Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 October 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.

npm
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 441 491 659
Rank change year-on-year +50 +168 +147
Contract jobs citing npm 548 427 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.43% 0.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.40% 2.80% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 318 182
UK median daily rate £465 £475 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.11% +7.65% +10.31%
10th Percentile £350 £354 £313
90th Percentile £700 £600 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £414 £380
% change year-on-year -1.21% +8.88% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
UK median hourly rate £30.25 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.38% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year -24.38% - -

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 22,789 15,263 11,926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.09% 15.38% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,683 10,508 8,237
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £300 £265 £275
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 322 222 186
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +9.45% -20.55%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.66
90th Percentile £62.65 £63.75 £56.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.28
% change year-on-year -5.41% +7.06% -26.07%

npm
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for npm in the UK

npm
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing npm.

Contractor daily rate trend for npm in the UK

npm
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing npm over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for npm in the UK

npm
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing npm.

Contractor hourly rate trend for npm in the UK

npm
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 npm within the UK over the 6 months to 16 October 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 +64 482 £475 - 158
London +46 298 £500 - 48
UK excluding London +16 243 £409 -1.21% 118
North of England +12 63 £500 +33.33% 43
Scotland +35 59 £700 +40.00% 7
South West +18 43 £395 +21.54% 19
Midlands +1 39 £365 -2.78% 13
Yorkshire +3 34 £400 +6.67% 17
South East -33 33 £400 -0.62% 29
East Midlands +9 31 £364 -3.50% 8
North West +9 29 £700 +77.78% 24
Wales -11 15 £425 -5.56% 1
West Midlands -19 8 £388 -11.43% 5
East of England -14 5 £338 -20.59% 7
Northern Ireland +5 1 £600 +20.00%

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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.

1 414 (75.55%) JavaScript
2 330 (60.22%) Node.js
3 286 (52.19%) Git (software)
4 273 (49.82%) CSS
5 272 (49.64%) Agile Software Development
6 270 (49.27%) HTML
7 221 (40.33%) AngularJS
8 211 (38.50%) React
9 197 (35.95%) HTML5
10 188 (34.31%) webpack
11 173 (31.57%) gulp
12 165 (30.11%) TDD
13 163 (29.74%) Redux
14 158 (28.83%) Front End Development
15 157 (28.65%) DevOps
16 155 (28.28%) Scrum
17 151 (27.55%) Jenkins
18 148 (27.01%) Docker
19 147 (26.82%) Sass
20 142 (25.91%) CSS3
21 137 (25.00%) Java
22 130 (23.72%) ES6
23 122 (22.26%) Python
24 118 (21.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 115 (20.99%) Amazon AWS
26 113 (20.62%) JSON
27 112 (20.44%) Open Source
28 109 (19.89%) Microservices
29 106 (19.34%) Maven
30 102 (18.61%) Grunt

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 72 (13.14%) Cloud Foundry
2 48 (8.76%) nginx
3 31 (5.66%) CMS
4 28 (5.11%) Tomcat
5 23 (4.20%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (2.74%) Confluence
7 13 (2.37%) OpenStack
8 12 (2.19%) Umbraco
9 11 (2.01%) WordPress
10 5 (0.91%) Drupal
11 4 (0.73%) IIS
11 4 (0.73%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.36%) Apache
13 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.36%) GemFire
13 2 (0.36%) Kentico
13 2 (0.36%) MODX
13 2 (0.36%) Mule
13 2 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (0.55%) Chatbot
1 3 (0.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.73%) Magento
2 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 115 (20.99%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (14.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (9.12%) Yarn
4 47 (8.58%) PaaS
5 37 (6.75%) GitHub
6 35 (6.39%) Google Cloud Platform
7 25 (4.56%) Heroku
8 24 (4.38%) NuGet
9 18 (3.28%) IBM Cloud
10 14 (2.55%) OpenShift
11 11 (2.01%) Amazon SQS
12 9 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (1.64%) BrowserStack
12 9 (1.64%) SaaS
12 9 (1.64%) Sauce Labs
13 7 (1.28%) IaaS
14 4 (0.73%) Serverless
15 3 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
15 3 (0.55%) Dialogflow
15 3 (0.55%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 35 (6.39%) HTTP
2 26 (4.74%) AMQP
3 7 (1.28%) Firewall
4 5 (0.91%) DNS
5 2 (0.36%) FTP
5 2 (0.36%) NAS
5 2 (0.36%) SAN
5 2 (0.36%) SMTP
5 2 (0.36%) SSL
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.18%) DSL
6 1 (0.18%) HbbTV
6 1 (0.18%) Internet
6 1 (0.18%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (10.04%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.66%) MySQL
3 24 (4.38%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (4.20%) Relational Database
5 21 (3.83%) MongoDB
6 18 (3.28%) NoSQL
7 15 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (2.55%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (1.46%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.73%) Big Data
12 3 (0.55%) Hazelcast
13 2 (0.36%) Blockchain
13 2 (0.36%) DB2
13 2 (0.36%) Hadoop
14 1 (0.18%) Apache Hive
14 1 (0.18%) HBase
14 1 (0.18%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 286 (52.19%) Git (software)
2 188 (34.31%) webpack
3 173 (31.57%) gulp
4 151 (27.55%) Jenkins
5 106 (19.34%) Maven
6 102 (18.61%) Grunt
7 96 (17.52%) Babel
8 78 (14.23%) Mocha
9 76 (13.87%) Karma Test Runner
10 64 (11.68%) Jasmine
11 59 (10.77%) Gradle
12 48 (8.76%) Travis CI
13 47 (8.58%) JIRA
14 46 (8.39%) SonarQube
15 42 (7.66%) CircleCI
15 42 (7.66%) Sonatype Nexus
16 41 (7.48%) IBM UrbanCode
16 41 (7.48%) Subversion
17 40 (7.30%) Cucumber
17 40 (7.30%) Protractor
General
1 92 (16.79%) Finance
2 91 (16.61%) Banking
3 29 (5.29%) Retail
4 16 (2.92%) Front Office
5 12 (2.19%) Marketing
6 8 (1.46%) Advertising
7 7 (1.28%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.73%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.55%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.55%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.36%) Back Office
10 2 (0.36%) Danish Language
10 2 (0.36%) French Language
10 2 (0.36%) Games
10 2 (0.36%) German Language
10 2 (0.36%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.36%) Publishing
10 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.36%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 418 (76.28%) Developer
2 105 (19.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 88 (16.06%) React Developer
4 85 (15.51%) JavaScript Developer
5 76 (13.87%) DevOps Engineer
6 59 (10.77%) Angular Developer
6 59 (10.77%) UI Developer
7 50 (9.12%) Senior Developer
8 48 (8.76%) Java Developer
9 37 (6.75%) .NET Developer
10 33 (6.02%) Full Stack Developer
10 33 (6.02%) Node.js Developer
11 25 (4.56%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 24 (4.38%) Senior DevOps
12 24 (4.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 22 (4.01%) Senior React Developer
14 18 (3.28%) Senior .NET Developer
15 16 (2.92%) C# .NET Developer
15 16 (2.92%) C# Developer
16 15 (2.74%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 330 (60.22%) Node.js
2 273 (49.82%) CSS
3 270 (49.27%) HTML
4 221 (40.33%) AngularJS
5 211 (38.50%) React
6 197 (35.95%) HTML5
7 163 (29.74%) Redux
8 147 (26.82%) Sass
9 142 (25.91%) CSS3
10 118 (21.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 113 (20.62%) JSON
12 90 (16.42%) .NET
13 81 (14.78%) REST
14 72 (13.14%) ASP.NET
15 67 (12.23%) jQuery
16 64 (11.68%) Chai
17 56 (10.22%) RESTful
18 53 (9.67%) RabbitMQ
19 49 (8.94%) Jest
20 47 (8.58%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 76 (13.87%) User Experience
2 29 (5.29%) Data Structures
3 27 (4.93%) iPad
4 26 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (3.65%) Fintech
6 19 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (2.55%) Computer Science
7 14 (2.55%) Mobile App
8 13 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (2.01%) Equities
10 10 (1.82%) Cloud Native
11 5 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.91%) Marketing Technology
11 5 (0.91%) Social Media
12 4 (0.73%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.55%) W3C
14 2 (0.36%) Video\Live Streaming
14 2 (0.36%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 64 (11.68%) Linux
2 23 (4.20%) Unix
3 16 (2.92%) Apple iOS
4 15 (2.74%) Android
5 12 (2.19%) Windows
6 4 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.36%) AIX
7 2 (0.36%) Solaris
8 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (49.64%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (30.11%) TDD
3 158 (28.83%) Front End Development
4 157 (28.65%) DevOps
5 155 (28.28%) Scrum
6 112 (20.44%) Open Source
7 109 (19.89%) Microservices
8 97 (17.70%) MVC
9 90 (16.42%) Web Development
10 87 (15.88%) Unit Testing
11 79 (14.42%) Continuous Integration
11 79 (14.42%) Test Automation
12 59 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
13 52 (9.49%) Responsive Web Design
14 50 (9.12%) BDD
15 49 (8.94%) E-Commerce
16 39 (7.12%) Mentoring
16 39 (7.12%) OO
17 37 (6.75%) Continuous Delivery
18 34 (6.20%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 414 (75.55%) JavaScript
2 137 (25.00%) Java
3 130 (23.72%) ES6
4 122 (22.26%) Python
5 94 (17.15%) SQL
5 94 (17.15%) TypeScript
6 92 (16.79%) C#
7 72 (13.14%) Groovy
8 38 (6.93%) Bash Shell
9 36 (6.57%) Shell Script
10 33 (6.02%) PL/SQL
11 30 (5.47%) Ruby
12 26 (4.74%) VB.NET
13 19 (3.47%) Java 8
13 19 (3.47%) PHP
14 13 (2.37%) Perl
15 10 (1.82%) Go
16 8 (1.46%) ES7
17 6 (1.09%) Scala
18 5 (0.91%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 54 (9.85%) Security Cleared
2 50 (9.12%) SC Cleared
3 27 (4.93%) Degree
4 7 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.64%) QA
2 5 (0.91%) WAI
2 5 (0.91%) WCAG
3 3 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 148 (27.01%) Docker
2 44 (8.03%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.55%) etcd
3 3 (0.55%) flannel
4 2 (0.36%) Postfix
4 2 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.18%) Ceph
5 1 (0.18%) HDFS
5 1 (0.18%) KVM
Systems Management
1 73 (13.32%) Puppet
2 66 (12.04%) Kubernetes
3 60 (10.95%) Opscode Chef
4 57 (10.40%) Ansible
5 27 (4.93%) Mesos
6 26 (4.74%) Consul
7 18 (3.28%) Terraform
8 17 (3.10%) Docker Swarm
9 12 (2.19%) Grafana
10 3 (0.55%) HAProxy
10 3 (0.55%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.55%) rkt
11 2 (0.36%) Fail2ban
11 2 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.18%) Oozie
Vendors
1 27 (4.93%) IBM
2 23 (4.20%) Oracle
3 22 (4.01%) Google
4 14 (2.55%) Splunk
5 12 (2.19%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 11 (2.01%) Atlassian
7 10 (1.82%) CA Agile Central
8 9 (1.64%) AppDynamics
8 9 (1.64%) Veracode
9 8 (1.46%) Perforce
10 7 (1.28%) Microsoft
10 7 (1.28%) Zend
11 6 (1.09%) MuleSoft
12 5 (0.91%) Apigee
13 4 (0.73%) Sitecore
14 3 (0.55%) Adobe
14 3 (0.55%) hybris
14 3 (0.55%) Red Hat
14 3 (0.55%) Sencha
14 3 (0.55%) VMware