The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 27 June 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)
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 - 75
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing LESS 3 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.51% - 0.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.81% - 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £475 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.87% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 166 202 283
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 28.28% 34.01% 35.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 127 187
Median daily rate £375 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 11
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LESS in Cambridgeshire

LESS
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge - 2 £475 - 2
LESS
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for LESS.

1 7 (100.00%) HTML
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) User Experience
2 6 (85.71%) RESTful
2 6 (85.71%) AngularJS
3 5 (71.43%) Angular 2
4 4 (57.14%) React
4 4 (57.14%) Sass
4 4 (57.14%) Java
4 4 (57.14%) JSON
5 3 (42.86%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (42.86%) jQuery
5 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (42.86%) OWASP
5 3 (42.86%) TDD
5 3 (42.86%) XSLT
5 3 (42.86%) Web Services
5 3 (42.86%) MVC
5 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
5 3 (42.86%) Games
5 3 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (42.86%) Leaflet
5 3 (42.86%) Backbone.js
5 3 (42.86%) Redis
5 3 (42.86%) D3.js
5 3 (42.86%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (42.86%) BDD
5 3 (42.86%) RabbitMQ

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (42.86%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (14.29%) Predix
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (42.86%) Redis
2 1 (14.29%) GIS
2 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 3 (42.86%) Games
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Web Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Java Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Angular Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Full Stack Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Full Stack Web Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Java Web Developer
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Applications Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
1 7 (100.00%) HTML
2 6 (85.71%) AngularJS
2 6 (85.71%) RESTful
3 5 (71.43%) Angular 2
4 4 (57.14%) JSON
4 4 (57.14%) React
4 4 (57.14%) Sass
5 3 (42.86%) Backbone.js
5 3 (42.86%) D3.js
5 3 (42.86%) jQuery
5 3 (42.86%) Leaflet
5 3 (42.86%) Node.js
5 3 (42.86%) OpenLayers
5 3 (42.86%) Polymer
5 3 (42.86%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (42.86%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 3 (42.86%) Web Components
5 3 (42.86%) Web Services
5 3 (42.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) BDD
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (42.86%) MVC
2 3 (42.86%) OWASP
2 3 (42.86%) Responsive Web Design
2 3 (42.86%) Software Delivery
2 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 3 (42.86%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (28.57%) Web Development
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Front End Development
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (57.14%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) SAP