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 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 316 360 353
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -7
Contract jobs citing LESS 109 63 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.46% 0.27% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.48% 0.86% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 48 41
Average daily rate
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£375 £431 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +25.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £318 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.71% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.06 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - -
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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
7342 7294 7721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.28% 31.02% 31.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5324 5187 5545
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 46 73
Average hourly rate £36.50 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.88% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.41 £17.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £53.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 July 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 31 July 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 -7 13 £370 -15.42% 8
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 225 (95.34%) CSS
2 222 (94.07%) HTML
3 216 (91.53%) JavaScript
4 181 (76.69%) Sass
5 180 (76.27%) HTML5
6 153 (64.83%) CSS3
7 151 (63.98%) AngularJS
8 140 (59.32%) jQuery
9 97 (41.10%) Agile Software Development
10 84 (35.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 78 (33.05%) Git (software)
12 74 (31.36%) Backbone.js
13 70 (29.66%) Responsive Web Design
14 59 (25.00%) Grunt
15 56 (23.73%) User Experience
16 53 (22.46%) OO
17 50 (21.19%) Node.js
18 47 (19.92%) MVC
19 41 (17.37%) PHP
20 40 (16.95%) Bower
21 38 (16.10%) TDD
22 37 (15.68%) Web Development
23 34 (14.41%) Scrum
24 32 (13.56%) Java
24 32 (13.56%) JSON
25 31 (13.14%) Ajax
26 30 (12.71%) Continuous Integration
27 29 (12.29%) E-Commerce
27 29 (12.29%) Ember.js
28 28 (11.86%) KnockoutJS

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (21.19%) Node.js
2 14 (5.93%) CMS
3 9 (3.81%) Umbraco
4 8 (3.39%) Drupal
5 7 (2.97%) WordPress
6 6 (2.54%) Apache Solr
6 6 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (2.12%) Confluence
8 3 (1.27%) SAS
8 3 (1.27%) IIS
9 2 (0.85%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.42%) Orchard CMS
10 1 (0.42%) WildFly
10 1 (0.42%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.42%) Lightstreamer
10 1 (0.42%) Mule
Applications
1 22 (9.32%) Photoshop
2 5 (2.12%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.42%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.42%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 4 (1.69%) Magento
2 1 (0.42%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.51%) GitHub
2 6 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.42%) SaaS
3 1 (0.42%) MailChimp
3 1 (0.42%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.93%) HTTP
2 10 (4.24%) Internet
3 1 (0.42%) Firewall
3 1 (0.42%) SSH
3 1 (0.42%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.42%) VPN
3 1 (0.42%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.32%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.66%) MongoDB
2 11 (4.66%) NoSQL
3 10 (4.24%) MySQL
4 8 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.54%) Triplestore
6 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 78 (33.05%) Git (software)
2 59 (25.00%) Grunt
3 40 (16.95%) Bower
4 24 (10.17%) gulp
5 21 (8.90%) Jasmine
5 21 (8.90%) Subversion
6 20 (8.47%) Selenium
7 13 (5.51%) Cucumber
8 11 (4.66%) WebDriver
9 10 (4.24%) Bitbucket
9 10 (4.24%) Karma Test Runner
10 8 (3.39%) JIRA
11 6 (2.54%) QUnit
11 6 (2.54%) Sinon.JS
12 5 (2.12%) Mocha
13 4 (1.69%) SpecFlow
13 4 (1.69%) NUnit
13 4 (1.69%) Visual Studio
14 3 (1.27%) Maven
14 3 (1.27%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (9.32%) Finance
2 20 (8.47%) Banking
3 10 (4.24%) Retail
4 7 (2.97%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.54%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.54%) Publishing
6 5 (2.12%) Advertising
7 4 (1.69%) Automotive
7 4 (1.69%) Marketing
8 2 (0.85%) Games
9 1 (0.42%) Legal
9 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.42%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 220 (93.22%) Developer
2 129 (54.66%) Front-End Developer
3 31 (13.14%) Web Developer
4 30 (12.71%) JavaScript Developer
5 17 (7.20%) UI Developer
5 17 (7.20%) UI Programmer
6 12 (5.08%) .NET Developer
7 11 (4.66%) Front-End Web Developer
8 10 (4.24%) Senior Developer
9 8 (3.39%) Full Stack Developer
10 7 (2.97%) Designer
11 5 (2.12%) Node.js Developer
11 5 (2.12%) Architect
12 4 (1.69%) Technical Architect
12 4 (1.69%) Lead Developer
12 4 (1.69%) Drupal Developer
13 3 (1.27%) Senior Front-End Developer
13 3 (1.27%) Junior Developer
13 3 (1.27%) Junior
14 2 (0.85%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (95.34%) CSS
2 222 (94.07%) HTML
3 181 (76.69%) Sass
4 180 (76.27%) HTML5
5 153 (64.83%) CSS3
6 151 (63.98%) AngularJS
7 140 (59.32%) jQuery
8 84 (35.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 74 (31.36%) Backbone.js
10 32 (13.56%) JSON
11 31 (13.14%) Ajax
12 29 (12.29%) Ember.js
13 28 (11.86%) KnockoutJS
14 26 (11.02%) .NET
15 24 (10.17%) YUI
16 23 (9.75%) Ext JS
17 21 (8.90%) RESTful
18 16 (6.78%) ASP.NET
18 16 (6.78%) Underscore.js
19 14 (5.93%) React
Miscellaneous
1 56 (23.73%) User Experience
2 13 (5.51%) W3C
3 9 (3.81%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.97%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.12%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.69%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.27%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.27%) iPad
8 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.42%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.42%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.42%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.42%) Animation
9 1 (0.42%) Photography
9 1 (0.42%) iPhone
9 1 (0.42%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.42%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.39%) Windows
2 6 (2.54%) Linux
3 4 (1.69%) Ubuntu
3 4 (1.69%) Android
4 3 (1.27%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.85%) UNIX
5 2 (0.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (41.10%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (29.66%) Responsive Web Design
3 53 (22.46%) OO
4 47 (19.92%) MVC
5 38 (16.10%) TDD
6 37 (15.68%) Web Development
7 34 (14.41%) Scrum
8 30 (12.71%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (12.29%) E-Commerce
10 27 (11.44%) Web Design
11 26 (11.02%) BDD
12 16 (6.78%) Unit Testing
13 13 (5.51%) Progressive Enhancement
13 13 (5.51%) Open Source
14 12 (5.08%) Kanban
15 11 (4.66%) Graceful Degradation
15 11 (4.66%) Automated Testing
16 9 (3.81%) Web Application Development
17 8 (3.39%) DevOps
17 8 (3.39%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 216 (91.53%) JavaScript
2 41 (17.37%) PHP
3 32 (13.56%) Java
4 27 (11.44%) C#
5 16 (6.78%) Ruby
6 13 (5.51%) Python
7 10 (4.24%) TypeScript
8 8 (3.39%) Scala
9 7 (2.97%) C
9 7 (2.97%) SQL
9 7 (2.97%) CoffeeScript
10 6 (2.54%) Clojure
10 6 (2.54%) SPARQL
11 3 (1.27%) F#
12 2 (0.85%) Perl
13 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.42%) VB
13 1 (0.42%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.42%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (2.54%) Degree
2 1 (0.42%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.42%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.81%) QA
2 4 (1.69%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.42%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (0.42%) ZABBIX
1 1 (0.42%) Puppet
1 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.42%) Ansible
1 1 (0.42%) logstash
1 1 (0.42%) Salt
1 1 (0.42%) Kibana
1 1 (0.42%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 8 (3.39%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.54%) Oracle
2 6 (2.54%) Twitter
3 5 (2.12%) Zend
4 4 (1.69%) IBM
5 3 (1.27%) Adobe
5 3 (1.27%) Google
5 3 (1.27%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.85%) Facebook
6 2 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.85%) VMware
7 1 (0.42%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.42%) Red Hat
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