Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Bower skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Bower over the 6 months to 17 November 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.

Bower
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 739 701 729
Rank change year-on-year -38 +28 +52
Contract jobs citing Bower 139 193 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.72% 1.10% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 147 119
UK median daily rate £420 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% -21.05%
10th Percentile £338 £319 £254
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £338
% change year-on-year +5.26% +12.59% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
UK median hourly rate - - £23.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Bower is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 19200 17494 16364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.68% 16.51% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13374 11774 10881
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 252 335
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £24.10 £24.23
90th Percentile £60.50 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

Bower
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Bower as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Bower in the UK

Bower
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Bower in the UK

Bower
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Bower over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Bower in the UK

Bower
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Bower in the UK

Bower
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bower within the UK over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
England -59 103 £450 +5.88% 10
UK excluding London +40 76 £400 +5.26% 4
London -71 58 £505 +12.22% 6
South East -6 21 £400 +5.26% 1
Northern Ireland - 19 £415 -
Midlands +30 13 £413 +13.79%
Scotland -8 13 £375 -
East Midlands +4 12 £413 +17.86%
North of England +66 6 £363 -17.14% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £375 -
East of England -23 3 - -
North West - 2 £265 - 1
West Midlands +23 1 - -
South West 0 1 £325 -18.50% 2

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Bower also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Bower.

1 127 (91.37%) JavaScript
2 116 (83.45%) CSS
3 101 (72.66%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (70.50%) HTML
5 96 (69.06%) AngularJS
6 92 (66.19%) Grunt
7 77 (55.40%) gulp
8 73 (52.52%) Jasmine
8 73 (52.52%) TDD
9 71 (51.08%) npm
10 68 (48.92%) Git (software)
11 67 (48.20%) Sass
12 62 (44.60%) Java
13 61 (43.88%) HTML5
13 61 (43.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 60 (43.17%) CSS3
15 55 (39.57%) Node.js
16 48 (34.53%) Front End Development
17 47 (33.81%) Test Automation
18 46 (33.09%) React
19 44 (31.65%) RESTful
20 43 (30.94%) jQuery
21 42 (30.22%) Karma Test Runner
22 41 (29.50%) SQL
23 39 (28.06%) MVC
24 37 (26.62%) TypeScript
25 35 (25.18%) User Experience
26 34 (24.46%) Spring
27 33 (23.74%) Web Services
28 32 (23.02%) .NET

Bower
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 22 (15.83%) WebLogic
1 22 (15.83%) WebSphere
2 8 (5.76%) nginx
2 8 (5.76%) Tomcat
3 7 (5.04%) Apache
3 7 (5.04%) JBoss
4 5 (3.60%) CMS
4 5 (3.60%) Confluence
4 5 (3.60%) IIS
4 5 (3.60%) Jupyter
4 5 (3.60%) WordPress
5 4 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.16%) EPiServer
6 3 (2.16%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.16%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.72%) Drupal
7 1 (0.72%) Jetty
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.44%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.44%) GIMP
3 1 (0.72%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (2.16%) Eloqua
2 2 (1.44%) Magento
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.72%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 71 (51.08%) npm
2 24 (17.27%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (8.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (7.91%) Yarn
5 10 (7.19%) SaaS
6 9 (6.47%) Firebase
6 9 (6.47%) GitHub
7 6 (4.32%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (4.32%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (4.32%) Serverless
8 5 (3.60%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (2.88%) Trello
10 3 (2.16%) Amazon S3
10 3 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (2.16%) CloudFront
10 3 (2.16%) Office 365
10 3 (2.16%) Route 53
11 1 (0.72%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.72%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.63%) HTTP
2 6 (4.32%) FTP
3 5 (3.60%) DNS
3 5 (3.60%) SSL
4 4 (2.88%) Firewall
4 4 (2.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.39%) DB2
2 19 (13.67%) Relational Database
3 17 (12.23%) DB2 UDB
3 17 (12.23%) RDBMS
4 10 (7.19%) NoSQL
5 9 (6.47%) MongoDB
5 9 (6.47%) SQL Server
6 7 (5.04%) MySQL
7 5 (3.60%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (3.60%) SQLite
8 3 (2.16%) Couchbase
8 3 (2.16%) MS Access
9 2 (1.44%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.72%) HDInsight
10 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.72%) Qlik Sense
10 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 92 (66.19%) Grunt
2 77 (55.40%) gulp
3 73 (52.52%) Jasmine
4 68 (48.92%) Git (software)
5 42 (30.22%) Karma Test Runner
6 31 (22.30%) Jenkins
7 30 (21.58%) Cucumber
8 24 (17.27%) webpack
9 22 (15.83%) JUnit
9 22 (15.83%) Selenium
10 20 (14.39%) Protractor
11 19 (13.67%) Eclipse
12 14 (10.07%) Maven
12 14 (10.07%) Mocha
13 12 (8.63%) Subversion
14 9 (6.47%) PostCSS
14 9 (6.47%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (6.47%) Visual Studio Team System
15 8 (5.76%) JIRA
15 8 (5.76%) NUnit
General
1 21 (15.11%) Finance
2 17 (12.23%) Banking
3 9 (6.47%) Advertising
4 7 (5.04%) Marketing
5 6 (4.32%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.60%) Front Office
7 3 (2.16%) Retail
8 2 (1.44%) Publishing
9 1 (0.72%) Electronics
9 1 (0.72%) Games
9 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 124 (89.21%) Developer
2 39 (28.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 33 (23.74%) JavaScript Developer
4 32 (23.02%) Java Developer
5 19 (13.67%) Full Stack Developer
6 18 (12.95%) Angular Developer
7 17 (12.23%) Senior Developer
8 13 (9.35%) HTML Developer
9 10 (7.19%) Android Developer
10 9 (6.47%) HTML CSS Developer
11 8 (5.76%) .NET Developer
11 8 (5.76%) Senior Java Developer
12 7 (5.04%) Agile Developer
12 7 (5.04%) Python Developer
12 7 (5.04%) UI Developer
13 6 (4.32%) Node.js Developer
13 6 (4.32%) Senior Android Developer
14 5 (3.60%) AWS Developer
14 5 (3.60%) Senior JavaScript Developer
14 5 (3.60%) User Experience Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (83.45%) CSS
2 98 (70.50%) HTML
3 96 (69.06%) AngularJS
4 67 (48.20%) Sass
5 61 (43.88%) HTML5
5 61 (43.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 60 (43.17%) CSS3
7 55 (39.57%) Node.js
8 46 (33.09%) React
9 44 (31.65%) RESTful
10 43 (30.94%) jQuery
11 34 (24.46%) Spring
12 33 (23.74%) Web Services
13 32 (23.02%) .NET
14 30 (21.58%) Backbone.js
14 30 (21.58%) LESS
15 29 (20.86%) Ajax
15 29 (20.86%) XML
16 25 (17.99%) Hibernate
17 22 (15.83%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (25.18%) User Experience
2 13 (9.35%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.32%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.32%) SWIFT
4 4 (2.88%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.16%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.44%) iPad
6 2 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.44%) NHS
7 1 (0.72%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.72%) Fintech
7 1 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.63%) Linux
2 10 (7.19%) Android
2 10 (7.19%) Windows
3 5 (3.60%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.44%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.44%) Unix
5 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (72.66%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (52.52%) TDD
3 48 (34.53%) Front End Development
4 47 (33.81%) Test Automation
5 39 (28.06%) MVC
6 28 (20.14%) BDD
7 25 (17.99%) Unit Testing
8 24 (17.27%) Responsive Web Design
9 23 (16.55%) Waterfall
10 20 (14.39%) Scrum
10 20 (14.39%) Web Development
11 15 (10.79%) Web Design
12 14 (10.07%) DevOps
13 13 (9.35%) Microservices
14 12 (8.63%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (8.63%) Workflow
15 10 (7.19%) Android Development
15 10 (7.19%) Kanban
15 10 (7.19%) Wireframes
16 9 (6.47%) Progressive Web App
Programming Languages
1 127 (91.37%) JavaScript
2 62 (44.60%) Java
3 41 (29.50%) SQL
4 37 (26.62%) TypeScript
5 28 (20.14%) C#
6 23 (16.55%) Python
7 20 (14.39%) ES6
8 18 (12.95%) Bash Shell
9 13 (9.35%) T-SQL
10 11 (7.91%) ECMAScript
11 10 (7.19%) PHP
12 8 (5.76%) CoffeeScript
13 7 (5.04%) Scala
14 6 (4.32%) C++
15 5 (3.60%) Shell Script
16 4 (2.88%) Perl
16 4 (2.88%) PowerShell
17 3 (2.16%) C
17 3 (2.16%) VB
17 3 (2.16%) VC++
Qualifications
1 18 (12.95%) Degree
2 1 (0.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.88%) QA
2 2 (1.44%) WAI
2 2 (1.44%) WCAG
3 1 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (13.67%) Docker
2 1 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (3.60%) Ansible
1 5 (3.60%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.44%) cPanel
2 2 (1.44%) Nagios
2 2 (1.44%) Puppet
3 1 (0.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (17.99%) Oracle
2 11 (7.91%) Google
3 5 (3.60%) Atlassian
4 4 (2.88%) Black Duck
4 4 (2.88%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.88%) Splunk
5 3 (2.16%) Marketo
5 3 (2.16%) Pega
5 3 (2.16%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.44%) Tableau
6 2 (1.44%) VMware
6 2 (1.44%) Zend
7 1 (0.72%) Databricks
7 1 (0.72%) Perforce
7 1 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.72%) SAP