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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
JavaScript (including ECMAScript)
Rank 15 16 19
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 4910 4859 3467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.78% 8.90% 7.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.44% 23.69% 19.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3295 3270 2131
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £485 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 52 105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.72 £15.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £71.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%

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
20943 20515 17666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.46% 37.59% 37.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 13614 13393 10852
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 487 635
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 £19.50 £18.00 £15.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +5 4570 £375 +7.14% 2608
London +3 2374 £400 +2.56% 908
South East -5 696 £350 +7.69% 473
City of London +7 541 £401 +0.12% 259
Yorkshire +2 307 £338 +12.50% 217
North West -5 289 £363 +11.53% 306
South West -3 243 £363 +13.28% 165
East of England -4 224 £325 -7.14% 220
Scotland +4 216 £350 +3.70% 84
West Midlands -9 199 £325 +1.56% 148
Berkshire +9 193 £368 +9.70% 81
West Yorkshire -3 191 £350 +16.66% 128
East Midlands -1 163 £318 +5.83% 125
Hampshire -13 152 £375 +17.18% 79
Leeds -5 137 £356 +18.75% 81
Manchester -6 127 £328 +0.76% 149
Cheshire +9 121 £401 +14.42% 79
Edinburgh +2 106 £350 +7.69% 35
Buckinghamshire -12 86 £325 -1.51% 41
Cambridgeshire -5 82 £298 -8.46% 84
Reading +1 78 £390 +20.00% 36
Bristol +5 77 £375 +17.18% 59
Surrey -9 75 £375 +3.44% 95
Glasgow -5 68 £331 -5.35% 38
West Sussex +11 63 £375 +36.36% 20
Hertfordshire -8 60 £363 -3.33% 47
Birmingham -16 60 £300 -6.97% 43
North Yorkshire +10 59 £340 +30.14% 37
Gloucestershire +12 58 £406 +16.07% 19
Essex -1 58 £400 +23.07% 25

JavaScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 7075 (74.28%) HTML
2 6111 (64.16%) CSS
3 3648 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
4 3431 (36.02%) jQuery
5 3404 (35.74%) HTML5
6 2943 (30.90%) .NET
7 2567 (26.95%) C#
8 2484 (26.08%) Java
9 2321 (24.37%) CSS3
10 2239 (23.51%) MVC
11 2171 (22.79%) SQL
12 2056 (21.59%) AngularJS
13 1970 (20.68%) ASP.NET
14 1962 (20.60%) TDD
15 1669 (17.52%) SQL Server
16 1547 (16.24%) OO
17 1438 (15.10%) Web Services
18 1387 (14.56%) XML
19 1211 (12.71%) Ajax
20 1185 (12.44%) Scrum
21 1176 (12.35%) PHP
22 1103 (11.58%) Git (software)
23 1061 (11.14%) Web Development
24 1060 (11.13%) Finance
25 1011 (10.61%) Microsoft
26 984 (10.33%) Node.js
27 981 (10.30%) Linux
28 959 (10.07%) Oracle
29 955 (10.03%) User Experience
30 862 (9.05%) MySQL

JavaScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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
1 984 (10.33%) Node.js
2 688 (7.22%) CMS
3 428 (4.49%) SharePoint
4 361 (3.79%) Apache
5 299 (3.14%) Tomcat
6 259 (2.72%) IIS
7 220 (2.31%) WebSphere
8 197 (2.07%) Drupal
9 195 (2.05%) SharePoint 2013
10 182 (1.91%) JBoss
11 177 (1.86%) Umbraco
12 173 (1.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 172 (1.81%) WordPress
14 128 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
15 127 (1.33%) WebLogic
16 125 (1.31%) Sitecore CMS
17 81 (0.85%) Confluence
18 75 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
19 68 (0.71%) nginx
20 60 (0.63%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 376 (3.95%) Photoshop
2 370 (3.88%) MS Excel
3 142 (1.49%) Adobe Illustrator
4 107 (1.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 96 (1.01%) MS Office
6 39 (0.41%) MS Visio
7 36 (0.38%) Fireworks
7 36 (0.38%) InfoPath
8 20 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
9 17 (0.18%) InDesign
10 15 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
11 13 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
11 13 (0.14%) MS Project
12 10 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
12 10 (0.10%) GIMP
13 6 (0.063%) Mingle
13 6 (0.063%) PowerPivot
13 6 (0.063%) Acrobat
14 5 (0.052%) Maya
15 3 (0.031%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 236 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 104 (1.09%) Magento
3 44 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 32 (0.34%) Tridion
5 27 (0.28%) WebTrends
6 25 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 22 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
8 15 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
9 8 (0.084%) Summit
10 6 (0.063%) Dynamics NAV
10 6 (0.063%) RMDS
11 5 (0.052%) Oracle BPM
12 4 (0.042%) Fredhopper
13 3 (0.031%) osCommerce
13 3 (0.031%) Oracle 11i
13 3 (0.031%) BusinessWorks
13 3 (0.031%) SAP R/3
13 3 (0.031%) Oracle CRM
14 2 (0.021%) Teamcenter
14 2 (0.021%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 288 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
2 183 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 95 (1.00%) GitHub
4 84 (0.88%) SaaS
5 64 (0.67%) Office 365
6 57 (0.60%) Google Analytics
7 56 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
8 53 (0.56%) IaaS
9 50 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
10 48 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
11 31 (0.33%) Heroku
12 24 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
13 23 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
14 17 (0.18%) Amazon S3
15 14 (0.15%) PaaS
15 14 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
15 14 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
16 13 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 13 (0.14%) Force.com
17 12 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 384 (4.03%) HTTP
2 270 (2.83%) Internet
3 146 (1.53%) Intranet
4 75 (0.79%) TCP/IP
5 67 (0.70%) LDAP
6 54 (0.57%) SSL
7 50 (0.52%) Firewall
8 46 (0.48%) SAN
9 41 (0.43%) DNS
10 37 (0.39%) VPN
11 34 (0.36%) HTTPS
12 30 (0.31%) FTP
13 21 (0.22%) WAN
14 17 (0.18%) LAN
15 15 (0.16%) NAS
15 15 (0.16%) Skype
16 14 (0.15%) Extranet
17 13 (0.14%) ATM
18 11 (0.12%) Multicast
18 11 (0.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1669 (17.52%) SQL Server
2 862 (9.05%) MySQL
3 509 (5.34%) Relational Database
4 418 (4.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 400 (4.20%) MongoDB
6 240 (2.52%) Oracle Database
7 225 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 221 (2.32%) NoSQL
9 213 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 191 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
11 183 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
12 171 (1.80%) RDBMS
13 128 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
14 123 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
15 121 (1.27%) Hadoop
16 117 (1.23%) Big Data
17 111 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
18 102 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
19 82 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
20 72 (0.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1103 (11.58%) Git (software)
2 628 (6.59%) Visual Studio
3 612 (6.43%) Subversion
4 429 (4.50%) Grunt
5 378 (3.97%) Selenium
6 367 (3.85%) Maven
7 345 (3.62%) Jenkins
8 308 (3.23%) Jasmine
9 303 (3.18%) JUnit
10 301 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
11 279 (2.93%) JIRA
12 250 (2.62%) Cucumber
13 233 (2.45%) Eclipse
14 194 (2.04%) Ant
15 168 (1.76%) Bower
16 166 (1.74%) NUnit
17 121 (1.27%) TeamCity
18 103 (1.08%) Axure RP
19 102 (1.07%) Mocha
20 90 (0.94%) WebDriver
General
1 1060 (11.13%) Finance
2 651 (6.83%) Banking
3 352 (3.70%) Marketing
4 251 (2.64%) Investment Banking
5 247 (2.59%) Retail
6 183 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 147 (1.54%) Games
8 145 (1.52%) Publishing
9 128 (1.34%) Front Office
10 124 (1.30%) Advertising
11 79 (0.83%) Back Office
12 59 (0.62%) Manufacturing
13 56 (0.59%) Legal
14 43 (0.45%) Financial Institution
15 40 (0.42%) Electronics
16 33 (0.35%) Multimedia
17 30 (0.31%) Law
18 25 (0.26%) Automotive
19 24 (0.25%) Billing
20 16 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 7600 (79.79%) Developer
2 1272 (13.35%) Front-End Developer
3 1202 (12.62%) .NET Developer
4 1002 (10.52%) Web Developer
5 932 (9.78%) Java Developer
6 801 (8.41%) JavaScript Developer
7 738 (7.75%) Senior Developer
8 689 (7.23%) C# Developer
9 471 (4.94%) C# .NET Developer
10 423 (4.44%) PHP Developer
11 337 (3.54%) Architect
12 328 (3.44%) Designer
13 322 (3.38%) UI Developer
14 309 (3.24%) UI Programmer
15 307 (3.22%) ASP.NET Developer
16 244 (2.56%) Analyst
17 242 (2.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 210 (2.20%) Software Developer
19 183 (1.92%) SharePoint Developer
20 177 (1.86%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7075 (74.28%) HTML
2 6111 (64.16%) CSS
3 3431 (36.02%) jQuery
4 3404 (35.74%) HTML5
5 2943 (30.90%) .NET
6 2321 (24.37%) CSS3
7 2056 (21.59%) AngularJS
8 1970 (20.68%) ASP.NET
9 1438 (15.10%) Web Services
10 1387 (14.56%) XML
11 1211 (12.71%) Ajax
12 835 (8.77%) ASP.NET MVC
13 824 (8.65%) JSON
14 784 (8.23%) Backbone.js
15 756 (7.94%) .NET Framework
16 740 (7.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 722 (7.58%) Spring
18 657 (6.90%) Sass
19 645 (6.77%) RESTful
20 635 (6.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 955 (10.03%) User Experience
2 414 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 330 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
4 300 (3.15%) Open Source
5 279 (2.93%) Computer Science
6 241 (2.53%) Visualisation
7 178 (1.87%) W3C
8 120 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
9 107 (1.12%) Digital Media
10 102 (1.07%) Social Media
11 83 (0.87%) N-Tier
12 68 (0.71%) RIA
13 62 (0.65%) Data Structures
14 61 (0.64%) Derivative
14 61 (0.64%) Graphic Design
15 57 (0.60%) iPhone
16 56 (0.59%) iPad
17 52 (0.55%) Algorithms
17 52 (0.55%) Client/Server
18 51 (0.54%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 981 (10.30%) Linux
2 596 (6.26%) Windows
3 587 (6.16%) UNIX
4 331 (3.48%) Android
5 324 (3.40%) Apple iOS
6 117 (1.23%) Mac OS X
7 80 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 75 (0.79%) CentOS
9 60 (0.63%) Solaris
10 50 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 45 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
12 36 (0.38%) Ubuntu
13 35 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 34 (0.36%) Windows Phone
15 33 (0.35%) Windows XP
16 27 (0.28%) AIX
17 22 (0.23%) Windows Vista
18 16 (0.17%) Windows 7
19 13 (0.14%) Windows 2000
20 12 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3648 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
2 2239 (23.51%) MVC
3 1962 (20.60%) TDD
4 1547 (16.24%) OO
5 1185 (12.44%) Scrum
6 1061 (11.14%) Web Development
7 751 (7.88%) Responsive Web Design
8 746 (7.83%) BDD
9 740 (7.77%) Continuous Integration
10 683 (7.17%) E-Commerce
11 531 (5.57%) Unit Testing
12 513 (5.39%) Software Engineering
