Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 2021 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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 419 380 281
Rank change year-on-year -39 -99 -24
Contract jobs citing ES6 358 125 722
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.45% 0.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.32% 1.05% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 94 594
10th Percentile £363 £300 £363
25th Percentile £413 £362 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £494 £513
Median % change year-on-year +6.33% -3.66% +2.50%
75th Percentile £600 £550 £575
90th Percentile £700 £600 £700
UK median daily rate £525 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £67.50 £42.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +60.71% - -
UK median hourly rate £67.50 £42.00 -
% change year-on-year +60.71% - -

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 27,043 11,865 32,549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.64% 42.78% 42.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,811 8,435 23,082
10th Percentile £363 £310 £325
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £491 £488
Median % change year-on-year +6.86% +0.78% +2.63%
75th Percentile £638 £594 £575
90th Percentile £713 £688 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +9.38% +1.05% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 247 582
10th Percentile £17.50 £11.17 £18.02
25th Percentile £25.38 £21.00 £33.44
Median hourly rate £45.50 £37.93 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +19.97% -15.72% +7.14%
75th Percentile £58.75 £47.50 £51.25
90th Percentile £67.79 £57.17 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £45.50 £38.50 £44.50
% change year-on-year +18.18% -13.48% +6.34%

ES6
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for ES6 in England

ES6
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ES6 in England.

Daily rate trend for ES6 in England

ES6
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ES6 in England over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for ES6 in England

ES6
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ES6 in England.

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 27 October 2021. 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 -85 210 £550 +10.00% 95
South East -58 36 £525 +15.99% 13
North of England -69 27 £475 -5.00% 36
South West - 27 £400 - 13
Midlands - 27 £375 - 18
East Midlands - 17 £450 - 8
East of England -42 16 £400 +18.52% 6
Yorkshire -51 15 £543 +0.93% 8
North West -57 10 £413 -14.95% 21
West Midlands - 8 £338 - 10
North East - 2 £470 - 7
South Coast - 1 - -
ES6
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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.

1 337 (94.13%) JavaScript
2 281 (78.49%) React
3 268 (74.86%) CSS
4 248 (69.27%) HTML
5 179 (50.00%) Node.js
6 167 (46.65%) TypeScript
7 144 (40.22%) Front End Development
7 144 (40.22%) Agile Software Development
8 112 (31.28%) Git (software)
9 108 (30.17%) HTML5
10 107 (29.89%) Jest
11 105 (29.33%) Sass
12 104 (29.05%) AngularJS
13 93 (25.98%) CSS3
14 87 (24.30%) Redux
15 83 (23.18%) webpack
16 81 (22.63%) RESTful
17 75 (20.95%) Java
18 74 (20.67%) User Experience
19 73 (20.39%) Social Skills
20 72 (20.11%) npm
20 72 (20.11%) TDD
21 68 (18.99%) Full Stack Development
22 61 (17.04%) E-Commerce
23 59 (16.48%) AWS
24 58 (16.20%) Test Automation
24 58 (16.20%) Jenkins
25 54 (15.08%) SQL
26 53 (14.80%) Web Development
26 53 (14.80%) Docker

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 16 (4.47%) CMS
2 11 (3.07%) Confluence
2 11 (3.07%) WordPress
3 8 (2.23%) Drupal
3 8 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (2.23%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.96%) Apache
4 7 (1.96%) Headless CMS
4 7 (1.96%) IBM Domino
5 6 (1.68%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.84%) EPiServer
6 3 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (0.84%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.56%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.56%) IIS
7 2 (0.56%) JBoss
7 2 (0.56%) nginx
8 1 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (2.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 8 (2.23%) InVision
1 8 (2.23%) Sketch
2 7 (1.96%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.12%) Zeplin
4 1 (0.28%) Figma
Business Applications
1 23 (6.42%) Magento
2 9 (2.51%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (1.96%) Shopify
4 1 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 72 (20.11%) npm
2 59 (16.48%) AWS
3 50 (13.97%) Azure
4 31 (8.66%) GitHub
5 29 (8.10%) Serverless
6 27 (7.54%) Yarn
7 16 (4.47%) AWS Lambda
8 9 (2.51%) GCP
9 7 (1.96%) Heroku
10 6 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (1.68%) Amazon S3
10 6 (1.68%) Azure Pipelines
10 6 (1.68%) BrowserStack
10 6 (1.68%) Codefresh
11 5 (1.40%) AWS CodePipeline
12 3 (0.84%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.84%) BlazeMeter
12 3 (0.84%) Microsoft 365
12 3 (0.84%) SaaS
13 2 (0.56%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.87%) Internet
2 14 (3.91%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.31%) MongoDB
3 18 (5.03%) NoSQL
4 13 (3.63%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (3.63%) Redis
4 13 (3.63%) Relational Database
5 11 (3.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 8 (2.23%) MySQL
7 7 (1.96%) Big Data
7 7 (1.96%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.96%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.40%) GIS
9 3 (0.84%) Data Mart
10 2 (0.56%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.56%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.28%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 112 (31.28%) Git (software)
2 83 (23.18%) webpack
3 58 (16.20%) Jenkins
4 40 (11.17%) JIRA
4 40 (11.17%) Mocha
5 39 (10.89%) Cypress.io
6 37 (10.34%) Jasmine
7 29 (8.10%) gulp
8 26 (7.26%) Grunt
9 24 (6.70%) Selenium
10 21 (5.87%) Karma Test Runner
11 19 (5.31%) Cucumber
12 18 (5.03%) Storybook
13 15 (4.19%) TeamCity
14 14 (3.91%) GitLab
14 14 (3.91%) JUnit
15 13 (3.63%) Babel
15 13 (3.63%) CircleCI
15 13 (3.63%) Maven
16 12 (3.35%) Bitbucket
General
1 73 (20.39%) Social Skills
2 49 (13.69%) Finance
3 36 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (8.10%) Retail
5 27 (7.54%) Banking
6 20 (5.59%) Front Office
6 20 (5.59%) Marketing
7 16 (4.47%) Investment Banking
8 10 (2.79%) Presentation Skills
9 9 (2.51%) Publishing
10 5 (1.40%) Documentation Skills
10 5 (1.40%) Games
10 5 (1.40%) Organisational Skills
10 5 (1.40%) Public Sector
11 4 (1.12%) Advertising
11 4 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.28%) Automotive
12 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.28%) Legal
12 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 297 (82.96%) Developer
2 118 (32.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 99 (27.65%) React Developer
4 68 (18.99%) Senior Developer
5 55 (15.36%) JavaScript Developer
6 36 (10.06%) Angular Developer
7 31 (8.66%) Full Stack Developer
8 30 (8.38%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 25 (6.98%) UI Developer
10 23 (6.42%) Senior React Developer
11 20 (5.59%) HTML Developer
12 19 (5.31%) Java Developer
13 18 (5.03%) Node.js Developer
14 14 (3.91%) JavaScript Engineer
15 11 (3.07%) DevOps Engineer
15 11 (3.07%) Front Office Developer
15 11 (3.07%) Lead Developer
15 11 (3.07%) Web Developer
16 10 (2.79%) Software Developer
16 10 (2.79%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (78.49%) React
2 268 (74.86%) CSS
3 248 (69.27%) HTML
4 179 (50.00%) Node.js
5 108 (30.17%) HTML5
6 107 (29.89%) Jest
7 105 (29.33%) Sass
8 104 (29.05%) AngularJS
9 93 (25.98%) CSS3
10 87 (24.30%) Redux
11 81 (22.63%) RESTful
12 48 (13.41%) Vue.js
13 46 (12.85%) REST
14 44 (12.29%) GraphQL
15 39 (10.89%) JSON
16 38 (10.61%) .NET
17 37 (10.34%) Web Services
18 30 (8.38%) Express
19 28 (7.82%) Spring
20 27 (7.54%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 74 (20.67%) User Experience
2 22 (6.15%) Data Structures
3 18 (5.03%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (4.19%) Data Protection Act
4 15 (4.19%) iPad
5 14 (3.91%) Algorithms
6 11 (3.07%) Equities
6 11 (3.07%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.40%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.12%) Blog
8 4 (1.12%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.12%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.84%) W3C
9 3 (0.84%) Wiki
10 2 (0.56%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.56%) FMCG
10 2 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.56%) Motion Graphics
10 2 (0.56%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.56%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.03%) Linux
2 10 (2.79%) Unix
3 8 (2.23%) Windows
4 7 (1.96%) Android
4 7 (1.96%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.84%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (40.22%) Agile Software Development
1 144 (40.22%) Front End Development
2 72 (20.11%) TDD
3 68 (18.99%) Full Stack Development
4 61 (17.04%) E-Commerce
5 58 (16.20%) Test Automation
6 53 (14.80%) Web Development
7 52 (14.53%) Microservices
8 48 (13.41%) Problem-Solving
9 46 (12.85%) Continuous Integration
10 44 (12.29%) Responsive Web Design
11 43 (12.01%) DevOps
11 43 (12.01%) Unit Testing
12 36 (10.06%) Software Engineering
13 35 (9.78%) OO
13 35 (9.78%) Pair Programming
14 34 (9.50%) Wireframes
15 30 (8.38%) Continuous Improvement
16 26 (7.26%) Continuous Delivery
16 26 (7.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 337 (94.13%) JavaScript
2 167 (46.65%) TypeScript
3 75 (20.95%) Java
4 54 (15.08%) SQL
5 47 (13.13%) C#
6 37 (10.34%) Python
7 34 (9.50%) PHP
8 21 (5.87%) ES7
9 10 (2.79%) Java 8
10 9 (2.51%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.68%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.84%) Apple Swift
12 3 (0.84%) ES8
12 3 (0.84%) Kotlin
12 3 (0.84%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.84%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.84%) Ruby
13 2 (0.56%) JSX
13 2 (0.56%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.28%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 18 (5.03%) Degree
2 7 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (1.68%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.40%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.56%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (14.53%) Accessibility
2 5 (1.40%) QA
3 3 (0.84%) WCAG
4 2 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (14.80%) Docker
2 3 (0.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (6.15%) Kubernetes
2 19 (5.31%) Ansible
3 11 (3.07%) Terraform
4 7 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.68%) Grafana
5 6 (1.68%) Graylog
5 6 (1.68%) Nagios
6 3 (0.84%) Consul
7 1 (0.28%) IBM Cloud Orchestrator
7 1 (0.28%) Mesos
7 1 (0.28%) Packer
Vendors
1 20 (5.59%) Oracle
2 14 (3.91%) Adobe
2 14 (3.91%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.07%) hybris
4 8 (2.23%) Google
5 7 (1.96%) Xerox
6 6 (1.68%) SolarWinds
7 5 (1.40%) Sitecore
8 4 (1.12%) MuleSoft
8 4 (1.12%) Murex
9 3 (0.84%) Teradata
10 2 (0.56%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.56%) Coveo
10 2 (0.56%) Elastic Path
10 2 (0.56%) SAP
10 2 (0.56%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.28%) CA Agile Central
11 1 (0.28%) New Relic
11 1 (0.28%) Okta
11 1 (0.28%) Splunk