Period
to 28 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 28 July 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)
England > South West
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 187 198 196
Rank change year-on-year +11 -2 -7
Contract jobs citing LESS 17 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.31% 0.17% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.12% 0.65% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 11
South West median daily rate £298 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.18% -21.43% +3.70%
10th Percentile £252 £263 £288
90th Percentile £431 £475 £406
England median daily rate £413 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +3.13% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £51.00 - £24.00

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1520 1546 1639
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 27.48% 25.75% 25.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 967 1083 1097
South West median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £277 £263 £264
90th Percentile £525 £525 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 51 77
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +8.84%
10th Percentile £31.25 £20.39 £23.10
90th Percentile £54.50 £55.00 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.75 £37.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +10.14% +1.37% +4.29%

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for LESS in the South West

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LESS in the South West

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LESS in the South West over the 6 months to 28 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LESS in the South West

LESS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 28 July 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
Bristol +6 8 £279 -7.08% 1
Wiltshire - 6 £350 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £295 -
Devon - 1 £425 - 1
LESS
England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 West region with a requirement for LESS.

1 17 (100.00%) HTML
1 17 (100.00%) CSS
2 15 (88.24%) Sass
3 14 (82.35%) JavaScript
4 11 (64.71%) CSS3
4 11 (64.71%) HTML5
5 10 (58.82%) Front End Development
6 9 (52.94%) AngularJS
7 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (41.18%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (29.41%) JSON
9 5 (29.41%) gulp
9 5 (29.41%) Grunt
10 4 (23.53%) User Experience
10 4 (23.53%) React
10 4 (23.53%) MVC
10 4 (23.53%) Web Development
10 4 (23.53%) Ajax
10 4 (23.53%) KnockoutJS
11 3 (17.65%) Node.js
11 3 (17.65%) PHP
11 3 (17.65%) .NET
11 3 (17.65%) MySQL
11 3 (17.65%) TDD
11 3 (17.65%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (17.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (11.76%) User Stories
12 2 (11.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (11.76%) Entity Framework
12 2 (11.76%) DevOps

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (11.76%) WordPress
2 1 (5.88%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Grunt
1 5 (29.41%) gulp
2 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.88%) Advertising
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (94.12%) Developer
2 10 (58.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 5 (29.41%) JavaScript Developer
3 5 (29.41%) UI Developer
4 4 (23.53%) HTML CSS Developer
4 4 (23.53%) HTML Developer
5 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Node.js Developer
6 1 (5.88%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) CSS
1 17 (100.00%) HTML
2 15 (88.24%) Sass
3 11 (64.71%) CSS3
3 11 (64.71%) HTML5
4 9 (52.94%) AngularJS
5 5 (29.41%) JSON
6 4 (23.53%) Ajax
6 4 (23.53%) KnockoutJS
6 4 (23.53%) React
7 3 (17.65%) .NET
7 3 (17.65%) Node.js
7 3 (17.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
8 2 (11.76%) Backbone.js
8 2 (11.76%) Entity Framework
8 2 (11.76%) Razor View Engine
8 2 (11.76%) RESTful
9 1 (5.88%) Velocity
9 1 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) User Experience
2 3 (17.65%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (11.76%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Front End Development
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (23.53%) MVC
4 4 (23.53%) Web Development
5 3 (17.65%) TDD
6 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.76%) DevOps
6 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
6 2 (11.76%) Infographics
6 2 (11.76%) OO
6 2 (11.76%) OOP
6 2 (11.76%) Process Improvement
6 2 (11.76%) SOLID
6 2 (11.76%) User Stories
6 2 (11.76%) Web Accessibility
6 2 (11.76%) Web Design
6 2 (11.76%) Wireframes
7 1 (5.88%) Adaptive Web Design
7 1 (5.88%) DOM Manipulation/Scripting
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) JavaScript
2 3 (17.65%) PHP
3 2 (11.76%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) ECMAScript
4 1 (5.88%) ES6
4 1 (5.88%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) XAML
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Adobe
2 1 (5.88%) Rackspace
2 1 (5.88%) Zend