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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 429 418 478
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +60
Contract jobs citing LESS 128 121 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.27% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.03% 0.99% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 84 31
Average daily rate
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£375 £334 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £462 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
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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
12432 12178 11781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.27% 27.31% 28.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8435 7786 7583
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 252 317
Average hourly rate £33.50 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.99 £13.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.55 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +18 89 £375 +9.09% 36
South East -5 15 £288 -28.57% 10
Yorkshire - 9 £213 - 3
East of England +4 6 £344 -8.33% 4
East Midlands +19 5 £385 - 1
South West -29 3 £313 +4.16% 6
West Midlands - 2 £410 - 6
North West -8 1 £250 -16.66% 10
North East - - - - 2
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UK

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 301 (98.69%) CSS
2 281 (92.13%) JavaScript
3 275 (90.16%) HTML
4 248 (81.31%) Sass
5 246 (80.66%) HTML5
6 223 (73.11%) CSS3
7 179 (58.69%) jQuery
8 131 (42.95%) AngularJS
9 116 (38.03%) OO
10 110 (36.07%) Backbone.js
11 104 (34.10%) Agile Software Development
12 103 (33.77%) Responsive Web Design
13 92 (30.16%) User Experience
14 80 (26.23%) Node.js
15 77 (25.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 72 (23.61%) Ajax
17 62 (20.33%) Git (software)
18 60 (19.67%) TDD
19 57 (18.69%) MVC
20 56 (18.36%) PHP
20 56 (18.36%) JSON
21 47 (15.41%) E-Commerce
21 47 (15.41%) REST
22 45 (14.75%) Jasmine
23 42 (13.77%) KnockoutJS
24 41 (13.44%) Photoshop
25 39 (12.79%) BDD
25 39 (12.79%) Grunt
26 36 (11.80%) Finance
27 35 (11.48%) Web Development

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 80 (26.23%) Node.js
2 28 (9.18%) CMS
3 14 (4.59%) Umbraco
4 13 (4.26%) nginx
5 12 (3.93%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (2.95%) Drupal
6 9 (2.95%) WordPress
7 6 (1.97%) Apache
8 5 (1.64%) Adobe CQ
9 4 (1.31%) ExpressionEngine
9 4 (1.31%) Liferay
10 3 (0.98%) Moodle
10 3 (0.98%) Facebook Platform
11 2 (0.66%) IIS
12 1 (0.33%) JBoss
12 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.33%) FileNet
12 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.33%) Lightstreamer
Applications
1 41 (13.44%) Photoshop
2 8 (2.62%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (2.62%) Fireworks
3 4 (1.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.33%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 19 (6.23%) Magento
2 4 (1.31%) Tridion
3 2 (0.66%) osCommerce
4 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.33%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.33%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.31%) GitHub
2 3 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.98%) SaaS
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.26%) HTTP
2 3 (0.98%) Internet
3 2 (0.66%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.87%) MySQL
2 22 (7.21%) MongoDB
3 15 (4.92%) Apache Cassandra
4 13 (4.26%) Redis
5 12 (3.93%) NoSQL
6 11 (3.61%) SQL Server
7 4 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.66%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.33%) DB2
9 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.33%) Jackrabbit
9 1 (0.33%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 62 (20.33%) Git (software)
2 45 (14.75%) Jasmine
3 39 (12.79%) Grunt
4 25 (8.20%) Cucumber
5 23 (7.54%) Subversion
6 22 (7.21%) Mocha
7 21 (6.89%) WebDriver
8 20 (6.56%) Selenium
9 13 (4.26%) Karma Test Runner
10 11 (3.61%) QUnit
11 10 (3.28%) Bower
12 8 (2.62%) Eclipse
13 7 (2.30%) Visual Studio
13 7 (2.30%) Sinon.JS
14 4 (1.31%) Bitbucket
