Period
to 21 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for JavaScript skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited JavaScript over the 6 months to 21 January 2022 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.

JavaScript (including ECMAScript)
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 18 17 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 -3
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 7,666 3,884 7,332
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 8.77% 9.35% 10.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.74% 22.55% 24.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,831 2,901 5,265
10th Percentile £373 £313 £325
25th Percentile £425 £375 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - +2.70%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £569
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £405 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.71% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 44 45
10th Percentile £35.00 £23.12 £17.00
25th Percentile £44.99 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate £62.00 £42.50 £48.50
Median % change year-on-year +45.88% -12.37% +14.12%
75th Percentile £67.80 £55.16 £53.00
90th Percentile £79.55 £58.71 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.50 £40.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year +41.25% +20.30% -23.56%

JavaScript is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 33,707 17,225 29,789
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.57% 41.47% 40.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,574 12,142 20,854
10th Percentile £369 £313 £325
25th Percentile £440 £388 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +13.16% - -
75th Percentile £638 £575 £575
90th Percentile £725 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +11.76% -1.16% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 403 540
10th Percentile £19.52 £14.00 £16.50
25th Percentile £31.25 £24.00 £23.63
Median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £43.25
Median % change year-on-year +15.29% -1.73% +2.98%
75th Percentile £60.00 £50.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £71.28 £58.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -

JavaScript
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing JavaScript as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for JavaScript in the UK

JavaScript
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for JavaScript in the UK

JavaScript
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing JavaScript over the 6 months to 21 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for JavaScript in the UK

JavaScript
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for JavaScript in the UK

JavaScript
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing JavaScript over the 6 months to 21 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for JavaScript in the UK

JavaScript
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JavaScript within the UK over the 6 months to 21 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -2 6,180 £525 +10.53% 3,474
London -2 3,794 £550 +4.76% 1,356
Work from Home +2 2,525 £500 +5.26% 831
UK excluding London -7 2,191 £450 +11.11% 2,336
North of England -1 626 £450 +5.88% 706
South East -10 411 £475 +11.76% 461
Midlands -8 382 £450 +25.00% 458
North West -1 314 £405 -1.82% 385
Scotland -3 292 £468 +10.00% 178
South West +1 291 £475 +15.50% 247
Yorkshire -6 277 £500 +17.65% 238
West Midlands -8 230 £450 +25.00% 282
East Midlands -4 150 £450 +26.58% 172
East of England -22 121 £450 +3.75% 205
Wales -17 48 £475 +18.75% 65
North East -9 35 £500 +5.26% 83
Northern Ireland -7 24 £433 -3.89% 17
Isle of Man - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing JavaScript 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 JavaScript.

1 3,254 (42.45%) Agile Software Development
2 3,183 (41.52%) React
3 2,980 (38.87%) HTML
4 2,822 (36.81%) CSS
5 2,034 (26.53%) TypeScript
6 2,009 (26.21%) Java
7 2,005 (26.15%) Node.js
8 1,770 (23.09%) Azure
9 1,658 (21.63%) Full Stack Development
10 1,657 (21.61%) C#
11 1,655 (21.59%) AWS
12 1,621 (21.15%) CI/CD
13 1,570 (20.48%) AngularJS
14 1,502 (19.59%) DevOps
15 1,491 (19.45%) .NET
16 1,479 (19.29%) SQL
17 1,462 (19.07%) Python
17 1,462 (19.07%) Software Engineering
18 1,413 (18.43%) Finance
19 1,376 (17.95%) Git (software)
20 1,307 (17.05%) Front End Development
21 1,145 (14.94%) Docker
22 1,141 (14.88%) TDD
23 1,087 (14.18%) Social Skills
24 1,036 (13.51%) Test Automation
25 1,033 (13.48%) Microservices
26 1,006 (13.12%) Kubernetes
27 990 (12.91%) HTML5
28 966 (12.60%) REST
29 910 (11.87%) Scrum

JavaScript
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
1 268 (3.50%) CMS
2 208 (2.71%) SharePoint
3 192 (2.50%) Confluence
4 146 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
5 97 (1.27%) Apache
6 87 (1.13%) IIS
7 83 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 78 (1.02%) Tomcat
9 66 (0.86%) Drupal
10 61 (0.80%) nginx
11 60 (0.78%) WordPress
12 50 (0.65%) Apache Spark
13 46 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
14 36 (0.47%) Headless CMS
15 34 (0.44%) Umbraco
16 33 (0.43%) WebSphere
17 31 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
18 29 (0.38%) OpenStack
19 27 (0.35%) Appian
20 25 (0.33%) Gunicorn
Applications
1 47 (0.61%) Sketch
2 46 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
3 41 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 26 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 24 (0.31%) Adobe XD
6 19 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 15 (0.20%) InVision
8 14 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.14%) Chatbot
9 11 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 10 (0.13%) SPSS
11 9 (0.12%) MS Visio
11 9 (0.12%) Zeplin
12 8 (0.10%) Stata
13 7 (0.091%) Microsoft Project
14 6 (0.078%) InDesign
14 6 (0.078%) InfoPath
15 5 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
16 4 (0.052%) Pixate
17 2 (0.026%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 92 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 52 (0.68%) Shopify
3 38 (0.50%) Magento
4 34 (0.44%) NetSuite
5 22 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
6 20 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
7 14 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
8 13 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
9 8 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 7 (0.091%) Adobe Campaign
10 7 (0.091%) Social Studio
11 6 (0.078%) Distributed Ledger
11 6 (0.078%) Oracle EBS
12 5 (0.065%) SAP HCM
13 4 (0.052%) Oracle Applications
13 4 (0.052%) Oracle ERP
13 4 (0.052%) R3 Corda
13 4 (0.052%) SAP S/4HANA
14 3 (0.039%) Dynamics GP
14 3 (0.039%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1,770 (23.09%) Azure
2 1,655 (21.59%) AWS
3 673 (8.78%) Serverless
4 477 (6.22%) GCP
5 440 (5.74%) GitHub
6 421 (5.49%) AWS Lambda
7 264 (3.44%) Amazon S3
8 228 (2.97%) Power Platform
9 220 (2.87%) AWS CloudFormation
10 215 (2.80%) npm
11 192 (2.50%) SaaS
12 182 (2.37%) PaaS
13 159 (2.07%) Amazon SQS
14 130 (1.70%) PowerApps
15 126 (1.64%) Azure Functions
16 118 (1.54%) AWS Step Functions
17 116 (1.51%) IaaS
18 111 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
18 111 (1.45%) OpenShift
19 103 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 185 (2.41%) HTTP
2 130 (1.70%) Internet
3 51 (0.67%) DNS
4 46 (0.60%) TCP/IP
5 32 (0.42%) HTTPS
6 30 (0.39%) Intranet
7 29 (0.38%) Firewall
8 27 (0.35%) RTMP
8 27 (0.35%) SSL
9 26 (0.34%) Network Security
10 19 (0.25%) VPN
11 17 (0.22%) Ethernet
12 14 (0.18%) DHCP
13 13 (0.17%) Broadband
13 13 (0.17%) SSH
14 12 (0.16%) SAN
15 11 (0.14%) AMQP
16 10 (0.13%) NAS
17 9 (0.12%) LAN
17 9 (0.12%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 858 (11.19%) SQL Server
2 409 (5.34%) PostgreSQL
3 405 (5.28%) NoSQL
4 392 (5.11%) MySQL
5 381 (4.97%) Relational Database
6 365 (4.76%) MongoDB
7 245 (3.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 150 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
9 145 (1.89%) Power BI
10 107 (1.40%) RDBMS
11 105 (1.37%) Redis
12 71 (0.93%) Big Data
13 68 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 66 (0.86%) Oracle Database
15 59 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 57 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
17 52 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
18 51 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
19 50 (0.65%) Blockchain
20 48 (0.63%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 1,376 (17.95%) Git (software)
2 834 (10.88%) Jenkins
3 519 (6.77%) JIRA
4 305 (3.98%) Maven
5 301 (3.93%) Selenium
6 286 (3.73%) webpack
7 264 (3.44%) Cypress.io
8 262 (3.42%) Cucumber
9 215 (2.80%) GitLab
10 200 (2.61%) TeamCity
11 167 (2.18%) Visual Studio
12 143 (1.87%) Jasmine
13 141 (1.84%) Bitbucket
14 139 (1.81%) Postman
15 133 (1.73%) JUnit
16 130 (1.70%) SonarQube
16 130 (1.70%) Sonatype Nexus
17 122 (1.59%) gulp
17 122 (1.59%) Mocha
18 118 (1.54%) Subversion
General
1 1,413 (18.43%) Finance
2 1,087 (14.18%) Social Skills
3 517 (6.74%) Banking
4 444 (5.79%) Front Office
5 437 (5.70%) Public Sector
6 310 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
7 236 (3.08%) Marketing
8 210 (2.74%) Retail
9 177 (2.31%) Investment Banking
10 138 (1.80%) Presentation Skills
11 109 (1.42%) Telecoms
12 81 (1.06%) Games
13 68 (0.89%) Manufacturing
14 65 (0.85%) Publishing
15 64 (0.83%) Documentation Skills
16 58 (0.76%) Electronics
17 56 (0.73%) Law
18 55 (0.72%) Financial Institution
18 55 (0.72%) Legal
19 42 (0.55%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 5,294 (69.06%) Developer
2 1,033 (13.48%) React Developer
3 838 (10.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 806 (10.51%) Full Stack Developer
5 745 (9.72%) JavaScript Developer
6 685 (8.94%) Senior Developer
7 595 (7.76%) Software Engineer
8 504 (6.57%) .NET Developer
9 492 (6.42%) Java Developer
10 333 (4.34%) Python Developer
11 287 (3.74%) Architect
12 285 (3.72%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 281 (3.67%) Angular Developer
14 258 (3.37%) Node.js Developer
15 245 (3.20%) C# Developer
16 214 (2.79%) Software Developer
16 214 (2.79%) UI Developer
17 208 (2.71%) Lead Developer
18 196 (2.56%) AWS Engineer
19 181 (2.36%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,183 (41.52%) React
2 2,980 (38.87%) HTML
3 2,822 (36.81%) CSS
4 2,005 (26.15%) Node.js
5 1,570 (20.48%) AngularJS
6 1,491 (19.45%) .NET
7 990 (12.91%) HTML5
8 966 (12.60%) REST
9 653 (8.52%) RESTful
10 645 (8.41%) Redux
11 619 (8.07%) Vue.js
12 601 (7.84%) CSS3
13 572 (7.46%) Web Services
14 565 (7.37%) jQuery
15 557 (7.27%) Spring
16 481 (6.27%) ASP.NET
17 478 (6.24%) Sass
18 451 (5.88%) .NET Core
19 417 (5.44%) JSON
20 408 (5.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 763 (9.95%) User Experience
2 327 (4.27%) Greenfield Project
3 251 (3.27%) Mobile App
4 236 (3.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 221 (2.88%) Equities
6 205 (2.67%) Hedge funds
7 201 (2.62%) Derivative
8 164 (2.14%) Fixed Income
9 148 (1.93%) Cloud Native
10 134 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
11 126 (1.64%) Public Cloud
12 123 (1.60%) Data Structures
13 119 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
14 106 (1.38%) Data Protection Act
15 99 (1.29%) Algorithms
16 89 (1.16%) Virtual Team
17 78 (1.02%) Management Information System
18 61 (0.80%) Legacy Systems
19 56 (0.73%) iPad
20 51 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 574 (7.49%) Linux
2 353 (4.60%) Windows
3 256 (3.34%) Unix
4 164 (2.14%) Android
5 137 (1.79%) Apple iOS
6 70 (0.91%) Windows Server
7 47 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 30 (0.39%) Mac OS X
9 28 (0.37%) Solaris
10 21 (0.27%) Mac OS
11 16 (0.21%) AIX
12 13 (0.17%) Windows 10
13 11 (0.14%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
14 8 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (0.078%) CentOS
15 6 (0.078%) Fedora
15 6 (0.078%) SUSE
15 6 (0.078%) VMS
15 6 (0.078%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,254 (42.45%) Agile Software Development
2 1,658 (21.63%) Full Stack Development
3 1,621 (21.15%) CI/CD
4 1,502 (19.59%) DevOps
5 1,462 (19.07%) Software Engineering
6 1,307 (17.05%) Front End Development
7 1,141 (14.88%) TDD
8 1,036 (13.51%) Test Automation
9 1,033 (13.48%) Microservices
