The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank - 45 45
Contract jobs citing LESS 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge - 0.26% 0.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.91% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £450 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.86 -
LESS
Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridge region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
104 110 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 29.21% 28.06% 41.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 86 106
Median daily rate £375 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £450 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 10
Median hourly rate £19.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.60 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.60% +8.00%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge 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 Cambridge

LESS
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LESS across the Cambridge region.

LESS Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

LESS
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for LESS.

1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) gulp
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (50.00%) Struts
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) XSL
2 1 (50.00%) XSLT
2 1 (50.00%) Swing
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Ant
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) Publishing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Document Management
2 1 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (50.00%) GWT
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) JavaFX
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) Smart GWT
2 1 (50.00%) JAX-RS
2 1 (50.00%) Sass
2 1 (50.00%) Grunt

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Ant
1 1 (50.00%) Grunt
1 1 (50.00%) gulp
General
1 1 (50.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (50.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) GWT
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaFX
2 1 (50.00%) JAX-RS
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) Sass
2 1 (50.00%) Smart GWT
2 1 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (50.00%) Struts
2 1 (50.00%) Swing
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) XSL
2 1 (50.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Document Management
1 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript