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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 396 397 466
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +69
Contract jobs citing LESS 171 142 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.32% 0.094%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.36% 1.16% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 101 24
Average daily rate
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£370 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £425 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.37 - £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
12530 12253 11041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.09% 27.27% 27.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8266 7828 7071
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 230 289
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.97 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +17 124 £375 +15.38% 40
South East -6 14 £320 -17.41% 9
Yorkshire - 14 £229 - 4
East Midlands - 9 £420 - 5
East of England +14 4 £388 -3.12% 8
North West -17 3 £244 -18.75% 8
South West -26 3 £325 +8.33% 5
West Midlands - 2 £163 - 1
North East - - - - 7
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LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 323 (98.48%) CSS
2 305 (92.99%) HTML
3 303 (92.38%) JavaScript
4 271 (82.62%) HTML5
5 264 (80.49%) Sass
6 232 (70.73%) CSS3
7 189 (57.62%) jQuery
8 172 (52.44%) AngularJS
9 131 (39.94%) Backbone.js
10 106 (32.32%) OO
11 103 (31.40%) Responsive Web Design
12 101 (30.79%) Agile Software Development
13 94 (28.66%) User Experience
14 85 (25.91%) Node.js
15 81 (24.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 77 (23.48%) Git (software)
17 62 (18.90%) MVC
18 60 (18.29%) PHP
19 57 (17.38%) TDD
19 57 (17.38%) Ajax
20 48 (14.63%) Web Development
20 48 (14.63%) REST
20 48 (14.63%) JSON
21 46 (14.02%) Jasmine
22 45 (13.72%) Grunt
23 42 (12.80%) Ember.js
24 41 (12.50%) BDD
25 39 (11.89%) Photoshop
25 39 (11.89%) KnockoutJS
26 36 (10.98%) E-Commerce

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 85 (25.91%) Node.js
2 31 (9.45%) CMS
3 18 (5.49%) WordPress
3 18 (5.49%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (4.88%) Umbraco
5 13 (3.96%) nginx
6 8 (2.44%) Drupal
7 6 (1.83%) Apache Solr
8 5 (1.52%) Apache
8 5 (1.52%) Adobe CQ
9 4 (1.22%) Liferay
9 4 (1.22%) ExpressionEngine
10 2 (0.61%) Confluence
10 2 (0.61%) Facebook Platform
10 2 (0.61%) Moodle
10 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.61%) IIS
11 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.30%) Lightstreamer
11 1 (0.30%) FileNet
Applications
1 39 (11.89%) Photoshop
2 9 (2.74%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.52%) Fireworks
4 4 (1.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 14 (4.27%) Magento
2 4 (1.22%) Tridion
3 2 (0.61%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.61%) osCommerce
4 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (2.13%) GitHub
2 4 (1.22%) SaaS
3 3 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.88%) HTTP
2 9 (2.74%) Internet
3 1 (0.30%) SSH
3 1 (0.30%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.93%) MongoDB
2 24 (7.32%) MySQL
3 20 (6.10%) NoSQL
4 15 (4.57%) Apache Cassandra
5 13 (3.96%) SQL Server
5 13 (3.96%) Redis
6 9 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.83%) Triplestore
8 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.30%) Jackrabbit
10 1 (0.30%) DB2
10 1 (0.30%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.30%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 77 (23.48%) Git (software)
2 46 (14.02%) Jasmine
3 45 (13.72%) Grunt
4 33 (10.06%) Subversion
5 27 (8.23%) Cucumber
6 26 (7.93%) Selenium
7 24 (7.32%) WebDriver
8 22 (6.71%) Bower
9 19 (5.79%) Mocha
10 18 (5.49%) Karma Test Runner
11 11 (3.35%) QUnit
12 7 (2.13%) Sinon.JS
12 7 (2.13%) Bitbucket
12 7 (2.13%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.91%) Ant
13 3 (0.91%) JIRA
14 2 (0.61%) Maven
14 2 (0.61%) NUnit
14 2 (0.61%) Moq
14 2 (0.61%) PhantomJS
General
1 34 (10.37%) Finance
2 26 (7.93%) Retail
3 17 (5.18%) Banking
4 12 (3.66%) Marketing
5 11 (3.35%) Games
6 10 (3.05%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.13%) Publishing
8 5 (1.52%) Advertising
8 5 (1.52%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.91%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.61%) Legal
11 1 (0.30%) Back Office
11 1 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 306 (93.29%) Developer
2 191 (58.23%) Front-End Developer
3 50 (15.24%) JavaScript Developer
4 31 (9.45%) Web Developer
5 24 (7.32%) UI Developer
5 24 (7.32%) UI Programmer
6 16 (4.88%) Front-End Web Developer
7 15 (4.57%) Senior Developer
7 15 (4.57%) .NET Developer
8 11 (3.35%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 7 (2.13%) Designer
9 7 (2.13%) HTML Developer
9 7 (2.13%) Node.js Developer
9 7 (2.13%) Magento Developer
10 6 (1.83%) CSS Developer
11 4 (1.22%) UI Designer
11 4 (1.22%) Web Designer
11 4 (1.22%) Junior Developer
11 4 (1.22%) PHP Developer
11 4 (1.22%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 323 (98.48%) CSS
2 305 (92.99%) HTML
3 271 (82.62%) HTML5
4 264 (80.49%) Sass
5 232 (70.73%) CSS3
6 189 (57.62%) jQuery
7 172 (52.44%) AngularJS
8 131 (39.94%) Backbone.js
9 81 (24.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 57 (17.38%) Ajax
11 48 (14.63%) JSON
11 48 (14.63%) REST
12 42 (12.80%) Ember.js
13 39 (11.89%) KnockoutJS
14 34 (10.37%) .NET
15 20 (6.10%) Semantic HTML
16 18 (5.49%) Ext JS
16 18 (5.49%) XML
17 17 (5.18%) Web Services
18 15 (4.57%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 94 (28.66%) User Experience
2 23 (7.01%) Mobile App
3 14 (4.27%) W3C
4 8 (2.44%) Digital Media
5 7 (2.13%) Online Games
6 6 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.52%) Visualisation
7 5 (1.52%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.22%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.22%) RIA
9 3 (0.91%) iPad
9 3 (0.91%) Human Factors
9 3 (0.91%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.91%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.61%) Animation
10 2 (0.61%) Wiki
10 2 (0.61%) FMCG
10 2 (0.61%) iPhone
10 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.30%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.49%) Linux
2 6 (1.83%) Windows
2 6 (1.83%) Android
3 4 (1.22%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.61%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.30%) Solaris
5 1 (0.30%) UNIX
5 1 (0.30%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (32.32%) OO
2 103 (31.40%) Responsive Web Design
3 101 (30.79%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (18.90%) MVC
5 57 (17.38%) TDD
6 48 (14.63%) Web Development
7 41 (12.50%) BDD
8 36 (10.98%) E-Commerce
9 26 (7.93%) Scrum
10 23 (7.01%) Unit Testing
11 18 (5.49%) DevOps
12 17 (5.18%) Progressive Enhancement
13 16 (4.88%) Mobile Application Development
13 16 (4.88%) Web Design
14 13 (3.96%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (3.66%) Waterfall
16 11 (3.35%) Kanban
16 11 (3.35%) SEO
17 9 (2.74%) OOP
17 9 (2.74%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 303 (92.38%) JavaScript
2 60 (18.29%) PHP
3 30 (9.15%) Java
4 22 (6.71%) C#
5 18 (5.49%) C
6 14 (4.27%) Ruby
7 12 (3.66%) Scala
8 8 (2.44%) Python
9 7 (2.13%) Clojure
9 7 (2.13%) TypeScript
10 6 (1.83%) SPARQL
11 4 (1.22%) SQL
12 2 (0.61%) CoffeeScript
12 2 (0.61%) PHP5
13 1 (0.30%) F#
13 1 (0.30%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.30%) Golang
13 1 (0.30%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.30%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (6.71%) Degree
2 10 (3.05%) VCP4
3 2 (0.61%) CIPD
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.74%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (3.66%) Puppet
1 12 (3.66%) Ansible
2 1 (0.30%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 28 (8.54%) Adobe
2 13 (3.96%) Twitter
3 12 (3.66%) Google
4 8 (2.44%) Microsoft
5 4 (1.22%) Zend
5 4 (1.22%) EPiServer
5 4 (1.22%) Facebook
6 3 (0.91%) IBM
7 2 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.61%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.30%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.30%) FatWire
8 1 (0.30%) VMware
8 1 (0.30%) Omniture
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle
8 1 (0.30%) SAP
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