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 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 132 136
Rank change year-on-year +7 +4  
Contract jobs citing LESS 11 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.41% 0.14% 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.39% 0.57% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 7
Median daily rate £298 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.18% -15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £275 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -9.73% +7.14%  
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 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 793 703 787
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 29.78% 23.81% 25.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 470 499
Median daily rate £400 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 40 23
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.88 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.97% +10.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £13.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 28 April 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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +10 7 £283 +2.72% 4
Gloucestershire - 2 £295 -
Devon - 1 £425 -
Wiltshire - 1 £420 -
LESS
England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 18 (94.74%) HTML
2 17 (89.47%) CSS
3 15 (78.95%) JavaScript
3 15 (78.95%) Sass
4 14 (73.68%) HTML5
5 12 (63.16%) CSS3
6 11 (57.89%) AngularJS
7 10 (52.63%) Front End Development
8 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (36.84%) Responsive Web Design
10 6 (31.58%) React
11 5 (26.32%) gulp
11 5 (26.32%) Grunt
11 5 (26.32%) Node.js
11 5 (26.32%) JSON
12 4 (21.05%) Ajax
12 4 (21.05%) Web Development
12 4 (21.05%) Backbone.js
12 4 (21.05%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (15.79%) Infographics
13 3 (15.79%) KnockoutJS
13 3 (15.79%) TDD
13 3 (15.79%) PHP
13 3 (15.79%) .NET
13 3 (15.79%) MySQL
13 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
13 3 (15.79%) Web Accessibility
13 3 (15.79%) Social Media
14 2 (10.53%) BDD
14 2 (10.53%) NoSQL

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 1 (5.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) MySQL
2 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Grunt
1 5 (26.32%) gulp
2 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
3 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (10.53%) Advertising
2 1 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (89.47%) Developer
2 10 (52.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 5 (26.32%) UI Developer
4 4 (21.05%) HTML CSS Developer
4 4 (21.05%) HTML Developer
4 4 (21.05%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Android Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Node.js Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Web Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (94.74%) HTML
2 17 (89.47%) CSS
3 15 (78.95%) Sass
4 14 (73.68%) HTML5
5 12 (63.16%) CSS3
6 11 (57.89%) AngularJS
7 6 (31.58%) React
8 5 (26.32%) JSON
8 5 (26.32%) Node.js
9 4 (21.05%) Ajax
9 4 (21.05%) Backbone.js
10 3 (15.79%) .NET
10 3 (15.79%) KnockoutJS
11 2 (10.53%) REST
11 2 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
12 1 (5.26%) Ext JS
12 1 (5.26%) jQuery
12 1 (5.26%) RESTful
12 1 (5.26%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (15.79%) Social Media
3 2 (10.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Front End Development
2 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (36.84%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (21.05%) Web Development
5 3 (15.79%) Infographics
5 3 (15.79%) TDD
5 3 (15.79%) Web Accessibility
6 2 (10.53%) BDD
6 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.53%) MVC
6 2 (10.53%) Web Design
6 2 (10.53%) Wireframes
7 1 (5.26%) ATDD
7 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.26%) OO
7 1 (5.26%) OOP
7 1 (5.26%) Open Source
7 1 (5.26%) Pair Programming
7 1 (5.26%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.79%) PHP
3 2 (10.53%) C#
3 2 (10.53%) Python
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) ECMAScript
4 1 (5.26%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) Perl
4 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Adobe
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
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Bristol, Avon
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Rate: £251 per day + Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago