Period
to 20 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 20 November 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)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 90 101
Rank change year-on-year +10 +11 -15
Contract jobs citing LESS 19 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.33% 0.38% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.82% 1.51% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 3
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £373 £294 £240
90th Percentile £475 £384 £320
West Midlands median daily rate £435 £363 £359
% change year-on-year +20.00% +1.05% +24.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands 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 Birmingham with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 394 397 502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 27.51% 25.32% 33.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 286 325
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +3.81%
10th Percentile £313 £250 £255
90th Percentile £560 £525 £520
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £26.75 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +197.22% -31.88%
10th Percentile £23.30 £15.38 £8.75
90th Percentile £71.50 £38.33 £89.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.58 £23.00
% change year-on-year +47.16% +32.96% -19.57%

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing LESS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for LESS in Birmingham

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LESS in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for LESS in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for LESS.

1 19 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 19 (100.00%) HTML
1 19 (100.00%) CSS
1 19 (100.00%) HTML5
1 19 (100.00%) Sass
2 17 (89.47%) KnockoutJS
2 17 (89.47%) React
3 16 (84.21%) AngularJS
4 15 (78.95%) User Experience
5 14 (73.68%) jQuery
6 13 (68.42%) CSS3
7 12 (63.16%) Backbone.js
7 12 (63.16%) Durandal
7 12 (63.16%) Ajax
7 12 (63.16%) Java
7 12 (63.16%) Angular 2
8 11 (57.89%) TDD
9 10 (52.63%) Photoshop
9 10 (52.63%) GIMP
9 10 (52.63%) Wireframes
9 10 (52.63%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 9 (47.37%) RESTful
10 9 (47.37%) Docker
10 9 (47.37%) Web Services
11 6 (31.58%) Front End Development
11 6 (31.58%) Redux
11 6 (31.58%) TypeScript
11 6 (31.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
12 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (5.26%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (52.63%) GIMP
1 10 (52.63%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) npm
2 1 (5.26%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
1 3 (15.79%) gulp
2 2 (10.53%) Jasmine
2 2 (10.53%) Karma Test Runner
2 2 (10.53%) webpack
3 1 (5.26%) Bower
3 1 (5.26%) Grunt
General
1 1 (5.26%) Law
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (94.74%) Developer
2 12 (63.16%) UI Developer
3 8 (42.11%) HTML Developer
4 7 (36.84%) Angular Developer
4 7 (36.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 7 (36.84%) HTML CSS Developer
4 7 (36.84%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (26.32%) Java Developer
5 5 (26.32%) React Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
6 1 (5.26%) PHP Developer
6 1 (5.26%) UI/UX Developer
6 1 (5.26%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) CSS
1 19 (100.00%) HTML
1 19 (100.00%) HTML5
1 19 (100.00%) Sass
2 17 (89.47%) KnockoutJS
2 17 (89.47%) React
3 16 (84.21%) AngularJS
4 14 (73.68%) jQuery
5 13 (68.42%) CSS3
6 12 (63.16%) Ajax
6 12 (63.16%) Angular 2
6 12 (63.16%) Backbone.js
6 12 (63.16%) Durandal
7 9 (47.37%) RESTful
7 9 (47.37%) Web Services
8 6 (31.58%) Redux
8 6 (31.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (15.79%) Semantic HTML
10 2 (10.53%) Enzyme
10 2 (10.53%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 15 (78.95%) User Experience
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) TDD
2 10 (52.63%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 10 (52.63%) Wireframes
3 6 (31.58%) Front End Development
4 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (15.79%) Prototyping
4 3 (15.79%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.26%) API Development
6 1 (5.26%) API Integration
6 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.26%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 1 (5.26%) Isomorphic JavaScript
6 1 (5.26%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (5.26%) MVC
6 1 (5.26%) OO
6 1 (5.26%) OOP
6 1 (5.26%) Scrum
6 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 12 (63.16%) Java
3 6 (31.58%) TypeScript
4 3 (15.79%) ES6
4 3 (15.79%) ES7
5 2 (10.53%) ES8
5 2 (10.53%) PureScript
6 1 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
1 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft