Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 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.

npm
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 517 479 629
Rank change year-on-year -38 +150 +160
Contract jobs citing npm 378 435 229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.44% 0.24%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.59% 2.48% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 321 178
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £338 £355 £332
90th Percentile £700 £600 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +21.79% -2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
UK median hourly rate £38.25 £40.38 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.38 -
% change year-on-year +2.79% - -

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 23,744 17,543 12,155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.22% 17.64% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,374 12,183 8,338
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £308 £285 £281
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 229 165
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.63 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.04% -1.97% -12.20%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.35
90th Percentile £55.25 £54.55 £57.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 20 January 2019.

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 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 20 January 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 -28 345 £500 - 156
UK excluding London +7 190 £475 +21.79% 94
London -59 183 £550 +7.84% 68
North of England -3 53 £700 +86.67% 24
South East -35 46 £495 +26.92% 39
Scotland +33 33 £700 +40.00% 4
North West 0 32 £700 +69.70% 13
Midlands +16 26 £365 -12.15% 8
South West -16 25 £400 -1.84% 11
East Midlands +18 22 £350 -22.22% 4
Yorkshire +1 21 £378 -8.48% 10
Wales -14 20 £425 -2.02% 1
East of England +1 9 £361 - 6
West Midlands -14 4 £375 +7.91% 4

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 265 (70.11%) JavaScript
2 227 (60.05%) Node.js
3 184 (48.68%) HTML
4 177 (46.83%) CSS
5 175 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
6 168 (44.44%) AngularJS
7 147 (38.89%) Git (software)
8 138 (36.51%) gulp
9 137 (36.24%) React
10 135 (35.71%) Jenkins
11 133 (35.19%) Java
12 132 (34.92%) HTML5
13 126 (33.33%) Front End Development
14 110 (29.10%) DevOps
15 109 (28.84%) webpack
16 99 (26.19%) Sass
17 95 (25.13%) Docker
18 94 (24.87%) Redux
19 92 (24.34%) Maven
20 90 (23.81%) ES6
21 87 (23.02%) Open Source
22 84 (22.22%) JSON
22 84 (22.22%) Scrum
23 82 (21.69%) TDD
23 82 (21.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
24 80 (21.16%) Python
25 79 (20.90%) TypeScript
26 78 (20.63%) CSS3
27 77 (20.37%) Ansible
27 77 (20.37%) 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 56 (14.81%) Cloud Foundry
2 55 (14.55%) nginx
3 33 (8.73%) Confluence
4 25 (6.61%) CMS
5 18 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (3.97%) Tomcat
7 8 (2.12%) Umbraco
8 7 (1.85%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (1.85%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.32%) IIS
9 5 (1.32%) WordPress
10 4 (1.06%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.79%) Apache
11 3 (0.79%) Drupal
11 3 (0.79%) Mule
11 3 (0.79%) Mule ESB
12 2 (0.53%) Kentico
13 1 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.26%) GemFire
13 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (1.59%) Adobe Illustrator
1 6 (1.59%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.79%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.06%) Magento
2 2 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 63 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (15.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (13.49%) PaaS
4 41 (10.85%) Yarn
5 34 (8.99%) GitHub
6 23 (6.08%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (2.91%) NuGet
8 8 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (2.12%) SaaS
9 7 (1.85%) IaaS
10 6 (1.59%) BrowserStack
10 6 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (1.59%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.79%) Apigee
11 3 (0.79%) Dialogflow
11 3 (0.79%) Sauce Labs
12 2 (0.53%) Firebase
12 2 (0.53%) Heroku
12 2 (0.53%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.70%) HTTP
2 11 (2.91%) AMQP
3 7 (1.85%) Firewall
4 6 (1.59%) DNS
5 3 (0.79%) FTP
5 3 (0.79%) SMTP
5 3 (0.79%) SSL
6 1 (0.26%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.26%) HbbTV
6 1 (0.26%) ICMP
6 1 (0.26%) Internet
6 1 (0.26%) NAS
6 1 (0.26%) OpenFlow
6 1 (0.26%) SAN
6 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.32%) SQL Server
2 35 (9.26%) MySQL
3 23 (6.08%) MongoDB
4 19 (5.03%) Relational Database
5 17 (4.50%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (3.97%) Redis
7 14 (3.70%) NoSQL
8 8 (2.12%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (1.32%) Big Data
9 5 (1.32%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.06%) GIS
11 3 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.79%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.53%) DB2
12 2 (0.53%) Hazelcast
12 2 (0.53%) Looker
13 1 (0.26%) Couchbase
13 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 147 (38.89%) Git (software)
2 138 (36.51%) gulp
3 135 (35.71%) Jenkins
4 109 (28.84%) webpack
5 92 (24.34%) Maven
6 77 (20.37%) Grunt
7 68 (17.99%) Jasmine
8 61 (16.14%) Gradle
8 61 (16.14%) Karma Test Runner
9 57 (15.08%) Mocha
10 55 (14.55%) Babel
11 54 (14.29%) JIRA
12 47 (12.43%) CircleCI
12 47 (12.43%) Travis CI
13 44 (11.64%) IBM UrbanCode
14 40 (10.58%) Cucumber
15 36 (9.52%) Subversion
16 33 (8.73%) JUnit
17 32 (8.47%) Protractor
18 30 (7.94%) Bower
General
1 72 (19.05%) Finance
2 54 (14.29%) Banking
3 15 (3.97%) Retail
4 14 (3.70%) Front Office
5 11 (2.91%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.38%) Marketing
7 6 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.32%) Advertising
9 4 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.06%) Publishing
10 3 (0.79%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.53%) Danish Language
11 2 (0.53%) Electronics
11 2 (0.53%) French Language
11 2 (0.53%) Games
11 2 (0.53%) German Language
11 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.53%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.26%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 283 (74.87%) Developer
2 91 (24.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 55 (14.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 54 (14.29%) Angular Developer
5 52 (13.76%) React Developer
6 50 (13.23%) JavaScript Developer
7 43 (11.38%) UI Developer
8 29 (7.67%) Java Developer
9 24 (6.35%) Full Stack Developer
10 21 (5.56%) Node.js Developer
11 18 (4.76%) .NET Developer
11 18 (4.76%) Senior Developer
12 10 (2.65%) Software Engineer
13 9 (2.38%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 9 (2.38%) Web Developer
14 7 (1.85%) Architect
14 7 (1.85%) CMS Developer
14 7 (1.85%) HTML Developer
14 7 (1.85%) Java Engineer
14 7 (1.85%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (60.05%) Node.js
2 184 (48.68%) HTML
3 177 (46.83%) CSS
4 168 (44.44%) AngularJS
5 137 (36.24%) React
6 132 (34.92%) HTML5
7 99 (26.19%) Sass
8 94 (24.87%) Redux
9 84 (22.22%) JSON
10 82 (21.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 78 (20.63%) CSS3
12 70 (18.52%) RESTful
13 66 (17.46%) REST
14 53 (14.02%) .NET
15 48 (12.70%) jQuery
16 42 (11.11%) LESS
17 39 (10.32%) Chai
18 38 (10.05%) Jest
19 36 (9.52%) DOM
20 34 (8.99%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 67 (17.72%) User Experience
2 19 (5.03%) Data Structures
3 18 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
4 17 (4.50%) Fintech
5 15 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (3.44%) Mobile App
7 12 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (2.12%) Equities
10 7 (1.85%) Cloud Native
11 5 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.32%) NHS
11 5 (1.32%) W3C
12 3 (0.79%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.79%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.53%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.53%) Animation
13 2 (0.53%) Blog
13 2 (0.53%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 42 (11.11%) Linux
2 20 (5.29%) Unix
3 16 (4.23%) Android
3 16 (4.23%) Apple iOS
4 7 (1.85%) CentOS
4 7 (1.85%) Windows
5 3 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.53%) Solaris
7 1 (0.26%) AIX
7 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 110 (29.10%) DevOps
4 87 (23.02%) Open Source
5 84 (22.22%) Scrum
6 82 (21.69%) TDD
7 64 (16.93%) Microservices
7 64 (16.93%) Unit Testing
8 51 (13.49%) MVC
9 46 (12.17%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (10.32%) BDD
11 38 (10.05%) Test Automation
12 36 (9.52%) Responsive Web Design
13 35 (9.26%) Web Development
14 30 (7.94%) Software Engineering
14 30 (7.94%) Workflow
15 27 (7.14%) Translating Business Requirements
16 25 (6.61%) Mentoring
17 24 (6.35%) Problem-Solving
18 22 (5.82%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 265 (70.11%) JavaScript
2 133 (35.19%) Java
3 90 (23.81%) ES6
4 80 (21.16%) Python
5 79 (20.90%) TypeScript
6 62 (16.40%) SQL
7 50 (13.23%) Groovy
8 48 (12.70%) C#
9 46 (12.17%) Shell Script
10 18 (4.76%) PHP
11 14 (3.70%) Java 8
12 13 (3.44%) PL/SQL
13 9 (2.38%) ES7
13 9 (2.38%) VB.NET
14 8 (2.12%) Go
15 5 (1.32%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.32%) PowerShell
16 4 (1.06%) ActionScript
16 4 (1.06%) ActionScript 2.0
16 4 (1.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 24 (6.35%) Degree
2 20 (5.29%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.91%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.79%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.26%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.26%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.12%) QA
2 7 (1.85%) WCAG
3 4 (1.06%) WAI
4 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 95 (25.13%) Docker
2 45 (11.90%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.26%) KVM
Systems Management
1 77 (20.37%) Ansible
2 65 (17.20%) Puppet
3 62 (16.40%) Opscode Chef
4 41 (10.85%) Kubernetes
5 27 (7.14%) Terraform
6 11 (2.91%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (1.59%) Grafana
8 3 (0.79%) Rancher
8 3 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.53%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.53%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.26%) Consul
10 1 (0.26%) Mesos
10 1 (0.26%) Salt
10 1 (0.26%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 17 (4.50%) Cypress Semiconductor
2 13 (3.44%) Google
3 12 (3.17%) MuleSoft
3 12 (3.17%) Oracle
4 11 (2.91%) Microsoft
5 8 (2.12%) Sitecore
6 7 (1.85%) CA Agile Central
7 6 (1.59%) Splunk
8 4 (1.06%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.06%) SAP
9 3 (0.79%) AppDynamics
9 3 (0.79%) Charles River
9 3 (0.79%) hybris
9 3 (0.79%) Veracode
10 2 (0.53%) Apple
10 2 (0.53%) Lets Encrypt
10 2 (0.53%) Perforce
10 2 (0.53%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.26%) Zend