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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 113 111 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing LESS 33 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.04% 0.42% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.45% 1.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
956 724 879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 30.21% 30.41% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 378 467
Average daily rate £363 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £468 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 66
Average hourly rate £30.00 £37.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.46% +14.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £9.23 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.26 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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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
Cambridgeshire +4 10 £475 +26.66% 2
Hertfordshire -13 4 £340 +4.61% 2
Essex -6 1 - -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 38 (100.00%) CSS
2 37 (97.37%) JavaScript
3 35 (92.11%) HTML
4 30 (78.95%) TDD
5 28 (73.68%) OO
5 28 (73.68%) CSS3
6 27 (71.05%) MVC
7 23 (60.53%) Responsive Web Design
8 22 (57.89%) DOM
9 21 (55.26%) Ajax
9 21 (55.26%) Dojo
9 21 (55.26%) Subversion
10 20 (52.63%) Django
10 20 (52.63%) JSP
11 18 (47.37%) HTML5
12 17 (44.74%) Sass
12 17 (44.74%) jQuery
13 12 (31.58%) E-Commerce
13 12 (31.58%) Dependency Management
14 10 (26.32%) XHR
14 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (23.68%) Unit Testing
16 8 (21.05%) hybris
17 7 (18.42%) AngularJS
18 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 6 (15.79%) Moq
18 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
18 6 (15.79%) Jasmine
18 6 (15.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 6 (15.79%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.63%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) Internet
2 1 (2.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) MySQL
2 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (55.26%) Subversion
2 6 (15.79%) NUnit
2 6 (15.79%) Moq
2 6 (15.79%) Jasmine
3 5 (13.16%) Grunt
4 3 (7.89%) Mocha
4 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
4 3 (7.89%) Bower
5 2 (5.26%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (2.63%) Firebug
6 1 (2.63%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (5.26%) Advertising
1 2 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (97.37%) Developer
2 12 (31.58%) Front-End Developer
3 5 (13.16%) Web Developer
3 5 (13.16%) .NET Developer
4 4 (10.53%) C# Developer
4 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (10.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (7.89%) UI Developer
5 3 (7.89%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (7.89%) UI Programmer
6 2 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Applications Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Agile .NET Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Web Applications Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Applications Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Web Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Web Applications Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Head of Development
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (100.00%) CSS
2 35 (92.11%) HTML
3 28 (73.68%) CSS3
4 22 (57.89%) DOM
5 21 (55.26%) Ajax
5 21 (55.26%) Dojo
6 20 (52.63%) Django
6 20 (52.63%) JSP
7 18 (47.37%) HTML5
8 17 (44.74%) Sass
8 17 (44.74%) jQuery
9 10 (26.32%) XHR
10 7 (18.42%) AngularJS
11 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (15.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 6 (15.79%) .NET Framework
11 6 (15.79%) .NET
11 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.63%) Life Science
2 1 (2.63%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.63%) Open Source
2 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (78.95%) TDD
2 28 (73.68%) OO
3 27 (71.05%) MVC
4 23 (60.53%) Responsive Web Design
5 12 (31.58%) Dependency Management
5 12 (31.58%) E-Commerce
6 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (23.68%) Unit Testing
8 2 (5.26%) Rapid Prototyping
8 2 (5.26%) Web Development
8 2 (5.26%) Web Design
9 1 (2.63%) Bioinformatics
9 1 (2.63%) SEO
9 1 (2.63%) Validation
9 1 (2.63%) Web Application Development
9 1 (2.63%) BDD
9 1 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 37 (97.37%) JavaScript
2 6 (15.79%) PHP
2 6 (15.79%) C#
3 3 (7.89%) Ruby
4 1 (2.63%) Java
4 1 (2.63%) Python
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) hybris
2 3 (7.89%) Google
3 2 (5.26%) Adobe
4 1 (2.63%) Twitter
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