Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 501 439 500
Rank change year-on-year -62 +61 +166
Contract jobs citing npm 326 542 434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.53% 0.44%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.33% 2.27% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 405 322
UK median daily rate £500 £465 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +8.57%
10th Percentile £352 £350 £350
90th Percentile £675 £700 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £406 £403
% change year-on-year +9.23% +0.93% +5.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.70% -24.38% -
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 24,431 23,913 15,986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.93% 23.19% 16.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,742 16,483 11,031
UK median daily rate £498 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.74% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £290 £300 £275
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 337 227
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% -12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £61.18 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +25.71% -5.41% +8.44%

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 October 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 19 October 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 -54 292 £525 +10.53% 104
London -15 202 £525 +5.00% 45
UK excluding London -54 116 £444 +9.23% 65
South East +35 35 £513 +28.13% 15
North of England +4 19 £575 +13.86% 12
Scotland -4 18 £425 -39.29% 4
Yorkshire +8 14 £575 +43.75% 2
Midlands +18 13 £394 +8.01% 8
South West -40 13 £400 +1.27% 13
Wales +22 12 £425 - 1
West Midlands +32 7 £456 +21.67% 3
East of England +27 6 £388 +14.81% 11
East Midlands +2 6 £344 -5.64% 5
North West -6 5 £480 -31.43% 9

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 262 (80.37%) JavaScript
2 203 (62.27%) CSS
3 189 (57.98%) HTML
4 177 (54.29%) Node.js
5 172 (52.76%) AngularJS
6 167 (51.23%) Agile Software Development
7 166 (50.92%) Git (software)
8 123 (37.73%) TypeScript
9 119 (36.50%) gulp
10 105 (32.21%) ES6
11 100 (30.67%) Front End Development
11 100 (30.67%) Sass
12 97 (29.75%) HTML5
12 97 (29.75%) Scrum
13 95 (29.14%) React
14 91 (27.91%) Java
15 90 (27.61%) webpack
16 84 (25.77%) Jenkins
17 81 (24.85%) Docker
18 80 (24.54%) Grunt
18 80 (24.54%) C#
19 78 (23.93%) Azure
19 78 (23.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 77 (23.62%) Finance
21 76 (23.31%) Maven
22 71 (21.78%) User Experience
23 69 (21.17%) CSS3
24 68 (20.86%) DevOps
25 65 (19.94%) TDD
26 64 (19.63%) JIRA

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 53 (16.26%) Confluence
2 29 (8.90%) Elasticsearch
3 26 (7.98%) CMS
4 22 (6.75%) Cloud Foundry
5 21 (6.44%) Umbraco
6 19 (5.83%) IIS
7 15 (4.60%) nginx
8 11 (3.37%) Sitecore CMS
9 10 (3.07%) Mule
10 9 (2.76%) Apache Solr
10 9 (2.76%) SharePoint
11 8 (2.45%) Apache
12 5 (1.53%) ArcGIS
12 5 (1.53%) Drupal
12 5 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.92%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.92%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.92%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.53%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (1.23%) Magento
4 2 (0.61%) Shopify
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 78 (23.93%) Azure
2 57 (17.48%) GitHub
3 47 (14.42%) AWS
4 41 (12.58%) Yarn
5 22 (6.75%) PaaS
6 12 (3.68%) OpenShift
7 10 (3.07%) Slack
8 9 (2.76%) GCP
9 7 (2.15%) Amazon S3
10 6 (1.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 6 (1.84%) Amazon ECS
11 5 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (1.53%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (1.53%) Datadog
11 5 (1.53%) Serverless
12 4 (1.23%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (1.23%) CloudFront
12 4 (1.23%) Route 53
12 4 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.99%) HTTP
2 8 (2.45%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (0.61%) SSH
4 1 (0.31%) DNS
4 1 (0.31%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.31%) Firewall
4 1 (0.31%) FTP
4 1 (0.31%) MPLS
4 1 (0.31%) Network Security
4 1 (0.31%) Skype
4 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.31%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (17.18%) SQL Server
2 32 (9.82%) MySQL
3 25 (7.67%) NoSQL
4 15 (4.60%) MongoDB
4 15 (4.60%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.84%) GIS
7 5 (1.53%) Geospatial Data
8 4 (1.23%) Amazon Aurora
8 4 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.92%) Big Data
9 3 (0.92%) MariaDB
9 3 (0.92%) Redis
10 2 (0.61%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 166 (50.92%) Git (software)
2 119 (36.50%) gulp
3 90 (27.61%) webpack
4 84 (25.77%) Jenkins
5 80 (24.54%) Grunt
6 76 (23.31%) Maven
7 64 (19.63%) Jasmine
7 64 (19.63%) JIRA
8 47 (14.42%) Karma Test Runner
9 37 (11.35%) Protractor
10 24 (7.36%) Cucumber
10 24 (7.36%) Selenium
11 21 (6.44%) Gradle
11 21 (6.44%) Visual Studio
12 20 (6.13%) JUnit
13 18 (5.52%) Subversion
14 16 (4.91%) Mocha
14 16 (4.91%) Sonatype Nexus
15 15 (4.60%) Bower
15 15 (4.60%) GitLab
General
1 77 (23.62%) Finance
2 51 (15.64%) Banking
3 23 (7.06%) Investment Banking
4 14 (4.29%) Front Office
5 13 (3.99%) Public Sector
6 12 (3.68%) Retail
7 7 (2.15%) Marketing
8 5 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.23%) Law
9 4 (1.23%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.92%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.61%) International Banking
11 2 (0.61%) Legal
11 2 (0.61%) Publishing
12 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.31%) German Language
12 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 262 (80.37%) Developer
2 97 (29.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 63 (19.33%) Angular Developer
4 48 (14.72%) JavaScript Developer
5 43 (13.19%) Senior Developer
6 34 (10.43%) DevOps Engineer
7 33 (10.12%) React Developer
8 30 (9.20%) Full Stack Developer
9 28 (8.59%) UI Developer
10 14 (4.29%) C# Developer
11 13 (3.99%) Senior JavaScript Developer
11 13 (3.99%) Web Developer
12 11 (3.37%) Senior UI Developer
13 10 (3.07%) Architect
13 10 (3.07%) Sitecore Developer
14 9 (2.76%) .NET Developer
14 9 (2.76%) HTML Developer
14 9 (2.76%) Senior React Developer
14 9 (2.76%) Software Developer
15 8 (2.45%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (62.27%) CSS
2 189 (57.98%) HTML
3 177 (54.29%) Node.js
4 172 (52.76%) AngularJS
5 100 (30.67%) Sass
6 97 (29.75%) HTML5
7 95 (29.14%) React
8 78 (23.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 69 (21.17%) CSS3
10 63 (19.33%) .NET
11 61 (18.71%) REST
12 57 (17.48%) jQuery
13 55 (16.87%) Redux
14 45 (13.80%) RESTful
15 43 (13.19%) JSON
16 35 (10.74%) Spring
17 32 (9.82%) ASP.NET
17 32 (9.82%) Jest
17 32 (9.82%) LESS
18 31 (9.51%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 71 (21.78%) User Experience
2 20 (6.13%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.68%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.45%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.15%) Derivative
6 7 (2.15%) Graphic Design
7 6 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.84%) NHS
8 5 (1.53%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.92%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.92%) Animation
9 3 (0.92%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.92%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.61%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.61%) Equities
10 2 (0.61%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.61%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.31%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (7.36%) Linux
2 20 (6.13%) Windows
3 8 (2.45%) Unix
4 3 (0.92%) Android
4 3 (0.92%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.92%) CentOS
4 3 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.31%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (51.23%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (30.67%) Front End Development
3 97 (29.75%) Scrum
4 68 (20.86%) DevOps
5 65 (19.94%) TDD
6 51 (15.64%) Microservices
6 51 (15.64%) Test Automation
6 51 (15.64%) Unit Testing
7 45 (13.80%) Open Source
8 44 (13.50%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (13.50%) MVC
9 35 (10.74%) Web Development
10 33 (10.12%) Responsive Web Design
11 31 (9.51%) SDLC
12 28 (8.59%) Pair Programming
13 27 (8.28%) Kanban
14 26 (7.98%) BDD
14 26 (7.98%) Problem-Solving
15 24 (7.36%) Software Engineering
16 18 (5.52%) OO
Programming Languages
1 262 (80.37%) JavaScript
2 123 (37.73%) TypeScript
3 105 (32.21%) ES6
4 91 (27.91%) Java
5 80 (24.54%) C#
6 56 (17.18%) SQL
7 47 (14.42%) Python
8 20 (6.13%) PHP
9 19 (5.83%) Groovy
10 14 (4.29%) Perl
11 12 (3.68%) PowerShell
12 11 (3.37%) Java 8
12 11 (3.37%) T-SQL
13 10 (3.07%) Bash Shell
14 9 (2.76%) Scala
15 7 (2.15%) Ruby
16 5 (1.53%) Go
17 4 (1.23%) Shell Script
18 3 (0.92%) C++
18 3 (0.92%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 23 (7.06%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.91%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.68%) Degree
4 6 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.61%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.31%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.31%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.92%) QA
2 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.31%) WCAG
System Software
1 81 (24.85%) Docker
2 17 (5.21%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.31%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 53 (16.26%) Ansible
2 33 (10.12%) Kubernetes
3 27 (8.28%) Puppet
4 24 (7.36%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (3.37%) Terraform
6 8 (2.45%) MIIS
7 6 (1.84%) ITRS Geneos
7 6 (1.84%) Nagios
7 6 (1.84%) ZABBIX
8 5 (1.53%) Grafana
8 5 (1.53%) Hadoop YARN
8 5 (1.53%) Prometheus
8 5 (1.53%) Salt
9 1 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 16 (4.91%) Microsoft
1 16 (4.91%) Splunk
2 13 (3.99%) Atlassian
3 11 (3.37%) Sitecore
4 10 (3.07%) AppDynamics
4 10 (3.07%) Blue Coat
4 10 (3.07%) F5
5 9 (2.76%) Oracle
6 8 (2.45%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 7 (2.15%) Perforce
8 6 (1.84%) Remedy
9 5 (1.53%) BMC
9 5 (1.53%) ESRI
9 5 (1.53%) Google
9 5 (1.53%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.23%) Adobe
11 3 (0.92%) IBM
11 3 (0.92%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.92%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.92%) Zend