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 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Bower
Rank 491 581 -
Rank change year-on-year
+90 -
Contract jobs citing Bower 103 19 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.034% -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.43% 0.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 52 9 0
Average daily rate
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£406 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 -
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.37 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
7203 6846 5469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.93% 12.40% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4611 4361 3485
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 132 138
Average hourly rate £37.04 £38.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £31.00 £18.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.45 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

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 April 2015.

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 30 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 April 2015. 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 +78 98 £425 +6.25% 24
London +55 63 £425 -34.61% 11
City of London +38 24 £502 -25.65% 1
Yorkshire - 11 £250 - 1
East of England +25 9 - - 2
Hertfordshire +13 9 - -
East Midlands - 9 - - 1
Watford - 7 - -
Northamptonshire - 5 - - 1
Northampton - 5 - - 1
Nottingham - 4 - -
Edinburgh - 4 £363 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 - -
South East - 4 £275 - 4
Scotland - 4 £363 -
Berkshire - 2 £400 -
Cheshire - 2 - - 2
North West - 2 - - 3
Oxfordshire - 2 £275 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £250 - 1
St Albans - 2 - -
Uxbridge - 2 £400 -
Leeds - 2 £250 - 1
Oxford - 2 £275 -
Slough - 1 £400 -
County Antrim - 1 £388 -
Belfast - 1 £388 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - - 1
Macclesfield - 1 - -

Bower
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 170 (97.70%) Grunt
2 169 (97.13%) JavaScript
3 160 (91.95%) HTML
4 151 (86.78%) CSS
5 134 (77.01%) HTML5
6 126 (72.41%) AngularJS
7 91 (52.30%) CSS3
8 75 (43.10%) Sass
9 73 (41.95%) User Experience
10 64 (36.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 61 (35.06%) OO
12 57 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
13 54 (31.03%) jQuery
14 51 (29.31%) Node.js
15 49 (28.16%) Java
16 43 (24.71%) TDD
16 43 (24.71%) Responsive Web Design
17 38 (21.84%) Backbone.js
17 38 (21.84%) Git (software)
18 36 (20.69%) LESS
19 34 (19.54%) Web Development
20 31 (17.82%) Jasmine
20 31 (17.82%) RESTful
21 30 (17.24%) JSON
21 30 (17.24%) PHP
22 29 (16.67%) Banking
22 29 (16.67%) Ember.js
23 27 (15.52%) Web Services
24 26 (14.94%) MVC
25 24 (13.79%) Dependency Management

Bower
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 51 (29.31%) Node.js
2 21 (12.07%) CMS
3 15 (8.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (1.72%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.15%) Drupal
5 2 (1.15%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.15%) IIS
6 1 (0.57%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (7.47%) Photoshop
2 10 (5.75%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (5.17%) Fireworks
4 2 (1.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.30%) Tridion
2 1 (0.57%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.77%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.72%) Force.com
4 1 (0.57%) GitHub
4 1 (0.57%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.90%) Internet
2 2 (1.15%) Firewall
3 1 (0.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.77%) MySQL
2 4 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.15%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.15%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.15%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.57%) Neo4j
4 1 (0.57%) KDB
4 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 170 (97.70%) Grunt
2 38 (21.84%) Git (software)
3 31 (17.82%) Jasmine
4 22 (12.64%) WebDriver
5 17 (9.77%) Mocha
5 17 (9.77%) Karma Test Runner
6 15 (8.62%) QUnit
6 15 (8.62%) webpack
7 12 (6.90%) Yeoman
8 10 (5.75%) Selenium
9 9 (5.17%) Sublime Text
10 6 (3.45%) TeamCity
10 6 (3.45%) Jenkins
10 6 (3.45%) Maven
11 4 (2.30%) Cucumber
11 4 (2.30%) Calabash
11 4 (2.30%) Visual Studio
11 4 (2.30%) Xcode
12 3 (1.72%) Subversion
12 3 (1.72%) JSHint
General
1 29 (16.67%) Banking
2 19 (10.92%) Finance
3 18 (10.34%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.87%) Retail
5 3 (1.72%) Front Office
6 2 (1.15%) Games
7 1 (0.57%) Marketing
7 1 (0.57%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 153 (87.93%) Developer
2 82 (47.13%) Front-End Developer
3 31 (17.82%) JavaScript Developer
4 28 (16.09%) Web Developer
5 18 (10.34%) Senior Developer
6 15 (8.62%) UI Developer
6 15 (8.62%) UI Programmer
7 9 (5.17%) Java Developer
7 9 (5.17%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 7 (4.02%) Architect
8 7 (4.02%) Front-End Web Developer
9 5 (2.87%) Technical Architect
10 4 (2.30%) Mobile Developer
10 4 (2.30%) PHP Developer
10 4 (2.30%) Senior Web Developer
11 3 (1.72%) Technical Leader
11 3 (1.72%) Senior PHP Developer
11 3 (1.72%) Web Development Manager
11 3 (1.72%) Web Manager
11 3 (1.72%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (91.95%) HTML
2 151 (86.78%) CSS
3 134 (77.01%) HTML5
4 126 (72.41%) AngularJS
5 91 (52.30%) CSS3
6 75 (43.10%) Sass
7 64 (36.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 54 (31.03%) jQuery
9 38 (21.84%) Backbone.js
10 36 (20.69%) LESS
11 31 (17.82%) RESTful
12 30 (17.24%) JSON
13 29 (16.67%) Ember.js
14 27 (15.52%) Web Services
15 22 (12.64%) D3.js
16 19 (10.92%) JSP
17 18 (10.34%) XHTML
17 18 (10.34%) .NET
18 17 (9.77%) React
18 17 (9.77%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 73 (41.95%) User Experience
2 16 (9.20%) Social Media
3 15 (8.62%) RIA
4 14 (8.05%) W3C
5 8 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (2.30%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.72%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.15%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.57%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.57%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.57%) Open Source
10 1 (0.57%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.47%) Apple iOS
2 9 (5.17%) Android
3 6 (3.45%) Linux
4 2 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.15%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (35.06%) OO
2 57 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (24.71%) TDD
3 43 (24.71%) Responsive Web Design
4 34 (19.54%) Web Development
5 26 (14.94%) MVC
6 24 (13.79%) Dependency Management
7 19 (10.92%) Scrum
7 19 (10.92%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (10.34%) Continuous Delivery
9 15 (8.62%) E-Commerce
9 15 (8.62%) Pair Programming
9 15 (8.62%) BDD
10 14 (8.05%) Web Design
11 11 (6.32%) Analytics
11 11 (6.32%) Progressive Enhancement
12 10 (5.75%) Mentoring
13 9 (5.17%) User Stories
13 9 (5.17%) Unit Testing
14 8 (4.60%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 169 (97.13%) JavaScript
2 49 (28.16%) Java
3 30 (17.24%) PHP
4 14 (8.05%) C#
5 12 (6.90%) Python
6 4 (2.30%) C
7 3 (1.72%) CoffeeScript
7 3 (1.72%) Apex Code
8 2 (1.15%) SQL
8 2 (1.15%) Perl
8 2 (1.15%) Ruby
9 1 (0.57%) C++
9 1 (0.57%) Ada
9 1 (0.57%) Go
Qualifications
1 8 (4.60%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (2.87%) Oracle
1 5 (2.87%) Adobe
2 3 (1.72%) Zend
2 3 (1.72%) Perforce
2 3 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (1.72%) Maxymiser
3 2 (1.15%) Sitecore
3 2 (1.15%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.15%) Google
4 1 (0.57%) Facebook
4 1 (0.57%) Twitter
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