Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 9 7
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 5,525 10,196 10,621
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 9.88% 11.57% 11.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.15% 26.62% 26.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,044 7,769 8,111
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £321 £317 £313
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 77 82
Median hourly rate £46.75 £50.00 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +34.23% -6.88%
10th Percentile £19.83 £26.65 £18.50
90th Percentile £72.28 £60.88 £49.88
UK median hourly rate £36.70 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -13.65% +18.06% -10.00%

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 22,874 38,296 40,061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.89% 43.47% 43.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,633 27,007 28,238
Median daily rate £500 £483 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.63% +1.58% +8.57%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £656 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £485 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.11% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 513 603 725
Median hourly rate £40.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.83 £17.53 £17.32
90th Percentile £56.20 £53.75 £50.77
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 -3 3,069 £525 +5.00% 1,135
South East -6 709 £438 -2.78% 633
North of England -6 697 £425 +6.25% 769
South West -1 479 £425 -5.56% 301
North West -5 336 £425 +6.25% 437
Midlands 0 315 £400 - 404
Yorkshire -2 297 £425 +5.99% 234
East of England +14 223 £413 -2.94% 245
West Midlands -3 192 £406 -4.41% 230
East Midlands -6 121 £385 -1.91% 173
North East -15 65 £436 +9.06% 98
JavaScript
UK

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 2,505 (45.34%) HTML
2 2,465 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
3 2,352 (42.57%) CSS
4 1,712 (30.99%) React
5 1,437 (26.01%) AngularJS
6 1,394 (25.23%) Node.js
7 1,386 (25.09%) Java
8 1,331 (24.09%) .NET
9 1,318 (23.86%) C#
10 1,025 (18.55%) SQL
11 1,000 (18.10%) TDD
12 993 (17.97%) Front End Development
13 979 (17.72%) Git (software)
14 946 (17.12%) Azure
15 941 (17.03%) AWS
16 912 (16.51%) HTML5
17 834 (15.10%) Finance
18 822 (14.88%) DevOps
19 815 (14.75%) Python
20 811 (14.68%) Web Services
21 761 (13.77%) Test Automation
22 743 (13.45%) Scrum
23 718 (13.00%) TypeScript
24 666 (12.05%) SQL Server
25 655 (11.86%) Microservices
26 650 (11.76%) MVC
27 620 (11.22%) Software Engineering
28 590 (10.68%) jQuery
29 574 (10.39%) Redux
30 569 (10.30%) User Experience

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
1 201 (3.64%) CMS
2 146 (2.64%) Elasticsearch
3 141 (2.55%) SharePoint
4 109 (1.97%) Apache
5 97 (1.76%) Confluence
6 78 (1.41%) IIS
7 75 (1.36%) Drupal
8 64 (1.16%) Tomcat
9 58 (1.05%) WordPress
10 51 (0.92%) WebSphere
11 49 (0.89%) WebLogic
12 37 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 36 (0.65%) Apache Spark
14 35 (0.63%) nginx
15 34 (0.62%) Umbraco
16 23 (0.42%) JBoss
16 23 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
17 21 (0.38%) ArcGIS
17 21 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 20 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 63 (1.14%) Sketch
2 60 (1.09%) Photoshop
3 48 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
4 35 (0.63%) InVision
5 28 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
6 18 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
7 12 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 12 (0.22%) Zeplin
8 10 (0.18%) Adobe XD
8 10 (0.18%) InDesign
9 9 (0.16%) MS Visio
10 7 (0.13%) Chatbot
11 6 (0.11%) Figma
12 5 (0.090%) Adobe After Effects
12 5 (0.090%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 4 (0.072%) Acrobat
13 4 (0.072%) Adobe Premiere
13 4 (0.072%) InfoPath
13 4 (0.072%) Windchill
14 2 (0.036%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 104 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 84 (1.52%) Magento
3 29 (0.52%) Shopify
4 23 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
5 16 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
6 15 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
7 13 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
8 8 (0.14%) NetSuite
8 8 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
9 5 (0.090%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 5 (0.090%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.072%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.072%) osCommerce
10 4 (0.072%) thinkFolio
10 4 (0.072%) Visualfiles
11 3 (0.054%) Eloqua
11 3 (0.054%) R3 Corda
12 2 (0.036%) BigMachines
12 2 (0.036%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 2 (0.036%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 946 (17.12%) Azure
2 941 (17.03%) AWS
3 325 (5.88%) GCP
4 261 (4.72%) Serverless
5 258 (4.67%) GitHub
6 148 (2.68%) AWS Lambda
7 120 (2.17%) SaaS
8 99 (1.79%) npm
9 94 (1.70%) Power Platform
10 88 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
11 85 (1.54%) Amazon S3
12 77 (1.39%) PaaS
13 54 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
14 46 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
15 44 (0.80%) Google Analytics
15 44 (0.80%) Heroku
16 42 (0.76%) OpenShift
17 41 (0.74%) Azure Functions
18 39 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
18 39 (0.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 147 (2.66%) HTTP
2 96 (1.74%) TCP/IP
3 50 (0.90%) SSL
4 33 (0.60%) Ethernet
4 33 (0.60%) Firewall
5 30 (0.54%) Internet
6 29 (0.52%) DNS
7 28 (0.51%) SNMP
8 24 (0.43%) Intranet
8 24 (0.43%) Network Security
9 16 (0.29%) HTTPS
9 16 (0.29%) RTMP
10 13 (0.24%) AMQP
11 10 (0.18%) DHCP
11 10 (0.18%) Skype
12 9 (0.16%) DMZ
12 9 (0.16%) Extranet
13 8 (0.14%) SMS
13 8 (0.14%) SSH
14 7 (0.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 666 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 397 (7.19%) MySQL
3 290 (5.25%) NoSQL
4 275 (4.98%) MongoDB
5 207 (3.75%) Relational Database
6 196 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
7 134 (2.43%) Redis
8 95 (1.72%) Big Data
9 76 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 69 (1.25%) Power BI
11 67 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
12 64 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 57 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 53 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
15 51 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 50 (0.90%) Oracle Database
17 45 (0.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 40 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
19 39 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
20 38 (0.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 979 (17.72%) Git (software)
2 537 (9.72%) Jenkins
3 312 (5.65%) JIRA
4 287 (5.19%) Selenium
5 207 (3.75%) Cucumber
6 192 (3.48%) Visual Studio
7 186 (3.37%) webpack
8 141 (2.55%) gulp
9 137 (2.48%) JUnit
10 130 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
11 118 (2.14%) Maven
12 109 (1.97%) TeamCity
13 96 (1.74%) Jasmine
14 92 (1.67%) CircleCI
15 88 (1.59%) Mocha
16 87 (1.57%) Bitbucket
16 87 (1.57%) Grunt
17 78 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
17 78 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
18 76 (1.38%) GitLab
General
1 834 (15.10%) Finance
2 347 (6.28%) Banking
3 270 (4.89%) Front Office
4 230 (4.16%) Public Sector
5 155 (2.81%) Retail
6 148 (2.68%) Marketing
7 140 (2.53%) Investment Banking
8 73 (1.32%) Telecoms
9 72 (1.30%) Law
10 71 (1.29%) Games
11 54 (0.98%) Manufacturing
12 51 (0.92%) Publishing
13 43 (0.78%) Aerospace
14 41 (0.74%) Back Office
15 37 (0.67%) Military
16 34 (0.62%) Electronics
17 27 (0.49%) Legal
18 23 (0.42%) Automotive
19 21 (0.38%) Advertising
20 11 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4,090 (74.03%) Developer
2 735 (13.30%) JavaScript Developer
3 715 (12.94%) React Developer
4 697 (12.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 595 (10.77%) Full Stack Developer
6 530 (9.59%) .NET Developer
7 417 (7.55%) Senior Developer
8 411 (7.44%) Java Developer
9 320 (5.79%) C# Developer
10 272 (4.92%) Angular Developer
11 219 (3.96%) Software Engineer
12 212 (3.84%) Node.js Developer
13 198 (3.58%) Software Developer
14 194 (3.51%) Architect
15 180 (3.26%) C# .NET Developer
16 178 (3.22%) HTML Developer
17 157 (2.84%) UI Developer
18 149 (2.70%) PHP Developer
19 141 (2.55%) Python Developer
20 138 (2.50%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,505 (45.34%) HTML
2 2,352 (42.57%) CSS
3 1,712 (30.99%) React
4 1,437 (26.01%) AngularJS
5 1,394 (25.23%) Node.js
6 1,331 (24.09%) .NET
7 912 (16.51%) HTML5
8 811 (14.68%) Web Services
9 590 (10.68%) jQuery
10 574 (10.39%) Redux
11 559 (10.12%) REST
12 554 (10.03%) ASP.NET
13 513 (9.29%) CSS3
14 494 (8.94%) RESTful
15 439 (7.95%) Vue.js
16 403 (7.29%) Sass
17 401 (7.26%) XML
18 346 (6.26%) Spring
19 344 (6.23%) JSON
20 290 (5.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 569 (10.30%) User Experience
2 361 (6.53%) Greenfield Project
3 323 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
4 203 (3.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 198 (3.58%) Mobile App
6 170 (3.08%) Fixed Income
7 145 (2.62%) Derivative
8 134 (2.43%) Hedge funds
9 130 (2.35%) Equities
10 115 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
11 111 (2.01%) Data Structures
12 75 (1.36%) Blog
13 74 (1.34%) Algorithms
14 71 (1.29%) W3C
15 59 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
16 50 (0.90%) Cloud Native
16 50 (0.90%) Virtual Team
17 45 (0.81%) Public Cloud
18 35 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
19 27 (0.49%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 433 (7.84%) Linux
2 230 (4.16%) Windows
3 159 (2.88%) Unix
4 141 (2.55%) Android
5 92 (1.67%) Apple iOS
6 35 (0.63%) Windows Server
7 33 (0.60%) CentOS
8 30 (0.54%) Mac OS X
9 27 (0.49%) Mac OS
9 27 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (0.31%) CoreOS
11 15 (0.27%) Ubuntu
12 13 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
12 13 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (0.16%) VMS
13 9 (0.16%) Windows 10
13 9 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (0.13%) AIX
14 7 (0.13%) Debian
15 4 (0.072%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,465 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
2 1,000 (18.10%) TDD
3 993 (17.97%) Front End Development
4 822 (14.88%) DevOps
5 761 (13.77%) Test Automation
6 743 (13.45%) Scrum
7 655 (11.86%) Microservices
8 650 (11.76%) MVC
9 620 (11.22%) Software Engineering
10 569 (10.30%) Continuous Integration
11 492 (8.90%) Web Development
12 444 (8.04%) BDD
13 417 (7.55%) OO
14 350 (6.33%) Open Source
15 330 (5.97%) E-Commerce
16 309 (5.59%) Problem-Solving
17 293 (5.30%) Unit Testing
18 256 (4.63%) Analytics
19 252 (4.56%) Kanban
20 246 (4.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,386 (25.09%) Java
2 1,318 (23.86%) C#
3 1,025 (18.55%) SQL
4 815 (14.75%) Python
5 718 (13.00%) TypeScript
6 483 (8.74%) PHP
7 363 (6.57%) ES6
8 288 (5.21%) Ruby
9 174 (3.15%) C++
10 145 (2.62%) Java 8
11 141 (2.55%) T-SQL
12 124 (2.24%) PowerShell
13 123 (2.23%) Go
14 118 (2.14%) Scala
15 93 (1.68%) Bash Shell
16 73 (1.32%) Kotlin
17 68 (1.23%) C
18 66 (1.19%) Perl
19 62 (1.12%) R
20 59 (1.07%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 387 (7.00%) Security Cleared
2 311 (5.63%) Degree
3 268 (4.85%) SC Cleared
4 114 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 68 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 51 (0.92%) DV Cleared
7 31 (0.56%) ISTQB
7 31 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (0.49%) Master's Degree
9 26 (0.47%) DBS Check
10 22 (0.40%) BC Cleared
11 15 (0.27%) ISEB
12 14 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
14 8 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (0.13%) Postgraduate
16 6 (0.11%) CCNA
17 5 (0.090%) AWS Certification
17 5 (0.090%) MCPD
17 5 (0.090%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 247 (4.47%) QA
2 82 (1.48%) WCAG
3 16 (0.29%) SLA
4 15 (0.27%) GDPR
5 13 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.11%) HL7
8 4 (0.072%) MiFID
8 4 (0.072%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.072%) PMO
9 3 (0.054%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.036%) Basel III
10 2 (0.036%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.036%) PSD2
10 2 (0.036%) Section 508
10 2 (0.036%) WAI
11 1 (0.018%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.018%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.018%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 539 (9.76%) Docker
2 70 (1.27%) Active Directory
3 18 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (0.18%) HDFS
5 10 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.16%) OpenAM
6 9 (0.16%) OpenDJ
6 9 (0.16%) vSphere
7 6 (0.11%) RACF
8 5 (0.090%) zsh
9 4 (0.072%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.054%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.036%) LXC
12 1 (0.018%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.018%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.018%) NDS
12 1 (0.018%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 385 (6.97%) Kubernetes
2 242 (4.38%) Terraform
3 131 (2.37%) Ansible
4 79 (1.43%) Puppet
5 73 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
6 38 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
7 34 (0.62%) Kibana
8 25 (0.45%) Grafana
9 24 (0.43%) Salt
10 23 (0.42%) Amdocs OSS
10 23 (0.42%) Netcool
10 23 (0.42%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 14 (0.25%) SCCM
12 13 (0.24%) Nagios
13 11 (0.20%) MIIS
14 9 (0.16%) HP SiteScope
14 9 (0.16%) Prometheus
15 8 (0.14%) HAProxy
16 7 (0.13%) CFEngine
16 7 (0.13%) Packer
Vendors
1 483 (8.74%) Microsoft
2 280 (5.07%) Oracle
3 258 (4.67%) Google
4 109 (1.97%) Adobe
5 87 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
6 79 (1.43%) SAP
7 74 (1.34%) IBM
8 69 (1.25%) ServiceNow
9 47 (0.85%) Remedy
9 47 (0.85%) Sitecore
10 44 (0.80%) hybris
11 38 (0.69%) Atlassian
12 35 (0.63%) Red Hat
12 35 (0.63%) Xamarin
13 26 (0.47%) Splunk
14 23 (0.42%) BMC
14 23 (0.42%) Cramer
14 23 (0.42%) Siebel
14 23 (0.42%) xMatters
14 23 (0.42%) Zend