Period
to 26 July 2021

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 July 2021 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 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 16 11
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5 -3
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 6,556 3,619 10,428
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 9.23% 9.65% 11.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.93% 23.32% 26.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,841 2,586 7,668
10th Percentile £338 £313 £325
25th Percentile £406 £400 £393
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £588 £556
90th Percentile £675 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 28 85
10th Percentile £26.11 £20.45 £27.00
25th Percentile £35.00 £30.94 £34.00
Median hourly rate £47.50 £47.82 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year -0.66% -4.37% +17.65%
75th Percentile £65.00 £59.25 £57.50
90th Percentile £68.75 £65.67 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £46.40 £52.17
% change year-on-year -3.02% -11.06% +22.75%

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 28,591 15,520 39,363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.25% 41.37% 42.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,232 10,943 27,542
10th Percentile £349 £325 £323
25th Percentile £413 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
75th Percentile £605 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 274 661
10th Percentile £16.00 £16.33 £20.23
25th Percentile £25.00 £21.57 £33.25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £44.57
Median % change year-on-year - -4.63% +8.70%
75th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £51.00
90th Percentile £65.08 £57.85 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -3.53% -5.56% +10.43%

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 26 July 2021.

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 26 July 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for JavaScript in the UK

JavaScript
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 26 July 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 +1 5,186 £500 +2.56% 4,093
London -1 3,199 £525 -2.33% 1,537
Work from Home +1 2,202 £475 +11.76% 1,023
UK excluding London -3 2,083 £425 - 2,761
North of England +3 576 £425 +2.41% 966
South East -7 426 £440 -2.22% 530
Scotland +3 409 £450 +5.88% 150
North West +7 361 £410 -0.30% 543
South West +1 253 £438 +1.74% 305
Midlands -8 242 £384 -9.23% 493
Yorkshire -5 180 £450 +10.09% 313
West Midlands -20 138 £400 -13.51% 298
East of England -10 136 £425 +6.25% 232
East Midlands -1 98 £350 -1.41% 195
North East -6 35 £413 -13.16% 110
Wales -9 31 £406 -9.72% 51
Northern Ireland -15 15 £450 +12.50% 35

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, 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 2,915 (44.46%) React
2 2,763 (42.14%) Agile Software Development
3 2,572 (39.23%) HTML
4 2,411 (36.78%) CSS
5 1,801 (27.47%) Node.js
6 1,791 (27.32%) Java
7 1,629 (24.85%) TypeScript
8 1,551 (23.66%) AWS
9 1,510 (23.03%) AngularJS
10 1,340 (20.44%) Azure
11 1,237 (18.87%) Python
12 1,234 (18.82%) Software Engineering
13 1,232 (18.79%) SQL
14 1,228 (18.73%) Git (software)
15 1,199 (18.29%) Finance
16 1,192 (18.18%) C#
17 1,181 (18.01%) .NET
18 1,168 (17.82%) DevOps
19 1,097 (16.73%) TDD
20 1,057 (16.12%) Docker
21 1,026 (15.65%) Social Skills
22 951 (14.51%) Front End Development
23 900 (13.73%) Microservices
24 880 (13.42%) Web Services
25 863 (13.16%) HTML5
26 829 (12.64%) Test Automation
27 783 (11.94%) Jenkins
28 778 (11.87%) Serverless
29 767 (11.70%) Kubernetes
30 757 (11.55%) 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
1 231 (3.52%) CMS
2 203 (3.10%) SharePoint
3 186 (2.84%) Confluence
4 130 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
5 128 (1.95%) Apache
6 74 (1.13%) Tomcat
7 73 (1.11%) WordPress
8 71 (1.08%) Drupal
9 69 (1.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 52 (0.79%) IIS
11 44 (0.67%) nginx
12 41 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
13 40 (0.61%) Apache Spark
14 39 (0.59%) Headless CMS
15 38 (0.58%) WebSphere
16 37 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 33 (0.50%) Umbraco
18 32 (0.49%) IBM Domino
19 31 (0.47%) JBoss
20 28 (0.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 48 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (0.69%) Photoshop
3 40 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 34 (0.52%) Sketch
5 31 (0.47%) Figma
6 24 (0.37%) Chatbot
7 23 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 22 (0.34%) InfoPath
9 18 (0.27%) Adobe XD
10 16 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
10 16 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 15 (0.23%) InVision
12 6 (0.092%) MS Visio
13 5 (0.076%) InDesign
14 3 (0.046%) Microsoft Project
14 3 (0.046%) Spreadsheet
14 3 (0.046%) Zeplin
15 2 (0.031%) Doxygen
15 2 (0.031%) GIMP
15 2 (0.031%) Maya
Business Applications
1 114 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 94 (1.43%) Magento
3 47 (0.72%) Shopify
4 25 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 19 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 16 (0.24%) SAP HCM
7 11 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
8 10 (0.15%) NetSuite
9 9 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
10 5 (0.076%) SAP Hybris
10 5 (0.076%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 4 (0.061%) BASE24
11 4 (0.061%) Distributed Ledger
11 4 (0.061%) Maximo
11 4 (0.061%) Oracle ERP
11 4 (0.061%) Temenos T24
12 3 (0.046%) Dynamics NAV
12 3 (0.046%) Exchequer
12 3 (0.046%) Exstream
12 3 (0.046%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,551 (23.66%) AWS
2 1,340 (20.44%) Azure
3 778 (11.87%) Serverless
4 568 (8.66%) AWS Lambda
5 441 (6.73%) GCP
6 344 (5.25%) Amazon S3
7 321 (4.90%) GitHub
8 211 (3.22%) Amazon SQS
9 186 (2.84%) Power Platform
10 176 (2.68%) AWS Step Functions
11 172 (2.62%) SaaS
12 160 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
13 159 (2.43%) npm
14 133 (2.03%) PaaS
15 112 (1.71%) Dynamics 365
16 108 (1.65%) OpenShift
17 106 (1.62%) Microsoft 365
18 88 (1.34%) IaaS
19 84 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
20 75 (1.14%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 155 (2.36%) HTTP
2 77 (1.17%) Internet
3 45 (0.69%) DNS
4 36 (0.55%) SSL
5 35 (0.53%) Firewall
6 34 (0.52%) TCP/IP
7 24 (0.37%) HTTPS
8 20 (0.31%) LAN
9 19 (0.29%) SAN
10 18 (0.27%) NAS
11 17 (0.26%) AMQP
11 17 (0.26%) SSH
12 16 (0.24%) SMTP
13 15 (0.23%) FTP
14 14 (0.21%) WAN
15 13 (0.20%) Intranet
16 12 (0.18%) Ethernet
16 12 (0.18%) VPN
17 11 (0.17%) RTMP
18 10 (0.15%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 623 (9.50%) SQL Server
2 368 (5.61%) MongoDB
3 367 (5.60%) MySQL
4 364 (5.55%) PostgreSQL
5 325 (4.96%) NoSQL
6 298 (4.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 257 (3.92%) Relational Database
8 207 (3.16%) Amazon RDS
9 130 (1.98%) Redis
10 128 (1.95%) Power BI
11 94 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
12 75 (1.14%) Amazon Aurora
13 72 (1.10%) Oracle Database
14 63 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 62 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 60 (0.92%) Big Data
17 57 (0.87%) RDBMS
18 54 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
19 46 (0.70%) Data Lake
20 44 (0.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1,228 (18.73%) Git (software)
2 783 (11.94%) Jenkins
3 514 (7.84%) JIRA
4 290 (4.42%) Selenium
5 286 (4.36%) Maven
6 260 (3.97%) Cucumber
7 248 (3.78%) webpack
8 224 (3.42%) Cypress.io
9 187 (2.85%) JUnit
10 177 (2.70%) Jasmine
11 169 (2.58%) GitLab
12 166 (2.53%) TeamCity
13 156 (2.38%) Subversion
14 148 (2.26%) Visual Studio
15 147 (2.24%) Bitbucket
16 119 (1.82%) Mocha
17 118 (1.80%) gulp
18 96 (1.46%) Karma Test Runner
19 89 (1.36%) Grunt
20 87 (1.33%) CircleCI
General
1 1,199 (18.29%) Finance
2 1,026 (15.65%) Social Skills
3 463 (7.06%) Banking
4 446 (6.80%) Front Office
5 321 (4.90%) Public Sector
6 300 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
7 216 (3.29%) Marketing
8 156 (2.38%) Retail
9 127 (1.94%) Presentation Skills
10 115 (1.75%) Investment Banking
11 87 (1.33%) Telecoms
12 77 (1.17%) Manufacturing
13 75 (1.14%) Games
14 63 (0.96%) Documentation Skills
15 54 (0.82%) Publishing
16 52 (0.79%) Law
17 41 (0.63%) Electronics
18 40 (0.61%) Influencing Skills
19 34 (0.52%) Advertising
19 34 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4,669 (71.22%) Developer
2 1,067 (16.28%) React Developer
3 824 (12.57%) JavaScript Developer
4 759 (11.58%) Full Stack Developer
5 701 (10.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 528 (8.05%) Senior Developer
7 437 (6.67%) Software Engineer
8 421 (6.42%) .NET Developer
9 379 (5.78%) Java Developer
10 269 (4.10%) AWS Developer
11 252 (3.84%) C# Developer
12 249 (3.80%) Architect
13 247 (3.77%) Python Developer
14 235 (3.58%) Angular Developer
15 228 (3.48%) Node.js Developer
16 216 (3.29%) UI Developer
17 185 (2.82%) Software Developer
18 160 (2.44%) PHP Developer
19 157 (2.39%) Lead Developer
20 148 (2.26%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,915 (44.46%) React
2 2,572 (39.23%) HTML
3 2,411 (36.78%) CSS
4 1,801 (27.47%) Node.js
5 1,510 (23.03%) AngularJS
6 1,181 (18.01%) .NET
7 880 (13.42%) Web Services
8 863 (13.16%) HTML5
9 757 (11.55%) REST
10 594 (9.06%) jQuery
11 571 (8.71%) Spring
12 570 (8.69%) Redux
13 515 (7.86%) RESTful
14 473 (7.21%) Vue.js
15 465 (7.09%) CSS3
15 465 (7.09%) GraphQL
16 420 (6.41%) ASP.NET
17 396 (6.04%) Sass
18 376 (5.74%) XML
19 368 (5.61%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 670 (10.22%) User Experience
2 309 (4.71%) Greenfield Project
3 224 (3.42%) Mobile App
4 154 (2.35%) Cloud Native
5 149 (2.27%) Fixed Income
6 147 (2.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 133 (2.03%) Derivative
8 127 (1.94%) Equities
9 119 (1.82%) Legacy Systems
10 108 (1.65%) Data Structures
11 99 (1.51%) Data Protection Act
12 94 (1.43%) Hedge funds
13 90 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
14 83 (1.27%) Algorithms
15 81 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
16 65 (0.99%) Management Information System
17 61 (0.93%) Public Cloud
18 55 (0.84%) Virtual Team
19 45 (0.69%) Legacy Applications
19 45 (0.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 394 (6.01%) Linux
2 263 (4.01%) Windows
3 166 (2.53%) Unix
4 148 (2.26%) Android
5 138 (2.10%) Apple iOS
6 43 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 38 (0.58%) Windows Server
8 31 (0.47%) Ubuntu
9 30 (0.46%) Mac OS
10 27 (0.41%) CentOS
11 15 (0.23%) Mac OS X
11 15 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
12 11 (0.17%) Windows 10
13 9 (0.14%) Solaris
14 6 (0.092%) CoreOS
15 5 (0.076%) Debian
15 5 (0.076%) Windows Server 2008
16 4 (0.061%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.061%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,763 (42.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1,234 (18.82%) Software Engineering
3 1,168 (17.82%) DevOps
4 1,097 (16.73%) TDD
5 951 (14.51%) Front End Development
6 900 (13.73%) Microservices
7 829 (12.64%) Test Automation
8 714 (10.89%) Scrum
9 596 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
10 538 (8.21%) MVC
11 500 (7.63%) Web Development
12 439 (6.70%) Problem-Solving
13 436 (6.65%) Asset Management
14 422 (6.44%) BDD
15 417 (6.36%) Unit Testing
16 398 (6.07%) OO
17 381 (5.81%) Analytics
18 371 (5.66%) SDLC
19 347 (5.29%) E-Commerce
20 337 (5.14%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 1,791 (27.32%) Java
2 1,629 (24.85%) TypeScript
3 1,237 (18.87%) Python
4 1,232 (18.79%) SQL
5 1,192 (18.18%) C#
6 408 (6.22%) PHP
7 356 (5.43%) ES6
8 239 (3.65%) PowerShell
9 221 (3.37%) Kotlin
10 215 (3.28%) C++
11 193 (2.94%) Ruby
12 186 (2.84%) Go
13 176 (2.68%) Java 8
14 174 (2.65%) Bash Shell
15 167 (2.55%) Scala
16 107 (1.63%) PL/SQL
17 98 (1.49%) C
18 90 (1.37%) T-SQL
19 84 (1.28%) Apex Code
19 84 (1.28%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 390 (5.95%) Security Cleared
2 357 (5.45%) Degree
3 318 (4.85%) SC Cleared
4 83 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 40 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
6 38 (0.58%) AWS Certification
6 38 (0.58%) ISTQB
7 35 (0.53%) DV Cleared
8 32 (0.49%) Master's Degree
9 26 (0.40%) ISEB
9 26 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 21 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.14%) CISSP
11 9 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
12 7 (0.11%) DBS Check
12 7 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.11%) PhD
12 7 (0.11%) TOGAF Certification
13 6 (0.092%) CISM
13 6 (0.092%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 408 (6.22%) Accessibility
2 294 (4.48%) QA
3 61 (0.93%) WCAG
4 34 (0.52%) GDPR
5 32 (0.49%) Data Quality
6 16 (0.24%) GRC
7 13 (0.20%) SLA
8 6 (0.092%) WAI
9 5 (0.076%) HL7
9 5 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.076%) MiFID
10 4 (0.061%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.061%) PMO
11 1 (0.015%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.015%) DICOM
11 1 (0.015%) NIST
11 1 (0.015%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.015%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.015%) Section 508
11 1 (0.015%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 1,057 (16.12%) Docker
2 125 (1.91%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.15%) VMware NSX
6 8 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 8 (0.12%) OpenAM
6 8 (0.12%) Postfix
6 8 (0.12%) vSphere
7 6 (0.092%) qmail
8 5 (0.076%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.061%) NFS
9 4 (0.061%) RACF
9 4 (0.061%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.046%) KVM
10 3 (0.046%) OpenDJ
10 3 (0.046%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.046%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.046%) Xen
11 2 (0.031%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 767 (11.70%) Kubernetes
2 518 (7.90%) Terraform
3 221 (3.37%) Ansible
4 100 (1.53%) Grafana
5 75 (1.14%) Puppet
6 54 (0.82%) Kibana
7 46 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
8 36 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
9 17 (0.26%) Istio
9 17 (0.26%) Prometheus
10 16 (0.24%) Graphite
11 15 (0.23%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 14 (0.21%) logstash
13 11 (0.17%) HP Fortify
13 11 (0.17%) Nagios
14 10 (0.15%) Rancher
15 9 (0.14%) SCCM
16 8 (0.12%) Red Hat Satellite
17 7 (0.11%) HP ALM
18 6 (0.092%) Graylog
Vendors
1 527 (8.04%) Microsoft
2 482 (7.35%) Oracle
3 180 (2.75%) Adobe
4 175 (2.67%) Google
5 172 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
6 128 (1.95%) SAP
7 94 (1.43%) ServiceNow
8 71 (1.08%) Atlassian
9 59 (0.90%) Splunk
10 55 (0.84%) MuleSoft
11 40 (0.61%) Telerik
12 39 (0.59%) Red Hat
13 38 (0.58%) New Relic
14 37 (0.56%) Alibaba
14 37 (0.56%) IBM
14 37 (0.56%) VMware
15 30 (0.46%) Xerox
16 29 (0.44%) hybris
17 28 (0.43%) Databricks
18 27 (0.41%) Xamarin