Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 12 December 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)
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 136 100
Rank change year-on-year +27 -36 +20
Contract jobs citing LESS 9 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.53% 0.13% 0.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.60% 0.39% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 9
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £450 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +45.16% -
10th Percentile £313 £338 £82
90th Percentile £388 £450 £475
South East median daily rate £408 £450 £380
% change year-on-year -9.44% +18.42% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 563 776 438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 33.45% 32.61% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 308 237
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £315 £310 £263
90th Percentile £603 £525 £519
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 7
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £30.83 £26.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.32% -27.40% +124.62%
10th Percentile £20.60 £18.25 £24.35
90th Percentile £43.38 £63.13 £48.60
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% +9.33%

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for LESS in Buckinghamshire

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LESS in Buckinghamshire

LESS
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 12 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +33 8 £338 +22.73% 1
Aylesbury - 1 £375 - 2
LESS
South East

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for LESS.

1 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
1 8 (88.89%) CSS
1 8 (88.89%) Front End Development
2 7 (77.78%) Git (software)
2 7 (77.78%) HTML
3 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (66.67%) TDD
3 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 5 (55.56%) WebSphere
4 5 (55.56%) Magento
4 5 (55.56%) hybris
4 5 (55.56%) iPad
4 5 (55.56%) BDD
4 5 (55.56%) E-Commerce
4 5 (55.56%) ATG
4 5 (55.56%) Oracle
4 5 (55.56%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (55.56%) Demandware
4 5 (55.56%) User Experience
5 4 (44.44%) Sass
6 2 (22.22%) gulp
6 2 (22.22%) Grunt
6 2 (22.22%) Node.js
7 1 (11.11%) CSS3
7 1 (11.11%) XAMPP
7 1 (11.11%) Laravel
7 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
7 1 (11.11%) HTML5
7 1 (11.11%) Web Development
7 1 (11.11%) CodeIgniter

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 5 (55.56%) WebSphere
1 5 (55.56%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (11.11%) CMS
2 1 (11.11%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Git (software)
2 2 (22.22%) Grunt
2 2 (22.22%) gulp
3 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 1 (11.11%) Jasmine
3 1 (11.11%) PhantomJS
3 1 (11.11%) Subversion
3 1 (11.11%) webpack
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (88.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 6 (66.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 5 (55.56%) HTML CSS Developer
4 5 (55.56%) HTML Developer
4 5 (55.56%) JSP Developer
4 5 (55.56%) UI Developer
5 1 (11.11%) CMS Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) CSS
2 7 (77.78%) HTML
3 4 (44.44%) Sass
4 2 (22.22%) Node.js
5 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
5 1 (11.11%) Chai
5 1 (11.11%) CodeIgniter
5 1 (11.11%) CSS3
5 1 (11.11%) HTML5
5 1 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (11.11%) Laravel
5 1 (11.11%) OOCSS
5 1 (11.11%) React
5 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (11.11%) Vue.js
5 1 (11.11%) XAMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) iPad
1 5 (55.56%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Front End Development
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) TDD
2 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 5 (55.56%) BDD
3 5 (55.56%) E-Commerce
4 1 (11.11%) Deployment Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (11.11%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) OOP
4 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) PHP
2 1 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) Ruby
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) ATG
1 5 (55.56%) Demandware
1 5 (55.56%) hybris
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle