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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank - 42 37
Contract jobs citing LESS 0 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset - 0.33% 2.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.89% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate - £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -
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
97 112 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 32.01% 36.60% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 75 53
Average daily rate £365 £355 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% +0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £675 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 10
Average hourly rate £57.00 £46.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% +47.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) Sass
2 1 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Magento
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) Razor View Engine

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Magento
General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Designer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
1 1 (50.00%) HTML CSS Designer
1 1 (50.00%) HTML CSS Developer
1 1 (50.00%) HTML Developer
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Magento Developer
1 1 (50.00%) UI Designer
1 1 (50.00%) UI/UX Designer
1 1 (50.00%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) Sass
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) Razor View Engine
2 1 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript