The table below looks at the statistics for Express skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Express over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Express
Rank 574 587 563
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -24
Contract jobs citing Express 19 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.021% 0.002%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.079% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 0
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£340 £330 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 -
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14870 15193 13060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.61% 26.95% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9632 9759 8160
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 228 362
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

Express
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Express within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Express Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Express
Daily Rate Trend

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

Express Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Express
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Express within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Express Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Express
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Express within the UK over the 3 months to 17 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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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 +4 19 £340 +1.49% 13
London +10 16 £394 +17.53% 9
Bristol - 3 £300 -
South West - 3 £300 -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 3
Manchester - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - - - -
Sunderland - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 3
Warwickshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 3
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 3

Express
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Express 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 Express.

1 59 (89.39%) JavaScript
2 58 (87.88%) Node.js
3 48 (72.73%) AngularJS
4 46 (69.70%) HTML
5 45 (68.18%) CSS
6 34 (51.52%) MongoDB
7 25 (37.88%) RESTful
8 22 (33.33%) Git (software)
9 20 (30.30%) HTML5
10 18 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (25.76%) CSS3
12 15 (22.73%) Sass
12 15 (22.73%) BDD
12 15 (22.73%) TDD
13 14 (21.21%) Video Conferencing
14 13 (19.70%) Java
14 13 (19.70%) SharePoint
14 13 (19.70%) Responsive Web Design
14 13 (19.70%) Backbone.js
14 13 (19.70%) Team Foundation Server
14 13 (19.70%) User Experience
15 11 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
15 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
15 11 (16.67%) Telecoms
15 11 (16.67%) OO
15 11 (16.67%) Retail
16 10 (15.15%) Web Services
16 10 (15.15%) XML
17 9 (13.64%) E-Commerce
17 9 (13.64%) JSON

Express
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Express 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 Express. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 58 (87.88%) Node.js
2 13 (19.70%) SharePoint
3 11 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (12.12%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.55%) OpenShift
2 2 (3.03%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.12%) HTTP
2 1 (1.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (51.52%) MongoDB
2 6 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.55%) Redis
4 2 (3.03%) MySQL
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.52%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 22 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 13 (19.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (12.12%) Jasmine
4 7 (10.61%) Grunt
4 7 (10.61%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 5 (7.58%) Mocha
5 5 (7.58%) JIRA
6 4 (6.06%) Jenkins
6 4 (6.06%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (3.03%) Bower
7 2 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (3.03%) Ant
7 2 (3.03%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.03%) Subversion
8 1 (1.52%) PhantomJS
General
1 11 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 11 (16.67%) Retail
2 8 (12.12%) Banking
3 6 (9.09%) Finance
4 2 (3.03%) Publishing
5 1 (1.52%) Games
Job Titles
1 61 (92.42%) Developer
2 29 (43.94%) Front-End Developer
3 11 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 9 (13.64%) Web Developer
5 7 (10.61%) Node.js Developer
6 6 (9.09%) UI Developer
6 6 (9.09%) UI Programmer
7 2 (3.03%) Java Developer
8 1 (1.52%) AWS Developer
8 1 (1.52%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 1 (1.52%) Front-End Web Developer
8 1 (1.52%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (72.73%) AngularJS
2 46 (69.70%) HTML
3 45 (68.18%) CSS
4 25 (37.88%) RESTful
5 20 (30.30%) HTML5
6 17 (25.76%) CSS3
7 15 (22.73%) Sass
8 13 (19.70%) Backbone.js
9 10 (15.15%) Web Services
9 10 (15.15%) XML
10 9 (13.64%) JSON
10 9 (13.64%) Apache Cordova
11 8 (12.12%) SOAP
12 7 (10.61%) jQuery
12 7 (10.61%) Ember.js
13 5 (7.58%) LESS
13 5 (7.58%) Ajax
14 4 (6.06%) REST
14 4 (6.06%) Semantic HTML
15 3 (4.55%) React
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.21%) Video Conferencing
2 13 (19.70%) User Experience
3 5 (7.58%) RIA
4 1 (1.52%) Online Games
4 1 (1.52%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) Windows
1 7 (10.61%) Android
1 7 (10.61%) Apple iOS
1 7 (10.61%) Windows Phone
2 3 (4.55%) Linux
3 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (22.73%) TDD
2 15 (22.73%) BDD
3 13 (19.70%) Responsive Web Design
4 11 (16.67%) OO
5 9 (13.64%) E-Commerce
5 9 (13.64%) Scrum
6 8 (12.12%) Content Management
7 6 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (7.58%) MVC
9 4 (6.06%) Web Design
10 3 (4.55%) OOP
10 3 (4.55%) MVVM
10 3 (4.55%) ATDD
10 3 (4.55%) Software Delivery
11 2 (3.03%) Build Automation
11 2 (3.03%) Web Application Development
11 2 (3.03%) DevOps
11 2 (3.03%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
11 2 (3.03%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 59 (89.39%) JavaScript
2 13 (19.70%) Java
3 2 (3.03%) C#
4 1 (1.52%) Python
4 1 (1.52%) Ruby
4 1 (1.52%) Scala
4 1 (1.52%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 2 (3.03%) Degree
2 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) Puppet
1 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.61%) Appcelerator
3 3 (4.55%) Oracle
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