Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 180 194 170
Rank change year-on-year +14 -24 +2
Contract jobs citing LESS 23 4 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.44% 0.083% 0.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.51% 0.31% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 4 19
East of England median daily rate £450 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +25.00% -12.50%
England median daily rate £450 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +12.50% +8.11% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
East of England median hourly rate - - £38.34
England median hourly rate £45.50 - £23.75

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 the East of England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1525 1285 1632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 29.46% 26.58% 27.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 763 1025
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £297 £258 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 42 72
East of England median hourly rate £42.75 £36.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -4.00% +7.91%
10th Percentile £25.75 £16.95 £15.25
90th Percentile £70.63 £45.78 £47.50
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing LESS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for LESS in the East of England

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LESS in the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LESS in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LESS in the East of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LESS in the East of England

LESS
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the East of England 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
Norfolk - 11 £375 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £450 - 1
Cambridgeshire -12 3 £475 +58.33% 2
Suffolk +14 2 £419 -6.94%
Bedfordshire -10 2 £325 -23.53%
LESS
England

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 East of England region with a requirement for LESS.

1 22 (95.65%) Sass
2 21 (91.30%) JavaScript
2 21 (91.30%) CSS
3 20 (86.96%) HTML
3 20 (86.96%) AngularJS
4 16 (69.57%) React
5 14 (60.87%) jQuery
6 12 (52.17%) Git (software)
6 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (47.83%) Java
7 11 (47.83%) HTML5
7 11 (47.83%) CSS3
8 10 (43.48%) KnockoutJS
9 9 (39.13%) Jasmine
9 9 (39.13%) Mocha
9 9 (39.13%) RESTful
9 9 (39.13%) Front End Development
9 9 (39.13%) Jest
9 9 (39.13%) C
9 9 (39.13%) .NET
10 8 (34.78%) Maven
10 8 (34.78%) WCAG
10 8 (34.78%) Protractor
10 8 (34.78%) Gradle
10 8 (34.78%) Apache Ivy
10 8 (34.78%) Karma Test Runner
11 5 (21.74%) Laravel
11 5 (21.74%) User Experience
11 5 (21.74%) SOLID
11 5 (21.74%) Symfony

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Internet
2 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) MySQL
2 3 (13.04%) MongoDB
3 2 (8.70%) Blockchain
4 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Git (software)
2 9 (39.13%) Jasmine
2 9 (39.13%) Mocha
3 8 (34.78%) Apache Ivy
3 8 (34.78%) Gradle
3 8 (34.78%) Karma Test Runner
3 8 (34.78%) Maven
3 8 (34.78%) Protractor
4 3 (13.04%) PHPUnit
4 3 (13.04%) Subversion
5 2 (8.70%) Babel
5 2 (8.70%) Grunt
5 2 (8.70%) gulp
5 2 (8.70%) webpack
6 1 (4.35%) Sinon.JS
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Law
2 2 (8.70%) Marketing
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (39.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (17.39%) Full Stack Developer
4 3 (13.04%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (13.04%) PHP Developer
4 3 (13.04%) PHP Laravel Developer
4 3 (13.04%) PHP Symfony Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Symfony Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Web Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Java Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Angular Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Full Stack Web Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Java Web Developer
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) HTML CSS Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Node.js Developer
6 1 (4.35%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (95.65%) Sass
2 21 (91.30%) CSS
3 20 (86.96%) AngularJS
3 20 (86.96%) HTML
4 16 (69.57%) React
5 14 (60.87%) jQuery
6 11 (47.83%) CSS3
6 11 (47.83%) HTML5
7 10 (43.48%) KnockoutJS
8 9 (39.13%) .NET
8 9 (39.13%) Jest
8 9 (39.13%) RESTful
9 5 (21.74%) Laravel
9 5 (21.74%) Symfony
10 4 (17.39%) Node.js
11 3 (13.04%) Backbone.js
11 3 (13.04%) Doctrine
11 3 (13.04%) Express
11 3 (13.04%) Redux
11 3 (13.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) User Experience
2 2 (8.70%) Fintech
2 2 (8.70%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) Front End Development
3 5 (21.74%) SOLID
4 3 (13.04%) BDD
4 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (13.04%) TDD
5 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
5 2 (8.70%) Content Management
5 2 (8.70%) CRM
5 2 (8.70%) Information Management
5 2 (8.70%) MVC
5 2 (8.70%) OO
5 2 (8.70%) Process Management
5 2 (8.70%) Prototyping
5 2 (8.70%) Rapid Prototyping
5 2 (8.70%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
5 2 (8.70%) Web Accessibility
5 2 (8.70%) Web Development
6 1 (4.35%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (91.30%) JavaScript
2 11 (47.83%) Java
3 9 (39.13%) C
4 5 (21.74%) PHP
5 3 (13.04%) ES6
5 3 (13.04%) PHP 5
5 3 (13.04%) PHP 7
5 3 (13.04%) TypeScript
6 1 (4.35%) C#
6 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) WCAG
2 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Zend