Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 682 742 675
Rank change year-on-year +60 -67 +100
Contract jobs citing Mobile First 154 153 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.17% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 109 132
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £320 £313
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £450 £394
% change year-on-year -16.67% +14.29% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 0
UK median hourly rate £66.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £82.50 - -

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 80,732 89,914 81,284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.91% 86.68% 85.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,167 59,292 53,144
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,289 2,456 2,150
UK median hourly rate £24.91 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.86% -14.00% +2.46%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -20.00% -

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 16 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mobile First over the 6 months to 16 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 16 July 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 +39 149 £425 -5.56% 68
London +38 91 £500 +3.90% 26
UK excluding London +37 61 £375 -16.67% 52
South East +46 20 £381 +1.67% 9
Midlands +36 17 £369 -19.40% 5
West Midlands +17 16 £363 -19.44% 5
North of England +28 13 £363 -17.33% 13
Yorkshire +26 9 £325 -16.13% 3
Scotland +34 4 £375 - 9
East of England +18 4 £269 -39.44% 5
North East +14 3 - -
South West -28 3 £463 +11.57% 10
East Midlands +22 1 £425 -8.60%
North West +16 1 £400 -8.78% 10

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 115 (74.68%) CSS
2 109 (70.78%) HTML
3 102 (66.23%) JavaScript
4 88 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (51.30%) User Experience
6 56 (36.36%) Sass
7 51 (33.12%) Front End Development
8 50 (32.47%) Git (software)
9 49 (31.82%) Responsive Web Design
10 44 (28.57%) Scrum
10 44 (28.57%) Web Development
11 42 (27.27%) Node.js
12 39 (25.32%) ES6
13 38 (24.68%) Wireframes
13 38 (24.68%) HTML5
14 37 (24.03%) gulp
15 35 (22.73%) webpack
16 32 (20.78%) React
16 32 (20.78%) REST
16 32 (20.78%) AngularJS
16 32 (20.78%) TDD
17 31 (20.13%) Sketch
18 30 (19.48%) jQuery
19 29 (18.83%) CSS3
20 25 (16.23%) BDD
21 23 (14.94%) Docker
22 22 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
23 21 (13.64%) Jenkins
24 20 (12.99%) Jasmine
24 20 (12.99%) Adobe

