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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
JavaScript (including ECMAScript)
Rank 11 13 18
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 5338 4911 4062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.36% 8.98% 7.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.73% 24.18% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3700 3282 2647
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £252 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 47 58
Average hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £13.00 £19.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £71.00 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £30.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.49% -12.85%

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
21582 20306 19437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.83% 37.11% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14525 13005 12031
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 416 572
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.25 £16.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 4952 £375 - 2582
London 0 2533 £413 +3.12% 919
South East +5 862 £375 +7.91% 403
City of London 0 536 £425 - 247
Yorkshire +10 322 £330 +10.00% 235
South West +3 297 £350 +7.69% 184
East of England +5 284 £350 - 160
North West 0 264 £350 +7.69% 353
Scotland 0 247 £375 +5.63% 80
West Yorkshire +13 223 £330 +10.00% 138
Leeds +7 171 £335 +11.66% 106
West Midlands -4 171 £325 +1.56% 149
Hampshire -7 165 £350 - 81
Berkshire +4 160 £375 +1.69% 65
East Midlands +9 155 £310 +12.72% 133
Oxfordshire +17 142 £400 +16.36% 55
Bristol +8 132 £350 - 68
Manchester -2 125 £325 - 185
Surrey +5 118 £400 +14.28% 75
Edinburgh +2 108 £375 - 37
Cambridgeshire +5 99 £338 -3.84% 58
Hertfordshire +2 97 £363 -3.33% 48
Cheshire +13 96 £373 +12.87% 95
Buckinghamshire +4 88 £350 +7.69% 35
Oxford +16 76 £403 +3.87% 23
Wales +3 67 £250 -16.66% 21
Nottinghamshire +14 64 £350 -4.10% 51
Kent +4 62 £335 +7.20% 19
Milton Keynes +2 62 £375 +3.80% 19
West Sussex +12 61 £350 +12.00% 30

JavaScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 7379 (72.14%) HTML
2 6398 (62.55%) CSS
3 4039 (39.49%) Agile Software Development
4 3615 (35.34%) HTML5
5 3423 (33.46%) jQuery
6 3068 (29.99%) .NET
7 2676 (26.16%) Java
8 2585 (25.27%) C#
9 2507 (24.51%) AngularJS
10 2425 (23.71%) CSS3
11 2365 (23.12%) MVC
12 2292 (22.41%) TDD
13 2224 (21.74%) SQL
14 1994 (19.49%) ASP.NET
15 1702 (16.64%) SQL Server
16 1597 (15.61%) OO
17 1483 (14.50%) Web Services
18 1379 (13.48%) XML
19 1365 (13.34%) Scrum
20 1305 (12.76%) PHP
21 1243 (12.15%) Git (software)
22 1138 (11.13%) Node.js
23 1096 (10.71%) Finance
24 1094 (10.70%) Ajax
25 1079 (10.55%) Web Development
26 1019 (9.96%) MySQL
27 992 (9.70%) Linux
28 975 (9.53%) ASP.NET MVC
29 960 (9.39%) Oracle
30 952 (9.31%) User Experience

JavaScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1138 (11.13%) Node.js
2 701 (6.85%) CMS
3 369 (3.61%) SharePoint
4 327 (3.20%) Tomcat
5 322 (3.15%) Apache
6 268 (2.62%) IIS
7 260 (2.54%) WebSphere
8 216 (2.11%) Drupal
8 216 (2.11%) JBoss
9 207 (2.02%) WordPress
10 204 (1.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 179 (1.75%) Umbraco
12 170 (1.66%) SharePoint 2013
13 146 (1.43%) WebLogic
14 124 (1.21%) Confluence
15 105 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
16 100 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
17 84 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
18 65 (0.64%) Apache Solr
19 49 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 376 (3.68%) Photoshop
2 330 (3.23%) MS Excel
3 135 (1.32%) Adobe Illustrator
4 76 (0.74%) MS Office
5 58 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 40 (0.39%) MS Visio
7 30 (0.29%) InfoPath
8 28 (0.27%) Fireworks
9 18 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
10 15 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
11 14 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
12 12 (0.12%) InDesign
13 10 (0.098%) AutoCAD
13 10 (0.098%) MS Project
14 9 (0.088%) Siemens NX
15 8 (0.078%) PowerPivot
15 8 (0.078%) Adobe After Effects
16 6 (0.059%) GIMP
17 5 (0.049%) Maya
17 5 (0.049%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 231 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 139 (1.36%) Magento
3 32 (0.31%) Tridion
4 29 (0.28%) WebTrends
5 26 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
6 19 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
7 18 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
8 17 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 11 (0.11%) Teamcenter
9 11 (0.11%) RMDS
10 10 (0.098%) Oracle BPM
11 7 (0.068%) Summit
12 6 (0.059%) BASE24
13 5 (0.049%) Dynamics NAV
13 5 (0.049%) Remedy ITSM
14 4 (0.039%) Fredhopper
15 3 (0.029%) BigMachines
15 3 (0.029%) GoldMine
16 2 (0.020%) ION MarketView
16 2 (0.020%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 353 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 195 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 139 (1.36%) GitHub
4 113 (1.10%) SaaS
5 89 (0.87%) Google Analytics
6 78 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
7 59 (0.58%) Adobe Analytics
8 54 (0.53%) IaaS
9 50 (0.49%) Office 365
10 46 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
11 43 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
12 29 (0.28%) Heroku
13 19 (0.19%) Amazon S3
13 19 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 17 (0.17%) PaaS
15 16 (0.16%) Google App Engine
16 15 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
16 15 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
17 14 (0.14%) Google Apps
18 11 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 427 (4.17%) HTTP
2 283 (2.77%) Internet
3 126 (1.23%) Intranet
4 66 (0.65%) LDAP
5 63 (0.62%) TCP/IP
5 63 (0.62%) Firewall
6 53 (0.52%) SSL
7 39 (0.38%) DNS
8 37 (0.36%) SAN
9 26 (0.25%) VPN
10 24 (0.23%) HTTPS
11 19 (0.19%) Extranet
12 18 (0.18%) WAN
12 18 (0.18%) Unified Communications
13 15 (0.15%) LAN
13 15 (0.15%) DMZ
14 14 (0.14%) FTP
14 14 (0.14%) Converged Networks
15 13 (0.13%) ATM
16 12 (0.12%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1702 (16.64%) SQL Server
2 1019 (9.96%) MySQL
3 530 (5.18%) Relational Database
4 517 (5.05%) MongoDB
5 341 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 278 (2.72%) NoSQL
7 205 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
8 203 (1.98%) Oracle Database
9 195 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 193 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
11 176 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 158 (1.54%) RDBMS
13 157 (1.53%) Hadoop
14 152 (1.49%) Big Data
15 137 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
16 125 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
17 113 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
18 106 (1.04%) DB2
19 100 (0.98%) Redis
20 94 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1243 (12.15%) Git (software)
2 639 (6.25%) Subversion
3 550 (5.38%) Visual Studio
4 491 (4.80%) Grunt
5 399 (3.90%) Selenium
6 389 (3.80%) Jenkins
7 373 (3.65%) Maven
8 335 (3.28%) Jasmine
9 326 (3.19%) JIRA
10 321 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
11 264 (2.58%) JUnit
12 258 (2.52%) Cucumber
13 253 (2.47%) Eclipse
14 184 (1.80%) Bower
15 183 (1.79%) Ant
16 175 (1.71%) NUnit
17 166 (1.62%) TeamCity
17 166 (1.62%) gulp
18 107 (1.05%) Mocha
19 105 (1.03%) WebDriver
General
1 1096 (10.71%) Finance
2 608 (5.94%) Banking
3 399 (3.90%) Marketing
4 310 (3.03%) Retail
5 261 (2.55%) Investment Banking
6 174 (1.70%) Telecoms
7 159 (1.55%) Publishing
8 142 (1.39%) Games
9 117 (1.14%) Front Office
10 98 (0.96%) Advertising
11 80 (0.78%) Legal
12 71 (0.69%) Back Office
13 54 (0.53%) Manufacturing
14 51 (0.50%) Financial Institution
15 36 (0.35%) Automotive
16 31 (0.30%) Law
16 31 (0.30%) Electronics
17 30 (0.29%) Multimedia
18 18 (0.18%) Retail Banking
19 15 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8114 (79.32%) Developer
2 1405 (13.74%) Front-End Developer
3 1325 (12.95%) .NET Developer
4 1057 (10.33%) Web Developer
5 965 (9.43%) Java Developer
6 884 (8.64%) JavaScript Developer
7 705 (6.89%) Senior Developer
8 635 (6.21%) C# Developer
9 468 (4.58%) C# .NET Developer
10 424 (4.15%) PHP Developer
11 381 (3.72%) Architect
12 348 (3.40%) UI Developer
13 333 (3.26%) UI Programmer
14 329 (3.22%) ASP.NET Developer
15 273 (2.67%) Designer
16 261 (2.55%) Analyst
17 225 (2.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 211 (2.06%) Software Engineer
19 207 (2.02%) Front-End Web Developer
20 194 (1.90%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7379 (72.14%) HTML
2 6398 (62.55%) CSS
3 3615 (35.34%) HTML5
4 3423 (33.46%) jQuery
5 3068 (29.99%) .NET
6 2507 (24.51%) AngularJS
7 2425 (23.71%) CSS3
8 1994 (19.49%) ASP.NET
9 1483 (14.50%) Web Services
10 1379 (13.48%) XML
11 1094 (10.70%) Ajax
12 975 (9.53%) ASP.NET MVC
13 849 (8.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 840 (8.21%) Backbone.js
15 784 (7.66%) JSON
16 768 (7.51%) Sass
17 760 (7.43%) Spring
18 754 (7.37%) .NET Framework
19 692 (6.77%) REST
20 664 (6.49%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 952 (9.31%) User Experience
2 428 (4.18%) Mobile App
3 367 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
4 260 (2.54%) Visualisation
5 257 (2.51%) Computer Science
6 203 (1.98%) W3C
7 154 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
8 118 (1.15%) Social Media
9 112 (1.09%) Digital Media
10 98 (0.96%) N-Tier
11 74 (0.72%) Management Information System
12 73 (0.71%) Data Structures
13 72 (0.70%) Graphic Design
14 59 (0.58%) Derivative
14 59 (0.58%) Client/Server
15 55 (0.54%) Algorithms
16 50 (0.49%) Equity Derivative
17 48 (0.47%) GIS
17 48 (0.47%) Inversion of Control
18 45 (0.44%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 992 (9.70%) Linux
2 653 (6.38%) Windows
3 600 (5.87%) UNIX
4 336 (3.28%) Android
5 313 (3.06%) Apple iOS
6 92 (0.90%) Mac OS X
7 75 (0.73%) Solaris
8 73 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 65 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 64 (0.63%) CentOS
11 62 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 53 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
13 47 (0.46%) AIX
14 32 (0.31%) Ubuntu
15 30 (0.29%) Windows Phone
16 16 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
17 15 (0.15%) Windows 2000
18 14 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
18 14 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
19 12 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4039 (39.49%) Agile Software Development
2 2365 (23.12%) MVC
3 2292 (22.41%) TDD
4 1597 (15.61%) OO
5 1365 (13.34%) Scrum
6 1079 (10.55%) Web Development
7 944 (9.23%) E-Commerce
8 897 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
9 855 (8.36%) Responsive Web Design
