Period
to 11 December 2018

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 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.

Express
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 496 608 594
Rank change year-on-year +112 -14 +146
Contract jobs citing Express 456 295 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.29% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.25% 0.89% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 207 237
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £380 £363 £325
90th Percentile £588 £613 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £398 £425
% change year-on-year +13.21% -6.47% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year -5.56% - -

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 36,613 33,223 31,727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.74% 32.18% 30.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,860 23,479 21,894
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 311 365 364
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £18.50 £18.00 £14.52
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.88 £51.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £38.63
% change year-on-year +3.83% +3.56% +3.00%

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 11 December 2018.

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 14 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 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 +109 445 £500 +2.56% 123
London +127 363 £506 -2.17% 55
UK excluding London -16 90 £450 +13.21% 78
North of England -17 27 £500 +25.79% 29
Midlands +5 23 £450 -10.00% 10
Yorkshire +7 16 £500 +25.00% 20
South East -14 14 £400 -6.98% 13
East Midlands +18 13 £449 -14.48% 4
South West -34 12 £550 +15.79% 6
North West -41 11 £438 +10.06% 9
West Midlands -18 10 £463 -5.13% 6
Scotland -10 9 £450 +20.00% 10
East of England -8 4 £463 +21.71% 10
Wales - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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.

1 437 (95.83%) Node.js
2 383 (83.99%) JavaScript
3 237 (51.97%) CSS
4 231 (50.66%) Agile Software Development
5 226 (49.56%) HTML
6 174 (38.16%) Git (software)
7 172 (37.72%) ES6
8 171 (37.50%) AngularJS
9 168 (36.84%) React
10 134 (29.39%) Docker
11 128 (28.07%) HTML5
12 117 (25.66%) MongoDB
13 114 (25.00%) TDD
14 113 (24.78%) CSS3
15 109 (23.90%) REST
16 107 (23.46%) Amazon AWS
17 104 (22.81%) Front End Development
18 97 (21.27%) Redux
19 95 (20.83%) Microservices
19 95 (20.83%) Java
20 86 (18.86%) Mocha
21 84 (18.42%) BDD
22 83 (18.20%) Unit Testing
22 83 (18.20%) Sass
23 74 (16.23%) PostgreSQL
24 73 (16.01%) Test Automation
25 70 (15.35%) webpack
26 68 (14.91%) Serverless
27 64 (14.04%) Jest
27 64 (14.04%) Chai

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 13 (2.85%) Apache
2 12 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (0.88%) CMS
3 4 (0.88%) Confluence
4 3 (0.66%) JBoss
4 3 (0.66%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.66%) WildFly
5 2 (0.44%) nginx
5 2 (0.44%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.22%) IIS
6 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (0.88%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (0.66%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 107 (23.46%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (14.91%) Serverless
3 48 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 46 (10.09%) AWS Lambda
5 37 (8.11%) npm
6 22 (4.82%) GitHub
7 14 (3.07%) Google Cloud Platform
8 13 (2.85%) SaaS
9 11 (2.41%) Amazon S3
10 9 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (1.97%) CloudFront
11 8 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 8 (1.75%) Amazon ELB
11 8 (1.75%) Amazon Kinesis
11 8 (1.75%) Amazon SQS
11 8 (1.75%) AWS CloudTrail
11 8 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 8 (1.75%) Yarn
12 3 (0.66%) Dialogflow
13 2 (0.44%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.17%) HTTP
2 3 (0.66%) Internet
2 3 (0.66%) Intranet
3 1 (0.22%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (25.66%) MongoDB
2 74 (16.23%) PostgreSQL
3 59 (12.94%) NoSQL
4 46 (10.09%) MySQL
4 46 (10.09%) Relational Database
5 27 (5.92%) Couchbase
6 18 (3.95%) Redis
7 12 (2.63%) CouchDB
8 11 (2.41%) Data Lake
9 9 (1.97%) Amazon RDS
9 9 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.75%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.54%) MariaDB
12 5 (1.10%) SQL Server
13 4 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 2 (0.44%) Big Data
14 2 (0.44%) Blockchain
14 2 (0.44%) DB2
14 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
15 1 (0.22%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 174 (38.16%) Git (software)
2 86 (18.86%) Mocha
3 70 (15.35%) webpack
4 63 (13.82%) Jenkins
5 62 (13.60%) gulp
6 48 (10.53%) Selenium
7 37 (8.11%) Jasmine
8 33 (7.24%) Babel
9 30 (6.58%) Cucumber
10 27 (5.92%) Gatling
11 23 (5.04%) Sinon.JS
12 22 (4.82%) Karma Test Runner
13 21 (4.61%) JIRA
14 18 (3.95%) Maven
15 15 (3.29%) Grunt
16 14 (3.07%) Visual Studio Team System
17 13 (2.85%) Subversion
18 12 (2.63%) GitLab
19 11 (2.41%) Travis CI
20 10 (2.19%) WebDriver
General
1 60 (13.16%) Finance
2 36 (7.89%) Retail
3 35 (7.68%) Banking
4 16 (3.51%) Front Office
4 16 (3.51%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.29%) Publishing
6 12 (2.63%) Advertising
7 10 (2.19%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.10%) Marketing
9 4 (0.88%) Games
9 4 (0.88%) Law
10 3 (0.66%) Electronics
11 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.44%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Automotive
12 1 (0.22%) Legal
12 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.22%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 409 (89.69%) Developer
2 151 (33.11%) Node.js Developer
3 113 (24.78%) JavaScript Developer
4 92 (20.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 91 (19.96%) Full Stack Developer
6 73 (16.01%) React Developer
7 50 (10.96%) Senior Developer
8 45 (9.87%) Angular Developer
9 24 (5.26%) Software Engineer
10 21 (4.61%) Backend Developer
11 19 (4.17%) Java Developer
12 17 (3.73%) MongoDB Developer
13 16 (3.51%) Web Developer
14 13 (2.85%) .NET Developer
14 13 (2.85%) AWS Developer
15 12 (2.63%) Senior React Developer
16 11 (2.41%) HTML Developer
17 10 (2.19%) Applications Developer
17 10 (2.19%) HTML CSS Developer
17 10 (2.19%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 437 (95.83%) Node.js
2 237 (51.97%) CSS
3 226 (49.56%) HTML
4 171 (37.50%) AngularJS
5 168 (36.84%) React
6 128 (28.07%) HTML5
7 113 (24.78%) CSS3
8 109 (23.90%) REST
9 97 (21.27%) Redux
10 83 (18.20%) Sass
11 64 (14.04%) Chai
11 64 (14.04%) Jest
12 60 (13.16%) RESTful
13 55 (12.06%) MEAN Stack
14 53 (11.62%) Enzyme
15 51 (11.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 44 (9.65%) jQuery
17 43 (9.43%) Web Services
18 41 (8.99%) GraphQL
18 41 (8.99%) koa
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.09%) User Experience
2 28 (6.14%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (3.73%) Mobile App
4 11 (2.41%) Algorithms
5 10 (2.19%) Data Structures
6 9 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.75%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.10%) New Media
8 5 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.10%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (0.66%) Fintech
11 2 (0.44%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.44%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.44%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.44%) Internet of Things
12 1 (0.22%) Animation
12 1 (0.22%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.22%) SCORM
12 1 (0.22%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (1.75%) Linux
1 8 (1.75%) VMS
2 7 (1.54%) Unix
3 4 (0.88%) Android
3 4 (0.88%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.66%) Windows
5 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (50.66%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (25.00%) TDD
3 104 (22.81%) Front End Development
4 95 (20.83%) Microservices
5 84 (18.42%) BDD
6 83 (18.20%) Unit Testing
7 73 (16.01%) Test Automation
8 61 (13.38%) Scrum
9 59 (12.94%) SOA
10 56 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
11 55 (12.06%) DevOps
12 54 (11.84%) Software Engineering
13 45 (9.87%) Web Development
14 36 (7.89%) OO
15 32 (7.02%) MVC
16 29 (6.36%) Open Source
16 29 (6.36%) SDLC
17 28 (6.14%) Continuous Delivery
18 23 (5.04%) E-Commerce
19 20 (4.39%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 383 (83.99%) JavaScript
2 172 (37.72%) ES6
3 95 (20.83%) Java
4 57 (12.50%) TypeScript
5 47 (10.31%) Python
6 37 (8.11%) SQL
7 34 (7.46%) Go
8 20 (4.39%) C#
9 17 (3.73%) ES7
10 14 (3.07%) Java 8
11 9 (1.97%) Ruby
11 9 (1.97%) Scala
12 8 (1.75%) PHP
13 7 (1.54%) ES8
14 3 (0.66%) Perl
15 1 (0.22%) ActionScript
15 1 (0.22%) C
15 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (3.95%) Security Cleared
2 15 (3.29%) BPSS Clearance
3 11 (2.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.44%) DBS Check
4 2 (0.44%) Degree
5 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.39%) QA
2 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 134 (29.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 45 (9.87%) Kubernetes
2 33 (7.24%) Ansible
3 3 (0.66%) Terraform
4 1 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.22%) Kibana
4 1 (0.22%) logstash
4 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.22%) Rancher
Vendors
1 19 (4.17%) Google
2 12 (2.63%) Splunk
3 11 (2.41%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 7 (1.54%) Microsoft
4 7 (1.54%) Oracle
5 6 (1.32%) DevExpress
6 3 (0.66%) Adobe
6 3 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (0.66%) WSO2
7 2 (0.44%) IBM
7 2 (0.44%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.22%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.22%) Demandware
8 1 (0.22%) Omniture
8 1 (0.22%) PayPal
8 1 (0.22%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.22%) Sitecore