Period
to 1 December 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 1 December 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
1 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 420 531 482
Rank change year-on-year +111 -49 +51
Contract jobs citing npm 148 263 460
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.32% 0.45%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.23% 1.09% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 206 375
Median daily rate £563 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £315 £361 £350
90th Percentile £675 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £36.75 £35.00 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +15.70% -24.38%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £26.98
90th Percentile £52.33 £35.00 £33.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.25

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 12,075 24,040 24,805
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.42% 29.64% 24.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,776 16,308 17,211
Median daily rate £495 £495 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £303 £280 £304
90th Percentile £665 £660 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 418 333
Median hourly rate £30.25 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.05% +20.00% -12.50%
10th Percentile £13.63 £14.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £78.75 £63.59
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -3.34%

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 1 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing npm over the 6 months to 1 December 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 1 December 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 +128 110 £465 -11.43% 69
London +68 68 £488 -9.72% 22
Work from Home -100 58 £625 +23.76% 13
UK excluding London +169 40 £450 - 49
North of England +119 23 £500 -11.11% 17
Yorkshire +59 12 £538 -6.52% 6
North West +78 11 £480 +24.27% 10
Midlands +71 7 £322 -19.56% 8
South East +127 6 £439 -15.20% 9
East Midlands +41 4 £315 -18.71%
West Midlands +66 3 £425 -17.07% 8
Wales +34 2 £413 -5.71%
South West +98 1 £413 +3.13% 12
East of England +76 1 £400 +8.47%

For the 6 months to 1 December 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.

1 111 (75.00%) Node.js
2 92 (62.16%) Git (software)
3 86 (58.11%) Java
4 79 (53.38%) JavaScript
5 77 (52.03%) DevOps
6 72 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
7 71 (47.97%) Jenkins
8 66 (44.59%) Maven
9 59 (39.86%) Kubernetes
10 58 (39.19%) gulp
11 55 (37.16%) GCP
12 54 (36.49%) CSS
13 51 (34.46%) Gradle
13 51 (34.46%) Cloud Foundry
14 46 (31.08%) webpack
14 46 (31.08%) Redux
14 46 (31.08%) Python
15 44 (29.73%) nginx
15 44 (29.73%) CircleCI
15 44 (29.73%) React
15 44 (29.73%) Docker
16 43 (29.05%) Travis CI
16 43 (29.05%) Virtual Machines
17 42 (28.38%) Finance
18 41 (27.70%) Open Source
18 41 (27.70%) Mentoring
19 40 (27.03%) Ansible
20 38 (25.68%) Opscode Chef
20 38 (25.68%) Google
21 37 (25.00%) PaaS

