Period
to 20 July 2018

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 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 152 201
Rank change year-on-year +3 +49 -28
Contract jobs citing LESS 53 26 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.02% 0.59% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.40% 2.39% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 19 5
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% +18.18% +4.76%
10th Percentile £334 £225 £180
90th Percentile £488 £490 £375
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
West Midlands 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 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 1,557 1,089 1,516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.94% 24.65% 25.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 976 746 948
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +5.86%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £250
90th Percentile £550 £550 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 18
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.75 £27.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.91% +12.24% -14.60%
10th Percentile £11.63 £21.00 £16.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.25 £39.50
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 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 July 2018.

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 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
Birmingham +13 41 £425 +41.67% 7
Solihull - 5 £450 -
Worcestershire -3 3 £438 +75.00% 1
Coventry -14 3 £425 - 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for LESS.

1 52 (98.11%) Sass
2 51 (96.23%) HTML
3 48 (90.57%) CSS
4 46 (86.79%) AngularJS
4 46 (86.79%) HTML5
5 44 (83.02%) JavaScript
6 37 (69.81%) KnockoutJS
7 36 (67.92%) React
8 33 (62.26%) User Experience
9 32 (60.38%) CSS3
10 30 (56.60%) jQuery
11 29 (54.72%) Angular 2
12 26 (49.06%) TDD
13 25 (47.17%) Ajax
13 25 (47.17%) Java
13 25 (47.17%) Backbone.js
13 25 (47.17%) Durandal
14 23 (43.40%) Wireframes
15 22 (41.51%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
16 21 (39.62%) RESTful
16 21 (39.62%) GIMP
16 21 (39.62%) Photoshop
17 20 (37.74%) Web Services
17 20 (37.74%) Front End Development
17 20 (37.74%) Docker
18 16 (30.19%) SC Cleared
18 16 (30.19%) Security Cleared
18 16 (30.19%) TypeScript
19 11 (20.75%) Redux
20 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development

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 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (39.62%) GIMP
1 21 (39.62%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) npm
2 3 (5.66%) Yarn
3 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) HTTP
2 1 (1.89%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) MySQL
2 4 (7.55%) Redis
3 3 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.77%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (3.77%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.89%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) Git (software)
1 8 (15.09%) Jasmine
2 7 (13.21%) gulp
3 4 (7.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (7.55%) Bitbucket
3 4 (7.55%) JIRA
3 4 (7.55%) Karma Test Runner
3 4 (7.55%) Mocha
3 4 (7.55%) Selenium
3 4 (7.55%) webpack
4 3 (5.66%) Grunt
4 3 (5.66%) Subversion
4 3 (5.66%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (3.77%) Bower
General
1 3 (5.66%) Automotive
1 3 (5.66%) Finance
1 3 (5.66%) Marketing
1 3 (5.66%) Persian Language
1 3 (5.66%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (92.45%) Developer
2 26 (49.06%) UI Developer
3 21 (39.62%) HTML Developer
4 20 (37.74%) Angular Developer
4 20 (37.74%) HTML CSS Developer
5 19 (35.85%) JavaScript Developer
6 18 (33.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 13 (24.53%) Java Developer
8 8 (15.09%) React Developer
9 5 (9.43%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (9.43%) Senior Developer
10 4 (7.55%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 3 (5.66%) .NET Developer
11 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (5.66%) C# .NET Developer
11 3 (5.66%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (5.66%) C# Developer
11 3 (5.66%) Software Engineer
11 3 (5.66%) UI/UX Developer
11 3 (5.66%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (98.11%) Sass
2 51 (96.23%) HTML
3 48 (90.57%) CSS
4 46 (86.79%) AngularJS
4 46 (86.79%) HTML5
5 37 (69.81%) KnockoutJS
6 36 (67.92%) React
7 32 (60.38%) CSS3
8 30 (56.60%) jQuery
9 29 (54.72%) Angular 2
10 25 (47.17%) Ajax
10 25 (47.17%) Backbone.js
10 25 (47.17%) Durandal
11 21 (39.62%) RESTful
12 20 (37.74%) Web Services
13 11 (20.75%) Redux
14 10 (18.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 9 (16.98%) Node.js
16 8 (15.09%) .NET
17 6 (11.32%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (62.26%) User Experience
2 4 (7.55%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (5.66%) NHS
4 1 (1.89%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (49.06%) TDD
2 23 (43.40%) Wireframes
3 22 (41.51%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 20 (37.74%) Front End Development
5 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (13.21%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (13.21%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (13.21%) E-Commerce
6 7 (13.21%) SDLC
7 6 (11.32%) Prototyping
7 6 (11.32%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (11.32%) Web Development
8 5 (9.43%) API Development
9 4 (7.55%) API Design
9 4 (7.55%) Business Analysis
9 4 (7.55%) Mobile First
9 4 (7.55%) MVC
9 4 (7.55%) Scrum
9 4 (7.55%) Software Engineering
9 4 (7.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (83.02%) JavaScript
2 25 (47.17%) Java
3 16 (30.19%) TypeScript
4 6 (11.32%) ES6
5 5 (9.43%) ES7
5 5 (9.43%) PHP
5 5 (9.43%) Python
6 4 (7.55%) Bash Shell
6 4 (7.55%) C#
6 4 (7.55%) ES8
6 4 (7.55%) PureScript
Qualifications
1 16 (30.19%) SC Cleared
1 16 (30.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) PMO
1 3 (5.66%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) WCAG
3 1 (1.89%) WAI
System Software
1 20 (37.74%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) Atlassian
2 4 (7.55%) Zend
3 3 (5.66%) Capita
4 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com