The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the London region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 347 346 381
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +35
Contract jobs citing LESS 61 68 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.26% 0.28% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.85% 0.90% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 42 16
Average daily rate
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£420 £343 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.62% -5.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £278 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £461 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7192 7597 7618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.65% 31.29% 28.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5094 5461 5349
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 70 82
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.90 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £57.65 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
LESS
England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 9 £438 +34.61% 5
Ealing - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 162 (95.86%) CSS
2 152 (89.94%) JavaScript
3 147 (86.98%) HTML
4 130 (76.92%) HTML5
5 99 (58.58%) CSS3
6 96 (56.80%) Sass
7 84 (49.70%) jQuery
8 70 (41.42%) AngularJS
9 63 (37.28%) Git (software)
10 53 (31.36%) TDD
11 46 (27.22%) Agile Software Development
12 44 (26.04%) OO
13 42 (24.85%) Responsive Web Design
14 40 (23.67%) Backbone.js
15 38 (22.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 37 (21.89%) Node.js
17 35 (20.71%) MVC
18 34 (20.12%) Scrum
19 32 (18.93%) PHP
19 32 (18.93%) BDD
20 30 (17.75%) KnockoutJS
20 30 (17.75%) Ajax
21 29 (17.16%) Web Services
22 28 (16.57%) E-Commerce
23 25 (14.79%) Java
23 25 (14.79%) Subversion
24 24 (14.20%) Continuous Integration
25 23 (13.61%) Finance
26 22 (13.02%) Web Development
26 22 (13.02%) Photoshop

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 37 (21.89%) Node.js
2 17 (10.06%) CMS
3 15 (8.88%) Umbraco
4 11 (6.51%) Apache
5 7 (4.14%) Drupal
6 5 (2.96%) IIS
6 5 (2.96%) Confluence
7 3 (1.78%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.78%) WordPress
7 3 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.18%) TeamSite
9 1 (0.59%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.59%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.59%) nginx
9 1 (0.59%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 22 (13.02%) Photoshop
2 7 (4.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (3.55%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (7.10%) Google Analytics
2 9 (5.33%) Magento
3 3 (1.78%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.78%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.59%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.59%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.37%) GitHub
3 2 (1.18%) SaaS
3 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.10%) HTTP
2 3 (1.78%) Internet
3 2 (1.18%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.59%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.65%) SQL Server
1 18 (10.65%) MongoDB
2 11 (6.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.73%) MySQL
4 7 (4.14%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (1.78%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.59%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.59%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 63 (37.28%) Git (software)
2 25 (14.79%) Subversion
3 16 (9.47%) JIRA
4 12 (7.10%) TeamCity
4 12 (7.10%) Mercurial
5 11 (6.51%) Grunt
6 10 (5.92%) Kiln
7 9 (5.33%) Jasmine
8 7 (4.14%) Jenkins
8 7 (4.14%) Trac
9 6 (3.55%) Capybara
9 6 (3.55%) Bitbucket
9 6 (3.55%) Cucumber
10 5 (2.96%) Visual Studio
10 5 (2.96%) PhoneGap
10 5 (2.96%) Mocha
10 5 (2.96%) Yeoman
11 4 (2.37%) Karma Test Runner
11 4 (2.37%) Selenium
11 4 (2.37%) Maven
General
1 23 (13.61%) Finance
2 13 (7.69%) Banking
3 10 (5.92%) Retail
4 6 (3.55%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.55%) Games
5 5 (2.96%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.96%) Publishing
