The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset 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 44 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing LESS 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.60% 1.83% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.35% 4.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£288 £268 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.47% -
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
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
148 90 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 44.31% 41.28% 35.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 58 41
Average daily rate £315 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 1
Average hourly rate £36.40 £31.71 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.79% -20.72%
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 Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LESS across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Somerset 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
Bath +2 2 £288 +4.54% 2
LESS
South West

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 7 (100.00%) HTML
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
2 6 (85.71%) Sass
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) jQuery
4 3 (42.86%) HTML5
4 3 (42.86%) CSS3
4 3 (42.86%) Scrum
5 2 (28.57%) LAMP
5 2 (28.57%) Web Services
5 2 (28.57%) MVC
5 2 (28.57%) C#
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 2 (28.57%) .NET
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (28.57%) Twitter
5 2 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 2 (28.57%) Drupal
5 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
5 2 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
6 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (14.29%) Ext JS
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (14.29%) TDD
6 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
6 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 2 (28.57%) Drupal
2 1 (14.29%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Programmer
3 2 (28.57%) Drupal Developer
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) HTML
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
2 6 (85.71%) Sass
3 4 (57.14%) jQuery
4 3 (42.86%) HTML5
4 3 (42.86%) CSS3
5 2 (28.57%) LAMP
5 2 (28.57%) Web Services
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 2 (28.57%) .NET
5 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
5 2 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (14.29%) Ext JS
6 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
6 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (14.29%) Backbone.js
6 1 (14.29%) SOAP
6 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) C#
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Twitter