The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 376 431 461
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +30
Contract jobs citing LESS 265 181 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.54% 0.37% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.91% 1.35% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 115 88
Median daily rate £400 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £345 £296
% change year-on-year
+15.94% +16.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
13910 13418 13210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.23% 27.26% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9968 8962 8901
Median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 182 159
Median hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.43 £15.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.88 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.33% +7.14%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing LESS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the England region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +60 182 £411 +17.50% 67
Yorkshire +20 28 £450 +50.00% 10
South East -2 22 £300 -11.76% 10
East of England +20 16 £400 - 10
West Midlands -5 6 £350 +18.64% 5
South West -12 5 £275 -20.00% 8
East Midlands -1 3 £300 -14.28% 4
North West -13 2 £350 -3.44% 19
North East -49 1 £350 +9.80% 3
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LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LESS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for LESS.

1 491 (96.09%) CSS
2 475 (92.95%) JavaScript
3 460 (90.02%) HTML
4 427 (83.56%) Sass
5 397 (77.69%) HTML5
6 342 (66.93%) AngularJS
7 322 (63.01%) CSS3
8 255 (49.90%) Agile Software Development
9 222 (43.44%) jQuery
10 221 (43.25%) Front End Development
11 194 (37.96%) Node.js
12 186 (36.40%) React
13 169 (33.07%) Git (software)
14 153 (29.94%) User Experience
15 134 (26.22%) Web Development
16 131 (25.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 131 (25.64%) Grunt
16 131 (25.64%) Backbone.js
17 117 (22.90%) TDD
18 105 (20.55%) gulp
19 96 (18.79%) Responsive Web Design
20 89 (17.42%) MVC
21 80 (15.66%) PHP
22 79 (15.46%) Scrum
23 75 (14.68%) Java
23 75 (14.68%) Ajax
24 67 (13.11%) Web Services
25 64 (12.52%) .NET
26 62 (12.13%) Ember.js
26 62 (12.13%) MongoDB

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 194 (37.96%) Node.js
2 39 (7.63%) CMS
3 22 (4.31%) WordPress
4 12 (2.35%) Confluence
5 11 (2.15%) IIS
6 10 (1.96%) Drupal
7 9 (1.76%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.37%) Umbraco
9 6 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (1.17%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.98%) ColdFusion
11 4 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.78%) Apache
11 4 (0.78%) NServiceBus
11 4 (0.78%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.59%) Alfresco
12 3 (0.59%) EPiServer CMS
12 3 (0.59%) Joomla!
12 3 (0.59%) Mule
12 3 (0.59%) nginx
Applications
1 47 (9.20%) Photoshop
2 17 (3.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (1.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (1.17%) GIMP
5 3 (0.59%) MS Excel
5 3 (0.59%) MS Office
6 2 (0.39%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.39%) InDesign
7 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.15%) Magento
2 2 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.13%) GitHub
2 10 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.37%) SaaS
5 6 (1.17%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.78%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.39%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.39%) Google Tag Manager
8 2 (0.39%) Heroku
8 2 (0.39%) Route 53
9 1 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.20%) AdWords
9 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.20%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.76%) HTTP
2 6 (1.17%) Internet
2 6 (1.17%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.39%) SSH
4 1 (0.20%) DHCP
4 1 (0.20%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (12.13%) MongoDB
2 47 (9.20%) MySQL
3 45 (8.81%) SQL Server
4 21 (4.11%) CouchDB
5 19 (3.72%) NoSQL
6 9 (1.76%) Redis
7 8 (1.57%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.98%) DB2
9 4 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.78%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.39%) Big Data
10 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 169 (33.07%) Git (software)
2 131 (25.64%) Grunt
3 105 (20.55%) gulp
4 52 (10.18%) Jasmine
5 46 (9.00%) Subversion
6 41 (8.02%) Karma Test Runner
7 33 (6.46%) Mocha
8 30 (5.87%) Bower
9 26 (5.09%) JIRA
10 25 (4.89%) Jenkins
11 21 (4.11%) Cucumber
12 20 (3.91%) Selenium
13 19 (3.72%) Mercurial
14 15 (2.94%) Visual Studio
15 14 (2.74%) webpack
