Period
to 16 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 16 November 2019 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 9 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 +1
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 4,025 6,031 5,314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 8.87% 10.87% 9.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.66% 26.91% 26.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,709 4,110 3,683
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +7.89% +1.33%
10th Percentile £307 £300 £275
90th Percentile £544 £538 £522
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +8.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 63 97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -5.56% +17.65%
10th Percentile £21.73 £24.68 £29.10
90th Percentile £53.23 £57.90 £63.75
UK median hourly rate £38.00 £42.50 £43.20
% change year-on-year -10.59% -1.61% +12.93%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 17,011 22,411 19,841
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 37.48% 40.38% 36.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,846 14,497 12,675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £560 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 543 551 637
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £40.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +4.21% +7.48%
10th Percentile £18.05 £16.16 £15.79
90th Percentile £55.00 £51.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £41.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.54% +3.83% +6.67%

JavaScript
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing JavaScript as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for JavaScript in the UK excluding London

JavaScript
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JavaScript in the UK excluding London

JavaScript
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JavaScript in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JavaScript in the UK excluding London

JavaScript
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for JavaScript in the UK excluding London

JavaScript
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing JavaScript in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for JavaScript in the UK excluding London

JavaScript
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JavaScript within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 16 November 2019. 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
North of England +1 1,042 £413 +3.13% 885
South East -11 1,023 £433 +1.76% 739
South West -4 613 £425 +6.25% 498
North West 0 578 £413 +4.43% 489
Midlands -2 523 £400 - 556
Scotland -3 417 £445 +11.25% 194
Yorkshire -5 367 £413 +3.13% 306
West Midlands -7 300 £413 -2.94% 343
East of England -2 283 £425 - 313
East Midlands -1 218 £385 +2.67% 213
North East -2 97 £403 -5.29% 90
Wales -12 79 £425 +3.03% 105
Northern Ireland -3 51 £375 -8.98% 30
JavaScript
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for JavaScript.

1 1,936 (48.10%) HTML
2 1,867 (46.39%) CSS
3 1,709 (42.46%) Agile Software Development
4 1,179 (29.29%) AngularJS
5 1,177 (29.24%) .NET
6 1,172 (29.12%) C#
7 1,065 (26.46%) React
8 917 (22.78%) Java
9 873 (21.69%) Node.js
10 795 (19.75%) SQL
11 765 (19.01%) Git (software)
12 681 (16.92%) Azure
13 658 (16.35%) Front End Development
14 652 (16.20%) HTML5
15 629 (15.63%) Scrum
16 602 (14.96%) TDD
17 597 (14.83%) MVC
18 593 (14.73%) SQL Server
19 573 (14.24%) jQuery
20 556 (13.81%) ASP.NET
21 517 (12.84%) Test Automation
22 485 (12.05%) DevOps
23 474 (11.78%) Web Services
23 474 (11.78%) Microsoft
24 470 (11.68%) PHP
25 450 (11.18%) Microservices
26 445 (11.06%) CSS3
27 433 (10.76%) Web Development
28 422 (10.48%) TypeScript
29 413 (10.26%) AWS

JavaScript
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding 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
1 167 (4.15%) CMS
2 156 (3.88%) SharePoint
3 127 (3.16%) Apache
4 126 (3.13%) Confluence
5 72 (1.79%) WordPress
6 71 (1.76%) Tomcat
7 61 (1.52%) Drupal
8 54 (1.34%) IIS
9 45 (1.12%) WebSphere
10 43 (1.07%) Umbraco
11 41 (1.02%) JBoss
12 39 (0.97%) nginx
13 36 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
14 35 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 35 (0.87%) WebLogic
15 24 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
16 20 (0.50%) ArcGIS
17 15 (0.37%) EPiServer
18 13 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 13 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 72 (1.79%) Photoshop
2 46 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (0.77%) Sketch
4 30 (0.75%) InVision
4 30 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
5 28 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
6 17 (0.42%) GIMP
7 15 (0.37%) Adobe XD
7 15 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 13 (0.32%) Zeplin
9 12 (0.30%) MS Visio
10 8 (0.20%) Figma
11 6 (0.15%) SPSS
12 5 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 5 (0.12%) Chatbot
12 5 (0.12%) UXPin
13 4 (0.099%) InfoPath
13 4 (0.099%) Microsoft Project
14 3 (0.075%) Adobe Captivate
14 3 (0.075%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 139 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 83 (2.06%) Magento
3 13 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 11 (0.27%) CSG Singleview
5 9 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (0.20%) Shopify
7 7 (0.17%) NetSuite
7 7 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
9 4 (0.099%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.099%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.099%) osCommerce
10 3 (0.075%) BASE24
10 3 (0.075%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.075%) R3 Corda
11 2 (0.050%) Payment Gateway
11 2 (0.050%) Visualfiles
11 2 (0.050%) WebTrends
12 1 (0.025%) Eloqua
12 1 (0.025%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 681 (16.92%) Azure
2 413 (10.26%) AWS
3 181 (4.50%) Serverless
4 150 (3.73%) GitHub
5 133 (3.30%) Power Platform
6 126 (3.13%) Dynamics 365
7 72 (1.79%) Google Analytics
8 71 (1.76%) SaaS
9 70 (1.74%) npm
10 63 (1.57%) Azure Functions
11 62 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
12 60 (1.49%) GCP
13 51 (1.27%) PaaS
14 41 (1.02%) Amazon S3
14 41 (1.02%) Office 365
15 24 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
16 22 (0.55%) Adobe Analytics
16 22 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
17 21 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
17 21 (0.52%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 93 (2.31%) HTTP
2 66 (1.64%) TCP/IP
3 39 (0.97%) SSL
4 33 (0.82%) Ethernet
5 29 (0.72%) Internet
6 20 (0.50%) SMTP
7 18 (0.45%) Skype
8 16 (0.40%) Intranet
9 15 (0.37%) HTTPS
10 11 (0.27%) SSH
11 10 (0.25%) DNS
11 10 (0.25%) Firewall
11 10 (0.25%) Network Security
11 10 (0.25%) SNMP
12 9 (0.22%) VoIP
13 7 (0.17%) FTP
13 7 (0.17%) POP3
14 5 (0.12%) DHCP
14 5 (0.12%) Intrusion Detection
15 4 (0.099%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 593 (14.73%) SQL Server
2 324 (8.05%) MySQL
3 189 (4.70%) Relational Database
4 167 (4.15%) MongoDB
5 156 (3.88%) NoSQL
6 114 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
7 110 (2.73%) Power BI
8 95 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 77 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 57 (1.42%) RDBMS
11 45 (1.12%) Oracle Database
12 39 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
13 37 (0.92%) DB2
14 36 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 36 (0.89%) MariaDB
15 31 (0.77%) Big Data
15 31 (0.77%) Cosmos DB
16 30 (0.75%) GIS
17 26 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
18 25 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 765 (19.01%) Git (software)
2 399 (9.91%) Jenkins
3 301 (7.48%) JIRA
4 277 (6.88%) Selenium
5 220 (5.47%) Cucumber
6 168 (4.17%) Visual Studio
7 137 (3.40%) JUnit
8 115 (2.86%) webpack
9 114 (2.83%) Maven
10 103 (2.56%) Subversion
11 102 (2.53%) Jasmine
12 96 (2.39%) Grunt
13 91 (2.26%) gulp
14 90 (2.24%) Bitbucket
15 86 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
16 80 (1.99%) TeamCity
17 75 (1.86%) Visual Studio Team System
18 72 (1.79%) Eclipse
19 69 (1.71%) Karma Test Runner
20 59 (1.47%) Gatling
General
1 366 (9.09%) Finance
2 258 (6.41%) Public Sector
3 122 (3.03%) Retail
4 112 (2.78%) Banking
5 106 (2.63%) Marketing
6 99 (2.46%) Telecoms
7 87 (2.16%) Law
8 62 (1.54%) Manufacturing
9 55 (1.37%) Games
10 48 (1.19%) Military
11 40 (0.99%) Electronics
12 35 (0.87%) Aerospace
13 30 (0.75%) Publishing
14 23 (0.57%) Automotive
14 23 (0.57%) Back Office
15 18 (0.45%) Investment Banking
15 18 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
16 14 (0.35%) Billing
17 11 (0.27%) Advertising
17 11 (0.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3,082 (76.57%) Developer
2 531 (13.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 486 (12.07%) .NET Developer
4 440 (10.93%) JavaScript Developer
5 352 (8.75%) Full Stack Developer
6 314 (7.80%) React Developer
7 288 (7.16%) Java Developer
8 257 (6.39%) C# Developer
9 242 (6.01%) Senior Developer
10 220 (5.47%) Angular Developer
11 199 (4.94%) Software Developer
12 173 (4.30%) C# .NET Developer
13 169 (4.20%) PHP Developer
14 148 (3.68%) Software Engineer
15 142 (3.53%) Web Developer
16 133 (3.30%) Node.js Developer
17 114 (2.83%) Analyst
18 107 (2.66%) Architect
18 107 (2.66%) Lead Developer
19 91 (2.26%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,936 (48.10%) HTML
2 1,867 (46.39%) CSS
3 1,179 (29.29%) AngularJS
4 1,177 (29.24%) .NET
5 1,065 (26.46%) React
6 873 (21.69%) Node.js
7 652 (16.20%) HTML5
8 573 (14.24%) jQuery
9 556 (13.81%) ASP.NET
10 474 (11.78%) Web Services
11 445 (11.06%) CSS3
12 408 (10.14%) REST
13 369 (9.17%) XML
14 364 (9.04%) Sass
15 335 (8.32%) RESTful
16 331 (8.22%) Spring
17 310 (7.70%) ASP.NET Web API
18 296 (7.35%) .NET Framework
19 291 (7.23%) JSON
20 256 (6.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 366 (9.09%) User Experience
2 232 (5.76%) Greenfield Project
3 141 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
4 128 (3.18%) Mobile App
5 118 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
6 51 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
7 43 (1.07%) Data Structures
8 38 (0.94%) W3C
9 32 (0.80%) Public Cloud
10 31 (0.77%) Cloud Native
11 30 (0.75%) Graphic Design
12 29 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
13 25 (0.62%) NHS
14 22 (0.55%) Client/Server
15 21 (0.52%) Management Information System
15 21 (0.52%) Vector Graphics
16 19 (0.47%) CMDB
16 19 (0.47%) Virtual Team
17 15 (0.37%) Digital Media
18 12 (0.30%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 385 (9.57%) Linux
2 222 (5.52%) Windows
3 153 (3.80%) Unix
4 121 (3.01%) Android
5 100 (2.48%) Apple iOS
6 41 (1.02%) CentOS
7 25 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (0.55%) Ubuntu
9 19 (0.47%) Windows Server
10 18 (0.45%) Mac OS
11 14 (0.35%) Mac OS X
12 11 (0.27%) CoreOS
13 8 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.17%) Debian
14 7 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (0.15%) VMS
16 5 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.075%) Solaris
17 3 (0.075%) zOS
18 2 (0.050%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,709 (42.46%) Agile Software Development
2 658 (16.35%) Front End Development
3 629 (15.63%) Scrum
4 602 (14.96%) TDD
5 597 (14.83%) MVC
6 517 (12.84%) Test Automation
7 485 (12.05%) DevOps
8 450 (11.18%) Microservices
9 433 (10.76%) Web Development
10 360 (8.94%) Continuous Integration
11 349 (8.67%) Software Engineering
12 311 (7.73%) BDD
13 260 (6.46%) OO
14 255 (6.34%) Unit Testing
15 209 (5.19%) Kanban
16 202 (5.02%) E-Commerce
17 186 (4.62%) Problem-Solving
18 174 (4.32%) Analytics
19 168 (4.17%) CRM
20 165 (4.10%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,172 (29.12%) C#
2 917 (22.78%) Java
3 795 (19.75%) SQL
4 470 (11.68%) PHP
5 422 (10.48%) TypeScript
6 382 (9.49%) Python
7 197 (4.89%) ES6
8 145 (3.60%) Ruby
9 134 (3.33%) Java 8
10 104 (2.58%) PowerShell
11 103 (2.56%) C++
12 101 (2.51%) T-SQL
13 92 (2.29%) Bash Shell
14 82 (2.04%) Shell Script
15 65 (1.61%) Go
16 59 (1.47%) PL/SQL
17 58 (1.44%) C
18 51 (1.27%) Scala
19 42 (1.04%) Perl
20 41 (1.02%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 341 (8.47%) Security Cleared
2 213 (5.29%) SC Cleared
3 198 (4.92%) Degree
4 81 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 63 (1.57%) DV Cleared
6 60 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 51 (1.27%) ISTQB
8 36 (0.89%) ISEB
9 28 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 22 (0.55%) DBS Check
11 13 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (0.20%) AWS Certification
12 8 (0.20%) BC Cleared
12 8 (0.20%) CompTIA Security+
12 8 (0.20%) GCFA
12 8 (0.20%) GCIA
12 8 (0.20%) GCIH
12 8 (0.20%) Network+ Certification
12 8 (0.20%) OSCP
12 8 (0.20%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (4.52%) QA
2 40 (0.99%) WCAG
3 15 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (0.37%) GDPR
4 14 (0.35%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.27%) NIST
6 6 (0.15%) SLA
7 5 (0.12%) WAI
8 3 (0.075%) COBIT
8 3 (0.075%) HL7
8 3 (0.075%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.050%) GxP
9 2 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.050%) PMO
10 1 (0.025%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.025%) NCSC
10 1 (0.025%) PSD2
10 1 (0.025%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.025%) SEPA
System Software
1 354 (8.80%) Docker
2 74 (1.84%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.37%) vSphere
5 12 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.12%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.075%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.050%) Firmware
9 2 (0.050%) HDFS
9 2 (0.050%) KVM
9 2 (0.050%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.025%) BIND 9
10 1 (0.025%) LXC
10 1 (0.025%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.025%) NFS
10 1 (0.025%) RACF
10 1 (0.025%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.025%) vCloud
10 1 (0.025%) Xen
Systems Management
1 167 (4.15%) Kubernetes
2 114 (2.83%) Ansible
3 69 (1.71%) Terraform
4 49 (1.22%) Puppet
5 34 (0.84%) Grafana
5 34 (0.84%) Kibana
6 27 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
7 26 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (0.25%) WMI
9 9 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (0.22%) Netcool
10 8 (0.20%) Amdocs OSS
10 8 (0.20%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 7 (0.17%) HAProxy
11 7 (0.17%) Prometheus
12 6 (0.15%) MIIS
13 5 (0.12%) logstash
13 5 (0.12%) NetIQ Identity Manager
13 5 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 5 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 474 (11.78%) Microsoft
2 276 (6.86%) Oracle
3 142 (3.53%) Google
4 127 (3.16%) Adobe
5 73 (1.81%) SAP
6 70 (1.74%) ServiceNow
7 56 (1.39%) Atlassian
8 55 (1.37%) IBM
9 48 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
10 40 (0.99%) Xamarin
11 38 (0.94%) Zend
12 35 (0.87%) Sitecore
13 34 (0.84%) MuleSoft
14 31 (0.77%) VMware
15 26 (0.65%) Cypress Semiconductor
16 20 (0.50%) Red Hat
16 20 (0.50%) Telerik
17 18 (0.45%) Tableau
18 16 (0.40%) ESRI
18 16 (0.40%) WSO2