13 441 (4.63%) OOP
14 407 (4.27%) Web Design
15 388 (4.07%) CRM
16 381 (4.00%) SOA
17 368 (3.86%) Content Management
18 261 (2.74%) Workflow
19 249 (2.61%) Mentoring
20 231 (2.43%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2567 (26.95%) C#
2 2484 (26.08%) Java
3 2171 (22.79%) SQL
4 1176 (12.35%) PHP
5 574 (6.03%) Python
6 505 (5.30%) Ruby
7 319 (3.35%) T-SQL
8 256 (2.69%) PL/SQL
9 242 (2.54%) C++
10 203 (2.13%) VB.NET
11 189 (1.98%) Perl
12 175 (1.84%) Scala
13 159 (1.67%) Shell Script
14 142 (1.49%) C
15 136 (1.43%) VB
15 136 (1.43%) PHP5
16 133 (1.40%) PowerShell
16 133 (1.40%) VBA
17 129 (1.35%) Objective-C
18 100 (1.05%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 547 (5.74%) Degree
2 481 (5.05%) Security Cleared
3 311 (3.27%) SC Cleared
4 104 (1.09%) DV Cleared
4 104 (1.09%) ISTQB
5 97 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 88 (0.92%) ISEB
7 70 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 56 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 54 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
10 43 (0.45%) MCITP
11 31 (0.33%) Sun Certification
12 18 (0.19%) CCNA
13 13 (0.14%) OCPJP
13 13 (0.14%) MCSE
14 11 (0.12%) MCSD
15 10 (0.10%) MCP
15 10 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (0.084%) HND
16 8 (0.084%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 279 (2.93%) QA
2 22 (0.23%) SLA
3 17 (0.18%) ISO 9001
4 13 (0.14%) WCAG
5 12 (0.13%) WAI
6 9 (0.094%) HL7
7 8 (0.084%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.031%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.031%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.031%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.010%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.010%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.010%) DICOM
9 1 (0.010%) GxP
9 1 (0.010%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (0.46%) Active Directory
3 37 (0.39%) Docker
4 28 (0.29%) Varnish
5 16 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.13%) NFS
6 12 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (0.10%) Firmware
8 9 (0.094%) SRDF
8 9 (0.094%) Xen
8 9 (0.094%) VirtualBox
8 9 (0.094%) KVM
9 6 (0.063%) vCloud
10 4 (0.042%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.042%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.031%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.021%) HDFS
12 2 (0.021%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.021%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.021%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 140 (1.47%) Puppet
2 111 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
3 46 (0.48%) StatsD
4 44 (0.46%) Ansible
4 44 (0.46%) Vagrant
5 41 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
6 20 (0.21%) HP UCMDB
6 20 (0.21%) Kibana
7 19 (0.20%) Graylog
8 14 (0.15%) Salt
9 10 (0.10%) Capistrano
10 8 (0.084%) logstash
11 7 (0.073%) ZABBIX
11 7 (0.073%) Nagios
12 6 (0.063%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 6 (0.063%) HAProxy
12 6 (0.063%) OpenIDM
12 6 (0.063%) OpenAM
13 5 (0.052%) Graphite
13 5 (0.052%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 1011 (10.61%) Microsoft
2 959 (10.07%) Oracle
3 442 (4.64%) Adobe
4 253 (2.66%) Google
5 174 (1.83%) Sitecore
6 163 (1.71%) Zend
7 150 (1.57%) IBM
8 139 (1.46%) HP
9 107 (1.12%) Twitter
10 79 (0.83%) Citrix
11 74 (0.78%) Cisco
12 73 (0.77%) EPiServer
13 71 (0.75%) VMware
13 71 (0.75%) SAP
13 71 (0.75%) Red Hat
14 70 (0.73%) Sybase
14 70 (0.73%) ServiceNow
15 67 (0.70%) Tableau
16 59 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
17 54 (0.57%) Facebook
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