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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
JavaScript
Rank 12 17 18
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 5071 4388 4127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.81% 8.44% 7.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.88% 21.67% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3317 2933 2540
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £226 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 57 120
Average hourly rate £33.86 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.25% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.54 £16.82 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.03 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.64% +16.66%

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
21237 20249 21292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.91% 38.95% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13638 12819 12605
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £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 417 554 739
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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
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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 +6 4700 £375 +7.14% 2297
London +6 2502 £400 +5.26% 800
South East -4 714 £350 - 431
City of London +6 533 £400 +5.26% 268
East of England -4 295 £363 +7.40% 163
South West -2 280 £340 +6.25% 177
West Midlands +5 251 £315 +14.54% 110
North West -3 241 £325 +4.83% 257
Scotland +2 211 £350 +13.36% 84
Yorkshire -7 190 £300 - 220
Berkshire -10 170 £363 +3.57% 79
Hampshire 0 168 £350 -6.66% 98
West Yorkshire -6 131 £300 - 120
Manchester -9 130 £325 +5.69% 142
East Midlands 0 123 £315 +14.54% 87
Surrey +21 116 £375 +17.18% 84
Bristol +5 101 £350 +40.00% 55
Birmingham +4 95 £325 +18.18% 30
Glasgow +10 94 £350 +16.66% 42
Leeds -4 94 £303 +0.83% 72
Hertfordshire +2 92 £375 +15.38% 38
Reading -5 82 £363 +3.57% 30
Buckinghamshire -6 73 £390 -2.50% 38
Edinburgh -5 70 £381 +23.98% 20
North East +11 64 £325 - 56
Essex -1 63 £375 +6.38% 17
Cambridgeshire -2 62 £325 - 63
Wiltshire -5 58 £325 +1.96% 28
Wales +14 57 £313 +13.63% 24
Oxfordshire -2 56 £325 +0.77% 56

JavaScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 7417 (75.62%) HTML
2 6358 (64.82%) CSS
3 3663 (37.35%) jQuery
4 3433 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3391 (34.57%) HTML5
6 3112 (31.73%) .NET
7 2705 (27.58%) C#
8 2343 (23.89%) Java
9 2295 (23.40%) MVC
10 2270 (23.14%) CSS3
11 2245 (22.89%) ASP.NET
12 1894 (19.31%) SQL
13 1818 (18.54%) TDD
14 1720 (17.54%) OO
15 1709 (17.42%) XML
16 1689 (17.22%) SQL Server
17 1567 (15.98%) AngularJS
18 1557 (15.87%) PHP
19 1444 (14.72%) Web Services
20 1411 (14.39%) Ajax
21 1159 (11.82%) Web Development
22 1145 (11.67%) Git (software)
23 1120 (11.42%) Linux
24 1115 (11.37%) Scrum
25 1113 (11.35%) MySQL
26 1010 (10.30%) Microsoft
27 978 (9.97%) Backbone.js
28 958 (9.77%) Finance
29 923 (9.41%) User Experience
30 900 (9.18%) JSON

JavaScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 757 (7.72%) Node.js
2 755 (7.70%) CMS
3 520 (5.30%) SharePoint
4 462 (4.71%) Apache
5 333 (3.40%) IIS
6 262 (2.67%) Tomcat
7 216 (2.20%) Drupal
8 211 (2.15%) WebSphere
9 196 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
10 195 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
11 194 (1.98%) Umbraco
12 175 (1.78%) WordPress
13 137 (1.40%) Sitecore CMS
14 105 (1.07%) Adobe CQ
15 87 (0.89%) WebLogic
16 61 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
17 57 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
18 51 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
19 48 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
20 47 (0.48%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 464 (4.73%) Photoshop
2 315 (3.21%) MS Excel
3 231 (2.36%) Adobe Illustrator
4 83 (0.85%) InfoPath
4 83 (0.85%) MS Office
5 50 (0.51%) Fireworks
6 23 (0.23%) MS Visio
7 21 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
8 18 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
9 13 (0.13%) InDesign
10 11 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
11 10 (0.10%) Acrobat
11 10 (0.10%) Doxygen
12 9 (0.092%) Adobe After Effects
13 6 (0.061%) MS Project
14 4 (0.041%) PaintShop Pro
14 4 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
14 4 (0.041%) GIMP
15 2 (0.020%) PowerPivot
16 1 (0.010%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 192 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 126 (1.28%) Magento
3 115 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
4 38 (0.39%) Google Analytics
5 35 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
6 34 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 27 (0.28%) SiteCatalyst
8 17 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
9 16 (0.16%) WebTrends
10 14 (0.14%) Tridion
10 14 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
11 10 (0.10%) Summit
12 8 (0.082%) Oracle CRM
13 6 (0.061%) Oracle Payables
14 4 (0.041%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 4 (0.041%) Agresso
14 4 (0.041%) Dynamics NAV
14 4 (0.041%) SAP CRM
15 3 (0.031%) RMDS
15 3 (0.031%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 130 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 101 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
3 88 (0.90%) GitHub
4 80 (0.82%) SaaS
5 59 (0.60%) Force.com
6 48 (0.49%) Office 365
7 41 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
8 28 (0.29%) Amazon S3
9 27 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
10 25 (0.25%) Heroku
11 14 (0.14%) Google App Engine
12 10 (0.10%) PaaS
13 8 (0.082%) Amazon EMR
14 7 (0.071%) Basecamp
14 7 (0.071%) Rackspace Cloud
15 6 (0.061%) IaaS
16 4 (0.041%) Joyent
17 3 (0.031%) Trello
17 3 (0.031%) Google Compute Engine
18 2 (0.020%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 387 (3.95%) HTTP
2 302 (3.08%) Internet
3 156 (1.59%) Intranet
4 144 (1.47%) TCP/IP
5 83 (0.85%) HTTPS
6 69 (0.70%) SSL
7 68 (0.69%) DNS
8 66 (0.67%) LDAP
9 49 (0.50%) SAN
10 41 (0.42%) Firewall
11 39 (0.40%) FTP
12 36 (0.37%) Extranet
13 34 (0.35%) SSH
14 32 (0.33%) Wireshark
15 24 (0.24%) VPN
16 17 (0.17%) NAS
17 13 (0.13%) Wireless
18 12 (0.12%) Modbus
18 12 (0.12%) MQTT
18 12 (0.12%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1689 (17.22%) SQL Server
2 1113 (11.35%) MySQL
3 534 (5.44%) Relational Database
4 391 (3.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 295 (3.01%) MongoDB
6 260 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 257 (2.62%) NoSQL
8 206 (2.10%) RDBMS
9 184 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 164 (1.67%) Oracle Database
11 151 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
12 150 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
13 121 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
14 112 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
15 104 (1.06%) Big Data
16 86 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
17 85 (0.87%) Redis
18 73 (0.74%) DB2
19 60 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
20 52 (0.53%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1145 (11.67%) Git (software)
2 802 (8.18%) Subversion
3 551 (5.62%) Visual Studio
4 355 (3.62%) Maven
5 330 (3.36%) Selenium
6 316 (3.22%) Jasmine
