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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 434 460 579
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +119
Contract jobs citing LESS 188 126 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.24% 0.013%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.19% 0.83% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 95 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £257 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £463 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £34.50 £36.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -

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
15734 15245 15428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 29.00% 27.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10384 9914 9250
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 280 393
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £18.00 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £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 21 October 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 21 October 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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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 +19 175 £369 +5.35% 97
London +20 116 £359 -4.33% 43
City of London +21 15 £423 -0.58% 9
East Midlands - 15 £467 - 1
Northamptonshire - 15 £467 -
Northampton - 13 £467 -
South West -26 12 £375 +32.74% 6
East of England -29 9 £438 +41.12% 4
South East -18 8 £288 -17.85% 11
Scotland - 7 £406 - 2
Glasgow - 6 £406 -
North West -18 5 £325 - 12
Bristol -22 5 £375 +44.23% 2
Bath +1 4 - - 3
Somerset -4 4 - - 3
Surrey - 4 £288 - 2
Cambridgeshire +4 3 £475 - 2
Cambridge 0 3 £475 - 1
Hertfordshire -27 3 £340 +9.67%
Manchester -11 2 £325 - 7
Essex -15 2 - -
Exeter - 2 £290 -
Devon - 2 £290 -
Saffron Walden - 2 - -
Cheshire +5 1 £350 -3.44% 4
Hampshire -13 1 - - 2
East Sussex - 1 £250 - 2
Milton Keynes - 1 £330 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 3
Buckinghamshire - 1 £330 -

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 319 (96.96%) CSS
2 300 (91.19%) JavaScript
3 296 (89.97%) HTML
4 239 (72.64%) HTML5
5 223 (67.78%) Sass
6 219 (66.57%) CSS3
7 175 (53.19%) jQuery
8 126 (38.30%) OO
9 123 (37.39%) AngularJS
10 119 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
11 118 (35.87%) Responsive Web Design
12 101 (30.70%) Backbone.js
13 99 (30.09%) Ajax
14 86 (26.14%) MVC
15 84 (25.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 79 (24.01%) User Experience
17 78 (23.71%) Git (software)
18 77 (23.40%) TDD
19 66 (20.06%) PHP
20 64 (19.45%) Node.js
21 60 (18.24%) JSON
22 56 (17.02%) KnockoutJS
23 54 (16.41%) Java
23 54 (16.41%) Subversion
24 52 (15.81%) E-Commerce
25 49 (14.89%) REST
26 48 (14.59%) Finance
27 43 (13.07%) Grunt
28 41 (12.46%) Photoshop
29 40 (12.16%) Jasmine

LESS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 64 (19.45%) Node.js
2 24 (7.29%) CMS
3 15 (4.56%) Drupal
4 12 (3.65%) Apache
5 10 (3.04%) Umbraco
6 9 (2.74%) WordPress
7 6 (1.82%) nginx
7 6 (1.82%) IIS
8 5 (1.52%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.52%) Jetty
8 5 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.22%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.91%) Adobe CQ
10 3 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.91%) Confluence
11 2 (0.61%) Facebook Platform
11 2 (0.61%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.30%) Moodle
12 1 (0.30%) JBoss
Applications
1 41 (12.46%) Photoshop
2 10 (3.04%) Fireworks
3 8 (2.43%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.30%) InDesign
4 1 (0.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (4.26%) Magento
2 6 (1.82%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.91%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.30%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.30%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.43%) GitHub
2 3 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.61%) SaaS
3 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.69%) HTTP
2 6 (1.82%) HTTPS
3 4 (1.22%) Internet
3 4 (1.22%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.30%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.69%) MySQL
2 18 (5.47%) SQL Server
3 15 (4.56%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (1.82%) Redis
6 5 (1.52%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.52%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.30%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.30%) DB2
9 1 (0.30%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 78 (23.71%) Git (software)
2 54 (16.41%) Subversion
3 43 (13.07%) Grunt
4 40 (12.16%) Jasmine
5 19 (5.78%) Cucumber
6 15 (4.56%) Selenium
7 14 (4.26%) Eclipse
8 13 (3.95%) WebDriver
9 12 (3.65%) Mocha
9 12 (3.65%) Karma Test Runner
10 9 (2.74%) QUnit
10 9 (2.74%) Visual Studio
11 8 (2.43%) NUnit
11 8 (2.43%) JIRA
11 8 (2.43%) Bitbucket
11 8 (2.43%) Sinon.JS
11 8 (2.43%) Bower
12 7 (2.13%) Maven
12 7 (2.13%) Moq
13 6 (1.82%) JUnit
General
1 48 (14.59%) Finance
2 21 (6.38%) Banking
3 19 (5.78%) Retail
4 12 (3.65%) Marketing
5 11 (3.34%) Games
6 9 (2.74%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.43%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.22%) Advertising
9 3 (0.91%) Publishing
10 2 (0.61%) Legal
11 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.30%) Front Office
11 1 (0.30%) Electronics
11 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.30%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 306 (93.01%) Developer
2 162 (49.24%) Front-End Developer
3 37 (11.25%) UI Developer
4 34 (10.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 34 (10.33%) Web Developer
5 33 (10.03%) UI Programmer
6 14 (4.26%) Front-End Web Developer
7 12 (3.65%) .NET Developer
8 11 (3.34%) Magento Developer
9 10 (3.04%) PHP Developer
10 9 (2.74%) Senior Developer
10 9 (2.74%) Designer
11 8 (2.43%) HTML Developer
12 7 (2.13%) Drupal Developer
13 6 (1.82%) CSS Developer
13 6 (1.82%) Senior Front-End Developer
13 6 (1.82%) Web Designer
13 6 (1.82%) ASP.NET Developer
14 5 (1.52%) C# Developer
14 5 (1.52%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 319 (96.96%) CSS
2 296 (89.97%) HTML
3 239 (72.64%) HTML5
4 223 (67.78%) Sass
5 219 (66.57%) CSS3
6 175 (53.19%) jQuery
7 123 (37.39%) AngularJS
8 101 (30.70%) Backbone.js
9 99 (30.09%) Ajax
10 84 (25.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 60 (18.24%) JSON
12 56 (17.02%) KnockoutJS
13 49 (14.89%) REST
14 35 (10.64%) .NET
15 33 (10.03%) Dojo
16 31 (9.42%) JSP
17 30 (9.12%) Web Services
18 29 (8.81%) DOM
19 25 (7.60%) XML
20 23 (6.99%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 79 (24.01%) User Experience
2 25 (7.60%) Mobile App
3 14 (4.26%) Visualisation
4 12 (3.65%) Open Source
5 11 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.34%) W3C
6 6 (1.82%) Digital Media
7 5 (1.52%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.52%) Animation
8 4 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.22%) Taxonomies
8 4 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.22%) Video on Demand
9 3 (0.91%) Online Games
10 2 (0.61%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.61%) Clustering
10 2 (0.61%) E-Learning
10 2 (0.61%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.61%) Social Network
10 2 (0.61%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.17%) Linux
2 6 (1.82%) Windows
3 4 (1.22%) Android
4 3 (0.91%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.61%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.30%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (38.30%) OO
2 119 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (35.87%) Responsive Web Design
4 86 (26.14%) MVC
5 77 (23.40%) TDD
6 52 (15.81%) E-Commerce
7 31 (9.42%) Web Development
8 29 (8.81%) Unit Testing
9 27 (8.21%) Web Design
10 26 (7.90%) Scrum
11 25 (7.60%) BDD
12 17 (5.17%) Waterfall
13 16 (4.86%) Mobile Application Development
14 15 (4.56%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (3.65%) Progressive Enhancement
15 12 (3.65%) Dependency Management
16 11 (3.34%) OOP
17 10 (3.04%) Pair Programming
18 9 (2.74%) Content Management
19 8 (2.43%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 300 (91.19%) JavaScript
2 66 (20.06%) PHP
3 54 (16.41%) Java
4 25 (7.60%) C#
5 24 (7.29%) Ruby
6 15 (4.56%) SQL
7 12 (3.65%) C
8 11 (3.34%) Python
9 9 (2.74%) Scala
10 8 (2.43%) Clojure
11 6 (1.82%) PHP5
11 6 (1.82%) XAML
12 5 (1.52%) Golang
13 3 (0.91%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.61%) Perl
15 1 (0.30%) ECMAScript
15 1 (0.30%) CoffeeScript
15 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.30%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (6.69%) Degree
2 1 (0.30%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.30%) HND
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (0.30%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.56%) QA
2 5 (1.52%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (0.91%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (1.82%) Puppet
2 5 (1.52%) Ansible
Vendors
1 32 (9.73%) Adobe
2 27 (8.21%) Twitter
3 21 (6.38%) Google
4 15 (4.56%) Zend
5 8 (2.43%) hybris
5 8 (2.43%) Microsoft
6 5 (1.52%) Oracle
7 3 (0.91%) BMC
7 3 (0.91%) Remedy
7 3 (0.91%) Facebook
8 2 (0.61%) New Relic
8 2 (0.61%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.61%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.30%) SAP
9 1 (0.30%) Sencha
9 1 (0.30%) Eloqua
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Capita - ITIN
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RedCat Solutions
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Roc Search
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
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