The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 33 43 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Contract jobs citing LESS 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.83% 0.58% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.60% 1.54% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £275 £363 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.86 -
LESS
South 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 Somerset region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
77 130 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 31.95% 37.68% 32.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 75 108
Median daily rate £375 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £305 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 23 1
Median hourly rate £38.75 £55.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.54% +52.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +14.28%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Somerset 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 Somerset

LESS
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

LESS Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

LESS
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Bath - 2 £275 -
LESS
South West

LESS
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Somerset region with a requirement for LESS.

1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Symfony
1 2 (100.00%) PHP 5
1 2 (100.00%) PHPUnit
1 2 (100.00%) Puppet
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (100.00%) Vagrant

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) PHPUnit
1 2 (100.00%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) PHP Developer
1 2 (100.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) Symfony
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
1 2 (100.00%) PHP 5
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Puppet