Period
to 26 July 2017

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 26 July 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
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 173 175
Rank change year-on-year +34 +2 +11
Contract jobs citing LESS 7 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.18% 0.23% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.94% 1.15% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 6 8
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £255 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +76.47% -32.00% +200.00%
South East median daily rate £425 £343 £394
% change year-on-year +24.09% -13.02% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

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 745 959 1111
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.66% 19.63% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 600 703
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% +2.74%
10th Percentile £294 £300 £231
90th Percentile £549 £550 £500
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 27 16
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -62.69% +69.62%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.25 £20.50
90th Percentile £51.80 £28.80 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +8.75% +14.29% -

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 7 (100.00%) HTML
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
1 7 (100.00%) Symfony
1 7 (100.00%) Sass
1 7 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 7 (100.00%) jQuery
2 6 (85.71%) Doctrine
2 6 (85.71%) PHP 7
2 6 (85.71%) PHP 5
2 6 (85.71%) Subversion
2 6 (85.71%) Git (software)
2 6 (85.71%) RESTful
2 6 (85.71%) PHPUnit
2 6 (85.71%) MongoDB
2 6 (85.71%) PHP
2 6 (85.71%) MySQL
3 3 (42.86%) Laravel
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) Front End Development
4 1 (14.29%) OO PHP
4 1 (14.29%) API Development

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) MongoDB
1 6 (85.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Git (software)
1 6 (85.71%) PHPUnit
1 6 (85.71%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (85.71%) PHP Developer
2 6 (85.71%) PHP Symfony Developer
2 6 (85.71%) Symfony Developer
3 3 (42.86%) PHP Laravel Developer
4 2 (28.57%) MongoDB Developer
4 2 (28.57%) MySQL Developer
4 2 (28.57%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Angular Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (14.29%) HTML CSS Developer
5 1 (14.29%) HTML Developer
5 1 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
1 7 (100.00%) HTML
1 7 (100.00%) jQuery
1 7 (100.00%) Sass
1 7 (100.00%) Symfony
2 6 (85.71%) Doctrine
2 6 (85.71%) RESTful
3 3 (42.86%) Laravel
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) API Development
1 1 (14.29%) Front End Development
1 1 (14.29%) OO
1 1 (14.29%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (85.71%) PHP
2 6 (85.71%) PHP 5
2 6 (85.71%) PHP 7