Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for npm skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited npm over the 6 months to 16 October 2018 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.

npm
UK > England
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 441 505 619
Rank change year-on-year +64 +114 +167
Contract jobs citing npm 482 375 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.41% 0.24%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.27% 2.61% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 273 180
England median daily rate £475 £475 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.15% +11.88%
10th Percentile £346 £350 £313
90th Percentile £700 £600 £632
UK median daily rate £465 £475 £441
% change year-on-year -2.11% +7.65% +10.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
England median hourly rate £28.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% - -
UK median hourly rate £30.25 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year -24.38% - -

npm is in the Cloud Services 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 cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 21,242 14,346 11,321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.54% 15.73% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,758 9,939 7,860
England median daily rate £488 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.72% +4.44% +7.78%
10th Percentile £306 £269 £280
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 202 163
England median hourly rate £17.55 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.25% +5.26% -18.72%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.03 £11.80
90th Percentile £61.47 £63.75 £56.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.27
% change year-on-year -12.50% +9.45% -20.55%

npm
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for npm in England

npm
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for npm in England

npm
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing npm in England over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for npm in England

npm
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for npm in England

npm
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 npm within the England region over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. 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 +46 298 £500 - 48
North of England +12 63 £500 +33.33% 43
South West +18 43 £395 +21.54% 19
Midlands +1 39 £365 -2.78% 13
Yorkshire +3 34 £400 +6.67% 17
South East -33 33 £400 -0.62% 29
East Midlands +9 31 £364 -3.50% 8
North West +9 29 £700 +77.78% 24
West Midlands -19 8 £388 -11.43% 5
East of England -14 5 £338 -20.59% 7
npm
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing npm 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 npm.

1 373 (77.39%) JavaScript
2 297 (61.62%) Node.js
3 252 (52.28%) Agile Software Development
4 242 (50.21%) Git (software)
5 234 (48.55%) HTML
5 234 (48.55%) CSS
6 198 (41.08%) AngularJS
7 182 (37.76%) React
8 170 (35.27%) HTML5
9 167 (34.65%) webpack
10 162 (33.61%) gulp
11 146 (30.29%) DevOps
12 140 (29.05%) Docker
12 140 (29.05%) Sass
13 136 (28.22%) TDD
13 136 (28.22%) Redux
14 135 (28.01%) Scrum
15 133 (27.59%) Jenkins
16 132 (27.39%) Front End Development
17 125 (25.93%) CSS3
18 116 (24.07%) Java
19 114 (23.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 110 (22.82%) Open Source
21 108 (22.41%) ES6
22 100 (20.75%) Microservices
23 99 (20.54%) Python
24 96 (19.92%) JSON
25 93 (19.29%) Grunt
26 92 (19.09%) Amazon AWS
27 90 (18.67%) Maven

npm
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 63 (13.07%) Cloud Foundry
2 44 (9.13%) nginx
3 28 (5.81%) CMS
4 27 (5.60%) Tomcat
5 23 (4.77%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (2.90%) Confluence
7 13 (2.70%) OpenStack
8 11 (2.28%) Umbraco
9 9 (1.87%) WordPress
10 4 (0.83%) IIS
11 3 (0.62%) Drupal
11 3 (0.62%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.41%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.41%) GemFire
12 2 (0.41%) Kentico
12 2 (0.41%) Mule
12 2 (0.41%) Mule ESB
12 2 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.21%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (0.62%) Chatbot
1 3 (0.62%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.83%) Magento
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 92 (19.09%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (16.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (9.34%) PaaS
4 30 (6.22%) GitHub
4 30 (6.22%) Yarn
5 28 (5.81%) Google Cloud Platform
6 22 (4.56%) NuGet
7 18 (3.73%) Heroku
8 15 (3.11%) IBM Cloud
9 14 (2.90%) OpenShift
10 11 (2.28%) Amazon SQS
11 9 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (1.87%) BrowserStack
11 9 (1.87%) SaaS
11 9 (1.87%) Sauce Labs
12 7 (1.45%) IaaS
13 4 (0.83%) Serverless
14 3 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.62%) Dialogflow
14 3 (0.62%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.26%) HTTP
2 26 (5.39%) AMQP
3 5 (1.04%) Firewall
4 3 (0.62%) DNS
5 2 (0.41%) FTP
5 2 (0.41%) NAS
5 2 (0.41%) SAN
5 2 (0.41%) SMTP
5 2 (0.41%) SSL
6 1 (0.21%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.21%) DSL
6 1 (0.21%) HbbTV
6 1 (0.21%) Internet
6 1 (0.21%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (9.13%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.81%) MySQL
3 24 (4.98%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (4.56%) Relational Database
5 21 (4.36%) MongoDB
6 16 (3.32%) NoSQL
7 15 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (3.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (1.66%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.83%) Big Data
11 3 (0.62%) Hazelcast
12 2 (0.41%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.41%) DB2
12 2 (0.41%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.21%) Apache Hive
13 1 (0.21%) Power BI
13 1 (0.21%) Redis
Development Applications
1 242 (50.21%) Git (software)
2 167 (34.65%) webpack
3 162 (33.61%) gulp
4 133 (27.59%) Jenkins
5 93 (19.29%) Grunt
6 90 (18.67%) Maven
7 82 (17.01%) Babel
8 74 (15.35%) Karma Test Runner
9 65 (13.49%) Mocha
10 61 (12.66%) Jasmine
11 57 (11.83%) Gradle
12 46 (9.54%) JIRA
12 46 (9.54%) Travis CI
13 40 (8.30%) CircleCI
13 40 (8.30%) Protractor
14 39 (8.09%) IBM UrbanCode
14 39 (8.09%) SonarQube
15 38 (7.88%) Selenium
16 37 (7.68%) Cucumber
17 35 (7.26%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 82 (17.01%) Banking
2 81 (16.80%) Finance
3 29 (6.02%) Retail
4 9 (1.87%) Front Office
5 8 (1.66%) Advertising
5 8 (1.66%) Marketing
6 7 (1.45%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.62%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.62%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.41%) Back Office
8 2 (0.41%) Danish Language
8 2 (0.41%) French Language
8 2 (0.41%) Games
8 2 (0.41%) German Language
8 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.41%) Music Industry
8 2 (0.41%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.41%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 366 (75.93%) Developer
2 84 (17.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 72 (14.94%) React Developer
4 69 (14.32%) JavaScript Developer
5 65 (13.49%) DevOps Engineer
6 59 (12.24%) UI Developer
7 49 (10.17%) Angular Developer
8 47 (9.75%) Senior Developer
9 41 (8.51%) Java Developer
10 36 (7.47%) .NET Developer
11 30 (6.22%) Node.js Developer
12 28 (5.81%) Full Stack Developer
13 22 (4.56%) Senior React Developer
14 18 (3.73%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 18 (3.73%) Senior .NET Developer
15 16 (3.32%) Senior DevOps
15 16 (3.32%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 15 (3.11%) C# .NET Developer
16 15 (3.11%) C# Developer
17 14 (2.90%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (61.62%) Node.js
2 234 (48.55%) CSS
2 234 (48.55%) HTML
3 198 (41.08%) AngularJS
4 182 (37.76%) React
5 170 (35.27%) HTML5
6 140 (29.05%) Sass
7 136 (28.22%) Redux
8 125 (25.93%) CSS3
9 114 (23.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 96 (19.92%) JSON
11 77 (15.98%) .NET
12 73 (15.15%) REST
13 69 (14.32%) ASP.NET
14 59 (12.24%) jQuery
15 53 (11.00%) RabbitMQ
16 51 (10.58%) Chai
17 49 (10.17%) Jest
18 45 (9.34%) RESTful
19 44 (9.13%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 64 (13.28%) User Experience
2 25 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.15%) iPad
4 16 (3.32%) Greenfield Project
5 15 (3.11%) Data Structures
6 14 (2.90%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.90%) Fintech
7 13 (2.70%) Mobile App
7 13 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.04%) Marketing Technology
9 5 (1.04%) Social Media
10 4 (0.83%) Equities
11 3 (0.62%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.62%) W3C
12 2 (0.41%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.41%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.41%) Video on Demand
12 2 (0.41%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 54 (11.20%) Linux
2 16 (3.32%) Apple iOS
3 14 (2.90%) Unix
4 13 (2.70%) Android
5 11 (2.28%) Windows
6 4 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.41%) AIX
7 2 (0.41%) Solaris
8 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (52.28%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (30.29%) DevOps
3 136 (28.22%) TDD
4 135 (28.01%) Scrum
5 132 (27.39%) Front End Development
6 110 (22.82%) Open Source
7 100 (20.75%) Microservices
8 84 (17.43%) MVC
9 82 (17.01%) Web Development
10 75 (15.56%) Unit Testing
11 71 (14.73%) Test Automation
12 56 (11.62%) Continuous Integration
13 52 (10.79%) Problem-Solving
14 43 (8.92%) BDD
15 42 (8.71%) E-Commerce
15 42 (8.71%) Responsive Web Design
16 37 (7.68%) Continuous Delivery
17 34 (7.05%) Kanban
17 34 (7.05%) Mentoring
18 33 (6.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 373 (77.39%) JavaScript
2 116 (24.07%) Java
3 108 (22.41%) ES6
4 99 (20.54%) Python
5 83 (17.22%) SQL
6 78 (16.18%) C#
6 78 (16.18%) TypeScript
7 63 (13.07%) Groovy
8 34 (7.05%) Shell Script
9 33 (6.85%) PL/SQL
10 31 (6.43%) Bash Shell
11 25 (5.19%) VB.NET
12 22 (4.56%) Ruby
13 16 (3.32%) PHP
14 13 (2.70%) Perl
15 12 (2.49%) Java 8
16 10 (2.07%) Go
17 8 (1.66%) ES7
18 6 (1.24%) Scala
19 5 (1.04%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 54 (11.20%) Security Cleared
2 50 (10.37%) SC Cleared
3 26 (5.39%) Degree
4 7 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.62%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.87%) QA
2 5 (1.04%) WAI
2 5 (1.04%) WCAG
3 3 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 140 (29.05%) Docker
2 42 (8.71%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.62%) etcd
3 3 (0.62%) flannel
4 2 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.21%) Ceph
5 1 (0.21%) HDFS
5 1 (0.21%) KVM
Systems Management
1 69 (14.32%) Puppet
2 58 (12.03%) Kubernetes
3 56 (11.62%) Opscode Chef
4 53 (11.00%) Ansible
5 20 (4.15%) Mesos
6 19 (3.94%) Consul
7 18 (3.73%) Terraform
8 17 (3.53%) Docker Swarm
9 12 (2.49%) Grafana
10 3 (0.62%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.62%) rkt
11 2 (0.41%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.21%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.21%) Oozie
Vendors
1 22 (4.56%) Oracle
2 20 (4.15%) Google
3 18 (3.73%) IBM
4 14 (2.90%) Splunk
5 12 (2.49%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 10 (2.07%) Atlassian
6 10 (2.07%) CA Agile Central
7 9 (1.87%) AppDynamics
7 9 (1.87%) Veracode
8 8 (1.66%) Perforce
9 6 (1.24%) Microsoft
9 6 (1.24%) MuleSoft
9 6 (1.24%) Zend
10 5 (1.04%) Apigee
11 3 (0.62%) Apple
11 3 (0.62%) hybris
11 3 (0.62%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.62%) Sencha
11 3 (0.62%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.62%) VMware