Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 - 84
Rank change year-on-year - +84 +21
Contract jobs citing LESS 5 0 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.32% - 1.05%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.32% - 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 10
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 - £331
East of England median daily rate £450 £438 £350
% change year-on-year +2.86% +25.00% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - £38.34

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 380 317 396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 24.28% 22.79% 24.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 185 208
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.09%
10th Percentile £265 £263 £225
90th Percentile £588 £538 £504
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +6.25% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 10
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £34.81 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.91% +66.29% -49.55%
East of England median hourly rate £42.75 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +18.75% -4.00% +7.91%

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

LESS
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 18 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
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £350 -
LESS
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for LESS.

1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) PHP
1 5 (100.00%) MySQL
1 5 (100.00%) Symfony
1 5 (100.00%) Laravel
1 5 (100.00%) Sass
1 5 (100.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (60.00%) Doctrine
2 3 (60.00%) PHP 7
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) Subversion
2 3 (60.00%) PHP 5
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (60.00%) RESTful
2 3 (60.00%) PHPUnit
2 3 (60.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) LAMP
3 2 (40.00%) Node.js
3 2 (40.00%) Zend
3 2 (40.00%) CodeIgniter
3 2 (40.00%) Redux
3 2 (40.00%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (40.00%) LEMP Stack

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
1 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) MySQL
2 3 (60.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (60.00%) PHPUnit
1 3 (60.00%) Subversion
2 2 (40.00%) Babel
2 2 (40.00%) Grunt
2 2 (40.00%) gulp
2 2 (40.00%) webpack
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) PHP Developer
2 3 (60.00%) PHP Laravel Developer
2 3 (60.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Symfony Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 5 (100.00%) Laravel
1 5 (100.00%) Sass
1 5 (100.00%) Symfony
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) Doctrine
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) RESTful
3 2 (40.00%) CodeIgniter
3 2 (40.00%) Express
3 2 (40.00%) LAMP
3 2 (40.00%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (40.00%) Node.js
3 2 (40.00%) Redux
3 2 (40.00%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) PHP
2 3 (60.00%) PHP 5
2 3 (60.00%) PHP 7
3 2 (40.00%) ES6
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Zend