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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 9 11
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2  
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 5422 5732 5094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.51% 10.64% 9.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.49% 27.41% 24.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3955 4214 3592
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.16% +3.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 53 42
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +3.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.74 £15.20 £18.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.63 £58.55 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.45 £37.50 £39.78
% change year-on-year +15.85% -5.71%  

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 19720 20910 21020
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.86% 38.83% 38.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 26328 28996 26859
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £285 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 797 908 915
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £14.43 £18.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.50 £51.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for JavaScript in the UK

JavaScript
Top 11 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 5052 £425 +6.25% 2296
London -2 2692 £475 +7.95% 820
UK excluding London +4 2667 £375 +4.16% 1566
South East +6 757 £400 +6.66% 401
North of England +6 689 £375 - 457
Midlands +3 402 £350 +7.69% 268
South West 0 277 £360 +2.85% 176
Scotland +14 226 £388 +18.32% 64
East of England -1 221 £400 +6.66% 173
Northern Ireland -6 66 £403 +23.84% 5
Wales -8 42 £350 -9.67% 22

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 6915 (65.41%) HTML
2 6261 (59.23%) CSS
3 4755 (44.98%) Agile Software Development
4 3689 (34.90%) AngularJS
5 3256 (30.80%) HTML5
6 2926 (27.68%) Java
7 2548 (24.10%) .NET
8 2526 (23.90%) TDD
9 2513 (23.77%) jQuery
10 2407 (22.77%) C#
11 2269 (21.46%) CSS3
12 2267 (21.45%) Front End Development
13 2159 (20.42%) Node.js
14 2110 (19.96%) SQL
15 2087 (19.74%) MVC
16 2022 (19.13%) Git (software)
17 2019 (19.10%) React
18 1671 (15.81%) Scrum
19 1557 (14.73%) Web Development
20 1470 (13.91%) ASP.NET
21 1460 (13.81%) Finance
22 1411 (13.35%) Web Services
23 1385 (13.10%) SQL Server
24 1201 (11.36%) User Experience
25 1195 (11.30%) OO
26 1157 (10.95%) BDD
27 1153 (10.91%) Test Automation
28 1148 (10.86%) XML
29 1147 (10.85%) REST
30 1106 (10.46%) Continuous Integration

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
1 654 (6.19%) CMS
2 333 (3.15%) SharePoint
3 291 (2.75%) Apache
4 240 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
5 222 (2.10%) Confluence
6 208 (1.97%) Tomcat
7 182 (1.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 176 (1.66%) WebSphere
9 170 (1.61%) JBoss
10 166 (1.57%) Drupal
11 154 (1.46%) WordPress
12 139 (1.31%) IIS
13 137 (1.30%) WebLogic
14 125 (1.18%) Umbraco
15 112 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
16 104 (0.98%) EPiServer
17 101 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
18 91 (0.86%) nginx
19 83 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
20 66 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 255 (2.41%) Photoshop
2 88 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
3 60 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 54 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 54 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
5 38 (0.36%) OmniGraffle
6 32 (0.30%) MS Visio
7 19 (0.18%) InVision
8 10 (0.095%) InfoPath
8 10 (0.095%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 9 (0.085%) UXPin
10 8 (0.076%) InDesign
11 7 (0.066%) Fireworks
12 6 (0.057%) Adobe After Effects
12 6 (0.057%) GIMP
12 6 (0.057%) SPSS
13 5 (0.047%) Adobe Premiere
13 5 (0.047%) LaTeX
13 5 (0.047%) Pixate
13 5 (0.047%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 241 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 91 (0.86%) Magento
3 52 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 28 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
4 28 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
5 23 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
6 12 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 12 (0.11%) Unica
7 11 (0.10%) SDL Web 8
8 10 (0.095%) Eloqua
8 10 (0.095%) SAP Hybris
9 8 (0.076%) Maximo
10 7 (0.066%) Dynamics AX
11 6 (0.057%) NetSuite
11 6 (0.057%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (0.057%) Remedy ITSM
12 5 (0.047%) ION MarketView
12 5 (0.047%) OpenText Process Suite
12 5 (0.047%) SAP HCM
12 5 (0.047%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 713 (6.74%) Amazon AWS
2 508 (4.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 293 (2.77%) GitHub
4 106 (1.00%) SaaS
5 86 (0.81%) PaaS
6 85 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
7 84 (0.79%) Office 365
8 83 (0.79%) Google Analytics
9 66 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
10 62 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
11 60 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
12 55 (0.52%) IaaS
13 48 (0.45%) Amazon S3
14 47 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
15 39 (0.37%) Adobe Analytics
15 39 (0.37%) Heroku
16 35 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
17 34 (0.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
18 26 (0.25%) OpenShift
19 24 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 325 (3.07%) HTTP
2 191 (1.81%) Internet
3 99 (0.94%) TCP/IP
4 89 (0.84%) LDAP
5 72 (0.68%) SSL
6 58 (0.55%) DNS
7 50 (0.47%) Intranet
8 40 (0.38%) SSH
9 28 (0.26%) Firewall
10 20 (0.19%) Network Security
10 20 (0.19%) SMTP
11 19 (0.18%) AMQP
12 16 (0.15%) WebEx
13 15 (0.14%) Wireshark
14 14 (0.13%) HTTPS
14 14 (0.13%) Skype
15 11 (0.10%) Ethernet
15 11 (0.10%) ICMP
15 11 (0.10%) VoIP
16 10 (0.095%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1385 (13.10%) SQL Server
2 726 (6.87%) MySQL
3 617 (5.84%) MongoDB
4 564 (5.34%) NoSQL
5 493 (4.66%) Relational Database
6 239 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
7 223 (2.11%) Oracle Database
8 212 (2.01%) Big Data
9 172 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
10 138 (1.31%) Hadoop
11 135 (1.28%) RDBMS
12 134 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
13 122 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 109 (1.03%) Redis
15 98 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
16 94 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 81 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 64 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
19 62 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
20 56 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2022 (19.13%) Git (software)
2 956 (9.04%) Jenkins
3 605 (5.72%) JIRA
4 555 (5.25%) gulp
5 552 (5.22%) Grunt
6 543 (5.14%) Selenium
7 460 (4.35%) Jasmine
8 455 (4.30%) Subversion
9 438 (4.14%) Maven
10 409 (3.87%) Cucumber
11 400 (3.78%) Visual Studio
12 378 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
13 335 (3.17%) JUnit
14 298 (2.82%) webpack
15 291 (2.75%) TeamCity
16 270 (2.55%) Mocha
17 201 (1.90%) WebDriver
18 197 (1.86%) Karma Test Runner
19 168 (1.59%) Gradle
20 151 (1.43%) Eclipse
General
1 1460 (13.81%) Finance
2 857 (8.11%) Banking
3 361 (3.42%) Marketing
4 325 (3.07%) Retail
5 268 (2.54%) Front Office
6 255 (2.41%) Investment Banking
7 143 (1.35%) Advertising
8 127 (1.20%) Telecoms
9 119 (1.13%) Games
10 100 (0.95%) Publishing
11 90 (0.85%) Manufacturing
12 68 (0.64%) Electronics
13 65 (0.61%) Back Office
14 47 (0.44%) Automotive
15 44 (0.42%) Financial Institution
16 41 (0.39%) Law
17 39 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
18 37 (0.35%) Legal
19 30 (0.28%) Retail Banking
20 17 (0.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 8700 (82.30%) Developer
2 2049 (19.38%) JavaScript Developer
3 1817 (17.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1233 (11.66%) .NET Developer
5 1191 (11.27%) Java Developer
6 908 (8.59%) Angular Developer
7 838 (7.93%) Senior Developer
8 812 (7.68%) C# Developer
9 770 (7.28%) HTML Developer
10 678 (6.41%) Full Stack Developer
11 637 (6.03%) Web Developer
12 548 (5.18%) C# .NET Developer
13 547 (5.17%) UI Developer
14 530 (5.01%) HTML CSS Developer
15 470 (4.45%) Node.js Developer
16 397 (3.76%) PHP Developer
17 330 (3.12%) ASP.NET Developer
18 288 (2.72%) Architect
19 287 (2.71%) Agile Developer
20 262 (2.48%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6915 (65.41%) HTML
2 6261 (59.23%) CSS
3 3689 (34.90%) AngularJS
4 3256 (30.80%) HTML5
5 2548 (24.10%) .NET
6 2513 (23.77%) jQuery
7 2269 (21.46%) CSS3
8 2159 (20.42%) Node.js
9 2019 (19.10%) React
10 1470 (13.91%) ASP.NET
11 1411 (13.35%) Web Services
12 1148 (10.86%) XML
13 1147 (10.85%) REST
14 1078 (10.20%) Sass
15 1018 (9.63%) RESTful
16 926 (8.76%) Spring
17 900 (8.51%) JSON
18 886 (8.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 870 (8.23%) Ajax
20 729 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1201 (11.36%) User Experience
2 652 (6.17%) Greenfield Project
3 446 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
4 397 (3.76%) Mobile App
5 290 (2.74%) Computer Science
6 187 (1.77%) Fintech
7 162 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 158 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
9 105 (0.99%) Fixed Income
10 101 (0.96%) W3C
11 91 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
12 87 (0.82%) Data Structures
13 86 (0.81%) Derivative
14 77 (0.73%) Virtual Team
15 72 (0.68%) Equities
16 71 (0.67%) NHS
17 67 (0.63%) Management Information System
18 62 (0.59%) Algorithms
19 55 (0.52%) Hedge funds
20 54 (0.51%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1044 (9.88%) Linux
2 550 (5.20%) Unix
3 434 (4.11%) Windows
4 245 (2.32%) Android
5 230 (2.18%) Apple iOS
6 119 (1.13%) Mac OS X
7 111 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 80 (0.76%) Ubuntu
9 63 (0.60%) Windows Server
10 48 (0.45%) CentOS
11 45 (0.43%) AIX
12 31 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
13 27 (0.26%) Mac OS
14 25 (0.24%) Solaris
15 23 (0.22%) Debian
16 22 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
17 14 (0.13%) CoreOS
18 10 (0.095%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 10 (0.095%) Windows 10
19 8 (0.076%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4755 (44.98%) Agile Software Development
2 2526 (23.90%) TDD
3 2267 (21.45%) Front End Development
4 2087 (19.74%) MVC
5 1671 (15.81%) Scrum
6 1557 (14.73%) Web Development
7 1195 (11.30%) OO
8 1157 (10.95%) BDD
9 1153 (10.91%) Test Automation
10 1106 (10.46%) Continuous Integration
11 801 (7.58%) DevOps
12 750 (7.09%) E-Commerce
13 694 (6.57%) Software Engineering
14 643 (6.08%) Unit Testing
15 629 (5.95%) Responsive Web Design
16 618 (5.85%) Microservices
17 498 (4.71%) SDLC
18 470 (4.45%) Open Source
19 455 (4.30%) SOA
20 431 (4.08%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 2926 (27.68%) Java
2 2407 (22.77%) C#
3 2110 (19.96%) SQL
4 1009 (9.54%) Python
5 938 (8.87%) PHP
6 547 (5.17%) ES6
7 538 (5.09%) Ruby
8 397 (3.76%) TypeScript
9 371 (3.51%) Scala
10 272 (2.57%) T-SQL
11 226 (2.14%) PL/SQL
12 199 (1.88%) C++
13 176 (1.66%) Perl
14 165 (1.56%) PowerShell
15 155 (1.47%) C
16 150 (1.42%) Groovy
17 146 (1.38%) Bash Shell
18 142 (1.34%) Shell Script
19 134 (1.27%) VB.NET
20 100 (0.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 492 (4.65%) Degree
2 362 (3.42%) Security Cleared
3 237 (2.24%) SC Cleared
4 134 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 54 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
6 39 (0.37%) DV Cleared
7 34 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (0.25%) ISTQB
9 21 (0.20%) Master's Degree
10 19 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
11 18 (0.17%) ISEB
12 16 (0.15%) PMI Certification
13 15 (0.14%) OCPJP
14 13 (0.12%) CISSP
15 11 (0.10%) BC Cleared
16 10 (0.095%) HNC
17 9 (0.085%) MCSE
17 9 (0.085%) Oracle Certification
17 9 (0.085%) PMP
18 7 (0.066%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 419 (3.96%) QA
2 45 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 31 (0.29%) SLA
3 31 (0.29%) WAI
4 28 (0.26%) MiFID
5 26 (0.25%) WCAG
6 17 (0.16%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (0.11%) HL7
9 11 (0.10%) ISO 9001
10 10 (0.095%) PCI DSS
11 7 (0.066%) FATCA
12 6 (0.057%) COBIT
12 6 (0.057%) PMO
13 5 (0.047%) FedRAMP
13 5 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 3 (0.028%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 2 (0.019%) EMIR
15 2 (0.019%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 1 (0.009%) GAMP
System Software
1 460 (4.35%) Docker
2 68 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 30 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.18%) HDFS
5 10 (0.095%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.095%) VirtualBox
5 10 (0.095%) vSphere
6 9 (0.085%) Apache Flume
7 6 (0.057%) KVM
7 6 (0.057%) Shibboleth
7 6 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.047%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.047%) UAG
9 4 (0.038%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.038%) vCloud
10 3 (0.028%) Firmware
10 3 (0.028%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.028%) Varnish
10 3 (0.028%) Xen
11 2 (0.019%) NFS
Systems Management
1 178 (1.68%) Ansible
2 177 (1.67%) Puppet
3 148 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
4 82 (0.78%) Kubernetes
5 66 (0.62%) Terraform
6 63 (0.60%) Kibana
7 31 (0.29%) logstash
8 25 (0.24%) vRealize
9 20 (0.19%) Nagios
10 19 (0.18%) Grafana
11 18 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
11 18 (0.17%) Mesos
12 17 (0.16%) BladeLogic
13 16 (0.15%) Packer
14 15 (0.14%) SELinux
15 14 (0.13%) ZABBIX
16 11 (0.10%) Piwik
17 10 (0.095%) HP Fortify
17 10 (0.095%) Marathon
17 10 (0.095%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 877 (8.30%) Microsoft
2 738 (6.98%) Oracle
3 361 (3.42%) Adobe
4 259 (2.45%) Google
5 191 (1.81%) ServiceNow
6 172 (1.63%) IBM
7 158 (1.49%) Sitecore
8 137 (1.30%) SAP
9 129 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
10 102 (0.96%) Red Hat
11 76 (0.72%) Zend
12 64 (0.61%) Twitter
13 59 (0.56%) Atlassian
14 56 (0.53%) VMware
15 49 (0.46%) Xamarin
16 46 (0.44%) Sybase
16 46 (0.44%) Telerik
17 44 (0.42%) Apple
18 43 (0.41%) hybris
18 43 (0.41%) Splunk
Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £200 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hampshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day, Benefits Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 14 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £330 - £375 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Cardiff DT
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Intec Select
Rate: From £150 to £170 per annum £150 - 170 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Warwickshire
Network ITR
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £330 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 25 days holiday + bank holidays
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
West London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Llanelli, Dyfed
Cardiff DT
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Rate: £280 - 320 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Digital Skills
Rate: From £425 to £475 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Syntax Consultancy Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £460 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago