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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 433 444 510
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +66
Contract jobs citing LESS 157 115 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.24% 0.053%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.15% 0.87% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 88 21
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £454 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £295 £285
% change year-on-year
+18.64% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
13643 13237 12969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.05% 28.03% 28.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9476 8669 8249
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 272 359
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £15.60 £16.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 +66 124 £386 +8.42% 37
South East -15 11 £275 +22.22% 14
East Midlands +6 7 £455 -
East of England -25 5 £350 +23.89% 1
South West -27 3 £288 -0.86% 7
West Midlands - 3 £415 - 3
North West -19 2 £300 -11.11% 12
Yorkshire - 1 £343 - 8
North East - - - - 1
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LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 313 (97.81%) CSS
2 290 (90.63%) HTML
2 290 (90.63%) JavaScript
3 241 (75.31%) Sass
4 240 (75.00%) HTML5
5 220 (68.75%) CSS3
6 181 (56.56%) jQuery
7 127 (39.69%) OO
8 124 (38.75%) AngularJS
9 117 (36.56%) Responsive Web Design
10 115 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
11 100 (31.25%) Backbone.js
12 95 (29.69%) Ajax
13 87 (27.19%) User Experience
14 76 (23.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 70 (21.88%) Node.js
15 70 (21.88%) TDD
16 69 (21.56%) MVC
17 66 (20.63%) Git (software)
18 55 (17.19%) JSON
18 55 (17.19%) PHP
19 53 (16.56%) E-Commerce
20 48 (15.00%) REST
21 43 (13.44%) KnockoutJS
21 43 (13.44%) Photoshop
21 43 (13.44%) Finance
22 42 (13.13%) Grunt
23 40 (12.50%) Jasmine
23 40 (12.50%) Subversion
24 37 (11.56%) Web Development

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 70 (21.88%) Node.js
2 28 (8.75%) CMS
3 14 (4.38%) Umbraco
4 12 (3.75%) Drupal
5 11 (3.44%) nginx
6 10 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (2.50%) Apache
7 8 (2.50%) WordPress
8 7 (2.19%) IIS
9 4 (1.25%) Adobe CQ
9 4 (1.25%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.25%) Liferay
9 4 (1.25%) ExpressionEngine
10 3 (0.94%) Moodle
10 3 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.63%) Facebook Platform
11 2 (0.63%) Confluence
12 1 (0.31%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.31%) Jetty
Applications
1 43 (13.44%) Photoshop
2 13 (4.06%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (2.81%) Fireworks
4 4 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.31%) MS Excel
5 1 (0.31%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 19 (5.94%) Magento
2 4 (1.25%) Tridion
2 4 (1.25%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.94%) Remedy AR System
4 2 (0.63%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.25%) GitHub
1 4 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.63%) SaaS
2 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.94%) HTTP
2 4 (1.25%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.63%) Internet
4 1 (0.31%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.31%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.25%) MySQL
2 19 (5.94%) MongoDB
3 18 (5.63%) SQL Server
4 13 (4.06%) Apache Cassandra
5 11 (3.44%) Redis
6 10 (3.13%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.31%) Jackrabbit
9 1 (0.31%) DB2
9 1 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.31%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 66 (20.63%) Git (software)
2 42 (13.13%) Grunt
3 40 (12.50%) Jasmine
3 40 (12.50%) Subversion
4 24 (7.50%) Cucumber
5 20 (6.25%) WebDriver
6 18 (5.63%) Selenium
7 16 (5.00%) Mocha
8 13 (4.06%) Karma Test Runner
9 11 (3.44%) Visual Studio
10 10 (3.13%) QUnit
11 8 (2.50%) Bower
12 7 (2.19%) Eclipse
12 7 (2.19%) Sinon.JS
13 6 (1.88%) NUnit
13 6 (1.88%) JIRA
14 5 (1.56%) Moq
15 4 (1.25%) Bitbucket
16 3 (0.94%) TeamCity
16 3 (0.94%) Dreamweaver
General
1 43 (13.44%) Finance
