Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 825 759 708
Rank change year-on-year -66 -51 +63
Contract jobs citing Bower 84 136 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.37% 0.71% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 111 136
UK median daily rate £413 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.79% -1.18% +13.33%
10th Percentile £328 £325 £313
90th Percentile £570 £575 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £410
% change year-on-year +3.00% -2.44% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
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 22,483 19,194 16,900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.33% 18.59% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,447 13,400 11,331
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 272 245
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £30.00 £29.00 £22.51
90th Percentile £53.75 £61.90 £55.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018. 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 -47 63 £450 - 17
UK excluding London -34 54 £412 +3.00% 14
London -15 27 £475 -5.47% 4
North of England +2 17 £387 +46.00% 3
Northern Ireland +27 16 £412 -0.72%
North East - 10 £393 -
Midlands -10 9 £438 +6.06% 4
East Midlands +6 8 £425 +3.03% 2
North West -16 7 £330 +24.53%
East of England +8 6 £325 - 1
Scotland -25 2 £428 +14.00%
South East -33 2 - - 4
South West - 2 £325 - 1
West Midlands -21 1 £450 - 2

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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 77 (91.67%) JavaScript
2 70 (83.33%) CSS
3 62 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (65.48%) AngularJS
5 54 (64.29%) HTML
6 53 (63.10%) Grunt
7 49 (58.33%) TDD
8 46 (54.76%) gulp
9 43 (51.19%) MVC
10 42 (50.00%) jQuery
11 41 (48.81%) Web Services
12 40 (47.62%) Git (software)
13 37 (44.05%) HTML5
13 37 (44.05%) Node.js
13 37 (44.05%) Sass
13 37 (44.05%) Jasmine
14 35 (41.67%) React
14 35 (41.67%) Front End Development
15 34 (40.48%) npm
16 33 (39.29%) Java
17 32 (38.10%) RESTful
18 31 (36.90%) Test Automation
18 31 (36.90%) Finance
19 29 (34.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 28 (33.33%) CSS3
21 24 (28.57%) SQL
22 23 (27.38%) .NET
22 23 (27.38%) ASP.NET
22 23 (27.38%) Workflow
22 23 (27.38%) Spring

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 18 (21.43%) WebSphere
2 16 (19.05%) WebLogic
3 10 (11.90%) CMS
4 7 (8.33%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (4.76%) Umbraco
6 3 (3.57%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (3.57%) Mule
6 3 (3.57%) Mule ESB
7 2 (2.38%) GemFire
8 1 (1.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (1.19%) Apache
8 1 (1.19%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 34 (40.48%) npm
2 18 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (15.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (7.14%) IaaS
5 3 (3.57%) GitHub
5 3 (3.57%) Google Analytics
5 3 (3.57%) Google Tag Manager
5 3 (3.57%) PaaS
6 2 (2.38%) Firebase
6 2 (2.38%) Yarn
7 1 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.19%) CloudFront
7 1 (1.19%) Office 365
7 1 (1.19%) Route 53
7 1 (1.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.33%) FTP
2 3 (3.57%) SMTP
2 3 (3.57%) SSL
3 2 (2.38%) DNS
3 2 (2.38%) Firewall
3 2 (2.38%) NAS
3 2 (2.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.62%) Relational Database
2 18 (21.43%) DB2
3 16 (19.05%) DB2 UDB
3 16 (19.05%) RDBMS
4 9 (10.71%) SQL Server
5 6 (7.14%) MySQL
6 5 (5.95%) MongoDB
7 3 (3.57%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (3.57%) Redis
8 2 (2.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (2.38%) Blockchain
8 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 53 (63.10%) Grunt
2 46 (54.76%) gulp
3 40 (47.62%) Git (software)
4 37 (44.05%) Jasmine
5 22 (26.19%) Karma Test Runner
6 20 (23.81%) Cucumber
6 20 (23.81%) Jenkins
7 19 (22.62%) JUnit
8 16 (19.05%) Eclipse
9 14 (16.67%) webpack
10 13 (15.48%) Protractor
11 12 (14.29%) Yeoman
12 10 (11.90%) PhantomJS
13 7 (8.33%) JIRA
13 7 (8.33%) Subversion
14 6 (7.14%) Axure RP
14 6 (7.14%) Bitbucket
14 6 (7.14%) Maven
14 6 (7.14%) Mocha
15 5 (5.95%) Gradle
General
1 31 (36.90%) Finance
2 22 (26.19%) Banking
3 3 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.38%) Publishing
5 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 71 (84.52%) Developer
2 28 (33.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 17 (20.24%) Java Developer
4 15 (17.86%) Senior Developer
5 13 (15.48%) Senior Java Developer
6 8 (9.52%) Full Stack Developer
6 8 (9.52%) JavaScript Developer
7 6 (7.14%) React Developer
8 5 (5.95%) CMS Developer
8 5 (5.95%) Sitecore Developer
9 4 (4.76%) .NET Developer
10 3 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (3.57%) C# Developer
10 3 (3.57%) Software Developer
11 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET Developer
11 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 2 (2.38%) MuleSoft Developer
11 2 (2.38%) PHP Developer
11 2 (2.38%) Software Engineer
11 2 (2.38%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (83.33%) CSS
2 55 (65.48%) AngularJS
3 54 (64.29%) HTML
4 42 (50.00%) jQuery
5 41 (48.81%) Web Services
6 37 (44.05%) HTML5
6 37 (44.05%) Node.js
6 37 (44.05%) Sass
7 35 (41.67%) React
8 32 (38.10%) RESTful
9 29 (34.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 28 (33.33%) CSS3
11 23 (27.38%) .NET
11 23 (27.38%) ASP.NET
11 23 (27.38%) Spring
12 22 (26.19%) Ajax
12 22 (26.19%) Backbone.js
13 21 (25.00%) XML
14 18 (21.43%) JSP
15 17 (20.24%) Handlebars
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.48%) User Experience
2 6 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (4.76%) Fintech
3 4 (4.76%) SWIFT
4 2 (2.38%) Vector Graphics
4 2 (2.38%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.38%) W3C
5 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.57%) Linux
1 3 (3.57%) Windows
2 2 (2.38%) AIX
2 2 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (58.33%) TDD
3 43 (51.19%) MVC
4 35 (41.67%) Front End Development
5 31 (36.90%) Test Automation
6 23 (27.38%) Workflow
7 19 (22.62%) Unit Testing
8 18 (21.43%) Responsive Web Design
9 16 (19.05%) Project Management
9 16 (19.05%) Scrum
9 16 (19.05%) Time Management
9 16 (19.05%) Waterfall
10 15 (17.86%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
11 14 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (16.67%) Microservices
11 14 (16.67%) Web Design
12 11 (13.10%) Computer Science
12 11 (13.10%) Progressive Enhancement
13 10 (11.90%) OO
14 8 (9.52%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 77 (91.67%) JavaScript
2 33 (39.29%) Java
3 24 (28.57%) SQL
4 15 (17.86%) C#
5 11 (13.10%) TypeScript
6 10 (11.90%) ES6
7 5 (5.95%) Python
8 3 (3.57%) PHP
9 2 (2.38%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.38%) Groovy
9 2 (2.38%) Perl
9 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.38%) Ruby
10 1 (1.19%) Java 8
10 1 (1.19%) JSX
10 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (26.19%) Degree
2 4 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 4 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.10%) WCAG
2 6 (7.14%) QA
3 2 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.19%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.19%) WAI
System Software
1 16 (19.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) Ansible
1 3 (3.57%) Puppet
1 3 (3.57%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (2.38%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.19%) Grafana
3 1 (1.19%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (25.00%) Oracle
2 8 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.33%) Adobe
3 7 (8.33%) Sitecore
4 5 (5.95%) Google
5 3 (3.57%) MuleSoft
6 2 (2.38%) F5
6 2 (2.38%) hybris
6 2 (2.38%) IBM
6 2 (2.38%) Xerox
7 1 (1.19%) Splunk