Period
to 23 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 23 January 2019 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 > Manchester
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 136 138 138
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +1
Contract jobs citing LESS 21 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.71% 0.32% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.96% 0.85% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 2
Manchester median daily rate £370 £381 £506
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.95% -24.69% +44.64%
10th Percentile £313 £311 £483
90th Percentile £400 £486 £539
North West median daily rate £365 £420 £325
% change year-on-year -13.10% +29.23% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West 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 Manchester with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,071 1,062 1,032
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 36.18% 37.61% 32.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 734 702
Manchester median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - +6.16%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £285
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
North West median daily rate £410 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +5.81% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 7
Manchester median hourly rate £21.88 £20.00 £29.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -32.26% -6.27%
10th Percentile £12.37 £16.25 £14.95
90th Percentile £43.25 £43.20 £46.85
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year -3.40% -3.85% +15.93%

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for LESS in Manchester

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LESS in Manchester

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LESS in Manchester over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LESS in Manchester

LESS
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 23 January 2019. 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
Bury - 6 £363 -
Salford - 1 £325 - 1
Stockport - 1 - -
LESS
North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for LESS.

1 18 (85.71%) CSS
2 17 (80.95%) Sass
3 16 (76.19%) AngularJS
4 14 (66.67%) HTML
4 14 (66.67%) JavaScript
5 11 (52.38%) React
6 10 (47.62%) TypeScript
6 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (38.10%) C#
7 8 (38.10%) CSS3
7 8 (38.10%) Front End Development
8 7 (33.33%) Aurelia
8 7 (33.33%) TDD
9 6 (28.57%) Software Testing
9 6 (28.57%) Degree
9 6 (28.57%) Computer Science
9 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (28.57%) HTML5
9 6 (28.57%) OOA/OOD
9 6 (28.57%) Photoshop
9 6 (28.57%) OOD
9 6 (28.57%) SOLID
9 6 (28.57%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (28.57%) Commercial Awareness
9 6 (28.57%) Technical Leadership
9 6 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (28.57%) DevOps
9 6 (28.57%) User Experience
10 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
11 4 (19.05%) jQuery

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 3 (14.29%) CMS
1 3 (14.29%) WordPress
2 2 (9.52%) Drupal
3 1 (4.76%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Photoshop
2 3 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (4.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (4.76%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Magento
2 1 (4.76%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.52%) npm
3 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.76%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon Aurora
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (4.76%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
2 3 (14.29%) Axure RP
2 3 (14.29%) Grunt
2 3 (14.29%) gulp
3 2 (9.52%) JIRA
3 2 (9.52%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (9.52%) Mercurial
3 2 (9.52%) Protractor
3 2 (9.52%) webpack
4 1 (4.76%) Jasmine
4 1 (4.76%) NUnit
4 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (4.76%) Marketing
1 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (95.24%) Developer
2 8 (38.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 8 (38.10%) Full Stack Developer
3 5 (23.81%) UI Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Senior Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Senior Full Stack Developer
5 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (4.76%) PHP Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (85.71%) CSS
2 17 (80.95%) Sass
3 16 (76.19%) AngularJS
4 14 (66.67%) HTML
5 11 (52.38%) React
6 8 (38.10%) CSS3
7 7 (33.33%) Aurelia
8 6 (28.57%) HTML5
9 4 (19.05%) jQuery
9 4 (19.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (19.05%) Vue.js
10 3 (14.29%) .NET
10 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
10 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (14.29%) Durandal
10 3 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (14.29%) SignalR
11 2 (9.52%) KnockoutJS
12 1 (4.76%) D3.js
12 1 (4.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) User Experience
2 1 (4.76%) e-Learning
2 1 (4.76%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Android
1 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Front End Development
3 7 (33.33%) TDD
4 6 (28.57%) Commercial Awareness
4 6 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 6 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (28.57%) DevOps
4 6 (28.57%) OOA/OOD
4 6 (28.57%) OOD
4 6 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 6 (28.57%) SOLID
4 6 (28.57%) Technical Leadership
5 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 3 (14.29%) Prototyping
6 2 (9.52%) Analytics
6 2 (9.52%) B2B
6 2 (9.52%) Web Development
6 2 (9.52%) Wireframes
7 1 (4.76%) Identity Access Management
7 1 (4.76%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 10 (47.62%) TypeScript
3 8 (38.10%) C#
4 4 (19.05%) PHP
5 3 (14.29%) Java
6 1 (4.76%) ES6
6 1 (4.76%) Ruby
6 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Computer Science Degree
1 6 (28.57%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Shibboleth
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) hybris
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe
2 1 (4.76%) Facebook
2 1 (4.76%) Twitter
2 1 (4.76%) Zend