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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 288 335 393
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +58
Contract jobs citing LESS 129 88 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.53% 0.35% 0.029%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.74% 1.11% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 69 6
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
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
7405 7917 7185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.15% 31.34% 30.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5526 5779 5142
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 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 47 62
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +52.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £22.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 31 October 2014.

LESS Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 October 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
City of London +25 22 £423 -0.58% 9
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Orpington - - - -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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.

1 183 (95.31%) HTML
1 183 (95.31%) CSS
2 170 (88.54%) JavaScript
3 166 (86.46%) HTML5
4 139 (72.40%) Sass
5 128 (66.67%) CSS3
6 116 (60.42%) jQuery
7 89 (46.35%) AngularJS
8 76 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
9 69 (35.94%) Responsive Web Design
10 68 (35.42%) Backbone.js
10 68 (35.42%) OO
11 59 (30.73%) User Experience
12 56 (29.17%) Node.js
13 55 (28.65%) Git (software)
14 49 (25.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 41 (21.35%) TDD
16 40 (20.83%) MVC
16 40 (20.83%) PHP
17 39 (20.31%) Ajax
18 37 (19.27%) KnockoutJS
19 36 (18.75%) Java
20 35 (18.23%) E-Commerce
21 32 (16.67%) Web Development
22 30 (15.63%) JSON
22 30 (15.63%) Finance
23 27 (14.06%) BDD
23 27 (14.06%) Jasmine
24 25 (13.02%) Grunt
25 24 (12.50%) Subversion

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 56 (29.17%) Node.js
2 15 (7.81%) CMS
3 11 (5.73%) Apache
4 9 (4.69%) Umbraco
5 8 (4.17%) Drupal
6 7 (3.65%) IIS
6 7 (3.65%) nginx
7 6 (3.13%) WordPress
7 6 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (2.08%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.56%) Adobe CQ
9 3 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.56%) Confluence
10 2 (1.04%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.52%) Moodle
11 1 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.52%) Facebook Platform
11 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.52%) Jetty
11 1 (0.52%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 19 (9.90%) Photoshop
2 7 (3.65%) Fireworks
3 6 (3.13%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.52%) InDesign
4 1 (0.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (4.69%) Magento
2 4 (2.08%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.56%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.52%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.52%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.17%) GitHub
2 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.04%) SaaS
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.33%) HTTP
2 4 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.52%) Internet
3 1 (0.52%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.77%) MongoDB
2 11 (5.73%) MySQL
2 11 (5.73%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (3.65%) Redis
5 6 (3.13%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.04%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.52%) DB2
8 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 55 (28.65%) Git (software)
2 27 (14.06%) Jasmine
3 25 (13.02%) Grunt
4 24 (12.50%) Subversion
5 21 (10.94%) Cucumber
6 16 (8.33%) WebDriver
7 15 (7.81%) Selenium
8 10 (5.21%) Sinon.JS
9 9 (4.69%) Karma Test Runner
9 9 (4.69%) Eclipse
9 9 (4.69%) Mocha
10 8 (4.17%) QUnit
10 8 (4.17%) Bitbucket
11 7 (3.65%) Visual Studio
12 6 (3.13%) Capybara
13 5 (2.60%) JIRA
14 4 (2.08%) Jenkins
15 3 (1.56%) TeamCity
15 3 (1.56%) Mercurial
15 3 (1.56%) IntelliJ
General
1 30 (15.63%) Finance
2 18 (9.38%) Retail
3 12 (6.25%) Marketing
4 11 (5.73%) Banking
5 8 (4.17%) Games
6 7 (3.65%) Investment Banking
6 7 (3.65%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.56%) Advertising
7 3 (1.56%) Publishing
8 1 (0.52%) Legal
8 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.52%) Front Office
8 1 (0.52%) Electronics
8 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 175 (91.15%) Developer
2 111 (57.81%) Front-End Developer
3 16 (8.33%) Web Developer
4 14 (7.29%) JavaScript Developer
5 11 (5.73%) UI Developer
6 8 (4.17%) Senior Developer
6 8 (4.17%) PHP Developer
6 8 (4.17%) UI Programmer
7 7 (3.65%) Magento Developer
8 6 (3.13%) Designer
9 5 (2.60%) Java Developer
9 5 (2.60%) .NET Developer
9 5 (2.60%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 5 (2.60%) Front-End Web Developer
10 4 (2.08%) Web Designer
10 4 (2.08%) HTML Developer
11 3 (1.56%) Tester
11 3 (1.56%) Drupal Developer
11 3 (1.56%) Python Developer
11 3 (1.56%) CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (95.31%) HTML
1 183 (95.31%) CSS
2 166 (86.46%) HTML5
3 139 (72.40%) Sass
4 128 (66.67%) CSS3
5 116 (60.42%) jQuery
6 89 (46.35%) AngularJS
7 68 (35.42%) Backbone.js
8 49 (25.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 39 (20.31%) Ajax
10 37 (19.27%) KnockoutJS
11 30 (15.63%) JSON
12 21 (10.94%) .NET
13 20 (10.42%) REST
14 19 (9.90%) XML
15 17 (8.85%) Ember.js
16 15 (7.81%) Web Services
17 14 (7.29%) Semantic HTML
18 13 (6.77%) RESTful
19 10 (5.21%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 59 (30.73%) User Experience
2 9 (4.69%) W3C
2 9 (4.69%) Open Source
3 8 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.65%) Visualisation
4 7 (3.65%) Digital Media
5 4 (2.08%) Video on Demand
5 4 (2.08%) Taxonomies
5 4 (2.08%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.56%) Animation
6 3 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.56%) Online Games
6 3 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.04%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.04%) Social Network
7 2 (1.04%) Wiki
8 1 (0.52%) Blog
8 1 (0.52%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.52%) DTV
8 1 (0.52%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.90%) Linux
2 7 (3.65%) Windows
3 4 (2.08%) Android
4 3 (1.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (35.94%) Responsive Web Design
3 68 (35.42%) OO
4 41 (21.35%) TDD
5 40 (20.83%) MVC
6 35 (18.23%) E-Commerce
7 32 (16.67%) Web Development
8 27 (14.06%) BDD
9 17 (8.85%) Unit Testing
10 15 (7.81%) Scrum
11 14 (7.29%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (6.25%) Web Design
13 11 (5.73%) Pair Programming
13 11 (5.73%) Progressive Enhancement
14 10 (5.21%) OOP
15 8 (4.17%) Workflow
16 7 (3.65%) Refactoring
16 7 (3.65%) Waterfall
16 7 (3.65%) DevOps
17 6 (3.13%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 170 (88.54%) JavaScript
2 40 (20.83%) PHP
3 36 (18.75%) Java
4 18 (9.38%) Ruby
5 14 (7.29%) C#
6 13 (6.77%) C
7 12 (6.25%) Scala
8 9 (4.69%) Python
9 8 (4.17%) SQL
9 8 (4.17%) Clojure
10 6 (3.13%) PHP5
10 6 (3.13%) XAML
11 5 (2.60%) Golang
12 2 (1.04%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.52%) Perl
13 1 (0.52%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 20 (10.42%) Degree
2 1 (0.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.52%) HND
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (0.52%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.69%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (1.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (3.65%) Puppet
2 6 (3.13%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (7.81%) Google
1 15 (7.81%) Twitter
2 12 (6.25%) Adobe
3 8 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.13%) Zend
5 3 (1.56%) BMC
5 3 (1.56%) Remedy
5 3 (1.56%) Facebook
6 2 (1.04%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.52%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.52%) Sencha
7 1 (0.52%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle
7 1 (0.52%) SAP
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