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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
JavaScript (including ECMAScript)
Rank 10 12 17
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 5743 5024 4396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.67% 9.03% 8.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.35% 24.21% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4054 3220 2932
Average daily rate
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£380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 56 48
Average hourly rate £36.50 £36.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £19.00 £19.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.40 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.59 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.60% -5.55%

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
22652 20755 20424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.13% 37.29% 38.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 15246 13137 12847
Average daily rate £400 £388 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -1.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £268 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 415 566
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £64.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +3 5363 £388 +3.33% 2617
London +4 2619 £425 +6.25% 874
South East +4 918 £375 +7.14% 438
City of London -3 492 £433 +8.12% 200
Yorkshire +12 372 £350 +16.66% 230
North West -2 367 £375 +15.38% 345
East of England +6 316 £350 - 167
South West 0 289 £350 +3.70% 156
West Yorkshire +12 273 £350 +16.66% 137
Scotland -1 223 £350 - 91
Leeds +9 212 £351 +17.00% 102
West Midlands -4 200 £338 +8.00% 200
Berkshire +4 180 £363 - 92
Hampshire -9 178 £350 - 95
East Midlands +5 166 £325 +8.33% 161
Oxfordshire +9 146 £401 +16.72% 60
Manchester -4 142 £350 +7.69% 165
Surrey +1 134 £400 +23.07% 56
Bristol +1 122 £350 - 39
Cheshire +11 119 £400 +7.38% 104
Cambridgeshire +11 109 £360 +10.76% 70
Edinburgh 0 105 £350 -4.76% 27
North East +5 104 £413 +32.00% 43
Oxford +13 100 £412 +13.51% 25
Hertfordshire +4 100 £363 -3.33% 51
Buckinghamshire +3 87 £367 -2.13% 45
Tyne and Wear +17 85 £438 +45.83% 36
Wales +1 82 £250 -16.66% 22
Newcastle upon Tyne +14 78 £473 +51.20% 33
Cambridge +20 76 £360 +2.85% 49

JavaScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 7569 (71.65%) HTML
2 6544 (61.95%) CSS
3 4255 (40.28%) Agile Software Development
4 3678 (34.82%) HTML5
5 3435 (32.52%) jQuery
6 3029 (28.67%) .NET
7 2818 (26.68%) Java
8 2631 (24.91%) AngularJS
9 2512 (23.78%) C#
10 2437 (23.07%) CSS3
11 2360 (22.34%) MVC
12 2311 (21.88%) TDD
13 2281 (21.59%) SQL
14 1904 (18.02%) ASP.NET
15 1713 (16.22%) SQL Server
16 1556 (14.73%) OO
17 1471 (13.92%) Web Services
18 1434 (13.57%) XML
19 1385 (13.11%) PHP
19 1385 (13.11%) Scrum
20 1362 (12.89%) Git (software)
21 1241 (11.75%) Node.js
22 1120 (10.60%) Finance
23 1107 (10.48%) Web Development
24 1087 (10.29%) Ajax
25 1068 (10.11%) Linux
26 1054 (9.98%) E-Commerce
27 1038 (9.83%) MySQL
28 992 (9.39%) User Experience
29 974 (9.22%) Oracle

JavaScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1241 (11.75%) Node.js
2 736 (6.97%) CMS
3 368 (3.48%) SharePoint
4 333 (3.15%) Apache
5 321 (3.04%) Tomcat
6 316 (2.99%) IIS
7 281 (2.66%) WebSphere
8 251 (2.38%) JBoss
9 250 (2.37%) Drupal
10 222 (2.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 209 (1.98%) WordPress
12 177 (1.68%) Umbraco
13 160 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
14 159 (1.51%) WebLogic
15 139 (1.32%) Confluence
16 102 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
17 98 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
18 84 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
19 68 (0.64%) Apache Solr
20 55 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 409 (3.87%) Photoshop
2 335 (3.17%) MS Excel
3 157 (1.49%) Adobe Illustrator
4 90 (0.85%) MS Office
5 66 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 44 (0.42%) MS Visio
7 30 (0.28%) InfoPath
8 24 (0.23%) Fireworks
8 24 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
9 18 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
10 17 (0.16%) InDesign
11 16 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
12 10 (0.095%) MS Project
13 9 (0.085%) AutoCAD
13 9 (0.085%) Adobe After Effects
13 9 (0.085%) GIMP
13 9 (0.085%) Siemens NX
14 5 (0.047%) Maya
14 5 (0.047%) CATIA
14 5 (0.047%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 224 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 162 (1.53%) Magento
3 27 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
4 26 (0.25%) Tridion
5 22 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 19 (0.18%) WebTrends
7 17 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 16 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
8 16 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
9 10 (0.095%) Teamcenter
9 10 (0.095%) Summit
9 10 (0.095%) BigMachines
10 9 (0.085%) RMDS
11 6 (0.057%) BASE24
12 5 (0.047%) Cordys
13 4 (0.038%) Dynamics NAV
13 4 (0.038%) Remedy ITSM
13 4 (0.038%) Fredhopper
14 3 (0.028%) GoldMine
15 2 (0.019%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 363 (3.44%) Amazon AWS
2 181 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 163 (1.54%) GitHub
4 112 (1.06%) SaaS
5 104 (0.98%) Google Analytics
6 96 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
7 63 (0.60%) IaaS
8 52 (0.49%) Office 365
9 51 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
10 49 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
11 42 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
12 23 (0.22%) PaaS
12 23 (0.22%) Heroku
13 20 (0.19%) Google App Engine
14 19 (0.18%) Amazon S3
15 17 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 14 (0.13%) Google Apps
17 11 (0.10%) OpenShift
18 10 (0.095%) Force.com
19 9 (0.085%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 462 (4.37%) HTTP
2 278 (2.63%) Internet
3 117 (1.11%) Intranet
4 74 (0.70%) Firewall
5 65 (0.62%) LDAP
6 64 (0.61%) TCP/IP
7 60 (0.57%) SSL
8 45 (0.43%) DNS
9 35 (0.33%) SAN
10 28 (0.27%) VPN
10 28 (0.27%) FTP
11 23 (0.22%) HTTPS
12 20 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
13 19 (0.18%) DMZ
14 18 (0.17%) Unified Communications
15 17 (0.16%) 4G
16 16 (0.15%) SSH
16 16 (0.15%) Extranet
16 16 (0.15%) 3G
16 16 (0.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1713 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 1038 (9.83%) MySQL
3 593 (5.61%) MongoDB
4 521 (4.93%) Relational Database
5 342 (3.24%) SQL Server 2008
6 301 (2.85%) NoSQL
7 244 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
8 198 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 185 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 181 (1.71%) Oracle Database
11 177 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
12 169 (1.60%) Big Data
13 166 (1.57%) Hadoop
14 150 (1.42%) RDBMS
15 143 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
16 133 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
17 118 (1.12%) DB2
18 117 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
18 117 (1.11%) Redis
19 92 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1362 (12.89%) Git (software)
2 656 (6.21%) Subversion
3 522 (4.94%) Visual Studio
4 487 (4.61%) Grunt
5 456 (4.32%) Jenkins
