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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 552 600 521
Rank change year-on-year +48 -79  
Contract jobs citing Bower 48 40 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.074% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.61% 0.51% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 24 54
Median daily rate £450 £390 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -6.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £310 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £365 £313
% change year-on-year +16.43% +16.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7886 7861 7025
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.32% 14.52% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5332 5263 4495
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 187 131
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £32.20 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

Bower
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Bower as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 25 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 3 months to 30 March 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
England +55 46 £455 +15.18% 21
London +37 27 £475 +5.55% 11
City of London +17 8 £450 -10.00% 3
South East +23 7 £473 +45.38% 4
Surrey - 6 £473 -
East of England - 6 £455 - 3
East Midlands - 4 £375 -
Ipswich - 4 £428 -
Suffolk - 4 £428 -
Staines - 3 - -
Nottingham - 3 £375 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £375 -
Scotland +23 2 £450 +15.38%
Edinburgh +18 2 £450 +15.38%
Bedfordshire - 2 £500 - 1
Hampshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire +18 1 - -
Oxfordshire -7 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £350 -
West Midlands - 1 £350 - 1
Oxford - 1 - -
York - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Camberley - 1 £473 -

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 101 (85.59%) JavaScript
2 86 (72.88%) AngularJS
3 84 (71.19%) Grunt
4 77 (65.25%) CSS
5 70 (59.32%) HTML
6 62 (52.54%) Node.js
6 62 (52.54%) Git (software)
7 60 (50.85%) gulp
8 59 (50.00%) Sass
8 59 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
9 57 (48.31%) CSS3
10 54 (45.76%) HTML5
11 50 (42.37%) TDD
12 49 (41.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 48 (40.68%) jQuery
13 48 (40.68%) Front End Development
14 46 (38.98%) React
15 44 (37.29%) Web Development
16 36 (30.51%) Jasmine
17 32 (27.12%) LESS
18 31 (26.27%) BDD
19 30 (25.42%) Karma Test Runner
20 28 (23.73%) Responsive Web Design
21 27 (22.88%) JSON
21 27 (22.88%) Protractor
22 26 (22.03%) C#
22 26 (22.03%) Selenium
23 25 (21.19%) RESTful
24 24 (20.34%) Scrum
25 23 (19.49%) .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 3 (2.54%) CMS
1 3 (2.54%) Jupyter
2 2 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (1.69%) Umbraco
2 2 (1.69%) WordPress
3 1 (0.85%) Alfresco
3 1 (0.85%) Apache
3 1 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.85%) Confluence
3 1 (0.85%) IIS
3 1 (0.85%) JBoss
3 1 (0.85%) Liferay
3 1 (0.85%) Magnolia
3 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.85%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (5.08%) Photoshop
2 5 (4.24%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.39%) GitHub
4 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.85%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.85%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.85%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.85%) Google Tag Manager
4 1 (0.85%) IaaS
4 1 (0.85%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.86%) HTTP
2 11 (9.32%) SSL
3 10 (8.47%) DNS
4 1 (0.85%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.47%) NoSQL
2 9 (7.63%) MongoDB
2 9 (7.63%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.39%) Couchbase
3 4 (3.39%) MySQL
4 2 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.69%) GIS
4 2 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.69%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 84 (71.19%) Grunt
2 62 (52.54%) Git (software)
3 60 (50.85%) gulp
4 36 (30.51%) Jasmine
5 30 (25.42%) Karma Test Runner
6 27 (22.88%) Protractor
7 26 (22.03%) Selenium
8 18 (15.25%) webpack
9 16 (13.56%) JSHint
10 13 (11.02%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (9.32%) Maven
11 11 (9.32%) QUnit
11 11 (9.32%) Visual Studio
12 10 (8.47%) Jenkins
12 10 (8.47%) WebStorm
13 9 (7.63%) Mocha
13 9 (7.63%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (7.63%) Vagrant
14 8 (6.78%) NuGet
14 8 (6.78%) Subversion
General
1 10 (8.47%) Finance
2 7 (5.93%) Banking
3 6 (5.08%) Retail
4 5 (4.24%) Publishing
5 3 (2.54%) Front Office
6 2 (1.69%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.69%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 113 (95.76%) Developer
2 53 (44.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 38 (32.20%) Angular Developer
4 35 (29.66%) JavaScript Developer
5 20 (16.95%) Node.js Developer
6 19 (16.10%) Web Developer
7 15 (12.71%) Full Stack Developer
8 14 (11.86%) HTML Developer
9 13 (11.02%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 13 (11.02%) UI Developer
10 9 (7.63%) Java Developer
11 8 (6.78%) .NET Developer
11 8 (6.78%) C# Developer
12 6 (5.08%) Lead Developer
12 6 (5.08%) Polyglot Developer
12 6 (5.08%) Senior Developer
12 6 (5.08%) Web UI Developer
13 5 (4.24%) HTML CSS Developer
14 3 (2.54%) Agile Developer
14 3 (2.54%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (72.88%) AngularJS
2 77 (65.25%) CSS
3 70 (59.32%) HTML
4 62 (52.54%) Node.js
5 59 (50.00%) Sass
6 57 (48.31%) CSS3
7 54 (45.76%) HTML5
8 49 (41.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 48 (40.68%) jQuery
10 46 (38.98%) React
11 32 (27.12%) LESS
12 27 (22.88%) JSON
13 25 (21.19%) RESTful
14 23 (19.49%) .NET
15 21 (17.80%) Web Services
16 20 (16.95%) REST
17 19 (16.10%) Ajax
18 17 (14.41%) Backbone.js
18 17 (14.41%) Ember.js
19 13 (11.02%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.25%) User Experience
2 11 (9.32%) Graphic Design
3 9 (7.63%) Fintech
4 6 (5.08%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.69%) Blog
6 2 (1.69%) Equities
6 2 (1.69%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.69%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.69%) NHS
7 1 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.85%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.85%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.32%) Linux
2 3 (2.54%) Windows
3 1 (0.85%) CentOS
3 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.85%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (42.37%) TDD
3 48 (40.68%) Front End Development
4 44 (37.29%) Web Development
5 31 (26.27%) BDD
6 28 (23.73%) Responsive Web Design
7 24 (20.34%) Scrum
8 23 (19.49%) MVC
9 18 (15.25%) Workflow
10 17 (14.41%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (12.71%) OO
12 14 (11.86%) DevOps
13 13 (11.02%) Kanban
13 13 (11.02%) Web Design
14 12 (10.17%) Unit Testing
15 9 (7.63%) OOP
16 8 (6.78%) Dependency Management
17 7 (5.93%) Continuous Delivery
18 6 (5.08%) Concurrent Programming
18 6 (5.08%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 101 (85.59%) JavaScript
2 26 (22.03%) C#
3 21 (17.80%) Java
4 13 (11.02%) ES6
5 12 (10.17%) SQL
6 10 (8.47%) Python
7 6 (5.08%) TypeScript
8 4 (3.39%) CoffeeScript
8 4 (3.39%) GraphQL
8 4 (3.39%) PHP
9 3 (2.54%) C++
9 3 (2.54%) Perl
9 3 (2.54%) Ruby
9 3 (2.54%) Scala
10 2 (1.69%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.85%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (5.93%) Degree
2 2 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.85%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (6.78%) Docker
2 4 (3.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.39%) Ansible
2 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (4.24%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.69%) Adobe
2 2 (1.69%) Oracle
2 2 (1.69%) Sage
2 2 (1.69%) Tableau
3 1 (0.85%) Google
3 1 (0.85%) Perforce