Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 9 8
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 0
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 6,722 10,832 10,169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.17% 11.86% 11.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.75% 26.54% 26.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,832 7,900 7,721
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £308
90th Percentile £638 £613 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 67 87
England median hourly rate £36.70 £42.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.65% -1.16% +14.67%
10th Percentile £17.00 £21.10 £23.05
90th Percentile £54.50 £63.40 £63.75
UK median hourly rate £36.70 £38.61 £42.75
% change year-on-year -4.95% -9.68% +18.75%

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 27,160 40,820 38,942
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.09% 44.70% 42.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,845 28,935 27,691
England median daily rate £480 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.05% +11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 531 602 702
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.00 £17.70 £16.76
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.48
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.19 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.73% +5.48% -

JavaScript
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for JavaScript in England

JavaScript
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing JavaScript in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for JavaScript in England

JavaScript
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JavaScript in England over the 6 months to 22 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JavaScript in England

JavaScript
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing JavaScript in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for JavaScript in England

JavaScript
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing JavaScript in England over the 6 months to 22 January 2020.

Contractor 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 22 January 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 3,675 £525 +5.00% 1,595
South East -6 891 £445 +4.71% 817
North of England -3 886 £401 +0.13% 990
South West +1 597 £425 - 494
North West +1 468 £418 +4.38% 550
Midlands -7 403 £388 -3.13% 552
Yorkshire -3 327 £400 - 319
East of England +5 247 £400 -5.88% 336
West Midlands -11 229 £400 -3.03% 297
East Midlands -3 174 £375 -6.25% 255
North East -10 92 £400 -11.11% 122
JavaScript
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 3,084 (45.88%) HTML
2 3,004 (44.69%) Agile Software Development
3 2,940 (43.74%) CSS
4 2,061 (30.66%) React
5 1,872 (27.85%) AngularJS
6 1,727 (25.69%) C#
7 1,660 (24.70%) .NET
8 1,635 (24.32%) Node.js
9 1,601 (23.82%) Java
10 1,247 (18.55%) TDD
11 1,222 (18.18%) Front End Development
12 1,211 (18.02%) SQL
13 1,180 (17.55%) Git (software)
14 1,078 (16.04%) HTML5
15 1,075 (15.99%) Azure
16 1,013 (15.07%) Finance
17 973 (14.47%) AWS
18 927 (13.79%) Python
19 886 (13.18%) DevOps
20 873 (12.99%) Scrum
21 859 (12.78%) Web Services
22 848 (12.62%) Test Automation
23 827 (12.30%) SQL Server
24 808 (12.02%) Microservices
25 796 (11.84%) TypeScript
26 795 (11.83%) MVC
27 767 (11.41%) jQuery
28 713 (10.61%) ASP.NET
29 682 (10.15%) Microsoft
30 681 (10.13%) REST

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
1 247 (3.67%) CMS
2 194 (2.89%) SharePoint
3 148 (2.20%) Confluence
4 128 (1.90%) Apache
5 118 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
6 105 (1.56%) Drupal
7 87 (1.29%) WordPress
8 84 (1.25%) IIS
9 72 (1.07%) Tomcat
10 57 (0.85%) WebSphere
11 53 (0.79%) WebLogic
12 51 (0.76%) Umbraco
13 48 (0.71%) JBoss
13 48 (0.71%) nginx
14 47 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 36 (0.54%) Apache Spark
16 34 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
17 30 (0.45%) ArcGIS
18 27 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
19 23 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 95 (1.41%) Photoshop
2 76 (1.13%) Sketch
3 57 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
4 45 (0.67%) InVision
5 37 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
6 34 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
7 19 (0.28%) Zeplin
8 18 (0.27%) MS Visio
9 16 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 14 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 12 (0.18%) Figma
12 11 (0.16%) InDesign
13 8 (0.12%) Adobe XD
13 8 (0.12%) Marvel
14 7 (0.10%) Chatbot
14 7 (0.10%) InfoPath
15 6 (0.089%) Adobe After Effects
16 5 (0.074%) GIMP
16 5 (0.074%) UXPin
17 4 (0.060%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 145 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 105 (1.56%) Magento
3 26 (0.39%) Shopify
4 17 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 16 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
6 14 (0.21%) NetSuite
7 10 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 9 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
9 8 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
10 6 (0.089%) Visualfiles
11 5 (0.074%) Eloqua
11 5 (0.074%) R3 Corda
11 5 (0.074%) SAP Hybris
12 4 (0.060%) Dynamics AX
12 4 (0.060%) Oracle BPM
12 4 (0.060%) Oracle EBS R12
12 4 (0.060%) osCommerce
12 4 (0.060%) thinkFolio
13 3 (0.045%) BASE24
13 3 (0.045%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1,075 (15.99%) Azure
2 973 (14.47%) AWS
3 330 (4.91%) GitHub
4 288 (4.28%) GCP
5 284 (4.22%) Serverless
6 146 (2.17%) Power Platform
7 135 (2.01%) Dynamics 365
8 134 (1.99%) npm
9 130 (1.93%) AWS Lambda
10 128 (1.90%) SaaS
11 101 (1.50%) Amazon S3
12 91 (1.35%) PaaS
13 83 (1.23%) Google Analytics
14 79 (1.18%) Azure Functions
15 61 (0.91%) Office 365
16 55 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
17 49 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
18 45 (0.67%) Heroku
18 45 (0.67%) OpenShift
19 44 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 153 (2.28%) HTTP
2 79 (1.18%) TCP/IP
3 70 (1.04%) SSL
4 39 (0.58%) Firewall
5 37 (0.55%) Internet
6 33 (0.49%) Intranet
7 32 (0.48%) Ethernet
8 29 (0.43%) DNS
9 27 (0.40%) HTTPS
10 21 (0.31%) SNMP
11 20 (0.30%) Network Security
12 14 (0.21%) SMTP
13 12 (0.18%) SSH
14 11 (0.16%) Extranet
15 9 (0.13%) Wireshark
16 8 (0.12%) DMZ
16 8 (0.12%) Skype
16 8 (0.12%) VPN
17 7 (0.10%) VoIP
18 6 (0.089%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 827 (12.30%) SQL Server
2 424 (6.31%) MySQL
3 317 (4.72%) MongoDB
4 307 (4.57%) NoSQL
5 258 (3.84%) Relational Database
6 207 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
7 123 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 118 (1.76%) Power BI
9 108 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 89 (1.32%) Redis
11 79 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 79 (1.18%) Big Data
12 76 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
13 69 (1.03%) Oracle Database
14 64 (0.95%) RDBMS
15 51 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
16 48 (0.71%) Cosmos DB
17 47 (0.70%) Hadoop
17 47 (0.70%) Neo4j
18 46 (0.68%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 1,180 (17.55%) Git (software)
2 614 (9.13%) Jenkins
3 429 (6.38%) JIRA
4 421 (6.26%) Selenium
5 304 (4.52%) Cucumber
6 246 (3.66%) webpack
7 214 (3.18%) Visual Studio
8 199 (2.96%) gulp
9 178 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
10 161 (2.40%) Jasmine
11 157 (2.34%) JUnit
12 152 (2.26%) TeamCity
13 146 (2.17%) Grunt
14 134 (1.99%) Maven
14 134 (1.99%) Visual Studio Team System
15 121 (1.80%) Bitbucket
16 119 (1.77%) Mocha
17 99 (1.47%) Karma Test Runner
18 89 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
19 86 (1.28%) Subversion
General
1 1,013 (15.07%) Finance
2 359 (5.34%) Banking
3 284 (4.22%) Front Office
4 280 (4.17%) Public Sector
5 220 (3.27%) Retail
6 208 (3.09%) Marketing
7 112 (1.67%) Games
7 112 (1.67%) Law
8 105 (1.56%) Telecoms
9 102 (1.52%) Investment Banking
10 78 (1.16%) Manufacturing
11 64 (0.95%) Back Office
12 57 (0.85%) Publishing
13 54 (0.80%) Electronics
14 44 (0.65%) Aerospace
15 41 (0.61%) Military
16 38 (0.57%) Advertising
17 29 (0.43%) Automotive
18 23 (0.34%) Legal
19 15 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5,081 (75.59%) Developer
2 898 (13.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 885 (13.17%) JavaScript Developer
4 872 (12.97%) React Developer
5 686 (10.21%) Full Stack Developer
6 642 (9.55%) .NET Developer
7 557 (8.29%) Senior Developer
8 457 (6.80%) Java Developer
9 412 (6.13%) C# Developer
10 337 (5.01%) Angular Developer
11 263 (3.91%) Software Engineer
12 252 (3.75%) Node.js Developer
13 242 (3.60%) Software Developer
14 217 (3.23%) Architect
15 215 (3.20%) PHP Developer
16 213 (3.17%) C# .NET Developer
17 183 (2.72%) HTML Developer
18 180 (2.68%) Python Developer
19 173 (2.57%) UI Developer
20 172 (2.56%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,084 (45.88%) HTML
2 2,940 (43.74%) CSS
3 2,061 (30.66%) React
4 1,872 (27.85%) AngularJS
5 1,660 (24.70%) .NET
6 1,635 (24.32%) Node.js
7 1,078 (16.04%) HTML5
8 859 (12.78%) Web Services
9 767 (11.41%) jQuery
10 713 (10.61%) ASP.NET
11 681 (10.13%) REST
12 672 (10.00%) Redux
13 660 (9.82%) CSS3
14 543 (8.08%) RESTful
15 523 (7.78%) XML
16 522 (7.77%) Vue.js
17 519 (7.72%) Sass
18 465 (6.92%) JSON
19 413 (6.14%) Spring
20 383 (5.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 652 (9.70%) User Experience
2 465 (6.92%) Greenfield Project
3 349 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 251 (3.73%) Mobile App
5 195 (2.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 173 (2.57%) Derivative
7 172 (2.56%) Fixed Income
8 154 (2.29%) Equities
9 144 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
10 121 (1.80%) Hedge funds
11 113 (1.68%) Data Structures
12 96 (1.43%) W3C
13 79 (1.18%) Algorithms
14 75 (1.12%) Blog
15 71 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
16 66 (0.98%) Virtual Team
17 53 (0.79%) Public Cloud
18 44 (0.65%) Cloud Native
18 44 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
19 38 (0.57%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 517 (7.69%) Linux
2 264 (3.93%) Windows
3 226 (3.36%) Unix
4 155 (2.31%) Android
5 131 (1.95%) Apple iOS
6 35 (0.52%) Mac OS X
7 34 (0.51%) CentOS
7 34 (0.51%) Mac OS
8 25 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (0.37%) Ubuntu
9 23 (0.34%) Windows Server
10 19 (0.28%) CoreOS
11 13 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
11 13 (0.19%) VMS
12 12 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.089%) Debian
14 6 (0.089%) Solaris
15 5 (0.074%) AIX
16 4 (0.060%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,004 (44.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1,247 (18.55%) TDD
3 1,222 (18.18%) Front End Development
4 886 (13.18%) DevOps
5 873 (12.99%) Scrum
6 848 (12.62%) Test Automation
7 808 (12.02%) Microservices
8 795 (11.83%) MVC
9 677 (10.07%) Software Engineering
10 647 (9.63%) Continuous Integration
11 595 (8.85%) Web Development
12 549 (8.17%) BDD
13 522 (7.77%) OO
14 407 (6.05%) E-Commerce
15 373 (5.55%) Open Source
16 369 (5.49%) Unit Testing
17 365 (5.43%) Problem-Solving
18 323 (4.81%) Analytics
19 312 (4.64%) Kanban
20 304 (4.52%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 1,727 (25.69%) C#
2 1,601 (23.82%) Java
3 1,211 (18.02%) SQL
4 927 (13.79%) Python
5 796 (11.84%) TypeScript
6 599 (8.91%) PHP
7 443 (6.59%) ES6
8 334 (4.97%) Ruby
9 205 (3.05%) C++
10 182 (2.71%) Java 8
11 155 (2.31%) Scala
12 152 (2.26%) T-SQL
13 136 (2.02%) Go
14 120 (1.79%) PowerShell
15 101 (1.50%) Bash Shell
16 95 (1.41%) R
17 85 (1.26%) PL/SQL
18 78 (1.16%) Kotlin
19 74 (1.10%) Shell Script
20 70 (1.04%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 484 (7.20%) Security Cleared
2 375 (5.58%) Degree
3 326 (4.85%) SC Cleared
4 148 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 75 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
6 72 (1.07%) DV Cleared
7 54 (0.80%) ISTQB
8 35 (0.52%) ISEB
9 34 (0.51%) Master's Degree
10 31 (0.46%) DBS Check
11 29 (0.43%) BC Cleared
12 28 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 23 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
14 13 (0.19%) AWS Certification
15 11 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
16 10 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
17 6 (0.089%) Postgraduate
18 4 (0.060%) MCSD
19 3 (0.045%) CISSP
19 3 (0.045%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 285 (4.24%) QA
2 111 (1.65%) WCAG
3 21 (0.31%) GDPR
4 16 (0.24%) SLA
5 13 (0.19%) MiFID
6 12 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.10%) NIST
8 6 (0.089%) HL7
9 3 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.045%) NIST 800
9 3 (0.045%) PMO
9 3 (0.045%) PSD2
9 3 (0.045%) WAI
10 2 (0.030%) IFRS
10 2 (0.030%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.030%) Section 508
11 1 (0.015%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.015%) SEPA
11 1 (0.015%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 661 (9.83%) Docker
2 82 (1.22%) Active Directory
3 23 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
3 23 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.24%) HDFS
5 12 (0.18%) vSphere
6 10 (0.15%) OpenAM
6 10 (0.15%) OpenDJ
7 6 (0.089%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.074%) zsh
9 4 (0.060%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.060%) LXC
10 3 (0.045%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.030%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.030%) KVM
11 2 (0.030%) Varnish
11 2 (0.030%) Xen
12 1 (0.015%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.015%) GridGain
12 1 (0.015%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 356 (5.30%) Kubernetes
2 217 (3.23%) Terraform
3 142 (2.11%) Ansible
4 87 (1.29%) Puppet
5 56 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
6 50 (0.74%) Grafana
6 50 (0.74%) Kibana
7 37 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
8 19 (0.28%) MIIS
9 17 (0.25%) Netcool
10 16 (0.24%) Amdocs OSS
10 16 (0.24%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 16 (0.24%) Salt
11 15 (0.22%) Nagios
12 14 (0.21%) logstash
12 14 (0.21%) SCCM
13 11 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
14 9 (0.13%) HAProxy
14 9 (0.13%) HP SiteScope
15 7 (0.10%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 682 (10.15%) Microsoft
2 401 (5.97%) Oracle
3 253 (3.76%) Google
4 155 (2.31%) Adobe
5 118 (1.76%) ServiceNow
6 100 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
7 93 (1.38%) SAP
8 77 (1.15%) IBM
9 64 (0.95%) Sitecore
10 53 (0.79%) Remedy
11 50 (0.74%) Xamarin
12 47 (0.70%) Atlassian
13 45 (0.67%) hybris
14 41 (0.61%) Zend
15 36 (0.54%) Red Hat
16 32 (0.48%) Splunk
16 32 (0.48%) VMware
17 29 (0.43%) ESRI
17 29 (0.43%) MuleSoft
18 25 (0.37%) Cisco