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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 298 340 380
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +40
Contract jobs citing LESS 122 79 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.51% 0.32% 0.062%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.69% 1.04% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 67 13
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £300 £243
% change year-on-year
+15.41% +23.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
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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
7215 7606 6825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.19% 30.44% 30.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5471 5559 4901
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 £288
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 42 51 58
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £18.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +18 21 £423 -8.64% 12
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Orpington - - - -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 192 (96.97%) HTML
2 189 (95.45%) CSS
3 177 (89.39%) JavaScript
4 175 (88.38%) HTML5
5 151 (76.26%) Sass
6 135 (68.18%) CSS3
7 122 (61.62%) jQuery
8 93 (46.97%) AngularJS
9 78 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
10 74 (37.37%) OO
11 73 (36.87%) Responsive Web Design
12 70 (35.35%) Backbone.js
13 58 (29.29%) User Experience
14 55 (27.78%) Git (software)
15 52 (26.26%) Node.js
16 50 (25.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 43 (21.72%) TDD
18 42 (21.21%) PHP
19 41 (20.71%) Ajax
20 40 (20.20%) MVC
21 36 (18.18%) E-Commerce
22 34 (17.17%) KnockoutJS
23 32 (16.16%) Java
23 32 (16.16%) Web Development
24 29 (14.65%) Finance
24 29 (14.65%) BDD
24 29 (14.65%) JSON
25 27 (13.64%) Jasmine
25 27 (13.64%) Grunt
26 23 (11.62%) Subversion

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 52 (26.26%) Node.js
2 17 (8.59%) CMS
3 9 (4.55%) Drupal
3 9 (4.55%) Apache
3 9 (4.55%) Umbraco
3 9 (4.55%) nginx
4 7 (3.54%) IIS
4 7 (3.54%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (3.03%) WordPress
6 4 (2.02%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.52%) Adobe CQ
7 3 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.52%) Confluence
8 2 (1.01%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.51%) Moodle
9 1 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.51%) Facebook Platform
9 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.51%) Jetty
9 1 (0.51%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 17 (8.59%) Photoshop
2 7 (3.54%) Fireworks
3 6 (3.03%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.51%) InDesign
4 1 (0.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (5.56%) Magento
2 4 (2.02%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.52%) Remedy AR System
4 2 (1.01%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.51%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.54%) GitHub
2 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.01%) SaaS
3 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.59%) HTTP
2 4 (2.02%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.51%) Internet
3 1 (0.51%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.06%) MySQL
1 12 (6.06%) MongoDB
2 11 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (4.04%) Redis
5 7 (3.54%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.51%) DB2
7 1 (0.51%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 55 (27.78%) Git (software)
2 27 (13.64%) Jasmine
2 27 (13.64%) Grunt
3 23 (11.62%) Subversion
4 20 (10.10%) Cucumber
5 18 (9.09%) WebDriver
6 16 (8.08%) Selenium
7 10 (5.05%) Mocha
8 9 (4.55%) Karma Test Runner
9 8 (4.04%) QUnit
10 7 (3.54%) Bitbucket
10 7 (3.54%) Visual Studio
10 7 (3.54%) Sinon.JS
11 6 (3.03%) Eclipse
12 5 (2.53%) JIRA
13 4 (2.02%) Jenkins
14 3 (1.52%) Capybara
14 3 (1.52%) TeamCity
14 3 (1.52%) Mercurial
14 3 (1.52%) Bower
General
1 29 (14.65%) Finance
