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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 400 403 483
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +80
Contract jobs citing LESS 178 163 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.34% 0.077%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.36% 1.26% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 119 24
Average daily rate
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£350 £333 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £445 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.37 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.86 - -
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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
13049 12908 11359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.84% 27.30% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8591 8340 7310
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 204 303
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +3 121 £375 +11.11% 38
South East -24 16 £345 +72.50% 17
Yorkshire -2 15 £229 -34.64% 3
East Midlands - 12 £420 - 2
South West -21 5 £356 +18.75% 2
East of England +5 4 £388 -3.12% 7
North West -14 3 £244 -18.75% 6
West Midlands - 3 £219 - 2
North East - 1 £275 - 6
LESS
UK

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 326 (97.90%) CSS
2 310 (93.09%) HTML
3 307 (92.19%) JavaScript
4 273 (81.98%) HTML5
5 268 (80.48%) Sass
6 238 (71.47%) CSS3
7 187 (56.16%) jQuery
8 178 (53.45%) AngularJS
9 138 (41.44%) Backbone.js
10 104 (31.23%) Agile Software Development
11 102 (30.63%) Responsive Web Design
12 101 (30.33%) User Experience
12 101 (30.33%) OO
13 88 (26.43%) Node.js
14 86 (25.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 73 (21.92%) Git (software)
16 70 (21.02%) MVC
17 62 (18.62%) Ajax
18 61 (18.32%) TDD
19 60 (18.02%) PHP
20 55 (16.52%) Web Development
21 52 (15.62%) JSON
22 49 (14.71%) REST
23 46 (13.81%) Grunt
24 44 (13.21%) Ember.js
24 44 (13.21%) Jasmine
24 44 (13.21%) Photoshop
25 42 (12.61%) BDD
26 41 (12.31%) KnockoutJS
27 40 (12.01%) .NET

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 88 (26.43%) Node.js
2 31 (9.31%) CMS
3 20 (6.01%) WordPress
4 17 (5.11%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (4.80%) Umbraco
6 12 (3.60%) nginx
7 8 (2.40%) Drupal
8 6 (1.80%) Apache Solr
9 5 (1.50%) Apache
9 5 (1.50%) Adobe CQ
10 4 (1.20%) Liferay
10 4 (1.20%) ExpressionEngine
11 3 (0.90%) Confluence
11 3 (0.90%) Moodle
12 2 (0.60%) Facebook Platform
12 2 (0.60%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.60%) IIS
12 2 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.30%) Lightstreamer
13 1 (0.30%) FileNet
Applications
1 44 (13.21%) Photoshop
2 10 (3.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (1.80%) Fireworks
4 4 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (2.70%) Magento
2 4 (1.20%) Tridion
3 3 (0.90%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.60%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.00%) GitHub
2 7 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.90%) SaaS
4 1 (0.30%) PaaS
4 1 (0.30%) Heroku
4 1 (0.30%) MailChimp
4 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.30%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.80%) HTTP
2 11 (3.30%) Internet
3 2 (0.60%) Intranet
4 1 (0.30%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.81%) MongoDB
2 24 (7.21%) MySQL
3 19 (5.71%) NoSQL
4 16 (4.80%) SQL Server
5 14 (4.20%) Apache Cassandra
6 12 (3.60%) Redis
7 10 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (1.80%) Triplestore
9 5 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.30%) Jackrabbit
11 1 (0.30%) DB2
11 1 (0.30%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.30%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 73 (21.92%) Git (software)
2 46 (13.81%) Grunt
3 44 (13.21%) Jasmine
4 29 (8.71%) Subversion
5 26 (7.81%) Cucumber
6 25 (7.51%) Selenium
6 25 (7.51%) Bower
7 23 (6.91%) WebDriver
8 18 (5.41%) Mocha
8 18 (5.41%) Karma Test Runner
9 9 (2.70%) QUnit
9 9 (2.70%) Bitbucket
10 7 (2.10%) Sinon.JS
11 6 (1.80%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.20%) JIRA
13 3 (0.90%) Moq
13 3 (0.90%) Ant
