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 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 122 111 118
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Contract jobs citing LESS 6 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.24% 0.40% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.17% 1.90% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Median daily rate £255 £224 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.96% +79.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £296
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +18.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
514 527 526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.81% 20.83% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 329 297
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 £313 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 2
Median hourly rate £12.50 £32.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.53% +58.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.60% +8.00%

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 27 May 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
Slough +8 2 - -
Reading - 2 - -
Bracknell -6 1 - -
LESS
South East

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 10 (100.00%) CSS
1 10 (100.00%) HTML
1 10 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 10 (100.00%) Sass
2 7 (70.00%) AngularJS
3 6 (60.00%) Backbone.js
3 6 (60.00%) HTML5
3 6 (60.00%) Front End Development
4 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (40.00%) RESTful
5 4 (40.00%) CSS3
5 4 (40.00%) Web Development
5 4 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (40.00%) Ember.js
5 4 (40.00%) User Experience
5 4 (40.00%) Web Services
5 4 (40.00%) MVC
6 3 (30.00%) Linux
6 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (30.00%) Photoshop
6 3 (30.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (30.00%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (30.00%) Twitter
6 3 (30.00%) JIRA
6 3 (30.00%) jQuery
6 3 (30.00%) Confluence
7 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
7 2 (20.00%) Dojo
7 2 (20.00%) Degree
7 2 (20.00%) WebSphere

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 3 (30.00%) Confluence
2 2 (20.00%) CMS
2 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (30.00%) JIRA
3 2 (20.00%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (20.00%) Grunt
3 2 (20.00%) Maven
3 2 (20.00%) Subversion
4 1 (10.00%) gulp
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (20.00%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Junior
3 2 (20.00%) Junior Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (20.00%) Junior Web Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Angular Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Developer
4 1 (10.00%) UI Developer
4 1 (10.00%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) CSS
1 10 (100.00%) HTML
1 10 (100.00%) Sass
2 7 (70.00%) AngularJS
3 6 (60.00%) Backbone.js
3 6 (60.00%) HTML5
4 4 (40.00%) CSS3
4 4 (40.00%) Ember.js
4 4 (40.00%) RESTful
4 4 (40.00%) Web Services
5 3 (30.00%) jQuery
5 3 (30.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (20.00%) .NET
6 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (20.00%) Dojo
6 2 (20.00%) Hibernate
6 2 (20.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) User Experience
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Front End Development
2 4 (40.00%) MVC
2 4 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 4 (40.00%) Web Development
3 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) Content Development
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) Web Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 1 (10.00%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) SEO
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) Web Design
5 1 (10.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Twitter
2 2 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) Adobe