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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 137 142 129
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Contract jobs citing LESS 4 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.14% 0.18% 0.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.49% 0.69% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 13
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.50 -
LESS
England

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
819 875 818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.80% 26.14% 25.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 604 543
Median daily rate £350 £374 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.29% +6.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £485 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £367 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 68 12
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.28% +22.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £30.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £55.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 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 27 August 2016.

LESS Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

LESS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

LESS Hourly 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Bristol -2 4 £388 +10.71% 1
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 West region with a requirement for LESS.

1 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
2 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
2 8 (88.89%) AngularJS
3 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (66.67%) HTML5
4 6 (66.67%) PHP
4 6 (66.67%) MySQL
5 5 (55.56%) Adobe
5 5 (55.56%) Sass
6 4 (44.44%) Grunt
6 4 (44.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (44.44%) Linux
6 4 (44.44%) Data Visualisation
6 4 (44.44%) CSS3
6 4 (44.44%) Backbone.js
6 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
6 4 (44.44%) Visualisation
7 2 (22.22%) Web Accessibility
7 2 (22.22%) nginx
7 2 (22.22%) Moodle
7 2 (22.22%) JSON
7 2 (22.22%) Symfony
7 2 (22.22%) Ajax
7 2 (22.22%) PHP 5
7 2 (22.22%) WordPress
7 2 (22.22%) D3.js
7 2 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (22.22%) Big Data
7 2 (22.22%) Web Application Development

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) Apache
1 2 (22.22%) CMS
1 2 (22.22%) IIS
1 2 (22.22%) Moodle
1 2 (22.22%) nginx
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
1 2 (22.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 1 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (11.11%) InDesign
3 1 (11.11%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (22.22%) Big Data
2 2 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
1 4 (44.44%) Grunt
2 2 (22.22%) Bower
2 2 (22.22%) gulp
2 2 (22.22%) PHPUnit
2 2 (22.22%) Protractor
2 2 (22.22%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Digital Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript Developer
2 2 (22.22%) PHP Developer
2 2 (22.22%) PHP Symfony Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Symfony Developer
2 2 (22.22%) UI Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Designer
3 1 (11.11%) HTML CSS Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Lead UX Designer
3 1 (11.11%) UI Designer
3 1 (11.11%) UI/UX Designer
3 1 (11.11%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
1 9 (100.00%) HTML
2 8 (88.89%) AngularJS
3 6 (66.67%) HTML5
4 5 (55.56%) Sass
5 4 (44.44%) Backbone.js
5 4 (44.44%) CSS3
6 2 (22.22%) Ajax
6 2 (22.22%) D3.js
6 2 (22.22%) JSON
6 2 (22.22%) LAMP
6 2 (22.22%) Meteor
6 2 (22.22%) Node.js
6 2 (22.22%) PhoneGap
6 2 (22.22%) REST
6 2 (22.22%) SVG
6 2 (22.22%) Symfony
6 2 (22.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 2 (22.22%) XHTML
6 2 (22.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Visualisation
2 2 (22.22%) e-Learning
2 2 (22.22%) SCORM
2 2 (22.22%) Social Media
3 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Data Visualisation
3 2 (22.22%) Analytics
3 2 (22.22%) Data Analytics
3 2 (22.22%) Front End Development
3 2 (22.22%) Infographics
3 2 (22.22%) MVC
3 2 (22.22%) OOP
3 2 (22.22%) Open Source
3 2 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Web Accessibility
3 2 (22.22%) Web Application Development
3 2 (22.22%) Web Design
3 2 (22.22%) Workflow
4 1 (11.11%) Business Development
4 1 (11.11%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
2 6 (66.67%) PHP
3 2 (22.22%) ActionScript
3 2 (22.22%) ActionScript 3.0
3 2 (22.22%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) PHP 5
3 2 (22.22%) Python
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Adobe
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft