle
4 2 (6.67%) gulp
4 2 (6.67%) JUnit
4 2 (6.67%) SonarQube
5 1 (3.33%) Grunt
5 1 (3.33%) Jasmine
5 1 (3.33%) Mocha
5 1 (3.33%) Xcode
General
1 6 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (6.67%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (93.33%) Developer
2 12 (40.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 8 (26.67%) Java Developer
3 8 (26.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 7 (23.33%) UI Developer
5 5 (16.67%) Lead Developer
6 4 (13.33%) Angular Developer
6 4 (13.33%) HTML CSS Developer
6 4 (13.33%) HTML Developer
6 4 (13.33%) Senior Developer
7 3 (10.00%) Agile Developer
7 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce Developer
8 2 (6.67%) PHP Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Senior E-Commerce Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 1 (3.33%) Java Software Developer
9 1 (3.33%) Oracle Developer
9 1 (3.33%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (100.00%) CSS
2 29 (96.67%) HTML
2 29 (96.67%) Sass
3 23 (76.67%) HTML5
4 14 (46.67%) CSS3
4 14 (46.67%) jQuery
5 12 (40.00%) AngularJS
5 12 (40.00%) XHTML
5 12 (40.00%) XML
6 10 (33.33%) Ajax
7 8 (26.67%) J2EE
7 8 (26.67%) JSP
8 7 (23.33%) React
8 7 (23.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (20.00%) Web Services
10 5 (16.67%) Dojo
10 5 (16.67%) JSON
11 4 (13.33%) XSLT
12 3 (10.00%) .NET
12 3 (10.00%) OOCSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) User Experience
2 2 (6.67%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Linux
2 6 (20.00%) Unix
3 5 (16.67%) Windows
4 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) OO
3 11 (36.67%) TDD
4 9 (30.00%) SOA
5 8 (26.67%) Front End Development
6 6 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 6 (20.00%) Extreme Programming
6 6 (20.00%) RAD
7 5 (16.67%) SEO
7 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Pair Programming
8 4 (13.33%) Scrum
8 4 (13.33%) Web Development
9 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (10.00%) MVC
10 2 (6.67%) Analytics
10 2 (6.67%) Content Management
10 2 (6.67%) Human Factors
10 2 (6.67%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 26 (86.67%) JavaScript
2 12 (40.00%) Java
3 6 (20.00%) PHP
4 4 (13.33%) SQL
5 2 (6.67%) C#
6 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) IBM
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) CA
3 2 (6.67%) FatWire
3 2 (6.67%) Google
3 2 (6.67%) Omniture
3 2 (6.67%) Rally
3 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.33%) Intershop