The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 238 293 363
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +70
Contract jobs citing LESS 216 143 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.94% 0.62% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.72% 1.93% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 117 67
Median daily rate £413 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £265 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £610 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £338 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.77% -6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £22.12 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.75 -
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
7942 7400 7422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.69% 32.08% 30.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5886 5505 5371
Median daily rate £450 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 50 38
Median hourly rate £46.50 £22.12 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.26% -44.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.76 £19.17 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.50 £44.40 £137.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing LESS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the London region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +38 42 £475 -9.52% 9
Uxbridge +2 4 £393 +45.37%
Croydon -10 4 £406 -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LESS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for LESS.

1 401 (96.63%) CSS
2 394 (94.94%) HTML
3 389 (93.73%) JavaScript
4 346 (83.37%) Sass
5 327 (78.80%) HTML5
6 276 (66.51%) CSS3
7 271 (65.30%) AngularJS
8 221 (53.25%) Agile Software Development
9 198 (47.71%) Front End Development
10 177 (42.65%) jQuery
11 155 (37.35%) Git (software)
12 151 (36.39%) Node.js
13 139 (33.49%) Grunt
14 128 (30.84%) React
15 118 (28.43%) Web Development
15 118 (28.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 111 (26.75%) Responsive Web Design
17 106 (25.54%) User Experience
17 106 (25.54%) TDD
18 83 (20.00%) Scrum
18 83 (20.00%) OO
19 79 (19.04%) gulp
20 70 (16.87%) Backbone.js
21 69 (16.63%) Ajax
22 65 (15.66%) RESTful
23 64 (15.42%) MVC
24 59 (14.22%) BDD
25 58 (13.98%) Jasmine
26 51 (12.29%) .NET
27 50 (12.05%) Finance

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 39 (9.40%) CMS
2 15 (3.61%) WordPress
3 11 (2.65%) Confluence
4 6 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (1.20%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.72%) Mule
7 2 (0.48%) EPiServer CMS
7 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.48%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.24%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.24%) Drupal
8 1 (0.24%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.24%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.24%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 44 (10.60%) Photoshop
2 10 (2.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 9 (2.17%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (1.20%) GIMP
5 4 (0.96%) InDesign
6 1 (0.24%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.24%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.45%) Magento
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.65%) GitHub
2 7 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.45%) Google Analytics
4 5 (1.20%) Google Tag Manager
5 3 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.72%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.48%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.48%) Route 53
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.69%) HTTP
2 6 (1.45%) Internet
3 2 (0.48%) DNS
3 2 (0.48%) Network Security
4 1 (0.24%) SSL
4 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (8.19%) MongoDB
2 32 (7.71%) MySQL
3 17 (4.10%) SQL Server
4 13 (3.13%) NoSQL
5 8 (1.93%) Redis
6 5 (1.20%) DB2
6 5 (1.20%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.48%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.24%) Big Data
8 1 (0.24%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 155 (37.35%) Git (software)
2 139 (33.49%) Grunt
3 79 (19.04%) gulp
4 58 (13.98%) Jasmine
5 42 (10.12%) Bower
6 38 (9.16%) Karma Test Runner
7 26 (6.27%) Mocha
8 23 (5.54%) Jenkins
9 21 (5.06%) JIRA
10 18 (4.34%) Subversion
11 15 (3.61%) webpack
12 14 (3.37%) Cucumber
12 14 (3.37%) Visual Studio
13 12 (2.89%) Selenium
14 10 (2.41%) TeamCity
14 10 (2.41%) WebDriver
15 8 (1.93%) git-flow
16 7 (1.69%) NuGet
16 7 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
17 6 (1.45%) Babel
General
1 50 (12.05%) Finance
2 37 (8.92%) Banking
3 22 (5.30%) Advertising
4 16 (3.86%) Games
5 15 (3.61%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.61%) Retail
6 12 (2.89%) Marketing
7 7 (1.69%) Front Office
8 5 (1.20%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.20%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.96%) Publishing
10 3 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.48%) Interactive Media
12 1 (0.24%) Automotive
12 1 (0.24%) Law
12 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 396 (95.42%) Developer
2 213 (51.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 120 (28.92%) JavaScript Developer
4 62 (14.94%) Senior Developer
5 57 (13.73%) Angular Developer
6 53 (12.77%) Web Developer
7 35 (8.43%) UI Developer
8 31 (7.47%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 29 (6.99%) HTML Developer
10 26 (6.27%) Full Stack Developer
11 23 (5.54%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 21 (5.06%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 21 (5.06%) UX Developer
13 20 (4.82%) HTML CSS Developer
14 17 (4.10%) Node.js Developer
15 16 (3.86%) Senior Web Developer
16 11 (2.65%) .NET Developer
17 10 (2.41%) C# Developer
18 8 (1.93%) Agile Developer
18 8 (1.93%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 401 (96.63%) CSS
2 394 (94.94%) HTML
3 346 (83.37%) Sass
4 327 (78.80%) HTML5
5 276 (66.51%) CSS3
6 271 (65.30%) AngularJS
7 177 (42.65%) jQuery
8 151 (36.39%) Node.js
9 128 (30.84%) React
10 118 (28.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 70 (16.87%) Backbone.js
12 69 (16.63%) Ajax
13 65 (15.66%) RESTful
14 51 (12.29%) .NET
15 41 (9.88%) REST
16 31 (7.47%) RequireJS
17 30 (7.23%) JSON
18 23 (5.54%) ASP.NET Web API
18 23 (5.54%) DOM
19 22 (5.30%) Meteor
Miscellaneous
1 106 (25.54%) User Experience
2 32 (7.71%) Mobile App
3 16 (3.86%) Fintech
4 8 (1.93%) Digital Media
4 8 (1.93%) Equities
5 7 (1.69%) Hedge funds
6 6 (1.45%) Animation
6 6 (1.45%) Fixed Income
6 6 (1.45%) W3C
7 5 (1.20%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.20%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.20%) Social Media
7 5 (1.20%) Video on Demand
7 5 (1.20%) Visualisation
8 4 (0.96%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.96%) Internet of Things
9 3 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.48%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.48%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (0.48%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 16 (3.86%) Linux
2 13 (3.13%) Windows
3 5 (1.20%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.20%) Windows Server
3 5 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (0.72%) Android
5 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (53.25%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (47.71%) Front End Development
3 118 (28.43%) Web Development
4 111 (26.75%) Responsive Web Design
5 106 (25.54%) TDD
6 83 (20.00%) OO
6 83 (20.00%) Scrum
7 64 (15.42%) MVC
8 59 (14.22%) BDD
9 41 (9.88%) OOP
10 40 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
11 37 (8.92%) Web Design
12 26 (6.27%) Continuous Deployment
13 25 (6.02%) E-Commerce
14 24 (5.78%) User Stories
15 23 (5.54%) MVVM
16 22 (5.30%) Pair Programming
16 22 (5.30%) Unit Testing
17 21 (5.06%) Automated Testing
18 19 (4.58%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 389 (93.73%) JavaScript
2 48 (11.57%) PHP
3 45 (10.84%) C#
4 44 (10.60%) ES6
5 38 (9.16%) Java
6 14 (3.37%) SQL
7 12 (2.89%) TypeScript
8 7 (1.69%) Ruby
9 3 (0.72%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.72%) Clojure
9 3 (0.72%) ECMAScript
9 3 (0.72%) Haskell
9 3 (0.72%) Python
10 2 (0.48%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.24%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (5.54%) Security Cleared
2 20 (4.82%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.93%) QA
2 3 (0.72%) SDET
3 2 (0.48%) WAI
4 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.24%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.48%) Docker
1 2 (0.48%) Varnish
Vendors
1 36 (8.67%) Adobe
2 10 (2.41%) Oracle
3 9 (2.17%) Microsoft
4 8 (1.93%) Google
5 6 (1.45%) Sitecore
6 4 (0.96%) Brightcove
7 3 (0.72%) EPiServer
7 3 (0.72%) Zend
8 2 (0.48%) Cisco
8 2 (0.48%) IBM
8 2 (0.48%) Infragistics
8 2 (0.48%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.48%) Syncfusion
9 1 (0.24%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.24%) Facebook
9 1 (0.24%) hybris
9 1 (0.24%) Perforce
9 1 (0.24%) Sybase
9 1 (0.24%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.24%) Twitter
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