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 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
JavaScript
Rank 11 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 4964 4369 4132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.92% 8.30% 7.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.92% 21.39% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3189 2914 2634
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £311 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 48 108
Average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.75 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £36.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +22.03%

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
20752 20425 21371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.29% 38.78% 36.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13136 12842 12798
Average daily rate £388 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £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 415 566 761
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.90 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 +5 4566 £375 +7.14% 2126
London +5 2456 £400 +6.66% 779
South East -1 739 £350 - 379
City of London +6 528 £400 +6.66% 229
East of England -2 278 £350 - 148
South West -1 263 £338 +6.71% 170
North West 0 246 £325 +5.69% 252
West Midlands +3 237 £313 +13.63% 96
Scotland +6 230 £350 +13.82% 99
Hampshire +5 215 £350 -1.40% 95
Berkshire -7 163 £363 +3.57% 62
Yorkshire -8 156 £300 - 167
Manchester -8 130 £325 +7.43% 146
East Midlands -4 116 £300 +9.09% 96
Surrey +22 115 £325 +8.33% 66
West Yorkshire -8 106 £300 - 89
Glasgow +7 97 £325 +10.63% 50
Bristol +7 94 £350 +40.00% 56
Hertfordshire +7 86 £375 +15.38% 38
Birmingham +3 83 £325 +18.18% 35
Reading -1 82 £363 -3.33% 20
Edinburgh -2 82 £368 +19.02% 29
Leeds -11 79 £300 +3.44% 52
Wales +15 62 £300 +9.09% 32
Wiltshire -4 61 £325 +4.00% 29
Cambridgeshire -3 60 £325 - 55
Cheshire -3 60 £374 +15.00% 58
Buckinghamshire -8 59 £375 - 33
South Wales +20 56 £300 +9.09% 28
Essex +2 50 £331 -1.85% 16

JavaScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7249 (75.80%) HTML
2 6211 (64.95%) CSS
3 3660 (38.27%) jQuery
4 3267 (34.16%) HTML5
5 3065 (32.05%) .NET
6 2644 (27.65%) C#
7 2275 (23.79%) Java
8 2218 (23.19%) MVC
9 2199 (22.99%) ASP.NET
10 2191 (22.91%) CSS3
11 1903 (19.90%) SQL
12 1828 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
13 1748 (18.28%) TDD
14 1726 (18.05%) XML
15 1686 (17.63%) SQL Server
16 1635 (17.10%) OO
17 1518 (15.87%) PHP
18 1438 (15.04%) Web Services
19 1437 (15.03%) AngularJS
20 1370 (14.33%) Ajax
21 1130 (11.82%) Web Development
22 1094 (11.44%) MySQL
23 1078 (11.27%) Git (software)
24 1068 (11.17%) Scrum
25 1058 (11.06%) Linux
26 995 (10.40%) Microsoft
27 977 (10.22%) Backbone.js
28 945 (9.88%) Finance
29 887 (9.28%) JSON
30 880 (9.20%) Oracle

JavaScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 747 (7.81%) CMS
2 716 (7.49%) Node.js
3 502 (5.25%) SharePoint
4 435 (4.55%) Apache
5 303 (3.17%) IIS
6 256 (2.68%) Tomcat
7 215 (2.25%) Drupal
8 205 (2.14%) WebSphere
9 191 (2.00%) Umbraco
10 183 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
11 181 (1.89%) WordPress
12 170 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
13 142 (1.48%) Sitecore CMS
14 98 (1.02%) WebLogic
14 98 (1.02%) Adobe CQ
15 56 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
16 54 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
17 50 (0.52%) Apache Solr
17 50 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
18 49 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 434 (4.54%) Photoshop
2 314 (3.28%) MS Excel
3 207 (2.16%) Adobe Illustrator
4 95 (0.99%) MS Office
5 89 (0.93%) InfoPath
6 42 (0.44%) Fireworks
