The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 413 446 550
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +104
Contract jobs citing LESS 162 115 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.24% 0.047%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.13% 0.80% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 77 14
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
LESS
UK

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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14303 14320 14701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.96% 29.36% 27.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9241 9387 9156
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 255 344
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
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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
London -20 75 £375 - 40
East of England -1 32 £400 +23.07% 5
South West -24 17 £350 +34.61% 9
East Midlands - 10 £480 -
North West +6 9 £375 +17.18% 8
South East -5 6 £250 -33.33% 5
West Midlands -10 4 £250 -4.76%
Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 7
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LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 274 (97.16%) CSS
2 255 (90.43%) JavaScript
3 253 (89.72%) HTML
4 207 (73.40%) HTML5
5 180 (63.83%) CSS3
6 176 (62.41%) Sass
7 140 (49.65%) jQuery
8 95 (33.69%) OO
9 87 (30.85%) AngularJS
9 87 (30.85%) Responsive Web Design
10 83 (29.43%) MVC
11 74 (26.24%) TDD
12 71 (25.18%) Ajax
13 70 (24.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 68 (24.11%) PHP
15 64 (22.70%) Git (software)
16 62 (21.99%) Backbone.js
17 61 (21.63%) Agile Software Development
18 53 (18.79%) Subversion
19 45 (15.96%) Node.js
20 42 (14.89%) Web Services
21 40 (14.18%) E-Commerce
22 39 (13.83%) .NET
23 37 (13.12%) Finance
24 35 (12.41%) Photoshop
24 35 (12.41%) JSON
24 35 (12.41%) KnockoutJS
25 34 (12.06%) Java
26 33 (11.70%) Scrum
26 33 (11.70%) Grunt

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 45 (15.96%) Node.js
2 13 (4.61%) Apache
2 13 (4.61%) Drupal
3 11 (3.90%) CMS
4 7 (2.48%) Umbraco
5 6 (2.13%) Confluence
6 5 (1.77%) IIS
6 5 (1.77%) WordPress
7 4 (1.42%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.71%) TeamSite
9 2 (0.71%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.35%) Moodle
10 1 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.35%) nginx
10 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.35%) SugarCRM
10 1 (0.35%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.35%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.35%) Jetty
Applications
1 35 (12.41%) Photoshop
2 9 (3.19%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (2.84%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.35%) InDesign
4 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (4.96%) Magento
2 3 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.06%) Remedy AR System
2 3 (1.06%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.35%) osCommerce
3 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.35%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.42%) GitHub
3 3 (1.06%) SaaS
4 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.96%) HTTP
2 7 (2.48%) Internet
3 3 (1.06%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.35%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.74%) MySQL
1 19 (6.74%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.55%) MongoDB
3 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.77%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.42%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.35%) Big Data
6 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 64 (22.70%) Git (software)
2 53 (18.79%) Subversion
3 33 (11.70%) Grunt
4 22 (7.80%) Jasmine
5 16 (5.67%) JIRA
6 10 (3.55%) Selenium
7 9 (3.19%) Visual Studio
8 8 (2.84%) NUnit
8 8 (2.84%) Jenkins
9 7 (2.48%) Cucumber
9 7 (2.48%) Moq
9 7 (2.48%) Mocha
10 6 (2.13%) Eclipse
10 6 (2.13%) Capybara
11 5 (1.77%) Trac
11 5 (1.77%) Karma Test Runner
11 5 (1.77%) Bower
11 5 (1.77%) Bitbucket
12 4 (1.42%) Mercurial
12 4 (1.42%) Sinon.JS
General
1 37 (13.12%) Finance
2 17 (6.03%) Banking
3 12 (4.26%) Retail
3 12 (4.26%) Marketing
4 7 (2.48%) Games
4 7 (2.48%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.13%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.77%) Publishing
7 3 (1.06%) Advertising
8 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.35%) Front Office
9 1 (0.35%) Back Office
9 1 (0.35%) Electronics
9 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.35%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 263 (93.26%) Developer
2 126 (44.68%) Front-End Developer
3 48 (17.02%) Web Developer
4 38 (13.48%) UI Developer
5 34 (12.06%) UI Programmer
6 24 (8.51%) Front-End Web Developer
7 22 (7.80%) JavaScript Developer
8 12 (4.26%) PHP Developer
8 12 (4.26%) Magento Developer
9 11 (3.90%) .NET Developer
10 10 (3.55%) Designer
11 9 (3.19%) Drupal Developer
11 9 (3.19%) Senior Developer
12 6 (2.13%) C# Developer
12 6 (2.13%) ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (2.13%) Senior Front-End Developer
13 5 (1.77%) Java Developer
13 5 (1.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 4 (1.42%) Web Designer
14 4 (1.42%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (97.16%) CSS
2 253 (89.72%) HTML
3 207 (73.40%) HTML5
4 180 (63.83%) CSS3
5 176 (62.41%) Sass
6 140 (49.65%) jQuery
7 87 (30.85%) AngularJS
8 71 (25.18%) Ajax
9 70 (24.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 62 (21.99%) Backbone.js
11 42 (14.89%) Web Services
12 39 (13.83%) .NET
13 35 (12.41%) JSON
13 35 (12.41%) KnockoutJS
14 32 (11.35%) REST
15 30 (10.64%) Dojo
16 28 (9.93%) ASP.NET
16 28 (9.93%) DOM
17 27 (9.57%) RESTful
18 26 (9.22%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.74%) Open Source
2 17 (6.03%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (3.90%) W3C
4 5 (1.77%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.77%) Visualisation
5 4 (1.42%) Taxonomies
6 3 (1.06%) Animation
6 3 (1.06%) E-Learning
6 3 (1.06%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.71%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.71%) Clustering
7 2 (0.71%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.71%) Social Network
8 1 (0.35%) iPhone
8 1 (0.35%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.35%) Life Science
8 1 (0.35%) Blog
8 1 (0.35%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.96%) Linux
2 10 (3.55%) Android
3 9 (3.19%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.84%) Windows
5 3 (1.06%) Windows Phone 8
5 3 (1.06%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.71%) UNIX
6 2 (0.71%) Debian
6 2 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (33.69%) OO
2 87 (30.85%) Responsive Web Design
3 83 (29.43%) MVC
4 74 (26.24%) TDD
5 61 (21.63%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (14.18%) E-Commerce
7 33 (11.70%) Scrum
8 27 (9.57%) Web Development
9 23 (8.16%) BDD
10 21 (7.45%) Web Design
11 18 (6.38%) Unit Testing
12 15 (5.32%) OOP
13 14 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (4.61%) Content Management
15 12 (4.26%) Pair Programming
15 12 (4.26%) Dependency Management
16 10 (3.55%) Software Engineering
16 10 (3.55%) SOA
17 8 (2.84%) Workflow
17 8 (2.84%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 255 (90.43%) JavaScript
2 68 (24.11%) PHP
3 34 (12.06%) Java
4 26 (9.22%) C#
5 19 (6.74%) Ruby
6 13 (4.61%) SQL
7 9 (3.19%) C
8 6 (2.13%) Python
8 6 (2.13%) PHP5
8 6 (2.13%) Scala
8 6 (2.13%) XAML
9 5 (1.77%) Golang
10 4 (1.42%) Clojure
10 4 (1.42%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.06%) XQuery
12 2 (0.71%) Perl
13 1 (0.35%) ECMAScript
13 1 (0.35%) CoffeeScript
13 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (5.67%) Degree
2 1 (0.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.35%) HND
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (0.35%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.26%) QA
2 5 (1.77%) WCAG
3 2 (0.71%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (1.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.71%) Puppet
2 1 (0.35%) logstash
2 1 (0.35%) Kibana
2 1 (0.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 25 (8.87%) Adobe
2 24 (8.51%) Twitter
3 20 (7.09%) Zend
4 12 (4.26%) Google
5 8 (2.84%) Microsoft
5 8 (2.84%) hybris
6 3 (1.06%) Facebook
6 3 (1.06%) BMC
6 3 (1.06%) Remedy
7 2 (0.71%) Interwoven
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle
8 1 (0.35%) SAP
8 1 (0.35%) JBoss
8 1 (0.35%) Sencha
8 1 (0.35%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.35%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.35%) Sitecore
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