The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 122 123 120
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing LESS 21 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.66% 0.12% 0.039%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.75% 0.53% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 1
Median daily rate £369 £220 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.61% -12.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.75 -
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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
765 561 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.01% 21.97% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 358 356
Median daily rate £360 £340 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £245 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 10
Median hourly rate £23.00 £31.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% +58.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.65 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £87.84 £34.20 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

LESS
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LESS across the West Midlands region.

LESS Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

LESS
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LESS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

LESS Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

LESS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Coventry - 14 £400 -
Birmingham -5 2 £263 - 7
Warwickshire - 2 £350 - 2
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for LESS.

1 26 (100.00%) HTML
1 26 (100.00%) CSS
2 23 (88.46%) Sass
3 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (61.54%) MVC
4 16 (61.54%) HTML5
5 14 (53.85%) Scrum
5 14 (53.85%) JavaScript
6 13 (50.00%) .NET
6 13 (50.00%) ASP.NET
6 13 (50.00%) TDD
6 13 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (50.00%) BDD
6 13 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
7 12 (46.15%) C#
8 11 (42.31%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (42.31%) .NET Framework
8 11 (42.31%) SaaS
8 11 (42.31%) PaaS
8 11 (42.31%) Visual Studio Team System
8 11 (42.31%) Kanban
8 11 (42.31%) Domain-Driven Design
8 11 (42.31%) Continuous Deployment
8 11 (42.31%) Entity Framework
8 11 (42.31%) CQRS
8 11 (42.31%) IaaS
8 11 (42.31%) Dapper ORM
8 11 (42.31%) Front End Development

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (3.85%) Confluence
1 1 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (42.31%) IaaS
2 11 (42.31%) PaaS
2 11 (42.31%) SaaS
3 4 (15.38%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.69%) Jasmine
3 2 (7.69%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (3.85%) Grunt
4 1 (3.85%) gulp
4 1 (3.85%) JIRA
4 1 (3.85%) Protractor
4 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Electronics
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (96.15%) Developer
2 10 (38.46%) .NET Developer
3 9 (34.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (19.23%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (19.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (19.23%) C# Developer
4 5 (19.23%) HTML CSS Developer
4 5 (19.23%) HTML Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Agile Developer
6 3 (11.54%) Agile .NET Developer
6 3 (11.54%) Agile C# Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Angular Developer
7 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (7.69%) PHP Developer
7 2 (7.69%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Symfony Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (100.00%) CSS
1 26 (100.00%) HTML
2 23 (88.46%) Sass
3 16 (61.54%) HTML5
4 13 (50.00%) .NET
4 13 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 13 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (42.31%) .NET Framework
5 11 (42.31%) Dapper ORM
5 11 (42.31%) Entity Framework
6 6 (23.08%) AngularJS
7 5 (19.23%) CSS3
8 4 (15.38%) jQuery
9 2 (7.69%) Razor View Engine
9 2 (7.69%) Symfony
9 2 (7.69%) Web Services
10 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (3.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (61.54%) MVC
3 14 (53.85%) Scrum
4 13 (50.00%) BDD
4 13 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 13 (50.00%) TDD
5 11 (42.31%) Continuous Deployment
5 11 (42.31%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (42.31%) CQRS
5 11 (42.31%) Domain-Driven Design
5 11 (42.31%) Front End Development
5 11 (42.31%) Kanban
5 11 (42.31%) SOLID
6 10 (38.46%) Continuous Delivery
6 10 (38.46%) Waterfall
7 5 (19.23%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 3 (11.54%) Web Development
9 2 (7.69%) CRM
9 2 (7.69%) ERP
9 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 12 (46.15%) C#
3 4 (15.38%) PHP
4 2 (7.69%) Java
4 2 (7.69%) PHP 5
5 1 (3.85%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) WAI
1 4 (15.38%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Docker
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) SAP