The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 38 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing LESS 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 0.42% 0.29% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.89% 0.83% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £338 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -
LESS
South East

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 Sussex region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
East Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
112 121 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 47.06% 34.77% 28.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 65 38
Average daily rate £335 £290 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.51% -10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £175 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 17 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LESS across the East Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

LESS
Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LESS across the East Sussex region.

LESS Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex 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 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) HTML5
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) CSS3
2 4 (80.00%) Sass
2 4 (80.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (60.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (60.00%) jQuery
3 3 (60.00%) Front End Development
4 2 (40.00%) Backbone.js
4 2 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (20.00%) JIRA
5 1 (20.00%) CakePHP
5 1 (20.00%) RESTful
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (20.00%) Confluence
5 1 (20.00%) MVC
5 1 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (20.00%) PHP
5 1 (20.00%) .NET
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (20.00%) Photoshop
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (20.00%) User Experience

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in East Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex 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 1 (20.00%) Confluence
1 1 (20.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (20.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) HTML CSS Developer
4 1 (20.00%) HTML Developer
4 1 (20.00%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) CSS3
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) HTML5
2 4 (80.00%) AngularJS
2 4 (80.00%) Sass
3 3 (60.00%) jQuery
3 3 (60.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (40.00%) Backbone.js
5 1 (20.00%) .NET
5 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (20.00%) CakePHP
5 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
5 1 (20.00%) React
5 1 (20.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Front End Development
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Twitter