6 4 (2.37%) Marketing
7 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.18%) Advertising
8 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.59%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 160 (94.67%) Developer
2 70 (41.42%) Front-End Developer
3 30 (17.75%) Web Developer
4 24 (14.20%) JavaScript Developer
5 15 (8.88%) UI Developer
6 13 (7.69%) Front-End Web Developer
7 12 (7.10%) UI Programmer
8 8 (4.73%) Magento Developer
8 8 (4.73%) PHP Developer
9 6 (3.55%) Scala Developer
9 6 (3.55%) Drupal Developer
10 5 (2.96%) Java Developer
10 5 (2.96%) Senior Developer
10 5 (2.96%) Programmer
10 5 (2.96%) Mobile Developer
10 5 (2.96%) Mobile Web Developer
11 4 (2.37%) CSS Developer
11 4 (2.37%) Designer
11 4 (2.37%) HTML Developer
12 3 (1.78%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (95.86%) CSS
2 147 (86.98%) HTML
3 130 (76.92%) HTML5
4 99 (58.58%) CSS3
5 96 (56.80%) Sass
6 84 (49.70%) jQuery
7 70 (41.42%) AngularJS
8 40 (23.67%) Backbone.js
9 38 (22.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 30 (17.75%) KnockoutJS
10 30 (17.75%) Ajax
11 29 (17.16%) Web Services
12 22 (13.02%) REST
13 21 (12.43%) JSON
14 17 (10.06%) RESTful
15 16 (9.47%) .NET
15 16 (9.47%) XML
16 12 (7.10%) WebSockets
16 12 (7.10%) ASP.NET
16 12 (7.10%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.69%) Open Source
2 10 (5.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (4.14%) W3C
3 7 (4.14%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.55%) Social Media
5 4 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.37%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.78%) Taxonomies
6 3 (1.78%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.18%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.18%) Online Games
7 2 (1.18%) Social Network
8 1 (0.59%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.59%) DTV
8 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.59%) BBC
8 1 (0.59%) Blog
8 1 (0.59%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.59%) iPhone
8 1 (0.59%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.24%) Windows
2 14 (8.28%) Android
2 14 (8.28%) Apple iOS
3 11 (6.51%) Linux
4 9 (5.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (5.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.37%) Windows Phone
5 4 (2.37%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.59%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (31.36%) TDD
2 46 (27.22%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (26.04%) OO
4 42 (24.85%) Responsive Web Design
5 35 (20.71%) MVC
6 34 (20.12%) Scrum
7 32 (18.93%) BDD
8 28 (16.57%) E-Commerce
9 24 (14.20%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (13.02%) Web Development
11 18 (10.65%) Kanban
12 16 (9.47%) OOP
12 16 (9.47%) Analytics
13 14 (8.28%) Pair Programming
14 13 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (6.51%) Content Management
15 11 (6.51%) SEO
16 10 (5.92%) User Experience Design
16 10 (5.92%) Software Engineering
17 9 (5.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 152 (89.94%) JavaScript
2 32 (18.93%) PHP
3 25 (14.79%) Java
4 21 (12.43%) C#
5 13 (7.69%) Ruby
6 8 (4.73%) Scala
7 7 (4.14%) C
7 7 (4.14%) SQL
8 6 (3.55%) XAML
8 6 (3.55%) XQuery
9 5 (2.96%) Python
10 4 (2.37%) Golang
10 4 (2.37%) Clojure
11 3 (1.78%) ECMAScript
11 3 (1.78%) PHP5
12 2 (1.18%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.59%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (8.28%) Degree
2 1 (0.59%) HND
2 1 (0.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.73%) QA
2 3 (1.78%) WCAG
3 1 (0.59%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (1.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.18%) Puppet
2 1 (0.59%) Nagios
2 1 (0.59%) logstash
2 1 (0.59%) Kibana
Vendors
1 18 (10.65%) Google
2 13 (7.69%) Twitter
3 9 (5.33%) Venda
4 8 (4.73%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.73%) Adobe
5 6 (3.55%) Zend
6 5 (2.96%) Facebook
7 3 (1.78%) BMC
7 3 (1.78%) Remedy
8 2 (1.18%) Sun
8 2 (1.18%) Interwoven
9 1 (0.59%) SAP
9 1 (0.59%) Sencha
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Totaljobs Group.
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 18 days ago