The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank - 80 71
Contract jobs citing LESS 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading - 0.099% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.43% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -3.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 Reading with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 134 230 253
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 20.33% 22.79% 25.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 143 165
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £9.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -52.63%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LESS in Reading

LESS
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Reading region with a requirement for LESS.

1 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
1 6 (100.00%) HTML5
1 6 (100.00%) Sass
1 6 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 6 (100.00%) Front End Development
2 4 (66.67%) Jasmine
2 4 (66.67%) Browserify
2 4 (66.67%) webpack
2 4 (66.67%) gulp
2 4 (66.67%) Open Source
3 2 (33.33%) User Experience
3 2 (33.33%) CSS3
3 2 (33.33%) Backbone.js
3 2 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) ECMAScript
3 2 (33.33%) ES6
3 2 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 2 (33.33%) Wireframes

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) gulp
1 4 (66.67%) Jasmine
1 4 (66.67%) webpack
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
1 6 (100.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
1 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) HTML5
1 6 (100.00%) Sass
2 4 (66.67%) Browserify
3 2 (33.33%) Backbone.js
3 2 (33.33%) CSS3
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (33.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Front End Development
2 4 (66.67%) Open Source
3 2 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 2 (33.33%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) ECMAScript
2 2 (33.33%) ES6
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree