Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 10 7
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3 0
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 2,625 8,350 11,645
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 9.60% 10.83% 12.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.42% 25.63% 27.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,136 6,320 8,763
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 69 76
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.58% -4.71% -2.86%
10th Percentile £22.50 £25.00 £23.25
90th Percentile £59.00 £60.00 £57.41
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.35 £42.50
% change year-on-year -6.29% -12.12% -2.18%

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 11,708 32,576 42,520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.82% 42.27% 44.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,810 22,866 30,197
Median daily rate £488 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £310 £325 £319
90th Percentile £690 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 311 612 640
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.78 £42.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.84% +5.96% +5.66%
10th Percentile £12.75 £19.25 £17.24
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -20.45% +4.76% +5.00%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 1,580 £525 - 894
North of England -6 325 £400 -3.03% 600
South East -8 217 £429 -0.29% 421
Midlands -3 197 £350 -12.50% 345
North West -6 174 £413 - 344
South West -4 139 £410 -3.53% 268
West Midlands +1 112 £360 -12.73% 204
Yorkshire -1 103 £375 -6.37% 183
East of England -2 87 £325 -21.69% 163
East Midlands 0 76 £350 -9.68% 141
North East +1 48 £450 +11.80% 73
JavaScript
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 1,216 (46.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1,122 (42.74%) HTML
3 1,052 (40.08%) CSS
4 957 (36.46%) React
5 907 (34.55%) Java
6 838 (31.92%) AngularJS
7 721 (27.47%) Node.js
8 656 (24.99%) Python
9 655 (24.95%) AWS
10 627 (23.89%) Finance
11 554 (21.10%) .NET
12 553 (21.07%) Web Services
12 553 (21.07%) Azure
13 529 (20.15%) Software Engineering
14 508 (19.35%) C#
15 488 (18.59%) SQL
16 475 (18.10%) DevOps
17 460 (17.52%) Front End Development
18 454 (17.30%) Git (software)
19 431 (16.42%) HTML5
20 414 (15.77%) TDD
21 377 (14.36%) Front Office
22 350 (13.33%) Vue.js
23 341 (12.99%) Microservices
24 321 (12.23%) Asset Management
25 318 (12.11%) Derivative
26 316 (12.04%) Fixed Income
27 315 (12.00%) TypeScript
28 312 (11.89%) Docker
29 309 (11.77%) 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 77 (2.93%) SharePoint
2 76 (2.90%) Apache
3 72 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
4 63 (2.40%) Confluence
5 56 (2.13%) CMS
6 40 (1.52%) IIS
7 36 (1.37%) Apache Spark
8 31 (1.18%) WordPress
9 28 (1.07%) Tomcat
9 28 (1.07%) WebSphere
10 23 (0.88%) WebLogic
11 18 (0.69%) Apache Solr
11 18 (0.69%) nginx
12 16 (0.61%) Drupal
12 16 (0.61%) JBoss
12 16 (0.61%) Red Hat Fuse
13 13 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 13 (0.50%) Appian
14 11 (0.42%) Headless CMS
15 10 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 37 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (0.88%) Sketch
4 22 (0.84%) Photoshop
5 18 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.57%) InfoPath
7 13 (0.50%) Chatbot
7 13 (0.50%) Figma
8 12 (0.46%) Zeplin
9 10 (0.38%) InVision
10 9 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 8 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 7 (0.27%) Adobe XD
13 4 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
14 3 (0.11%) SPSS
15 2 (0.076%) Acrobat
15 2 (0.076%) Doxygen
15 2 (0.076%) Flinto
15 2 (0.076%) Stata
Business Applications
1 48 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (1.03%) Magento
3 12 (0.46%) Maximo
4 11 (0.42%) Shopify
5 5 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
5 5 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 5 (0.19%) Visualfiles
6 4 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.11%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.076%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.038%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.038%) Exstream
9 1 (0.038%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.038%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 655 (24.95%) AWS
2 553 (21.07%) Azure
3 242 (9.22%) GCP
4 166 (6.32%) Serverless
5 110 (4.19%) AWS Lambda
6 92 (3.50%) Amazon S3
7 91 (3.47%) Amazon EC2
8 77 (2.93%) GitHub
9 68 (2.59%) npm
10 63 (2.40%) Power Platform
11 51 (1.94%) SaaS
12 38 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
13 37 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
14 34 (1.30%) Office 365
15 23 (0.88%) Amazon ECS
15 23 (0.88%) PaaS
16 22 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
16 22 (0.84%) Logic Apps
16 22 (0.84%) OpenShift
17 21 (0.80%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 52 (1.98%) HTTP
2 25 (0.95%) TCP/IP
3 19 (0.72%) Internet
4 17 (0.65%) Intranet
5 11 (0.42%) DNS
6 10 (0.38%) Firewall
7 9 (0.34%) SSL
8 8 (0.30%) Ethernet
8 8 (0.30%) FTP
9 7 (0.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 6 (0.23%) Skype
11 5 (0.19%) DSL
11 5 (0.19%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (0.19%) SSH
12 4 (0.15%) Kerberos
12 4 (0.15%) Network Security
13 3 (0.11%) DHCP
13 3 (0.11%) DVB
13 3 (0.11%) WebEx
14 2 (0.076%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (10.59%) SQL Server
2 148 (5.64%) MySQL
3 123 (4.69%) MongoDB
4 109 (4.15%) NoSQL
5 107 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
6 87 (3.31%) Relational Database
7 82 (3.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 47 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 42 (1.60%) Power BI
10 40 (1.52%) Oracle Database
11 39 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 33 (1.26%) Cosmos DB
13 29 (1.10%) Apache Ignite
13 29 (1.10%) Redis
14 27 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
15 26 (0.99%) Big Data
16 22 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
16 22 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
17 19 (0.72%) Hadoop
18 17 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 454 (17.30%) Git (software)
2 249 (9.49%) Jenkins
3 168 (6.40%) JIRA
4 112 (4.27%) Selenium
5 91 (3.47%) Visual Studio
6 88 (3.35%) gulp
7 83 (3.16%) GitLab
7 83 (3.16%) Jasmine
8 81 (3.09%) Cucumber
9 80 (3.05%) Maven
10 77 (2.93%) webpack
11 71 (2.70%) Grunt
12 70 (2.67%) Subversion
13 68 (2.59%) JUnit
13 68 (2.59%) Mocha
14 51 (1.94%) Cypress.io
15 45 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
16 43 (1.64%) RStudio
17 37 (1.41%) Gradle
17 37 (1.41%) WebDriver
General
1 627 (23.89%) Finance
2 377 (14.36%) Front Office
3 285 (10.86%) Banking
4 173 (6.59%) Investment Banking
5 145 (5.52%) Public Sector
6 60 (2.29%) Marketing
7 51 (1.94%) Retail
8 44 (1.68%) Telecoms
9 37 (1.41%) Manufacturing
10 34 (1.30%) Law
11 21 (0.80%) Electronics
12 18 (0.69%) Games
13 17 (0.65%) Advertising
14 16 (0.61%) Back Office
15 15 (0.57%) Military
16 12 (0.46%) Financial Institution
16 12 (0.46%) Publishing
17 9 (0.34%) Aerospace
17 9 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
18 8 (0.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1,919 (73.10%) Developer
2 405 (15.43%) JavaScript Developer
3 333 (12.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 301 (11.47%) React Developer
5 260 (9.90%) Full Stack Developer
6 247 (9.41%) Software Engineer
7 184 (7.01%) .NET Developer
8 175 (6.67%) Python Developer
9 172 (6.55%) Java Developer
10 171 (6.51%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 156 (5.94%) Senior Developer
12 146 (5.56%) AWS Developer
13 142 (5.41%) Angular Developer
14 139 (5.30%) AWS Engineer
15 125 (4.76%) Architect
16 104 (3.96%) JavaScript Engineer
17 93 (3.54%) Python Engineer
18 92 (3.50%) Node.js Developer
19 87 (3.31%) C# Developer
20 81 (3.09%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,122 (42.74%) HTML
2 1,052 (40.08%) CSS
3 957 (36.46%) React
4 838 (31.92%) AngularJS
5 721 (27.47%) Node.js
6 554 (21.10%) .NET
7 553 (21.07%) Web Services
8 431 (16.42%) HTML5
9 350 (13.33%) Vue.js
10 309 (11.77%) REST
11 274 (10.44%) jQuery
12 254 (9.68%) ASP.NET
13 230 (8.76%) CSS3
14 223 (8.50%) Redux
15 218 (8.30%) RESTful
16 191 (7.28%) Spring
17 179 (6.82%) XML
18 174 (6.63%) JSON
19 171 (6.51%) Sass
20 156 (5.94%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 318 (12.11%) Derivative
2 316 (12.04%) Fixed Income
3 302 (11.50%) User Experience
4 288 (10.97%) Equities
5 264 (10.06%) Hedge funds
6 245 (9.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 130 (4.95%) Greenfield Project
8 93 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
9 84 (3.20%) Mobile App
10 53 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
11 47 (1.79%) Blog
12 43 (1.64%) Data Structures
13 38 (1.45%) Algorithms
13 38 (1.45%) Management Information System
14 33 (1.26%) Cloud Native
15 30 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
16 28 (1.07%) Public Cloud
17 27 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
18 23 (0.88%) Credit Derivative
19 21 (0.80%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 243 (9.26%) Linux
2 119 (4.53%) Windows
3 90 (3.43%) Android
4 88 (3.35%) Unix
5 84 (3.20%) Apple iOS
6 37 (1.41%) Mac OS X
7 28 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (0.95%) Windows Server
9 18 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (0.57%) Ubuntu
11 13 (0.50%) CentOS
11 13 (0.50%) Debian
12 10 (0.38%) Windows Server 2016
13 7 (0.27%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.19%) AIX
14 5 (0.19%) tvOS
15 3 (0.11%) Solaris
16 2 (0.076%) VMS
17 1 (0.038%) MVS
17 1 (0.038%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,216 (46.32%) Agile Software Development
2 529 (20.15%) Software Engineering
3 475 (18.10%) DevOps
4 460 (17.52%) Front End Development
5 414 (15.77%) TDD
6 341 (12.99%) Microservices
7 321 (12.23%) Asset Management
8 268 (10.21%) Test Automation
9 260 (9.90%) Scrum
10 253 (9.64%) Investment Management
11 240 (9.14%) Web Development
12 211 (8.04%) OO
13 195 (7.43%) Continuous Integration
14 187 (7.12%) BDD
14 187 (7.12%) Open Source
15 172 (6.55%) MVC
16 163 (6.21%) Unit Testing
17 160 (6.10%) Migration
17 160 (6.10%) Problem-Solving
18 144 (5.49%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 907 (34.55%) Java
2 656 (24.99%) Python
3 508 (19.35%) C#
4 488 (18.59%) SQL
5 315 (12.00%) TypeScript
6 174 (6.63%) PHP
7 128 (4.88%) Kotlin
8 106 (4.04%) PowerShell
9 95 (3.62%) ES6
10 86 (3.28%) C++
11 83 (3.16%) Scala
12 67 (2.55%) T-SQL
13 66 (2.51%) Go
14 65 (2.48%) Ruby
15 60 (2.29%) Bash Shell
16 56 (2.13%) PL/SQL
17 46 (1.75%) C
18 42 (1.60%) R
19 38 (1.45%) Java 8
20 36 (1.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 285 (10.86%) Security Cleared
2 224 (8.53%) SC Cleared
3 158 (6.02%) Degree
4 65 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 35 (1.33%) DV Cleared
6 33 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 16 (0.61%) ISTQB
8 15 (0.57%) Master's Degree
9 13 (0.50%) DBS Check
9 13 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 11 (0.42%) AWS Certification
11 10 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
13 5 (0.19%) ISEB
13 5 (0.19%) TOGAF Certification
14 4 (0.15%) MCSD
15 3 (0.11%) MCPD
16 2 (0.076%) Cisco Certification
16 2 (0.076%) JNCIA
16 2 (0.076%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (4.30%) QA
2 72 (2.74%) WCAG
3 10 (0.38%) GDPR
4 6 (0.23%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.19%) SLA
6 4 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.15%) MiFID
6 4 (0.15%) PMO
6 4 (0.15%) WAI
7 3 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.076%) GxP
8 2 (0.076%) Section 508
8 2 (0.076%) SEPA
9 1 (0.038%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.038%) HL7
9 1 (0.038%) RMADS
9 1 (0.038%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.038%) TARGET2
System Software
1 312 (11.89%) Docker
2 47 (1.79%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.23%) OpenAM
5 5 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.11%) HDFS
6 3 (0.11%) NFS
6 3 (0.11%) RACF
6 3 (0.11%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.11%) vSphere
7 2 (0.076%) etcd
7 2 (0.076%) Varnish
8 1 (0.038%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.038%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.038%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.038%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.038%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.038%) XenApp
8 1 (0.038%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 214 (8.15%) Kubernetes
2 141 (5.37%) Terraform
3 88 (3.35%) Ansible
4 32 (1.22%) Puppet
5 31 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (0.80%) Grafana
7 18 (0.69%) Kibana
8 15 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
9 13 (0.50%) SCCM
10 12 (0.46%) Salt
11 11 (0.42%) Prometheus
12 9 (0.34%) Packer
12 9 (0.34%) WSUS
13 6 (0.23%) FreeIPA
13 6 (0.23%) Graphite
13 6 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
14 4 (0.15%) PowerCLI
15 3 (0.11%) Consul
15 3 (0.11%) HP ALM
15 3 (0.11%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 218 (8.30%) Microsoft
2 161 (6.13%) Google
3 143 (5.45%) Oracle
4 67 (2.55%) Adobe
5 56 (2.13%) SAP
6 44 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
7 41 (1.56%) Red Hat
8 37 (1.41%) Bloomberg
9 34 (1.30%) Splunk
10 26 (0.99%) ServiceNow
11 24 (0.91%) MuleSoft
12 18 (0.69%) Cloudera
13 17 (0.65%) Xamarin
14 15 (0.57%) IFS
14 15 (0.57%) Sybase
15 14 (0.53%) IBM
16 12 (0.46%) hybris
17 11 (0.42%) VMware
18 10 (0.38%) Atlassian
18 10 (0.38%) Informatica