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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 388 428 440
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +12
Contract jobs citing LESS 213 158 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.31% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.40% 1.12% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 98 81
Average daily rate
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£374 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £489 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.06 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - -
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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
15232 14151 14218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.72% 27.99% 29.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10519 9141 9319
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 189 245
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 4 September 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LESS across the England region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

LESS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 4 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +54 125 £375 - 57
South East +1 30 £374 +49.60% 13
East of England -5 19 £344 -14.06% 7
Yorkshire -11 18 £335 +3.07% 17
South West -15 8 £320 -8.57% 1
East Midlands -13 6 £238 -50.52% 3
North East -25 5 £306 - 4
West Midlands +11 4 £250 - 4
North West -39 1 £320 -1.53% 9
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UK

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 368 (95.09%) CSS
2 357 (92.25%) HTML
3 343 (88.63%) JavaScript
4 294 (75.97%) Sass
5 278 (71.83%) HTML5
6 240 (62.02%) CSS3
7 214 (55.30%) AngularJS
8 198 (51.16%) jQuery
9 146 (37.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 145 (37.47%) Agile Software Development
11 118 (30.49%) Responsive Web Design
12 111 (28.68%) Backbone.js
12 111 (28.68%) Git (software)
13 106 (27.39%) OO
14 85 (21.96%) User Experience
15 83 (21.45%) Grunt
16 75 (19.38%) MVC
17 72 (18.60%) Node.js
18 70 (18.09%) TDD
19 69 (17.83%) Ajax
20 65 (16.80%) PHP
20 65 (16.80%) JSON
21 62 (16.02%) E-Commerce
22 61 (15.76%) KnockoutJS
23 60 (15.50%) Web Design
24 59 (15.25%) .NET
25 53 (13.70%) Java
26 50 (12.92%) C#
27 49 (12.66%) Scrum
28 46 (11.89%) Photoshop

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 72 (18.60%) Node.js
2 30 (7.75%) CMS
3 15 (3.88%) WordPress
4 11 (2.84%) Drupal
4 11 (2.84%) Umbraco
5 9 (2.33%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.55%) Confluence
7 4 (1.03%) IIS
8 3 (0.78%) SAS
8 3 (0.78%) Commerce Server
8 3 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.78%) WildFly
8 3 (0.78%) Mule ESB
8 3 (0.78%) Mule
9 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.52%) Apache
9 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.52%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.52%) Alfresco
Applications
1 46 (11.89%) Photoshop
2 20 (5.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (1.55%) Fireworks
4 5 (1.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.78%) MS Excel
6 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (3.62%) Magento
2 2 (0.52%) osCommerce
3 1 (0.26%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.62%) Google Analytics
1 14 (3.62%) GitHub
2 9 (2.33%) SaaS
3 5 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.52%) PaaS
4 2 (0.52%) Heroku
4 2 (0.52%) MailChimp
4 2 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.52%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.39%) HTTP
2 10 (2.58%) Internet
3 3 (0.78%) Firewall
3 3 (0.78%) VPN
3 3 (0.78%) DNS
3 3 (0.78%) SSL
3 3 (0.78%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.26%) 4G
4 1 (0.26%) Skype
4 1 (0.26%) Intranet
4 1 (0.26%) SSH
4 1 (0.26%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.13%) MongoDB
3 15 (3.88%) MySQL
4 12 (3.10%) Relational Database
5 10 (2.58%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.26%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.26%) DB2
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.26%) Triplestore
9 1 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.26%) Big Data
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 111 (28.68%) Git (software)
2 83 (21.45%) Grunt
3 43 (11.11%) Bower
4 41 (10.59%) gulp
5 24 (6.20%) Subversion
6 20 (5.17%) Selenium
6 20 (5.17%) Jasmine
7 18 (4.65%) Cucumber
8 15 (3.88%) Karma Test Runner
9 14 (3.62%) QUnit
10 12 (3.10%) Visual Studio
11 11 (2.84%) WebDriver
12 10 (2.58%) Maven
12 10 (2.58%) Mocha
13 9 (2.33%) JIRA
13 9 (2.33%) Jenkins
14 8 (2.07%) NUnit
14 8 (2.07%) SpecFlow
14 8 (2.07%) Bitbucket
15 6 (1.55%) Sinon.JS
General
1 36 (9.30%) Finance
2 24 (6.20%) Retail
3 20 (5.17%) Banking
4 17 (4.39%) Publishing
5 14 (3.62%) Marketing
6 12 (3.10%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.55%) Multimedia
8 4 (1.03%) Automotive
9 3 (0.78%) Front Office
9 3 (0.78%) Advertising
10 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.52%) Games
11 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 357 (92.25%) Developer
2 187 (48.32%) Front-End Developer
3 66 (17.05%) Web Developer
4 44 (11.37%) JavaScript Developer
5 43 (11.11%) UI Developer
5 43 (11.11%) UI Programmer
6 25 (6.46%) Front-End Web Developer
7 21 (5.43%) .NET Developer
8 18 (4.65%) Designer
9 17 (4.39%) Senior Developer
10 15 (3.88%) Java Developer
11 9 (2.33%) Junior Developer
11 9 (2.33%) Junior
12 8 (2.07%) UI Designer
12 8 (2.07%) Full Stack Developer
13 7 (1.81%) UI/UX Designer
13 7 (1.81%) Programmer
13 7 (1.81%) PHP Developer
14 6 (1.55%) Junior Web Developer
14 6 (1.55%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 368 (95.09%) CSS
2 357 (92.25%) HTML
3 294 (75.97%) Sass
4 278 (71.83%) HTML5
5 240 (62.02%) CSS3
6 214 (55.30%) AngularJS
7 198 (51.16%) jQuery
8 146 (37.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 111 (28.68%) Backbone.js
10 69 (17.83%) Ajax
11 65 (16.80%) JSON
12 61 (15.76%) KnockoutJS
13 59 (15.25%) .NET
14 35 (9.04%) ASP.NET
15 31 (8.01%) Web Services
16 30 (7.75%) Ember.js
17 27 (6.98%) XML
17 27 (6.98%) React
18 25 (6.46%) RESTful
19 20 (5.17%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 85 (21.96%) User Experience
2 19 (4.91%) Mobile App
3 13 (3.36%) W3C
4 11 (2.84%) Digital Media
4 11 (2.84%) Inversion of Control
5 10 (2.58%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.07%) Graphic Design
7 7 (1.81%) Social Media
7 7 (1.81%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (1.55%) Web 2.0
9 4 (1.03%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.78%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.52%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.52%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.26%) BYOD
12 1 (0.26%) iPad
12 1 (0.26%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.26%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.13%) Windows
2 14 (3.62%) Linux
3 10 (2.58%) UNIX
4 8 (2.07%) Android
5 7 (1.81%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.29%) Solaris
7 3 (0.78%) CentOS
8 2 (0.52%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (37.47%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (30.49%) Responsive Web Design
3 106 (27.39%) OO
4 75 (19.38%) MVC
5 70 (18.09%) TDD
6 62 (16.02%) E-Commerce
7 60 (15.50%) Web Design
8 49 (12.66%) Scrum
9 41 (10.59%) Web Development
10 36 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
11 33 (8.53%) BDD
12 27 (6.98%) Unit Testing
13 21 (5.43%) Progressive Enhancement
14 18 (4.65%) SEO
14 18 (4.65%) Graceful Degradation
15 17 (4.39%) Content Management
16 16 (4.13%) Automated Testing
17 15 (3.88%) Mobile Application Development
17 15 (3.88%) Open Source
18 14 (3.62%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 343 (88.63%) JavaScript
2 65 (16.80%) PHP
3 53 (13.70%) Java
4 50 (12.92%) C#
5 22 (5.68%) SQL
6 14 (3.62%) Ruby
7 12 (3.10%) Python
7 12 (3.10%) Scala
8 11 (2.84%) TypeScript
9 9 (2.33%) CoffeeScript
10 5 (1.29%) Clojure
10 5 (1.29%) XPath
11 4 (1.03%) PHP5
11 4 (1.03%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.03%) C
12 3 (0.78%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.78%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.52%) F#
13 2 (0.52%) Go
13 2 (0.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (2.58%) Degree
2 3 (0.78%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.52%) MCP
3 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.10%) QA
2 5 (1.29%) WCAG
3 1 (0.26%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (0.78%) vCloud
2 2 (0.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (1.29%) Salt
2 4 (1.03%) Ansible
3 3 (0.78%) logstash
3 3 (0.78%) Kibana
3 3 (0.78%) ZABBIX
3 3 (0.78%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.78%) Rundeck
4 2 (0.52%) Puppet
5 1 (0.26%) Graphite
Vendors
1 20 (5.17%) Adobe
2 17 (4.39%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.39%) Google
3 9 (2.33%) IBM
3 9 (2.33%) Oracle
4 8 (2.07%) Zend
5 6 (1.55%) Twitter
6 5 (1.29%) FatWire
6 5 (1.29%) Omniture
7 3 (0.78%) VMware
7 3 (0.78%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.52%) Appcelerator
8 2 (0.52%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.26%) Sencha
9 1 (0.26%) Splunk
9 1 (0.26%) Facebook
9 1 (0.26%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.26%) SAP
London
The Curve Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £270 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day Competitive rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 per day, Benefits extensions likely, brilliant brand
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Rate: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Superb benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £398 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Pirean Limited
Rate: £15,000 per annum plus statutory benefits.
Posted: 23 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago