The first table below looks at the demand for LESS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 31 July 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 Cheshire 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 63 68 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing LESS 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.50% 0.13% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.02% 0.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
198 212 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.69% 27.60% 31.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 103 174
Average daily rate £350 £330 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £420 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 8
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £39.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 - £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
LESS
North West

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LESS across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

LESS
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

LESS Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

LESS
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 4 £325 - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 2
LESS
North West

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) CSS3
1 4 (100.00%) HTML5
2 3 (75.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (75.00%) PhoneGap
2 3 (75.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 3 (75.00%) Sass
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (50.00%) Web Development
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Pay per click
4 1 (25.00%) RESTful
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (25.00%) User Stories
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (25.00%) Backbone.js
4 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (25.00%) Twitter
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) MVC
4 1 (25.00%) SEO
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) SOAP
4 1 (25.00%) SQL

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 1 (25.00%) Node.js
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) PhoneGap
General
1 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Web Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Front-End Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Front-End Web Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) HTML5
1 4 (100.00%) CSS3
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) Sass
3 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (25.00%) Backbone.js
3 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) OO
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (50.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Pay per click
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) SEO
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Twitter