2 19 (5.94%) Retail
3 18 (5.63%) Banking
4 16 (5.00%) Marketing
5 11 (3.44%) Games
6 6 (1.88%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.56%) Advertising
8 3 (0.94%) Publishing
9 2 (0.63%) Legal
9 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.31%) Electronics
10 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.31%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 296 (92.50%) Developer
2 175 (54.69%) Front-End Developer
3 36 (11.25%) Web Developer
4 34 (10.63%) JavaScript Developer
5 27 (8.44%) UI Developer
5 27 (8.44%) UI Programmer
6 16 (5.00%) Front-End Web Developer
7 14 (4.38%) Senior Developer
8 11 (3.44%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 11 (3.44%) .NET Developer
8 11 (3.44%) Magento Developer
9 10 (3.13%) Designer
10 9 (2.81%) PHP Developer
11 8 (2.50%) Web Designer
12 7 (2.19%) HTML Developer
13 6 (1.88%) CSS Developer
14 5 (1.56%) ASP.NET Developer
15 4 (1.25%) C# Developer
15 4 (1.25%) Java Developer
15 4 (1.25%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 313 (97.81%) CSS
2 290 (90.63%) HTML
3 241 (75.31%) Sass
4 240 (75.00%) HTML5
5 220 (68.75%) CSS3
6 181 (56.56%) jQuery
7 124 (38.75%) AngularJS
8 100 (31.25%) Backbone.js
9 95 (29.69%) Ajax
10 76 (23.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 55 (17.19%) JSON
12 48 (15.00%) REST
13 43 (13.44%) KnockoutJS
14 34 (10.63%) .NET
15 30 (9.38%) XML
16 26 (8.13%) Web Services
17 23 (7.19%) Ember.js
17 23 (7.19%) JSP
18 21 (6.56%) Dojo
19 20 (6.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 87 (27.19%) User Experience
2 26 (8.13%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.44%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.81%) W3C
5 8 (2.50%) Open Source
5 8 (2.50%) Visualisation
6 7 (2.19%) Digital Media
7 6 (1.88%) Online Games
8 5 (1.56%) Animation
8 5 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.25%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.94%) Video on Demand
10 3 (0.94%) Graphic Design
11 2 (0.63%) Mobile Banking
11 2 (0.63%) Clustering
11 2 (0.63%) E-Learning
11 2 (0.63%) Life Science
11 2 (0.63%) Human Factors
11 2 (0.63%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.63%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 19 (5.94%) Linux
2 7 (2.19%) Windows
3 5 (1.56%) Android
4 4 (1.25%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.63%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.31%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (39.69%) OO
2 117 (36.56%) Responsive Web Design
3 115 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (21.88%) TDD
5 69 (21.56%) MVC
6 53 (16.56%) E-Commerce
7 37 (11.56%) Web Development
8 34 (10.63%) BDD
9 28 (8.75%) Unit Testing
10 23 (7.19%) Scrum
10 23 (7.19%) Web Design
11 17 (5.31%) Progressive Enhancement
12 16 (5.00%) Mobile Application Development
13 15 (4.69%) Waterfall
14 12 (3.75%) Web Application Development
15 10 (3.13%) DevOps
15 10 (3.13%) Dependency Management
15 10 (3.13%) OOP
15 10 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
16 8 (2.50%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 290 (90.63%) JavaScript
2 55 (17.19%) PHP
3 35 (10.94%) Java
4 24 (7.50%) C#
5 15 (4.69%) Ruby
5 15 (4.69%) C
6 13 (4.06%) Scala
7 8 (2.50%) SQL
8 6 (1.88%) Golang
8 6 (1.88%) XAML
8 6 (1.88%) Python
8 6 (1.88%) PHP5
9 4 (1.25%) Clojure
10 2 (0.63%) CoffeeScript
10 2 (0.63%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.31%) Perl
11 1 (0.31%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (5.00%) Degree
2 2 (0.63%) CIPD
3 1 (0.31%) HND
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (0.31%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.50%) QA
2 4 (1.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (0.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (3.13%) Ansible
1 10 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (10.94%) Adobe
2 22 (6.88%) Twitter
3 18 (5.63%) Google
4 9 (2.81%) Microsoft
5 7 (2.19%) Zend
6 4 (1.25%) hybris
6 4 (1.25%) Facebook
6 4 (1.25%) EPiServer
7 3 (0.94%) Remedy
7 3 (0.94%) BMC
8 1 (0.31%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle
8 1 (0.31%) SAP
8 1 (0.31%) IBM
8 1 (0.31%) Eloqua
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