Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 105 102
Rank change year-on-year -9 -3 -2
Contract jobs citing LESS 6 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.30% 0.52% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.06% 1.80% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 3
Bristol median daily rate £425 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -14.29% -
10th Percentile £275 £234 £325
90th Percentile £498 £475 £375
South West median daily rate £350 £313 £335
% change year-on-year +12.00% -6.72% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West 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 Bristol with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 564 499 488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 28.57% 28.58% 28.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 373 398
Bristol median daily rate £375 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £267
90th Percentile £513 £525 £516
South West median daily rate £390 £370 £375
% change year-on-year +5.41% -1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
Bristol median hourly rate £50.00 £38.25 £51.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.72% -25.37% +7.89%
10th Percentile £21.70 £33.23 £17.18
90th Percentile £70.00 £42.68 £95.25
South West median hourly rate £48.00 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +28.00% -11.76% -

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

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 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LESS in Bristol

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 5 (83.33%) MVC
1 5 (83.33%) Sass
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) CMS
2 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (50.00%) webpack
3 3 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (50.00%) Grunt
3 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (50.00%) Dapper ORM
3 3 (50.00%) SOLID
3 3 (50.00%) RDBMS
3 3 (50.00%) PostCSS
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) NHibernate
3 3 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) HTML
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) CSS
3 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (50.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (50.00%) Sitecore
3 3 (50.00%) BDD
3 3 (50.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (50.00%) Entity Framework
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) HTML5

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 4 (66.67%) CMS
2 3 (50.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (16.67%) Drupal
3 1 (16.67%) Kentico
3 1 (16.67%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (50.00%) Grunt
2 3 (50.00%) PostCSS
2 3 (50.00%) webpack
General
1 1 (16.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Sitecore Developer
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (16.67%) CSS Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (16.67%) HTML CSS Developer
4 1 (16.67%) HTML Developer
4 1 (16.67%) PHP Developer
4 1 (16.67%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) Sass
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (50.00%) CSS
2 3 (50.00%) Dapper ORM
2 3 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 3 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (50.00%) NHibernate
3 2 (33.33%) HTML5
4 1 (16.67%) Backbone.js
4 1 (16.67%) CSS3
4 1 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (16.67%) LAMP
4 1 (16.67%) React
4 1 (16.67%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) MVC
2 3 (50.00%) BDD
2 3 (50.00%) SOLID
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
3 1 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (16.67%) Web Design
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (16.67%) Rackspace
2 1 (16.67%) Zend