15 3 (0.98%) Dreamweaver
15 3 (0.98%) NUnit
15 3 (0.98%) Moq
15 3 (0.98%) JIRA
16 2 (0.66%) PhantomJS
General
1 36 (11.80%) Finance
2 21 (6.89%) Retail
3 17 (5.57%) Marketing
4 14 (4.59%) Banking
5 11 (3.61%) Games
6 5 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.64%) Advertising
6 5 (1.64%) Publishing
6 5 (1.64%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.66%) Legal
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
9 1 (0.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 279 (91.48%) Developer
2 178 (58.36%) Front-End Developer
3 37 (12.13%) JavaScript Developer
4 32 (10.49%) Web Developer
5 24 (7.87%) UI Developer
5 24 (7.87%) UI Programmer
6 14 (4.59%) Senior Developer
7 13 (4.26%) Front-End Web Developer
8 12 (3.93%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 11 (3.61%) Magento Developer
10 10 (3.28%) .NET Developer
10 10 (3.28%) Designer
11 8 (2.62%) CSS Developer
11 8 (2.62%) Web Designer
12 7 (2.30%) HTML Developer
13 5 (1.64%) PHP Developer
14 4 (1.31%) UI Designer
15 3 (0.98%) Junior
15 3 (0.98%) ASP.NET Developer
15 3 (0.98%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (98.69%) CSS
2 275 (90.16%) HTML
3 248 (81.31%) Sass
4 246 (80.66%) HTML5
5 223 (73.11%) CSS3
6 179 (58.69%) jQuery
7 131 (42.95%) AngularJS
8 110 (36.07%) Backbone.js
9 77 (25.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 72 (23.61%) Ajax
11 56 (18.36%) JSON
12 47 (15.41%) REST
13 42 (13.77%) KnockoutJS
14 27 (8.85%) .NET
14 27 (8.85%) XML
15 26 (8.52%) Ember.js
16 21 (6.89%) Web Services
17 18 (5.90%) Semantic HTML
18 14 (4.59%) XHTML
19 12 (3.93%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 92 (30.16%) User Experience
2 23 (7.54%) Mobile App
3 12 (3.93%) W3C
4 10 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.62%) Visualisation
6 7 (2.30%) Digital Media
7 6 (1.97%) Online Games
7 6 (1.97%) Open Source
8 5 (1.64%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.31%) Animation
9 4 (1.31%) RIA
10 3 (0.98%) Human Factors
10 3 (0.98%) Graphic Design
10 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.66%) Wiki
11 2 (0.66%) Life Science
11 2 (0.66%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.66%) Learning Management System
11 2 (0.66%) Clustering
11 2 (0.66%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.90%) Linux
2 7 (2.30%) Android
3 5 (1.64%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.31%) Windows
5 2 (0.66%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (38.03%) OO
2 104 (34.10%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (33.77%) Responsive Web Design
4 60 (19.67%) TDD
5 57 (18.69%) MVC
6 47 (15.41%) E-Commerce
7 39 (12.79%) BDD
8 35 (11.48%) Web Development
9 25 (8.20%) Unit Testing
10 18 (5.90%) Scrum
10 18 (5.90%) Web Design
11 17 (5.57%) Progressive Enhancement
12 15 (4.92%) Waterfall
12 15 (4.92%) Mobile Application Development
13 12 (3.93%) DevOps
14 11 (3.61%) OOP
15 9 (2.95%) Web Application Development
16 8 (2.62%) Continuous Integration
16 8 (2.62%) SEO
17 6 (1.97%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 281 (92.13%) JavaScript
2 56 (18.36%) PHP
3 34 (11.15%) Java
4 15 (4.92%) C
5 14 (4.59%) C#
6 12 (3.93%) Ruby
7 11 (3.61%) Scala
8 6 (1.97%) Python
9 4 (1.31%) Clojure
9 4 (1.31%) SQL
10 3 (0.98%) PHP5
11 2 (0.66%) Golang
11 2 (0.66%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (0.33%) Perl
12 1 (0.33%) C++
12 1 (0.33%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (6.23%) Degree
2 2 (0.66%) CIPD
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (0.33%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.61%) QA
2 3 (0.98%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 12 (3.93%) Ansible
1 12 (3.93%) Puppet
2 1 (0.33%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 34 (11.15%) Adobe
2 18 (5.90%) Twitter
3 15 (4.92%) Google
4 5 (1.64%) Facebook
5 4 (1.31%) EPiServer
6 3 (0.98%) Microsoft
6 3 (0.98%) Zend
7 2 (0.66%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.66%) IBM
8 1 (0.33%) SAP
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle
8 1 (0.33%) Remedy
8 1 (0.33%) BMC
8 1 (0.33%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.33%) Xamarin
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