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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 126 115 113
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing LESS 19 33 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.61% 1.05% 0.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.16% 3.44% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 7
Average daily rate
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£344 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £303 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £475 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.67 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - -
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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
881 958 722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 28.25% 30.54% 30.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 596 376
Average daily rate £365 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 32
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -19.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.94 £15.00 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £43.26 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 28 August 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LESS across the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

LESS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 August 2015. 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
Hertfordshire +7 9 £350 +2.94%
Essex +3 7 £255 -
Bedfordshire -1 3 £356 -1.79% 1
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 24 (96.00%) HTML
1 24 (96.00%) CSS
2 23 (92.00%) JavaScript
3 22 (88.00%) HTML5
3 22 (88.00%) Sass
4 16 (64.00%) OO
5 12 (48.00%) Web Services
5 12 (48.00%) XML
5 12 (48.00%) CSS3
6 11 (44.00%) Relational Database
6 11 (44.00%) Content Management
7 10 (40.00%) CMS
7 10 (40.00%) Web Design
7 10 (40.00%) User Experience
7 10 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 9 (36.00%) jQuery
8 9 (36.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (36.00%) C#
8 9 (36.00%) .NET
8 9 (36.00%) ASP.NET
9 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
9 8 (32.00%) AngularJS
10 7 (28.00%) KnockoutJS
10 7 (28.00%) Java
10 7 (28.00%) Photoshop
10 7 (28.00%) TDD
10 7 (28.00%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (28.00%) Degree
11 6 (24.00%) Computer Science
11 6 (24.00%) Use Case

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 10 (40.00%) CMS
2 5 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (20.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Photoshop
1 7 (28.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Google Analytics
2 3 (12.00%) SaaS
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (44.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (24.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (20.00%) Ant
4 1 (4.00%) Subversion
4 1 (4.00%) Grunt
4 1 (4.00%) gulp
General
1 6 (24.00%) Publishing
1 6 (24.00%) Multimedia
1 6 (24.00%) Marketing
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) Web Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Junior
3 6 (24.00%) Junior Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Junior Web Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Front-End Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Java Developer
5 3 (12.00%) UI Programmer
5 3 (12.00%) UI Developer
6 2 (8.00%) AWS Developer
6 2 (8.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.00%) .NET Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Front-End Web Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (96.00%) HTML
1 24 (96.00%) CSS
2 22 (88.00%) HTML5
2 22 (88.00%) Sass
3 12 (48.00%) CSS3
3 12 (48.00%) Web Services
3 12 (48.00%) XML
4 9 (36.00%) .NET
4 9 (36.00%) jQuery
4 9 (36.00%) ASP.NET
4 9 (36.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 8 (32.00%) AngularJS
6 7 (28.00%) KnockoutJS
7 6 (24.00%) J2EE
7 6 (24.00%) JSP
7 6 (24.00%) LAMP
7 6 (24.00%) Ajax
8 5 (20.00%) XHTML
9 4 (16.00%) Backbone.js
10 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) User Experience
2 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (24.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (24.00%) Social Media
2 6 (24.00%) Digital Media
2 6 (24.00%) Mobile App
3 5 (20.00%) Web 2.0
4 3 (12.00%) Graphic Design
5 1 (4.00%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) UNIX
2 5 (20.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Solaris
3 1 (4.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) OO
2 11 (44.00%) Content Management
3 10 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 10 (40.00%) Web Design
4 7 (28.00%) TDD
5 6 (24.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (24.00%) UX Design
5 6 (24.00%) Software Engineering
5 6 (24.00%) Web Development
5 6 (24.00%) Use Case
5 6 (24.00%) Email Marketing
5 6 (24.00%) Digital Marketing
5 6 (24.00%) Mobile Application Development
5 6 (24.00%) SMACSS
5 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (24.00%) Service Delivery
5 6 (24.00%) UML
5 6 (24.00%) Data Modelling
6 5 (20.00%) RAD
6 5 (20.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 23 (92.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (36.00%) C#
3 7 (28.00%) Java
4 5 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (4.00%) PHP5
5 1 (4.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Adobe
2 5 (20.00%) FatWire
2 5 (20.00%) Omniture
2 5 (20.00%) Google
2 5 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (4.00%) Twitter