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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 338 334 410
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +76
Contract jobs citing LESS 87 96 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.36% 0.38% 0.042%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.18% 1.22% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 66 9
Average daily rate
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£341 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
7396 7878 7768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.20% 31.30% 29.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5315 5699 5441
Average daily rate £413 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 47 69
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £25.00 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £59.88 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +12 7 £400 +6.66% 13
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 157 (95.15%) CSS
2 152 (92.12%) HTML
3 145 (87.88%) JavaScript
4 141 (85.45%) HTML5
5 109 (66.06%) CSS3
5 109 (66.06%) Sass
6 95 (57.58%) jQuery
7 67 (40.61%) Agile Software Development
8 57 (34.55%) AngularJS
9 56 (33.94%) OO
10 51 (30.91%) Git (software)
11 45 (27.27%) Responsive Web Design
12 43 (26.06%) User Experience
13 42 (25.45%) Backbone.js
13 42 (25.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 38 (23.03%) PHP
15 32 (19.39%) Java
15 32 (19.39%) Node.js
16 31 (18.79%) TDD
16 31 (18.79%) Ajax
16 31 (18.79%) MVC
17 29 (17.58%) KnockoutJS
18 28 (16.97%) Finance
19 27 (16.36%) JSON
20 26 (15.76%) E-Commerce
21 25 (15.15%) Subversion
22 23 (13.94%) Web Services
23 21 (12.73%) Photoshop
24 20 (12.12%) XML
24 20 (12.12%) Grunt

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (19.39%) Node.js
2 12 (7.27%) Apache
3 11 (6.67%) Drupal
4 9 (5.45%) CMS
5 7 (4.24%) Umbraco
6 5 (3.03%) IIS
7 4 (2.42%) Confluence
7 4 (2.42%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.82%) WordPress
8 3 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.21%) nginx
9 2 (1.21%) Apache Solr
9 2 (1.21%) TeamSite
10 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.61%) SugarCRM
10 1 (0.61%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.61%) Jetty
10 1 (0.61%) Moodle
10 1 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 21 (12.73%) Photoshop
2 7 (4.24%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (3.64%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.61%) InDesign
4 1 (0.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (7.88%) Magento
2 4 (2.42%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.82%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.61%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.61%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.03%) GitHub
2 3 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.21%) SaaS
3 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.88%) HTTP
2 4 (2.42%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.21%) Internet
4 1 (0.61%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.67%) MySQL
2 10 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.85%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.42%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.82%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.61%) Redis
7 1 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 51 (30.91%) Git (software)
2 25 (15.15%) Subversion
3 20 (12.12%) Grunt
4 14 (8.48%) Jasmine
5 10 (6.06%) JIRA
6 9 (5.45%) Eclipse
7 7 (4.24%) Cucumber
8 6 (3.64%) Bitbucket
8 6 (3.64%) Capybara
8 6 (3.64%) Jenkins
8 6 (3.64%) Visual Studio
9 5 (3.03%) Selenium
9 5 (3.03%) Mocha
10 4 (2.42%) WebDriver
10 4 (2.42%) Sinon.JS
11 3 (1.82%) Sublime Text
11 3 (1.82%) Bower
11 3 (1.82%) QUnit
11 3 (1.82%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.82%) Mercurial
General
1 28 (16.97%) Finance
2 15 (9.09%) Retail
3 12 (7.27%) Banking
4 10 (6.06%) Marketing
5 6 (3.64%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.64%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.42%) Games
7 2 (1.21%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.21%) Publishing
8 1 (0.61%) Advertising
8 1 (0.61%) Legal
8 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.61%) Front Office
8 1 (0.61%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 151 (91.52%) Developer
2 85 (51.52%) Front-End Developer
3 25 (15.15%) Web Developer
4 13 (7.88%) UI Developer
4 13 (7.88%) Front-End Web Developer
5 11 (6.67%) Magento Developer
6 10 (6.06%) UI Programmer
7 9 (5.45%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (4.24%) Drupal Developer
8 7 (4.24%) Designer
9 6 (3.64%) PHP Developer
10 5 (3.03%) Senior Developer
11 4 (2.42%) Java Developer
11 4 (2.42%) Web Designer
12 3 (1.82%) Tester
12 3 (1.82%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 3 (1.82%) Python Developer
12 3 (1.82%) Automation Tester
13 2 (1.21%) Django Developer
13 2 (1.21%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (95.15%) CSS
2 152 (92.12%) HTML
3 141 (85.45%) HTML5
4 109 (66.06%) CSS3
4 109 (66.06%) Sass
5 95 (57.58%) jQuery
6 57 (34.55%) AngularJS
7 42 (25.45%) Backbone.js
7 42 (25.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 31 (18.79%) Ajax
9 29 (17.58%) KnockoutJS
10 27 (16.36%) JSON
11 23 (13.94%) Web Services
12 20 (12.12%) XML
13 17 (10.30%) REST
14 16 (9.70%) .NET
15 14 (8.48%) RESTful
16 9 (5.45%) ASP.NET
16 9 (5.45%) SOAP
16 9 (5.45%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 43 (26.06%) User Experience
2 15 (9.09%) Open Source
3 11 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (5.45%) W3C
5 6 (3.64%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.03%) Visualisation
7 4 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.42%) Taxonomies
8 3 (1.82%) Video on Demand
9 2 (1.21%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (1.21%) Social Network
10 1 (0.61%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.61%) New Media
10 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.61%) Animation
10 1 (0.61%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.61%) Blog
10 1 (0.61%) DTV
10 1 (0.61%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.09%) Linux
2 5 (3.03%) Windows
2 5 (3.03%) Android
3 4 (2.42%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.61%) UNIX
4 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (40.61%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (33.94%) OO
3 45 (27.27%) Responsive Web Design
4 31 (18.79%) MVC
4 31 (18.79%) TDD
5 26 (15.76%) E-Commerce
6 19 (11.52%) BDD
7 18 (10.91%) Scrum
8 17 (10.30%) Web Development
9 15 (9.09%) OOP
9 15 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (6.06%) Unit Testing
10 10 (6.06%) Web Design
10 10 (6.06%) Pair Programming
11 8 (4.85%) Workflow
12 7 (4.24%) SOA
12 7 (4.24%) Content Management
12 7 (4.24%) Analytics
13 6 (3.64%) Kanban
13 6 (3.64%) User Experience Design
Programming Languages
1 145 (87.88%) JavaScript
2 38 (23.03%) PHP
3 32 (19.39%) Java
4 14 (8.48%) Ruby
5 11 (6.67%) C
6 10 (6.06%) C#
7 9 (5.45%) SQL
8 7 (4.24%) Python
9 6 (3.64%) XAML
10 5 (3.03%) Golang
10 5 (3.03%) PHP5
10 5 (3.03%) Scala
10 5 (3.03%) Clojure
11 2 (1.21%) XQuery
11 2 (1.21%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.61%) ECMAScript
12 1 (0.61%) Perl
12 1 (0.61%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (10.30%) Degree
2 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.61%) HND
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (0.61%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.45%) QA
2 3 (1.82%) WCAG
3 1 (0.61%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.82%) Puppet
2 1 (0.61%) Ansible
2 1 (0.61%) logstash
2 1 (0.61%) Kibana
2 1 (0.61%) Nagios
Vendors
1 15 (9.09%) Twitter
2 12 (7.27%) Adobe
3 10 (6.06%) Google
4 8 (4.85%) Microsoft
5 6 (3.64%) Zend
6 3 (1.82%) BMC
6 3 (1.82%) Remedy
7 2 (1.21%) Facebook
7 2 (1.21%) Interwoven
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle
8 1 (0.61%) SAP
8 1 (0.61%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.61%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.61%) Sencha
8 1 (0.61%) Eloqua
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