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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 438 465 566
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +101
Contract jobs citing LESS 172 114 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.22% 0.043%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.10% 0.76% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 77 14
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
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
15698 15095 15547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.76% 28.64% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9962 9698 9555
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 265 367
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 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
England +33 164 £350 - 65
London -1 74 £375 - 35
East of England -2 33 £400 +23.07% 4
South West -18 18 £350 +34.61% 7
Bristol -8 12 £350 +34.61% 2
Cambridgeshire +4 10 £475 +26.66% 2
East Midlands - 10 £480 -
North West -7 9 £375 +17.18% 7
Northamptonshire - 9 £480 -
City of London +4 7 £475 +35.71% 7
Northampton - 7 £480 -
Cambridge -5 6 £475 +26.66% 1
South East -12 6 £250 -33.33% 5
Manchester -8 5 £375 +20.00% 3
Cheshire +1 4 £325 +1.56% 2
West Midlands -10 4 £250 -4.76%
Hertfordshire -13 4 £340 +4.61% 2
Chester - 4 £325 -
Somerset - 3 £310 - 2
Hampshire - 3 £300 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £268 - 6
Surrey - 2 - - 2
Devon - 2 £290 -
Bath - 2 - - 2
Exeter - 2 £290 -
Essex -6 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £250 - 1
Saffron Walden - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 2
Scotland - 1 - - 1

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 284 (97.26%) CSS
2 264 (90.41%) JavaScript
3 263 (90.07%) HTML
4 212 (72.60%) HTML5
5 183 (62.67%) CSS3
6 179 (61.30%) Sass
7 145 (49.66%) jQuery
8 97 (33.22%) OO
9 91 (31.16%) AngularJS
10 88 (30.14%) Responsive Web Design
11 87 (29.79%) MVC
12 79 (27.05%) TDD
13 74 (25.34%) Ajax
13 74 (25.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 70 (23.97%) PHP
15 66 (22.60%) Git (software)
16 64 (21.92%) Backbone.js
17 61 (20.89%) Agile Software Development
18 54 (18.49%) Subversion
19 46 (15.75%) Node.js
20 43 (14.73%) Web Services
21 40 (13.70%) E-Commerce
22 39 (13.36%) Java
22 39 (13.36%) .NET
23 37 (12.67%) Finance
23 37 (12.67%) REST
24 36 (12.33%) JSON
25 35 (11.99%) Photoshop
25 35 (11.99%) KnockoutJS
25 35 (11.99%) Grunt

LESS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 46 (15.75%) Node.js
2 14 (4.79%) Drupal
2 14 (4.79%) CMS
3 13 (4.45%) Apache
4 7 (2.40%) Umbraco
4 7 (2.40%) WordPress
5 6 (2.05%) Confluence
6 5 (1.71%) IIS
7 4 (1.37%) Jetty
7 4 (1.37%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.37%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.68%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (0.68%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.68%) TeamSite
10 1 (0.34%) SugarCRM
10 1 (0.34%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.34%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.34%) Moodle
Applications
1 35 (11.99%) Photoshop
2 9 (3.08%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (2.74%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.34%) InDesign
4 1 (0.34%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (5.14%) Magento
2 4 (1.37%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.03%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.34%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.34%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.37%) GitHub
3 3 (1.03%) SaaS
4 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.79%) HTTP
2 7 (2.40%) Internet
3 3 (1.03%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.34%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.34%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.19%) MySQL
1 21 (7.19%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.77%) MongoDB
3 5 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.71%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.37%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.34%) Big Data
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 66 (22.60%) Git (software)
2 54 (18.49%) Subversion
3 35 (11.99%) Grunt
4 23 (7.88%) Jasmine
5 17 (5.82%) JIRA
6 10 (3.42%) Selenium
7 9 (3.08%) Visual Studio
7 9 (3.08%) Jenkins
8 8 (2.74%) NUnit
9 7 (2.40%) Eclipse
9 7 (2.40%) Cucumber
9 7 (2.40%) Mocha
9 7 (2.40%) Moq
10 6 (2.05%) Capybara
10 6 (2.05%) Maven
11 5 (1.71%) JUnit
11 5 (1.71%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.71%) Karma Test Runner
11 5 (1.71%) Bower
11 5 (1.71%) Trac
General
1 37 (12.67%) Finance
2 17 (5.82%) Banking
3 13 (4.45%) Retail
4 11 (3.77%) Marketing
5 7 (2.40%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.40%) Games
6 6 (2.05%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.71%) Publishing
8 3 (1.03%) Advertising
9 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.34%) Front Office
10 1 (0.34%) Back Office
10 1 (0.34%) Electronics
10 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.34%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 270 (92.47%) Developer
2 129 (44.18%) Front-End Developer
3 48 (16.44%) Web Developer
4 38 (13.01%) UI Developer
5 34 (11.64%) UI Programmer
6 24 (8.22%) JavaScript Developer
6 24 (8.22%) Front-End Web Developer
7 13 (4.45%) Magento Developer
8 12 (4.11%) PHP Developer
9 11 (3.77%) .NET Developer
9 11 (3.77%) Designer
10 10 (3.42%) Senior Developer
11 9 (3.08%) Drupal Developer
12 6 (2.05%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 6 (2.05%) C# Developer
12 6 (2.05%) ASP.NET Developer
13 5 (1.71%) Java Developer
13 5 (1.71%) Web Designer
13 5 (1.71%) Programmer
13 5 (1.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 284 (97.26%) CSS
2 263 (90.07%) HTML
3 212 (72.60%) HTML5
4 183 (62.67%) CSS3
5 179 (61.30%) Sass
6 145 (49.66%) jQuery
7 91 (31.16%) AngularJS
8 74 (25.34%) Ajax
8 74 (25.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 64 (21.92%) Backbone.js
10 43 (14.73%) Web Services
11 39 (13.36%) .NET
12 37 (12.67%) REST
13 36 (12.33%) JSON
14 35 (11.99%) KnockoutJS
15 30 (10.27%) Dojo
16 29 (9.93%) DOM
17 28 (9.59%) ASP.NET
17 28 (9.59%) JSP
17 28 (9.59%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.51%) Open Source
2 17 (5.82%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (3.77%) W3C
4 5 (1.71%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.71%) Visualisation
5 4 (1.37%) Taxonomies
6 3 (1.03%) E-Learning
6 3 (1.03%) Animation
6 3 (1.03%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.68%) Social Network
7 2 (0.68%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.68%) Clustering
8 1 (0.34%) BBC
8 1 (0.34%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.34%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.34%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.34%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.79%) Linux
2 11 (3.77%) Android
3 10 (3.42%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.74%) Windows
5 3 (1.03%) Windows Phone 8
5 3 (1.03%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.68%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.68%) UNIX
6 2 (0.68%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (33.22%) OO
2 88 (30.14%) Responsive Web Design
3 87 (29.79%) MVC
4 79 (27.05%) TDD
5 61 (20.89%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (13.70%) E-Commerce
7 33 (11.30%) Scrum
8 27 (9.25%) Web Development
9 23 (7.88%) BDD
10 21 (7.19%) Web Design
11 18 (6.16%) Unit Testing
12 16 (5.48%) OOP
13 15 (5.14%) Content Management
14 14 (4.79%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (4.11%) Dependency Management
15 12 (4.11%) Pair Programming
16 11 (3.77%) Software Engineering
17 10 (3.42%) SOA
18 8 (2.74%) User Stories
18 8 (2.74%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 264 (90.41%) JavaScript
2 70 (23.97%) PHP
3 39 (13.36%) Java
4 26 (8.90%) C#
5 20 (6.85%) Ruby
6 16 (5.48%) SQL
7 9 (3.08%) C
8 6 (2.05%) Scala
8 6 (2.05%) PHP5
8 6 (2.05%) Python
8 6 (2.05%) XAML
9 5 (1.71%) Golang
10 4 (1.37%) Clojure
10 4 (1.37%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.03%) XQuery
12 2 (0.68%) Perl
13 1 (0.34%) ECMAScript
13 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.34%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (5.48%) Degree
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (0.34%) Sun Certification
2 1 (0.34%) HND
2 1 (0.34%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.11%) QA
2 6 (2.05%) WCAG
3 2 (0.68%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (1.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.68%) Puppet
2 1 (0.34%) Nagios
2 1 (0.34%) logstash
2 1 (0.34%) Kibana
Vendors
1 25 (8.56%) Adobe
2 24 (8.22%) Twitter
3 20 (6.85%) Zend
4 13 (4.45%) Google
5 8 (2.74%) hybris
5 8 (2.74%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.37%) Oracle
7 3 (1.03%) BMC
7 3 (1.03%) Remedy
7 3 (1.03%) Facebook
8 2 (0.68%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.68%) Interwoven
9 1 (0.34%) JBoss
9 1 (0.34%) SAP
9 1 (0.34%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.34%) Sencha
9 1 (0.34%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.34%) New Relic
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