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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 109 - 128
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LESS 16 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.61% - 0.079%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.85% - 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 2
Average daily rate
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£319 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - -
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
562 535 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.56% 22.04% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 262 298
Average daily rate £375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £256 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 8
Average hourly rate £37.00 £19.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.73% -47.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Slough - 8 £313 -
Bracknell - 6 £425 -
LESS
South East

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 25 (96.15%) HTML
1 25 (96.15%) CSS
1 25 (96.15%) HTML5
1 25 (96.15%) Sass
2 23 (88.46%) CSS3
3 21 (80.77%) JavaScript
4 16 (61.54%) jQuery
5 15 (57.69%) JSON
6 13 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 11 (42.31%) Retail
7 11 (42.31%) Ajax
8 10 (38.46%) AngularJS
9 8 (30.77%) Responsive Web Design
10 7 (26.92%) Backbone.js
10 7 (26.92%) OO
10 7 (26.92%) E-Commerce
10 7 (26.92%) React
11 6 (23.08%) JSP
11 6 (23.08%) SEO
11 6 (23.08%) TDD
12 5 (19.23%) MVC
12 5 (19.23%) Web Design
12 5 (19.23%) Grunt
12 5 (19.23%) Unit Testing
12 5 (19.23%) Bower
13 4 (15.38%) Coaching
13 4 (15.38%) Google Analytics
13 4 (15.38%) Analytics
13 4 (15.38%) Google
14 3 (11.54%) WebSphere

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (11.54%) Commerce Server
1 3 (11.54%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.69%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) HTTP
1 3 (11.54%) DNS
1 3 (11.54%) SSL
2 1 (3.85%) Telnet
2 1 (3.85%) SSH
2 1 (3.85%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Grunt
1 5 (19.23%) Bower
2 3 (11.54%) webpack
2 3 (11.54%) gulp
2 3 (11.54%) QUnit
2 3 (11.54%) Karma Test Runner
2 3 (11.54%) JSHint
2 3 (11.54%) Maven
2 3 (11.54%) Selenium
2 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.85%) Mercurial
3 1 (3.85%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 11 (42.31%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (92.31%) Developer
2 19 (73.08%) Front-End Developer
3 7 (26.92%) UI Programmer
3 7 (26.92%) UI Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Designer
5 3 (11.54%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.85%) PHP Developer
6 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior PHP Developer
6 1 (3.85%) CSS Developer
6 1 (3.85%) UX Designer
6 1 (3.85%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (96.15%) HTML
1 25 (96.15%) CSS
1 25 (96.15%) HTML5
1 25 (96.15%) Sass
2 23 (88.46%) CSS3
3 16 (61.54%) jQuery
4 15 (57.69%) JSON
5 13 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 11 (42.31%) Ajax
7 10 (38.46%) AngularJS
8 7 (26.92%) React
8 7 (26.92%) Backbone.js
9 6 (23.08%) JSP
10 3 (11.54%) DOM
10 3 (11.54%) Ember.js
10 3 (11.54%) JSLint
10 3 (11.54%) REST
11 2 (7.69%) .NET
12 1 (3.85%) Zend Framework
12 1 (3.85%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Graphic Design
2 2 (7.69%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Responsive Web Design
2 7 (26.92%) OO
2 7 (26.92%) E-Commerce
3 6 (23.08%) SEO
3 6 (23.08%) TDD
4 5 (19.23%) Unit Testing
4 5 (19.23%) Web Design
4 5 (19.23%) MVC
5 4 (15.38%) Analytics
5 4 (15.38%) Coaching
6 1 (3.85%) OOP
6 1 (3.85%) Scrum
6 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (80.77%) JavaScript
2 3 (11.54%) PHP
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Google
2 1 (3.85%) Zend
2 1 (3.85%) Adobe