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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 270 294 309
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +15
Contract jobs citing LESS 171 127 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.74% 0.56% 0.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.36% 1.83% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 86 88
Average daily rate £400 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £239 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.37 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.86 -
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
7236 6957 6991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.44% 30.54% 29.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5476 4952 5080
Average daily rate £450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 34 30
Average hourly rate £25.13 £22.18 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.27% -48.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.52 £19.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £55.00 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 May 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the London region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +34 28 £500 +42.85% 14
Croydon - 2 £425 -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 276 (93.88%) CSS
2 272 (92.52%) HTML
3 256 (87.07%) JavaScript
4 254 (86.39%) Sass
5 232 (78.91%) HTML5
6 193 (65.65%) AngularJS
7 184 (62.59%) CSS3
8 159 (54.08%) Agile Software Development
9 132 (44.90%) Front End Development
10 127 (43.20%) Node.js
11 118 (40.14%) jQuery
12 112 (38.10%) React
13 91 (30.95%) Git (software)
14 89 (30.27%) User Experience
15 83 (28.23%) Backbone.js
16 75 (25.51%) TDD
17 69 (23.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 61 (20.75%) Scrum
18 61 (20.75%) PHP
19 60 (20.41%) Web Development
20 59 (20.07%) Grunt
21 54 (18.37%) Responsive Web Design
22 51 (17.35%) gulp
22 51 (17.35%) BDD
23 42 (14.29%) E-Commerce
24 40 (13.61%) MVC
25 38 (12.93%) .NET
26 37 (12.59%) OO
27 36 (12.24%) MongoDB
28 32 (10.88%) Photoshop

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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
1 127 (43.20%) Node.js
2 21 (7.14%) WordPress
3 15 (5.10%) CMS
4 9 (3.06%) Confluence
5 5 (1.70%) ColdFusion
5 5 (1.70%) Drupal
5 5 (1.70%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (1.36%) Apache
6 4 (1.36%) IIS
6 4 (1.36%) Umbraco
7 3 (1.02%) Alfresco
7 3 (1.02%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.34%) EPiServer CMS
8 1 (0.34%) Mule
8 1 (0.34%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (10.88%) Photoshop
2 13 (4.42%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.34%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.34%) GIMP
4 1 (0.34%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.34%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.04%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.06%) GitHub
1 9 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.36%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.68%) CloudFront
5 2 (0.68%) Heroku
5 2 (0.68%) Route 53
6 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.34%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.08%) HTTP
2 6 (2.04%) Internet
2 6 (2.04%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.68%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.24%) MongoDB
2 29 (9.86%) MySQL
3 16 (5.44%) NoSQL
4 9 (3.06%) SQL Server
5 7 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.70%) CouchDB
8 4 (1.36%) Redis
9 2 (0.68%) DB2
10 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 91 (30.95%) Git (software)
2 59 (20.07%) Grunt
3 51 (17.35%) gulp
4 30 (10.20%) Jasmine
5 28 (9.52%) Karma Test Runner
6 25 (8.50%) Mocha
7 21 (7.14%) Cucumber
7 21 (7.14%) JIRA
8 20 (6.80%) Jenkins
8 20 (6.80%) Selenium
9 14 (4.76%) Subversion
9 14 (4.76%) Visual Studio
10 13 (4.42%) WebDriver
11 11 (3.74%) Bower
12 10 (3.40%) PhantomJS
13 9 (3.06%) Sinon.JS
14 7 (2.38%) WebStorm
15 6 (2.04%) Protractor
15 6 (2.04%) QUnit
16 4 (1.36%) TeamCity
General
1 30 (10.20%) Finance
2 13 (4.42%) Games
3 7 (2.38%) Publishing
4 5 (1.70%) Marketing
4 5 (1.70%) Retail
5 4 (1.36%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.02%) Banking
7 2 (0.68%) Law
8 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.34%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 281 (95.58%) Developer
2 130 (44.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 106 (36.05%) JavaScript Developer
4 46 (15.65%) Angular Developer
5 35 (11.90%) Senior Developer
6 28 (9.52%) Node.js Developer
7 27 (9.18%) HTML Developer
8 25 (8.50%) Web Developer
9 23 (7.82%) HTML CSS Developer
10 19 (6.46%) Senior JavaScript Developer
10 19 (6.46%) UI Developer
11 17 (5.78%) Full Stack Developer
11 17 (5.78%) UX Developer
12 16 (5.44%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 16 (5.44%) PHP Developer
13 14 (4.76%) Senior Front-End Developer
14 9 (3.06%) .NET Developer
15 7 (2.38%) Games Developer
15 7 (2.38%) Lead Developer
15 7 (2.38%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (93.88%) CSS
2 272 (92.52%) HTML
3 254 (86.39%) Sass
4 232 (78.91%) HTML5
5 193 (65.65%) AngularJS
6 184 (62.59%) CSS3
7 118 (40.14%) jQuery
8 112 (38.10%) React
9 83 (28.23%) Backbone.js
10 69 (23.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 38 (12.93%) .NET
12 31 (10.54%) RequireJS
13 27 (9.18%) Ember.js
14 26 (8.84%) Ajax
15 25 (8.50%) RESTful
16 23 (7.82%) Meteor
17 22 (7.48%) JSON
18 21 (7.14%) Web Services
19 19 (6.46%) ASP.NET
20 16 (5.44%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 89 (30.27%) User Experience
2 27 (9.18%) Mobile App
3 18 (6.12%) Fintech
4 14 (4.76%) W3C
5 10 (3.40%) Online Games
6 7 (2.38%) Animation
6 7 (2.38%) iPad
7 6 (2.04%) New Media
8 5 (1.70%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.36%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.36%) Social Media
10 3 (1.02%) Digital Media
10 3 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.02%) Internet of Things
10 3 (1.02%) Video on Demand
11 1 (0.34%) Blog
11 1 (0.34%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.34%) NHS
11 1 (0.34%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.08%) Linux
2 5 (1.70%) Android
2 5 (1.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (54.08%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (44.90%) Front End Development
3 75 (25.51%) TDD
4 61 (20.75%) Scrum
5 60 (20.41%) Web Development
6 54 (18.37%) Responsive Web Design
7 51 (17.35%) BDD
8 42 (14.29%) E-Commerce
9 40 (13.61%) MVC
10 37 (12.59%) OO
11 32 (10.88%) Unit Testing
12 29 (9.86%) Progressive Enhancement
13 25 (8.50%) Mobile First
14 20 (6.80%) Pair Programming
15 19 (6.46%) Web Design
16 14 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
17 13 (4.42%) Automated Testing
17 13 (4.42%) Kanban
18 12 (4.08%) Cross-Browser Development
19 11 (3.74%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 256 (87.07%) JavaScript
2 61 (20.75%) PHP
3 26 (8.84%) Java
4 22 (7.48%) ES6
5 17 (5.78%) SQL
6 16 (5.44%) C#
7 9 (3.06%) Python
8 8 (2.72%) Ruby
9 7 (2.38%) XAML
10 4 (1.36%) ECMAScript
10 4 (1.36%) Scala
11 3 (1.02%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.02%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.68%) C
13 1 (0.34%) Clojure
13 1 (0.34%) CoffeeScript
13 1 (0.34%) Groovy
13 1 (0.34%) Haskell
13 1 (0.34%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.34%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (2.38%) Degree
2 1 (0.34%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.68%) QA
1 2 (0.68%) WAI
2 1 (0.34%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (1.36%) Docker
2 1 (0.34%) Varnish
Vendors
1 19 (6.46%) Adobe
2 12 (4.08%) Twitter
3 11 (3.74%) Facebook
4 10 (3.40%) Microsoft
5 5 (1.70%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.02%) DevExpress
6 3 (1.02%) Telerik
7 2 (0.68%) Brightcove
7 2 (0.68%) Google
7 2 (0.68%) hybris
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle
7 2 (0.68%) Sun
7 2 (0.68%) Zend
8 1 (0.34%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.34%) IBM
8 1 (0.34%) Tableau
City, London
JM
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
PCR
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £410.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
harringtonstarr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
South East London
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Spectrum IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 days ago