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 28 August 2016 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Express
Rank 456 614 616
Rank change year-on-year
+158 +2
Contract jobs citing Express 184 43 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.074% 0.046%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.16% 0.26% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 31 21
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £440
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.93%
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
15892 16325 15688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.81% 28.00% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11020 11072 9962
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 292 216
Median hourly rate £40.50 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.19% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.68 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.40 £52.17 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.77 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +10.77%

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 28 August 2016.

Express Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Express
Top 30 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 28 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +142 184 £425 -5.55% 39
London +90 118 £438 -2.77% 23
North East - 23 £425 - 7
Newcastle upon Tyne - 21 £438 - 6
Tyne and Wear - 21 £438 - 6
South East +23 18 £350 - 1
Hampshire +24 13 £350 - 1
Yorkshire +14 10 £425 -5.55%
East of England +24 8 £375 +11.94% 1
Andover - 8 £335 -
City of London +38 7 £475 - 2
Sheffield - 7 £425 -
South Yorkshire - 7 £425 -
Cambridgeshire - 6 £450 -
Feltham - 4 £425 -
North West +10 3 £399 +6.40% 3
West Yorkshire +7 3 £450 -
Leeds +4 3 £450 -
South West +4 3 £313 -21.87%
Southampton - 3 £400 - 1
Cambridge - 3 £450 -
Croydon - 3 £388 -
Westminster - 2 £475 -
Exeter - 2 - -
Egham - 2 £425 -
Norfolk - 2 £250 -
Surrey - 2 £425 -
Devon - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - - 3
Bristol -8 1 £313 -19.35%

Express
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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.

1 283 (93.71%) Node.js
2 276 (91.39%) JavaScript
3 185 (61.26%) CSS
4 181 (59.93%) AngularJS
5 166 (54.97%) Agile Software Development
6 163 (53.97%) HTML
7 141 (46.69%) TDD
8 104 (34.44%) React
9 96 (31.79%) Git (software)
10 90 (29.80%) Web Services
11 89 (29.47%) HTML5
12 84 (27.81%) REST
13 83 (27.48%) BDD
14 78 (25.83%) Front End Development
15 75 (24.83%) Mocha
16 73 (24.17%) gulp
17 71 (23.51%) CSS3
18 65 (21.52%) Sass
19 63 (20.86%) MongoDB
20 60 (19.87%) webpack
21 59 (19.54%) ES6
21 59 (19.54%) Continuous Integration
22 57 (18.87%) RESTful
23 54 (17.88%) MEAN Stack
24 53 (17.55%) MVC
25 52 (17.22%) Jasmine
25 52 (17.22%) User Experience
26 49 (16.23%) Docker
26 49 (16.23%) Web Development
27 47 (15.56%) OO

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 34 (11.26%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (3.97%) IIS
3 9 (2.98%) CMS
4 7 (2.32%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.99%) Drupal
6 5 (1.66%) Confluence
7 4 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.33%) Apache
9 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (1.99%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.32%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (1.32%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (0.66%) InVision
3 2 (0.66%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (2.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.32%) SDL Web 8
3 2 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (4.64%) GitHub
3 11 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (2.98%) Heroku
5 3 (0.99%) PaaS
6 2 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.66%) SaaS
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.96%) HTTP
2 11 (3.64%) DNS
2 11 (3.64%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.66%) LDAP
3 2 (0.66%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (20.86%) MongoDB
2 29 (9.60%) NoSQL
3 26 (8.61%) PostgreSQL
4 24 (7.95%) MySQL
5 21 (6.95%) SQL Server
6 18 (5.96%) Redis
7 14 (4.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (4.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (2.32%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.99%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.66%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.33%) InterSystems Cache
11 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.33%) RethinkDB
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 96 (31.79%) Git (software)
2 75 (24.83%) Mocha
3 73 (24.17%) gulp
4 60 (19.87%) webpack
5 52 (17.22%) Jasmine
6 47 (15.56%) Babel
7 36 (11.92%) Grunt
8 31 (10.26%) Cucumber
9 30 (9.93%) Protractor
10 29 (9.60%) GitLab
11 28 (9.27%) Selenium
12 27 (8.94%) WebDriver
13 22 (7.28%) Karma Test Runner
14 21 (6.95%) JIRA
15 15 (4.97%) Jenkins
16 14 (4.64%) Visual Studio
17 12 (3.97%) NUnit
17 12 (3.97%) PhantomJS
17 12 (3.97%) SpecFlow
18 11 (3.64%) WiX
General
1 25 (8.28%) Finance
2 15 (4.97%) Publishing
3 6 (1.99%) Electronics
4 5 (1.66%) Marketing
5 4 (1.32%) Games
5 4 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.32%) Military
5 4 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 287 (95.03%) Developer
2 129 (42.72%) JavaScript Developer
3 97 (32.12%) Node.js Developer
4 64 (21.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 51 (16.89%) Full Stack Developer
6 38 (12.58%) Senior Developer
7 34 (11.26%) Angular Developer
8 25 (8.28%) Web Developer
9 20 (6.62%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 17 (5.63%) HTML CSS Developer
10 17 (5.63%) HTML Developer
11 14 (4.64%) .NET Developer
11 14 (4.64%) Applications Developer
12 13 (4.30%) Senior JavaScript Developer
13 11 (3.64%) Java Developer
13 11 (3.64%) JavaScript Engineer
14 10 (3.31%) Agile Developer
15 8 (2.65%) Web Applications Developer
16 6 (1.99%) MongoDB Developer
16 6 (1.99%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 283 (93.71%) Node.js
2 185 (61.26%) CSS
3 181 (59.93%) AngularJS
4 163 (53.97%) HTML
5 104 (34.44%) React
6 90 (29.80%) Web Services
7 89 (29.47%) HTML5
8 84 (27.81%) REST
9 71 (23.51%) CSS3
10 65 (21.52%) Sass
11 57 (18.87%) RESTful
12 54 (17.88%) MEAN Stack
13 34 (11.26%) EJS
13 34 (11.26%) jQuery
14 28 (9.27%) Handlebars
15 26 (8.61%) Django
16 25 (8.28%) .NET
17 24 (7.95%) ASP.NET
18 21 (6.95%) ASP.NET MVC
19 18 (5.96%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 52 (17.22%) User Experience
2 23 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.96%) Computer Science
3 18 (5.96%) Data Structures
4 15 (4.97%) Algorithms
5 12 (3.97%) iPad
6 8 (2.65%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.99%) W3C
8 5 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.32%) Graphic Design
9 4 (1.32%) Online Games
10 3 (0.99%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.99%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.66%) 3D Printing
11 2 (0.66%) Arduino
11 2 (0.66%) Kinect
11 2 (0.66%) Minimum Viable Product
11 2 (0.66%) New Media
11 2 (0.66%) Raspberry Pi
12 1 (0.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.95%) Linux
2 13 (4.30%) Windows
3 3 (0.99%) Android
3 3 (0.99%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.66%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (54.97%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (46.69%) TDD
3 83 (27.48%) BDD
4 78 (25.83%) Front End Development
5 59 (19.54%) Continuous Integration
6 53 (17.55%) MVC
7 49 (16.23%) Web Development
8 47 (15.56%) OO
9 35 (11.59%) Mobile First
9 35 (11.59%) Scrum
10 34 (11.26%) Microservices
11 33 (10.93%) Asynchronous Programming
12 29 (9.60%) Software Engineering
13 23 (7.62%) Test Scripting
14 20 (6.62%) Data Management
14 20 (6.62%) Functional Programming
15 19 (6.29%) OOD
15 19 (6.29%) Service Design
16 17 (5.63%) E-Commerce
17 15 (4.97%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 276 (91.39%) JavaScript
2 59 (19.54%) ES6
3 34 (11.26%) Python
4 31 (10.26%) SQL
5 29 (9.60%) Java
6 23 (7.62%) C#
7 19 (6.29%) PHP
8 16 (5.30%) TypeScript
9 12 (3.97%) T-SQL
9 12 (3.97%) VB
10 8 (2.65%) Scala
11 7 (2.32%) ECMAScript
11 7 (2.32%) Ruby
12 4 (1.32%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.32%) CoffeeScript
13 2 (0.66%) C
13 2 (0.66%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 34 (11.26%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.61%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.98%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (1.66%) Degree
5 4 (1.32%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.62%) QA
2 5 (1.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 49 (16.23%) Docker
2 5 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.66%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 19 (6.29%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.64%) DevExpress
3 12 (3.97%) Oracle
4 7 (2.32%) BMC
4 7 (2.32%) Remedy
5 4 (1.32%) Adobe
5 4 (1.32%) SAP
6 3 (0.99%) Twitter
7 2 (0.66%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.66%) Sencha
7 2 (0.66%) Sitecore
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