The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for LESS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 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 West / Bristol
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 66 66
Rank change year-on-year -2 0  
Contract jobs citing LESS 3 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.35% 0.35% 0.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.31% 1.48% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 6
Median daily rate £251 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.72% -15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £415 £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.87% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

LESS is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 229 203 277
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 26.88% 23.91% 29.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 159 227
Median daily rate £350 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £20.39 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +169.74% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing LESS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for LESS in Bristol

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LESS in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 Bristol region with a requirement for LESS.

1 8 (100.00%) HTML
1 8 (100.00%) CSS
1 8 (100.00%) Sass
2 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (75.00%) HTML5
3 6 (75.00%) CSS3
3 6 (75.00%) AngularJS
4 5 (62.50%) gulp
4 5 (62.50%) Grunt
5 4 (50.00%) Ajax
5 4 (50.00%) JSON
5 4 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (50.00%) Front End Development
6 3 (37.50%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (37.50%) PHP
6 3 (37.50%) MySQL
7 2 (25.00%) Adobe
7 2 (25.00%) Web Design
7 2 (25.00%) MVC
7 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 2 (25.00%) Web Accessibility
7 2 (25.00%) Social Media
7 2 (25.00%) Wireframes
7 2 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (25.00%) Infographics
7 2 (25.00%) WordPress
7 2 (25.00%) Backbone.js
7 2 (25.00%) User Experience
7 2 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Suite

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 (25.00%) WordPress
2 1 (12.50%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Grunt
1 5 (62.50%) gulp
2 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (12.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 5 (62.50%) UI Developer
3 3 (37.50%) HTML CSS Developer
3 3 (37.50%) HTML Developer
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (12.50%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) CSS
1 8 (100.00%) HTML
1 8 (100.00%) Sass
2 6 (75.00%) AngularJS
2 6 (75.00%) CSS3
2 6 (75.00%) HTML5
3 4 (50.00%) Ajax
3 4 (50.00%) JSON
4 3 (37.50%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (25.00%) Backbone.js
6 1 (12.50%) .NET
6 1 (12.50%) DOM
6 1 (12.50%) LAMP
6 1 (12.50%) Node.js
6 1 (12.50%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (12.50%) React
6 1 (12.50%) Smarty
6 1 (12.50%) Symfony
6 1 (12.50%) Twig
6 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (25.00%) Social Media
1 2 (25.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Front End Development
1 4 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Infographics
3 2 (25.00%) MVC
3 2 (25.00%) Web Accessibility
3 2 (25.00%) Web Design
3 2 (25.00%) Wireframes
4 1 (12.50%) DOM Manipulation/Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) OOP
4 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (37.50%) PHP
3 1 (12.50%) ECMAScript
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) Python
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Adobe
2 1 (12.50%) Rackspace
2 1 (12.50%) Zend