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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 290 344 331
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -13
Contract jobs citing LESS 125 76 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.53% 0.32% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.67% 1.03% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 59 63
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.12 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - -
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
7502 7351 7951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.66% 30.70% 32.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5515 5168 5743
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 53 52
Average hourly rate £27.66 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.53% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.35 £17.50 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £59.87
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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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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 +15 13 £460 -12.38% 12
Croydon - 2 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £275 - 1
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 216 (95.58%) CSS
2 207 (91.59%) JavaScript
3 206 (91.15%) HTML
4 173 (76.55%) Sass
5 166 (73.45%) HTML5
6 156 (69.03%) CSS3
7 146 (64.60%) AngularJS
8 128 (56.64%) jQuery
9 102 (45.13%) Agile Software Development
10 86 (38.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 73 (32.30%) Responsive Web Design
11 73 (32.30%) Git (software)
12 63 (27.88%) OO
13 61 (26.99%) Backbone.js
14 57 (25.22%) Grunt
15 52 (23.01%) Node.js
16 50 (22.12%) User Experience
17 45 (19.91%) TDD
18 44 (19.47%) MVC
19 41 (18.14%) PHP
20 36 (15.93%) E-Commerce
21 35 (15.49%) Ajax
21 35 (15.49%) KnockoutJS
22 32 (14.16%) JSON
23 31 (13.72%) Scrum
23 31 (13.72%) Java
24 30 (13.27%) .NET
24 30 (13.27%) Web Design
25 29 (12.83%) Bower
26 28 (12.39%) gulp

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 52 (23.01%) Node.js
2 13 (5.75%) CMS
3 10 (4.42%) Drupal
3 10 (4.42%) Umbraco
4 6 (2.65%) Confluence
5 4 (1.77%) IIS
6 3 (1.33%) Mule
6 3 (1.33%) WordPress
6 3 (1.33%) WildFly
6 3 (1.33%) Mule ESB
6 3 (1.33%) SAS
7 2 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.88%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.88%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.88%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.44%) JBoss
8 1 (0.44%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 25 (11.06%) Photoshop
2 8 (3.54%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.88%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (1.77%) Magento
2 2 (0.88%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.19%) GitHub
2 2 (0.88%) MailChimp
3 1 (0.44%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.31%) HTTP
2 4 (1.77%) Internet
3 3 (1.33%) Firewall
3 3 (1.33%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (1.33%) VPN
4 1 (0.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.98%) MongoDB
3 8 (3.54%) NoSQL
3 8 (3.54%) MySQL
4 7 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.44%) Triplestore
6 1 (0.44%) Big Data
6 1 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.44%) DB2
6 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 73 (32.30%) Git (software)
2 57 (25.22%) Grunt
3 29 (12.83%) Bower
4 28 (12.39%) gulp
5 17 (7.52%) Selenium
5 17 (7.52%) Subversion
6 13 (5.75%) Jasmine
6 13 (5.75%) Cucumber
7 11 (4.87%) WebDriver
8 9 (3.98%) JIRA
8 9 (3.98%) QUnit
9 8 (3.54%) SpecFlow
9 8 (3.54%) Bitbucket
9 8 (3.54%) NUnit
10 7 (3.10%) Maven
11 6 (2.65%) Visual Studio
11 6 (2.65%) Sinon.JS
11 6 (2.65%) Karma Test Runner
12 5 (2.21%) Jenkins
13 4 (1.77%) Mocha
General
1 25 (11.06%) Finance
2 18 (7.96%) Banking
3 9 (3.98%) Retail
4 8 (3.54%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.10%) Publishing
6 4 (1.77%) Automotive
7 3 (1.33%) Front Office
7 3 (1.33%) Advertising
7 3 (1.33%) Marketing
8 2 (0.88%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.88%) Games
9 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 207 (91.59%) Developer
2 118 (52.21%) Front-End Developer
3 35 (15.49%) Web Developer
