Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 16 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6 -2
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 4,816 3,635 9,662
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 9.46% 9.82% 11.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.15% 23.50% 26.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,578 2,652 7,172
10th Percentile £328 £318 £325
25th Percentile £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £588 £560
90th Percentile £688 £675 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 24 85
10th Percentile £24.46 £19.05 £24.60
25th Percentile £34.00 £32.38 £34.00
Median hourly rate £49.13 £50.50 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year -2.72% +1.00% +17.65%
75th Percentile £65.25 £63.00 £57.50
90th Percentile £68.63 £65.86 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £44.25 £50.25 £50.00
% change year-on-year -11.94% +0.50% +20.48%

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 20,803 15,468 35,802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.88% 41.79% 43.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,825 11,081 25,354
10th Percentile £338 £325 £325
25th Percentile £413 £411 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £480
Median % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
75th Percentile £613 £594 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 393 250 595
10th Percentile £16.49 £17.83 £18.00
25th Percentile £24.30 £23.28 £33.00
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £44.50
Median % change year-on-year - -4.49% +8.21%
75th Percentile £53.75 £51.19 £50.50
90th Percentile £64.00 £61.25 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year - -3.41% +9.32%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -1 3,005 £525 -2.10% 1,381
North of England +3 535 £413 -2.94% 912
South East -8 398 £433 -3.89% 550
North West +6 331 £405 -4.71% 517
Midlands -8 213 £375 -6.25% 446
South West -6 208 £440 +3.53% 297
Yorkshire -2 168 £450 +8.11% 302
East of England -6 130 £413 - 235
West Midlands -17 119 £400 -11.11% 266
East Midlands 0 88 £350 - 177
North East +2 36 £419 -6.94% 93
JavaScript
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 2,079 (43.17%) Agile Software Development
2 1,843 (38.27%) HTML
3 1,828 (37.96%) React
4 1,720 (35.71%) CSS
5 1,400 (29.07%) Node.js
6 1,257 (26.10%) Java
7 1,191 (24.73%) TypeScript
8 1,180 (24.50%) AWS
9 1,016 (21.10%) AngularJS
10 1,001 (20.78%) Azure
11 981 (20.37%) Finance
12 979 (20.33%) Software Engineering
13 952 (19.77%) Python
14 889 (18.46%) SQL
15 868 (18.02%) .NET
16 846 (17.57%) C#
17 843 (17.50%) Git (software)
18 808 (16.78%) TDD
19 793 (16.47%) DevOps
20 789 (16.38%) Docker
21 761 (15.80%) Web Services
22 704 (14.62%) Front End Development
23 673 (13.97%) Social Skills
24 623 (12.94%) HTML5
25 609 (12.65%) Microservices
26 599 (12.44%) Kubernetes
27 569 (11.81%) Serverless
28 560 (11.63%) Test Automation
29 531 (11.03%) User Experience
30 525 (10.90%) 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
1 159 (3.30%) CMS
2 139 (2.89%) Confluence
2 139 (2.89%) SharePoint
3 87 (1.81%) Apache
4 76 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
5 61 (1.27%) WordPress
6 54 (1.12%) Tomcat
7 53 (1.10%) Drupal
8 43 (0.89%) IIS
9 41 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
10 35 (0.73%) Apache Spark
11 34 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 28 (0.58%) WebSphere
13 26 (0.54%) nginx
13 26 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 25 (0.52%) Headless CMS
15 24 (0.50%) IBM Domino
16 21 (0.44%) WebLogic
17 20 (0.42%) JBoss
17 20 (0.42%) Umbraco
Applications
1 40 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
1 40 (0.83%) Photoshop
2 33 (0.69%) Sketch
3 32 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 25 (0.52%) Figma
5 23 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 23 (0.48%) Chatbot
6 15 (0.31%) InfoPath
6 15 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 14 (0.29%) Adobe XD
8 12 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.23%) InVision
10 4 (0.083%) Microsoft Project
11 3 (0.062%) InDesign
11 3 (0.062%) MS Visio
12 2 (0.042%) Maya
12 2 (0.042%) SPSS
12 2 (0.042%) UXPin
13 1 (0.021%) 3ds Max
13 1 (0.021%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 78 (1.62%) Magento
2 45 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 35 (0.73%) Shopify
4 18 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 15 (0.31%) SAP HCM
6 10 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
7 9 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
8 4 (0.083%) BASE24
8 4 (0.083%) Maximo
9 3 (0.062%) Distributed Ledger
9 3 (0.062%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.062%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.062%) Temenos T24
10 2 (0.042%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.042%) Exchequer
10 2 (0.042%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.042%) SAP Hybris
10 2 (0.042%) Summit
11 1 (0.021%) Endur
11 1 (0.021%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1,180 (24.50%) AWS
2 1,001 (20.78%) Azure
3 569 (11.81%) Serverless
4 411 (8.53%) AWS Lambda
5 388 (8.06%) GCP
6 246 (5.11%) Amazon S3
7 197 (4.09%) GitHub
8 196 (4.07%) Amazon SQS
9 178 (3.70%) AWS Step Functions
10 129 (2.68%) Power Platform
11 113 (2.35%) SaaS
12 104 (2.16%) npm
12 104 (2.16%) PaaS
13 77 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
14 70 (1.45%) IaaS
15 63 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
16 59 (1.23%) Microsoft 365
17 53 (1.10%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 52 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
18 52 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 120 (2.49%) HTTP
2 53 (1.10%) Internet
3 33 (0.69%) DNS
3 33 (0.69%) Firewall
4 29 (0.60%) TCP/IP
5 25 (0.52%) SSL
6 22 (0.46%) SAN
7 20 (0.42%) HTTPS
8 19 (0.39%) NAS
8 19 (0.39%) SSH
9 17 (0.35%) LAN
10 15 (0.31%) SMTP
11 12 (0.25%) FTP
12 11 (0.23%) Ethernet
13 10 (0.21%) ATM
13 10 (0.21%) Unified Communications
14 9 (0.19%) DHCP
14 9 (0.19%) Intranet
15 8 (0.17%) WAN
16 7 (0.15%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 428 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 280 (5.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 261 (5.42%) MySQL
4 240 (4.98%) MongoDB
5 214 (4.44%) NoSQL
6 201 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
6 201 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
7 166 (3.45%) Relational Database
8 94 (1.95%) Power BI
9 71 (1.47%) Redis
10 64 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
11 47 (0.98%) Big Data
12 43 (0.89%) Oracle Database
13 41 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 38 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 30 (0.62%) DB2
16 29 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
16 29 (0.60%) Hadoop
17 28 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
18 27 (0.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 843 (17.50%) Git (software)
2 525 (10.90%) Jenkins
3 383 (7.95%) JIRA
4 200 (4.15%) Selenium
5 199 (4.13%) webpack
6 187 (3.88%) Maven
7 174 (3.61%) Cucumber
8 137 (2.84%) Cypress.io
9 132 (2.74%) Jasmine
10 122 (2.53%) JUnit
11 112 (2.33%) Visual Studio
12 108 (2.24%) TeamCity
13 104 (2.16%) GitLab
14 90 (1.87%) Mocha
15 89 (1.85%) Bitbucket
16 88 (1.83%) Subversion
17 84 (1.74%) gulp
18 74 (1.54%) Karma Test Runner
19 64 (1.33%) Grunt
20 62 (1.29%) Gradle
General
1 981 (20.37%) Finance
2 673 (13.97%) Social Skills
3 449 (9.32%) Front Office
4 357 (7.41%) Banking
5 202 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
6 182 (3.78%) Public Sector
7 165 (3.43%) Marketing
8 126 (2.62%) Retail
9 91 (1.89%) Investment Banking
10 72 (1.50%) Presentation Skills
11 68 (1.41%) Games
12 65 (1.35%) Telecoms
13 61 (1.27%) Manufacturing
14 59 (1.23%) Law
15 44 (0.91%) Documentation Skills
16 40 (0.83%) Publishing
17 35 (0.73%) Electronics
18 27 (0.56%) Influencing Skills
19 22 (0.46%) Advertising
20 21 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,518 (73.05%) Developer
2 906 (18.81%) React Developer
3 674 (14.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 591 (12.27%) Full Stack Developer
5 509 (10.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 406 (8.43%) Senior Developer
7 322 (6.69%) .NET Developer
8 305 (6.33%) Software Engineer
9 278 (5.77%) AWS Developer
10 268 (5.56%) Java Developer
11 214 (4.44%) Node.js Developer
12 191 (3.97%) Python Developer
13 184 (3.82%) Architect
13 184 (3.82%) UI Developer
14 178 (3.70%) C# Developer
15 154 (3.20%) Angular Developer
16 135 (2.80%) PHP Developer
17 130 (2.70%) Developer/Software Engineer
18 129 (2.68%) Software Developer
19 121 (2.51%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,843 (38.27%) HTML
2 1,828 (37.96%) React
3 1,720 (35.71%) CSS
4 1,400 (29.07%) Node.js
5 1,016 (21.10%) AngularJS
6 868 (18.02%) .NET
7 761 (15.80%) Web Services
8 623 (12.94%) HTML5
9 483 (10.03%) REST
10 438 (9.09%) Redux
11 392 (8.14%) jQuery
12 382 (7.93%) Spring
13 376 (7.81%) RESTful
14 357 (7.41%) GraphQL
15 349 (7.25%) Vue.js
16 348 (7.23%) CSS3
17 283 (5.88%) ASP.NET
18 281 (5.83%) JSON
19 271 (5.63%) XML
20 267 (5.54%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 531 (11.03%) User Experience
2 245 (5.09%) Greenfield Project
3 159 (3.30%) Mobile App
4 144 (2.99%) Derivative
5 142 (2.95%) Fixed Income
6 135 (2.80%) Equities
7 123 (2.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 96 (1.99%) Cloud Native
9 92 (1.91%) Hedge funds
10 88 (1.83%) Data Structures
11 76 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
12 64 (1.33%) Algorithms
13 52 (1.08%) Management Information System
14 50 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
15 49 (1.02%) Social Media
16 41 (0.85%) Data Centre
16 41 (0.85%) Public Cloud
17 40 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
18 34 (0.71%) Equity Derivative
19 31 (0.64%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 293 (6.08%) Linux
2 193 (4.01%) Windows
3 129 (2.68%) Unix
4 124 (2.57%) Android
5 121 (2.51%) Apple iOS
6 30 (0.62%) Mac OS
7 26 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (0.37%) CentOS
8 18 (0.37%) Windows Server
9 16 (0.33%) Mac OS X
10 14 (0.29%) Windows 10
11 9 (0.19%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.15%) Solaris
14 5 (0.10%) CoreOS
14 5 (0.10%) Windows Server 2016
14 5 (0.10%) Windows Server 2019
15 4 (0.083%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.042%) Embedded Linux
16 2 (0.042%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,079 (43.17%) Agile Software Development
2 979 (20.33%) Software Engineering
3 808 (16.78%) TDD
4 793 (16.47%) DevOps
5 704 (14.62%) Front End Development
6 609 (12.65%) Microservices
7 560 (11.63%) Test Automation
8 502 (10.42%) Scrum
9 453 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
10 439 (9.12%) Asset Management
11 399 (8.28%) MVC
12 384 (7.97%) Web Development
13 364 (7.56%) Investment Management
14 305 (6.33%) BDD
15 304 (6.31%) Unit Testing
16 297 (6.17%) OO
17 288 (5.98%) Analytics
18 287 (5.96%) Problem-Solving
19 269 (5.59%) SDLC
20 255 (5.29%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1,257 (26.10%) Java
2 1,191 (24.73%) TypeScript
3 952 (19.77%) Python
4 889 (18.46%) SQL
5 846 (17.57%) C#
6 324 (6.73%) PHP
7 303 (6.29%) ES6
8 206 (4.28%) Kotlin
9 198 (4.11%) PowerShell
10 165 (3.43%) C++
11 149 (3.09%) Java 8
12 136 (2.82%) Ruby
13 135 (2.80%) Go
14 110 (2.28%) Bash Shell
15 95 (1.97%) Scala
16 75 (1.56%) PL/SQL
17 64 (1.33%) C
18 59 (1.23%) T-SQL
19 47 (0.98%) Groovy
20 46 (0.96%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 317 (6.58%) Security Cleared
2 272 (5.65%) Degree
3 261 (5.42%) SC Cleared
4 52 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 32 (0.66%) DV Cleared
6 30 (0.62%) AWS Certification
7 27 (0.56%) ISTQB
8 20 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
8 20 (0.42%) Master's Degree
9 19 (0.39%) ISEB
10 18 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 18 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.10%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (0.083%) PhD
12 4 (0.083%) SAFe Agilist
12 4 (0.083%) TOGAF Certification
13 3 (0.062%) MCSE
13 3 (0.062%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.062%) Postgraduate
14 2 (0.042%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 244 (5.07%) Accessibility
2 211 (4.38%) QA
3 43 (0.89%) WCAG
4 34 (0.71%) GDPR
5 26 (0.54%) Data Quality
6 14 (0.29%) GRC
7 7 (0.15%) WAI
8 6 (0.12%) MiFID
8 6 (0.12%) SLA
9 2 (0.042%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.042%) PMO
10 1 (0.021%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.021%) HL7
10 1 (0.021%) NIST
10 1 (0.021%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.021%) Section 508
10 1 (0.021%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 789 (16.38%) Docker
2 91 (1.89%) Active Directory
3 19 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.15%) Postfix
4 7 (0.15%) qmail
4 7 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.12%) OpenAM
6 5 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.083%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.083%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.062%) NFS
8 3 (0.062%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.062%) RACF
9 2 (0.042%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.042%) KVM
9 2 (0.042%) Samba
9 2 (0.042%) SRDF
9 2 (0.042%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.042%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.042%) Xen
Systems Management
1 599 (12.44%) Kubernetes
2 460 (9.55%) Terraform
3 149 (3.09%) Ansible
4 60 (1.25%) Puppet
5 41 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (0.50%) Grafana
7 22 (0.46%) Kibana
8 18 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
9 17 (0.35%) Istio
10 12 (0.25%) Prometheus
11 11 (0.23%) HP Fortify
12 8 (0.17%) Consul
12 8 (0.17%) Graphite
12 8 (0.17%) logstash
13 7 (0.15%) Nagios
14 6 (0.12%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 5 (0.10%) CSIRT
15 5 (0.10%) HP ALM
15 5 (0.10%) SCCM
16 4 (0.083%) Galera Cluster
Vendors
1 367 (7.62%) Microsoft
2 311 (6.46%) Oracle
3 133 (2.76%) Adobe
4 122 (2.53%) Google
5 98 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
6 75 (1.56%) ServiceNow
7 70 (1.45%) SAP
8 53 (1.10%) Splunk
9 43 (0.89%) Atlassian
10 31 (0.64%) New Relic
11 29 (0.60%) IBM
12 27 (0.56%) VMware
13 26 (0.54%) DevExpress
13 26 (0.54%) MuleSoft
14 24 (0.50%) CA Agile Central
14 24 (0.50%) Xerox
15 23 (0.48%) Red Hat
16 22 (0.46%) hybris
16 22 (0.46%) Telerik
17 20 (0.42%) HP