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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 101 118 121
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +3
Contract jobs citing LESS 5 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.26% 0.082% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.24% 0.39% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Median daily rate £339 £175 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+93.57% -48.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £175 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
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
404 507 526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.89% 20.74% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 299 300
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 7
Median hourly rate £50.00 £35.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.84% +3.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.60 £14.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £175.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

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
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

LESS Hourly 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 20 January 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
Reading - 4 £339 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
LESS
South East

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 25 (100.00%) CSS
1 25 (100.00%) Sass
2 24 (96.00%) HTML5
2 24 (96.00%) HTML
3 23 (92.00%) AngularJS
4 20 (80.00%) CSS3
4 20 (80.00%) Front End Development
5 18 (72.00%) JavaScript
5 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (68.00%) RESTful
7 16 (64.00%) Node.js
7 16 (64.00%) TDD
7 16 (64.00%) Web Services
8 15 (60.00%) OOP
8 15 (60.00%) Performance Testing
8 15 (60.00%) User Stories
8 15 (60.00%) Gatling
9 14 (56.00%) Pair Programming
10 13 (52.00%) Software Engineering
10 13 (52.00%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (52.00%) Git (software)
11 11 (44.00%) Kanban
11 11 (44.00%) Jenkins
12 10 (40.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 10 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
12 10 (40.00%) Open Source
12 10 (40.00%) Confluence
12 10 (40.00%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (40.00%) Amazon Kinesis
12 10 (40.00%) AWS CloudFormation

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 10 (40.00%) Confluence
2 1 (4.00%) CMS
2 1 (4.00%) JBoss
2 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 10 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (40.00%) Amazon Kinesis
1 10 (40.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 10 (40.00%) AWS Lambda
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (40.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.00%) Hazelcast
2 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.00%) Redis
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (60.00%) Gatling
2 13 (52.00%) Git (software)
3 11 (44.00%) Jenkins
4 10 (40.00%) JIRA
5 4 (16.00%) gulp
5 4 (16.00%) Jasmine
5 4 (16.00%) webpack
6 2 (8.00%) Subversion
7 1 (4.00%) Ant
7 1 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
7 1 (4.00%) FitNesse
7 1 (4.00%) IntelliJ
7 1 (4.00%) JMeter
7 1 (4.00%) JUnit
7 1 (4.00%) Maven
7 1 (4.00%) NetBeans
7 1 (4.00%) NuGet
7 1 (4.00%) Selenium
7 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (4.00%) Arabic Language
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
1 1 (4.00%) Games
1 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (92.00%) Developer
2 18 (72.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 5 (20.00%) Angular Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 4 (16.00%) Web Developer
5 2 (8.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce Developer
6 1 (4.00%) HTML CSS Developer
6 1 (4.00%) HTML Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) UI Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (100.00%) CSS
1 25 (100.00%) Sass
2 24 (96.00%) HTML
2 24 (96.00%) HTML5
3 23 (92.00%) AngularJS
4 20 (80.00%) CSS3
5 17 (68.00%) RESTful
6 16 (64.00%) Node.js
6 16 (64.00%) Web Services
7 8 (32.00%) React
8 5 (20.00%) Backbone.js
9 4 (16.00%) Browserify
9 4 (16.00%) jQuery
9 4 (16.00%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (4.00%) DOM
10 1 (4.00%) Hibernate
10 1 (4.00%) iBATIS
10 1 (4.00%) Java EE
10 1 (4.00%) JSON
10 1 (4.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) User Experience
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Front End Development
2 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (64.00%) TDD
4 15 (60.00%) OOP
4 15 (60.00%) Performance Testing
4 15 (60.00%) User Stories
5 14 (56.00%) Pair Programming
6 13 (52.00%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (52.00%) Software Engineering
7 11 (44.00%) Kanban
8 10 (40.00%) Open Source
8 10 (40.00%) Scrum
9 7 (28.00%) E-Commerce
10 6 (24.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (24.00%) High Availability
10 6 (24.00%) Release Management
11 4 (16.00%) Web Development
12 2 (8.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
12 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
12 2 (8.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 18 (72.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.00%) ECMAScript
2 2 (8.00%) ES6
3 1 (4.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle