Period
to 20 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 20 January 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)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 17 12 13
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 -8
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 201 464 548
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 8.23% 9.51% 9.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.70% 25.89% 24.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 372 395
Median daily rate £409 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.91% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £285
90th Percentile £529 £530 £525
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
Median hourly rate £23.47 £51.75 £36.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.65% +42.86% -15.76%
10th Percentile £22.10 £37.53 £20.17
90th Percentile £24.84 £53.00 £49.00
England median hourly rate £42.00 £48.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -13.40% +7.78% +3.45%

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 the North West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 848 1,792 2,266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.73% 36.71% 40.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 1,291 1,582
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £263 £294 £300
90th Percentile £576 £575 £575
England median daily rate £483 £488 £480
% change year-on-year -1.03% +1.56% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 45 43
Median hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.33% -17.24% -7.05%
10th Percentile £12.45 £14.18 £17.10
90th Percentile £52.03 £55.00 £48.88
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.38
% change year-on-year -3.41% +3.82% +5.96%

JavaScript
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing JavaScript as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for JavaScript in the North West

JavaScript
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing JavaScript in the North West.

Daily rate trend for JavaScript in the North West

JavaScript
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing JavaScript in the North West over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for JavaScript in the North West

JavaScript
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing JavaScript in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for JavaScript in the North West

JavaScript
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JavaScript within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 January 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
Manchester -3 129 £425 - 243
Cheshire -10 26 £350 -12.50% 70
Lancashire -4 19 £425 +3.03% 30
Merseyside +4 17 £350 -14.63% 46
JavaScript
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 North West region with a requirement for JavaScript.

1 87 (43.28%) HTML
1 87 (43.28%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (42.29%) CSS
3 62 (30.85%) React
4 59 (29.35%) Front End Development
5 51 (25.37%) Java
6 50 (24.88%) C#
7 43 (21.39%) Node.js
8 42 (20.90%) .NET
9 41 (20.40%) TDD
10 35 (17.41%) Git (software)
10 35 (17.41%) Docker
11 32 (15.92%) DevOps
12 31 (15.42%) Software Engineering
13 30 (14.93%) Security Cleared
14 27 (13.43%) PHP
15 25 (12.44%) User Experience
16 23 (11.44%) SC Cleared
16 23 (11.44%) AWS
17 22 (10.95%) Azure
18 21 (10.45%) AngularJS
18 21 (10.45%) SQL Server
18 21 (10.45%) MVC
19 20 (9.95%) Spring
19 20 (9.95%) MySQL
19 20 (9.95%) SQL
20 19 (9.45%) Finance
20 19 (9.45%) Public Sector
21 18 (8.96%) Scrum
21 18 (8.96%) Laravel

JavaScript
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 7 (3.48%) IIS
2 6 (2.99%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.49%) WordPress
4 4 (1.99%) CMS
5 3 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.49%) Mendix
6 2 (1.00%) Confluence
6 2 (1.00%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.50%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.50%) nginx
7 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.50%) Adobe XD
1 1 (0.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (5.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.49%) Magento
2 3 (1.49%) Shopify
2 3 (1.49%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.50%) Toggl
Cloud Services
1 23 (11.44%) AWS
2 22 (10.95%) Azure
3 11 (5.47%) npm
4 8 (3.98%) Yarn
5 7 (3.48%) GitHub
5 7 (3.48%) Serverless
6 6 (2.99%) Power Platform
7 4 (1.99%) Boomi
8 3 (1.49%) AdWords
8 3 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.49%) GCP
8 3 (1.49%) Google Analytics
8 3 (1.49%) Google Tag Manager
8 3 (1.49%) Logic Apps
8 3 (1.49%) PaaS
9 2 (1.00%) BrowserStack
9 2 (1.00%) Office 365
9 2 (1.00%) Power Automate
9 2 (1.00%) Slack
10 1 (0.50%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.48%) HTTP
2 5 (2.49%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (1.99%) ATM
3 4 (1.99%) Internet
4 1 (0.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.95%) MySQL
3 7 (3.48%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.99%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.99%) Power BI
5 4 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.49%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.50%) Big Data
8 1 (0.50%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.50%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.50%) DB2
8 1 (0.50%) MS Access
8 1 (0.50%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.50%) Redis
Development Applications
1 35 (17.41%) Git (software)
2 13 (6.47%) Visual Studio
3 12 (5.97%) Jenkins
4 10 (4.98%) GitLab
5 7 (3.48%) JUnit
6 6 (2.99%) Cucumber
6 6 (2.99%) JIRA
6 6 (2.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (2.49%) NUnit
8 4 (1.99%) Cypress.io
8 4 (1.99%) Subversion
8 4 (1.99%) webpack
9 3 (1.49%) gulp
9 3 (1.49%) JMeter
10 2 (1.00%) Babel
10 2 (1.00%) git-flow
10 2 (1.00%) Grunt
10 2 (1.00%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (1.00%) Selenium
10 2 (1.00%) SoapUI
General
1 19 (9.45%) Finance
1 19 (9.45%) Public Sector
2 13 (6.47%) Marketing
3 11 (5.47%) Retail
4 9 (4.48%) Games
5 7 (3.48%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.49%) Electronics
6 5 (2.49%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.49%) Law
8 2 (1.00%) Banking
8 2 (1.00%) Local Government
9 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 148 (73.63%) Developer
2 33 (16.42%) React Developer
3 24 (11.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 23 (11.44%) JavaScript Developer
5 22 (10.95%) Full Stack Developer
6 18 (8.96%) PHP Developer
7 16 (7.96%) .NET Developer
8 15 (7.46%) Software Developer
9 13 (6.47%) Java Developer
9 13 (6.47%) Software Engineer
10 12 (5.97%) Designer
11 11 (5.47%) Interaction Designer
12 10 (4.98%) Senior Designer
13 9 (4.48%) JavaScript Engineer
13 9 (4.48%) Node.js Developer
13 9 (4.48%) Senior Developer
13 9 (4.48%) Senior Interaction Designer
13 9 (4.48%) Web Developer
14 8 (3.98%) AWS Developer
14 8 (3.98%) PHP Laravel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (43.28%) HTML
2 85 (42.29%) CSS
3 62 (30.85%) React
4 43 (21.39%) Node.js
5 42 (20.90%) .NET
6 21 (10.45%) AngularJS
7 20 (9.95%) Spring
8 18 (8.96%) Laravel
9 17 (8.46%) ASP.NET
10 16 (7.96%) Web Services
11 15 (7.46%) REST
11 15 (7.46%) Vue.js
12 14 (6.97%) HTML5
12 14 (6.97%) jQuery
13 12 (5.97%) .NET Framework
14 11 (5.47%) Spring Boot
15 10 (4.98%) Sass
15 10 (4.98%) SOAP
16 9 (4.48%) JSON
17 8 (3.98%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.44%) User Experience
2 9 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (1.99%) Social Media
4 3 (1.49%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.00%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.00%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.00%) NHS
6 1 (0.50%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.50%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.50%) Life Science
6 1 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.50%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.97%) Windows
2 7 (3.48%) Windows Server
3 6 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (1.99%) Linux
4 4 (1.99%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.49%) Android
6 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (43.28%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (29.35%) Front End Development
3 41 (20.40%) TDD
4 32 (15.92%) DevOps
5 31 (15.42%) Software Engineering
6 21 (10.45%) MVC
7 18 (8.96%) Scrum
8 17 (8.46%) Unit Testing
9 16 (7.96%) Microservices
9 16 (7.96%) Web Development
10 13 (6.47%) BDD
11 12 (5.97%) Prototyping
11 12 (5.97%) Service Design
12 11 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (5.47%) CRM
12 11 (5.47%) Digital Marketing
12 11 (5.47%) Test Automation
13 9 (4.48%) Kanban
13 9 (4.48%) OOP
13 9 (4.48%) Systems Thinking
Programming Languages
1 51 (25.37%) Java
2 50 (24.88%) C#
3 27 (13.43%) PHP
4 20 (9.95%) SQL
5 14 (6.97%) TypeScript
6 13 (6.47%) Python
7 10 (4.98%) ES6
8 8 (3.98%) Go
8 8 (3.98%) Java 8
8 8 (3.98%) VB.NET
9 6 (2.99%) C++
10 2 (1.00%) PHP 7
10 2 (1.00%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.00%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.50%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (0.50%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.50%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.50%) Groovy
11 1 (0.50%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 30 (14.93%) Security Cleared
2 23 (11.44%) SC Cleared
3 16 (7.96%) Degree
4 2 (1.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.50%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.50%) ISEB
5 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.98%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) WCAG
3 1 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.50%) WAI
System Software
1 35 (17.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (6.97%) Kubernetes
2 8 (3.98%) Terraform
3 4 (1.99%) Ansible
3 4 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.50%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.50%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.50%) Istio
4 1 (0.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 16 (7.96%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.98%) SAP
3 5 (2.49%) Google
3 5 (2.49%) Pega
3 5 (2.49%) Zend
4 4 (1.99%) Dell
4 4 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.49%) Oracle
6 2 (1.00%) Adobe
6 2 (1.00%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.50%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.50%) HP
7 1 (0.50%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.50%) Nintex
7 1 (0.50%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.50%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.50%) Tealium
7 1 (0.50%) WooCommerce