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 3 months to 26 April 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing LESS 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.63% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.98% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £313 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £353 £340
% change year-on-year -3.82% +3.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £17.86

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 101 81 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 31.76% 26.82% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 64 31
Median daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.80 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing LESS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool - 2 £313 -
LESS
North West

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 2 (100.00%) Sass
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Adobe
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (50.00%) Apache Cordova
2 1 (50.00%) Grunt
2 1 (50.00%) Sinon.JS
2 1 (50.00%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) Ionic Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (50.00%) React
2 1 (50.00%) webpack
2 1 (50.00%) gulp
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Platform Development
2 1 (50.00%) Chai
2 1 (50.00%) Wireframes
2 1 (50.00%) CMS
2 1 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (50.00%) Web Design
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development

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 1 (50.00%) CMS
1 1 (50.00%) Joomla!
1 1 (50.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (50.00%) Photoshop
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Grunt
1 1 (50.00%) gulp
1 1 (50.00%) Jasmine
1 1 (50.00%) Karma Test Runner
1 1 (50.00%) Mocha
1 1 (50.00%) Sinon.JS
1 1 (50.00%) webpack
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (50.00%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) Sass
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Apache Cordova
2 1 (50.00%) Chai
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) Ionic Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Node.js
2 1 (50.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
1 1 (50.00%) Cross-Platform Development
1 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile Application Development
1 1 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Web Design
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
1 1 (50.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe