Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 529 607 575
Rank change year-on-year +78 -32 +205
Contract jobs citing Express 384 279 345
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.28% 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.07% 0.87% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 186 257
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £320
90th Percentile £588 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £398 £425
% change year-on-year +6.92% -6.47% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
UK median hourly rate £60.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year +33.33% - -

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 35,962 32,047 32,361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.88% 32.23% 30.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,313 22,481 22,491
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £295
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 322 366 382
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +0.13%
10th Percentile £15.30 £18.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £59.88 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.31 £36.00
% change year-on-year +1.72% +11.96% -3.94%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +69 382 £500 +5.26% 127
London +85 301 £500 +5.26% 65
UK excluding London -22 80 £425 +6.92% 73
North of England -22 32 £400 +0.63% 29
North West -26 20 £400 +0.63% 17
South East -9 19 £440 -2.22% 8
Midlands 0 15 £413 +4.76% 12
West Midlands -16 12 £425 +7.94% 10
Yorkshire -4 11 £390 -2.50% 11
South West -22 8 £353 -14.55% 5
East of England -2 5 £463 +32.14% 8
East Midlands - 3 £355 - 2
North East - 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 £450 - 2

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 362 (94.27%) Node.js
2 320 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 214 (55.73%) CSS
4 202 (52.60%) Agile Software Development
5 186 (48.44%) HTML
6 165 (42.97%) ES6
7 157 (40.89%) Git (software)
8 134 (34.90%) React
9 113 (29.43%) HTML5
10 110 (28.65%) AngularJS
11 107 (27.86%) CSS3
12 104 (27.08%) Docker
13 100 (26.04%) TDD
14 95 (24.74%) Front End Development
15 88 (22.92%) Redux
16 86 (22.40%) Mocha
17 83 (21.61%) Java
18 82 (21.35%) Unit Testing
19 81 (21.09%) Amazon AWS
20 80 (20.83%) MongoDB
20 80 (20.83%) Sass
21 77 (20.05%) REST
22 73 (19.01%) PostgreSQL
23 72 (18.75%) Chai
24 70 (18.23%) webpack
25 69 (17.97%) gulp
26 68 (17.71%) Microservices
27 61 (15.89%) Jest
27 61 (15.89%) RESTful
27 61 (15.89%) BDD

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 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (1.30%) CMS
3 3 (0.78%) Apache
3 3 (0.78%) JBoss
3 3 (0.78%) WildFly
4 2 (0.52%) Confluence
4 2 (0.52%) nginx
4 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.52%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.26%) Ethereum
5 1 (0.26%) Hyperledger
5 1 (0.26%) IIS
5 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.78%) Chatbot
1 3 (0.78%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.26%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 81 (21.09%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (11.20%) npm
2 43 (11.20%) Serverless
3 41 (10.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (8.85%) AWS Lambda
5 24 (6.25%) GitHub
6 23 (5.99%) SaaS
7 11 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (2.86%) PaaS
8 9 (2.34%) Yarn
9 7 (1.82%) Heroku
10 6 (1.56%) Amazon SQS
10 6 (1.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 5 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (1.30%) Amazon S3
12 4 (1.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (1.04%) Amazon Kinesis
12 4 (1.04%) AWS CloudTrail
12 4 (1.04%) CloudFront
12 4 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.39%) HTTP
2 3 (0.78%) Intranet
3 2 (0.52%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.52%) Internet
4 1 (0.26%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (20.83%) MongoDB
2 73 (19.01%) PostgreSQL
3 48 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 45 (11.72%) NoSQL
5 40 (10.42%) MySQL
6 25 (6.51%) Couchbase
7 9 (2.34%) CouchDB
8 8 (2.08%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.82%) MariaDB
10 6 (1.56%) Blockchain
10 6 (1.56%) Redis
11 5 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (1.04%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 2 (0.52%) Big Data
14 2 (0.52%) SQL Server
15 1 (0.26%) DB2
15 1 (0.26%) Qlik Sense
15 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 157 (40.89%) Git (software)
2 86 (22.40%) Mocha
3 70 (18.23%) webpack
4 69 (17.97%) gulp
5 60 (15.63%) Jenkins
6 52 (13.54%) Selenium
7 40 (10.42%) Babel
8 30 (7.81%) Jasmine
9 29 (7.55%) Cucumber
10 25 (6.51%) Gatling
11 23 (5.99%) Grunt
12 22 (5.73%) Karma Test Runner
13 20 (5.21%) Sinon.JS
14 19 (4.95%) JIRA
15 15 (3.91%) Gerrit
15 15 (3.91%) Maven
16 13 (3.39%) GitLab
17 10 (2.60%) Artifactory
17 10 (2.60%) Subversion
17 10 (2.60%) WebDriver
General
1 41 (10.68%) Finance
2 39 (10.16%) Retail
3 18 (4.69%) Advertising
4 16 (4.17%) Banking
5 11 (2.86%) Marketing
6 10 (2.60%) Investment Banking
7 8 (2.08%) Front Office
7 8 (2.08%) Publishing
8 5 (1.30%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.04%) Back Office
9 4 (1.04%) Law
10 3 (0.78%) Electronics
10 3 (0.78%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.78%) Games
11 2 (0.52%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Automotive
12 1 (0.26%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 344 (89.58%) Developer
2 105 (27.34%) Node.js Developer
3 88 (22.92%) JavaScript Developer
4 72 (18.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 68 (17.71%) React Developer
6 65 (16.93%) Full Stack Developer
7 39 (10.16%) Senior Developer
8 21 (5.47%) Java Developer
8 21 (5.47%) Software Engineer
9 20 (5.21%) Backend Developer
10 16 (4.17%) Software Developer
11 13 (3.39%) Senior React Developer
11 13 (3.39%) UI Developer
12 12 (3.13%) Angular Developer
13 11 (2.86%) .NET Developer
13 11 (2.86%) HTML Developer
14 10 (2.60%) HTML CSS Developer
14 10 (2.60%) Web Developer
15 7 (1.82%) Agile Developer
15 7 (1.82%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 362 (94.27%) Node.js
2 214 (55.73%) CSS
3 186 (48.44%) HTML
4 134 (34.90%) React
5 113 (29.43%) HTML5
6 110 (28.65%) AngularJS
7 107 (27.86%) CSS3
8 88 (22.92%) Redux
9 80 (20.83%) Sass
10 77 (20.05%) REST
11 72 (18.75%) Chai
12 61 (15.89%) Jest
12 61 (15.89%) RESTful
13 47 (12.24%) Enzyme
14 44 (11.46%) jQuery
15 38 (9.90%) koa
16 35 (9.11%) Web Services
17 31 (8.07%) Spring
18 30 (7.81%) GraphQL
19 29 (7.55%) Nunjucks
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.59%) User Experience
2 18 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (4.69%) Mobile App
3 15 (3.91%) Data Structures
4 13 (3.39%) Algorithms
5 12 (3.13%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (1.82%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.56%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.30%) Fixed Income
9 5 (1.30%) Marketing Technology
9 5 (1.30%) New Media
9 5 (1.30%) Social Media
10 4 (1.04%) W3C
11 3 (0.78%) Fintech
12 2 (0.52%) Animation
12 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.52%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.52%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (2.86%) Unix
2 9 (2.34%) Linux
3 8 (2.08%) Android
3 8 (2.08%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.30%) VMS
5 1 (0.26%) CentOS
5 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.26%) Windows
5 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (52.60%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (26.04%) TDD
3 95 (24.74%) Front End Development
4 82 (21.35%) Unit Testing
5 68 (17.71%) Microservices
6 61 (15.89%) BDD
7 51 (13.28%) Scrum
8 50 (13.02%) Continuous Integration
9 43 (11.20%) Software Engineering
10 40 (10.42%) Test Automation
11 38 (9.90%) DevOps
12 37 (9.64%) SOA
13 35 (9.11%) OO
14 31 (8.07%) Web Development
15 29 (7.55%) SDLC
16 27 (7.03%) Open Source
17 26 (6.77%) Continuous Delivery
18 21 (5.47%) E-Commerce
18 21 (5.47%) Web Application Development
19 20 (5.21%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 320 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 165 (42.97%) ES6
3 83 (21.61%) Java
4 52 (13.54%) TypeScript
5 39 (10.16%) SQL
6 37 (9.64%) Python
7 30 (7.81%) Go
8 25 (6.51%) ES7
9 23 (5.99%) C#
10 14 (3.65%) PHP
11 13 (3.39%) ES8
11 13 (3.39%) Java 8
12 9 (2.34%) Scala
13 4 (1.04%) Ruby
14 1 (0.26%) C
14 1 (0.26%) Perl
14 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (7.29%) Security Cleared
2 18 (4.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 17 (4.43%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.08%) Degree
5 4 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.04%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.26%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.47%) QA
2 1 (0.26%) WAI
2 1 (0.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 104 (27.08%) Docker
2 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (8.33%) Kubernetes
2 28 (7.29%) Ansible
3 2 (0.52%) Terraform
4 1 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.26%) Rancher
Vendors
1 15 (3.91%) Google
1 15 (3.91%) Microsoft
2 11 (2.86%) Cypress Semiconductor
3 7 (1.82%) DevExpress
3 7 (1.82%) Zend
4 5 (1.30%) Oracle
4 5 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.52%) Adobe
5 2 (0.52%) Demandware
5 2 (0.52%) Perfecto Mobile
5 2 (0.52%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.26%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.26%) ATG
6 1 (0.26%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.26%) hybris
6 1 (0.26%) IBM
6 1 (0.26%) Omniture
6 1 (0.26%) PayPal
6 1 (0.26%) Splunk
6 1 (0.26%) VMware