Period
to 28 September 2021

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 28 September 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.

JavaScript (including ECMAScript)
UK > England
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 16 11
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5 -3
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 5,889 2,459 8,883
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 9.07% 9.61% 11.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.70% 22.37% 26.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,460 1,810 6,523
10th Percentile £356 £300 £325
25th Percentile £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.37% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £569
90th Percentile £700 £700 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 27 69
10th Percentile £28.21 £21.50 £24.60
25th Percentile £40.43 £27.75 £34.00
Median hourly rate £55.00 £33.75 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +62.96% -32.50% +17.65%
75th Percentile £65.50 £54.22 £57.50
90th Percentile £71.83 £57.17 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £36.98 £50.00
% change year-on-year +48.75% -26.05% +17.65%

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 25,939 10,991 33,824
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.96% 42.95% 42.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,833 7,795 23,944
10th Percentile £356 £313 £325
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £485
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £711 £700 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 217 565
10th Percentile £17.00 £12.63 £18.00
25th Percentile £25.13 £21.25 £33.25
Median hourly rate £45.00 £37.93 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +18.64% -15.71% +6.58%
75th Percentile £57.50 £47.50 £51.25
90th Percentile £65.54 £55.00 £55.80
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £38.22 £44.50
% change year-on-year +17.75% -14.12% +7.05%

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 28 September 2021.

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 28 September 2021.

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 28 September 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 0 3,609 £550 +4.76% 1,397
North of England -1 635 £450 +9.09% 808
South East -1 470 £450 - 478
North West +4 361 £413 -2.94% 473
Midlands -8 312 £400 +11.11% 491
South West 0 291 £447 +6.37% 270
Yorkshire 0 235 £490 +30.67% 254
West Midlands -13 191 £423 +5.84% 289
East of England -13 131 £427 +16.19% 247
East Midlands -6 117 £375 +9.09% 202
North East -8 39 £431 -4.17% 81
South Coast - 1 - -
JavaScript
UK

For the 6 months to 28 September 2021, 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 2,570 (43.64%) React
2 2,512 (42.66%) Agile Software Development
3 2,294 (38.95%) HTML
4 2,151 (36.53%) CSS
5 1,625 (27.59%) Node.js
6 1,619 (27.49%) Java
7 1,593 (27.05%) TypeScript
8 1,413 (23.99%) AWS
9 1,407 (23.89%) Full Stack Development
10 1,241 (21.07%) AngularJS
11 1,235 (20.97%) Azure
12 1,178 (20.00%) SQL
13 1,160 (19.70%) Finance
14 1,141 (19.38%) Software Engineering
15 1,133 (19.24%) C#
16 1,122 (19.05%) Python
17 1,118 (18.98%) DevOps
18 1,086 (18.44%) .NET
19 1,062 (18.03%) Git (software)
20 986 (16.74%) Docker
21 973 (16.52%) TDD
22 932 (15.83%) Social Skills
23 862 (14.64%) Web Services
24 860 (14.60%) Front End Development
25 804 (13.65%) Microservices
26 779 (13.23%) Kubernetes
27 765 (12.99%) Test Automation
28 753 (12.79%) HTML5
29 693 (11.77%) REST
30 685 (11.63%) Jenkins

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
1 212 (3.60%) CMS
2 187 (3.18%) Confluence
3 168 (2.85%) SharePoint
4 112 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
5 95 (1.61%) Apache
6 81 (1.38%) Tomcat
7 64 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 63 (1.07%) WordPress
9 50 (0.85%) Drupal
10 49 (0.83%) nginx
11 47 (0.80%) IIS
12 43 (0.73%) Apache Spark
13 36 (0.61%) Headless CMS
14 33 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 29 (0.49%) WebLogic
16 27 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
17 26 (0.44%) Umbraco
18 24 (0.41%) OpenStack
19 21 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
19 21 (0.36%) JBoss
Applications
1 43 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (0.63%) Photoshop
3 35 (0.59%) Sketch
4 34 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
5 28 (0.48%) Figma
6 27 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 19 (0.32%) InfoPath
8 16 (0.27%) Chatbot
9 14 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 13 (0.22%) InVision
11 12 (0.20%) Adobe XD
12 11 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
13 6 (0.10%) Zeplin
14 4 (0.068%) InDesign
14 4 (0.068%) Microsoft Project
14 4 (0.068%) Spreadsheet
15 3 (0.051%) GIMP
15 3 (0.051%) MS Visio
15 3 (0.051%) SPSS
16 2 (0.034%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 80 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 67 (1.14%) Magento
3 31 (0.53%) Shopify
4 16 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 16 (0.27%) NetSuite
4 16 (0.27%) SAP HCM
5 15 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
6 12 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
7 10 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 7 (0.12%) Temenos T24
9 6 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
10 5 (0.085%) Oracle ERP
11 4 (0.068%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 4 (0.068%) SAP S/4HANA
11 4 (0.068%) Social Studio
11 4 (0.068%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 3 (0.051%) Exchequer
13 2 (0.034%) Loan IQ
13 2 (0.034%) Oracle Applications
14 1 (0.017%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,413 (23.99%) AWS
2 1,235 (20.97%) Azure
3 662 (11.24%) Serverless
4 469 (7.96%) AWS Lambda
5 421 (7.15%) GCP
6 307 (5.21%) GitHub
7 284 (4.82%) Amazon S3
8 212 (3.60%) Amazon SQS
9 191 (3.24%) AWS Step Functions
10 174 (2.95%) Power Platform
11 172 (2.92%) npm
12 158 (2.68%) SaaS
13 122 (2.07%) AWS CloudFormation
14 118 (2.00%) PaaS
15 99 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
16 88 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
17 82 (1.39%) Microsoft 365
18 80 (1.36%) IaaS
19 79 (1.34%) PowerApps
20 66 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 145 (2.46%) HTTP
2 90 (1.53%) Internet
3 39 (0.66%) TCP/IP
4 28 (0.48%) Intranet
5 23 (0.39%) AMQP
6 22 (0.37%) Firewall
6 22 (0.37%) RTMP
7 20 (0.34%) DNS
7 20 (0.34%) NAS
7 20 (0.34%) SAN
8 19 (0.32%) SSL
9 18 (0.31%) LAN
10 17 (0.29%) HTTPS
11 16 (0.27%) Ethernet
12 13 (0.22%) SSH
13 12 (0.20%) WAN
14 10 (0.17%) VPN
15 9 (0.15%) FTP
15 9 (0.15%) SMTP
16 7 (0.12%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 632 (10.73%) SQL Server
2 310 (5.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 294 (4.99%) MongoDB
4 279 (4.74%) NoSQL
5 274 (4.65%) Relational Database
6 269 (4.57%) MySQL
7 258 (4.38%) PostgreSQL
8 220 (3.74%) Amazon RDS
9 116 (1.97%) Power BI
10 97 (1.65%) Redis
11 82 (1.39%) RDBMS
12 80 (1.36%) Big Data
13 79 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
14 68 (1.15%) Oracle Database
15 57 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 53 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 45 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
18 42 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
19 41 (0.70%) Data Lake
20 34 (0.58%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1,062 (18.03%) Git (software)
2 685 (11.63%) Jenkins
3 463 (7.86%) JIRA
4 271 (4.60%) Maven
5 259 (4.40%) Selenium
6 237 (4.02%) Cucumber
7 196 (3.33%) webpack
8 172 (2.92%) Cypress.io
9 166 (2.82%) Jasmine
10 155 (2.63%) TeamCity
11 147 (2.50%) JUnit
12 144 (2.45%) GitLab
13 129 (2.19%) Bitbucket
14 122 (2.07%) Mocha
15 118 (2.00%) Subversion
16 106 (1.80%) Visual Studio
17 97 (1.65%) Gradle
17 97 (1.65%) gulp
18 83 (1.41%) Grunt
19 81 (1.38%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 1,160 (19.70%) Finance
2 932 (15.83%) Social Skills
3 447 (7.59%) Front Office
4 443 (7.52%) Banking
5 247 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
6 224 (3.80%) Public Sector
7 217 (3.68%) Marketing
8 174 (2.95%) Retail
9 139 (2.36%) Presentation Skills
10 138 (2.34%) Investment Banking
11 71 (1.21%) Telecoms
12 69 (1.17%) Games
13 67 (1.14%) Manufacturing
14 59 (1.00%) Documentation Skills
15 47 (0.80%) Legal
16 45 (0.76%) Electronics
16 45 (0.76%) Publishing
17 44 (0.75%) Law
18 38 (0.65%) Influencing Skills
19 36 (0.61%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4,077 (69.23%) Developer
2 921 (15.64%) React Developer
3 689 (11.70%) JavaScript Developer
4 658 (11.17%) Full Stack Developer
5 583 (9.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 490 (8.32%) Senior Developer
7 475 (8.07%) Software Engineer
8 384 (6.52%) .NET Developer
9 315 (5.35%) Java Developer
10 267 (4.53%) Python Developer
11 259 (4.40%) Architect
12 239 (4.06%) C# Developer
13 220 (3.74%) Angular Developer
14 198 (3.36%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 190 (3.23%) Node.js Developer
16 188 (3.19%) UI Developer
17 186 (3.16%) JavaScript Engineer
18 169 (2.87%) AWS Developer
19 161 (2.73%) Lead Developer
20 144 (2.45%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,570 (43.64%) React
2 2,294 (38.95%) HTML
3 2,151 (36.53%) CSS
4 1,625 (27.59%) Node.js
5 1,241 (21.07%) AngularJS
6 1,086 (18.44%) .NET
7 862 (14.64%) Web Services
8 753 (12.79%) HTML5
9 693 (11.77%) REST
10 535 (9.08%) RESTful
11 473 (8.03%) Redux
12 462 (7.85%) jQuery
13 459 (7.79%) Vue.js
14 455 (7.73%) Spring
15 411 (6.98%) CSS3
16 400 (6.79%) GraphQL
17 351 (5.96%) Sass
18 343 (5.82%) ASP.NET
18 343 (5.82%) JSON
19 331 (5.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 513 (8.71%) User Experience
2 198 (3.36%) Mobile App
3 190 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
4 174 (2.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 153 (2.60%) Fixed Income
6 140 (2.38%) Derivative
7 135 (2.29%) Equities
8 132 (2.24%) Data Protection Act
9 127 (2.16%) Cloud Native
10 107 (1.82%) Data Structures
11 105 (1.78%) Hedge funds
12 92 (1.56%) Algorithms
13 83 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
14 77 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
15 75 (1.27%) Public Cloud
16 45 (0.76%) Legacy Applications
17 44 (0.75%) Client/Server
18 43 (0.73%) Data Centre
19 41 (0.70%) Management Information System
20 37 (0.63%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 365 (6.20%) Linux
2 276 (4.69%) Windows
3 183 (3.11%) Unix
4 128 (2.17%) Apple iOS
5 119 (2.02%) Android
6 34 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (0.51%) Windows Server
8 12 (0.20%) Mac OS X
9 9 (0.15%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.15%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.14%) Mac OS
11 7 (0.12%) Solaris
11 7 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
12 6 (0.10%) CentOS
12 6 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.085%) Windows Server 2019
14 4 (0.068%) Debian
15 2 (0.034%) AIX
15 2 (0.034%) VMS
15 2 (0.034%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,512 (42.66%) Agile Software Development
2 1,407 (23.89%) Full Stack Development
3 1,141 (19.38%) Software Engineering
4 1,118 (18.98%) DevOps
5 973 (16.52%) TDD
6 860 (14.60%) Front End Development
7 804 (13.65%) Microservices
8 765 (12.99%) Test Automation
9 663 (11.26%) Scrum
10 516 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
11 473 (8.03%) MVC
12 451 (7.66%) Problem-Solving
13 432 (7.34%) Web Development
14 411 (6.98%) Asset Management
15 382 (6.49%) SDLC
16 378 (6.42%) BDD
16 378 (6.42%) Unit Testing
17 352 (5.98%) Analytics
18 344 (5.84%) E-Commerce
19 315 (5.35%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 1,619 (27.49%) Java
2 1,593 (27.05%) TypeScript
3 1,178 (20.00%) SQL
4 1,133 (19.24%) C#
5 1,122 (19.05%) Python
6 350 (5.94%) PHP
7 320 (5.43%) ES6
8 221 (3.75%) Kotlin
9 203 (3.45%) C++
10 196 (3.33%) PowerShell
11 153 (2.60%) Ruby
12 150 (2.55%) Bash Shell
12 150 (2.55%) Go
13 148 (2.51%) Java 8
14 147 (2.50%) Scala
15 88 (1.49%) C
16 81 (1.38%) Groovy
17 78 (1.32%) T-SQL
18 65 (1.10%) Apex Code
19 64 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 392 (6.66%) Security Cleared
2 342 (5.81%) Degree
3 311 (5.28%) SC Cleared
4 73 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 35 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
5 35 (0.59%) DV Cleared
5 35 (0.59%) ISTQB
6 32 (0.54%) Master's Degree
7 30 (0.51%) ISEB
8 27 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 26 (0.44%) AWS Certification
10 19 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (0.24%) CISSP
12 9 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
13 8 (0.14%) DBS Check
14 7 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
15 3 (0.051%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 3 (0.051%) SAFe Agilist
15 3 (0.051%) TOGAF Certification
16 2 (0.034%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 338 (5.74%) Accessibility
2 226 (3.84%) QA
3 69 (1.17%) WCAG
4 42 (0.71%) GDPR
5 30 (0.51%) Data Quality
6 15 (0.25%) GRC
7 11 (0.19%) PMO
8 10 (0.17%) WAI
9 5 (0.085%) HL7
9 5 (0.085%) SLA
10 2 (0.034%) DICOM
10 2 (0.034%) MiFID
11 1 (0.017%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.017%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.017%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.017%) NIST
11 1 (0.017%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.017%) Section 508
11 1 (0.017%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 986 (16.74%) Docker
2 101 (1.72%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.15%) vSphere
5 7 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.085%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.068%) NFS
7 4 (0.068%) OpenAM
7 4 (0.068%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.068%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.051%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.051%) Postfix
8 3 (0.051%) RACF
8 3 (0.051%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.034%) Ceph
9 2 (0.034%) KVM
9 2 (0.034%) SRDF
9 2 (0.034%) Xen
10 1 (0.017%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 779 (13.23%) Kubernetes
2 564 (9.58%) Terraform
3 197 (3.35%) Ansible
4 73 (1.24%) Grafana
5 70 (1.19%) Puppet
6 47 (0.80%) Kibana
7 38 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
8 33 (0.56%) Prometheus
9 25 (0.42%) Graphite
10 21 (0.36%) logstash
11 16 (0.27%) Istio
12 14 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
13 13 (0.22%) Nagios
14 11 (0.19%) Packer
15 10 (0.17%) HP Fortify
15 10 (0.17%) Rancher
16 8 (0.14%) Graylog
17 7 (0.12%) SCCM
18 6 (0.10%) Argo
18 6 (0.10%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 479 (8.13%) Microsoft
2 381 (6.47%) Oracle
3 180 (3.06%) Adobe
4 171 (2.90%) Google
5 158 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
6 116 (1.97%) SAP
7 76 (1.29%) Splunk
8 65 (1.10%) ServiceNow
9 56 (0.95%) Atlassian
10 46 (0.78%) MuleSoft
11 38 (0.65%) hybris
12 35 (0.59%) New Relic
13 34 (0.58%) Alibaba
14 30 (0.51%) Telerik
15 26 (0.44%) IBM
16 25 (0.42%) CA Agile Central
16 25 (0.42%) Nintex
17 24 (0.41%) Databricks
17 24 (0.41%) Pega
18 22 (0.37%) Dynatrace