The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 124 108 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing LESS 18 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.57% 0.045% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.15% 0.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £323 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.62% +17.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
836 589 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.35% 26.39% 20.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 401 347
Average daily rate £340 £339 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.16% +6.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 33
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +14.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.07 £24.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LESS across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

LESS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

LESS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

LESS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LESS across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

LESS Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

LESS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Bristol -8 12 £350 +34.61% 2
Somerset - 3 £310 - 3
Devon - 2 £290 - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 2
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 24 (100.00%) HTML
1 24 (100.00%) CSS
2 23 (95.83%) JavaScript
3 21 (87.50%) Sass
4 18 (75.00%) HTML5
5 16 (66.67%) CSS3
6 13 (54.17%) Responsive Web Design
7 10 (41.67%) Zend
7 10 (41.67%) PHP
8 9 (37.50%) MVC
8 9 (37.50%) jQuery
9 7 (29.17%) Symfony
10 6 (25.00%) CakePHP
11 5 (20.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (16.67%) AngularJS
12 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (16.67%) TDD
13 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
13 3 (12.50%) Scrum
13 3 (12.50%) C#
13 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
13 3 (12.50%) .NET
13 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
13 3 (12.50%) Photoshop
14 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
14 2 (8.33%) Fireworks
14 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
14 2 (8.33%) LAMP
14 2 (8.33%) Animation
14 2 (8.33%) Web Design

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (8.33%) Drupal
1 2 (8.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Photoshop
2 2 (8.33%) Fireworks
3 1 (4.17%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
1 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.33%) Grunt
Job Titles
1 23 (95.83%) Developer
2 16 (66.67%) Front-End Developer
3 6 (25.00%) Web Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Front-End Web Developer
5 4 (16.67%) UI Programmer
5 4 (16.67%) UI Developer
6 3 (12.50%) PHP Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Programmer
7 2 (8.33%) Drupal Developer
8 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
8 1 (4.17%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (100.00%) HTML
1 24 (100.00%) CSS
2 21 (87.50%) Sass
3 18 (75.00%) HTML5
4 16 (66.67%) CSS3
5 9 (37.50%) jQuery
6 7 (29.17%) Symfony
7 6 (25.00%) CakePHP
8 5 (20.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (16.67%) AngularJS
10 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
10 3 (12.50%) .NET
11 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
11 2 (8.33%) LAMP
11 2 (8.33%) Ext JS
11 2 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 1 (4.17%) Ember.js
12 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (4.17%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Animation
1 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Responsive Web Design
2 9 (37.50%) MVC
3 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.67%) TDD
4 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 3 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (8.33%) Web Design
6 1 (4.17%) Web Development
6 1 (4.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 23 (95.83%) JavaScript
2 10 (41.67%) PHP
3 3 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Zend
2 2 (8.33%) Twitter
3 1 (4.17%) Adobe
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago