The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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)
South West / Wiltshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 - 55
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing LESS 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 0.77% - 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.82% - 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
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 Wiltshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 177 175 81
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 27.11% 26.48% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 119 63
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £600 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £46.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire

LESS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LESS in Wiltshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for LESS in Wiltshire

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Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Wiltshire 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
Swindon - 5 £350 - 1
LESS
South West

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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for LESS.

1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
2 4 (80.00%) Sass
3 3 (60.00%) HTML5
3 3 (60.00%) CSS3
3 3 (60.00%) Front End Development
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) RESTful
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (40.00%) OO
4 2 (40.00%) React
4 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (40.00%) User Stories
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (20.00%) DevOps
5 1 (20.00%) User Experience
5 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (20.00%) Ember.js
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (20.00%) ATDD
5 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (20.00%) BDD
5 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
5 1 (20.00%) Node.js

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) HTML CSS Developer
3 1 (20.00%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) Sass
3 3 (60.00%) CSS3
3 3 (60.00%) HTML5
4 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (40.00%) React
4 2 (40.00%) RESTful
5 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (20.00%) Ember.js
5 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
5 1 (20.00%) jQuery
5 1 (20.00%) JSON
5 1 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (20.00%) Node.js
5 1 (20.00%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (20.00%) Velocity
5 1 (20.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Front End Development
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) OO
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Kanban
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) OOD
3 1 (20.00%) OOP
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Pair Programming
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum-ban
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) ES6
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) XAML
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA