The table below looks at the statistics for Bower skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Bower over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Bower
Rank 527 563 -
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -
Contract jobs citing Bower 65 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.014% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.90% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 53 4 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £238 -
% change year-on-year
+76.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 -
% change year-on-year
-1.36% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7223 5965 5730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.32% 11.65% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4980 3815 3554
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 148 226
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £20.35 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.40 £45.30 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

Bower
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Bower within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Bower Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Bower
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Bower within the UK.

Bower Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Bower
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Bower within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Bower Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Bower
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Bower within the UK.

Bower Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Bower
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bower within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +27 62 £475 +5.55% 13
London +58 48 £500 +11.11% 7
City of London +17 12 £625 +25.00% 1
North West - 8 £450 - 2
Manchester - 6 £475 -
Canary Wharf - 3 £475 -
East of England - 3 £255 -
Oxford - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
St Neots - - - -
Stockton-on-Tees - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Durham - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
South East - - - - 3
South West - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Bath - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - -

Bower
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Bower also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Bower.

1 125 (99.21%) Grunt
2 121 (96.03%) JavaScript
3 111 (88.10%) HTML
4 109 (86.51%) CSS
5 106 (84.13%) AngularJS
6 100 (79.37%) HTML5
7 60 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
8 56 (44.44%) CSS3
8 56 (44.44%) User Experience
9 52 (41.27%) OO
10 43 (34.13%) TDD
11 36 (28.57%) Java
11 36 (28.57%) WebDriver
12 35 (27.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 31 (24.60%) jQuery
13 31 (24.60%) Jasmine
14 29 (23.02%) RESTful
14 29 (23.02%) Git (software)
15 27 (21.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 27 (21.43%) Node.js
15 27 (21.43%) Yeoman
16 26 (20.63%) Sass
17 25 (19.84%) KnockoutJS
17 25 (19.84%) RIA
18 24 (19.05%) Banking
18 24 (19.05%) Karma Test Runner
19 23 (18.25%) Responsive Web Design
20 20 (15.87%) D3.js
20 20 (15.87%) Scrum
21 19 (15.08%) MVC

Bower
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Bower also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Bower. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (21.43%) Node.js
2 8 (6.35%) Confluence
3 6 (4.76%) Apache
4 2 (1.59%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.79%) CMS
5 1 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.79%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.38%) Photoshop
1 3 (2.38%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.56%) GitHub
2 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.90%) Internet
2 1 (0.79%) HTTP
2 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.11%) MySQL
2 7 (5.56%) MongoDB
2 7 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 6 (4.76%) Redis
4 1 (0.79%) Neo4j
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 125 (99.21%) Grunt
2 36 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 31 (24.60%) Jasmine
4 29 (23.02%) Git (software)
5 27 (21.43%) Yeoman
6 24 (19.05%) Karma Test Runner
7 10 (7.94%) Subversion
7 10 (7.94%) JIRA
8 8 (6.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (6.35%) Mocha
9 7 (5.56%) PhantomJS
10 6 (4.76%) Jenkins
10 6 (4.76%) PHPUnit
10 6 (4.76%) CasperJS
10 6 (4.76%) Maven
11 3 (2.38%) Xcode
11 3 (2.38%) Selenium
11 3 (2.38%) Cucumber
11 3 (2.38%) Calabash
12 2 (1.59%) JSHint
General
1 24 (19.05%) Banking
2 17 (13.49%) Finance
3 13 (10.32%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.59%) Front Office
5 1 (0.79%) Publishing
5 1 (0.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 115 (91.27%) Developer
2 43 (34.13%) Web Developer
3 38 (30.16%) JavaScript Developer
4 35 (27.78%) Front-End Developer
5 18 (14.29%) Senior Developer
6 9 (7.14%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 7 (5.56%) Applications Developer
8 6 (4.76%) UI Developer
8 6 (4.76%) UI Programmer
8 6 (4.76%) PHP Developer
9 5 (3.97%) Senior Web Developer
9 5 (3.97%) Architect
9 5 (3.97%) Technical Architect
10 4 (3.17%) Senior Applications Developer
11 3 (2.38%) Java Developer
12 2 (1.59%) Technical Specialist
12 2 (1.59%) Analyst
12 2 (1.59%) Test Analyst
12 2 (1.59%) Solutions Architect
12 2 (1.59%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (88.10%) HTML
2 109 (86.51%) CSS
3 106 (84.13%) AngularJS
4 100 (79.37%) HTML5
5 56 (44.44%) CSS3
6 35 (27.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 31 (24.60%) jQuery
8 29 (23.02%) RESTful
9 26 (20.63%) Sass
10 25 (19.84%) KnockoutJS
11 20 (15.87%) D3.js
12 17 (13.49%) Apache Flex
13 16 (12.70%) JSON
13 16 (12.70%) Web Services
14 15 (11.90%) .NET
15 14 (11.11%) REST
15 14 (11.11%) Backbone.js
16 10 (7.94%) Spring
17 9 (7.14%) HTML5 Canvas
17 9 (7.14%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 56 (44.44%) User Experience
2 27 (21.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 25 (19.84%) RIA
4 18 (14.29%) Visualisation
5 13 (10.32%) Mobile App
6 12 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (5.56%) Open Source
8 6 (4.76%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (2.38%) Animation
10 2 (1.59%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.79%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.79%) Mobile Games
11 1 (0.79%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.90%) Linux
2 9 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 8 (6.35%) Windows
4 7 (5.56%) Android
5 2 (1.59%) UNIX
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (41.27%) OO
3 43 (34.13%) TDD
4 23 (18.25%) Responsive Web Design
5 20 (15.87%) Scrum
6 19 (15.08%) MVC
7 18 (14.29%) Web Development
8 16 (12.70%) Unit Testing
9 14 (11.11%) Analytics
10 8 (6.35%) BDD
10 8 (6.35%) Software Engineering
11 7 (5.56%) Web Design
11 7 (5.56%) Workflow
11 7 (5.56%) UX Design
11 7 (5.56%) Mobile Application Development
12 6 (4.76%) User Stories
12 6 (4.76%) Dependency Management
12 6 (4.76%) Data Visualisation
12 6 (4.76%) OOP
12 6 (4.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 121 (96.03%) JavaScript
2 36 (28.57%) Java
3 14 (11.11%) PHP
4 12 (9.52%) Ruby
5 8 (6.35%) C#
6 7 (5.56%) Perl
6 7 (5.56%) ActionScript
6 7 (5.56%) Python
7 2 (1.59%) SQL
8 1 (0.79%) Ada
8 1 (0.79%) C++
8 1 (0.79%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (0.79%) Golang
Qualifications
1 3 (2.38%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (7.14%) Adobe
2 3 (2.38%) Perforce
2 3 (2.38%) Google
2 3 (2.38%) Oracle
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.79%) Sitecore
3 1 (0.79%) Sencha
3 1 (0.79%) Facebook
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