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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 136 124 113
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -11
Contract jobs citing LESS 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.72% 0.54% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Median daily rate £350 £300 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +1.69%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £311
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.86 -
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
693 556 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.32% 22.63% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 368 319
Median daily rate £383 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 19
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.47 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.55% +38.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £22.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £45.60 £37.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +8.00%

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 June 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 June 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
Worcestershire - 3 £350 -
Coventry - 2 - - 1
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 10 (100.00%) HTML
1 10 (100.00%) CSS
2 9 (90.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (80.00%) HTML5
3 8 (80.00%) Sass
4 7 (70.00%) AngularJS
4 7 (70.00%) jQuery
5 6 (60.00%) MVC
5 6 (60.00%) CSS3
6 4 (40.00%) WCF
6 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (40.00%) Web Services
6 4 (40.00%) .NET
6 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (40.00%) C#
6 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
6 4 (40.00%) Razor View Engine
6 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (40.00%) Web Application Development
6 4 (40.00%) Front End Development
6 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 3 (30.00%) PHP
7 3 (30.00%) Linux
7 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
8 2 (20.00%) Symfony
8 2 (20.00%) PHP 5
8 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (20.00%) Web Development
8 2 (20.00%) MySQL

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:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Grunt
2 1 (10.00%) gulp
2 1 (10.00%) Mercurial
2 1 (10.00%) Subversion
2 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (40.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (30.00%) HTML CSS Developer
4 3 (30.00%) HTML Developer
5 2 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (20.00%) PHP Developer
5 2 (20.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
5 2 (20.00%) Symfony Developer
6 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) CSS
1 10 (100.00%) HTML
2 8 (80.00%) HTML5
2 8 (80.00%) Sass
3 7 (70.00%) AngularJS
3 7 (70.00%) jQuery
4 6 (60.00%) CSS3
5 4 (40.00%) .NET
5 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (40.00%) Razor View Engine
5 4 (40.00%) WCF
5 4 (40.00%) Web Services
6 2 (20.00%) Symfony
7 1 (10.00%) Ajax
7 1 (10.00%) Backbone.js
7 1 (10.00%) Durandal
7 1 (10.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) MVC
2 4 (40.00%) Front End Development
2 4 (40.00%) Web Application Development
3 2 (20.00%) Web Development
4 1 (10.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) SEO
4 1 (10.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (40.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) PHP
4 2 (20.00%) PHP 5
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Adobe
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