The table below looks at the statistics for QUnit skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QUnit over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
QUnit
Rank 576 566 562
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs citing QUnit 48 50 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.097% 0.048%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.63% 0.71% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 35 15
Average daily rate £500 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £338 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £505 £512
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £370 £400
% change year-on-year
-9.45% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7651 7001 5948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.86% 13.55% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5107 4702 3757
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 127 129
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.40 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.70 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.47 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -

QUnit
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QUnit within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

QUnit Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

QUnit
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QUnit within the UK.

QUnit Daily Rate Trend in the UK

QUnit
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QUnit within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

QUnit Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

QUnit
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QUnit within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -39 41 £500 +17.64% 7
London +8 32 £540 +27.05% 5
Wales - 7 £328 -
Cardiff - 7 £328 -
South Wales - 7 £328 -
City of London +38 4 £450 +9.09%
South East -10 3 £330 -12.00%
Hampshire +4 2 £328 -12.66%
Fareham -5 2 £328 -
North West -11 1 £325 - 1
Manchester -17 1 £325 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £413 -
Oxford - 1 £413 -

QUnit
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing QUnit 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 QUnit.

1 107 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 98 (91.59%) HTML
3 94 (87.85%) CSS
4 88 (82.24%) Agile Software Development
5 87 (81.31%) Jasmine
6 72 (67.29%) TDD
7 70 (65.42%) AngularJS
7 70 (65.42%) HTML5
8 69 (64.49%) Sinon.JS
9 68 (63.55%) Node.js
10 54 (50.47%) CSS3
11 52 (48.60%) BDD
12 47 (43.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 46 (42.99%) Mocha
13 46 (42.99%) Git (software)
14 45 (42.06%) jQuery
15 42 (39.25%) User Experience
16 41 (38.32%) Sass
17 39 (36.45%) Protractor
18 37 (34.58%) Continuous Integration
19 34 (31.78%) MEAN Stack
20 32 (29.91%) RequireJS
20 32 (29.91%) MVC
21 30 (28.04%) ECMAScript
21 30 (28.04%) ES6
21 30 (28.04%) Ember.js
22 29 (27.10%) Analytical Skills
23 28 (26.17%) Front End Development
23 28 (26.17%) Karma Test Runner
24 26 (24.30%) Unit Testing

QUnit
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing QUnit 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 QUnit. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 68 (63.55%) Node.js
2 7 (6.54%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.93%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (6.54%) LaTeX
2 2 (1.87%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.93%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.35%) GitHub
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (24.30%) HTTP
2 7 (6.54%) Intranet
3 1 (0.93%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.76%) MongoDB
2 6 (5.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 6 (5.61%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (5.61%) CouchDB
3 2 (1.87%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.93%) KDB
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 87 (81.31%) Jasmine
2 69 (64.49%) Sinon.JS
3 46 (42.99%) Git (software)
3 46 (42.99%) Mocha
4 39 (36.45%) Protractor
5 28 (26.17%) Karma Test Runner
6 19 (17.76%) Subversion
7 14 (13.08%) Cucumber
8 12 (11.21%) Jenkins
8 12 (11.21%) Selenium
9 11 (10.28%) gulp
9 11 (10.28%) Hudson
9 11 (10.28%) JIRA
10 10 (9.35%) Grunt
11 9 (8.41%) Trac
12 6 (5.61%) JsTestDriver
12 6 (5.61%) WebDriver
13 5 (4.67%) NUnit
14 4 (3.74%) SpecFlow
15 3 (2.80%) PhantomJS
General
1 12 (11.21%) Publishing
2 3 (2.80%) Multimedia
3 1 (0.93%) Finance
Job Titles
1 99 (92.52%) Developer
2 58 (54.21%) JavaScript Developer
3 29 (27.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 16 (14.95%) Angular Developer
4 16 (14.95%) Node.js Developer
5 14 (13.08%) Web Developer
6 13 (12.15%) HTML CSS Developer
6 13 (12.15%) HTML Developer
7 12 (11.21%) Full Stack Developer
8 9 (8.41%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 9 (8.41%) Senior Developer
9 8 (7.48%) Software Developer
10 7 (6.54%) Agile Developer
10 7 (6.54%) Database Developer
11 6 (5.61%) Senior JavaScript Developer
12 5 (4.67%) .NET Developer
12 5 (4.67%) JavaScript Engineer
12 5 (4.67%) Software Engineer
13 3 (2.80%) .NET Web Developer
13 3 (2.80%) Intranet Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (91.59%) HTML
2 94 (87.85%) CSS
3 70 (65.42%) AngularJS
3 70 (65.42%) HTML5
4 54 (50.47%) CSS3
5 47 (43.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 45 (42.06%) jQuery
7 41 (38.32%) Sass
8 34 (31.78%) MEAN Stack
9 32 (29.91%) RequireJS
10 30 (28.04%) Ember.js
11 23 (21.50%) Backbone.js
12 22 (20.56%) REST
13 21 (19.63%) YUI
14 20 (18.69%) Ajax
14 20 (18.69%) Ext JS
15 18 (16.82%) RESTful
15 18 (16.82%) Spring
16 16 (14.95%) Express
17 15 (14.02%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 42 (39.25%) User Experience
2 29 (27.10%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (9.35%) Mobile App
4 7 (6.54%) W3C
5 6 (5.61%) Animation
6 5 (4.67%) IPTV
7 4 (3.74%) Digital Media
7 4 (3.74%) Video on Demand
8 3 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.93%) Equities
9 1 (0.93%) Fintech
9 1 (0.93%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.93%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.28%) Android
1 11 (10.28%) Apple iOS
2 7 (6.54%) Linux
3 6 (5.61%) CentOS
3 6 (5.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.93%) webOS
4 1 (0.93%) Windows
4 1 (0.93%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.93%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (82.24%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (67.29%) TDD
3 52 (48.60%) BDD
4 37 (34.58%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (29.91%) MVC
6 28 (26.17%) Front End Development
7 26 (24.30%) Unit Testing
8 23 (21.50%) ATDD
8 23 (21.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 23 (21.50%) Pair Programming
9 22 (20.56%) SOLID
10 21 (19.63%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
10 21 (19.63%) Scrum
11 20 (18.69%) OO
12 14 (13.08%) OOP
13 11 (10.28%) SOA
14 10 (9.35%) Software Engineering
14 10 (9.35%) Web Development
15 8 (7.48%) Analytics
16 6 (5.61%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 30 (28.04%) ECMAScript
2 30 (28.04%) ES6
3 12 (11.21%) PHP
3 12 (11.21%) SQL
4 9 (8.41%) Scala
5 8 (7.48%) PL/SQL
6 7 (6.54%) Java
7 6 (5.61%) C#
7 6 (5.61%) Python
7 6 (5.61%) Ruby
8 2 (1.87%) Groovy
9 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.93%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (8.41%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.54%) DV Cleared
2 7 (6.54%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (1.87%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.80%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (7.48%) Oracle
2 6 (5.61%) Twitter
3 1 (0.93%) Endeca
3 1 (0.93%) Google
3 1 (0.93%) hybris
3 1 (0.93%) Sencha