Period
to 5 May 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 5 May 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
5 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 347 331 246
Rank change year-on-year -16 -85 +22
Contract jobs citing ES6 278 321 1,021
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.67% 1.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.53% 1.64% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 232 809
10th Percentile £325 £350 £363
25th Percentile £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year -7.50% - -
75th Percentile £588 £575 £588
90th Percentile £650 £699 £675
UK median daily rate £450 £495 £500
% change year-on-year -9.09% -1.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £37.50 - -

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 18,222 19,608 36,829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.05% 40.87% 43.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,997 13,955 26,209
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
25th Percentile £406 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £669 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 340 571
10th Percentile £18.38 £17.21 £18.00
25th Percentile £25.00 £21.64 £28.50
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.25 £43.50
Median % change year-on-year -1.73% -0.57% +8.75%
75th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £57.50 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year -0.58% +0.59% +6.25%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -30 197 £500 -9.09% 91
South East +49 18 £450 +18.03% 28
South West +49 16 £400 - 13
North of England +14 14 £400 -5.88% 44
Midlands +13 12 £390 -8.24% 21
Yorkshire +25 7 £535 +33.75% 13
East Midlands +19 6 £463 +7.56% 10
North West +2 6 £375 -11.76% 21
West Midlands +1 6 £370 -4.52% 11
East of England +30 5 £350 +4.48% 8
North East +29 1 £325 -40.91% 10
ES6
UK

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 260 (93.53%) JavaScript
2 175 (62.95%) CSS
3 170 (61.15%) Node.js
4 164 (58.99%) HTML
5 154 (55.40%) React
6 137 (49.28%) Agile Software Development
7 116 (41.73%) Redux
8 103 (37.05%) TypeScript
9 102 (36.69%) Git (software)
10 92 (33.09%) HTML5
11 83 (29.86%) Front End Development
12 81 (29.14%) Jest
13 80 (28.78%) webpack
14 70 (25.18%) User Experience
14 70 (25.18%) REST
15 69 (24.82%) TDD
15 69 (24.82%) Sass
16 64 (23.02%) AWS
17 63 (22.66%) CSS3
17 63 (22.66%) GraphQL
18 62 (22.30%) Java
19 58 (20.86%) Azure
19 58 (20.86%) Test Automation
19 58 (20.86%) AngularJS
20 56 (20.14%) SQL
21 53 (19.06%) Unit Testing
22 49 (17.63%) Social Skills
23 47 (16.91%) PostgreSQL
24 44 (15.83%) Software Engineering
24 44 (15.83%) 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 20 (7.19%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (4.68%) Camunda
3 9 (3.24%) Confluence
4 8 (2.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 8 (2.88%) CMS
5 4 (1.44%) Apache
5 4 (1.44%) IBM Domino
6 3 (1.08%) IIS
7 2 (0.72%) Headless CMS
7 2 (0.72%) nginx
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.72%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.72%) WordPress
8 1 (0.36%) Drupal
8 1 (0.36%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.36%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (2.52%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.08%) Figma
3 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.36%) InVision
3 1 (0.36%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 9 (3.24%) Magento
2 8 (2.88%) Shopify
3 7 (2.52%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (1.80%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 64 (23.02%) AWS
2 58 (20.86%) Azure
3 36 (12.95%) Serverless
4 31 (11.15%) npm
5 20 (7.19%) GitHub
6 17 (6.12%) GCP
7 16 (5.76%) AWS Lambda
8 15 (5.40%) Heroku
9 10 (3.60%) Azure Functions
10 8 (2.88%) Azure Logic Apps
10 8 (2.88%) Azure Storage
11 6 (2.16%) Yarn
12 5 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (1.08%) Apigee
13 3 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (1.08%) Trello
14 2 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.72%) Amazon ECS
14 2 (0.72%) Azure Service Bus
14 2 (0.72%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.16%) DNS
2 5 (1.80%) DMARC
2 5 (1.80%) SMS
2 5 (1.80%) SMTP
3 4 (1.44%) HTTP
3 4 (1.44%) Internet
4 1 (0.36%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (16.91%) PostgreSQL
2 35 (12.59%) NoSQL
3 21 (7.55%) MySQL
4 20 (7.19%) MongoDB
5 15 (5.40%) SQL Server
6 9 (3.24%) Redis
7 6 (2.16%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.80%) CockroachDB
9 4 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.72%) Jackrabbit
11 2 (0.72%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.72%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.36%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.36%) GIS
Development Applications
1 102 (36.69%) Git (software)
2 80 (28.78%) webpack
3 38 (13.67%) Jenkins
4 32 (11.51%) Cypress.io
5 29 (10.43%) Jasmine
6 23 (8.27%) Mocha
7 21 (7.55%) JIRA
8 18 (6.47%) Cucumber
9 15 (5.40%) Grunt
10 13 (4.68%) CircleCI
10 13 (4.68%) GitLab
10 13 (4.68%) gulp
11 12 (4.32%) Babel
11 12 (4.32%) Karma Test Runner
11 12 (4.32%) Selenium
12 9 (3.24%) Protractor
12 9 (3.24%) TeamCity
13 8 (2.88%) JUnit
13 8 (2.88%) Mockito
14 7 (2.52%) ESLint
General
1 49 (17.63%) Social Skills
2 25 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (7.19%) Finance
4 15 (5.40%) Retail
5 14 (5.04%) Banking
6 13 (4.68%) Public Sector
7 8 (2.88%) Marketing
8 6 (2.16%) Publishing
9 5 (1.80%) Front Office
9 5 (1.80%) Games
10 4 (1.44%) Organisational Skills
11 3 (1.08%) Advertising
12 2 (0.72%) Law
12 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.72%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.36%) Billing
13 1 (0.36%) Electronics
13 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.36%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 234 (84.17%) Developer
2 93 (33.45%) React Developer
3 67 (24.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 48 (17.27%) Senior Developer
5 41 (14.75%) Full Stack Developer
6 40 (14.39%) JavaScript Developer
7 37 (13.31%) Node.js Developer
8 21 (7.55%) Java Developer
9 15 (5.40%) Angular Developer
9 15 (5.40%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 15 (5.40%) Senior React Developer
10 14 (5.04%) AWS Developer
10 14 (5.04%) UI Developer
11 12 (4.32%) Software Developer
12 11 (3.96%) Digital Developer
13 10 (3.60%) Senior JavaScript Developer
14 8 (2.88%) Lead Developer
14 8 (2.88%) Senior Full Stack Developer
15 7 (2.52%) Mobile Developer
15 7 (2.52%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (62.95%) CSS
2 170 (61.15%) Node.js
3 164 (58.99%) HTML
4 154 (55.40%) React
5 116 (41.73%) Redux
6 92 (33.09%) HTML5
7 81 (29.14%) Jest
8 70 (25.18%) REST
9 69 (24.82%) Sass
10 63 (22.66%) CSS3
10 63 (22.66%) GraphQL
11 58 (20.86%) AngularJS
12 42 (15.11%) Express
12 42 (15.11%) RESTful
13 34 (12.23%) React Native
14 29 (10.43%) Spring
15 28 (10.07%) Enzyme
16 24 (8.63%) .NET
16 24 (8.63%) Spring Boot
16 24 (8.63%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 70 (25.18%) User Experience
2 15 (5.40%) Mobile App
3 14 (5.04%) Algorithms
3 14 (5.04%) Data Structures
4 12 (4.32%) Cloud Native
5 8 (2.88%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.80%) Blog
7 5 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.80%) Marketing Technology
7 5 (1.80%) Motion Graphics
7 5 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.80%) Social Media
8 3 (1.08%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.08%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.72%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.72%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.36%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.36%) STB
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.99%) Android
2 24 (8.63%) Apple iOS
3 10 (3.60%) Linux
4 9 (3.24%) Unix
5 4 (1.44%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.08%) Windows
7 2 (0.72%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (49.28%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (29.86%) Front End Development
3 69 (24.82%) TDD
4 58 (20.86%) Test Automation
5 53 (19.06%) Unit Testing
6 44 (15.83%) Microservices
6 44 (15.83%) Software Engineering
7 42 (15.11%) Continuous Integration
8 41 (14.75%) DevOps
9 36 (12.95%) Problem-Solving
10 34 (12.23%) OO
10 34 (12.23%) Web Development
11 32 (11.51%) Open Source
12 29 (10.43%) Asynchronous Programming
13 27 (9.71%) Continuous Improvement
14 26 (9.35%) API Design
15 25 (8.99%) Computer Science
16 22 (7.91%) Scrum
17 21 (7.55%) BDD
17 21 (7.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 260 (93.53%) JavaScript
2 103 (37.05%) TypeScript
3 62 (22.30%) Java
4 56 (20.14%) SQL
5 24 (8.63%) C#
6 21 (7.55%) Java 8
7 13 (4.68%) ES7
8 12 (4.32%) Python
9 9 (3.24%) PHP
10 8 (2.88%) Ruby
11 3 (1.08%) JSX
12 2 (0.72%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.72%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.72%) Go
12 2 (0.72%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.72%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.72%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.72%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (6.83%) SC Cleared
1 19 (6.83%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.60%) Degree
3 4 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.36%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.36%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.32%) QA
2 5 (1.80%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.80%) GDPR
3 4 (1.44%) WCAG
4 1 (0.36%) WAI
System Software
1 44 (15.83%) Docker
2 1 (0.36%) OpenAM
2 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 36 (12.95%) Kubernetes
2 11 (3.96%) Ansible
3 3 (1.08%) Terraform
4 2 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.36%) Consul
5 1 (0.36%) Grafana
5 1 (0.36%) Graylog
5 1 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.36%) Mesos
5 1 (0.36%) Nagios
5 1 (0.36%) Packer
5 1 (0.36%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (5.76%) Adobe
2 13 (4.68%) Google
3 8 (2.88%) Oracle
4 7 (2.52%) hybris
4 7 (2.52%) WorldPay
5 5 (1.80%) Apple
5 5 (1.80%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.44%) Xerox
7 2 (0.72%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.72%) SAP
8 1 (0.36%) Monetate
8 1 (0.36%) Okta
8 1 (0.36%) Optimizely
8 1 (0.36%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.36%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.36%) Splunk
8 1 (0.36%) Xamarin