Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 185 166
Rank change year-on-year +18 -19 +6
Contract jobs citing LESS 20 26 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.42% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.72% 1.67% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 8
West Midlands median daily rate £363 £359 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +24.78% -29.88%
10th Percentile £242 £264 £232
90th Percentile £484 £434 £415
England median daily rate £450 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +12.50% +8.11% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £17.50
England median hourly rate £45.50 - £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 West Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1160 1559 1129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.16% 25.45% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 955 689
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £268 £213
90th Percentile £563 £523 £495
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 17 32
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.58 £23.00 £28.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.96% -19.57% +3.98%
10th Percentile £18.38 £10.40 £11.08
90th Percentile £41.15 £39.82 £43.78
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing LESS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 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
Coventry +9 7 £425 +6.25%
Birmingham +12 6 £350 +16.67% 1
Warwickshire +1 3 £325 -7.14%
Worcestershire +7 1 £250 -28.57% 1
LESS
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 (95.00%) HTML
2 18 (90.00%) CSS
3 17 (85.00%) JavaScript
4 16 (80.00%) HTML5
5 13 (65.00%) CSS3
6 12 (60.00%) Sass
6 12 (60.00%) jQuery
7 11 (55.00%) Test Automation
7 11 (55.00%) Front End Development
8 9 (45.00%) Web Development
9 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (35.00%) .NET
11 6 (30.00%) AngularJS
12 5 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
12 5 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (25.00%) Ajax
12 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 4 (20.00%) .NET Framework
13 4 (20.00%) Scrum
13 4 (20.00%) Web Design
13 4 (20.00%) C#
13 4 (20.00%) ES6
13 4 (20.00%) User Experience
13 4 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
13 4 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
14 3 (15.00%) SOLID
14 3 (15.00%) Redux
14 3 (15.00%) Dapper ORM
14 3 (15.00%) SDLC
14 3 (15.00%) Backbone.js

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 3 (15.00%) WordPress
2 1 (5.00%) CMS
2 1 (5.00%) Drupal
2 1 (5.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (5.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (5.00%) Chatbot
2 1 (5.00%) GIMP
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.00%) IaaS
2 2 (10.00%) PaaS
2 2 (10.00%) SaaS
3 1 (5.00%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (10.00%) Mercurial
1 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (5.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (5.00%) Bower
2 1 (5.00%) Grunt
2 1 (5.00%) gulp
2 1 (5.00%) Jasmine
2 1 (5.00%) PostCSS
General
1 2 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (55.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 5 (25.00%) HTML Developer
3 5 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 4 (20.00%) HTML CSS Developer
5 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 2 (10.00%) UI Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Angular Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Designer
6 1 (5.00%) Front End Web Designer
6 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.00%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Web Designer
6 1 (5.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (95.00%) HTML
2 18 (90.00%) CSS
3 16 (80.00%) HTML5
4 13 (65.00%) CSS3
5 12 (60.00%) jQuery
5 12 (60.00%) Sass
6 7 (35.00%) .NET
7 6 (30.00%) AngularJS
8 5 (25.00%) Ajax
8 5 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (20.00%) .NET Framework
10 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
10 3 (15.00%) Backbone.js
10 3 (15.00%) Dapper ORM
10 3 (15.00%) Entity Framework
10 3 (15.00%) Redux
11 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (10.00%) Handlebars
11 2 (10.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) User Experience
2 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) Animation
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Front End Development
1 11 (55.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (45.00%) Web Development
3 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 4 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Scrum
5 4 (20.00%) Web Design
6 3 (15.00%) MVC
6 3 (15.00%) SDLC
6 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (15.00%) SOLID
6 3 (15.00%) TDD
7 2 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
7 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (10.00%) CQRS
7 2 (10.00%) Kanban
7 2 (10.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (20.00%) C#
2 4 (20.00%) ES6
3 3 (15.00%) PHP
4 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) WAI
1 3 (15.00%) WCAG
2 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Google