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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 490 516 598
Rank change year-on-year +26 +82  
Contract jobs citing Express 124 134 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.25% 0.082%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.82% 0.88% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 91 37
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £320 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £500 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £399 £350
% change year-on-year +3.38% +14.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

Express is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 15092 15313 15456
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.04% 28.51% 27.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 40585 42041 38676
Median daily rate £434 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.21% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £297 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 589 519 682
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £17.20 £16.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £48.76 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Express in the UK

Express
Top 9 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 3 months to 29 June 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 +20 122 £450 +5.88% 27
London +17 79 £475 +5.55% 16
UK excluding London +42 45 £413 +3.38% 13
North of England +35 17 £415 +3.87% 2
South East +24 17 £413 +10.00% 2
South West -1 5 £400 +28.00% 1
Scotland +33 2 £425 -5.55%
Midlands +15 2 £313 - 2
East of England -9 2 £453 +81.00% 4

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 212 (93.81%) Node.js
2 190 (84.07%) JavaScript
3 127 (56.19%) Agile Software Development
4 114 (50.44%) CSS
5 103 (45.58%) TDD
6 97 (42.92%) HTML
7 93 (41.15%) AngularJS
8 75 (33.19%) CSS3
9 66 (29.20%) ES6
10 65 (28.76%) Sass
10 65 (28.76%) HTML5
11 63 (27.88%) React
12 61 (26.99%) MongoDB
13 51 (22.57%) Mocha
14 49 (21.68%) BDD
14 49 (21.68%) gulp
15 47 (20.80%) REST
15 47 (20.80%) OO
16 46 (20.35%) Git (software)
17 44 (19.47%) Docker
18 43 (19.03%) Greenfield Project
19 40 (17.70%) MEAN Stack
20 39 (17.26%) Jasmine
20 39 (17.26%) Java
21 35 (15.49%) Scrum
22 34 (15.04%) Handlebars
22 34 (15.04%) Redux
23 30 (13.27%) Software Engineering
23 30 (13.27%) Selenium
24 29 (12.83%) Cucumber

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 (5.75%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (1.77%) Apache Solr
3 3 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (1.33%) IIS
3 3 (1.33%) WordPress
4 2 (0.88%) CMS
4 2 (0.88%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.88%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.88%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (0.88%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.44%) InVision
Business Applications
1 3 (1.33%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.52%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.31%) GitHub
3 9 (3.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.77%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.88%) Amazon CloudSearch
6 2 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.88%) PaaS
6 2 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.44%) Akamai
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.44%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.77%) HTTP
2 3 (1.33%) DNS
2 3 (1.33%) Internet
3 2 (0.88%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.88%) Skype
4 1 (0.44%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (26.99%) MongoDB
2 21 (9.29%) NoSQL
3 16 (7.08%) MySQL
4 13 (5.75%) Redis
5 9 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.21%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.21%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.21%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.21%) SQL Server
7 4 (1.77%) DB2
7 4 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.88%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 51 (22.57%) Mocha
2 49 (21.68%) gulp
3 46 (20.35%) Git (software)
4 39 (17.26%) Jasmine
5 30 (13.27%) Selenium
6 29 (12.83%) Cucumber
6 29 (12.83%) webpack
7 27 (11.95%) Grunt
8 26 (11.50%) Babel
9 25 (11.06%) Jenkins
10 15 (6.64%) WebDriver
11 8 (3.54%) JMeter
12 7 (3.10%) JIRA
13 5 (2.21%) Hudson
13 5 (2.21%) JSHint
14 4 (1.77%) Maven
14 4 (1.77%) Subversion
14 4 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
15 3 (1.33%) MSI
15 3 (1.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (5.75%) Banking
2 12 (5.31%) Finance
3 5 (2.21%) Legal
3 5 (2.21%) Marketing
3 5 (2.21%) Publishing
3 5 (2.21%) Retail
4 4 (1.77%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.33%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.88%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.88%) Electronics
7 1 (0.44%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.44%) Law
7 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 198 (87.61%) Developer
2 94 (41.59%) JavaScript Developer
2 94 (41.59%) Node.js Developer
3 38 (16.81%) Full Stack Developer
4 24 (10.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 18 (7.96%) HTML Developer
6 17 (7.52%) HTML CSS Developer
7 14 (6.19%) Agile Developer
8 12 (5.31%) Software Engineer
9 11 (4.87%) Senior Developer
10 10 (4.42%) JavaScript Engineer
11 8 (3.54%) Java Developer
12 7 (3.10%) Angular Developer
12 7 (3.10%) Software Developer
13 6 (2.65%) Web Developer
14 5 (2.21%) Architect
14 5 (2.21%) MongoDB Developer
14 5 (2.21%) PHP Developer
15 4 (1.77%) .NET Developer
15 4 (1.77%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (93.81%) Node.js
2 114 (50.44%) CSS
3 97 (42.92%) HTML
4 93 (41.15%) AngularJS
5 75 (33.19%) CSS3
6 65 (28.76%) HTML5
6 65 (28.76%) Sass
7 63 (27.88%) React
8 47 (20.80%) REST
9 40 (17.70%) MEAN Stack
10 34 (15.04%) Handlebars
10 34 (15.04%) Redux
11 21 (9.29%) jQuery
11 21 (9.29%) RabbitMQ
12 20 (8.85%) JSON
13 19 (8.41%) LESS
14 16 (7.08%) RESTful
15 14 (6.19%) Django
16 12 (5.31%) Ember.js
16 12 (5.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 43 (19.03%) Greenfield Project
2 27 (11.95%) User Experience
3 11 (4.87%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.21%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.33%) Interactive TV
5 3 (1.33%) MHEG
5 3 (1.33%) Video on Demand
6 2 (0.88%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.88%) Fintech
6 2 (0.88%) Graphic Design
6 2 (0.88%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.44%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.44%) Clustering
7 1 (0.44%) Equities
7 1 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (11.50%) Linux
2 18 (7.96%) Windows
3 12 (5.31%) Unix
4 3 (1.33%) VMS
5 1 (0.44%) CentOS
5 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (56.19%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (45.58%) TDD
3 49 (21.68%) BDD
4 47 (20.80%) OO
5 35 (15.49%) Scrum
6 30 (13.27%) Software Engineering
7 25 (11.06%) Front End Development
8 24 (10.62%) Pair Programming
9 23 (10.18%) DevOps
10 20 (8.85%) Test Automation
11 19 (8.41%) Unit Testing
12 18 (7.96%) E-Commerce
13 17 (7.52%) Responsive Web Design
14 16 (7.08%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
14 16 (7.08%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (6.64%) Mobile First
16 14 (6.19%) Continuous Delivery
16 14 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (6.19%) Mentoring
16 14 (6.19%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 190 (84.07%) JavaScript
2 66 (29.20%) ES6
3 39 (17.26%) Java
4 25 (11.06%) Python
5 22 (9.73%) SQL
6 14 (6.19%) PHP
7 13 (5.75%) TypeScript
8 8 (3.54%) Ruby
9 6 (2.65%) C++
9 6 (2.65%) ECMAScript
9 6 (2.65%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.77%) C#
10 4 (1.77%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.33%) VB
12 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.44%) C
12 1 (0.44%) Go
Qualifications
1 20 (8.85%) SC Cleared
1 20 (8.85%) Security Cleared
2 2 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (0.88%) Degree
3 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.19%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 44 (19.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (3.98%) Ansible
2 3 (1.33%) HP NNM
2 3 (1.33%) OpenView
2 3 (1.33%) Terraform
3 2 (0.88%) logstash
4 1 (0.44%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.44%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.44%) Nagios
4 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (2.21%) DevExpress
1 5 (2.21%) Oracle
2 4 (1.77%) IBM
3 3 (1.33%) HP
3 3 (1.33%) OpenTV
3 3 (1.33%) VMware
4 2 (0.88%) Google
4 2 (0.88%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.44%) Adobe
5 1 (0.44%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.44%) SAP
5 1 (0.44%) Zend
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