16 12 (2.35%) WebDriver
17 10 (1.96%) PhantomJS
17 10 (1.96%) Protractor
17 10 (1.96%) Vagrant
18 9 (1.76%) Ant
General
1 43 (8.41%) Finance
2 20 (3.91%) Games
3 12 (2.35%) Marketing
3 12 (2.35%) Retail
4 7 (1.37%) Advertising
4 7 (1.37%) Publishing
5 5 (0.98%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.78%) Banking
7 3 (0.59%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.59%) Interactive Media
8 2 (0.39%) Law
9 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.20%) Legal
9 1 (0.20%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 484 (94.72%) Developer
2 212 (41.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 161 (31.51%) JavaScript Developer
4 73 (14.29%) UI Developer
5 66 (12.92%) Web Developer
6 63 (12.33%) Angular Developer
7 45 (8.81%) Node.js Developer
7 45 (8.81%) Senior Developer
8 43 (8.41%) HTML Developer
9 39 (7.63%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 39 (7.63%) HTML CSS Developer
10 29 (5.68%) Java Developer
11 23 (4.50%) PHP Developer
11 23 (4.50%) Senior JavaScript Developer
12 22 (4.31%) Full Stack Developer
13 20 (3.91%) UX Developer
14 19 (3.72%) Senior Front-End Developer
15 15 (2.94%) .NET Developer
15 15 (2.94%) Software Developer
16 13 (2.54%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 491 (96.09%) CSS
2 460 (90.02%) HTML
3 427 (83.56%) Sass
4 397 (77.69%) HTML5
5 342 (66.93%) AngularJS
6 322 (63.01%) CSS3
7 222 (43.44%) jQuery
8 186 (36.40%) React
9 131 (25.64%) Backbone.js
9 131 (25.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 75 (14.68%) Ajax
11 67 (13.11%) Web Services
12 64 (12.52%) .NET
13 62 (12.13%) Ember.js
14 60 (11.74%) RESTful
15 55 (10.76%) KnockoutJS
16 42 (8.22%) ASP.NET
16 42 (8.22%) JSON
17 41 (8.02%) XML
18 32 (6.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 153 (29.94%) User Experience
2 47 (9.20%) Mobile App
3 24 (4.70%) Fintech
4 14 (2.74%) Computer Science
4 14 (2.74%) iPad
5 13 (2.54%) W3C
6 12 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.96%) Online Games
8 9 (1.76%) Visualisation
9 8 (1.57%) Animation
10 7 (1.37%) Social Media
11 6 (1.17%) New Media
11 6 (1.17%) NHS
12 5 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (0.98%) Web 2.0
13 3 (0.59%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.59%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.59%) Internet of Things
13 3 (0.59%) Video on Demand
14 2 (0.39%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 38 (7.44%) Linux
2 35 (6.85%) Windows
3 7 (1.37%) Windows 8
4 6 (1.17%) Unix
4 6 (1.17%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.98%) Android
6 4 (0.78%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.39%) Solaris
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (49.90%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (43.25%) Front End Development
3 134 (26.22%) Web Development
4 117 (22.90%) TDD
5 96 (18.79%) Responsive Web Design
6 89 (17.42%) MVC
7 79 (15.46%) Scrum
8 61 (11.94%) OO
9 56 (10.96%) E-Commerce
10 53 (10.37%) Web Design
11 52 (10.18%) BDD
12 45 (8.81%) Unit Testing
13 42 (8.22%) SEO
14 36 (7.05%) Wireframes
15 30 (5.87%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
16 28 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
16 28 (5.48%) Progressive Enhancement
17 26 (5.09%) Pair Programming
18 24 (4.70%) Mobile First
19 21 (4.11%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 475 (92.95%) JavaScript
2 80 (15.66%) PHP
3 75 (14.68%) Java
4 40 (7.83%) C#
5 39 (7.63%) ES6
6 25 (4.89%) SQL
7 23 (4.50%) ECMAScript
8 20 (3.91%) TypeScript
9 13 (2.54%) C
10 12 (2.35%) XPath
11 10 (1.96%) Python
12 7 (1.37%) PHP 5
12 7 (1.37%) Ruby
13 6 (1.17%) CoffeeScript
14 3 (0.59%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.59%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.59%) Clojure
14 3 (0.59%) Haskell
15 2 (0.39%) XAML
16 1 (0.20%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 19 (3.72%) Degree
2 10 (1.96%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.20%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.78%) QA
2 3 (0.59%) WCAG
3 2 (0.39%) WAI
4 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (0.78%) Docker
2 3 (0.59%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.20%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (0.98%) Puppet
2 3 (0.59%) Kibana
Vendors
1 32 (6.26%) Adobe
2 23 (4.50%) Microsoft
3 20 (3.91%) Twitter
4 12 (2.35%) IBM
5 11 (2.15%) Facebook
6 9 (1.76%) Oracle
7 7 (1.37%) Google
7 7 (1.37%) SAP
8 6 (1.17%) EPiServer
8 6 (1.17%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.59%) DevExpress
9 3 (0.59%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.59%) Telerik
9 3 (0.59%) Zend
10 2 (0.39%) Brightcove
10 2 (0.39%) CA
10 2 (0.39%) FatWire
10 2 (0.39%) Omniture
10 2 (0.39%) Rally
10 2 (0.39%) Sun
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