The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 66 - 58
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LESS 8 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.94% - 1.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.28% - 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 9
Average daily rate £253 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 - £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £271 - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -
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
244 226 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 28.57% 26.22% 22.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 163 135
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £46.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £30.25 £41.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LESS across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 10 (100.00%) HTML
1 10 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 10 (100.00%) CSS
1 10 (100.00%) CSS3
1 10 (100.00%) HTML5
1 10 (100.00%) Sass
1 10 (100.00%) Front End Development
2 8 (80.00%) AngularJS
2 8 (80.00%) Backbone.js
3 7 (70.00%) KnockoutJS
3 7 (70.00%) Windows 8
3 7 (70.00%) Ember.js
3 7 (70.00%) MVC
3 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) Apache Cordova
3 7 (70.00%) Grunt
3 7 (70.00%) TypeScript
3 7 (70.00%) React
3 7 (70.00%) webpack
3 7 (70.00%) gulp
4 3 (30.00%) Ajax
5 2 (20.00%) JSON
5 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
5 2 (20.00%) PHP
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Analytics
6 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (10.00%) Infographics

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 1 (10.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Grunt
1 7 (70.00%) gulp
1 7 (70.00%) webpack
2 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (10.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
1 10 (100.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 2 (20.00%) HTML CSS Developer
2 2 (20.00%) HTML Developer
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) CSS
1 10 (100.00%) CSS3
1 10 (100.00%) HTML
1 10 (100.00%) HTML5
1 10 (100.00%) Sass
2 8 (80.00%) AngularJS
2 8 (80.00%) Backbone.js
3 7 (70.00%) Apache Cordova
3 7 (70.00%) Ember.js
3 7 (70.00%) KnockoutJS
3 7 (70.00%) React
4 3 (30.00%) Ajax
5 2 (20.00%) JSON
6 1 (10.00%) jQuery
6 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (10.00%) Social Media
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
1 7 (70.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Front End Development
2 7 (70.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Infographics
4 1 (10.00%) Logistics
4 1 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Web Accessibility
4 1 (10.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (70.00%) TypeScript
3 2 (20.00%) PHP
4 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Adobe