Period
to 19 March 2019

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 19 March 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.

Bower
UK
6 months to
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 774 788 717
Rank change year-on-year +14 -71 +61
Contract jobs citing Bower 84 110 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.41% 0.58% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 76 95
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £406 £329 £338
90th Percentile £525 £575 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £413 £450
% change year-on-year -0.06% -8.33% +24.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £150.00 -
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 20,401 19,067 15,589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.09% 18.90% 16.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,902 13,317 10,476
UK median daily rate £476 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.81% +8.82% +2.41%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 231 281
UK median hourly rate £42.75 £44.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.93% +8.54% -
10th Percentile £25.20 £29.00 £21.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £67.25 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £44.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -1.70% +7.32% +2.50%

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 19 March 2019.

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 11 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 19 March 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
England -17 66 £475 +5.56% 20
UK excluding London -12 50 £412 -0.06% 14
London +5 27 £463 -11.90% 9
North of England +18 19 £480 - 3
North East - 15 £480 -
Northern Ireland - 13 £412 - 3
South East -20 9 £495 +20.73% 2
East of England +20 8 £325 -31.58% 3
East Midlands +11 4 £475 +15.15% 1
North West +9 4 - - 3
Midlands -8 4 £475 +15.15% 2

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Bower 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 with a requirement for Bower.

1 79 (94.05%) JavaScript
2 68 (80.95%) CSS
2 68 (80.95%) Grunt
3 64 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (66.67%) HTML
5 55 (65.48%) TDD
5 55 (65.48%) Git (software)
6 47 (55.95%) AngularJS
7 44 (52.38%) jQuery
8 43 (51.19%) RESTful
9 42 (50.00%) Sass
10 41 (48.81%) .NET
11 39 (46.43%) HTML5
12 37 (44.05%) Node.js
13 36 (42.86%) CMS
14 34 (40.48%) C#
14 34 (40.48%) ASP.NET
15 33 (39.29%) MVC
15 33 (39.29%) CSS3
16 30 (35.71%) Microservices
16 30 (35.71%) gulp
16 30 (35.71%) Java
17 29 (34.52%) SQL
17 29 (34.52%) Microsoft Azure
18 28 (33.33%) Visual Studio
19 27 (32.14%) Web Services
20 26 (30.95%) Scrum
20 26 (30.95%) Test Automation
20 26 (30.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 25 (29.76%) IaaS

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 36 (42.86%) CMS
2 20 (23.81%) WebSphere
3 14 (16.67%) Sitecore CMS
4 13 (15.48%) WebLogic
5 7 (8.33%) Umbraco
6 4 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (3.57%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (3.57%) Mule
7 3 (3.57%) Mule ESB
8 1 (1.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (1.19%) Apache
8 1 (1.19%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.19%) EPiServer
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (8.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 29 (34.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (29.76%) IaaS
2 25 (29.76%) npm
3 22 (26.19%) PaaS
4 9 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.38%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.38%) Firebase
5 2 (2.38%) NuGet
6 1 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.19%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.19%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.19%) CloudFront
6 1 (1.19%) GitHub
6 1 (1.19%) Route 53
6 1 (1.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) FTP
2 3 (3.57%) SMTP
2 3 (3.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (27.38%) SQL Server
2 20 (23.81%) Redis
3 18 (21.43%) Relational Database
4 13 (15.48%) DB2
4 13 (15.48%) DB2 UDB
4 13 (15.48%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.76%) MySQL
6 3 (3.57%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (2.38%) Blockchain
7 2 (2.38%) Data Lake
7 2 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.19%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.19%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 68 (80.95%) Grunt
2 55 (65.48%) Git (software)
3 30 (35.71%) gulp
4 28 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 25 (29.76%) Jasmine
6 18 (21.43%) Karma Test Runner
7 16 (19.05%) Cucumber
7 16 (19.05%) JUnit
8 13 (15.48%) Eclipse
9 12 (14.29%) Subversion
10 10 (11.90%) Jenkins
11 9 (10.71%) Protractor
12 8 (9.52%) Mocha
13 7 (8.33%) PhantomJS
14 5 (5.95%) Bitbucket
14 5 (5.95%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (5.95%) Yeoman
15 4 (4.76%) Axure RP
15 4 (4.76%) JIRA
15 4 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 20 (23.81%) Finance
2 19 (22.62%) Banking
3 3 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Publishing
5 1 (1.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 70 (83.33%) Developer
2 18 (21.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 14 (16.67%) Full Stack Developer
3 14 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 13 (15.48%) Senior Developer
5 12 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
6 11 (13.10%) .NET Developer
7 8 (9.52%) CMS Developer
7 8 (9.52%) Sitecore Developer
8 4 (4.76%) Architect
8 4 (4.76%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
10 2 (2.38%) Azure DevOps
10 2 (2.38%) Azure Engineer
10 2 (2.38%) C# Developer
10 2 (2.38%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (2.38%) Magento Developer
10 2 (2.38%) MuleSoft Developer
10 2 (2.38%) Platform Engineer
10 2 (2.38%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (80.95%) CSS
2 56 (66.67%) HTML
3 47 (55.95%) AngularJS
4 44 (52.38%) jQuery
5 43 (51.19%) RESTful
6 42 (50.00%) Sass
7 41 (48.81%) .NET
8 39 (46.43%) HTML5
9 37 (44.05%) Node.js
10 34 (40.48%) ASP.NET
11 33 (39.29%) CSS3
12 27 (32.14%) Web Services
13 26 (30.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 23 (27.38%) .NET Framework
14 23 (27.38%) OAuth
14 23 (27.38%) OAuth2
14 23 (27.38%) Swagger
15 20 (23.81%) ASP.NET Core
15 20 (23.81%) Backbone.js
15 20 (23.81%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.10%) User Experience
2 7 (8.33%) Fintech
2 7 (8.33%) Vector Graphics
3 6 (7.14%) W3C
4 3 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.38%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.19%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.19%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.38%) Linux
1 2 (2.38%) Windows
2 1 (1.19%) Debian
2 1 (1.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (65.48%) TDD
3 33 (39.29%) MVC
4 30 (35.71%) Microservices
5 26 (30.95%) Scrum
5 26 (30.95%) Test Automation
6 23 (27.38%) Coaching
6 23 (27.38%) Continuous Delivery
6 23 (27.38%) Front End Development
7 22 (26.19%) API Design
8 15 (17.86%) BDD
8 15 (17.86%) Responsive Web Design
9 13 (15.48%) Project Management
9 13 (15.48%) Time Management
9 13 (15.48%) Unit Testing
9 13 (15.48%) Waterfall
10 12 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 12 (14.29%) Workflow
11 11 (13.10%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 79 (94.05%) JavaScript
2 34 (40.48%) C#
3 30 (35.71%) Java
4 29 (34.52%) SQL
5 6 (7.14%) ES6
6 5 (5.95%) TypeScript
7 4 (4.76%) PHP
8 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.38%) Python
9 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.19%) JSX
9 1 (1.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (22.62%) Degree
2 3 (3.57%) DBS Check
3 2 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (28.57%) WCAG
2 22 (26.19%) QA
3 2 (2.38%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (10.71%) Docker
2 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.19%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (4.76%) Ansible
2 3 (3.57%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.38%) Puppet
4 1 (1.19%) Capistrano
4 1 (1.19%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (19.05%) Oracle
2 14 (16.67%) Sitecore
3 7 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.14%) IBM
5 4 (4.76%) Adobe
5 4 (4.76%) hybris
6 3 (3.57%) MuleSoft
6 3 (3.57%) Xerox
7 2 (2.38%) Google