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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 137 115 134
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +19
Contract jobs citing LESS 7 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.22% 0.13% 0.032%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.81% 0.50% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate £386 £85 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+354.41% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 -
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -
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
864 596 842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 27.40% 26.47% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 343 476
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 32 60
Average hourly rate £35.80 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £27.48 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -9 2 £400 +370.58% 1
Bedfordshire - 2 £373 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £350 -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (100.00%) HTML
1 11 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (90.91%) CSS
2 10 (90.91%) HTML5
3 7 (63.64%) Dojo
3 7 (63.64%) Sass
3 7 (63.64%) OO
4 5 (45.45%) Web Development
4 5 (45.45%) jQuery
5 4 (36.36%) CSS3
5 4 (36.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (36.36%) Ajax
5 4 (36.36%) Retail
5 4 (36.36%) Subversion
5 4 (36.36%) SEO
5 4 (36.36%) Scrum
5 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
5 4 (36.36%) JSP
6 3 (27.27%) XML
6 3 (27.27%) Java
6 3 (27.27%) MVC
6 3 (27.27%) Apple
6 3 (27.27%) TDD
6 3 (27.27%) Advertising
6 3 (27.27%) XHTML
6 3 (27.27%) CMS
6 3 (27.27%) Twitter
6 3 (27.27%) Bing Maps
6 3 (27.27%) Responsive Web Design

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (27.27%) CMS
2 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (9.09%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Subversion
2 1 (9.09%) Firebug
2 1 (9.09%) Fiddler
General
1 4 (36.36%) Retail
2 3 (27.27%) Advertising
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (36.36%) UI Developer
3 4 (36.36%) UI Programmer
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Head of Development
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) HTML
2 10 (90.91%) CSS
2 10 (90.91%) HTML5
3 7 (63.64%) Dojo
3 7 (63.64%) Sass
4 5 (45.45%) jQuery
5 4 (36.36%) CSS3
5 4 (36.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (36.36%) Ajax
5 4 (36.36%) JSP
6 3 (27.27%) XML
6 3 (27.27%) XHTML
6 3 (27.27%) Bing Maps
6 3 (27.27%) Semantic HTML
6 3 (27.27%) JSON
7 2 (18.18%) Velocity
7 2 (18.18%) JSTL
7 2 (18.18%) Spring MVC
7 2 (18.18%) Spring
8 1 (9.09%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) OO
2 5 (45.45%) Web Development
3 4 (36.36%) SEO
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
4 3 (27.27%) MVC
4 3 (27.27%) TDD
4 3 (27.27%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (18.18%) Progressive Enhancement
5 2 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (27.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Apple
1 3 (27.27%) Twitter
2 2 (18.18%) hybris
3 1 (9.09%) ATG
3 1 (9.09%) Adobe