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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 125 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LESS 13 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.43% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.58% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +16.36%
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
822 535 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.03% 24.97% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 366 332
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £222 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 34
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +28.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £54.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
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
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 31 July 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 - 9 £350 - 3
Somerset - 3 £310 - 1
Devon - 1 - -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 26 (100.00%) HTML
1 26 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 26 (100.00%) CSS
2 24 (92.31%) Sass
3 17 (65.38%) HTML5
4 15 (57.69%) PHP
5 12 (46.15%) jQuery
5 12 (46.15%) CSS3
6 11 (42.31%) MVC
7 10 (38.46%) Zend
8 9 (34.62%) Responsive Web Design
9 7 (26.92%) Symfony
9 7 (26.92%) LAMP
9 7 (26.92%) Drupal
10 6 (23.08%) CakePHP
10 6 (23.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
11 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET
11 5 (19.23%) .NET
11 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
11 5 (19.23%) C#
12 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
12 4 (15.38%) .NET Framework
12 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (15.38%) TDD
12 4 (15.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (15.38%) Ext JS
12 4 (15.38%) Mobile App
12 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (26.92%) Drupal
2 1 (3.85%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.85%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (7.69%) PhoneGap
4 1 (3.85%) Grunt
Job Titles
1 25 (96.15%) Developer
2 13 (50.00%) Front-End Developer
3 8 (30.77%) Web Developer
4 7 (26.92%) Drupal Developer
5 5 (19.23%) Front-End Web Developer
6 3 (11.54%) UI Programmer
6 3 (11.54%) Programmer
6 3 (11.54%) .NET Developer
6 3 (11.54%) PHP Developer
6 3 (11.54%) .NET Web Developer
6 3 (11.54%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (100.00%) HTML
1 26 (100.00%) CSS
2 24 (92.31%) Sass
3 17 (65.38%) HTML5
4 12 (46.15%) jQuery
4 12 (46.15%) CSS3
5 7 (26.92%) LAMP
5 7 (26.92%) Symfony
6 6 (23.08%) CakePHP
6 6 (23.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (19.23%) .NET
7 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET
8 4 (15.38%) .NET Framework
8 4 (15.38%) Ext JS
8 4 (15.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
10 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (3.85%) Backbone.js
10 1 (3.85%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.69%) iPhone
2 2 (7.69%) Augmented Reality
2 2 (7.69%) iPad
3 1 (3.85%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Android
1 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) MVC
2 9 (34.62%) Responsive Web Design
3 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
4 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (15.38%) TDD
5 3 (11.54%) Web Development
5 3 (11.54%) Scrum
6 1 (3.85%) Web Design
6 1 (3.85%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 26 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 15 (57.69%) PHP
3 5 (19.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Zend
2 3 (11.54%) Twitter
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