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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 119 122 122
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing LESS 5 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.19% 0.088% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.65% 0.30% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£350 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
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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
768 675 770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 29.93% 29.57% 31.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 372 448
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 48 28
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £11.00 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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
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 26 January 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
Cambridgeshire - 3 £350 - 3
Bedfordshire - 1 £338 -
Suffolk - 1 £400 -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 13 (100.00%) CSS
2 12 (92.31%) jQuery
3 11 (84.62%) JavaScript
4 9 (69.23%) Sass
4 9 (69.23%) AngularJS
5 8 (61.54%) CSS3
5 8 (61.54%) HTML
6 7 (53.85%) OO
6 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (46.15%) Node.js
7 6 (46.15%) HTML5
8 5 (38.46%) Backbone.js
8 5 (38.46%) Responsive Web Design
8 5 (38.46%) Jasmine
8 5 (38.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (38.46%) TDD
8 5 (38.46%) Web Services
8 5 (38.46%) PHP
8 5 (38.46%) MVC
9 4 (30.77%) Web Design
9 4 (30.77%) .NET
9 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
9 4 (30.77%) Ajax
9 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
9 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
9 4 (30.77%) Grunt
9 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (30.77%) User Experience
10 3 (23.08%) RESTful
10 3 (23.08%) Mocha

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 6 (46.15%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) HTTP
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) MySQL
2 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Jasmine
2 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
2 4 (30.77%) Grunt
3 3 (23.08%) Mocha
3 3 (23.08%) Bower
4 1 (7.69%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (7.69%) Moq
4 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 1 (7.69%) NUnit
4 1 (7.69%) Subversion
4 1 (7.69%) Firebug
4 1 (7.69%) Fiddler
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Advertising
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
1 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Web Developer
2 3 (23.08%) .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
3 2 (15.38%) UI Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (15.38%) UI Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Web Applications Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Web Applications Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Applications Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) CSS
2 12 (92.31%) jQuery
3 9 (69.23%) Sass
3 9 (69.23%) AngularJS
4 8 (61.54%) CSS3
4 8 (61.54%) HTML
5 6 (46.15%) HTML5
6 5 (38.46%) Web Services
6 5 (38.46%) Backbone.js
6 5 (38.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (30.77%) Ajax
7 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (30.77%) .NET
7 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
8 3 (23.08%) Google Maps API
8 3 (23.08%) RESTful
8 3 (23.08%) REST
8 3 (23.08%) XML
9 2 (15.38%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) User Experience
2 2 (15.38%) Life Science
2 2 (15.38%) Visualisation
2 2 (15.38%) Open Source
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Smartphone
3 1 (7.69%) Graphic Design
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) OO
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) TDD
2 5 (38.46%) MVC
2 5 (38.46%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Web Design
4 3 (23.08%) Web Development
5 2 (15.38%) BDD
5 2 (15.38%) Validation
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (15.38%) Bioinformatics
5 2 (15.38%) Web Application Development
6 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) SEO
6 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
6 1 (7.69%) Project Management
6 1 (7.69%) Product Management
6 1 (7.69%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) PHP
3 3 (23.08%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) Python
4 2 (15.38%) Ruby
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Google
2 2 (15.38%) Twitter
3 1 (7.69%) Adobe