Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 9 10
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 +2
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 11210 11764 10881
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.32% 11.02% 9.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.04% 27.69% 25.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8203 8706 7779
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 108 115
UK median hourly rate £43.39 £38.13 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.81% +8.93% +3.36%
10th Percentile £21.95 £15.00 £17.81
90th Percentile £63.75 £59.31 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £38.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year +16.13% +6.16% +15.87%

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 41462 42488 43100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.86% 39.80% 38.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 28630 29215 29051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £305 £280 £263
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 776 913 962
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +12.31%
10th Percentile £15.79 £14.03 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +7.33% +1.35% +10.71%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +2 10355 £425 +6.25% 1427
London -1 5813 £475 +5.56% 526
UK excluding London +1 5281 £375 +1.35% 950
South East +2 1536 £400 +6.67% 221
North of England +2 1250 £375 - 289
Midlands 0 751 £350 - 173
North West +3 641 £375 - 163
South West 0 563 £363 +3.57% 110
Yorkshire -2 528 £400 +5.26% 114
Scotland +7 509 £380 +8.57% 34
East of England +4 416 £375 - 107
West Midlands +3 393 £350 - 90
East Midlands -1 355 £350 -6.67% 82
Northern Ireland +5 138 £413 +17.86% 5
Wales +2 138 £400 +1.27% 11
North East +10 84 £368 -8.13% 12

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 7161 (63.88%) HTML
2 6476 (57.77%) CSS
3 5104 (45.53%) Agile Software Development
4 4004 (35.72%) AngularJS
5 3399 (30.32%) HTML5
6 3275 (29.21%) Java
7 2695 (24.04%) TDD
8 2572 (22.94%) Node.js
9 2535 (22.61%) .NET
10 2495 (22.26%) C#
11 2469 (22.02%) React
12 2446 (21.82%) jQuery
13 2410 (21.50%) Front End Development
14 2289 (20.42%) Git (software)
15 2273 (20.28%) CSS3
16 2250 (20.07%) SQL
17 2114 (18.86%) MVC
18 1735 (15.48%) Finance
19 1670 (14.90%) Scrum
20 1616 (14.42%) Web Development
21 1511 (13.48%) Web Services
22 1423 (12.69%) SQL Server
23 1411 (12.59%) ASP.NET
24 1338 (11.94%) OO
25 1273 (11.36%) Test Automation
26 1262 (11.26%) RESTful
27 1257 (11.21%) Continuous Integration
28 1241 (11.07%) Sass
29 1206 (10.76%) User Experience
30 1188 (10.60%) REST

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
1 549 (4.90%) CMS
2 314 (2.80%) SharePoint
3 299 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
4 298 (2.66%) Apache
5 234 (2.09%) Drupal
6 222 (1.98%) Confluence
7 215 (1.92%) WebSphere
8 213 (1.90%) Tomcat
9 188 (1.68%) JBoss
10 185 (1.65%) IIS
11 182 (1.62%) WordPress
12 114 (1.02%) WebLogic
13 111 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 96 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
15 95 (0.85%) nginx
16 93 (0.83%) Umbraco
17 86 (0.77%) Apache Spark
18 80 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
19 77 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
20 72 (0.64%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 243 (2.17%) Photoshop
2 105 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
3 96 (0.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 87 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