4 28 (12.39%) JavaScript Developer
5 16 (7.08%) UI Developer
5 16 (7.08%) UI Programmer
6 15 (6.64%) Front-End Web Developer
7 11 (4.87%) Senior Developer
8 10 (4.42%) .NET Developer
9 6 (2.65%) Architect
9 6 (2.65%) Drupal Developer
9 6 (2.65%) Designer
10 5 (2.21%) Developer Analyst
10 5 (2.21%) Analyst
10 5 (2.21%) Analyst Programmer
10 5 (2.21%) Programmer
10 5 (2.21%) Java Developer
11 4 (1.77%) Lead Developer
11 4 (1.77%) Technical Architect
11 4 (1.77%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (95.58%) CSS
2 206 (91.15%) HTML
3 173 (76.55%) Sass
4 166 (73.45%) HTML5
5 156 (69.03%) CSS3
6 146 (64.60%) AngularJS
7 128 (56.64%) jQuery
8 86 (38.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 61 (26.99%) Backbone.js
10 35 (15.49%) KnockoutJS
10 35 (15.49%) Ajax
11 32 (14.16%) JSON
12 30 (13.27%) .NET
13 20 (8.85%) RESTful
13 20 (8.85%) Ember.js
14 19 (8.41%) YUI
15 18 (7.96%) React
15 18 (7.96%) Ext JS
16 17 (7.52%) ASP.NET
17 16 (7.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 50 (22.12%) User Experience
2 11 (4.87%) W3C
3 9 (3.98%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.21%) Digital Media
5 4 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.77%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.33%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.88%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.88%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.44%) Animation
8 1 (0.44%) Photography
8 1 (0.44%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.44%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.44%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.44%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.44%) Social Media
8 1 (0.44%) iPad
8 1 (0.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.54%) Windows
1 8 (3.54%) Linux
2 5 (2.21%) UNIX
3 3 (1.33%) CentOS
4 2 (0.88%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.88%) Ubuntu
4 2 (0.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (45.13%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (32.30%) Responsive Web Design
3 63 (27.88%) OO
4 45 (19.91%) TDD
5 44 (19.47%) MVC
6 36 (15.93%) E-Commerce
7 31 (13.72%) Scrum
8 30 (13.27%) Web Design
9 28 (12.39%) Web Development
10 27 (11.95%) BDD
10 27 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (7.52%) Unit Testing
12 13 (5.75%) Automated Testing
12 13 (5.75%) Open Source
13 12 (5.31%) Progressive Enhancement
14 11 (4.87%) Web Application Development
15 10 (4.42%) Graceful Degradation
15 10 (4.42%) Kanban
15 10 (4.42%) Mobile First
16 9 (3.98%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 207 (91.59%) JavaScript
2 41 (18.14%) PHP
3 31 (13.72%) Java
4 26 (11.50%) C#
5 14 (6.19%) Ruby
6 11 (4.87%) Python
6 11 (4.87%) SQL
7 9 (3.98%) Scala
7 9 (3.98%) CoffeeScript
8 6 (2.65%) TypeScript
9 5 (2.21%) Clojure
10 4 (1.77%) C
11 3 (1.33%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.88%) F#
12 2 (0.88%) Perl
12 2 (0.88%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.88%) Go
13 1 (0.44%) VB
13 1 (0.44%) SPARQL
13 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (1.33%) Degree
1 3 (1.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.42%) QA
2 4 (1.77%) WCAG
3 1 (0.44%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (1.33%) vCloud
2 1 (0.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.77%) Ansible
1 4 (1.77%) Salt
2 3 (1.33%) Kibana
2 3 (1.33%) Rundeck
2 3 (1.33%) logstash
2 3 (1.33%) ZABBIX
3 2 (0.88%) Puppet
3 2 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (3.98%) Oracle
2 7 (3.10%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.21%) Adobe
4 4 (1.77%) Zend
4 4 (1.77%) Twitter
4 4 (1.77%) IBM
5 3 (1.33%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.33%) VMware
6 2 (0.88%) Google
6 2 (0.88%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.44%) Facebook
7 1 (0.44%) SAP
7 1 (0.44%) SaltStack
London
The Curve Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £270 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day Competitive rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 per day, Benefits extensions likely, brilliant brand
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Pirean Limited
Rate: £15,000 per annum plus statutory benefits.
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago