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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 128 116 124
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +8
Contract jobs citing LESS 17 32 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.55% 1.05% 0.084%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.04% 3.51% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 2
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£353 £345 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.31% -16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £225 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £473 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.85% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - -
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
834 911 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 27.12% 29.92% 29.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 569 381
Average daily rate £363 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 39
Average hourly rate £37.45 £33.73 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.04% +7.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.94 £21.75 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.55 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.32% -2.85%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LESS across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 August 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LESS across the East of England region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

LESS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the East of England region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire 0 7 £363 +9.84% 2
Essex - 5 £255 - 1
Bedfordshire -4 3 £356 +29.45% 2
Cambridgeshire -16 1 £450 - 1
Norfolk - 1 - - 1
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 20 (95.24%) HTML
1 20 (95.24%) JavaScript
1 20 (95.24%) CSS
2 19 (90.48%) HTML5
3 18 (85.71%) Sass
4 12 (57.14%) OO
5 9 (42.86%) Web Services
5 9 (42.86%) CSS3
5 9 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 9 (42.86%) AngularJS
6 7 (33.33%) Relational Database
6 7 (33.33%) XML
6 7 (33.33%) Java
6 7 (33.33%) TDD
6 7 (33.33%) Content Management
7 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (28.57%) Ajax
7 6 (28.57%) Web Design
7 6 (28.57%) .NET
7 6 (28.57%) Linux
7 6 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (28.57%) User Experience
8 5 (23.81%) Analytics
8 5 (23.81%) Backbone.js
8 5 (23.81%) Node.js
8 5 (23.81%) jQuery
8 5 (23.81%) JSP
8 5 (23.81%) XHTML
8 5 (23.81%) RAD
8 5 (23.81%) SOA

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 5 (23.81%) CMS
1 5 (23.81%) WebSphere
1 5 (23.81%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Photoshop
1 3 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Google Analytics
2 3 (14.29%) SaaS
3 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Ant
2 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
3 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.76%) Subversion
4 1 (4.76%) Grunt
4 1 (4.76%) gulp
General
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
1 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
1 2 (9.52%) Publishing
1 2 (9.52%) Multimedia
1 2 (9.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (19.05%) UI Programmer
3 4 (19.05%) UI Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Junior
5 2 (9.52%) Junior Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Junior Web Developer
5 2 (9.52%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (9.52%) AWS Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (95.24%) HTML
1 20 (95.24%) CSS
2 19 (90.48%) HTML5
3 18 (85.71%) Sass
4 9 (42.86%) AngularJS
4 9 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 9 (42.86%) CSS3
4 9 (42.86%) Web Services
5 7 (33.33%) XML
6 6 (28.57%) .NET
6 6 (28.57%) Ajax
7 5 (23.81%) jQuery
7 5 (23.81%) JSP
7 5 (23.81%) J2EE
7 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
7 5 (23.81%) XHTML
7 5 (23.81%) Backbone.js
8 3 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (9.52%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) User Experience
2 5 (23.81%) Web 2.0
3 3 (14.29%) Graphic Design
4 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
4 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.52%) Social Media
4 2 (9.52%) Digital Media
4 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
5 1 (4.76%) BYOD
5 1 (4.76%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Linux
2 5 (23.81%) UNIX
2 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Solaris
3 1 (4.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) OO
2 7 (33.33%) TDD
2 7 (33.33%) Content Management
3 6 (28.57%) Web Design
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
4 5 (23.81%) Analytics
4 5 (23.81%) MVC
4 5 (23.81%) SEO
4 5 (23.81%) RAD
4 5 (23.81%) SOA
5 4 (19.05%) B2C
5 4 (19.05%) OOP
6 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
7 2 (9.52%) ERP
7 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
7 2 (9.52%) UML
7 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
7 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
7 2 (9.52%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (95.24%) JavaScript
2 7 (33.33%) Java
3 5 (23.81%) C#
3 5 (23.81%) SQL
4 2 (9.52%) PHP
5 1 (4.76%) Python
5 1 (4.76%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) FatWire
1 5 (23.81%) Omniture
1 5 (23.81%) Google
1 5 (23.81%) IBM
2 2 (9.52%) Adobe
3 1 (4.76%) Twitter
Basildon, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £350.00 - £387.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Bedfordshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £325.00 - £387.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago