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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 109 115 106
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing LESS 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.15% 0.095%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.70% 0.62% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £250 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - -
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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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
574 645 596
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.01% 24.87% 28.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 371 369
Average daily rate £340 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £427 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 7
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £33.55 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LESS across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £450 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £190 -
Worcestershire - 1 £250 -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing LESS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LESS.

1 8 (100.00%) HTML
1 8 (100.00%) CSS
1 8 (100.00%) Sass
2 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 7 (87.50%) jQuery
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) AngularJS
4 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 4 (50.00%) HTML5
4 4 (50.00%) CSS3
5 3 (37.50%) Subversion
5 3 (37.50%) PHP
5 3 (37.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (25.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) OO
6 2 (25.00%) Google
6 2 (25.00%) Google App Engine
6 2 (25.00%) PaaS
6 2 (25.00%) Heroku
6 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (12.50%) WordPress
7 1 (12.50%) Android
7 1 (12.50%) Web Accessibility
7 1 (12.50%) Mercurial
7 1 (12.50%) Magento
7 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing LESS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LESS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) WordPress
1 1 (12.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Google App Engine
1 2 (25.00%) PaaS
1 2 (25.00%) Heroku
1 2 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (25.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Telnet
1 1 (12.50%) SSH
1 1 (12.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (37.50%) Subversion
3 1 (12.50%) Mercurial
3 1 (12.50%) Grunt
3 1 (12.50%) Bower
3 1 (12.50%) gulp
General
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (87.50%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Front-End Web Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) UI Developer
4 1 (12.50%) UI Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) HTML
1 8 (100.00%) CSS
1 8 (100.00%) Sass
2 7 (87.50%) jQuery
3 5 (62.50%) AngularJS
4 4 (50.00%) HTML5
4 4 (50.00%) CSS3
5 3 (37.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (12.50%) React
7 1 (12.50%) Browserify
7 1 (12.50%) Backbone.js
7 1 (12.50%) OOCSS
7 1 (12.50%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) MVC
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) OOP
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Web Accessibility
3 1 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (12.50%) Android Development
3 1 (12.50%) iOS Development
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Development
3 1 (12.50%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (37.50%) PHP
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) WCAG
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Google