Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for JSON skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited JSON over the 6 months to 19 January 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.

JSON
England > North West
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 74 73
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +49
Contract jobs citing JSON 141 154 203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.59% 2.51% 2.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.92% 8.38% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 110 150
North West median daily rate £398 £415 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.22% +7.10% +3.26%
10th Percentile £263 £318 £299
90th Percentile £561 £575 £523
England median daily rate £470 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +7.43% +6.06% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
North West median hourly rate - - £35.57
England median hourly rate £41.50 £33.28 £32.00
% change year-on-year +24.70% +4.00% -14.67%

JSON 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 the North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,780 1,837 2,144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.69% 29.98% 25.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,227 1,269 1,350
North West median daily rate £390 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.65% - +10.71%
10th Percentile £288 £275 £266
90th Percentile £545 £525 £530
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 23 78
North West median hourly rate £38.13 £38.50 £33.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.97% +13.84% +12.73%
10th Percentile £18.08 £16.40 £16.93
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.32 £42.88
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

JSON
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing JSON as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for JSON in the North West

JSON
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing JSON in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for JSON in the North West

JSON
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JSON in the North West over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JSON in the North West

JSON
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing JSON in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for JSON in the North West

JSON
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 JSON within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 January 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
Manchester -1 64 £400 - 46
Cheshire +2 40 £375 -11.76% 16
Merseyside +24 29 £369 -1.67% 3
Lancashire +5 3 £538 +2.38% 3
JSON
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing JSON 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 North West region with a requirement for JSON.

1 76 (53.90%) JavaScript
2 74 (52.48%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (39.01%) Java
4 44 (31.21%) Node.js
5 43 (30.50%) CSS
6 40 (28.37%) HTML
7 38 (26.95%) Web Services
8 33 (23.40%) Test Automation
9 32 (22.70%) XML
10 31 (21.99%) Scrum
10 31 (21.99%) REST
11 29 (20.57%) .NET
11 29 (20.57%) Microsoft
12 26 (18.44%) Git (software)
12 26 (18.44%) TDD
13 25 (17.73%) Unit Testing
14 24 (17.02%) jQuery
14 24 (17.02%) C#
15 23 (16.31%) SQL Server
15 23 (16.31%) Windows
15 23 (16.31%) MVC
15 23 (16.31%) Amazon AWS
16 22 (15.60%) RESTful
16 22 (15.60%) Kanban
17 21 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
18 20 (14.18%) SQL
19 19 (13.48%) SOAP
19 19 (13.48%) Linux
19 19 (13.48%) Finance
19 19 (13.48%) Spring

JSON
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 6 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
1 6 (4.26%) IIS
2 3 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.13%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.42%) Apache
3 2 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.42%) CMS
3 2 (1.42%) JBoss
3 2 (1.42%) nginx
4 1 (0.71%) SAS
4 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 23 (16.31%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (9.22%) IaaS
4 12 (8.51%) PaaS
5 10 (7.09%) npm
6 9 (6.38%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (6.38%) Serverless
7 4 (2.84%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (2.84%) Amazon S3
7 4 (2.84%) GitHub
8 3 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.42%) Boomi
9 2 (1.42%) iPaaS
9 2 (1.42%) SaaS
10 1 (0.71%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.38%) Firewall
1 9 (6.38%) Intranet
1 9 (6.38%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (5.67%) FTP
3 3 (2.13%) HTTP
4 1 (0.71%) DNS
4 1 (0.71%) RTSP
4 1 (0.71%) SMS
4 1 (0.71%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (16.31%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.80%) MongoDB
3 9 (6.38%) Redis
4 8 (5.67%) Relational Database
5 7 (4.96%) NoSQL
6 6 (4.26%) RDBMS
7 5 (3.55%) MySQL
7 5 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.42%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.71%) Big Data
10 1 (0.71%) OLAP
10 1 (0.71%) OLAP Cube
10 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.71%) SAS EBI
10 1 (0.71%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 26 (18.44%) Git (software)
2 15 (10.64%) JIRA
2 15 (10.64%) Visual Studio
3 14 (9.93%) Grunt
3 14 (9.93%) Jenkins
4 13 (9.22%) Mocha
4 13 (9.22%) SonarQube
5 12 (8.51%) gulp
5 12 (8.51%) Xcode
6 11 (7.80%) Gradle
7 10 (7.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (6.38%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (5.67%) Selenium
9 8 (5.67%) Subversion
10 7 (4.96%) GitLab
10 7 (4.96%) JUnit
10 7 (4.96%) Maven
11 6 (4.26%) JProfiler
12 5 (3.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (3.55%) Bitbucket
General
1 19 (13.48%) Finance
2 8 (5.67%) Banking
2 8 (5.67%) Retail
3 4 (2.84%) Law
3 4 (2.84%) Legal
3 4 (2.84%) Marketing
4 3 (2.13%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.42%) Games
6 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 77 (54.61%) Developer
2 22 (15.60%) Java Developer
3 21 (14.89%) JavaScript Developer
4 18 (12.77%) Architect
5 16 (11.35%) Consultant
6 13 (9.22%) .NET Developer
6 13 (9.22%) iOS Developer
7 11 (7.80%) Azure Consultant
8 9 (6.38%) Azure DevOps
8 9 (6.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 9 (6.38%) UI Developer
9 7 (4.96%) Analyst
9 7 (4.96%) C# Developer
9 7 (4.96%) Operations Analyst
9 7 (4.96%) Security Analyst
9 7 (4.96%) Security Operations Analyst
9 7 (4.96%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (4.96%) Senior Operations Analyst
9 7 (4.96%) Senior Security Analyst
9 7 (4.96%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (31.21%) Node.js
2 43 (30.50%) CSS
3 40 (28.37%) HTML
4 38 (26.95%) Web Services
5 32 (22.70%) XML
6 31 (21.99%) REST
7 29 (20.57%) .NET
8 24 (17.02%) jQuery
9 22 (15.60%) RESTful
10 19 (13.48%) SOAP
10 19 (13.48%) Spring
11 17 (12.06%) Ajax
11 17 (12.06%) ASP.NET
11 17 (12.06%) CSS3
11 17 (12.06%) HTML5
12 15 (10.64%) .NET Framework
13 13 (9.22%) Sass
13 13 (9.22%) WCF
14 12 (8.51%) ASP.NET Web API
14 12 (8.51%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (9.93%) User Experience
3 12 (8.51%) Management Information System
4 10 (7.09%) CESG
5 6 (4.26%) Cyberattack
5 6 (4.26%) Data Structures
5 6 (4.26%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.84%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.84%) NHS
7 3 (2.13%) Social Media
8 2 (1.42%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.42%) Replication
9 1 (0.71%) Interactive TV
9 1 (0.71%) iPad
9 1 (0.71%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 23 (16.31%) Windows
2 19 (13.48%) Apple iOS
2 19 (13.48%) Linux
3 8 (5.67%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.96%) Android
5 4 (2.84%) Mac OS X
5 4 (2.84%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.84%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.42%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (52.48%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (23.40%) Test Automation
3 31 (21.99%) Scrum
4 26 (18.44%) TDD
5 25 (17.73%) Unit Testing
6 23 (16.31%) MVC
7 22 (15.60%) Kanban
8 19 (13.48%) BDD
8 19 (13.48%) DevOps
8 19 (13.48%) Front End Development
9 17 (12.06%) E-Commerce
10 14 (9.93%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (9.93%) Cybersecurity
11 13 (9.22%) iOS Development
11 13 (9.22%) Software Engineering
11 13 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (8.51%) Data Analysis
13 11 (7.80%) Open Source
14 10 (7.09%) Information Security
14 10 (7.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 76 (53.90%) JavaScript
2 55 (39.01%) Java
3 24 (17.02%) C#
4 20 (14.18%) SQL
5 17 (12.06%) ES6
6 14 (9.93%) PowerShell
7 13 (9.22%) Apple Swift
8 12 (8.51%) Python
9 10 (7.09%) COBOL
10 7 (4.96%) T-SQL
11 6 (4.26%) Objective-C
12 5 (3.55%) VB.NET
13 4 (2.84%) Ruby
13 4 (2.84%) XPath
14 3 (2.13%) XAML
15 2 (1.42%) C
15 2 (1.42%) Perl
15 2 (1.42%) PHP
15 2 (1.42%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.71%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 8 (5.67%) CISSP
2 7 (4.96%) GCED
2 7 (4.96%) GCFA
2 7 (4.96%) GCIA
2 7 (4.96%) GCIH
2 7 (4.96%) GIAC
2 7 (4.96%) GREM
2 7 (4.96%) GSEC
3 5 (3.55%) Degree
3 5 (3.55%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.55%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.71%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.71%) CISMP
5 1 (0.71%) IISP
5 1 (0.71%) MCSE
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.38%) CESG Infosec
1 9 (6.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 9 (6.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.26%) QA
3 5 (3.55%) GPG13
3 5 (3.55%) HL7
4 2 (1.42%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.71%) PSD2
System Software
1 5 (3.55%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.13%) Docker
2 3 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (6.38%) IBM BigFix
2 8 (5.67%) Puppet
3 5 (3.55%) Kibana
4 4 (2.84%) logstash
5 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.71%) SCOM
5 1 (0.71%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.71%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (20.57%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.22%) Apple
3 12 (8.51%) Perforce
4 9 (6.38%) Oracle
5 4 (2.84%) Capita
5 4 (2.84%) DevExpress
5 4 (2.84%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.42%) Informatica
6 2 (1.42%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.42%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.42%) SnapLogic
7 1 (0.71%) IBM
7 1 (0.71%) SAP
7 1 (0.71%) Twitter