Period
to 22 October 2017

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 22 October 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.

JavaScript (including ECMAScript)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 9 10
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 11282 11869 11342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.36% 11.26% 9.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.08% 28.06% 26.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8332 8779 8151
UK median daily rate £428 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.88% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £305 £288 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 100 121
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £39.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.18% +6.85% +5.80%
10th Percentile £22.59 £15.00 £18.27
90th Percentile £63.75 £59.31 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +15.38% +6.85% +14.96%

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 41664 42293 43550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.94% 40.12% 38.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 28946 29067 29450
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £306 £281 £265
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 783 896 986
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +14.54%
10th Percentile £15.83 £14.19 £15.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +1.35% +13.85%

JavaScript
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for JavaScript in the UK

JavaScript
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JavaScript in the UK

JavaScript
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JavaScript over the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JavaScript in the UK

JavaScript
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing JavaScript.

Contractor hourly rate trend for JavaScript in the UK

JavaScript
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing JavaScript over the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for JavaScript in the UK

JavaScript
Top 16 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 22 October 2017. 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 +1 10438 £440 +7.32% 1872
London -1 5914 £475 +5.56% 707
UK excluding London +1 5255 £375 - 1231
South East +2 1518 £400 +6.67% 356
North of England +1 1264 £385 -0.65% 344
Midlands 0 751 £350 - 218
North West +3 641 £375 - 173
Yorkshire -2 543 £400 - 145
South West 0 540 £360 +2.86% 113
Scotland +3 501 £380 +8.57% 47
East of England +5 428 £375 - 134
West Midlands +1 404 £350 - 94
East Midlands -1 344 £363 -3.33% 123
Wales +6 137 £400 - 17
Northern Ireland +5 136 £413 +17.86% 2
North East +4 87 £384 -4.06% 26

For the 6 months to 22 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing JavaScript 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 JavaScript.

1 7153 (63.40%) HTML
2 6472 (57.37%) CSS
3 5141 (45.57%) Agile Software Development
4 3990 (35.37%) AngularJS
5 3402 (30.15%) HTML5
6 3383 (29.99%) Java
7 2787 (24.70%) TDD
8 2607 (23.11%) React
9 2598 (23.03%) Node.js
10 2494 (22.11%) .NET
11 2476 (21.95%) C#
12 2440 (21.63%) jQuery
13 2404 (21.31%) Front End Development
14 2402 (21.29%) Git (software)
15 2273 (20.15%) CSS3
16 2248 (19.93%) SQL
17 2079 (18.43%) MVC
18 1788 (15.85%) Finance
19 1702 (15.09%) Scrum
20 1645 (14.58%) Web Development
21 1577 (13.98%) Web Services
22 1397 (12.38%) SQL Server
23 1379 (12.22%) ASP.NET
24 1353 (11.99%) OO
25 1335 (11.83%) Test Automation
26 1323 (11.73%) Continuous Integration
27 1281 (11.35%) RESTful
28 1271 (11.27%) BDD
29 1253 (11.11%) REST
30 1241 (11.00%) Sass

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
1 537 (4.76%) CMS
2 325 (2.88%) Apache
3 311 (2.76%) SharePoint
4 301 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
5 247 (2.19%) Drupal
6 246 (2.18%) Confluence
7 230 (2.04%) WebSphere
8 227 (2.01%) Tomcat
9 191 (1.69%) JBoss
10 188 (1.67%) WordPress
11 183 (1.62%) IIS
12 119 (1.05%) WebLogic
13 114 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 100 (0.89%) Umbraco
15 98 (0.87%) nginx
16 97 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
17 94 (0.83%) Apache Spark
18 77 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
19 74 (0.66%) Apache Solr
19 74 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 237 (2.10%) Photoshop
2 100 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 94 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
4 85 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
5 46 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
6 32 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 32 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
7 23 (0.20%) InVision
8 18 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 15 (0.13%) Chatbot
9 15 (0.13%) InfoPath
10 9 (0.080%) Adobe Premiere
10 9 (0.080%) GIMP
11 8 (0.071%) UXPin
12 7 (0.062%) Adobe After Effects
12 7 (0.062%) Fireworks
12 7 (0.062%) Microsoft Project
13 6 (0.053%) InDesign
13 6 (0.053%) SPSS
14 5 (0.044%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 174 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 128 (1.13%) Magento
3 28 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
4 21 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
5 18 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
6 17 (0.15%) ION MarketView
6 17 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
7 11 (0.098%) SDL Web 8
8 10 (0.089%) RMDS
8 10 (0.089%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 9 (0.080%) Dynamics AX
10 7 (0.062%) KANA IQ
10 7 (0.062%) OpenText Process Suite
10 7 (0.062%) Shopify
11 5 (0.044%) Eloqua
11 5 (0.044%) Oracle Cash Management
11 5 (0.044%) Oracle EBS R12
11 5 (0.044%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 5 (0.044%) Oracle Payables
11 5 (0.044%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 971 (8.61%) Amazon AWS
2 628 (5.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 358 (3.17%) npm
4 272 (2.41%) GitHub
5 152 (1.35%) Serverless
6 145 (1.29%) SaaS
7 129 (1.14%) PaaS
8 101 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
8 101 (0.90%) Office 365
9 92 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
10 91 (0.81%) Google Analytics
11 71 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
12 62 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
13 59 (0.52%) Amazon S3
13 59 (0.52%) Heroku
14 54 (0.48%) IaaS
15 52 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
16 44 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
16 44 (0.39%) Yarn
17 43 (0.38%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 241 (2.14%) HTTP
2 207 (1.83%) Internet
3 85 (0.75%) LDAP
4 72 (0.64%) TCP/IP
5 69 (0.61%) SMS
6 63 (0.56%) Intranet
7 53 (0.47%) Firewall
8 44 (0.39%) SSL
9 36 (0.32%) DNS
10 27 (0.24%) Skype
11 22 (0.20%) FTP
12 16 (0.14%) VPN
13 14 (0.12%) Network Security
13 14 (0.12%) WAN
14 13 (0.12%) Ethernet
15 12 (0.11%) AMQP
16 11 (0.098%) Bluetooth
16 11 (0.098%) LAN
16 11 (0.098%) SMTP
17 10 (0.089%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1397 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 824 (7.30%) MySQL
3 763 (6.76%) MongoDB
4 705 (6.25%) NoSQL
5 528 (4.68%) Relational Database
6 320 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
7 239 (2.12%) Big Data
8 180 (1.60%) RDBMS
9 149 (1.32%) Oracle Database
10 141 (1.25%) Hadoop
11 135 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 134 (1.19%) Redis
13 131 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
14 127 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 119 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
