Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 9 9
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +2
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 4,696 6,322 5,450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 9.42% 11.47% 10.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.19% 28.75% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,221 4,346 3,708
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £550 £525 £494
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 59 107
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% - +11.84%
10th Percentile £30.03 £18.80 £27.90
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.00 £63.75
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £41.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +20.48% -2.35% +11.84%

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 19,415 21,991 19,254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 38.94% 39.91% 37.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,345 14,087 12,264
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £305 £290 £270
90th Percentile £575 £550 £534
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £444
% change year-on-year +2.70% +4.17% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 571 572 652
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.63 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.08% -3.27% +12.00%
10th Percentile £20.23 £16.00 £16.18
90th Percentile £55.00 £51.25 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £41.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +4.88% - +9.33%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 19 July 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
South East -5 1,387 £441 +3.65% 883
North of England -6 1,167 £415 +3.75% 1,069
North West -4 638 £413 +6.45% 582
Midlands -6 637 £423 +5.63% 680
South West -2 602 £450 +20.00% 489
Scotland -1 436 £425 +6.25% 196
Yorkshire -5 411 £425 +6.25% 371
West Midlands -7 379 £425 +6.25% 361
East of England -5 304 £425 - 293
East Midlands -1 244 £375 -3.23% 317
North East +10 118 £400 +8.11% 116
Wales +2 109 £410 +2.50% 84
Northern Ireland +4 63 £375 -13.19% 18
South Coast -3 1 - -
JavaScript
UK

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 2,529 (53.85%) HTML
2 2,435 (51.85%) CSS
3 2,035 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1,534 (32.67%) .NET
5 1,461 (31.11%) C#
6 1,409 (30.00%) AngularJS
7 1,192 (25.38%) Java
8 1,158 (24.66%) Git (software)
9 1,075 (22.89%) React
10 1,010 (21.51%) Node.js
11 924 (19.68%) SQL
12 883 (18.80%) jQuery
13 857 (18.25%) TDD
14 852 (18.14%) MVC
15 840 (17.89%) HTML5
16 826 (17.59%) Front End Development
17 761 (16.21%) SQL Server
18 742 (15.80%) Scrum
19 737 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
20 731 (15.57%) ASP.NET
21 644 (13.71%) Web Services
22 570 (12.14%) CSS3
23 568 (12.10%) Test Automation
24 551 (11.73%) Microsoft
25 541 (11.52%) DevOps
26 540 (11.50%) Spring
27 535 (11.39%) REST
28 531 (11.31%) Amazon AWS
29 523 (11.14%) Web Development
30 489 (10.41%) Microservices

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
1 222 (4.73%) CMS
2 161 (3.43%) Confluence
2 161 (3.43%) SharePoint
3 142 (3.02%) Apache
4 111 (2.36%) WordPress
5 90 (1.92%) JBoss
6 86 (1.83%) Tomcat
7 78 (1.66%) WebSphere
8 73 (1.55%) Umbraco
9 65 (1.38%) IIS
10 64 (1.36%) Drupal
11 42 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
12 40 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
13 38 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
14 33 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 30 (0.64%) WebLogic
16 24 (0.51%) EPiServer
17 23 (0.49%) Apache Spark
17 23 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
18 19 (0.40%) nginx
Applications
1 73 (1.55%) Photoshop
2 31 (0.66%) Sketch
3 30 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
3 30 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
4 28 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
5 24 (0.51%) Adobe XD
5 24 (0.51%) InVision
6 13 (0.28%) GIMP
7 10 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 8 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
8 8 (0.17%) UXPin
9 7 (0.15%) MS Visio
10 5 (0.11%) SPSS
11 4 (0.085%) Fireworks
11 4 (0.085%) Zeplin
12 3 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.064%) InDesign
12 3 (0.064%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.043%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.043%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 165 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 66 (1.41%) Magento
3 12 (0.26%) Workday HCM
4 11 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.19%) Shopify
6 8 (0.17%) CSG Singleview
7 7 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.15%) NetSuite
8 6 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
8 6 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.085%) Maximo
10 3 (0.064%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.064%) Payment Gateway
10 3 (0.064%) Quorum
10 3 (0.064%) R3 Corda
10 3 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.064%) Revive Adserver
10 3 (0.064%) Ripple XRP
11 2 (0.043%) OpenCart
11 2 (0.043%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 737 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 531 (11.31%) Amazon AWS
3 134 (2.85%) GitHub
4 132 (2.81%) npm
5 95 (2.02%) Serverless
6 94 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
7 69 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
8 67 (1.43%) SaaS
9 65 (1.38%) Office 365
10 57 (1.21%) PaaS
11 49 (1.04%) Power Platform
12 48 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
13 44 (0.94%) OpenShift
14 37 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
15 33 (0.70%) Google Analytics
16 30 (0.64%) Slack
17 29 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
18 27 (0.57%) IaaS
19 25 (0.53%) Yarn
20 24 (0.51%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 95 (2.02%) HTTP
2 55 (1.17%) TCP/IP
3 37 (0.79%) Ethernet
4 36 (0.77%) Internet
5 27 (0.57%) Firewall
6 26 (0.55%) Skype
7 21 (0.45%) SSL
8 20 (0.43%) FTP
9 17 (0.36%) Intranet
10 15 (0.32%) DNS
11 14 (0.30%) HTTPS
12 12 (0.26%) Network Security
13 11 (0.23%) SMTP
13 11 (0.23%) SSH
14 8 (0.17%) DHCP
14 8 (0.17%) MQTT
15 7 (0.15%) H.323
15 7 (0.15%) SNMP
16 6 (0.13%) Intrusion Detection
17 5 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 761 (16.21%) SQL Server
2 311 (6.62%) MySQL
3 221 (4.71%) NoSQL
4 202 (4.30%) Relational Database
5 193 (4.11%) MongoDB
6 116 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
7 91 (1.94%) RDBMS
8 60 (1.28%) DB2
9 52 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 47 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
11 45 (0.96%) Hadoop
12 44 (0.94%) Oracle Database
13 43 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
14 40 (0.85%) Power BI
14 40 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 38 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
15 38 (0.81%) Cosmos DB
16 36 (0.77%) Big Data
17 35 (0.75%) Redis
18 30 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1,158 (24.66%) Git (software)
2 468 (9.97%) Jenkins
3 379 (8.07%) JIRA
4 329 (7.01%) Visual Studio
5 275 (5.86%) Selenium
6 219 (4.66%) Maven
7 190 (4.05%) Cucumber
8 176 (3.75%) JUnit
9 174 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
10 172 (3.66%) webpack
11 167 (3.56%) gulp
12 134 (2.85%) Jasmine
13 132 (2.81%) Subversion
14 131 (2.79%) Grunt
15 123 (2.62%) Bitbucket
16 94 (2.00%) Eclipse
17 93 (1.98%) Visual Studio Team System
18 91 (1.94%) Karma Test Runner
19 89 (1.90%) TeamCity
20 85 (1.81%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 455 (9.69%) Finance
2 168 (3.58%) Banking
3 117 (2.49%) Retail
4 106 (2.26%) Telecoms
5 104 (2.21%) Marketing
6 100 (2.13%) Law
7 51 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 47 (1.00%) Aerospace
9 46 (0.98%) Games
10 42 (0.89%) Military
11 41 (0.87%) Electronics
12 28 (0.60%) Investment Banking
13 26 (0.55%) Legal
14 24 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
15 21 (0.45%) Advertising
16 19 (0.40%) Back Office
16 19 (0.40%) Financial Institution
17 18 (0.38%) Automotive
18 17 (0.36%) Publishing
19 8 (0.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3,614 (76.96%) Developer
2 639 (13.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 620 (13.20%) .NET Developer
4 510 (10.86%) Full Stack Developer
5 494 (10.52%) JavaScript Developer
6 421 (8.97%) Java Developer
7 366 (7.79%) C# Developer
8 318 (6.77%) React Developer
9 272 (5.79%) Senior Developer
10 267 (5.69%) Angular Developer
11 257 (5.47%) C# .NET Developer
12 227 (4.83%) Software Developer
13 175 (3.73%) Web Developer
14 161 (3.43%) PHP Developer
15 154 (3.28%) Software Engineer
16 139 (2.96%) Node.js Developer
17 138 (2.94%) Architect
18 118 (2.51%) HTML Developer
19 108 (2.30%) Lead Developer
20 106 (2.26%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,529 (53.85%) HTML
2 2,435 (51.85%) CSS
3 1,534 (32.67%) .NET
4 1,409 (30.00%) AngularJS
5 1,075 (22.89%) React
6 1,010 (21.51%) Node.js
7 883 (18.80%) jQuery
8 840 (17.89%) HTML5
9 731 (15.57%) ASP.NET
10 644 (13.71%) Web Services
11 570 (12.14%) CSS3
12 540 (11.50%) Spring
13 535 (11.39%) REST
14 462 (9.84%) Sass
15 436 (9.28%) .NET Framework
16 430 (9.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 421 (8.97%) XML
18 392 (8.35%) RESTful
19 371 (7.90%) ASP.NET Web API
20 345 (7.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 461 (9.82%) User Experience
2 244 (5.20%) Greenfield Project
3 174 (3.71%) Mobile App
4 136 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
5 127 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
6 62 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
7 43 (0.92%) Cloud Native
8 40 (0.85%) Public Cloud
9 36 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
10 34 (0.72%) W3C
11 32 (0.68%) Client/Server
12 29 (0.62%) Data Structures
13 28 (0.60%) Algorithms
14 25 (0.53%) Digital Media
14 25 (0.53%) NHS
15 21 (0.45%) Virtual Team
16 20 (0.43%) Graphic Design
16 20 (0.43%) Vector Graphics
17 19 (0.40%) Management Information System
18 16 (0.34%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 433 (9.22%) Linux
2 246 (5.24%) Windows
3 165 (3.51%) Unix
4 126 (2.68%) Android
5 116 (2.47%) Apple iOS
6 48 (1.02%) CentOS
7 32 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 31 (0.66%) Windows Server
9 21 (0.45%) Mac OS X
10 19 (0.40%) CoreOS
11 13 (0.28%) Ubuntu
12 12 (0.26%) Mac OS
13 9 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (0.13%) Debian
14 6 (0.13%) VMS
15 5 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.064%) Solaris
16 3 (0.064%) Windows Server 2008
17 2 (0.043%) Kali Linux
17 2 (0.043%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,035 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 857 (18.25%) TDD
3 852 (18.14%) MVC
4 826 (17.59%) Front End Development
5 742 (15.80%) Scrum
6 568 (12.10%) Test Automation
7 541 (11.52%) DevOps
8 523 (11.14%) Web Development
9 489 (10.41%) Microservices
10 467 (9.94%) BDD
11 422 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
12 420 (8.94%) Software Engineering
13 313 (6.67%) OO
14 309 (6.58%) Unit Testing
15 251 (5.34%) Problem-Solving
16 247 (5.26%) Kanban
17 212 (4.51%) E-Commerce
18 200 (4.26%) CRM
19 199 (4.24%) Open Source
20 196 (4.17%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1,461 (31.11%) C#
2 1,192 (25.38%) Java
3 924 (19.68%) SQL
4 467 (9.94%) PHP
5 423 (9.01%) Python
6 410 (8.73%) TypeScript
7 267 (5.69%) ES6
8 190 (4.05%) Java 8
9 176 (3.75%) Ruby
10 132 (2.81%) C++
10 132 (2.81%) PowerShell
11 125 (2.66%) T-SQL
12 101 (2.15%) Bash Shell
13 94 (2.00%) Go
14 73 (1.55%) Scala
15 70 (1.49%) C
16 64 (1.36%) Perl
17 63 (1.34%) PL/SQL
18 50 (1.06%) VB.NET
19 49 (1.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 324 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 220 (4.68%) Degree
3 214 (4.56%) SC Cleared
4 81 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 68 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 58 (1.24%) DV Cleared
7 31 (0.66%) ISTQB
8 21 (0.45%) ISEB
9 20 (0.43%) DBS Check
10 19 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 13 (0.28%) Master's Degree
12 11 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (0.15%) AWS Certification
13 7 (0.15%) GCFA
13 7 (0.15%) OSCP
14 6 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.13%) SANS
15 5 (0.11%) Network+ Certification
15 5 (0.11%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (3.24%) QA
2 42 (0.89%) WCAG
3 15 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (0.32%) GDPR
4 12 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.17%) NIST
7 6 (0.13%) SLA
8 5 (0.11%) WAI
9 4 (0.085%) GxP
9 4 (0.085%) PA-DSS
9 4 (0.085%) PMO
10 3 (0.064%) COBIT
10 3 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.043%) Dublin Core
11 2 (0.043%) PSD2
12 1 (0.021%) HL7
12 1 (0.021%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.021%) NCSC
System Software
1 394 (8.39%) Docker
2 80 (1.70%) Active Directory
3 25 (0.53%) vSphere
4 22 (0.47%) VMware NSX
5 19 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.21%) HDFS
7 10 (0.21%) VirtualBox
8 6 (0.13%) RACF
9 4 (0.085%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.064%) XenApp
10 3 (0.064%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.043%) Firmware
11 2 (0.043%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.043%) NFS
11 2 (0.043%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.021%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.021%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.021%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.021%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 203 (4.32%) Kubernetes
2 155 (3.30%) Ansible
3 83 (1.77%) Terraform
4 81 (1.72%) Puppet
5 67 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (0.47%) vRealize
7 20 (0.43%) Kibana
8 19 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
8 19 (0.40%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 15 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
10 12 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
11 11 (0.23%) Grafana
12 10 (0.21%) Rancher
12 10 (0.21%) WMI
13 8 (0.17%) HP ALM
13 8 (0.17%) Matomo
13 8 (0.17%) Tivoli
14 6 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
14 6 (0.13%) logstash
14 6 (0.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 551 (11.73%) Microsoft
2 267 (5.69%) Oracle
3 102 (2.17%) Google
4 99 (2.11%) Adobe
5 98 (2.09%) Atlassian
6 84 (1.79%) SAP
7 76 (1.62%) IBM
8 53 (1.13%) Sitecore
9 48 (1.02%) Xamarin
10 44 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
11 39 (0.83%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 39 (0.83%) ServiceNow
11 39 (0.83%) Telerik
12 33 (0.70%) VMware
13 32 (0.68%) MuleSoft
13 32 (0.68%) Zend
14 25 (0.53%) Red Hat
15 23 (0.49%) hybris
16 21 (0.45%) HP
16 21 (0.45%) Veracode