The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 408 448 471
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +23
Contract jobs citing LESS 228 171 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.31% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.38% 1.09% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 103 77
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 £278 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £497 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.06 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
16577 15633 15315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.90% 28.09% 29.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11265 9911 9834
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 218 265
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LESS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

LESS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LESS within the UK.

LESS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

LESS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LESS within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

LESS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

LESS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LESS within the UK.

LESS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

LESS
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LESS within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

LESS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

LESS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 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
England +10 207 £372 +2.62% 111
London +49 122 £375 - 56
South East -6 30 £374 +49.60% 20
East of England -8 19 £344 -14.06% 3
Yorkshire -16 16 £343 +28.03% 13
Berkshire - 16 £319 -
Scotland +3 15 £388 - 5
City of London +3 13 £460 -3.15% 7
West Yorkshire -17 13 £335 +3.07% 10
Leeds -15 12 £343 +5.38% 7
Edinburgh -5 11 £388 - 1
Hertfordshire +8 9 £350 +2.94%
Slough - 8 £313 -
Essex +1 7 £255 -
Surrey +1 6 £394 - 4
South West -16 6 £350 - 3
North East - 6 £325 - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 6 - -
Bracknell - 6 £425 -
Guildford - 6 £394 -
West Midlands -2 5 £250 - 1
East Midlands -13 5 £319 -33.59%
Bristol -14 4 £350 - 1
West Sussex - 4 £362 - 2
Durham - 4 £325 -
Basildon - 4 - -
Bedfordshire -1 3 £356 -1.79% 1
Glasgow - 3 £215 - 3
Bedford - 3 £356 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £370 - 2

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 396 (94.96%) CSS
2 388 (93.05%) HTML
3 373 (89.45%) JavaScript
4 318 (76.26%) Sass
5 301 (72.18%) HTML5
6 255 (61.15%) CSS3
7 227 (54.44%) AngularJS
8 215 (51.56%) jQuery
9 153 (36.69%) Agile Software Development
9 153 (36.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 126 (30.22%) Responsive Web Design
11 121 (29.02%) Git (software)
12 120 (28.78%) OO
13 113 (27.10%) Backbone.js
14 92 (22.06%) Grunt
15 87 (20.86%) MVC
16 86 (20.62%) User Experience
17 80 (19.18%) Node.js
18 77 (18.47%) TDD
19 69 (16.55%) Ajax
20 67 (16.07%) JSON
21 65 (15.59%) PHP
22 63 (15.11%) .NET
23 61 (14.63%) KnockoutJS
24 60 (14.39%) E-Commerce
25 59 (14.15%) Java
26 58 (13.91%) Web Design
27 56 (13.43%) C#
28 50 (11.99%) Photoshop
29 49 (11.75%) Scrum

LESS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 80 (19.18%) Node.js
2 38 (9.11%) CMS
3 17 (4.08%) WordPress
4 12 (2.88%) Drupal
4 12 (2.88%) Umbraco
5 9 (2.16%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.20%) Confluence
7 4 (0.96%) IIS
7 4 (0.96%) FileNet
8 3 (0.72%) Moodle
8 3 (0.72%) SAS
8 3 (0.72%) Commerce Server
8 3 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.48%) WildFly
9 2 (0.48%) Mule ESB
9 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.48%) SharePoint
Applications
1 50 (11.99%) Photoshop
2 20 (4.80%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (1.68%) Fireworks
4 5 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.72%) MS Excel
6 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (2.88%) Magento
2 1 (0.24%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.24%) Summit
2 1 (0.24%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.36%) GitHub
2 13 (3.12%) Google Analytics
3 12 (2.88%) SaaS
4 6 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.96%) MailChimp
6 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.48%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.48%) PaaS
7 2 (0.48%) Heroku
7 2 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.24%) IaaS
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.32%) HTTP
2 11 (2.64%) Internet
3 3 (0.72%) DNS
3 3 (0.72%) SSL
4 2 (0.48%) VPN
4 2 (0.48%) Firewall
4 2 (0.48%) SSH
4 2 (0.48%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.24%) 4G
5 1 (0.24%) Skype
5 1 (0.24%) Intranet
5 1 (0.24%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (8.87%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.60%) MongoDB
3 14 (3.36%) MySQL
4 13 (3.12%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.16%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.48%) Triplestore
9 1 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.24%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.24%) DB2
9 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 121 (29.02%) Git (software)
2 92 (22.06%) Grunt
3 49 (11.75%) gulp
4 46 (11.03%) Bower
5 29 (6.95%) Subversion
6 25 (6.00%) Jasmine
7 22 (5.28%) Selenium
8 18 (4.32%) Cucumber
9 16 (3.84%) Karma Test Runner
10 15 (3.60%) Visual Studio
11 14 (3.36%) QUnit
12 11 (2.64%) WebDriver
13 10 (2.40%) Mocha
14 9 (2.16%) Maven
14 9 (2.16%) JIRA
15 8 (1.92%) NUnit
15 8 (1.92%) SpecFlow
15 8 (1.92%) Bitbucket
15 8 (1.92%) Jenkins
16 6 (1.44%) Sinon.JS
General
1 49 (11.75%) Finance
2 26 (6.24%) Banking
3 24 (5.76%) Retail
4 17 (4.08%) Publishing
5 16 (3.84%) Telecoms
6 15 (3.60%) Marketing
7 7 (1.68%) Multimedia
8 4 (0.96%) Automotive
8 4 (0.96%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.72%) Front Office
9 3 (0.72%) Advertising
10 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.48%) Games
11 1 (0.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 385 (92.33%) Developer
2 199 (47.72%) Front-End Developer
3 77 (18.47%) Web Developer
4 48 (11.51%) JavaScript Developer
5 44 (10.55%) UI Developer
5 44 (10.55%) UI Programmer
6 25 (6.00%) Front-End Web Developer
6 25 (6.00%) Senior Developer
7 23 (5.52%) .NET Developer
8 18 (4.32%) Designer
9 13 (3.12%) Java Developer
10 11 (2.64%) Senior Web Developer
11 10 (2.40%) Junior Developer
11 10 (2.40%) Junior
12 8 (1.92%) Full Stack Developer
13 7 (1.68%) UI/UX Designer
13 7 (1.68%) Architect
13 7 (1.68%) PHP Developer
13 7 (1.68%) Junior Web Developer
14 6 (1.44%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 396 (94.96%) CSS
2 388 (93.05%) HTML
3 318 (76.26%) Sass
4 301 (72.18%) HTML5
5 255 (61.15%) CSS3
6 227 (54.44%) AngularJS
7 215 (51.56%) jQuery
8 153 (36.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 113 (27.10%) Backbone.js
10 69 (16.55%) Ajax
11 67 (16.07%) JSON
12 63 (15.11%) .NET
13 61 (14.63%) KnockoutJS
14 35 (8.39%) ASP.NET
15 31 (7.43%) XML
16 30 (7.19%) Web Services
16 30 (7.19%) RESTful
17 29 (6.95%) Ember.js
18 26 (6.24%) React
19 20 (4.80%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 86 (20.62%) User Experience
2 19 (4.56%) Mobile App
3 12 (2.88%) Digital Media
3 12 (2.88%) W3C
4 11 (2.64%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.64%) Inversion of Control
5 8 (1.92%) Social Media
5 8 (1.92%) Graphic Design
5 8 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.44%) Web 2.0
7 4 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.72%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.48%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.48%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.48%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.24%) BYOD
10 1 (0.24%) iPad
10 1 (0.24%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.24%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 16 (3.84%) Windows
2 15 (3.60%) UNIX
3 12 (2.88%) Linux
4 7 (1.68%) Android
5 6 (1.44%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.20%) Solaris
7 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.48%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.48%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (36.69%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (30.22%) Responsive Web Design
3 120 (28.78%) OO
4 87 (20.86%) MVC
5 77 (18.47%) TDD
6 60 (14.39%) E-Commerce
7 58 (13.91%) Web Design
8 49 (11.75%) Scrum
9 46 (11.03%) Web Development
10 40 (9.59%) Unit Testing
11 35 (8.39%) Continuous Integration
12 31 (7.43%) BDD
13 22 (5.28%) Progressive Enhancement
14 21 (5.04%) Content Management
15 20 (4.80%) SEO
16 18 (4.32%) Graceful Degradation
17 17 (4.08%) Automated Testing
18 16 (3.84%) Mobile Application Development
19 14 (3.36%) Analytics
19 14 (3.36%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 373 (89.45%) JavaScript
2 65 (15.59%) PHP
3 59 (14.15%) Java
4 56 (13.43%) C#
5 22 (5.28%) SQL
6 13 (3.12%) Ruby
6 13 (3.12%) Python
7 12 (2.88%) TypeScript
8 10 (2.40%) Scala
9 8 (1.92%) CoffeeScript
10 5 (1.20%) XPath
11 4 (0.96%) PHP5
11 4 (0.96%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.96%) C
11 4 (0.96%) Clojure
12 3 (0.72%) VB
12 3 (0.72%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.48%) Perl
13 2 (0.48%) F#
13 2 (0.48%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 11 (2.64%) Degree
2 2 (0.48%) MCP
2 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (0.48%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.24%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.12%) QA
2 5 (1.20%) WCAG
3 1 (0.24%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (0.48%) vCloud
2 1 (0.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (0.72%) TeamSite
1 3 (0.72%) Salt
2 2 (0.48%) Kibana
2 2 (0.48%) ZABBIX
2 2 (0.48%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.48%) Ansible
2 2 (0.48%) logstash
2 2 (0.48%) Rundeck
3 1 (0.24%) Puppet
3 1 (0.24%) Graphite
Vendors
1 23 (5.52%) Adobe
2 18 (4.32%) Microsoft
3 17 (4.08%) Google
4 13 (3.12%) IBM
5 9 (2.16%) Oracle
5 9 (2.16%) Twitter
6 7 (1.68%) Zend
7 5 (1.20%) Omniture
7 5 (1.20%) FatWire
8 2 (0.48%) VMware
8 2 (0.48%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.48%) Appcelerator
8 2 (0.48%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.24%) Sencha
9 1 (0.24%) Splunk
9 1 (0.24%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.24%) Facebook
9 1 (0.24%) Alterian
9 1 (0.24%) SAP
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates - 3 Months initially
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Rate: £375 to £425 p/day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 per day, Benefits extensions likely, brilliant brand
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £290 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £375 to £425 p/day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Pirean Limited
Rate: £15,000 per annum plus statutory benefits.
Posted: 19 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £390 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago