Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 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.

Express
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 607 578 726
Rank change year-on-year -29 +148 +90
Contract jobs citing Express 297 320 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.30% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.90% 1.00% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 246 130
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £349
90th Percentile £613 £531 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -6.47% - +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - -

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 32931 31938 32467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.95% 30.42% 28.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 23241 22116 22267
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 372 557
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.60 £14.44 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.80 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +10.74%

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 24 November 2017.

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 13 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 24 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 -28 290 £475 +8.57% 43
London -15 200 £500 +11.11% 29
UK excluding London +16 94 £398 -6.47% 15
North of England +30 35 £398 -11.67% 4
North West +55 32 £398 -3.52% 3
South East -9 18 £450 +12.50% 5
East of England +7 17 £380 +8.57% 3
Midlands +38 10 £488 +58.54% 2
South West +1 9 £475 +52.00%
West Midlands +25 8 £475 +54.47% 2
Scotland - 5 £375 - 1
Yorkshire +19 3 £400 -5.88% 1
East Midlands - 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Express 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 Express.

1 285 (95.96%) Node.js
2 250 (84.18%) JavaScript
3 190 (63.97%) CSS
4 174 (58.59%) HTML
5 163 (54.88%) Agile Software Development
6 124 (41.75%) React
7 116 (39.06%) Git (software)
8 108 (36.36%) TDD
9 91 (30.64%) HTML5
10 89 (29.97%) AngularJS
11 84 (28.28%) CSS3
12 77 (25.93%) Sass
13 76 (25.59%) ES6
14 73 (24.58%) RESTful
15 71 (23.91%) Jenkins
16 69 (23.23%) Java
17 67 (22.56%) Web Services
18 64 (21.55%) Docker
19 63 (21.21%) Front End Development
20 56 (18.86%) Mocha
21 55 (18.52%) MongoDB
22 54 (18.18%) Redux
23 51 (17.17%) JSON
24 48 (16.16%) webpack
25 47 (15.82%) REST
26 45 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
26 45 (15.15%) Security Cleared
27 44 (14.81%) BDD
28 41 (13.80%) SC Cleared
28 41 (13.80%) Test Automation

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 8 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (1.68%) Confluence
3 3 (1.01%) CMS
3 3 (1.01%) Mongoose
4 2 (0.67%) Drupal
4 2 (0.67%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.67%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (0.67%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 45 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (7.41%) Serverless
3 20 (6.73%) npm
4 9 (3.03%) AWS Lambda
5 8 (2.69%) GitHub
6 7 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (2.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (1.68%) Heroku
9 4 (1.35%) Amazon Kinesis
9 4 (1.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 4 (1.35%) SaaS
10 3 (1.01%) Akamai
10 3 (1.01%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (1.01%) Slack
11 2 (0.67%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.67%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.67%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.34%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.34%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.69%) MQTT
2 7 (2.36%) SMS
3 6 (2.02%) Internet
4 3 (1.01%) HTTP
5 2 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.34%) DHCP
6 1 (0.34%) DNS
6 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (18.52%) MongoDB
2 40 (13.47%) MySQL
3 37 (12.46%) PostgreSQL
3 37 (12.46%) Redis
4 27 (9.09%) NoSQL
5 10 (3.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 10 (3.37%) Neo4j
5 10 (3.37%) SQL Server
6 9 (3.03%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.36%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.35%) Big Data
9 3 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.67%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.67%) DB2
11 1 (0.34%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.34%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.34%) Power BI
11 1 (0.34%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 116 (39.06%) Git (software)
2 71 (23.91%) Jenkins
3 56 (18.86%) Mocha
4 48 (16.16%) webpack
5 28 (9.43%) Selenium
6 24 (8.08%) Babel
6 24 (8.08%) Grunt
7 23 (7.74%) JIRA
8 21 (7.07%) gulp
9 18 (6.06%) Jasmine
10 17 (5.72%) Sinon.JS
11 14 (4.71%) Cucumber
12 13 (4.38%) Gerrit
13 12 (4.04%) JMeter
14 9 (3.03%) Subversion
15 7 (2.36%) CircleCI
16 6 (2.02%) Hudson
16 6 (2.02%) Karma Test Runner
17 4 (1.35%) JUnit
17 4 (1.35%) WebDriver
General
1 31 (10.44%) Finance
2 26 (8.75%) Banking
3 16 (5.39%) Marketing
4 10 (3.37%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.03%) Electronics
5 9 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.03%) Publishing
6 6 (2.02%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.35%) Front Office
7 4 (1.35%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.01%) International Banking
9 2 (0.67%) Advertising
9 2 (0.67%) Law
9 2 (0.67%) Retail
10 1 (0.34%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.34%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 268 (90.24%) Developer
2 86 (28.96%) JavaScript Developer
3 77 (25.93%) Node.js Developer
4 50 (16.84%) Full Stack Developer
5 42 (14.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 27 (9.09%) Java Developer
7 23 (7.74%) Scala Developer
8 16 (5.39%) HTML Developer
9 15 (5.05%) Senior Developer
10 12 (4.04%) Angular Developer
11 11 (3.70%) JavaScript Engineer
11 11 (3.70%) Web Developer
12 10 (3.37%) HTML CSS Developer
12 10 (3.37%) Software Developer
12 10 (3.37%) UX Developer
13 9 (3.03%) Applications Developer
14 8 (2.69%) Software Engineer
15 6 (2.02%) UI Developer
16 5 (1.68%) Lead Developer
16 5 (1.68%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (95.96%) Node.js
2 190 (63.97%) CSS
3 174 (58.59%) HTML
4 124 (41.75%) React
5 91 (30.64%) HTML5
6 89 (29.97%) AngularJS
7 84 (28.28%) CSS3
8 77 (25.93%) Sass
9 73 (24.58%) RESTful
10 67 (22.56%) Web Services
11 54 (18.18%) Redux
12 51 (17.17%) JSON
13 47 (15.82%) REST
14 32 (10.77%) MEAN Stack
15 26 (8.75%) Chai
16 25 (8.42%) Nunjucks
17 23 (7.74%) jQuery
17 23 (7.74%) LESS
18 20 (6.73%) Akka
18 20 (6.73%) spray
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
1 33 (11.11%) User Experience
2 12 (4.04%) Mobile App
3 8 (2.69%) Fintech
4 7 (2.36%) Interactive TV
5 6 (2.02%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.02%) Video on Demand
5 6 (2.02%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.01%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.01%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.01%) MHEG
6 3 (1.01%) New Media
7 2 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.67%) PKI
7 2 (0.67%) W3C
8 1 (0.34%) Animation
8 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.34%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 33 (11.11%) Linux
2 4 (1.35%) Android
3 3 (1.01%) Windows
4 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.34%) Unix
4 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (54.88%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (36.36%) TDD
3 63 (21.21%) Front End Development
4 44 (14.81%) BDD
5 41 (13.80%) Test Automation
6 39 (13.13%) Web Development
7 37 (12.46%) OO
8 34 (11.45%) Scrum
9 32 (10.77%) Continuous Delivery
9 32 (10.77%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (9.43%) Unit Testing
11 27 (9.09%) Software Engineering
11 27 (9.09%) User Stories
12 24 (8.08%) Open Source
13 21 (7.07%) API Development
13 21 (7.07%) Web Design
14 18 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
14 18 (6.06%) SDLC
15 16 (5.39%) API Design
15 16 (5.39%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 250 (84.18%) JavaScript
2 76 (25.59%) ES6
3 69 (23.23%) Java
4 30 (10.10%) Scala
5 26 (8.75%) SQL
6 20 (6.73%) TypeScript
7 19 (6.40%) Python
8 9 (3.03%) Go
9 8 (2.69%) GraphQL
9 8 (2.69%) PHP
10 7 (2.36%) C#
11 6 (2.02%) C
12 4 (1.35%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.01%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.01%) Clojure
13 3 (1.01%) ClojureScript
13 3 (1.01%) CoffeeScript
13 3 (1.01%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.67%) C++
14 2 (0.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 45 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 41 (13.80%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.02%) Degree
4 4 (1.35%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.67%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 64 (21.55%) Docker
2 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (5.39%) Ansible
2 15 (5.05%) Sysdig
3 13 (4.38%) Kubernetes
4 6 (2.02%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 5 (1.68%) Terraform
6 2 (0.67%) logstash
7 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.34%) Puppet
7 1 (0.34%) Rancher
Vendors
1 12 (4.04%) Oracle
2 8 (2.69%) SAP
3 6 (2.02%) DevExpress
3 6 (2.02%) Google
4 3 (1.01%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.01%) OpenTV
5 2 (0.67%) IBM
5 2 (0.67%) New Relic
5 2 (0.67%) Splunk
5 2 (0.67%) Zend
6 1 (0.34%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.34%) Facebook
6 1 (0.34%) Mapbox
6 1 (0.34%) VMware