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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
England / London
Rank 298 281 308
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +27
Contract jobs citing LESS 102 136 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.53% 0.63% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.52% 2.00% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 105 88
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £500 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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
6697 6810 6405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.03% 31.76% 30.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5057 5037 4722
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 41 22
Median hourly rate £47.50 £50.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +72.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £22.62 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.00 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 +6 17 £425 -15.00% 7
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 269 (95.05%) CSS
2 267 (94.35%) JavaScript
3 264 (93.29%) HTML
4 239 (84.45%) Sass
5 201 (71.02%) HTML5
6 193 (68.20%) CSS3
7 152 (53.71%) Front End Development
8 141 (49.82%) AngularJS
9 138 (48.76%) Agile Software Development
10 112 (39.58%) React
11 103 (36.40%) jQuery
12 94 (33.22%) Git (software)
13 89 (31.45%) Responsive Web Design
14 79 (27.92%) Node.js
15 74 (26.15%) Grunt
16 65 (22.97%) TDD
17 64 (22.61%) Web Development
18 63 (22.26%) OO
19 61 (21.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 60 (21.20%) MVC
21 58 (20.49%) gulp
22 56 (19.79%) User Experience
23 51 (18.02%) Ajax
23 51 (18.02%) RESTful
24 50 (17.67%) Jasmine
25 47 (16.61%) Scrum
26 42 (14.84%) Backbone.js
27 40 (14.13%) E-Commerce
28 39 (13.78%) Finance
29 38 (13.43%) Photoshop

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 13 (4.59%) Confluence
2 6 (2.12%) CMS
3 4 (1.41%) Umbraco
4 3 (1.06%) EPiServer
4 3 (1.06%) WordPress
5 2 (0.71%) Apache
5 2 (0.71%) JBoss
5 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.35%) Documentum
6 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.35%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.35%) IIS
6 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 38 (13.43%) Photoshop
2 6 (2.12%) GIMP
3 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (2.47%) Magento
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (3.18%) GitHub
2 2 (0.71%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.71%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.36%) HTTP
2 11 (3.89%) DNS
2 11 (3.89%) SSL
3 2 (0.71%) DSL
3 2 (0.71%) Internet
3 2 (0.71%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
3 2 (0.71%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.35%) LDAP
4 1 (0.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.18%) MySQL
2 8 (2.83%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.06%) Blockchain
3 3 (1.06%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.71%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.35%) Big Data
5 1 (0.35%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 94 (33.22%) Git (software)
2 74 (26.15%) Grunt
3 58 (20.49%) gulp
4 50 (17.67%) Jasmine
5 34 (12.01%) Karma Test Runner
6 24 (8.48%) webpack
7 23 (8.13%) Selenium
8 22 (7.77%) JIRA
9 19 (6.71%) Bower
9 19 (6.71%) Mocha
9 19 (6.71%) Subversion
10 18 (6.36%) Jenkins
11 16 (5.65%) Cucumber
12 14 (4.95%) WebDriver
13 13 (4.59%) QUnit
14 12 (4.24%) Maven
14 12 (4.24%) Protractor
15 11 (3.89%) JSHint
16 9 (3.18%) Balsamiq Mockups
17 6 (2.12%) Mercurial
General
1 39 (13.78%) Finance
2 23 (8.13%) Banking
3 14 (4.95%) Retail
4 7 (2.47%) Marketing
5 6 (2.12%) Advertising
5 6 (2.12%) Czech Language
6 4 (1.41%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.06%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.06%) Publishing
8 2 (0.71%) Front Office
9 1 (0.35%) Automotive
9 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.35%) Games
9 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 259 (91.52%) Developer
2 149 (52.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 85 (30.04%) JavaScript Developer
4 45 (15.90%) Angular Developer
5 32 (11.31%) HTML Developer
6 31 (10.95%) Senior Developer
7 26 (9.19%) UI Developer
8 25 (8.83%) HTML CSS Developer
9 21 (7.42%) Full Stack Developer
10 20 (7.07%) Web Developer
11 19 (6.71%) Senior JavaScript Developer
12 14 (4.95%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 11 (3.89%) JavaScript Engineer
14 10 (3.53%) C# Developer
15 9 (3.18%) Senior Front-End Developer
15 9 (3.18%) Web UI Developer
16 8 (2.83%) .NET Developer
16 8 (2.83%) Node.js Developer
17 7 (2.47%) C# .NET Developer
17 7 (2.47%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (95.05%) CSS
2 264 (93.29%) HTML
3 239 (84.45%) Sass
4 201 (71.02%) HTML5
5 193 (68.20%) CSS3
6 141 (49.82%) AngularJS
7 112 (39.58%) React
8 103 (36.40%) jQuery
9 79 (27.92%) Node.js
10 61 (21.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 51 (18.02%) Ajax
11 51 (18.02%) RESTful
12 42 (14.84%) Backbone.js
13 33 (11.66%) JSON
14 28 (9.89%) DOM
15 24 (8.48%) REST
16 20 (7.07%) .NET
17 19 (6.71%) Web Services
18 18 (6.36%) Angular 2
18 18 (6.36%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 56 (19.79%) User Experience
2 13 (4.59%) Graphic Design
3 11 (3.89%) W3C
4 8 (2.83%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.47%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.77%) Fintech
6 5 (1.77%) Video on Demand
7 4 (1.41%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.06%) Animation
8 3 (1.06%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.06%) Minimum Viable Product
8 3 (1.06%) NHS
8 3 (1.06%) Social Media
9 2 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.35%) Equities
10 1 (0.35%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.35%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.35%) iPad
10 1 (0.35%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.65%) Linux
2 9 (3.18%) Windows
3 3 (1.06%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.06%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.35%) Android
4 1 (0.35%) Solaris
4 1 (0.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (53.71%) Front End Development
2 138 (48.76%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (31.45%) Responsive Web Design
4 65 (22.97%) TDD
5 64 (22.61%) Web Development
6 63 (22.26%) OO
7 60 (21.20%) MVC
8 47 (16.61%) Scrum
9 40 (14.13%) E-Commerce
10 34 (12.01%) Unit Testing
11 29 (10.25%) BDD
12 26 (9.19%) Web Design
13 20 (7.07%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
13 20 (7.07%) Wireframes
14 19 (6.71%) Continuous Deployment
14 19 (6.71%) OOP
14 19 (6.71%) Pair Programming
15 18 (6.36%) Software Engineering
16 17 (6.01%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (5.30%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 267 (94.35%) JavaScript
2 27 (9.54%) ES6
3 26 (9.19%) C#
4 23 (8.13%) PHP
5 22 (7.77%) Java
6 11 (3.89%) TypeScript
7 10 (3.53%) Ruby
8 7 (2.47%) Python
8 7 (2.47%) SQL
9 4 (1.41%) Scala
10 2 (0.71%) R
11 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.35%) Clojure
11 1 (0.35%) Erlang
11 1 (0.35%) Go
11 1 (0.35%) Haskell
11 1 (0.35%) Lisp
11 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (6.36%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.65%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.95%) Degree
4 6 (2.12%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.06%) QA
1 3 (1.06%) SDET
1 3 (1.06%) WCAG
2 2 (0.71%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.35%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (1.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.06%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (6.36%) Adobe
2 6 (2.12%) Oracle
3 5 (1.77%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.41%) hybris
5 3 (1.06%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.06%) Brightcove
5 3 (1.06%) Google
6 2 (0.71%) Perforce
6 2 (0.71%) SAP
7 1 (0.35%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.35%) EMC
7 1 (0.35%) FatWire
7 1 (0.35%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.35%) Sybase
7 1 (0.35%) TOWER Software
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