Period
to 4 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for npm skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited npm over the 6 months to 4 June 2020 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.

npm
UK
6 months to
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 492 484 428
Rank change year-on-year -8 -56 +102
Contract jobs citing npm 122 376 532
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.42% 0.53%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.90% 1.51% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 259 366
Median daily rate £453 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.47% +6.38% +4.44%
10th Percentile £337 £306 £322
90th Percentile £603 £700 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £425 £418
% change year-on-year -4.71% +1.74% +3.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £150.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -76.67% +400.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

npm is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 13,607 24,887 21,150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.31% 27.68% 21.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,053 17,059 14,421
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 303 315 306
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.73% +15.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.75 £54.50 £56.25
Median hourly rate £23.19 £20.00 £16.68
% change year-on-year +15.95% +19.90% -4.39%

npm
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing npm as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for npm in the UK

npm
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing npm.

Daily rate trend for npm in the UK

npm
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing npm over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for npm in the UK

npm
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing npm.

Hourly rate trend for npm in the UK

npm
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 npm within the UK over the 6 months to 4 June 2020. 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 +37 102 £488 -2.50% 36
London +28 60 £560 +1.82% 15
UK excluding London +78 54 £405 -4.71% 26
South West +47 13 £375 -26.47% 7
Scotland +22 11 £350 -12.50%
East of England +61 8 £400 +15.11% 2
South East +106 7 £453 -9.47% 3
Midlands +74 7 £444 +18.73% 2
East Midlands +40 7 £444 +18.73%
Work from Home +14 5 £463 +49.19% 6
North of England +80 4 £475 +17.28% 7
Wales +10 4 £550 +35.80% 5
North West +46 3 - - 4
Yorkshire +65 1 £475 -7.32% 2

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, IT contractor jobs citing npm 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 npm.

1 94 (77.05%) JavaScript
2 81 (66.39%) CSS
3 78 (63.93%) Node.js
4 67 (54.92%) Git (software)
5 62 (50.82%) HTML
6 56 (45.90%) Agile Software Development
7 48 (39.34%) AngularJS
7 48 (39.34%) React
8 46 (37.70%) gulp
9 43 (35.25%) Docker
10 40 (32.79%) DevOps
10 40 (32.79%) Front End Development
11 37 (30.33%) TypeScript
11 37 (30.33%) Scrum
12 34 (27.87%) HTML5
13 33 (27.05%) Java
14 32 (26.23%) webpack
15 31 (25.41%) Azure
16 29 (23.77%) Sass
17 28 (22.95%) Jenkins
17 28 (22.95%) ES6
18 27 (22.13%) Redux
18 27 (22.13%) Kubernetes
19 26 (21.31%) Grunt
19 26 (21.31%) .NET
20 24 (19.67%) User Experience
20 24 (19.67%) Jest
21 23 (18.85%) Test Automation
22 21 (17.21%) RESTful
22 21 (17.21%) REST

npm
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 9 (7.38%) ArcGIS
2 5 (4.10%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (4.10%) nginx
3 4 (3.28%) CMS
4 2 (1.64%) Drupal
4 2 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.82%) Anypoint
5 1 (0.82%) Apache
5 1 (0.82%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.82%) Headless CMS
5 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.82%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.82%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.64%) Photoshop
1 2 (1.64%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 31 (25.41%) Azure
2 20 (16.39%) Yarn
3 15 (12.30%) AWS
4 12 (9.84%) PaaS
5 11 (9.02%) OpenShift
6 6 (4.92%) GitHub
7 5 (4.10%) SaaS
7 5 (4.10%) Serverless
8 4 (3.28%) GCP
8 4 (3.28%) IaaS
9 2 (1.64%) Apigee
9 2 (1.64%) Datadog
10 1 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.82%) Amazon ECS
10 1 (0.82%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.82%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.82%) Logic Apps
10 1 (0.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.38%) HTTP
2 3 (2.46%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.82%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.11%) MongoDB
2 10 (8.20%) MySQL
3 9 (7.38%) SQL Server
4 7 (5.74%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.92%) Geospatial Data
5 6 (4.92%) GIS
6 3 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.64%) BigQuery
7 2 (1.64%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (1.64%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 67 (54.92%) Git (software)
2 46 (37.70%) gulp
3 32 (26.23%) webpack
4 28 (22.95%) Jenkins
5 26 (21.31%) Grunt
6 20 (16.39%) Selenium
7 14 (11.48%) Cucumber
8 12 (9.84%) Cypress.io
8 12 (9.84%) Maven
9 10 (8.20%) Babel
9 10 (8.20%) Gradle
10 9 (7.38%) Jasmine
11 8 (6.56%) JIRA
11 8 (6.56%) Visual Studio Code
12 7 (5.74%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (4.92%) CircleCI
13 6 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (4.92%) Travis CI
13 6 (4.92%) Visual Studio Team System
14 5 (4.10%) GitLab
General
1 21 (17.21%) Finance
2 10 (8.20%) Front Office
3 9 (7.38%) Public Sector
4 5 (4.10%) Banking
5 3 (2.46%) Publishing
6 1 (0.82%) Games
6 1 (0.82%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.82%) Law
6 1 (0.82%) Retail
6 1 (0.82%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (76.23%) Developer
2 28 (22.95%) React Developer
3 21 (17.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 19 (15.57%) Angular Developer
4 19 (15.57%) JavaScript Developer
5 18 (14.75%) UI Developer
6 12 (9.84%) Senior Developer
7 11 (9.02%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (8.20%) .NET Developer
8 10 (8.20%) HTML Developer
9 9 (7.38%) Full Stack Developer
9 9 (7.38%) Node.js Developer
10 8 (6.56%) Senior React Developer
11 6 (4.92%) Java Developer
11 6 (4.92%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 5 (4.10%) Architect
13 4 (3.28%) Designer
13 4 (3.28%) UI Designer
13 4 (3.28%) Web Developer
14 3 (2.46%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (66.39%) CSS
2 78 (63.93%) Node.js
3 62 (50.82%) HTML
4 48 (39.34%) AngularJS
4 48 (39.34%) React
5 34 (27.87%) HTML5
6 29 (23.77%) Sass
7 27 (22.13%) Redux
8 26 (21.31%) .NET
9 24 (19.67%) Jest
10 21 (17.21%) REST
10 21 (17.21%) RESTful
11 17 (13.93%) .NET Core
11 17 (13.93%) RxJS
12 15 (12.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 14 (11.48%) LESS
13 14 (11.48%) Vue.js
14 13 (10.66%) CSS3
14 13 (10.66%) jQuery
14 13 (10.66%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.67%) User Experience
2 5 (4.10%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.28%) Blog
3 4 (3.28%) Derivative
3 4 (3.28%) Equity Derivative
4 3 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.46%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.64%) Credit Derivative
5 2 (1.64%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.64%) Graphic Design
5 2 (1.64%) PKI
5 2 (1.64%) W3C
5 2 (1.64%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.82%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.82%) iPad
6 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.82%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (0.82%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.20%) Linux
2 7 (5.74%) Unix
3 4 (3.28%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.64%) CentOS
4 2 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.82%) Android
5 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (45.90%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (32.79%) DevOps
2 40 (32.79%) Front End Development
3 37 (30.33%) Scrum
4 23 (18.85%) Test Automation
5 21 (17.21%) MVC
6 18 (14.75%) Microservices
6 18 (14.75%) TDD
7 17 (13.93%) Unit Testing
7 17 (13.93%) Web Development
8 14 (11.48%) Mentoring
9 11 (9.02%) Dependency Injection
9 11 (9.02%) Separation of Concerns
10 10 (8.20%) BDD
10 10 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (7.38%) Computer Science
11 9 (7.38%) Open Source
11 9 (7.38%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (7.38%) Project Delivery
11 9 (7.38%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 94 (77.05%) JavaScript
2 37 (30.33%) TypeScript
3 33 (27.05%) Java
4 28 (22.95%) ES6
5 15 (12.30%) Python
6 12 (9.84%) C#
7 7 (5.74%) PowerShell
8 6 (4.92%) Java 8
8 6 (4.92%) T-SQL
9 5 (4.10%) Groovy
9 5 (4.10%) SQL
10 4 (3.28%) PHP
11 3 (2.46%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.46%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.64%) C
12 2 (1.64%) C++
12 2 (1.64%) Go
12 2 (1.64%) Perl
13 1 (0.82%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (8.20%) Degree
2 8 (6.56%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (4.92%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.92%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.64%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.82%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.92%) GDPR
2 2 (1.64%) WCAG
System Software
1 43 (35.25%) Docker
2 5 (4.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (22.13%) Kubernetes
2 16 (13.11%) Ansible
3 15 (12.30%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (9.84%) Terraform
5 7 (5.74%) Puppet
6 4 (3.28%) Salt
7 2 (1.64%) Argo
7 2 (1.64%) Grafana
7 2 (1.64%) Istio
7 2 (1.64%) OpenNebula
7 2 (1.64%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 9 (7.38%) ESRI
2 8 (6.56%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.56%) Oracle
3 6 (4.92%) Atlassian
4 4 (3.28%) Google
5 1 (0.82%) Adobe
5 1 (0.82%) Capita
5 1 (0.82%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.82%) OutSystems
5 1 (0.82%) Perforce
5 1 (0.82%) Splunk
5 1 (0.82%) Xamarin