Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 18 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)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 82 100
Rank change year-on-year +7 +18 -
Contract jobs citing LESS 2 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.21% 0.53% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.79% 2.15% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 3
South Wales median daily rate £550 £365 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.68% +73.81% -
Wales median daily rate £550 £365 £363
% change year-on-year +50.68% +0.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate - - -
Wales 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 South Wales with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 253 279 466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 26.63% 24.78% 36.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 204 376
South Wales median daily rate £375 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +16.44% +8.15%
10th Percentile £250 £277 £245
90th Percentile £500 £542 £475
Wales median daily rate £400 £438 £363
% change year-on-year -8.57% +20.69% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 11
South Wales median hourly rate £23.14 £21.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.63% +34.38% -36.00%
10th Percentile £21.87 £21.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £24.42 £21.50 £60.25
Wales median hourly rate £23.14 £21.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year +7.63% -27.12% +24.21%

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for LESS in South Wales

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LESS in South Wales

LESS
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 18 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
Cardiff -7 2 £550 +50.68%
LESS
Wales

For the 6 months to 18 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 South Wales region with a requirement for LESS.

1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Web Design
1 1 (50.00%) Web Usability
1 1 (50.00%) Node.js
1 1 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 1 (50.00%) Sass
1 1 (50.00%) Ansible
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
1 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
1 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Development

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) Node.js
1 1 (50.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Development
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
1 1 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 1 (50.00%) Web Design
1 1 (50.00%) Web Usability
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Ansible