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 51 (34.46%) Cloud Foundry
2 44 (29.73%) nginx
3 18 (12.16%) Confluence
3 18 (12.16%) Mule
4 7 (4.73%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.35%) CMS
5 2 (1.35%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.68%) Headless CMS
6 1 (0.68%) IIS
6 1 (0.68%) JBoss
6 1 (0.68%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (2.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.68%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.68%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 55 (37.16%) GCP
2 37 (25.00%) PaaS
3 34 (22.97%) Yarn
4 33 (22.30%) AWS
5 26 (17.57%) Azure
6 23 (15.54%) GitHub
7 14 (9.46%) Slack
8 3 (2.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (2.03%) Amazon ECS
8 3 (2.03%) Amazon S3
8 3 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (2.03%) Datadog
9 2 (1.35%) Azure Functions
9 2 (1.35%) IaaS
9 2 (1.35%) Logic Apps
9 2 (1.35%) Serverless
10 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.68%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.46%) SSL
2 10 (6.76%) Firewall
2 10 (6.76%) Reverse Proxy
3 9 (6.08%) DNS
3 9 (6.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.68%) AMQP
4 1 (0.68%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (22.97%) BigQuery
2 16 (10.81%) MongoDB
3 10 (6.76%) NoSQL
4 8 (5.41%) Cosmos DB
5 7 (4.73%) SQL Server
6 6 (4.05%) Big Data
7 5 (3.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (3.38%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.70%) MySQL
8 4 (2.70%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.68%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 92 (62.16%) Git (software)
2 71 (47.97%) Jenkins
3 66 (44.59%) Maven
4 58 (39.19%) gulp
5 51 (34.46%) Gradle
6 46 (31.08%) webpack
7 44 (29.73%) CircleCI
8 43 (29.05%) Travis CI
9 23 (15.54%) JIRA
10 21 (14.19%) JUnit
10 21 (14.19%) Selenium
11 18 (12.16%) Mockito
12 15 (10.14%) Sonatype Nexus
13 14 (9.46%) Cypress.io
13 14 (9.46%) Grunt
14 10 (6.76%) Jasmine
15 9 (6.08%) Babel
15 9 (6.08%) Mocha
16 8 (5.41%) Karma Test Runner
16 8 (5.41%) Subversion
General
1 42 (28.38%) Finance
2 17 (11.49%) Banking
3 16 (10.81%) Front Office
4 8 (5.41%) Investment Banking
5 6 (4.05%) Retail
6 5 (3.38%) Marketing
6 5 (3.38%) Public Sector
7 3 (2.03%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.03%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.35%) Back Office
8 2 (1.35%) Electronics
8 2 (1.35%) Legal
9 1 (0.68%) Advertising
9 1 (0.68%) Law
9 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.68%) Police
9 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 79 (53.38%) Developer
2 44 (29.73%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (18.24%) React Developer
4 23 (15.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 18 (12.16%) Full Stack Developer
6 17 (11.49%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 13 (8.78%) JavaScript Developer
8 9 (6.08%) Angular Developer
9 8 (5.41%) Senior Developer
9 8 (5.41%) Software Engineer
10 6 (4.05%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 6 (4.05%) Azure Engineer
10 6 (4.05%) Software Developer
10 6 (4.05%) UI Developer
11 5 (3.38%) Java Developer
12 4 (2.70%) Backend Developer
12 4 (2.70%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 4 (2.70%) HTML Developer
12 4 (2.70%) Project Manager
12 4 (2.70%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (75.00%) Node.js
2 54 (36.49%) CSS
3 46 (31.08%) Redux
4 44 (29.73%) React
5 36 (24.32%) HTML
6 30 (20.27%) REST
7 27 (18.24%) Jest
8 24 (16.22%) AngularJS
8 24 (16.22%) Express
9 22 (14.86%) Enzyme
10 21 (14.19%) Spring
10 21 (14.19%) Spring Boot
10 21 (14.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 20 (13.51%) JSON
12 19 (12.84%) Sass
13 18 (12.16%) HTML5
14 17 (11.49%) RxJS
14 17 (11.49%) Web Services
15 15 (10.14%) RESTful
16 14 (9.46%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.51%) User Experience
2 12 (8.11%) Mobile App
3 9 (6.08%) iPad
4 6 (4.05%) Data Structures
5 5 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.68%) Derivative
8 1 (0.68%) FMCG
8 1 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) SCORM
8 1 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.68%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.73%) Unix
2 5 (3.38%) Windows
3 4 (2.70%) Android
3 4 (2.70%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.70%) Linux
4 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (52.03%) DevOps
2 72 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (27.70%) Mentoring
3 41 (27.70%) Open Source
4 37 (25.00%) Front End Development
4 37 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 31 (20.95%) Scrum
6 26 (17.57%) Software Engineering
7 23 (15.54%) Test Automation
8 18 (12.16%) Kanban
9 17 (11.49%) Load Balancing
9 17 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (10.14%) Pair Programming
11 14 (9.46%) Web Development
12 13 (8.78%) Performance Testing
13 12 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (8.11%) Microservices
14 11 (7.43%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (7.43%) OO
15 9 (6.08%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 86 (58.11%) Java
2 79 (53.38%) JavaScript
3 46 (31.08%) Python
4 37 (25.00%) ES6
5 35 (23.65%) TypeScript
6 33 (22.30%) Groovy
7 17 (11.49%) C#
8 16 (10.81%) SQL
9 7 (4.73%) Scala
10 5 (3.38%) PHP
11 4 (2.70%) Kotlin
11 4 (2.70%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.03%) Apple Swift
12 3 (2.03%) Go
12 3 (2.03%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.35%) ES7
13 2 (1.35%) Java 8
14 1 (0.68%) PHP 7
14 1 (0.68%) Ruby
14 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (5.41%) Degree
1 8 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.73%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.03%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.68%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.05%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) GDPR
2 1 (0.68%) WCAG
System Software
1 44 (29.73%) Docker
2 43 (29.05%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 59 (39.86%) Kubernetes
2 40 (27.03%) Ansible
3 38 (25.68%) Opscode Chef
4 37 (25.00%) Terraform
5 34 (22.97%) Argo
6 10 (6.76%) Puppet
7 3 (2.03%) Grafana
7 3 (2.03%) Prometheus
7 3 (2.03%) Salt
Vendors
1 38 (25.68%) Google
2 14 (9.46%) AppDynamics
2 14 (9.46%) Blue Coat
2 14 (9.46%) F5
2 14 (9.46%) Splunk
3 8 (5.41%) Atlassian
4 4 (2.70%) CA Agile Central
5 3 (2.03%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.03%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.35%) Adobe
6 2 (1.35%) OutSystems
6 2 (1.35%) SAP
7 1 (0.68%) Cadence
7 1 (0.68%) IBM
7 1 (0.68%) Netlify
7 1 (0.68%) WSO2