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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 506 538 591
Rank change year-on-year +32 +53  
Contract jobs citing Express 102 101 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.19% 0.094%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.72% 0.67% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 76 33
Median daily rate £475 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £537 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +6.66% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 14193 14997 14342
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.48% 27.99% 26.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9846 10410 9296
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 223 192
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

Express
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Express as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Express in the UK

Express
Top 30 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 28 March 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 +29 98 £469 +10.29% 41
London +6 59 £500 +11.11% 26
West Midlands +24 11 £450 +66.66% 2
South East +17 11 £425 -5.55% 2
City of London -5 11 £500 - 4
Surrey +18 9 £425 -5.55%
Birmingham - 9 £450 - 2
Egham +3 6 £425 -
North West - 5 £400 - 6
Manchester - 4 £400 - 5
Yorkshire +19 3 £390 -8.23% 1
Westminster +8 3 £475 +26.66%
East of England -1 3 £363 -15.20% 2
South West -5 3 £400 +6.66% 1
Staines - 3 - -
Leeds - 3 £390 - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £390 - 1
Hertfordshire +4 2 £345 -33.00%
East Midlands -7 2 £375 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £400 - 1
Nottinghamshire +9 1 - -
Croydon +8 1 £400 -1.53%
Nottingham +7 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +5 1 £363 +6.61%
Bristol +1 1 £400 +6.66%
South Wales - 1 £400 -
Coventry - 1 £340 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £400 -
Bath - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 183 (90.15%) Node.js
2 182 (89.66%) JavaScript
3 133 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
4 115 (56.65%) CSS
5 111 (54.68%) HTML
6 90 (44.33%) TDD
7 87 (42.86%) AngularJS
8 68 (33.50%) React
9 65 (32.02%) HTML5
10 61 (30.05%) MongoDB
11 60 (29.56%) Sass
12 58 (28.57%) CSS3
12 58 (28.57%) Git (software)
13 55 (27.09%) REST
13 55 (27.09%) User Experience
14 52 (25.62%) gulp
15 50 (24.63%) Mocha
16 49 (24.14%) BDD
16 49 (24.14%) Java
17 42 (20.69%) OO
18 41 (20.20%) Front End Development
19 37 (18.23%) ES6
19 37 (18.23%) Jasmine
20 36 (17.73%) Pair Programming
21 35 (17.24%) SQL
21 35 (17.24%) RESTful
21 35 (17.24%) MEAN Stack
22 33 (16.26%) Continuous Delivery
22 33 (16.26%) Docker
22 33 (16.26%) 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 9 (4.43%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.48%) CMS
2 3 (1.48%) IIS
2 3 (1.48%) WordPress
3 2 (0.99%) Apache Solr
3 2 (0.99%) Confluence
3 2 (0.99%) Drupal
4 1 (0.49%) Apache
4 1 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.49%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.99%) InVision
3 1 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.49%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.49%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.85%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (8.37%) GitHub
3 10 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.48%) Heroku
5 2 (0.99%) Firebase
5 2 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.99%) PaaS
5 2 (0.99%) SaaS
6 1 (0.49%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.99%) DNS
1 2 (0.99%) Internet
1 2 (0.99%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.49%) HTTP
2 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (30.05%) MongoDB
2 27 (13.30%) NoSQL
3 8 (3.94%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.45%) MySQL
4 7 (3.45%) Redis
5 5 (2.46%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.46%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.46%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.97%) DB2
7 3 (1.48%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.48%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.99%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.99%) BigQuery
9 1 (0.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 58 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 52 (25.62%) gulp
3 50 (24.63%) Mocha
4 37 (18.23%) Jasmine
5 33 (16.26%) Cucumber
6 29 (14.29%) webpack
7 25 (12.32%) Grunt
8 24 (11.82%) Selenium
9 22 (10.84%) Babel
10 16 (7.88%) WebDriver
11 12 (5.91%) Jenkins
12 9 (4.43%) git-flow
12 9 (4.43%) JIRA
13 7 (3.45%) Maven
13 7 (3.45%) Sinon.JS
14 5 (2.46%) Ant
14 5 (2.46%) JSHint
14 5 (2.46%) JUnit
14 5 (2.46%) Karma Test Runner
14 5 (2.46%) Mockito
General
1 14 (6.90%) Publishing
2 13 (6.40%) Finance
3 10 (4.93%) Banking
4 6 (2.96%) Marketing
5 4 (1.97%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.48%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.48%) Retail
7 1 (0.49%) Electronics
7 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 174 (85.71%) Developer
2 95 (46.80%) JavaScript Developer
3 74 (36.45%) Node.js Developer
4 32 (15.76%) Full Stack Developer
5 30 (14.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 22 (10.84%) HTML Developer
7 17 (8.37%) HTML CSS Developer
8 12 (5.91%) Agile Developer
9 10 (4.93%) Web Developer
10 9 (4.43%) Angular Developer
10 9 (4.43%) Senior Developer
11 8 (3.94%) JavaScript Engineer
12 6 (2.96%) Architect
12 6 (2.96%) MongoDB Developer
13 5 (2.46%) Java Developer
13 5 (2.46%) Software Developer
13 5 (2.46%) Software Engineer
14 4 (1.97%) .NET Developer
14 4 (1.97%) PHP Developer
15 3 (1.48%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (90.15%) Node.js
2 115 (56.65%) CSS
3 111 (54.68%) HTML
4 87 (42.86%) AngularJS
5 68 (33.50%) React
6 65 (32.02%) HTML5
7 60 (29.56%) Sass
8 58 (28.57%) CSS3
9 55 (27.09%) REST
10 35 (17.24%) MEAN Stack
10 35 (17.24%) RESTful
11 26 (12.81%) JSON
12 24 (11.82%) Redux
13 21 (10.34%) Web Services
14 20 (9.85%) Handlebars
15 19 (9.36%) jQuery
16 14 (6.90%) Backbone.js
16 14 (6.90%) Ember.js
16 14 (6.90%) Mustache
17 13 (6.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 55 (27.09%) User Experience
2 9 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.43%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.46%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (1.97%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.97%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.48%) Fintech
5 3 (1.48%) Smart Energy
6 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.99%) Social Media
6 2 (0.99%) W3C
7 1 (0.49%) Clustering
7 1 (0.49%) Equities
7 1 (0.49%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.49%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.49%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.29%) Linux
2 25 (12.32%) Unix
3 24 (11.82%) Windows
4 4 (1.97%) Android
5 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (44.33%) TDD
3 49 (24.14%) BDD
4 42 (20.69%) OO
5 41 (20.20%) Front End Development
6 36 (17.73%) Pair Programming
7 33 (16.26%) Continuous Delivery
7 33 (16.26%) Scrum
8 28 (13.79%) MVC
9 26 (12.81%) Web Development
10 23 (11.33%) Open Source
11 20 (9.85%) Mobile First
12 19 (9.36%) Unit Testing
13 18 (8.87%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (8.87%) Software Engineering
14 17 (8.37%) OOD
15 16 (7.88%) DevOps
16 15 (7.39%) Kanban
17 14 (6.90%) Microservices
18 13 (6.40%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 182 (89.66%) JavaScript
2 49 (24.14%) Java
3 37 (18.23%) ES6
4 35 (17.24%) SQL
5 22 (10.84%) Python
5 22 (10.84%) Ruby
6 18 (8.87%) PHP
7 6 (2.96%) ECMAScript
8 5 (2.46%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.97%) C#
10 3 (1.48%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.48%) VB
11 2 (0.99%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.99%) C++
11 2 (0.99%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (0.49%) Go
12 1 (0.49%) Perl
12 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (3.94%) SC Cleared
1 8 (3.94%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.96%) Degree
3 1 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.36%) QA
2 2 (0.99%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.99%) WCAG
3 1 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.49%) SDET
System Software
1 33 (16.26%) Docker
2 3 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (2.46%) Puppet
2 4 (1.97%) Capistrano
2 4 (1.97%) Nagios
3 3 (1.48%) HP NNM
3 3 (1.48%) OpenView
4 2 (0.99%) Ansible
4 2 (0.99%) Terraform
5 1 (0.49%) Salt
Vendors
1 4 (1.97%) Google
1 4 (1.97%) IBM
1 4 (1.97%) VMware
2 3 (1.48%) DevExpress
2 3 (1.48%) HP
2 3 (1.48%) Oracle
3 2 (0.99%) Adobe
3 2 (0.99%) Microsoft
3 2 (0.99%) Twitter
3 2 (0.99%) Zend
4 1 (0.49%) Apiary
4 1 (0.49%) SAP
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