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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 67
Contract jobs citing LESS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales - - 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.87% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £17.86

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 136 124 204
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 25.56% 26.22% 34.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 96 163
Median daily rate £370 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 £41.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.24% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 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