The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside 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 37 30 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing LESS 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.35% 0.47% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.22% 1.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £263 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
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 Merseyside region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
45 68 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.57% 31.78% 30.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 43 34
Average daily rate £350 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £260 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Merseyside

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

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

LESS
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

LESS Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

LESS
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Merseyside 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
Liverpool -3 1 £250 -4.76%
LESS
North West

LESS
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) Ajax
1 3 (100.00%) JSON
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) CSS3
1 3 (100.00%) Sass
2 2 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (66.67%) Google Maps API
2 2 (66.67%) Google
2 2 (66.67%) Twitter
3 1 (33.33%) Graphic Design
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) W3C
3 1 (33.33%) Node.js
3 1 (33.33%) KnockoutJS

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (33.33%) Node.js
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Front-End Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) Ajax
1 3 (100.00%) JSON
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) CSS3
1 3 (100.00%) Sass
2 2 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (66.67%) Google Maps API
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Graphic Design
1 1 (33.33%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Google
1 2 (66.67%) Twitter