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 28 April 2015 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 67 61 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing LESS 4 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.46% 1.33% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.95% 4.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.86 - -
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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
205 264 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 23.40% 29.24% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 215 79
Average daily rate £375 £335 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +6.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) HTML5
1 4 (100.00%) CSS3
2 3 (75.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 3 (75.00%) Sass
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) PHP
3 2 (50.00%) Content Management
3 2 (50.00%) Zend
3 2 (50.00%) MVC
3 2 (50.00%) CMS
3 2 (50.00%) SOAP
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) HTTP
3 2 (50.00%) Ember.js
3 2 (50.00%) Express
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Phone
3 2 (50.00%) Apache Cordova
3 2 (50.00%) Backbone.js
3 2 (50.00%) Appcelerator
3 2 (50.00%) RESTful
3 2 (50.00%) Mobile Development
3 2 (50.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (50.00%) Node.js
3 2 (50.00%) Android
4 1 (25.00%) Progressive Enhancement

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 2 (50.00%) CMS
1 2 (50.00%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Web Developer
2 2 (50.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Front-End Web Developer
3 1 (25.00%) PHP Zend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) HTML5
1 4 (100.00%) CSS3
2 3 (75.00%) Sass
3 2 (50.00%) Ember.js
3 2 (50.00%) Express
3 2 (50.00%) Apache Cordova
3 2 (50.00%) RESTful
3 2 (50.00%) Backbone.js
3 2 (50.00%) SOAP
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) SVG
4 1 (25.00%) Symfony
4 1 (25.00%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (25.00%) CakePHP
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) Laravel
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Android
1 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (50.00%) Mobile Development
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Content Management
3 1 (25.00%) Progressive Enhancement
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) PHP5
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Zend
1 2 (50.00%) Appcelerator