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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Bower
Rank 576 518 568
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +50
Contract jobs citing Bower 43 83 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.16% 0.023%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.57% 1.20% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 57 5
Average daily rate £400 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £320 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £366 £259
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +41.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £31.69 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -

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
7601 6904 5837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.78% 13.63% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5081 4663 3679
Average daily rate £425 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 127 126
Average hourly rate £41.85 £36.70 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.73 £24.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £50.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

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 5 February 2016.

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 28 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -39 40 £400 -11.11% 25
London -35 28 £450 -5.26% 14
South East +2 4 £550 - 4
Surrey -2 3 £550 - 1
Wiltshire - 3 £378 - 1
Camberley - 3 £550 -
South West - 3 £378 - 3
City of London +16 2 £488 -15.21% 3
East Yorkshire - 2 £350 -
Swindon - 2 £378 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £350 - 1
Croydon - 2 £450 -
Wales - 2 £363 -
Hull - 2 £350 -
East of England -6 1 £400 +48.97% 1
Essex -8 1 £400 +53.84%
East Midlands -8 1 - -
Scotland -11 1 - - 1
North West -19 1 £300 -20.00% 2
South Wales - 1 £363 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £350 - 1
Cardiff - 1 £363 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £300 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £260 - 2
Preston - 1 £300 -
Leicester - 1 - -
Wakefield - 1 £350 -

Bower
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 120 (97.56%) Grunt
2 108 (87.80%) JavaScript
3 104 (84.55%) HTML
4 95 (77.24%) CSS
5 84 (68.29%) HTML5
6 81 (65.85%) AngularJS
7 73 (59.35%) Agile Software Development
8 70 (56.91%) Sass
9 64 (52.03%) Node.js
10 61 (49.59%) Front End Development
11 57 (46.34%) gulp
12 56 (45.53%) Git (software)
13 50 (40.65%) CSS3
14 48 (39.02%) jQuery
15 41 (33.33%) RESTful
16 40 (32.52%) MVC
17 39 (31.71%) Web Development
18 34 (27.64%) Java
18 34 (27.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 30 (24.39%) OO
20 29 (23.58%) PHP
21 28 (22.76%) Scrum
22 27 (21.95%) XML
22 27 (21.95%) JSON
23 26 (21.14%) LESS
24 24 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
24 24 (19.51%) TDD
25 23 (18.70%) Jasmine
26 22 (17.89%) Jenkins
26 22 (17.89%) Karma Test Runner

Bower
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 64 (52.03%) Node.js
2 9 (7.32%) nginx
3 6 (4.88%) Apache
3 6 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (4.88%) IIS
4 2 (1.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.63%) JBoss
4 2 (1.63%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.81%) CMS
5 1 (0.81%) Confluence
5 1 (0.81%) Drupal
5 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (6.50%) Photoshop
2 4 (3.25%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.63%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) ION MarketView
1 1 (0.81%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.94%) GitHub
2 5 (4.07%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.63%) SaaS
5 1 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.32%) MongoDB
3 8 (6.50%) MySQL
3 8 (6.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (5.69%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.88%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.25%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.25%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 120 (97.56%) Grunt
2 57 (46.34%) gulp
3 56 (45.53%) Git (software)
4 23 (18.70%) Jasmine
5 22 (17.89%) Jenkins
5 22 (17.89%) Karma Test Runner
6 16 (13.01%) Mocha
6 16 (13.01%) Protractor
7 14 (11.38%) Visual Studio
8 11 (8.94%) Selenium
9 10 (8.13%) Eclipse
10 9 (7.32%) GitLab
10 9 (7.32%) Sublime Text
10 9 (7.32%) Subversion
10 9 (7.32%) Visual Studio Code
10 9 (7.32%) WebDriver
11 7 (5.69%) JIRA
12 5 (4.07%) Maven
12 5 (4.07%) Mercurial
13 4 (3.25%) Moq
General
1 18 (14.63%) Finance
2 14 (11.38%) Banking
3 12 (9.76%) Retail
4 9 (7.32%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.25%) Hungarian Language
6 3 (2.44%) Advertising
7 2 (1.63%) Legal
8 1 (0.81%) Front Office
8 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 112 (91.06%) Developer
2 60 (48.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 44 (35.77%) HTML Developer
4 41 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
5 36 (29.27%) Angular Developer
6 24 (19.51%) HTML CSS Developer
7 14 (11.38%) Java Developer
8 12 (9.76%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
9 11 (8.94%) C# Developer
9 11 (8.94%) UI Developer
10 10 (8.13%) Senior Developer
11 9 (7.32%) .NET Developer
11 9 (7.32%) Full Stack Developer
12 8 (6.50%) PHP Developer
13 7 (5.69%) ASP.NET Developer
13 7 (5.69%) C# .NET Developer
13 7 (5.69%) Web Developer
14 6 (4.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 6 (4.88%) PHP Laravel Developer
15 5 (4.07%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (84.55%) HTML
2 95 (77.24%) CSS
3 84 (68.29%) HTML5
4 81 (65.85%) AngularJS
5 70 (56.91%) Sass
6 50 (40.65%) CSS3
7 48 (39.02%) jQuery
8 41 (33.33%) RESTful
9 34 (27.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 27 (21.95%) JSON
10 27 (21.95%) XML
11 26 (21.14%) LESS
12 18 (14.63%) .NET
13 15 (12.20%) ASP.NET
13 15 (12.20%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (11.38%) Web Services
15 13 (10.57%) Backbone.js
16 11 (8.94%) RequireJS
17 10 (8.13%) SOAP
18 9 (7.32%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.63%) User Experience
2 6 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.81%) Chemistry
3 1 (0.81%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (0.81%) Data Centre
3 1 (0.81%) Derivative
3 1 (0.81%) Fintech
3 1 (0.81%) Fixed Income
3 1 (0.81%) Private Cloud
3 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
3 1 (0.81%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.88%) Windows
2 5 (4.07%) Linux
3 4 (3.25%) Unix
3 4 (3.25%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.81%) CentOS
4 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.81%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (59.35%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (49.59%) Front End Development
3 40 (32.52%) MVC
4 39 (31.71%) Web Development
5 30 (24.39%) OO
6 28 (22.76%) Scrum
7 24 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (19.51%) TDD
8 17 (13.82%) Responsive Web Design
9 16 (13.01%) Unit Testing
10 15 (12.20%) BDD
11 13 (10.57%) SOA
12 10 (8.13%) System Testing
13 9 (7.32%) Graceful Degradation
14 8 (6.50%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
14 8 (6.50%) Mobile Development
15 6 (4.88%) MVVM
15 6 (4.88%) Software Engineering
15 6 (4.88%) Web Accessibility
16 5 (4.07%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 108 (87.80%) JavaScript
2 34 (27.64%) Java
3 29 (23.58%) PHP
4 20 (16.26%) ES6
5 18 (14.63%) C#
6 15 (12.20%) Python
7 10 (8.13%) Shell Script
8 8 (6.50%) SQL
9 6 (4.88%) C
9 6 (4.88%) TypeScript
10 5 (4.07%) ECMAScript
10 5 (4.07%) Scala
11 2 (1.63%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.63%) Ruby
12 1 (0.81%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.81%) C++
12 1 (0.81%) Perl
12 1 (0.81%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 7 (5.69%) Degree
2 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.63%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.63%) Ansible
1 2 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.63%) Packer
1 2 (1.63%) Puppet
2 1 (0.81%) CFEngine
2 1 (0.81%) Kibana
2 1 (0.81%) logstash
2 1 (0.81%) Salt
2 1 (0.81%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (8.13%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.88%) hybris
3 5 (4.07%) Telerik
4 4 (3.25%) Oracle
5 2 (1.63%) Adobe
5 2 (1.63%) Sencha
6 1 (0.81%) ATG
6 1 (0.81%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.81%) Calypso
6 1 (0.81%) Demandware
6 1 (0.81%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.81%) Google
6 1 (0.81%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.81%) Murex
6 1 (0.81%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.81%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.81%) Sonatype
City, London
Vita Exclusive Recruitment/Amelco
Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £0 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Pirean Limited
Rate: £15,000 per annum 3 month fixed term contract
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Surrey
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £300 - 425 per day
Posted: 26 days ago