The table below looks at the statistics for Express skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Express over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Express
UK
Rank 501 489 566
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +77
Contract jobs citing Express 94 129 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.26% 0.092%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.69% 0.89% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 97 28
Median daily rate £475 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £384 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
- +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
13717 14470 13679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.64% 29.00% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9436 9939 9261
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 258 181
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +14.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

Express
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Express as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 January 2017.

Express Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Express
Top 28 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Express within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -15 94 £475 +5.55% 30
London +9 66 £488 +2.63% 20
South East +7 17 £425 - 3
City of London +4 13 £475 -2.06% 4
Egham +3 12 £425 - 1
Surrey +2 12 £425 - 1
North West +13 6 - -
Manchester +15 4 - -
Oxfordshire - 4 £400 -
Feltham - 3 £413 -
Cheshire +23 2 - -
Oxford - 2 £388 -
Stockport - 2 - -
West Yorkshire +12 1 £350 -40.42% 1
Yorkshire +9 1 £350 -39.13% 1
East of England +5 1 £325 -1.51%
Leeds +2 1 £350 -22.22% 1
South West +1 1 - - 2
West Midlands -7 1 £300 +11.11% 3
Norfolk - 1 £325 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £320 -
Dorset - 1 - - 1
Shropshire - 1 £300 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £320 -
Sturminster Newton - 1 - - 1
Great Yarmouth - 1 £325 -
Telford - 1 £300 -
Westminster - 1 £475 -

Express
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Express also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Express.

1 274 (93.52%) JavaScript
1 274 (93.52%) Node.js
2 195 (66.55%) CSS
3 182 (62.12%) Agile Software Development
4 161 (54.95%) TDD
5 160 (54.61%) AngularJS
6 144 (49.15%) HTML
7 104 (35.49%) Git (software)
8 99 (33.79%) React
9 85 (29.01%) HTML5
10 83 (28.33%) MVC
11 79 (26.96%) BDD
12 77 (26.28%) CSS3
13 76 (25.94%) webpack
14 69 (23.55%) Sass
15 67 (22.87%) REST
16 66 (22.53%) MongoDB
17 65 (22.18%) Microservices
18 62 (21.16%) Front End Development
18 62 (21.16%) Web Services
19 61 (20.82%) User Experience
20 59 (20.14%) Continuous Integration
21 57 (19.45%) gulp
22 55 (18.77%) Java
23 54 (18.43%) MEAN Stack
24 52 (17.75%) OO
24 52 (17.75%) Software Engineering
24 52 (17.75%) RESTful
25 50 (17.06%) Mocha
26 49 (16.72%) Web Development

Express
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (3.07%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (2.73%) Drupal
3 7 (2.39%) Confluence
3 7 (2.39%) IIS
4 4 (1.37%) CMS
5 3 (1.02%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.34%) Apache
7 1 (0.34%) nginx
7 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.02%) InVision
2 1 (0.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (2.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.53%) GitHub
2 22 (7.51%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (5.12%) Heroku
4 11 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.68%) Firebase
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.34%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.34%) PaaS
6 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.39%) DNS
1 7 (2.39%) Kerberos
2 3 (1.02%) HTTP
3 2 (0.68%) Internet
3 2 (0.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (22.53%) MongoDB
2 29 (9.90%) NoSQL
3 25 (8.53%) MySQL
4 19 (6.48%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (4.10%) Redis
6 7 (2.39%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.39%) SQL Server
6 7 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.68%) DB2
7 2 (0.68%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.34%) Big Data
8 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 104 (35.49%) Git (software)
2 76 (25.94%) webpack
3 57 (19.45%) gulp
4 50 (17.06%) Mocha
5 40 (13.65%) GitLab
5 40 (13.65%) Protractor
6 38 (12.97%) Jasmine
7 33 (11.26%) Grunt
8 32 (10.92%) Cucumber
9 25 (8.53%) Babel
10 24 (8.19%) Selenium
11 20 (6.83%) WebDriver
12 15 (5.12%) git-flow
12 15 (5.12%) JIRA
13 14 (4.78%) Vagrant
14 11 (3.75%) Jenkins
14 11 (3.75%) Sinon.JS
15 10 (3.41%) Karma Test Runner
16 8 (2.73%) PhantomJS
17 7 (2.39%) WiX
General
1 36 (12.29%) Finance
2 24 (8.19%) Publishing
3 10 (3.41%) Marketing
4 5 (1.71%) Electronics
4 5 (1.71%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.37%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.02%) Banking
7 1 (0.34%) Front Office
7 1 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 272 (92.83%) Developer
2 152 (51.88%) JavaScript Developer
3 93 (31.74%) Node.js Developer
4 56 (19.11%) Full Stack Developer
5 49 (16.72%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 37 (12.63%) Senior Developer
7 26 (8.87%) Angular Developer
8 24 (8.19%) Web Developer
9 23 (7.85%) Senior JavaScript Developer
10 17 (5.80%) HTML Developer
11 15 (5.12%) Agile Developer
12 14 (4.78%) Java Developer
13 13 (4.44%) HTML CSS Developer
14 11 (3.75%) Senior Front-End Developer
15 10 (3.41%) .NET Developer
15 10 (3.41%) JavaScript Engineer
16 9 (3.07%) Software Engineer
17 6 (2.05%) Applications Developer
17 6 (2.05%) Developer/Software Engineer
18 5 (1.71%) MongoDB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (93.52%) Node.js
2 195 (66.55%) CSS
3 160 (54.61%) AngularJS
4 144 (49.15%) HTML
5 99 (33.79%) React
6 85 (29.01%) HTML5
7 77 (26.28%) CSS3
8 69 (23.55%) Sass
9 67 (22.87%) REST
10 62 (21.16%) Web Services
11 54 (18.43%) MEAN Stack
12 52 (17.75%) RESTful
13 46 (15.70%) EJS
14 33 (11.26%) jQuery
15 27 (9.22%) RequireJS
16 25 (8.53%) Ember.js
16 25 (8.53%) Handlebars
17 23 (7.85%) JSON
18 22 (7.51%) Mustache
19 21 (7.17%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 61 (20.82%) User Experience
2 38 (12.97%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.44%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.73%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.73%) W3C
5 6 (2.05%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.37%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.02%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.02%) Smart Energy
8 3 (1.02%) Social Media
9 2 (0.68%) Fintech
9 2 (0.68%) RIA
10 1 (0.34%) 3D Printing
10 1 (0.34%) Arduino
10 1 (0.34%) iPad
10 1 (0.34%) MHEG
10 1 (0.34%) Raspberry Pi
10 1 (0.34%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.34%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 26 (8.87%) Linux
2 21 (7.17%) Windows
3 16 (5.46%) Unix
4 6 (2.05%) Android
5 3 (1.02%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (62.12%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (54.95%) TDD
3 83 (28.33%) MVC
4 79 (26.96%) BDD
5 65 (22.18%) Microservices
6 62 (21.16%) Front End Development
7 59 (20.14%) Continuous Integration
8 52 (17.75%) OO
8 52 (17.75%) Software Engineering
9 49 (16.72%) Web Development
10 43 (14.68%) Functional Programming
11 39 (13.31%) Asynchronous Programming
12 36 (12.29%) Scrum
12 36 (12.29%) Test Scripting
13 32 (10.92%) Data Management
14 31 (10.58%) Mobile First
14 31 (10.58%) Unit Testing
15 29 (9.90%) Pair Programming
16 28 (9.56%) Continuous Delivery
16 28 (9.56%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 274 (93.52%) JavaScript
2 55 (18.77%) Java
3 40 (13.65%) ES6
4 34 (11.60%) SQL
5 30 (10.24%) PHP
6 29 (9.90%) Python
7 19 (6.48%) Ruby
8 11 (3.75%) C#
9 9 (3.07%) TypeScript
10 7 (2.39%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.39%) VB
11 5 (1.71%) Scala
12 3 (1.02%) C++
13 2 (0.68%) CoffeeScript
14 1 (0.34%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.34%) ECMAScript
14 1 (0.34%) Go
14 1 (0.34%) Perl
14 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (8.87%) Security Cleared
2 22 (7.51%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.10%) Degree
4 9 (3.07%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.34%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.48%) QA
2 7 (2.39%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.68%) WCAG
5 1 (0.34%) SDET
5 1 (0.34%) WAI
System Software
1 42 (14.33%) Docker
2 14 (4.78%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (1.71%) Puppet
2 4 (1.37%) Capistrano
2 4 (1.37%) Nagios
3 1 (0.34%) Ansible
3 1 (0.34%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.34%) Salt
Vendors
1 8 (2.73%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.39%) BMC
2 7 (2.39%) DevExpress
2 7 (2.39%) Oracle
2 7 (2.39%) Remedy
3 5 (1.71%) Twitter
4 4 (1.37%) Google
4 4 (1.37%) SAP
4 4 (1.37%) Zend
5 3 (1.02%) Adobe
6 2 (0.68%) IBM
6 2 (0.68%) Sencha
7 1 (0.34%) Apiary
7 1 (0.34%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.34%) OpenTV
7 1 (0.34%) VMware
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