10 818 (8.00%) BDD
11 602 (5.89%) Software Engineering
12 593 (5.80%) Unit Testing
13 435 (4.25%) SOA
13 435 (4.25%) Web Design
14 421 (4.12%) SDLC
15 414 (4.05%) CRM
16 364 (3.56%) OOP
17 356 (3.48%) Content Management
18 318 (3.11%) Open Source
19 288 (2.82%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2676 (26.16%) Java
2 2585 (25.27%) C#
3 2224 (21.74%) SQL
4 1305 (12.76%) PHP
5 697 (6.81%) Python
6 536 (5.24%) Ruby
7 309 (3.02%) C++
8 283 (2.77%) T-SQL
9 253 (2.47%) Perl
10 252 (2.46%) PL/SQL
11 207 (2.02%) VB.NET
12 194 (1.90%) Scala
13 178 (1.74%) PowerShell
14 163 (1.59%) C
15 153 (1.50%) VB
16 144 (1.41%) Shell Script
17 142 (1.39%) Objective-C
18 101 (0.99%) Bash Shell
19 88 (0.86%) PHP5
20 85 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 498 (4.87%) Degree
2 464 (4.54%) Security Cleared
3 277 (2.71%) SC Cleared
4 113 (1.10%) DV Cleared
5 75 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 73 (0.71%) ISEB
7 68 (0.66%) ISTQB
8 51 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 40 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 36 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
11 35 (0.34%) Sun Certification
12 32 (0.31%) MCITP
13 14 (0.14%) MCSD
14 13 (0.13%) OCPJP
15 12 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (0.11%) MCP
17 10 (0.098%) CISSP
18 9 (0.088%) CCNA
19 7 (0.068%) HND
20 6 (0.059%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 294 (2.87%) QA
2 31 (0.30%) SLA
3 17 (0.17%) WCAG
4 11 (0.11%) WAI
5 8 (0.078%) HL7
6 6 (0.059%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.059%) ISO 14001
6 6 (0.059%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.029%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (0.029%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.020%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.020%) TickIT
8 2 (0.020%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.010%) COBIT
9 1 (0.010%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.010%) DICOM
System Software
1 79 (0.77%) Docker
2 73 (0.71%) Active Directory
3 60 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (0.27%) Varnish
5 21 (0.21%) vCloud
6 16 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (0.12%) vSphere
7 12 (0.12%) KVM
8 11 (0.11%) NFS
9 9 (0.088%) Xen
10 8 (0.078%) SRDF
11 7 (0.068%) Firmware
12 6 (0.059%) Squid
13 4 (0.039%) VMware ESX
13 4 (0.039%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.039%) Shibboleth
14 3 (0.029%) Apache Flume
15 2 (0.020%) HDFS
15 2 (0.020%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 169 (1.65%) Puppet
2 148 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
3 54 (0.53%) Vagrant
4 50 (0.49%) StatsD
4 50 (0.49%) Ansible
5 25 (0.24%) Rundeck
6 23 (0.22%) Salt
7 21 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
8 20 (0.20%) Kibana
8 20 (0.20%) Graylog
8 20 (0.20%) logstash
9 15 (0.15%) HP UCMDB
9 15 (0.15%) Capistrano
10 13 (0.13%) ZABBIX
10 13 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 12 (0.12%) HAProxy
11 12 (0.12%) Graphite
12 11 (0.11%) Opsview
13 10 (0.098%) Tivoli
14 7 (0.068%) Plesk
Vendors
1 960 (9.39%) Oracle
2 906 (8.86%) Microsoft
3 475 (4.64%) Adobe
4 273 (2.67%) Google
5 196 (1.92%) IBM
6 178 (1.74%) Zend
7 149 (1.46%) Sitecore
8 121 (1.18%) HP
9 106 (1.04%) Twitter
10 93 (0.91%) VMware
11 89 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
12 79 (0.77%) Red Hat
13 78 (0.76%) ServiceNow
14 76 (0.74%) Tableau
15 72 (0.70%) EPiServer
15 72 (0.70%) Sybase
16 71 (0.69%) Citrix
17 65 (0.64%) Cisco
18 64 (0.63%) hybris
19 53 (0.52%) SAP
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