7 19 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
8 18 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
9 16 (0.17%) MS Visio
10 13 (0.14%) InDesign
11 11 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
12 10 (0.10%) Acrobat
13 7 (0.073%) Doxygen
14 6 (0.063%) Adobe After Effects
15 5 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
16 4 (0.042%) GIMP
16 4 (0.042%) PaintShop Pro
16 4 (0.042%) MS Project
17 1 (0.010%) AutoCAD
17 1 (0.010%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 187 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 119 (1.24%) Magento
3 117 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
4 35 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 34 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 33 (0.35%) Google Analytics
7 27 (0.28%) SiteCatalyst
8 17 (0.18%) Tridion
9 16 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
10 14 (0.15%) WebTrends
11 13 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
12 12 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
13 11 (0.12%) SAP CRM
14 8 (0.084%) Summit
14 8 (0.084%) Oracle CRM
15 5 (0.052%) Oracle Payables
16 4 (0.042%) Agresso
17 3 (0.031%) osCommerce
17 3 (0.031%) Remedy AR System
17 3 (0.031%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 130 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 102 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
3 86 (0.90%) GitHub
4 83 (0.87%) SaaS
5 55 (0.58%) Force.com
6 44 (0.46%) Office 365
7 35 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
8 31 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
9 24 (0.25%) Amazon S3
10 21 (0.22%) Heroku
11 14 (0.15%) Google App Engine
12 10 (0.10%) PaaS
12 10 (0.10%) Rackspace Cloud
13 8 (0.084%) Amazon EMR
14 5 (0.052%) IaaS
15 4 (0.042%) Basecamp
15 4 (0.042%) Joyent
16 3 (0.031%) Google Apps
16 3 (0.031%) Trello
16 3 (0.031%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 368 (3.85%) HTTP
2 288 (3.01%) Internet
3 145 (1.52%) Intranet
4 136 (1.42%) TCP/IP
5 74 (0.77%) HTTPS
6 65 (0.68%) LDAP
7 64 (0.67%) DNS
8 61 (0.64%) SSL
9 48 (0.50%) SAN
10 44 (0.46%) Firewall
11 33 (0.35%) SSH
11 33 (0.35%) FTP
12 32 (0.33%) Wireshark
13 31 (0.32%) Extranet
14 21 (0.22%) VPN
15 18 (0.19%) NAS
16 15 (0.16%) Broadband
17 13 (0.14%) AMQP
17 13 (0.14%) Wireless
18 12 (0.13%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1686 (17.63%) SQL Server
2 1094 (11.44%) MySQL
3 509 (5.32%) Relational Database
4 392 (4.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 295 (3.08%) MongoDB
6 262 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 247 (2.58%) NoSQL
8 186 (1.94%) RDBMS
9 183 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 160 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
11 154 (1.61%) Oracle Database
12 153 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
13 117 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
14 109 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
15 104 (1.09%) Big Data
16 81 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
17 69 (0.72%) Redis
18 65 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
19 63 (0.66%) DB2
20 53 (0.55%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1078 (11.27%) Git (software)
2 772 (8.07%) Subversion
3 555 (5.80%) Visual Studio
4 353 (3.69%) Maven
5 317 (3.31%) Selenium
6 304 (3.18%) JUnit
7 298 (3.12%) Jasmine
8 297 (3.11%) Jenkins
9 278 (2.91%) Cucumber
10 277 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
11 237 (2.48%) Grunt
12 232 (2.43%) JIRA
13 222 (2.32%) Eclipse
14 196 (2.05%) TeamCity
15 145 (1.52%) Ant
16 143 (1.50%) NUnit
17 132 (1.38%) QuickTest Pro
18 131 (1.37%) WebDriver
19 118 (1.23%) Hudson
20 103 (1.08%) Mercurial
General
1 945 (9.88%) Finance
2 456 (4.77%) Banking
3 333 (3.48%) Retail
4 325 (3.40%) Marketing
5 182 (1.90%) Investment Banking
6 154 (1.61%) Telecoms
7 142 (1.48%) Games
8 139 (1.45%) Publishing
9 119 (1.24%) Advertising
10 112 (1.17%) Manufacturing
11 110 (1.15%) Front Office
12 70 (0.73%) Back Office
13 51 (0.53%) Legal
14 46 (0.48%) Electronics
15 33 (0.35%) Financial Institution
16 27 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
17 20 (0.21%) Multimedia
18 19 (0.20%) French Language
19 18 (0.19%) Automotive
20 12 (0.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 7896 (82.57%) Developer
2 1497 (15.65%) Front-End Developer
3 1233 (12.89%) Web Developer
4 1200 (12.55%) .NET Developer
5 856 (8.95%) Java Developer
6 755 (7.90%) JavaScript Developer
7 670 (7.01%) C# Developer
8 594 (6.21%) PHP Developer
9 592 (6.19%) Senior Developer
10 472 (4.94%) C# .NET Developer
11 427 (4.47%) ASP.NET Developer
12 360 (3.76%) UI Developer
13 336 (3.51%) UI Programmer
14 300 (3.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 258 (2.70%) Designer
16 248 (2.59%) Analyst
17 247 (2.58%) SharePoint Developer
18 239 (2.50%) Front-End Web Developer
19 185 (1.93%) Software Engineer
20 179 (1.87%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7249 (75.80%) HTML
2 6211 (64.95%) CSS
3 3660 (38.27%) jQuery
4 3267 (34.16%) HTML5
5 3065 (32.05%) .NET
6 2199 (22.99%) ASP.NET
7 2191 (22.91%) CSS3
8 1726 (18.05%) XML
9 1438 (15.04%) Web Services
10 1437 (15.03%) AngularJS
11 1370 (14.33%) Ajax
12 977 (10.22%) Backbone.js
13 887 (9.28%) JSON
14 804 (8.41%) ASP.NET MVC
15 767 (8.02%) JSP
16 725 (7.58%) Spring
17 659 (6.89%) .NET Framework
18 650 (6.80%) REST
19 590 (6.17%) WCF
20 579 (6.05%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 410 (4.29%) Open Source
2 364 (3.81%) Mobile App
3 341 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 204 (2.13%) W3C
5 158 (1.65%) Visualisation
6 144 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
7 107 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 95 (0.99%) Digital Media
9 82 (0.86%) N-Tier
10 81 (0.85%) iPad
11 76 (0.79%) Social Media
12 71 (0.74%) GIS
13 67 (0.70%) Graphic Design
14 61 (0.64%) iPhone
15 54 (0.56%) Mathematics
16 52 (0.54%) Web 2.0
16 52 (0.54%) Wiki
16 52 (0.54%) Inversion of Control
17 51 (0.53%) DTV
18 50 (0.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1058 (11.06%) Linux
2 686 (7.17%) UNIX
3 643 (6.72%) Windows
4 338 (3.53%) Apple iOS
5 302 (3.16%) Android
6 160 (1.67%) Mac OS X
7 117 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 90 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 72 (0.75%) Solaris
10 70 (0.73%) CentOS
11 69 (0.72%) Windows XP
12 48 (0.50%) Windows 2000
12 48 (0.50%) AIX
13 38 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 35 (0.37%) Windows 7
15 32 (0.33%) Ubuntu
16 22 (0.23%) Mac OS
17 20 (0.21%) Windows Phone
18 18 (0.19%) HPUX
19 16 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2218 (23.19%) MVC
2 1828 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
3 1748 (18.28%) TDD
4 1635 (17.10%) OO
5 1130 (11.82%) Web Development
6 1068 (11.17%) Scrum
7 865 (9.05%) E-Commerce
8 844 (8.83%) Responsive Web Design
9 740 (7.74%) BDD
10 711 (7.43%) Continuous Integration
11 564 (5.90%) Unit Testing
12 509 (5.32%) OOP
13 465 (4.86%) Web Design
14 436 (4.56%) Software Engineering
15 416 (4.35%) CRM
16 327 (3.42%) Content Management
17 278 (2.91%) Workflow
18 276 (2.89%) SOA
19 248 (2.59%) Project Management
20 216 (2.26%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 2644 (27.65%) C#
2 2275 (23.79%) Java
3 1903 (19.90%) SQL
4 1518 (15.87%) PHP
5 543 (5.68%) Ruby
6 533 (5.57%) Python
7 406 (4.25%) T-SQL
8 285 (2.98%) VB.NET
9 250 (2.61%) Perl
10 247 (2.58%) PL/SQL
11 241 (2.52%) C++
12 221 (2.31%) VB
13 206 (2.15%) Scala
14 196 (2.05%) PHP5