10 910 (11.87%) Scrum
11 611 (7.97%) Problem-Solving
12 594 (7.75%) Web Development
13 588 (7.67%) Continuous Integration
14 561 (7.32%) MVC
15 494 (6.44%) Analytics
16 454 (5.92%) BDD
17 422 (5.50%) SDLC
18 421 (5.49%) OO
19 412 (5.37%) Unit Testing
20 410 (5.35%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2,034 (26.53%) TypeScript
2 2,009 (26.21%) Java
3 1,657 (21.61%) C#
4 1,479 (19.29%) SQL
5 1,462 (19.07%) Python
6 499 (6.51%) PHP
7 351 (4.58%) ES6
8 291 (3.80%) PowerShell
9 274 (3.57%) Go
10 260 (3.39%) Bash
11 227 (2.96%) Ruby
12 158 (2.06%) C++
13 155 (2.02%) Java 8
14 135 (1.76%) Kotlin
15 129 (1.68%) Scala
16 126 (1.64%) T-SQL
17 115 (1.50%) Shell Script
18 100 (1.30%) Groovy
19 92 (1.20%) C
20 84 (1.10%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 465 (6.07%) Security Cleared
2 392 (5.11%) Degree
3 359 (4.68%) SC Cleared
4 106 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 105 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
6 72 (0.94%) DV Cleared
7 42 (0.55%) ISTQB
8 27 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 26 (0.34%) Master's Degree
10 18 (0.23%) AWS Certification
10 18 (0.23%) CISSP
10 18 (0.23%) ISEB
11 13 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (0.14%) DBS Check
13 8 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (0.10%) Numerate Degree
14 7 (0.091%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (0.091%) RHCE
14 7 (0.091%) RHCSA
15 6 (0.078%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 424 (5.53%) Accessibility
2 396 (5.17%) QA
3 98 (1.28%) WCAG
4 44 (0.57%) GDPR
5 39 (0.51%) Data Quality
6 19 (0.25%) SLA
7 14 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 12 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
9 10 (0.13%) PMO
10 5 (0.065%) WAI
11 4 (0.052%) HL7
12 3 (0.039%) DICOM
12 3 (0.039%) PMBOK
12 3 (0.039%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.026%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.026%) NIST
13 2 (0.026%) RMADS
14 1 (0.013%) GRC
14 1 (0.013%) NCSC
14 1 (0.013%) SOC 2
System Software
1 1,145 (14.94%) Docker
2 174 (2.27%) Active Directory
3 31 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (0.20%) NFS
6 13 (0.17%) vSphere
7 12 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.078%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 6 (0.078%) IAG
9 4 (0.052%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 3 (0.039%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.039%) LXC
10 3 (0.039%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.039%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.026%) KVM
11 2 (0.026%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.026%) vCloud
12 1 (0.013%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.013%) OpenAM
12 1 (0.013%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 1,006 (13.12%) Kubernetes
2 694 (9.05%) Terraform
3 225 (2.94%) Ansible
4 143 (1.87%) Grafana
5 90 (1.17%) Kibana
6 89 (1.16%) Prometheus
7 81 (1.06%) Puppet
8 51 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
9 48 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
10 27 (0.35%) logstash
11 24 (0.31%) Netcool
12 20 (0.26%) Consul
13 16 (0.21%) Graphite
14 15 (0.20%) systemd
15 13 (0.17%) Argo
16 12 (0.16%) Istio
16 12 (0.16%) Rancher
17 10 (0.13%) Active Directory Federation Services
18 9 (0.12%) PingFederate
19 8 (0.10%) Packer
Vendors
1 743 (9.69%) Microsoft
2 391 (5.10%) Oracle
3 263 (3.43%) Google
4 190 (2.48%) Adobe
5 160 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
6 148 (1.93%) SAP
7 128 (1.67%) ServiceNow
8 91 (1.19%) Splunk
9 60 (0.78%) Atlassian
10 59 (0.77%) IBM
11 55 (0.72%) MuleSoft
12 53 (0.69%) Databricks
13 47 (0.61%) New Relic
14 41 (0.53%) Red Hat
15 40 (0.52%) AppDynamics
16 34 (0.44%) hybris
17 33 (0.43%) Blue Prism
18 32 (0.42%) Nintex
18 32 (0.42%) Sitecore
19 30 (0.39%) VMware