Period
to 16 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 16 November 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)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - +39
Contract jobs citing LESS 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.68% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.83% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 - -
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £363 £359
% change year-on-year +17.24% +1.05% +43.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 109 59 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 37.20% 22.96% 26.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 37 74
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.26% -6.01%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £263
90th Percentile £463 £430 £425
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +47.54% +32.61% -19.83%

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing LESS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for LESS in Staffordshire

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LESS in Staffordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for LESS in Staffordshire

LESS
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 16 November 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
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £350 -
LESS
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for LESS.

1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) Hudson
1 2 (100.00%) CSS3
1 2 (100.00%) Sass
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (100.00%) User Experience
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) Material Design
1 2 (100.00%) Angular 2
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Development

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Hudson
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Angular Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Angular 2
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) CSS3
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) Material Design
1 2 (100.00%) Sass
1 2 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript