Period
to 30 May 2020

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 30 May 2020 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
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 330 237 247
Rank change year-on-year -93 +10 +151
Contract jobs citing ES6 275 993 1,031
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.66% 1.20% 1.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.60% 2.77% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 786 839
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £331 £356 £370
90th Percentile £674 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £463 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -7.50% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -

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 17,228 35,817 40,129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.43% 43.14% 43.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,745 25,023 28,192
Median daily rate £500 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +7.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 619 731
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.60% +4.88% -1.20%
10th Percentile £18.25 £18.24 £17.52
90th Percentile £57.50 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% +4.94% -2.41%

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 30 May 2020.

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 30 May 2020. 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 -84 180 £550 +4.76% 44
North of England +54 39 £425 -6.85% 10
North West +49 24 £450 +1.41% 8
Midlands +75 17 £425 +6.25% 9
South West +31 15 £439 -12.25% 12
South East +71 13 £381 -15.28% 5
West Midlands +59 11 £388 +3.33% 7
Yorkshire +22 11 £400 -20.00% 1
East of England +47 6 £325 -23.53%
East Midlands +33 6 £430 -14.00% 2
North East - 4 £525 - 1
ES6
UK

For the 6 months to 30 May 2020, 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.

1 233 (84.73%) JavaScript
2 166 (60.36%) CSS
3 151 (54.91%) HTML
4 148 (53.82%) React
5 138 (50.18%) Node.js
6 121 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
7 112 (40.73%) Redux
8 96 (34.91%) AngularJS
9 94 (34.18%) Git (software)
10 91 (33.09%) Front End Development
11 89 (32.36%) HTML5
12 84 (30.55%) TypeScript
13 80 (29.09%) Jest
14 77 (28.00%) Sass
15 69 (25.09%) TDD
16 62 (22.55%) webpack
17 60 (21.82%) CSS3
18 51 (18.55%) Java
18 51 (18.55%) User Experience
19 49 (17.82%) Docker
19 49 (17.82%) Microservices
20 43 (15.64%) AWS
21 37 (13.45%) Kubernetes
21 37 (13.45%) Azure
21 37 (13.45%) Scrum
22 36 (13.09%) Finance
22 36 (13.09%) DevOps
23 35 (12.73%) RESTful
24 33 (12.00%) Test Automation
25 32 (11.64%) Jenkins

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 7 (2.55%) CMS
1 7 (2.55%) Drupal
2 4 (1.45%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (1.45%) WordPress
3 2 (0.73%) Apache Solr
3 2 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (0.73%) Confluence
3 2 (0.73%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.36%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.36%) Headless CMS
4 1 (0.36%) Kentico
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.36%) SugarCRM
4 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (2.91%) Photoshop
2 7 (2.55%) Sketch
3 1 (0.36%) InVision
Business Applications
1 2 (0.73%) Shopify
2 1 (0.36%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 43 (15.64%) AWS
2 37 (13.45%) Azure
3 28 (10.18%) npm
4 27 (9.82%) GCP
5 14 (5.09%) Heroku
6 13 (4.73%) SaaS
7 12 (4.36%) Yarn
8 11 (4.00%) Serverless
9 10 (3.64%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (2.91%) OpenShift
11 6 (2.18%) GitHub
12 5 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (1.45%) Amazon ECS
13 4 (1.45%) IaaS
13 4 (1.45%) Office 365
13 4 (1.45%) PaaS
13 4 (1.45%) Power Platform
14 3 (1.09%) Amazon S3
14 3 (1.09%) Firebase
14 3 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.64%) HTTP
2 1 (0.36%) DNS
2 1 (0.36%) FTP
2 1 (0.36%) Network Security
2 1 (0.36%) SSL
2 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.36%) NoSQL
2 15 (5.45%) MongoDB
3 10 (3.64%) SQL Server
4 9 (3.27%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.55%) MySQL
5 7 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.09%) Neo4j
7 2 (0.73%) Amazon Athena
7 2 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.73%) BigQuery
7 2 (0.73%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.73%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (0.73%) Redis
8 1 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.36%) Big Data
8 1 (0.36%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 94 (34.18%) Git (software)
2 62 (22.55%) webpack
3 32 (11.64%) Jenkins
4 28 (10.18%) Jasmine
5 19 (6.91%) gulp
5 19 (6.91%) Mocha
6 18 (6.55%) Bitbucket
6 18 (6.55%) git-flow
7 16 (5.82%) GitLab
7 16 (5.82%) JIRA
8 15 (5.45%) Grunt
8 15 (5.45%) PostCSS
9 12 (4.36%) JUnit
10 10 (3.64%) Babel
11 9 (3.27%) Cucumber
11 9 (3.27%) Protractor
12 7 (2.55%) Cypress.io
12 7 (2.55%) Karma Test Runner
12 7 (2.55%) Spock
12 7 (2.55%) TestCafe
General
1 36 (13.09%) Finance
2 15 (5.45%) Banking
3 13 (4.73%) Public Sector
4 10 (3.64%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.91%) Front Office
6 5 (1.82%) Retail
7 4 (1.45%) Games
8 3 (1.09%) Law
9 2 (0.73%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.73%) Marketing
9 2 (0.73%) Publishing
10 1 (0.36%) Advertising
10 1 (0.36%) Back Office
10 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 232 (84.36%) Developer
2 76 (27.64%) React Developer
3 74 (26.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 42 (15.27%) JavaScript Developer
5 39 (14.18%) Full Stack Developer
6 28 (10.18%) Senior Developer
7 27 (9.82%) Java Developer
8 25 (9.09%) Angular Developer
9 19 (6.91%) UI Developer
10 17 (6.18%) Node.js Developer
11 12 (4.36%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 9 (3.27%) Java Developer - Fintech
13 7 (2.55%) Digital Developer
14 6 (2.18%) HTML Developer
15 4 (1.45%) Architect
15 4 (1.45%) Front Office Developer
15 4 (1.45%) Python Developer
15 4 (1.45%) Senior Java Developer
16 3 (1.09%) Software Developer
16 3 (1.09%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (60.36%) CSS
2 151 (54.91%) HTML
3 148 (53.82%) React
4 138 (50.18%) Node.js
5 112 (40.73%) Redux
6 96 (34.91%) AngularJS
7 89 (32.36%) HTML5
8 80 (29.09%) Jest
9 77 (28.00%) Sass
10 60 (21.82%) CSS3
11 35 (12.73%) RESTful
12 32 (11.64%) Vue.js
13 31 (11.27%) Enzyme
13 31 (11.27%) GraphQL
13 31 (11.27%) Spring
14 29 (10.55%) REST
15 25 (9.09%) React Native
16 23 (8.36%) jQuery
17 22 (8.00%) RxJS
18 20 (7.27%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 51 (18.55%) User Experience
2 23 (8.36%) Greenfield Project
3 19 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.64%) Algorithms
4 10 (3.64%) Data Structures
5 9 (3.27%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.55%) W3C
7 5 (1.82%) Cloud Native
8 4 (1.45%) Derivative
8 4 (1.45%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.09%) iPad
9 3 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.73%) Credit Derivative
10 2 (0.73%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.73%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.36%) Animation
11 1 (0.36%) Blog
11 1 (0.36%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.36%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.91%) Unix
2 7 (2.55%) Linux
3 3 (1.09%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.73%) Android
4 2 (0.73%) CentOS
4 2 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (33.09%) Front End Development
3 69 (25.09%) TDD
4 49 (17.82%) Microservices
5 37 (13.45%) Scrum
6 36 (13.09%) DevOps
7 33 (12.00%) Test Automation
8 31 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (10.55%) Problem-Solving
10 28 (10.18%) OO
11 26 (9.45%) Pair Programming
12 25 (9.09%) Unit Testing
13 22 (8.00%) Web Development
14 20 (7.27%) BDD
14 20 (7.27%) Open Source
15 18 (6.55%) Continuous Delivery
16 17 (6.18%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
17 16 (5.82%) MVC
17 16 (5.82%) Visualisation
18 15 (5.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 233 (84.73%) JavaScript
2 84 (30.55%) TypeScript
3 51 (18.55%) Java
4 26 (9.45%) Java 8
5 25 (9.09%) ES7
6 22 (8.00%) SQL
7 18 (6.55%) C#
8 17 (6.18%) PHP
9 10 (3.64%) Python
10 7 (2.55%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.55%) ES8
11 6 (2.18%) Ruby
12 3 (1.09%) JSX
13 2 (0.73%) C
13 2 (0.73%) C++
13 2 (0.73%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.36%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (2.91%) SC Cleared
1 8 (2.91%) Security Cleared
2 4 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (1.45%) Degree
3 2 (0.73%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.36%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.18%) QA
2 5 (1.82%) WCAG
System Software
1 49 (17.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 37 (13.45%) Kubernetes
2 21 (7.64%) Terraform
3 11 (4.00%) Ansible
4 7 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.09%) Consul
5 3 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (1.09%) Packer
6 2 (0.73%) Istio
7 1 (0.36%) Marathon
7 1 (0.36%) Mesos
Vendors
1 16 (5.82%) Google
2 9 (3.27%) Microsoft
3 5 (1.82%) Atlassian
4 4 (1.45%) hybris
4 4 (1.45%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.36%) Capita
6 1 (0.36%) IBM
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle
6 1 (0.36%) OutSystems
6 1 (0.36%) Roku
6 1 (0.36%) SAP
6 1 (0.36%) Twitter
6 1 (0.36%) Xamarin