Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 18 December 2018 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)
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 72 77
Rank change year-on-year -36 +5 +20
Contract jobs citing LESS 7 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.41% 1.68% 0.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.17% 4.76% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 18 4
Glasgow median daily rate £425 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% +68.60%
10th Percentile £281 £217 £313
90th Percentile £500 £429 £418
Scotland median daily rate £369 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -1.67% -6.13% +3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland 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 Glasgow with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Glasgow
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 598 441 351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 34.83% 35.22% 31.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 278 179
Glasgow median daily rate £425 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £270
90th Percentile £551 £508 £475
Scotland median daily rate £415 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.67% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Glasgow median hourly rate £33.75 £19.25 £15.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.37% +22.89% -71.53%
10th Percentile £18.83 £13.27 £14.00
90th Percentile £41.13 £25.00 £17.32
Scotland median hourly rate £38.75 £24.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +61.46% -43.53% +5.25%

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for LESS in Glasgow

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LESS in Glasgow

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LESS in Glasgow over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LESS in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing LESS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for LESS.

1 7 (100.00%) CSS
2 6 (85.71%) HTML
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (71.43%) Sass
4 4 (57.14%) Entity Framework
4 4 (57.14%) HTML5
4 4 (57.14%) .NET
4 4 (57.14%) C#
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 4 (57.14%) MVC
4 4 (57.14%) Finance
4 4 (57.14%) .NET Framework
5 3 (42.86%) jQuery
5 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
5 3 (42.86%) webpack
6 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (28.57%) React
6 2 (28.57%) Browserify
6 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
6 2 (28.57%) REST
6 2 (28.57%) CSS3
6 2 (28.57%) WebSockets
6 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
6 2 (28.57%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (28.57%) Banking

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) Redis
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
1 3 (42.86%) webpack
2 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) Grunt
3 1 (14.29%) gulp
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Angular Developer
2 2 (28.57%) C# Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Full Stack Developer
2 2 (28.57%) UI Developer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Magento Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
2 6 (85.71%) HTML
3 5 (71.43%) Sass
4 4 (57.14%) .NET
4 4 (57.14%) .NET Framework
4 4 (57.14%) Entity Framework
4 4 (57.14%) HTML5
5 3 (42.86%) jQuery
6 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
6 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
6 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (28.57%) Browserify
6 2 (28.57%) CSS3
6 2 (28.57%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (28.57%) React
6 2 (28.57%) REST
6 2 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (28.57%) WCF
6 2 (28.57%) WebSockets
6 2 (28.57%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) MVC
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) OO
3 2 (28.57%) OOP
3 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) ERP
4 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 4 (57.14%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 1 (14.29%) TypeScript
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
1 1 (14.29%) Varnish
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle