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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 124 125 121
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing LESS 8 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.28% 0.14% 0.041%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.26% 0.74% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £125 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+200.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+10.83% -3.22%
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
636 541 552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.09% 18.97% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 327 208
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 £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 71
Average hourly rate £39.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 21 April 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 21 April 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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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
Reading -2 2 £388 +93.75%
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
LESS
South East

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 16 (100.00%) CSS
2 15 (93.75%) HTML
2 15 (93.75%) HTML5
3 13 (81.25%) JavaScript
3 13 (81.25%) Sass
4 11 (68.75%) CSS3
5 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (37.50%) TDD
6 6 (37.50%) MVC
6 6 (37.50%) jQuery
6 6 (37.50%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (31.25%) Backbone.js
7 5 (31.25%) AngularJS
7 5 (31.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (25.00%) User Experience
8 4 (25.00%) Node.js
8 4 (25.00%) Scrum
8 4 (25.00%) OO
9 3 (18.75%) PHP
9 3 (18.75%) BDD
9 3 (18.75%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (12.50%) RIA
10 2 (12.50%) Degree
10 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
10 2 (12.50%) Symfony
10 2 (12.50%) FMCG
10 2 (12.50%) Laravel
10 2 (12.50%) Photoshop
10 2 (12.50%) Retail
10 2 (12.50%) Ajax

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (25.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Intranet
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Grunt
2 1 (6.25%) Bower
2 1 (6.25%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Developer
2 9 (56.25%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Designer
4 3 (18.75%) UI Programmer
4 3 (18.75%) UI Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Junior Web Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Web Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Junior Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Junior
5 2 (12.50%) UX Designer
6 1 (6.25%) CSS Developer
6 1 (6.25%) PHP Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior PHP Developer
6 1 (6.25%) UI Designer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) CSS
2 15 (93.75%) HTML
2 15 (93.75%) HTML5
3 13 (81.25%) Sass
4 11 (68.75%) CSS3
5 6 (37.50%) jQuery
6 5 (31.25%) AngularJS
6 5 (31.25%) Backbone.js
6 5 (31.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (18.75%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (12.50%) Laravel
8 2 (12.50%) Ajax
8 2 (12.50%) Symfony
9 1 (6.25%) Zend Framework
9 1 (6.25%) JSON
9 1 (6.25%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) User Experience
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) RIA
2 2 (12.50%) FMCG
3 1 (6.25%) DTV
3 1 (6.25%) Human Factors
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) TDD
2 6 (37.50%) MVC
2 6 (37.50%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (25.00%) OO
3 4 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (18.75%) BDD
5 1 (6.25%) Web Design
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) Web Development
5 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (6.25%) Usability Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Product Management
5 1 (6.25%) Rapid Prototyping
5 1 (6.25%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) JavaScript
2 3 (18.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) SAP
1 1 (6.25%) Adobe
1 1 (6.25%) Zend