Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 21 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)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 94 -
Rank change year-on-year +6 - +95
Contract jobs citing LESS 7 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.52% 0.21% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.04% 0.80% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £320 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - -
North West median daily rate £363 £325 £335
% change year-on-year +11.54% -2.99% -7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North 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 Cheshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 343 374 492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 25.54% 25.60% 23.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 284 356
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £299
90th Percentile £525 £500 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 19
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.54% +82.89% -47.74%
10th Percentile £30.50 £31.25 £16.16
90th Percentile £38.75 £38.35 £34.60
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +0.98%

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for LESS in Cheshire

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LESS in Cheshire

LESS
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Northwich +2 2 - -
Macclesfield +3 1 £425 +32.81% 1
Warrington - 1 £310 -
LESS
North West

For the 6 months to 21 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for LESS.

1 7 (100.00%) HTML
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 6 (85.71%) HTML5
3 5 (71.43%) CSS3
3 5 (71.43%) Sass
4 4 (57.14%) AngularJS
4 4 (57.14%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (57.14%) Node.js
4 4 (57.14%) React
4 4 (57.14%) webpack
4 4 (57.14%) Front End Development
4 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
4 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
5 3 (42.86%) JSUnit
5 3 (42.86%) Web Design
5 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (42.86%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
5 3 (42.86%) gulp
5 3 (42.86%) Jasmine
5 3 (42.86%) Jest
6 2 (28.57%) Angular 2
6 2 (28.57%) User Experience
6 2 (28.57%) Fintech
6 2 (28.57%) jQuery
6 2 (28.57%) Finance
7 1 (14.29%) Scrum
7 1 (14.29%) WinForms
7 1 (14.29%) MVC
7 1 (14.29%) SEO

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
1 4 (57.14%) webpack
2 3 (42.86%) gulp
2 3 (42.86%) Jasmine
2 3 (42.86%) JSUnit
3 1 (14.29%) Babel
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
1 7 (100.00%) HTML
2 6 (85.71%) HTML5
3 5 (71.43%) CSS3
3 5 (71.43%) Sass
4 4 (57.14%) AngularJS
4 4 (57.14%) Node.js
4 4 (57.14%) React
5 3 (42.86%) Jest
6 2 (28.57%) Angular 2
6 2 (28.57%) jQuery
7 1 (14.29%) .NET
7 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
7 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET
7 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
7 1 (14.29%) Dapper ORM
7 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
7 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (14.29%) Web Services
7 1 (14.29%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Fintech
1 2 (28.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Front End Development
1 4 (57.14%) Responsive Web Design
1 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
2 3 (42.86%) Web Design
3 1 (14.29%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (14.29%) Machine Learning
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) OOD
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) SEO
3 1 (14.29%) SOLID
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
2 1 (14.29%) TypeScript
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Adobe