The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 29 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 > Hertfordshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 55 72
Rank change year-on-year +1 +17  
Contract jobs citing LESS 8 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.25% 0.75% 0.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.41% 3.97% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 3 3
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £465 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +32.85%  
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £363
% change year-on-year - +24.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England 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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 148 126 231
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 23.13% 18.81% 25.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 838 260 567
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
10th Percentile £300 £269 £269
90th Percentile £450 £511 £475
East of England median daily rate £425 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 18
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 - £20.94
East of England median hourly rate £41.50 £31.27 £38.00
% change year-on-year +32.71% -17.71%  

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for LESS in Hertfordshire

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LESS in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for LESS.

1 10 (100.00%) HTML
1 10 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 10 (100.00%) CSS
2 9 (90.00%) jQuery
3 8 (80.00%) Subversion
3 8 (80.00%) Sass
3 8 (80.00%) AngularJS
4 7 (70.00%) Symfony
5 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
5 6 (60.00%) RESTful
5 6 (60.00%) PHPUnit
5 6 (60.00%) MongoDB
5 6 (60.00%) MySQL
5 6 (60.00%) PHP
5 6 (60.00%) Doctrine
5 6 (60.00%) PHP 5
5 6 (60.00%) PHP 7
6 3 (30.00%) Laravel
7 2 (20.00%) WCF
7 2 (20.00%) .NET
7 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 2 (20.00%) C#
7 2 (20.00%) Telerik
7 2 (20.00%) Front End Development
7 2 (20.00%) Kendo UI
8 1 (10.00%) React
8 1 (10.00%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
8 1 (10.00%) API Development
8 1 (10.00%) OO PHP
8 1 (10.00%) User Experience

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) MongoDB
1 6 (60.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Subversion
2 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (60.00%) PHPUnit
General
1 1 (10.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) PHP Developer
2 6 (60.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Symfony Developer
3 3 (30.00%) PHP Laravel Developer
4 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (20.00%) MongoDB Developer
4 2 (20.00%) MySQL Developer
4 2 (20.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Angular Developer
5 1 (10.00%) HTML Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) CSS
1 10 (100.00%) HTML
2 9 (90.00%) jQuery
3 8 (80.00%) AngularJS
3 8 (80.00%) Sass
4 7 (70.00%) Symfony
5 6 (60.00%) Doctrine
5 6 (60.00%) RESTful
6 3 (30.00%) Laravel
7 2 (20.00%) .NET
7 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 2 (20.00%) Kendo UI
7 2 (20.00%) WCF
8 1 (10.00%) Backbone.js
8 1 (10.00%) CSS3
8 1 (10.00%) HTML5
8 1 (10.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (10.00%) API Development
2 1 (10.00%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
2 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (10.00%) OO
2 1 (10.00%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (60.00%) PHP
2 6 (60.00%) PHP 5
2 6 (60.00%) PHP 7
3 2 (20.00%) C#
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Telerik