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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 424 442 562
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +120
Contract jobs citing LESS 167 117 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.25% 0.023%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.17% 0.84% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 81 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
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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
14258 13964 14703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.32% 29.38% 27.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9377 9158 8924
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 246 347
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.69 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -10 86 £341 -9.00% 29
East of England -14 26 £400 +23.07% 3
South West -19 16 £350 +34.61% 6
East Midlands - 11 £480 -
North West -4 9 £275 -11.29% 12
South East -3 5 £250 -31.03% 7
West Midlands - 3 £250 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 8
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LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 285 (97.27%) CSS
2 266 (90.78%) JavaScript
3 265 (90.44%) HTML
4 216 (73.72%) HTML5
5 190 (64.85%) CSS3
6 189 (64.51%) Sass
7 155 (52.90%) jQuery
8 111 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
9 107 (36.52%) OO
10 98 (33.45%) Responsive Web Design
11 89 (30.38%) AngularJS
12 79 (26.96%) Ajax
13 78 (26.62%) MVC
14 73 (24.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 71 (24.23%) TDD
15 71 (24.23%) PHP
15 71 (24.23%) Git (software)
16 68 (23.21%) Backbone.js
17 61 (20.82%) User Experience
18 55 (18.77%) Subversion
19 47 (16.04%) Node.js
20 45 (15.36%) JSON
21 43 (14.68%) E-Commerce
22 41 (13.99%) Java
23 40 (13.65%) Grunt
24 39 (13.31%) KnockoutJS
24 39 (13.31%) Web Services
25 38 (12.97%) .NET
26 37 (12.63%) Finance
27 36 (12.29%) Photoshop

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 47 (16.04%) Node.js
2 14 (4.78%) Drupal
3 13 (4.44%) CMS
3 13 (4.44%) Apache
4 8 (2.73%) Umbraco
5 5 (1.71%) WordPress
5 5 (1.71%) IIS
5 5 (1.71%) Confluence
6 4 (1.37%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.68%) TeamSite
8 2 (0.68%) nginx
8 2 (0.68%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.34%) Moodle
9 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.34%) Facebook Platform
9 1 (0.34%) Adobe CQ
9 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.34%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 36 (12.29%) Photoshop
2 9 (3.07%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (2.73%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.34%) InDesign
4 1 (0.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (5.46%) Magento
2 4 (1.37%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.02%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.34%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.34%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.37%) GitHub
2 3 (1.02%) SaaS
3 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.12%) HTTP
2 6 (2.05%) Internet
3 4 (1.37%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.34%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.34%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.83%) MySQL
2 17 (5.80%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.75%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.71%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.37%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.34%) Redis
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 71 (24.23%) Git (software)
2 55 (18.77%) Subversion
3 40 (13.65%) Grunt
4 24 (8.19%) Jasmine
5 15 (5.12%) JIRA
6 10 (3.41%) Selenium
6 10 (3.41%) Eclipse
7 8 (2.73%) Visual Studio
7 8 (2.73%) NUnit
7 8 (2.73%) Mocha
7 8 (2.73%) Cucumber
7 8 (2.73%) Jenkins
7 8 (2.73%) Bower
8 7 (2.39%) Moq
9 6 (2.05%) Capybara
10 5 (1.71%) Bitbucket
10 5 (1.71%) Karma Test Runner
11 4 (1.37%) Sinon.JS
11 4 (1.37%) WebDriver
11 4 (1.37%) QUnit
General
1 37 (12.63%) Finance
2 18 (6.14%) Banking
3 15 (5.12%) Retail
4 11 (3.75%) Marketing
5 7 (2.39%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.05%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.05%) Games
7 3 (1.02%) Advertising
8 2 (0.68%) Publishing
8 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.34%) Interactive Media
9 1 (0.34%) Legal
9 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.34%) Front Office
9 1 (0.34%) Back Office
9 1 (0.34%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 274 (93.52%) Developer
2 145 (49.49%) Front-End Developer
3 44 (15.02%) Web Developer
4 38 (12.97%) UI Developer
5 34 (11.60%) UI Programmer
6 24 (8.19%) Front-End Web Developer
7 20 (6.83%) JavaScript Developer
8 13 (4.44%) Magento Developer
9 11 (3.75%) PHP Developer
10 10 (3.41%) .NET Developer
11 9 (3.07%) Senior Developer
11 9 (3.07%) Designer
11 9 (3.07%) Drupal Developer
12 6 (2.05%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 6 (2.05%) C# Developer
12 6 (2.05%) ASP.NET Developer
13 5 (1.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 4 (1.37%) HTML Developer
14 4 (1.37%) Java Developer
14 4 (1.37%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (97.27%) CSS
2 265 (90.44%) HTML
3 216 (73.72%) HTML5
4 190 (64.85%) CSS3
5 189 (64.51%) Sass
6 155 (52.90%) jQuery
7 89 (30.38%) AngularJS
8 79 (26.96%) Ajax
9 73 (24.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 68 (23.21%) Backbone.js
11 45 (15.36%) JSON
12 39 (13.31%) Web Services
12 39 (13.31%) KnockoutJS
13 38 (12.97%) .NET
14 35 (11.95%) REST
15 31 (10.58%) Dojo
16 28 (9.56%) DOM
17 26 (8.87%) ASP.NET
17 26 (8.87%) JSP
18 25 (8.53%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 61 (20.82%) User Experience
2 19 (6.48%) Open Source
3 15 (5.12%) Mobile App
4 11 (3.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (3.75%) W3C
5 9 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.39%) Visualisation
7 6 (2.05%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.37%) Taxonomies
8 4 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.02%) Animation
9 3 (1.02%) E-Learning
9 3 (1.02%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.68%) Clustering
10 2 (0.68%) Life Science
10 2 (0.68%) Social Network
10 2 (0.68%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.34%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.12%) Linux
2 6 (2.05%) Android
3 5 (1.71%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.71%) Windows
4 2 (0.68%) UNIX
4 2 (0.68%) Debian
4 2 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (36.52%) OO
3 98 (33.45%) Responsive Web Design
4 78 (26.62%) MVC
5 71 (24.23%) TDD
6 43 (14.68%) E-Commerce
7 30 (10.24%) Scrum
8 27 (9.22%) Web Development
9 23 (7.85%) Unit Testing
10 22 (7.51%) Web Design
11 21 (7.17%) BDD
12 17 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (5.46%) OOP
14 12 (4.10%) Content Management
14 12 (4.10%) Dependency Management
15 10 (3.41%) Pair Programming
16 8 (2.73%) Software Engineering
16 8 (2.73%) Workflow
16 8 (2.73%) SOA
16 8 (2.73%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 266 (90.78%) JavaScript
2 71 (24.23%) PHP
3 41 (13.99%) Java
4 24 (8.19%) C#
5 19 (6.48%) Ruby
6 13 (4.44%) SQL
7 11 (3.75%) C
8 9 (3.07%) Python
9 6 (2.05%) PHP5
9 6 (2.05%) XAML
10 5 (1.71%) Golang
10 5 (1.71%) Scala
11 4 (1.37%) Clojure
11 4 (1.37%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.68%) Perl
12 2 (0.68%) XQuery
13 1 (0.34%) CoffeeScript
13 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.34%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 17 (5.80%) Degree
2 1 (0.34%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.34%) HND
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (0.34%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.44%) QA
2 6 (2.05%) WCAG
3 2 (0.68%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (1.02%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.02%) Puppet
2 1 (0.34%) Ansible
2 1 (0.34%) logstash
2 1 (0.34%) Kibana
2 1 (0.34%) Nagios
Vendors
1 28 (9.56%) Twitter
2 25 (8.53%) Adobe
3 21 (7.17%) Zend
4 15 (5.12%) Google
5 8 (2.73%) Microsoft
5 8 (2.73%) hybris
6 3 (1.02%) Facebook
6 3 (1.02%) BMC
6 3 (1.02%) Remedy
7 2 (0.68%) Interwoven
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle
8 1 (0.34%) SAP
8 1 (0.34%) JBoss
8 1 (0.34%) Sencha
8 1 (0.34%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.34%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.34%) Sitecore
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