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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
England / South West
Rank 127 118 146
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +28
Contract jobs citing LESS 11 19 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 0.65% 0.062%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.43% 2.49% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 1
Median daily rate £350 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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
770 763 790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.50% 25.98% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 526 523
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 42 15
Median hourly rate £39.00 £38.75 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £31.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 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 7 £338 +33.66% 4
Gloucestershire +2 1 - - 2
Wiltshire -6 1 - - 1
Dorset - 1 - - 1
Somerset - 1 £350 -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 19 (95.00%) HTML
2 18 (90.00%) CSS
3 17 (85.00%) JavaScript
4 16 (80.00%) Sass
5 13 (65.00%) HTML5
5 13 (65.00%) Front End Development
6 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (55.00%) CSS3
8 9 (45.00%) AngularJS
9 6 (30.00%) Git (software)
10 5 (25.00%) Ajax
10 5 (25.00%) JSON
10 5 (25.00%) Backbone.js
10 5 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (25.00%) PHP
11 4 (20.00%) MySQL
11 4 (20.00%) Python
11 4 (20.00%) Adobe
11 4 (20.00%) Node.js
11 4 (20.00%) Web Development
11 4 (20.00%) Web Accessibility
11 4 (20.00%) Social Media
11 4 (20.00%) gulp
11 4 (20.00%) Grunt
11 4 (20.00%) Infographics
12 3 (15.00%) Wireframes
12 3 (15.00%) User Experience
12 3 (15.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (15.00%) React
12 3 (15.00%) Web Design

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 1 (5.00%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (5.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (5.00%) InDesign
2 1 (5.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) MySQL
2 2 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.00%) Big Data
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (20.00%) Grunt
2 4 (20.00%) gulp
3 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (10.00%) Advertising
2 1 (5.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (85.00%) Developer
2 12 (60.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 7 (35.00%) HTML CSS Developer
3 7 (35.00%) HTML Developer
3 7 (35.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (20.00%) UI Developer
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Android Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Designer
5 1 (5.00%) Information Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Lead Architect
5 1 (5.00%) User Experience Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Web Designer
5 1 (5.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (95.00%) HTML
2 18 (90.00%) CSS
3 16 (80.00%) Sass
4 13 (65.00%) HTML5
5 11 (55.00%) CSS3
6 9 (45.00%) AngularJS
7 5 (25.00%) Ajax
7 5 (25.00%) Backbone.js
7 5 (25.00%) JSON
8 4 (20.00%) Node.js
9 3 (15.00%) .NET
9 3 (15.00%) React
10 2 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (5.00%) Android SDK
11 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
11 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (5.00%) Compass CSS Framework
11 1 (5.00%) Razor View Engine
11 1 (5.00%) Twig
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Social Media
2 3 (15.00%) User Experience
3 1 (5.00%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Front End Development
2 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (20.00%) Infographics
4 4 (20.00%) Web Accessibility
4 4 (20.00%) Web Development
5 3 (15.00%) Web Design
5 3 (15.00%) Wireframes
6 2 (10.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 2 (10.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 2 (10.00%) MVC
7 1 (5.00%) Analytics
7 1 (5.00%) Android Development
7 1 (5.00%) BDD
7 1 (5.00%) Big Data Analytics
7 1 (5.00%) Data Analytics
7 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.00%) OO
7 1 (5.00%) OOP
7 1 (5.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (25.00%) PHP
3 4 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (10.00%) C#
4 2 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (5.00%) ECMAScript
5 1 (5.00%) Java
5 1 (5.00%) Perl
5 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) WCAG
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Adobe
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