Period
to 23 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 July 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)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs citing LESS 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.47% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.32% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Merseyside median daily rate £313 - -
North West median daily rate £313 £325 £313
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West 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 Merseyside with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 228 161 145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 35.74% 25.39% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 112 68
Merseyside median daily rate £363 £367 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.09% +8.59% +3.85%
10th Percentile £263 £290 £213
90th Percentile £488 £571 £458
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - £18.80 -
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +15.57%

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for LESS in Merseyside

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LESS in Merseyside

LESS
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 23 July 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
Liverpool - 3 £313 - 1
LESS
North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for LESS.

1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) PHP
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) Sass
2 2 (66.67%) AngularJS
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile Application Development
2 2 (66.67%) Apache Cordova
2 2 (66.67%) Grunt
2 2 (66.67%) Sinon.JS
2 2 (66.67%) Karma Test Runner
2 2 (66.67%) User Experience
2 2 (66.67%) Ionic Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (66.67%) React
2 2 (66.67%) webpack
2 2 (66.67%) gulp
2 2 (66.67%) Front End Development
2 2 (66.67%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 2 (66.67%) Cross-Platform Development
2 2 (66.67%) Chai
2 2 (66.67%) Wireframes
2 2 (66.67%) Adobe
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Joomla!
2 2 (66.67%) WordPress
2 2 (66.67%) CMS
2 2 (66.67%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (66.67%) Web Design

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 2 (66.67%) CMS
1 2 (66.67%) Joomla!
1 2 (66.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (66.67%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (66.67%) Photoshop
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Grunt
1 2 (66.67%) gulp
1 2 (66.67%) Jasmine
1 2 (66.67%) Karma Test Runner
1 2 (66.67%) Mocha
1 2 (66.67%) Sinon.JS
1 2 (66.67%) webpack
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (33.33%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) Sass
2 2 (66.67%) AngularJS
2 2 (66.67%) Apache Cordova
2 2 (66.67%) Chai
2 2 (66.67%) CSS3
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) Ionic Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Node.js
2 2 (66.67%) React
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
1 2 (66.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
1 2 (66.67%) Cross-Platform Development
1 2 (66.67%) Front End Development
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile Application Development
1 2 (66.67%) Responsive Web Design
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Web Design
1 2 (66.67%) Wireframes
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Adobe