Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for LESS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LESS over the 6 months to 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 151 152
Rank change year-on-year +23 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing LESS 40 13 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.02% 0.33% 0.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.88% 1.53% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 34 15
Berkshire median daily rate £410 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.89% +5.88% +33.33%
10th Percentile £331 £363 £262
90th Percentile £576 £459 £510
South East median daily rate £404 £431 £375
% change year-on-year -6.38% +15.00% +1.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £40.00 -

LESS is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,031 849 1,000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 26.29% 21.28% 22.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 510 607
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.56%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £435 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 33
Berkshire median hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.24% +164.00% -65.03%
10th Percentile £8.00 £10.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £44.90 £45.40 £41.50
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% +12.33%

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing LESS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for LESS in Berkshire

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LESS in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for LESS in Berkshire

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LESS in Berkshire over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LESS in Berkshire

LESS
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 15 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +12 14 £550 +57.14% 3
Reading - 12 £388 - 2
Slough -7 4 £405 -12.43%
Newbury - 4 £338 -
Maidenhead - 2 £400 -
Windsor - 1 - -
LESS
South East

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing LESS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for LESS.

1 39 (97.50%) CSS
2 38 (95.00%) HTML
2 38 (95.00%) JavaScript
3 36 (90.00%) CSS3
4 35 (87.50%) HTML5
4 35 (87.50%) Sass
5 25 (62.50%) AngularJS
6 23 (57.50%) User Experience
7 22 (55.00%) TDD
8 21 (52.50%) React
9 19 (47.50%) Git (software)
10 18 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (42.50%) OO
11 17 (42.50%) Front End Development
12 16 (40.00%) Scrum
12 16 (40.00%) Node.js
12 16 (40.00%) REST
13 15 (37.50%) BDD
13 15 (37.50%) DevOps
13 15 (37.50%) Web Services
14 14 (35.00%) Software Engineering
14 14 (35.00%) jQuery
14 14 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (35.00%) Mercurial
14 14 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
15 13 (32.50%) User Stories
15 13 (32.50%) Responsive Web Design
15 13 (32.50%) Functional Testing
15 13 (32.50%) Kanban
15 13 (32.50%) Pair Programming

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 11 (27.50%) Confluence
2 6 (15.00%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (10.00%) Liferay
4 3 (7.50%) Apache Solr
4 3 (7.50%) Apache Spark
5 2 (5.00%) CMS
5 2 (5.00%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (2.50%) Apache
6 1 (2.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) GIMP
1 1 (2.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (25.00%) Amazon Kinesis
2 10 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 10 (25.00%) AWS Lambda
2 10 (25.00%) Serverless
3 1 (2.50%) BrowserStack
3 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) HTTP
2 1 (2.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 5 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 4 (10.00%) MySQL
4 3 (7.50%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (7.50%) MongoDB
4 3 (7.50%) Neo4j
4 3 (7.50%) Redis
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.50%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 19 (47.50%) Git (software)
2 14 (35.00%) Mercurial
3 11 (27.50%) Jenkins
3 11 (27.50%) JIRA
4 6 (15.00%) webpack
5 2 (5.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.00%) Grunt
5 2 (5.00%) gulp
5 2 (5.00%) Jasmine
5 2 (5.00%) PhantomJS
5 2 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 5 (12.50%) Retail
2 4 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 35 (87.50%) Developer
2 12 (30.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 11 (27.50%) React Developer
4 7 (17.50%) UI Developer
5 6 (15.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 6 (15.00%) Software Engineer
6 5 (12.50%) Java Developer
7 4 (10.00%) Angular Developer
7 4 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Magento Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Senior Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Senior React Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Senior Software Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Web Developer
9 2 (5.00%) Designer
9 2 (5.00%) UI Designer
9 2 (5.00%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (97.50%) CSS
2 38 (95.00%) HTML
3 36 (90.00%) CSS3
4 35 (87.50%) HTML5
4 35 (87.50%) Sass
5 25 (62.50%) AngularJS
6 21 (52.50%) React
7 16 (40.00%) Node.js
7 16 (40.00%) REST
8 15 (37.50%) Web Services
9 14 (35.00%) jQuery
10 8 (20.00%) RESTful
11 7 (17.50%) Durandal
12 6 (15.00%) .NET
12 6 (15.00%) Backbone.js
12 6 (15.00%) Kafka
12 6 (15.00%) KnockoutJS
12 6 (15.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (12.50%) J2EE
13 5 (12.50%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (57.50%) User Experience
2 5 (12.50%) NHS
3 3 (7.50%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.50%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Linux
2 3 (7.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (55.00%) TDD
2 18 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (42.50%) Front End Development
3 17 (42.50%) OO
4 16 (40.00%) Scrum
5 15 (37.50%) BDD
5 15 (37.50%) DevOps
6 14 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (35.00%) Software Engineering
7 13 (32.50%) Cross-Browser Development
7 13 (32.50%) Functional Testing
7 13 (32.50%) Kanban
7 13 (32.50%) Pair Programming
7 13 (32.50%) Responsive Web Design
7 13 (32.50%) User Stories
8 12 (30.00%) OOP
9 11 (27.50%) API Testing
9 11 (27.50%) Functional Programming
9 11 (27.50%) Unit Testing
10 10 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 38 (95.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (15.00%) Java
2 6 (15.00%) TypeScript
3 4 (10.00%) C#
3 4 (10.00%) PHP
3 4 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (2.50%) ES6
4 1 (2.50%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (30.00%) QA
2 3 (7.50%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (7.50%) Rackspace
1 3 (7.50%) Twitter
2 2 (5.00%) Sitecore