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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
South West / Bristol
Rank 62 65 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing LESS 4 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.55% 0.89% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.09% 3.10% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £325 £230 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.30% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £341
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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
191 226 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 26.13% 28.72% 28.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 177 173
Median daily rate £375 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 5
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

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 17 January 2017, 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 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
2 8 (88.89%) HTML5
2 8 (88.89%) CSS3
3 7 (77.78%) Sass
3 7 (77.78%) AngularJS
3 7 (77.78%) Front End Development
3 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (66.67%) Backbone.js
5 5 (55.56%) MySQL
6 4 (44.44%) PHP
6 4 (44.44%) Adobe
6 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
6 4 (44.44%) Web Accessibility
6 4 (44.44%) Social Media
6 4 (44.44%) Infographics
6 4 (44.44%) Node.js
6 4 (44.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (33.33%) React
7 3 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (33.33%) JSON
7 3 (33.33%) Web Design
7 3 (33.33%) Ajax
7 3 (33.33%) Python
8 2 (22.22%) SQL
8 2 (22.22%) Web Development
8 2 (22.22%) Advertising
8 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
9 1 (11.11%) Data Visualisation

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) CMS
1 1 (11.11%) Drupal
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) Moodle
1 1 (11.11%) nginx
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) MySQL
2 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
3 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) Grunt
2 1 (11.11%) gulp
General
1 2 (22.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 6 (66.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (44.44%) HTML CSS Developer
3 4 (44.44%) HTML Developer
3 4 (44.44%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
1 9 (100.00%) HTML
2 8 (88.89%) CSS3
2 8 (88.89%) HTML5
3 7 (77.78%) AngularJS
3 7 (77.78%) Sass
4 6 (66.67%) Backbone.js
5 4 (44.44%) Node.js
6 3 (33.33%) Ajax
6 3 (33.33%) JSON
6 3 (33.33%) React
7 1 (11.11%) .NET
7 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
7 1 (11.11%) LAMP
7 1 (11.11%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (11.11%) Meteor
7 1 (11.11%) PhoneGap
7 1 (11.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (11.11%) XHTML
7 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Social Media
2 1 (11.11%) e-Learning
2 1 (11.11%) SCORM
2 1 (11.11%) Streaming Video
2 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) Front End Development
2 4 (44.44%) Infographics
2 4 (44.44%) Web Accessibility
3 3 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (33.33%) Web Design
4 2 (22.22%) Web Development
5 1 (11.11%) Business Development
5 1 (11.11%) Data Visualisation
5 1 (11.11%) OO
5 1 (11.11%) OOP
5 1 (11.11%) Open Source
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (44.44%) PHP
3 3 (33.33%) Python
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 1 (11.11%) ActionScript
5 1 (11.11%) ActionScript 3.0
5 1 (11.11%) C#
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Adobe
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft