The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol 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 66 64 67
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing LESS 3 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.35% 0.57% 0.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.55% 2.29% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Median daily rate £275 £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -17.24%
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 West

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 Bristol region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
193 218 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 22.76% 25.00% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 166 215
Median daily rate £338 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £20.39 - £36.00
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 Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol 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 Bristol

LESS
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LESS across the Bristol region.

LESS Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

LESS
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LESS across the Bristol region.

LESS Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

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 Bristol region with a requirement for LESS.

1 11 (100.00%) HTML
1 11 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 11 (100.00%) CSS
1 11 (100.00%) HTML5
1 11 (100.00%) AngularJS
2 9 (81.82%) Sass
2 9 (81.82%) CSS3
2 9 (81.82%) Backbone.js
2 9 (81.82%) Grunt
2 9 (81.82%) Front End Development
3 7 (63.64%) Apache Cordova
3 7 (63.64%) TypeScript
3 7 (63.64%) React
3 7 (63.64%) webpack
3 7 (63.64%) gulp
3 7 (63.64%) MVC
3 7 (63.64%) Windows
3 7 (63.64%) KnockoutJS
3 7 (63.64%) Windows 8
3 7 (63.64%) Ember.js
4 4 (36.36%) Analytics
4 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (36.36%) Visualisation
5 2 (18.18%) Protractor
5 2 (18.18%) Infographics
5 2 (18.18%) Polymer
5 2 (18.18%) Web Components
5 2 (18.18%) Bower
5 2 (18.18%) Adobe Creative Suite

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Big Data
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (81.82%) Grunt
2 7 (63.64%) gulp
2 7 (63.64%) webpack
3 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
4 2 (18.18%) Bower
4 2 (18.18%) Protractor
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (81.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (18.18%) UI Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 11 (100.00%) CSS
1 11 (100.00%) HTML
1 11 (100.00%) HTML5
2 9 (81.82%) Backbone.js
2 9 (81.82%) CSS3
2 9 (81.82%) Sass
3 7 (63.64%) Apache Cordova
3 7 (63.64%) Ember.js
3 7 (63.64%) KnockoutJS
3 7 (63.64%) React
4 2 (18.18%) Ajax
4 2 (18.18%) D3.js
4 2 (18.18%) JSON
4 2 (18.18%) Polymer
4 2 (18.18%) REST
4 2 (18.18%) SVG
4 2 (18.18%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Visualisation
2 2 (18.18%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Front End Development
2 7 (63.64%) MVC
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) Analytics
4 2 (18.18%) Data Analytics
4 2 (18.18%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (18.18%) Infographics
4 2 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (18.18%) Web Accessibility
4 2 (18.18%) Web Application Development
4 2 (18.18%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (63.64%) TypeScript
3 2 (18.18%) PHP
3 2 (18.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Adobe