Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 14 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 > South East
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 319 289 333
Rank change year-on-year -30 +44 +42
Contract jobs citing LESS 72 78 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.43% 0.49% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.35% 1.76% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 78 43
South East median daily rate £400 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +30.77% -18.75%
10th Percentile £302 £325 £216
90th Percentile £539 £450 £468
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
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £51.00 -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 5,341 4,429 4,917
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.98% 27.74% 26.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,465 2,667 3,179
South East median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £298 £275
90th Percentile £575 £544 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 82 126
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.78 £13.20 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £55.50
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +9.59% -1.35%

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing LESS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for LESS in the South East

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LESS in the South East

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LESS in the South East over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LESS in the South East

LESS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the South East region over the 6 months to 14 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
Thames Valley -6 51 £400 -11.11% 11
Berkshire +15 37 £400 -11.11% 5
Buckinghamshire +8 9 £313 -30.56% 2
East Sussex +5 7 £310 -20.00% 4
Surrey -39 6 £425 +9.68% 5
Oxfordshire -34 5 £425 -5.56% 4
Hampshire -16 4 £388 +6.16% 3
Kent +13 2 £288 -11.46% 4
West Sussex - 2 £550 - 6
LESS
England

For the 6 months to 14 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 South East region with a requirement for LESS.

1 71 (98.61%) JavaScript
2 67 (93.06%) HTML
2 67 (93.06%) CSS
3 62 (86.11%) Sass
4 48 (66.67%) HTML5
5 47 (65.28%) CSS3
6 35 (48.61%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (47.22%) React
7 34 (47.22%) Front End Development
8 33 (45.83%) AngularJS
9 31 (43.06%) TDD
10 29 (40.28%) Git (software)
11 27 (37.50%) User Experience
12 26 (36.11%) jQuery
13 22 (30.56%) .NET
14 19 (26.39%) Node.js
15 18 (25.00%) REST
16 17 (23.61%) BDD
16 17 (23.61%) Web Development
17 16 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 15 (20.83%) DevOps
18 15 (20.83%) E-Commerce
19 14 (19.44%) OO
19 14 (19.44%) C#
19 14 (19.44%) gulp
19 14 (19.44%) KnockoutJS
20 13 (18.06%) Continuous Integration
20 13 (18.06%) Test Automation
21 12 (16.67%) Software Engineering
21 12 (16.67%) QA

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (9.72%) Confluence
2 6 (8.33%) CMS
2 6 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (8.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (6.94%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.94%) WordPress
4 4 (5.56%) Liferay
4 4 (5.56%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.17%) Apache Solr
5 3 (4.17%) Apache Spark
5 3 (4.17%) WebSphere
5 3 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.39%) Apache
6 1 (1.39%) Moodle
Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.39%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 9 (12.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.28%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.33%) Amazon Kinesis
2 6 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 6 (8.33%) AWS Lambda
2 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.33%) Serverless
3 5 (6.94%) Office 365
4 3 (4.17%) npm
5 1 (1.39%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.39%) GitHub
5 1 (1.39%) SaaS
5 1 (1.39%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) HTTP
2 1 (1.39%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 8 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 8 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (6.94%) MySQL
5 3 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.17%) Neo4j
5 3 (4.17%) Redis
5 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.39%) Big Data
6 1 (1.39%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 29 (40.28%) Git (software)
2 14 (19.44%) gulp
3 12 (16.67%) webpack
4 10 (13.89%) Mercurial
5 9 (12.50%) Grunt
5 9 (12.50%) Jenkins
6 7 (9.72%) JIRA
7 5 (6.94%) Jasmine
7 5 (6.94%) Subversion
8 4 (5.56%) Cucumber
8 4 (5.56%) Maven
8 4 (5.56%) PhantomJS
9 2 (2.78%) Babel
10 1 (1.39%) Bitbucket
10 1 (1.39%) Bower
10 1 (1.39%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (1.39%) Mocha
10 1 (1.39%) PostCSS
10 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (12.50%) Retail
2 7 (9.72%) Finance
3 1 (1.39%) Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Games
3 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (93.06%) Developer
2 30 (41.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 21 (29.17%) JavaScript Developer
4 15 (20.83%) React Developer
5 10 (13.89%) Web Developer
6 9 (12.50%) UI Developer
7 7 (9.72%) Software Engineer
8 6 (8.33%) HTML CSS Developer
8 6 (8.33%) HTML Developer
9 5 (6.94%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 5 (6.94%) E-Commerce Developer
9 5 (6.94%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (6.94%) Java Developer
9 5 (6.94%) Senior Software Engineer
10 4 (5.56%) .NET Developer
10 4 (5.56%) Angular Developer
10 4 (5.56%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 4 (5.56%) Senior Developer
10 4 (5.56%) Senior React Developer
10 4 (5.56%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (93.06%) CSS
1 67 (93.06%) HTML
2 62 (86.11%) Sass
3 48 (66.67%) HTML5
4 47 (65.28%) CSS3
5 34 (47.22%) React
6 33 (45.83%) AngularJS
7 26 (36.11%) jQuery
8 22 (30.56%) .NET
9 19 (26.39%) Node.js
10 18 (25.00%) REST
11 16 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 14 (19.44%) KnockoutJS
13 12 (16.67%) ASP.NET
14 11 (15.28%) Ajax
14 11 (15.28%) ASP.NET Web API
14 11 (15.28%) Web Services
15 10 (13.89%) JSON
15 10 (13.89%) RESTful
16 9 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 27 (37.50%) User Experience
2 5 (6.94%) NHS
3 4 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.17%) iPad
4 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.39%) Animation
5 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.39%) Life Science
5 1 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.39%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.56%) Linux
2 3 (4.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (48.61%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (47.22%) Front End Development
3 31 (43.06%) TDD
4 17 (23.61%) BDD
4 17 (23.61%) Web Development
5 15 (20.83%) DevOps
5 15 (20.83%) E-Commerce
6 14 (19.44%) OO
7 13 (18.06%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (18.06%) Test Automation
8 12 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (16.67%) Scrum
8 12 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 11 (15.28%) Functional Testing
9 11 (15.28%) MVC
10 10 (13.89%) OOP
10 10 (13.89%) Responsive Web Design
11 9 (12.50%) Kanban
11 9 (12.50%) Pair Programming
11 9 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 71 (98.61%) JavaScript
2 14 (19.44%) C#
3 10 (13.89%) SQL
4 7 (9.72%) ES6
4 7 (9.72%) Java
4 7 (9.72%) TypeScript
5 6 (8.33%) PHP
6 1 (1.39%) Python
6 1 (1.39%) Ruby
6 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.39%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 7 (9.72%) SC Cleared
1 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.67%) QA
2 4 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.17%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (9.72%) Docker
2 5 (6.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.33%) Sitecore
3 5 (6.94%) Capita
4 4 (5.56%) hybris
5 3 (4.17%) ATG
5 3 (4.17%) Demandware
5 3 (4.17%) Oracle
5 3 (4.17%) Rackspace
5 3 (4.17%) Twitter
6 2 (2.78%) Volusion
6 2 (2.78%) WooCommerce