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 2 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
2 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 5079 4830 3805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.22% 8.99% 7.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.19% 23.98% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3519 3268 2449
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 £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 45 73
Average hourly rate £37.45 £33.55 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.62% -4.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.09 £13.00 £17.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £63.80 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.78 £32.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+24.29% -8.57%

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
20994 20141 18759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.11% 37.49% 37.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14073 13029 11517
Average daily rate £400 £388 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -1.89%
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 £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 419 586
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 2 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 2 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 2 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 +5 4707 £375 - 2768
London 0 2491 £400 - 948
South East +4 756 £350 +4.47% 476
City of London +2 538 £425 - 265
Yorkshire +6 291 £325 +4.00% 238
South West +2 256 £350 +7.69% 212
East of England +3 254 £350 - 206
North West +2 250 £350 +7.69% 348
Scotland +1 240 £350 -4.10% 109
West Yorkshire +10 207 £325 +3.17% 148
West Midlands +2 191 £308 -5.38% 160
East Midlands +2 165 £300 +9.09% 124
Leeds 0 153 £330 +4.76% 107
Hampshire -16 141 £335 -4.28% 107
Berkshire -2 133 £350 -3.44% 84
Oxfordshire +11 129 £400 +23.07% 64
Manchester +1 117 £325 - 180
Bristol +15 115 £375 +7.14% 80
Edinburgh +1 109 £365 -2.66% 53
Cheshire +18 101 £385 +18.46% 104
Surrey +4 100 £400 +14.28% 75
Cambridgeshire +7 91 £325 -7.14% 85
Buckinghamshire +5 87 £325 - 48
Hertfordshire +6 86 £363 -3.33% 67
Oxford +8 65 £407 +13.84% 33
Wales 0 63 £305 -4.68% 33
Birmingham -5 62 £310 +3.33% 44
Milton Keynes +3 59 £325 -7.14% 24
West Sussex +6 58 £350 +27.27% 25
Nottinghamshire +9 55 £310 -15.06% 52

JavaScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 7235 (72.10%) HTML
2 6304 (62.83%) CSS
3 3912 (38.99%) Agile Software Development
4 3487 (34.75%) HTML5
5 3392 (33.81%) jQuery
6 3071 (30.61%) .NET
7 2692 (26.83%) Java
8 2623 (26.14%) C#
9 2385 (23.77%) MVC
10 2374 (23.66%) AngularJS
11 2351 (23.43%) CSS3
12 2226 (22.18%) SQL
13 2214 (22.06%) TDD
14 2021 (20.14%) ASP.NET
15 1703 (16.97%) SQL Server
16 1595 (15.90%) OO
17 1471 (14.66%) Web Services
18 1385 (13.80%) XML
19 1326 (13.22%) Scrum
20 1234 (12.30%) PHP
21 1224 (12.20%) Git (software)
22 1092 (10.88%) Ajax
23 1086 (10.82%) Node.js
24 1074 (10.70%) Finance
25 1046 (10.42%) Web Development
26 997 (9.94%) Linux
27 977 (9.74%) Oracle
28 975 (9.72%) MySQL
29 952 (9.49%) ASP.NET MVC
30 949 (9.46%) Microsoft

JavaScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 1086 (10.82%) Node.js
2 665 (6.63%) CMS
3 399 (3.98%) SharePoint
4 350 (3.49%) Tomcat
5 323 (3.22%) Apache
6 252 (2.51%) WebSphere
7 250 (2.49%) IIS
8 208 (2.07%) JBoss
8 208 (2.07%) Drupal
9 193 (1.92%) WordPress
10 191 (1.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 188 (1.87%) Umbraco
12 182 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
13 153 (1.52%) WebLogic
14 112 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
15 109 (1.09%) Confluence
16 100 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
17 78 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
18 67 (0.67%) Apache Solr
19 55 (0.55%) nginx
Applications
1 380 (3.79%) Photoshop
2 350 (3.49%) MS Excel
3 142 (1.42%) Adobe Illustrator
4 78 (0.78%) MS Office
5 71 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 43 (0.43%) MS Visio
7 36 (0.36%) Fireworks
7 36 (0.36%) InfoPath
8 18 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
9 16 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
10 15 (0.15%) InDesign
11 12 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
12 10 (0.100%) PowerPivot
12 10 (0.100%) AutoCAD
13 9 (0.090%) MS Project
13 9 (0.090%) Adobe After Effects
13 9 (0.090%) Siemens NX
14 8 (0.080%) GIMP
15 6 (0.060%) Maya
16 5 (0.050%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 250 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 137 (1.37%) Magento
3 30 (0.30%) Tridion
4 29 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
5 28 (0.28%) WebTrends
6 26 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
7 22 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 20 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
9 11 (0.11%) Teamcenter
10 9 (0.090%) RMDS
10 9 (0.090%) Oracle BPM
11 7 (0.070%) Summit
12 6 (0.060%) BASE24
13 5 (0.050%) Dynamics NAV
13 5 (0.050%) Remedy ITSM
14 4 (0.040%) Fredhopper
15 3 (0.030%) GoldMine
15 3 (0.030%) BusinessWorks
16 2 (0.020%) SAP R/3
16 2 (0.020%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 341 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
2 193 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 124 (1.24%) GitHub
4 106 (1.06%) SaaS
5 80 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
6 64 (0.64%) Google Analytics
7 57 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
7 57 (0.57%) Office 365
8 52 (0.52%) IaaS
9 50 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
10 38 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
11 31 (0.31%) Heroku
12 21 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 20 (0.20%) Amazon S3
14 15 (0.15%) PaaS
14 15 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
14 15 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
15 14 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
15 14 (0.14%) Google Apps
15 14 (0.14%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 419 (4.18%) HTTP
2 285 (2.84%) Internet
3 134 (1.34%) Intranet
4 70 (0.70%) LDAP
5 61 (0.61%) TCP/IP
6 51 (0.51%) Firewall
7 43 (0.43%) SSL
8 38 (0.38%) SAN
9 34 (0.34%) DNS
10 28 (0.28%) VPN
11 25 (0.25%) HTTPS
12 18 (0.18%) WAN
13 15 (0.15%) ATM
13 15 (0.15%) Extranet
13 15 (0.15%) Unified Communications
13 15 (0.15%) Skype
14 14 (0.14%) Converged Networks
14 14 (0.14%) LAN
15 13 (0.13%) DMZ
16 12 (0.12%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1703 (16.97%) SQL Server
2 975 (9.72%) MySQL
3 536 (5.34%) Relational Database
4 469 (4.67%) MongoDB
5 355 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 270 (2.69%) NoSQL
7 225 (2.24%) Oracle Database
8 197 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 196 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
10 187 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
11 179 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 161 (1.60%) RDBMS
13 145 (1.45%) Big Data
14 143 (1.43%) Hadoop
15 127 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
16 125 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
17 124 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
18 94 (0.94%) DB2
18 94 (0.94%) Redis
19 90 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1224 (12.20%) Git (software)
2 646 (6.44%) Subversion
3 582 (5.80%) Visual Studio
4 465 (4.63%) Grunt
5 395 (3.94%) Selenium
6 389 (3.88%) Maven
7 366 (3.65%) Jenkins
8 330 (3.29%) Jasmine
9 327 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
10 312 (3.11%) JIRA
11 278 (2.77%) JUnit
12 256 (2.55%) Eclipse
13 251 (2.50%) Cucumber
14 203 (2.02%) Ant
15 187 (1.86%) NUnit
16 178 (1.77%) Bower
17 153 (1.52%) TeamCity
18 147 (1.47%) gulp
19 108 (1.08%) Mocha
20 93 (0.93%) WebDriver
General
1 1074 (10.70%) Finance
2 614 (6.12%) Banking
3 390 (3.89%) Marketing
4 315 (3.14%) Retail
5 259 (2.58%) Investment Banking
6 185 (1.84%) Telecoms
7 152 (1.51%) Publishing
8 145 (1.45%) Games
9 122 (1.22%) Front Office
10 100 (1.00%) Advertising
11 79 (0.79%) Legal
12 72 (0.72%) Back Office
13 57 (0.57%) Manufacturing
14 51 (0.51%) Financial Institution
15 38 (0.38%) Electronics
16 34 (0.34%) Multimedia
17 32 (0.32%) Automotive
18 31 (0.31%) Law
19 15 (0.15%) Retail Banking
20 14 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7993 (79.66%) Developer
2 1359 (13.54%) Front-End Developer
3 1343 (13.38%) .NET Developer
4 1022 (10.19%) Web Developer
5 973 (9.70%) Java Developer
6 854 (8.51%) JavaScript Developer
7 717 (7.15%) Senior Developer
8 683 (6.81%) C# Developer
9 504 (5.02%) C# .NET Developer
10 415 (4.14%) PHP Developer
11 380 (3.79%) Architect
12 355 (3.54%) ASP.NET Developer
13 328 (3.27%) UI Developer
14 314 (3.13%) UI Programmer
15 293 (2.92%) Designer
16 260 (2.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 248 (2.47%) Analyst
18 198 (1.97%) Software Engineer
19 188 (1.87%) Full Stack Developer
20 178 (1.77%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7235 (72.10%) HTML
2 6304 (62.83%) CSS
3 3487 (34.75%) HTML5
4 3392 (33.81%) jQuery
5 3071 (30.61%) .NET
6 2374 (23.66%) AngularJS
7 2351 (23.43%) CSS3
8 2021 (20.14%) ASP.NET
9 1471 (14.66%) Web Services
10 1385 (13.80%) XML
11 1092 (10.88%) Ajax
12 952 (9.49%) ASP.NET MVC
13 829 (8.26%) Backbone.js
14 816 (8.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 797 (7.94%) .NET Framework
15 797 (7.94%) JSON
16 751 (7.48%) Spring
17 745 (7.42%) Sass
18 668 (6.66%) REST
19 665 (6.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 933 (9.30%) User Experience
2 418 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 332 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
4 285 (2.84%) Visualisation
5 258 (2.57%) Computer Science
6 204 (2.03%) W3C
7 136 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
8 107 (1.07%) Digital Media
9 99 (0.99%) Social Media
10 97 (0.97%) N-Tier
11 71 (0.71%) Data Structures
12 66 (0.66%) Graphic Design
13 65 (0.65%) Management Information System
14 59 (0.59%) Derivative
15 55 (0.55%) Algorithms
16 52 (0.52%) Client/Server
17 51 (0.51%) RIA
18 48 (0.48%) Inversion of Control
19 47 (0.47%) iPad
20 46 (0.46%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 997 (9.94%) Linux
2 615 (6.13%) UNIX
2 615 (6.13%) Windows
3 333 (3.32%) Android
4 304 (3.03%) Apple iOS
5 113 (1.13%) Mac OS X
6 70 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 67 (0.67%) Solaris
8 63 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 61 (0.61%) CentOS
10 59 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 47 (0.47%) AIX
12 43 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 32 (0.32%) Windows Phone
14 29 (0.29%) Ubuntu
15 16 (0.16%) Windows 2000
16 14 (0.14%) Windows XP
16 14 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
16 14 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
17 12 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3912 (38.99%) Agile Software Development
2 2385 (23.77%) MVC
3 2214 (22.06%) TDD
4 1595 (15.90%) OO
5 1326 (13.22%) Scrum
6 1046 (10.42%) Web Development
7 912 (9.09%) E-Commerce
8 838 (8.35%) Continuous Integration
9 823 (8.20%) Responsive Web Design
10 798 (7.95%) BDD
11 571 (5.69%) Software Engineering
12 566 (5.64%) Unit Testing
13 459 (4.57%) Web Design
14 423 (4.22%) SOA
15 422 (4.21%) CRM
16 402 (4.01%) SDLC
17 375 (3.74%) OOP
18 353 (3.52%) Content Management
19 307 (3.06%) Open Source
20 256 (2.55%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2692 (26.83%) Java
2 2623 (26.14%) C#
3 2226 (22.18%) SQL
4 1234 (12.30%) PHP
5 656 (6.54%) Python
6 554 (5.52%) Ruby
7 276 (2.75%) C++
7 276 (2.75%) T-SQL
8 250 (2.49%) PL/SQL
9 234 (2.33%) Perl
10 202 (2.01%) VB.NET
11 179 (1.78%) Scala
12 154 (1.53%) PowerShell
13 146 (1.46%) C
14 144 (1.44%) VB
15 142 (1.42%) Shell Script
16 135 (1.35%) Objective-C
17 95 (0.95%) VBA
18 93 (0.93%) PHP5
18 93 (0.93%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 516 (5.14%) Degree
2 466 (4.64%) Security Cleared
3 286 (2.85%) SC Cleared
4 110 (1.10%) DV Cleared
5 86 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 72 (0.72%) ISTQB
7 68 (0.68%) ISEB
8 49 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 44 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 38 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
10 38 (0.38%) Sun Certification
11 34 (0.34%) MCITP
12 15 (0.15%) OCPJP
13 14 (0.14%) MCSD
14 13 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (0.11%) MCP
15 11 (0.11%) CCNA
16 9 (0.090%) CISSP
16 9 (0.090%) MCSE
17 7 (0.070%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 273 (2.72%) QA
2 26 (0.26%) SLA
3 15 (0.15%) WCAG
4 11 (0.11%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.090%) WAI
6 7 (0.070%) HL7
7 6 (0.060%) ISO 14001
8 5 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.040%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.040%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.030%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 2 (0.020%) TickIT
12 1 (0.010%) GxP
12 1 (0.010%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.010%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.010%) DICOM
System Software
1 65 (0.65%) Active Directory
2 64 (0.64%) Docker
3 57 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (0.30%) Varnish
5 17 (0.17%) vCloud
6 16 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (0.12%) KVM
8 11 (0.11%) NFS
9 9 (0.090%) Firmware
9 9 (0.090%) Xen
10 8 (0.080%) SRDF
10 8 (0.080%) vSphere
11 5 (0.050%) Squid
12 4 (0.040%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.040%) Shibboleth
12 4 (0.040%) VMware ESX
13 3 (0.030%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.030%) Apache Flume
14 2 (0.020%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 162 (1.61%) Puppet
2 134 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
3 50 (0.50%) StatsD
4 49 (0.49%) Ansible
5 46 (0.46%) Vagrant
6 25 (0.25%) Rundeck
6 25 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
7 23 (0.23%) Kibana
7 23 (0.23%) Graylog
8 21 (0.21%) Salt
9 19 (0.19%) HP UCMDB
10 13 (0.13%) logstash
11 12 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 11 (0.11%) Capistrano
13 10 (0.100%) Graphite
13 10 (0.100%) ZABBIX
14 9 (0.090%) Opsview
14 9 (0.090%) HAProxy
15 7 (0.070%) Plesk
16 6 (0.060%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 977 (9.74%) Oracle
2 949 (9.46%) Microsoft
3 471 (4.69%) Adobe
4 254 (2.53%) Google
5 189 (1.88%) IBM
6 172 (1.71%) Zend
7 157 (1.56%) Sitecore
8 126 (1.26%) HP
9 105 (1.05%) Twitter
10 84 (0.84%) VMware
10 84 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
11 80 (0.80%) Red Hat
12 78 (0.78%) EPiServer
13 76 (0.76%) Tableau
13 76 (0.76%) ServiceNow
14 74 (0.74%) Citrix
15 68 (0.68%) Sybase
16 66 (0.66%) Cisco
17 61 (0.61%) SAP
17 61 (0.61%) hybris
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £390 Per Day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Posted: 5 hours ago
Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £380 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Energon People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £400 per week + negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £520 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £470 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Coal Intelligent Technology Limited
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Nakama
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £200.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago