The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Somerset region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 43 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LESS 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.90% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.86% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£310 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
161 77 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 48.06% 41.18% 35.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 49 30
Average daily rate £313 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £365 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -24.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
LESS
South West

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 1 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - - 1
Street - - - -
LESS
South West

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 1 August 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
1 7 (100.00%) jQuery
2 6 (85.71%) Sass
3 5 (71.43%) C#
3 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 5 (71.43%) .NET
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
4 4 (57.14%) Visual Studio
4 4 (57.14%) MVC
4 4 (57.14%) Ext JS
4 4 (57.14%) .NET Framework
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (57.14%) HTML5
4 4 (57.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
5 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (42.86%) Degree
5 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
5 3 (42.86%) Web Development
5 3 (42.86%) Scrum
6 2 (28.57%) Drupal
6 2 (28.57%) Android
6 2 (28.57%) iPhone
6 2 (28.57%) LAMP
6 2 (28.57%) iPad
6 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
6 2 (28.57%) Git (software)

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Visual Studio
2 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (28.57%) PhoneGap
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Web Developer
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Developer
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Web Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Programmer
3 2 (28.57%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) HTML
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
1 7 (100.00%) jQuery
2 6 (85.71%) Sass
3 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 5 (71.43%) .NET
4 4 (57.14%) Ext JS
4 4 (57.14%) .NET Framework
4 4 (57.14%) HTML5
4 4 (57.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (28.57%) LAMP
6 2 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
7 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
2 2 (28.57%) iPhone
2 2 (28.57%) iPad
2 2 (28.57%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Android
1 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) MVC
2 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) Web Development
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Twitter
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