Period
to 3 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for JavaScript skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited JavaScript over the 6 months to 3 August 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.

JavaScript (including ECMAScript)
UK > England
6 months to
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 10 7
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3 0
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 3,125 9,598 11,843
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 9.76% 11.45% 12.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.44% 26.77% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,331 7,267 8,852
Median daily rate £481 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £700 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 96 78
Median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +17.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £22.50 £31.88 £17.52
90th Percentile £63.90 £60.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £48.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -27.08% +18.52% -2.41%

JavaScript 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 13,333 35,857 41,897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.66% 42.78% 44.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,970 25,036 29,612
Median daily rate £500 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 626 702
Median hourly rate £35.25 £45.00 £41.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.67% +9.42% +0.30%
10th Percentile £17.75 £20.41 £17.50
90th Percentile £57.20 £55.25 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -20.45% +8.64% -

JavaScript
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for JavaScript in England

JavaScript
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for JavaScript in England

JavaScript
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing JavaScript in England over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for JavaScript in England

JavaScript
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for JavaScript in England

JavaScript
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing JavaScript in England over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for JavaScript in England

JavaScript
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 JavaScript within the England region over the 6 months to 3 August 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 -5 1,843 £535 +5.94% 533
North of England -5 383 £413 - 474
South East -14 316 £450 +2.86% 324
South West -3 227 £438 - 222
North West -11 176 £410 -0.61% 271
Midlands -7 172 £425 +1.80% 260
Yorkshire +2 168 £400 -3.03% 147
East of England -3 130 £400 -5.88% 137
West Midlands -5 108 £450 +5.88% 150
East Midlands -3 64 £360 -6.49% 109
North East -2 39 £450 +12.50% 56
JavaScript
UK

For the 6 months to 3 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing JavaScript 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 JavaScript.

1 1,478 (47.30%) Agile Software Development
2 1,372 (43.90%) HTML
3 1,261 (40.35%) CSS
4 1,057 (33.82%) React
5 932 (29.82%) Java
6 895 (28.64%) AngularJS
7 781 (24.99%) Node.js
8 735 (23.52%) .NET
9 687 (21.98%) AWS
10 683 (21.86%) C#
11 675 (21.60%) Azure
12 636 (20.35%) SQL
12 636 (20.35%) Python
13 617 (19.74%) Finance
14 606 (19.39%) DevOps
15 599 (19.17%) Front End Development
16 584 (18.69%) Web Services
17 543 (17.38%) TDD
18 541 (17.31%) Git (software)
19 515 (16.48%) Software Engineering
20 482 (15.42%) HTML5
21 409 (13.09%) Microservices
22 399 (12.77%) SQL Server
23 392 (12.54%) Scrum
24 377 (12.06%) TypeScript
25 374 (11.97%) User Experience
26 355 (11.36%) Test Automation
27 335 (10.72%) Docker
28 330 (10.56%) ASP.NET
29 328 (10.50%) jQuery

JavaScript
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
1 121 (3.87%) Elasticsearch
2 94 (3.01%) SharePoint
3 79 (2.53%) Confluence
4 78 (2.50%) CMS
5 56 (1.79%) Tomcat
6 53 (1.70%) Apache
6 53 (1.70%) IIS
7 35 (1.12%) Apache Spark
8 25 (0.80%) WebLogic
9 22 (0.70%) Drupal
10 21 (0.67%) WordPress
11 18 (0.58%) Apache Solr
12 16 (0.51%) JBoss
13 15 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
13 15 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (0.45%) nginx
14 14 (0.45%) WebSphere
15 13 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 13 (0.42%) ArcGIS
16 12 (0.38%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 40 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (1.18%) Sketch
4 29 (0.93%) Photoshop
5 20 (0.64%) InVision
6 18 (0.58%) Zeplin
7 14 (0.45%) MS Visio
8 12 (0.38%) Chatbot
9 11 (0.35%) InfoPath
9 11 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 10 (0.32%) Acrobat
10 10 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
11 9 (0.29%) Figma
12 6 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 6 (0.19%) Adobe XD
13 4 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
14 3 (0.096%) Adobe After Effects
15 2 (0.064%) Doxygen
15 2 (0.064%) OmniGraffle
16 1 (0.032%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 67 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.99%) Magento
3 17 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 12 (0.38%) Shopify
5 10 (0.32%) Adobe Campaign
6 8 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
6 8 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
7 7 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 6 (0.19%) Visualfiles
9 5 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
11 2 (0.064%) BigMachines
11 2 (0.064%) NetSuite
11 2 (0.064%) SAP S/4HANA
12 1 (0.032%) Actimize
12 1 (0.032%) Dynamics GP
12 1 (0.032%) Maximo
12 1 (0.032%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 687 (21.98%) AWS
2 675 (21.60%) Azure
3 272 (8.70%) GCP
4 175 (5.60%) Serverless
5 109 (3.49%) AWS Lambda
6 108 (3.46%) GitHub
7 77 (2.46%) SaaS
8 64 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
8 64 (2.05%) Power Platform
9 60 (1.92%) npm
10 57 (1.82%) Amazon S3
11 52 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
12 44 (1.41%) PaaS
13 34 (1.09%) OpenShift
14 29 (0.93%) Apigee
15 26 (0.83%) Azure Functions
16 25 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
17 24 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
18 22 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
19 21 (0.67%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (2.75%) HTTP
2 67 (2.14%) TCP/IP
3 27 (0.86%) DNS
4 25 (0.80%) Internet
5 19 (0.61%) Firewall
6 15 (0.48%) SSL
7 14 (0.45%) Ethernet
8 13 (0.42%) RTMP
9 11 (0.35%) Intranet
9 11 (0.35%) Kerberos
10 10 (0.32%) Network Security
11 9 (0.29%) SNMP
12 7 (0.22%) FTP
13 6 (0.19%) DHCP
13 6 (0.19%) Skype
14 5 (0.16%) HTTPS
14 5 (0.16%) Remote Desktop
14 5 (0.16%) SSH
15 4 (0.13%) AMQP
15 4 (0.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 399 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 222 (7.10%) MySQL
3 170 (5.44%) NoSQL
4 139 (4.45%) MongoDB
5 138 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
6 113 (3.62%) Relational Database
7 83 (2.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 75 (2.40%) Redis
9 63 (2.02%) Big Data
10 56 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 54 (1.73%) Power BI
12 37 (1.18%) Oracle Database
13 36 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
13 36 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
14 34 (1.09%) Cosmos DB
15 33 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 31 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
17 22 (0.70%) Data Lake
18 21 (0.67%) Hadoop
19 20 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 541 (17.31%) Git (software)
2 326 (10.43%) Jenkins
3 174 (5.57%) JIRA
4 131 (4.19%) Selenium
5 124 (3.97%) Visual Studio
6 94 (3.01%) JUnit
7 93 (2.98%) Cucumber
8 84 (2.69%) gulp
9 83 (2.66%) Mocha
10 82 (2.62%) Jasmine
10 82 (2.62%) Maven
11 77 (2.46%) webpack
12 68 (2.18%) Subversion
13 63 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
14 62 (1.98%) Grunt
15 58 (1.86%) CircleCI
16 57 (1.82%) TeamCity
17 54 (1.73%) RStudio
18 49 (1.57%) GitLab
19 42 (1.34%) Postman
General
1 617 (19.74%) Finance
2 314 (10.05%) Front Office
3 311 (9.95%) Banking
4 185 (5.92%) Investment Banking
5 149 (4.77%) Public Sector
6 66 (2.11%) Retail
7 62 (1.98%) Marketing
8 37 (1.18%) Law
9 34 (1.09%) Telecoms
10 30 (0.96%) Manufacturing
11 27 (0.86%) Games
12 20 (0.64%) Publishing
13 19 (0.61%) Aerospace
13 19 (0.61%) Back Office
13 19 (0.61%) Military
14 15 (0.48%) Electronics
15 13 (0.42%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.42%) Legal
16 12 (0.38%) Advertising
16 12 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2,235 (71.52%) Developer
2 417 (13.34%) JavaScript Developer
3 396 (12.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 345 (11.04%) React Developer
5 297 (9.50%) Full Stack Developer
6 285 (9.12%) .NET Developer
7 225 (7.20%) Java Developer
8 208 (6.66%) Senior Developer
9 201 (6.43%) Software Engineer
10 164 (5.25%) AWS Engineer
11 162 (5.18%) AWS Developer
12 143 (4.58%) Python Developer
13 142 (4.54%) Angular Developer
14 140 (4.48%) C# Developer
15 133 (4.26%) Architect
16 110 (3.52%) UI Developer
17 101 (3.23%) Node.js Developer
18 100 (3.20%) Developer/Software Engineer
19 98 (3.14%) HTML Developer
20 92 (2.94%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,372 (43.90%) HTML
2 1,261 (40.35%) CSS
3 1,057 (33.82%) React
4 895 (28.64%) AngularJS
5 781 (24.99%) Node.js
6 735 (23.52%) .NET
7 584 (18.69%) Web Services
8 482 (15.42%) HTML5
9 330 (10.56%) ASP.NET
10 328 (10.50%) jQuery
11 325 (10.40%) Vue.js
12 288 (9.22%) REST
13 284 (9.09%) Redux
14 275 (8.80%) RESTful
15 248 (7.94%) CSS3
16 216 (6.91%) Sass
17 215 (6.88%) XML
18 196 (6.27%) .NET Core
19 170 (5.44%) Spring
20 169 (5.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 374 (11.97%) User Experience
2 262 (8.38%) Fixed Income
3 233 (7.46%) Derivative
4 228 (7.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 220 (7.04%) Hedge funds
6 205 (6.56%) Equities
7 182 (5.82%) Greenfield Project
8 148 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
9 99 (3.17%) Mobile App
10 59 (1.89%) Data Structures
11 45 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
12 44 (1.41%) Cloud Native
13 39 (1.25%) Algorithms
14 36 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
14 36 (1.15%) Management Information System
14 36 (1.15%) Public Cloud
15 33 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
16 30 (0.96%) Virtual Team
17 21 (0.67%) Blog
17 21 (0.67%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 300 (9.60%) Linux
2 166 (5.31%) Windows
3 113 (3.62%) Android
4 107 (3.42%) Unix
5 85 (2.72%) Apple iOS
6 37 (1.18%) Windows Server
7 35 (1.12%) Mac OS X
8 29 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (0.74%) CentOS
10 18 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (0.54%) Ubuntu
12 15 (0.48%) Debian
13 9 (0.29%) AIX
13 9 (0.29%) Mac OS
13 9 (0.29%) Windows 10
14 8 (0.26%) CoreOS
15 5 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
16 4 (0.13%) tvOS
17 3 (0.096%) Windows Server 2008
17 3 (0.096%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,478 (47.30%) Agile Software Development
2 606 (19.39%) DevOps
3 599 (19.17%) Front End Development
4 543 (17.38%) TDD
5 515 (16.48%) Software Engineering
6 409 (13.09%) Microservices
7 392 (12.54%) Scrum
8 355 (11.36%) Test Automation
9 308 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
10 279 (8.93%) MVC
11 276 (8.83%) Web Development
12 251 (8.03%) Asset Management
13 244 (7.81%) BDD
14 217 (6.94%) OO
15 210 (6.72%) Open Source
16 208 (6.66%) Unit Testing
17 202 (6.46%) SDLC
18 195 (6.24%) Problem-Solving
19 190 (6.08%) Investment Management
20 183 (5.86%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 932 (29.82%) Java
2 683 (21.86%) C#
3 636 (20.35%) Python
3 636 (20.35%) SQL
4 377 (12.06%) TypeScript
5 209 (6.69%) PHP
6 145 (4.64%) ES6
7 114 (3.65%) PowerShell
8 107 (3.42%) T-SQL
9 98 (3.14%) Ruby
10 87 (2.78%) C++
11 79 (2.53%) Go
12 73 (2.34%) C
13 65 (2.08%) Bash Shell
14 63 (2.02%) Scala
15 59 (1.89%) Kotlin
16 54 (1.73%) Perl
17 50 (1.60%) PL/SQL
18 48 (1.54%) Java 8
19 39 (1.25%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 305 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 230 (7.36%) SC Cleared
3 204 (6.53%) Degree
4 67 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 43 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
6 38 (1.22%) DV Cleared
7 26 (0.83%) DBS Check
8 23 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (0.58%) ISTQB
10 12 (0.38%) Master's Degree
11 10 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.19%) ISEB
12 6 (0.19%) MCAD
12 6 (0.19%) MCITP
12 6 (0.19%) MCPD
13 5 (0.16%) CCNA
13 5 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.16%) MCSD
14 4 (0.13%) AWS Certification
14 4 (0.13%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (4.74%) QA
2 76 (2.43%) WCAG
3 9 (0.29%) GDPR
4 8 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.22%) Solvency II
6 6 (0.19%) SLA
7 5 (0.16%) PMO
8 3 (0.096%) Government Security Classifications
8 3 (0.096%) HL7
8 3 (0.096%) MiFID
9 2 (0.064%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.064%) WAI
10 1 (0.032%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.032%) Basel III
10 1 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.032%) NIST
System Software
1 335 (10.72%) Docker
2 66 (2.11%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.29%) RACF
5 8 (0.26%) OpenAM
6 7 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.22%) vSphere
7 4 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.096%) NFS
9 2 (0.064%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.064%) NDS
9 2 (0.064%) OpenDJ
10 1 (0.032%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.032%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.032%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.032%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.032%) XenApp
10 1 (0.032%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 294 (9.41%) Kubernetes
2 173 (5.54%) Terraform
3 106 (3.39%) Ansible
4 60 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
5 57 (1.82%) Puppet
6 33 (1.06%) Salt
7 26 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
8 24 (0.77%) Kibana
9 17 (0.54%) Grafana
10 15 (0.48%) Packer
10 15 (0.48%) Prometheus
11 14 (0.45%) SCCM
12 9 (0.29%) WSUS
13 7 (0.22%) Amdocs OSS
13 7 (0.22%) HP ALM
13 7 (0.22%) Netcool
13 7 (0.22%) Netcool/OMNIbus
14 6 (0.19%) FreeIPA
14 6 (0.19%) Istio
15 5 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 282 (9.02%) Microsoft
2 233 (7.46%) Google
3 168 (5.38%) Oracle
4 70 (2.24%) Adobe
4 70 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
5 57 (1.82%) SAP
6 37 (1.18%) Red Hat
7 33 (1.06%) IBM
7 33 (1.06%) ServiceNow
8 32 (1.02%) Bloomberg
9 30 (0.96%) MuleSoft
10 23 (0.74%) Atlassian
10 23 (0.74%) HP
11 22 (0.70%) Xamarin
12 19 (0.61%) Sybase
13 16 (0.51%) Cloudera
14 15 (0.48%) hybris
15 14 (0.45%) Cognos
15 14 (0.45%) IFS
15 14 (0.45%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud