Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 23 November 2017 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)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 17 19
Rank change year-on-year +13 +2 -4
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 73 47 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 14.96% 7.89% 6.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.27% 23.27% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 32 18
Merseyside median daily rate £351 £375 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.40% +23.97% +0.83%
10th Percentile £313 £265 £180
90th Percentile £450 £436 £450
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £43.00 £15.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +186.67% -60.00% +20.00%

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 Merseyside with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 213 202 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 43.65% 33.89% 28.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 116 94
Merseyside median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £294 £275 £181
90th Percentile £488 £481 £475
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Merseyside median hourly rate £17.74 £23.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.70% +8.14% +14.67%
10th Percentile £12.32 £12.33 £20.75
90th Percentile £18.87 £33.28 £22.25
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.01 £37.50
% change year-on-year +37.87% -22.63% +27.66%

JavaScript
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing JavaScript as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for JavaScript in Merseyside

JavaScript
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JavaScript in Merseyside

JavaScript
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JavaScript in Merseyside over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JavaScript in Merseyside

JavaScript
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for JavaScript in Merseyside

JavaScript
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JavaScript within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Liverpool +9 62 £350 -6.67% 15
St Helens -1 1 £300 -27.27%
JavaScript
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing JavaScript also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for JavaScript.

1 47 (64.38%) CSS
2 45 (61.64%) HTML
3 31 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (41.10%) Java
4 30 (41.10%) Front End Development
5 24 (32.88%) Scrum
6 21 (28.77%) Git (software)
6 21 (28.77%) Node.js
6 21 (28.77%) React
7 20 (27.40%) TDD
8 19 (26.03%) BDD
8 19 (26.03%) Kanban
9 17 (23.29%) JSON
10 16 (21.92%) C#
10 16 (21.92%) MySQL
11 15 (20.55%) Jenkins
12 13 (17.81%) AngularJS
12 13 (17.81%) PHP
12 13 (17.81%) Drupal
13 12 (16.44%) jQuery
13 12 (16.44%) MongoDB
13 12 (16.44%) .NET
13 12 (16.44%) MVC
13 12 (16.44%) Greenfield Project
14 11 (15.07%) ES6
14 11 (15.07%) Linux
14 11 (15.07%) NoSQL
14 11 (15.07%) Mocha
14 11 (15.07%) Test Automation
14 11 (15.07%) RESTful

JavaScript
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 13 (17.81%) Drupal
2 6 (8.22%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (6.85%) WebSphere
4 4 (5.48%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (5.48%) CMS
4 4 (5.48%) nginx
4 4 (5.48%) Tomcat
4 4 (5.48%) Umbraco
4 4 (5.48%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.74%) WordPress
6 1 (1.37%) Confluence
6 1 (1.37%) Joomla!
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.37%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Magento
1 4 (5.48%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.07%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.85%) AWS Lambda
2 5 (6.85%) Serverless
3 4 (5.48%) PaaS
4 2 (2.74%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (2.74%) GitHub
5 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.92%) MySQL
2 12 (16.44%) MongoDB
3 11 (15.07%) NoSQL
4 9 (12.33%) SQL Server
5 6 (8.22%) Oracle Database
6 5 (6.85%) Redis
7 4 (5.48%) Big Data
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (28.77%) Git (software)
2 15 (20.55%) Jenkins
3 11 (15.07%) Mocha
3 11 (15.07%) Selenium
4 8 (10.96%) Grunt
5 7 (9.59%) gulp
6 6 (8.22%) Cucumber
7 5 (6.85%) webpack
8 4 (5.48%) Babel
8 4 (5.48%) Mercurial
9 2 (2.74%) ERwin
9 2 (2.74%) GitLab
9 2 (2.74%) SonarQube
9 2 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.37%) Jasmine
10 1 (1.37%) JUnit
10 1 (1.37%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (1.37%) Sinon.JS
10 1 (1.37%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (4.11%) Games
2 1 (1.37%) Banking
2 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 66 (90.41%) Developer
2 21 (28.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 19 (26.03%) Java Developer
4 18 (24.66%) JavaScript Developer
5 7 (9.59%) Drupal Developer
5 7 (9.59%) PHP Developer
6 5 (6.85%) .NET Developer
6 5 (6.85%) Senior Developer
6 5 (6.85%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (5.48%) Agile Developer
7 4 (5.48%) Agile Java Developer
7 4 (5.48%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (5.48%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) HTML CSS Developer
7 4 (5.48%) HTML Developer
7 4 (5.48%) Magento Developer
7 4 (5.48%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 4 (5.48%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 4 (5.48%) Sitecore Developer
7 4 (5.48%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (64.38%) CSS
2 45 (61.64%) HTML
3 21 (28.77%) Node.js
3 21 (28.77%) React
4 17 (23.29%) JSON
5 13 (17.81%) AngularJS
6 12 (16.44%) .NET
6 12 (16.44%) jQuery
7 11 (15.07%) RESTful
8 10 (13.70%) HTML5
8 10 (13.70%) Web Services
9 9 (12.33%) ASP.NET
9 9 (12.33%) Spring Boot
10 8 (10.96%) Sass
10 8 (10.96%) Spring
11 7 (9.59%) CSS3
11 7 (9.59%) Ember.js
11 7 (9.59%) REST
12 6 (8.22%) Dropwizard
12 6 (8.22%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.44%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (10.96%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.48%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.48%) iPad
4 3 (4.11%) User Experience
5 2 (2.74%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.07%) Linux
2 3 (4.11%) Unix
3 2 (2.74%) Android
4 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (41.10%) Front End Development
3 24 (32.88%) Scrum
4 20 (27.40%) TDD
5 19 (26.03%) BDD
5 19 (26.03%) Kanban
6 12 (16.44%) MVC
7 11 (15.07%) Open Source
7 11 (15.07%) Test Automation
8 7 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (9.59%) Microservices
9 6 (8.22%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (6.85%) Coaching
10 5 (6.85%) DevOps
10 5 (6.85%) E-Commerce
10 5 (6.85%) Web Development
11 4 (5.48%) Pair Programming
11 4 (5.48%) SOA
12 3 (4.11%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
12 3 (4.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (41.10%) Java
2 16 (21.92%) C#
3 13 (17.81%) PHP
4 11 (15.07%) ES6
5 6 (8.22%) ECMAScript
5 6 (8.22%) Python
5 6 (8.22%) SQL
6 5 (6.85%) C++
7 4 (5.48%) Groovy
7 4 (5.48%) Ruby
7 4 (5.48%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.37%) C
8 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.37%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (2.74%) OCPJP
2 1 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.37%) Degree
2 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) Docker
1 4 (5.48%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (6.85%) Ansible
2 4 (5.48%) Kubernetes
2 4 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (5.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (8.22%) Oracle
2 5 (6.85%) Sitecore
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.74%) Zend
4 1 (1.37%) Adobe
4 1 (1.37%) Xamarin