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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 421 454 546
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +92
Contract jobs citing LESS 164 112 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.23% 0.047%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.15% 0.79% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 76 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
14321 14131 14674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.98% 29.36% 27.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9235 9254 9139
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 250 344
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 August 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 29 August 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 -1 74 £375 - 35
East of England -2 33 £400 +23.07% 4
South West -18 18 £350 +34.61% 6
East Midlands - 10 £480 -
North West -7 9 £375 +17.18% 7
South East -12 6 £250 -33.33% 5
West Midlands -10 4 £250 -4.76%
Yorkshire - 2 £268 - 6
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LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 274 (97.16%) CSS
2 255 (90.43%) JavaScript
3 253 (89.72%) HTML
4 206 (73.05%) HTML5
5 179 (63.48%) CSS3
6 175 (62.06%) Sass
7 138 (48.94%) jQuery
8 94 (33.33%) OO
9 88 (31.21%) AngularJS
10 87 (30.85%) Responsive Web Design
11 84 (29.79%) MVC
12 75 (26.60%) TDD
13 70 (24.82%) Ajax
13 70 (24.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 69 (24.47%) PHP
15 64 (22.70%) Git (software)
16 63 (22.34%) Backbone.js
17 61 (21.63%) Agile Software Development
18 53 (18.79%) Subversion
19 46 (16.31%) Node.js
20 43 (15.25%) Web Services
21 39 (13.83%) .NET
22 37 (13.12%) E-Commerce
22 37 (13.12%) Finance
23 35 (12.41%) Photoshop
24 34 (12.06%) REST
25 33 (11.70%) KnockoutJS
25 33 (11.70%) Scrum
25 33 (11.70%) JSON
26 32 (11.35%) Java

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 46 (16.31%) Node.js
2 13 (4.61%) Apache
2 13 (4.61%) Drupal
3 11 (3.90%) CMS
4 7 (2.48%) Umbraco
5 6 (2.13%) Confluence
6 5 (1.77%) IIS
6 5 (1.77%) WordPress
7 4 (1.42%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.71%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.71%) TeamSite
10 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.35%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.35%) SugarCRM
10 1 (0.35%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.35%) Jetty
10 1 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.35%) Moodle
10 1 (0.35%) nginx
Applications
1 35 (12.41%) Photoshop
2 9 (3.19%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (2.84%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.35%) InDesign
4 1 (0.35%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (5.32%) Magento
2 3 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.06%) Remedy AR System
2 3 (1.06%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.35%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.35%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.42%) GitHub
3 3 (1.06%) SaaS
4 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.96%) HTTP
2 7 (2.48%) Internet
3 3 (1.06%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.35%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.74%) MySQL
1 19 (6.74%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.90%) MongoDB
3 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.77%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.42%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 64 (22.70%) Git (software)
2 53 (18.79%) Subversion
3 32 (11.35%) Grunt
4 22 (7.80%) Jasmine
5 16 (5.67%) JIRA
6 10 (3.55%) Selenium
7 9 (3.19%) Visual Studio
8 8 (2.84%) Jenkins
8 8 (2.84%) NUnit
9 7 (2.48%) Moq
9 7 (2.48%) Mocha
9 7 (2.48%) Cucumber
10 6 (2.13%) Capybara
11 5 (1.77%) Bower
11 5 (1.77%) Karma Test Runner
11 5 (1.77%) Trac
11 5 (1.77%) Bitbucket
12 4 (1.42%) Sinon.JS
12 4 (1.42%) Yeoman
12 4 (1.42%) Mercurial
General
1 37 (13.12%) Finance
2 17 (6.03%) Banking
3 11 (3.90%) Retail
3 11 (3.90%) Marketing
4 7 (2.48%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.48%) Games
5 6 (2.13%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.77%) Publishing
7 3 (1.06%) Advertising
8 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.35%) Electronics
9 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.35%) Front Office
9 1 (0.35%) Back Office
9 1 (0.35%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 263 (93.26%) Developer
2 125 (44.33%) Front-End Developer
3 47 (16.67%) Web Developer
4 38 (13.48%) UI Developer
5 34 (12.06%) UI Programmer
6 24 (8.51%) Front-End Web Developer
7 23 (8.16%) JavaScript Developer
8 13 (4.61%) Magento Developer
9 12 (4.26%) PHP Developer
10 11 (3.90%) .NET Developer
11 10 (3.55%) Designer
11 10 (3.55%) Senior Developer
12 9 (3.19%) Drupal Developer
13 6 (2.13%) Senior Front-End Developer
13 6 (2.13%) C# Developer
13 6 (2.13%) ASP.NET Developer
14 5 (1.77%) Java Developer
14 5 (1.77%) Programmer
14 5 (1.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 4 (1.42%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (97.16%) CSS
2 253 (89.72%) HTML
3 206 (73.05%) HTML5
4 179 (63.48%) CSS3
5 175 (62.06%) Sass
6 138 (48.94%) jQuery
7 88 (31.21%) AngularJS
8 70 (24.82%) Ajax
8 70 (24.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 63 (22.34%) Backbone.js
10 43 (15.25%) Web Services
11 39 (13.83%) .NET
12 34 (12.06%) REST
13 33 (11.70%) KnockoutJS
13 33 (11.70%) JSON
14 30 (10.64%) Dojo
15 28 (9.93%) ASP.NET
15 28 (9.93%) DOM
16 27 (9.57%) RESTful
17 26 (9.22%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.74%) Open Source
2 17 (6.03%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (3.90%) W3C
4 5 (1.77%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.77%) Visualisation
5 4 (1.42%) Taxonomies
6 3 (1.06%) E-Learning
6 3 (1.06%) Animation
6 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.06%) Video on Demand
7 2 (0.71%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.71%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.71%) Social Network
7 2 (0.71%) Clustering
8 1 (0.35%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.35%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.35%) BBC
8 1 (0.35%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.35%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.96%) Linux
2 11 (3.90%) Android
3 10 (3.55%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.84%) Windows
5 3 (1.06%) Windows Phone
5 3 (1.06%) Windows Phone 8
6 2 (0.71%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.71%) UNIX
6 2 (0.71%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (33.33%) OO
2 87 (30.85%) Responsive Web Design
3 84 (29.79%) MVC
4 75 (26.60%) TDD
5 61 (21.63%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (13.12%) E-Commerce
7 33 (11.70%) Scrum
8 26 (9.22%) Web Development
9 23 (8.16%) BDD
10 21 (7.45%) Web Design
11 18 (6.38%) Unit Testing
12 16 (5.67%) OOP
13 14 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (4.61%) Content Management
15 12 (4.26%) Dependency Management
15 12 (4.26%) Pair Programming
16 11 (3.90%) Software Engineering
17 10 (3.55%) SOA
18 8 (2.84%) User Stories
18 8 (2.84%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 255 (90.43%) JavaScript
2 69 (24.47%) PHP
3 32 (11.35%) Java
4 26 (9.22%) C#
5 20 (7.09%) Ruby
6 13 (4.61%) SQL
7 9 (3.19%) C
8 6 (2.13%) Scala
8 6 (2.13%) PHP5
8 6 (2.13%) Python
8 6 (2.13%) XAML
9 5 (1.77%) Golang
10 4 (1.42%) Clojure
10 4 (1.42%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.06%) XQuery
12 2 (0.71%) Perl
13 1 (0.35%) ECMAScript
13 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.35%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (5.67%) Degree
2 1 (0.35%) HND
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (0.35%) Sun Certification
2 1 (0.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.26%) QA
2 5 (1.77%) WCAG
3 2 (0.71%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (1.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.71%) Puppet
2 1 (0.35%) Nagios
2 1 (0.35%) logstash
2 1 (0.35%) Kibana
Vendors
1 25 (8.87%) Adobe
2 24 (8.51%) Twitter
3 20 (7.09%) Zend
4 12 (4.26%) Google
5 8 (2.84%) hybris
5 8 (2.84%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.06%) Remedy
6 3 (1.06%) BMC
6 3 (1.06%) Facebook
7 2 (0.71%) Interwoven
8 1 (0.35%) JBoss
8 1 (0.35%) SAP
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle
8 1 (0.35%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.35%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.35%) Sencha
8 1 (0.35%) Eloqua
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