The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for LESS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
England / East of England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 125 141
Rank change year-on-year +22 +16  
Contract jobs citing LESS 30 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.28% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.10% 1.04% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 5 4
Median daily rate £350 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +24.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £410 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.87% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

LESS is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 731 670 819
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 31.24% 26.38% 27.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 422 497
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 30
Median hourly rate £41.50 £31.27 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.71% -17.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £20.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £36.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing LESS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for LESS in the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LESS in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for LESS in the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LESS in the East of England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LESS in the East of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LESS in the East of England

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Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire +5 14 £300 -29.41%
Hertfordshire -1 8 £450 -3.22% 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £475 - 2
Norfolk - 3 £350 - 1
Essex -13 2 £265 -33.75%
LESS
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LESS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for LESS.

1 47 (92.16%) HTML
1 47 (92.16%) CSS
2 46 (90.20%) Sass
3 45 (88.24%) JavaScript
4 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (49.02%) jQuery
6 24 (47.06%) HTML5
7 22 (43.14%) AngularJS
8 21 (41.18%) TDD
9 18 (35.29%) CSS3
9 18 (35.29%) RESTful
9 18 (35.29%) Dojo
10 17 (33.33%) Git (software)
10 17 (33.33%) Subversion
10 17 (33.33%) XML
10 17 (33.33%) Front End Development
11 16 (31.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 15 (29.41%) Web Development
12 15 (29.41%) OO
13 14 (27.45%) JSP
13 14 (27.45%) J2EE
13 14 (27.45%) Ajax
13 14 (27.45%) JSON
14 13 (25.49%) Progressive Enhancement
14 13 (25.49%) Animation
14 13 (25.49%) Node.js
14 13 (25.49%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
15 11 (21.57%) User Experience
15 11 (21.57%) React
15 11 (21.57%) Java

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (15.69%) Apache
2 6 (11.76%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.88%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (5.88%) CMS
4 1 (1.96%) Predix
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) HTTP
2 2 (3.92%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) MongoDB
1 6 (11.76%) MySQL
2 3 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.88%) Redis
2 3 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.96%) GIS
3 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 17 (33.33%) Subversion
2 6 (11.76%) Ant
2 6 (11.76%) PHPUnit
3 4 (7.84%) PostCSS
4 3 (5.88%) Jasmine
4 3 (5.88%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (3.92%) Bower
5 2 (3.92%) gulp
5 2 (3.92%) JSHint
General
1 6 (11.76%) Retail
2 3 (5.88%) Games
2 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.96%) Law
Job Titles
1 50 (98.04%) Developer
2 14 (27.45%) UI Developer
3 13 (25.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 8 (15.69%) Angular Developer
4 8 (15.69%) Java Developer
5 6 (11.76%) PHP Developer
5 6 (11.76%) PHP Symfony Developer
5 6 (11.76%) Symfony Developer
6 5 (9.80%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Senior Developer
8 3 (5.88%) HTML CSS Developer
8 3 (5.88%) HTML Developer
8 3 (5.88%) PHP Laravel Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Web Developer
9 2 (3.92%) .NET Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Agile Developer
9 2 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Full Stack Web Developer
9 2 (3.92%) MongoDB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (92.16%) CSS
1 47 (92.16%) HTML
2 46 (90.20%) Sass
3 25 (49.02%) jQuery
4 24 (47.06%) HTML5
5 22 (43.14%) AngularJS
6 18 (35.29%) CSS3
6 18 (35.29%) Dojo
6 18 (35.29%) RESTful
7 17 (33.33%) XML
8 16 (31.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 14 (27.45%) Ajax
9 14 (27.45%) J2EE
9 14 (27.45%) JSON
9 14 (27.45%) JSP
10 13 (25.49%) Node.js
11 11 (21.57%) React
12 9 (17.65%) Web Services
13 8 (15.69%) SAX
13 8 (15.69%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.49%) Animation
2 11 (21.57%) User Experience
3 3 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (5.88%) Virtual Team
3 3 (5.88%) Web 2.0
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) Linux
1 6 (11.76%) Unix
2 3 (5.88%) Solaris
2 3 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (41.18%) TDD
3 17 (33.33%) Front End Development
4 15 (29.41%) OO
4 15 (29.41%) Web Development
5 13 (25.49%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 13 (25.49%) Progressive Enhancement
6 10 (19.61%) Prototyping
7 8 (15.69%) OOP
8 7 (13.73%) Responsive Web Design
9 6 (11.76%) RAD
9 6 (11.76%) SOA
10 4 (7.84%) Dependency Management
10 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce
11 3 (5.88%) Analytics
11 3 (5.88%) BDD
11 3 (5.88%) OWASP
11 3 (5.88%) Software Delivery
11 3 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
11 3 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (88.24%) JavaScript
2 11 (21.57%) Java
3 6 (11.76%) PHP
3 6 (11.76%) PHP 5
3 6 (11.76%) PHP 7
4 3 (5.88%) C#
4 3 (5.88%) SQL
4 3 (5.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) IBM
2 3 (5.88%) FatWire
2 3 (5.88%) Google
2 3 (5.88%) Omniture
3 2 (3.92%) Telerik
4 1 (1.96%) SAP