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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
UK / England
Rank 391 375 450
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +75
Contract jobs citing LESS 191 250 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.46% 0.52% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.45% 1.82% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 188 119
Median daily rate £400 £368 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £276 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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
13151 13715 12976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.40% 28.76% 27.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9187 9556 8677
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 237 173
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.56 £20.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 -4 106 £438 +9.37% 70
South East +9 23 £381 +8.92% 16
Yorkshire +12 16 £388 +10.71% 13
East of England +10 14 £375 -6.25% 11
North West +14 11 £298 -15.00% 9
South West +7 11 £350 +9.37% 6
West Midlands +11 5 £375 +36.36% 12
East Midlands +3 4 £313 -10.71% 9
North East -20 1 £425 +21.42% 1
LESS
UK

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 440 (94.83%) CSS
2 406 (87.50%) JavaScript
3 403 (86.85%) Sass
4 401 (86.42%) HTML
5 312 (67.24%) HTML5
6 293 (63.15%) CSS3
7 245 (52.80%) AngularJS
7 245 (52.80%) Agile Software Development
8 226 (48.71%) Front End Development
9 180 (38.79%) React
10 167 (35.99%) jQuery
11 150 (32.33%) Git (software)
12 148 (31.90%) Node.js
13 133 (28.66%) TDD
14 129 (27.80%) Grunt
15 114 (24.57%) Responsive Web Design
16 104 (22.41%) Web Development
17 103 (22.20%) MVC
17 103 (22.20%) gulp
18 99 (21.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 92 (19.83%) User Experience
19 92 (19.83%) C#
20 90 (19.40%) RESTful
21 85 (18.32%) .NET
22 80 (17.24%) Scrum
23 79 (17.03%) OO
24 72 (15.52%) Ajax
25 71 (15.30%) Jasmine
26 68 (14.66%) BDD
27 64 (13.79%) Web Services

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 22 (4.74%) Confluence
2 10 (2.16%) CMS
3 4 (0.86%) NServiceBus
3 4 (0.86%) Umbraco
3 4 (0.86%) WebSphere
3 4 (0.86%) WordPress
4 3 (0.65%) Apache
4 3 (0.65%) EPiServer
4 3 (0.65%) IIS
4 3 (0.65%) JBoss
4 3 (0.65%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.43%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.22%) Documentum
6 1 (0.22%) Drupal
6 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.22%) Predix
6 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 43 (9.27%) Photoshop
2 9 (1.94%) GIMP
3 5 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.43%) InVision
4 2 (0.43%) MS Excel
5 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.22%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 8 (1.72%) Magento
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (4.09%) SaaS
3 17 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (3.45%) GitHub
5 15 (3.23%) PaaS
6 12 (2.59%) IaaS
7 7 (1.51%) Amazon Kinesis
7 7 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (1.51%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.43%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.43%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.22%) Office 365
10 1 (0.22%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.09%) HTTP
2 11 (2.37%) DNS
2 11 (2.37%) SSL
3 2 (0.43%) DSL
3 2 (0.43%) Internet
3 2 (0.43%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
3 2 (0.43%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.22%) LDAP
4 1 (0.22%) Network Security
4 1 (0.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.02%) MySQL
3 11 (2.37%) NoSQL
4 7 (1.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 7 (1.51%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (0.65%) Blockchain
6 3 (0.65%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.65%) Redis
6 3 (0.65%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.43%) Big Data
7 2 (0.43%) CouchDB
7 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.22%) GIS
8 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.22%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 150 (32.33%) Git (software)
2 129 (27.80%) Grunt
3 103 (22.20%) gulp
4 71 (15.30%) Jasmine
5 46 (9.91%) Bower
6 40 (8.62%) Karma Test Runner
7 32 (6.90%) JIRA
8 31 (6.68%) webpack
9 30 (6.47%) Subversion
10 27 (5.82%) Jenkins
10 27 (5.82%) Team Foundation Server
11 24 (5.17%) Selenium
12 21 (4.53%) Cucumber
13 20 (4.31%) Mocha
13 20 (4.31%) Octopus Deploy
14 18 (3.88%) Visual Studio
15 17 (3.66%) NuGet
16 16 (3.45%) JSHint
17 15 (3.23%) WebDriver
18 13 (2.80%) QUnit
General
1 54 (11.64%) Finance
2 33 (7.11%) Banking
3 20 (4.31%) Retail
4 9 (1.94%) Advertising
4 9 (1.94%) Marketing
5 7 (1.51%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.29%) Back Office
6 6 (1.29%) Czech Language
6 6 (1.29%) Games
6 6 (1.29%) Publishing
7 4 (0.86%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.43%) Front Office
8 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.22%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.22%) Automotive
9 1 (0.22%) Electronics
9 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 430 (92.67%) Developer
2 223 (48.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 136 (29.31%) JavaScript Developer
4 67 (14.44%) Angular Developer
5 49 (10.56%) .NET Developer
6 47 (10.13%) HTML Developer
7 41 (8.84%) UI Developer
8 40 (8.62%) HTML CSS Developer
8 40 (8.62%) Web Developer
9 39 (8.41%) Senior Developer
10 34 (7.33%) Full Stack Developer
11 33 (7.11%) C# Developer
12 26 (5.60%) C# .NET Developer
13 21 (4.53%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 21 (4.53%) Senior JavaScript Developer
14 13 (2.80%) Agile Developer
15 12 (2.59%) JavaScript Engineer
15 12 (2.59%) Node.js Developer
16 11 (2.37%) Java Developer
16 11 (2.37%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 440 (94.83%) CSS
2 403 (86.85%) Sass
3 401 (86.42%) HTML
4 312 (67.24%) HTML5
5 293 (63.15%) CSS3
6 245 (52.80%) AngularJS
7 180 (38.79%) React
8 167 (35.99%) jQuery
9 148 (31.90%) Node.js
10 99 (21.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 90 (19.40%) RESTful
12 85 (18.32%) .NET
13 72 (15.52%) Ajax
14 64 (13.79%) Web Services
15 59 (12.72%) Backbone.js
16 53 (11.42%) KnockoutJS
17 50 (10.78%) ASP.NET
18 48 (10.34%) JSON
19 45 (9.70%) ASP.NET Web API
20 38 (8.19%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 92 (19.83%) User Experience
2 16 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (2.80%) Graphic Design
4 11 (2.37%) W3C
5 10 (2.16%) Fintech
5 10 (2.16%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.94%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.72%) Social Media
8 6 (1.29%) Video on Demand
9 4 (0.86%) Animation
9 4 (0.86%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.86%) NHS
10 3 (0.65%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.65%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.65%) Minimum Viable Product
11 2 (0.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.43%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.22%) Equities
12 1 (0.22%) Fixed Income
12 1 (0.22%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 20 (4.31%) Linux
2 13 (2.80%) Windows
3 5 (1.08%) Unix
4 4 (0.86%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.86%) Windows Server
4 4 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.65%) Android
5 3 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (52.80%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (48.71%) Front End Development
3 133 (28.66%) TDD
4 114 (24.57%) Responsive Web Design
5 104 (22.41%) Web Development
6 103 (22.20%) MVC
7 80 (17.24%) Scrum
8 79 (17.03%) OO
9 68 (14.66%) BDD
10 58 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
11 52 (11.21%) E-Commerce
12 51 (10.99%) Kanban
13 42 (9.05%) Unit Testing
14 37 (7.97%) Software Engineering
15 36 (7.76%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
16 35 (7.54%) Pair Programming
16 35 (7.54%) Wireframes
17 34 (7.33%) Web Design
18 32 (6.90%) OOP
19 31 (6.68%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 406 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 92 (19.83%) C#
3 39 (8.41%) Java
3 39 (8.41%) PHP
4 37 (7.97%) ES6
5 29 (6.25%) TypeScript
6 19 (4.09%) SQL
7 14 (3.02%) Python
7 14 (3.02%) Ruby
8 6 (1.29%) R
9 5 (1.08%) ECMAScript
9 5 (1.08%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.86%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.86%) Scala
11 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.22%) Clojure
11 1 (0.22%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (0.22%) Go
11 1 (0.22%) Lisp
11 1 (0.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (4.74%) Degree
2 21 (4.53%) Security Cleared
3 16 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.29%) MBA
5 3 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.08%) WCAG
2 4 (0.86%) QA
3 3 (0.65%) SDET
4 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.22%) WAI
System Software
1 4 (0.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (0.86%) Puppet
2 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (5.39%) Adobe
2 24 (5.17%) Microsoft
3 11 (2.37%) Oracle
4 4 (0.86%) hybris
4 4 (0.86%) IBM
4 4 (0.86%) SAP
5 3 (0.65%) Atlassian
5 3 (0.65%) Brightcove
5 3 (0.65%) Google
6 2 (0.43%) Perforce
7 1 (0.22%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.22%) Cisco
7 1 (0.22%) EMC
7 1 (0.22%) FatWire
7 1 (0.22%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.22%) Sybase
7 1 (0.22%) TOWER Software
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