Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 24 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)
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 - 85
Rank change year-on-year - +85 -21
Contract jobs citing LESS 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.71% - 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.62% - 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Cambridge median daily rate £475 - £450
10th Percentile £424 - £425
90th Percentile £518 - £475
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £475 £300 £450
% change year-on-year +58.33% -33.33% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridge median hourly rate - - -
Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridge with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Cambridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 191 208 381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 26.98% 32.50% 39.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 125 252
Cambridge median daily rate £400 £388 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -0.96% +4.33%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £263
90th Percentile £525 £525 £500
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year - -1.32% +6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 11
Cambridge median hourly rate £45.00 £28.25 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.29% -35.43% +2.94%
10th Percentile £16.96 £15.75 £9.25
90th Percentile £97.75 £44.88 £72.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £45.00 £40.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +2.86%

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for LESS in Cambridge

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LESS in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for LESS.

1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
1 5 (100.00%) Backbone.js
1 5 (100.00%) Sass
1 5 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 5 (100.00%) React
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) JIRA
3 3 (60.00%) Subversion
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) User Experience
3 3 (60.00%) Karma Test Runner
3 3 (60.00%) Durandal
3 3 (60.00%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (60.00%) Jasmine
3 3 (60.00%) Mocha
3 3 (60.00%) jQuery
3 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (60.00%) Mercurial
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (40.00%) RESTful
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) Puppet
4 2 (40.00%) Web Application Development
4 2 (40.00%) TypeScript
4 2 (40.00%) Docker
4 2 (40.00%) DevOps

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 (40.00%) CMS
1 2 (40.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) GIMP
1 1 (20.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (60.00%) Jasmine
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
1 3 (60.00%) Karma Test Runner
1 3 (60.00%) Mercurial
1 3 (60.00%) Mocha
1 3 (60.00%) Subversion
2 2 (40.00%) Vagrant
3 1 (20.00%) Grunt
3 1 (20.00%) gulp
3 1 (20.00%) webpack
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Java Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Angular Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Full Stack Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Full Stack Web Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Java Web Developer
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Sitecore Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 5 (100.00%) Backbone.js
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) React
1 5 (100.00%) Sass
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) Durandal
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (40.00%) Angular 2
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) RESTful
3 2 (40.00%) SAML
3 2 (40.00%) XSLT
4 1 (20.00%) CSS3
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) Content Management
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (40.00%) DevOps
4 2 (40.00%) Microservices
4 2 (40.00%) MVC
4 2 (40.00%) SOA
4 2 (40.00%) Web Application Development
4 2 (40.00%) Web Development
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (20.00%) Creative Thinking
5 1 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 1 (20.00%) Front End Development
5 1 (20.00%) SEO
5 1 (20.00%) Task Automation
5 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Coveo
1 2 (40.00%) Sitecore