Period
to 16 June 2019

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 16 June 2019 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
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 165 134 146
Rank change year-on-year -31 +12 +25
Contract jobs citing LESS 10 31 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.24% 0.81% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.05% 3.26% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 28
Berkshire median daily rate £525 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.48% -13.89% +122.22%
South East median daily rate £450 £388 £425
% change year-on-year +16.13% -8.82% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

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 949 952 714
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 22.98% 24.75% 19.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 550 417
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £350 £300 £290
90th Percentile £603 £550 £544
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 14
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.64 £8.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +470.44% -46.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £23.47 £8.00 £12.90
90th Percentile £55.38 £50.50 £54.65
South East median hourly rate £48.40 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +13.88% -1.16% +7.50%

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 16 June 2019.

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 16 June 2019. 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 -16 7 £600 -
Reading -16 3 £450 +20.00% 1
LESS
South East

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, 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 10 (100.00%) HTML
1 10 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 10 (100.00%) CSS
1 10 (100.00%) TDD
1 10 (100.00%) HTML5
1 10 (100.00%) CSS3
1 10 (100.00%) Sass
2 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) OOP
3 8 (80.00%) AngularJS
4 7 (70.00%) Functional Testing
4 7 (70.00%) User Stories
4 7 (70.00%) DevOps
4 7 (70.00%) Cross-Browser Development
4 7 (70.00%) Web Services
4 7 (70.00%) Pair Programming
4 7 (70.00%) Scrum
4 7 (70.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 7 (70.00%) BDD
4 7 (70.00%) Node.js
4 7 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (70.00%) Kanban
5 6 (60.00%) Unit Testing
5 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
5 6 (60.00%) REST
5 6 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (60.00%) Serverless
5 6 (60.00%) Front End Development
5 6 (60.00%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (60.00%) Functional 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 2 (20.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (60.00%) Amazon Kinesis
1 6 (60.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 6 (60.00%) AWS Lambda
1 6 (60.00%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (30.00%) Jasmine
2 3 (30.00%) Mercurial
2 3 (30.00%) Subversion
3 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (10.00%) Grunt
4 1 (10.00%) gulp
4 1 (10.00%) PhantomJS
4 1 (10.00%) webpack
General
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (70.00%) React Developer
3 4 (40.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (20.00%) Angular Developer
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) CSS
1 10 (100.00%) CSS3
1 10 (100.00%) HTML
1 10 (100.00%) HTML5
1 10 (100.00%) Sass
2 8 (80.00%) AngularJS
3 7 (70.00%) Node.js
3 7 (70.00%) Web Services
4 6 (60.00%) REST
5 4 (40.00%) GraphQL
5 4 (40.00%) Redux
6 3 (30.00%) Chai
6 3 (30.00%) React
7 2 (20.00%) .NET
7 2 (20.00%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) User Experience
2 5 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) TDD
2 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) OOP
3 7 (70.00%) BDD
3 7 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (70.00%) Cross-Browser Development
3 7 (70.00%) DevOps
3 7 (70.00%) Functional Testing
3 7 (70.00%) Kanban
3 7 (70.00%) Pair Programming
3 7 (70.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 7 (70.00%) Scrum
3 7 (70.00%) User Stories
4 6 (60.00%) Front End Development
4 6 (60.00%) Functional Programming
4 6 (60.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (20.00%) API Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Sprint Planning
6 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (40.00%) ES6
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA