Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 186 204
Rank change year-on-year -9 +18 +6
Contract jobs citing LESS 19 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.31% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.14% 0.92% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 12
South West median daily rate £425 £338 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.93% +17.39% -17.86%
10th Percentile £388 £248 £238
90th Percentile £500 £441 £475
England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £45.50 -
% change year-on-year +4.40% - -

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 1,663 1,409 1,644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.51% 25.80% 28.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,104 890 1,193
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £294 £281 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 30 26
South West median hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £38.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +18.03% -10.29%
10th Percentile £22.70 £31.25 £18.57
90th Percentile £61.50 £58.75 £52.63
England median hourly rate £41.61 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.03% +6.67% +1.24%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -11 8 £425 +21.43% 1
Bristol -7 7 £500 +90.11% 13
Devon +2 2 £475 +11.76% 4
Somerset -4 2 £425 -5.56%
LESS
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 17 (89.47%) CSS
1 17 (89.47%) Sass
2 16 (84.21%) HTML
2 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (78.95%) JavaScript
4 14 (73.68%) HTML5
5 10 (52.63%) User Experience
5 10 (52.63%) Git (software)
6 9 (47.37%) CSS3
6 9 (47.37%) Responsive Web Design
7 8 (42.11%) AngularJS
7 8 (42.11%) Web Design
8 7 (36.84%) TDD
8 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (36.84%) Front End Development
8 7 (36.84%) ES6
8 7 (36.84%) Docker
8 7 (36.84%) React
9 6 (31.58%) MVC
9 6 (31.58%) Scrum
10 5 (26.32%) Finance
10 5 (26.32%) Java
10 5 (26.32%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
10 5 (26.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (21.05%) Node.js
11 4 (21.05%) REST
11 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
11 4 (21.05%) Mustache
11 4 (21.05%) Hudson

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%) CMS
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (5.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Fireworks
1 4 (21.05%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) GitHub
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) npm
2 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) MySQL
1 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) MariaDB
3 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) Git (software)
2 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
3 4 (21.05%) Hudson
3 4 (21.05%) JIRA
3 4 (21.05%) Maven
3 4 (21.05%) Selenium
3 4 (21.05%) WebDriver
4 3 (15.79%) webpack
5 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
5 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (5.26%) Bitbucket
6 1 (5.26%) Grunt
6 1 (5.26%) Jasmine
6 1 (5.26%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (5.26%) PHPUnit
6 1 (5.26%) PostCSS
6 1 (5.26%) Xdebug
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Automotive
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (94.74%) Developer
2 8 (42.11%) UI Developer
3 7 (36.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 7 (36.84%) React Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Angular Developer
4 3 (15.79%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (10.53%) CSS Developer
5 2 (10.53%) HTML CSS Developer
5 2 (10.53%) HTML Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Lead Developer
6 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Digital Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Node.js Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (89.47%) CSS
1 17 (89.47%) Sass
2 16 (84.21%) HTML
3 14 (73.68%) HTML5
4 9 (47.37%) CSS3
5 8 (42.11%) AngularJS
6 7 (36.84%) React
7 5 (26.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (21.05%) Handlebars
8 4 (21.05%) jQuery
8 4 (21.05%) Mustache
8 4 (21.05%) Node.js
8 4 (21.05%) REST
9 3 (15.79%) .NET
9 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
9 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
9 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (15.79%) Entity Framework
10 2 (10.53%) Backbone.js
10 2 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) User Experience
2 2 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) Responsive Web Design
3 8 (42.11%) Web Design
4 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (36.84%) Front End Development
4 7 (36.84%) TDD
5 6 (31.58%) MVC
5 6 (31.58%) Scrum
6 5 (26.32%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (21.05%) API Development
7 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
7 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Kanban
7 4 (21.05%) Pair Programming
7 4 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (21.05%) SEO
7 4 (21.05%) Separation of Concerns
7 4 (21.05%) Web Development
8 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
8 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) JavaScript
2 7 (36.84%) ES6
3 5 (26.32%) Java
4 3 (15.79%) TypeScript
5 2 (10.53%) C#
5 2 (10.53%) SQL
6 1 (5.26%) Java 8
6 1 (5.26%) PHP
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Adobe
1 4 (21.05%) Google
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Siebel
3 1 (5.26%) Percona
3 1 (5.26%) Sitecore
3 1 (5.26%) Zend