Period
to 7 April 2020

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 7 April 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.

npm
UK > England
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 535 547 464
Rank change year-on-year +12 -83 +140
Contract jobs citing npm 130 321 458
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.36% 0.49%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.78% 1.31% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 247 340
Median daily rate £510 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +5.05% +11.06%
10th Percentile £350 £355 £319
90th Percentile £700 £700 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.05% +11.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £150.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -76.67% -
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 £150.00
% change year-on-year - -76.67% -

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 16,755 24,582 19,303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.65% 27.73% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,345 17,047 13,323
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £285 £313 £305
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 342 283 240
Median hourly rate £24.31 £18.76 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.60% -6.20% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.03 £11.95 £11.75
90th Percentile £57.38 £63.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate £23.94 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +26.00% -5.00% +11.11%

npm
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for npm in England

npm
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing npm in England.

Daily rate trend for npm in England

npm
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing npm in England over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for npm in England

npm
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing npm in England.

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 7 April 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 +35 81 £570 +3.64% 24
South West +22 16 £375 -27.54% 2
South East +77 11 £510 -0.49% 8
Midlands +60 8 £438 +16.67% 7
East Midlands +25 8 £438 +9.38% 3
North of England +53 7 £331 -52.68% 6
North West +21 5 £275 -60.71% 1
East of England +26 3 £426 +17.22% 2
Yorkshire +52 2 £475 - 2
npm
UK

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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 91 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 79 (60.77%) CSS
3 76 (58.46%) Node.js
4 70 (53.85%) HTML
5 63 (48.46%) Git (software)
6 55 (42.31%) gulp
7 50 (38.46%) Docker
8 49 (37.69%) DevOps
8 49 (37.69%) Agile Software Development
9 46 (35.38%) React
10 41 (31.54%) webpack
11 40 (30.77%) Kubernetes
12 39 (30.00%) TypeScript
12 39 (30.00%) Front End Development
13 38 (29.23%) AngularJS
14 37 (28.46%) Azure
15 36 (27.69%) HTML5
16 35 (26.92%) Jenkins
16 35 (26.92%) Scrum
17 34 (26.15%) Java
17 34 (26.15%) ES6
18 31 (23.85%) Sass
19 29 (22.31%) Test Automation
20 28 (21.54%) Grunt
20 28 (21.54%) Yarn
21 27 (20.77%) Jest
21 27 (20.77%) Opscode Chef
21 27 (20.77%) Ansible
21 27 (20.77%) Microservices
21 27 (20.77%) Redux

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 11 (8.46%) Cloud Foundry
1 11 (8.46%) CMS
2 9 (6.92%) ArcGIS
3 4 (3.08%) IIS
3 4 (3.08%) nginx
3 4 (3.08%) Umbraco
4 3 (2.31%) Drupal
4 3 (2.31%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.54%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.54%) WordPress
6 1 (0.77%) Confluence
6 1 (0.77%) Headless CMS
6 1 (0.77%) JBoss
6 1 (0.77%) Kentico
6 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.54%) Photoshop
1 2 (1.54%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Shopify
2 1 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.77%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 37 (28.46%) Azure
2 28 (21.54%) Yarn
3 20 (15.38%) AWS
4 18 (13.85%) PaaS
5 14 (10.77%) GitHub
6 10 (7.69%) OpenShift
7 5 (3.85%) GCP
7 5 (3.85%) SaaS
7 5 (3.85%) Serverless
8 4 (3.08%) IaaS
9 2 (1.54%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.54%) Apigee
9 2 (1.54%) Apple Pay
9 2 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.54%) Datadog
9 2 (1.54%) Google Pay
9 2 (1.54%) WeChat
10 1 (0.77%) Amazon ECS
10 1 (0.77%) Asana
10 1 (0.77%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.38%) HTTP
2 3 (2.31%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.77%) DNS
3 1 (0.77%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.00%) MongoDB
1 13 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.46%) MySQL
3 7 (5.38%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.62%) Geospatial Data
4 6 (4.62%) GIS
5 5 (3.85%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.54%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.77%) Redis
8 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 63 (48.46%) Git (software)
2 55 (42.31%) gulp
3 41 (31.54%) webpack
4 35 (26.92%) Jenkins
5 28 (21.54%) Grunt
6 19 (14.62%) Selenium
7 18 (13.85%) Maven
8 15 (11.54%) Babel
8 15 (11.54%) Gradle
8 15 (11.54%) Jasmine
9 13 (10.00%) Cucumber
10 11 (8.46%) JIRA
10 11 (8.46%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (6.92%) CircleCI
12 8 (6.15%) Mocha
12 8 (6.15%) Travis CI
13 7 (5.38%) Spinnaker
14 6 (4.62%) Bitbucket Server
14 6 (4.62%) Cypress.io
14 6 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (15.38%) Finance
2 12 (9.23%) Banking
3 8 (6.15%) Front Office
4 6 (4.62%) Public Sector
5 5 (3.85%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.31%) Games
6 3 (2.31%) Law
7 2 (1.54%) Back Office
7 2 (1.54%) Publishing
8 1 (0.77%) Marketing
8 1 (0.77%) Retail
8 1 (0.77%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (71.54%) Developer
2 23 (17.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 23 (17.69%) React Developer
3 21 (16.15%) JavaScript Developer
4 20 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 13 (10.00%) UI Developer
6 12 (9.23%) Full Stack Developer
7 10 (7.69%) Angular Developer
8 7 (5.38%) .NET Developer
8 7 (5.38%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 6 (4.62%) HTML Developer
9 6 (4.62%) Senior React Developer
10 5 (3.85%) Java Developer
10 5 (3.85%) Node.js Developer
11 4 (3.08%) C# Developer
11 4 (3.08%) Lead DevOps
11 4 (3.08%) SQL Developer
11 4 (3.08%) Web Developer
12 3 (2.31%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (60.77%) CSS
2 76 (58.46%) Node.js
3 70 (53.85%) HTML
4 46 (35.38%) React
5 38 (29.23%) AngularJS
6 36 (27.69%) HTML5
7 31 (23.85%) Sass
8 27 (20.77%) Jest
8 27 (20.77%) Redux
9 23 (17.69%) REST
10 22 (16.92%) .NET
11 21 (16.15%) RESTful
12 19 (14.62%) CSS3
13 18 (13.85%) Vue.js
14 17 (13.08%) Web Services
15 16 (12.31%) .NET Core
15 16 (12.31%) Express
16 15 (11.54%) jQuery
16 15 (11.54%) JSON
17 12 (9.23%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.08%) User Experience
2 6 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.85%) Derivative
4 4 (3.08%) Blog
4 4 (3.08%) Equity Derivative
4 4 (3.08%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.31%) Cloud Native
5 3 (2.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.31%) W3C
6 2 (1.54%) Credit Derivative
6 2 (1.54%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.54%) Graphic Design
6 2 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.54%) PKI
6 2 (1.54%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.77%) Animation
7 1 (0.77%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.54%) Linux
2 11 (8.46%) Unix
3 4 (3.08%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.54%) CentOS
4 2 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.54%) Windows
5 1 (0.77%) Android
5 1 (0.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (37.69%) Agile Software Development
1 49 (37.69%) DevOps
2 39 (30.00%) Front End Development
3 35 (26.92%) Scrum
4 29 (22.31%) Test Automation
5 27 (20.77%) Microservices
6 18 (13.85%) MVC
7 17 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (13.08%) Unit Testing
8 16 (12.31%) TDD
9 15 (11.54%) Open Source
10 14 (10.77%) Mentoring
10 14 (10.77%) Web Development
11 11 (8.46%) SDLC
12 9 (6.92%) BDD
13 8 (6.15%) Test Scripting
14 7 (5.38%) Analytics
14 7 (5.38%) Dependency Injection
14 7 (5.38%) E-Commerce
14 7 (5.38%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 91 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 39 (30.00%) TypeScript
3 34 (26.15%) ES6
3 34 (26.15%) Java
4 26 (20.00%) Python
5 19 (14.62%) C#
6 11 (8.46%) Groovy
7 8 (6.15%) PowerShell
7 8 (6.15%) SQL
8 7 (5.38%) Java 8
8 7 (5.38%) T-SQL
9 5 (3.85%) PHP
10 4 (3.08%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.31%) ES7
11 3 (2.31%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.54%) C
12 2 (1.54%) C++
12 2 (1.54%) Go
12 2 (1.54%) Perl
12 2 (1.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (6.15%) BPSS Clearance
2 6 (4.62%) Degree
2 6 (4.62%) SC Cleared
2 6 (4.62%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.54%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.77%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.85%) WCAG
2 2 (1.54%) QA
2 2 (1.54%) SEPA
3 1 (0.77%) GDPR
System Software
1 50 (38.46%) Docker
2 5 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 40 (30.77%) Kubernetes
2 27 (20.77%) Ansible
2 27 (20.77%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (14.62%) Puppet
4 17 (13.08%) Terraform
5 4 (3.08%) Salt
6 3 (2.31%) Prometheus
7 2 (1.54%) Grafana
7 2 (1.54%) Istio
7 2 (1.54%) OpenNebula
8 1 (0.77%) MIIS
Vendors
1 10 (7.69%) Atlassian
2 9 (6.92%) ESRI
3 8 (6.15%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.62%) Google
4 6 (4.62%) Oracle
5 3 (2.31%) Sitecore
5 3 (2.31%) Splunk
6 2 (1.54%) Apple
6 2 (1.54%) PayPal
7 1 (0.77%) Capita
7 1 (0.77%) OutSystems
7 1 (0.77%) Perforce
7 1 (0.77%) WooCommerce
7 1 (0.77%) Xamarin