2 20 (10.10%) Retail
3 13 (6.57%) Marketing
4 10 (5.05%) Games
4 10 (5.05%) Banking
5 6 (3.03%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.03%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.52%) Advertising
6 3 (1.52%) Publishing
7 1 (0.51%) Legal
7 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.51%) Front Office
7 1 (0.51%) Electronics
7 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 181 (91.41%) Developer
2 119 (60.10%) Front-End Developer
3 17 (8.59%) JavaScript Developer
4 14 (7.07%) Web Developer
5 8 (4.04%) Senior Developer
5 8 (4.04%) PHP Developer
5 8 (4.04%) Magento Developer
6 7 (3.54%) UI Programmer
6 7 (3.54%) UI Developer
7 6 (3.03%) Designer
8 5 (2.53%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 5 (2.53%) Java Developer
8 5 (2.53%) .NET Developer
9 4 (2.02%) Web Designer
9 4 (2.02%) HTML Developer
10 3 (1.52%) Tester
10 3 (1.52%) Front-End Web Developer
10 3 (1.52%) Drupal Developer
10 3 (1.52%) CSS Developer
10 3 (1.52%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (96.97%) HTML
2 189 (95.45%) CSS
3 175 (88.38%) HTML5
4 151 (76.26%) Sass
5 135 (68.18%) CSS3
6 122 (61.62%) jQuery
7 93 (46.97%) AngularJS
8 70 (35.35%) Backbone.js
9 50 (25.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 41 (20.71%) Ajax
11 34 (17.17%) KnockoutJS
12 29 (14.65%) JSON
13 23 (11.62%) XML
14 21 (10.61%) .NET
15 16 (8.08%) Web Services
15 16 (8.08%) REST
16 15 (7.58%) Ember.js
17 13 (6.57%) Semantic HTML
17 13 (6.57%) RESTful
17 13 (6.57%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 58 (29.29%) User Experience
2 9 (4.55%) Open Source
3 8 (4.04%) W3C
4 7 (3.54%) Digital Media
5 6 (3.03%) Visualisation
6 5 (2.53%) Online Games
6 5 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.02%) Video on Demand
8 3 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.52%) Animation
8 3 (1.52%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.01%) Wiki
9 2 (1.01%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (1.01%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.51%) Social Media
10 1 (0.51%) New Media
10 1 (0.51%) Blog
10 1 (0.51%) Spread Betting
10 1 (0.51%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.60%) Linux
2 7 (3.54%) Windows
3 4 (2.02%) Android
4 3 (1.52%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (37.37%) OO
3 73 (36.87%) Responsive Web Design
4 43 (21.72%) TDD
5 40 (20.20%) MVC
6 36 (18.18%) E-Commerce
7 32 (16.16%) Web Development
8 29 (14.65%) BDD
9 19 (9.60%) Unit Testing
10 13 (6.57%) Scrum
10 13 (6.57%) Web Design
10 13 (6.57%) Progressive Enhancement
11 11 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (5.05%) OOP
13 9 (4.55%) Pair Programming
13 9 (4.55%) Web Application Development
14 8 (4.04%) DevOps
14 8 (4.04%) Workflow
15 7 (3.54%) Refactoring
15 7 (3.54%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 177 (89.39%) JavaScript
2 42 (21.21%) PHP
3 32 (16.16%) Java
4 17 (8.59%) Ruby
5 14 (7.07%) C
5 14 (7.07%) C#
6 13 (6.57%) Scala
7 8 (4.04%) SQL
8 7 (3.54%) Python
8 7 (3.54%) Clojure
9 6 (3.03%) PHP5
9 6 (3.03%) XAML
10 5 (2.53%) Golang
11 2 (1.01%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.51%) Perl
12 1 (0.51%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (0.51%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.51%) HND
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (0.51%) Sun Certification
2 1 (0.51%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.53%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (1.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (4.04%) Puppet
2 7 (3.54%) Ansible
Vendors
1 14 (7.07%) Google
1 14 (7.07%) Twitter
2 9 (4.55%) Adobe
3 8 (4.04%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.03%) Zend
5 3 (1.52%) BMC
5 3 (1.52%) Remedy
5 3 (1.52%) Facebook
6 2 (1.01%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.51%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.51%) Sencha
7 1 (0.51%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle
7 1 (0.51%) SAP
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