The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 23 August 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank - 60 69
Contract jobs citing LESS 0 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - 0.87% 0.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 3.21% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 3
Median daily rate - £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.61%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.50 -
LESS
East of England

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 Hertfordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
140 218 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 19.94% 27.11% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 115 140
Median daily rate £375 £363 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Median hourly rate - £20.94 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +39.56%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

LESS
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

LESS Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for LESS.

1 10 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 10 (100.00%) CSS
1 10 (100.00%) HTML
1 10 (100.00%) Sass
2 9 (90.00%) AngularJS
2 9 (90.00%) jQuery
3 7 (70.00%) HTML5
4 6 (60.00%) Retail
5 5 (50.00%) JSON
5 5 (50.00%) Front End Development
5 5 (50.00%) React
6 4 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (40.00%) Ajax
6 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (40.00%) Node.js
6 4 (40.00%) CSS3
6 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (30.00%) SOA
7 3 (30.00%) Java
7 3 (30.00%) XML
7 3 (30.00%) XSLT
7 3 (30.00%) Windows
7 3 (30.00%) PHP
7 3 (30.00%) Oracle
7 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (30.00%) TDD
7 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (30.00%) Web Development
7 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
8 2 (20.00%) Wireframes

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) DB2
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Xcode
General
1 6 (60.00%) Retail
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 7 (70.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 5 (50.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (40.00%) Angular Developer
5 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce Developer
6 2 (20.00%) HTML CSS Developer
6 2 (20.00%) HTML Developer
6 2 (20.00%) Senior Developer
6 2 (20.00%) Senior E-Commerce Developer
6 2 (20.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 2 (20.00%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 2 (20.00%) UI Developer
7 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce Web Developer
7 1 (10.00%) Interface Designer
7 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
7 1 (10.00%) Lead Developer
7 1 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
7 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
7 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) CSS
1 10 (100.00%) HTML
1 10 (100.00%) Sass
2 9 (90.00%) AngularJS
2 9 (90.00%) jQuery
3 7 (70.00%) HTML5
4 5 (50.00%) JSON
4 5 (50.00%) React
5 4 (40.00%) Ajax
5 4 (40.00%) CSS3
5 4 (40.00%) Node.js
5 4 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (30.00%) XML
6 3 (30.00%) XSLT
7 2 (20.00%) .NET
7 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 2 (20.00%) Modernizr
7 2 (20.00%) OOCSS
8 1 (10.00%) Backbone.js
8 1 (10.00%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (30.00%) SOA
3 3 (30.00%) TDD
3 3 (30.00%) Web Development
4 2 (20.00%) Human Factors
4 2 (20.00%) MVC
4 2 (20.00%) Wireframes
5 1 (10.00%) Cross-Browser Development
5 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) SEO
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) PHP
3 2 (20.00%) C#
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) Intershop