The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 East of England 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 116 120 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing LESS 30 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.99% 0.042% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.34% 0.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
Average daily rate
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£328 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £305 -
% change year-on-year
+12.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
898 686 843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 29.60% 28.70% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 373 439
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 44 73
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.92 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.97% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £22.66 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.72 £38.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%
LESS
England

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 25 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Bedfordshire - 20 £275 -
Cambridgeshire -2 8 £360 -4.00% 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £330 - 2
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 37 (100.00%) HTML
2 36 (97.30%) JavaScript
2 36 (97.30%) CSS
3 28 (75.68%) MVC
3 28 (75.68%) TDD
3 28 (75.68%) OO
4 24 (64.86%) Dojo
5 23 (62.16%) CSS3
5 23 (62.16%) Subversion
6 22 (59.46%) JSP
6 22 (59.46%) DOM
6 22 (59.46%) Ajax
6 22 (59.46%) Responsive Web Design
7 20 (54.05%) Django
7 20 (54.05%) HTML5
8 14 (37.84%) E-Commerce
8 14 (37.84%) Sass
9 13 (35.14%) jQuery
10 12 (32.43%) Dependency Management
11 10 (27.03%) XHR
11 10 (27.03%) hybris
12 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (16.22%) .NET Framework
13 6 (16.22%) Moq
13 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (16.22%) Unit Testing
13 6 (16.22%) .NET
13 6 (16.22%) C#
13 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET
13 6 (16.22%) NUnit

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 2 (5.41%) CMS
1 2 (5.41%) Node.js
2 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.70%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (62.16%) Subversion
2 6 (16.22%) NUnit
2 6 (16.22%) Moq
3 2 (5.41%) Jasmine
3 2 (5.41%) Grunt
3 2 (5.41%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (2.70%) Firebug
4 1 (2.70%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (8.11%) Advertising
1 3 (8.11%) Retail
2 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (97.30%) Developer
2 13 (35.14%) Front-End Developer
3 5 (13.51%) UI Programmer
3 5 (13.51%) UI Developer
3 5 (13.51%) .NET Developer
4 4 (10.81%) C# Developer
4 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (10.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Web Developer
5 3 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (5.41%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Head of Development
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (100.00%) HTML
2 36 (97.30%) CSS
3 24 (64.86%) Dojo
4 23 (62.16%) CSS3
5 22 (59.46%) JSP
5 22 (59.46%) DOM
5 22 (59.46%) Ajax
6 20 (54.05%) Django
6 20 (54.05%) HTML5
7 14 (37.84%) Sass
8 13 (35.14%) jQuery
9 10 (27.03%) XHR
10 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (16.22%) .NET Framework
10 6 (16.22%) .NET
10 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET
10 6 (16.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (10.81%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
1 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (75.68%) MVC
1 28 (75.68%) OO
1 28 (75.68%) TDD
2 22 (59.46%) Responsive Web Design
3 14 (37.84%) E-Commerce
4 12 (32.43%) Dependency Management
5 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (16.22%) Unit Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Web Development
8 3 (8.11%) SEO
9 2 (5.41%) Scrum
9 2 (5.41%) Systems Analysis
9 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (5.41%) Rapid Prototyping
9 2 (5.41%) Progressive Enhancement
10 1 (2.70%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 36 (97.30%) JavaScript
2 6 (16.22%) C#
3 3 (8.11%) PHP
4 2 (5.41%) Java
5 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) hybris
2 2 (5.41%) Twitter
2 2 (5.41%) Apple
3 1 (2.70%) Adobe
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