The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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 South West 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 119 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LESS 22 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.65% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.67% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 17 0 0
Average daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 -
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
824 599 858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.52% 25.09% 23.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 372 507
Average daily rate £325 £320 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 37
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £15.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.00 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
LESS
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol - 16 £300 -
Somerset - 6 £331 - 2
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 29 (100.00%) HTML
1 29 (100.00%) CSS
2 28 (96.55%) Sass
3 27 (93.10%) JavaScript
4 20 (68.97%) jQuery
5 19 (65.52%) PHP
6 17 (58.62%) HTML5
7 15 (51.72%) Drupal
7 15 (51.72%) LAMP
8 10 (34.48%) .NET
8 10 (34.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 9 (31.03%) CSS3
9 9 (31.03%) C#
9 9 (31.03%) MVC
10 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET
10 8 (27.59%) Ext JS
10 8 (27.59%) .NET Framework
10 8 (27.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 8 (27.59%) Mobile App
11 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
12 6 (20.69%) Visual Studio
12 6 (20.69%) MySQL
12 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
12 6 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (20.69%) Android
12 6 (20.69%) Degree
12 6 (20.69%) Web Development

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 15 (51.72%) Drupal
2 1 (3.45%) WordPress
2 1 (3.45%) CMS
2 1 (3.45%) Adobe CQ
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2012
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Visual Studio
1 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
1 6 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (20.69%) PhoneGap
2 2 (6.90%) Subversion
General
1 3 (10.34%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (96.55%) Developer
2 14 (48.28%) Drupal Developer
3 10 (34.48%) Web Developer
4 6 (20.69%) .NET Developer
5 5 (17.24%) .NET Web Developer
6 4 (13.79%) Front-End Developer
6 4 (13.79%) Front-End Web Developer
7 3 (10.34%) UI Developer
7 3 (10.34%) Programmer
7 3 (10.34%) UI Programmer
8 1 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (3.45%) C# Web Developer
8 1 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (3.45%) HTML Developer
8 1 (3.45%) C# Developer
8 1 (3.45%) SQL Developer
8 1 (3.45%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (100.00%) HTML
1 29 (100.00%) CSS
2 28 (96.55%) Sass
3 20 (68.97%) jQuery
4 17 (58.62%) HTML5
5 15 (51.72%) LAMP
6 10 (34.48%) .NET
6 10 (34.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 9 (31.03%) CSS3
8 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET
8 8 (27.59%) Ext JS
8 8 (27.59%) .NET Framework
8 8 (27.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (3.45%) JSON
10 1 (3.45%) Symfony
10 1 (3.45%) YUI
10 1 (3.45%) CodeIgniter
10 1 (3.45%) DHTML
10 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Mobile App
2 4 (13.79%) iPhone
2 4 (13.79%) Augmented Reality
2 4 (13.79%) iPad
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Android
1 6 (20.69%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) MVC
2 6 (20.69%) Web Development
3 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
5 3 (10.34%) TDD
5 3 (10.34%) Scrum
5 3 (10.34%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (6.90%) SEO
7 1 (3.45%) Business Development
7 1 (3.45%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (3.45%) OO
7 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.45%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (3.45%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 27 (93.10%) JavaScript
2 19 (65.52%) PHP
3 9 (31.03%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) PHP5
4 1 (3.45%) C
4 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Twitter
2 4 (13.79%) Zend
3 1 (3.45%) Xamarin