Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 187 202
Rank change year-on-year +11 +15 -6
Contract jobs citing LESS 22 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.41% 0.31% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.54% 1.11% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 8
South West median daily rate £475 £298 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +59.66% +8.18% -21.43%
10th Percentile £328 £252 £263
90th Percentile £565 £431 £475
England median daily rate £475 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +15.15% +3.13% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £51.00 -

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 1,425 1,538 1,573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.61% 27.93% 26.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 918 971 1,089
South West median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% -1.33%
10th Percentile £284 £288 £263
90th Percentile £550 £532 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 39 59
South West median hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +7.14% +7.01%
10th Percentile £35.25 £31.25 £20.88
90th Percentile £52.00 £54.50 £57.00
England median hourly rate £41.52 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.51% +8.00% +4.17%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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
Wiltshire +10 9 £463 +32.14% 2
Bristol -8 7 £500 +79.37% 5
Gloucestershire +3 3 £300 +1.69% 1
Devon +17 2 £475 +11.76% 3
Somerset - 1 - - 1
LESS
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 20 (90.91%) CSS
2 19 (86.36%) HTML
3 16 (72.73%) JavaScript
3 16 (72.73%) Sass
4 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (63.64%) HTML5
6 11 (50.00%) CSS3
6 11 (50.00%) React
6 11 (50.00%) Git (software)
7 9 (40.91%) Front End Development
7 9 (40.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (31.82%) Web Design
8 7 (31.82%) Responsive Web Design
8 7 (31.82%) AngularJS
8 7 (31.82%) User Experience
9 6 (27.27%) ES6
9 6 (27.27%) Redux
9 6 (27.27%) MVC
9 6 (27.27%) Finance
10 5 (22.73%) Scrum
10 5 (22.73%) TDD
10 5 (22.73%) jQuery
10 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
10 5 (22.73%) Selenium
10 5 (22.73%) Docker
10 5 (22.73%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
10 5 (22.73%) Backbone.js
10 5 (22.73%) REST

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 3 (13.64%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (4.55%) Umbraco
2 1 (4.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Fireworks
1 4 (18.18%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.55%) GitHub
3 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Cosmos DB
1 1 (4.55%) MariaDB
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
1 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
2 5 (22.73%) Selenium
3 4 (18.18%) Hudson
3 4 (18.18%) JIRA
3 4 (18.18%) Maven
3 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
3 4 (18.18%) webpack
4 1 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (4.55%) Bitbucket
4 1 (4.55%) Grunt
4 1 (4.55%) Jasmine
4 1 (4.55%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (4.55%) Moq
4 1 (4.55%) PHPUnit
4 1 (4.55%) PostCSS
4 1 (4.55%) Protractor
4 1 (4.55%) Xdebug
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Automotive
4 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (95.45%) Developer
2 11 (50.00%) React Developer
3 9 (40.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 8 (36.36%) UI Developer
5 5 (22.73%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (13.64%) Angular Developer
7 2 (9.09%) CSS Developer
7 2 (9.09%) HTML CSS Developer
7 2 (9.09%) HTML Developer
8 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Applications Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 1 (4.55%) Full Stack Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Lead Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Mobile Web Applications Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Node.js Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Web Applications Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (90.91%) CSS
2 19 (86.36%) HTML
3 16 (72.73%) Sass
4 14 (63.64%) HTML5
5 11 (50.00%) CSS3
5 11 (50.00%) React
6 9 (40.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 7 (31.82%) AngularJS
8 6 (27.27%) Redux
9 5 (22.73%) Backbone.js
9 5 (22.73%) jQuery
9 5 (22.73%) REST
10 4 (18.18%) Handlebars
10 4 (18.18%) Mustache
10 4 (18.18%) Node.js
11 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
11 3 (13.64%) Ajax
11 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 3 (13.64%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) User Experience
2 2 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Front End Development
3 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (31.82%) Responsive Web Design
3 7 (31.82%) Web Design
4 6 (27.27%) MVC
5 5 (22.73%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (22.73%) Scrum
5 5 (22.73%) TDD
5 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
6 4 (18.18%) API Development
6 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
6 4 (18.18%) Functional Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Kanban
6 4 (18.18%) Pair Programming
6 4 (18.18%) SEO
6 4 (18.18%) Separation of Concerns
7 3 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (13.64%) Progressive Enhancement
7 3 (13.64%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (72.73%) JavaScript
2 6 (27.27%) ES6
3 4 (18.18%) Java
3 4 (18.18%) TypeScript
4 2 (9.09%) PHP
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Adobe
1 4 (18.18%) Google
2 1 (4.55%) Percona
2 1 (4.55%) Sitecore
2 1 (4.55%) Zend