The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 26 March 2015 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 72 75 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing LESS 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.30% 0.29% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.16% 1.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.86 - -
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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 Reading region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
259 223 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.64% 21.71% 28.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 136 80
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 £250 £181 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

LESS
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

LESS Daily Rate Trend in Reading

LESS
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) CSS3
1 3 (100.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 3 (100.00%) Sass
2 2 (66.67%) AngularJS
2 2 (66.67%) Backbone.js
2 2 (66.67%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) FMCG
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 1 (33.33%) UI Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Senior UI Developer
3 1 (33.33%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) CSS3
1 3 (100.00%) Sass
2 2 (66.67%) AngularJS
2 2 (66.67%) Backbone.js
2 2 (66.67%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript