Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 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.

Mobile First
UK
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 741 671 767
Rank change year-on-year -70 +96 +33
Contract jobs citing Mobile First 147 164 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.18% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.21% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 109 76
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £320 £300 £300
90th Percentile £685 £745 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £388 £359
% change year-on-year +16.13% +7.94% -0.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
UK median hourly rate £17.50 - £22.62
10th Percentile £16.25 - £19.44
90th Percentile £18.75 - £25.80
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 87,051 76,514 88,853
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.75% 84.64% 84.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,428 50,211 58,397
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,301 2,055 2,327
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.31 £26.00 £26.54
% change year-on-year -21.88% -2.03% +22.97%

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 25 May 2018.

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 13 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 25 May 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 -50 144 £450 +5.88% 74
London -43 101 £450 - 36
UK excluding London -55 45 £450 +16.13% 40
North of England -16 20 £606 +56.45% 18
Yorkshire -8 14 £681 +43.42% 13
South East -24 10 £450 +33.33% 13
South West +11 8 £415 -2.35% 2
Midlands -12 4 £450 +28.57% 5
North West -23 4 £400 +10.34% 4
West Midlands -26 4 £450 +124.44% 3
Scotland -29 2 - - 2
North East - 2 £700 - 1
East of England -2 1 £450 +12.50%

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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.

1 111 (75.51%) HTML
2 99 (67.35%) CSS
3 85 (57.82%) JavaScript
4 84 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
5 72 (48.98%) Responsive Web Design
6 66 (44.90%) HTML5
7 59 (40.14%) User Experience
8 50 (34.01%) CSS3
9 43 (29.25%) AngularJS
9 43 (29.25%) Front End Development
10 41 (27.89%) React
11 33 (22.45%) Sass
12 32 (21.77%) ES6
13 30 (20.41%) Scrum
14 27 (18.37%) Web Design
14 27 (18.37%) Java
15 25 (17.01%) Web Services
15 25 (17.01%) gulp
15 25 (17.01%) Prototyping
16 24 (16.33%) Problem-Solving
16 24 (16.33%) TDD
16 24 (16.33%) QA
17 23 (15.65%) Node.js
17 23 (15.65%) Wireframes
18 22 (14.97%) DevOps
18 22 (14.97%) REST
18 22 (14.97%) BDD
18 22 (14.97%) JIRA
19 21 (14.29%) Web Development
19 21 (14.29%) Axure RP

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 20 (13.61%) Confluence
2 10 (6.80%) CMS
3 6 (4.08%) EPiServer
4 5 (3.40%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.36%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.68%) Drupal
6 1 (0.68%) IIS
6 1 (0.68%) Mule
6 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.68%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (11.56%) Photoshop
2 13 (8.84%) InVision
3 9 (6.12%) Flinto
4 7 (4.76%) UXPin
5 6 (4.08%) OmniGraffle
6 5 (3.40%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (2.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (2.04%) Acrobat
8 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
9 2 (1.36%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Magento
2 1 (0.68%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.48%) GitHub
3 10 (6.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.40%) Basecamp
5 3 (2.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.04%) npm
5 3 (2.04%) SaaS
6 2 (1.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (1.36%) IaaS
6 2 (1.36%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.36%) PaaS
7 1 (0.68%) Heroku
7 1 (0.68%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.80%) SMS
2 2 (1.36%) HTTP
3 1 (0.68%) Internet
3 1 (0.68%) Intranet
3 1 (0.68%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.16%) MongoDB
1 12 (8.16%) MySQL
1 12 (8.16%) NoSQL
1 12 (8.16%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (6.12%) Apache Cassandra
2 9 (6.12%) Cloud Spanner
2 9 (6.12%) NewSQL
3 4 (2.72%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.68%) Big Data
4 1 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.68%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.68%) Lumira
4 1 (0.68%) Power BI
4 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.68%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.68%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 25 (17.01%) gulp
2 22 (14.97%) JIRA
3 21 (14.29%) Axure RP
4 18 (12.24%) Git (software)
5 15 (10.20%) Jasmine
6 14 (9.52%) webpack
7 13 (8.84%) Mocha
8 12 (8.16%) Grunt
9 11 (7.48%) Karma Test Runner
10 9 (6.12%) Protractor
10 9 (6.12%) Subversion
11 7 (4.76%) Babel
11 7 (4.76%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 7 (4.76%) Cucumber
12 6 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (4.08%) WebDriver
13 5 (3.40%) Jenkins
13 5 (3.40%) Selenium
13 5 (3.40%) TeamCity
14 4 (2.72%) Sinon.JS
General
1 21 (14.29%) Finance
2 14 (9.52%) Banking
3 13 (8.84%) Retail
4 8 (5.44%) Games
5 7 (4.76%) Marketing
6 6 (4.08%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.72%) Publishing
7 4 (2.72%) Telecoms
8 3 (2.04%) iGaming
9 2 (1.36%) Advertising
9 2 (1.36%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.68%) Law
10 1 (0.68%) Legal
10 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (44.90%) Developer
2 37 (25.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 36 (24.49%) Designer
4 20 (13.61%) UX Designer
5 18 (12.24%) UI Designer
6 15 (10.20%) Senior Developer
7 14 (9.52%) Architect
8 11 (7.48%) JavaScript Developer
8 11 (7.48%) React Developer
8 11 (7.48%) UI Developer
9 10 (6.80%) JavaScript Engineer
10 8 (5.44%) Digital Architect
10 8 (5.44%) Web Developer
11 7 (4.76%) HTML Developer
11 7 (4.76%) Mobile Designer
11 7 (4.76%) Mobile UX Designer
11 7 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (4.76%) Web Designer
12 6 (4.08%) Digital Solutions Architect
12 6 (4.08%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (75.51%) HTML
2 99 (67.35%) CSS
3 66 (44.90%) HTML5
4 50 (34.01%) CSS3
5 43 (29.25%) AngularJS
6 41 (27.89%) React
7 33 (22.45%) Sass
8 25 (17.01%) Web Services
9 23 (15.65%) Node.js
10 22 (14.97%) REST
11 21 (14.29%) .NET
12 19 (12.93%) Angular 2
13 18 (12.24%) jQuery
14 13 (8.84%) Vue (Vue.js)
15 12 (8.16%) .NET Core
15 12 (8.16%) Nunjucks
15 12 (8.16%) Spring
16 11 (7.48%) Express
16 11 (7.48%) JSON
16 11 (7.48%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 59 (40.14%) User Experience
2 12 (8.16%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.76%) Algorithms
3 7 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (4.08%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.40%) Data Structures
5 5 (3.40%) W3C
6 4 (2.72%) Online Gambling
7 3 (2.04%) Fintech
7 3 (2.04%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.36%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.36%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.68%) Blog
9 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.68%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.68%) iPad
9 1 (0.68%) iPhone
9 1 (0.68%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.68%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.61%) Android
2 19 (12.93%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.68%) Linux
3 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (48.98%) Responsive Web Design
3 43 (29.25%) Front End Development
4 30 (20.41%) Scrum
5 27 (18.37%) Web Design
6 25 (17.01%) Prototyping
7 24 (16.33%) Problem-Solving
7 24 (16.33%) TDD
8 23 (15.65%) Wireframes
9 22 (14.97%) BDD
9 22 (14.97%) DevOps
10 21 (14.29%) Web Development
11 20 (13.61%) Collaborative Working
11 20 (13.61%) Progressive Enhancement
12 19 (12.93%) Test Automation
13 16 (10.88%) Microservices
14 15 (10.20%) E-Commerce
14 15 (10.20%) OO
15 14 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
16 12 (8.16%) Event-Driven Architecture
Programming Languages
1 85 (57.82%) JavaScript
2 32 (21.77%) ES6
3 27 (18.37%) Java
4 12 (8.16%) C#
4 12 (8.16%) SQL
5 11 (7.48%) Python
6 3 (2.04%) ES7
6 3 (2.04%) Kotlin
6 3 (2.04%) PHP
6 3 (2.04%) Ruby
6 3 (2.04%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.68%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.68%) Java 8
7 1 (0.68%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (6.80%) Degree
2 2 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (1.36%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.36%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.68%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (16.33%) QA
2 13 (8.84%) WCAG
3 3 (2.04%) GCP
3 3 (2.04%) WAI
4 1 (0.68%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.04%) Grafana
1 3 (2.04%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 20 (13.61%) Adobe
2 12 (8.16%) Sitecore
3 6 (4.08%) Atlassian
4 5 (3.40%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.72%) Splunk
6 2 (1.36%) SAP
7 1 (0.68%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.68%) ATG
7 1 (0.68%) Facebook
7 1 (0.68%) hybris
7 1 (0.68%) Ivanti
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle
7 1 (0.68%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.68%) Twitter