The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for JavaScript skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited JavaScript over the 3 months to 26 June 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 22 15
Rank change year-on-year +13 -7  
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 226 250 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.35% 8.64% 8.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.25% 23.58% 25.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 133 118
Median daily rate £388 £332 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.71% -5.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £261 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.39 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.45 £37.50 £39.78
% change year-on-year +15.85% -5.71%  

JavaScript is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 932 1060 960
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 42.67% 36.61% 31.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 568 497
Median daily rate £388 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 22
Median hourly rate £43.39 £36.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.52% +18.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

JavaScript
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing JavaScript as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for JavaScript in Scotland

JavaScript
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JavaScript in Scotland

JavaScript
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JavaScript in Scotland over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JavaScript in Scotland

JavaScript
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for JavaScript in Scotland

JavaScript
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JavaScript within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +9 126 £388 +3.33% 38
Glasgow +8 85 £375 +13.63% 27
West Lothian +5 8 £413 -1.78% 1
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Stirling +10 1 £325 -35.00%
Fife - 1 £138 -
East Ayrshire - 1 £350 -
JavaScript
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for JavaScript.

1 300 (71.60%) HTML
2 282 (67.30%) CSS
3 178 (42.48%) Agile Software Development
4 146 (34.84%) AngularJS
5 137 (32.70%) Java
6 117 (27.92%) MVC
7 115 (27.45%) .NET
8 107 (25.54%) HTML5
9 106 (25.30%) jQuery
10 105 (25.06%) Web Development
10 105 (25.06%) C#
11 89 (21.24%) Front End Development
12 88 (21.00%) SQL
13 82 (19.57%) ASP.NET
14 74 (17.66%) Finance
14 74 (17.66%) Git (software)
14 74 (17.66%) CSS3
15 71 (16.95%) TDD
15 71 (16.95%) React
16 70 (16.71%) Web Services
17 69 (16.47%) Node.js
18 61 (14.56%) Scrum
19 59 (14.08%) SQL Server
20 53 (12.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 52 (12.41%) Linux
21 52 (12.41%) User Experience
22 51 (12.17%) Responsive Web Design
23 49 (11.69%) Jenkins
24 46 (10.98%) Spring
25 44 (10.50%) .NET Framework

JavaScript
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 34 (8.11%) CMS
2 21 (5.01%) EPiServer
3 17 (4.06%) Apache
3 17 (4.06%) Umbraco
4 15 (3.58%) JBoss
5 11 (2.63%) Tomcat
6 9 (2.15%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 6 (1.43%) Confluence
8 6 (1.43%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (1.43%) WebSphere Portal
9 5 (1.19%) Drupal
9 5 (1.19%) WordPress
10 4 (0.95%) GlassFish
10 4 (0.95%) IIS
11 3 (0.72%) MODX
11 3 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.72%) SAS
11 3 (0.72%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.48%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (2.63%) Photoshop
2 8 (1.91%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.95%) UserZoom
4 2 (0.48%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (0.48%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.48%) Siemens NX
5 1 (0.24%) InVision
Business Applications
1 12 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.95%) SessionCam
3 2 (0.48%) OpenText Process Suite
3 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.48%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 38 (9.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (3.10%) GitHub
3 11 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (2.15%) Amazon SQS
5 8 (1.91%) Amazon S3
6 7 (1.67%) Google Analytics
7 5 (1.19%) PaaS
8 3 (0.72%) Google Tag Manager
8 3 (0.72%) IaaS
8 3 (0.72%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.72%) Sauce Labs
9 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.48%) iTunes
10 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.24%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.19%) VXLAN
2 4 (0.95%) Internet
3 1 (0.24%) Firewall
3 1 (0.24%) HTTP
3 1 (0.24%) SMS
3 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 34 (8.11%) NoSQL
3 18 (4.30%) MySQL
4 14 (3.34%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.10%) Oracle Database
6 9 (2.15%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.91%) Oracle Database 12c
7 8 (1.91%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.19%) Spatial Data
9 4 (0.95%) Big Data
9 4 (0.95%) GIS
10 3 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.48%) DB2
11 2 (0.48%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 74 (17.66%) Git (software)
2 49 (11.69%) Jenkins
3 37 (8.83%) Maven
4 30 (7.16%) Cucumber
5 27 (6.44%) JIRA
5 27 (6.44%) Subversion
6 26 (6.21%) gulp
7 25 (5.97%) Grunt
7 25 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (5.01%) Selenium
9 14 (3.34%) Moq
9 14 (3.34%) Oracle APEX
10 13 (3.10%) Octopus Deploy
11 11 (2.63%) Ant
12 10 (2.39%) Jasmine
13 9 (2.15%) JUnit
13 9 (2.15%) Visual Studio
14 8 (1.91%) Mockito
15 7 (1.67%) Bower
15 7 (1.67%) GitLab
General
1 74 (17.66%) Finance
2 23 (5.49%) Banking
3 15 (3.58%) Financial Institution
4 6 (1.43%) Marketing
5 5 (1.19%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.95%) German Language
6 4 (0.95%) Italian Language
6 4 (0.95%) Publishing
7 3 (0.72%) Back Office
7 3 (0.72%) Legal
7 3 (0.72%) Spanish Language
7 3 (0.72%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.48%) Electronics
8 2 (0.48%) Games
8 2 (0.48%) Retail
9 1 (0.24%) French Language
9 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 326 (77.80%) Developer
2 70 (16.71%) JavaScript Developer
3 67 (15.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 52 (12.41%) Java Developer
5 51 (12.17%) Web Developer
6 44 (10.50%) .NET Developer
7 33 (7.88%) Senior Developer
8 32 (7.64%) Angular Developer
9 24 (5.73%) C# Developer
9 24 (5.73%) HTML Developer
10 21 (5.01%) Architect
11 16 (3.82%) C# .NET Developer
12 15 (3.58%) Analyst
13 13 (3.10%) Full Stack Developer
13 13 (3.10%) Senior Java Developer
14 11 (2.63%) UI Developer
15 10 (2.39%) Applications Developer
15 10 (2.39%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 10 (2.39%) PHP Developer
15 10 (2.39%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 300 (71.60%) HTML
2 282 (67.30%) CSS
3 146 (34.84%) AngularJS
4 115 (27.45%) .NET
5 107 (25.54%) HTML5
6 106 (25.30%) jQuery
7 82 (19.57%) ASP.NET
8 74 (17.66%) CSS3
9 71 (16.95%) React
10 70 (16.71%) Web Services
11 69 (16.47%) Node.js
12 53 (12.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 46 (10.98%) Spring
14 44 (10.50%) .NET Framework
15 38 (9.07%) Sass
16 37 (8.83%) ASP.NET MVC
16 37 (8.83%) RESTful
17 33 (7.88%) REST
18 31 (7.40%) Entity Framework
18 31 (7.40%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 52 (12.41%) User Experience
2 26 (6.21%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (4.77%) Mobile App
4 16 (3.82%) Computer Science
4 16 (3.82%) Linux Command Line
5 12 (2.86%) Algorithms
5 12 (2.86%) Data Structures
5 12 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.43%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.43%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.19%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.95%) Animation
10 3 (0.72%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.72%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 3 (0.72%) Web 2.0
11 2 (0.48%) Apple TV
11 2 (0.48%) Fintech
11 2 (0.48%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.48%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 52 (12.41%) Linux
2 12 (2.86%) Windows
3 10 (2.39%) Apple iOS
4 9 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (2.15%) Unix
5 6 (1.43%) Android
6 2 (0.48%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.48%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (42.48%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (27.92%) MVC
3 105 (25.06%) Web Development
4 89 (21.24%) Front End Development
5 71 (16.95%) TDD
6 61 (14.56%) Scrum
7 51 (12.17%) Responsive Web Design
8 43 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
9 39 (9.31%) BDD
10 35 (8.35%) Test Automation
11 28 (6.68%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 26 (6.21%) OO
12 26 (6.21%) SOA
12 26 (6.21%) Web Design
13 23 (5.49%) Unit Testing
14 22 (5.25%) DevOps
15 19 (4.53%) Kanban
15 19 (4.53%) SDLC
16 18 (4.30%) Migration
17 17 (4.06%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 137 (32.70%) Java
2 105 (25.06%) C#
3 88 (21.00%) SQL
4 32 (7.64%) Python
5 29 (6.92%) PHP
6 22 (5.25%) Ruby
7 20 (4.77%) PL/SQL
8 17 (4.06%) C++
9 11 (2.63%) Perl
9 11 (2.63%) Scala
10 10 (2.39%) ES6
11 9 (2.15%) Shell Script
11 9 (2.15%) TypeScript
12 7 (1.67%) CoffeeScript
12 7 (1.67%) VB
12 7 (1.67%) VB.NET
13 6 (1.43%) VB6
14 5 (1.19%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.95%) Apple Swift
15 4 (0.95%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (5.25%) Degree
2 6 (1.43%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.19%) MCTS
3 5 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.72%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.48%) HND
5 2 (0.48%) VCAP
5 2 (0.48%) VCP6
5 2 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.24%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.91%) Disclosure Scotland
1 8 (1.91%) QA
2 3 (0.72%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.24%) PMO
3 1 (0.24%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (1.19%) Docker
1 5 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (1.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (3.34%) Ansible
2 7 (1.67%) Puppet
3 5 (1.19%) vRealize
4 4 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.48%) CA Service Virtualization
5 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (0.48%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.24%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.24%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.24%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.24%) Nagios
6 1 (0.24%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 30 (7.16%) Microsoft
2 27 (6.44%) Oracle
3 15 (3.58%) Adobe
4 11 (2.63%) VMware
5 10 (2.39%) Red Hat
6 8 (1.91%) Google
7 7 (1.67%) OpenText
7 7 (1.67%) Perforce
7 7 (1.67%) Sitecore
8 4 (0.95%) Alterian
8 4 (0.95%) Apple
8 4 (0.95%) ClickTale
9 3 (0.72%) Cisco
9 3 (0.72%) IBM
9 3 (0.72%) Tableau
10 2 (0.48%) CA
10 2 (0.48%) Facebook
10 2 (0.48%) Twitter
10 2 (0.48%) webMethods
10 2 (0.48%) Xamarin
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