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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 129 117 125
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +8
Contract jobs citing LESS 1 23 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.041% 0.81% 0.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.17% 2.98% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 8
Median daily rate £300 £313 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -21.87%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £38.34 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.75 -
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
593 773 933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.13% 27.27% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 455 589
Median daily rate £375 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 34 21
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.67 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.08% +46.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £24.00 £13.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £41.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%

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 29 September 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
Cambridgeshire - 1 £300 - 1
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 8 (100.00%) HTML
1 8 (100.00%) CSS
2 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 7 (87.50%) jQuery
2 7 (87.50%) Sass
3 6 (75.00%) HTML5
3 6 (75.00%) AngularJS
4 5 (62.50%) Front End Development
4 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (62.50%) Retail
5 4 (50.00%) TDD
5 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (50.00%) SOA
5 4 (50.00%) Java
5 4 (50.00%) XML
5 4 (50.00%) Ajax
5 4 (50.00%) Node.js
5 4 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (37.50%) React
6 3 (37.50%) JSON
6 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (37.50%) XSLT
6 3 (37.50%) Oracle
6 3 (37.50%) IBM
6 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 3 (37.50%) Windows
6 3 (37.50%) Linux
6 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
7 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (25.00%) Red Hat

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 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) DB2
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Ant
2 1 (12.50%) Axure RP
2 1 (12.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (12.50%) Bower
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Grunt
2 1 (12.50%) gulp
2 1 (12.50%) Jasmine
General
1 5 (62.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 3 (37.50%) Angular Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Senior Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Senior E-Commerce Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Node.js Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) CSS
1 8 (100.00%) HTML
2 7 (87.50%) jQuery
2 7 (87.50%) Sass
3 6 (75.00%) AngularJS
3 6 (75.00%) HTML5
4 4 (50.00%) Ajax
4 4 (50.00%) Node.js
4 4 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (50.00%) XML
5 3 (37.50%) JSON
5 3 (37.50%) React
5 3 (37.50%) XSLT
6 2 (25.00%) .NET
6 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (25.00%) CSS3
7 1 (12.50%) J2EE
7 1 (12.50%) JSP
7 1 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Front End Development
2 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (50.00%) SOA
2 4 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) DevOps
5 1 (12.50%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (12.50%) Graceful Degradation
5 1 (12.50%) OO
5 1 (12.50%) Pair Programming
5 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 1 (12.50%) RAD
5 1 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 4 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) PHP
4 1 (12.50%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) WCAG
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) IBM
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat