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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 286 352 366
Rank change year-on-year
+66 +14
Contract jobs citing LESS 124 72 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.54% 0.30% 0.070%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.80% 0.99% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 62 15
Average daily rate
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£386 £356 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.42% -10.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £295 £285
% change year-on-year
+18.64% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
6889 7267 6634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.88% 29.96% 31.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5264 5258 4835
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £551 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 53 67
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £18.00 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £55.00 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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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 +19 23 £425 -8.10% 13
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Orpington - - - -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 205 (98.09%) HTML
2 203 (97.13%) CSS
3 187 (89.47%) JavaScript
3 187 (89.47%) HTML5
4 159 (76.08%) Sass
5 144 (68.90%) CSS3
6 134 (64.11%) jQuery
7 95 (45.45%) AngularJS
8 79 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
9 78 (37.32%) OO
10 76 (36.36%) Responsive Web Design
11 71 (33.97%) Backbone.js
12 61 (29.19%) User Experience
13 57 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 55 (26.32%) Node.js
15 49 (23.44%) Git (software)
16 45 (21.53%) TDD
17 44 (21.05%) Ajax
18 39 (18.66%) PHP
19 38 (18.18%) MVC
20 34 (16.27%) E-Commerce
21 33 (15.79%) Jasmine
22 32 (15.31%) Web Development
22 32 (15.31%) KnockoutJS
23 30 (14.35%) BDD
24 29 (13.88%) Grunt
25 28 (13.40%) JSON
26 26 (12.44%) Finance
26 26 (12.44%) Java
27 24 (11.48%) Subversion

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 55 (26.32%) Node.js
2 17 (8.13%) CMS
3 11 (5.26%) nginx
4 10 (4.78%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (4.31%) Umbraco
6 8 (3.83%) Drupal
7 7 (3.35%) IIS
7 7 (3.35%) Apache
8 6 (2.87%) WordPress
9 4 (1.91%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.91%) Adobe CQ
10 3 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.44%) Moodle
11 2 (0.96%) Confluence
12 1 (0.48%) Facebook Platform
12 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.48%) SugarCRM
12 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.48%) Lightstreamer
12 1 (0.48%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 20 (9.57%) Photoshop
2 7 (3.35%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (2.87%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.48%) InDesign
4 1 (0.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (5.26%) Magento
2 4 (1.91%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.44%) Remedy AR System
4 2 (0.96%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.91%) GitHub
2 3 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.13%) HTTP
2 4 (1.91%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.48%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.13%) MongoDB
2 13 (6.22%) Apache Cassandra
3 12 (5.74%) MySQL
4 11 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 11 (5.26%) Redis
5 10 (4.78%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.48%) DB2
7 1 (0.48%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.48%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 49 (23.44%) Git (software)
2 33 (15.79%) Jasmine
3 29 (13.88%) Grunt
4 24 (11.48%) Subversion
5 23 (11.00%) Cucumber
6 20 (9.57%) WebDriver
7 17 (8.13%) Selenium
8 13 (6.22%) Mocha
9 11 (5.26%) Karma Test Runner
10 8 (3.83%) Visual Studio
10 8 (3.83%) QUnit
11 7 (3.35%) Sinon.JS
12 6 (2.87%) Eclipse
13 4 (1.91%) JIRA
13 4 (1.91%) Bitbucket
13 4 (1.91%) Bower
14 3 (1.44%) MSBuild
14 3 (1.44%) TeamCity
15 2 (0.96%) Mercurial
15 2 (0.96%) Maven
General
1 26 (12.44%) Finance
2 17 (8.13%) Retail
3 13 (6.22%) Marketing
4 10 (4.78%) Banking
4 10 (4.78%) Games
