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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 333 337 392
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +55
Contract jobs citing LESS 76 87 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.31% 0.35% 0.092%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.03% 1.09% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 55 13
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £323 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.62% +17.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
7382 8002 7771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.41% 31.75% 29.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5154 5785 5523
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
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 £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 53 78
Average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £16.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 10 £425 +13.33% 7
Ealing - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 157 (95.15%) CSS
2 146 (88.48%) HTML
2 146 (88.48%) JavaScript
3 133 (80.61%) HTML5
4 106 (64.24%) CSS3
5 104 (63.03%) Sass
6 83 (50.30%) jQuery
7 62 (37.58%) AngularJS
8 51 (30.91%) Git (software)
9 49 (29.70%) OO
10 41 (24.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 39 (23.64%) Backbone.js
12 38 (23.03%) Responsive Web Design
12 38 (23.03%) TDD
13 37 (22.42%) Agile Software Development
13 37 (22.42%) PHP
14 36 (21.82%) MVC
15 33 (20.00%) Node.js
16 30 (18.18%) Web Services
17 26 (15.76%) Finance
17 26 (15.76%) Ajax
18 24 (14.55%) Subversion
18 24 (14.55%) Java
19 22 (13.33%) E-Commerce
19 22 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
20 21 (12.73%) Photoshop
20 21 (12.73%) XML
20 21 (12.73%) Scrum
20 21 (12.73%) BDD
21 20 (12.12%) JSON

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 33 (20.00%) Node.js
2 12 (7.27%) Apache
3 10 (6.06%) Drupal
4 8 (4.85%) CMS
5 6 (3.64%) Umbraco
6 5 (3.03%) Confluence
6 5 (3.03%) IIS
7 4 (2.42%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.82%) WordPress
8 3 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.21%) TeamSite
9 2 (1.21%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.61%) Jetty
10 1 (0.61%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.61%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.61%) SugarCRM
10 1 (0.61%) Moodle
10 1 (0.61%) nginx
10 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (12.73%) Photoshop
2 7 (4.24%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (3.64%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.61%) InDesign
4 1 (0.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (7.27%) Magento
2 3 (1.82%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.82%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.61%) osCommerce
3 1 (0.61%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.42%) GitHub
3 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.21%) SaaS
4 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.88%) HTTP
2 3 (1.82%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.82%) Internet
3 1 (0.61%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 10 (6.06%) MySQL
2 10 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.03%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (1.82%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 51 (30.91%) Git (software)
2 24 (14.55%) Subversion
3 14 (8.48%) Grunt
4 13 (7.88%) JIRA
5 12 (7.27%) Jasmine
6 7 (4.24%) Jenkins
7 6 (3.64%) Capybara
7 6 (3.64%) Cucumber
8 5 (3.03%) Selenium
8 5 (3.03%) Visual Studio
8 5 (3.03%) Bitbucket
8 5 (3.03%) Trac
9 4 (2.42%) Yeoman
9 4 (2.42%) Mocha
10 3 (1.82%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.82%) Mercurial
10 3 (1.82%) Maven
10 3 (1.82%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.82%) IntelliJ
10 3 (1.82%) Sinon.JS
General
1 26 (15.76%) Finance
2 12 (7.27%) Banking
3 10 (6.06%) Retail
4 8 (4.85%) Marketing
5 6 (3.64%) Investment Banking
6 5 (3.03%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.03%) Games
7 3 (1.82%) Publishing
8 2 (1.21%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.61%) Electronics
9 1 (0.61%) Advertising
9 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.61%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 151 (91.52%) Developer
2 70 (42.42%) Front-End Developer
3 28 (16.97%) Web Developer
4 16 (9.70%) JavaScript Developer
5 13 (7.88%) UI Developer
5 13 (7.88%) Front-End Web Developer
6 11 (6.67%) Magento Developer
7 10 (6.06%) UI Programmer
8 8 (4.85%) Designer
9 7 (4.24%) Drupal Developer
9 7 (4.24%) PHP Developer
10 6 (3.64%) Senior Developer
11 5 (3.03%) Java Developer
12 4 (2.42%) Scala Developer
12 4 (2.42%) Mobile Web Developer
12 4 (2.42%) Web Designer
12 4 (2.42%) Programmer
12 4 (2.42%) Mobile Developer
13 3 (1.82%) Automation Tester
13 3 (1.82%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (95.15%) CSS
2 146 (88.48%) HTML
3 133 (80.61%) HTML5
4 106 (64.24%) CSS3
5 104 (63.03%) Sass
6 83 (50.30%) jQuery
7 62 (37.58%) AngularJS
8 41 (24.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 39 (23.64%) Backbone.js
10 30 (18.18%) Web Services
11 26 (15.76%) Ajax
12 22 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
13 21 (12.73%) XML
14 20 (12.12%) JSON
15 19 (11.52%) REST
16 18 (10.91%) RESTful
17 16 (9.70%) .NET
18 12 (7.27%) SOAP
19 10 (6.06%) ASP.NET
20 9 (5.45%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.30%) Open Source
2 11 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (4.85%) W3C
4 5 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.42%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.82%) Taxonomies
6 3 (1.82%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.21%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.21%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.21%) Social Media
7 2 (1.21%) Social Network
8 1 (0.61%) iPhone
8 1 (0.61%) Blog
8 1 (0.61%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.61%) Animation
8 1 (0.61%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.61%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.61%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.48%) Linux
2 11 (6.67%) Android
3 10 (6.06%) Apple iOS
4 8 (4.85%) Windows
5 3 (1.82%) Windows Phone 8
5 3 (1.82%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.61%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (29.70%) OO
2 38 (23.03%) Responsive Web Design
2 38 (23.03%) TDD
3 37 (22.42%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (21.82%) MVC
5 22 (13.33%) E-Commerce
6 21 (12.73%) Scrum
6 21 (12.73%) BDD
7 17 (10.30%) Web Development
8 16 (9.70%) OOP
9 12 (7.27%) Pair Programming
9 12 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (6.06%) Web Design
11 9 (5.45%) Content Management
11 9 (5.45%) Software Engineering
11 9 (5.45%) SOA
12 8 (4.85%) Workflow
12 8 (4.85%) User Experience Design
12 8 (4.85%) Kanban
13 7 (4.24%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 146 (88.48%) JavaScript
2 37 (22.42%) PHP
3 24 (14.55%) Java
4 14 (8.48%) Ruby
5 11 (6.67%) C#
6 9 (5.45%) C
6 9 (5.45%) SQL
7 7 (4.24%) Scala
8 6 (3.64%) XAML
9 5 (3.03%) PHP5
9 5 (3.03%) Python
9 5 (3.03%) Golang
10 4 (2.42%) XQuery
10 4 (2.42%) Clojure
11 2 (1.21%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.61%) Perl
12 1 (0.61%) ECMAScript
12 1 (0.61%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (8.48%) Degree
2 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.61%) HND
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (0.61%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.85%) QA
2 3 (1.82%) WCAG
3 1 (0.61%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.21%) Puppet
2 1 (0.61%) Nagios
2 1 (0.61%) logstash
2 1 (0.61%) Kibana
Vendors
1 14 (8.48%) Twitter
2 12 (7.27%) Adobe
3 9 (5.45%) Google
4 8 (4.85%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.03%) Zend
6 3 (1.82%) BMC
6 3 (1.82%) Remedy
7 2 (1.21%) Facebook
7 2 (1.21%) Interwoven
8 1 (0.61%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.61%) Sencha
8 1 (0.61%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle
8 1 (0.61%) SAP
8 1 (0.61%) Eloqua
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