The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 22 June 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 136 119
Rank change year-on-year +35 -17  
Contract jobs citing LESS 14 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.69% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.86% 0.66% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 4
Median daily rate £300 £350 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +18.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £202 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -8.12% +14.28%  
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 West Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 489 762 553
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.11% 25.33% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 491 360
Median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 11
Median hourly rate £31.00 £36.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.06% +53.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.50 £39.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LESS in the West Midlands

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LESS in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LESS in the West Midlands

LESS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Birmingham - 10 £300 - 4
Warwickshire +5 1 - - 1
LESS
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for LESS.

1 19 (100.00%) CSS
2 18 (94.74%) JavaScript
3 17 (89.47%) HTML
4 13 (68.42%) AngularJS
5 11 (57.89%) Sass
6 10 (52.63%) CSS3
7 9 (47.37%) HTML5
7 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (42.11%) Web Development
8 8 (42.11%) PHP
9 7 (36.84%) OO
10 6 (31.58%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
10 6 (31.58%) Grunt
10 6 (31.58%) OO PHP
10 6 (31.58%) gulp
10 6 (31.58%) Front End Development
11 5 (26.32%) Case Management
11 5 (26.32%) Doctrine
11 5 (26.32%) Node.js
12 4 (21.05%) jQuery
12 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
12 4 (21.05%) User Experience
12 4 (21.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (21.05%) ES6
13 3 (15.79%) React
13 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
13 3 (15.79%) NoSQL
13 3 (15.79%) PaaS
13 3 (15.79%) Scrum

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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%) Confluence
1 1 (5.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) PaaS
2 2 (10.53%) IaaS
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (5.26%) Bluemix
3 1 (5.26%) Google App Engine
3 1 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (5.26%) Heroku
3 1 (5.26%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
2 3 (15.79%) NoSQL
3 2 (10.53%) DocumentDB
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.26%) Big Data
4 1 (5.26%) CouchDB
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
1 6 (31.58%) Grunt
1 6 (31.58%) gulp
2 2 (10.53%) Jasmine
2 2 (10.53%) Protractor
3 1 (5.26%) Bower
3 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.26%) IntelliJ
3 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) JSUnit
3 1 (5.26%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (5.26%) PhantomJS
3 1 (5.26%) Sublime Text
3 1 (5.26%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (5.26%) WebStorm
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (89.47%) Developer
2 9 (47.37%) JavaScript Developer
3 6 (31.58%) Full Stack Developer
3 6 (31.58%) Web Developer
4 5 (26.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 5 (26.32%) Full Stack Web Developer
4 5 (26.32%) PHP Developer
4 5 (26.32%) PHP Web Developer
4 5 (26.32%) PostgreSQL Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Angular Developer
5 3 (15.79%) HTML CSS Developer
5 3 (15.79%) HTML Developer
6 1 (5.26%) C# Web Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Development Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) JavaScript Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Lead C# Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Lead Web Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Node.js Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) CSS
2 17 (89.47%) HTML
3 13 (68.42%) AngularJS
4 11 (57.89%) Sass
5 10 (52.63%) CSS3
6 9 (47.37%) HTML5
7 5 (26.32%) Doctrine
7 5 (26.32%) Node.js
8 4 (21.05%) jQuery
8 4 (21.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (15.79%) .NET
9 3 (15.79%) React
10 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
10 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
10 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (5.26%) Dapper ORM
10 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
10 1 (5.26%) REST
10 1 (5.26%) SOAP
10 1 (5.26%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) User Experience
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
1 3 (15.79%) Mac OS X
2 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Web Development
3 7 (36.84%) OO
4 6 (31.58%) Front End Development
4 6 (31.58%) OO PHP
5 5 (26.32%) Case Management
6 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
7 3 (15.79%) Scrum
8 2 (10.53%) BDD
8 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (10.53%) MVC
8 2 (10.53%) TDD
8 2 (10.53%) Web Application Development
9 1 (5.26%) Analytics
9 1 (5.26%) CQRS
9 1 (5.26%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Open Source
9 1 (5.26%) Service Design
9 1 (5.26%) SOLID
9 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) JavaScript
2 8 (42.11%) PHP
3 4 (21.05%) ES6
4 3 (15.79%) C#
5 1 (5.26%) Java
5 1 (5.26%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) TypeScript
5 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) WAI
2 1 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) WCAG
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Zend
3 1 (5.26%) Google
3 1 (5.26%) IBM
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