Period
to 21 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for GraphQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GraphQL over the 6 months to 21 November 2019 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.

GraphQL
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 366 525 795
Rank change year-on-year +159 +270 +102
Contract jobs citing GraphQL 548 402 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.39% 0.093%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.16% 1.11% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 297 77
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £406 £339 £341
90th Percentile £650 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

GraphQL 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 25,343 36,283 33,264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.46% 34.86% 32.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,545 25,600 23,478
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 321 381
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.26 £17.00 £18.50
90th Percentile £77.50 £60.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £41.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +1.22% +9.33%

GraphQL
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing GraphQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for GraphQL in the UK

GraphQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GraphQL.

Contractor daily rate trend for GraphQL in the UK

GraphQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GraphQL over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GraphQL in the UK

GraphQL
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 GraphQL within the UK over the 6 months to 21 November 2019. 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 +171 517 £525 - 175
London +140 407 £550 +4.76% 109
UK excluding London +91 126 £450 +5.88% 74
North of England +80 57 £450 - 27
Yorkshire +60 36 £525 +25.00% 13
South West +10 23 £425 - 15
North West +38 21 £430 -4.44% 11
South East +25 20 £500 -4.76% 15
Scotland +25 12 £450 +20.00% 4
East of England +37 7 £388 -12.92% 4
Midlands +32 5 £300 -36.84% 5
East Midlands +22 5 £300 -36.84% 2
Wales +23 3 £525 +50.00% 4
Northern Ireland - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing GraphQL 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 GraphQL.

1 342 (62.41%) JavaScript
2 316 (57.66%) React
3 289 (52.74%) Node.js
4 254 (46.35%) Agile Software Development
5 177 (32.30%) CSS
6 172 (31.39%) Redux
7 155 (28.28%) TypeScript
8 147 (26.82%) HTML
9 145 (26.46%) AWS
10 143 (26.09%) Docker
11 117 (21.35%) Git (software)
12 104 (18.98%) TDD
13 103 (18.80%) Java
13 103 (18.80%) AngularJS
14 100 (18.25%) Microservices
15 92 (16.79%) Kubernetes
16 88 (16.06%) REST
17 87 (15.88%) Front End Development
18 82 (14.96%) Azure
18 82 (14.96%) BDD
19 78 (14.23%) React Native
20 76 (13.87%) Finance
21 73 (13.32%) Test Automation
22 71 (12.96%) DevOps
23 70 (12.77%) Mobile App
24 69 (12.59%) Python
25 66 (12.04%) Scrum
26 65 (11.86%) webpack
27 63 (11.50%) HTML5
28 62 (11.31%) User Experience

