Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 243 303 520
Rank change year-on-year +60 +217 +272
Contract jobs citing ES6 1,039 763 389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.11% 0.84% 0.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.47% 1.99% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 789 600 324
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - -5.00%
10th Percentile £363 £358 £361
90th Percentile £650 £625 £624
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -5.00%
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 42,043 38,408 39,775
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 44.95% 42.03% 40.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,816 26,907 27,590
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £310 £285
90th Percentile £650 £638 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 741 841
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £17.48 £16.25 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%

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 October 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 20 October 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 +35 807 £525 +5.00% 190
South East +34 96 £438 +8.70% 32
North of England -13 44 £425 +5.14% 46
Midlands -15 43 £425 - 20
Yorkshire -2 28 £425 +6.25% 15
South West -5 23 £400 +14.29% 29
East Midlands +2 22 £410 -3.53% 6
East of England +8 21 £475 +35.71% 20
West Midlands -10 21 £425 +13.33% 14
North West -24 12 £380 -7.60% 29
North East - 4 £325 - 2
ES6
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 973 (93.65%) JavaScript
2 707 (68.05%) CSS
3 651 (62.66%) HTML
4 519 (49.95%) React
5 518 (49.86%) Node.js
6 506 (48.70%) Agile Software Development
7 369 (35.51%) AngularJS
8 364 (35.03%) Front End Development
9 361 (34.74%) Redux
10 355 (34.17%) HTML5
11 349 (33.59%) Git (software)
12 342 (32.92%) Sass
13 325 (31.28%) TDD
14 293 (28.20%) CSS3
15 268 (25.79%) webpack
16 254 (24.45%) TypeScript
17 223 (21.46%) Java
18 200 (19.25%) Docker
19 198 (19.06%) User Experience
20 193 (18.58%) Amazon AWS
21 192 (18.48%) REST
22 175 (16.84%) OO
23 168 (16.17%) Finance
24 163 (15.69%) Express
25 157 (15.11%) BDD
26 156 (15.01%) Unit Testing
27 155 (14.92%) Test Automation
28 149 (14.34%) Jest
29 141 (13.57%) Enzyme
30 137 (13.19%) Software Engineering

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 (3.37%) Elasticsearch
2 34 (3.27%) CMS
3 22 (2.12%) Gunicorn
4 21 (2.02%) Apache Spark
5 12 (1.15%) Umbraco
6 11 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
7 9 (0.87%) Apache
7 9 (0.87%) SharePoint
8 7 (0.67%) CoreMedia CMS
9 6 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (0.58%) Confluence
9 6 (0.58%) WordPress
10 3 (0.29%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.29%) Ethereum
10 3 (0.29%) nginx
11 2 (0.19%) IIS
11 2 (0.19%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.096%) Mule
12 1 (0.096%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 21 (2.02%) Photoshop
2 10 (0.96%) Fireworks
3 5 (0.48%) Chatbot
3 5 (0.48%) GIMP
4 4 (0.38%) InVision
5 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.096%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.19%) Magento
2 2 (0.19%) Shopify
3 1 (0.096%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.096%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 193 (18.58%) Amazon AWS
2 107 (10.30%) npm
3 103 (9.91%) Serverless
4 89 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 67 (6.45%) GitHub
6 61 (5.87%) AWS Lambda
7 60 (5.77%) Heroku
8 36 (3.46%) Google Cloud Platform
9 16 (1.54%) Amazon S3
10 14 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (1.15%) Yarn
12 11 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
12 11 (1.06%) Azure Functions
13 7 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (0.58%) BrowserStack
15 5 (0.48%) Amazon Kinesis
15 5 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (0.48%) SaaS
16 4 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 4 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (6.35%) HTTP
2 33 (3.18%) FTP
3 32 (3.08%) SSL
4 31 (2.98%) DNS
4 31 (2.98%) TCP/IP
5 22 (2.12%) Internet
6 7 (0.67%) SMS
7 1 (0.096%) HbbTV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (10.59%) PostgreSQL
2 96 (9.24%) MongoDB
3 77 (7.41%) MySQL
4 45 (4.33%) Relational Database
5 35 (3.37%) NoSQL
6 27 (2.60%) Couchbase
6 27 (2.60%) Redis
7 25 (2.41%) Big Data
8 19 (1.83%) SQL Server
9 17 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
10 16 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
10 16 (1.54%) Blockchain
11 15 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 14 (1.35%) Hadoop
13 8 (0.77%) Amazon Aurora
14 5 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
15 4 (0.38%) Data Mining
16 3 (0.29%) Cosmos DB
16 3 (0.29%) SAP HANA
17 2 (0.19%) Cloud Spanner
Development Applications
1 349 (33.59%) Git (software)
2 268 (25.79%) webpack
3 136 (13.09%) gulp
4 134 (12.90%) Mocha
5 115 (11.07%) Babel
6 104 (10.01%) Jenkins
7 96 (9.24%) Jasmine
8 81 (7.80%) Selenium
9 63 (6.06%) Grunt
10 62 (5.97%) JIRA
11 59 (5.68%) Gatling
12 49 (4.72%) Karma Test Runner
13 46 (4.43%) GitLab
14 36 (3.46%) Cucumber
15 35 (3.37%) PostCSS
16 32 (3.08%) Maven
17 28 (2.69%) Gradle
18 25 (2.41%) Sinon.JS
19 22 (2.12%) Robot Framework
20 19 (1.83%) TeamCity
General
1 168 (16.17%) Finance
2 80 (7.70%) Banking
3 72 (6.93%) Retail
4 24 (2.31%) Marketing
5 17 (1.64%) Front Office
6 13 (1.25%) Advertising
7 12 (1.15%) Law
8 11 (1.06%) Games
8 11 (1.06%) Investment Banking
9 10 (0.96%) Publishing
10 5 (0.48%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.38%) Electronics
11 4 (0.38%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.38%) Legal
12 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.19%) Automotive
12 2 (0.19%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.096%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 918 (88.35%) Developer
2 338 (32.53%) React Developer
3 293 (28.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 273 (26.28%) JavaScript Developer
5 108 (10.39%) Full Stack Developer
6 105 (10.11%) Senior Developer
7 99 (9.53%) Node.js Developer
8 95 (9.14%) Angular Developer
9 72 (6.93%) Java Developer
10 61 (5.87%) UI Developer
11 42 (4.04%) Software Engineer
12 39 (3.75%) Senior React Developer
13 37 (3.56%) Web Developer
14 34 (3.27%) Senior Front-End Developer
15 30 (2.89%) HTML Developer
16 27 (2.60%) AWS Developer
17 26 (2.50%) Digital Developer
17 26 (2.50%) Senior JavaScript Developer
18 25 (2.41%) HTML CSS Developer
19 24 (2.31%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 707 (68.05%) CSS
2 651 (62.66%) HTML
3 519 (49.95%) React
4 518 (49.86%) Node.js
5 369 (35.51%) AngularJS
6 361 (34.74%) Redux
7 355 (34.17%) HTML5
8 342 (32.92%) Sass
9 293 (28.20%) CSS3
10 192 (18.48%) REST
11 163 (15.69%) Express
12 149 (14.34%) Jest
13 141 (13.57%) Enzyme
14 131 (12.61%) Chai
15 102 (9.82%) RESTful
16 101 (9.72%) LESS
17 89 (8.57%) Spring
18 86 (8.28%) React Native
19 81 (7.80%) Vue.js
20 75 (7.22%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 198 (19.06%) User Experience
2 103 (9.91%) Greenfield Project
3 67 (6.45%) Fintech
4 46 (4.43%) Mobile App
5 45 (4.33%) Data Structures
6 42 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
7 41 (3.95%) Computer Science
8 37 (3.56%) Algorithms
9 12 (1.15%) Virtual Team
9 12 (1.15%) W3C
10 9 (0.87%) Digital Media
11 8 (0.77%) Cloud Native
11 8 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.67%) Credit Risk
12 7 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (0.58%) Internet of Things
14 5 (0.48%) Animation
14 5 (0.48%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.48%) Equities
14 5 (0.48%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 59 (5.68%) Linux
2 46 (4.43%) Apple iOS
3 42 (4.04%) Android
4 22 (2.12%) Unix
5 2 (0.19%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.19%) Windows
6 1 (0.096%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 506 (48.70%) Agile Software Development
2 364 (35.03%) Front End Development
3 325 (31.28%) TDD
4 175 (16.84%) OO
5 157 (15.11%) BDD
6 156 (15.01%) Unit Testing
7 155 (14.92%) Test Automation
8 137 (13.19%) Software Engineering
9 123 (11.84%) Web Development
10 122 (11.74%) Microservices
11 116 (11.16%) Scrum
12 96 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
13 87 (8.37%) DevOps
14 85 (8.18%) E-Commerce
15 77 (7.41%) Responsive Web Design
16 76 (7.31%) Continuous Delivery
17 75 (7.22%) Open Source
18 63 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
19 53 (5.10%) API Design
20 49 (4.72%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 973 (93.65%) JavaScript
2 254 (24.45%) TypeScript
3 223 (21.46%) Java
4 104 (10.01%) ES7
4 104 (10.01%) Python
5 89 (8.57%) Java 8
6 52 (5.00%) Go
7 47 (4.52%) C#
8 41 (3.95%) SQL
9 20 (1.92%) JSX
9 20 (1.92%) Ruby
10 15 (1.44%) ES8
10 15 (1.44%) Scala
11 14 (1.35%) PHP
12 9 (0.87%) Apple Swift
12 9 (0.87%) Kotlin
13 8 (0.77%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.48%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.38%) C++
15 4 (0.38%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 20 (1.92%) Security Cleared
2 18 (1.73%) SC Cleared
3 14 (1.35%) Degree
4 11 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
4 11 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.38%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.27%) QA
2 18 (1.73%) WCAG
3 9 (0.87%) WAI
4 3 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 200 (19.25%) Docker
2 3 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.19%) Varnish
4 1 (0.096%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.096%) etcd
Systems Management
1 53 (5.10%) Ansible
2 42 (4.04%) Terraform
3 40 (3.85%) Kubernetes
4 30 (2.89%) Docker Swarm
5 11 (1.06%) Puppet
6 10 (0.96%) Mesos
7 8 (0.77%) Marathon
8 6 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.096%) Consul
9 1 (0.096%) Grafana
9 1 (0.096%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 44 (4.23%) Google
2 26 (2.50%) Adobe
3 22 (2.12%) Twitter
4 13 (1.25%) Splunk
5 12 (1.15%) Sitecore
6 11 (1.06%) Microsoft
7 7 (0.67%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 6 (0.58%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.38%) SAP
10 4 (0.38%) TOWER Software
11 3 (0.29%) Zend
12 2 (0.19%) MuleSoft
12 2 (0.19%) Oracle
12 2 (0.19%) PubNub
12 2 (0.19%) Volusion
12 2 (0.19%) WooCommerce
13 1 (0.096%) Apiary
13 1 (0.096%) AppDynamics
13 1 (0.096%) FXall