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 21 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
England / West Midlands
Rank 119 121 111
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Contract jobs citing LESS 4 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.15% 0.045%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.63% 0.62% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £375 £275 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +69.23%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
637 649 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.55% 25.05% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 403 314
Median daily rate £388 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 16
Median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +1.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £14.00 £22.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.38 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +13.97%

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
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 21 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
Coventry -10 1 £413 +83.33%
Warwickshire - 1 £375 - 3
Birmingham - 1 - - 4
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for LESS.

1 19 (100.00%) HTML
1 19 (100.00%) CSS
2 18 (94.74%) Sass
3 16 (84.21%) C#
3 16 (84.21%) Scrum
3 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
3 16 (84.21%) HTML5
4 15 (78.95%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (78.95%) MVC
4 15 (78.95%) .NET
5 14 (73.68%) ASP.NET
5 14 (73.68%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (68.42%) SaaS
6 13 (68.42%) PaaS
6 13 (68.42%) Domain-Driven Design
6 13 (68.42%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (68.42%) BDD
6 13 (68.42%) Entity Framework
6 13 (68.42%) Kanban
6 13 (68.42%) Visual Studio Team System
6 13 (68.42%) .NET Framework
6 13 (68.42%) TDD
6 13 (68.42%) CQRS
6 13 (68.42%) IaaS
6 13 (68.42%) Dapper ORM
6 13 (68.42%) SOLID
6 13 (68.42%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 13 (68.42%) Continuous Deployment
7 12 (63.16%) Continuous Delivery

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 (5.26%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (68.42%) IaaS
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft Azure
1 13 (68.42%) PaaS
1 13 (68.42%) SaaS
2 1 (5.26%) Heroku
2 1 (5.26%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 3 (15.79%) Grunt
2 3 (15.79%) gulp
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Games
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (52.63%) .NET Developer
3 7 (36.84%) C# Developer
4 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (31.58%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (31.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Agile .NET Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Agile C# Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Developer
5 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (15.79%) HTML CSS Developer
5 3 (15.79%) HTML Developer
5 3 (15.79%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (10.53%) UI Developer
7 1 (5.26%) C# Web Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Lead C# Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Lead Web Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) CSS
1 19 (100.00%) HTML
2 18 (94.74%) Sass
3 16 (84.21%) HTML5
4 15 (78.95%) .NET
5 14 (73.68%) ASP.NET
5 14 (73.68%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (68.42%) .NET Framework
6 13 (68.42%) Dapper ORM
6 13 (68.42%) Entity Framework
7 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
7 3 (15.79%) CSS3
7 3 (15.79%) jQuery
7 3 (15.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (5.26%) DOM
9 1 (5.26%) Razor View Engine
9 1 (5.26%) Semantic HTML
9 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.26%) User Experience
1 1 (5.26%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (84.21%) Scrum
2 15 (78.95%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (78.95%) MVC
3 13 (68.42%) BDD
3 13 (68.42%) Continuous Deployment
3 13 (68.42%) CQRS
3 13 (68.42%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 13 (68.42%) Domain-Driven Design
3 13 (68.42%) Kanban
3 13 (68.42%) SOLID
3 13 (68.42%) TDD
4 12 (63.16%) Continuous Delivery
4 12 (63.16%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.79%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 3 (15.79%) Front End Development
6 2 (10.53%) Validation
7 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
7 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) C#
2 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) WCAG
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) SAP