The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 244 317 353
Rank change year-on-year
+73 +36
Contract jobs citing LESS 198 109 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.89% 0.46% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.73% 1.47% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 89 51
Median daily rate £400 £363 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £22.06 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.00 -
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
7250 7408 7128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 32.72% 31.38% 31.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5475 5415 5117
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 52 40
Median hourly rate £45.00 £24.23 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.72% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £62.50 £51.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing LESS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the London region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +72 44 £410 +13.88% 16
Croydon - 2 £442 -
Westminster - 1 £388 -
Wimbledon - 1 £440 -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LESS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for LESS.

1 344 (94.25%) CSS
2 339 (92.88%) HTML
3 329 (90.14%) JavaScript
4 303 (83.01%) Sass
5 299 (81.92%) HTML5
6 247 (67.67%) AngularJS
7 241 (66.03%) CSS3
8 188 (51.51%) Agile Software Development
9 165 (45.21%) Front End Development
10 148 (40.55%) Node.js
11 145 (39.73%) jQuery
12 135 (36.99%) Git (software)
13 122 (33.42%) React
14 110 (30.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 110 (30.14%) Grunt
15 106 (29.04%) User Experience
16 98 (26.85%) Web Development
17 90 (24.66%) TDD
18 89 (24.38%) Responsive Web Design
19 85 (23.29%) gulp
20 78 (21.37%) Backbone.js
21 70 (19.18%) Scrum
22 60 (16.44%) OO
23 59 (16.16%) PHP
24 58 (15.89%) BDD
25 56 (15.34%) MVC
25 56 (15.34%) RESTful
26 50 (13.70%) .NET
27 49 (13.42%) Ajax
28 43 (11.78%) MongoDB

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 41 (11.23%) CMS
2 18 (4.93%) WordPress
3 9 (2.47%) Confluence
4 8 (2.19%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (1.64%) Umbraco
6 5 (1.37%) ColdFusion
6 5 (1.37%) Drupal
7 4 (1.10%) IIS
7 4 (1.10%) Joomla!
8 3 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.82%) Alfresco
8 3 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.82%) Mule
9 2 (0.55%) Apache
9 2 (0.55%) EPiServer CMS
9 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.55%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.27%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.27%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 41 (11.23%) Photoshop
2 11 (3.01%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (2.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (1.10%) GIMP
4 4 (1.10%) InDesign
5 1 (0.27%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.64%) Magento
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.01%) GitHub
2 9 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.64%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.10%) CloudFront
5 4 (1.10%) Google Analytics
5 4 (1.10%) Route 53
6 2 (0.55%) Google Tag Manager
6 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.27%) Heroku
7 1 (0.27%) MailChimp
7 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.01%) HTTP
2 8 (2.19%) Internet
3 6 (1.64%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.27%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (11.78%) MongoDB
2 33 (9.04%) MySQL
3 20 (5.48%) NoSQL
3 20 (5.48%) SQL Server
4 7 (1.92%) DB2
4 7 (1.92%) Redis
5 5 (1.37%) CouchDB
5 5 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.10%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.55%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 135 (36.99%) Git (software)
2 110 (30.14%) Grunt
3 85 (23.29%) gulp
4 42 (11.51%) Jasmine
5 35 (9.59%) Karma Test Runner
6 32 (8.77%) Mocha
7 30 (8.22%) Bower
8 21 (5.75%) Jenkins
9 18 (4.93%) Visual Studio
10 17 (4.66%) Subversion
11 14 (3.84%) Cucumber
11 14 (3.84%) JIRA
12 12 (3.29%) TeamCity
13 11 (3.01%) Selenium
14 10 (2.74%) webpack
15 9 (2.47%) PhantomJS
15 9 (2.47%) WebDriver
16 6 (1.64%) Babel
16 6 (1.64%) Sinon.JS
16 6 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (10.96%) Finance
2 26 (7.12%) Games
3 18 (4.93%) Banking
4 16 (4.38%) Advertising
5 11 (3.01%) Retail
6 8 (2.19%) Marketing
7 6 (1.64%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.37%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.37%) Publishing
8 5 (1.37%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.82%) Interactive Media
9 3 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.55%) Law
11 1 (0.27%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 348 (95.34%) Developer
2 165 (45.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 121 (33.15%) JavaScript Developer
4 46 (12.60%) Web Developer
5 42 (11.51%) Angular Developer
6 39 (10.68%) Senior Developer
7 32 (8.77%) UI Developer
8 24 (6.58%) Node.js Developer
8 24 (6.58%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 20 (5.48%) Full Stack Developer
10 19 (5.21%) HTML Developer
10 19 (5.21%) UX Developer
11 15 (4.11%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 15 (4.11%) HTML CSS Developer
12 14 (3.84%) Senior Front-End Developer
13 12 (3.29%) .NET Developer
14 11 (3.01%) PHP Developer
15 9 (2.47%) Designer
16 8 (2.19%) C# Developer
17 7 (1.92%) Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 344 (94.25%) CSS
2 339 (92.88%) HTML
3 303 (83.01%) Sass
4 299 (81.92%) HTML5
5 247 (67.67%) AngularJS
6 241 (66.03%) CSS3
7 148 (40.55%) Node.js
8 145 (39.73%) jQuery
9 122 (33.42%) React
10 110 (30.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 78 (21.37%) Backbone.js
12 56 (15.34%) RESTful
13 50 (13.70%) .NET
14 49 (13.42%) Ajax
15 29 (7.95%) RequireJS
16 25 (6.85%) Meteor
16 25 (6.85%) REST
17 24 (6.58%) Web Services
18 23 (6.30%) ASP.NET
18 23 (6.30%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 106 (29.04%) User Experience
2 34 (9.32%) Mobile App
3 25 (6.85%) Fintech
4 10 (2.74%) W3C
5 9 (2.47%) Online Games
5 9 (2.47%) Visualisation
6 8 (2.19%) Equities
7 6 (1.64%) Animation
7 6 (1.64%) Fixed Income
7 6 (1.64%) New Media
8 5 (1.37%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.37%) Internet of Things
8 5 (1.37%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.10%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.10%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.10%) iPad
9 4 (1.10%) Social Media
10 3 (0.82%) NHS
10 3 (0.82%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 20 (5.48%) Linux
2 7 (1.92%) Windows
3 5 (1.37%) Windows Server
3 5 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (1.10%) Android
4 4 (1.10%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (51.51%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (45.21%) Front End Development
3 98 (26.85%) Web Development
4 90 (24.66%) TDD
5 89 (24.38%) Responsive Web Design
6 70 (19.18%) Scrum
7 60 (16.44%) OO
8 58 (15.89%) BDD
9 56 (15.34%) MVC
10 34 (9.32%) OOP
11 29 (7.95%) Progressive Enhancement
12 28 (7.67%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (7.40%) Unit Testing
14 23 (6.30%) Mobile First
14 23 (6.30%) Web Design
15 22 (6.03%) E-Commerce
16 19 (5.21%) Automated Testing
17 18 (4.93%) Pair Programming
17 18 (4.93%) User Stories
18 17 (4.66%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 329 (90.14%) JavaScript
2 59 (16.16%) PHP
3 39 (10.68%) Java
4 33 (9.04%) C#
5 29 (7.95%) ES6
6 18 (4.93%) SQL
7 8 (2.19%) Python
8 7 (1.92%) TypeScript
9 6 (1.64%) Ruby
10 4 (1.10%) ECMAScript
11 3 (0.82%) Clojure
11 3 (0.82%) Haskell
12 2 (0.55%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.27%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.27%) CoffeeScript
13 1 (0.27%) Groovy
13 1 (0.27%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (3.01%) Security Cleared
2 9 (2.47%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.19%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.37%) QA
2 2 (0.55%) WAI
3 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.55%) Docker
1 2 (0.55%) Varnish
Vendors
1 31 (8.49%) Adobe
2 10 (2.74%) Oracle
3 9 (2.47%) Microsoft
4 8 (2.19%) Sitecore
5 6 (1.64%) Google
5 6 (1.64%) Twitter
6 5 (1.37%) Facebook
7 4 (1.10%) Zend
8 2 (0.55%) Brightcove
8 2 (0.55%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.55%) IBM
8 2 (0.55%) Infragistics
8 2 (0.55%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.55%) Syncfusion
9 1 (0.27%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.27%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.27%) hybris
9 1 (0.27%) Telerik
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