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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
England / London
Rank 295 291 319
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +28
Contract jobs citing LESS 115 124 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.60% 0.59% 0.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.74% 1.84% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 95 89
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £298 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £550 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £341
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £24.23 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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
6623 6742 6379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.63% 32.19% 30.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4970 5034 4789
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 41 32
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.83 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.91% +27.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £24.23 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +13.43%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +5 19 £425 +1.19% 8
Southwark - 1 - -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 315 (96.04%) CSS
2 311 (94.82%) HTML
2 311 (94.82%) JavaScript
3 282 (85.98%) Sass
4 247 (75.30%) HTML5
5 228 (69.51%) CSS3
6 178 (54.27%) Front End Development
7 172 (52.44%) AngularJS
8 164 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
9 132 (40.24%) jQuery
10 112 (34.15%) React
11 111 (33.84%) Git (software)
12 100 (30.49%) Grunt
13 98 (29.88%) Node.js
14 92 (28.05%) Responsive Web Design
15 80 (24.39%) Web Development
16 74 (22.56%) TDD
17 71 (21.65%) OO
17 71 (21.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 67 (20.43%) User Experience
19 59 (17.99%) MVC
20 58 (17.68%) Ajax
21 56 (17.07%) Scrum
21 56 (17.07%) Jasmine
21 56 (17.07%) gulp
22 55 (16.77%) RESTful
23 52 (15.85%) Backbone.js
24 40 (12.20%) Finance
25 39 (11.89%) E-Commerce
25 39 (11.89%) 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 12 (3.66%) Confluence
2 11 (3.35%) CMS
3 5 (1.52%) WordPress
4 3 (0.91%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.61%) Apache
5 2 (0.61%) EPiServer CMS
5 2 (0.61%) JBoss
5 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.30%) Documentum
6 1 (0.30%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.30%) IIS
6 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 38 (11.59%) Photoshop
2 8 (2.44%) GIMP
3 3 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (2.13%) Magento
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.05%) GitHub
2 9 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.91%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.91%) Google Tag Manager
4 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.30%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.30%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.49%) HTTP
2 11 (3.35%) DNS
3 10 (3.05%) SSL
4 4 (1.22%) Internet
5 2 (0.61%) DSL
5 2 (0.61%) Network Security
5 2 (0.61%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
5 2 (0.61%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.30%) LDAP
6 1 (0.30%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.27%) MySQL
2 8 (2.44%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.22%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.91%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.91%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.30%) Big Data
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.30%) Redis
Development Applications
1 111 (33.84%) Git (software)
2 100 (30.49%) Grunt
3 56 (17.07%) gulp
3 56 (17.07%) Jasmine
4 39 (11.89%) Karma Test Runner
5 27 (8.23%) Bower
6 26 (7.93%) JIRA
7 25 (7.62%) Mocha
8 22 (6.71%) Selenium
8 22 (6.71%) webpack
9 19 (5.79%) Subversion
10 17 (5.18%) Jenkins
11 14 (4.27%) Cucumber
12 12 (3.66%) QUnit
13 11 (3.35%) Maven
13 11 (3.35%) Protractor
14 10 (3.05%) JSHint
15 9 (2.74%) WebDriver
16 8 (2.44%) Balsamiq Mockups
17 7 (2.13%) NuGet
General
1 40 (12.20%) Finance
2 32 (9.76%) Banking
3 15 (4.57%) Retail
4 11 (3.35%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.44%) Front Office
5 8 (2.44%) Marketing
6 7 (2.13%) Advertising
7 4 (1.22%) Czech Language
8 3 (0.91%) Publishing
8 3 (0.91%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.61%) Automotive
9 2 (0.61%) Games
10 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 305 (92.99%) Developer
2 185 (56.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 89 (27.13%) JavaScript Developer
4 50 (15.24%) Senior Developer
5 49 (14.94%) Angular Developer
6 39 (11.89%) HTML Developer
7 32 (9.76%) UI Developer
7 32 (9.76%) Web Developer
8 28 (8.54%) HTML CSS Developer
9 23 (7.01%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 22 (6.71%) Full Stack Developer
11 21 (6.40%) Senior JavaScript Developer
12 20 (6.10%) Senior Front-End Developer
13 11 (3.35%) C# Developer
13 11 (3.35%) JavaScript Engineer
14 10 (3.05%) Node.js Developer
14 10 (3.05%) Senior Web Developer
15 9 (2.74%) Lead Developer
15 9 (2.74%) Senior UI Developer
15 9 (2.74%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 315 (96.04%) CSS
2 311 (94.82%) HTML
3 282 (85.98%) Sass
4 247 (75.30%) HTML5
5 228 (69.51%) CSS3
6 172 (52.44%) AngularJS
7 132 (40.24%) jQuery
8 112 (34.15%) React
9 98 (29.88%) Node.js
10 71 (21.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 58 (17.68%) Ajax
12 55 (16.77%) RESTful
13 52 (15.85%) Backbone.js
14 36 (10.98%) JSON
15 35 (10.67%) REST
16 30 (9.15%) .NET
17 28 (8.54%) DOM
18 22 (6.71%) RequireJS
19 20 (6.10%) Redux
20 19 (5.79%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 67 (20.43%) User Experience
2 13 (3.96%) Graphic Design
3 12 (3.66%) W3C
4 10 (3.05%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.83%) Animation
5 6 (1.83%) Hedge funds
6 5 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.52%) Digital Media
6 5 (1.52%) Fintech
6 5 (1.52%) Social Media
6 5 (1.52%) Video on Demand
7 4 (1.22%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.91%) Internet of Things
8 3 (0.91%) Minimum Viable Product
8 3 (0.91%) NHS
8 3 (0.91%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.61%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.61%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.61%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 15 (4.57%) Linux
2 10 (3.05%) Windows
3 5 (1.52%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.91%) Android
4 3 (0.91%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.30%) Solaris
5 1 (0.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (54.27%) Front End Development
2 164 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (28.05%) Responsive Web Design
4 80 (24.39%) Web Development
5 74 (22.56%) TDD
6 71 (21.65%) OO
7 59 (17.99%) MVC
8 56 (17.07%) Scrum
9 39 (11.89%) E-Commerce
10 30 (9.15%) BDD
10 30 (9.15%) Web Design
11 29 (8.84%) Unit Testing
12 25 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (7.01%) Wireframes
14 22 (6.71%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
15 21 (6.40%) Continuous Deployment
16 20 (6.10%) OOP
17 18 (5.49%) Pair Programming
18 16 (4.88%) Mobile First
18 16 (4.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 311 (94.82%) JavaScript
2 38 (11.59%) ES6
3 34 (10.37%) C#
4 30 (9.15%) PHP
5 26 (7.93%) Java
6 14 (4.27%) TypeScript
7 9 (2.74%) Ruby
8 6 (1.83%) Python
8 6 (1.83%) SQL
9 2 (0.61%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.61%) Scala
10 1 (0.30%) Clojure
10 1 (0.30%) ECMAScript
10 1 (0.30%) Erlang
10 1 (0.30%) Go
10 1 (0.30%) Haskell
10 1 (0.30%) Lisp
10 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.30%) R
Qualifications
1 21 (6.40%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.79%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.05%) Degree
4 4 (1.22%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.22%) QA
2 3 (0.91%) SDET
2 3 (0.91%) WCAG
3 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.30%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (0.91%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (6.10%) Adobe
2 5 (1.52%) Microsoft
2 5 (1.52%) Oracle
3 4 (1.22%) Google
3 4 (1.22%) hybris
4 3 (0.91%) Atlassian
4 3 (0.91%) Brightcove
4 3 (0.91%) EPiServer
5 2 (0.61%) Cisco
5 2 (0.61%) Perforce
6 1 (0.30%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.30%) EMC
6 1 (0.30%) FatWire
6 1 (0.30%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.30%) Sybase
6 1 (0.30%) TOWER Software
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Rate: £300 - £475 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £475 - £565 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Rate: negotiable
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Rate: £475 - £565 per day + 6 Month Contract
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