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 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 36 44 38
Rank change year-on-year +8 -6  
Contract jobs citing LESS 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.28% 0.49% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.94% 1.63% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £375 - £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -3.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Cambridge with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 81 123 91
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 25.88% 30.15% 28.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 78 60
Median daily rate £350 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.40% +13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £315 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £505 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +100.00%  
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 Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 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

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for LESS.

1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) JSON
1 4 (100.00%) User Experience
2 3 (75.00%) Software Delivery
2 3 (75.00%) Polymer
2 3 (75.00%) Web Components
2 3 (75.00%) OpenLayers
2 3 (75.00%) Angular 2
2 3 (75.00%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (75.00%) jQuery
2 3 (75.00%) OWASP
2 3 (75.00%) RESTful
2 3 (75.00%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (75.00%) Node.js
2 3 (75.00%) Redis
2 3 (75.00%) D3.js
2 3 (75.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 3 (75.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (75.00%) Leaflet
2 3 (75.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (75.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (75.00%) Games
2 3 (75.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (25.00%) GIS
3 1 (25.00%) Subversion

LESS
Top Related 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 3 (75.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (25.00%) Predix
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (75.00%) Redis
2 1 (25.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (75.00%) Games
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) JSON
2 3 (75.00%) Angular 2
2 3 (75.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (75.00%) D3.js
2 3 (75.00%) jQuery
2 3 (75.00%) Leaflet
2 3 (75.00%) Node.js
2 3 (75.00%) OpenLayers
2 3 (75.00%) Polymer
2 3 (75.00%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (75.00%) RESTful
2 3 (75.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (75.00%) Web Components
3 1 (25.00%) Compass CSS Framework
3 1 (25.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) React
3 1 (25.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) OWASP
2 3 (75.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 3 (75.00%) Software Delivery
2 3 (75.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Front End Development
3 1 (25.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) SAP