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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank - 46 44
Contract jobs citing LESS 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset - 0.35% 0.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.88% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £250 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -19.35%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.50 -
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
54 113 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 23.89% 39.37% 39.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 59 104
Median daily rate £375 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £367 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 30 2
Median hourly rate £190.00 £42.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+344.44% +22.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%

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

LESS
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 August 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