6 421 (3.99%) Selenium
7 395 (3.74%) Maven
8 357 (3.38%) JIRA
9 324 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
10 323 (3.06%) Jasmine
11 255 (2.41%) Eclipse
12 253 (2.39%) JUnit
13 246 (2.33%) Cucumber
14 193 (1.83%) TeamCity
15 187 (1.77%) Ant
16 183 (1.73%) gulp
17 161 (1.52%) NUnit
18 157 (1.49%) Bower
19 123 (1.16%) WebDriver
20 96 (0.91%) Mocha
General
1 1120 (10.60%) Finance
2 616 (5.83%) Banking
3 402 (3.81%) Marketing
4 334 (3.16%) Retail
5 242 (2.29%) Investment Banking
6 189 (1.79%) Telecoms
7 178 (1.68%) Publishing
8 114 (1.08%) Games
9 104 (0.98%) Front Office
10 94 (0.89%) Legal
10 94 (0.89%) Advertising
11 61 (0.58%) Financial Institution
12 57 (0.54%) Manufacturing
13 52 (0.49%) Back Office
14 39 (0.37%) Multimedia
15 36 (0.34%) Automotive
16 34 (0.32%) Law
17 30 (0.28%) Electronics
18 22 (0.21%) Retail Banking
19 19 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8346 (79.00%) Developer
2 1508 (14.27%) Front-End Developer
3 1232 (11.66%) .NET Developer
4 1105 (10.46%) Web Developer
5 1011 (9.57%) Java Developer
6 880 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
7 716 (6.78%) Senior Developer
8 584 (5.53%) C# Developer
9 442 (4.18%) PHP Developer
10 413 (3.91%) C# .NET Developer
11 386 (3.65%) Architect
12 376 (3.56%) UI Developer
13 360 (3.41%) UI Programmer
14 309 (2.93%) Analyst
15 290 (2.75%) ASP.NET Developer
16 282 (2.67%) Designer
17 232 (2.20%) Full Stack Developer
18 221 (2.09%) Front-End Web Developer
19 198 (1.87%) Software Developer
20 197 (1.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7569 (71.65%) HTML
2 6544 (61.95%) CSS
3 3678 (34.82%) HTML5
4 3435 (32.52%) jQuery
5 3029 (28.67%) .NET
6 2631 (24.91%) AngularJS
7 2437 (23.07%) CSS3
8 1904 (18.02%) ASP.NET
9 1471 (13.92%) Web Services
10 1434 (13.57%) XML
11 1087 (10.29%) Ajax
12 957 (9.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 918 (8.69%) ASP.NET MVC
14 829 (7.85%) Backbone.js
14 829 (7.85%) Sass
15 808 (7.65%) JSON
16 766 (7.25%) Spring
17 733 (6.94%) REST
18 728 (6.89%) .NET Framework
19 654 (6.19%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 992 (9.39%) User Experience
2 413 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
3 398 (3.77%) Mobile App
4 274 (2.59%) Computer Science
5 254 (2.40%) Visualisation
6 198 (1.87%) W3C
7 163 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
8 122 (1.15%) Social Media
9 114 (1.08%) Digital Media
10 113 (1.07%) N-Tier
11 78 (0.74%) Management Information System
12 76 (0.72%) Graphic Design
13 64 (0.61%) Derivative
14 58 (0.55%) Client/Server
15 57 (0.54%) Data Structures
16 56 (0.53%) RIA
17 55 (0.52%) Equity Derivative
18 52 (0.49%) Algorithms
19 50 (0.47%) GIS
20 47 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1068 (10.11%) Linux
2 654 (6.19%) Windows
3 631 (5.97%) UNIX
4 308 (2.92%) Android
5 282 (2.67%) Apple iOS
6 97 (0.92%) Mac OS X
7 84 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 78 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 77 (0.73%) Solaris
10 75 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
11 70 (0.66%) CentOS
12 63 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
13 58 (0.55%) AIX
14 39 (0.37%) Ubuntu
15 25 (0.24%) Mac OS
15 25 (0.24%) Windows Phone
16 17 (0.16%) Windows 2000
17 16 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
18 15 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
19 13 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4255 (40.28%) Agile Software Development
2 2360 (22.34%) MVC
3 2311 (21.88%) TDD
4 1556 (14.73%) OO
5 1385 (13.11%) Scrum
6 1107 (10.48%) Web Development
7 1054 (9.98%) E-Commerce
8 952 (9.01%) Continuous Integration
9 881 (8.34%) BDD
10 869 (8.23%) Responsive Web Design
11 625 (5.92%) Unit Testing
12 570 (5.40%) Software Engineering
13 475 (4.50%) SOA
14 454 (4.30%) Web Design
15 440 (4.17%) SDLC
16 394 (3.73%) CRM
17 381 (3.61%) OOP
18 379 (3.59%) Open Source
19 371 (3.51%) Content Management
20 298 (2.82%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2818 (26.68%) Java
2 2512 (23.78%) C#
3 2281 (21.59%) SQL
4 1385 (13.11%) PHP
5 729 (6.90%) Python
6 549 (5.20%) Ruby
7 325 (3.08%) T-SQL
8 323 (3.06%) C++
9 266 (2.52%) Perl
10 245 (2.32%) PL/SQL
11 228 (2.16%) Scala
12 219 (2.07%) PowerShell
13 217 (2.05%) VB.NET
14 190 (1.80%) VB
15 170 (1.61%) Shell Script
16 169 (1.60%) C
17 120 (1.14%) Objective-C
18 101 (0.96%) Bash Shell
19 94 (0.89%) VBScript
20 88 (0.83%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 480 (4.54%) Degree
1 480 (4.54%) Security Cleared
2 280 (2.65%) SC Cleared
3 107 (1.01%) DV Cleared
4 72 (0.68%) ISTQB
5 65 (0.62%) ISEB
6 48 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 48 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 36 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 36 (0.34%) Sun Certification
8 30 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (0.19%) MCITP
10 16 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (0.12%) OCPJP
12 10 (0.095%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 9 (0.085%) CISSP
13 9 (0.085%) CCNA
13 9 (0.085%) MCSD
14 7 (0.066%) HND
14 7 (0.066%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 321 (3.04%) QA
2 38 (0.36%) SLA
3 20 (0.19%) WCAG
4 13 (0.12%) WAI
5 8 (0.076%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.076%) HL7
5 8 (0.076%) P3O
6 7 (0.066%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.066%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.038%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.028%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 2 (0.019%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.019%) TickIT
9 2 (0.019%) COBIT
10 1 (0.009%) HIPAA
System Software
1 99 (0.94%) Docker
2 80 (0.76%) Active Directory
3 59 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (0.33%) Varnish
5 29 (0.27%) vCloud
6 19 (0.18%) Hyper-V
7 18 (0.17%) vSphere
8 10 (0.095%) KVM
8 10 (0.095%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (0.095%) Squid
9 9 (0.085%) NFS
10 7 (0.066%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.066%) Xen
11 6 (0.057%) SRDF
12 4 (0.038%) Firmware
12 4 (0.038%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.038%) Shibboleth
13 3 (0.028%) Apache Flume
13 3 (0.028%) VMware ESX
14 2 (0.019%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 172 (1.63%) Puppet
2 165 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
3 65 (0.62%) Ansible
4 62 (0.59%) Vagrant
5 56 (0.53%) StatsD
6 31 (0.29%) logstash
7 30 (0.28%) Rundeck
8 29 (0.27%) Salt
9 25 (0.24%) Kibana
10 22 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
11 21 (0.20%) ZABBIX
12 19 (0.18%) Capistrano
13 18 (0.17%) Tivoli
14 17 (0.16%) HAProxy
15 16 (0.15%) HP UCMDB
16 14 (0.13%) Graphite
17 13 (0.12%) Graylog
17 13 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 11 (0.10%) Opsview
19 9 (0.085%) Foglight
Vendors
1 974 (9.22%) Oracle
2 881 (8.34%) Microsoft
3 507 (4.80%) Adobe
4 275 (2.60%) Google
5 207 (1.96%) IBM
6 177 (1.68%) Zend
7 129 (1.22%) Sitecore
7 129 (1.22%) HP
8 108 (1.02%) VMware
9 105 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
10 104 (0.98%) ServiceNow
11 103 (0.98%) Twitter
12 99 (0.94%) Red Hat
13 82 (0.78%) Sybase
14 81 (0.77%) Tableau
15 78 (0.74%) Citrix
16 70 (0.66%) hybris
17 61 (0.58%) EPiServer
18 59 (0.56%) Apigee
19 57 (0.54%) Cisco
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