Period
to 29 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Express skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Express over the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Express
England > London
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 389 349 396
Rank change year-on-year -40 +47 +12
Contract jobs citing Express 145 43 207
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.48% 0.27% 0.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.36% 0.71% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 38 161
10th Percentile £400 £411 £450
25th Percentile £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £517 £481 £525
Median % change year-on-year +7.43% -8.33% +5.00%
75th Percentile £575 £534 £575
90th Percentile £613 £583 £625
England median daily rate £475 £475 £500
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +3.09%

Express is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 10,677 6,061 14,847
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 35.51% 38.18% 36.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,954 4,511 11,191
10th Percentile £400 £375 £375
25th Percentile £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.44%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £603
90th Percentile £720 £713 £675
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 35 61
10th Percentile £24.85 £22.90 £13.50
25th Percentile £35.19 £31.06 £34.00
Median hourly rate £49.00 £47.00 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.26% -6.00% +16.96%
75th Percentile £65.00 £63.00 £55.00
90th Percentile £68.98 £67.91 £68.75
England median hourly rate £47.25 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.36%

Express
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Express as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Express in London

Express
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Express in London.

Daily rate trend for Express in London

Express
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Express in London over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Express in London

Express
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Express within the London region over the 6 months to 29 July 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
Central London -18 16 £500 +11.11% 21
West London +4 2 £475 +5.56% 8
East London - 1 £465 - 9
Express
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Express 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 London region with a requirement for Express.

1 130 (89.66%) Node.js
2 103 (71.03%) JavaScript
3 84 (57.93%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (53.79%) React
5 68 (46.90%) AWS
6 54 (37.24%) CSS
7 53 (36.55%) TypeScript
8 50 (34.48%) HTML
9 49 (33.79%) Microservices
10 48 (33.10%) Mocha
11 46 (31.72%) Java
11 46 (31.72%) Full Stack Development
12 43 (29.66%) Software Engineering
12 43 (29.66%) MongoDB
13 42 (28.97%) AngularJS
14 39 (26.90%) GraphQL
15 36 (24.83%) Azure
15 36 (24.83%) Git (software)
16 35 (24.14%) Jest
17 32 (22.07%) npm
17 32 (22.07%) SDLC
18 31 (21.38%) DevOps
19 30 (20.69%) Serverless
20 29 (20.00%) AWS Lambda
21 28 (19.31%) ES6
21 28 (19.31%) webpack
21 28 (19.31%) Docker
21 28 (19.31%) GCP
21 28 (19.31%) Redux
21 28 (19.31%) Finance

Express
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 14 (9.66%) Confluence
2 12 (8.28%) nginx
3 4 (2.76%) Drupal
4 3 (2.07%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.69%) Apache
6 1 (0.69%) CMS
6 1 (0.69%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 6 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (4.14%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.45%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Magento
1 1 (0.69%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 68 (46.90%) AWS
2 36 (24.83%) Azure
3 32 (22.07%) npm
4 30 (20.69%) Serverless
5 29 (20.00%) AWS Lambda
6 28 (19.31%) GCP
7 19 (13.10%) Yarn
8 9 (6.21%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (4.83%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 7 (4.83%) SaaS
9 7 (4.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (4.14%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (2.76%) GitHub
12 3 (2.07%) Snowflake
13 2 (1.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (1.38%) Amazon EKS
13 2 (1.38%) AWS CodeCommit
13 2 (1.38%) AWS CodePipeline
13 2 (1.38%) Azure Pipelines
13 2 (1.38%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.41%) AMQP
2 9 (6.21%) Firewall
3 7 (4.83%) BGP
3 7 (4.83%) DWDM
3 7 (4.83%) EIGRP
3 7 (4.83%) HSRP
3 7 (4.83%) MPLS
3 7 (4.83%) OSPF
3 7 (4.83%) RIP
3 7 (4.83%) SSL
3 7 (4.83%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.83%) VPN
4 5 (3.45%) HTTP
5 2 (1.38%) IPv4
5 2 (1.38%) LAN
5 2 (1.38%) WAN
6 1 (0.69%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (29.66%) MongoDB
2 22 (15.17%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (9.66%) NoSQL
4 13 (8.97%) Redis
5 11 (7.59%) MySQL
6 9 (6.21%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (4.83%) DataStax
8 6 (4.14%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.07%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.07%) SQL Server
10 2 (1.38%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.69%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 48 (33.10%) Mocha
2 36 (24.83%) Git (software)
3 28 (19.31%) webpack
4 16 (11.03%) Jenkins
5 14 (9.66%) Cypress.io
6 13 (8.97%) GitLab
6 13 (8.97%) Sinon.JS
7 11 (7.59%) JIRA
8 8 (5.52%) Jasmine
9 6 (4.14%) gulp
9 6 (4.14%) SonarQube
10 5 (3.45%) Babel
10 5 (3.45%) Cucumber
10 5 (3.45%) JSUnit
10 5 (3.45%) JUnit
10 5 (3.45%) Selenium
10 5 (3.45%) WebDriver
11 4 (2.76%) Bitbucket
11 4 (2.76%) CircleCI
11 4 (2.76%) Maven
General
1 28 (19.31%) Finance
2 24 (16.55%) Banking
3 16 (11.03%) Social Skills
4 11 (7.59%) Front Office
4 11 (7.59%) Investment Banking
5 9 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.83%) Influencing Skills
6 7 (4.83%) Presentation Skills
7 3 (2.07%) Publishing
7 3 (2.07%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.38%) Back Office
8 2 (1.38%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (1.38%) Marketing
9 1 (0.69%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 1 (0.69%) Law
9 1 (0.69%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 95 (65.52%) Developer
2 32 (22.07%) Full Stack Developer
3 23 (15.86%) Node.js Developer
4 20 (13.79%) JavaScript Developer
5 16 (11.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 14 (9.66%) React Developer
7 12 (8.28%) Angular Developer
7 12 (8.28%) Senior Developer
8 10 (6.90%) Front Office Developer
9 8 (5.52%) JavaScript Engineer
9 8 (5.52%) Lead Developer
10 7 (4.83%) Tester
11 6 (4.14%) Software Engineer
12 5 (3.45%) Backend Developer
12 5 (3.45%) Consultant
12 5 (3.45%) UI Developer
13 4 (2.76%) Senior UI Developer
13 4 (2.76%) Senior UI/UX Developer
13 4 (2.76%) Senior UX Developer
13 4 (2.76%) UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (89.66%) Node.js
2 78 (53.79%) React
3 54 (37.24%) CSS
4 50 (34.48%) HTML
5 42 (28.97%) AngularJS
6 39 (26.90%) GraphQL
7 35 (24.14%) Jest
8 28 (19.31%) Redux
9 24 (16.55%) MEAN Stack
10 22 (15.17%) Mongoose
11 21 (14.48%) OAuth
12 20 (13.79%) Kafka
12 20 (13.79%) RabbitMQ
13 19 (13.10%) Chai
14 18 (12.41%) NestJS
14 18 (12.41%) REST
15 16 (11.03%) HTML5
15 16 (11.03%) RESTful
15 16 (11.03%) Sass
16 13 (8.97%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.86%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (15.17%) User Experience
3 11 (7.59%) Derivative
3 11 (7.59%) Equities
3 11 (7.59%) Fixed Income
3 11 (7.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (7.59%) Hedge funds
4 6 (4.14%) Data Structures
4 6 (4.14%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.76%) Cloud Native
6 3 (2.07%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.07%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.07%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.38%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.38%) Social Media
8 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.21%) Android
1 9 (6.21%) Apple iOS
2 4 (2.76%) Windows
3 2 (1.38%) Linux
3 2 (1.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (57.93%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (33.79%) Microservices
3 46 (31.72%) Full Stack Development
4 43 (29.66%) Software Engineering
5 32 (22.07%) SDLC
6 31 (21.38%) DevOps
7 28 (19.31%) Scrum
8 26 (17.93%) Artificial Intelligence
9 21 (14.48%) Front End Development
9 21 (14.48%) TDD
10 20 (13.79%) Open Source
10 20 (13.79%) Test Automation
11 15 (10.34%) Machine Learning
12 13 (8.97%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (8.97%) Product Strategy
13 12 (8.28%) Kanban
13 12 (8.28%) Natural Language Processing
13 12 (8.28%) Neural Network
14 11 (7.59%) Asset Management
14 11 (7.59%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 103 (71.03%) JavaScript
2 53 (36.55%) TypeScript
3 46 (31.72%) Java
4 28 (19.31%) ES6
5 15 (10.34%) Python
6 13 (8.97%) SQL
7 8 (5.52%) Java 8
8 6 (4.14%) C#
9 4 (2.76%) C
9 4 (2.76%) C++
10 3 (2.07%) PHP
11 2 (1.38%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.38%) Groovy
11 2 (1.38%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.38%) Perl
11 2 (1.38%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.38%) Ruby
11 2 (1.38%) Scala
11 2 (1.38%) VB
11 2 (1.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (9.66%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.59%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.83%) CCNP
3 7 (4.83%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.45%) Degree
5 2 (1.38%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.14%) Accessibility
2 5 (3.45%) SLA
3 2 (1.38%) QA
System Software
1 28 (19.31%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (14.48%) Kubernetes
2 7 (4.83%) Grafana
2 7 (4.83%) HP NNM
2 7 (4.83%) Kibana
3 5 (3.45%) Terraform
4 2 (1.38%) Ansible
4 2 (1.38%) Graphite
4 2 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.38%) Puppet
4 2 (1.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (7.59%) Google
2 9 (6.21%) Apple
2 9 (6.21%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.83%) Cisco
3 7 (4.83%) F5
3 7 (4.83%) HP
3 7 (4.83%) Juniper
4 4 (2.76%) New Relic
5 2 (1.38%) Alibaba
5 2 (1.38%) IBM
5 2 (1.38%) Oracle
5 2 (1.38%) SOASTA, Inc
5 2 (1.38%) Splunk
5 2 (1.38%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.69%) Adobe
6 1 (0.69%) Monetate
6 1 (0.69%) PagerDuty