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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
South West / Bristol
Rank 65 66 71
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5  
Contract jobs citing LESS 5 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.61% 0.66% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.16% 2.99% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £300 £275 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -29.03%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -2.85% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £33.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 232 201 192
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 28.19% 22.21% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 140 138
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 1
Median hourly rate £41.75 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.28% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LESS in Bristol over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LESS in Bristol

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
2 7 (77.78%) HTML5
2 7 (77.78%) CSS3
2 7 (77.78%) Sass
3 6 (66.67%) AngularJS
4 5 (55.56%) Grunt
4 5 (55.56%) gulp
4 5 (55.56%) Front End Development
5 4 (44.44%) React
5 4 (44.44%) Node.js
6 3 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (22.22%) Wireframes
7 2 (22.22%) Backbone.js
7 2 (22.22%) Ajax
7 2 (22.22%) Web Development
7 2 (22.22%) JSON
7 2 (22.22%) Advertising
7 2 (22.22%) SQL
7 2 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (22.22%) User Experience
7 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
8 1 (11.11%) Social Media
8 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
8 1 (11.11%) Web Accessibility
8 1 (11.11%) Smarty
8 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (11.11%) Razor View Engine

LESS
Top Related 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
2 1 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Grunt
1 5 (55.56%) gulp
2 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (22.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 6 (66.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 5 (55.56%) UI Developer
4 3 (33.33%) HTML CSS Developer
4 3 (33.33%) HTML Developer
5 2 (22.22%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
1 9 (100.00%) HTML
2 7 (77.78%) CSS3
2 7 (77.78%) HTML5
2 7 (77.78%) Sass
3 6 (66.67%) AngularJS
4 4 (44.44%) Node.js
4 4 (44.44%) React
5 3 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (22.22%) Ajax
6 2 (22.22%) Backbone.js
6 2 (22.22%) JSON
7 1 (11.11%) .NET
7 1 (11.11%) DOM
7 1 (11.11%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (11.11%) Smarty
7 1 (11.11%) Twig
7 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Front End Development
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (22.22%) Web Development
3 2 (22.22%) Wireframes
4 1 (11.11%) DOM Manipulation/Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Infographics
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
4 1 (11.11%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) OOP
4 1 (11.11%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) ECMAScript
3 1 (11.11%) PHP