Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 135 152
Rank change year-on-year -30 +17 +24
Contract jobs citing LESS 11 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.27% 0.62% 0.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.16% 2.84% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 20
Berkshire median daily rate £463 £425 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +33.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £390 £316 £163
90th Percentile £504 £500 £438
South East median daily rate £450 £380 £374
% change year-on-year +18.42% +1.60% +36.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £17.50
South East median hourly rate £40.00 - £17.50

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 948 880 994
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 23.18% 21.79% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 522 623
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £530
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 34
Berkshire median hourly rate £33.00 £35.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -10.63% +17.65%
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.25 £12.63
90th Percentile £45.50 £50.00 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +9.76% +6.49% +18.46%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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
Slough - 6 £463 - 1
Bracknell -13 5 £350 -26.32%
LESS
South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 11 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 11 (100.00%) CSS
1 11 (100.00%) Sass
2 10 (90.91%) Git (software)
3 9 (81.82%) HTML5
3 9 (81.82%) HTML
3 9 (81.82%) AngularJS
4 7 (63.64%) Node.js
4 7 (63.64%) CSS3
4 7 (63.64%) User Experience
5 6 (54.55%) Front End Development
5 6 (54.55%) Dreamweaver
5 6 (54.55%) jQuery
6 5 (45.45%) Visualisation
6 5 (45.45%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (45.45%) Photoshop
6 5 (45.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (45.45%) Grunt
6 5 (45.45%) gulp
7 4 (36.36%) Axure RP
7 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
7 4 (36.36%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (36.36%) Vue (Vue.js)
7 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
7 4 (36.36%) MySQL
7 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
7 4 (36.36%) XML
7 4 (36.36%) Windows
7 4 (36.36%) Linux
7 4 (36.36%) SVG

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 (18.18%) CMS
1 2 (18.18%) Confluence
1 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 1 (9.09%) Apache
2 1 (9.09%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Adobe Illustrator
1 5 (45.45%) Photoshop
2 4 (36.36%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) SaaS
2 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (18.18%) Amazon Kinesis
2 2 (18.18%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (18.18%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (18.18%) GitHub
2 2 (18.18%) Serverless
3 1 (9.09%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) MySQL
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (9.09%) Apache Hive
3 1 (9.09%) Big Data
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
3 1 (9.09%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) Git (software)
2 6 (54.55%) Dreamweaver
3 5 (45.45%) Grunt
3 5 (45.45%) gulp
4 4 (36.36%) Axure RP
4 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
4 4 (36.36%) Subversion
4 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
5 2 (18.18%) JIRA
5 2 (18.18%) Mercurial
6 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
6 1 (9.09%) webpack
General
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 6 (54.55%) JavaScript Developer
3 4 (36.36%) Angular Developer
4 3 (27.27%) C# Developer
4 3 (27.27%) React Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Hadoop Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) CSS
1 11 (100.00%) Sass
2 9 (81.82%) AngularJS
2 9 (81.82%) HTML
2 9 (81.82%) HTML5
3 7 (63.64%) CSS3
3 7 (63.64%) Node.js
4 6 (54.55%) jQuery
5 5 (45.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (36.36%) JSON
6 4 (36.36%) SVG
6 4 (36.36%) Vue (Vue.js)
6 4 (36.36%) XML
7 3 (27.27%) DHTML
7 3 (27.27%) Silverlight
8 2 (18.18%) Compass CSS Framework
8 2 (18.18%) Dojo
8 2 (18.18%) Flask
8 2 (18.18%) React
8 2 (18.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) User Experience
2 4 (36.36%) Animation
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (9.09%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Front End Development
2 5 (45.45%) Visualisation
3 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (36.36%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) BDD
5 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 2 (18.18%) Kanban
5 2 (18.18%) OO
5 2 (18.18%) OOP
5 2 (18.18%) Pair Programming
5 2 (18.18%) Release Management
5 2 (18.18%) Scrum
5 2 (18.18%) SEO
5 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (27.27%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) ES6
3 2 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) GraphQL
4 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) IBM