The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 105 116 126
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +10
Contract jobs citing LESS 2 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.10% 0.16% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.53% 0.82% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 7
Median daily rate £338 £150 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -57.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
375 488 584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 18.83% 19.73% 20.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 306 335
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £467
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 9
Median hourly rate £46.00 £55.55 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.19% +56.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £14.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £175.00 £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing LESS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £338 -
LESS
South East

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for LESS.

1 18 (100.00%) CSS
1 18 (100.00%) Sass
2 17 (94.44%) HTML5
2 17 (94.44%) HTML
3 16 (88.89%) AngularJS
4 14 (77.78%) CSS3
4 14 (77.78%) JavaScript
4 14 (77.78%) Front End Development
5 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (61.11%) Web Services
6 11 (61.11%) RESTful
6 11 (61.11%) Node.js
7 10 (55.56%) User Stories
7 10 (55.56%) OOP
7 10 (55.56%) TDD
7 10 (55.56%) Performance Testing
7 10 (55.56%) Gatling
8 9 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (50.00%) Software Engineering
8 9 (50.00%) Pair Programming
8 9 (50.00%) Git (software)
9 8 (44.44%) Kanban
10 7 (38.89%) Scrum
10 7 (38.89%) JIRA
10 7 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (38.89%) Open Source
10 7 (38.89%) Confluence
10 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
10 7 (38.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 7 (38.89%) Amazon Kinesis

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 7 (38.89%) Confluence
2 1 (5.56%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (38.89%) Amazon Kinesis
1 7 (38.89%) AWS CloudFormation
1 7 (38.89%) AWS Lambda
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Gatling
2 9 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
3 7 (38.89%) JIRA
4 4 (22.22%) gulp
4 4 (22.22%) Jasmine
4 4 (22.22%) webpack
5 1 (5.56%) Bower
5 1 (5.56%) Grunt
5 1 (5.56%) NuGet
5 1 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (5.56%) Subversion
5 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 18 (100.00%) Developer
2 14 (77.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (22.22%) Angular Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (22.22%) Web Developer
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) UI Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) CSS
1 18 (100.00%) Sass
2 17 (94.44%) HTML
2 17 (94.44%) HTML5
3 16 (88.89%) AngularJS
4 14 (77.78%) CSS3
5 11 (61.11%) Node.js
5 11 (61.11%) RESTful
5 11 (61.11%) Web Services
6 7 (38.89%) React
7 4 (22.22%) Browserify
7 4 (22.22%) jQuery
8 3 (16.67%) Backbone.js
8 3 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (5.56%) .NET
9 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (5.56%) DOM
9 1 (5.56%) Handlebars
9 1 (5.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) User Experience
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Front End Development
2 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (55.56%) OOP
3 10 (55.56%) Performance Testing
3 10 (55.56%) TDD
3 10 (55.56%) User Stories
4 9 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (50.00%) Pair Programming
4 9 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 8 (44.44%) Kanban
6 7 (38.89%) Open Source
6 7 (38.89%) Scrum
7 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
7 4 (22.22%) High Availability
7 4 (22.22%) Release Management
7 4 (22.22%) Web Development
8 2 (11.11%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 2 (11.11%) Wireframes
9 1 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.11%) ECMAScript
2 2 (11.11%) ES6
3 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA