Period
to 27 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for GraphQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GraphQL over the 6 months to 27 January 2022 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.

GraphQL
UK > England
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 317 249 378
Rank change year-on-year -68 +129 +121
Contract jobs citing GraphQL 583 374 411
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.83% 1.07% 0.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.96% 3.51% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 251 315
10th Percentile £421 £363 £384
25th Percentile £475 £406 £436
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £525
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% -9.52% -
75th Percentile £626 £588 £588
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £550 £475 £525
% change year-on-year +15.79% -9.52% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
10th Percentile £58.35 - -
25th Percentile £61.50 £36.25 -
Median hourly rate £68.50 £37.50 -
Median % change year-on-year +82.67% - -
75th Percentile £76.00 £44.57 -
90th Percentile £79.45 £48.06 -
UK median hourly rate £68.50 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year +82.67% - -

GraphQL 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 19,694 10,666 19,562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 28.20% 30.63% 30.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,635 7,656 13,995
10th Percentile £381 £316 £331
25th Percentile £450 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £488 £500
Median % change year-on-year +12.82% -2.50% +1.01%
75th Percentile £650 £586 £575
90th Percentile £748 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £550 £480 £493
% change year-on-year +14.58% -2.54% +3.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 126 173
10th Percentile £21.00 £25.00 £18.76
25th Percentile £35.00 £32.03 £33.25
Median hourly rate £49.75 £45.00 £46.40
Median % change year-on-year +10.56% -3.02% +10.68%
75th Percentile £67.75 £57.50 £53.28
90th Percentile £77.18 £62.02 £78.75
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £46.20
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.60% +10.00%

GraphQL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for GraphQL in England

GraphQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for GraphQL in England

GraphQL
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing GraphQL in England over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for GraphQL in England

GraphQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for GraphQL in England

GraphQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing GraphQL in England over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for GraphQL in England

GraphQL
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 GraphQL within the England region over the 6 months to 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -81 423 £575 +15.00% 147
North of England -36 39 £475 +5.56% 25
South East -40 38 £523 -9.21% 29
South West -32 26 £538 +16.85% 9
North West -33 21 £450 +7.46% 14
Yorkshire -30 15 £475 +5.56% 8
Midlands -61 9 £450 -5.46% 21
West Midlands - 9 £450 - 8
East of England -44 5 £348 -17.87% 16
North East -2 3 £500 - 3
GraphQL
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing GraphQL 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 GraphQL.

1 300 (51.46%) React
2 298 (51.11%) JavaScript
3 269 (46.14%) Node.js
4 232 (39.79%) TypeScript
5 196 (33.62%) AWS
6 188 (32.25%) Agile Software Development
7 181 (31.05%) Full Stack Development
8 156 (26.76%) CI/CD
9 153 (26.24%) REST
10 145 (24.87%) Microservices
11 135 (23.16%) Docker
12 127 (21.78%) Kubernetes
13 125 (21.44%) Java
14 117 (20.07%) CSS
15 110 (18.87%) HTML
15 110 (18.87%) Python
16 106 (18.18%) Azure
17 99 (16.98%) E-Commerce
18 98 (16.81%) DevOps
19 91 (15.61%) Test Automation
19 91 (15.61%) Software Engineering
20 85 (14.58%) Serverless
21 84 (14.41%) TDD
22 83 (14.24%) SQL
23 74 (12.69%) Social Skills
24 73 (12.52%) Git (software)
25 71 (12.18%) Finance
26 65 (11.15%) Jenkins
27 64 (10.98%) RESTful
28 62 (10.63%) PostgreSQL

GraphQL
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 29 (4.97%) Confluence
2 23 (3.95%) CMS
3 22 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
4 18 (3.09%) Headless CMS
5 12 (2.06%) Apache Spark
6 9 (1.54%) Apache
6 9 (1.54%) Apache Airflow
7 8 (1.37%) Liferay
8 7 (1.20%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (0.51%) IIS
10 2 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.34%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.34%) Tornado
11 1 (0.17%) Kentico
11 1 (0.17%) nginx
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Adobe XD
1 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.17%) InDesign
1 1 (0.17%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 15 (2.57%) Shopify
2 7 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.17%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 196 (33.62%) AWS
2 106 (18.18%) Azure
3 85 (14.58%) Serverless
4 59 (10.12%) GitHub
5 57 (9.78%) GCP
6 48 (8.23%) AWS Lambda
7 34 (5.83%) SaaS
8 26 (4.46%) Amazon S3
9 19 (3.26%) OpenShift
10 18 (3.09%) npm
11 13 (2.23%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (2.06%) Azure Functions
13 11 (1.89%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 11 (1.89%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 11 (1.89%) BrowserStack
14 10 (1.72%) Amazon ECS
14 10 (1.72%) Amazon EKS
14 10 (1.72%) Amazon SQS
14 10 (1.72%) IBM Cloud
15 9 (1.54%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.40%) HTTP
2 5 (0.86%) Internet
3 3 (0.51%) Network Security
4 2 (0.34%) Firewall
4 2 (0.34%) Intranet
4 2 (0.34%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.17%) 2G
5 1 (0.17%) 3G
5 1 (0.17%) 4G
5 1 (0.17%) 5G
5 1 (0.17%) IPFS
5 1 (0.17%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (10.63%) PostgreSQL
2 45 (7.72%) MongoDB
3 38 (6.52%) NoSQL
4 22 (3.77%) Relational Database
5 17 (2.92%) Amazon RDS
5 17 (2.92%) Blockchain
6 15 (2.57%) Redis
7 12 (2.06%) MySQL
7 12 (2.06%) RDBMS
8 10 (1.72%) SQL Server
9 8 (1.37%) Couchbase
10 7 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 7 (1.20%) Big Data
10 7 (1.20%) Cloud Spanner
10 7 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.20%) Power BI
11 6 (1.03%) Amazon Aurora
12 5 (0.86%) Data Lake
12 5 (0.86%) Neo4j
13 4 (0.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 73 (12.52%) Git (software)
2 65 (11.15%) Jenkins
3 51 (8.75%) JIRA
4 45 (7.72%) webpack
5 38 (6.52%) Cypress.io
6 20 (3.43%) GitLab
7 19 (3.26%) Cucumber
8 15 (2.57%) Bitbucket
8 15 (2.57%) Gatling
9 14 (2.40%) gulp
9 14 (2.40%) Mocha
10 13 (2.23%) Sonatype Nexus
11 12 (2.06%) Grunt
12 11 (1.89%) JMeter
12 11 (1.89%) Maven
12 11 (1.89%) REST Assured
12 11 (1.89%) Spock
12 11 (1.89%) Travis CI
13 10 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (1.54%) ESLint
General
1 74 (12.69%) Social Skills
2 71 (12.18%) Finance
3 43 (7.38%) Retail
4 37 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (5.49%) Marketing
6 23 (3.95%) Banking
7 21 (3.60%) Front Office
8 16 (2.74%) Presentation Skills
8 16 (2.74%) Publishing
9 10 (1.72%) Games
10 9 (1.54%) Public Sector
11 6 (1.03%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.86%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.51%) Organisational Skills
14 2 (0.34%) Documentation Skills
14 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.17%) Automotive
15 1 (0.17%) German Language
15 1 (0.17%) Influencing Skills
15 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 348 (59.69%) Developer
2 131 (22.47%) React Developer
3 81 (13.89%) Full Stack Developer
4 66 (11.32%) Node.js Developer
5 63 (10.81%) JavaScript Developer
6 49 (8.40%) Architect
7 44 (7.55%) Java Developer
8 42 (7.20%) Software Engineer
9 37 (6.35%) Senior Developer
10 32 (5.49%) Python Developer
11 31 (5.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 27 (4.63%) Solutions Architect
13 26 (4.46%) AWS Engineer
14 22 (3.77%) Lead Developer
15 19 (3.26%) Data Engineer
15 19 (3.26%) JavaScript Engineer
15 19 (3.26%) Senior Software Engineer
16 18 (3.09%) AWS Developer
16 18 (3.09%) Python Engineer
17 15 (2.57%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 300 (51.46%) React
2 269 (46.14%) Node.js
3 153 (26.24%) REST
4 117 (20.07%) CSS
5 110 (18.87%) HTML
6 64 (10.98%) RESTful
7 61 (10.46%) Redux
8 58 (9.95%) Kafka
9 46 (7.89%) HTML5
10 44 (7.55%) Apollo GraphQL
11 42 (7.20%) Spring
12 37 (6.35%) AngularJS
13 36 (6.17%) CSS3
13 36 (6.17%) Jest
14 35 (6.00%) Next.js
15 34 (5.83%) Spring Boot
16 30 (5.15%) Django
16 30 (5.15%) gRPC
16 30 (5.15%) Web Services
17 26 (4.46%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 60 (10.29%) User Experience
2 33 (5.66%) Mobile App
3 29 (4.97%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (2.40%) Algorithms
4 14 (2.40%) Credit Risk
4 14 (2.40%) Derivative
4 14 (2.40%) Equities
4 14 (2.40%) Fixed Income
4 14 (2.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 14 (2.40%) Hedge funds
5 13 (2.23%) Reference Data
6 12 (2.06%) Data Structures
6 12 (2.06%) Virtual Team
7 10 (1.72%) iPad
8 9 (1.54%) Cloud Native
8 9 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (1.54%) Renewable Energy
9 7 (1.20%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.86%) Analytical Mindset
10 5 (0.86%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 19 (3.26%) Apple iOS
2 13 (2.23%) Linux
3 10 (1.72%) Android
4 8 (1.37%) Unix
5 4 (0.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (32.25%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (31.05%) Full Stack Development
3 156 (26.76%) CI/CD
4 145 (24.87%) Microservices
5 99 (16.98%) E-Commerce
6 98 (16.81%) DevOps
7 91 (15.61%) Software Engineering
7 91 (15.61%) Test Automation
8 84 (14.41%) TDD
9 59 (10.12%) Problem-Solving
10 50 (8.58%) Front End Development
11 45 (7.72%) BDD
12 42 (7.20%) Open Source
13 40 (6.86%) Scrum
14 38 (6.52%) API Design
15 32 (5.49%) Continuous Delivery
16 30 (5.15%) API Development
16 30 (5.15%) Mentoring
17 28 (4.80%) Analytics
17 28 (4.80%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 298 (51.11%) JavaScript
2 232 (39.79%) TypeScript
3 125 (21.44%) Java
4 110 (18.87%) Python
5 83 (14.24%) SQL
6 47 (8.06%) C#
7 27 (4.63%) Scala
8 25 (4.29%) Kotlin
9 24 (4.12%) ES6
10 19 (3.26%) Go
11 17 (2.92%) C++
12 13 (2.23%) Apple Swift
12 13 (2.23%) Java 8
13 10 (1.72%) Rust
14 8 (1.37%) Java 11
14 8 (1.37%) Ruby
15 6 (1.03%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.69%) Ada
16 4 (0.69%) Bash
16 4 (0.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (2.40%) Degree
1 14 (2.40%) SC Cleared
1 14 (2.40%) Security Cleared
2 10 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (0.69%) AWS Certification
4 3 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.17%) CISSP
5 1 (0.17%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (0.17%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.86%) QA
2 26 (4.46%) Accessibility
3 5 (0.86%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.86%) WCAG
4 3 (0.51%) GDPR
4 3 (0.51%) NCSC
5 1 (0.17%) PSD2
System Software
1 135 (23.16%) Docker
2 7 (1.20%) OpenAM
3 4 (0.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 127 (21.78%) Kubernetes
2 52 (8.92%) Terraform
3 7 (1.20%) Packer
4 5 (0.86%) Grafana
5 4 (0.69%) Graphite
5 4 (0.69%) Prometheus
6 3 (0.51%) Istio
6 3 (0.51%) Kubeflow
7 2 (0.34%) Ansible
7 2 (0.34%) Consul
7 2 (0.34%) Kibana
8 1 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.17%) IBM Cloud Orchestrator
8 1 (0.17%) Nessus
Vendors
1 36 (6.17%) Oracle
2 35 (6.00%) Google
3 15 (2.57%) Splunk
4 14 (2.40%) Red Hat
4 14 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (2.23%) IBM
6 11 (1.89%) Microsoft
6 11 (1.89%) Perfecto Mobile
7 10 (1.72%) MuleSoft
8 5 (0.86%) Atlassian
8 5 (0.86%) ForgeRock
9 4 (0.69%) Adobe
9 4 (0.69%) Cadence
10 3 (0.51%) CA
10 3 (0.51%) Dynatrace
10 3 (0.51%) Okta
11 2 (0.34%) Databricks
11 2 (0.34%) Netlify
11 2 (0.34%) Sparx
11 2 (0.34%) Spotify