The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the England region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 434 464 528
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +64
Contract jobs citing LESS 141 80 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.17% 0.059%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.02% 0.60% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 54 18
Average daily rate
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£375 £336 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.52% -7.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £266 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £450 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13759 13341 14111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.88% 28.64% 26.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8980 8637 8776
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 263 343
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +6.15%
LESS
UK

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014. 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 +9 63 £431 +25.91% 39
East of England +11 31 £330 -20.00% 6
South West - 13 £350 - 3
North West +10 10 £375 +19.04% 7
South East -7 7 £325 -13.33% 9
West Midlands -12 6 £295 +12.38%
East Midlands - 6 £480 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £268 - 2
North East - - - - 1
LESS
UK

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

1 294 (97.35%) CSS
2 279 (92.38%) JavaScript
3 274 (90.73%) HTML
4 212 (70.20%) HTML5
5 173 (57.28%) Sass
6 169 (55.96%) CSS3
7 153 (50.66%) jQuery
8 104 (34.44%) AngularJS
9 100 (33.11%) TDD
10 90 (29.80%) MVC
11 88 (29.14%) OO
11 88 (29.14%) Git (software)
12 87 (28.81%) Responsive Web Design
13 77 (25.50%) Agile Software Development
14 75 (24.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 72 (23.84%) Ajax
16 68 (22.52%) PHP
17 64 (21.19%) Backbone.js
18 62 (20.53%) Subversion
19 56 (18.54%) Scrum
20 50 (16.56%) E-Commerce
21 48 (15.89%) C#
21 48 (15.89%) Node.js
22 43 (14.24%) KnockoutJS
22 43 (14.24%) .NET
23 40 (13.25%) Web Services
24 39 (12.91%) BDD
25 38 (12.58%) Web Development
26 35 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
27 34 (11.26%) ASP.NET

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 48 (15.89%) Node.js
2 28 (9.27%) CMS
3 24 (7.95%) Umbraco
4 16 (5.30%) Drupal
5 11 (3.64%) Apache
6 6 (1.99%) Confluence
7 5 (1.66%) IIS
8 3 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.99%) WordPress
8 3 (0.99%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.66%) TeamSite
10 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.33%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.33%) nginx
10 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.33%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (9.60%) Photoshop
2 9 (2.98%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (2.32%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.66%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (5.96%) Google Analytics
2 11 (3.64%) Magento
3 3 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.99%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.33%) osCommerce
4 1 (0.33%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.32%) SaaS
2 4 (1.32%) GitHub
3 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.66%) Trello
4 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.97%) HTTP
2 7 (2.32%) Internet
3 2 (0.66%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.60%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (6.29%) MongoDB
4 14 (4.64%) MySQL
5 7 (2.32%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (1.32%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.66%) Big Data
9 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 88 (29.14%) Git (software)
2 62 (20.53%) Subversion
3 27 (8.94%) Grunt
4 23 (7.62%) Mercurial
5 20 (6.62%) TeamCity
6 19 (6.29%) JIRA
7 18 (5.96%) Kiln
8 16 (5.30%) Jasmine
9 12 (3.97%) PhoneGap
10 9 (2.98%) Visual Studio
11 8 (2.65%) Selenium
11 8 (2.65%) Jenkins
11 8 (2.65%) Trac
12 7 (2.32%) Karma Test Runner
12 7 (2.32%) NUnit
13 6 (1.99%) Cucumber
13 6 (1.99%) Moq
13 6 (1.99%) Mocha
13 6 (1.99%) Yeoman
13 6 (1.99%) Capybara
General
1 30 (9.93%) Finance
2 16 (5.30%) Banking
3 13 (4.30%) Retail
4 8 (2.65%) Games
5 7 (2.32%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.99%) Marketing
6 6 (1.99%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.99%) Advertising
6 6 (1.99%) Publishing
7 2 (0.66%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.33%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.33%) Electronics
8 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 288 (95.36%) Developer
2 131 (43.38%) Front-End Developer
3 53 (17.55%) Web Developer
4 38 (12.58%) UI Developer
5 35 (11.59%) JavaScript Developer
6 33 (10.93%) UI Programmer
7 25 (8.28%) Front-End Web Developer
8 14 (4.64%) .NET Developer
8 14 (4.64%) Drupal Developer
9 13 (4.30%) PHP Developer
10 10 (3.31%) Senior Developer
11 9 (2.98%) ASP.NET Developer
12 8 (2.65%) Programmer
12 8 (2.65%) Magento Developer
13 7 (2.32%) C# Developer
13 7 (2.32%) Designer
14 6 (1.99%) Senior Front-End Developer
14 6 (1.99%) CSS Developer
14 6 (1.99%) Mobile Developer
14 6 (1.99%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 294 (97.35%) CSS
2 274 (90.73%) HTML
3 212 (70.20%) HTML5
4 173 (57.28%) Sass
5 169 (55.96%) CSS3
6 153 (50.66%) jQuery
7 104 (34.44%) AngularJS
8 75 (24.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 72 (23.84%) Ajax
10 64 (21.19%) Backbone.js
11 43 (14.24%) KnockoutJS
11 43 (14.24%) .NET
12 40 (13.25%) Web Services
13 34 (11.26%) ASP.NET
14 33 (10.93%) REST
15 32 (10.60%) Dojo
16 31 (10.26%) JSON
17 30 (9.93%) DOM
18 27 (8.94%) JSP
19 25 (8.28%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.30%) Mobile App
2 14 (4.64%) Open Source
3 10 (3.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (2.65%) W3C
5 7 (2.32%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.99%) Social Media
7 4 (1.32%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.32%) iPhone
7 4 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.99%) Video on Demand
8 3 (0.99%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.66%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.66%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.66%) Social Network
9 2 (0.66%) Augmented Reality
9 2 (0.66%) Online Games
9 2 (0.66%) iPad
9 2 (0.66%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.33%) New Media
10 1 (0.33%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 26 (8.61%) Windows
2 20 (6.62%) Android
2 20 (6.62%) Apple iOS
3 15 (4.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (4.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (3.64%) Linux
5 5 (1.66%) Windows Phone
5 5 (1.66%) Windows Phone 8
6 2 (0.66%) UNIX
7 1 (0.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (33.11%) TDD
2 90 (29.80%) MVC
3 88 (29.14%) OO
4 87 (28.81%) Responsive Web Design
5 77 (25.50%) Agile Software Development
6 56 (18.54%) Scrum
7 50 (16.56%) E-Commerce
8 39 (12.91%) BDD
9 38 (12.58%) Web Development
10 35 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (8.61%) Kanban
12 24 (7.95%) Analytics
13 21 (6.95%) SEO
14 18 (5.96%) Continuous Improvement
15 16 (5.30%) Web Design
15 16 (5.30%) OOP
15 16 (5.30%) Software Engineering
15 16 (5.30%) Unit Testing
16 15 (4.97%) Pair Programming
17 14 (4.64%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 279 (92.38%) JavaScript
2 68 (22.52%) PHP
3 48 (15.89%) C#
4 30 (9.93%) Java
5 16 (5.30%) Ruby
6 12 (3.97%) SQL
7 8 (2.65%) Scala
8 7 (2.32%) C
9 6 (1.99%) XQuery
9 6 (1.99%) XAML
10 5 (1.66%) Python
10 5 (1.66%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.32%) PHP5
11 4 (1.32%) Clojure
11 4 (1.32%) Golang
12 3 (0.99%) ECMAScript
13 1 (0.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (6.62%) Degree
2 1 (0.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.64%) QA
2 4 (1.32%) WCAG
3 2 (0.66%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (0.99%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.66%) Puppet
2 1 (0.33%) logstash
2 1 (0.33%) Kibana
2 1 (0.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 28 (9.27%) Twitter
2 25 (8.28%) Google
3 21 (6.95%) Zend
4 15 (4.97%) Venda
5 14 (4.64%) Adobe
6 10 (3.31%) hybris
7 9 (2.98%) Microsoft
8 5 (1.66%) Facebook
9 3 (0.99%) Remedy
9 3 (0.99%) BMC
10 2 (0.66%) Apple
10 2 (0.66%) Interwoven
10 2 (0.66%) Sun
11 1 (0.33%) Sencha
11 1 (0.33%) SAP
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