Period
to 20 August 2019

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 20 August 2019 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 255 234 353
Rank change year-on-year -21 +119 +205
Contract jobs citing ES6 877 1,091 616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.07% 1.17% 0.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.51% 2.62% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 858 472
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £363 £368 £326
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £51.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £51.00

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 34,999 41,703 37,059
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.60% 44.68% 42.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,445 29,508 25,622
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £305
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 608 685 720
England median hourly rate £44.00 £41.53 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.95% +3.18% +7.33%
10th Percentile £20.50 £17.50 £16.25
90th Percentile £56.33 £52.50 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +6.67%

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 20 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ES6 in England

ES6
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ES6 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 20 August 2019. 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 -6 660 £525 - 151
South East +3 94 £443 -6.84% 35
North of England +69 70 £450 +12.50% 44
North West +45 50 £450 +12.50% 28
South West -6 23 £450 +12.50% 25
Midlands +19 22 £369 -8.95% 21
West Midlands +19 21 £375 -6.25% 16
Yorkshire +17 20 £500 +17.65% 11
East of England -7 6 £394 -12.50% 21
East Midlands +12 2 £650 +44.44% 5
South Coast - 1 - -
ES6
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, 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.

1 770 (87.80%) JavaScript
2 487 (55.53%) Agile Software Development
3 474 (54.05%) HTML
3 474 (54.05%) CSS
4 436 (49.71%) React
5 408 (46.52%) Node.js
6 380 (43.33%) AngularJS
7 338 (38.54%) Redux
8 326 (37.17%) Front End Development
9 316 (36.03%) HTML5
10 295 (33.64%) TypeScript
11 258 (29.42%) Sass
11 258 (29.42%) TDD
12 249 (28.39%) Git (software)
13 224 (25.54%) CSS3
14 215 (24.52%) Java
15 176 (20.07%) webpack
16 158 (18.02%) Finance
17 152 (17.33%) Scrum
18 151 (17.22%) Microsoft Azure
19 148 (16.88%) Docker
20 146 (16.65%) Amazon AWS
21 141 (16.08%) Spring
22 140 (15.96%) Greenfield Project
23 139 (15.85%) Microservices
24 134 (15.28%) User Experience
24 134 (15.28%) npm
25 130 (14.82%) Jenkins
26 123 (14.03%) Jasmine
27 120 (13.68%) Open Source

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 59 (6.73%) Confluence
2 47 (5.36%) Elasticsearch
3 31 (3.53%) CMS
4 22 (2.51%) Magnolia
5 18 (2.05%) Apache
6 15 (1.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 9 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
7 9 (1.03%) Drupal
7 9 (1.03%) Mule
8 7 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
9 6 (0.68%) nginx
9 6 (0.68%) Umbraco
9 6 (0.68%) WordPress
10 5 (0.57%) IIS
11 3 (0.34%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.34%) ArcGIS
12 2 (0.23%) EPiServer
13 1 (0.11%) Hyperledger
13 1 (0.11%) Jupyter
Applications
1 8 (0.91%) Photoshop
2 6 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.34%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.23%) Sketch
5 1 (0.11%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 4 (0.46%) Magento
2 1 (0.11%) Quorum
2 1 (0.11%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.11%) Ripple XRP
Cloud Services
1 151 (17.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 146 (16.65%) Amazon AWS
3 134 (15.28%) npm
4 87 (9.92%) GitHub
5 66 (7.53%) Serverless
6 47 (5.36%) AWS Lambda
7 34 (3.88%) Google Cloud Platform
8 30 (3.42%) Slack
9 23 (2.62%) Yarn
10 16 (1.82%) SaaS
11 15 (1.71%) OpenShift
12 13 (1.48%) Amazon S3
12 13 (1.48%) Heroku
13 11 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
14 10 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
15 6 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (0.46%) Amazon ECS
17 3 (0.34%) Apigee
17 3 (0.34%) Cloudflare
17 3 (0.34%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.88%) HTTP
2 13 (1.48%) SSL
2 13 (1.48%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.03%) DNS
3 9 (1.03%) FTP
4 5 (0.57%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (0.34%) Network Security
6 2 (0.23%) Firewall
6 2 (0.23%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.11%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.11%) FWSM
7 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.11%) Skype
7 1 (0.11%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (7.53%) MySQL
2 53 (6.04%) MongoDB
3 42 (4.79%) SQL Server
4 40 (4.56%) NoSQL
5 38 (4.33%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (1.82%) Blockchain
6 16 (1.82%) Redis
7 14 (1.60%) Big Data
7 14 (1.60%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 13 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (0.80%) Couchbase
10 4 (0.46%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.23%) Cosmos DB
11 2 (0.23%) Geospatial Data
11 2 (0.23%) Spatial Data
11 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon Aurora
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 249 (28.39%) Git (software)
2 176 (20.07%) webpack
3 130 (14.82%) Jenkins
4 123 (14.03%) Jasmine
5 100 (11.40%) Karma Test Runner
6 96 (10.95%) gulp
7 87 (9.92%) JIRA
8 76 (8.67%) Maven
9 70 (7.98%) Protractor
10 68 (7.75%) Grunt
11 64 (7.30%) Selenium
12 60 (6.84%) Cucumber
13 58 (6.61%) Babel
13 58 (6.61%) Mocha
14 40 (4.56%) Bitbucket
15 30 (3.42%) Gradle
16 27 (3.08%) GitLab
16 27 (3.08%) JUnit
17 26 (2.96%) Sonatype Nexus
18 24 (2.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 158 (18.02%) Finance
2 62 (7.07%) Banking
3 52 (5.93%) Retail
4 39 (4.45%) Marketing
5 29 (3.31%) Public Sector
6 24 (2.74%) Investment Banking
7 22 (2.51%) Games
8 18 (2.05%) Front Office
9 10 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (0.91%) Publishing
10 8 (0.91%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.80%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.46%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.34%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.34%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.34%) Law
13 3 (0.34%) Legal
14 2 (0.23%) Advertising
14 2 (0.23%) Electronics
14 2 (0.23%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 778 (88.71%) Developer
2 265 (30.22%) React Developer
3 254 (28.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 187 (21.32%) JavaScript Developer
5 155 (17.67%) Full Stack Developer
6 133 (15.17%) Angular Developer
7 88 (10.03%) Java Developer
8 85 (9.69%) Senior Developer
9 61 (6.96%) UI Developer
10 60 (6.84%) Node.js Developer
11 41 (4.68%) Java Developer - Fintech
12 32 (3.65%) Web Developer
13 30 (3.42%) Senior JavaScript Developer