13 3 (0.90%) NUnit
14 2 (0.60%) Maven
14 2 (0.60%) MSTest
General
1 35 (10.51%) Finance
2 21 (6.31%) Retail
3 19 (5.71%) Banking
4 12 (3.60%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.30%) Marketing
5 11 (3.30%) Games
6 9 (2.70%) Publishing
7 7 (2.10%) Advertising
8 5 (1.50%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.60%) Legal
9 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.30%) Back Office
10 1 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 310 (93.09%) Developer
2 185 (55.56%) Front-End Developer
3 52 (15.62%) JavaScript Developer
4 38 (11.41%) Web Developer
5 30 (9.01%) UI Developer
5 30 (9.01%) UI Programmer
6 18 (5.41%) Front-End Web Developer
6 18 (5.41%) .NET Developer
7 17 (5.11%) Senior Developer
8 11 (3.30%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 8 (2.40%) Designer
10 7 (2.10%) Node.js Developer
10 7 (2.10%) PHP Developer
11 6 (1.80%) Full Stack Developer
12 5 (1.50%) HTML Developer
13 4 (1.20%) Web Designer
13 4 (1.20%) Junior Developer
13 4 (1.20%) Junior
13 4 (1.20%) UI Designer
13 4 (1.20%) CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 326 (97.90%) CSS
2 310 (93.09%) HTML
3 273 (81.98%) HTML5
4 268 (80.48%) Sass
5 238 (71.47%) CSS3
6 187 (56.16%) jQuery
7 178 (53.45%) AngularJS
8 138 (41.44%) Backbone.js
9 86 (25.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 62 (18.62%) Ajax
11 52 (15.62%) JSON
12 49 (14.71%) REST
13 44 (13.21%) Ember.js
14 41 (12.31%) KnockoutJS
15 40 (12.01%) .NET
16 22 (6.61%) Semantic HTML
17 19 (5.71%) D3.js
17 19 (5.71%) RESTful
17 19 (5.71%) Ext JS
18 18 (5.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 101 (30.33%) User Experience
2 24 (7.21%) Mobile App
3 19 (5.71%) W3C
4 9 (2.70%) Digital Media
5 7 (2.10%) Online Games
6 6 (1.80%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.80%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.50%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.20%) RIA
9 3 (0.90%) iPad
9 3 (0.90%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.90%) Graphic Design
9 3 (0.90%) Animation
9 3 (0.90%) Human Factors
10 2 (0.60%) Web 2.0
10 2 (0.60%) Open Source
10 2 (0.60%) Wiki
10 2 (0.60%) Social Media
10 2 (0.60%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.41%) Linux
2 7 (2.10%) Windows
2 7 (2.10%) Android
3 5 (1.50%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.60%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.30%) Solaris
5 1 (0.30%) UNIX
5 1 (0.30%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (31.23%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (30.63%) Responsive Web Design
3 101 (30.33%) OO
4 70 (21.02%) MVC
5 61 (18.32%) TDD
6 55 (16.52%) Web Development
7 42 (12.61%) BDD
8 33 (9.91%) E-Commerce
9 30 (9.01%) Scrum
10 21 (6.31%) Web Design
11 20 (6.01%) Unit Testing
12 17 (5.11%) Mobile Application Development
12 17 (5.11%) DevOps
13 14 (4.20%) Progressive Enhancement
14 13 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (3.30%) Kanban
15 11 (3.30%) Waterfall
15 11 (3.30%) SEO
16 10 (3.00%) MVVM
17 8 (2.40%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 307 (92.19%) JavaScript
2 60 (18.02%) PHP
3 36 (10.81%) Java
4 28 (8.41%) C#
5 15 (4.50%) C
6 14 (4.20%) Ruby
7 12 (3.60%) Scala
8 9 (2.70%) Clojure
9 8 (2.40%) Python
10 7 (2.10%) TypeScript
11 6 (1.80%) SPARQL
12 5 (1.50%) SQL
13 3 (0.90%) CoffeeScript
14 2 (0.60%) PHP5
15 1 (0.30%) F#
15 1 (0.30%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.30%) Golang
15 1 (0.30%) Apex Code
15 1 (0.30%) VB
15 1 (0.30%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (5.71%) Degree
2 2 (0.60%) CIPD
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (3.30%) Puppet
1 11 (3.30%) Ansible
2 1 (0.30%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 30 (9.01%) Adobe
2 15 (4.50%) Google
3 13 (3.90%) Twitter
4 9 (2.70%) Microsoft
5 6 (1.80%) Zend
6 5 (1.50%) Facebook
7 4 (1.20%) EPiServer
7 4 (1.20%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.90%) IBM
9 2 (0.60%) Oracle
9 2 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.30%) FatWire
10 1 (0.30%) VMware
10 1 (0.30%) Omniture
10 1 (0.30%) SAP
10 1 (0.30%) Xamarin
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