Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 404 504 716
Rank change year-on-year +100 +212 +128
Contract jobs citing npm 589 366 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.38% 0.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.72% 2.66% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 262 138
UK median daily rate £470 £473 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +3.56% +14.06%
10th Percentile £350 £358 £289
90th Percentile £700 £611 £604
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £344
% change year-on-year +2.41% +20.73% -17.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
UK median hourly rate £91.25 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.13% - -
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 21,637 13,768 11,115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.14% 14.40% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,855 9,426 7,722
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £286
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 198 172
UK median hourly rate £18.60 £19.31 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.69% -1.52% -12.84%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.00 £11.52
90th Percentile £71.25 £61.83 £47.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -5.41% +8.82% -15.00%

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 14 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing npm over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 14 August 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 +91 507 £475 +1.06% 128
London +86 351 £500 -2.44% 49
UK excluding London +46 233 £425 +2.41% 91
Scotland +22 66 £450 -10.00% 10
North of England +11 44 £425 +9.68% 28
South West +26 35 £398 +22.31% 13
Midlands +9 35 £400 - 13
South East -34 30 £400 - 18
East Midlands +16 25 £403 -5.29% 9
Yorkshire 0 22 £400 +6.67% 13
North West -4 22 £700 +69.70% 13
Wales -9 14 £405 -10.00% 1
East of England -15 11 £438 +2.94% 7
West Midlands -15 10 £375 -14.29% 4
Northern Ireland +4 5 £600 +20.00% 1

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 444 (75.38%) JavaScript
2 342 (58.06%) Git (software)
3 322 (54.67%) Node.js
4 308 (52.29%) CSS
5 303 (51.44%) Agile Software Development
6 286 (48.56%) HTML
7 239 (40.58%) React
8 238 (40.41%) AngularJS
9 224 (38.03%) webpack
10 215 (36.50%) HTML5
11 204 (34.63%) gulp
12 190 (32.26%) TDD
13 186 (31.58%) Sass
14 173 (29.37%) DevOps
14 173 (29.37%) Front End Development
15 168 (28.52%) CSS3
16 163 (27.67%) Redux
17 159 (26.99%) Docker
18 157 (26.66%) Scrum
19 156 (26.49%) ES6
20 147 (24.96%) Jenkins
21 128 (21.73%) Python
22 126 (21.39%) JSON
23 124 (21.05%) Java
24 120 (20.37%) Amazon AWS
25 119 (20.20%) Web Development
26 111 (18.85%) Grunt
27 107 (18.17%) Unit Testing
28 106 (18.00%) Maven
29 97 (16.47%) Finance

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 69 (11.71%) Cloud Foundry
2 46 (7.81%) nginx
3 28 (4.75%) Tomcat
4 26 (4.41%) CMS
5 23 (3.90%) Elasticsearch
6 21 (3.57%) Umbraco
7 17 (2.89%) Confluence
8 10 (1.70%) WebSphere
9 9 (1.53%) OpenStack
9 9 (1.53%) WordPress
10 6 (1.02%) Predix
11 4 (0.68%) JBoss
12 3 (0.51%) Drupal
13 2 (0.34%) Apache
13 2 (0.34%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.34%) CICS
13 2 (0.34%) IIS
13 2 (0.34%) MODX
13 2 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.34%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (0.68%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.51%) InVision
3 2 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.34%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 120 (20.37%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (11.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (9.85%) Yarn
4 46 (7.81%) GitHub
5 45 (7.64%) Google Cloud Platform
6 41 (6.96%) PaaS
7 34 (5.77%) Heroku
8 28 (4.75%) IBM Cloud
9 24 (4.07%) NuGet
10 17 (2.89%) SaaS
11 14 (2.38%) OpenShift
12 9 (1.53%) BrowserStack
13 8 (1.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 8 (1.36%) Amazon SQS
13 8 (1.36%) IaaS
14 7 (1.19%) Sauce Labs
15 6 (1.02%) AWS CloudTrail
16 5 (0.85%) Google Analytics
17 4 (0.68%) Firebase
17 4 (0.68%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 41 (6.96%) HTTP
2 22 (3.74%) AMQP
3 5 (0.85%) Firewall
4 3 (0.51%) DNS
4 3 (0.51%) DSL
5 1 (0.17%) FTP
5 1 (0.17%) HbbTV
5 1 (0.17%) Internet
5 1 (0.17%) NAS
5 1 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.17%) SAN
5 1 (0.17%) SMS
5 1 (0.17%) SMTP
5 1 (0.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (9.34%) SQL Server
2 35 (5.94%) MySQL
3 25 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (3.57%) MongoDB
5 20 (3.40%) Relational Database
6 18 (3.06%) NoSQL
7 16 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (2.21%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (1.19%) Blockchain
10 6 (1.02%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.85%) Big Data
12 3 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.51%) Couchbase
12 3 (0.51%) CouchDB
12 3 (0.51%) DB2
13 2 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.34%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.34%) SQLite
14 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 342 (58.06%) Git (software)
2 224 (38.03%) webpack
3 204 (34.63%) gulp
4 147 (24.96%) Jenkins
5 111 (18.85%) Grunt
6 106 (18.00%) Maven
7 89 (15.11%) Babel
8 73 (12.39%) Mocha
9 68 (11.54%) SonarQube
10 64 (10.87%) Jasmine
11 63 (10.70%) Karma Test Runner
12 56 (9.51%) Gradle
13 51 (8.66%) Sonatype Nexus
14 49 (8.32%) GitLab
14 49 (8.32%) Protractor
15 43 (7.30%) JIRA
16 40 (6.79%) Ant
17 39 (6.62%) Travis CI
18 37 (6.28%) Cucumber
18 37 (6.28%) JUnit
General
1 97 (16.47%) Finance
2 89 (15.11%) Banking
3 21 (3.57%) Retail
4 13 (2.21%) Marketing
5 12 (2.04%) Front Office
6 10 (1.70%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.53%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.19%) Advertising
9 6 (1.02%) Games
10 5 (0.85%) Music Industry
11 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.51%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.51%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.34%) Back Office
13 2 (0.34%) Electronics
13 2 (0.34%) Publishing
14 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.17%) Danish Language
14 1 (0.17%) French Language
14 1 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 440 (74.70%) Developer
2 120 (20.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 110 (18.68%) React Developer
4 107 (18.17%) JavaScript Developer
5 84 (14.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 74 (12.56%) Angular Developer
7 54 (9.17%) Senior Developer
8 43 (7.30%) UI Developer
9 37 (6.28%) Java Developer
10 36 (6.11%) Node.js Developer
11 33 (5.60%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 33 (5.60%) Senior DevOps
11 33 (5.60%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 31 (5.26%) .NET Developer
13 30 (5.09%) Full Stack Developer
14 25 (4.24%) Senior React Developer
15 23 (3.90%) HTML Developer
16 20 (3.40%) Software Developer
17 16 (2.72%) C# Developer
17 16 (2.72%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 322 (54.67%) Node.js
2 308 (52.29%) CSS
3 286 (48.56%) HTML
4 239 (40.58%) React
5 238 (40.41%) AngularJS
6 215 (36.50%) HTML5
7 186 (31.58%) Sass
8 168 (28.52%) CSS3
9 163 (27.67%) Redux
10 126 (21.39%) JSON
11 97 (16.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 80 (13.58%) RESTful
13 79 (13.41%) .NET
14 73 (12.39%) jQuery
15 69 (11.71%) REST
16 65 (11.04%) ASP.NET
17 56 (9.51%) Chai
18 51 (8.66%) XML
19 49 (8.32%) Ajax
20 48 (8.15%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 75 (12.73%) User Experience
2 41 (6.96%) iPad
3 26 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
4 24 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (3.74%) Fintech
6 21 (3.57%) Data Structures
7 20 (3.40%) Mobile App
8 14 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (1.36%) Cloud Native
11 8 (1.36%) FMCG
12 7 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (1.02%) PKI
14 5 (0.85%) Equities
14 5 (0.85%) Marketing Technology
14 5 (0.85%) Social Media
15 4 (0.68%) Clustering
15 4 (0.68%) Hedge funds
16 3 (0.51%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 57 (9.68%) Linux
2 24 (4.07%) Unix
3 12 (2.04%) Windows
4 4 (0.68%) Android
4 4 (0.68%) CentOS
5 3 (0.51%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.34%) zOS
7 1 (0.17%) AIX
7 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (51.44%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (32.26%) TDD
3 173 (29.37%) DevOps
3 173 (29.37%) Front End Development
4 157 (26.66%) Scrum
5 119 (20.20%) Web Development
6 107 (18.17%) Unit Testing
7 94 (15.96%) Continuous Integration
8 93 (15.79%) Open Source
9 91 (15.45%) Test Automation
10 88 (14.94%) MVC
11 87 (14.77%) Microservices
12 69 (11.71%) E-Commerce
13 65 (11.04%) BDD
14 62 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
15 55 (9.34%) Problem-Solving
16 45 (7.64%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 39 (6.62%) Mentoring
18 37 (6.28%) OO
18 37 (6.28%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 444 (75.38%) JavaScript
2 156 (26.49%) ES6
3 128 (21.73%) Python
4 124 (21.05%) Java
5 90 (15.28%) TypeScript
6 86 (14.60%) C#
7 83 (14.09%) Groovy
8 71 (12.05%) SQL
9 52 (8.83%) Bash Shell
10 45 (7.64%) Ruby
11 31 (5.26%) Shell Script
12 27 (4.58%) PL/SQL
13 23 (3.90%) VB.NET
14 20 (3.40%) PHP
15 18 (3.06%) Java 8
16 17 (2.89%) ES7
17 9 (1.53%) Perl
18 6 (1.02%) Apex Code
18 6 (1.02%) PyPy
19 5 (0.85%) ES8
Qualifications
1 52 (8.83%) Security Cleared
2 48 (8.15%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.38%) Degree
4 6 (1.02%) CCNA
4 6 (1.02%) CCNP
4 6 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.94%) GCP
2 16 (2.72%) QA
3 7 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.85%) WAI
4 5 (0.85%) WCAG
5 4 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 159 (26.99%) Docker
2 42 (7.13%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.68%) etcd
3 4 (0.68%) flannel
4 2 (0.34%) Postfix
4 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.17%) Ceph
5 1 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 75 (12.73%) Kubernetes
2 69 (11.71%) Puppet
3 59 (10.02%) Ansible
3 59 (10.02%) Opscode Chef
4 39 (6.62%) Mesos
5 38 (6.45%) Consul
6 14 (2.38%) Docker Swarm
7 9 (1.53%) Grafana
7 9 (1.53%) Terraform
8 4 (0.68%) Kibana
8 4 (0.68%) rkt
9 3 (0.51%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.34%) Fail2ban
10 2 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.34%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.17%) Oozie
11 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 40 (6.79%) IBM
2 20 (3.40%) Google
3 19 (3.23%) Oracle
4 18 (3.06%) Splunk
5 17 (2.89%) Perforce
6 13 (2.21%) Atlassian
7 9 (1.53%) AppDynamics
7 9 (1.53%) Microsoft
8 7 (1.19%) Cisco
8 7 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.19%) Veracode
8 7 (1.19%) Zend
9 6 (1.02%) Apigee
9 6 (1.02%) CA Agile Central
9 6 (1.02%) FXall
9 6 (1.02%) Mapbox
9 6 (1.02%) Reuters
10 5 (0.85%) Qualys
10 5 (0.85%) Sencha
11 4 (0.68%) Adobe