Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 22 November 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)
South West > Somerset
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 - 78
Rank change year-on-year - +78 -11
Contract jobs citing LESS 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.40% - 0.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.32% - 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Somerset median daily rate £450 - £288
10th Percentile £425 - £258
90th Percentile £475 - £318
South West median daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year +7.69% -2.99% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate - - -
South West 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 Somerset with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 151 125 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 30.02% 26.71% 40.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 97 177
Somerset median daily rate £375 £365 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +0.69% +11.54%
10th Percentile £275 £237 £275
90th Percentile £475 £463 £438
South West median daily rate £395 £370 £375
% change year-on-year +6.82% -1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 40
Somerset median hourly rate £52.50 £122.50 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.14% +186.55% +22.14%
10th Percentile £50.50 £68.00 £32.29
90th Percentile £53.75 £181.00 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +24.14% -14.71% -

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for LESS in Somerset

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LESS in Somerset

LESS
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 22 November 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
Bath - 1 - -
Street - 1 £450 -
LESS
South West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Somerset region with a requirement for LESS.

1 2 (100.00%) Web Development
1 2 (100.00%) React
1 2 (100.00%) Sass
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) TypeScript
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) webpack
2 1 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (50.00%) ES6
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 1 (50.00%) Wireframes
2 1 (50.00%) npm
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Ext JS
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) GIMP
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) Node.js
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) SEO
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) HTML

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) GIMP
1 1 (50.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) webpack
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Agile .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Agile C# Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Applications Developer
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile UI Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Web Developer
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Developer
2 1 (50.00%) UI Developer
2 1 (50.00%) UI/UX Developer
2 1 (50.00%) UX Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Web Applications Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (100.00%) React
1 2 (100.00%) Sass
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) Ext JS
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Node.js
2 1 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) SEO
2 1 (50.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) ES6
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance