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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 330 331 406
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +75
Contract jobs citing LESS 86 94 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.35% 0.38% 0.044%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.15% 1.21% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 68 9
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £271 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
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
7455 7740 7583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.24% 31.13% 30.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5414 5633 5361
Average daily rate £424 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.71% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £285
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 40 44 67
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £25.00 £13.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £75.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +7 7 £313 -16.66% 8
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Wembley - - - -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 154 (95.06%) CSS
2 150 (92.59%) HTML
3 143 (88.27%) JavaScript
4 136 (83.95%) HTML5
5 109 (67.28%) Sass
6 108 (66.67%) CSS3
7 95 (58.64%) jQuery
8 63 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
9 59 (36.42%) AngularJS
10 53 (32.72%) OO
11 49 (30.25%) Git (software)
12 47 (29.01%) Responsive Web Design
13 44 (27.16%) User Experience
14 42 (25.93%) Backbone.js
15 40 (24.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 37 (22.84%) PHP
17 34 (20.99%) Ajax
18 32 (19.75%) Java
18 32 (19.75%) Node.js
19 31 (19.14%) MVC
20 30 (18.52%) Finance
20 30 (18.52%) TDD
20 30 (18.52%) KnockoutJS
21 28 (17.28%) JSON
22 27 (16.67%) E-Commerce
23 24 (14.81%) Subversion
24 20 (12.35%) Photoshop
24 20 (12.35%) Grunt
25 19 (11.73%) Web Services
25 19 (11.73%) XML

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 32 (19.75%) Node.js
2 12 (7.41%) Apache
3 11 (6.79%) Drupal
4 10 (6.17%) CMS
5 8 (4.94%) Umbraco
6 5 (3.09%) IIS
7 4 (2.47%) WordPress
7 4 (2.47%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.85%) Confluence
9 2 (1.23%) nginx
9 2 (1.23%) Apache Solr
9 2 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.62%) Adobe CQ
10 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.62%) TeamSite
10 1 (0.62%) SugarCRM
10 1 (0.62%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.62%) Jetty
10 1 (0.62%) Moodle
Applications
1 20 (12.35%) Photoshop
2 7 (4.32%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (3.70%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.62%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.62%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 11 (6.79%) Magento
2 4 (2.47%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.85%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.85%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.62%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.62%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.70%) GitHub
2 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.23%) SaaS
3 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.02%) HTTP
2 4 (2.47%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.23%) Internet
4 1 (0.62%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.17%) MySQL
1 10 (6.17%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.70%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.85%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.85%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.62%) Redis
5 1 (0.62%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 49 (30.25%) Git (software)
2 24 (14.81%) Subversion
3 20 (12.35%) Grunt
4 14 (8.64%) Jasmine
5 9 (5.56%) Eclipse
6 8 (4.94%) JIRA
6 8 (4.94%) Cucumber
7 7 (4.32%) Bitbucket
7 7 (4.32%) Visual Studio
8 6 (3.70%) Selenium
8 6 (3.70%) Capybara
9 5 (3.09%) Jenkins
9 5 (3.09%) Mocha
10 4 (2.47%) WebDriver
10 4 (2.47%) Sinon.JS
11 3 (1.85%) Bower
11 3 (1.85%) Sublime Text
11 3 (1.85%) QUnit
11 3 (1.85%) IntelliJ
11 3 (1.85%) Maven
General
1 30 (18.52%) Finance
2 16 (9.88%) Retail
3 12 (7.41%) Banking
4 10 (6.17%) Marketing
5 7 (4.32%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.70%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.47%) Games
8 2 (1.23%) Publishing
8 2 (1.23%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.62%) Electronics
9 1 (0.62%) Advertising
9 1 (0.62%) Legal
9 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.62%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 148 (91.36%) Developer
2 83 (51.23%) Front-End Developer
3 22 (13.58%) Web Developer
4 11 (6.79%) UI Developer
5 10 (6.17%) Front-End Web Developer
6 9 (5.56%) Magento Developer
6 9 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
7 8 (4.94%) UI Programmer
8 7 (4.32%) PHP Developer
8 7 (4.32%) Drupal Developer
8 7 (4.32%) Designer
9 4 (2.47%) Java Developer
9 4 (2.47%) Web Designer
9 4 (2.47%) Senior Developer
10 3 (1.85%) Tester
10 3 (1.85%) Python Developer
10 3 (1.85%) .NET Developer
10 3 (1.85%) Automation Tester
11 2 (1.23%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 2 (1.23%) Graphic Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (95.06%) CSS
2 150 (92.59%) HTML
3 136 (83.95%) HTML5
4 109 (67.28%) Sass
5 108 (66.67%) CSS3
6 95 (58.64%) jQuery
7 59 (36.42%) AngularJS
8 42 (25.93%) Backbone.js
9 40 (24.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 34 (20.99%) Ajax
11 30 (18.52%) KnockoutJS
12 28 (17.28%) JSON
13 19 (11.73%) Web Services
13 19 (11.73%) XML
14 16 (9.88%) .NET
15 15 (9.26%) REST
16 13 (8.02%) RESTful
17 10 (6.17%) Semantic HTML
18 9 (5.56%) ASP.NET
19 8 (4.94%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 44 (27.16%) User Experience
2 13 (8.02%) Open Source
3 9 (5.56%) W3C
4 7 (4.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.09%) Visualisation
7 4 (2.47%) Taxonomies
8 3 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.85%) Video on Demand
9 2 (1.23%) Social Network
9 2 (1.23%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.62%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.62%) New Media
10 1 (0.62%) DTV
10 1 (0.62%) BBC
10 1 (0.62%) Mobile Games
10 1 (0.62%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.62%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.26%) Linux
2 5 (3.09%) Windows
2 5 (3.09%) Android
3 4 (2.47%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.62%) UNIX
4 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (32.72%) OO
3 47 (29.01%) Responsive Web Design
4 31 (19.14%) MVC
5 30 (18.52%) TDD
6 27 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 19 (11.73%) Web Development
7 19 (11.73%) BDD
8 17 (10.49%) Scrum
9 14 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (8.02%) OOP
11 10 (6.17%) Unit Testing
11 10 (6.17%) Web Design
12 9 (5.56%) Pair Programming
13 8 (4.94%) Workflow
14 6 (3.70%) Software Engineering
14 6 (3.70%) B2B
14 6 (3.70%) SOA
14 6 (3.70%) Analytics
15 5 (3.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 143 (88.27%) JavaScript
2 37 (22.84%) PHP
3 32 (19.75%) Java
4 15 (9.26%) Ruby
5 10 (6.17%) C
5 10 (6.17%) C#
6 9 (5.56%) SQL
7 8 (4.94%) Python
8 6 (3.70%) Clojure
8 6 (3.70%) XAML
9 5 (3.09%) Golang
9 5 (3.09%) PHP5
10 4 (2.47%) Scala
11 2 (1.23%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.62%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (0.62%) Perl
12 1 (0.62%) ECMAScript
12 1 (0.62%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 19 (11.73%) Degree
2 1 (0.62%) HND
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (0.62%) Sun Certification
2 1 (0.62%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.56%) QA
2 2 (1.23%) WCAG
3 1 (0.62%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (1.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.85%) Puppet
2 1 (0.62%) Kibana
2 1 (0.62%) Ansible
2 1 (0.62%) logstash
2 1 (0.62%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (9.88%) Twitter
2 12 (7.41%) Adobe
3 11 (6.79%) Google
4 8 (4.94%) Microsoft
5 6 (3.70%) Zend
6 3 (1.85%) BMC
6 3 (1.85%) Remedy
7 2 (1.23%) Facebook
8 1 (0.62%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle
8 1 (0.62%) SAP
8 1 (0.62%) Interwoven
8 1 (0.62%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.62%) Sencha
8 1 (0.62%) Sitecore
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