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 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
JavaScript
Rank 12 17 18
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 5063 4409 4057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.72% 8.48% 7.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.72% 21.81% 19.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3362 2973 2469
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £318 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.29% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 57 115
Average hourly rate £34.25 £36.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.86% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £16.10 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.86 £36.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-5.93% +23.07%

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
21344 20220 21067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.77% 38.89% 37.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13881 12907 12446
Average daily rate £395 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £551 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 539 745
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 October 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 2 October 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 2 October 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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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 4714 £375 +7.14% 2322
London +6 2490 £400 +3.22% 805
South East -2 710 £350 - 415
City of London +7 538 £400 - 251
East of England -1 300 £363 +7.72% 158
South West -2 294 £350 +11.11% 175
North West -3 249 £325 - 293
West Midlands +1 240 £315 +14.54% 124
Yorkshire -2 204 £300 - 221
Scotland -1 198 £375 +20.96% 87
Hampshire -2 169 £350 +2.63% 84
Berkshire -13 157 £350 - 90
West Yorkshire -4 142 £303 +0.83% 115
Manchester -4 141 £325 - 160
East Midlands 0 126 £315 +14.54% 93
Surrey +14 122 £375 +25.00% 87
Bristol +1 114 £360 +30.90% 53
Hertfordshire +1 97 £375 +15.38% 41
Leeds -4 97 £305 +1.66% 70
Birmingham +6 96 £338 +25.00% 34
Glasgow +8 88 £350 +16.66% 36
Oxfordshire 0 71 £325 +1.56% 54
Cambridgeshire -2 69 £310 +3.33% 71
Reading -4 66 £363 +1.75% 28
Buckinghamshire -10 65 £400 - 26
North East +10 64 £325 - 41
Essex -1 63 £400 +14.28% 15
Edinburgh -9 62 £388 +27.57% 24
Wales +8 60 £316 +21.53% 23
Wiltshire -4 56 £360 +15.20% 32

JavaScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 7444 (75.93%) HTML
2 6321 (64.47%) CSS
3 3639 (37.12%) jQuery
4 3469 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
5 3434 (35.03%) HTML5
6 3076 (31.37%) .NET
7 2691 (27.45%) C#
8 2329 (23.76%) Java
9 2322 (23.68%) MVC
10 2271 (23.16%) CSS3
11 2229 (22.74%) ASP.NET
12 1921 (19.59%) SQL
13 1817 (18.53%) TDD
14 1727 (17.62%) OO
15 1674 (17.07%) XML
16 1650 (16.83%) SQL Server
17 1633 (16.66%) AngularJS
18 1560 (15.91%) PHP
19 1441 (14.70%) Web Services
20 1417 (14.45%) Ajax
21 1155 (11.78%) Web Development
22 1143 (11.66%) Git (software)
23 1129 (11.52%) Linux
24 1127 (11.50%) Scrum
25 1108 (11.30%) MySQL
26 1028 (10.49%) Microsoft
27 985 (10.05%) Finance
28 980 (10.00%) Backbone.js
29 930 (9.49%) User Experience
30 901 (9.19%) E-Commerce

JavaScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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
1 753 (7.68%) Node.js
2 741 (7.56%) CMS
3 515 (5.25%) SharePoint
4 499 (5.09%) Apache
5 327 (3.34%) IIS
6 271 (2.76%) Tomcat
7 215 (2.19%) Drupal
8 212 (2.16%) WebSphere
9 196 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
10 195 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
11 181 (1.85%) Umbraco
12 178 (1.82%) WordPress
13 134 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
14 108 (1.10%) Adobe CQ
15 90 (0.92%) WebLogic
16 68 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
17 59 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
18 53 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
19 47 (0.48%) Joomla!
20 44 (0.45%) nginx
Applications
1 453 (4.62%) Photoshop
2 313 (3.19%) MS Excel
3 225 (2.29%) Adobe Illustrator
4 81 (0.83%) InfoPath
5 78 (0.80%) MS Office
6 62 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 47 (0.48%) Fireworks
8 23 (0.23%) MS Visio
9 17 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
10 13 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
11 11 (0.11%) Acrobat
11 11 (0.11%) Doxygen
12 10 (0.10%) InDesign
13 9 (0.092%) Adobe Captivate
14 8 (0.082%) Adobe After Effects
15 6 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
16 5 (0.051%) MS Project
17 4 (0.041%) GIMP
18 2 (0.020%) Maya
18 2 (0.020%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 207 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 121 (1.23%) Magento
3 117 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
4 42 (0.43%) Google Analytics
5 34 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
6 28 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 26 (0.27%) SiteCatalyst
8 17 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
9 16 (0.16%) WebTrends
10 12 (0.12%) Tridion
11 11 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
12 7 (0.071%) Summit
13 6 (0.061%) Oracle CRM
14 4 (0.041%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 4 (0.041%) Agresso
14 4 (0.041%) SAP CRM
15 3 (0.031%) osCommerce
15 3 (0.031%) Cordys
15 3 (0.031%) Remedy AR System
15 3 (0.031%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 129 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 98 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
3 89 (0.91%) GitHub
4 70 (0.71%) SaaS
5 56 (0.57%) Force.com
6 50 (0.51%) Office 365
7 43 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
8 30 (0.31%) Amazon S3
9 25 (0.25%) Heroku
10 24 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (0.11%) Basecamp
12 10 (0.10%) PaaS
12 10 (0.10%) Google App Engine
13 8 (0.082%) Amazon EMR
14 6 (0.061%) IaaS
14 6 (0.061%) Rackspace Cloud
15 4 (0.041%) Joyent
16 3 (0.031%) Amazon SQS
16 3 (0.031%) Google Compute Engine
16 3 (0.031%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 381 (3.89%) HTTP
2 294 (3.00%) Internet
3 161 (1.64%) Intranet
4 140 (1.43%) TCP/IP
5 83 (0.85%) HTTPS
6 67 (0.68%) SSL
7 66 (0.67%) DNS
8 64 (0.65%) LDAP
9 54 (0.55%) SAN
10 41 (0.42%) FTP
11 35 (0.36%) Firewall
11 35 (0.36%) SSH
12 34 (0.35%) Extranet
13 31 (0.32%) Wireshark
14 23 (0.23%) VPN
15 18 (0.18%) NAS
16 15 (0.15%) SNMP
17 13 (0.13%) Wireless
18 12 (0.12%) MQTT
18 12 (0.12%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1650 (16.83%) SQL Server
2 1108 (11.30%) MySQL
3 536 (5.47%) Relational Database
4 383 (3.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 291 (2.97%) MongoDB
6 260 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 259 (2.64%) NoSQL
8 217 (2.21%) RDBMS
9 199 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 178 (1.82%) Oracle Database
11 147 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
12 143 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
13 121 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
14 114 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
15 96 (0.98%) Big Data
16 91 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
17 89 (0.91%) Redis
18 83 (0.85%) DB2
19 65 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
20 61 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1143 (11.66%) Git (software)
2 779 (7.95%) Subversion
3 538 (5.49%) Visual Studio
4 360 (3.67%) Maven
5 340 (3.47%) Selenium
6 306 (3.12%) Jasmine
7 305 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 302 (3.08%) Jenkins
9 301 (3.07%) JUnit
10 284 (2.90%) Cucumber
11 265 (2.70%) Grunt
12 243 (2.48%) Eclipse
13 240 (2.45%) JIRA
14 183 (1.87%) Ant
15 174 (1.77%) TeamCity
16 164 (1.67%) NUnit
17 134 (1.37%) WebDriver
18 128 (1.31%) PHPUnit
19 122 (1.24%) QuickTest Pro
20 110 (1.12%) Hudson
General
1 985 (10.05%) Finance
2 529 (5.40%) Banking
3 338 (3.45%) Marketing
4 315 (3.21%) Retail
5 199 (2.03%) Investment Banking
6 143 (1.46%) Games
7 133 (1.36%) Front Office
8 130 (1.33%) Telecoms
9 118 (1.20%) Publishing
10 117 (1.19%) Advertising
11 95 (0.97%) Manufacturing
12 66 (0.67%) Back Office
13 53 (0.54%) Legal
14 40 (0.41%) Electronics
15 32 (0.33%) Financial Institution
16 26 (0.27%) Multimedia
17 25 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
18 18 (0.18%) Automotive
19 14 (0.14%) French Language
20 12 (0.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 8054 (82.15%) Developer
2 1538 (15.69%) Front-End Developer
3 1224 (12.48%) Web Developer
4 1177 (12.01%) .NET Developer
5 861 (8.78%) Java Developer
6 771 (7.86%) JavaScript Developer
7 676 (6.90%) Senior Developer
8 660 (6.73%) C# Developer
9 611 (6.23%) PHP Developer
10 464 (4.73%) C# .NET Developer
11 399 (4.07%) ASP.NET Developer
12 360 (3.67%) UI Developer
13 340 (3.47%) UI Programmer
14 294 (3.00%) Designer
15 274 (2.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 257 (2.62%) SharePoint Developer
17 249 (2.54%) Analyst
18 235 (2.40%) Front-End Web Developer
19 195 (1.99%) Software Engineer
20 190 (1.94%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7444 (75.93%) HTML
2 6321 (64.47%) CSS
3 3639 (37.12%) jQuery
4 3434 (35.03%) HTML5
5 3076 (31.37%) .NET
6 2271 (23.16%) CSS3
7 2229 (22.74%) ASP.NET
8 1674 (17.07%) XML
9 1633 (16.66%) AngularJS
10 1441 (14.70%) Web Services
11 1417 (14.45%) Ajax
12 980 (10.00%) Backbone.js
13 892 (9.10%) JSON
14 813 (8.29%) ASP.NET MVC
15 781 (7.97%) JSP
16 755 (7.70%) Spring
17 707 (7.21%) REST
18 655 (6.68%) .NET Framework
19 608 (6.20%) RESTful
20 594 (6.06%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 930 (9.49%) User Experience
2 447 (4.56%) Open Source
3 365 (3.72%) Mobile App
4 353 (3.60%) Computer Science
5 335 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
6 205 (2.09%) W3C
7 192 (1.96%) Visualisation
8 131 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
9 122 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 95 (0.97%) Digital Media
11 93 (0.95%) N-Tier
12 78 (0.80%) Social Media
13 77 (0.79%) iPad
14 69 (0.70%) Graphic Design
15 68 (0.69%) GIS
16 64 (0.65%) Data Structures
17 63 (0.64%) Mathematics
18 60 (0.61%) iPhone
19 58 (0.59%) Inversion of Control
20 53 (0.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1129 (11.52%) Linux
2 690 (7.04%) UNIX
3 646 (6.59%) Windows
4 325 (3.31%) Apple iOS
5 308 (3.14%) Android
6 168 (1.71%) Mac OS X
7 115 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 94 (0.96%) CentOS
9 86 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 66 (0.67%) Windows XP
11 62 (0.63%) Solaris
12 54 (0.55%) AIX
13 44 (0.45%) Windows 2000
13 44 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 39 (0.40%) Ubuntu
15 35 (0.36%) Windows 7
16 21 (0.21%) Mac OS
17 18 (0.18%) Windows Phone
18 17 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
19 15 (0.15%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3469 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2322 (23.68%) MVC
3 1817 (18.53%) TDD
4 1727 (17.62%) OO
5 1155 (11.78%) Web Development
6 1127 (11.50%) Scrum
7 901 (9.19%) E-Commerce
8 860 (8.77%) Responsive Web Design
9 776 (7.92%) BDD
10 746 (7.61%) Continuous Integration
11 577 (5.89%) Unit Testing
12 487 (4.97%) Web Design
13 469 (4.78%) OOP
14 450 (4.59%) CRM
15 449 (4.58%) Software Engineering
16 309 (3.15%) SOA
17 306 (3.12%) Content Management
18 285 (2.91%) Workflow
19 262 (2.67%) Project Management
20 222 (2.26%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2691 (27.45%) C#
2 2329 (23.76%) Java
3 1921 (19.59%) SQL
4 1560 (15.91%) PHP
5 576 (5.88%) Ruby
6 568 (5.79%) Python
7 394 (4.02%) T-SQL
8 274 (2.79%) Perl
9 260 (2.65%) VB.NET
10 239 (2.44%) PL/SQL
11 233 (2.38%) C++
11 233 (2.38%) Scala
12 218 (2.22%) VB
13 191 (1.95%) PHP5
14 161 (1.64%) PowerShell
15 136 (1.39%) Shell Script
15 136 (1.39%) Objective-C
16 132 (1.35%) C
17 125 (1.27%) VBScript
18 72 (0.73%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 580 (5.92%) Degree
2 441 (4.50%) Security Cleared
3 334 (3.41%) SC Cleared
4 218 (2.22%) ISTQB
5 139 (1.42%) DV Cleared
6 126 (1.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 96 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 94 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 51 (0.52%) ISEB
10 38 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
11 35 (0.36%) MCITP
12 27 (0.28%) Sun Certification
13 19 (0.19%) MCSD
14 13 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
15 11 (0.11%) MCSE
16 10 (0.10%) CCNA
17 9 (0.092%) BC Cleared
17 9 (0.092%) MCTS
18 8 (0.082%) MCPD
18 8 (0.082%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 385 (3.93%) QA
2 41 (0.42%) WCAG
3 29 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 25 (0.25%) SLA
5 19 (0.19%) WAI
6 14 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.14%) HL7
7 6 (0.061%) ISO 14001
7 6 (0.061%) GPG13
7 6 (0.061%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.041%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.031%) SNOMED CT
9 3 (0.031%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.020%) Section 508
11 1 (0.010%) COBIT
System Software
1 63 (0.64%) Active Directory
2 36 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (0.22%) vCloud
3 22 (0.22%) Docker
4 19 (0.19%) Nmap
5 17 (0.17%) Varnish
6 11 (0.11%) VirtualBox
7 10 (0.10%) NFS
8 9 (0.092%) Shibboleth
8 9 (0.092%) Firmware
9 8 (0.082%) VMware ESX
10 7 (0.071%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 6 (0.061%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.061%) Hyper-V
12 4 (0.041%) Xen
12 4 (0.041%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.031%) Cygwin
14 2 (0.020%) HDFS
14 2 (0.020%) SRDF
14 2 (0.020%) UAG
Systems Management
1 112 (1.14%) Puppet
2 75 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
3 71 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (0.36%) Vagrant
5 29 (0.30%) Nagios
6 27 (0.28%) Capistrano
7 23 (0.23%) Graylog2
8 20 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 20 (0.20%) Kibana
9 19 (0.19%) Nessus
10 17 (0.17%) ZABBIX
11 13 (0.13%) Zenoss
12 12 (0.12%) Ansible
13 11 (0.11%) SCOM
14 8 (0.082%) SCOrch
15 6 (0.061%) Tivoli
15 6 (0.061%) Salt
16 5 (0.051%) ITRS Geneos
16 5 (0.051%) CA SiteMinder
16 5 (0.051%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1028 (10.49%) Microsoft
2 893 (9.11%) Oracle
3 369 (3.76%) Adobe
4 318 (3.24%) Zend
5 254 (2.59%) HP
6 168 (1.71%) Google
7 151 (1.54%) IBM
8 148 (1.51%) Sitecore
9 138 (1.41%) JBoss
10 134 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
11 131 (1.34%) Twitter
12 73 (0.74%) SAP
13 59 (0.60%) EPiServer
14 56 (0.57%) Sencha
15 55 (0.56%) Facebook
16 54 (0.55%) Red Hat
17 53 (0.54%) Sybase
18 52 (0.53%) ServiceNow
19 51 (0.52%) VMware
20 41 (0.42%) Citrix
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