Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 19 October 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)
Berkshire > Slough
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 29 -
Rank change year-on-year -5 - +37
Contract jobs citing LESS 4 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 1.18% 1.70% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.55% 7.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Slough median daily rate £405 £463 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.43% - -
Berkshire median daily rate £418 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -7.22% +5.88% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Slough with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Slough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 88 69 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 25.88% 23.47% 22.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 50 56
Slough median daily rate £405 £413 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.82% +13.79% +11.54%
10th Percentile £225 £312 £260
90th Percentile £550 £525 £470
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.75 £33.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -31.06% +164.00% -65.03%

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

Job postings citing LESS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Slough.

Job vacancy trend for LESS in Slough

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LESS in Slough

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 Slough region with a requirement for LESS.

1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) OO
1 4 (100.00%) CSS3
1 4 (100.00%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (75.00%) OO PHP
2 3 (75.00%) Front End Development
2 3 (75.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (75.00%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (75.00%) RESTful
2 3 (75.00%) REST
2 3 (75.00%) Twitter
2 3 (75.00%) Sass
2 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 3 (75.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) PHP
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) MySQL
2 3 (75.00%) Magento
2 3 (75.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) Memcached
3 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (25.00%) Node.js
3 1 (25.00%) Market Research
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 (100.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Solr
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (25.00%) Neo4j
2 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (25.00%) Redis
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 3 (75.00%) Magento Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) CSS3
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) HTML5
2 3 (75.00%) REST
2 3 (75.00%) RESTful
2 3 (75.00%) Sass
2 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 3 (75.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (75.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) Lucene
3 1 (25.00%) Memcached
3 1 (25.00%) React
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) OO
2 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (75.00%) Front End Development
2 3 (75.00%) OO PHP
2 3 (75.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (25.00%) Anomaly Detection
3 1 (25.00%) Asynchronous Programming
3 1 (25.00%) B2B
3 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning
3 1 (25.00%) Market Research
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) TypeScript
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Twitter
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Rackspace