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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 336 337 379
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +42
Contract jobs citing LESS 66 67 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.28% 0.28% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.92% 0.88% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 43 18
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£438 £343 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.73% -11.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £305 -
% change year-on-year
+12.29% -
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
7168 7618 7544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.87% 31.41% 28.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5115 5491 5265
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 81 80
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
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 23 July 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 23 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +23 12 £438 +34.61% 9
Ealing - - - - 1
Paddington - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 180 (96.26%) CSS
2 170 (90.91%) JavaScript
3 165 (88.24%) HTML
4 141 (75.40%) HTML5
5 105 (56.15%) CSS3
5 105 (56.15%) Sass
6 98 (52.41%) jQuery
7 83 (44.39%) AngularJS
8 81 (43.32%) Git (software)
9 68 (36.36%) TDD
10 58 (31.02%) Agile Software Development
11 47 (25.13%) Responsive Web Design
12 45 (24.06%) Scrum
13 43 (22.99%) OO
13 43 (22.99%) Backbone.js
13 43 (22.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 40 (21.39%) BDD
15 39 (20.86%) E-Commerce
16 38 (20.32%) Node.js
17 37 (19.79%) Continuous Integration
18 36 (19.25%) MVC
19 35 (18.72%) C#
20 34 (18.18%) PHP
20 34 (18.18%) Ajax
21 31 (16.58%) KnockoutJS
22 30 (16.04%) CMS
23 29 (15.51%) Subversion
23 29 (15.51%) Windows
23 29 (15.51%) Web Services
24 28 (14.97%) Umbraco

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 38 (20.32%) Node.js
2 30 (16.04%) CMS
3 28 (14.97%) Umbraco
4 11 (5.88%) Apache
5 7 (3.74%) Drupal
6 5 (2.67%) IIS
6 5 (2.67%) Confluence
7 3 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.60%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.60%) WordPress
8 2 (1.07%) TeamSite
9 1 (0.53%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.53%) nginx
9 1 (0.53%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.53%) GlassFish
Applications
1 22 (11.76%) Photoshop
2 7 (3.74%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (3.21%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 22 (11.76%) Google Analytics
2 11 (5.88%) Magento
3 1 (0.53%) osCommerce
3 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.53%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.28%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.14%) GitHub
3 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.07%) SaaS
4 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.95%) HTTP
2 3 (1.60%) Internet
3 2 (1.07%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.44%) SQL Server
2 20 (10.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (9.63%) MongoDB
4 8 (4.28%) MySQL
5 7 (3.74%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.60%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.53%) MS Access
8 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.53%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 81 (43.32%) Git (software)
2 29 (15.51%) Subversion
3 27 (14.44%) Mercurial
4 25 (13.37%) TeamCity
5 23 (12.30%) Kiln
6 16 (8.56%) JIRA
7 15 (8.02%) Grunt
8 10 (5.35%) Jasmine
9 9 (4.81%) PhoneGap
10 8 (4.28%) Jenkins
10 8 (4.28%) Yeoman
11 7 (3.74%) Trac
12 6 (3.21%) Bitbucket
12 6 (3.21%) Capybara
12 6 (3.21%) Cucumber
12 6 (3.21%) Visual Studio
13 5 (2.67%) Maven
13 5 (2.67%) Mocha
14 4 (2.14%) Selenium
14 4 (2.14%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 23 (12.30%) Finance
2 14 (7.49%) Banking
3 9 (4.81%) Retail
4 6 (3.21%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.21%) Games
5 5 (2.67%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.14%) Marketing
6 4 (2.14%) Publishing
7 2 (1.07%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.53%) Advertising
8 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.53%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 178 (95.19%) Developer
2 83 (44.39%) Front-End Developer
3 36 (19.25%) Web Developer
4 29 (15.51%) JavaScript Developer
5 14 (7.49%) UI Developer
6 13 (6.95%) Front-End Web Developer
7 11 (5.88%) UI Programmer
8 8 (4.28%) Mobile Web Developer
8 8 (4.28%) Magento Developer
8 8 (4.28%) Mobile Developer
8 8 (4.28%) PHP Developer
9 7 (3.74%) Senior Developer
10 6 (3.21%) CSS Developer
10 6 (3.21%) Drupal Developer
10 6 (3.21%) Scala Developer
11 5 (2.67%) Programmer
12 4 (2.14%) HTML Developer
12 4 (2.14%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 4 (2.14%) Designer
13 3 (1.60%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (96.26%) CSS
2 165 (88.24%) HTML
3 141 (75.40%) HTML5
4 105 (56.15%) CSS3
4 105 (56.15%) Sass
5 98 (52.41%) jQuery
6 83 (44.39%) AngularJS
7 43 (22.99%) Backbone.js
7 43 (22.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 34 (18.18%) Ajax
9 31 (16.58%) KnockoutJS
10 29 (15.51%) Web Services
11 24 (12.83%) XHTML
12 23 (12.30%) JSON
12 23 (12.30%) REST
13 18 (9.63%) XML
14 17 (9.09%) .NET
14 17 (9.09%) RESTful
15 13 (6.95%) ASP.NET
16 12 (6.42%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.95%) Open Source
2 10 (5.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (3.74%) W3C
3 7 (3.74%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.21%) Social Media
5 4 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.14%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.60%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.60%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.60%) Taxonomies
7 2 (1.07%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.07%) Social Network
7 2 (1.07%) Online Games
7 2 (1.07%) iPhone
7 2 (1.07%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.53%) DTV
8 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.53%) BBC
8 1 (0.53%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.53%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 29 (15.51%) Windows
2 19 (10.16%) Windows Server 2003
2 19 (10.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (9.63%) Apple iOS
3 18 (9.63%) Android
4 11 (5.88%) Linux
5 7 (3.74%) Windows Phone 8
5 7 (3.74%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.53%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (36.36%) TDD
2 58 (31.02%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (25.13%) Responsive Web Design
4 45 (24.06%) Scrum
5 43 (22.99%) OO
6 40 (21.39%) BDD
7 39 (20.86%) E-Commerce
8 37 (19.79%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (19.25%) MVC
10 28 (14.97%) Kanban
11 27 (14.44%) Analytics
12 25 (13.37%) Web Development
13 21 (11.23%) SEO
13 21 (11.23%) Continuous Improvement
14 17 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
15 16 (8.56%) OOP
16 14 (7.49%) Pair Programming
17 11 (5.88%) Content Management
18 10 (5.35%) Software Engineering
18 10 (5.35%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 170 (90.91%) JavaScript
2 35 (18.72%) C#
3 34 (18.18%) PHP
4 23 (12.30%) Java
5 13 (6.95%) Ruby
6 8 (4.28%) Scala
7 6 (3.21%) C
7 6 (3.21%) XQuery
7 6 (3.21%) XAML
8 5 (2.67%) Python
9 4 (2.14%) SQL
9 4 (2.14%) Clojure
9 4 (2.14%) Golang
10 3 (1.60%) PHP5
10 3 (1.60%) ECMAScript
11 2 (1.07%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.53%) Perl
12 1 (0.53%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (6.95%) Degree
2 1 (0.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.28%) QA
2 5 (2.67%) WCAG
3 1 (0.53%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (1.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.07%) Puppet
2 1 (0.53%) logstash
2 1 (0.53%) Kibana
2 1 (0.53%) Nagios
Vendors
1 27 (14.44%) Google
2 19 (10.16%) Venda
3 12 (6.42%) Twitter
4 8 (4.28%) Adobe
5 6 (3.21%) Zend
6 5 (2.67%) Microsoft
6 5 (2.67%) Facebook
7 2 (1.07%) Sencha
7 2 (1.07%) Sun
7 2 (1.07%) Interwoven
8 1 (0.53%) Perforce
8 1 (0.53%) SAP
East London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
South East London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago