Period
to 23 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Express skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Express over the 6 months to 23 May 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.

Express
UK
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 475 549 614
Rank change year-on-year +74 +65 +33
Contract jobs citing Express 400 360 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.36% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.34% 1.09% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 275 175
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £413 £379 £338
90th Percentile £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £475 £418
% change year-on-year -1.05% +13.77% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
UK median hourly rate - £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Express is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 29,755 33,107 28,809
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.70% 32.85% 31.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,820 23,307 19,915
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £331 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +7.27% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 306 333 353
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.27 £40.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +4.98% +5.95%
10th Percentile £17.46 £16.25 £16.03
90th Percentile £60.00 £62.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

Express
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Express in the UK

Express
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Express in the UK

Express
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Express over the 6 months to 23 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Express in the UK

Express
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Express in the UK

Express
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Express within the UK over the 6 months to 23 May 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 +65 391 £500 +0.76% 21
London +68 256 £500 -4.08% 7
UK excluding London +31 140 £470 -1.05% 14
North of England +40 75 £500 +32.45% 4
Yorkshire +35 37 £525 +34.62%
North West +22 35 £450 +24.14% 4
South East -9 23 £450 -5.26% 4
Midlands +28 20 £500 +36.99% 4
West Midlands +10 13 £500 +33.33% 2
East of England +19 10 £425 - 2
East Midlands +25 7 £488 +37.32% 2
South West -28 7 £572 +20.42%
Wales - 4 £299 -
North East +10 3 £300 -
Scotland +17 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Express 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 Express.

1 376 (94.00%) Node.js
2 307 (76.75%) JavaScript
3 169 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
4 147 (36.75%) Git (software)
5 143 (35.75%) CSS
6 135 (33.75%) HTML
7 132 (33.00%) AngularJS
7 132 (33.00%) Microservices
8 128 (32.00%) Amazon AWS
9 124 (31.00%) React
10 122 (30.50%) ES6
11 117 (29.25%) Microsoft Azure
12 104 (26.00%) Java
13 96 (24.00%) MongoDB
13 96 (24.00%) Docker
14 94 (23.50%) Front End Development
15 89 (22.25%) Spring
16 84 (21.00%) HTML5
16 84 (21.00%) Sass
17 80 (20.00%) TDD
17 80 (20.00%) Spring Boot
18 76 (19.00%) Jenkins
18 76 (19.00%) CSS3
19 73 (18.25%) Test Automation
20 68 (17.00%) Redux
21 65 (16.25%) TypeScript
22 62 (15.50%) gulp
23 56 (14.00%) DevOps
23 56 (14.00%) REST
24 54 (13.50%) NoSQL

Express
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 9 (2.25%) Apache
2 7 (1.75%) Confluence
3 3 (0.75%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.50%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.25%) CMS
5 1 (0.25%) Hyperledger
5 1 (0.25%) nginx
5 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (0.50%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.25%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 128 (32.00%) Amazon AWS
2 117 (29.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (12.50%) Serverless
4 39 (9.75%) AWS Lambda
5 20 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 19 (4.75%) Kong
7 14 (3.50%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (3.50%) Amazon S3
7 14 (3.50%) GitHub
8 13 (3.25%) Amazon SQS
9 12 (3.00%) CloudFront
9 12 (3.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 11 (2.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 11 (2.75%) Amazon ELB
10 11 (2.75%) Amazon Kinesis
10 11 (2.75%) AWS CloudTrail
11 9 (2.25%) PaaS
12 6 (1.50%) npm
12 6 (1.50%) Slack
13 4 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.25%) MQTT
2 8 (2.00%) HTTP
3 2 (0.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (24.00%) MongoDB
2 54 (13.50%) NoSQL
3 44 (11.00%) MySQL
4 42 (10.50%) PostgreSQL
5 27 (6.75%) Redis
6 20 (5.00%) Relational Database
7 12 (3.00%) Amazon RDS
8 10 (2.50%) RethinkDB
9 9 (2.25%) CouchDB
10 8 (2.00%) Blockchain
11 6 (1.50%) Cloudant
11 6 (1.50%) SQL Server
12 5 (1.25%) Data Lake
13 4 (1.00%) DB2
13 4 (1.00%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.75%) Couchbase
15 2 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
15 2 (0.50%) Big Data
15 2 (0.50%) Hadoop
15 2 (0.50%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 147 (36.75%) Git (software)
2 76 (19.00%) Jenkins
3 62 (15.50%) gulp
4 51 (12.75%) Maven
4 51 (12.75%) webpack
5 43 (10.75%) GitLab
6 40 (10.00%) Artifactory
7 37 (9.25%) Mocha
8 36 (9.00%) Sonatype Nexus
9 35 (8.75%) SonarQube
10 24 (6.00%) Cucumber
11 20 (5.00%) Grunt
11 20 (5.00%) Jasmine
12 18 (4.50%) Babel
12 18 (4.50%) JIRA
13 17 (4.25%) Selenium
14 15 (3.75%) Karma Test Runner
15 12 (3.00%) PostCSS
16 10 (2.50%) Vagrant
17 8 (2.00%) WebDriver
General
1 53 (13.25%) Finance
2 28 (7.00%) Banking
3 12 (3.00%) Retail
4 11 (2.75%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.75%) Law
6 6 (1.50%) Publishing
7 4 (1.00%) Games
8 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.50%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 346 (86.50%) Developer
2 121 (30.25%) Node.js Developer
3 90 (22.50%) JavaScript Developer
4 74 (18.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 74 (18.50%) Full Stack Developer
5 51 (12.75%) Angular Developer
6 50 (12.50%) Java Developer
7 48 (12.00%) React Developer
8 46 (11.50%) Senior Developer
9 16 (4.00%) Software Engineer
9 16 (4.00%) Web Developer
10 15 (3.75%) AWS Developer
10 15 (3.75%) Backend Developer
11 9 (2.25%) Lead Developer
11 9 (2.25%) MongoDB Developer
12 8 (2.00%) Full Stack Web Developer
13 7 (1.75%) .NET Developer
13 7 (1.75%) Senior Java Developer
14 6 (1.50%) Senior JavaScript Developer
14 6 (1.50%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 376 (94.00%) Node.js
2 143 (35.75%) CSS
3 135 (33.75%) HTML
4 132 (33.00%) AngularJS
5 124 (31.00%) React
6 89 (22.25%) Spring
7 84 (21.00%) HTML5
7 84 (21.00%) Sass
8 80 (20.00%) Spring Boot
9 76 (19.00%) CSS3
10 68 (17.00%) Redux
11 56 (14.00%) REST
12 50 (12.50%) Hibernate
12 50 (12.50%) MEAN Stack
13 49 (12.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 42 (10.50%) Mongoose
15 40 (10.00%) Dropwizard
15 40 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
16 35 (8.75%) Apache CXF
16 35 (8.75%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.25%) User Experience
2 29 (7.25%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (3.75%) Fintech
4 9 (2.25%) Algorithms
5 8 (2.00%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.50%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.00%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.50%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.50%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.50%) Linked Data
8 2 (0.50%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.50%) Semantic Web
8 2 (0.50%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.25%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.25%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.25%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.25%) Replication
9 1 (0.25%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.50%) Linux
1 10 (2.50%) VMS
2 4 (1.00%) Windows
3 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (33.00%) Microservices
3 94 (23.50%) Front End Development
4 80 (20.00%) TDD
5 73 (18.25%) Test Automation
6 56 (14.00%) DevOps
7 51 (12.75%) BDD
8 50 (12.50%) Web Development
9 47 (11.75%) Software Engineering
10 40 (10.00%) Open Source
11 33 (8.25%) Scrum
11 33 (8.25%) Unit Testing
12 32 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (6.25%) Progressive Enhancement
14 23 (5.75%) Asynchronous Programming
15 21 (5.25%) Event-Driven Architecture
15 21 (5.25%) OOP
15 21 (5.25%) SDLC
16 20 (5.00%) MVC
17 19 (4.75%) OO
Programming Languages
1 307 (76.75%) JavaScript
2 122 (30.50%) ES6
3 104 (26.00%) Java
4 65 (16.25%) TypeScript
5 44 (11.00%) SQL
6 22 (5.50%) Java 8
7 18 (4.50%) Python
8 12 (3.00%) ES7
8 12 (3.00%) PHP
9 11 (2.75%) C#
10 10 (2.50%) Go
10 10 (2.50%) Scala
11 6 (1.50%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.25%) Ruby
13 4 (1.00%) Groovy
13 4 (1.00%) PHP 7
14 2 (0.50%) Perl
15 1 (0.25%) C
15 1 (0.25%) ES8
15 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (3.25%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (2.00%) DBS Check
5 3 (0.75%) CHECK Team Member
6 2 (0.50%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.50%) Degree
7 1 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.25%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.00%) QA
2 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.25%) GDPR
2 1 (0.25%) PSD2
2 1 (0.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 96 (24.00%) Docker
2 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (0.25%) zsh
Systems Management
1 48 (12.00%) Kubernetes
2 32 (8.00%) Terraform
3 15 (3.75%) Ansible
4 13 (3.25%) Puppet
5 9 (2.25%) Grafana
6 4 (1.00%) Rancher
7 1 (0.25%) Pingdom
7 1 (0.25%) Rsyslog
7 1 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 37 (9.25%) Microsoft
2 18 (4.50%) Google
3 11 (2.75%) Oracle
4 5 (1.25%) Splunk
5 4 (1.00%) ForgeRock
5 4 (1.00%) IBM
5 4 (1.00%) New Relic
6 3 (0.75%) DevExpress
6 3 (0.75%) WSO2
7 2 (0.50%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 2 (0.50%) Sencha
7 2 (0.50%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.25%) Adobe
8 1 (0.25%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.25%) Facebook
8 1 (0.25%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.25%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.25%) Twitter