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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Bower
Rank 485 554 -
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -
Contract jobs citing Bower 91 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.024% -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.29% 0.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 59 4 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £303 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.49% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £278 -
% change year-on-year
+26.12% -
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
7034 6005 5043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.40% 11.95% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4629 3776 3188
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 113 159
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £19.19 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.95 £54.00 £43.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +5.00%

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 27 February 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 29 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 27 February 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 +56 85 £435 +43.80% 22
London +34 58 £450 +16.12% 14
City of London +35 22 £465 - 3
Scotland 0 5 £350 -
Yorkshire - 5 £275 - 2
South East - 5 £275 - 4
Edinburgh - 5 £350 -
North West -10 4 £375 +33.92% 1
Cheshire - 3 £366 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £325 - 1
Manchester -8 1 £475 +69.64%
Oxford - 1 £275 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £275 - 3
Surrey - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £275 - 2
Leeds - 1 £275 - 2
North East - - - -
South West - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Durham - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stockton-on-Tees - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Bath - - - -
Birmingham - - - -

Bower
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 153 (96.84%) Grunt
2 152 (96.20%) JavaScript
3 142 (89.87%) HTML
4 135 (85.44%) CSS
5 124 (78.48%) AngularJS
6 121 (76.58%) HTML5
7 74 (46.84%) User Experience
8 72 (45.57%) CSS3
9 60 (37.97%) OO
10 55 (34.81%) Agile Software Development
11 51 (32.28%) Sass
12 50 (31.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 45 (28.48%) TDD
14 41 (25.95%) Node.js
15 40 (25.32%) jQuery
16 39 (24.68%) Java
17 34 (21.52%) WebDriver
17 34 (21.52%) Responsive Web Design
18 33 (20.89%) Jasmine
18 33 (20.89%) Git (software)
19 31 (19.62%) Backbone.js
19 31 (19.62%) Web Development
20 30 (18.99%) Banking
21 28 (17.72%) PHP
22 25 (15.82%) JSON
22 25 (15.82%) D3.js
23 24 (15.19%) LESS
24 23 (14.56%) Ember.js
24 23 (14.56%) RIA
25 21 (13.29%) RESTful

Bower
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 41 (25.95%) Node.js
2 5 (3.16%) CMS
3 4 (2.53%) Apache
4 3 (1.90%) Adobe CQ
4 3 (1.90%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.27%) IIS
5 2 (1.27%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.63%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (5.06%) Photoshop
2 6 (3.80%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (2.53%) Fireworks
4 2 (1.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.90%) Force.com
3 2 (1.27%) SaaS
4 1 (0.63%) GitHub
4 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.23%) Internet
2 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.23%) MySQL
2 5 (3.16%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.53%) Redis
4 3 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.27%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.27%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.63%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 153 (96.84%) Grunt
2 34 (21.52%) WebDriver
3 33 (20.89%) Jasmine
3 33 (20.89%) Git (software)
4 17 (10.76%) Karma Test Runner
5 14 (8.86%) Yeoman
5 14 (8.86%) Mocha
6 12 (7.59%) QUnit
7 10 (6.33%) Selenium
8 7 (4.43%) PhantomJS
9 6 (3.80%) Jenkins
9 6 (3.80%) CasperJS
9 6 (3.80%) Maven
10 5 (3.16%) TeamCity
11 4 (2.53%) PHPUnit
11 4 (2.53%) Xcode
11 4 (2.53%) Sublime Text
11 4 (2.53%) Calabash
11 4 (2.53%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.90%) JSHint
General
1 30 (18.99%) Banking
2 19 (12.03%) Finance
3 17 (10.76%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.53%) Front Office
5 3 (1.90%) Retail
6 2 (1.27%) Games
7 1 (0.63%) Automotive
7 1 (0.63%) Publishing
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 138 (87.34%) Developer
2 62 (39.24%) Front-End Developer
3 38 (24.05%) JavaScript Developer
4 36 (22.78%) Web Developer
5 20 (12.66%) Senior Developer
6 12 (7.59%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 11 (6.96%) UI Developer
7 11 (6.96%) UI Programmer
8 5 (3.16%) Front-End Web Developer
8 5 (3.16%) PHP Developer
8 5 (3.16%) Senior Web Developer
8 5 (3.16%) Java Developer
8 5 (3.16%) Architect
8 5 (3.16%) Technical Architect
9 3 (1.90%) Applications Developer
9 3 (1.90%) Development Manager
9 3 (1.90%) Technical Leader
9 3 (1.90%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 3 (1.90%) Web Development Manager
9 3 (1.90%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (89.87%) HTML
2 135 (85.44%) CSS
3 124 (78.48%) AngularJS
4 121 (76.58%) HTML5
5 72 (45.57%) CSS3
6 51 (32.28%) Sass
7 50 (31.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 40 (25.32%) jQuery
9 31 (19.62%) Backbone.js
10 25 (15.82%) D3.js
10 25 (15.82%) JSON
11 24 (15.19%) LESS
12 23 (14.56%) Ember.js
13 21 (13.29%) RESTful
14 20 (12.66%) Web Services
14 20 (12.66%) KnockoutJS
15 17 (10.76%) .NET
16 16 (10.13%) XML
17 10 (6.33%) Spring
18 8 (5.06%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 74 (46.84%) User Experience
2 23 (14.56%) RIA
3 19 (12.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 14 (8.86%) Social Media
5 12 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (5.06%) W3C
7 7 (4.43%) Visualisation
8 4 (2.53%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.90%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.90%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.90%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (1.27%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.63%) Open Source
11 1 (0.63%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.63%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.33%) Apple iOS
2 9 (5.70%) Linux
3 6 (3.80%) Android
4 3 (1.90%) Windows
5 2 (1.27%) UNIX
5 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (37.97%) OO
2 55 (34.81%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (28.48%) TDD
4 34 (21.52%) Responsive Web Design
5 31 (19.62%) Web Development
6 20 (12.66%) MVC
7 18 (11.39%) Dependency Management
8 17 (10.76%) Scrum
9 15 (9.49%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (8.23%) Analytics
11 12 (7.59%) BDD
11 12 (7.59%) Pair Programming
12 11 (6.96%) E-Commerce
13 7 (4.43%) Web Design
14 6 (3.80%) Kanban
14 6 (3.80%) Test Automation
14 6 (3.80%) User Stories
14 6 (3.80%) SOA
14 6 (3.80%) OOP
14 6 (3.80%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 152 (96.20%) JavaScript
2 39 (24.68%) Java
3 28 (17.72%) PHP
4 13 (8.23%) Python
5 10 (6.33%) C#
6 6 (3.80%) Ruby
7 3 (1.90%) Apex Code
7 3 (1.90%) C
8 2 (1.27%) SQL
8 2 (1.27%) Perl
8 2 (1.27%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (0.63%) Golang
9 1 (0.63%) Ada
9 1 (0.63%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (5.06%) Degree
2 2 (1.27%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.16%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (3.16%) Adobe
2 4 (2.53%) Oracle
3 3 (1.90%) Maxymiser
3 3 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (1.90%) Perforce
4 2 (1.27%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.63%) Facebook
5 1 (0.63%) Twitter
5 1 (0.63%) Google
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