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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 123 115 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing LESS 24 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.78% 0.51% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.61% 1.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 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 £363 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
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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
919 713 856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 29.91% 30.05% 28.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 348 423
Average daily rate £375 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 43 62
Average hourly rate £25.00 £39.00 £32.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.89% +21.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.71 £18.15 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.69 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 +7 5 £475 - 1
Hertfordshire -22 3 £340 +4.61%
Essex -5 2 - -
Norfolk - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 1
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 39 (100.00%) CSS
2 38 (97.44%) JavaScript
3 36 (92.31%) HTML
4 30 (76.92%) TDD
5 29 (74.36%) OO
5 29 (74.36%) CSS3
6 27 (69.23%) MVC
7 24 (61.54%) Responsive Web Design
8 22 (56.41%) DOM
8 22 (56.41%) Ajax
8 22 (56.41%) Dojo
9 21 (53.85%) Subversion
10 20 (51.28%) Django
10 20 (51.28%) JSP
11 19 (48.72%) HTML5
12 18 (46.15%) Sass
12 18 (46.15%) jQuery
13 12 (30.77%) E-Commerce
13 12 (30.77%) Dependency Management
14 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (25.64%) XHR
16 9 (23.08%) Unit Testing
17 8 (20.51%) AngularJS
17 8 (20.51%) hybris
18 7 (17.95%) Node.js
18 7 (17.95%) PHP
19 6 (15.38%) .NET
19 6 (15.38%) C#
19 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET
19 6 (15.38%) .NET Framework

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (17.95%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.56%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) Internet
2 2 (5.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) MySQL
2 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 21 (53.85%) Subversion
2 6 (15.38%) NUnit
2 6 (15.38%) Jasmine
2 6 (15.38%) Moq
3 5 (12.82%) Grunt
4 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
5 3 (7.69%) Mocha
5 3 (7.69%) Bower
6 2 (5.13%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (2.56%) Firebug
7 1 (2.56%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (5.13%) Advertising
1 2 (5.13%) Marketing
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (97.44%) Developer
2 12 (30.77%) Front-End Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Web Developer
4 5 (12.82%) .NET Developer
5 4 (10.26%) C# Developer
5 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (10.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (7.69%) UI Programmer
6 3 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (7.69%) UI Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Applications Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.13%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Agile .NET Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Head of Development
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Web Applications Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Web Applications Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Applications Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (100.00%) CSS
2 36 (92.31%) HTML
3 29 (74.36%) CSS3
4 22 (56.41%) DOM
4 22 (56.41%) Ajax
4 22 (56.41%) Dojo
5 20 (51.28%) Django
5 20 (51.28%) JSP
6 19 (48.72%) HTML5
7 18 (46.15%) Sass
7 18 (46.15%) jQuery
8 10 (25.64%) XHR
9 8 (20.51%) AngularJS
10 6 (15.38%) .NET
10 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET
10 6 (15.38%) .NET Framework
10 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 6 (15.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) User Experience
2 2 (5.13%) Smartphone
2 2 (5.13%) Life Science
2 2 (5.13%) Visualisation
2 2 (5.13%) Open Source
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (76.92%) TDD
2 29 (74.36%) OO
3 27 (69.23%) MVC
4 24 (61.54%) Responsive Web Design
5 12 (30.77%) E-Commerce
5 12 (30.77%) Dependency Management
6 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (23.08%) Unit Testing
8 3 (7.69%) Web Development
8 3 (7.69%) Web Design
9 2 (5.13%) Validation
9 2 (5.13%) Bioinformatics
9 2 (5.13%) Rapid Prototyping
9 2 (5.13%) Web Application Development
10 1 (2.56%) BDD
10 1 (2.56%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (2.56%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 38 (97.44%) JavaScript
2 7 (17.95%) PHP
3 6 (15.38%) C#
4 3 (7.69%) Ruby
5 2 (5.13%) Python
5 2 (5.13%) Java
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) hybris
2 3 (7.69%) Google
3 2 (5.13%) Adobe
3 2 (5.13%) Twitter