The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
JavaScript
Rank 12 17 18
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 4808 4064 3958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.80% 7.95% 6.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.88% 20.86% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3195 2651 2500
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £309 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.34% +2.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 51 102
Average hourly rate £34.00 £33.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £22.00 £17.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £34.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.61% +13.33%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20133 19482 20816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.85% 38.10% 36.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12863 12054 12440
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 554 799
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.01 £15.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 4409 £375 +7.14% 2226
London +7 2420 £400 +6.66% 858
South East +2 704 £350 - 415
City of London +6 510 £425 +13.33% 255
East of England +1 260 £350 +7.69% 150
South West +3 254 £325 +8.33% 166
Scotland +7 251 £370 +23.33% 95
North West -3 233 £325 +8.33% 243
Hampshire +4 220 £350 +2.63% 86
West Midlands -1 212 £315 +14.54% 92
Yorkshire -5 160 £300 +5.26% 167
Berkshire -6 156 £350 -6.66% 85
Manchester -7 128 £325 +8.33% 137
East Midlands +4 112 £288 +6.48% 95
Edinburgh 0 105 £383 +36.60% 34
Glasgow +13 103 £325 +8.33% 46
West Yorkshire -4 103 £304 +10.45% 90
Surrey +3 92 £320 -0.77% 82
Leeds -7 84 £303 +10.00% 56
Bristol +9 74 £350 +40.00% 50
Birmingham -1 71 £331 +20.45% 27
Hertfordshire +11 70 £375 +15.38% 35
Reading -5 68 £330 -16.19% 29
Cheshire +2 63 £338 - 54
Buckinghamshire -6 61 £320 -9.79% 41
Cambridgeshire -6 60 £368 +5.00% 62
Wales +13 54 £270 -1.81% 28
Wiltshire -7 53 £325 +4.00% 22
Gosport -4 49 £365 -16.09% 5
Kent +25 47 £319 -29.16% 27

JavaScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 7324 (76.01%) HTML
2 6325 (65.64%) CSS
3 3782 (39.25%) jQuery
4 3271 (33.95%) HTML5
5 3062 (31.78%) .NET
6 2665 (27.66%) C#
7 2259 (23.44%) Java
8 2210 (22.93%) CSS3
9 2201 (22.84%) MVC
10 2181 (22.63%) ASP.NET
11 1921 (19.94%) SQL
12 1839 (19.08%) Agile Software Development
13 1807 (18.75%) XML
14 1770 (18.37%) TDD
15 1767 (18.34%) SQL Server
16 1627 (16.88%) OO
17 1557 (16.16%) PHP
18 1470 (15.26%) Web Services
19 1436 (14.90%) Ajax
20 1329 (13.79%) AngularJS
21 1184 (12.29%) Web Development
22 1111 (11.53%) MySQL
23 1100 (11.42%) Scrum
24 1024 (10.63%) Git (software)
25 1021 (10.60%) Linux
26 968 (10.05%) Microsoft
27 961 (9.97%) Finance
28 953 (9.89%) Backbone.js
29 908 (9.42%) E-Commerce
29 908 (9.42%) JSON

JavaScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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
1 750 (7.78%) CMS
2 673 (6.98%) Node.js
3 507 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 410 (4.25%) Apache
5 300 (3.11%) IIS
6 243 (2.52%) Drupal
7 239 (2.48%) Tomcat
8 210 (2.18%) WordPress
9 198 (2.05%) WebSphere
10 193 (2.00%) Umbraco
11 184 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
12 152 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
13 130 (1.35%) Sitecore CMS
14 112 (1.16%) WebLogic
15 98 (1.02%) Adobe CQ
16 57 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
17 51 (0.53%) Apache Solr
18 50 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
19 46 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
20 45 (0.47%) MQSeries
Applications
1 432 (4.48%) Photoshop
2 338 (3.51%) MS Excel
3 222 (2.30%) Adobe Illustrator
4 118 (1.22%) MS Office
5 84 (0.87%) InfoPath
6 42 (0.44%) Fireworks
7 29 (0.30%) MS Visio
8 27 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
9 21 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
10 19 (0.20%) Acrobat
11 12 (0.12%) InDesign
12 7 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
13 6 (0.062%) MS Project
13 6 (0.062%) Adobe Captivate
14 5 (0.052%) Doxygen
15 4 (0.042%) GIMP
15 4 (0.042%) PaintShop Pro
16 3 (0.031%) Adobe After Effects
17 2 (0.021%) PowerPivot
18 1 (0.010%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 154 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 136 (1.41%) Magento
3 111 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
4 38 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 37 (0.38%) Google Analytics
6 32 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 31 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
8 20 (0.21%) SiteCatalyst
9 18 (0.19%) Tridion
10 13 (0.13%) SAP CRM
11 12 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
11 12 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
11 12 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
12 11 (0.11%) WebTrends
13 8 (0.083%) Oracle CRM
13 8 (0.083%) Summit
14 4 (0.042%) Agresso
14 4 (0.042%) RMDS
15 3 (0.031%) osCommerce
15 3 (0.031%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 125 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 102 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
3 99 (1.03%) SaaS
4 70 (0.73%) GitHub
5 44 (0.46%) Force.com
6 39 (0.40%) Office 365
7 33 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
8 30 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
9 23 (0.24%) Heroku
10 21 (0.22%) Amazon S3
11 14 (0.15%) Rackspace Cloud
12 13 (0.13%) Google App Engine
13 11 (0.11%) PaaS
14 8 (0.083%) Amazon EMR
15 5 (0.052%) Trello
15 5 (0.052%) IaaS
16 4 (0.042%) Basecamp
16 4 (0.042%) Joyent
17 3 (0.031%) Google Compute Engine
17 3 (0.031%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 355 (3.68%) HTTP
2 297 (3.08%) Internet
3 149 (1.55%) Intranet
4 133 (1.38%) TCP/IP
5 75 (0.78%) HTTPS
6 68 (0.71%) SSL
7 67 (0.70%) LDAP
8 60 (0.62%) DNS
9 45 (0.47%) SAN
10 41 (0.43%) Firewall
11 35 (0.36%) Wireshark
12 32 (0.33%) SSH
12 32 (0.33%) FTP
13 29 (0.30%) Extranet
14 23 (0.24%) VPN
15 17 (0.18%) NAS
16 14 (0.15%) Broadband
17 11 (0.11%) Wireless
17 11 (0.11%) Kerberos
17 11 (0.11%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1767 (18.34%) SQL Server
2 1111 (11.53%) MySQL
3 486 (5.04%) Relational Database
4 410 (4.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 307 (3.19%) MongoDB
6 269 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 237 (2.46%) NoSQL
8 185 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
9 181 (1.88%) RDBMS
10 180 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 155 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
12 145 (1.50%) Oracle Database
13 114 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
14 109 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
15 103 (1.07%) Big Data
16 70 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
17 68 (0.71%) DB2
18 67 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
19 63 (0.65%) Redis
20 55 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1024 (10.63%) Git (software)
2 804 (8.34%) Subversion
3 600 (6.23%) Visual Studio
4 373 (3.87%) Maven
5 310 (3.22%) Jenkins
6 303 (3.14%) JUnit
7 296 (3.07%) Selenium
