Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 78 101
Rank change year-on-year +15 +23 -8
Contract jobs citing LESS 33 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.29% 1.14% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.40% 4.43% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 1
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £311 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.51% +18.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £330 £284 £231
90th Percentile £475 £466 £294
West Midlands median daily rate £435 £325 £363
% change year-on-year +33.85% -10.34% +34.26%
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 446 361 447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 30.97% 25.62% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 255 312
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £299 £265 £250
90th Percentile £564 £533 £524
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.18% +88.89% -24.53%
10th Percentile £16.20 £13.50 £8.75
90th Percentile £35.40 £36.30 £9.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.29 £27.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -15.33% +19.57% -19.83%

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

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LESS in Birmingham over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LESS in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 33 (100.00%) HTML
1 33 (100.00%) HTML5
1 33 (100.00%) Sass
2 32 (96.97%) JavaScript
2 32 (96.97%) CSS
3 29 (87.88%) KnockoutJS
4 28 (84.85%) AngularJS
4 28 (84.85%) React
5 27 (81.82%) User Experience
6 24 (72.73%) jQuery
7 21 (63.64%) CSS3
8 20 (60.61%) Angular 2
9 19 (57.58%) Wireframes
9 19 (57.58%) Backbone.js
9 19 (57.58%) Durandal
9 19 (57.58%) TDD
9 19 (57.58%) Ajax
9 19 (57.58%) Java
10 17 (51.52%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 17 (51.52%) Photoshop
10 17 (51.52%) GIMP
11 16 (48.48%) RESTful
12 15 (45.45%) Web Services
12 15 (45.45%) Docker
13 12 (36.36%) Front End Development
14 11 (33.33%) TypeScript
14 11 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 11 (33.33%) SC Cleared
14 11 (33.33%) Security Cleared
15 9 (27.27%) Redux

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 (3.03%) nginx
Applications
1 17 (51.52%) GIMP
1 17 (51.52%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) npm
2 3 (9.09%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) MySQL
2 1 (3.03%) Blockchain
2 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Git (software)
2 6 (18.18%) gulp
3 5 (15.15%) Jasmine
4 4 (12.12%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (12.12%) webpack
5 2 (6.06%) Bower
5 2 (6.06%) Grunt
6 1 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (3.03%) Bitbucket
6 1 (3.03%) JIRA
6 1 (3.03%) Mocha
6 1 (3.03%) Selenium
6 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 1 (3.03%) Automotive
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
1 1 (3.03%) Law
1 1 (3.03%) Marketing
1 1 (3.03%) Persian Language
1 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (96.97%) Developer
2 21 (63.64%) UI Developer
3 19 (57.58%) HTML Developer
4 18 (54.55%) HTML CSS Developer
5 16 (48.48%) JavaScript Developer
6 14 (42.42%) Angular Developer
7 13 (39.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 11 (33.33%) Java Developer
9 8 (24.24%) React Developer
10 3 (9.09%) UI/UX Developer
10 3 (9.09%) UX Developer
11 2 (6.06%) Agile Developer
12 1 (3.03%) Applications Developer
12 1 (3.03%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
12 1 (3.03%) PHP Developer
12 1 (3.03%) Web Applications Developer
12 1 (3.03%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (100.00%) HTML
1 33 (100.00%) HTML5
1 33 (100.00%) Sass
2 32 (96.97%) CSS
3 29 (87.88%) KnockoutJS
4 28 (84.85%) AngularJS
4 28 (84.85%) React
5 24 (72.73%) jQuery
6 21 (63.64%) CSS3
7 20 (60.61%) Angular 2
8 19 (57.58%) Ajax
8 19 (57.58%) Backbone.js
8 19 (57.58%) Durandal
9 16 (48.48%) RESTful
10 15 (45.45%) Web Services
11 11 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 9 (27.27%) Redux
13 6 (18.18%) Semantic HTML
14 4 (12.12%) Jest
14 4 (12.12%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 27 (81.82%) User Experience
2 1 (3.03%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) TDD
1 19 (57.58%) Wireframes
2 17 (51.52%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 12 (36.36%) Front End Development
4 7 (21.21%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (18.18%) Prototyping
5 6 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
6 5 (15.15%) E-Commerce
7 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (9.09%) Disruptive Innovation
7 3 (9.09%) Isomorphic Development
7 3 (9.09%) Isomorphic JavaScript
7 3 (9.09%) MVC
8 2 (6.06%) API Development
8 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (6.06%) Scrum
9 1 (3.03%) Business Analysis
9 1 (3.03%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.03%) Unit Testing
9 1 (3.03%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (96.97%) JavaScript
2 19 (57.58%) Java
3 11 (33.33%) TypeScript
4 5 (15.15%) ES6
4 5 (15.15%) ES7
5 4 (12.12%) ES8
5 4 (12.12%) PureScript
6 2 (6.06%) PHP
7 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 11 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (45.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.03%) Zend