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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
JavaScript (including ECMAScript)
Rank 14 16 19
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 4634 4290 3151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.82% 8.47% 6.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.52% 22.96% 18.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3117 2736 1995
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 73 79
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% -2.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £69.30 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.41%

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
19703 18687 16902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.51% 36.90% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12870 11739 10374
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 478 654
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.63 £16.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £45.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.06 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.70%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +4 4277 £375 +7.14% 2755
London +5 2114 £425 +13.33% 899
South East +7 786 £350 +7.69% 478
City of London +4 479 £425 +6.25% 238
South West 0 302 £375 +15.38% 242
Yorkshire +4 271 £325 +8.33% 222
North West -4 259 £331 +1.92% 378
Scotland -1 219 £375 +21.65% 92
Berkshire +10 195 £350 - 98
East of England -8 185 £325 -7.14% 166
Hampshire 0 181 £350 +7.69% 89
West Yorkshire +1 167 £335 +11.66% 126
West Midlands -12 153 £325 +8.33% 163
Manchester -2 143 £343 +5.38% 208
Leeds 0 133 £345 +15.00% 74
East Midlands -1 124 £307 -1.92% 146
Edinburgh +4 103 £375 +25.00% 35
Bristol 0 95 £400 +19.40% 87
Buckinghamshire -8 94 £320 -15.78% 54
Surrey -2 86 £400 +33.33% 84
Glasgow -5 84 £350 +16.66% 50
Gloucestershire +24 82 £400 +35.59% 35
Reading +1 78 £350 - 44
West Sussex +25 74 £325 - 24
Cheshire +3 73 £350 +7.69% 95
East Sussex 0 67 £295 +9.25% 29
Brighton 0 62 £290 +16.00% 17
Hertfordshire -7 62 £343 -13.29% 29
Cambridgeshire -13 59 £288 -7.25% 44
Milton Keynes -9 55 £313 -21.87% 34

JavaScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 7353 (74.85%) HTML
2 6367 (64.82%) CSS
3 3709 (37.76%) Agile Software Development
4 3623 (36.88%) jQuery
5 3546 (36.10%) HTML5
6 2985 (30.39%) .NET
7 2621 (26.68%) C#
8 2449 (24.93%) Java
9 2386 (24.29%) CSS3
10 2356 (23.98%) MVC
11 2131 (21.69%) SQL
12 2037 (20.74%) AngularJS
13 2010 (20.46%) TDD
14 1991 (20.27%) ASP.NET
15 1673 (17.03%) OO
16 1634 (16.63%) SQL Server
17 1495 (15.22%) Web Services
18 1459 (14.85%) XML
19 1325 (13.49%) PHP
20 1292 (13.15%) Ajax
21 1218 (12.40%) Scrum
22 1173 (11.94%) Git (software)
23 1138 (11.59%) Finance
24 1123 (11.43%) Microsoft
25 1057 (10.76%) Web Development
26 1017 (10.35%) Linux
27 973 (9.91%) User Experience
28 961 (9.78%) Node.js
29 932 (9.49%) Oracle
30 929 (9.46%) MySQL

JavaScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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
1 961 (9.78%) Node.js
2 707 (7.20%) CMS
3 521 (5.30%) SharePoint
4 439 (4.47%) Apache
5 310 (3.16%) Tomcat
6 282 (2.87%) IIS
7 234 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
8 227 (2.31%) Drupal
9 180 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
10 177 (1.80%) WordPress
11 160 (1.63%) WebSphere
12 150 (1.53%) Umbraco
13 129 (1.31%) JBoss
14 121 (1.23%) Adobe CQ
15 114 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
16 104 (1.06%) WebLogic
17 81 (0.82%) nginx
18 76 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
19 55 (0.56%) Apache Solr
20 53 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 378 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 358 (3.64%) Photoshop
3 147 (1.50%) Adobe Illustrator
4 109 (1.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 105 (1.07%) MS Office
6 45 (0.46%) Fireworks
7 43 (0.44%) MS Visio
8 42 (0.43%) InfoPath
9 24 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
10 16 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
11 15 (0.15%) MS Project
12 12 (0.12%) InDesign
13 11 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
14 9 (0.092%) Mingle
15 8 (0.081%) Acrobat
15 8 (0.081%) OmniGraffle
15 8 (0.081%) GIMP
16 7 (0.071%) PowerPivot
17 6 (0.061%) Doxygen
18 4 (0.041%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 251 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 117 (1.19%) Magento
3 73 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
4 44 (0.45%) Google Analytics
5 36 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 25 (0.25%) Tridion
7 23 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
8 18 (0.18%) WebTrends
9 17 (0.17%) SiteCatalyst
10 12 (0.12%) Summit
11 8 (0.081%) Oracle Payables
12 5 (0.051%) Oracle BPM
12 5 (0.051%) SAP HR
13 4 (0.041%) SAP CRM
13 4 (0.041%) osCommerce
14 3 (0.031%) Cordys
14 3 (0.031%) BusinessWorks
14 3 (0.031%) Oracle CRM
14 3 (0.031%) Oracle 11i
15 2 (0.020%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 149 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 102 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
3 68 (0.69%) SaaS
4 61 (0.62%) Office 365
5 58 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
6 56 (0.57%) GitHub
7 29 (0.30%) Heroku
8 27 (0.27%) Amazon S3
9 21 (0.21%) Force.com
10 14 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (0.13%) PaaS
12 11 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
13 9 (0.092%) Amazon SQS
14 8 (0.081%) Google App Engine
14 8 (0.081%) Basecamp
15 7 (0.071%) OpenShift
15 7 (0.071%) Yammer
16 6 (0.061%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 6 (0.061%) Amazon Kinesis
16 6 (0.061%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 363 (3.70%) HTTP
2 257 (2.62%) Internet
3 163 (1.66%) Intranet
4 107 (1.09%) TCP/IP
5 70 (0.71%) LDAP
6 67 (0.68%) SSL
7 60 (0.61%) SAN
7 60 (0.61%) HTTPS
8 42 (0.43%) FTP
9 39 (0.40%) DNS
10 38 (0.39%) VPN
11 24 (0.24%) Firewall
12 22 (0.22%) Extranet
13 17 (0.17%) NAS
13 17 (0.17%) WAN
13 17 (0.17%) LAN
14 16 (0.16%) DVB
15 12 (0.12%) PBX
15 12 (0.12%) ATM
16 10 (0.10%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1634 (16.63%) SQL Server
2 929 (9.46%) MySQL
3 516 (5.25%) Relational Database
4 431 (4.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 336 (3.42%) MongoDB
6 242 (2.46%) Oracle Database
7 233 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 231 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 218 (2.22%) NoSQL
10 189 (1.92%) RDBMS
11 178 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
12 157 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
13 121 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
14 102 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
15 97 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
16 80 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
17 78 (0.79%) Hadoop
18 76 (0.77%) Redis
19 75 (0.76%) DB2
20 68 (0.69%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1173 (11.94%) Git (software)
2 641 (6.53%) Subversion
3 624 (6.35%) Visual Studio
4 427 (4.35%) Grunt
5 396 (4.03%) Selenium
6 380 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 360 (3.66%) Jasmine
8 351 (3.57%) Maven
9 331 (3.37%) Jenkins
10 298 (3.03%) JUnit
11 288 (2.93%) Cucumber
12 255 (2.60%) JIRA
13 240 (2.44%) Eclipse
14 205 (2.09%) Ant
15 183 (1.86%) NUnit
16 161 (1.64%) Bower
17 123 (1.25%) PHPUnit
18 118 (1.20%) TeamCity
19 113 (1.15%) WebDriver
20 103 (1.05%) Mocha
General
1 1138 (11.59%) Finance
2 661 (6.73%) Banking
3 346 (3.52%) Marketing
4 243 (2.47%) Investment Banking
5 220 (2.24%) Retail
6 180 (1.83%) Games
7 171 (1.74%) Telecoms
8 148 (1.51%) Front Office
9 147 (1.50%) Publishing
10 134 (1.36%) Advertising
11 72 (0.73%) Back Office
12 60 (0.61%) Manufacturing
13 49 (0.50%) Electronics
14 44 (0.45%) Legal
15 38 (0.39%) Financial Institution
16 27 (0.27%) Multimedia
17 21 (0.21%) Billing
18 19 (0.19%) Automotive
18 19 (0.19%) Military
19 17 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 7943 (80.86%) Developer
2 1377 (14.02%) Front-End Developer
3 1191 (12.12%) .NET Developer
4 1037 (10.56%) Web Developer
5 942 (9.59%) Java Developer
6 826 (8.41%) Senior Developer
7 804 (8.18%) JavaScript Developer
8 683 (6.95%) C# Developer
9 503 (5.12%) PHP Developer
10 459 (4.67%) C# .NET Developer
11 342 (3.48%) Designer
12 319 (3.25%) ASP.NET Developer
13 298 (3.03%) UI Developer
14 285 (2.90%) UI Programmer
15 274 (2.79%) Architect
16 261 (2.66%) Analyst
17 248 (2.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 228 (2.32%) SharePoint Developer
19 212 (2.16%) Software Developer
20 185 (1.88%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7353 (74.85%) HTML
2 6367 (64.82%) CSS
3 3623 (36.88%) jQuery
4 3546 (36.10%) HTML5
5 2985 (30.39%) .NET
6 2386 (24.29%) CSS3
7 2037 (20.74%) AngularJS
8 1991 (20.27%) ASP.NET
9 1495 (15.22%) Web Services
10 1459 (14.85%) XML
11 1292 (13.15%) Ajax
12 833 (8.48%) Backbone.js
12 833 (8.48%) ASP.NET MVC
13 825 (8.40%) JSON
14 763 (7.77%) .NET Framework
15 752 (7.66%) Spring
16 709 (7.22%) REST
17 673 (6.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 659 (6.71%) RESTful
19 652 (6.64%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 973 (9.91%) User Experience
2 407 (4.14%) Mobile App
3 335 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
4 326 (3.32%) Open Source
5 303 (3.08%) Computer Science
6 212 (2.16%) Visualisation
7 178 (1.81%) W3C
8 117 (1.19%) Digital Media
9 115 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
10 96 (0.98%) Social Media
11 88 (0.90%) N-Tier
12 70 (0.71%) Management Information System
13 69 (0.70%) NHS
14 68 (0.69%) iPhone
14 68 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 67 (0.68%) RIA
15 67 (0.68%) Algorithms
16 63 (0.64%) Data Structures
17 61 (0.62%) Inversion of Control
18 58 (0.59%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1017 (10.35%) Linux
2 614 (6.25%) UNIX
3 571 (5.81%) Windows
4 335 (3.41%) Apple iOS
5 323 (3.29%) Android
6 139 (1.42%) Mac OS X
7 88 (0.90%) CentOS
8 87 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 49 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 44 (0.45%) Ubuntu
11 40 (0.41%) AIX
12 36 (0.37%) Windows Phone
13 35 (0.36%) Windows XP
13 35 (0.36%) Solaris
14 31 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 27 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
16 26 (0.26%) Windows 7
17 21 (0.21%) Windows Vista
18 16 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
18 16 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3709 (37.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2356 (23.98%) MVC
3 2010 (20.46%) TDD
4 1673 (17.03%) OO
5 1218 (12.40%) Scrum
6 1057 (10.76%) Web Development
7 790 (8.04%) Responsive Web Design
8 777 (7.91%) BDD
9 727 (7.40%) Continuous Integration
10 704 (7.17%) E-Commerce
11 541 (5.51%) Unit Testing
12 525 (5.34%) Software Engineering
13 484 (4.93%) Web Design
14 435 (4.43%) OOP
15 418 (4.26%) CRM
16 373 (3.80%) SOA
17 304 (3.09%) Content Management
18 286 (2.91%) Workflow
19 278 (2.83%) Mentoring
20 261 (2.66%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2621 (26.68%) C#
2 2449 (24.93%) Java
3 2131 (21.69%) SQL
4 1325 (13.49%) PHP
5 619 (6.30%) Python
6 584 (5.95%) Ruby
7 338 (3.44%) T-SQL
8 253 (2.58%) Perl
9 251 (2.56%) PL/SQL
10 239 (2.43%) C++
11 220 (2.24%) Scala
12 191 (1.94%) VB.NET
13 156 (1.59%) Shell Script
14 155 (1.58%) C
15 154 (1.57%) PHP5
16 140 (1.43%) Bash Shell
17 137 (1.39%) VBA
18 133 (1.35%) VB
19 126 (1.28%) Objective-C
20 114 (1.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 594 (6.05%) Degree
2 483 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 300 (3.05%) SC Cleared
4 143 (1.46%) VCP4
5 129 (1.31%) DV Cleared
6 128 (1.30%) ISTQB
7 92 (0.94%) ISEB
8 88 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 72 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 64 (0.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 43 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
12 33 (0.34%) MCITP
12 33 (0.34%) Sun Certification
13 16 (0.16%) CCNA
14 13 (0.13%) BC Cleared
15 11 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (0.10%) OCPJP
16 10 (0.10%) MCSE
17 9 (0.092%) CTC Cleared
18 7 (0.071%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 306 (3.12%) QA
2 29 (0.30%) SLA
3 28 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 21 (0.21%) WAI
5 16 (0.16%) WCAG
6 11 (0.11%) ISO 14001
7 6 (0.061%) HL7
8 5 (0.051%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 4 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.031%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.031%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.020%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.010%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.010%) DICOM
12 1 (0.010%) GxP
System Software
1 44 (0.45%) Active Directory
2 43 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (0.37%) Docker
4 25 (0.25%) Varnish
5 12 (0.12%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.11%) VirtualBox
6 11 (0.11%) NFS
7 9 (0.092%) Firmware
8 8 (0.081%) Nmap
8 8 (0.081%) VMware ESX
9 7 (0.071%) Forefront TMG
10 6 (0.061%) Xen
10 6 (0.061%) SRDF
10 6 (0.061%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.061%) vCloud
10 6 (0.061%) KVM
11 4 (0.041%) Shibboleth
11 4 (0.041%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (0.031%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.020%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 151 (1.54%) Puppet
2 61 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
3 55 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
4 42 (0.43%) Vagrant
5 41 (0.42%) Ansible
6 21 (0.21%) Graylog
7 19 (0.19%) HP UCMDB
8 12 (0.12%) Capistrano
9 11 (0.11%) Nagios
10 10 (0.10%) HAProxy
10 10 (0.10%) Kibana
11 9 (0.092%) Salt
11 9 (0.092%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 8 (0.081%) Nessus
12 8 (0.081%) ZABBIX
13 7 (0.071%) logstash
14 6 (0.061%) Zenoss
14 6 (0.061%) OpenIDM
15 5 (0.051%) Graphite
16 4 (0.041%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1123 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 932 (9.49%) Oracle
3 364 (3.71%) Adobe
4 218 (2.22%) Google
5 216 (2.20%) Zend
6 155 (1.58%) Sitecore
7 152 (1.55%) HP
8 120 (1.22%) IBM
9 101 (1.03%) Twitter
10 92 (0.94%) SAP
11 79 (0.80%) ServiceNow
12 76 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
13 72 (0.73%) Sybase
14 67 (0.68%) VMware
15 62 (0.63%) Red Hat
16 53 (0.54%) Cisco
17 52 (0.53%) EPiServer
18 50 (0.51%) Telerik
18 50 (0.51%) Facebook
19 44 (0.45%) Sencha
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