Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 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)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 89 86 92
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6 -
Contract jobs citing LESS 1 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.076% 1.25% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.28% 3.97% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 2
Birmingham median daily rate - £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% -
West Midlands median daily rate £435 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +8.75% +9.59% +12.31%
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 351 504 450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 26.71% 31.38% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 347 287
Birmingham median daily rate £442 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.50% +1.27% +12.86%
10th Percentile £313 £256 £278
90th Percentile £560 £588 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.57% +8.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Birmingham median hourly rate £52.50 £41.50 £54.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.51% -23.85% +320.44%
10th Percentile £40.50 £20.70 £16.88
90th Percentile £76.50 £68.25 £99.93
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +47.54% +22.00% +11.11%

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 22 February 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for LESS.

1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Law
1 1 (100.00%) LAMP
1 1 (100.00%) nginx
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) Laravel
1 1 (100.00%) Sass
1 1 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Application Development
1 1 (100.00%) API Development
1 1 (100.00%) API Integration
1 1 (100.00%) LEMP Stack

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 (100.00%) nginx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (100.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) LAMP
1 1 (100.00%) Laravel
1 1 (100.00%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (100.00%) Sass
1 1 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) API Development
1 1 (100.00%) API Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Application Development
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PHP