The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 109 120 120
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Contract jobs citing LESS 10 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.41% 0.12% 0.041%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.88% 0.56% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£224 £125 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £263
% change year-on-year
+12.44% +18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.86 - -
LESS
South East

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

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
531 538 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.90% 21.07% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 300 217
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 48
Average hourly rate £32.50 £20.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.53% -41.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

LESS
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

LESS Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

LESS
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LESS across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

LESS Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

LESS
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 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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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
Newbury - 2 £298 -
Slough +3 1 £400 +220.00%
Windsor - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 £150 -
LESS
South East

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region 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 19 (95.00%) HTML
1 19 (95.00%) CSS
1 19 (95.00%) HTML5
2 17 (85.00%) Sass
3 16 (80.00%) JavaScript
4 13 (65.00%) CSS3
5 8 (40.00%) jQuery
5 8 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 7 (35.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (30.00%) MVC
7 6 (30.00%) AngularJS
8 5 (25.00%) Backbone.js
8 5 (25.00%) TDD
9 4 (20.00%) PHP
9 4 (20.00%) OO
9 4 (20.00%) Node.js
9 4 (20.00%) User Experience
10 3 (15.00%) Grunt
10 3 (15.00%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
10 3 (15.00%) Scrum
11 2 (10.00%) Web Design
11 2 (10.00%) Photoshop
11 2 (10.00%) .NET
11 2 (10.00%) Retail
11 2 (10.00%) SEO
11 2 (10.00%) Ajax
11 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
11 2 (10.00%) Symfony

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region 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 4 (20.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Intranet
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Grunt
1 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.00%) Bower
3 1 (5.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 2 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (85.00%) Developer
2 11 (55.00%) Front-End Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Designer
4 4 (20.00%) UI Developer
4 4 (20.00%) UI Programmer
5 2 (10.00%) Junior Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Web Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Junior
5 2 (10.00%) UX Designer
5 2 (10.00%) Junior Web Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior UI Developer
6 1 (5.00%) CSS Developer
6 1 (5.00%) UI Designer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior PHP Developer
6 1 (5.00%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (95.00%) HTML
1 19 (95.00%) CSS
1 19 (95.00%) HTML5
2 17 (85.00%) Sass
3 13 (65.00%) CSS3
4 8 (40.00%) jQuery
5 7 (35.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (30.00%) AngularJS
7 5 (25.00%) Backbone.js
8 3 (15.00%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (10.00%) .NET
9 2 (10.00%) Ajax
9 2 (10.00%) Symfony
9 2 (10.00%) Laravel
10 1 (5.00%) Semantic HTML
10 1 (5.00%) Ember.js
10 1 (5.00%) Ext JS
10 1 (5.00%) YUI
10 1 (5.00%) JSON
10 1 (5.00%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) User Experience
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) RIA
2 2 (10.00%) FMCG
3 1 (5.00%) Human Factors
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) MVC
4 5 (25.00%) TDD
5 4 (20.00%) OO
6 3 (15.00%) Scrum
7 2 (10.00%) Web Design
7 2 (10.00%) SEO
7 2 (10.00%) BDD
8 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
8 1 (5.00%) Rapid Prototyping
8 1 (5.00%) Information Architecture
8 1 (5.00%) Usability Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Product Management
8 1 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Zend
1 1 (5.00%) Adobe