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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 269 253 315
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +62
Contract jobs citing LESS 161 175 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.75% 0.78% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.14% 2.36% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 140 98
Median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £578 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Median hourly rate - £24.23 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -
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
7516 7409 7246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.94% 32.84% 30.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5681 5622 5528
Median daily rate £455 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 41 35
Median hourly rate £45.00 £24.23 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.72% -34.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £20.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £70.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +4 27 £425 -12.82% 25
Uxbridge 0 3 £385 +37.50%
Southwark - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £450 - 3
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 355 (95.95%) CSS
2 349 (94.32%) HTML
3 344 (92.97%) JavaScript
4 310 (83.78%) Sass
5 279 (75.41%) HTML5
6 257 (69.46%) CSS3
7 210 (56.76%) AngularJS
8 199 (53.78%) Front End Development
9 192 (51.89%) Agile Software Development
10 140 (37.84%) jQuery
11 128 (34.59%) Git (software)
12 127 (34.32%) Grunt
13 118 (31.89%) Node.js
14 114 (30.81%) React
15 103 (27.84%) Responsive Web Design
16 95 (25.68%) Web Development
17 91 (24.59%) TDD
18 87 (23.51%) OO
19 85 (22.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 76 (20.54%) User Experience
21 71 (19.19%) gulp
22 69 (18.65%) RESTful
23 65 (17.57%) Jasmine
24 63 (17.03%) MVC
25 62 (16.76%) Ajax
26 58 (15.68%) Scrum
27 56 (15.14%) Backbone.js
28 52 (14.05%) Finance
28 52 (14.05%) ES6
29 43 (11.62%) Karma Test Runner

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 24 (6.49%) CMS
2 13 (3.51%) Confluence
3 9 (2.43%) WordPress
4 4 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (0.81%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.27%) Apache
7 1 (0.27%) Documentum
7 1 (0.27%) Drupal
7 1 (0.27%) EPiServer CMS
7 1 (0.27%) IIS
7 1 (0.27%) JBoss
7 1 (0.27%) Orchard CMS
7 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 37 (10.00%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.81%) GIMP
4 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.27%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 8 (2.16%) Magento
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (2.43%) GitHub
2 4 (1.08%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.81%) CloudFront
3 3 (0.81%) Google Tag Manager
4 2 (0.54%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.54%) Route 53
5 1 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.59%) HTTP
2 8 (2.16%) DNS
3 7 (1.89%) SSL
4 6 (1.62%) Internet
5 2 (0.54%) Network Security
5 2 (0.54%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.27%) LDAP
6 1 (0.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.86%) MySQL
2 14 (3.78%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.43%) NoSQL
4 8 (2.16%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.35%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.81%) DB2
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.27%) Big Data
8 1 (0.27%) Redis
Development Applications
1 128 (34.59%) Git (software)
2 127 (34.32%) Grunt
3 71 (19.19%) gulp
4 65 (17.57%) Jasmine
5 43 (11.62%) Karma Test Runner
6 33 (8.92%) Bower
7 29 (7.84%) Mocha
8 27 (7.30%) JIRA
9 25 (6.76%) webpack
10 19 (5.14%) Selenium
11 18 (4.86%) Jenkins
12 15 (4.05%) Cucumber
12 15 (4.05%) Subversion
13 12 (3.24%) QUnit
14 10 (2.70%) WebDriver
15 9 (2.43%) Protractor
15 9 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
16 8 (2.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
16 8 (2.16%) Maven
16 8 (2.16%) TeamCity
General
1 52 (14.05%) Finance
2 42 (11.35%) Banking
3 21 (5.68%) Retail
4 16 (4.32%) Investment Banking
5 13 (3.51%) Advertising
6 10 (2.70%) Marketing
7 8 (2.16%) Front Office
7 8 (2.16%) Games
8 5 (1.35%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.08%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.81%) Publishing
11 1 (0.27%) Automotive
11 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 349 (94.32%) Developer
2 212 (57.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 101 (27.30%) JavaScript Developer
4 55 (14.86%) Senior Developer
5 49 (13.24%) Angular Developer
6 44 (11.89%) Web Developer
7 43 (11.62%) HTML Developer
8 37 (10.00%) UI Developer
9 29 (7.84%) HTML CSS Developer
10 26 (7.03%) Full Stack Developer
10 26 (7.03%) Senior JavaScript Developer
11 21 (5.68%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 21 (5.68%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 15 (4.05%) C# Developer
13 11 (2.97%) JavaScript Engineer
13 11 (2.97%) Senior Web Developer
14 10 (2.70%) Node.js Developer
15 9 (2.43%) .NET Developer
16 8 (2.16%) UX Developer
17 7 (1.89%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 355 (95.95%) CSS
2 349 (94.32%) HTML
3 310 (83.78%) Sass
4 279 (75.41%) HTML5
5 257 (69.46%) CSS3
6 210 (56.76%) AngularJS
7 140 (37.84%) jQuery
8 118 (31.89%) Node.js
9 114 (30.81%) React
10 85 (22.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 69 (18.65%) RESTful
12 62 (16.76%) Ajax
13 56 (15.14%) Backbone.js
14 38 (10.27%) REST
15 37 (10.00%) .NET
16 36 (9.73%) JSON
17 31 (8.38%) DOM
18 28 (7.57%) RequireJS
19 26 (7.03%) Redux
20 25 (6.76%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 76 (20.54%) User Experience
2 10 (2.70%) Graphic Design
2 10 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 9 (2.43%) W3C
4 8 (2.16%) Equities
4 8 (2.16%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.89%) Digital Media
6 6 (1.62%) Animation
6 6 (1.62%) Fixed Income
6 6 (1.62%) Hedge funds
6 6 (1.62%) Social Media
7 5 (1.35%) Fintech
7 5 (1.35%) Internet of Things
7 5 (1.35%) Video on Demand
7 5 (1.35%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.08%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.81%) Minimum Viable Product
9 3 (0.81%) NHS
10 2 (0.54%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.54%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.78%) Linux
1 14 (3.78%) Windows
2 7 (1.89%) Windows Server
2 7 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (1.35%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.81%) Android
5 1 (0.27%) Solaris
5 1 (0.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (53.78%) Front End Development
2 192 (51.89%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (27.84%) Responsive Web Design
4 95 (25.68%) Web Development
5 91 (24.59%) TDD
6 87 (23.51%) OO
7 63 (17.03%) MVC
8 58 (15.68%) Scrum
9 41 (11.08%) BDD
10 35 (9.46%) E-Commerce
11 31 (8.38%) OOP
12 30 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (7.84%) Unit Testing
13 29 (7.84%) Web Design
14 28 (7.57%) Wireframes
15 27 (7.30%) Continuous Deployment
16 23 (6.22%) MVVM
17 19 (5.14%) Pair Programming
18 17 (4.59%) Software Engineering
18 17 (4.59%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 344 (92.97%) JavaScript
2 52 (14.05%) ES6
3 38 (10.27%) C#
4 32 (8.65%) PHP
5 31 (8.38%) Java
6 19 (5.14%) TypeScript
7 11 (2.97%) SQL
8 9 (2.43%) Python
9 7 (1.89%) Ruby
10 3 (0.81%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.81%) ECMAScript
10 3 (0.81%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.54%) Scala
12 1 (0.27%) Clojure
12 1 (0.27%) Erlang
12 1 (0.27%) Go
12 1 (0.27%) Haskell
12 1 (0.27%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 27 (7.30%) Security Cleared
2 23 (6.22%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.62%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.35%) QA
2 3 (0.81%) SDET
2 3 (0.81%) WAI
3 2 (0.54%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (0.81%) Docker
Vendors
1 29 (7.84%) Adobe
2 7 (1.89%) Oracle
3 6 (1.62%) Google
3 6 (1.62%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.08%) Sitecore
5 3 (0.81%) Atlassian
5 3 (0.81%) Brightcove
6 2 (0.54%) Cisco
6 2 (0.54%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.54%) Infragistics
6 2 (0.54%) Perforce
6 2 (0.54%) Syncfusion
7 1 (0.27%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.27%) EMC
7 1 (0.27%) FatWire
7 1 (0.27%) hybris
7 1 (0.27%) Sybase
7 1 (0.27%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.27%) Zend
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