The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 63 71 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing LESS 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% 0.30% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.54% 1.10% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £295 £285
% change year-on-year
+18.64% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
LESS
North West

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 Cheshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
185 272 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.72% 27.64% 25.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 146 157
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £400 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 6
Average hourly rate £36.25 £36.07 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.51% -5.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.34 £9.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £40.57 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 December 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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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
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Warrington - - - - 2
LESS
North West

LESS
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) OO
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) HTML5
1 4 (100.00%) CSS3
1 4 (100.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 4 (100.00%) Sass
2 3 (75.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (75.00%) PhoneGap
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (25.00%) User Stories
4 1 (25.00%) Pay per click
4 1 (25.00%) Web Development
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) SEO
4 1 (25.00%) PHP
4 1 (25.00%) QUnit

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) QUnit
General
1 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Front-End Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Front-End Web Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) HTML5
1 4 (100.00%) CSS3
1 4 (100.00%) Sass
2 3 (75.00%) PhoneGap
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) OO
1 4 (100.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Pay per click
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Northwich, Cheshire
Adam Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £120 - £200 per day + doe
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 27 days ago