Period
to 18 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Express skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Express over the 6 months to 18 June 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.

Express
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 450 449 487
Rank change year-on-year -1 +38 +60
Contract jobs citing Express 196 124 360
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.32% 0.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.29% 1.05% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 99 276
10th Percentile £370 £400 £413
25th Percentile £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year - -5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £569 £538 £575
90th Percentile £623 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £474 £475 £500
% change year-on-year -0.21% -5.00% +5.26%

Express is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks 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 technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 15,149 11,857 26,998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.50% 30.98% 32.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,894 8,518 19,285
10th Percentile £350 £338 £343
25th Percentile £414 £413 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £503 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +0.50% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £606 £600 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £490
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +4.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 102 243
10th Percentile £18.50 £20.50 £17.28
25th Percentile £27.50 £31.25 £27.63
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.21 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -2.61% +2.68% +7.14%
75th Percentile £56.50 £57.50 £53.13
90th Percentile £65.54 £66.00 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year -2.17% +3.37% +6.75%

Express
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Express in England

Express
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Express in England

Express
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Express in England over the 6 months to 18 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Express in England

Express
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Express in England

Express
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 Express within the England region over the 6 months to 18 June 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 -29 126 £500 +5.26% 59
South East +2 16 £488 +2.35% 9
Midlands -1 14 £425 -17.07% 14
South West +17 10 £403 -9.30% 3
North West +4 8 £300 -21.31% 13
North of England -1 8 £300 -38.93% 20
East Midlands +3 5 £465 -16.40% 6
West Midlands -20 4 £250 -47.37% 8
East of England +2 3 £313 -19.09% 1
Express
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Express 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 Express.

1 180 (91.84%) Node.js
2 148 (75.51%) JavaScript
3 92 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (45.92%) React
5 72 (36.73%) AWS
6 69 (35.20%) Git (software)
7 68 (34.69%) CSS
8 65 (33.16%) MongoDB
9 61 (31.12%) HTML
10 54 (27.55%) Azure
10 54 (27.55%) Microservices
11 53 (27.04%) TypeScript
12 50 (25.51%) AngularJS
13 46 (23.47%) Software Engineering
14 45 (22.96%) Java
15 44 (22.45%) GraphQL
16 40 (20.41%) Redux
17 39 (19.90%) Finance
18 38 (19.39%) SQL
19 37 (18.88%) ES6
20 36 (18.37%) Docker
20 36 (18.37%) DevOps
20 36 (18.37%) Scrum
20 36 (18.37%) REST
21 35 (17.86%) Mocha
22 34 (17.35%) PostgreSQL
23 33 (16.84%) TDD
24 31 (15.82%) SDLC
24 31 (15.82%) Serverless
25 30 (15.31%) Jest

Express
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 17 (8.67%) Confluence
2 10 (5.10%) nginx
3 4 (2.04%) Apache Solr
4 3 (1.53%) Drupal
4 3 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.51%) Apache
6 1 (0.51%) CMS
6 1 (0.51%) Headless CMS
6 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (3.06%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.55%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (1.53%) Summit
2 2 (1.02%) Shopify
3 1 (0.51%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 72 (36.73%) AWS
2 54 (27.55%) Azure
3 31 (15.82%) Serverless
4 24 (12.24%) AWS Lambda
5 23 (11.73%) GCP
6 15 (7.65%) npm
7 12 (6.12%) Amazon SQS
8 10 (5.10%) GitHub
9 8 (4.08%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (3.57%) AWS Fargate
10 7 (3.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 7 (3.57%) Kong
10 7 (3.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (3.57%) Yarn
11 6 (3.06%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (2.55%) SaaS
13 3 (1.53%) Amazon S3
13 3 (1.53%) IaaS
13 3 (1.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.10%) Firewall
2 7 (3.57%) BGP
2 7 (3.57%) DWDM
2 7 (3.57%) EIGRP
2 7 (3.57%) HSRP
2 7 (3.57%) MPLS
2 7 (3.57%) OSPF
2 7 (3.57%) RIP
2 7 (3.57%) SSL
2 7 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.57%) VPN
3 5 (2.55%) AMQP
3 5 (2.55%) HTTP
4 3 (1.53%) IPv4
4 3 (1.53%) LAN
4 3 (1.53%) WAN
5 1 (0.51%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (33.16%) MongoDB
2 34 (17.35%) PostgreSQL
3 30 (15.31%) MySQL
4 28 (14.29%) NoSQL
5 13 (6.63%) Redis
6 10 (5.10%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (3.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (2.04%) SQL Server
9 2 (1.02%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.51%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.51%) DataStax
10 1 (0.51%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 69 (35.20%) Git (software)
2 35 (17.86%) Mocha
3 26 (13.27%) Jenkins
4 19 (9.69%) JIRA
5 18 (9.18%) GitLab
6 16 (8.16%) webpack
7 15 (7.65%) SonarQube
8 12 (6.12%) gulp
9 11 (5.61%) Artifactory
9 11 (5.61%) Maven
9 11 (5.61%) Sonatype Nexus
10 9 (4.59%) Jasmine
11 8 (4.08%) CircleCI
11 8 (4.08%) Sinon.JS
12 7 (3.57%) Cypress.io
13 6 (3.06%) Bitbucket
14 5 (2.55%) Cucumber
14 5 (2.55%) Selenium
15 4 (2.04%) JUnit
15 4 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 39 (19.90%) Finance
2 27 (13.78%) Banking
3 21 (10.71%) Social Skills
4 11 (5.61%) Front Office
4 11 (5.61%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.55%) Influencing Skills
5 5 (2.55%) Presentation Skills
5 5 (2.55%) Retail
6 4 (2.04%) Law
6 4 (2.04%) Public Sector
6 4 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.53%) Publishing
8 2 (1.02%) Back Office
9 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 148 (75.51%) Developer
2 53 (27.04%) Full Stack Developer
3 42 (21.43%) JavaScript Developer
4 37 (18.88%) React Developer
5 34 (17.35%) Node.js Developer
6 23 (11.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 12 (6.12%) Angular Developer
7 12 (6.12%) AWS Developer
8 10 (5.10%) Front Office Developer
8 10 (5.10%) Senior Developer
9 9 (4.59%) JavaScript Engineer
10 7 (3.57%) Java Developer
11 6 (3.06%) Mobile Developer
12 5 (2.55%) Backend Developer
12 5 (2.55%) Consultant
12 5 (2.55%) Software Engineer
12 5 (2.55%) Tester
13 4 (2.04%) Applications Developer
13 4 (2.04%) Software Developer
13 4 (2.04%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (91.84%) Node.js
2 90 (45.92%) React
3 68 (34.69%) CSS
4 61 (31.12%) HTML
5 50 (25.51%) AngularJS
6 44 (22.45%) GraphQL
7 40 (20.41%) Redux
8 36 (18.37%) REST
9 30 (15.31%) Jest
9 30 (15.31%) MEAN Stack
10 24 (12.24%) React Native
11 23 (11.73%) HTML5
12 20 (10.20%) Middleware
12 20 (10.20%) Mongoose
13 19 (9.69%) Chai
13 19 (9.69%) RESTful
14 18 (9.18%) Web Services
15 15 (7.65%) Kafka
15 15 (7.65%) OAuth
15 15 (7.65%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.18%) User Experience
2 12 (6.12%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.61%) Derivative
3 11 (5.61%) Equities
3 11 (5.61%) Fixed Income
3 11 (5.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (5.61%) Hedge funds
4 10 (5.10%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (3.57%) Cloud Native
5 7 (3.57%) Public Cloud
5 7 (3.57%) Smart Meter
6 5 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.04%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.53%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.53%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.51%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.51%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.22%) Android
2 17 (8.67%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.04%) Windows
4 3 (1.53%) Linux
4 3 (1.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (27.55%) Microservices
3 46 (23.47%) Software Engineering
4 36 (18.37%) DevOps
4 36 (18.37%) Scrum
5 33 (16.84%) TDD
6 31 (15.82%) SDLC
7 28 (14.29%) Front End Development
8 26 (13.27%) Test Automation
9 21 (10.71%) Artificial Intelligence
10 20 (10.20%) Open Source
11 19 (9.69%) Machine Learning
12 16 (8.16%) Asset Management
13 15 (7.65%) Kanban
14 14 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (6.63%) BDD
16 12 (6.12%) Mobile Development
16 12 (6.12%) OO
16 12 (6.12%) Unit Testing
17 11 (5.61%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 148 (75.51%) JavaScript
2 53 (27.04%) TypeScript
3 45 (22.96%) Java
4 38 (19.39%) SQL
5 37 (18.88%) ES6
6 17 (8.67%) Python
7 6 (3.06%) Java 8
8 5 (2.55%) C
8 5 (2.55%) C#
9 4 (2.04%) PHP
9 4 (2.04%) Ruby
10 3 (1.53%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.53%) C++
10 3 (1.53%) Perl
10 3 (1.53%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.53%) VB
10 3 (1.53%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.02%) Groovy
11 2 (1.02%) JSX
11 2 (1.02%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 13 (6.63%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.10%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.57%) CCNP
3 7 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.06%) Degree
5 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.08%) Accessibility
2 5 (2.55%) SLA
3 2 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 36 (18.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (7.65%) Kubernetes
2 11 (5.61%) Terraform
3 7 (3.57%) HP NNM
4 5 (2.55%) Grafana
4 5 (2.55%) Kibana
5 3 (1.53%) Ansible
5 3 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.53%) Puppet
5 3 (1.53%) SCCM
6 1 (0.51%) Graphite
Vendors
1 14 (7.14%) Google
1 14 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.10%) Apple
3 7 (3.57%) Cisco
3 7 (3.57%) F5
3 7 (3.57%) HP
3 7 (3.57%) Juniper
4 4 (2.04%) New Relic
5 3 (1.53%) Alibaba
5 3 (1.53%) IBM
5 3 (1.53%) Oracle
6 1 (0.51%) Adobe
6 1 (0.51%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.51%) Monetate
6 1 (0.51%) PagerDuty
6 1 (0.51%) Splunk
6 1 (0.51%) Xamarin