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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 407 435 478
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +43
Contract jobs citing LESS 172 128 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.35% 0.27% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.24% 0.95% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 85 53
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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
13825 13459 12662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.78% 28.11% 28.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9461 8860 8145
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 193 314
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £21.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £49.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 6 July 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
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 6 July 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
London +29 99 £350 -16.66% 73
East Midlands - 15 £325 - 5
South East -9 13 £388 +10.71% 9
South West -3 10 £350 - 7
Yorkshire -15 10 £343 +5.38% 9
East of England -10 8 £363 +20.83% 9
North East - 8 £325 - 2
North West -19 5 £363 -3.33% 6
West Midlands -1 4 £270 -8.86% 8
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UK

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 349 (96.41%) CSS
2 337 (93.09%) HTML
3 326 (90.06%) JavaScript
4 268 (74.03%) Sass
5 263 (72.65%) HTML5
6 228 (62.98%) CSS3
7 208 (57.46%) AngularJS
8 188 (51.93%) jQuery
9 129 (35.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 128 (35.36%) Backbone.js
11 120 (33.15%) Agile Software Development
12 104 (28.73%) Responsive Web Design
13 102 (28.18%) Git (software)
14 86 (23.76%) OO
15 80 (22.10%) User Experience
16 75 (20.72%) Grunt
17 72 (19.89%) Node.js
17 72 (19.89%) MVC
18 61 (16.85%) TDD
18 61 (16.85%) JSON
19 60 (16.57%) Ajax
20 53 (14.64%) PHP
20 53 (14.64%) Bower
21 48 (13.26%) Java
22 47 (12.98%) Scrum
22 47 (12.98%) KnockoutJS
23 45 (12.43%) .NET
24 43 (11.88%) Web Design
25 42 (11.60%) Photoshop
26 39 (10.77%) C#

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (19.89%) Node.js
2 21 (5.80%) CMS
3 20 (5.52%) WordPress
4 15 (4.14%) Umbraco
5 8 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.66%) Drupal
6 6 (1.66%) Apache Solr
7 4 (1.10%) Confluence
8 3 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.83%) SAS
9 2 (0.55%) IIS
9 2 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.55%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.55%) nginx
10 1 (0.28%) Orchard CMS
10 1 (0.28%) Facebook Platform
10 1 (0.28%) WildFly
10 1 (0.28%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 42 (11.60%) Photoshop
2 9 (2.49%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.28%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 8 (2.21%) Magento
2 1 (0.28%) Summit
2 1 (0.28%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.31%) GitHub
2 8 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.93%) SaaS
4 4 (1.10%) Google Analytics
4 4 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (0.55%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.55%) PaaS
5 2 (0.55%) Heroku
6 1 (0.28%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.14%) HTTP
2 11 (3.04%) Internet
3 2 (0.55%) Intranet
4 1 (0.28%) Firewall
4 1 (0.28%) SSH
4 1 (0.28%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.28%) 4G
4 1 (0.28%) VPN
4 1 (0.28%) DNS
4 1 (0.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.39%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.35%) MongoDB
3 19 (5.25%) MySQL
4 15 (4.14%) NoSQL
5 8 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.66%) Triplestore
7 5 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.55%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.55%) Redis
10 1 (0.28%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 102 (28.18%) Git (software)
2 75 (20.72%) Grunt
3 53 (14.64%) Bower
4 30 (8.29%) gulp
5 28 (7.73%) Subversion
6 27 (7.46%) Jasmine
7 18 (4.97%) Selenium
8 16 (4.42%) Mocha
9 14 (3.87%) Cucumber
10 12 (3.31%) Karma Test Runner
11 10 (2.76%) Bitbucket
12 8 (2.21%) WebDriver
13 6 (1.66%) Jenkins
14 5 (1.38%) JIRA
15 4 (1.10%) Maven
15 4 (1.10%) Visual Studio
16 3 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
16 3 (0.83%) Appcelerator Titanium
17 2 (0.55%) Gradle
17 2 (0.55%) Sinon.JS
General
1 34 (9.39%) Finance
2 26 (7.18%) Banking
3 19 (5.25%) Retail
4 10 (2.76%) Marketing
5 8 (2.21%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.21%) Publishing
6 5 (1.38%) Advertising
7 4 (1.10%) Automotive
8 2 (0.55%) Legal
8 2 (0.55%) Games
9 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.28%) Front Office
9 1 (0.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 337 (93.09%) Developer
2 178 (49.17%) Front-End Developer
3 55 (15.19%) JavaScript Developer
4 47 (12.98%) UI Developer
4 47 (12.98%) UI Programmer
5 42 (11.60%) Web Developer
6 20 (5.52%) .NET Developer
7 17 (4.70%) Front-End Web Developer
8 14 (3.87%) Designer
8 14 (3.87%) Senior Developer
9 13 (3.59%) Full Stack Developer
10 9 (2.49%) Java Developer
11 7 (1.93%) Node.js Developer
12 6 (1.66%) PHP Developer
13 5 (1.38%) C# Developer
13 5 (1.38%) Architect
13 5 (1.38%) Magento Developer
13 5 (1.38%) C# .NET Developer
14 4 (1.10%) UX Designer
14 4 (1.10%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 349 (96.41%) CSS
2 337 (93.09%) HTML
3 268 (74.03%) Sass
4 263 (72.65%) HTML5
5 228 (62.98%) CSS3
6 208 (57.46%) AngularJS
7 188 (51.93%) jQuery
8 129 (35.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 128 (35.36%) Backbone.js
10 61 (16.85%) JSON
11 60 (16.57%) Ajax
12 47 (12.98%) KnockoutJS
13 45 (12.43%) .NET
14 38 (10.50%) Ember.js
15 28 (7.73%) RESTful
16 27 (7.46%) REST
17 23 (6.35%) Ext JS
17 23 (6.35%) ASP.NET
17 23 (6.35%) Web Services
18 22 (6.08%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 80 (22.10%) User Experience
2 17 (4.70%) Mobile App
3 14 (3.87%) W3C
4 10 (2.76%) Inversion of Control
5 6 (1.66%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.10%) iPad
6 4 (1.10%) Graphic Design
7 3 (0.83%) Smartphone
7 3 (0.83%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.83%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.55%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.55%) RIA
8 2 (0.55%) FMCG
8 2 (0.55%) iPhone
8 2 (0.55%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.28%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.28%) Animation
9 1 (0.28%) Photography
9 1 (0.28%) Human Factors
9 1 (0.28%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.31%) Windows
2 11 (3.04%) Linux
3 9 (2.49%) Android
4 6 (1.66%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.10%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.83%) UNIX
7 2 (0.55%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.55%) CentOS
8 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (33.15%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (28.73%) Responsive Web Design
3 86 (23.76%) OO
4 72 (19.89%) MVC
5 61 (16.85%) TDD
6 47 (12.98%) Scrum
7 43 (11.88%) Web Design
8 39 (10.77%) Web Development
8 39 (10.77%) BDD
9 34 (9.39%) Continuous Integration
10 33 (9.12%) E-Commerce
11 20 (5.52%) Progressive Enhancement
12 18 (4.97%) MVVM
12 18 (4.97%) Graceful Degradation
13 16 (4.42%) Unit Testing
14 14 (3.87%) Kanban
15 13 (3.59%) Mobile Application Development
15 13 (3.59%) SEO
16 12 (3.31%) Automated Testing
16 12 (3.31%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 326 (90.06%) JavaScript
2 53 (14.64%) PHP
3 48 (13.26%) Java
4 39 (10.77%) C#
5 15 (4.14%) Ruby
6 14 (3.87%) TypeScript
6 14 (3.87%) SQL
7 12 (3.31%) Python
8 11 (3.04%) C
9 6 (1.66%) SPARQL
9 6 (1.66%) Clojure
9 6 (1.66%) CoffeeScript
10 5 (1.38%) PHP5
10 5 (1.38%) Scala
11 3 (0.83%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.83%) F#
12 2 (0.55%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.55%) Perl
13 1 (0.28%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.28%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 14 (3.87%) Degree
2 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.55%) MCP
4 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.31%) QA
2 5 (1.38%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.28%) vCloud
1 1 (0.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (0.83%) Puppet
1 3 (0.83%) Ansible
2 2 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.55%) Salt
3 1 (0.28%) Kibana
3 1 (0.28%) Graphite
3 1 (0.28%) Rundeck
3 1 (0.28%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.28%) logstash
3 1 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (6.08%) Adobe
2 18 (4.97%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.04%) Twitter
4 9 (2.49%) Google
4 9 (2.49%) Zend
5 6 (1.66%) IBM
6 5 (1.38%) Oracle
7 4 (1.10%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.83%) Facebook
9 2 (0.55%) Appcelerator
9 2 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.55%) VMware
10 1 (0.28%) Omniture
10 1 (0.28%) FatWire
10 1 (0.28%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.28%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.28%) Sencha
10 1 (0.28%) Splunk
10 1 (0.28%) EPiServer
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Rate: £325 - £350 per day
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Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
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Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £390 per annum + competitive
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
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Rate: £350 - 400 per day
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