5 6 (2.87%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.44%) Advertising
6 3 (1.44%) Publishing
7 2 (0.96%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.48%) Legal
8 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.48%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 189 (90.43%) Developer
2 127 (60.77%) Front-End Developer
3 21 (10.05%) Web Developer
4 18 (8.61%) JavaScript Developer
5 9 (4.31%) Senior Developer
5 9 (4.31%) Designer
6 8 (3.83%) UI Developer
6 8 (3.83%) Front-End Web Developer
6 8 (3.83%) UI Programmer
6 8 (3.83%) PHP Developer
6 8 (3.83%) Magento Developer
7 7 (3.35%) Web Designer
7 7 (3.35%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 5 (2.39%) .NET Developer
9 4 (1.91%) Java Developer
9 4 (1.91%) HTML Developer
10 3 (1.44%) CSS Developer
11 2 (0.96%) UI Designer
11 2 (0.96%) Drupal Developer
11 2 (0.96%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (98.09%) HTML
2 203 (97.13%) CSS
3 187 (89.47%) HTML5
4 159 (76.08%) Sass
5 144 (68.90%) CSS3
6 134 (64.11%) jQuery
7 95 (45.45%) AngularJS
8 71 (33.97%) Backbone.js
9 57 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 44 (21.05%) Ajax
11 32 (15.31%) KnockoutJS
12 28 (13.40%) JSON
13 23 (11.00%) XML
13 23 (11.00%) REST
14 21 (10.05%) .NET
15 19 (9.09%) Ember.js
16 16 (7.66%) Web Services
17 13 (6.22%) XHTML
18 12 (5.74%) Semantic HTML
19 11 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 61 (29.19%) User Experience
2 7 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.35%) Digital Media
3 6 (2.87%) Online Games
3 6 (2.87%) Visualisation
3 6 (2.87%) Open Source
3 6 (2.87%) W3C
4 4 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.44%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.44%) Animation
5 3 (1.44%) Video on Demand
5 3 (1.44%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.96%) Wiki
6 2 (0.96%) RIA
6 2 (0.96%) Learning Management System
6 2 (0.96%) E-Learning
6 2 (0.96%) Human Factors
6 2 (0.96%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.48%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.09%) Linux
2 7 (3.35%) Windows
3 4 (1.91%) Android
4 3 (1.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (37.32%) OO
3 76 (36.36%) Responsive Web Design
4 45 (21.53%) TDD
5 38 (18.18%) MVC
6 34 (16.27%) E-Commerce
7 32 (15.31%) Web Development
8 30 (14.35%) BDD
9 20 (9.57%) Unit Testing
10 15 (7.18%) Scrum
10 15 (7.18%) Progressive Enhancement
11 14 (6.70%) Web Design
12 10 (4.78%) OOP
12 10 (4.78%) DevOps
12 10 (4.78%) Web Application Development
13 8 (3.83%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (3.35%) Pair Programming
14 7 (3.35%) Workflow
14 7 (3.35%) Refactoring
15 6 (2.87%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 187 (89.47%) JavaScript
2 39 (18.66%) PHP
3 26 (12.44%) Java
4 14 (6.70%) C
4 14 (6.70%) C#
5 13 (6.22%) Scala
6 10 (4.78%) Ruby
7 8 (3.83%) SQL
8 6 (2.87%) PHP5
8 6 (2.87%) XAML
8 6 (2.87%) Golang
9 4 (1.91%) Clojure
9 4 (1.91%) Python
10 2 (0.96%) CoffeeScript
10 2 (0.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (6.70%) Degree
2 2 (0.96%) CIPD
3 1 (0.48%) HND
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (0.48%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.96%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (1.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (4.78%) Puppet
1 10 (4.78%) Ansible
Vendors
1 14 (6.70%) Twitter
2 13 (6.22%) Google
3 11 (5.26%) Adobe
4 9 (4.31%) Microsoft
5 6 (2.87%) Zend
6 4 (1.91%) EPiServer
7 3 (1.44%) Facebook
7 3 (1.44%) Remedy
7 3 (1.44%) BMC
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle
8 1 (0.48%) IBM
8 1 (0.48%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.48%) Sitecore
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Searchability
Rate: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Intelletect
Rate: Up to £280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hudson - London
Rate: £285 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Intelletect
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Premier Media
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £400 - £415 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: market rate
Posted: 16 days ago
East London
Truphone
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 25 days ago