Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 719 662 742
Rank change year-on-year -57 +80 +75
Contract jobs citing Mobile First 163 207 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.25% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 130 114
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £359
% change year-on-year +9.38% +11.42% -0.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
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 88,232 81,747 92,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.21% 85.51% 84.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,227 53,555 61,062
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,384 2,072 2,297
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.47 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.17% +3.02% +9.20%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.43 £11.30
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -18.37% - +12.23%

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 15 August 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 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 15 August 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 -57 155 £450 +5.88% 79
London -59 96 £481 +12.57% 24
UK excluding London -29 66 £438 +9.38% 57
North of England -19 18 £439 +13.16% 23
South East -24 16 £288 -39.42% 10
Midlands -13 13 £450 +20.00% 11
North West -12 12 £439 +16.93% 13
West Midlands -17 12 £450 - 3
South West -8 9 £415 -12.63% 10
Yorkshire -12 6 £375 -3.23% 10
Wales -22 5 £375 - 2
East of England -16 3 £450 -5.26% 1
Scotland -45 2 £401 +18.67%
East Midlands +2 1 £465 - 8

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 116 (71.17%) HTML
2 113 (69.33%) CSS
3 98 (60.12%) JavaScript
4 86 (52.76%) Agile Software Development
5 83 (50.92%) Responsive Web Design
6 78 (47.85%) HTML5
7 68 (41.72%) User Experience
8 60 (36.81%) Front End Development
9 51 (31.29%) CSS3
10 46 (28.22%) AngularJS
11 41 (25.15%) Sass
11 41 (25.15%) Web Design
12 40 (24.54%) gulp
13 39 (23.93%) React
14 38 (23.31%) jQuery
15 34 (20.86%) Scrum
16 33 (20.25%) TDD
17 31 (19.02%) Git (software)
18 29 (17.79%) Node.js
19 28 (17.18%) Grunt
20 27 (16.56%) Wireframes
21 24 (14.72%) BDD
21 24 (14.72%) OO
22 23 (14.11%) REST
23 22 (13.50%) Finance
24 21 (12.88%) CMS
24 21 (12.88%) OOP
24 21 (12.88%) Java
24 21 (12.88%) Web Development
25 20 (12.27%) Test Automation

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 21 (12.88%) CMS
2 12 (7.36%) Confluence
3 7 (4.29%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (1.84%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.23%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.23%) Marvel
5 2 (1.23%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.23%) WordPress
6 1 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.61%) IIS
6 1 (0.61%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.61%) Mule
6 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (9.20%) Photoshop
2 8 (4.91%) InVision
3 5 (3.07%) OmniGraffle
3 5 (3.07%) UXPin
4 4 (2.45%) Acrobat
4 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (1.84%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (1.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (1.23%) Flinto
7 1 (0.61%) InDesign
7 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Magento
1 1 (0.61%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.91%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.29%) GitHub
4 6 (3.68%) npm
5 2 (1.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (1.23%) Basecamp
5 2 (1.23%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.23%) IaaS
5 2 (1.23%) PaaS
6 1 (0.61%) Heroku
6 1 (0.61%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.61%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.91%) HTTP
2 4 (2.45%) SMS
3 2 (1.23%) Intranet
4 1 (0.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.68%) MongoDB
1 6 (3.68%) NoSQL
2 4 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (1.84%) Cloud Spanner
3 3 (1.84%) MySQL
3 3 (1.84%) NewSQL
4 2 (1.23%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.61%) Big Data
5 1 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 40 (24.54%) gulp
2 31 (19.02%) Git (software)
3 28 (17.18%) Grunt
4 20 (12.27%) webpack
5 19 (11.66%) Axure RP
6 15 (9.20%) Jasmine
7 14 (8.59%) JIRA
8 13 (7.98%) Bitbucket
8 13 (7.98%) Mocha
9 12 (7.36%) Karma Test Runner
10 10 (6.13%) Protractor
11 8 (4.91%) Babel
11 8 (4.91%) Fiddler
12 7 (4.29%) Cucumber
13 6 (3.68%) WebDriver
14 5 (3.07%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 5 (3.07%) Selenium
14 5 (3.07%) Subversion
15 4 (2.45%) Dreamweaver
15 4 (2.45%) Sinon.JS
General
1 22 (13.50%) Finance
2 15 (9.20%) Banking
2 15 (9.20%) Marketing
3 12 (7.36%) Retail
4 6 (3.68%) Financial Institution
4 6 (3.68%) Games
4 6 (3.68%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.84%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.84%) Publishing
6 2 (1.23%) iGaming
7 1 (0.61%) Advertising
7 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 89 (54.60%) Developer
2 57 (34.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 31 (19.02%) Designer
4 22 (13.50%) UX Designer
5 18 (11.04%) JavaScript Developer
6 17 (10.43%) UI Developer
7 16 (9.82%) Senior Developer
8 14 (8.59%) React Developer
9 13 (7.98%) Architect
9 13 (7.98%) UI Designer
10 11 (6.75%) Web Developer
11 10 (6.13%) HTML Developer
12 9 (5.52%) Senior Front-End Developer
13 8 (4.91%) Angular Developer
13 8 (4.91%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 7 (4.29%) Digital Architect
14 7 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
15 6 (3.68%) UI Engineer
15 6 (3.68%) UI/UX Designer
16 5 (3.07%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (71.17%) HTML
2 113 (69.33%) CSS
3 78 (47.85%) HTML5
4 51 (31.29%) CSS3
5 46 (28.22%) AngularJS
6 41 (25.15%) Sass
7 39 (23.93%) React
8 38 (23.31%) jQuery
9 29 (17.79%) Node.js
10 23 (14.11%) REST
11 17 (10.43%) Web Services
12 15 (9.20%) .NET
12 15 (9.20%) Ajax
13 13 (7.98%) Redux
14 12 (7.36%) LESS
14 12 (7.36%) Semantic HTML
15 11 (6.75%) Handlebars
16 10 (6.13%) Express
16 10 (6.13%) RESTful
17 9 (5.52%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 68 (41.72%) User Experience
2 11 (6.75%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.29%) Algorithms
4 5 (3.07%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.07%) Data Structures
4 5 (3.07%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.45%) Online Gambling
6 3 (1.84%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.84%) Fintech
6 3 (1.84%) W3C
7 2 (1.23%) EPoS
7 2 (1.23%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.61%) Blog
8 1 (0.61%) Digital Wallet
8 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.61%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.75%) Android
2 9 (5.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (52.76%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (50.92%) Responsive Web Design
3 60 (36.81%) Front End Development
4 41 (25.15%) Web Design
5 34 (20.86%) Scrum
6 33 (20.25%) TDD
7 27 (16.56%) Wireframes
8 24 (14.72%) BDD
8 24 (14.72%) OO
9 21 (12.88%) OOP
9 21 (12.88%) Web Development
10 20 (12.27%) Test Automation
11 16 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
11 16 (9.82%) Progressive Enhancement
12 15 (9.20%) Collaborative Working
12 15 (9.20%) DevOps
12 15 (9.20%) Prototyping
13 14 (8.59%) MVC
14 13 (7.98%) Microservices
15 12 (7.36%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 98 (60.12%) JavaScript
2 21 (12.88%) Java
3 20 (12.27%) ES6
4 9 (5.52%) Python
5 8 (4.91%) C#
6 6 (3.68%) SQL
7 4 (2.45%) PHP
8 3 (1.84%) Java 8
8 3 (1.84%) Kotlin
8 3 (1.84%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.23%) ES7
10 1 (0.61%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.61%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (4.91%) Degree
2 1 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.61%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.59%) QA
2 6 (3.68%) WCAG
3 3 (1.84%) PMO
3 3 (1.84%) WAI
4 2 (1.23%) GCP
5 1 (0.61%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (3.68%) Docker
Vendors
1 14 (8.59%) Adobe
2 10 (6.13%) Sitecore
3 9 (5.52%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.45%) Google
5 3 (1.84%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.61%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.61%) ATG
6 1 (0.61%) hybris
6 1 (0.61%) Ivanti
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle
6 1 (0.61%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.61%) SAP
6 1 (0.61%) Splunk