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 17 (11.04%) CMS
2 9 (5.84%) Confluence
3 5 (3.25%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.65%) Drupal
5 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.65%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.65%) Umbraco
Applications
1 31 (20.13%) Sketch
2 18 (11.69%) Photoshop
3 17 (11.04%) Adobe Illustrator
3 17 (11.04%) InVision
4 4 (2.60%) InDesign
4 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (1.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (1.95%) Adobe XD
5 3 (1.95%) Chatbot
5 3 (1.95%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (1.95%) UXPin
5 3 (1.95%) Zeplin
6 1 (0.65%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.65%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.65%) Flinto
6 1 (0.65%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (11.04%) npm
3 15 (9.74%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (8.44%) Google Analytics
5 10 (6.49%) SaaS
6 7 (4.55%) Adobe Analytics
6 7 (4.55%) IaaS
6 7 (4.55%) PaaS
7 6 (3.90%) GitHub
7 6 (3.90%) Yarn
8 4 (2.60%) Office 365
8 4 (2.60%) Power Platform
9 3 (1.95%) Lucidchart
9 3 (1.95%) Slack
10 2 (1.30%) Heroku
11 1 (0.65%) G Suite
11 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.65%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.65%) Firewall
1 1 (0.65%) HTTP
1 1 (0.65%) Internet
1 1 (0.65%) Kerberos
1 1 (0.65%) PBX
1 1 (0.65%) Skype
1 1 (0.65%) SMS
1 1 (0.65%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.25%) RDBMS
2 5 (3.25%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.60%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.60%) Power BI
4 3 (1.95%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (1.95%) Cosmos DB
5 2 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 50 (32.47%) Git (software)
2 37 (24.03%) gulp
3 35 (22.73%) webpack
4 21 (13.64%) Jenkins
5 20 (12.99%) Jasmine
6 17 (11.04%) PostCSS
7 16 (10.39%) Karma Test Runner
8 15 (9.74%) Grunt
9 13 (8.44%) JIRA
10 12 (7.79%) Babel
11 10 (6.49%) Selenium
12 9 (5.84%) Axure RP
12 9 (5.84%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (5.19%) Mocha
14 7 (4.55%) CircleCI
14 7 (4.55%) TeamCity
14 7 (4.55%) Travis CI
15 6 (3.90%) git-flow
15 6 (3.90%) GitLab
15 6 (3.90%) Protractor
General
1 20 (12.99%) Marketing
2 15 (9.74%) Retail
3 12 (7.79%) Finance
4 8 (5.19%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.55%) French Language
6 5 (3.25%) Banking
7 3 (1.95%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.30%) Electronics
8 2 (1.30%) International Banking
8 2 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.65%) Front Office
9 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 89 (57.79%) Developer
2 58 (37.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 29 (18.83%) Designer
4 27 (17.53%) JavaScript Developer
5 22 (14.29%) Web Developer
6 19 (12.34%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 19 (12.34%) UX Designer
7 16 (10.39%) Senior Developer
8 14 (9.09%) UI Developer
9 13 (8.44%) UI Designer
10 12 (7.79%) Architect
11 11 (7.14%) HTML Developer
12 10 (6.49%) React Developer
13 9 (5.84%) Angular Developer
13 9 (5.84%) HTML CSS Developer
13 9 (5.84%) Senior JavaScript Developer
14 7 (4.55%) UI/UX Designer
15 5 (3.25%) JavaScript Engineer
15 5 (3.25%) Senior Front-End Developer
15 5 (3.25%) User Experience Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (74.68%) CSS
2 109 (70.78%) HTML
3 56 (36.36%) Sass
4 42 (27.27%) Node.js
5 38 (24.68%) HTML5
6 32 (20.78%) AngularJS
6 32 (20.78%) React
6 32 (20.78%) REST
7 30 (19.48%) jQuery
8 29 (18.83%) CSS3
9 18 (11.69%) .NET
9 18 (11.69%) RESTful
10 16 (10.39%) Handlebars
10 16 (10.39%) LESS
11 15 (9.74%) Redux
11 15 (9.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 12 (7.79%) Django
12 12 (7.79%) Express
12 12 (7.79%) Nunjucks
13 10 (6.49%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 79 (51.30%) User Experience
2 12 (7.79%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.55%) W3C
4 6 (3.90%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.25%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.60%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.30%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.30%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.30%) Graphic Design
8 2 (1.30%) NHS
8 2 (1.30%) Social Media
9 1 (0.65%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.65%) Handset
9 1 (0.65%) IVR
9 1 (0.65%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.65%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 10 (6.49%) Android
3 9 (5.84%) Unix
4 8 (5.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (33.12%) Front End Development
3 49 (31.82%) Responsive Web Design
4 44 (28.57%) Scrum
4 44 (28.57%) Web Development
5 38 (24.68%) Wireframes
6 32 (20.78%) TDD
7 25 (16.23%) BDD
8 20 (12.99%) Web Design
9 18 (11.69%) Analytics
9 18 (11.69%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
9 18 (11.69%) Prototyping
10 17 (11.04%) Microservices
11 16 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (9.74%) Kanban
13 14 (9.09%) A/B Testing
14 13 (8.44%) SDLC
15 12 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (7.79%) Unit Testing
15 12 (7.79%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Programming Languages
1 102 (66.23%) JavaScript
2 39 (25.32%) ES6
3 16 (10.39%) Python
4 15 (9.74%) TypeScript
5 14 (9.09%) Java
6 11 (7.14%) PHP
7 10 (6.49%) Ruby
8 9 (5.84%) C#
9 5 (3.25%) SQL
10 2 (1.30%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.65%) C++
11 1 (0.65%) Groovy
11 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (6.49%) Degree
2 5 (3.25%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.60%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.65%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.65%) CISSP
4 1 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.65%) SANS
4 1 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.14%) WCAG
2 10 (6.49%) QA
3 4 (2.60%) COBIT
4 1 (0.65%) GDPR
4 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (14.94%) Docker
2 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.30%) Rancher
2 1 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (0.65%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.65%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (12.99%) Adobe
2 11 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.55%) Google
3 7 (4.55%) Optimizely
4 5 (3.25%) Atlassian
4 5 (3.25%) Sitecore
5 4 (2.60%) Omniture
5 4 (2.60%) Tableau
6 3 (1.95%) Oracle
7 1 (0.65%) IBM
7 1 (0.65%) Marketo
7 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.65%) SAP
7 1 (0.65%) Tealium
7 1 (0.65%) Yahoo!