7 296 (3.02%) Jenkins
7 296 (3.02%) JUnit
8 287 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
9 274 (2.79%) Cucumber
10 270 (2.75%) Grunt
11 237 (2.42%) JIRA
11 237 (2.42%) Eclipse
12 183 (1.87%) TeamCity
13 165 (1.68%) Ant
14 159 (1.62%) NUnit
15 128 (1.31%) WebDriver
16 124 (1.26%) QuickTest Pro
17 119 (1.21%) PHPUnit
18 109 (1.11%) Hudson
General
1 958 (9.77%) Finance
2 492 (5.02%) Banking
3 339 (3.46%) Marketing
4 318 (3.24%) Retail
5 189 (1.93%) Investment Banking
6 147 (1.50%) Games
7 141 (1.44%) Telecoms
8 125 (1.27%) Advertising
9 123 (1.25%) Publishing
9 123 (1.25%) Front Office
10 103 (1.05%) Manufacturing
11 65 (0.66%) Back Office
12 55 (0.56%) Legal
13 46 (0.47%) Electronics
14 32 (0.33%) Financial Institution
15 24 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
16 23 (0.23%) Multimedia
17 19 (0.19%) Automotive
18 16 (0.16%) French Language
19 15 (0.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 8073 (82.31%) Developer
2 1544 (15.74%) Front-End Developer
3 1247 (12.71%) Web Developer
4 1207 (12.31%) .NET Developer
5 871 (8.88%) Java Developer
6 767 (7.82%) JavaScript Developer
7 667 (6.80%) C# Developer
8 654 (6.67%) Senior Developer
9 605 (6.17%) PHP Developer
10 473 (4.82%) C# .NET Developer
11 421 (4.29%) ASP.NET Developer
12 366 (3.73%) UI Developer
13 344 (3.51%) UI Programmer
14 294 (3.00%) Designer
15 290 (2.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 259 (2.64%) SharePoint Developer
17 246 (2.51%) Analyst
18 241 (2.46%) Front-End Web Developer
19 195 (1.99%) Software Engineer
20 187 (1.91%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7417 (75.62%) HTML
2 6358 (64.82%) CSS
3 3663 (37.35%) jQuery
4 3391 (34.57%) HTML5
5 3112 (31.73%) .NET
6 2270 (23.14%) CSS3
7 2245 (22.89%) ASP.NET
8 1709 (17.42%) XML
9 1567 (15.98%) AngularJS
10 1444 (14.72%) Web Services
11 1411 (14.39%) Ajax
12 978 (9.97%) Backbone.js
13 900 (9.18%) JSON
14 808 (8.24%) ASP.NET MVC
15 769 (7.84%) JSP
16 748 (7.63%) Spring
17 686 (6.99%) REST
18 667 (6.80%) .NET Framework
19 604 (6.16%) WCF
20 602 (6.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 923 (9.41%) User Experience
2 442 (4.51%) Open Source
3 372 (3.79%) Mobile App
4 351 (3.58%) Computer Science
5 331 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
6 200 (2.04%) W3C
7 187 (1.91%) Visualisation
8 133 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
9 118 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 97 (0.99%) Digital Media
11 88 (0.90%) N-Tier
12 80 (0.82%) iPad
13 78 (0.80%) Social Media
14 69 (0.70%) Graphic Design
15 66 (0.67%) GIS
16 63 (0.64%) iPhone
17 60 (0.61%) Mathematics
18 56 (0.57%) Inversion of Control
19 52 (0.53%) Web 2.0
19 52 (0.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1120 (11.42%) Linux
2 699 (7.13%) UNIX
3 652 (6.65%) Windows
4 335 (3.42%) Apple iOS
5 312 (3.18%) Android
6 175 (1.78%) Mac OS X
7 120 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 91 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 84 (0.86%) CentOS
10 69 (0.70%) Solaris
10 69 (0.70%) Windows XP
11 53 (0.54%) AIX
12 47 (0.48%) Windows 2000
13 43 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 38 (0.39%) Ubuntu
15 37 (0.38%) Windows 7
16 22 (0.22%) Mac OS
17 17 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
17 17 (0.17%) HPUX
18 16 (0.16%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3433 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2295 (23.40%) MVC
3 1818 (18.54%) TDD
4 1720 (17.54%) OO
5 1159 (11.82%) Web Development
6 1115 (11.37%) Scrum
7 892 (9.09%) E-Commerce
8 864 (8.81%) Responsive Web Design
9 775 (7.90%) BDD
10 726 (7.40%) Continuous Integration
11 583 (5.94%) Unit Testing
12 507 (5.17%) OOP
13 489 (4.99%) Web Design
14 444 (4.53%) Software Engineering
15 428 (4.36%) CRM
16 323 (3.29%) Content Management
17 295 (3.01%) SOA
18 277 (2.82%) Workflow
19 253 (2.58%) Project Management
20 213 (2.17%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2705 (27.58%) C#
2 2343 (23.89%) Java
3 1894 (19.31%) SQL
4 1557 (15.87%) PHP
5 579 (5.90%) Ruby
6 570 (5.81%) Python
7 393 (4.01%) T-SQL
8 270 (2.75%) Perl
9 268 (2.73%) VB.NET
10 243 (2.48%) C++
11 241 (2.46%) PL/SQL
12 236 (2.41%) Scala
13 221 (2.25%) VB
14 191 (1.95%) PHP5
15 166 (1.69%) PowerShell
16 143 (1.46%) C
17 130 (1.33%) Shell Script
17 130 (1.33%) Objective-C
18 127 (1.29%) VBScript
19 75 (0.76%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 585 (5.96%) Degree
2 441 (4.50%) Security Cleared
3 337 (3.44%) SC Cleared
4 214 (2.18%) ISTQB
5 133 (1.36%) DV Cleared
6 122 (1.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 96 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 94 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 48 (0.49%) ISEB
10 37 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
11 34 (0.35%) MCITP
12 26 (0.27%) Sun Certification
13 21 (0.21%) MCSD
14 12 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
15 11 (0.11%) MCSE
16 10 (0.10%) CCNA
17 8 (0.082%) OCPJP
17 8 (0.082%) MCPD
18 7 (0.071%) MCTS
18 7 (0.071%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 380 (3.87%) QA
2 43 (0.44%) WCAG
3 32 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 24 (0.24%) SLA
5 23 (0.23%) WAI
6 15 (0.15%) HL7
7 14 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.092%) ISO 14001
9 6 (0.061%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.061%) GPG13
10 5 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.031%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.031%) SNOMED CT
12 2 (0.020%) Section 508
13 1 (0.010%) EMIR
13 1 (0.010%) Dodd-Frank
13 1 (0.010%) COBIT
System Software
1 60 (0.61%) Active Directory
2 35 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (0.22%) vCloud
4 20 (0.20%) Nmap
5 18 (0.18%) Varnish
6 17 (0.17%) Docker
7 10 (0.10%) VirtualBox
8 9 (0.092%) Shibboleth
9 8 (0.082%) NFS
10 6 (0.061%) Hyper-V
11 5 (0.051%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (0.041%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.041%) Xen
12 4 (0.041%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.041%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.031%) Cygwin
14 2 (0.020%) HDFS
14 2 (0.020%) SRDF
14 2 (0.020%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.020%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 111 (1.13%) Puppet
2 74 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
3 71 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (0.33%) Vagrant
5 30 (0.31%) Capistrano
5 30 (0.31%) Nagios
6 23 (0.23%) Graylog2
7 21 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 20 (0.20%) Nessus
8 20 (0.20%) Kibana
9 17 (0.17%) ZABBIX
10 15 (0.15%) Ansible
11 13 (0.13%) Zenoss
12 12 (0.12%) SCOM
13 8 (0.082%) SCOrch
14 7 (0.071%) ITRS Geneos
14 7 (0.071%) Tivoli
14 7 (0.071%) Salt
15 5 (0.051%) CA SiteMinder
15 5 (0.051%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1010 (10.30%) Microsoft
2 876 (8.93%) Oracle
3 367 (3.74%) Adobe
4 299 (3.05%) Zend
5 252 (2.57%) HP
6 155 (1.58%) Google
7 154 (1.57%) Sitecore
8 151 (1.54%) IBM
9 145 (1.48%) JBoss
10 133 (1.36%) Twitter
11 132 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
12 84 (0.86%) SAP
13 60 (0.61%) EPiServer
14 57 (0.58%) Facebook
15 55 (0.56%) Sencha
16 54 (0.55%) Red Hat
17 50 (0.51%) Sybase
18 48 (0.49%) ServiceNow
19 47 (0.48%) VMware
20 38 (0.39%) Sun
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