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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 287 354 404
Rank change year-on-year
+67 +50
Contract jobs citing LESS 126 35 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.52% 0.16% 0.068%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.78% 0.56% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 29 12
Average daily rate £350 £350 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 -
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -
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
7080 6238 7719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.26% 28.87% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5091 4525 5117
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 63 75
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £163.00 £54.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +4 21 £500 +53.84% 6
Chiswick - 21 £300 -
Uxbridge - 1 £350 -
Ealing - - - - 1
Westminster - - - -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 198 (99.50%) CSS
2 193 (96.98%) JavaScript
3 177 (88.94%) HTML
4 143 (71.86%) HTML5
5 119 (59.80%) jQuery
6 118 (59.30%) CSS3
7 116 (58.29%) Sass
8 85 (42.71%) TDD
9 83 (41.71%) AngularJS
10 82 (41.21%) Git (software)
11 79 (39.70%) Agile Software Development
12 64 (32.16%) Responsive Web Design
13 61 (30.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 55 (27.64%) Scrum
14 55 (27.64%) OO
15 51 (25.63%) Backbone.js
16 50 (25.13%) BDD
17 48 (24.12%) E-Commerce
18 44 (22.11%) CMS
19 41 (20.60%) Windows
19 41 (20.60%) Continuous Integration
20 40 (20.10%) C#
21 39 (19.60%) PHP
21 39 (19.60%) MVC
22 37 (18.59%) Google
23 36 (18.09%) SEO
23 36 (18.09%) XHTML
23 36 (18.09%) Kanban
23 36 (18.09%) Mercurial
24 35 (17.59%) Analytics

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 44 (22.11%) CMS
2 34 (17.09%) Umbraco
3 29 (14.57%) Node.js
4 3 (1.51%) WordPress
4 3 (1.51%) Drupal
5 2 (1.01%) Confluence
5 2 (1.01%) TeamSite
5 2 (1.01%) SAS
5 2 (1.01%) Apache
6 1 (0.50%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 20 (10.05%) Photoshop
2 5 (2.51%) Fireworks
3 2 (1.01%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 30 (15.08%) Google Analytics
2 9 (4.52%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.51%) SaaS
3 2 (1.01%) GitHub
3 2 (1.01%) Heroku
4 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.51%) HTTP
2 3 (1.51%) Internet
3 1 (0.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.07%) SQL Server
2 27 (13.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (11.06%) MongoDB
4 15 (7.54%) MySQL
5 8 (4.02%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.50%) MS Access
7 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.50%) Big Data
7 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 82 (41.21%) Git (software)
2 36 (18.09%) Mercurial
3 34 (17.09%) TeamCity
4 21 (10.55%) Subversion
5 19 (9.55%) Grunt
6 14 (7.04%) JIRA
6 14 (7.04%) PhoneGap
6 14 (7.04%) Jasmine
7 11 (5.53%) Yeoman
8 9 (4.52%) Trac
9 5 (2.51%) JUnit
9 5 (2.51%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.51%) Bower
10 3 (1.51%) Maven
10 3 (1.51%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (1.51%) Mocha
10 3 (1.51%) PhantomJS
10 3 (1.51%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (1.01%) Bitbucket
11 2 (1.01%) Cucumber
General
1 10 (5.03%) Finance
1 10 (5.03%) Marketing
2 5 (2.51%) Advertising
2 5 (2.51%) Banking
2 5 (2.51%) Retail
3 4 (2.01%) Publishing
3 4 (2.01%) Games
4 2 (1.01%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.50%) Electronics
5 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 194 (97.49%) Developer
2 98 (49.25%) Front-End Developer
3 42 (21.11%) JavaScript Developer
4 41 (20.60%) Web Developer
5 14 (7.04%) UI Developer
5 14 (7.04%) UI Programmer
6 12 (6.03%) Mobile Developer
7 10 (5.03%) Mobile Web Developer
7 10 (5.03%) CSS Developer
7 10 (5.03%) Front-End Web Developer
8 9 (4.52%) Senior Developer
9 6 (3.02%) Scala Developer
10 5 (2.51%) HTML Developer
10 5 (2.51%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 4 (2.01%) PHP Developer
11 4 (2.01%) .NET Developer
12 3 (1.51%) PHP Web Developer
12 3 (1.51%) ASP.NET Developer
12 3 (1.51%) Programmer
12 3 (1.51%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (99.50%) CSS
2 177 (88.94%) HTML
3 143 (71.86%) HTML5
4 119 (59.80%) jQuery
5 118 (59.30%) CSS3
6 116 (58.29%) Sass
7 83 (41.71%) AngularJS
8 61 (30.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 51 (25.63%) Backbone.js
10 36 (18.09%) XHTML
11 33 (16.58%) Ajax
12 27 (13.57%) JSON
13 25 (12.56%) KnockoutJS
14 24 (12.06%) REST
15 23 (11.56%) Web Services
16 22 (11.06%) XML
17 17 (8.54%) .NET
18 14 (7.04%) Underscore.js
19 12 (6.03%) RESTful
20 11 (5.53%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.03%) Open Source
2 11 (5.53%) Mobile App
3 9 (4.52%) Social Media
4 7 (3.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (3.02%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.01%) W3C
7 3 (1.51%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.51%) iPhone
8 2 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.01%) Online Games
9 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.50%) Wiki
9 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.50%) iPad
9 1 (0.50%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.50%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.50%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 41 (20.60%) Windows
2 29 (14.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 29 (14.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (9.55%) Apple iOS
3 19 (9.55%) Android
4 9 (4.52%) Windows Phone 8
4 9 (4.52%) Windows Phone
5 4 (2.01%) Linux
6 1 (0.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (42.71%) TDD
2 79 (39.70%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (32.16%) Responsive Web Design
4 55 (27.64%) Scrum
4 55 (27.64%) OO
5 50 (25.13%) BDD
6 48 (24.12%) E-Commerce
7 41 (20.60%) Continuous Integration
8 39 (19.60%) MVC
9 36 (18.09%) SEO
9 36 (18.09%) Kanban
10 35 (17.59%) Analytics
11 27 (13.57%) Web Development
12 26 (13.07%) User Acceptance Testing
13 25 (12.56%) Continuous Improvement
14 20 (10.05%) OOP
15 12 (6.03%) Content Management
15 12 (6.03%) Pair Programming
16 11 (5.53%) Web Design
17 10 (5.03%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 193 (96.98%) JavaScript
2 40 (20.10%) C#
3 39 (19.60%) PHP
4 27 (13.57%) Java
5 14 (7.04%) Ruby
6 10 (5.03%) C
7 6 (3.02%) Scala
7 6 (3.02%) XQuery
8 5 (2.51%) ActionScript
8 5 (2.51%) Python
8 5 (2.51%) ActionScript 3.0
9 2 (1.01%) Groovy
9 2 (1.01%) ECMAScript
9 2 (1.01%) SQL
10 1 (0.50%) XPath
10 1 (0.50%) Perl
10 1 (0.50%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.50%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (3.02%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.02%) QA
2 5 (2.51%) WCAG
3 1 (0.50%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (0.50%) Nagios
1 1 (0.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (18.59%) Google
2 29 (14.57%) Venda
3 13 (6.53%) Twitter
4 9 (4.52%) Zend
5 8 (4.02%) Facebook
6 6 (3.02%) Sencha
7 5 (2.51%) Apple
8 3 (1.51%) ATG
9 2 (1.01%) Interwoven
9 2 (1.01%) Sun
10 1 (0.50%) Omniture
10 1 (0.50%) Perforce
10 1 (0.50%) Adobe
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