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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 126 136 133
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Contract jobs citing LESS 7 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.28% 0.27% 0.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.03% 1.01% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 8
Median daily rate £450 £363 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £315 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £428 £387
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
681 792 853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.90% 26.91% 29.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 486 534
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 30
Median hourly rate £31.27 £38.00 £38.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.71% -2.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £20.94 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.40 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%

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
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 28 June 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 +16 5 £465 +32.85% 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £425 -
Essex - 1 £400 -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 23 (100.00%) CSS
2 22 (95.65%) HTML
2 22 (95.65%) Sass
3 21 (91.30%) JavaScript
4 17 (73.91%) HTML5
5 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (60.87%) jQuery
7 13 (56.52%) AngularJS
8 11 (47.83%) TDD
8 11 (47.83%) XML
8 11 (47.83%) Java
9 10 (43.48%) Ajax
10 9 (39.13%) SOA
10 9 (39.13%) Front End Development
11 8 (34.78%) React
11 8 (34.78%) CSS3
11 8 (34.78%) IBM
11 8 (34.78%) Linux
12 7 (30.43%) OO
12 7 (30.43%) XHTML
12 7 (30.43%) E-Commerce
12 7 (30.43%) J2EE
12 7 (30.43%) JSP
12 7 (30.43%) Ant
13 6 (26.09%) Web Services
13 6 (26.09%) RAD
13 6 (26.09%) Unix
13 6 (26.09%) Extreme Programming
13 6 (26.09%) WebSphere
13 6 (26.09%) Retail

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 (26.09%) WebSphere
2 3 (13.04%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) GitHub
2 2 (8.70%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) DB2
2 2 (8.70%) MySQL
2 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Ant
2 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
3 3 (13.04%) gulp
3 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
4 2 (8.70%) AccuRev
4 2 (8.70%) Gradle
4 2 (8.70%) Grunt
4 2 (8.70%) Jasmine
4 2 (8.70%) JUnit
4 2 (8.70%) SonarQube
5 1 (4.35%) Axure RP
5 1 (4.35%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (4.35%) Bower
5 1 (4.35%) Mocha
5 1 (4.35%) Xcode
General
1 6 (26.09%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (91.30%) Developer
2 12 (52.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 8 (34.78%) JavaScript Developer
4 7 (30.43%) Java Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Angular Developer
5 4 (17.39%) HTML CSS Developer
5 4 (17.39%) HTML Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Senior Developer
6 3 (13.04%) Agile Developer
6 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce Developer
6 3 (13.04%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 3 (13.04%) UI Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Lead Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Senior E-Commerce Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 1 (4.35%) HTML CSS Designer
8 1 (4.35%) UI/UX Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Web UI Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Web UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (100.00%) CSS
2 22 (95.65%) HTML
2 22 (95.65%) Sass
3 17 (73.91%) HTML5
4 14 (60.87%) jQuery
5 13 (56.52%) AngularJS
6 11 (47.83%) XML
7 10 (43.48%) Ajax
8 8 (34.78%) CSS3
8 8 (34.78%) React
9 7 (30.43%) J2EE
9 7 (30.43%) JSP
9 7 (30.43%) XHTML
10 6 (26.09%) Node.js
10 6 (26.09%) Web Services
11 5 (21.74%) JSON
11 5 (21.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (17.39%) KnockoutJS
12 4 (17.39%) XSLT
13 3 (13.04%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) User Experience
2 2 (8.70%) Virtual Team
2 2 (8.70%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Linux
2 6 (26.09%) Unix
3 5 (21.74%) Windows
4 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) TDD
3 9 (39.13%) Front End Development
3 9 (39.13%) SOA
4 7 (30.43%) E-Commerce
4 7 (30.43%) OO
5 6 (26.09%) Extreme Programming
5 6 (26.09%) RAD
6 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
6 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Pair Programming
7 4 (17.39%) Web Development
8 3 (13.04%) Analytics
8 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (13.04%) SEO
8 3 (13.04%) Wireframes
9 2 (8.70%) Automated Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Cross-Browser Development
9 2 (8.70%) Human Factors
9 2 (8.70%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 21 (91.30%) JavaScript
2 11 (47.83%) Java
3 4 (17.39%) PHP
4 2 (8.70%) C#
4 2 (8.70%) SQL
4 2 (8.70%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) WCAG
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) IBM
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) CA
3 2 (8.70%) FatWire
3 2 (8.70%) Google
3 2 (8.70%) Omniture
3 2 (8.70%) Rally
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.35%) Intershop