15 156 (1.63%) PowerShell
16 140 (1.46%) C
17 132 (1.38%) Shell Script
17 132 (1.38%) Objective-C
18 108 (1.13%) VBScript
19 82 (0.86%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 567 (5.93%) Degree
2 437 (4.57%) Security Cleared
3 344 (3.60%) SC Cleared
4 224 (2.34%) ISTQB
5 132 (1.38%) DV Cleared
6 124 (1.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 104 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 93 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 57 (0.60%) ISEB
10 37 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
11 35 (0.37%) MCITP
12 23 (0.24%) Sun Certification
13 21 (0.22%) MCSD
14 14 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (0.12%) MCSE
16 10 (0.10%) CCNA
17 9 (0.094%) MCPD
18 8 (0.084%) OCPJP
18 8 (0.084%) CTC Cleared
19 7 (0.073%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 367 (3.84%) QA
2 46 (0.48%) WCAG
3 33 (0.35%) ISO 9001
4 22 (0.23%) SLA
5 21 (0.22%) WAI
6 13 (0.14%) HL7
6 13 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.094%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.084%) ISO 14001
9 6 (0.063%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.063%) GPG13
10 3 (0.031%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.031%) SNOMED CT
11 2 (0.021%) Section 508
11 2 (0.021%) JTAG
12 1 (0.010%) EMIR
12 1 (0.010%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.010%) COBIT
System Software
1 55 (0.58%) Active Directory
2 26 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (0.21%) Nmap
3 20 (0.21%) vCloud
4 17 (0.18%) Varnish
5 13 (0.14%) Docker
6 9 (0.094%) Shibboleth
7 8 (0.084%) VirtualBox
8 6 (0.063%) NFS
9 5 (0.052%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.052%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.042%) Xen
10 4 (0.042%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.031%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.031%) Cygwin
12 2 (0.021%) HDFS
12 2 (0.021%) SRDF
12 2 (0.021%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.021%) vSphere
12 2 (0.021%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 102 (1.07%) Puppet
2 79 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
3 66 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (0.30%) Vagrant
4 29 (0.30%) Capistrano
5 27 (0.28%) Nagios
6 21 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 20 (0.21%) Nessus
8 18 (0.19%) Kibana
9 15 (0.16%) Graylog2
9 15 (0.16%) Ansible
9 15 (0.16%) ZABBIX
10 12 (0.13%) SCOM
11 11 (0.12%) Zenoss
12 9 (0.094%) Tivoli
13 8 (0.084%) Control-M
13 8 (0.084%) ITRS Geneos
13 8 (0.084%) SCOrch
14 7 (0.073%) CA SiteMinder
15 6 (0.063%) Salt
Vendors
1 995 (10.40%) Microsoft
2 880 (9.20%) Oracle
3 378 (3.95%) Adobe
4 291 (3.04%) Zend
5 262 (2.74%) HP
6 159 (1.66%) Sitecore
7 136 (1.42%) IBM
8 135 (1.41%) Google
9 133 (1.39%) JBoss
10 131 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
11 127 (1.33%) Twitter
12 97 (1.01%) SAP
13 63 (0.66%) EPiServer
14 61 (0.64%) ServiceNow
15 55 (0.58%) Sencha
16 51 (0.53%) Facebook
17 48 (0.50%) Sybase
18 42 (0.44%) Red Hat
19 39 (0.41%) Splunk
20 38 (0.40%) Rackspace
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £80 to £110 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £480.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hot Rec
Rate: £19k - 24k per year
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
North London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 - £1.00 per annum + £Neg per day dep on exp
Posted: 15 hours ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Annapurna
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £35 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £0 to £60 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
Stirlingshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago