Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 557 527 493
Rank change year-on-year -30 -34 +99
Contract jobs citing npm 187 373 438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.38% 0.43%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.90% 1.46% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 313 323
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £334
90th Percentile £700 £700 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £495 £403
% change year-on-year -14.14% +22.98% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK median hourly rate - £38.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.50 -

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 20,729 25,613 19,194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.07% 25.81% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,013 17,668 13,316
UK median daily rate £488 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £278 £310 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 315 239
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.19 £11.50 £11.20
90th Percentile £68.75 £56.50 £53.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -

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 19 February 2020.

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 13 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 19 February 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 +3 162 £525 +2.44% 114
London +53 102 £550 - 45
UK excluding London -4 78 £425 -14.14% 84
South East +51 18 £538 +8.48% 18
Scotland +8 17 £400 -42.86% 13
Midlands +44 15 £411 +12.81% 15
South West +3 14 £383 -23.50% 11
East Midlands +23 13 £411 +15.20% 8
North of England +32 10 £413 -41.07% 21
Yorkshire +44 6 £475 +23.06% 7
North West +18 4 £331 -52.68% 9
Wales +15 4 £550 +41.94% 2
West Midlands +43 2 £456 +21.67% 7

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 141 (75.40%) JavaScript
2 125 (66.84%) CSS
3 111 (59.36%) HTML
4 97 (51.87%) gulp
5 93 (49.73%) Node.js
6 92 (49.20%) Git (software)
7 83 (44.39%) AngularJS
8 79 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
9 64 (34.22%) TypeScript
10 62 (33.16%) Grunt
10 62 (33.16%) React
11 55 (29.41%) DevOps
11 55 (29.41%) Sass
12 51 (27.27%) webpack
12 51 (27.27%) HTML5
13 48 (25.67%) Docker
14 46 (24.60%) Azure
15 45 (24.06%) Java
16 40 (21.39%) Test Automation
17 38 (20.32%) MVC
17 38 (20.32%) Jenkins
17 38 (20.32%) Front End Development
18 36 (19.25%) Scrum
19 35 (18.72%) Kubernetes
20 34 (18.18%) ES6
20 34 (18.18%) C#
21 33 (17.65%) .NET
22 32 (17.11%) Ansible
22 32 (17.11%) Opscode Chef
23 31 (16.58%) Microservices

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 18 (9.63%) CMS
2 17 (9.09%) Cloud Foundry
3 15 (8.02%) IIS
4 14 (7.49%) ArcGIS
5 10 (5.35%) Umbraco
6 9 (4.81%) Sitecore CMS
7 8 (4.28%) SharePoint
8 6 (3.21%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (2.14%) Drupal
10 3 (1.60%) Apache
10 3 (1.60%) Confluence
10 3 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (1.07%) Mule
11 2 (1.07%) nginx
11 2 (1.07%) WordPress
12 1 (0.53%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.53%) JBoss
12 1 (0.53%) Kentico
12 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.07%) Photoshop
1 2 (1.07%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 7 (3.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.60%) Shopify
3 1 (0.53%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 46 (24.60%) Azure
2 28 (14.97%) Yarn
3 27 (14.44%) AWS
3 27 (14.44%) PaaS
4 20 (10.70%) GitHub
5 7 (3.74%) GCP
6 6 (3.21%) Serverless
7 5 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (2.67%) Amazon S3
7 5 (2.67%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (2.67%) OpenShift
7 5 (2.67%) Route 53
8 4 (2.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (2.14%) Amazon ECS
8 4 (2.14%) CloudFront
8 4 (2.14%) IaaS
8 4 (2.14%) SaaS
8 4 (2.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.07%) Apple Pay
9 2 (1.07%) WeChat
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.67%) HTTP
2 3 (1.60%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.07%) DNS
4 1 (0.53%) Firewall
4 1 (0.53%) Network Security
4 1 (0.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (15.51%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 15 (8.02%) Relational Database
4 14 (7.49%) MySQL
5 12 (6.42%) Geospatial Data
5 12 (6.42%) GIS
6 11 (5.88%) NoSQL
7 6 (3.21%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (3.21%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (2.14%) Amazon Aurora
9 4 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.60%) MariaDB
11 2 (1.07%) Cosmos DB
11 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.53%) Big Data
12 1 (0.53%) Redis
Development Applications
1 97 (51.87%) gulp
2 92 (49.20%) Git (software)
3 62 (33.16%) Grunt
4 51 (27.27%) webpack
5 38 (20.32%) Jenkins
6 27 (14.44%) Selenium
7 26 (13.90%) Maven
8 20 (10.70%) Jasmine
9 19 (10.16%) Gradle
10 16 (8.56%) JIRA
10 16 (8.56%) Octopus Deploy
11 14 (7.49%) Babel
12 13 (6.95%) CircleCI
13 12 (6.42%) TeamCity
13 12 (6.42%) Travis CI
14 11 (5.88%) Mocha
15 9 (4.81%) Karma Test Runner
15 9 (4.81%) Spinnaker
15 9 (4.81%) Visual Studio
16 8 (4.28%) Bower
General
1 23 (12.30%) Banking
1 23 (12.30%) Finance
2 13 (6.95%) Investment Banking
3 11 (5.88%) Public Sector
4 5 (2.67%) Front Office
5 4 (2.14%) Marketing
6 3 (1.60%) Law
6 3 (1.60%) Retail
7 2 (1.07%) Back Office
7 2 (1.07%) Games
7 2 (1.07%) Publishing
8 1 (0.53%) German Language
8 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 137 (73.26%) Developer
2 31 (16.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 31 (16.58%) JavaScript Developer
3 24 (12.83%) DevOps Engineer
4 22 (11.76%) Angular Developer
4 22 (11.76%) UI Developer
5 17 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
6 16 (8.56%) React Developer
7 13 (6.95%) Senior Developer
8 9 (4.81%) C# Developer
8 9 (4.81%) Java Developer
9 8 (4.28%) HTML Developer
10 7 (3.74%) .NET Developer
10 7 (3.74%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 7 (3.74%) Node.js Developer
10 7 (3.74%) Sitecore Developer
11 5 (2.67%) Lead DevOps
11 5 (2.67%) PHP Developer
11 5 (2.67%) SQL Developer
12 4 (2.14%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (66.84%) CSS
2 111 (59.36%) HTML
3 93 (49.73%) Node.js
4 83 (44.39%) AngularJS
5 62 (33.16%) React
6 55 (29.41%) Sass
7 51 (27.27%) HTML5
8 33 (17.65%) .NET
9 30 (16.04%) REST
10 26 (13.90%) CSS3
10 26 (13.90%) JSON
11 25 (13.37%) Jest
11 25 (13.37%) RESTful
12 23 (12.30%) Web Services
13 22 (11.76%) jQuery
14 21 (11.23%) ASP.NET
15 20 (10.70%) .NET Framework
15 20 (10.70%) ASP.NET MVC
16 19 (10.16%) LESS
16 19 (10.16%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.37%) User Experience
2 13 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.35%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (3.74%) Derivative
4 7 (3.74%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.67%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.14%) Blog
6 4 (2.14%) Equity Derivative
7 3 (1.60%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.60%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.60%) W3C
7 3 (1.60%) Web 2.0
8 2 (1.07%) Credit Derivative
8 2 (1.07%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.07%) Graphic Design
8 2 (1.07%) PKI
9 1 (0.53%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.23%) Linux
2 12 (6.42%) Unix
3 7 (3.74%) Windows
4 5 (2.67%) CentOS
4 5 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.14%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (29.41%) DevOps
3 40 (21.39%) Test Automation
4 38 (20.32%) Front End Development
4 38 (20.32%) MVC
5 36 (19.25%) Scrum
6 31 (16.58%) Microservices
7 23 (12.30%) TDD
8 20 (10.70%) SDLC
9 19 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (9.63%) Open Source
11 17 (9.09%) Unit Testing
12 16 (8.56%) Problem-Solving
13 13 (6.95%) Web Development
14 11 (5.88%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 11 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
14 11 (5.88%) SOLID
15 10 (5.35%) E-Commerce
15 10 (5.35%) Mentoring
16 9 (4.81%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 141 (75.40%) JavaScript
2 64 (34.22%) TypeScript
3 45 (24.06%) Java
4 34 (18.18%) C#
4 34 (18.18%) ES6
5 30 (16.04%) Python
6 24 (12.83%) SQL
7 15 (8.02%) Groovy
8 14 (7.49%) PowerShell
9 12 (6.42%) T-SQL
10 9 (4.81%) Java 8
11 8 (4.28%) PHP
12 7 (3.74%) Bash Shell
13 5 (2.67%) Scala
14 4 (2.14%) ES7
14 4 (2.14%) Perl
15 3 (1.60%) Shell Script
16 2 (1.07%) C
16 2 (1.07%) C++
16 2 (1.07%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (5.35%) BPSS Clearance
1 10 (5.35%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.81%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.60%) Degree
4 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.53%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.67%) WCAG
2 3 (1.60%) QA
3 2 (1.07%) SEPA
System Software
1 48 (25.67%) Docker
2 8 (4.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 35 (18.72%) Kubernetes
2 32 (17.11%) Ansible
2 32 (17.11%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (13.90%) Puppet
4 21 (11.23%) Terraform
5 6 (3.21%) MIIS
6 4 (2.14%) Salt
7 3 (1.60%) Prometheus
8 2 (1.07%) Grafana
9 1 (0.53%) Istio
9 1 (0.53%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 17 (9.09%) Oracle
2 14 (7.49%) ESRI
3 13 (6.95%) Microsoft
4 12 (6.42%) Atlassian
5 9 (4.81%) Sitecore
6 7 (3.74%) Google
7 5 (2.67%) Splunk
8 3 (1.60%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.60%) Zend
9 2 (1.07%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.07%) Apple
9 2 (1.07%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.07%) F5
9 2 (1.07%) IBM
9 2 (1.07%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.07%) PayPal
10 1 (0.53%) Optimizely
10 1 (0.53%) Perforce
10 1 (0.53%) Twitter
10 1 (0.53%) WooCommerce