Period
to 23 January 2019

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 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)
England > North West
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 190 181 196
Rank change year-on-year -9 +15 +32
Contract jobs citing LESS 22 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.39% 0.37% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.21% 1.13% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 7
North West median daily rate £365 £420 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.10% +29.23% -7.14%
10th Percentile £291 £312 £284
90th Percentile £400 £516 £518
England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +18.75% - -

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 1,820 1,776 1,830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.04% 32.67% 30.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,269 1,225 1,259
North West median daily rate £410 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.81% - -
10th Percentile £306 £281 £275
90th Percentile £565 £538 £525
England median daily rate £495 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +4.21% +11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 32 25
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £37.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.40% -3.85% +15.93%
10th Percentile £12.68 £17.78 £17.30
90th Percentile £48.13 £43.00 £55.18
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

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 23 January 2019.

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 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
Manchester +2 21 £370 -2.95% 20
Lancashire -18 1 £265 -40.45% 2
LESS
England

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 North West region with a requirement for LESS.

1 19 (86.36%) CSS
2 18 (81.82%) Sass
3 17 (77.27%) AngularJS
4 15 (68.18%) HTML
4 15 (68.18%) JavaScript
5 12 (54.55%) React
6 10 (45.45%) TypeScript
6 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (36.36%) C#
7 8 (36.36%) CSS3
7 8 (36.36%) Front End Development
8 7 (31.82%) Aurelia
8 7 (31.82%) TDD
9 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
9 6 (27.27%) Degree
9 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
9 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
9 6 (27.27%) Photoshop
9 6 (27.27%) OOA/OOD
9 6 (27.27%) OOD
9 6 (27.27%) SOLID
9 6 (27.27%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (27.27%) Commercial Awareness
9 6 (27.27%) Technical Leadership
9 6 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (27.27%) HTML5
9 6 (27.27%) DevOps
9 6 (27.27%) User Experience
10 5 (22.73%) PHP

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 3 (13.64%) CMS
1 3 (13.64%) WordPress
2 2 (9.09%) Apache
2 2 (9.09%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Photoshop
2 3 (13.64%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (4.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (4.55%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Magento
2 1 (4.55%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (9.09%) Amazon S3
2 2 (9.09%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) MongoDB
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Amazon Aurora
2 2 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (9.09%) MySQL
3 1 (4.55%) Big Data
3 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.64%) Axure RP
2 3 (13.64%) Grunt
2 3 (13.64%) gulp
3 2 (9.09%) JIRA
3 2 (9.09%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (9.09%) Mercurial
3 2 (9.09%) Protractor
3 2 (9.09%) webpack
4 1 (4.55%) Jasmine
4 1 (4.55%) NUnit
4 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (9.09%) Publishing
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (90.91%) Developer
2 8 (36.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 8 (36.36%) Full Stack Developer
3 5 (22.73%) UI Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Senior Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Senior Full Stack Developer
5 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (4.55%) PHP Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (86.36%) CSS
2 18 (81.82%) Sass
3 17 (77.27%) AngularJS
4 15 (68.18%) HTML
5 12 (54.55%) React
6 8 (36.36%) CSS3
7 7 (31.82%) Aurelia
8 6 (27.27%) HTML5
9 5 (22.73%) jQuery
10 4 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (18.18%) Vue.js
11 3 (13.64%) .NET
11 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
11 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (13.64%) Durandal
11 3 (13.64%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (13.64%) SignalR
12 2 (9.09%) LAMP
12 2 (9.09%) XML
12 2 (9.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) User Experience
2 2 (9.09%) e-Learning
3 1 (4.55%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Android
2 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Front End Development
3 7 (31.82%) TDD
4 6 (27.27%) Commercial Awareness
4 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
4 6 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (27.27%) DevOps
4 6 (27.27%) OOA/OOD
4 6 (27.27%) OOD
4 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 6 (27.27%) SOLID
4 6 (27.27%) Technical Leadership
5 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
5 3 (13.64%) Prototyping
6 2 (9.09%) B2B
6 2 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (9.09%) OO
6 2 (9.09%) OOP
6 2 (9.09%) Web Development
6 2 (9.09%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) JavaScript
2 10 (45.45%) TypeScript
3 8 (36.36%) C#
4 5 (22.73%) PHP
5 3 (13.64%) Java
6 2 (9.09%) SQL
7 1 (4.55%) ES6
7 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Computer Science Degree
1 6 (27.27%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Shibboleth
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) hybris
1 2 (9.09%) Zend
2 1 (4.55%) Adobe
2 1 (4.55%) Facebook
2 1 (4.55%) Twitter