The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 70 - 65
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LESS 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.26% - 0.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.93% - 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £373 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 - £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 - £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.00 -
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
216 222 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.76% 23.08% 22.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 160 109
Median daily rate £400 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 3
Median hourly rate £20.78 £16.16 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.58% -46.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire 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 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 1 £425 -
Northwich - 1 £320 -
LESS
North West

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for LESS.

1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) Sass
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (33.33%) TypeScript
3 1 (33.33%) React
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) PHPUnit
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) CSS3
3 1 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (33.33%) QUnit
3 1 (33.33%) Jasmine
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Web Design
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Internet

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Jasmine
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) PHPUnit
1 1 (33.33%) QUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (33.33%) PHP Developer
3 1 (33.33%) PHP Web Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) Sass
2 2 (66.67%) AngularJS
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) CodeIgniter
3 1 (33.33%) CSS3
3 1 (33.33%) Ember.js
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (33.33%) React
3 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
2 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Web Design
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree