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 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 278 308 343
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +35
Contract jobs citing LESS 124 108 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.55% 0.46% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.80% 1.53% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 80 38
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£375 £361 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +7.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.86 - -
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
6876 7047 6321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.58% 30.20% 29.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4877 5133 4597
Average daily rate £420 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 30 75
Average hourly rate £22.18 £45.00 £39.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.71% +13.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.00 £17.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £175.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 5 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the London region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. 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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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 34 £363 -27.50% 13
Uxbridge +4 2 £400 +14.28%
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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.

1 210 (97.22%) HTML
1 210 (97.22%) CSS
2 201 (93.06%) JavaScript
3 184 (85.19%) HTML5
4 168 (77.78%) Sass
5 156 (72.22%) CSS3
6 129 (59.72%) AngularJS
7 125 (57.87%) jQuery
8 80 (37.04%) Backbone.js
9 68 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
10 66 (30.56%) Responsive Web Design
11 63 (29.17%) OO
12 61 (28.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 55 (25.46%) User Experience
14 54 (25.00%) Git (software)
15 51 (23.61%) Node.js
16 44 (20.37%) TDD
17 40 (18.52%) MVC
18 37 (17.13%) Grunt
19 36 (16.67%) PHP
20 35 (16.20%) Web Development
21 32 (14.81%) Ember.js
22 31 (14.35%) BDD
23 30 (13.89%) Ajax
24 29 (13.43%) Scrum
25 26 (12.04%) JSON
25 26 (12.04%) KnockoutJS
25 26 (12.04%) Jasmine
26 25 (11.57%) E-Commerce
27 24 (11.11%) Subversion

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 51 (23.61%) Node.js
2 12 (5.56%) CMS
2 12 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (4.17%) WordPress
3 9 (4.17%) Drupal
4 7 (3.24%) nginx
5 6 (2.78%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.85%) Umbraco
6 4 (1.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (1.39%) Apache
7 3 (1.39%) Confluence
7 3 (1.39%) Moodle
8 2 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.93%) Lightstreamer
9 1 (0.46%) FileNet
9 1 (0.46%) IIS
9 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (10.19%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.85%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.39%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (2.78%) Magento
2 3 (1.39%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.70%) GitHub
2 6 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.93%) SaaS
4 1 (0.46%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.46%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.02%) HTTP
2 9 (4.17%) Internet
3 1 (0.46%) Intranet
3 1 (0.46%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.80%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 16 (7.41%) MySQL
4 15 (6.94%) NoSQL
5 8 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (3.24%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (2.78%) Triplestore
7 6 (2.78%) Redis
8 3 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.46%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.46%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 54 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 37 (17.13%) Grunt
3 26 (12.04%) Jasmine
4 24 (11.11%) Subversion
5 21 (9.72%) Bower
6 15 (6.94%) Selenium
7 13 (6.02%) Cucumber
8 12 (5.56%) Mocha
8 12 (5.56%) WebDriver
9 7 (3.24%) Karma Test Runner
10 6 (2.78%) Bitbucket
11 4 (1.85%) JIRA
11 4 (1.85%) Visual Studio
12 3 (1.39%) Maven
12 3 (1.39%) QUnit
13 2 (0.93%) Yeoman
13 2 (0.93%) NUnit
13 2 (0.93%) Ant
14 1 (0.46%) Eclipse
14 1 (0.46%) Dreamweaver
General
1 18 (8.33%) Finance
2 14 (6.48%) Banking
3 13 (6.02%) Retail
4 9 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.31%) Marketing
5 5 (2.31%) Advertising
6 4 (1.85%) Publishing
6 4 (1.85%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.39%) Games
8 1 (0.46%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 198 (91.67%) Developer
2 115 (53.24%) Front-End Developer
3 33 (15.28%) JavaScript Developer
4 27 (12.50%) Web Developer
5 14 (6.48%) UI Programmer
5 14 (6.48%) UI Developer
6 10 (4.63%) Front-End Web Developer
6 10 (4.63%) .NET Developer
7 9 (4.17%) Senior Developer
8 8 (3.70%) Designer
9 7 (3.24%) Node.js Developer
9 7 (3.24%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (2.31%) UI Designer
10 5 (2.31%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 4 (1.85%) Drupal Developer
11 4 (1.85%) Architect
11 4 (1.85%) Technical Architect
12 3 (1.39%) Lead Developer
12 3 (1.39%) Web Designer
12 3 (1.39%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (97.22%) HTML
1 210 (97.22%) CSS
2 184 (85.19%) HTML5
3 168 (77.78%) Sass
4 156 (72.22%) CSS3
5 129 (59.72%) AngularJS
6 125 (57.87%) jQuery
7 80 (37.04%) Backbone.js
8 61 (28.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 32 (14.81%) Ember.js
10 30 (13.89%) Ajax
11 26 (12.04%) JSON
11 26 (12.04%) KnockoutJS
12 20 (9.26%) REST
13 19 (8.80%) .NET
14 18 (8.33%) RESTful
15 17 (7.87%) Web Services
16 15 (6.94%) React
17 12 (5.56%) Ext JS
17 12 (5.56%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 55 (25.46%) User Experience
2 14 (6.48%) W3C
3 7 (3.24%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.78%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.85%) iPad
5 4 (1.85%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.39%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.39%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.39%) Open Source
6 3 (1.39%) Online Games
6 3 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.93%) iPhone
7 2 (0.93%) RIA
7 2 (0.93%) Human Factors
8 1 (0.46%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.46%) Animation
8 1 (0.46%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.46%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.46%) Social Media
8 1 (0.46%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.09%) Linux
2 8 (3.70%) Windows
3 7 (3.24%) Android
4 5 (2.31%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.85%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.93%) UNIX
7 1 (0.46%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (30.56%) Responsive Web Design
3 63 (29.17%) OO
4 44 (20.37%) TDD
5 40 (18.52%) MVC
6 35 (16.20%) Web Development
7 31 (14.35%) BDD
8 29 (13.43%) Scrum
9 25 (11.57%) E-Commerce
10 19 (8.80%) Web Design
11 18 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (6.48%) Unit Testing
13 12 (5.56%) DevOps
14 11 (5.09%) Kanban
15 9 (4.17%) Progressive Enhancement
16 8 (3.70%) SEO
17 7 (3.24%) MVVM
18 6 (2.78%) Mobile Development
18 6 (2.78%) Automation Testing
18 6 (2.78%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 201 (93.06%) JavaScript
2 36 (16.67%) PHP
3 22 (10.19%) Java
4 21 (9.72%) C#
5 10 (4.63%) C
5 10 (4.63%) Ruby
6 7 (3.24%) Python
6 7 (3.24%) TypeScript
7 6 (2.78%) SPARQL
7 6 (2.78%) Clojure
7 6 (2.78%) SQL
8 5 (2.31%) CoffeeScript
8 5 (2.31%) Scala
9 3 (1.39%) F#
10 2 (0.93%) Go
11 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.46%) VB
11 1 (0.46%) PHP5
11 1 (0.46%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 10 (4.63%) Degree
2 2 (0.93%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.78%) QA
2 3 (1.39%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 6 (2.78%) Ansible
1 6 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.78%) Twitter
2 6 (2.78%) IBM
3 5 (2.31%) Adobe
3 5 (2.31%) Oracle
3 5 (2.31%) Zend
4 4 (1.85%) Sitecore
4 4 (1.85%) Google
5 3 (1.39%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.93%) Facebook
6 2 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.46%) VMware
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Rate: Up to £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
AdRoc Group
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
The People Network
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago