Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 9 12
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3 +4
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 10890 11634 10355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.45% 10.57% 9.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.49% 27.32% 24.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7826 8510 7184
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £298 £275 £251
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 115 96
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £30.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +26.25% -14.00%
10th Percentile £16.42 £12.10 £17.89
90th Percentile £63.75 £54.80 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £38.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year +12.50% +3.40% +14.84%

JavaScript is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 39610 42579 42705
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.66% 38.70% 37.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27147 29186 28205
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £594 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 793 917 880
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.27 £15.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14% -

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 10170 £425 +6.25% 2293
UK excluding London +2 5459 £375 +4.17% 1573
London 0 5305 £475 +5.56% 843
South East +5 1626 £400 +14.29% 395
North of England +2 1348 £375 - 462
Midlands +2 800 £350 +5.90% 225
North West +2 640 £375 - 265
South West 0 620 £375 +7.14% 177
Yorkshire 0 600 £400 +6.67% 179
East of England +8 446 £375 - 187
Scotland +12 435 £375 +7.14% 86
East Midlands +4 406 £350 +7.69% 111
West Midlands +3 390 £350 +7.69% 113
North East +10 113 £350 -12.50% 18
Wales -5 110 £363 -3.33% 31
Northern Ireland +2 96 £413 +3.13% 10

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 7106 (65.25%) HTML
2 6451 (59.24%) CSS
3 4940 (45.36%) Agile Software Development
4 3888 (35.70%) AngularJS
5 3394 (31.17%) HTML5
6 3012 (27.66%) Java
7 2584 (23.73%) TDD
8 2552 (23.43%) .NET
9 2540 (23.32%) jQuery
10 2439 (22.40%) C#
11 2357 (21.64%) Front End Development
12 2353 (21.61%) CSS3
13 2267 (20.82%) Node.js
14 2149 (19.73%) SQL
15 2138 (19.63%) React
16 2115 (19.42%) Git (software)
17 2108 (19.36%) MVC
18 1704 (15.65%) Scrum
19 1623 (14.90%) Web Development
20 1558 (14.31%) Finance
21 1504 (13.81%) ASP.NET
22 1423 (13.07%) Web Services
23 1397 (12.83%) SQL Server
24 1231 (11.30%) User Experience
25 1216 (11.17%) OO
26 1213 (11.14%) Test Automation
27 1168 (10.73%) XML
28 1165 (10.70%) Continuous Integration
29 1163 (10.68%) REST
30 1160 (10.65%) BDD

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
1 649 (5.96%) CMS
2 305 (2.80%) SharePoint
3 298 (2.74%) Apache
4 263 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
5 227 (2.08%) Confluence
6 202 (1.85%) Tomcat
7 201 (1.85%) WebSphere
8 190 (1.74%) JBoss
9 188 (1.73%) Drupal
10 180 (1.65%) WordPress
11 174 (1.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 151 (1.39%) IIS
13 136 (1.25%) WebLogic
14 128 (1.18%) Umbraco
15 101 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
16 99 (0.91%) EPiServer
17 98 (0.90%) nginx
18 83 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
19 68 (0.62%) Apache Spark
20 65 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 258 (2.37%) Photoshop
2 97 (0.89%) Adobe Illustrator
3 72 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 64 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
5 44 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
6 35 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
7 32 (0.29%) MS Visio
8 20 (0.18%) InVision
9 11 (0.10%) InfoPath
9 11 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 9 (0.083%) UXPin
11 8 (0.073%) Chatbot
12 7 (0.064%) Adobe After Effects
12 7 (0.064%) Fireworks
12 7 (0.064%) InDesign
12 7 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
13 5 (0.046%) Adobe Premiere
13 5 (0.046%) GIMP
13 5 (0.046%) LaTeX
13 5 (0.046%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 237 (2.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 113 (1.04%) Magento
3 27 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
4 23 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
5 20 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
6 12 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
7 11 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 11 (0.10%) Unica
8 10 (0.092%) Eloqua
8 10 (0.092%) Oracle Applications
9 9 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
9 9 (0.083%) SAP Hybris
10 8 (0.073%) Dynamics AX
10 8 (0.073%) Maximo
11 7 (0.064%) NetSuite
11 7 (0.064%) OpenText Process Suite
12 6 (0.055%) RMDS
13 5 (0.046%) ION MarketView
13 5 (0.046%) Oracle Cash Management
13 5 (0.046%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 737 (6.77%) Amazon AWS
2 562 (5.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 302 (2.77%) GitHub
4 124 (1.14%) SaaS
5 85 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
5 85 (0.78%) PaaS
6 84 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
7 82 (0.75%) Google Analytics
8 78 (0.72%) Office 365
9 62 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
10 60 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
11 57 (0.52%) IaaS
12 51 (0.47%) Amazon S3
13 48 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
14 38 (0.35%) Heroku
15 37 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
16 35 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
17 31 (0.28%) Salesforce Service Cloud
18 29 (0.27%) OpenShift
19 28 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 300 (2.75%) HTTP
2 180 (1.65%) Internet
3 88 (0.81%) LDAP
4 79 (0.73%) TCP/IP
5 68 (0.62%) SSL
6 54 (0.50%) DNS
7 51 (0.47%) Intranet
8 31 (0.28%) Firewall
9 27 (0.25%) SMS
10 26 (0.24%) SSH
11 20 (0.18%) SMTP
12 16 (0.15%) Skype
13 15 (0.14%) WebEx
13 15 (0.14%) Wireshark
14 13 (0.12%) HTTPS
14 13 (0.12%) Network Security
15 12 (0.11%) VoIP
15 12 (0.11%) VPN
15 12 (0.11%) WAN
16 10 (0.092%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1397 (12.83%) SQL Server
2 711 (6.53%) MySQL
3 641 (5.89%) MongoDB
4 560 (5.14%) NoSQL
5 494 (4.54%) Relational Database
6 231 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
7 223 (2.05%) Oracle Database
8 206 (1.89%) Big Data
9 152 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
10 138 (1.27%) RDBMS
11 136 (1.25%) Hadoop
12 115 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 112 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
14 108 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
15 99 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 97 (0.89%) Redis
17 86 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 72 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
19 62 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
20 60 (0.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2115 (19.42%) Git (software)
2 984 (9.04%) Jenkins
3 634 (5.82%) JIRA
4 581 (5.34%) gulp
5 578 (5.31%) Grunt
6 537 (4.93%) Selenium
7 487 (4.47%) Jasmine
8 461 (4.23%) Subversion
9 436 (4.00%) Maven
10 400 (3.67%) Visual Studio
11 391 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
12 387 (3.55%) Cucumber
13 334 (3.07%) JUnit
14 329 (3.02%) webpack
15 304 (2.79%) TeamCity
16 273 (2.51%) Mocha
17 222 (2.04%) Karma Test Runner
18 209 (1.92%) WebDriver
19 180 (1.65%) Gradle
20 159 (1.46%) Eclipse
General
1 1558 (14.31%) Finance
2 946 (8.69%) Banking
3 363 (3.33%) Marketing
4 352 (3.23%) Retail
5 302 (2.77%) Front Office
6 276 (2.53%) Investment Banking
7 148 (1.36%) Telecoms
8 144 (1.32%) Advertising
9 129 (1.18%) Games
10 105 (0.96%) Manufacturing
11 95 (0.87%) Publishing
12 80 (0.73%) Electronics
13 60 (0.55%) Back Office
14 59 (0.54%) Financial Institution
15 53 (0.49%) Automotive
16 38 (0.35%) Law
17 33 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
18 32 (0.29%) Legal
19 29 (0.27%) Retail Banking
20 19 (0.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 8947 (82.16%) Developer
2 2159 (19.83%) JavaScript Developer
3 1904 (17.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1243 (11.41%) Java Developer
5 1240 (11.39%) .NET Developer
6 970 (8.91%) Angular Developer
7 848 (7.79%) Senior Developer
8 824 (7.57%) HTML Developer
9 815 (7.48%) C# Developer
10 737 (6.77%) Full Stack Developer
11 655 (6.01%) Web Developer
12 576 (5.29%) UI Developer
13 558 (5.12%) HTML CSS Developer
14 532 (4.89%) C# .NET Developer
15 476 (4.37%) Node.js Developer
16 402 (3.69%) PHP Developer
17 328 (3.01%) ASP.NET Developer
18 311 (2.86%) Agile Developer
19 286 (2.63%) Architect
20 261 (2.40%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7106 (65.25%) HTML
2 6451 (59.24%) CSS
3 3888 (35.70%) AngularJS
4 3394 (31.17%) HTML5
5 2552 (23.43%) .NET
6 2540 (23.32%) jQuery
7 2353 (21.61%) CSS3
8 2267 (20.82%) Node.js
9 2138 (19.63%) React
10 1504 (13.81%) ASP.NET
11 1423 (13.07%) Web Services
12 1168 (10.73%) XML
13 1163 (10.68%) REST
14 1145 (10.51%) Sass
15 1060 (9.73%) RESTful
16 945 (8.68%) Spring
17 926 (8.50%) Ajax
18 918 (8.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 905 (8.31%) JSON
20 762 (7.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1231 (11.30%) User Experience
2 674 (6.19%) Greenfield Project
3 472 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
4 395 (3.63%) Mobile App
5 312 (2.87%) Computer Science
6 177 (1.63%) Fintech
7 159 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 151 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
9 118 (1.08%) Fixed Income
10 97 (0.89%) W3C
11 95 (0.87%) Derivative
12 93 (0.85%) Data Structures
13 84 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
14 83 (0.76%) Virtual Team
15 80 (0.73%) Algorithms
16 78 (0.72%) Equities
17 71 (0.65%) NHS
18 70 (0.64%) Hedge funds
19 63 (0.58%) Management Information System
20 58 (0.53%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1041 (9.56%) Linux
2 550 (5.05%) Unix
3 435 (3.99%) Windows
4 262 (2.41%) Android
5 233 (2.14%) Apple iOS
6 120 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 114 (1.05%) Mac OS X
8 64 (0.59%) Windows Server
9 55 (0.51%) Ubuntu
10 42 (0.39%) AIX
10 42 (0.39%) CentOS
11 41 (0.38%) Mac OS
12 32 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (0.22%) Solaris
13 24 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (0.15%) Debian
15 14 (0.13%) CoreOS
16 11 (0.10%) Windows 10
17 10 (0.092%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 10 (0.092%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4940 (45.36%) Agile Software Development
2 2584 (23.73%) TDD
3 2357 (21.64%) Front End Development
4 2108 (19.36%) MVC
5 1704 (15.65%) Scrum
6 1623 (14.90%) Web Development
7 1216 (11.17%) OO
8 1213 (11.14%) Test Automation
9 1165 (10.70%) Continuous Integration
10 1160 (10.65%) BDD
11 795 (7.30%) DevOps
12 761 (6.99%) E-Commerce
13 725 (6.66%) Software Engineering
14 677 (6.22%) Unit Testing
15 643 (5.90%) Responsive Web Design
16 630 (5.79%) Microservices
17 522 (4.79%) SDLC
18 454 (4.17%) Open Source
19 437 (4.01%) SOA
20 423 (3.88%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 3012 (27.66%) Java
2 2439 (22.40%) C#
3 2149 (19.73%) SQL
4 1012 (9.29%) Python
5 948 (8.71%) PHP
6 577 (5.30%) ES6
7 520 (4.78%) Ruby
8 462 (4.24%) TypeScript
9 347 (3.19%) Scala
10 287 (2.64%) T-SQL
11 222 (2.04%) C++
12 220 (2.02%) PL/SQL
13 170 (1.56%) Perl
14 156 (1.43%) PowerShell
15 149 (1.37%) C
16 143 (1.31%) Bash Shell
17 140 (1.29%) Groovy
18 136 (1.25%) Shell Script
19 129 (1.18%) VB.NET
20 83 (0.76%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 498 (4.57%) Degree
2 331 (3.04%) Security Cleared
3 214 (1.97%) SC Cleared
4 146 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 61 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 34 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (0.28%) DV Cleared
8 29 (0.27%) ISTQB
9 23 (0.21%) Master's Degree
10 18 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
11 17 (0.16%) ISEB
12 16 (0.15%) PMI Certification
13 13 (0.12%) CISSP
14 12 (0.11%) BC Cleared
14 12 (0.11%) OCPJP
15 10 (0.092%) MCSE
15 10 (0.092%) PMP
16 9 (0.083%) HNC
16 9 (0.083%) Oracle Certification
17 8 (0.073%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 437 (4.01%) QA
2 50 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 40 (0.37%) WAI
4 33 (0.30%) WCAG
5 30 (0.28%) SLA
6 29 (0.27%) MiFID
7 19 (0.17%) HL7
8 17 (0.16%) Data Quality
9 14 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 9 (0.083%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.055%) COBIT
11 6 (0.055%) FATCA
11 6 (0.055%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.055%) PMO
12 5 (0.046%) FedRAMP
13 4 (0.037%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.018%) EMIR
14 2 (0.018%) GDPR
15 1 (0.009%) Dodd-Frank
15 1 (0.009%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 474 (4.35%) Docker
2 81 (0.74%) Active Directory
3 31 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.17%) HDFS
5 13 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.083%) Apache Flume
6 9 (0.083%) VirtualBox
6 9 (0.083%) vSphere
7 7 (0.064%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 7 (0.064%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.064%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.055%) KVM
8 6 (0.055%) OpenAM
8 6 (0.055%) OpenDJ
8 6 (0.055%) Shibboleth
9 5 (0.046%) UAG
10 3 (0.028%) Firmware
10 3 (0.028%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.028%) Varnish
10 3 (0.028%) Xen
Systems Management
1 178 (1.63%) Ansible
2 175 (1.61%) Puppet
3 152 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
4 96 (0.88%) Kubernetes
5 77 (0.71%) Terraform
6 56 (0.51%) Kibana
7 31 (0.28%) logstash
8 24 (0.22%) vRealize
9 21 (0.19%) Nagios
10 20 (0.18%) BladeLogic
11 16 (0.15%) Grafana
11 16 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
12 15 (0.14%) ZABBIX
13 13 (0.12%) Mesos
13 13 (0.12%) Packer
14 12 (0.11%) vCenter Server
15 11 (0.10%) Business Desktop Deployment
16 10 (0.092%) HP Fortify
16 10 (0.092%) Piwik
16 10 (0.092%) SCCM
Vendors
1 914 (8.39%) Microsoft
2 763 (7.01%) Oracle
3 355 (3.26%) Adobe
4 253 (2.32%) Google
5 191 (1.75%) ServiceNow
6 189 (1.74%) IBM
7 158 (1.45%) Sitecore
8 153 (1.40%) SAP
9 120 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
10 95 (0.87%) Red Hat
11 78 (0.72%) Zend
12 63 (0.58%) Twitter
13 59 (0.54%) Atlassian
14 55 (0.51%) Sybase
15 51 (0.47%) VMware
16 50 (0.46%) Telerik
17 46 (0.42%) Xamarin
18 45 (0.41%) Splunk
19 43 (0.39%) hybris
20 41 (0.38%) New Relic
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £580 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hampshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £150.00 - £170.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Avance Consulting
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Posted: 12 hours ago
Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £430 to £480 per day 6 months contract + likely extensions
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £330 - £360 per day + flexible working hours
Posted: 18 hours ago
West Midlands
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Rebel Recruitment
Rate: From £320 to £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day 12 months
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 12 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £410.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago