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 3 months to 28 April 2017 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 118 121
Rank change year-on-year +14 +3  
Contract jobs citing LESS 1 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.052% 0.28% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.27% 1.43% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Median daily rate £450 £203 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +122.22% -46.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -9.73% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £17.86

LESS is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 373 490 610
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.36% 19.60% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 309 376
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £318 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 9
Median hourly rate £15.00 £9.00 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -74.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing LESS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for LESS.

1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) Sass
2 4 (80.00%) AngularJS
2 4 (80.00%) jQuery
2 4 (80.00%) Front End Development
2 4 (80.00%) HTML5
3 3 (60.00%) CSS3
3 3 (60.00%) Backbone.js
3 3 (60.00%) User Experience
4 2 (40.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 2 (40.00%) Wireframes
4 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (40.00%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (40.00%) Subversion
5 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) JSON
5 1 (20.00%) Arabic Language
5 1 (20.00%) QA
5 1 (20.00%) Symfony
5 1 (20.00%) PHP 5
5 1 (20.00%) DOM
5 1 (20.00%) ECMAScript
5 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (20.00%) PHP
5 1 (20.00%) MySQL
5 1 (20.00%) Jasmine
5 1 (20.00%) Waterfall

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 1 (20.00%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) gulp
2 1 (20.00%) Jasmine
2 1 (20.00%) PHPUnit
2 1 (20.00%) webpack
General
1 1 (20.00%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (20.00%) MongoDB Developer
3 1 (20.00%) MySQL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (20.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Symfony Developer
3 1 (20.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) Sass
2 4 (80.00%) AngularJS
2 4 (80.00%) HTML5
2 4 (80.00%) jQuery
3 3 (60.00%) Backbone.js
3 3 (60.00%) CSS3
4 2 (40.00%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (20.00%) Browserify
5 1 (20.00%) Doctrine
5 1 (20.00%) DOM
5 1 (20.00%) Handlebars
5 1 (20.00%) JSON
5 1 (20.00%) Node.js
5 1 (20.00%) RESTful
5 1 (20.00%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Front End Development
2 2 (40.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 2 (40.00%) Wireframes
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) ECMAScript
2 1 (20.00%) ES6
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) PHP 5
2 1 (20.00%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA