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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
JavaScript
Rank 11 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 5024 4427 4135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.89% 8.29% 7.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.82% 21.38% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3232 2962 2635
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 £513 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £312 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.25% +2.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 49 108
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.35 £20.00 £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
21089 20705 21403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.30% 38.78% 36.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13369 13029 12820
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 422 577 760
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.68 £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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +5 4625 £375 +7.14% 2310
London +5 2487 £400 +6.66% 852
South East -1 752 £350 - 403
City of London +6 529 £400 +6.66% 261
East of England 0 281 £350 - 164
South West -2 266 £335 +6.34% 166
West Midlands +3 242 £313 +13.63% 111
North West -1 238 £325 +4.83% 267
Scotland +4 231 £350 +13.82% 94
Hampshire +4 215 £350 -1.40% 85
Berkshire -10 165 £363 +3.57% 66
Yorkshire -10 160 £300 - 191
Manchester -7 133 £325 +6.55% 159
East Midlands 0 121 £300 +9.09% 113
Surrey +26 119 £350 +19.14% 77
West Yorkshire -11 108 £300 - 104
Glasgow +11 98 £325 +10.63% 47
Bristol +8 95 £350 +40.00% 46
Hertfordshire +7 88 £375 +15.38% 39
Birmingham +3 85 £325 +18.18% 41
Reading -3 81 £363 -3.33% 22
Edinburgh -2 80 £373 +20.64% 27
Leeds -7 79 £300 +9.09% 56
Cambridgeshire -4 64 £325 - 62
Wales +21 62 £300 +9.09% 29
Wiltshire -3 62 £325 +4.00% 30
Buckinghamshire -7 59 £375 - 46
South Wales +19 56 £300 +9.09% 25
East Sussex -4 51 £300 - 36
Leicestershire +1 50 £275 -2.65% 26

JavaScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 7282 (75.78%) HTML
2 6236 (64.90%) CSS
3 3662 (38.11%) jQuery
4 3301 (34.35%) HTML5
5 3072 (31.97%) .NET
6 2661 (27.69%) C#
7 2281 (23.74%) Java
8 2244 (23.35%) MVC
9 2213 (23.03%) CSS3
10 2208 (22.98%) ASP.NET
11 1899 (19.76%) SQL
12 1828 (19.02%) Agile Software Development
13 1755 (18.26%) TDD
14 1727 (17.97%) XML
15 1695 (17.64%) SQL Server
16 1639 (17.06%) OO
17 1537 (16.00%) PHP
18 1457 (15.16%) AngularJS
19 1431 (14.89%) Web Services
20 1375 (14.31%) Ajax
21 1136 (11.82%) Web Development
22 1105 (11.50%) MySQL
23 1087 (11.31%) Git (software)
24 1070 (11.14%) Linux
25 1068 (11.11%) Scrum
26 995 (10.35%) Microsoft
27 976 (10.16%) Backbone.js
28 948 (9.87%) Finance
29 896 (9.32%) JSON
30 878 (9.14%) Oracle

JavaScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 750 (7.81%) CMS
2 725 (7.55%) Node.js
3 504 (5.25%) SharePoint
4 443 (4.61%) Apache
5 305 (3.17%) IIS
6 257 (2.67%) Tomcat
7 213 (2.22%) Drupal
8 206 (2.14%) WebSphere
9 194 (2.02%) Umbraco
10 182 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
11 180 (1.87%) WordPress
12 171 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
13 142 (1.48%) Sitecore CMS
14 98 (1.02%) Adobe CQ
15 96 (1.00%) WebLogic
16 56 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
17 53 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
18 51 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
19 50 (0.52%) Apache Solr
20 48 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 447 (4.65%) Photoshop
2 315 (3.28%) MS Excel
3 216 (2.25%) Adobe Illustrator
4 96 (1.00%) MS Office
5 89 (0.93%) InfoPath
6 45 (0.47%) Fireworks
7 19 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
8 17 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
9 15 (0.16%) MS Visio
10 13 (0.14%) InDesign
11 12 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
12 10 (0.10%) Acrobat
13 7 (0.073%) Doxygen
14 6 (0.062%) 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
1 186 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 120 (1.25%) Magento
3 116 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
4 34 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 34 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 33 (0.34%) Google Analytics
6 27 (0.28%) SiteCatalyst
7 17 (0.18%) Tridion
8 16 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
9 14 (0.15%) WebTrends
10 12 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
10 12 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
11 11 (0.11%) SAP CRM
12 8 (0.083%) Summit
12 8 (0.083%) Oracle CRM
13 5 (0.052%) Oracle Payables
14 4 (0.042%) Agresso
14 4 (0.042%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 3 (0.031%) RMDS
15 3 (0.031%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 131 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 100 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
3 89 (0.93%) GitHub
4 83 (0.86%) SaaS
5 55 (0.57%) Force.com
6 44 (0.46%) Office 365
7 35 (0.36%) 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 (0.083%) 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
1 369 (3.84%) HTTP
2 291 (3.03%) Internet
3 150 (1.56%) Intranet
4 135 (1.40%) TCP/IP
5 74 (0.77%) HTTPS
6 65 (0.68%) LDAP
7 64 (0.67%) DNS
8 61 (0.63%) SSL
9 48 (0.50%) SAN
10 43 (0.45%) Firewall
11 33 (0.34%) SSH
11 33 (0.34%) 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 (0.12%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1695 (17.64%) SQL Server
2 1105 (11.50%) MySQL
3 508 (5.29%) Relational Database
4 391 (4.07%) SQL Server 2008
5 293 (3.05%) MongoDB
6 260 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 246 (2.56%) NoSQL
8 190 (1.98%) RDBMS
9 182 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 158 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
11 156 (1.62%) Oracle Database
12 153 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
13 115 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
14 110 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
15 105 (1.09%) Big Data
16 80 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
17 72 (0.75%) Redis
18 64 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
19 63 (0.66%) DB2
20 52 (0.54%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1087 (11.31%) Git (software)
2 777 (8.09%) Subversion
3 558 (5.81%) Visual Studio
4 351 (3.65%) Maven
5 322 (3.35%) Selenium
6 303 (3.15%) JUnit
7 302 (3.14%) Jasmine
8 296 (3.08%) Jenkins
9 277 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
10 276 (2.87%) Cucumber
11 245 (2.55%) Grunt
12 234 (2.44%) JIRA
13 226 (2.35%) Eclipse
14 194 (2.02%) TeamCity
15 148 (1.54%) Ant
16 147 (1.53%) NUnit
17 131 (1.36%) WebDriver
18 130 (1.35%) QuickTest Pro
19 117 (1.22%) Hudson
20 104 (1.08%) PHPUnit
General
1 948 (9.87%) Finance
2 465 (4.84%) Banking
3 329 (3.42%) Retail
4 328 (3.41%) Marketing
5 183 (1.90%) Investment Banking
6 155 (1.61%) Telecoms
7 144 (1.50%) Games
8 139 (1.45%) Publishing
9 119 (1.24%) Advertising
10 112 (1.17%) Manufacturing
10 112 (1.17%) Front Office
11 69 (0.72%) Back Office
12 51 (0.53%) Legal
13 46 (0.48%) Electronics
14 33 (0.34%) Financial Institution
15 26 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
16 20 (0.21%) Multimedia
17 19 (0.20%) Automotive
17 19 (0.20%) French Language
18 12 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7944 (82.67%) Developer
2 1508 (15.69%) Front-End Developer
3 1245 (12.96%) Web Developer
4 1210 (12.59%) .NET Developer
5 859 (8.94%) Java Developer
6 753 (7.84%) JavaScript Developer
7 677 (7.05%) C# Developer
8 604 (6.29%) PHP Developer
9 592 (6.16%) Senior Developer
10 480 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
11 430 (4.47%) ASP.NET Developer
12 362 (3.77%) UI Developer
13 338 (3.52%) UI Programmer
14 303 (3.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 268 (2.79%) Designer
16 249 (2.59%) SharePoint Developer
17 245 (2.55%) Analyst
18 242 (2.52%) Front-End Web Developer
19 184 (1.91%) Software Engineer
20 179 (1.86%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7282 (75.78%) HTML
2 6236 (64.90%) CSS
3 3662 (38.11%) jQuery
4 3301 (34.35%) HTML5
5 3072 (31.97%) .NET
6 2213 (23.03%) CSS3
7 2208 (22.98%) ASP.NET
8 1727 (17.97%) XML
9 1457 (15.16%) AngularJS
10 1431 (14.89%) Web Services
11 1375 (14.31%) Ajax
12 976 (10.16%) Backbone.js
13 896 (9.32%) JSON
14 802 (8.35%) ASP.NET MVC
15 763 (7.94%) JSP
16 727 (7.57%) Spring
17 659 (6.86%) REST
18 655 (6.82%) .NET Framework
19 592 (6.16%) WCF
20 587 (6.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 410 (4.27%) Open Source
2 366 (3.81%) Mobile App
3 343 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 207 (2.15%) W3C
5 157 (1.63%) Visualisation
6 142 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
7 110 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 97 (1.01%) Digital Media
9 81 (0.84%) N-Tier
10 80 (0.83%) iPad
11 75 (0.78%) Social Media
12 71 (0.74%) GIS
13 67 (0.70%) Graphic Design
14 60 (0.62%) iPhone
15 54 (0.56%) Mathematics
16 52 (0.54%) Wiki
16 52 (0.54%) Inversion of Control
17 51 (0.53%) Web 2.0
17 51 (0.53%) DTV
18 50 (0.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1070 (11.14%) Linux
2 686 (7.14%) UNIX
3 641 (6.67%) Windows
4 341 (3.55%) Apple iOS
5 304 (3.16%) Android
6 162 (1.69%) Mac OS X
7 116 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 90 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 73 (0.76%) Solaris
10 71 (0.74%) CentOS
11 68 (0.71%) Windows XP
12 50 (0.52%) AIX
13 47 (0.49%) Windows 2000
14 38 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 35 (0.36%) Windows 7
16 33 (0.34%) Ubuntu
17 22 (0.23%) Mac OS
18 20 (0.21%) Windows Phone
19 18 (0.19%) HPUX
20 16 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2244 (23.35%) MVC
2 1828 (19.02%) Agile Software Development
3 1755 (18.26%) TDD
4 1639 (17.06%) OO
5 1136 (11.82%) Web Development
6 1068 (11.11%) Scrum
7 869 (9.04%) E-Commerce
8 849 (8.84%) Responsive Web Design
9 749 (7.79%) BDD
10 715 (7.44%) Continuous Integration
11 569 (5.92%) Unit Testing
12 507 (5.28%) OOP
13 468 (4.87%) Web Design
14 434 (4.52%) Software Engineering
15 415 (4.32%) CRM
16 330 (3.43%) Content Management
17 279 (2.90%) SOA
18 276 (2.87%) Workflow
19 249 (2.59%) Project Management
20 215 (2.24%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 2661 (27.69%) C#
2 2281 (23.74%) Java
3 1899 (19.76%) SQL
4 1537 (16.00%) PHP
5 538 (5.60%) Ruby
6 535 (5.57%) Python
7 404 (4.20%) T-SQL
8 283 (2.95%) VB.NET
9 251 (2.61%) PL/SQL
10 248 (2.58%) Perl
11 241 (2.51%) C++
12 223 (2.32%) VB
13 210 (2.19%) Scala
14 199 (2.07%) PHP5
15 156 (1.62%) PowerShell
16 140 (1.46%) C
17 132 (1.37%) Objective-C
18 131 (1.36%) Shell Script
19 109 (1.13%) VBScript
20 80 (0.83%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 568 (5.91%) Degree
2 435 (4.53%) Security Cleared
3 342 (3.56%) SC Cleared
4 222 (2.31%) ISTQB
5 131 (1.36%) DV Cleared
6 123 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 103 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 95 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
9 57 (0.59%) ISEB
10 37 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
11 35 (0.36%) MCITP
12 23 (0.24%) Sun Certification
13 21 (0.22%) MCSD
14 14 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (0.11%) MCSE
16 10 (0.10%) CCNA
17 9 (0.094%) MCPD
17 9 (0.094%) CTC Cleared
18 8 (0.083%) OCPJP
19 7 (0.073%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 364 (3.79%) QA
2 46 (0.48%) WCAG
3 33 (0.34%) ISO 9001
4 22 (0.23%) SLA
5 21 (0.22%) WAI
6 15 (0.16%) HL7
7 13 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.083%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.083%) ISO 14001
9 6 (0.062%) GPG13
10 5 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.031%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.031%) SNOMED CT
12 2 (0.021%) Section 508
12 2 (0.021%) JTAG
13 1 (0.010%) EMIR
13 1 (0.010%) Dodd-Frank
13 1 (0.010%) COBIT
System Software
1 56 (0.58%) Active Directory
2 26 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (0.21%) Nmap
3 20 (0.21%) vCloud
4 16 (0.17%) Varnish
5 13 (0.14%) Docker
6 9 (0.094%) Shibboleth
7 8 (0.083%) VirtualBox
8 6 (0.062%) 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 (1.06%) Puppet
2 78 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
3 66 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (0.31%) Vagrant
5 29 (0.30%) Capistrano
6 27 (0.28%) Nagios
7 21 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 20 (0.21%) Nessus
9 18 (0.19%) Kibana
10 15 (0.16%) Graylog2
10 15 (0.16%) Ansible
10 15 (0.16%) ZABBIX
11 12 (0.12%) SCOM
12 11 (0.11%) Zenoss
13 9 (0.094%) Tivoli
14 8 (0.083%) Control-M
14 8 (0.083%) ITRS Geneos
14 8 (0.083%) SCOrch
15 7 (0.073%) CA SiteMinder
16 6 (0.062%) Salt
Vendors
1 995 (10.35%) Microsoft
2 878 (9.14%) Oracle
3 380 (3.95%) Adobe
4 294 (3.06%) Zend
5 261 (2.72%) HP
6 160 (1.67%) Sitecore
7 139 (1.45%) IBM
8 136 (1.42%) Google
9 132 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
10 131 (1.36%) JBoss
11 125 (1.30%) Twitter
12 95 (0.99%) SAP
13 63 (0.66%) EPiServer
14 60 (0.62%) ServiceNow
15 55 (0.57%) Sencha
16 51 (0.53%) Facebook
17 47 (0.49%) Sybase
18 43 (0.45%) Red Hat
19 39 (0.41%) Splunk
20 38 (0.40%) Rackspace
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