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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 401 433 463
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +30
Contract jobs citing LESS 181 120 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.25% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.35% 0.90% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 88 51
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£350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £231 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £296 £245
% change year-on-year
+16.45% +20.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.86 - -
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
13442 13306 11554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.32% 27.74% 27.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8992 8932 7437
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £265 £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 183 168 346
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £16.66 £17.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +15 112 £350 -10.25% 59
East Midlands - 17 £350 - 1
South East -6 15 £340 +172.00% 14
South West +15 11 £344 -3.50% 4
Yorkshire -8 10 £300 -12.40% 5
East of England +3 4 - - 7
West Midlands -8 4 £295 - 6
North West -17 4 £363 +31.81% 11
North East - 4 £319 - 3
LESS
UK

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 327 (97.90%) CSS
2 315 (94.31%) HTML
3 306 (91.62%) JavaScript
4 264 (79.04%) HTML5
5 247 (73.95%) Sass
6 220 (65.87%) CSS3
7 178 (53.29%) jQuery
8 174 (52.10%) AngularJS
9 114 (34.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 114 (34.13%) Backbone.js
10 100 (29.94%) Responsive Web Design
10 100 (29.94%) Agile Software Development
11 84 (25.15%) OO
12 82 (24.55%) Git (software)
13 79 (23.65%) User Experience
14 67 (20.06%) Node.js
15 64 (19.16%) MVC
16 63 (18.86%) Grunt
17 60 (17.96%) Ajax
18 59 (17.66%) PHP
19 57 (17.07%) TDD
19 57 (17.07%) JSON
20 45 (13.47%) Web Development
21 42 (12.57%) Java
21 42 (12.57%) Bower
22 40 (11.98%) Scrum
22 40 (11.98%) KnockoutJS
23 39 (11.68%) Photoshop
24 38 (11.38%) .NET
24 38 (11.38%) Web Design

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 67 (20.06%) Node.js
2 20 (5.99%) WordPress
2 20 (5.99%) CMS
3 12 (3.59%) Umbraco
4 11 (3.29%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (2.10%) Drupal
6 6 (1.80%) Apache Solr
7 5 (1.50%) nginx
7 5 (1.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.90%) Moodle
8 3 (0.90%) Confluence
8 3 (0.90%) Apache
9 2 (0.60%) SAS
9 2 (0.60%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.60%) Liferay
9 2 (0.60%) ExpressionEngine
9 2 (0.60%) Lightstreamer
9 2 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.30%) FileNet
10 1 (0.30%) IIS
Applications
1 39 (11.68%) Photoshop
2 12 (3.59%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.60%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 10 (2.99%) Magento
2 2 (0.60%) Tridion
2 2 (0.60%) osCommerce
3 1 (0.30%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.40%) GitHub
1 8 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.20%) SaaS
2 4 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.90%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (0.60%) Heroku
4 2 (0.60%) PaaS
4 2 (0.60%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.30%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.79%) HTTP
2 11 (3.29%) Internet
3 2 (0.60%) Intranet
4 1 (0.30%) SSH
4 1 (0.30%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.68%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.89%) MySQL
2 23 (6.89%) MongoDB
3 16 (4.79%) NoSQL
4 8 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (1.80%) Triplestore
7 5 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.50%) Redis
8 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.60%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.30%) Jackrabbit
10 1 (0.30%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.30%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 82 (24.55%) Git (software)
2 63 (18.86%) Grunt
3 42 (12.57%) Bower
4 29 (8.68%) Jasmine
5 27 (8.08%) Subversion
6 15 (4.49%) Mocha
6 15 (4.49%) Selenium
7 11 (3.29%) Cucumber
8 10 (2.99%) WebDriver
9 9 (2.69%) Karma Test Runner
10 6 (1.80%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.50%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.20%) JIRA
13 3 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.90%) Maven
13 3 (0.90%) Ant
13 3 (0.90%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 3 (0.90%) QUnit
14 2 (0.60%) Yeoman
14 2 (0.60%) Jenkins
General
1 33 (9.88%) Finance
2 26 (7.78%) Banking
3 17 (5.09%) Retail
4 10 (2.99%) Marketing
5 9 (2.69%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.40%) Publishing
7 6 (1.80%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.50%) Advertising
9 2 (0.60%) Games
9 2 (0.60%) Legal
10 1 (0.30%) Front Office
10 1 (0.30%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 308 (92.22%) Developer
2 163 (48.80%) Front-End Developer
3 47 (14.07%) JavaScript Developer
3 47 (14.07%) Web Developer
4 41 (12.28%) UI Programmer
4 41 (12.28%) UI Developer
5 19 (5.69%) Front-End Web Developer
6 15 (4.49%) Designer
6 15 (4.49%) .NET Developer
7 12 (3.59%) Senior Developer
8 9 (2.69%) Full Stack Developer
9 8 (2.40%) Java Developer
10 7 (2.10%) PHP Developer
10 7 (2.10%) Node.js Developer
11 6 (1.80%) UI Designer
12 5 (1.50%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 5 (1.50%) Junior Developer
12 5 (1.50%) Architect
12 5 (1.50%) Junior
12 5 (1.50%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 327 (97.90%) CSS
2 315 (94.31%) HTML
3 264 (79.04%) HTML5
4 247 (73.95%) Sass
5 220 (65.87%) CSS3
6 178 (53.29%) jQuery
7 174 (52.10%) AngularJS
8 114 (34.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 114 (34.13%) Backbone.js
9 60 (17.96%) Ajax
10 57 (17.07%) JSON
11 40 (11.98%) KnockoutJS
12 38 (11.38%) .NET
12 38 (11.38%) Ember.js
13 32 (9.58%) REST
14 26 (7.78%) RESTful
15 24 (7.19%) Web Services
16 21 (6.29%) Ext JS
17 20 (5.99%) YUI
18 19 (5.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 79 (23.65%) User Experience
2 17 (5.09%) W3C
3 16 (4.79%) Mobile App
4 6 (1.80%) Client/Server
4 6 (1.80%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.50%) Open Source
5 5 (1.50%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (1.20%) iPad
6 4 (1.20%) Graphic Design
6 4 (1.20%) RIA
7 3 (0.90%) Smartphone
7 3 (0.90%) Human Factors
7 3 (0.90%) Digital Media
7 3 (0.90%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.60%) Web 2.0
8 2 (0.60%) Online Games
8 2 (0.60%) iPhone
8 2 (0.60%) FMCG
9 1 (0.30%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.30%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (3.89%) Windows
1 13 (3.89%) Linux
2 11 (3.29%) Android
3 8 (2.40%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.20%) Ubuntu
5 3 (0.90%) UNIX
6 2 (0.60%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.30%) CentOS
7 1 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (29.94%) Responsive Web Design
1 100 (29.94%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (25.15%) OO
3 64 (19.16%) MVC
4 57 (17.07%) TDD
5 45 (13.47%) Web Development
6 40 (11.98%) Scrum
7 38 (11.38%) Web Design
8 35 (10.48%) BDD
9 27 (8.08%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (7.78%) E-Commerce
11 22 (6.59%) Progressive Enhancement
12 17 (5.09%) Graceful Degradation
13 16 (4.79%) Unit Testing
14 14 (4.19%) Kanban
15 13 (3.89%) DevOps
16 11 (3.29%) MVVM
16 11 (3.29%) SEO
16 11 (3.29%) Automated Testing
17 10 (2.99%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 306 (91.62%) JavaScript
2 59 (17.66%) PHP
3 42 (12.57%) Java
4 32 (9.58%) C#
5 14 (4.19%) SQL
6 12 (3.59%) Ruby
7 10 (2.99%) TypeScript
8 9 (2.69%) Python
8 9 (2.69%) C
9 6 (1.80%) Clojure
9 6 (1.80%) SPARQL
10 5 (1.50%) Scala
10 5 (1.50%) PHP5
10 5 (1.50%) CoffeeScript
11 3 (0.90%) F#
11 3 (0.90%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.60%) Go
12 2 (0.60%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.30%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.30%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 15 (4.49%) Degree
2 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.60%) MCP
4 1 (0.30%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.29%) QA
2 3 (0.90%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (1.50%) Puppet
1 5 (1.50%) Ansible
2 1 (0.30%) Graphite
2 1 (0.30%) OpenAM
2 1 (0.30%) Salt
2 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (6.89%) Adobe
2 14 (4.19%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.29%) Twitter
4 9 (2.69%) Zend
4 9 (2.69%) Google
5 7 (2.10%) IBM
6 5 (1.50%) Oracle
7 4 (1.20%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.90%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.90%) Facebook
9 2 (0.60%) Appcelerator
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%) Splunk
10 1 (0.30%) Xamarin
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