The table below looks at the statistics for JavaScript skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JavaScript over the 3 months to 27 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
JavaScript (including ECMAScript)
Rank 13 16 19
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 4697 4439 3240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.75% 8.55% 7.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.56% 23.23% 19.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3158 2887 2028
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 57 92
Average hourly rate £29.37 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.08% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £17.31 £15.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £71.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19937 19106 17035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.16% 36.81% 36.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12929 12211 10557
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 457 624
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £16.78 £16.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

JavaScript
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing JavaScript within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

JavaScript Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

JavaScript
Daily Rate Trend

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

JavaScript Daily Rate Trend in the UK

JavaScript
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JavaScript within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

JavaScript Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

JavaScript
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing JavaScript within the UK.

JavaScript Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

JavaScript
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JavaScript within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

JavaScript Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

JavaScript
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JavaScript within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 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 +3 4347 £375 +7.14% 2797
London +3 2150 £425 +13.33% 1004
South East +2 733 £350 +7.69% 538
City of London +6 492 £425 +6.25% 272
Yorkshire +8 322 £335 +11.66% 215
South West -2 282 £363 +16.00% 226
North West -8 280 £350 +5.66% 329
Berkshire +9 217 £350 +7.69% 106
Scotland +5 209 £365 +18.12% 127
West Yorkshire +4 204 £339 +12.91% 119
East of England -8 202 £325 -7.14% 149
West Midlands -10 168 £325 +5.26% 158
Hampshire -2 164 £350 +9.37% 92
Leeds +2 156 £350 +16.66% 83
Manchester -2 144 £328 +0.76% 170
East Midlands 0 129 £325 +3.58% 122
Cheshire +4 100 £400 +14.28% 100
Reading +4 100 £375 +25.00% 40
Edinburgh +4 97 £350 +14.94% 59
Surrey -4 94 £400 +28.00% 86
Bristol +1 90 £375 +15.38% 80
Buckinghamshire -5 82 £325 -7.14% 61
Glasgow -2 77 £363 +16.65% 48
Gloucestershire +17 72 £400 +23.07% 19
Cambridgeshire -5 72 £300 -7.69% 43
Hertfordshire -6 65 £363 -3.33% 49
West Sussex +21 62 £325 -18.75% 27
North Yorkshire +12 60 £340 +29.52% 43
East Sussex -3 54 £275 - 44
North East +14 53 £315 +26.00% 51

JavaScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing JavaScript 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 JavaScript.

1 7181 (74.78%) HTML
2 6206 (64.63%) CSS
3 3644 (37.95%) Agile Software Development
4 3557 (37.04%) jQuery
5 3436 (35.78%) HTML5
6 2924 (30.45%) .NET
7 2539 (26.44%) C#
8 2417 (25.17%) Java
9 2319 (24.15%) CSS3
10 2252 (23.45%) MVC
11 2127 (22.15%) SQL
12 2061 (21.46%) AngularJS
13 1967 (20.48%) TDD
14 1948 (20.29%) ASP.NET
15 1616 (16.83%) SQL Server
16 1571 (16.36%) OO
17 1451 (15.11%) Web Services
18 1384 (14.41%) XML
19 1234 (12.85%) PHP
20 1207 (12.57%) Ajax
21 1182 (12.31%) Scrum
22 1109 (11.55%) Git (software)
23 1100 (11.45%) Finance
24 1060 (11.04%) Microsoft
25 1031 (10.74%) Web Development
26 1003 (10.44%) Node.js
27 978 (10.18%) User Experience
28 970 (10.10%) Linux
29 929 (9.67%) Oracle
30 884 (9.21%) MySQL

JavaScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing JavaScript 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 JavaScript. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1003 (10.44%) Node.js
2 709 (7.38%) CMS
3 469 (4.88%) SharePoint
4 395 (4.11%) Apache
5 304 (3.17%) Tomcat
6 263 (2.74%) IIS
7 219 (2.28%) Drupal
8 203 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 181 (1.88%) WordPress
10 172 (1.79%) WebSphere
11 168 (1.75%) Umbraco
12 151 (1.57%) SharePoint 2010
13 136 (1.42%) JBoss
14 121 (1.26%) Sitecore CMS
15 110 (1.15%) WebLogic
16 107 (1.11%) Adobe CQ
17 81 (0.84%) nginx
18 74 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
19 58 (0.60%) Apache Solr
20 53 (0.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 376 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 363 (3.78%) Photoshop
3 131 (1.36%) Adobe Illustrator
4 103 (1.07%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 100 (1.04%) MS Office
6 41 (0.43%) Fireworks
6 41 (0.43%) InfoPath
7 32 (0.33%) MS Visio
8 22 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
9 15 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
10 14 (0.15%) InDesign
11 13 (0.14%) MS Project
11 13 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
12 9 (0.094%) OmniGraffle
12 9 (0.094%) Mingle
13 8 (0.083%) GIMP
14 6 (0.062%) PowerPivot
15 5 (0.052%) Acrobat
16 3 (0.031%) AutoCAD
16 3 (0.031%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 238 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 107 (1.11%) Magento
3 67 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
4 53 (0.55%) Google Analytics
5 40 (0.42%) SiteCatalyst
6 32 (0.33%) Tridion
7 30 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 24 (0.25%) WebTrends
9 23 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
10 10 (0.10%) Summit
11 7 (0.073%) Oracle Payables
12 6 (0.062%) RMDS
13 4 (0.042%) SAP CRM
13 4 (0.042%) SAP HR
13 4 (0.042%) osCommerce
14 3 (0.031%) Oracle CRM
14 3 (0.031%) Oracle 11i
14 3 (0.031%) BusinessWorks
14 3 (0.031%) Fredhopper
15 2 (0.021%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 170 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 105 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
3 81 (0.84%) SaaS
4 75 (0.78%) GitHub
5 58 (0.60%) Office 365
6 52 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
7 44 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
8 37 (0.39%) IaaS
9 29 (0.30%) Heroku
10 23 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
11 19 (0.20%) Amazon S3
12 17 (0.18%) PaaS
13 16 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
14 15 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 15 (0.16%) Force.com
15 14 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 11 (0.11%) Amazon Kinesis
16 11 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
17 9 (0.094%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 9 (0.094%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 359 (3.74%) HTTP
2 274 (2.85%) Internet
3 150 (1.56%) Intranet
4 93 (0.97%) TCP/IP
5 65 (0.68%) LDAP
6 62 (0.65%) SSL
6 62 (0.65%) SAN
7 53 (0.55%) HTTPS
8 39 (0.41%) VPN
9 38 (0.40%) DNS
10 36 (0.37%) Firewall
11 33 (0.34%) FTP
12 22 (0.23%) NAS
13 20 (0.21%) LAN
13 20 (0.21%) WAN
14 17 (0.18%) Extranet
15 16 (0.17%) DVB
16 14 (0.15%) ATM
17 12 (0.12%) PBX
18 11 (0.11%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1616 (16.83%) SQL Server
2 884 (9.21%) MySQL
3 487 (5.07%) Relational Database
4 427 (4.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 395 (4.11%) MongoDB
6 234 (2.44%) Oracle Database
7 220 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 212 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 205 (2.13%) NoSQL
10 185 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
11 174 (1.81%) RDBMS
12 169 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
13 129 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
14 121 (1.26%) Hadoop
15 110 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
16 108 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
17 102 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
18 98 (1.02%) Big Data
19 90 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
20 73 (0.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1109 (11.55%) Git (software)
2 628 (6.54%) Visual Studio
3 584 (6.08%) Subversion
4 413 (4.30%) Grunt
5 405 (4.22%) Selenium
6 344 (3.58%) Maven
7 342 (3.56%) Jasmine
8 339 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 309 (3.22%) Jenkins
10 291 (3.03%) JUnit
11 274 (2.85%) Cucumber
12 266 (2.77%) JIRA
13 232 (2.42%) Eclipse
14 191 (1.99%) Ant
15 175 (1.82%) NUnit
16 164 (1.71%) Bower
17 112 (1.17%) TeamCity
18 103 (1.07%) PHPUnit
18 103 (1.07%) Mocha
19 102 (1.06%) WebDriver
General
1 1100 (11.45%) Finance
2 661 (6.88%) Banking
3 343 (3.57%) Marketing
4 247 (2.57%) Investment Banking
5 228 (2.37%) Retail
6 178 (1.85%) Games
7 169 (1.76%) Telecoms
8 153 (1.59%) Publishing
9 137 (1.43%) Front Office
10 132 (1.37%) Advertising
11 81 (0.84%) Back Office
12 60 (0.62%) Manufacturing
13 48 (0.50%) Legal
14 45 (0.47%) Electronics
15 36 (0.37%) Financial Institution
16 29 (0.30%) Multimedia
17 24 (0.25%) Billing
17 24 (0.25%) Automotive
18 18 (0.19%) Military
19 16 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 7675 (79.92%) Developer
2 1329 (13.84%) Front-End Developer
3 1170 (12.18%) .NET Developer
4 990 (10.31%) Web Developer
5 930 (9.68%) Java Developer
6 820 (8.54%) JavaScript Developer
7 759 (7.90%) Senior Developer
8 680 (7.08%) C# Developer
9 459 (4.78%) C# .NET Developer
10 452 (4.71%) PHP Developer
11 336 (3.50%) Designer
12 313 (3.26%) ASP.NET Developer
13 312 (3.25%) Architect
14 295 (3.07%) UI Developer
15 278 (2.89%) UI Programmer
16 266 (2.77%) Analyst
17 256 (2.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 207 (2.16%) Software Developer
19 203 (2.11%) SharePoint Developer
20 174 (1.81%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7181 (74.78%) HTML
2 6206 (64.63%) CSS
3 3557 (37.04%) jQuery
4 3436 (35.78%) HTML5
5 2924 (30.45%) .NET
6 2319 (24.15%) CSS3
7 2061 (21.46%) AngularJS
8 1948 (20.29%) ASP.NET
9 1451 (15.11%) Web Services
10 1384 (14.41%) XML
11 1207 (12.57%) Ajax
12 821 (8.55%) ASP.NET MVC
13 819 (8.53%) Backbone.js
14 795 (8.28%) JSON
15 726 (7.56%) .NET Framework
16 722 (7.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 717 (7.47%) Spring
18 669 (6.97%) REST
19 665 (6.92%) Sass
20 648 (6.75%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 978 (10.18%) User Experience
2 414 (4.31%) Mobile App
3 344 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
4 306 (3.19%) Open Source
5 294 (3.06%) Computer Science
6 228 (2.37%) Visualisation
7 186 (1.94%) W3C
8 115 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
8 115 (1.20%) Digital Media
9 105 (1.09%) Social Media
10 80 (0.83%) N-Tier
11 70 (0.73%) Management Information System
12 66 (0.69%) NHS
12 66 (0.69%) RIA
13 64 (0.67%) Algorithms
13 64 (0.67%) Client/Server
14 63 (0.66%) Data Structures
15 61 (0.64%) Graphic Design
16 58 (0.60%) Derivative
16 58 (0.60%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 970 (10.10%) Linux
2 579 (6.03%) UNIX
3 558 (5.81%) Windows
4 324 (3.37%) Apple iOS
5 312 (3.25%) Android
6 121 (1.26%) Mac OS X
7 83 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 77 (0.80%) CentOS
9 44 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 40 (0.42%) Ubuntu
11 39 (0.41%) Windows Phone
12 37 (0.39%) Solaris
13 35 (0.36%) AIX
13 35 (0.36%) Windows XP
14 30 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
15 26 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 22 (0.23%) Windows Vista
17 20 (0.21%) Windows 7
18 14 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
19 11 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3644 (37.95%) Agile Software Development
2 2252 (23.45%) MVC
3 1967 (20.48%) TDD
4 1571 (16.36%) OO
5 1182 (12.31%) Scrum
6 1031 (10.74%) Web Development
7 781 (8.13%) Responsive Web Design
8 755 (7.86%) BDD
9 697 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
10 663 (6.90%) E-Commerce
11 529 (5.51%) Unit Testing
12 513 (5.34%) Software Engineering
13 439 (4.57%) Web Design
14 433 (4.51%) OOP
15 402 (4.19%) CRM
16 371 (3.86%) SOA
17 341 (3.55%) Content Management
18 272 (2.83%) Mentoring
19 264 (2.75%) Workflow
20 257 (2.68%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2539 (26.44%) C#
2 2417 (25.17%) Java
3 2127 (22.15%) SQL
4 1234 (12.85%) PHP
5 596 (6.21%) Python
6 568 (5.91%) Ruby
7 326 (3.39%) T-SQL
8 254 (2.65%) PL/SQL
9 245 (2.55%) C++
10 223 (2.32%) Perl
11 202 (2.10%) VB.NET
12 190 (1.98%) Scala
13 148 (1.54%) C
14 146 (1.52%) PHP5
15 145 (1.51%) Shell Script
16 141 (1.47%) Bash Shell
17 140 (1.46%) VBA
18 130 (1.35%) VB
19 126 (1.31%) Objective-C
20 109 (1.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 582 (6.06%) Degree
2 473 (4.93%) Security Cleared
3 302 (3.14%) SC Cleared
4 129 (1.34%) ISTQB
5 119 (1.24%) DV Cleared
6 99 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 95 (0.99%) ISEB
8 73 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 68 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 53 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
11 39 (0.41%) MCITP
12 31 (0.32%) Sun Certification
13 21 (0.22%) CCNA
14 14 (0.15%) OCPJP
15 13 (0.14%) MCSE
16 12 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (0.12%) BC Cleared
17 10 (0.10%) MCSD
18 8 (0.083%) MCP
18 8 (0.083%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 298 (3.10%) QA
2 28 (0.29%) SLA
3 25 (0.26%) ISO 9001
4 18 (0.19%) WAI
5 13 (0.14%) WCAG
6 10 (0.10%) ISO 14001
7 9 (0.094%) HL7
8 5 (0.052%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 4 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.031%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.031%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.021%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.010%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.010%) DICOM
12 1 (0.010%) GxP
System Software
1 43 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (0.40%) Active Directory
3 35 (0.36%) Docker
4 28 (0.29%) Varnish
5 14 (0.15%) NFS
5 14 (0.15%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.12%) Firmware
7 11 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (0.10%) VirtualBox
9 9 (0.094%) SRDF
9 9 (0.094%) Xen
9 9 (0.094%) KVM
10 7 (0.073%) Forefront TMG
11 5 (0.052%) vCloud
11 5 (0.052%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.042%) Shibboleth
12 4 (0.042%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.031%) vSphere
14 2 (0.021%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 2 (0.021%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 147 (1.53%) Puppet
2 94 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
3 49 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
4 44 (0.46%) Ansible
5 43 (0.45%) Vagrant
6 30 (0.31%) StatsD
7 19 (0.20%) HP UCMDB
8 17 (0.18%) Kibana
8 17 (0.18%) Graylog
9 10 (0.10%) Capistrano
10 9 (0.094%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 9 (0.094%) Salt
11 8 (0.083%) logstash
11 8 (0.083%) HAProxy
12 7 (0.073%) ZABBIX
12 7 (0.073%) Nessus
12 7 (0.073%) Nmap
12 7 (0.073%) Nagios
13 6 (0.062%) OpenIDM
14 5 (0.052%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 1060 (11.04%) Microsoft
2 929 (9.67%) Oracle
3 388 (4.04%) Adobe
4 232 (2.42%) Google
5 188 (1.96%) Zend
6 167 (1.74%) Sitecore
7 152 (1.58%) HP
8 121 (1.26%) IBM
9 105 (1.09%) Twitter
10 88 (0.92%) SAP
11 75 (0.78%) ServiceNow
12 69 (0.72%) Citrix
13 67 (0.70%) EPiServer
14 66 (0.69%) Cisco
14 66 (0.69%) VMware
15 63 (0.66%) Red Hat
15 63 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
16 61 (0.64%) Sybase
17 55 (0.57%) Tableau
18 49 (0.51%) Facebook
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £325
Posted: 8 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: 250 to 250 per day GBP
Posted: 9 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Excellent day rate on offer!
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - 350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 10 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 10 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates + Negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 11 hours ago
Barry, South Glamorgan
Randstad Technologies
Posted: 11 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Be-IT Resourcing
Posted: 11 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 Per Day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Annum Excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Salt
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue
Rate: From £25,440 to £28,746 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
North West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 16 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago