Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 November 2018 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 12,552 11,511 12,086
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.08% 11.19% 11.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.04% 26.67% 28.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,097 8,558 8,878
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +8.02% +4.52%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £290
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +7.89% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 118 108
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.20 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.61% +12.93% +11.60%
10th Percentile £21.33 £21.60 £15.00
90th Percentile £57.95 £63.75 £59.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year -5.56% +17.65% +6.25%

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 46,417 43,161 42,827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.66% 41.94% 40.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,637 30,153 29,384
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £308 £281
90th Percentile £638 £638 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 686 804 897
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £16.46 £16.25 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.31 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.21% +7.48% -

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 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 2018.

Contractor 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 16 November 2018. 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 0 11,601 £455 +1.11% 5,708
London +2 6,311 £500 +4.66% 2,078
UK excluding London 0 6,031 £410 +7.89% 3,964
South East +3 1,894 £425 +6.25% 926
North of England 0 1,522 £400 +3.23% 1,117
Midlands -1 805 £400 +14.29% 672
North West -3 700 £395 +5.33% 587
Yorkshire +2 679 £400 - 400
South West 0 630 £400 +10.34% 493
Scotland +1 579 £400 +6.67% 200
West Midlands +2 490 £425 +21.43% 397
East of England -4 402 £425 +13.33% 425
East Midlands +1 309 £375 +7.14% 272
North East +15 148 £425 +6.25% 130
Wales -2 144 £413 +3.13% 100
Northern Ireland +5 71 £412 -0.12% 35
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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 6,778 (54.00%) HTML
2 6,259 (49.86%) CSS
3 5,783 (46.07%) Agile Software Development
4 4,086 (32.55%) AngularJS
5 3,536 (28.17%) React
6 3,417 (27.22%) Java
7 3,021 (24.07%) HTML5
8 2,982 (23.76%) Node.js
9 2,971 (23.67%) TDD
10 2,953 (23.53%) C#
11 2,906 (23.15%) .NET
12 2,607 (20.77%) Git (software)
13 2,530 (20.16%) Front End Development
14 2,358 (18.79%) SQL
15 2,289 (18.24%) jQuery
16 2,098 (16.71%) MVC
17 1,896 (15.11%) CSS3
18 1,857 (14.79%) Test Automation
19 1,816 (14.47%) Finance
20 1,760 (14.02%) Scrum
21 1,610 (12.83%) SQL Server
22 1,598 (12.73%) ASP.NET
23 1,574 (12.54%) Microservices
24 1,554 (12.38%) REST
25 1,550 (12.35%) Amazon AWS
26 1,474 (11.74%) Continuous Integration
27 1,471 (11.72%) BDD
28 1,448 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
29 1,423 (11.34%) Web Services
29 1,423 (11.34%) Web Development

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
1 543 (4.33%) CMS
2 445 (3.55%) Confluence
3 322 (2.57%) Elasticsearch
4 295 (2.35%) SharePoint
5 239 (1.90%) Apache
6 226 (1.80%) WordPress
7 205 (1.63%) Tomcat
8 169 (1.35%) IIS
9 165 (1.31%) Drupal
10 146 (1.16%) WebSphere
11 118 (0.94%) Umbraco
12 114 (0.91%) JBoss
13 108 (0.86%) nginx
13 108 (0.86%) WebLogic
14 102 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 80 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
16 78 (0.62%) Apache Spark
17 73 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
18 65 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
19 57 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 195 (1.55%) Photoshop
2 62 (0.49%) InVision
3 49 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 43 (0.34%) Chatbot
5 40 (0.32%) InfoPath
6 39 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
7 36 (0.29%) Fireworks
8 33 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
9 28 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 16 (0.13%) GIMP
11 13 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 13 (0.10%) MS Visio
12 11 (0.088%) OmniGraffle
12 11 (0.088%) SPSS
13 7 (0.056%) Maya
13 7 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
14 5 (0.040%) Acrobat
14 5 (0.040%) InDesign
15 4 (0.032%) UXPin
16 3 (0.024%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 269 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 109 (0.87%) Magento
3 19 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
4 17 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
5 15 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 14 (0.11%) Shopify
7 13 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
7 13 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
7 13 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
8 12 (0.096%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 11 (0.088%) Distributed Ledger
9 11 (0.088%) Oracle BPM
10 9 (0.072%) ION MarketView
11 8 (0.064%) Maximo
11 8 (0.064%) NetSuite
11 8 (0.064%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 6 (0.048%) SAP ERP
13 5 (0.040%) Oracle EBS
13 5 (0.040%) thinkFolio
14 4 (0.032%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 1,550 (12.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1,448 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 472 (3.76%) GitHub
4 396 (3.15%) Serverless
5 363 (2.89%) npm
6 247 (1.97%) AWS Lambda
7 235 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
8 218 (1.74%) SaaS
9 163 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
10 156 (1.24%) Google Analytics
11 140 (1.12%) PaaS
12 128 (1.02%) Office 365
13 95 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
14 89 (0.71%) Heroku
15 86 (0.69%) Amazon S3
16 81 (0.65%) IaaS
17 76 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
18 69 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
19 68 (0.54%) Slack
20 67 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 402 (3.20%) HTTP
2 196 (1.56%) Internet
3 150 (1.20%) TCP/IP
4 127 (1.01%) SSL
5 81 (0.65%) DNS
6 70 (0.56%) Firewall
7 61 (0.49%) AMQP
8 53 (0.42%) FTP
9 36 (0.29%) SMS
10 35 (0.28%) SAN
11 34 (0.27%) Intranet
12 33 (0.26%) HTTPS
13 26 (0.21%) Ethernet
13 26 (0.21%) Skype
14 21 (0.17%) SMTP
15 20 (0.16%) VPN
16 19 (0.15%) Broadband
17 17 (0.14%) Bluetooth
17 17 (0.14%) WAN
18 16 (0.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,610 (12.83%) SQL Server
2 1,008 (8.03%) MySQL
3 755 (6.01%) MongoDB
4 693 (5.52%) NoSQL
5 631 (5.03%) Relational Database
6 516 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
7 226 (1.80%) Big Data
8 219 (1.74%) RDBMS
9 181 (1.44%) Redis
10 170 (1.35%) Hadoop
11 149 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
12 112 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 111 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 108 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 106 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
16 82 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
16 82 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
17 76 (0.61%) Oracle Database
18 70 (0.56%) Blockchain
18 70 (0.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2,607 (20.77%) Git (software)
2 1,185 (9.44%) Jenkins
3 981 (7.82%) Selenium
4 945 (7.53%) JIRA
5 590 (4.70%) gulp
6 584 (4.65%) Cucumber
7 544 (4.33%) webpack
8 540 (4.30%) Maven
9 519 (4.13%) Visual Studio
10 408 (3.25%) Subversion
11 394 (3.14%) Grunt
12 387 (3.08%) Jasmine
13 373 (2.97%) JUnit
14 369 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
15 355 (2.83%) Mocha
16 302 (2.41%) TeamCity
17 264 (2.10%) Karma Test Runner
18 246 (1.96%) WebDriver
19 222 (1.77%) Gradle
20 219 (1.74%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,816 (14.47%) Finance
2 841 (6.70%) Banking
3 530 (4.22%) Retail
4 335 (2.67%) Marketing
5 248 (1.98%) Front Office
6 197 (1.57%) Telecoms
7 192 (1.53%) Investment Banking
8 150 (1.20%) Games
9 126 (1.00%) Advertising
10 104 (0.83%) Law
11 94 (0.75%) Back Office
12 79 (0.63%) Manufacturing
13 78 (0.62%) Legal
13 78 (0.62%) Publishing
14 73 (0.58%) Financial Institution
15 53 (0.42%) Electronics
16 41 (0.33%) Automotive
17 35 (0.28%) Aerospace
18 24 (0.19%) Military
19 19 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9,936 (79.16%) Developer
2 1,992 (15.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1,975 (15.73%) JavaScript Developer
4 1,566 (12.48%) React Developer
5 1,365 (10.87%) .NET Developer
6 1,277 (10.17%) Java Developer
7 1,107 (8.82%) Full Stack Developer
8 972 (7.74%) Senior Developer
9 938 (7.47%) Angular Developer
10 922 (7.35%) C# Developer
11 544 (4.33%) Node.js Developer
12 540 (4.30%) C# .NET Developer
13 520 (4.14%) Web Developer
14 455 (3.62%) HTML Developer
15 448 (3.57%) UI Developer
16 420 (3.35%) PHP Developer
17 332 (2.64%) HTML CSS Developer
18 328 (2.61%) Software Developer
19 325 (2.59%) Software Engineer
20 304 (2.42%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6,778 (54.00%) HTML
2 6,259 (49.86%) CSS
3 4,086 (32.55%) AngularJS
4 3,536 (28.17%) React
5 3,021 (24.07%) HTML5
6 2,982 (23.76%) Node.js
7 2,906 (23.15%) .NET
8 2,289 (18.24%) jQuery
9 1,896 (15.11%) CSS3
10 1,598 (12.73%) ASP.NET
11 1,554 (12.38%) REST
12 1,423 (11.34%) Web Services
13 1,296 (10.33%) Spring
14 1,275 (10.16%) Sass
15 1,247 (9.93%) Redux
16 1,196 (9.53%) RESTful
17 1,053 (8.39%) XML
18 926 (7.38%) ASP.NET Web API
19 924 (7.36%) JSON
20 848 (6.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1,331 (10.60%) User Experience
2 922 (7.35%) Greenfield Project
3 540 (4.30%) Mobile App
4 452 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
5 436 (3.47%) Fintech
6 396 (3.15%) Computer Science
7 233 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
8 194 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
9 188 (1.50%) Data Structures
10 176 (1.40%) Algorithms
11 140 (1.12%) Fixed Income
12 106 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 84 (0.67%) Public Cloud
14 80 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
15 67 (0.53%) W3C
16 64 (0.51%) Cloud Native
16 64 (0.51%) Derivative
17 62 (0.49%) Equities
18 58 (0.46%) Social Media
19 56 (0.45%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,052 (8.38%) Linux
2 562 (4.48%) Windows
3 409 (3.26%) Android
4 395 (3.15%) Unix
5 391 (3.12%) Apple iOS
6 137 (1.09%) Windows Server
7 103 (0.82%) Ubuntu
8 76 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 72 (0.57%) CentOS
10 38 (0.30%) VMS
11 36 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 30 (0.24%) Mac OS X
12 30 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 26 (0.21%) Mac OS
14 22 (0.18%) Debian
14 22 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
15 19 (0.15%) Solaris
16 12 (0.096%) Fedora
17 9 (0.072%) Embedded Linux
18 8 (0.064%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,783 (46.07%) Agile Software Development
2 2,971 (23.67%) TDD
3 2,530 (20.16%) Front End Development
4 2,098 (16.71%) MVC
5 1,857 (14.79%) Test Automation
6 1,760 (14.02%) Scrum
7 1,574 (12.54%) Microservices
8 1,474 (11.74%) Continuous Integration
9 1,471 (11.72%) BDD
10 1,423 (11.34%) Web Development
11 1,281 (10.21%) DevOps
12 1,192 (9.50%) OO
13 1,069 (8.52%) Software Engineering
14 858 (6.84%) E-Commerce
15 843 (6.72%) Unit Testing
16 763 (6.08%) Problem-Solving
17 629 (5.01%) Open Source
18 595 (4.74%) Analytics
19 590 (4.70%) Kanban
20 566 (4.51%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3,417 (27.22%) Java
2 2,953 (23.53%) C#
3 2,358 (18.79%) SQL
4 1,184 (9.43%) Python
5 1,023 (8.15%) PHP
6 1,015 (8.09%) TypeScript
7 988 (7.87%) ES6
8 622 (4.96%) Java 8
9 476 (3.79%) Ruby
10 370 (2.95%) Scala
11 297 (2.37%) PowerShell
12 280 (2.23%) Go
13 276 (2.20%) C++
14 269 (2.14%) T-SQL
15 229 (1.82%) Perl
16 214 (1.70%) Bash Shell
17 162 (1.29%) C
18 149 (1.19%) PL/SQL
19 144 (1.15%) Groovy
20 108 (0.86%) ES7
Qualifications
1 611 (4.87%) Degree
2 595 (4.74%) Security Cleared
3 450 (3.59%) SC Cleared
4 206 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 113 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
6 48 (0.38%) DV Cleared
7 43 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 39 (0.31%) ISTQB
9 32 (0.25%) ISEB
9 32 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 32 (0.25%) Master's Degree
10 22 (0.18%) DBS Check
11 18 (0.14%) MCSE
12 16 (0.13%) AWS Certification
13 12 (0.096%) Postgraduate
14 11 (0.088%) CTC Cleared
14 11 (0.088%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.080%) CISSP
16 9 (0.072%) BC Cleared
17 7 (0.056%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 553 (4.41%) QA
2 63 (0.50%) WCAG
3 38 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 38 (0.30%) SLA
4 30 (0.24%) Data Quality
4 30 (0.24%) GDPR
5 13 (0.10%) PMO
5 13 (0.10%) WAI
6 12 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.056%) MiFID
7 7 (0.056%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.048%) HL7
8 6 (0.048%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.032%) PSD2
9 4 (0.032%) TickIT
10 3 (0.024%) Section 508
10 3 (0.024%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.008%) FISMA
11 1 (0.008%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.008%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,245 (9.92%) Docker
2 89 (0.71%) Active Directory
3 58 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
5 27 (0.22%) VirtualBox
6 24 (0.19%) vSphere
7 22 (0.18%) Hyper-V
8 21 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 18 (0.14%) HDFS
10 15 (0.12%) VMware NSX
11 11 (0.088%) Apache Flume
12 10 (0.080%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.048%) NFS
13 6 (0.048%) vCloud
14 5 (0.040%) etcd
14 5 (0.040%) KVM
15 4 (0.032%) LXC
15 4 (0.032%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.032%) Xen
16 3 (0.024%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 467 (3.72%) Kubernetes
2 353 (2.81%) Ansible
3 311 (2.48%) Puppet
4 246 (1.96%) Terraform
5 212 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
6 159 (1.27%) Kibana
7 122 (0.97%) Grafana
8 66 (0.53%) logstash
9 56 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
10 51 (0.41%) Salt
11 45 (0.36%) Nagios
12 43 (0.34%) Packer
13 42 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
14 36 (0.29%) Prometheus
15 33 (0.26%) Graphite
16 28 (0.22%) vRealize
17 27 (0.22%) ZABBIX
18 23 (0.18%) Mesos
19 22 (0.18%) HP ALM
20 20 (0.16%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 1,085 (8.64%) Microsoft
2 687 (5.47%) Oracle
3 562 (4.48%) Google
4 333 (2.65%) Adobe
5 152 (1.21%) ServiceNow
6 147 (1.17%) IBM
7 132 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
8 122 (0.97%) VMware
9 118 (0.94%) SAP
10 109 (0.87%) Sitecore
10 109 (0.87%) Splunk
11 73 (0.58%) Atlassian
11 73 (0.58%) Zend
12 72 (0.57%) hybris
13 69 (0.55%) Red Hat
14 59 (0.47%) HP
14 59 (0.47%) Tableau
15 57 (0.45%) Twitter
16 56 (0.45%) Nintex
17 48 (0.38%) Xamarin