Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 161 148
Rank change year-on-year +14 -13 +14
Contract jobs citing LESS 34 9 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.79% 0.22% 0.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.97% 0.96% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 18
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £463 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +10.12% +24.44%
10th Percentile £328 £390 £313
90th Percentile £586 £504 £480
South East median daily rate £416 £450 £380
% change year-on-year -7.50% +18.42% +1.47%
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 1,144 941 929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 26.54% 22.84% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 569 564
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £310 £275 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 24
Berkshire median hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -5.19% -8.78%
10th Percentile £24.20 £9.58 £12.25
90th Percentile £48.00 £44.00 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% +9.33%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +7 17 £550 +57.14% 3
Reading - 12 £394 - 2
Slough -12 1 £513 +10.81%
Windsor - 1 - -
LESS
South East

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 33 (97.06%) CSS
2 32 (94.12%) HTML
3 31 (91.18%) JavaScript
4 29 (85.29%) HTML5
4 29 (85.29%) CSS3
4 29 (85.29%) Sass
5 25 (73.53%) TDD
5 25 (73.53%) Git (software)
6 23 (67.65%) React
7 21 (61.76%) AngularJS
8 20 (58.82%) BDD
8 20 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (58.82%) Scrum
9 19 (55.88%) Node.js
10 18 (52.94%) Mercurial
11 17 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (50.00%) Kanban
11 17 (50.00%) Pair Programming
11 17 (50.00%) Functional Testing
11 17 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
11 17 (50.00%) User Stories
11 17 (50.00%) DevOps
11 17 (50.00%) User Experience
11 17 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Development
12 16 (47.06%) Software Engineering
13 15 (44.12%) OO
14 14 (41.18%) Front End Development
15 13 (38.24%) REST
15 13 (38.24%) OOP
15 13 (38.24%) Amazon AWS

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 12 (35.29%) Confluence
2 3 (8.82%) Apache Solr
2 3 (8.82%) Apache Spark
2 3 (8.82%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.94%) Apache
3 1 (2.94%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) GIMP
1 1 (2.94%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (38.24%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (26.47%) Amazon Kinesis
2 9 (26.47%) AWS CloudFormation
2 9 (26.47%) AWS Lambda
2 9 (26.47%) Serverless
3 1 (2.94%) BrowserStack
3 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) HTTP
2 1 (2.94%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (11.76%) NoSQL
3 3 (8.82%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (8.82%) MongoDB
3 3 (8.82%) Neo4j
3 3 (8.82%) Redis
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (73.53%) Git (software)
2 18 (52.94%) Mercurial
3 12 (35.29%) Jenkins
3 12 (35.29%) JIRA
4 7 (20.59%) webpack
5 4 (11.76%) Cucumber
5 4 (11.76%) Grunt
5 4 (11.76%) gulp
5 4 (11.76%) Jasmine
5 4 (11.76%) PhantomJS
5 4 (11.76%) Subversion
General
1 5 (14.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (88.24%) Developer
2 14 (41.18%) React Developer
3 11 (32.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 8 (23.53%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (14.71%) Software Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) UI Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Web Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior React Developer
8 1 (2.94%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Angular Developer
8 1 (2.94%) CakePHP Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) E-Commerce Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Full Stack Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Java Developer
8 1 (2.94%) PHP Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (97.06%) CSS
2 32 (94.12%) HTML
3 29 (85.29%) CSS3
3 29 (85.29%) HTML5
3 29 (85.29%) Sass
4 23 (67.65%) React
5 21 (61.76%) AngularJS
6 19 (55.88%) Node.js
7 13 (38.24%) REST
8 12 (35.29%) Web Services
9 5 (14.71%) Ajax
9 5 (14.71%) jQuery
10 4 (11.76%) .NET
10 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (11.76%) Chai
10 4 (11.76%) D3.js
10 4 (11.76%) SignalR
11 3 (8.82%) Angular 2
11 3 (8.82%) Apache Avro
11 3 (8.82%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 17 (50.00%) User Experience
2 3 (8.82%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.94%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (73.53%) TDD
2 20 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (58.82%) BDD
2 20 (58.82%) Scrum
3 17 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Development
3 17 (50.00%) DevOps
3 17 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 17 (50.00%) Kanban
3 17 (50.00%) Pair Programming
3 17 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 17 (50.00%) User Stories
4 16 (47.06%) Software Engineering
5 15 (44.12%) OO
6 14 (41.18%) Front End Development
7 13 (38.24%) OOP
8 12 (35.29%) API Testing
8 12 (35.29%) Functional Programming
8 12 (35.29%) Unit Testing
9 10 (29.41%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 31 (91.18%) JavaScript
2 6 (17.65%) TypeScript
3 4 (11.76%) C#
3 4 (11.76%) SQL
4 1 (2.94%) Java
4 1 (2.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (29.41%) QA
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
1 3 (8.82%) Rackspace