8 282 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
9 274 (2.84%) Jasmine
10 265 (2.75%) Cucumber
11 233 (2.42%) Eclipse
12 223 (2.31%) JIRA
13 208 (2.16%) TeamCity
14 205 (2.13%) Grunt
15 153 (1.59%) Ant
16 142 (1.47%) NUnit
17 131 (1.36%) WebDriver
17 131 (1.36%) QuickTest Pro
18 111 (1.15%) Hudson
19 98 (1.02%) Mercurial
General
1 961 (9.97%) Finance
2 459 (4.76%) Banking
3 343 (3.56%) Retail
4 285 (2.96%) Marketing
5 177 (1.84%) Telecoms
6 173 (1.80%) Investment Banking
7 161 (1.67%) Games
8 131 (1.36%) Publishing
9 128 (1.33%) Advertising
10 119 (1.23%) Manufacturing
11 92 (0.95%) Front Office
12 77 (0.80%) Back Office
13 60 (0.62%) Legal
14 47 (0.49%) Electronics
15 40 (0.42%) Financial Institution
16 28 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
17 20 (0.21%) Automotive
18 19 (0.20%) French Language
19 16 (0.17%) Retail Banking
20 14 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7961 (82.62%) Developer
2 1469 (15.24%) Front-End Developer
3 1264 (13.12%) Web Developer
4 1228 (12.74%) .NET Developer
5 858 (8.90%) Java Developer
6 762 (7.91%) JavaScript Developer
7 690 (7.16%) C# Developer
8 593 (6.15%) PHP Developer
9 567 (5.88%) Senior Developer
10 492 (5.11%) C# .NET Developer
11 452 (4.69%) ASP.NET Developer
12 363 (3.77%) UI Developer
13 334 (3.47%) UI Programmer
14 320 (3.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 271 (2.81%) Designer
16 244 (2.53%) Analyst
17 242 (2.51%) Front-End Web Developer
18 240 (2.49%) SharePoint Developer
19 194 (2.01%) Software Developer
20 187 (1.94%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7324 (76.01%) HTML
2 6325 (65.64%) CSS
3 3782 (39.25%) jQuery
4 3271 (33.95%) HTML5
5 3062 (31.78%) .NET
6 2210 (22.93%) CSS3
7 2181 (22.63%) ASP.NET
8 1807 (18.75%) XML
9 1470 (15.26%) Web Services
10 1436 (14.90%) Ajax
11 1329 (13.79%) AngularJS
12 953 (9.89%) Backbone.js
13 908 (9.42%) JSON
14 822 (8.53%) ASP.NET MVC
15 769 (7.98%) JSP
16 715 (7.42%) Spring
17 676 (7.02%) .NET Framework
18 620 (6.43%) REST
19 616 (6.39%) XHTML
20 605 (6.28%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 409 (4.24%) Open Source
2 383 (3.97%) Mobile App
3 346 (3.59%) Computer Science
4 215 (2.23%) W3C
5 166 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
6 148 (1.54%) Visualisation
7 106 (1.10%) Digital Media
8 92 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 81 (0.84%) N-Tier
10 76 (0.79%) iPad
11 73 (0.76%) Social Media
12 72 (0.75%) Graphic Design
13 60 (0.62%) Web 2.0
14 59 (0.61%) iPhone
14 59 (0.61%) GIS
15 53 (0.55%) Client/Server
16 52 (0.54%) RIA
17 51 (0.53%) Wiki
18 49 (0.51%) Management Information System
18 49 (0.51%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1021 (10.60%) Linux
2 699 (7.25%) UNIX
3 653 (6.78%) Windows
4 352 (3.65%) Apple iOS
5 312 (3.24%) Android
6 142 (1.47%) Mac OS X
7 134 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 95 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 79 (0.82%) Windows XP
10 73 (0.76%) Solaris
11 50 (0.52%) Windows 2000
11 50 (0.52%) CentOS
12 43 (0.45%) Windows 7
13 42 (0.44%) AIX
14 35 (0.36%) Ubuntu
14 35 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 23 (0.24%) Mac OS
16 20 (0.21%) HPUX
17 19 (0.20%) Windows Phone
17 19 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2201 (22.84%) MVC
2 1839 (19.08%) Agile Software Development
3 1770 (18.37%) TDD
4 1627 (16.88%) OO
5 1184 (12.29%) Web Development
6 1100 (11.42%) Scrum
7 908 (9.42%) E-Commerce
8 853 (8.85%) Responsive Web Design
9 746 (7.74%) BDD
10 706 (7.33%) Continuous Integration
11 572 (5.94%) Unit Testing
12 536 (5.56%) OOP
13 476 (4.94%) Web Design
14 418 (4.34%) Software Engineering
15 377 (3.91%) CRM
16 353 (3.66%) Content Management
17 284 (2.95%) Workflow
18 278 (2.89%) SOA
19 241 (2.50%) Project Management
20 213 (2.21%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 2665 (27.66%) C#
2 2259 (23.44%) Java
3 1921 (19.94%) SQL
4 1557 (16.16%) PHP
5 525 (5.45%) Ruby
6 499 (5.18%) Python
7 385 (4.00%) T-SQL
8 277 (2.87%) VB.NET
9 250 (2.59%) Perl
10 231 (2.40%) C++
11 230 (2.39%) PL/SQL
12 215 (2.23%) VB
13 205 (2.13%) PHP5
14 196 (2.03%) Scala
15 149 (1.55%) PowerShell
16 144 (1.49%) C
17 137 (1.42%) Objective-C
18 121 (1.26%) Shell Script
19 94 (0.98%) VBScript
20 86 (0.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 565 (5.86%) Degree
2 424 (4.40%) Security Cleared
3 323 (3.35%) SC Cleared
4 213 (2.21%) ISTQB
5 128 (1.33%) DV Cleared
6 109 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 108 (1.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 88 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 57 (0.59%) ISEB
10 33 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
11 31 (0.32%) MCITP
12 26 (0.27%) Sun Certification
13 21 (0.22%) MCSD
14 16 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (0.12%) OCPJP
16 10 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
16 10 (0.10%) MCSE
17 9 (0.093%) MCPD
18 8 (0.083%) CCNA
18 8 (0.083%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 348 (3.61%) QA
2 48 (0.50%) WCAG
3 40 (0.42%) ISO 9001
4 27 (0.28%) SLA
5 23 (0.24%) WAI
6 13 (0.13%) HL7
7 12 (0.12%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (0.093%) Data Quality
10 8 (0.083%) ISO 14001
11 7 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.052%) GPG13
13 4 (0.042%) Section 508
14 3 (0.031%) SNOMED CT
15 2 (0.021%) JTAG
16 1 (0.010%) COBIT
16 1 (0.010%) TickIT
16 1 (0.010%) EMIR
16 1 (0.010%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 56 (0.58%) Active Directory
2 23 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (0.23%) Nmap
4 17 (0.18%) Varnish
5 16 (0.17%) vCloud
6 6 (0.062%) NFS
6 6 (0.062%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.052%) Docker
7 5 (0.052%) VirtualBox
7 5 (0.052%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.042%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.042%) Cygwin
9 3 (0.031%) SRDF
10 2 (0.021%) UAG
10 2 (0.021%) vSphere
10 2 (0.021%) Xen
10 2 (0.021%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.010%) Platform Symphony
11 1 (0.010%) RHEV
11 1 (0.010%) KVM
Systems Management
1 99 (1.03%) Puppet
2 88 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
3 64 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
4 39 (0.40%) Nagios
5 31 (0.32%) Capistrano
6 26 (0.27%) Vagrant
7 22 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 22 (0.23%) Nessus
8 14 (0.15%) Ansible
8 14 (0.15%) Control-M
9 13 (0.13%) Kibana
10 12 (0.12%) ZABBIX
10 12 (0.12%) SCOM
10 12 (0.12%) Graylog2
11 8 (0.083%) Zenoss
11 8 (0.083%) ITRS Geneos
11 8 (0.083%) Tivoli
12 7 (0.073%) CA SiteMinder
12 7 (0.073%) SCOrch
13 6 (0.062%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 968 (10.05%) Microsoft
2 887 (9.21%) Oracle
3 418 (4.34%) Adobe
4 276 (2.86%) Zend
5 261 (2.71%) HP
6 145 (1.50%) Sitecore
7 140 (1.45%) Google
8 139 (1.44%) Twitter
9 138 (1.43%) JBoss
10 131 (1.36%) IBM
11 120 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
12 104 (1.08%) SAP
13 77 (0.80%) ServiceNow
14 66 (0.68%) Sencha
15 56 (0.58%) EPiServer
16 55 (0.57%) Facebook
17 50 (0.52%) Sybase
18 43 (0.45%) hybris
19 39 (0.40%) Rackspace
20 37 (0.38%) VMware
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