Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for ES6 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ES6 over the 6 months to 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

ECMAScript 2015 (JavaScript ES2015, ES6)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 232 346 556
Rank change year-on-year +114 +210 +303
Contract jobs citing ES6 1,097 606 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.17% 0.69% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.61% 1.64% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 865 465 296
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
10th Percentile £368 £339 £355
90th Percentile £650 £650 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
England median hourly rate - £51.00 £85.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -40.00% -
UK median hourly rate - £51.00 £85.00
% change year-on-year - -40.00% -

ES6 is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 41,985 37,038 39,781
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 44.61% 41.97% 39.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,723 25,602 27,680
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 694 732 834
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.25 £14.16
90th Percentile £52.85 £53.75 £51.43
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%

ES6
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing ES6 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for ES6 in England

ES6
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ES6 in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for ES6 in England

ES6
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ES6 in England over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ES6 in England

ES6
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ES6 within the England region over the 6 months to 17 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +87 835 £525 +5.00% 178
South East +59 123 £475 +8.57% 27
North of England +16 51 £400 -5.88% 26
Midlands -10 38 £400 +13.88% 15
East of England -4 30 £425 +13.33% 26
Yorkshire +6 26 £425 - 7
North West 0 21 £400 -5.88% 16
South West +5 20 £400 +6.67% 15
East Midlands -12 20 £430 +12.79% 7
West Midlands -15 18 £400 +26.48% 8
North East - 6 £325 - 3
ES6
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ES6 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for ES6.

1 1,019 (92.89%) JavaScript
2 781 (71.19%) CSS
3 706 (64.36%) HTML
4 592 (53.97%) React
5 552 (50.32%) Node.js
6 522 (47.58%) Agile Software Development
7 446 (40.66%) Redux
8 432 (39.38%) HTML5
9 402 (36.65%) Front End Development
10 391 (35.64%) AngularJS
11 365 (33.27%) Sass
12 356 (32.45%) webpack
13 355 (32.36%) TDD
14 346 (31.54%) CSS3
15 327 (29.81%) Git (software)
16 269 (24.52%) TypeScript
17 225 (20.51%) Docker
18 221 (20.15%) User Experience
19 182 (16.59%) Amazon AWS
20 180 (16.41%) BDD
21 178 (16.23%) Java
22 174 (15.86%) Finance
23 167 (15.22%) REST
24 162 (14.77%) Web Development
25 156 (14.22%) OO
26 155 (14.13%) Test Automation
27 145 (13.22%) Express
28 144 (13.13%) Babel
29 142 (12.94%) Unit Testing
30 141 (12.85%) RESTful

ES6
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 35 (3.19%) CMS
1 35 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
2 27 (2.46%) Apache Spark
3 14 (1.28%) Apache
4 12 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
5 11 (1.00%) Umbraco
6 8 (0.73%) SharePoint
7 7 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 7 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (0.55%) Confluence
8 6 (0.55%) WordPress
9 5 (0.46%) Gunicorn
10 4 (0.36%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.27%) CoreMedia CMS
11 3 (0.27%) Ethereum
11 3 (0.27%) IIS
11 3 (0.27%) nginx
12 2 (0.18%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.18%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.18%) WildFly
Applications
1 23 (2.10%) Photoshop
2 10 (0.91%) Fireworks
3 6 (0.55%) GIMP
4 4 (0.36%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.36%) InVision
5 1 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.091%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.091%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 3 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (0.27%) Shopify
2 2 (0.18%) Magento
3 1 (0.091%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.091%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 182 (16.59%) Amazon AWS
2 127 (11.58%) npm
3 93 (8.48%) Serverless
4 76 (6.93%) Microsoft Azure
5 65 (5.93%) Heroku
6 60 (5.47%) GitHub
7 32 (2.92%) Google Cloud Platform
8 25 (2.28%) AWS Lambda
9 17 (1.55%) Yarn
10 14 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (1.09%) Amazon S3
12 11 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (1.00%) SaaS
13 8 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (0.73%) PaaS
14 6 (0.55%) IaaS
15 4 (0.36%) Adobe Analytics
15 4 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 4 (0.36%) Fastly
15 4 (0.36%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 81 (7.38%) HTTP
2 35 (3.19%) FTP
3 33 (3.01%) DNS
3 33 (3.01%) SSL
3 33 (3.01%) TCP/IP
4 23 (2.10%) Internet
5 11 (1.00%) SMS
6 1 (0.091%) HbbTV
6 1 (0.091%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.091%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.091%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (7.75%) MongoDB
2 78 (7.11%) PostgreSQL
3 47 (4.28%) NoSQL
4 43 (3.92%) MySQL
5 36 (3.28%) Redis
6 33 (3.01%) SQL Server
7 27 (2.46%) Big Data
8 24 (2.19%) Blockchain
9 23 (2.10%) Relational Database
10 19 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
11 14 (1.28%) Hadoop
12 12 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 11 (1.00%) CouchDB
14 10 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
15 8 (0.73%) Amazon Aurora
16 6 (0.55%) Couchbase
16 6 (0.55%) Geospatial Data
17 5 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
18 4 (0.36%) Data Mining
19 3 (0.27%) NewSQL
Development Applications
1 356 (32.45%) webpack
2 327 (29.81%) Git (software)
3 144 (13.13%) Babel
4 138 (12.58%) gulp
5 128 (11.67%) Jenkins
5 128 (11.67%) Mocha
6 110 (10.03%) Jasmine
7 68 (6.20%) Grunt
8 62 (5.65%) JIRA
9 51 (4.65%) Selenium
10 48 (4.38%) GitLab
11 44 (4.01%) Karma Test Runner
12 39 (3.56%) PostCSS
12 39 (3.56%) Sinon.JS
13 28 (2.55%) Maven
14 27 (2.46%) Cucumber
15 26 (2.37%) Gerrit
16 25 (2.28%) Gradle
17 22 (2.01%) CircleCI
18 19 (1.73%) Protractor
General
1 174 (15.86%) Finance
2 101 (9.21%) Banking
3 51 (4.65%) Retail
4 21 (1.91%) Investment Banking
5 19 (1.73%) Games
6 17 (1.55%) Marketing
7 16 (1.46%) Front Office
8 14 (1.28%) Publishing
9 13 (1.19%) Advertising
10 12 (1.09%) Law
11 8 (0.73%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.36%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.27%) Legal
13 3 (0.27%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.27%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.18%) Automotive
14 2 (0.18%) iGaming
14 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.091%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 999 (91.07%) Developer
2 410 (37.37%) React Developer
3 331 (30.17%) JavaScript Developer
4 330 (30.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 126 (11.49%) Senior Developer
6 125 (11.39%) Node.js Developer
7 114 (10.39%) Full Stack Developer
8 103 (9.39%) Angular Developer
9 79 (7.20%) UI Developer
10 55 (5.01%) Java Developer
11 47 (4.28%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 47 (4.28%) Senior React Developer
12 43 (3.92%) Senior JavaScript Developer
12 43 (3.92%) Web Developer
13 37 (3.37%) HTML Developer
14 31 (2.83%) Digital Developer
15 26 (2.37%) Lead Developer
16 25 (2.28%) HTML CSS Developer
17 23 (2.10%) AWS Developer
18 22 (2.01%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 781 (71.19%) CSS
2 706 (64.36%) HTML
3 592 (53.97%) React
4 552 (50.32%) Node.js
5 446 (40.66%) Redux
6 432 (39.38%) HTML5
7 391 (35.64%) AngularJS
8 365 (33.27%) Sass
9 346 (31.54%) CSS3
10 167 (15.22%) REST
11 145 (13.22%) Express
12 141 (12.85%) RESTful
13 134 (12.22%) LESS
14 122 (11.12%) Jest
15 119 (10.85%) Chai
16 111 (10.12%) Enzyme
17 98 (8.93%) Vue.js
18 88 (8.02%) React Native
19 87 (7.93%) Angular 2
20 80 (7.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 221 (20.15%) User Experience
2 121 (11.03%) Greenfield Project
3 64 (5.83%) Fintech
4 57 (5.20%) Mobile App
5 49 (4.47%) Data Structures
6 43 (3.92%) Algorithms
7 41 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
8 40 (3.65%) Computer Science
9 16 (1.46%) Virtual Team
10 12 (1.09%) Credit Risk
11 11 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.00%) W3C
12 9 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 8 (0.73%) Over-the-Top Content
13 8 (0.73%) Video on Demand
14 7 (0.64%) Blog
14 7 (0.64%) Cloud Native
14 7 (0.64%) Enterprise Cloud
15 5 (0.46%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 76 (6.93%) Linux
2 45 (4.10%) Apple iOS
3 42 (3.83%) Android
4 23 (2.10%) Unix
5 10 (0.91%) Windows
6 6 (0.55%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.18%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.18%) zOS
8 1 (0.091%) VMS
8 1 (0.091%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 522 (47.58%) Agile Software Development
2 402 (36.65%) Front End Development
3 355 (32.36%) TDD
4 180 (16.41%) BDD
5 162 (14.77%) Web Development
6 156 (14.22%) OO
7 155 (14.13%) Test Automation
8 142 (12.94%) Unit Testing
9 138 (12.58%) Scrum
10 126 (11.49%) Microservices
11 109 (9.94%) Continuous Integration
12 102 (9.30%) E-Commerce
13 101 (9.21%) DevOps
14 97 (8.84%) Responsive Web Design
15 92 (8.39%) Software Engineering
16 80 (7.29%) Continuous Delivery
17 77 (7.02%) Open Source
18 76 (6.93%) Wireframes
19 70 (6.38%) API Design
20 67 (6.11%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 1,019 (92.89%) JavaScript
2 269 (24.52%) TypeScript
3 178 (16.23%) Java
4 121 (11.03%) ES7
5 74 (6.75%) Java 8
6 57 (5.20%) C#
7 51 (4.65%) Python
7 51 (4.65%) SQL
8 33 (3.01%) JSX
9 24 (2.19%) Ruby
10 19 (1.73%) Go
11 18 (1.64%) Scala
12 15 (1.37%) PHP
13 13 (1.19%) Bash Shell
13 13 (1.19%) ES8
14 7 (0.64%) Apple Swift
15 6 (0.55%) Groovy
16 4 (0.36%) C++
16 4 (0.36%) R
17 3 (0.27%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 24 (2.19%) Security Cleared
2 20 (1.82%) SC Cleared
3 14 (1.28%) Degree
4 10 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.27%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.01%) QA
2 18 (1.64%) WCAG
3 9 (0.82%) WAI
4 6 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.46%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.36%) GCP
7 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 225 (20.51%) Docker
2 6 (0.55%) Varnish
3 4 (0.36%) etcd
3 4 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.091%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 52 (4.74%) Ansible
2 49 (4.47%) Kubernetes
3 28 (2.55%) Terraform
4 27 (2.46%) Docker Swarm
5 17 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (1.09%) Mesos
7 10 (0.91%) Marathon
8 9 (0.82%) Puppet
9 2 (0.18%) Kibana
10 1 (0.091%) Consul
10 1 (0.091%) Grafana
10 1 (0.091%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.091%) Oozie
10 1 (0.091%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (3.65%) Google
2 27 (2.46%) Twitter
3 26 (2.37%) Adobe
4 10 (0.91%) Sitecore
5 7 (0.64%) Capita
5 7 (0.64%) Microsoft
6 6 (0.55%) Oracle
7 5 (0.46%) Atlassian
7 5 (0.46%) Splunk
7 5 (0.46%) TOWER Software
8 4 (0.36%) SAP
9 3 (0.27%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 3 (0.27%) FXall
9 3 (0.27%) Reuters
9 3 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.27%) WooCommerce
9 3 (0.27%) Zend
10 2 (0.18%) DevExpress
10 2 (0.18%) MuleSoft
10 2 (0.18%) Tableau