Period
to 19 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Mobile First skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mobile First over the 6 months to 19 January 2019 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.

Mobile First
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 726 732 702
Rank change year-on-year +6 -30 +63
Contract jobs citing Mobile First 147 136 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.16% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 90 108
UK median daily rate £425 £428 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +3.64% +10.00%
10th Percentile £294 £311 £300
90th Percentile £550 £588 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £409 £350
% change year-on-year -2.14% +16.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +200.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Mobile First is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 85,872 86,040 82,551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.96% 85.85% 85.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,696 57,535 54,541
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,175 2,028 2,386
UK median hourly rate £23.49 £23.00 £23.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.13% -0.41% +0.41%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £50.06 £49.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.47 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.40% +6.67% -10.00%

Mobile First
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Mobile First as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Mobile First in the UK

Mobile First
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Mobile First.

Contractor daily rate trend for Mobile First in the UK

Mobile First
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mobile First over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mobile First in the UK

Mobile First
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mobile First.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mobile First in the UK

Mobile First
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mobile First within the UK over the 6 months to 19 January 2019. 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 0 135 £438 +1.74% 68
London -8 81 £475 +9.51% 32
UK excluding London -3 66 £400 -2.14% 38
South East -2 19 £375 +11.11% 7
North of England -11 16 £425 -43.33% 15
Yorkshire -7 14 £425 -46.88% 7
Wales -6 9 £381 - 1
South West -21 9 £400 -15.79% 6
West Midlands +2 7 £400 +6.67% 6
Midlands -4 7 £400 +18.52% 7
East of England -1 3 £485 +2.11% 1
North West 0 2 - - 7
Scotland -8 2 £345 -1.36% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Mobile First 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 Mobile First.

1 89 (60.54%) CSS
2 87 (59.18%) HTML
3 85 (57.82%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (53.06%) JavaScript
5 65 (44.22%) User Experience
6 56 (38.10%) HTML5
7 51 (34.69%) Responsive Web Design
7 51 (34.69%) Front End Development
8 44 (29.93%) AngularJS
9 42 (28.57%) CSS3
10 38 (25.85%) Sass
11 34 (23.13%) Wireframes
12 32 (21.77%) Git (software)
13 28 (19.05%) React
14 27 (18.37%) TDD
15 25 (17.01%) Finance
16 23 (15.65%) jQuery
16 23 (15.65%) gulp
17 20 (13.61%) webpack
17 20 (13.61%) REST
17 20 (13.61%) BDD
18 19 (12.93%) Adobe
18 19 (12.93%) ES6
18 19 (12.93%) Mobile App
19 18 (12.24%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
19 18 (12.24%) OO
20 17 (11.56%) Web Design
20 17 (11.56%) JIRA
20 17 (11.56%) Node.js
20 17 (11.56%) Problem-Solving

Mobile First
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 15 (10.20%) Confluence
2 14 (9.52%) CMS
3 5 (3.40%) Marvel
3 5 (3.40%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.72%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.04%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (2.04%) Kentico
5 3 (2.04%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.36%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.68%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.68%) Mule
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.68%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (6.12%) Photoshop
2 7 (4.76%) InVision
3 5 (3.40%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (2.72%) UXPin
5 2 (1.36%) InDesign
6 1 (0.68%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.68%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.68%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Magento
1 2 (1.36%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.48%) GitHub
2 9 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.40%) Office 365
4 4 (2.72%) SaaS
5 3 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.04%) Basecamp
5 3 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.04%) IaaS
5 3 (2.04%) npm
5 3 (2.04%) PaaS
5 3 (2.04%) Yarn
6 2 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.36%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.68%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.68%) Slack
7 1 (0.68%) Trello
7 1 (0.68%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.08%) HTTP
2 5 (3.40%) Internet
3 2 (1.36%) DNS
3 2 (1.36%) Firewall
3 2 (1.36%) Intranet
3 2 (1.36%) NAS
3 2 (1.36%) PBX
3 2 (1.36%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (1.36%) SAN
3 2 (1.36%) Skype
3 2 (1.36%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.36%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.36%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.08%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (2.72%) Big Data
3 4 (2.72%) Blockchain
3 4 (2.72%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.36%) Cloudant
5 1 (0.68%) MySQL
5 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 32 (21.77%) Git (software)
2 23 (15.65%) gulp
3 20 (13.61%) webpack
4 17 (11.56%) JIRA
5 13 (8.84%) Axure RP
6 12 (8.16%) Grunt
6 12 (8.16%) Mocha
7 11 (7.48%) Jasmine
8 10 (6.80%) Protractor
9 9 (6.12%) Karma Test Runner
10 8 (5.44%) Selenium
11 7 (4.76%) Babel
11 7 (4.76%) Cucumber
11 7 (4.76%) Visual Studio
12 6 (4.08%) Subversion
12 6 (4.08%) WebDriver
13 5 (3.40%) Fiddler
13 5 (3.40%) Jenkins
14 4 (2.72%) Bitbucket
14 4 (2.72%) Sinon.JS
General
1 25 (17.01%) Finance
2 14 (9.52%) Banking
2 14 (9.52%) Marketing
3 11 (7.48%) Retail
4 6 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.40%) Games
6 3 (2.04%) Dutch Language
6 3 (2.04%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.36%) Back Office
7 2 (1.36%) Electronics
7 2 (1.36%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Legal
8 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 80 (54.42%) Developer
2 48 (32.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 36 (24.49%) Designer
4 28 (19.05%) UX Designer
5 19 (12.93%) UI Designer
6 16 (10.88%) UI/UX Designer
7 13 (8.84%) Senior Developer
8 10 (6.80%) Angular Developer
8 10 (6.80%) React Developer
9 8 (5.44%) JavaScript Developer
9 8 (5.44%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 8 (5.44%) Web Developer
10 7 (4.76%) Full Stack Developer
11 6 (4.08%) Architect
11 6 (4.08%) Consultant
11 6 (4.08%) UX Developer
12 5 (3.40%) .NET Developer
12 5 (3.40%) HTML Developer
12 5 (3.40%) Senior Designer
13 4 (2.72%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (60.54%) CSS
2 87 (59.18%) HTML
3 56 (38.10%) HTML5
4 44 (29.93%) AngularJS
5 42 (28.57%) CSS3
6 38 (25.85%) Sass
7 28 (19.05%) React
8 23 (15.65%) jQuery
9 20 (13.61%) REST
10 17 (11.56%) Node.js
11 12 (8.16%) JSON
12 11 (7.48%) .NET
13 10 (6.80%) Django
13 10 (6.80%) Web Services
14 9 (6.12%) Angular 2
14 9 (6.12%) SVG
15 8 (5.44%) ASP.NET
15 8 (5.44%) Redux
15 8 (5.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 7 (4.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 65 (44.22%) User Experience
2 19 (12.93%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.40%) Fintech
5 4 (2.72%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.72%) Blog
5 4 (2.72%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.72%) EPoS
5 4 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.04%) W3C
7 2 (1.36%) Handset
7 2 (1.36%) IVR
7 2 (1.36%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.36%) Over-the-Top Content
7 2 (1.36%) Replication
7 2 (1.36%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.36%) Video\Live Streaming
8 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.68%) iPad
8 1 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.12%) Android
2 6 (4.08%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.36%) Linux
3 2 (1.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (57.82%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (34.69%) Front End Development
2 51 (34.69%) Responsive Web Design
3 34 (23.13%) Wireframes
4 27 (18.37%) TDD
5 20 (13.61%) BDD
6 18 (12.24%) OO
6 18 (12.24%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 17 (11.56%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (11.56%) Prototyping
7 17 (11.56%) Web Design
8 16 (10.88%) Web Development
9 15 (10.20%) Scrum
9 15 (10.20%) Test Automation
10 14 (9.52%) A/B Testing
11 13 (8.84%) MVC
11 13 (8.84%) Web Accessibility
12 12 (8.16%) DevOps
13 11 (7.48%) Analytics
14 10 (6.80%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 78 (53.06%) JavaScript
2 19 (12.93%) ES6
3 11 (7.48%) Java
3 11 (7.48%) Python
4 8 (5.44%) C#
5 5 (3.40%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.40%) TypeScript
6 3 (2.04%) Java 8
6 3 (2.04%) SQL
6 3 (2.04%) XPath
7 2 (1.36%) Groovy
7 2 (1.36%) PHP
8 1 (0.68%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 7 (4.76%) Degree
2 2 (1.36%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.36%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.80%) QA
2 8 (5.44%) WCAG
3 1 (0.68%) WAI
System Software
1 13 (8.84%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.40%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.36%) Ansible
2 2 (1.36%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.36%) Puppet
2 2 (1.36%) Rancher
2 2 (1.36%) Terraform
3 1 (0.68%) Kibana
3 1 (0.68%) logstash
Vendors
1 19 (12.93%) Adobe
2 9 (6.12%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.76%) Atlassian
4 5 (3.40%) Google
4 5 (3.40%) IBM
5 4 (2.72%) Oracle
5 4 (2.72%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.68%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.68%) Apple
7 1 (0.68%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.68%) SAP
7 1 (0.68%) Splunk
7 1 (0.68%) VocaLink