The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 280 316 332
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +16
Contract jobs citing LESS 110 88 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.49% 0.39% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.59% 1.26% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 66 48
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £320 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £298 £245
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.86 - -
LESS
England

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 London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
6920 6988 6390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.60% 30.77% 29.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4966 5120 4602
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 17 91
Average hourly rate £22.18 £40.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.55% -3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £30.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £175.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LESS across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in London

LESS
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LESS across the London region.

LESS Daily Rate Trend in London

LESS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LESS across the London region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

LESS Daily Rate Histogram in London

LESS
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LESS across the London region.

LESS Hourly Rate Trend in London

LESS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the London region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
City of London -1 21 £338 -32.50% 23
Uxbridge +4 2 £400 +14.28%
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 214 (97.27%) CSS
2 212 (96.36%) HTML
3 204 (92.73%) JavaScript
4 175 (79.55%) HTML5
5 164 (74.55%) Sass
6 147 (66.82%) CSS3
7 138 (62.73%) AngularJS
8 124 (56.36%) jQuery
9 74 (33.64%) Backbone.js
10 72 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
11 70 (31.82%) Responsive Web Design
12 69 (31.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 58 (26.36%) Git (software)
14 56 (25.45%) OO
15 53 (24.09%) User Experience
16 50 (22.73%) Node.js
17 47 (21.36%) TDD
18 44 (20.00%) Grunt
19 42 (19.09%) MVC
20 35 (15.91%) Web Development
21 32 (14.55%) PHP
21 32 (14.55%) BDD
21 32 (14.55%) Ember.js
22 31 (14.09%) Ajax
23 30 (13.64%) JSON
23 30 (13.64%) Scrum
24 29 (13.18%) Bower
25 26 (11.82%) Jasmine
25 26 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
26 25 (11.36%) E-Commerce

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 50 (22.73%) Node.js
2 11 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (4.55%) CMS
4 9 (4.09%) WordPress
5 6 (2.73%) Drupal
5 6 (2.73%) Apache Solr
6 5 (2.27%) nginx
7 4 (1.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (1.82%) Umbraco
8 3 (1.36%) Apache
8 3 (1.36%) SAS
8 3 (1.36%) Confluence
9 2 (0.91%) Moodle
9 2 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.91%) Lightstreamer
10 1 (0.45%) FileNet
10 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.45%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (8.64%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.82%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.91%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (2.27%) Magento
2 2 (0.91%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.64%) GitHub
2 6 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.91%) SaaS
4 1 (0.45%) MailChimp
4 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.36%) HTTP
2 9 (4.09%) Internet
3 1 (0.45%) SSH
3 1 (0.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.73%) MongoDB
3 14 (6.36%) NoSQL
4 13 (5.91%) MySQL
5 7 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (3.18%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (2.73%) Triplestore
7 5 (2.27%) Redis
7 5 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.45%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.45%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 58 (26.36%) Git (software)
2 44 (20.00%) Grunt
3 29 (13.18%) Bower
4 26 (11.82%) Jasmine
5 23 (10.45%) Subversion
6 14 (6.36%) Selenium
7 12 (5.45%) Mocha
8 11 (5.00%) Cucumber
9 10 (4.55%) WebDriver
10 7 (3.18%) Karma Test Runner
11 6 (2.73%) Bitbucket
12 4 (1.82%) JIRA
12 4 (1.82%) Visual Studio
13 3 (1.36%) Maven
13 3 (1.36%) QUnit
14 2 (0.91%) MSBuild
14 2 (0.91%) Yeoman
14 2 (0.91%) Ant
14 2 (0.91%) NUnit
15 1 (0.45%) HttpUnit
General
1 22 (10.00%) Banking
2 19 (8.64%) Finance
3 10 (4.55%) Retail
4 9 (4.09%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.27%) Advertising
6 4 (1.82%) Publishing
6 4 (1.82%) Marketing
7 2 (0.91%) Games
8 1 (0.45%) Front Office
8 1 (0.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 201 (91.36%) Developer
2 112 (50.91%) Front-End Developer
3 33 (15.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 27 (12.27%) Web Developer
5 16 (7.27%) UI Developer
5 16 (7.27%) UI Programmer
6 11 (5.00%) Senior Developer
7 10 (4.55%) .NET Developer
8 9 (4.09%) Designer
9 7 (3.18%) Front-End Web Developer
9 7 (3.18%) Node.js Developer
9 7 (3.18%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (2.27%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 5 (2.27%) Architect
11 4 (1.82%) Technical Architect
11 4 (1.82%) UI Designer
12 3 (1.36%) HTML Developer
12 3 (1.36%) Lead Developer
12 3 (1.36%) PHP Developer
12 3 (1.36%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (97.27%) CSS
2 212 (96.36%) HTML
3 175 (79.55%) HTML5
4 164 (74.55%) Sass
5 147 (66.82%) CSS3
6 138 (62.73%) AngularJS
7 124 (56.36%) jQuery
8 74 (33.64%) Backbone.js
9 69 (31.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 32 (14.55%) Ember.js
11 31 (14.09%) Ajax
12 30 (13.64%) JSON
13 24 (10.91%) KnockoutJS
14 20 (9.09%) YUI
14 20 (9.09%) Ext JS
14 20 (9.09%) RESTful
14 20 (9.09%) .NET
15 19 (8.64%) REST
16 16 (7.27%) Web Services
17 15 (6.82%) React
Miscellaneous
1 53 (24.09%) User Experience
2 14 (6.36%) W3C
3 6 (2.73%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.73%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.82%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.82%) iPad
5 3 (1.36%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.36%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.36%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.91%) iPhone
7 1 (0.45%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.45%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.45%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.45%) Social Media
7 1 (0.45%) Animation
7 1 (0.45%) Human Factors
7 1 (0.45%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.45%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.45%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.55%) Linux
2 8 (3.64%) Windows
3 7 (3.18%) Android
4 5 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.82%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.91%) UNIX
7 1 (0.45%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (31.82%) Responsive Web Design
3 56 (25.45%) OO
4 47 (21.36%) TDD
5 42 (19.09%) MVC
6 35 (15.91%) Web Development
7 32 (14.55%) BDD
8 30 (13.64%) Scrum
9 26 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (11.36%) Web Design
10 25 (11.36%) E-Commerce
11 14 (6.36%) Unit Testing
11 14 (6.36%) Progressive Enhancement
12 13 (5.91%) Kanban
13 12 (5.45%) DevOps
14 11 (5.00%) Automated Testing
15 10 (4.55%) Web Application Development
15 10 (4.55%) Graceful Degradation
16 7 (3.18%) MVVM
17 6 (2.73%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 204 (92.73%) JavaScript
2 32 (14.55%) PHP
3 25 (11.36%) Java
4 21 (9.55%) C#
5 11 (5.00%) Ruby
6 8 (3.64%) TypeScript
6 8 (3.64%) C
7 7 (3.18%) Python
8 6 (2.73%) SQL
8 6 (2.73%) Clojure
8 6 (2.73%) SPARQL
9 5 (2.27%) CoffeeScript
10 4 (1.82%) Scala
11 3 (1.36%) F#
12 2 (0.91%) Go
13 1 (0.45%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.45%) PHP5
13 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.18%) QA
2 3 (1.36%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 5 (2.27%) Puppet
1 5 (2.27%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (3.64%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.73%) IBM
2 6 (2.73%) Twitter
3 5 (2.27%) Oracle
3 5 (2.27%) Zend
3 5 (2.27%) Adobe
4 4 (1.82%) Google
4 4 (1.82%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.36%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.91%) Facebook
7 1 (0.45%) VMware
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