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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank - 60 43
Contract jobs citing LESS 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset - 0.25% 1.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.62% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £325 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.04%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -
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
67 161 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 29.13% 40.25% 40.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 118 106
Median daily rate £325 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Median hourly rate £43.00 £42.75 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +327.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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