Period
to 13 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 13 December 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)
England > North West
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 190 208 247
Rank change year-on-year +18 +39 -54
Contract jobs citing LESS 16 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.28% 0.17% 0.047%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.88% 0.58% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 4
North West median daily rate £420 £325 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.23% -2.99% +21.82%
10th Percentile £306 £302 £277
90th Percentile £510 £513 £372
England median daily rate £450 £400 £374
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.95% -0.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 - £23.75

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 the North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1820 1889 2073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.10% 28.98% 24.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1257 1325 1299
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - +14.81%
10th Percentile £290 £275 £268
90th Percentile £538 £500 £538
England median daily rate £470 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +10.59% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 25 75
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +19.05% -5.52%
10th Percentile £18.75 £15.35 £16.16
90th Percentile £50.00 £44.90 £46.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £39.60 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60% +7.14%

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing LESS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for LESS in the North West

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LESS in the North West

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LESS in the North West over the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LESS in the North West

LESS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the North West region over the 6 months to 13 December 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
Manchester +27 6 £425 -16.05% 7
Lancashire +13 4 £415 -
Cheshire 0 4 £375 +17.19% 2
Merseyside +3 1 - -
LESS
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 North West region with a requirement for LESS.

1 16 (100.00%) CSS
2 15 (93.75%) JavaScript
3 14 (87.50%) HTML
4 13 (81.25%) HTML5
4 13 (81.25%) Sass
5 11 (68.75%) CSS3
6 9 (56.25%) Front End Development
7 7 (43.75%) Node.js
7 7 (43.75%) AngularJS
8 6 (37.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (37.50%) React
8 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
9 4 (25.00%) FreeMarker
9 4 (25.00%) CMS
9 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 4 (25.00%) C#
9 4 (25.00%) SonarQube
9 4 (25.00%) GitLab
9 4 (25.00%) Artifactory
9 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
9 4 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (25.00%) Mongoose
9 4 (25.00%) Nunjucks
10 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
10 3 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design
10 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
10 3 (18.75%) .NET
10 3 (18.75%) TDD
10 3 (18.75%) MVC

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (25.00%) CMS
1 4 (25.00%) Mongoose
2 2 (12.50%) EPiServer
2 2 (12.50%) WordPress
3 1 (6.25%) Drupal
3 1 (6.25%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (6.25%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (6.25%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
2 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 4 (25.00%) Artifactory
2 4 (25.00%) GitLab
2 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (25.00%) SonarQube
2 4 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (12.50%) Grunt
3 2 (12.50%) gulp
3 2 (12.50%) Jasmine
3 2 (12.50%) webpack
4 1 (6.25%) JIRA
4 1 (6.25%) JSUnit
4 1 (6.25%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (6.25%) Maven
4 1 (6.25%) Mocha
4 1 (6.25%) Sinon.JS
4 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Developer
2 10 (62.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Developer
4 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Designer
4 1 (6.25%) EPiServer Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (6.25%) HTML CSS Developer
4 1 (6.25%) HTML Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) UI Designer
4 1 (6.25%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) CSS
2 14 (87.50%) HTML
3 13 (81.25%) HTML5
3 13 (81.25%) Sass
4 11 (68.75%) CSS3
5 7 (43.75%) AngularJS
5 7 (43.75%) Node.js
6 6 (37.50%) React
6 6 (37.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (25.00%) FreeMarker
7 4 (25.00%) Nunjucks
8 3 (18.75%) .NET
8 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
8 3 (18.75%) jQuery
9 2 (12.50%) Apache Cordova
9 2 (12.50%) Ionic Framework
10 1 (6.25%) Backbone.js
10 1 (6.25%) JAX-RS
10 1 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (6.25%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Fintech
1 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 2 (12.50%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Front End Development
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) MVC
3 3 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (18.75%) TDD
4 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Web Design
4 2 (12.50%) Wireframes
5 1 (6.25%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
5 1 (6.25%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 1 (6.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (6.25%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.25%) OO
5 1 (6.25%) OOD
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum
5 1 (6.25%) SEO
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) JavaScript
2 4 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) PHP
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Adobe
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) hybris