14 21 (2.39%) Senior React Developer
15 19 (2.17%) JavaScript Engineer
16 18 (2.05%) HTML Developer
17 16 (1.82%) HTML CSS Developer
18 15 (1.71%) Lead Developer
19 14 (1.60%) Senior Front-End Developer
20 12 (1.37%) Senior Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 474 (54.05%) CSS
1 474 (54.05%) HTML
2 436 (49.71%) React
3 408 (46.52%) Node.js
4 380 (43.33%) AngularJS
5 338 (38.54%) Redux
6 316 (36.03%) HTML5
7 258 (29.42%) Sass
8 224 (25.54%) CSS3
9 141 (16.08%) Spring
10 114 (13.00%) REST
11 95 (10.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 93 (10.60%) Jest
13 85 (9.69%) RESTful
14 81 (9.24%) Angular 2
15 80 (9.12%) Spring Boot
16 75 (8.55%) Express
17 72 (8.21%) NgRx
18 63 (7.18%) RxJS
18 63 (7.18%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 140 (15.96%) Greenfield Project
2 134 (15.28%) User Experience
3 54 (6.16%) Mobile App
4 28 (3.19%) Data Protection Act
5 27 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (2.05%) Data Structures
7 16 (1.82%) NHS
8 14 (1.60%) Algorithms
9 13 (1.48%) Virtual Team
10 12 (1.37%) Social Media
11 10 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (1.14%) Credit Risk
12 8 (0.91%) Derivative
13 6 (0.68%) Cloud Native
13 6 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
14 5 (0.57%) Digital Media
14 5 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (0.57%) Management Information System
14 5 (0.57%) Self-Motivation
15 4 (0.46%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 43 (4.90%) Linux
2 13 (1.48%) Windows
3 9 (1.03%) Apple iOS
4 6 (0.68%) Android
5 3 (0.34%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.23%) Unix
6 2 (0.23%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.11%) Check Point GAiA
7 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 487 (55.53%) Agile Software Development
2 326 (37.17%) Front End Development
3 258 (29.42%) TDD
4 152 (17.33%) Scrum
5 139 (15.85%) Microservices
6 120 (13.68%) Open Source
7 116 (13.23%) OO
8 110 (12.54%) BDD
9 97 (11.06%) Test Automation
10 95 (10.83%) DevOps
11 88 (10.03%) Fintech
12 86 (9.81%) Unit Testing
13 84 (9.58%) Web Development
14 62 (7.07%) Pair Programming
15 61 (6.96%) Software Engineering
16 59 (6.73%) Continuous Delivery
17 53 (6.04%) Responsive Web Design
18 52 (5.93%) E-Commerce
19 50 (5.70%) Continuous Integration
19 50 (5.70%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 770 (87.80%) JavaScript
2 295 (33.64%) TypeScript
3 215 (24.52%) Java
4 120 (13.68%) ES7
5 108 (12.31%) Java 8
6 75 (8.55%) SQL
7 63 (7.18%) C#
8 50 (5.70%) Python
9 26 (2.96%) PHP
10 19 (2.17%) Go
10 19 (2.17%) Ruby
11 13 (1.48%) Scala
12 6 (0.68%) ES8
12 6 (0.68%) Java 9
12 6 (0.68%) JSX
12 6 (0.68%) PHP 7
12 6 (0.68%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.57%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.46%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (3.19%) Security Cleared
2 22 (2.51%) SC Cleared
3 13 (1.48%) Degree
4 6 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.34%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.34%) CHECK Team Member
7 2 (0.23%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.11%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.19%) QA
2 9 (1.03%) WCAG
3 3 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.11%) PMO
4 1 (0.11%) WAI
System Software
1 148 (16.88%) Docker
2 2 (0.23%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.11%) Varnish
3 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 59 (6.73%) Kubernetes
2 49 (5.59%) Ansible
3 32 (3.65%) Terraform
4 15 (1.71%) Puppet
5 10 (1.14%) Docker Swarm
6 6 (0.68%) Marathon
6 6 (0.68%) Mesos
7 5 (0.57%) Hadoop YARN
8 4 (0.46%) Kibana
8 4 (0.46%) logstash
9 2 (0.23%) Sysdig
10 1 (0.11%) Grafana
10 1 (0.11%) Graphite
10 1 (0.11%) Packer
10 1 (0.11%) Pingdom
10 1 (0.11%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 31 (3.53%) Atlassian
2 22 (2.51%) Adobe
3 16 (1.82%) Microsoft
4 14 (1.60%) Google
5 13 (1.48%) Sitecore
6 11 (1.25%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 9 (1.03%) AppDynamics
7 9 (1.03%) Blue Coat
7 9 (1.03%) F5
7 9 (1.03%) Splunk
8 7 (0.80%) Optimizely
9 5 (0.57%) New Relic
9 5 (0.57%) Twitter
10 4 (0.46%) MuleSoft
10 4 (0.46%) Oracle
11 3 (0.34%) ESRI
11 3 (0.34%) Facebook
11 3 (0.34%) Roku
11 3 (0.34%) WooCommerce
11 3 (0.34%) Xamarin