16 94 (0.83%) DB2
17 80 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
18 70 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 60 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
20 50 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2402 (21.29%) Git (software)
2 1075 (9.53%) Jenkins
3 649 (5.75%) gulp
4 641 (5.68%) Grunt
5 619 (5.49%) JIRA
6 573 (5.08%) Selenium
7 539 (4.78%) Jasmine
8 504 (4.47%) Maven
9 486 (4.31%) Subversion
10 413 (3.66%) webpack
11 400 (3.55%) Visual Studio
12 390 (3.46%) JUnit
13 363 (3.22%) Cucumber
14 324 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
15 321 (2.85%) TeamCity
16 284 (2.52%) Mocha
17 269 (2.38%) Karma Test Runner
18 212 (1.88%) Protractor
19 201 (1.78%) WebDriver
20 183 (1.62%) Eclipse
General
1 1788 (15.85%) Finance
2 1045 (9.26%) Banking
3 410 (3.63%) Retail
4 393 (3.48%) Marketing
5 352 (3.12%) Front Office
6 328 (2.91%) Investment Banking
7 195 (1.73%) Telecoms
8 180 (1.60%) Games
9 128 (1.13%) Advertising
10 119 (1.05%) Manufacturing
11 112 (0.99%) Publishing
12 97 (0.86%) Electronics
13 79 (0.70%) Financial Institution
14 68 (0.60%) Back Office
15 59 (0.52%) Automotive
16 55 (0.49%) Law
17 46 (0.41%) Legal
18 40 (0.35%) Retail Banking
19 20 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
20 19 (0.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 9224 (81.76%) Developer
2 2264 (20.07%) JavaScript Developer
3 1794 (15.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1454 (12.89%) Java Developer
5 1151 (10.20%) .NET Developer
6 979 (8.68%) Angular Developer
7 918 (8.14%) Senior Developer
8 896 (7.94%) Full Stack Developer
9 822 (7.29%) C# Developer
10 798 (7.07%) HTML Developer
11 595 (5.27%) Web Developer
12 589 (5.22%) UI Developer
13 526 (4.66%) Node.js Developer
14 491 (4.35%) HTML CSS Developer
15 483 (4.28%) C# .NET Developer
16 426 (3.78%) PHP Developer
17 302 (2.68%) ASP.NET Developer
18 301 (2.67%) Agile Developer
19 295 (2.61%) Architect
20 291 (2.58%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7153 (63.40%) HTML
2 6472 (57.37%) CSS
3 3990 (35.37%) AngularJS
4 3402 (30.15%) HTML5
5 2607 (23.11%) React
6 2598 (23.03%) Node.js
7 2494 (22.11%) .NET
8 2440 (21.63%) jQuery
9 2273 (20.15%) CSS3
10 1577 (13.98%) Web Services
11 1379 (12.22%) ASP.NET
12 1281 (11.35%) RESTful
13 1253 (11.11%) REST
14 1241 (11.00%) Sass
15 1155 (10.24%) XML
16 1064 (9.43%) Spring
17 967 (8.57%) JSON
18 897 (7.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 823 (7.29%) Ajax
20 722 (6.40%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1209 (10.72%) User Experience
2 660 (5.85%) Greenfield Project
3 491 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 453 (4.02%) Mobile App
5 337 (2.99%) Computer Science
6 246 (2.18%) Fintech
7 160 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 146 (1.29%) Fixed Income
9 145 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
10 142 (1.26%) Data Structures
11 131 (1.16%) Virtual Team
12 121 (1.07%) Algorithms
13 90 (0.80%) Derivative
14 86 (0.76%) Hedge funds
15 84 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
16 79 (0.70%) W3C
17 70 (0.62%) Management Information System
18 64 (0.57%) NHS
19 60 (0.53%) N-Tier
20 58 (0.51%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1140 (10.10%) Linux
2 546 (4.84%) Unix
3 487 (4.32%) Windows
4 282 (2.50%) Android
5 246 (2.18%) Apple iOS
6 135 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 88 (0.78%) Windows Server
8 77 (0.68%) Mac OS X
9 51 (0.45%) Mac OS
10 43 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 42 (0.37%) Ubuntu
12 39 (0.35%) CentOS
13 36 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
14 28 (0.25%) AIX
15 20 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (0.13%) Solaris
16 15 (0.13%) Windows 10
17 9 (0.080%) Debian
17 9 (0.080%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 7 (0.062%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5141 (45.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2787 (24.70%) TDD
3 2404 (21.31%) Front End Development
4 2079 (18.43%) MVC
5 1702 (15.09%) Scrum
6 1645 (14.58%) Web Development
7 1353 (11.99%) OO
8 1335 (11.83%) Test Automation
9 1323 (11.73%) Continuous Integration
10 1271 (11.27%) BDD
11 820 (7.27%) DevOps
12 805 (7.14%) Software Engineering
13 787 (6.98%) Unit Testing
14 714 (6.33%) E-Commerce
15 680 (6.03%) Microservices
16 610 (5.41%) Responsive Web Design
17 575 (5.10%) SDLC
18 554 (4.91%) Open Source
19 483 (4.28%) Kanban
20 434 (3.85%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3383 (29.99%) Java
2 2476 (21.95%) C#
3 2248 (19.93%) SQL
4 1050 (9.31%) Python
5 1011 (8.96%) PHP
6 767 (6.80%) ES6
7 595 (5.27%) TypeScript
8 448 (3.97%) Ruby
9 337 (2.99%) Scala
10 296 (2.62%) T-SQL
11 243 (2.15%) C++
12 197 (1.75%) PowerShell
13 192 (1.70%) PL/SQL
14 164 (1.45%) Perl
15 154 (1.37%) Groovy
16 152 (1.35%) Bash Shell
17 143 (1.27%) VB.NET
18 134 (1.19%) C
19 117 (1.04%) Shell Script
20 105 (0.93%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 474 (4.20%) Degree
2 316 (2.80%) Security Cleared
3 209 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 168 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 65 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
6 41 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 33 (0.29%) ISTQB
8 27 (0.24%) ISEB
9 17 (0.15%) DV Cleared
9 17 (0.15%) MCSE
10 16 (0.14%) Master's Degree
11 14 (0.12%) BC Cleared
11 14 (0.12%) PMP
12 11 (0.098%) CTC Cleared
13 9 (0.080%) CISSP
14 8 (0.071%) MCSD
15 7 (0.062%) DBS Check
15 7 (0.062%) MCTS
15 7 (0.062%) OCPJP
15 7 (0.062%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 478 (4.24%) QA
2 45 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 42 (0.37%) WCAG
4 32 (0.28%) WAI
5 28 (0.25%) MiFID
6 24 (0.21%) SLA
7 19 (0.17%) HL7
8 9 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.062%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.053%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.044%) COBIT
11 5 (0.044%) GDPR
11 5 (0.044%) PMO
12 4 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.027%) FedRAMP
14 2 (0.018%) EMIR
14 2 (0.018%) FATCA
14 2 (0.018%) GCP
14 2 (0.018%) RosettaNet
14 2 (0.018%) Solvency II
System Software
1 637 (5.65%) Docker
2 109 (0.97%) Active Directory
3 30 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (0.11%) VMware NSX
6 11 (0.098%) VirtualBox
7 9 (0.080%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 9 (0.080%) Varnish
8 8 (0.071%) Brightmail
9 6 (0.053%) HDFS
9 6 (0.053%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.053%) vSphere
10 5 (0.044%) Apache Flume
10 5 (0.044%) Firmware
10 5 (0.044%) UAG
10 5 (0.044%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.035%) OpenAM
11 4 (0.035%) OpenDJ
12 3 (0.027%) etcd
12 3 (0.027%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 238 (2.11%) Ansible
2 237 (2.10%) Puppet
3 189 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
4 142 (1.26%) Kubernetes
5 81 (0.72%) Terraform
6 50 (0.44%) Kibana
7 33 (0.29%) logstash
8 27 (0.24%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 27 (0.24%) Nagios
9 26 (0.23%) Grafana
10 25 (0.22%) SCCM
11 19 (0.17%) ZABBIX
12 18 (0.16%) BladeLogic
12 18 (0.16%) Mesos
13 16 (0.14%) Rancher
13 16 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 15 (0.13%) Sysdig
15 14 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
16 13 (0.12%) Control-M
16 13 (0.12%) vRealize
Vendors
1 966 (8.56%) Microsoft
2 746 (6.61%) Oracle
3 342 (3.03%) Adobe
4 263 (2.33%) Google
5 184 (1.63%) IBM
6 169 (1.50%) ServiceNow
7 165 (1.46%) SAP
8 127 (1.13%) Sitecore
9 121 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
10 92 (0.82%) Red Hat
11 81 (0.72%) Zend
12 71 (0.63%) Atlassian
12 71 (0.63%) New Relic
12 71 (0.63%) Sybase
13 64 (0.57%) hybris
14 61 (0.54%) Splunk
14 61 (0.54%) VMware
15 52 (0.46%) HP
16 50 (0.44%) Twitter
17 49 (0.43%) Apigee