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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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 22 15 15
Rank change year-on-year -7 0 -4
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 7,120 6,215 3,970
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 8.00% 9.45% 9.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.78% 23.37% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,371 4,574 2,850
10th Percentile £400 £331 £313
25th Percentile £450 £403 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% - -
75th Percentile £650 £575 £575
90th Percentile £744 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +12.94% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 71 27
10th Percentile £14.25 £27.50 £20.10
25th Percentile £31.25 £34.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% -
75th Percentile £65.54 £64.75 £60.50
90th Percentile £75.39 £68.36 £65.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.25 £42.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +30.00% -15.00% -

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 32,698 26,594 17,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.75% 40.42% 41.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,864 18,765 12,056
10th Percentile £396 £340 £325
25th Percentile £463 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £668 £600 £588
90th Percentile £763 £698 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £448 £450
% change year-on-year +11.73% -0.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 530 468 288
10th Percentile £18.58 £16.36 £17.68
25th Percentile £35.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate £52.25 £42.50 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year +22.94% - -3.41%
75th Percentile £63.25 £53.47 £50.00
90th Percentile £72.58 £64.00 £58.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.99 £41.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +24.35% -3.53% -4.49%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -5 5,765 £550 +10.00% 2,029
Work from Home -8 4,089 £525 +10.53% 1,107
London -4 3,696 £600 +14.29% 815
UK excluding London -9 1,904 £480 +12.94% 1,310
North of England -4 591 £480 +16.36% 396
South East -13 366 £463 +5.11% 239
North West -7 356 £500 +23.46% 211
Scotland -9 299 £475 +8.57% 82
Midlands -4 267 £475 +26.67% 271
South West -6 214 £513 +16.48% 194
Yorkshire -5 208 £475 +5.56% 143
West Midlands +2 191 £500 +25.00% 162
East of England -26 102 £503 +20.00% 87
East Midlands -11 76 £425 +21.43% 109
Wales +5 68 £508 +23.03% 32
North East -5 38 £515 +22.99% 42
Northern Ireland -5 8 £475 +5.56% 9

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 3,216 (45.17%) Agile
2 3,092 (43.43%) React
3 2,818 (39.58%) HTML
4 2,621 (36.81%) CSS
5 1,967 (27.63%) TypeScript
6 1,929 (27.09%) Java
7 1,697 (23.83%) Azure
8 1,695 (23.81%) Node.js
9 1,654 (23.23%) AWS
10 1,568 (22.02%) C#
11 1,559 (21.90%) SQL
12 1,554 (21.83%) Full Stack Development
13 1,547 (21.73%) DevOps
14 1,437 (20.18%) .NET
15 1,409 (19.79%) CI/CD
16 1,399 (19.65%) Git (software)
17 1,390 (19.52%) Python
18 1,376 (19.33%) AngularJS
19 1,265 (17.77%) Software Engineering
20 1,258 (17.67%) Finance
21 1,169 (16.42%) Microservices
22 1,127 (15.83%) TDD
23 1,070 (15.03%) Front End Development
24 1,037 (14.56%) Test Automation
25 1,030 (14.47%) REST
26 995 (13.97%) HTML5
27 979 (13.75%) Social Skills
28 969 (13.61%) Docker
29 910 (12.78%) Scrum
30 850 (11.94%) Kubernetes

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
1 232 (3.26%) Confluence
2 174 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 159 (2.23%) CMS
4 135 (1.90%) Apache
5 100 (1.40%) Drupal
6 77 (1.08%) Tomcat
7 74 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 59 (0.83%) nginx
9 57 (0.80%) IIS
10 54 (0.76%) WordPress
11 52 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
12 48 (0.67%) JBoss
13 39 (0.55%) Apache Solr
13 39 (0.55%) Apache Spark
14 37 (0.52%) OpenStack
14 37 (0.52%) Umbraco
15 36 (0.51%) WebSphere
16 35 (0.49%) WebLogic
17 32 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
18 29 (0.41%) GeoServer
Applications
1 36 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (0.45%) Sketch
4 19 (0.27%) Photoshop
5 18 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
6 17 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 15 (0.21%) Chatbot
8 12 (0.17%) InVision
9 10 (0.14%) InfoPath
10 9 (0.13%) Adobe XD
10 9 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
11 6 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (0.084%) InDesign
11 6 (0.084%) UXPin
12 4 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
13 3 (0.042%) Adobe After Effects
13 3 (0.042%) Maya
13 3 (0.042%) Zeplin
14 2 (0.028%) FreeHand
Business Applications
1 64 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (0.59%) Shopify
3 24 (0.34%) NetSuite
4 22 (0.31%) Magento
5 15 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
6 13 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
7 12 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
8 11 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
9 9 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
10 8 (0.11%) assyst
10 8 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
11 6 (0.084%) Adobe Campaign
11 6 (0.084%) SAP S/4HANA
12 5 (0.070%) Primavera
12 5 (0.070%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 3 (0.042%) Oracle ERP
14 2 (0.028%) R3 Corda
14 2 (0.028%) Social Studio
14 2 (0.028%) WebTrends
14 2 (0.028%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,697 (23.83%) Azure
2 1,654 (23.23%) AWS
3 604 (8.48%) Serverless
4 475 (6.67%) Azure DevOps
5 459 (6.45%) GCP
6 417 (5.86%) AWS Lambda
7 407 (5.72%) GitHub
8 230 (3.23%) Amazon S3
9 217 (3.05%) Power Platform
10 202 (2.84%) AWS CloudFormation
11 183 (2.57%) SaaS
12 182 (2.56%) npm
13 181 (2.54%) OpenShift
14 125 (1.76%) PaaS
15 123 (1.73%) PowerApps
16 114 (1.60%) Dynamics 365
17 113 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
18 97 (1.36%) Microsoft 365
18 97 (1.36%) Power Automate
19 87 (1.22%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 139 (1.95%) HTTP
2 107 (1.50%) Internet
3 70 (0.98%) DNS
4 68 (0.96%) TCP/IP
5 46 (0.65%) Firewall
6 44 (0.62%) Network Security
7 41 (0.58%) HTTPS
8 33 (0.46%) SSL
9 28 (0.39%) Intranet
10 26 (0.37%) RTMP
11 22 (0.31%) VPN
12 20 (0.28%) SMTP
13 18 (0.25%) Ethernet
14 16 (0.22%) POP3
15 13 (0.18%) SSH
16 12 (0.17%) DMZ
16 12 (0.17%) SNMP
17 11 (0.15%) Skype
18 10 (0.14%) Broadband
18 10 (0.14%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 740 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 486 (6.83%) PostgreSQL
3 390 (5.48%) MongoDB
4 388 (5.45%) NoSQL
5 377 (5.29%) MySQL
6 333 (4.68%) Relational Database
7 147 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
8 143 (2.01%) Power BI
9 136 (1.91%) DynamoDB
9 136 (1.91%) Redis
10 91 (1.28%) Amazon Aurora
11 74 (1.04%) Oracle Database
12 73 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
12 73 (1.03%) Big Data
13 71 (1.00%) RDBMS
14 59 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 58 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
16 50 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
17 47 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 42 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1,399 (19.65%) Git (software)
2 784 (11.01%) Jenkins
3 560 (7.87%) JIRA
4 332 (4.66%) Cypress.io
5 308 (4.33%) Maven
5 308 (4.33%) Selenium
6 289 (4.06%) webpack
7 244 (3.43%) GitLab
8 203 (2.85%) Visual Studio
9 181 (2.54%) Cucumber
10 168 (2.36%) TeamCity
11 167 (2.35%) Bitbucket
12 145 (2.04%) JUnit
13 138 (1.94%) Artifactory
14 131 (1.84%) Postman
15 122 (1.71%) Jasmine
16 113 (1.59%) Gradle
17 112 (1.57%) Grunt
18 102 (1.43%) NUnit
19 101 (1.42%) JMeter
General
1 1,258 (17.67%) Finance
2 979 (13.75%) Social Skills
3 554 (7.78%) Public Sector
4 468 (6.57%) Banking
5 449 (6.31%) Front Office
6 367 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
7 177 (2.49%) Investment Banking
8 161 (2.26%) Retail
9 138 (1.94%) Marketing
10 95 (1.33%) Legal
11 94 (1.32%) Presentation Skills
12 79 (1.11%) Law
13 67 (0.94%) Telecoms
14 56 (0.79%) Manufacturing
15 51 (0.72%) Games
15 51 (0.72%) Influencing Skills
16 44 (0.62%) Military
16 44 (0.62%) Publishing
17 42 (0.59%) Financial Institution
17 42 (0.59%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4,781 (67.15%) Developer
2 840 (11.80%) React Developer
3 730 (10.25%) Full Stack Developer
4 695 (9.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 645 (9.06%) JavaScript Developer
6 594 (8.34%) Software Engineer
7 551 (7.74%) Senior Developer
8 515 (7.23%) .NET Developer
9 499 (7.01%) Java Developer
10 319 (4.48%) Python Developer
11 288 (4.04%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 270 (3.79%) AWS Engineer
13 263 (3.69%) Software Developer
14 232 (3.26%) AWS Developer
15 221 (3.10%) Angular Developer
16 218 (3.06%) Architect
17 210 (2.95%) C# Developer
18 200 (2.81%) DevOps Engineer
19 197 (2.77%) Node.js Developer
20 195 (2.74%) AWS Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,092 (43.43%) React
2 2,818 (39.58%) HTML
3 2,621 (36.81%) CSS
4 1,695 (23.81%) Node.js
5 1,437 (20.18%) .NET
6 1,376 (19.33%) AngularJS
7 1,030 (14.47%) REST
8 995 (13.97%) HTML5
9 676 (9.49%) Spring
10 651 (9.14%) RESTful
11 637 (8.95%) jQuery
12 584 (8.20%) Web Services
13 499 (7.01%) Redux
14 485 (6.81%) JSON
15 482 (6.77%) GraphQL
16 461 (6.47%) Spring Boot
17 444 (6.24%) CSS3
18 442 (6.21%) ASP.NET
19 435 (6.11%) .NET Core
20 423 (5.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 802 (11.26%) User Experience
2 338 (4.75%) Greenfield Project
3 265 (3.72%) Hedge funds
4 245 (3.44%) Mobile App
5 241 (3.38%) Derivative
6 236 (3.31%) Equities
7 188 (2.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 171 (2.40%) Fixed Income
9 152 (2.13%) Cloud Native
10 121 (1.70%) Legacy Systems
11 120 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
12 113 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
13 106 (1.49%) Data Structures
14 104 (1.46%) Public Cloud
15 102 (1.43%) Virtual Team
16 85 (1.19%) Management Information System
17 84 (1.18%) Algorithms
18 83 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
19 58 (0.81%) iPad
20 55 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 513 (7.21%) Linux
2 277 (3.89%) Windows
3 153 (2.15%) Unix
4 144 (2.02%) Android
5 125 (1.76%) Apple iOS
6 44 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (0.27%) Ubuntu
8 15 (0.21%) Windows Server
9 13 (0.18%) CentOS
9 13 (0.18%) Windows 10
10 10 (0.14%) Mac OS
10 10 (0.14%) Mac OS X
11 9 (0.13%) Debian
11 9 (0.13%) Solaris
11 9 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
12 7 (0.098%) Amazon Linux
12 7 (0.098%) SUSE
13 6 (0.084%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.070%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,216 (45.17%) Agile
2 1,554 (21.83%) Full Stack Development
3 1,547 (21.73%) DevOps
4 1,409 (19.79%) CI/CD
5 1,265 (17.77%) Software Engineering
6 1,169 (16.42%) Microservices
7 1,127 (15.83%) TDD
8 1,070 (15.03%) Front End Development
9 1,037 (14.56%) Test Automation
10 910 (12.78%) Scrum
11 553 (7.77%) Problem-Solving
12 552 (7.75%) Web Development
13 551 (7.74%) BDD
14 541 (7.60%) MVC
15 536 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
16 509 (7.15%) Analytics
17 423 (5.94%) SDLC
18 386 (5.42%) Unit Testing
19 380 (5.34%) Mentoring
20 377 (5.29%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1,967 (27.63%) TypeScript
2 1,929 (27.09%) Java
3 1,568 (22.02%) C#
4 1,559 (21.90%) SQL
5 1,390 (19.52%) Python
6 395 (5.55%) PHP
7 319 (4.48%) Go
8 286 (4.02%) ES6
9 281 (3.95%) PowerShell
10 200 (2.81%) Ruby
11 195 (2.74%) Bash
12 158 (2.22%) T-SQL
13 156 (2.19%) C++
14 120 (1.69%) PL/SQL
15 114 (1.60%) Scala
16 105 (1.47%) C
17 94 (1.32%) Apex Code
18 84 (1.18%) Groovy
19 74 (1.04%) Shell Script
20 62 (0.87%) Perl
Qualifications
1 627 (8.81%) Security Cleared
2 521 (7.32%) SC Cleared
3 319 (4.48%) Degree
4 110 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 106 (1.49%) DV Cleared
6 94 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
7 44 (0.62%) AWS Certification
8 24 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 22 (0.31%) ISTQB
10 18 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (0.25%) Master's Degree
11 13 (0.18%) PMP
12 12 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (0.15%) ISEB
13 11 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (0.13%) PMI Certification
14 9 (0.13%) TOGAF Certification
15 7 (0.098%) DBS Check
16 5 (0.070%) RHCE
16 5 (0.070%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 441 (6.19%) QA
2 408 (5.73%) Accessibility
3 96 (1.35%) WCAG
4 33 (0.46%) GDPR
5 20 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.28%) SLA
6 19 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 8 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.11%) PMO
7 8 (0.11%) WAI
8 6 (0.084%) GRC
9 5 (0.070%) DICOM
9 5 (0.070%) HL7
10 1 (0.014%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.014%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.014%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.014%) LOINC
10 1 (0.014%) NCSC
10 1 (0.014%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.014%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 969 (13.61%) Docker
2 96 (1.35%) Active Directory
3 31 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.15%) Ceph
4 11 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.084%) Varnish
5 6 (0.084%) VMware NSX
6 5 (0.070%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 5 (0.070%) Firmware
6 5 (0.070%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.070%) KVM
6 5 (0.070%) VirtualBox
6 5 (0.070%) vSphere
7 4 (0.056%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.056%) zsh
8 3 (0.042%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 1 (0.014%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.014%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.014%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 850 (11.94%) Kubernetes
2 521 (7.32%) Terraform
3 257 (3.61%) Ansible
4 195 (2.74%) Grafana
5 113 (1.59%) Puppet
6 96 (1.35%) Kibana
7 80 (1.12%) Prometheus
8 59 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
9 42 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
10 23 (0.32%) Istio
11 17 (0.24%) logstash
12 16 (0.22%) Packer
13 14 (0.20%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 11 (0.15%) Salt
15 10 (0.14%) Argo
15 10 (0.14%) Consul
16 8 (0.11%) HP Fortify
16 8 (0.11%) Opsgenie
17 7 (0.098%) Microsoft Intune
17 7 (0.098%) Netcool
Vendors
1 650 (9.13%) Microsoft
2 467 (6.56%) Oracle
3 233 (3.27%) Google
4 170 (2.39%) ServiceNow
5 169 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
6 139 (1.95%) Adobe
7 99 (1.39%) SAP
8 95 (1.33%) Splunk
9 59 (0.83%) Red Hat
10 56 (0.79%) Sitecore
11 53 (0.74%) Atlassian
12 52 (0.73%) MuleSoft
13 50 (0.70%) IBM
14 41 (0.58%) AppDynamics
15 37 (0.52%) VMware
16 25 (0.35%) Dynatrace
17 24 (0.34%) Databricks
18 20 (0.28%) Informatica
19 19 (0.27%) New Relic
20 18 (0.25%) PagerDuty