Period
to 4 December 2021

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 4 December 2021 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
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 541 431 542
Rank change year-on-year -110 +111 -49
Contract jobs citing npm 315 147 267
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.39% 0.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.99% 1.20% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 100 205
10th Percentile £400 £309 £363
25th Percentile £463 £400 £421
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £584 £523 £525
Median % change year-on-year +11.72% -0.48% +10.53%
75th Percentile £728 £638 £588
90th Percentile £750 £650 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £453 £450
% change year-on-year -6.11% +0.59% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 £42.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +42.86% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 - -

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 31,676 12,236 24,466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.67% 32.59% 29.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,927 8,598 16,975
10th Percentile £330 £306 £275
25th Percentile £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £663 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 479 223 380
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.88 £13.73
25th Percentile £14.30 £16.48 £16.25
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -6.67% +12.50% +14.29%
75th Percentile £46.06 £46.00 £36.18
90th Percentile £65.00 £60.00 £71.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.33 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -8.35% +5.26% +8.59%

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 4 December 2021.

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
Top 16 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 4 December 2021. 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 -115 235 £578 +22.22% 89
London -76 185 £628 +28.72% 53
Work from Home -148 109 £700 +12.00% 12
UK excluding London -127 58 £425 -6.11% 42
South East -73 13 £375 -17.15% 5
Scotland - 13 £400 - 6
North of England -82 12 £550 +10.00% 14
Midlands -77 8 £400 +26.98% 8
Wales -24 5 £425 +3.03%
Yorkshire -50 5 £550 +2.33% 5
West Midlands -52 5 £300 -29.41% 8
North East - 5 £470 - 2
South West -56 4 £563 +36.36% 8
East Midlands -36 3 £405 +28.57%
East of England -50 2 £488 +21.88% 1
North West -53 2 £433 -13.50% 7

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, 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.

1 231 (73.33%) JavaScript
2 190 (60.32%) React
3 180 (57.14%) Node.js
4 164 (52.06%) CSS
5 155 (49.21%) HTML
6 153 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
7 139 (44.13%) AngularJS
8 134 (42.54%) Front End Development
9 114 (36.19%) TypeScript
10 113 (35.87%) webpack
11 96 (30.48%) Git (software)
12 92 (29.21%) RESTful
13 91 (28.89%) DevOps
14 84 (26.67%) ES6
15 79 (25.08%) Full Stack Development
16 76 (24.13%) HTML5
17 74 (23.49%) Jenkins
18 72 (22.86%) gulp
19 71 (22.54%) Yarn
19 71 (22.54%) Java
19 71 (22.54%) Social Skills
20 70 (22.22%) Web Development
21 65 (20.63%) CSS3
22 64 (20.32%) User Experience
23 63 (20.00%) Grunt
24 61 (19.37%) Kubernetes
25 60 (19.05%) Maven
25 60 (19.05%) C#
26 59 (18.73%) Microservices
27 57 (18.10%) GCP

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 16 (5.08%) CMS
2 12 (3.81%) Confluence
2 12 (3.81%) Drupal
2 12 (3.81%) nginx
3 11 (3.49%) Headless CMS
4 6 (1.90%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.95%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.63%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.63%) Jetty
6 2 (0.63%) Mule
6 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.63%) WordPress
7 1 (0.32%) Apache
7 1 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.32%) Magnolia
Applications
1 5 (1.59%) Adobe XD
2 4 (1.27%) Figma
2 4 (1.27%) InVision
2 4 (1.27%) Sketch
3 3 (0.95%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.95%) Zeplin
4 2 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.32%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.32%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Magento
1 1 (0.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 71 (22.54%) Yarn
2 57 (18.10%) GCP
3 55 (17.46%) AWS
4 47 (14.92%) Azure
5 27 (8.57%) Serverless
6 25 (7.94%) GitHub
7 15 (4.76%) AWS Lambda
8 14 (4.44%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (3.81%) SaaS
10 10 (3.17%) PaaS
11 6 (1.90%) Amazon S3
12 4 (1.27%) Azure Functions
12 4 (1.27%) Slack
13 3 (0.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.95%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 2 (0.63%) NuGet
14 2 (0.63%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.63%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 2 (0.63%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 2 (0.63%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.08%) AMQP
2 14 (4.44%) HTTP
3 5 (1.59%) Internet
4 1 (0.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (14.60%) SQL Server
2 32 (10.16%) MongoDB
3 22 (6.98%) Relational Database
4 12 (3.81%) Big Data
5 10 (3.17%) NoSQL
5 10 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (2.86%) MySQL
7 8 (2.54%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.27%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.95%) Redis
10 2 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.63%) GIS
10 2 (0.63%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.32%) BigQuery
11 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 113 (35.87%) webpack
2 96 (30.48%) Git (software)
3 74 (23.49%) Jenkins
4 72 (22.86%) gulp
5 63 (20.00%) Grunt
6 60 (19.05%) Maven
7 50 (15.87%) Mocha
8 44 (13.97%) Gradle
8 44 (13.97%) Travis CI
9 42 (13.33%) CircleCI
10 34 (10.79%) Storybook
11 29 (9.21%) Jasmine
11 29 (9.21%) JIRA
12 27 (8.57%) Babel
13 24 (7.62%) Cypress.io
14 21 (6.67%) Selenium
15 19 (6.03%) Karma Test Runner
16 17 (5.40%) Bower
17 11 (3.49%) JUnit
18 8 (2.54%) Subversion
General
1 71 (22.54%) Social Skills
2 46 (14.60%) Finance
3 30 (9.52%) Banking
4 22 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (6.67%) Investment Banking
6 19 (6.03%) Publishing
7 17 (5.40%) Front Office
8 15 (4.76%) Public Sector
9 8 (2.54%) Documentation Skills
9 8 (2.54%) Marketing
10 5 (1.59%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.63%) Games
11 2 (0.63%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.32%) Advertising
12 1 (0.32%) Automotive
12 1 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.32%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 222 (70.48%) Developer
2 76 (24.13%) React Developer
3 74 (23.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 50 (15.87%) JavaScript Developer
5 49 (15.56%) Angular Developer
6 45 (14.29%) Full Stack Developer
7 38 (12.06%) DevOps Engineer
8 33 (10.48%) Senior Developer
9 30 (9.52%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 25 (7.94%) C# Developer
10 25 (7.94%) Node.js Developer
11 19 (6.03%) UI Developer
12 17 (5.40%) HTML Developer
12 17 (5.40%) Web Developer
13 16 (5.08%) Front Office Developer
14 15 (4.76%) Software Engineer
15 14 (4.44%) Java Developer
16 11 (3.49%) Backend Developer
17 9 (2.86%) Senior Web Developer
18 8 (2.54%) Senior UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (60.32%) React
2 180 (57.14%) Node.js
3 164 (52.06%) CSS
4 155 (49.21%) HTML
5 139 (44.13%) AngularJS
6 92 (29.21%) RESTful
7 76 (24.13%) HTML5
8 65 (20.63%) CSS3
9 49 (15.56%) Redux
10 46 (14.60%) Sass
11 45 (14.29%) Jest
12 43 (13.65%) Vue.js
13 38 (12.06%) Web Services
14 34 (10.79%) Express
15 30 (9.52%) .NET
16 29 (9.21%) Swagger
17 28 (8.89%) GraphQL
17 28 (8.89%) REST
18 25 (7.94%) JSON
19 24 (7.62%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 64 (20.32%) User Experience
2 27 (8.57%) Greenfield Project
3 24 (7.62%) Derivative
4 16 (5.08%) Equities
5 13 (4.13%) Data Structures
6 9 (2.86%) Virtual Team
7 8 (2.54%) Cloud Native
8 7 (2.22%) Analytical Mindset
8 7 (2.22%) W3C
9 6 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.90%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.59%) iPad
10 5 (1.59%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.59%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.27%) Wiki
12 2 (0.63%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.63%) Social Media
12 2 (0.63%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.35%) Linux
2 13 (4.13%) Unix
3 9 (2.86%) Windows
4 6 (1.90%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.59%) Android
5 5 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (42.54%) Front End Development
3 91 (28.89%) DevOps
4 79 (25.08%) Full Stack Development
5 70 (22.22%) Web Development
6 59 (18.73%) Microservices
7 53 (16.83%) Open Source
8 48 (15.24%) Responsive Web Design
9 46 (14.60%) Unit Testing
10 42 (13.33%) Software Engineering
10 42 (13.33%) TDD
11 38 (12.06%) Continuous Improvement
12 33 (10.48%) Mentoring
13 28 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
14 27 (8.57%) Mobile First
14 27 (8.57%) SDLC
15 25 (7.94%) Scrum
16 24 (7.62%) Electronic Trading
16 24 (7.62%) MVC
17 23 (7.30%) OO
Programming Languages
1 231 (73.33%) JavaScript
2 114 (36.19%) TypeScript
3 84 (26.67%) ES6
4 71 (22.54%) Java
5 60 (19.05%) C#
6 54 (17.14%) Python
7 40 (12.70%) Groovy
8 22 (6.98%) SQL
9 18 (5.71%) PHP
10 9 (2.86%) PowerShell
11 8 (2.54%) ES7
12 7 (2.22%) Kotlin
13 5 (1.59%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.27%) PHP 7
15 3 (0.95%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.95%) Go
15 3 (0.95%) Ruby
16 2 (0.63%) C++
16 2 (0.63%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (7.30%) Degree
2 14 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.59%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.27%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.63%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.32%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.32%) OCP
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (11.11%) Accessibility
2 4 (1.27%) QA
3 3 (0.95%) WCAG
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 46 (14.60%) Docker
2 4 (1.27%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 61 (19.37%) Kubernetes
2 49 (15.56%) Terraform
3 46 (14.60%) Ansible
4 43 (13.65%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.27%) Istio
6 2 (0.63%) MIIS
6 2 (0.63%) Puppet
6 2 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.63%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.32%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.32%) Packer
Vendors
1 41 (13.02%) Google
2 8 (2.54%) Oracle
3 7 (2.22%) Adobe
3 7 (2.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (1.27%) Teradata
5 3 (0.95%) Splunk
6 2 (0.63%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.63%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (0.63%) Demandware
6 2 (0.63%) Dynatrace
6 2 (0.63%) MuleSoft
6 2 (0.63%) Netlify
6 2 (0.63%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 2 (0.63%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.32%) hybris
7 1 (0.32%) IBM
7 1 (0.32%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.32%) SAP
7 1 (0.32%) Sparx