The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank - - 42
Contract jobs citing LESS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton - - 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £323 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.07% +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 Southampton region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
139 54 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 38.50% 16.46% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 35 33
Average daily rate £370 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £291 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £438 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +79.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton