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 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 101 105 129
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +24
Contract jobs citing LESS 12 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.60% 0.31% 0.076%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.88% 1.59% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 1
Median daily rate £433 £350 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.57% -28.20%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -
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
416 503 514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.82% 19.74% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 307 306
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 5
Median hourly rate £50.00 £28.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -25.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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
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 9 December 2016.

LESS Daily Rate Histogram 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 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 5 £338 - 1
Bracknell +6 4 £500 +185.71%
Maidenhead - 1 - -
LESS
South East

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 27 (100.00%) CSS
1 27 (100.00%) Sass
2 26 (96.30%) HTML5
2 26 (96.30%) HTML
3 22 (81.48%) CSS3
3 22 (81.48%) AngularJS
3 22 (81.48%) Front End Development
4 20 (74.07%) JavaScript
5 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (62.96%) RESTful
7 16 (59.26%) Node.js
7 16 (59.26%) TDD
7 16 (59.26%) Web Services
8 15 (55.56%) OOP
8 15 (55.56%) Performance Testing
8 15 (55.56%) User Stories
8 15 (55.56%) Gatling
9 14 (51.85%) Git (software)
9 14 (51.85%) Pair Programming
10 13 (48.15%) Software Engineering
10 13 (48.15%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (40.74%) Kanban
11 11 (40.74%) Jenkins
12 10 (37.04%) Amazon AWS
12 10 (37.04%) Open Source
12 10 (37.04%) Confluence
12 10 (37.04%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (37.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 10 (37.04%) Amazon Kinesis
12 10 (37.04%) 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 (37.04%) Confluence
2 1 (3.70%) CMS
2 1 (3.70%) JBoss
2 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 10 (37.04%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (37.04%) Amazon Kinesis
1 10 (37.04%) AWS CloudFormation
1 10 (37.04%) AWS Lambda
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.70%) Hazelcast
2 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.70%) Redis
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (55.56%) Gatling
2 14 (51.85%) Git (software)
3 11 (40.74%) Jenkins
4 10 (37.04%) JIRA
5 4 (14.81%) gulp
5 4 (14.81%) Jasmine
5 4 (14.81%) webpack
6 2 (7.41%) Grunt
6 2 (7.41%) Subversion
7 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (3.70%) Bower
7 1 (3.70%) FitNesse
7 1 (3.70%) Gradle
7 1 (3.70%) LoadUI
7 1 (3.70%) Maven
7 1 (3.70%) NuGet
7 1 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (3.70%) Selenium
7 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (3.70%) Arabic Language
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Games
1 1 (3.70%) Marketing
1 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (92.59%) Developer
2 20 (74.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 5 (18.52%) Angular Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 4 (14.81%) Web Developer
5 2 (7.41%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Digital Developer
6 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce Developer
6 1 (3.70%) HTML CSS Developer
6 1 (3.70%) HTML Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) UI Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (100.00%) CSS
1 27 (100.00%) Sass
2 26 (96.30%) HTML
2 26 (96.30%) HTML5
3 22 (81.48%) AngularJS
3 22 (81.48%) CSS3
4 17 (62.96%) RESTful
5 16 (59.26%) Node.js
5 16 (59.26%) Web Services
6 8 (29.63%) React
7 6 (22.22%) jQuery
8 5 (18.52%) Backbone.js
9 4 (14.81%) Browserify
10 3 (11.11%) .NET
10 3 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
11 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
11 2 (7.41%) Kendo UI
11 2 (7.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1 (3.70%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) User Experience
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) iPad
3 1 (3.70%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) Front End Development
2 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (59.26%) TDD
4 15 (55.56%) OOP
4 15 (55.56%) Performance Testing
4 15 (55.56%) User Stories
5 14 (51.85%) Pair Programming
6 13 (48.15%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (48.15%) Software Engineering
7 11 (40.74%) Kanban
8 10 (37.04%) Open Source
8 10 (37.04%) Scrum
9 7 (25.93%) E-Commerce
10 6 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (22.22%) High Availability
10 6 (22.22%) Release Management
11 5 (18.52%) Web Development
12 3 (11.11%) Wireframes
13 2 (7.41%) Mobile First
13 2 (7.41%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 20 (74.07%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.41%) ECMAScript
2 2 (7.41%) ES6
3 1 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) Adobe
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle
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