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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 117 119 123
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing LESS 4 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.16% 0.37% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.78% 1.78% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
Average daily rate £150 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-57.14% +27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -
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
511 562 566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.11% 20.72% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 312 310
Average daily rate £375 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 £35.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% -11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £22.00 £38.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £125.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +7 3 £150 -58.90%
Bracknell - 1 £175 -
LESS
South East

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 24 (100.00%) HTML
1 24 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 24 (100.00%) CSS
1 24 (100.00%) HTML5
1 24 (100.00%) Sass
2 21 (87.50%) CSS3
3 20 (83.33%) Front End Development
4 19 (79.17%) jQuery
5 17 (70.83%) JSON
6 14 (58.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 14 (58.33%) E-Commerce
7 12 (50.00%) Retail
8 11 (45.83%) Ajax
8 11 (45.83%) OO
9 9 (37.50%) AngularJS
10 7 (29.17%) TDD
10 7 (29.17%) SEO
10 7 (29.17%) Analytics
10 7 (29.17%) Responsive Web Design
11 6 (25.00%) Unit Testing
11 6 (25.00%) Backbone.js
11 6 (25.00%) WebSphere
12 5 (20.83%) Coaching
12 5 (20.83%) React
13 4 (16.67%) Google Analytics
13 4 (16.67%) Google
13 4 (16.67%) Web Design
14 3 (12.50%) CMS
14 3 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
14 3 (12.50%) Degree

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 6 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (12.50%) CMS
2 3 (12.50%) Commerce Server
2 3 (12.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (12.50%) MS Office
1 3 (12.50%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Google Analytics
2 1 (4.17%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Dreamweaver
1 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (4.17%) Grunt
2 1 (4.17%) gulp
General
1 12 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (100.00%) Developer
2 20 (83.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 9 (37.50%) JavaScript Developer
4 8 (33.33%) HTML CSS Developer
4 8 (33.33%) HTML Developer
4 8 (33.33%) UI Developer
5 7 (29.17%) JSP Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (8.33%) Junior
6 2 (8.33%) Junior Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (8.33%) Junior Web Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Web Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Angular Developer
7 1 (4.17%) UI Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (100.00%) CSS
1 24 (100.00%) HTML
1 24 (100.00%) HTML5
1 24 (100.00%) Sass
2 21 (87.50%) CSS3
3 19 (79.17%) jQuery
4 17 (70.83%) JSON
5 14 (58.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 11 (45.83%) Ajax
7 9 (37.50%) AngularJS
8 6 (25.00%) Backbone.js
9 5 (20.83%) React
10 3 (12.50%) Dojo
11 1 (4.17%) .NET
11 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
11 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 3 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Front End Development
2 14 (58.33%) E-Commerce
3 11 (45.83%) OO
4 7 (29.17%) Analytics
4 7 (29.17%) Responsive Web Design
4 7 (29.17%) SEO
4 7 (29.17%) TDD
5 6 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Coaching
7 4 (16.67%) Web Design
8 3 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
8 3 (12.50%) Web Analytics
9 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (4.17%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
9 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (4.17%) Extreme Programming
9 1 (4.17%) MVC
9 1 (4.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 24 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Google
2 3 (12.50%) IBM
2 3 (12.50%) Twitter