GraphQL
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 45 (8.21%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (2.37%) Confluence
3 9 (1.64%) CMS
3 9 (1.64%) nginx
4 8 (1.46%) Apache
4 8 (1.46%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.91%) IIS
6 3 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (0.55%) Headless CMS
6 3 (0.55%) JBoss
6 3 (0.55%) Liferay
6 3 (0.55%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.18%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.18%) Resin
7 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (1.28%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.36%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 145 (26.46%) AWS
2 82 (14.96%) Azure
3 48 (8.76%) GCP
4 43 (7.85%) GitHub
5 40 (7.30%) Serverless
6 27 (4.93%) AWS Lambda
7 17 (3.10%) Heroku
8 15 (2.74%) Amazon S3
9 13 (2.37%) Datadog
9 13 (2.37%) Fastly
10 11 (2.01%) Yarn
11 8 (1.46%) Amazon Kinesis
11 8 (1.46%) npm
12 6 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (1.09%) CloudFront
12 6 (1.09%) OpenShift
12 6 (1.09%) SaaS
13 5 (0.91%) Amazon Cognito
13 5 (0.91%) PaaS
14 4 (0.73%) AWS IoT
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.46%) HTTP
2 7 (1.28%) FTP
3 5 (0.91%) Reverse Proxy
3 5 (0.91%) VoIP
4 4 (0.73%) CTI
4 4 (0.73%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.18%) DNS
5 1 (0.18%) Firewall
5 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (7.66%) PostgreSQL
2 41 (7.48%) NoSQL
3 30 (5.47%) MongoDB
4 28 (5.11%) Redis
5 23 (4.20%) MySQL
5 23 (4.20%) Neo4j
6 15 (2.74%) Relational Database
7 14 (2.55%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (2.19%) Big Data
9 11 (2.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 11 (2.01%) Hadoop
10 9 (1.64%) HBase
10 9 (1.64%) InfluxDB
10 9 (1.64%) SQL Server
11 5 (0.91%) Blockchain
12 3 (0.55%) Flink
13 2 (0.36%) CouchDB
14 1 (0.18%) BigQuery
14 1 (0.18%) Cosmos DB
14 1 (0.18%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 117 (21.35%) Git (software)
2 65 (11.86%) webpack
3 58 (10.58%) Jenkins
4 42 (7.66%) JIRA
5 36 (6.57%) CircleCI
6 26 (4.74%) Cucumber
6 26 (4.74%) gulp
6 26 (4.74%) Mocha
7 22 (4.01%) Jasmine
8 17 (3.10%) SonarQube
9 16 (2.92%) Selenium
10 15 (2.74%) TeamCity
11 14 (2.55%) Maven
12 12 (2.19%) JUnit
12 12 (2.19%) Mockito
13 11 (2.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (1.64%) Bitbucket
14 9 (1.64%) SoapUI
14 9 (1.64%) Subversion
15 8 (1.46%) GitLab
General
1 76 (13.87%) Finance
2 25 (4.56%) Banking
3 17 (3.10%) Retail
4 16 (2.92%) Marketing
5 10 (1.82%) Public Sector
6 8 (1.46%) Games
7 7 (1.28%) Publishing
8 6 (1.09%) Law
9 4 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.55%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.18%) Back Office
12 1 (0.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 434 (79.20%) Developer
2 184 (33.58%) React Developer
3 113 (20.62%) Full Stack Developer
4 83 (15.15%) Senior Developer
5 81 (14.78%) JavaScript Developer
6 67 (12.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 65 (11.86%) Node.js Developer
8 51 (9.31%) Senior React Developer
9 41 (7.48%) Java Developer
10 27 (4.93%) Senior Full Stack Developer
11 22 (4.01%) Python Developer
12 21 (3.83%) Digital Developer
13 19 (3.47%) Backend Developer
14 17 (3.10%) Software Engineer
15 15 (2.74%) HTML Developer
15 15 (2.74%) Senior JavaScript Developer
16 14 (2.55%) AWS Developer
16 14 (2.55%) JavaScript Engineer
17 12 (2.19%) Django Developer
17 12 (2.19%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 316 (57.66%) React
2 289 (52.74%) Node.js
3 177 (32.30%) CSS
4 172 (31.39%) Redux
5 147 (26.82%) HTML
6 103 (18.80%) AngularJS
7 88 (16.06%) REST
8 78 (14.23%) React Native
9 63 (11.50%) HTML5
10 56 (10.22%) CSS3
11 55 (10.04%) Apollo GraphQL
12 50 (9.12%) Sass
13 49 (8.94%) Vue.js
14 45 (8.21%) Kafka
15 40 (7.30%) Spring
16 37 (6.75%) Jest
16 37 (6.75%) RESTful
17 33 (6.02%) Web Services
18 29 (5.29%) Spring Boot
19 26 (4.74%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 70 (12.77%) Mobile App
2 62 (11.31%) User Experience
3 42 (7.66%) Greenfield Project
4 20 (3.65%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (1.64%) Data Structures
6 9 (1.64%) Hedge funds
6 9 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
6 9 (1.64%) Wiki
7 8 (1.46%) Algorithms
7 8 (1.46%) Virtual Team
8 7 (1.28%) IVR
8 7 (1.28%) VUI
9 5 (0.91%) Public Cloud
9 5 (0.91%) Social Network
9 5 (0.91%) W3C
10 3 (0.55%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.55%) Over-the-Top Content
10 3 (0.55%) Replication
11 2 (0.36%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 47 (8.58%) Linux
2 46 (8.39%) Android
3 44 (8.03%) Apple iOS
4 9 (1.64%) Unix
5 7 (1.28%) Windows
6 4 (0.73%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (46.35%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (18.98%) TDD
3 100 (18.25%) Microservices
4 87 (15.88%) Front End Development
5 82 (14.96%) BDD
6 73 (13.32%) Test Automation
7 71 (12.96%) DevOps
8 66 (12.04%) Scrum
9 51 (9.31%) Continuous Integration
10 48 (8.76%) OO
11 43 (7.85%) Unit Testing
12 42 (7.66%) Software Engineering
13 41 (7.48%) Web Development
14 38 (6.93%) E-Commerce
15 34 (6.20%) Fintech
15 34 (6.20%) Open Source
16 26 (4.74%) API Design
16 26 (4.74%) API Testing
16 26 (4.74%) Mentoring
16 26 (4.74%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 342 (62.41%) JavaScript
2 155 (28.28%) TypeScript
3 103 (18.80%) Java
4 69 (12.59%) Python
5 57 (10.40%) ES6
6 56 (10.22%) SQL
7 36 (6.57%) Go
8 27 (4.93%) Ruby
9 23 (4.20%) Bash Shell
10 22 (4.01%) C#
11 20 (3.65%) Java 8
12 12 (2.19%) Scala
13 11 (2.01%) Clojure
13 11 (2.01%) Elixir
14 10 (1.82%) ES7
15 9 (1.64%) Kotlin
15 9 (1.64%) Shell Script
16 7 (1.28%) C++
17 6 (1.09%) PHP
18 4 (0.73%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 45 (8.21%) Security Cleared
2 44 (8.03%) SC Cleared
3 16 (2.92%) Degree
4 5 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.55%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.18%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.18%) CCNA
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.18%) CISSP
6 1 (0.18%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (0.18%) GIAC
6 1 (0.18%) Linux+ Certification
6 1 (0.18%) MCSE
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.18%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.18%) SANS
6 1 (0.18%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.64%) QA
2 5 (0.91%) WCAG
3 3 (0.55%) PSD2
4 1 (0.18%) PA-DSS
4 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 143 (26.09%) Docker
2 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 92 (16.79%) Kubernetes
2 31 (5.66%) Terraform
3 19 (3.47%) Grafana
3 19 (3.47%) Graphite
4 14 (2.55%) Kibana
5 12 (2.19%) Ansible
6 9 (1.64%) Consul
6 9 (1.64%) logstash
6 9 (1.64%) Puppet
6 9 (1.64%) ZABBIX
7 5 (0.91%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (0.91%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.36%) Marathon
9 2 (0.36%) Mesos
10 1 (0.18%) Fluentd
10 1 (0.18%) Istio
Vendors
1 43 (7.85%) Google
2 14 (2.55%) Microsoft
3 13 (2.37%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 11 (2.01%) Oracle
5 9 (1.64%) SaltStack
5 9 (1.64%) ServiceNow
6 7 (1.28%) Splunk
7 6 (1.09%) Atlassian
8 5 (0.91%) Avaya
8 5 (0.91%) Cisco
9 4 (0.73%) Genesys
10 3 (0.55%) Apple
10 3 (0.55%) Perforce
10 3 (0.55%) Roku
11 2 (0.36%) Dell
11 2 (0.36%) New Relic
12 1 (0.18%) Foundry
12 1 (0.18%) SAP