Period
to 25 September 2021

The median contractor rate for a JavaScript Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

JavaScript Developer
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 267 203 183
Rank change year-on-year -64 -20 -45
Contract jobs requiring a JavaScript Developer 805 404 1,340
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 1.36% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 1.47% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 336 1,084
10th Percentile £343 £325 £350
25th Percentile £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £504 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.22% +6.05% +2.70%
75th Percentile £631 £638 £550
90th Percentile £725 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +6.06% -2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
10th Percentile £40.97 " £25.13
25th Percentile £41.68 " £41.69
Median hourly rate £44.85 £30.00 £49.25
Median % change year-on-year +49.48% -39.09% +3.68%
75th Percentile £47.28 " £51.69
90th Percentile £47.56 " £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.85 £30.00 £52.17
% change year-on-year +49.48% -42.50% +15.93%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 74,447 27,455 83,252
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.12% 92.35% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,466 18,386 55,665
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
25th Percentile £406 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £573
90th Percentile £690 £664 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,064 894 2,750
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.50 £14.07 £13.64
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.83 £19.02
Median % change year-on-year -8.36% +14.78% +8.66%
75th Percentile £45.00 £43.75 £43.75
90th Percentile £61.87 £53.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +0.01%

JavaScript Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured JavaScript Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for JavaScript Developer in the UK

JavaScript Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing JavaScript Developer.

Daily rate trend for JavaScript Developer in the UK

JavaScript Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing JavaScript Developer over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for JavaScript Developer in the UK

JavaScript Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing JavaScript Developer.

Hourly rate trend for JavaScript Developer in the UK

JavaScript Developer
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JavaScript Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 25 September 2021. 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 -64 685 £525 +1.94% 276
London -72 465 £575 +4.55% 151
Work from Home -60 283 £483 +7.22% 106
UK excluding London -68 203 £438 +6.06% 138
North of England -43 84 £450 +28.57% 43
Yorkshire -22 50 £540 +69.41% 10
South West -22 35 £398 -3.64% 13
North West -44 29 £335 -29.47% 28
South East -65 24 £525 +31.25% 30
Midlands -59 23 £395 -18.97% 16
Scotland -65 19 £450 -13.25% 11
East of England -41 17 £375 +11.11% 21
East Midlands -21 15 £463 - 7
West Midlands -60 8 £380 -22.05% 9
North East -13 5 £525 -6.25% 5
Northern Ireland -11 2 £472 +4.78%
Wales -27 1 £450 - 4

JavaScript Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, JavaScript Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring JavaScript Developer in the job title.

1 805 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 543 (67.45%) React
3 362 (44.97%) Node.js
4 357 (44.35%) TypeScript
4 357 (44.35%) Agile Software Development
5 340 (42.24%) Full Stack Development
6 267 (33.17%) HTML
7 231 (28.70%) CSS
8 213 (26.46%) Finance
9 199 (24.72%) AngularJS
10 187 (23.23%) AWS
11 169 (20.99%) Front Office
12 162 (20.12%) TDD
13 159 (19.75%) Software Engineering
14 142 (17.64%) Front End Development
15 139 (17.27%) Java
15 139 (17.27%) Serverless
16 131 (16.27%) Web Services
17 127 (15.78%) SQL
18 120 (14.91%) AWS Lambda
19 119 (14.78%) HTML5
20 117 (14.53%) C#
21 113 (14.04%) Python
21 113 (14.04%) Git (software)
21 113 (14.04%) Vue.js
21 113 (14.04%) Redux
22 102 (12.67%) Social Skills
23 100 (12.42%) Asset Management
24 97 (12.05%) .NET
25 95 (11.80%) Banking

JavaScript Developer Skill Set
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 17 (2.11%) Confluence
2 16 (1.99%) CMS
3 11 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (0.99%) Headless CMS
5 6 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.37%) Jupyter
6 3 (0.37%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.25%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.25%) Drupal
7 2 (0.25%) nginx
7 2 (0.25%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.12%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.12%) Gunicorn
8 1 (0.12%) JBoss
8 1 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (1.24%) Photoshop
2 5 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (0.62%) Figma
3 2 (0.25%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.12%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (1.61%) Magento
2 9 (1.12%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.50%) Shopify
4 1 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 187 (23.23%) AWS
2 139 (17.27%) Serverless
3 120 (14.91%) AWS Lambda
4 91 (11.30%) Amazon S3
5 75 (9.32%) Azure
6 61 (7.58%) Amazon SQS
7 52 (6.46%) AWS Step Functions
8 42 (5.22%) npm
9 37 (4.60%) GCP
10 30 (3.73%) Amazon EC2
11 23 (2.86%) GitHub
12 10 (1.24%) SaaS
13 9 (1.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 9 (1.12%) Yarn
14 8 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
14 8 (0.99%) IaaS
15 6 (0.75%) Amazon Kinesis
15 6 (0.75%) PaaS
16 5 (0.62%) Amazon ECS
17 4 (0.50%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.61%) RTMP
2 12 (1.49%) HTTP
3 7 (0.87%) Internet
4 2 (0.25%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (11.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 55 (6.83%) Amazon RDS
3 48 (5.96%) SQL Server
4 36 (4.47%) Relational Database
5 33 (4.10%) MongoDB
6 18 (2.24%) NoSQL
7 16 (1.99%) MySQL
8 15 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (1.86%) Redis
9 7 (0.87%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.50%) BigQuery
11 3 (0.37%) Blockchain
12 1 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.12%) Big Data
12 1 (0.12%) DB2
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.12%) Power BI
12 1 (0.12%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 113 (14.04%) Git (software)
2 37 (4.60%) Jasmine
3 35 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 33 (4.10%) webpack
5 30 (3.73%) Mocha
6 26 (3.23%) Cypress.io
6 26 (3.23%) JIRA
7 21 (2.61%) Grunt
8 18 (2.24%) Subversion
9 17 (2.11%) JUnit
10 16 (1.99%) Cucumber
11 15 (1.86%) Bitbucket
12 14 (1.74%) TeamCity
13 13 (1.61%) Selenium
13 13 (1.61%) Storybook
14 11 (1.37%) Karma Test Runner
15 10 (1.24%) GitLab
16 9 (1.12%) CircleCI
17 8 (0.99%) Moq
18 7 (0.87%) gulp
General
1 213 (26.46%) Finance
2 169 (20.99%) Front Office
3 102 (12.67%) Social Skills
4 95 (11.80%) Banking
5 43 (5.34%) Investment Banking
6 23 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (1.86%) Games
7 15 (1.86%) Retail
8 13 (1.61%) Marketing
9 10 (1.24%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.12%) Public Sector
11 7 (0.87%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.62%) Automotive
12 5 (0.62%) Organisational Skills
12 5 (0.62%) Publishing
13 4 (0.50%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.37%) Electronics
14 3 (0.37%) Influencing Skills
15 2 (0.25%) Billing
15 2 (0.25%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 543 (67.45%) React
2 362 (44.97%) Node.js
3 267 (33.17%) HTML
4 231 (28.70%) CSS
5 199 (24.72%) AngularJS
6 131 (16.27%) Web Services
7 119 (14.78%) HTML5
8 113 (14.04%) Redux
8 113 (14.04%) Vue.js
9 97 (12.05%) .NET
10 85 (10.56%) GraphQL
11 67 (8.32%) Jest
12 58 (7.20%) Material-UI
13 47 (5.84%) RESTful
14 45 (5.59%) REST
15 40 (4.97%) Express
16 39 (4.84%) Sass
17 34 (4.22%) CSS3
17 34 (4.22%) Reactive Extensions
18 29 (3.60%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 84 (10.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 65 (8.07%) Fixed Income
3 59 (7.33%) Equities
4 57 (7.08%) Derivative
5 46 (5.71%) User Experience
6 39 (4.84%) Mobile App
7 18 (2.24%) Legacy Applications
8 17 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
9 14 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
10 12 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
11 10 (1.24%) Legacy Systems
12 9 (1.12%) Algorithms
12 9 (1.12%) Market Risk
12 9 (1.12%) Video\Live Streaming
13 8 (0.99%) Chromecast
13 8 (0.99%) Hedge funds
13 8 (0.99%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (0.62%) Over-the-Top Content
15 5 (0.62%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 22 (2.73%) Linux
2 9 (1.12%) Android
3 8 (0.99%) Apple iOS
4 7 (0.87%) Unix
5 5 (0.62%) Windows
6 3 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.12%) Android TV
7 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.12%) Tizen
7 1 (0.12%) tvOS
7 1 (0.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (44.35%) Agile Software Development
2 340 (42.24%) Full Stack Development
3 162 (20.12%) TDD
4 159 (19.75%) Software Engineering
5 142 (17.64%) Front End Development
6 100 (12.42%) Asset Management
7 93 (11.55%) Continuous Integration
8 81 (10.06%) DevOps
9 76 (9.44%) Investment Management
10 71 (8.82%) Scrum
11 63 (7.83%) Unit Testing
12 60 (7.45%) Microservices
13 56 (6.96%) Problem-Solving
14 54 (6.71%) Continuous Improvement
14 54 (6.71%) Pair Programming
15 53 (6.58%) Test Automation
16 50 (6.21%) E-Commerce
17 44 (5.47%) Web Development
18 42 (5.22%) Analytics
19 40 (4.97%) OO
Programming Languages
1 805 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 357 (44.35%) TypeScript
3 139 (17.27%) Java
4 127 (15.78%) SQL
5 117 (14.53%) C#
6 113 (14.04%) Python
7 70 (8.70%) ES6
8 41 (5.09%) Kotlin
9 21 (2.61%) XAML
10 20 (2.48%) PHP
11 14 (1.74%) Ruby
12 13 (1.61%) C++
13 11 (1.37%) Java 8
14 8 (0.99%) Java 9
14 8 (0.99%) R
14 8 (0.99%) Scala
15 7 (0.87%) Groovy
15 7 (0.87%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.75%) Apple Swift
16 6 (0.75%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 44 (5.47%) Degree
2 13 (1.61%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.24%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.23%) Accessibility
2 12 (1.49%) QA
3 6 (0.75%) PMO
4 3 (0.37%) WCAG
5 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.12%) GxP
System Software
1 86 (10.68%) Docker
2 2 (0.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 76 (9.44%) Kubernetes
2 70 (8.70%) Terraform
3 3 (0.37%) Rancher
4 2 (0.25%) Kibana
4 2 (0.25%) logstash
5 1 (0.12%) Ansible
5 1 (0.12%) vRealize
5 1 (0.12%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 44 (5.47%) Microsoft
2 29 (3.60%) Oracle
3 16 (1.99%) Google
4 10 (1.24%) Adobe
5 8 (0.99%) DevExpress
5 8 (0.99%) RedGate
6 6 (0.75%) Samsung
7 5 (0.62%) Atlassian
7 5 (0.62%) MuleSoft
7 5 (0.62%) SAP
8 4 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.37%) Sage
9 3 (0.37%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.25%) Cadence
11 1 (0.12%) Foundry
11 1 (0.12%) New Relic
11 1 (0.12%) Okta
11 1 (0.12%) Roku
11 1 (0.12%) Rollbar
11 1 (0.12%) Splunk