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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
JavaScript (including ECMAScript)
Rank 11 16 19
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 4841 4628 3501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.94% 8.79% 7.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.80% 23.50% 19.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3309 3177 2165
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 36 108
Average hourly rate £28.69 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.02% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £106.60 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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
20342 19691 17540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.55% 37.41% 37.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13467 13006 10832
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 468 618
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 22 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 22 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 22 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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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 +6 4496 £375 +3.44% 2754
London +1 2374 £400 - 959
South East +1 669 £350 +7.53% 458
City of London +7 531 £400 -3.03% 291
Yorkshire +3 307 £325 +6.73% 211
North West 0 283 £363 +11.53% 357
South West -1 244 £363 +11.53% 210
Scotland +4 224 £350 -4.76% 95
East of England -6 215 £325 -7.14% 207
West Yorkshire 0 200 £344 +10.00% 133
West Midlands -7 190 £325 +1.56% 167
Berkshire +2 169 £375 +11.94% 78
East Midlands +1 160 £303 +0.83% 121
Leeds -3 142 £350 +12.08% 84
Cheshire +13 132 £408 +25.38% 97
Hampshire -13 130 £350 +7.69% 99
Manchester -2 120 £325 - 179
Edinburgh +3 103 £375 -2.59% 47
Bristol +3 93 £375 +15.38% 66
Buckinghamshire -1 87 £325 -0.76% 51
Surrey -3 82 £375 - 75
Cambridgeshire +2 81 £305 -9.62% 74
Hertfordshire -4 69 £369 -1.66% 54
Oxfordshire -1 68 £395 +29.50% 70
Glasgow -1 67 £325 -13.33% 25
Milton Keynes +5 62 £325 -7.14% 23
Reading 0 60 £400 +23.07% 34
Nottinghamshire +4 57 £325 -3.70% 44
Warrington +20 55 £650 +116.66% 31
Birmingham -17 55 £300 -6.25% 47

JavaScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 7002 (73.68%) HTML
2 6045 (63.61%) CSS
3 3640 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
4 3330 (35.04%) HTML5
5 3306 (34.79%) jQuery
6 2951 (31.05%) .NET
7 2540 (26.73%) C#
8 2489 (26.19%) Java
9 2241 (23.58%) CSS3
10 2226 (23.42%) MVC
11 2151 (22.63%) SQL
12 2075 (21.84%) AngularJS
13 1995 (20.99%) TDD
14 1962 (20.65%) ASP.NET
15 1649 (17.35%) SQL Server
16 1532 (16.12%) OO
17 1436 (15.11%) Web Services
18 1363 (14.34%) XML
19 1214 (12.77%) Scrum
20 1199 (12.62%) PHP
21 1155 (12.15%) Ajax
22 1115 (11.73%) Git (software)
23 1039 (10.93%) Finance
24 1023 (10.77%) Web Development
25 1010 (10.63%) Node.js
26 983 (10.34%) Linux
27 968 (10.19%) Microsoft
28 956 (10.06%) Oracle
29 929 (9.78%) User Experience
30 876 (9.22%) MySQL

JavaScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 1010 (10.63%) Node.js
2 671 (7.06%) CMS
3 398 (4.19%) SharePoint
4 345 (3.63%) Apache
5 295 (3.10%) Tomcat
6 261 (2.75%) IIS
7 233 (2.45%) WebSphere
8 198 (2.08%) Drupal
9 192 (2.02%) JBoss
10 189 (1.99%) Umbraco
11 178 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
12 175 (1.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 173 (1.82%) WordPress
14 139 (1.46%) WebLogic
15 116 (1.22%) Sitecore CMS
16 114 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
17 79 (0.83%) Confluence
17 79 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
18 69 (0.73%) nginx
19 59 (0.62%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 360 (3.79%) MS Excel
2 359 (3.78%) Photoshop
3 128 (1.35%) Adobe Illustrator
4 97 (1.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 88 (0.93%) MS Office
6 37 (0.39%) Fireworks
7 35 (0.37%) MS Visio
8 33 (0.35%) InfoPath
9 18 (0.19%) InDesign
10 16 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
10 16 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
11 13 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
12 12 (0.13%) MS Project
13 10 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
14 7 (0.074%) GIMP
15 6 (0.063%) Acrobat
15 6 (0.063%) PowerPivot
15 6 (0.063%) Mingle
16 5 (0.053%) Maya
17 3 (0.032%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 235 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 109 (1.15%) Magento
3 37 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 29 (0.31%) WebTrends
5 28 (0.29%) Tridion
6 24 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 21 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
8 19 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
9 7 (0.074%) Oracle BPM
9 7 (0.074%) Summit
10 6 (0.063%) RMDS
11 5 (0.053%) Dynamics NAV
12 4 (0.042%) Fredhopper
13 3 (0.032%) SAP R/3
13 3 (0.032%) BusinessWorks
13 3 (0.032%) Oracle 11i
13 3 (0.032%) Teamcenter
14 2 (0.021%) Exstream
14 2 (0.021%) BASE24
14 2 (0.021%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 303 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
2 187 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 97 (1.02%) GitHub
4 90 (0.95%) SaaS
5 73 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
6 58 (0.61%) Office 365
7 57 (0.60%) Google Analytics
8 54 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
9 51 (0.54%) IaaS
10 49 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
11 31 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
12 30 (0.32%) Heroku
13 22 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
14 19 (0.20%) Amazon S3
15 15 (0.16%) PaaS
16 14 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
16 14 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
17 13 (0.14%) Google App Engine
17 13 (0.14%) Force.com
17 13 (0.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 393 (4.14%) HTTP
2 268 (2.82%) Internet
3 143 (1.50%) Intranet
4 67 (0.71%) TCP/IP
5 60 (0.63%) LDAP
6 48 (0.51%) Firewall
7 45 (0.47%) SSL
8 40 (0.42%) DNS
9 38 (0.40%) SAN
10 30 (0.32%) VPN
11 28 (0.29%) FTP
11 28 (0.29%) HTTPS
12 18 (0.19%) WAN
13 15 (0.16%) Skype
13 15 (0.16%) Unified Communications
14 14 (0.15%) ATM
14 14 (0.15%) Extranet
15 13 (0.14%) LAN
16 10 (0.11%) Wireless
16 10 (0.11%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1649 (17.35%) SQL Server
2 876 (9.22%) MySQL
3 513 (5.40%) Relational Database
4 405 (4.26%) MongoDB
5 391 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 238 (2.50%) NoSQL
7 237 (2.49%) Oracle Database
8 201 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 187 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
10 184 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
11 181 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 170 (1.79%) RDBMS
13 135 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
14 131 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
14 131 (1.38%) Big Data
15 124 (1.30%) Hadoop
16 113 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
17 111 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
18 86 (0.90%) DB2
19 77 (0.81%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1115 (11.73%) Git (software)
2 618 (6.50%) Visual Studio
3 595 (6.26%) Subversion
4 443 (4.66%) Grunt
5 379 (3.99%) Selenium
6 365 (3.84%) Maven
7 322 (3.39%) Jenkins
8 301 (3.17%) Jasmine
9 281 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
10 275 (2.89%) JIRA
11 274 (2.88%) JUnit
12 247 (2.60%) Cucumber
13 233 (2.45%) Eclipse
14 201 (2.12%) Ant
15 176 (1.85%) Bower
16 167 (1.76%) NUnit
17 128 (1.35%) TeamCity
18 102 (1.07%) Mocha
19 93 (0.98%) Axure RP
20 88 (0.93%) WebDriver
General
1 1039 (10.93%) Finance
2 630 (6.63%) Banking
3 357 (3.76%) Marketing
4 264 (2.78%) Retail
5 260 (2.74%) Investment Banking
6 193 (2.03%) Telecoms
7 141 (1.48%) Games
8 140 (1.47%) Publishing
9 128 (1.35%) Front Office
10 119 (1.25%) Advertising
11 67 (0.71%) Legal
11 67 (0.71%) Back Office
12 62 (0.65%) Manufacturing
13 48 (0.51%) Financial Institution
14 40 (0.42%) Electronics
15 30 (0.32%) Multimedia
16 28 (0.29%) Law
17 25 (0.26%) Automotive
18 22 (0.23%) Billing
19 17 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 7545 (79.40%) Developer
2 1269 (13.35%) Front-End Developer
3 1236 (13.01%) .NET Developer
4 996 (10.48%) Web Developer
5 929 (9.78%) Java Developer
6 788 (8.29%) JavaScript Developer
7 730 (7.68%) Senior Developer
8 679 (7.15%) C# Developer
9 476 (5.01%) C# .NET Developer
10 422 (4.44%) PHP Developer
11 345 (3.63%) Architect
12 326 (3.43%) ASP.NET Developer
13 314 (3.30%) Designer
14 301 (3.17%) UI Developer
15 288 (3.03%) UI Programmer
16 247 (2.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 242 (2.55%) Analyst
18 198 (2.08%) Software Developer
19 190 (2.00%) Software Engineer
20 172 (1.81%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7002 (73.68%) HTML
2 6045 (63.61%) CSS
3 3330 (35.04%) HTML5
4 3306 (34.79%) jQuery
5 2951 (31.05%) .NET
6 2241 (23.58%) CSS3
7 2075 (21.84%) AngularJS
8 1962 (20.65%) ASP.NET
9 1436 (15.11%) Web Services
10 1363 (14.34%) XML
11 1155 (12.15%) Ajax
12 865 (9.10%) ASP.NET MVC
13 779 (8.20%) JSON
14 766 (8.06%) .NET Framework
14 766 (8.06%) Backbone.js
15 735 (7.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 701 (7.38%) Spring
17 670 (7.05%) RESTful
18 650 (6.84%) Sass
19 607 (6.39%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 929 (9.78%) User Experience
2 403 (4.24%) Mobile App
3 321 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
4 314 (3.30%) Open Source
5 268 (2.82%) Computer Science
6 263 (2.77%) Visualisation
7 181 (1.90%) W3C
8 121 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
9 105 (1.10%) Digital Media
10 102 (1.07%) Social Media
11 86 (0.90%) N-Tier
12 62 (0.65%) RIA
13 61 (0.64%) Data Structures
14 59 (0.62%) Derivative
15 57 (0.60%) Graphic Design
16 53 (0.56%) iPhone
17 52 (0.55%) Management Information System
17 52 (0.55%) Client/Server
17 52 (0.55%) iPad
18 51 (0.54%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 983 (10.34%) Linux
2 607 (6.39%) UNIX
3 593 (6.24%) Windows
4 328 (3.45%) Android
5 313 (3.29%) Apple iOS
6 118 (1.24%) Mac OS X
7 82 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 67 (0.71%) CentOS
9 60 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 60 (0.63%) Solaris
10 52 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 44 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 34 (0.36%) Windows Phone
13 33 (0.35%) Windows XP
14 31 (0.33%) Ubuntu
15 29 (0.31%) AIX
16 24 (0.25%) Windows Vista
17 17 (0.18%) Windows 2000
18 15 (0.16%) Windows 7
19 14 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3640 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
2 2226 (23.42%) MVC
3 1995 (20.99%) TDD
4 1532 (16.12%) OO
5 1214 (12.77%) Scrum
6 1023 (10.77%) Web Development
7 762 (8.02%) Responsive Web Design
8 756 (7.96%) BDD
9 751 (7.90%) Continuous Integration
10 747 (7.86%) E-Commerce
11 534 (5.62%) Software Engineering
12 530 (5.58%) Unit Testing
13 423 (4.45%) OOP
14 414 (4.36%) Web Design
15 391 (4.11%) SOA
16 383 (4.03%) CRM
17 381 (4.01%) Content Management
18 241 (2.54%) Analytics
19 240 (2.53%) Workflow
20 233 (2.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2540 (26.73%) C#
2 2489 (26.19%) Java
3 2151 (22.63%) SQL
4 1199 (12.62%) PHP
5 613 (6.45%) Python
6 543 (5.71%) Ruby
7 297 (3.13%) T-SQL
8 266 (2.80%) PL/SQL
9 240 (2.53%) C++
10 200 (2.10%) Perl
11 195 (2.05%) VB.NET
12 173 (1.82%) Scala
13 150 (1.58%) Shell Script
14 135 (1.42%) PowerShell
15 132 (1.39%) C
16 130 (1.37%) Objective-C
17 129 (1.36%) VB
18 124 (1.30%) PHP5
19 104 (1.09%) VBA
20 93 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 519 (5.46%) Degree
2 469 (4.94%) Security Cleared
3 299 (3.15%) SC Cleared
4 111 (1.17%) DV Cleared
5 101 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 95 (1.00%) ISTQB
7 89 (0.94%) ISEB
8 69 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 55 (0.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 54 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
11 44 (0.46%) MCITP
12 34 (0.36%) Sun Certification
13 17 (0.18%) CCNA
14 15 (0.16%) OCPJP
15 13 (0.14%) MCSE
16 11 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (0.12%) MCP
16 11 (0.12%) MCSD
17 8 (0.084%) Siebel Certification
18 7 (0.074%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 273 (2.87%) QA
2 23 (0.24%) SLA
3 15 (0.16%) ISO 9001
4 13 (0.14%) WCAG
5 12 (0.13%) WAI
6 8 (0.084%) HL7
7 6 (0.063%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.032%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.032%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.032%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 2 (0.021%) TickIT
10 1 (0.011%) DICOM
10 1 (0.011%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.011%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.011%) GxP
10 1 (0.011%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (0.52%) Active Directory
3 42 (0.44%) Docker
4 26 (0.27%) Varnish
5 16 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.11%) vCloud
6 10 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (0.095%) Firmware
7 9 (0.095%) NFS
8 8 (0.084%) KVM
9 7 (0.074%) VirtualBox
10 6 (0.063%) Xen
10 6 (0.063%) SRDF
11 4 (0.042%) Squid
11 4 (0.042%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (0.042%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.032%) vSphere
12 3 (0.032%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.021%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.021%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 149 (1.57%) Puppet
2 118 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
3 53 (0.56%) Ansible
4 46 (0.48%) StatsD
5 43 (0.45%) Vagrant
6 40 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
7 23 (0.24%) Kibana
8 21 (0.22%) Graylog
9 19 (0.20%) Rundeck
9 19 (0.20%) HP UCMDB
9 19 (0.20%) Salt
10 12 (0.13%) logstash
11 10 (0.11%) Capistrano
11 10 (0.11%) HAProxy
11 10 (0.11%) ZABBIX
12 7 (0.074%) Plesk
13 6 (0.063%) Nagios
13 6 (0.063%) Foglight
13 6 (0.063%) OpenAM
14 5 (0.053%) Graphite
Vendors
1 968 (10.19%) Microsoft
2 956 (10.06%) Oracle
3 444 (4.67%) Adobe
4 259 (2.73%) Google
5 173 (1.82%) Zend
6 165 (1.74%) IBM
7 162 (1.70%) Sitecore
8 146 (1.54%) HP
9 107 (1.13%) Twitter
10 76 (0.80%) Red Hat
11 75 (0.79%) Cisco
11 75 (0.79%) Citrix
12 74 (0.78%) EPiServer
13 73 (0.77%) Tableau
13 73 (0.77%) Sybase
13 73 (0.77%) VMware
14 70 (0.74%) ServiceNow
15 66 (0.69%) SAP
16 56 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
17 53 (0.56%) hybris
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