Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 2017 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 707 693 792
Rank change year-on-year -14 +99 +34
Contract jobs citing Mobile First 167 189 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.099%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.22% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 118 82
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £306 £314 £301
90th Percentile £525 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £22.62
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 87364 86610 92413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.55% 83.91% 82.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58341 57227 60029
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £601 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +0.75% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2006 2349 2749
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.50 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.15 £23.50
% change year-on-year +3.52% +2.77% +17.50%

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 13 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mobile First in the UK

Mobile First
Top 15 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 13 December 2017. 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 -25 153 £425 - 34
London -52 114 £425 - 17
UK excluding London +27 51 £400 +14.29% 17
Scotland -10 12 £338 -
North of England +62 11 £375 +20.00% 13
South East -30 10 £388 -13.89% 2
South West - 6 £475 -
Yorkshire +28 5 - - 7
Midlands +25 5 £338 +12.50% 2
East of England - 5 £475 -
North West - 4 £300 - 5
East Midlands - 4 £325 - 1
Wales +11 2 £450 -
North East - 2 £375 - 1
West Midlands +18 1 £375 +25.00% 1

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mobile First also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Mobile First.

1 122 (73.05%) HTML
1 122 (73.05%) CSS
2 107 (64.07%) JavaScript
3 99 (59.28%) User Experience
4 86 (51.50%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (48.50%) Sass
6 77 (46.11%) HTML5
7 69 (41.32%) Responsive Web Design
8 67 (40.12%) Front End Development
9 53 (31.74%) CSS3
10 52 (31.14%) AngularJS
11 51 (30.54%) gulp
12 44 (26.35%) jQuery
13 42 (25.15%) TDD
14 39 (23.35%) Git (software)
15 37 (22.16%) Finance
16 35 (20.96%) REST
16 35 (20.96%) Jasmine
17 33 (19.76%) Grunt
18 32 (19.16%) Progressive Enhancement
19 31 (18.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 30 (17.96%) Node.js
20 30 (17.96%) Web Services
20 30 (17.96%) E-Commerce
21 29 (17.37%) Angular 2
21 29 (17.37%) Wireframes
22 28 (16.77%) Prototyping
22 28 (16.77%) JSON
22 28 (16.77%) .NET
23 27 (16.17%) Mocha

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 7 (4.19%) Drupal
2 5 (2.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (2.40%) CMS
3 4 (2.40%) Confluence
4 3 (1.80%) Marvel
5 2 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.20%) Mule
6 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.60%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.60%) Magnolia
6 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.60%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (11.98%) InVision
2 17 (10.18%) Photoshop
3 11 (6.59%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (3.59%) UXPin
5 4 (2.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (1.80%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (1.20%) Flinto
7 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
8 1 (0.60%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
8 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Maximo
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.60%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 25 (14.97%) npm
2 16 (9.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (8.38%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (2.99%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.40%) IaaS
5 4 (2.40%) OpenShift
5 4 (2.40%) PaaS
5 4 (2.40%) SaaS
6 3 (1.80%) GitHub
6 3 (1.80%) Office 365
7 2 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.20%) CloudBees
8 1 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.60%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.60%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.60%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.79%) Internet
2 6 (3.59%) HTTP
3 2 (1.20%) DNS
3 2 (1.20%) Firewall
3 2 (1.20%) FTP
3 2 (1.20%) NAS
3 2 (1.20%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (1.20%) SAN
3 2 (1.20%) SMTP
3 2 (1.20%) SSH
3 2 (1.20%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.99%) MySQL
2 5 (2.99%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.40%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.20%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (30.54%) gulp
2 39 (23.35%) Git (software)
3 35 (20.96%) Jasmine
4 33 (19.76%) Grunt
5 27 (16.17%) Mocha
6 26 (15.57%) Karma Test Runner
7 24 (14.37%) Bitbucket
8 19 (11.38%) webpack
9 14 (8.38%) Axure RP
10 12 (7.19%) Subversion
11 10 (5.99%) TeamCity
12 8 (4.79%) Jenkins
13 7 (4.19%) JIRA
13 7 (4.19%) QUnit
13 7 (4.19%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (2.99%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 5 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
15 4 (2.40%) Cucumber
15 4 (2.40%) PhantomJS
16 3 (1.80%) WebDriver
General
1 37 (22.16%) Finance
2 17 (10.18%) Marketing
3 16 (9.58%) Retail
4 8 (4.79%) Banking
5 6 (3.59%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.99%) Electronics
6 5 (2.99%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.40%) Games
8 3 (1.80%) Automotive
8 3 (1.80%) Publishing
9 2 (1.20%) Advertising
9 2 (1.20%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.20%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.60%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 98 (58.68%) Developer
2 47 (28.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 39 (23.35%) Designer
4 29 (17.37%) JavaScript Developer
5 23 (13.77%) UX Designer
6 22 (13.17%) UI Developer
7 19 (11.38%) Angular Developer
8 12 (7.19%) UI Designer
9 11 (6.59%) HTML Developer
10 10 (5.99%) HTML CSS Developer
10 10 (5.99%) Senior Developer
11 8 (4.79%) Digital Designer
11 8 (4.79%) Mobile Designer
12 6 (3.59%) .NET Developer
12 6 (3.59%) UI/UX Designer
12 6 (3.59%) User Researcher
13 5 (2.99%) Content Designer
13 5 (2.99%) Mobile UI Designer
13 5 (2.99%) Mobile UX Designer
13 5 (2.99%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (73.05%) CSS
1 122 (73.05%) HTML
2 81 (48.50%) Sass
3 77 (46.11%) HTML5
4 53 (31.74%) CSS3
5 52 (31.14%) AngularJS
6 44 (26.35%) jQuery
7 35 (20.96%) REST
8 31 (18.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 30 (17.96%) Node.js
9 30 (17.96%) Web Services
10 29 (17.37%) Angular 2
11 28 (16.77%) .NET
11 28 (16.77%) JSON
12 27 (16.17%) React
13 26 (15.57%) SOAP
14 24 (14.37%) Semantic HTML
14 24 (14.37%) XML
15 22 (13.17%) Ajax
16 19 (11.38%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 99 (59.28%) User Experience
2 24 (14.37%) W3C
3 14 (8.38%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.99%) Fintech
5 5 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.99%) Smartphone
5 5 (2.99%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.40%) Graphic Design
7 3 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.80%) New Media
8 2 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.20%) Motion Graphics
8 2 (1.20%) Online Games
8 2 (1.20%) Replication
8 2 (1.20%) RIA
8 2 (1.20%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.60%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.38%) Apple iOS
2 13 (7.78%) Android
3 10 (5.99%) Mac OS
4 6 (3.59%) Linux
5 5 (2.99%) Windows
6 3 (1.80%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.80%) Unix
7 1 (0.60%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (51.50%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (41.32%) Responsive Web Design
3 67 (40.12%) Front End Development
4 42 (25.15%) TDD
5 32 (19.16%) Progressive Enhancement
6 30 (17.96%) E-Commerce
7 29 (17.37%) Wireframes
8 28 (16.77%) Prototyping
9 24 (14.37%) SEO
10 23 (13.77%) Scrum
10 23 (13.77%) Web Development
11 21 (12.57%) BDD
12 20 (11.98%) Web Design
13 18 (10.78%) Performance Optimisation
14 16 (9.58%) Unit Testing
15 15 (8.98%) OO
16 14 (8.38%) MVC
16 14 (8.38%) Test Automation
17 13 (7.78%) OOP
18 11 (6.59%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
Programming Languages
1 107 (64.07%) JavaScript
2 27 (16.17%) ES6
3 11 (6.59%) Java
4 7 (4.19%) PHP
5 5 (2.99%) C#
5 5 (2.99%) Python
6 2 (1.20%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.20%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.20%) Scala
6 2 (1.20%) SQL
6 2 (1.20%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.60%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.60%) ECMAScript
7 1 (0.60%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.60%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (2.99%) Degree
2 3 (1.80%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.20%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.59%) WCAG
2 9 (5.39%) WAI
3 5 (2.99%) GCP
4 3 (1.80%) QA
5 2 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (4.79%) Docker
2 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (2.99%) Grafana
1 5 (2.99%) Prometheus
2 2 (1.20%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (13.17%) Adobe
2 10 (5.99%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.79%) Google
4 7 (4.19%) SAP
5 6 (3.59%) Apple
6 5 (2.99%) Splunk
7 4 (2.40%) Oracle
8 3 (1.80%) Mapbox
9 2 (1.20%) hybris
9 2 (1.20%) IBM
9 2 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.20%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.20%) Telerik
9 2 (1.20%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.60%) Hotjar
10 1 (0.60%) Monetate
10 1 (0.60%) Qubit
10 1 (0.60%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 1 (0.60%) Twitter