Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 14 12 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 -1
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 3,334 6,660 10,720
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 9.75% 10.20% 11.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.22% 24.82% 26.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,119 5,079 8,163
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £313 £320 £313
90th Percentile £663 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £460
% change year-on-year - +3.26% +2.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 46 64
Median hourly rate £42.00 £48.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.40% +7.78% +3.45%
10th Percentile £22.10 £17.00 £20.43
90th Percentile £60.08 £78.75 £64.08
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £48.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -11.34% +14.12% -1.16%

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 14,356 26,829 40,437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.99% 41.10% 44.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,104 19,006 29,006
Median daily rate £483 £488 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.03% +1.56% +1.05%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 482 563
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £13.00 £16.50 £17.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £42.19
% change year-on-year -2.30% +3.11% +5.48%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -2 2,038 £525 - 995
North of England -1 426 £425 +6.12% 681
South East -11 266 £425 -5.29% 431
Midlands +4 230 £356 -8.26% 370
North West -5 202 £413 - 399
Yorkshire +3 176 £425 +6.25% 220
South West -11 138 £413 -2.94% 265
West Midlands +5 133 £350 -15.15% 218
East of England -2 101 £434 +8.44% 186
East Midlands +1 88 £372 -0.80% 150
North East +8 48 £475 +18.75% 63
JavaScript
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 1,481 (44.42%) Agile Software Development
2 1,309 (39.26%) React
3 1,279 (38.36%) HTML
4 1,242 (37.25%) CSS
5 1,068 (32.03%) Node.js
6 1,002 (30.05%) Java
7 841 (25.22%) AngularJS
8 831 (24.93%) AWS
9 795 (23.85%) Finance
10 763 (22.89%) Python
11 755 (22.65%) Software Engineering
12 685 (20.55%) Azure
13 636 (19.08%) Web Services
14 610 (18.30%) .NET
15 590 (17.70%) SQL
16 573 (17.19%) Docker
17 560 (16.80%) Git (software)
18 554 (16.62%) C#
19 537 (16.11%) Front End Development
20 532 (15.96%) TypeScript
21 491 (14.73%) DevOps
22 481 (14.43%) HTML5
23 476 (14.28%) TDD
24 413 (12.39%) Front Office
25 412 (12.36%) Kubernetes
26 408 (12.24%) Microservices
26 408 (12.24%) Asset Management
27 393 (11.79%) User Experience
28 388 (11.64%) REST
29 376 (11.28%) Test Automation

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
1 119 (3.57%) Apache
2 97 (2.91%) Confluence
3 92 (2.76%) CMS
4 76 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
5 75 (2.25%) SharePoint
6 56 (1.68%) WordPress
7 52 (1.56%) Apache Spark
8 43 (1.29%) IIS
9 33 (0.99%) WebSphere
10 28 (0.84%) Tomcat
11 27 (0.81%) Drupal
12 22 (0.66%) Red Hat Fuse
13 18 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 18 (0.54%) WebLogic
14 17 (0.51%) nginx
15 15 (0.45%) Camunda
16 14 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
16 14 (0.42%) JBoss
16 14 (0.42%) Umbraco
17 13 (0.39%) Appian
Applications
1 33 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.48%) Photoshop
4 15 (0.45%) Chatbot
4 15 (0.45%) Sketch
5 14 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 11 (0.33%) InVision
6 11 (0.33%) MS Visio
7 10 (0.30%) Adobe XD
7 10 (0.30%) Figma
8 9 (0.27%) InfoPath
9 8 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
11 5 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 5 (0.15%) Zeplin
12 4 (0.12%) SPSS
12 4 (0.12%) UserZoom
13 3 (0.090%) Adobe After Effects
13 3 (0.090%) Maya
13 3 (0.090%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 51 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.93%) Magento
3 16 (0.48%) Shopify
4 14 (0.42%) Maximo
5 6 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
6 5 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.12%) Teamcenter
8 3 (0.090%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.090%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.090%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.090%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 2 (0.060%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.060%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.060%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.060%) SAP MDM
10 1 (0.030%) Exstream
10 1 (0.030%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.030%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 831 (24.93%) AWS
2 685 (20.55%) Azure
3 316 (9.48%) Serverless
4 264 (7.92%) GCP
5 206 (6.18%) AWS Lambda
6 167 (5.01%) Amazon S3
7 147 (4.41%) GitHub
8 92 (2.76%) Amazon EC2
9 78 (2.34%) Amazon SQS
9 78 (2.34%) Power Platform
10 67 (2.01%) AWS Step Functions
11 63 (1.89%) npm
12 61 (1.83%) SaaS
13 51 (1.53%) PaaS
14 50 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
15 46 (1.38%) PowerApps
16 45 (1.35%) Office 365
17 44 (1.32%) Logic Apps
18 39 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
19 33 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 58 (1.74%) HTTP
2 26 (0.78%) TCP/IP
3 25 (0.75%) Internet
4 19 (0.57%) Intranet
5 16 (0.48%) DNS
5 16 (0.48%) SSL
6 13 (0.39%) Firewall
7 11 (0.33%) Ethernet
8 7 (0.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (0.18%) DHCP
9 6 (0.18%) DSL
10 5 (0.15%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.15%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (0.15%) Skype
11 4 (0.12%) DVB
11 4 (0.12%) Network Security
11 4 (0.12%) SSH
12 3 (0.090%) FTP
12 3 (0.090%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.090%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 290 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 187 (5.61%) MySQL
3 182 (5.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 161 (4.83%) MongoDB
5 131 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
6 125 (3.75%) NoSQL
7 108 (3.24%) Relational Database
8 90 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
9 58 (1.74%) Apache Ignite
10 42 (1.26%) Power BI
10 42 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 41 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 40 (1.20%) Big Data
13 36 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
14 32 (0.96%) Redis
15 31 (0.93%) Oracle Database
16 25 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
17 24 (0.72%) Cosmos DB
18 21 (0.63%) Hadoop
19 19 (0.57%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 560 (16.80%) Git (software)
2 323 (9.69%) Jenkins
3 220 (6.60%) JIRA
4 143 (4.29%) webpack
5 127 (3.81%) Selenium
6 105 (3.15%) Maven
7 99 (2.97%) GitLab
8 97 (2.91%) Visual Studio
9 83 (2.49%) Cucumber
10 81 (2.43%) gulp
11 72 (2.16%) Cypress.io
12 68 (2.04%) Jasmine
13 67 (2.01%) JUnit
14 58 (1.74%) Sonatype Nexus
15 55 (1.65%) SonarQube
16 51 (1.53%) Gradle
17 48 (1.44%) Grunt
18 46 (1.38%) Subversion
19 44 (1.32%) JMeter
20 43 (1.29%) Mocha
General
1 795 (23.85%) Finance
2 413 (12.39%) Front Office
3 246 (7.38%) Banking
4 167 (5.01%) Public Sector
5 106 (3.18%) Investment Banking
6 104 (3.12%) Marketing
7 70 (2.10%) Retail
8 47 (1.41%) Telecoms
9 46 (1.38%) Law
10 41 (1.23%) Manufacturing
11 36 (1.08%) Games
12 29 (0.87%) Advertising
13 24 (0.72%) Electronics
14 19 (0.57%) Local Government
15 16 (0.48%) Financial Institution
16 14 (0.42%) Military
17 13 (0.39%) Back Office
17 13 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
17 13 (0.39%) Publishing
18 12 (0.36%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2,470 (74.09%) Developer
2 541 (16.23%) React Developer
3 484 (14.52%) JavaScript Developer
4 432 (12.96%) Full Stack Developer
5 380 (11.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 316 (9.48%) Software Engineer
7 218 (6.54%) Senior Developer
8 212 (6.36%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 208 (6.24%) Java Developer
10 204 (6.12%) .NET Developer
11 178 (5.34%) Python Developer
12 175 (5.25%) Node.js Developer
13 162 (4.86%) AWS Developer
14 151 (4.53%) Angular Developer
15 135 (4.05%) Architect
16 123 (3.69%) JavaScript Engineer
17 107 (3.21%) Software Developer
18 103 (3.09%) UI Developer
19 102 (3.06%) PHP Developer
20 97 (2.91%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,309 (39.26%) React
2 1,279 (38.36%) HTML
3 1,242 (37.25%) CSS
4 1,068 (32.03%) Node.js
5 841 (25.22%) AngularJS
6 636 (19.08%) Web Services
7 610 (18.30%) .NET
8 481 (14.43%) HTML5
9 388 (11.64%) REST
10 326 (9.78%) Vue.js
11 302 (9.06%) jQuery
12 299 (8.97%) Redux
13 281 (8.43%) CSS3
14 253 (7.59%) Spring
15 244 (7.32%) RESTful
16 206 (6.18%) JSON
17 203 (6.09%) ASP.NET
18 188 (5.64%) XML
19 176 (5.28%) GraphQL
20 165 (4.95%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 393 (11.79%) User Experience
2 252 (7.56%) Derivative
3 244 (7.32%) Equities
4 228 (6.84%) Fixed Income
5 178 (5.34%) Hedge funds
6 159 (4.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 156 (4.68%) Greenfield Project
8 119 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
9 104 (3.12%) Mobile App
10 88 (2.64%) Blog
11 73 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
12 42 (1.26%) Data Structures
13 40 (1.20%) Cloud Native
14 36 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
15 33 (0.99%) Public Cloud
16 32 (0.96%) Clustering
17 31 (0.93%) Social Media
17 31 (0.93%) Virtual Team
18 29 (0.87%) Algorithms
19 28 (0.84%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 227 (6.81%) Linux
2 127 (3.81%) Windows
3 97 (2.91%) Android
4 92 (2.76%) Apple iOS
5 68 (2.04%) Unix
6 27 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (0.72%) Windows Server
8 21 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (0.51%) Mac OS X
10 15 (0.45%) Ubuntu
11 12 (0.36%) CentOS
12 9 (0.27%) Mac OS
13 8 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
14 4 (0.12%) Debian
14 4 (0.12%) VMS
15 3 (0.090%) AIX
15 3 (0.090%) Solaris
15 3 (0.090%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.060%) tvOS
16 2 (0.060%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,481 (44.42%) Agile Software Development
2 755 (22.65%) Software Engineering
3 537 (16.11%) Front End Development
4 491 (14.73%) DevOps
5 476 (14.28%) TDD
6 408 (12.24%) Asset Management
6 408 (12.24%) Microservices
7 376 (11.28%) Test Automation
8 288 (8.64%) Scrum
9 287 (8.61%) Investment Management
10 283 (8.49%) Web Development
11 258 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
12 239 (7.17%) MVC
13 235 (7.05%) OO
14 232 (6.96%) Open Source
15 207 (6.21%) Analytics
16 199 (5.97%) BDD
17 184 (5.52%) Problem-Solving
17 184 (5.52%) Unit Testing
18 165 (4.95%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,002 (30.05%) Java
2 763 (22.89%) Python
3 590 (17.70%) SQL
4 554 (16.62%) C#
5 532 (15.96%) TypeScript
6 258 (7.74%) PHP
7 207 (6.21%) Kotlin
8 154 (4.62%) ES6
9 125 (3.75%) PowerShell
10 112 (3.36%) C++
11 108 (3.24%) Java 8
12 107 (3.21%) Go
13 103 (3.09%) Ruby
13 103 (3.09%) Scala
14 66 (1.98%) Bash Shell
15 53 (1.59%) PL/SQL
16 41 (1.23%) T-SQL
17 39 (1.17%) C
17 39 (1.17%) R
18 35 (1.05%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 292 (8.76%) Security Cleared
2 248 (7.44%) SC Cleared
3 205 (6.15%) Degree
4 66 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 26 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 24 (0.72%) DV Cleared
7 18 (0.54%) Master's Degree
8 16 (0.48%) ISTQB
9 14 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 12 (0.36%) AWS Certification
11 10 (0.30%) ISEB
12 9 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
13 8 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.12%) DBS Check
15 3 (0.090%) CISM
15 3 (0.090%) CISSP
15 3 (0.090%) GIAC
15 3 (0.090%) SANS
15 3 (0.090%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 2 (0.060%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (4.32%) QA
2 39 (1.17%) WCAG
3 20 (0.60%) Data Quality
4 19 (0.57%) GDPR
5 10 (0.30%) WAI
6 7 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.18%) MiFID
7 6 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.18%) SLA
8 4 (0.12%) Section 508
9 3 (0.090%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.090%) GxP
9 3 (0.090%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.090%) RMADS
10 2 (0.060%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.060%) NCSC
10 2 (0.060%) NIST
10 2 (0.060%) SEPA
11 1 (0.030%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.030%) PMO
System Software
1 573 (17.19%) Docker
2 28 (0.84%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.12%) HDFS
5 4 (0.12%) NFS
5 4 (0.12%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.090%) Ceph
6 3 (0.090%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.090%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.060%) etcd
7 2 (0.060%) Varnish
7 2 (0.060%) vSphere
8 1 (0.030%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.030%) Samba
8 1 (0.030%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 412 (12.36%) Kubernetes
2 302 (9.06%) Terraform
3 91 (2.73%) Ansible
4 46 (1.38%) Puppet
5 28 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (0.81%) Grafana
7 16 (0.48%) Kibana
8 15 (0.45%) Prometheus
9 12 (0.36%) Graphite
10 10 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
11 9 (0.27%) Consul
11 9 (0.27%) Salt
12 6 (0.18%) logstash
13 5 (0.15%) PowerCLI
13 5 (0.15%) vRealize
14 4 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
14 4 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
15 3 (0.090%) Icinga
15 3 (0.090%) Mesos
15 3 (0.090%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 236 (7.08%) Microsoft
2 159 (4.77%) Oracle
3 116 (3.48%) Google
4 81 (2.43%) Adobe
5 62 (1.86%) Splunk
6 54 (1.62%) SAP
7 50 (1.50%) Bloomberg
8 44 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
9 43 (1.29%) ServiceNow
10 38 (1.14%) Red Hat
11 23 (0.69%) VMware
12 16 (0.48%) Apple
13 15 (0.45%) Sitecore
14 14 (0.42%) Dynatrace
14 14 (0.42%) IBM
14 14 (0.42%) Xamarin
15 13 (0.39%) Atlassian
15 13 (0.39%) Zscaler
16 12 (0.36%) hybris
17 11 (0.33%) MuleSoft