The first table below looks at the demand for LESS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 419 461 556
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +95
Contract jobs citing LESS 173 42 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.34% 0.097% 0.038%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.26% 0.36% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 35 12
Average daily rate £350 £330 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £406 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 -
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13782 11568 14360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.85% 26.85% 25.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9018 7371 8668
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 331 363
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
LESS
UK

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in England

LESS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

LESS Daily Rate Trend in England

LESS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LESS across the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

LESS Daily Rate Histogram in England

LESS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LESS across the England region.

LESS Hourly Rate Trend in England

LESS
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +67 126 £350 - 31
South West - 21 £300 - 3
South East -3 11 £125 - 8
East of England -22 7 £386 +354.41% 1
North West - 3 £288 - 6
Yorkshire - 3 £350 -
West Midlands - 1 £295 - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - - 2
LESS
UK

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 275 (99.28%) CSS
2 263 (94.95%) JavaScript
3 254 (91.70%) HTML
4 197 (71.12%) HTML5
5 180 (64.98%) Sass
6 171 (61.73%) jQuery
7 156 (56.32%) CSS3
8 97 (35.02%) TDD
8 97 (35.02%) AngularJS
9 96 (34.66%) Git (software)
10 91 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
11 88 (31.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 77 (27.80%) Responsive Web Design
13 73 (26.35%) Scrum
14 69 (24.91%) PHP
14 69 (24.91%) OO
14 69 (24.91%) Backbone.js
15 66 (23.83%) MVC
16 58 (20.94%) C#
17 53 (19.13%) E-Commerce
18 52 (18.77%) BDD
19 49 (17.69%) CMS
20 47 (16.97%) Continuous Integration
21 45 (16.25%) Web Development
22 43 (15.52%) Windows
23 42 (15.16%) Ajax
23 42 (15.16%) SEO
24 41 (14.80%) Kanban
25 39 (14.08%) SQL Server
25 39 (14.08%) XHTML

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 49 (17.69%) CMS
2 35 (12.64%) Node.js
3 34 (12.27%) Umbraco
4 18 (6.50%) Drupal
5 5 (1.81%) WordPress
6 3 (1.08%) Confluence
6 3 (1.08%) Apache
7 2 (0.72%) SAS
7 2 (0.72%) TeamSite
7 2 (0.72%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.36%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.36%) ExpressionEngine
8 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (8.30%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.81%) Fireworks
3 4 (1.44%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.72%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.36%) MS Excel
5 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 30 (10.83%) Google Analytics
2 9 (3.25%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.61%) SaaS
2 8 (2.89%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.81%) Trello
4 2 (0.72%) Heroku
4 2 (0.72%) GitHub
5 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.81%) HTTP
1 5 (1.81%) Internet
2 1 (0.36%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 34 (12.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (8.66%) MySQL
4 22 (7.94%) MongoDB
5 8 (2.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (2.89%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.72%) Big Data
7 2 (0.72%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.36%) MS Access
8 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 96 (34.66%) Git (software)
2 37 (13.36%) Mercurial
3 34 (12.27%) TeamCity
4 32 (11.55%) Subversion
5 21 (7.58%) Grunt
6 20 (7.22%) PhoneGap
7 17 (6.14%) JIRA
7 17 (6.14%) Jasmine
8 11 (3.97%) Yeoman
9 10 (3.61%) Visual Studio
10 9 (3.25%) Trac
11 6 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (2.17%) Jenkins
12 5 (1.81%) Bower
12 5 (1.81%) JUnit
13 4 (1.44%) PhantomJS
14 3 (1.08%) Karma Test Runner
14 3 (1.08%) Selenium
14 3 (1.08%) Mocha
14 3 (1.08%) Dreamweaver
General
1 16 (5.78%) Marketing
2 12 (4.33%) Finance
3 9 (3.25%) Advertising
3 9 (3.25%) Retail
4 5 (1.81%) Publishing
4 5 (1.81%) Games
4 5 (1.81%) Banking
5 3 (1.08%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.08%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.36%) Back Office
7 1 (0.36%) Electronics
7 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 265 (95.67%) Developer
2 127 (45.85%) Front-End Developer
3 57 (20.58%) Web Developer
4 48 (17.33%) JavaScript Developer
5 23 (8.30%) UI Developer
6 22 (7.94%) UI Programmer
7 16 (5.78%) Front-End Web Developer
7 16 (5.78%) Drupal Developer
8 13 (4.69%) .NET Developer
9 12 (4.33%) Mobile Developer
10 11 (3.97%) CSS Developer
11 10 (3.61%) Mobile Web Developer
11 10 (3.61%) Senior Developer
12 7 (2.53%) Designer
12 7 (2.53%) HTML Developer
13 6 (2.17%) .NET Web Developer
13 6 (2.17%) Programmer
13 6 (2.17%) PHP Developer
13 6 (2.17%) C# Developer
13 6 (2.17%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 275 (99.28%) CSS
2 254 (91.70%) HTML
3 197 (71.12%) HTML5
4 180 (64.98%) Sass
5 171 (61.73%) jQuery
6 156 (56.32%) CSS3
7 97 (35.02%) AngularJS
8 88 (31.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 69 (24.91%) Backbone.js
10 42 (15.16%) Ajax
11 39 (14.08%) XHTML
12 38 (13.72%) .NET
13 36 (13.00%) JSON
14 32 (11.55%) KnockoutJS
14 32 (11.55%) XML
15 29 (10.47%) Web Services
16 26 (9.39%) REST
17 24 (8.66%) ASP.NET
18 22 (7.94%) Ext JS
19 21 (7.58%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.58%) Mobile App
2 13 (4.69%) Open Source
3 9 (3.25%) Social Media
4 8 (2.89%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.53%) iPhone
5 7 (2.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (1.81%) iPad
6 5 (1.81%) W3C
7 4 (1.44%) Augmented Reality
8 3 (1.08%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.08%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.72%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.72%) Online Games
9 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.36%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.36%) New Media
10 1 (0.36%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.36%) Wiki
10 1 (0.36%) Social Network
10 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 43 (15.52%) Windows
2 29 (10.47%) Windows Server 2008
2 29 (10.47%) Windows Server 2003
3 28 (10.11%) Apple iOS
3 28 (10.11%) Android
4 9 (3.25%) Windows Phone
4 9 (3.25%) Windows Phone 8
5 6 (2.17%) Linux
6 2 (0.72%) UNIX
7 1 (0.36%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (35.02%) TDD
2 91 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (27.80%) Responsive Web Design
4 73 (26.35%) Scrum
5 69 (24.91%) OO
6 66 (23.83%) MVC
7 53 (19.13%) E-Commerce
8 52 (18.77%) BDD
9 47 (16.97%) Continuous Integration
10 45 (16.25%) Web Development
11 42 (15.16%) SEO
12 41 (14.80%) Kanban
13 37 (13.36%) Analytics
14 26 (9.39%) User Acceptance Testing
15 25 (9.03%) Continuous Improvement
16 21 (7.58%) OOP
17 16 (5.78%) Pair Programming
18 13 (4.69%) Content Management
18 13 (4.69%) Web Design
19 11 (3.97%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 263 (94.95%) JavaScript
2 69 (24.91%) PHP
3 58 (20.94%) C#
4 32 (11.55%) Java
5 14 (5.05%) Ruby
6 11 (3.97%) C
7 8 (2.89%) SQL
8 6 (2.17%) XQuery
8 6 (2.17%) ActionScript
8 6 (2.17%) ActionScript 3.0
8 6 (2.17%) Scala
9 5 (1.81%) Python
10 4 (1.44%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.72%) ECMAScript
11 2 (0.72%) PHP5
11 2 (0.72%) Groovy
12 1 (0.36%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (0.36%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (0.36%) Perl
12 1 (0.36%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (5.42%) Degree
2 1 (0.36%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.36%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.97%) QA
2 5 (1.81%) WCAG
3 2 (0.72%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (0.36%) Plesk
1 1 (0.36%) Puppet
1 1 (0.36%) Nagios
Vendors
1 38 (13.72%) Google
2 33 (11.91%) Twitter
3 29 (10.47%) Venda
4 15 (5.42%) Zend
5 9 (3.25%) Facebook
6 8 (2.89%) Apple
7 6 (2.17%) Sencha
8 4 (1.44%) ATG
8 4 (1.44%) Microsoft
8 4 (1.44%) Adobe
9 2 (0.72%) Sun
9 2 (0.72%) Interwoven
9 2 (0.72%) hybris
10 1 (0.36%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.36%) Perforce
10 1 (0.36%) Omniture
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