Period
to 18 August 2018

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 18 August 2018 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 176 230
Rank change year-on-year 0 +54 +1
Contract jobs citing LESS 40 32 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.65% 0.55% 0.067%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.85% 1.71% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 5
North West median daily rate £400 £311 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.51% -4.23% +1.56%
10th Percentile £310 £225 £310
90th Percentile £465 £362 £428
England median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £51.00 -
% change year-on-year -6.86% - -

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 2,159 1,871 1,919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 35.20% 32.40% 25.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,476 1,247 1,333
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - -0.32%
10th Percentile £300 £284 £275
90th Percentile £550 £500 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 62 40
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +16.79% -8.67%
10th Percentile £13.05 £16.40 £21.31
90th Percentile £55.00 £48.48 £45.08
England median hourly rate £41.69 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +4.22% +9.59% -1.35%

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 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 2018. 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 -6 35 £395 +43.64% 28
Lancashire -12 1 - - 3
Cheshire -14 1 - - 5
LESS
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for LESS.

1 39 (97.50%) CSS
2 35 (87.50%) JavaScript
3 28 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (70.00%) CSS3
4 26 (65.00%) AngularJS
5 23 (57.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 23 (57.50%) User Experience
6 22 (55.00%) Front End Development
7 21 (52.50%) Axure RP
8 20 (50.00%) HTML
9 19 (47.50%) Adobe Illustrator
10 18 (45.00%) Sass
11 17 (42.50%) REST
11 17 (42.50%) Scrum
11 17 (42.50%) Windows
11 17 (42.50%) Java
11 17 (42.50%) Android
11 17 (42.50%) Apple iOS
12 12 (30.00%) HTML5
12 12 (30.00%) TDD
12 12 (30.00%) React
13 10 (25.00%) Protractor
13 10 (25.00%) Karma Test Runner
14 9 (22.50%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
14 9 (22.50%) Unit Testing
15 8 (20.00%) jQuery
16 6 (15.00%) C#
16 6 (15.00%) Grunt
17 5 (12.50%) gulp
17 5 (12.50%) Wireframes

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 (10.00%) CMS
2 2 (5.00%) WordPress
3 1 (2.50%) Drupal
3 1 (2.50%) EPiServer
Applications
1 19 (47.50%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (5.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.50%) Big Data
2 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (52.50%) Axure RP
2 10 (25.00%) Karma Test Runner
2 10 (25.00%) Protractor
3 6 (15.00%) Grunt
4 5 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 5 (12.50%) gulp
5 4 (10.00%) webpack
6 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.00%) Mercurial
6 2 (5.00%) Selenium
7 1 (2.50%) Babel
7 1 (2.50%) Jasmine
7 1 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 2 (5.00%) Banking
1 2 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 35 (87.50%) Developer
2 21 (52.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 7 (17.50%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Designer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Full Stack Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.00%) React Developer
6 2 (5.00%) UI Developer
6 2 (5.00%) User Experience Researcher
6 2 (5.00%) User Researcher
6 2 (5.00%) UX Designer
7 1 (2.50%) Agile Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Angular Developer
7 1 (2.50%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Magento Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (97.50%) CSS
2 28 (70.00%) CSS3
3 26 (65.00%) AngularJS
4 23 (57.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 20 (50.00%) HTML
6 18 (45.00%) Sass
7 17 (42.50%) REST
8 12 (30.00%) HTML5
8 12 (30.00%) React
9 8 (20.00%) jQuery
10 4 (10.00%) .NET
10 4 (10.00%) Java EE
10 4 (10.00%) Redux
10 4 (10.00%) SVG
11 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET
11 3 (7.50%) Handlebars
12 2 (5.00%) Hibernate
12 2 (5.00%) Node.js
12 2 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
12 2 (5.00%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 23 (57.50%) User Experience
2 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 17 (42.50%) Android
1 17 (42.50%) Apple iOS
1 17 (42.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (55.00%) Front End Development
3 17 (42.50%) Scrum
4 12 (30.00%) TDD
5 9 (22.50%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
5 9 (22.50%) Unit Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 5 (12.50%) Wireframes
7 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 3 (7.50%) Open Source
8 3 (7.50%) Open Source Development
8 3 (7.50%) Prototyping
8 3 (7.50%) Rapid Prototyping
9 2 (5.00%) BDD
9 2 (5.00%) Guerrilla Research
9 2 (5.00%) Mobile Application Development
9 2 (5.00%) Qualitative Research
9 2 (5.00%) Scenario Testing
9 2 (5.00%) Web Application Development
9 2 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 17 (42.50%) Java
3 6 (15.00%) C#
4 4 (10.00%) Java 8
5 3 (7.50%) PHP
6 2 (5.00%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.50%) ES6
Vendors
1 1 (2.50%) hybris