5 47 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
6 35 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
7 28 (0.25%) MS Visio
8 21 (0.19%) InVision
9 14 (0.12%) Chatbot
9 14 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 9 (0.080%) Adobe After Effects
10 9 (0.080%) Adobe Premiere
10 9 (0.080%) InfoPath
11 8 (0.071%) GIMP
12 7 (0.062%) Fireworks
12 7 (0.062%) SPSS
13 6 (0.054%) InDesign
13 6 (0.054%) UXPin
14 5 (0.045%) Microsoft Project
14 5 (0.045%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 178 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 137 (1.22%) Magento
3 26 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
4 20 (0.18%) ION MarketView
5 18 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
6 16 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
7 12 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
8 11 (0.098%) Oracle BPM
9 10 (0.089%) RMDS
10 9 (0.080%) Dynamics AX
10 9 (0.080%) Eloqua
10 9 (0.080%) OpenText Process Suite
11 8 (0.071%) Remedy ITSM
12 7 (0.062%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 7 (0.062%) Shopify
13 5 (0.045%) Oracle Cash Management
13 5 (0.045%) Oracle Internet Expenses
13 5 (0.045%) Oracle Payables
13 5 (0.045%) Oracle Receivables
13 5 (0.045%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 897 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 597 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 336 (3.00%) npm
4 274 (2.44%) GitHub
5 145 (1.29%) SaaS
6 117 (1.04%) PaaS
7 108 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
8 96 (0.86%) Office 365
9 88 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
9 88 (0.79%) Google Analytics
10 79 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
11 63 (0.56%) Amazon S3
12 53 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
12 53 (0.47%) Heroku
13 52 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
14 51 (0.45%) IaaS
15 44 (0.39%) Yarn
16 43 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
17 41 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
18 32 (0.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 239 (2.13%) HTTP
2 206 (1.84%) Internet
3 89 (0.79%) LDAP
4 71 (0.63%) TCP/IP
5 60 (0.54%) SMS
6 58 (0.52%) Firewall
7 56 (0.50%) Intranet
8 40 (0.36%) SSL
9 37 (0.33%) DNS
10 23 (0.21%) Skype
11 19 (0.17%) FTP
12 15 (0.13%) WAN
13 13 (0.12%) VPN
14 12 (0.11%) LAN
14 12 (0.11%) SMTP
15 11 (0.098%) AMQP
15 11 (0.098%) Ethernet
16 10 (0.089%) Broadband
16 10 (0.089%) NAS
16 10 (0.089%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1423 (12.69%) SQL Server
2 792 (7.07%) MySQL
3 724 (6.46%) MongoDB
4 675 (6.02%) NoSQL
5 511 (4.56%) Relational Database
6 298 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
7 221 (1.97%) Big Data
8 168 (1.50%) RDBMS
9 156 (1.39%) Oracle Database
10 146 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
11 135 (1.20%) Hadoop
12 132 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 126 (1.12%) Redis
14 125 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 115 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
16 95 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
17 90 (0.80%) DB2
18 69 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 63 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
20 52 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2289 (20.42%) Git (software)
2 1033 (9.21%) Jenkins
3 644 (5.74%) Grunt
4 643 (5.74%) gulp
5 590 (5.26%) JIRA
6 558 (4.98%) Selenium
7 524 (4.67%) Jasmine
8 469 (4.18%) Subversion
9 446 (3.98%) Maven
10 416 (3.71%) Visual Studio
11 388 (3.46%) webpack
12 354 (3.16%) Cucumber
13 350 (3.12%) Team Foundation Server
14 342 (3.05%) JUnit
15 313 (2.79%) TeamCity
16 277 (2.47%) Mocha
17 244 (2.18%) Karma Test Runner
18 197 (1.76%) WebDriver
19 187 (1.67%) Protractor
20 184 (1.64%) Gradle
General
1 1735 (15.48%) Finance
2 1034 (9.22%) Banking
3 377 (3.36%) Marketing
4 362 (3.23%) Retail
5 349 (3.11%) Front Office
6 315 (2.81%) Investment Banking
7 182 (1.62%) Telecoms
8 161 (1.44%) Games
9 133 (1.19%) Advertising
10 121 (1.08%) Manufacturing
11 109 (0.97%) Publishing
12 94 (0.84%) Electronics
13 80 (0.71%) Financial Institution
14 70 (0.62%) Back Office
15 57 (0.51%) Automotive
16 46 (0.41%) Law
17 38 (0.34%) Legal
18 31 (0.28%) Retail Banking
19 26 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
20 19 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9178 (81.87%) Developer
2 2213 (19.74%) JavaScript Developer
3 1848 (16.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1396 (12.45%) Java Developer
5 1169 (10.43%) .NET Developer
6 999 (8.91%) Angular Developer
7 930 (8.30%) Senior Developer
8 862 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
9 817 (7.29%) C# Developer
10 800 (7.14%) HTML Developer
11 618 (5.51%) Web Developer
12 583 (5.20%) UI Developer
13 523 (4.67%) Node.js Developer
14 504 (4.50%) HTML CSS Developer
15 480 (4.28%) C# .NET Developer
16 438 (3.91%) PHP Developer
17 301 (2.69%) Agile Developer
18 297 (2.65%) ASP.NET Developer
19 284 (2.53%) Architect
20 258 (2.30%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7161 (63.88%) HTML
2 6476 (57.77%) CSS
3 4004 (35.72%) AngularJS
4 3399 (30.32%) HTML5
5 2572 (22.94%) Node.js
6 2535 (22.61%) .NET
7 2469 (22.02%) React
8 2446 (21.82%) jQuery
9 2273 (20.28%) CSS3
10 1511 (13.48%) Web Services
11 1411 (12.59%) ASP.NET
12 1262 (11.26%) RESTful
13 1241 (11.07%) Sass
14 1188 (10.60%) REST
15 1185 (10.57%) XML
16 1028 (9.17%) Spring
17 938 (8.37%) JSON
18 892 (7.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 863 (7.70%) Ajax
20 716 (6.39%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1206 (10.76%) User Experience
2 676 (6.03%) Greenfield Project
3 505 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
4 429 (3.83%) Mobile App
5 324 (2.89%) Computer Science
6 221 (1.97%) Fintech
7 180 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 145 (1.29%) Fixed Income
9 141 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
10 120 (1.07%) Data Structures
11 114 (1.02%) Virtual Team
12 112 (1.00%) Algorithms
13 95 (0.85%) Hedge funds
14 85 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
15 83 (0.74%) Derivative
16 82 (0.73%) W3C
17 78 (0.70%) Management Information System
18 68 (0.61%) NHS
19 65 (0.58%) Equities
20 55 (0.49%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1046 (9.33%) Linux
2 521 (4.65%) Unix
3 497 (4.43%) Windows
4 277 (2.47%) Android
5 241 (2.15%) Apple iOS
6 120 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 100 (0.89%) Windows Server
8 79 (0.70%) Mac OS X
9 54 (0.48%) Mac OS
10 51 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 42 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
12 41 (0.37%) Ubuntu
13 38 (0.34%) CentOS
14 21 (0.19%) AIX
15 20 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
16 17 (0.15%) Solaris
17 15 (0.13%) Windows 10
18 9 (0.080%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 8 (0.071%) Debian
20 7 (0.062%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5104 (45.53%) Agile Software Development
2 2695 (24.04%) TDD
3 2410 (21.50%) Front End Development
4 2114 (18.86%) MVC
5 1670 (14.90%) Scrum
6 1616 (14.42%) Web Development
7 1338 (11.94%) OO
8 1273 (11.36%) Test Automation
9 1257 (11.21%) Continuous Integration
10 1178 (10.51%) BDD
11 789 (7.04%) DevOps
12 764 (6.82%) Unit Testing
13 753 (6.72%) Software Engineering
14 733 (6.54%) E-Commerce
15 654 (5.83%) Microservices
16 594 (5.30%) Responsive Web Design
17 549 (4.90%) SDLC
18 528 (4.71%) Open Source
19 454 (4.05%) Kanban
20 431 (3.84%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3275 (29.21%) Java
2 2495 (22.26%) C#
3 2250 (20.07%) SQL
4 1054 (9.40%) Python
5 1008 (8.99%) PHP
6 711 (6.34%) ES6
7 541 (4.83%) TypeScript
8 454 (4.05%) Ruby
9 339 (3.02%) Scala
10 313 (2.79%) T-SQL
11 230 (2.05%) C++
12 190 (1.69%) PowerShell
13 189 (1.69%) PL/SQL
14 167 (1.49%) Perl
15 154 (1.37%) Groovy
16 137 (1.22%) VB.NET
17 135 (1.20%) Bash Shell
18 133 (1.19%) C
19 108 (0.96%) Shell Script
20 96 (0.86%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 468 (4.17%) Degree
2 335 (2.99%) Security Cleared
3 225 (2.01%) SC Cleared
4 150 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 60 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
6 46 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 33 (0.29%) ISTQB
8 26 (0.23%) ISEB
9 23 (0.21%) DV Cleared
10 21 (0.19%) MCSE
11 20 (0.18%) Master's Degree
12 16 (0.14%) PMP
13 13 (0.12%) BC Cleared
13 13 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
14 9 (0.080%) CISSP
14 9 (0.080%) OCPJP
15 8 (0.071%) MCTS
15 8 (0.071%) PMI Certification
16 7 (0.062%) MCSD
17 6 (0.054%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 442 (3.94%) QA
2 43 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 35 (0.31%) WCAG
4 33 (0.29%) WAI
5 28 (0.25%) MiFID
6 23 (0.21%) SLA
7 19 (0.17%) HL7
8 11 (0.098%) Data Quality
9 8 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (0.062%) PMO
11 6 (0.054%) PCI DSS
12 5 (0.045%) COBIT
13 4 (0.036%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.027%) FedRAMP
14 3 (0.027%) GDPR
15 2 (0.018%) EMIR
15 2 (0.018%) FATCA
15 2 (0.018%) ISO 9001
15 2 (0.018%) Solvency II
16 1 (0.009%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 554 (4.94%) Docker
2 99 (0.88%) Active Directory
3 22 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (0.11%) VMware NSX
5 9 (0.080%) HDFS
5 9 (0.080%) VirtualBox
6 8 (0.071%) Brightmail
7 6 (0.054%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (0.045%) Apache Flume
8 5 (0.045%) Firmware
8 5 (0.045%) UAG
8 5 (0.045%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.045%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.045%) vSphere
9 4 (0.036%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.036%) KVM
9 4 (0.036%) OpenAM
9 4 (0.036%) OpenDJ
10 3 (0.027%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 201 (1.79%) Ansible
2 191 (1.70%) Puppet
3 145 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
4 124 (1.11%) Kubernetes
5 72 (0.64%) Terraform
6 51 (0.45%) Kibana
7 32 (0.29%) logstash
8 26 (0.23%) Nagios
9 24 (0.21%) SCCM
10 22 (0.20%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 20 (0.18%) ZABBIX
12 19 (0.17%) BladeLogic
12 19 (0.17%) Grafana
13 17 (0.15%) Mesos
14 15 (0.13%) Sysdig
14 15 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 14 (0.12%) Rancher
16 13 (0.12%) Control-M
16 13 (0.12%) vRealize
17 12 (0.11%) Packer
Vendors
1 963 (8.59%) Microsoft
2 725 (6.47%) Oracle
3 327 (2.92%) Adobe
4 253 (2.26%) Google
5 185 (1.65%) IBM
6 167 (1.49%) SAP
7 154 (1.37%) ServiceNow
8 135 (1.20%) Sitecore
9 114 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
10 82 (0.73%) Zend
11 80 (0.71%) Red Hat
12 70 (0.62%) Sybase
13 69 (0.62%) Atlassian
14 58 (0.52%) New Relic
15 57 (0.51%) hybris
16 55 (0.49%) VMware
17 54 (0.48%) Splunk
18 53 (0.47%) HP
19 51 (0.45%) Telerik
20 47 (0.42%) Perforce