Period
to 24 April 2018

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 24 April 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 West
6 months to
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 185 182
Rank change year-on-year +12 -3 +15
Contract jobs citing LESS 24 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.47% 0.31% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.75% 1.10% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 14
South West median daily rate £400 £338 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.52% +6.30% +1.60%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £236
90th Percentile £565 £430 £386
England median daily rate £488 £400 £389
% change year-on-year +21.88% +2.89% +7.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
South West median hourly rate - - £35.00
England median hourly rate - - £35.00

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,375 1,454 1,553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.74% 27.83% 26.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 869 960 1,096
South West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £278
90th Percentile £564 £550 £513
England median daily rate £475 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 36 77
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +15.23%
10th Percentile £26.25 £31.25 £25.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £53.13 £57.00
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +5.81% +10.71%

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 24 April 2018.

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 24 April 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
Bristol -4 7 £425 +30.77% 8
Wiltshire +17 5 £563 +33.93% 2
Devon - 5 £400 - 2
Gloucestershire +8 4 £300 -10.45% 2
Somerset -2 2 £325 -7.14% 1
Avon - 1 £325 -
LESS
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 West region with a requirement for LESS.

1 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (75.00%) CSS
2 18 (75.00%) HTML
2 18 (75.00%) Sass
3 12 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (45.83%) TypeScript
5 10 (41.67%) AngularJS
5 10 (41.67%) .NET
5 10 (41.67%) MVC
5 10 (41.67%) Git (software)
6 9 (37.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 8 (33.33%) Front End Development
7 8 (33.33%) Unit Testing
7 8 (33.33%) HTML5
7 8 (33.33%) CMS
8 7 (29.17%) TDD
8 7 (29.17%) jQuery
8 7 (29.17%) .NET Framework
8 7 (29.17%) React
9 6 (25.00%) webpack
9 6 (25.00%) ES6
9 6 (25.00%) CSS3
9 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (25.00%) C#
9 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
9 6 (25.00%) XML
10 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (20.83%) Backbone.js
10 5 (20.83%) Karma Test Runner
10 5 (20.83%) Responsive Web Design

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 8 (33.33%) CMS
2 3 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (12.50%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (20.83%) npm
2 1 (4.17%) Yarn
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 3 (12.50%) RDBMS
1 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.17%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (41.67%) Git (software)
2 6 (25.00%) webpack
3 5 (20.83%) Jasmine
3 5 (20.83%) Karma Test Runner
3 5 (20.83%) Protractor
4 3 (12.50%) Grunt
4 3 (12.50%) PostCSS
5 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (4.17%) Moq
5 1 (4.17%) Selenium
5 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (12.50%) Banking
1 3 (12.50%) Retail Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (95.83%) Developer
2 9 (37.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 5 (20.83%) React Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Angular Developer
4 3 (12.50%) CSS Developer
4 3 (12.50%) HTML CSS Developer
4 3 (12.50%) HTML Developer
4 3 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Sitecore Developer
5 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Agile .NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Agile C# Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Developer
5 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 2 (8.33%) PHP Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.33%) UI Developer
5 2 (8.33%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (75.00%) CSS
1 18 (75.00%) HTML
1 18 (75.00%) Sass
2 10 (41.67%) .NET
2 10 (41.67%) AngularJS
3 9 (37.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 8 (33.33%) HTML5
5 7 (29.17%) .NET Framework
5 7 (29.17%) jQuery
5 7 (29.17%) React
6 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (25.00%) CSS3
6 6 (25.00%) XML
7 5 (20.83%) Backbone.js
7 5 (20.83%) Redux
8 4 (16.67%) Ajax
8 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (16.67%) Gherkin
8 4 (16.67%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) User Experience
2 1 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) MVC
3 8 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 8 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 7 (29.17%) TDD
5 5 (20.83%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (16.67%) BDD
6 4 (16.67%) Progressive Enhancement
6 4 (16.67%) SOLID
6 4 (16.67%) Web Development
7 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.33%) Wireframes
8 1 (4.17%) API Design
8 1 (4.17%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.17%) Identity Management
8 1 (4.17%) Scrum
8 1 (4.17%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (45.83%) TypeScript
3 6 (25.00%) C#
3 6 (25.00%) ES6
4 3 (12.50%) PHP
4 3 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) WCAG
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Sitecore