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 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 78 -
Rank change year-on-year +26 -  
Contract jobs citing LESS 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.78% 0.11% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.29% 0.36% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £350 £320 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
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 Cheshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 218 274 254
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 34.22% 29.56% 26.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 214 180
Median daily rate £438 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +10.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £570 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 10
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.78 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.99% +28.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.78 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £32.50 £33.10
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 Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 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 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
Northwich +4 2 - - 1
LESS
North West

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 Cheshire region with a requirement for LESS.

1 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) Sass
2 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
2 8 (88.89%) CSS
3 7 (77.78%) HTML5
4 6 (66.67%) CSS3
4 6 (66.67%) gulp
5 5 (55.56%) AngularJS
5 5 (55.56%) React
6 4 (44.44%) webpack
6 4 (44.44%) Node.js
6 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
7 3 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (33.33%) Jasmine
7 3 (33.33%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
7 3 (33.33%) Grunt
7 3 (33.33%) Web Design
7 3 (33.33%) Web Development
7 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
7 3 (33.33%) JSUnit
7 3 (33.33%) Front End Development
8 2 (22.22%) jQuery
8 2 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (22.22%) User Experience
9 1 (11.11%) TypeScript
9 1 (11.11%) Docker
9 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
9 1 (11.11%) RESTful
9 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
9 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) Drupal
1 1 (11.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Photoshop
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) gulp
2 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
2 4 (44.44%) webpack
3 3 (33.33%) Grunt
3 3 (33.33%) Jasmine
3 3 (33.33%) JSUnit
4 1 (11.11%) Babel
4 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) UI Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) Sass
2 8 (88.89%) CSS
3 7 (77.78%) HTML5
4 6 (66.67%) CSS3
5 5 (55.56%) AngularJS
5 5 (55.56%) React
6 4 (44.44%) Node.js
7 2 (22.22%) jQuery
7 2 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (11.11%) .NET
8 1 (11.11%) Angular 2
8 1 (11.11%) RESTful
8 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
1 3 (33.33%) Front End Development
1 3 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
1 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 3 (33.33%) Web Design
1 3 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
2 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 1 (11.11%) PHP
2 1 (11.11%) TypeScript
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Docker