The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 62 59 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing LESS 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.19% 0.20% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.47% 0.54% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £288 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.86 -
LESS
Wales

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 South Wales region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
214 186 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 41.31% 37.27% 29.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 132 108
Median daily rate £388 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £295 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £42.90 £32.50 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.98% +7.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +5.71%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales 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 South Wales

LESS
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LESS across the South Wales region.

LESS Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

LESS
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bridgend - 1 £288 -
LESS
Wales

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 South Wales region with a requirement for LESS.

1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) Web Design
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) Ajax
1 2 (100.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) SEO
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) XPath
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Mercurial
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) Progressive Enhancement
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) Backbone.js
2 1 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (50.00%) Sass
2 1 (50.00%) Graceful Degradation
2 1 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (50.00%) Grunt
2 1 (50.00%) Bower
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) XML

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Bower
2 1 (50.00%) Grunt
2 1 (50.00%) Mercurial
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) UI Developer
2 1 (50.00%) HTML CSS Developer
2 1 (50.00%) HTML Developer
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (50.00%) UI/UX Developer
2 1 (50.00%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Ajax
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Backbone.js
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) Sass
2 1 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (50.00%) XHTML
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Web Design
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 1 (50.00%) Graceful Degradation
2 1 (50.00%) Progressive Enhancement
2 1 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (50.00%) SEO
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) XPath