Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 180 190 205
Rank change year-on-year +10 +15 -12
Contract jobs citing LESS 19 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.34% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.31% 0.91% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 12
South West median daily rate £400 £325 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +7.44% -13.57%
10th Percentile £313 £236 £251
90th Percentile £485 £476 £373
England median daily rate £450 £400 £374
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.95% -0.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 - £23.75

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 1452 1543 1837
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.87% 27.25% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 924 1118 1308
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
England median daily rate £470 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +10.59% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 28 87
South West median hourly rate £43.50 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -11.76% -
10th Percentile £33.95 £18.64 £30.00
90th Percentile £54.25 £48.33 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -14 7 £425 +41.67% 1
Wiltshire -2 4 £350 -26.32%
Devon - 3 £400 - 1
Gloucestershire +16 2 £325 -18.75%
Somerset - 2 £450 - 1
Avon - 1 £325 -
LESS
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (78.95%) Sass
2 14 (73.68%) HTML
2 14 (73.68%) CSS
3 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 10 (52.63%) AngularJS
4 9 (47.37%) .NET
4 9 (47.37%) MVC
5 8 (42.11%) TDD
5 8 (42.11%) TypeScript
5 8 (42.11%) Front End Development
6 7 (36.84%) CMS
6 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
6 7 (36.84%) HTML5
7 6 (31.58%) .NET Framework
7 6 (31.58%) C#
7 6 (31.58%) React
7 6 (31.58%) CSS3
7 6 (31.58%) ES6
8 5 (26.32%) SOLID
8 5 (26.32%) npm
8 5 (26.32%) Responsive Web Design
8 5 (26.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (26.32%) webpack
8 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
8 5 (26.32%) Node.js
9 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (21.05%) Entity Framework
9 4 (21.05%) Web Development
9 4 (21.05%) jQuery

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 7 (36.84%) CMS
2 3 (15.79%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (5.26%) Kentico
3 1 (5.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) GIMP
1 1 (5.26%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) npm
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.26%) Yarn
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
1 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
1 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
2 5 (26.32%) webpack
3 4 (21.05%) Jasmine
3 4 (21.05%) Karma Test Runner
3 4 (21.05%) Protractor
4 3 (15.79%) Grunt
4 3 (15.79%) PostCSS
5 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (94.74%) Developer
2 9 (47.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (21.05%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
4 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 3 (15.79%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (15.79%) C# Developer
4 3 (15.79%) HTML CSS Developer
4 3 (15.79%) HTML Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Sitecore Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Agile .NET Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Agile C# Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Angular Developer
5 2 (10.53%) CSS Developer
5 2 (10.53%) UI Developer
6 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (5.26%) Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (78.95%) Sass
2 14 (73.68%) CSS
2 14 (73.68%) HTML
3 10 (52.63%) AngularJS
4 9 (47.37%) .NET
5 7 (36.84%) HTML5
6 6 (31.58%) .NET Framework
6 6 (31.58%) CSS3
6 6 (31.58%) React
7 5 (26.32%) Node.js
7 5 (26.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
8 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (21.05%) Entity Framework
8 4 (21.05%) Gherkin
8 4 (21.05%) jQuery
9 3 (15.79%) Dapper ORM
9 3 (15.79%) NHibernate
9 3 (15.79%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) User Experience
2 1 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) MVC
3 8 (42.11%) Front End Development
3 8 (42.11%) TDD
4 5 (26.32%) Responsive Web Design
4 5 (26.32%) SOLID
4 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Web Development
6 3 (15.79%) BDD
6 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
7 2 (10.53%) DevOps
7 2 (10.53%) Mobile Development
7 2 (10.53%) Progressive Enhancement
7 2 (10.53%) Wireframes
8 1 (5.26%) API Design
8 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (5.26%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 1 (5.26%) Process Improvement
8 1 (5.26%) Scrum-ban
8 1 (5.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
2 8 (42.11%) TypeScript
3 6 (31.58%) C#
3 6 (31.58%) ES6
4 4 (21.05%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) PHP
5 1 (5.26%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
1 1 (5.26%) WCAG
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Sitecore