The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Bristol region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 54 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LESS 16 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.71% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.13% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 0
Average daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 -
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
261 139 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 27.85% 21.75% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 89 147
Average daily rate £330 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £228 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 9
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +16.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
LESS
South West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LESS across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

LESS Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 19 (100.00%) HTML
1 19 (100.00%) CSS
1 19 (100.00%) Sass
2 18 (94.74%) PHP
3 17 (89.47%) JavaScript
4 14 (73.68%) LAMP
4 14 (73.68%) Drupal
5 10 (52.63%) jQuery
6 8 (42.11%) HTML5
6 8 (42.11%) CSS3
6 8 (42.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
7 5 (26.32%) MySQL
8 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (21.05%) Zend
8 4 (21.05%) Twitter
9 3 (15.79%) TDD
9 3 (15.79%) Scrum
9 3 (15.79%) Marketing
10 2 (10.53%) Subversion
10 2 (10.53%) SEO
10 2 (10.53%) Linux
10 2 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
11 1 (5.26%) OO PHP
11 1 (5.26%) Semantic HTML
11 1 (5.26%) Adobe CQ
11 1 (5.26%) PhoneGap
11 1 (5.26%) CodeIgniter
11 1 (5.26%) WordPress
11 1 (5.26%) Open Source

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 14 (73.68%) Drupal
2 1 (5.26%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (5.26%) WordPress
2 1 (5.26%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) PhoneGap
General
1 3 (15.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (100.00%) Developer
2 13 (68.42%) Drupal Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Web Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Front-End Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Front-End Web Developer
5 3 (15.79%) UI Developer
5 3 (15.79%) UI Programmer
6 2 (10.53%) Programmer
7 1 (5.26%) WordPress Developer
7 1 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (5.26%) C# Web Developer
7 1 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
7 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
7 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
7 1 (5.26%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (5.26%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) HTML
1 19 (100.00%) CSS
1 19 (100.00%) Sass
2 14 (73.68%) LAMP
3 10 (52.63%) jQuery
4 8 (42.11%) HTML5
4 8 (42.11%) CSS3
4 8 (42.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (5.26%) Semantic HTML
5 1 (5.26%) CodeIgniter
5 1 (5.26%) .NET
5 1 (5.26%) Symfony
5 1 (5.26%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Open Source
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) TDD
2 3 (15.79%) Scrum
3 2 (10.53%) SEO
3 2 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (5.26%) OO PHP
4 1 (5.26%) OO
4 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.26%) MVC
4 1 (5.26%) Web Development
4 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) PHP
2 17 (89.47%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Zend
1 4 (21.05%) Twitter