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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 428 461 481
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +20
Contract jobs citing LESS 186 130 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.25% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.24% 0.88% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 87 56
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
15034 14825 13750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.40% 28.02% 27.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10082 9622 8642
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 211 331
Average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 6 July 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
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 6 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England +28 172 £350 -6.66% 128
London +29 99 £350 -16.66% 73
East Midlands - 15 £325 - 4
Scotland +13 13 £388 +127.94% 11
South East -9 13 £388 +10.71% 11
South West -3 10 £350 - 7
Yorkshire -15 10 £343 +5.38% 9
Northamptonshire - 10 £375 -
Northampton - 10 £375 -
City of London -8 9 £375 -25.00% 16
Berkshire +10 8 £150 - 1
East of England -10 8 £363 +20.83% 9
North East - 8 £325 - 2
Edinburgh - 8 £450 - 7
Bristol 0 6 £350 - 2
Leeds -13 6 £318 -3.78% 5
West Yorkshire -16 6 £318 -3.78% 6
Durham - 6 £325 -
Manchester -10 5 £363 -3.33% 1
North West -19 5 £363 -3.33% 7
Nottinghamshire - 5 £300 - 1
Nottingham - 5 £300 - 1
West Midlands -1 4 £270 -8.86% 6
Hertfordshire -7 4 £350 - 6
Cambridgeshire -9 3 £450 +25.00% 2
Surrey +4 2 £381 +17.30% 3
Guildford +1 2 £381 +17.30% 2
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £325 - 1
Bracknell - 2 £281 -
York - 2 £370 -

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 378 (95.94%) CSS
2 368 (93.40%) HTML
3 356 (90.36%) JavaScript
4 294 (74.62%) Sass
5 293 (74.37%) HTML5
6 245 (62.18%) CSS3
7 230 (58.38%) AngularJS
8 196 (49.75%) jQuery
9 140 (35.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 132 (33.50%) Backbone.js
11 127 (32.23%) Agile Software Development
12 113 (28.68%) Git (software)
13 105 (26.65%) Responsive Web Design
14 95 (24.11%) OO
15 87 (22.08%) MVC
16 86 (21.83%) User Experience
17 84 (21.32%) Grunt
18 76 (19.29%) Node.js
19 67 (17.01%) TDD
20 64 (16.24%) Ajax
21 62 (15.74%) JSON
22 59 (14.97%) Java
22 59 (14.97%) Bower
23 58 (14.72%) PHP
24 49 (12.44%) .NET
25 47 (11.93%) Scrum
25 47 (11.93%) KnockoutJS
26 46 (11.68%) Finance
26 46 (11.68%) Photoshop
27 45 (11.42%) C#

LESS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 76 (19.29%) Node.js
2 26 (6.60%) CMS
3 21 (5.33%) WordPress
4 15 (3.81%) Umbraco
5 9 (2.28%) FileNet
6 8 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.78%) Drupal
8 6 (1.52%) Apache Solr
9 4 (1.02%) Confluence
10 3 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.76%) Moodle
10 3 (0.76%) SAS
11 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.51%) IIS
11 2 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.51%) nginx
12 1 (0.25%) Orchard CMS
12 1 (0.25%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 46 (11.68%) Photoshop
2 10 (2.54%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.76%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 8 (2.03%) Magento
2 1 (0.25%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.25%) Summit
2 1 (0.25%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.30%) GitHub
2 11 (2.79%) SaaS
3 8 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.02%) Google Analytics
4 4 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.76%) MailChimp
6 2 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (0.51%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.51%) PaaS
6 2 (0.51%) Heroku
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.81%) HTTP
2 11 (2.79%) Internet
3 2 (0.51%) Intranet
4 1 (0.25%) Firewall
4 1 (0.25%) SSH
4 1 (0.25%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.25%) 4G
4 1 (0.25%) VPN
4 1 (0.25%) DNS
4 1 (0.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (8.63%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.84%) MongoDB
3 19 (4.82%) MySQL
4 15 (3.81%) NoSQL
5 8 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.52%) Triplestore
7 5 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.51%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.51%) Redis
11 1 (0.25%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 113 (28.68%) Git (software)
2 84 (21.32%) Grunt
3 59 (14.97%) Bower
4 37 (9.39%) Jasmine
5 33 (8.38%) gulp
6 29 (7.36%) Subversion
7 19 (4.82%) Selenium
8 16 (4.06%) Mocha
8 16 (4.06%) Karma Test Runner
9 14 (3.55%) Cucumber
10 10 (2.54%) Bitbucket
11 9 (2.28%) Eclipse
12 8 (2.03%) WebDriver
13 6 (1.52%) Jenkins
14 5 (1.27%) JIRA
14 5 (1.27%) JSUnit
15 4 (1.02%) Maven
15 4 (1.02%) Dreamweaver
15 4 (1.02%) Visual Studio
16 3 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 46 (11.68%) Finance
2 33 (8.38%) Banking
3 19 (4.82%) Retail
4 13 (3.30%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.54%) Marketing
6 8 (2.03%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.03%) Publishing
7 5 (1.27%) Advertising
8 4 (1.02%) Automotive
8 4 (1.02%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.51%) Legal
9 2 (0.51%) Games
10 1 (0.25%) Front Office
10 1 (0.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 365 (92.64%) Developer
2 196 (49.75%) Front-End Developer
3 63 (15.99%) JavaScript Developer
4 50 (12.69%) Web Developer
5 47 (11.93%) UI Developer
5 47 (11.93%) UI Programmer
6 20 (5.08%) Front-End Web Developer
6 20 (5.08%) .NET Developer
7 14 (3.55%) Senior Developer
7 14 (3.55%) Designer
8 13 (3.30%) Full Stack Developer
9 9 (2.28%) Java Developer
10 7 (1.78%) PHP Developer
10 7 (1.78%) Node.js Developer
11 5 (1.27%) Magento Developer
11 5 (1.27%) C# .NET Developer
11 5 (1.27%) C# Developer
11 5 (1.27%) Architect
12 4 (1.02%) Junior
12 4 (1.02%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 378 (95.94%) CSS
2 368 (93.40%) HTML
3 294 (74.62%) Sass
4 293 (74.37%) HTML5
5 245 (62.18%) CSS3
6 230 (58.38%) AngularJS
7 196 (49.75%) jQuery
8 140 (35.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 132 (33.50%) Backbone.js
10 64 (16.24%) Ajax
11 62 (15.74%) JSON
12 49 (12.44%) .NET
13 47 (11.93%) KnockoutJS
14 39 (9.90%) Ember.js
15 34 (8.63%) RESTful
16 29 (7.36%) REST
17 23 (5.84%) Ext JS
17 23 (5.84%) ASP.NET
17 23 (5.84%) Web Services
18 22 (5.58%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 86 (21.83%) User Experience
2 17 (4.31%) Mobile App
3 14 (3.55%) W3C
4 10 (2.54%) Inversion of Control
5 6 (1.52%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.02%) iPad
6 4 (1.02%) Graphic Design
7 3 (0.76%) Smartphone
7 3 (0.76%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.76%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.51%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.51%) RIA
8 2 (0.51%) FMCG
8 2 (0.51%) iPhone
8 2 (0.51%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.25%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.25%) Animation
9 1 (0.25%) Photography
9 1 (0.25%) Human Factors
9 1 (0.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.05%) Windows
2 11 (2.79%) Linux
3 9 (2.28%) Android
4 8 (2.03%) UNIX
5 6 (1.52%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.02%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.51%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.51%) CentOS
8 1 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (32.23%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (26.65%) Responsive Web Design
3 95 (24.11%) OO
4 87 (22.08%) MVC
5 67 (17.01%) TDD
6 47 (11.93%) Scrum
7 43 (10.91%) Web Design
7 43 (10.91%) Web Development
8 39 (9.90%) BDD
9 38 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
10 33 (8.38%) E-Commerce
11 26 (6.60%) Unit Testing
12 20 (5.08%) Progressive Enhancement
13 18 (4.57%) MVVM
13 18 (4.57%) Graceful Degradation
14 14 (3.55%) Kanban
14 14 (3.55%) SEO
15 13 (3.30%) Mobile Application Development
16 12 (3.05%) Open Source
16 12 (3.05%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 356 (90.36%) JavaScript
2 59 (14.97%) Java
3 58 (14.72%) PHP
4 45 (11.42%) C#
5 15 (3.81%) Ruby
6 14 (3.55%) TypeScript
6 14 (3.55%) SQL
7 12 (3.05%) Python
8 11 (2.79%) C
9 6 (1.52%) SPARQL
9 6 (1.52%) Clojure
9 6 (1.52%) CoffeeScript
10 5 (1.27%) PHP5
10 5 (1.27%) Scala
11 3 (0.76%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.76%) VB
11 3 (0.76%) F#
11 3 (0.76%) Dart
12 2 (0.51%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.51%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (3.55%) Degree
2 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.51%) MCP
4 1 (0.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.30%) QA
2 5 (1.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.25%) vCloud
1 1 (0.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (0.76%) TeamSite
1 3 (0.76%) Puppet
1 3 (0.76%) Ansible
2 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.51%) Salt
3 1 (0.25%) Kibana
3 1 (0.25%) Graphite
3 1 (0.25%) Rundeck
3 1 (0.25%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.25%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.25%) logstash
Vendors
1 24 (6.09%) Adobe
2 18 (4.57%) Microsoft
3 14 (3.55%) Twitter
3 14 (3.55%) IBM
4 9 (2.28%) Google
4 9 (2.28%) Zend
5 5 (1.27%) Oracle
6 4 (1.02%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.76%) Facebook
8 2 (0.51%) Appcelerator
8 2 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.51%) VMware
9 1 (0.25%) Alterian
9 1 (0.25%) Omniture
9 1 (0.25%) FatWire
9 1 (0.25%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.25%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.25%) Sencha
9 1 (0.25%) Splunk
9 1 (0.25%) EPiServer
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