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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 66 55 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing LESS 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.63% 0.15% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.33% 0.65% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +14.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
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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
258 155 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 27.30% 23.92% 23.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 121 112
Average daily rate £375 £318 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.11% +2.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 12
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 13 (100.00%) HTML
1 13 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 13 (100.00%) CSS
1 13 (100.00%) Sass
2 12 (92.31%) CSS3
3 11 (84.62%) Responsive Web Design
4 10 (76.92%) HTML5
5 7 (53.85%) Zend
5 7 (53.85%) PHP
6 6 (46.15%) MVC
6 6 (46.15%) CakePHP
6 6 (46.15%) Symfony
7 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (15.38%) jQuery
7 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
8 1 (7.69%) JSON
8 1 (7.69%) TDD
8 1 (7.69%) XML
8 1 (7.69%) Internet
8 1 (7.69%) Ember.js
8 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
8 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (7.69%) Backbone.js

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Developer
2 12 (92.31%) Front-End Developer
3 3 (23.08%) PHP Developer
4 1 (7.69%) UI Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Front-End Web Developer
4 1 (7.69%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) HTML
1 13 (100.00%) CSS
1 13 (100.00%) Sass
2 12 (92.31%) CSS3
3 10 (76.92%) HTML5
4 6 (46.15%) Symfony
4 6 (46.15%) CakePHP
5 2 (15.38%) jQuery
6 1 (7.69%) Backbone.js
6 1 (7.69%) XML
6 1 (7.69%) JSON
6 1 (7.69%) Ember.js
6 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
6 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Responsive Web Design
2 6 (46.15%) MVC
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (53.85%) PHP
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Zend