Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 417 527 721
Rank change year-on-year +110 +194 +121
Contract jobs citing npm 545 331 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.36% 0.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.67% 2.67% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 237 113
UK median daily rate £475 £455 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.40% -4.21% +18.75%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £292
90th Percentile £625 £685 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £419 £400
% change year-on-year +1.49% +4.69% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
UK median hourly rate £91.25 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +204.17% - -
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 20,426 12,390 9,651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.38% 13.53% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,917 8,534 6,720
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +10.43%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £288
90th Percentile £638 £619 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 174 154
UK median hourly rate £18.95 £19.00 £19.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.29% -2.83% -13.10%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.83 £11.69
90th Percentile £56.25 £58.50 £46.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year -2.86% +7.69% -18.75%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +86 482 £475 +4.97% 148
London +58 345 £510 -0.97% 62
UK excluding London +33 195 £425 +1.49% 97
Scotland +2 47 £425 -15.00% 8
South East -1 46 £425 - 41
Midlands -14 31 £400 -3.03% 6
North of England -14 30 £400 +6.67% 27
East Midlands +3 22 £418 +1.27% 3
South West +22 19 £514 +58.27% 8
Yorkshire -6 18 £400 +6.67% 9
North West -18 12 £338 -11.48% 14
East of England -17 10 £400 -5.88% 4
West Midlands -20 9 £375 -16.67% 3
Northern Ireland -4 7 £600 +29.73% 2
Wales - 5 £400 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 426 (78.17%) JavaScript
2 313 (57.43%) Git (software)
3 293 (53.76%) Agile Software Development
4 291 (53.39%) CSS
5 277 (50.83%) Node.js
6 276 (50.64%) HTML
7 242 (44.40%) AngularJS
8 217 (39.82%) React
9 211 (38.72%) HTML5
10 200 (36.70%) webpack
11 193 (35.41%) gulp
12 183 (33.58%) TDD
13 182 (33.39%) Sass
14 154 (28.26%) DevOps
15 150 (27.52%) Jenkins
15 150 (27.52%) CSS3
16 146 (26.79%) Front End Development
17 144 (26.42%) ES6
17 144 (26.42%) Docker
18 139 (25.50%) Redux
19 126 (23.12%) Scrum
20 122 (22.39%) Grunt
21 116 (21.28%) Java
22 110 (20.18%) Python
22 110 (20.18%) Amazon AWS
23 105 (19.27%) JSON
24 104 (19.08%) TypeScript
25 101 (18.53%) Maven
26 97 (17.80%) Banking
27 96 (17.61%) 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 59 (10.83%) Cloud Foundry
2 32 (5.87%) nginx
3 30 (5.50%) Tomcat
4 27 (4.95%) Elasticsearch
5 26 (4.77%) CMS
6 14 (2.57%) Umbraco
6 14 (2.57%) WebSphere
7 13 (2.39%) Confluence
8 9 (1.65%) WordPress
9 8 (1.47%) OpenStack
10 6 (1.10%) Predix
11 5 (0.92%) JBoss
12 3 (0.55%) Mule
12 3 (0.55%) Mule ESB
13 2 (0.37%) Apache
13 2 (0.37%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.37%) CICS
13 2 (0.37%) MODX
13 2 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.37%) WildFly
Applications
1 5 (0.92%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.55%) InVision
3 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 110 (20.18%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (12.11%) Yarn
3 59 (10.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 48 (8.81%) GitHub
5 36 (6.61%) Google Cloud Platform
5 36 (6.61%) PaaS
6 30 (5.50%) Heroku
7 27 (4.95%) SaaS
8 25 (4.59%) IBM Cloud
9 18 (3.30%) IaaS
10 13 (2.39%) OpenShift
11 11 (2.02%) NuGet
12 8 (1.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (1.28%) Amazon SQS
13 7 (1.28%) Sauce Labs
14 6 (1.10%) AWS CloudTrail
14 6 (1.10%) BrowserStack
15 4 (0.73%) Firebase
15 4 (0.73%) Google Analytics
15 4 (0.73%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.59%) HTTP
2 16 (2.94%) AMQP
3 10 (1.83%) Firewall
4 3 (0.55%) DSL
4 3 (0.55%) FTP
4 3 (0.55%) SMTP
4 3 (0.55%) SSL
5 2 (0.37%) DNS
5 2 (0.37%) OpenVPN
6 1 (0.18%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.18%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (7.52%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.87%) MySQL
3 31 (5.69%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (3.49%) Relational Database
5 18 (3.30%) MongoDB
6 16 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (2.75%) SQL Server 2014
8 11 (2.02%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.28%) Blockchain
10 6 (1.10%) Couchbase
10 6 (1.10%) CouchDB
11 5 (0.92%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.55%) Big Data
12 3 (0.55%) Redis
12 3 (0.55%) SQLite
13 2 (0.37%) DB2
13 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 313 (57.43%) Git (software)
2 200 (36.70%) webpack
3 193 (35.41%) gulp
4 150 (27.52%) Jenkins
5 122 (22.39%) Grunt
6 101 (18.53%) Maven
7 76 (13.94%) Jasmine
8 73 (13.39%) Karma Test Runner
9 70 (12.84%) Mocha
9 70 (12.84%) SonarQube
10 68 (12.48%) Babel
11 52 (9.54%) Sonatype Nexus
12 51 (9.36%) Protractor
13 49 (8.99%) JUnit
14 45 (8.26%) Bower
15 44 (8.07%) Gradle
16 42 (7.71%) GitLab
17 39 (7.16%) Ant
17 39 (7.16%) JIRA
18 36 (6.61%) Cucumber
General
1 97 (17.80%) Banking
2 96 (17.61%) Finance
3 20 (3.67%) Investment Banking
4 16 (2.94%) Retail
5 13 (2.39%) Front Office
6 10 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.47%) Marketing
8 6 (1.10%) Advertising
8 6 (1.10%) Games
9 4 (0.73%) Music Industry
10 3 (0.55%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.55%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.37%) Back Office
11 2 (0.37%) Electronics
11 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 408 (74.86%) Developer
2 110 (20.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 106 (19.45%) JavaScript Developer
4 83 (15.23%) React Developer
5 78 (14.31%) Angular Developer
6 75 (13.76%) DevOps Engineer
7 54 (9.91%) Senior Developer
8 42 (7.71%) Java Developer
9 40 (7.34%) Node.js Developer
9 40 (7.34%) UI Developer
10 31 (5.69%) Full Stack Developer
11 30 (5.50%) HTML Developer
11 30 (5.50%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 29 (5.32%) Senior DevOps
12 29 (5.32%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 23 (4.22%) .NET Developer
14 17 (3.12%) Senior React Developer
14 17 (3.12%) Software Developer
15 16 (2.94%) C# Developer
16 15 (2.75%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (53.39%) CSS
2 277 (50.83%) Node.js
3 276 (50.64%) HTML
4 242 (44.40%) AngularJS
5 217 (39.82%) React
6 211 (38.72%) HTML5
7 182 (33.39%) Sass
8 150 (27.52%) CSS3
9 139 (25.50%) Redux
10 105 (19.27%) JSON
11 90 (16.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 85 (15.60%) RESTful
13 71 (13.03%) jQuery
14 68 (12.48%) REST
15 57 (10.46%) .NET
16 55 (10.09%) Vue (Vue.js)
17 53 (9.72%) Angular 2
18 50 (9.17%) LESS
19 48 (8.81%) Jest
20 47 (8.62%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 62 (11.38%) User Experience
2 46 (8.44%) iPad
3 23 (4.22%) Greenfield Project
4 22 (4.04%) Mobile App
5 19 (3.49%) Fintech
6 17 (3.12%) Data Structures
7 16 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (2.57%) Linux Command Line
9 12 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (1.47%) FMCG
11 7 (1.28%) Clustering
11 7 (1.28%) Derivative
12 6 (1.10%) PKI
13 5 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (0.92%) Equity Derivative
13 5 (0.92%) Marketing Technology
13 5 (0.92%) Social Media
14 3 (0.55%) Equities
14 3 (0.55%) Hedge funds
14 3 (0.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 56 (10.28%) Linux
2 40 (7.34%) Unix
3 11 (2.02%) Windows
4 4 (0.73%) Android
4 4 (0.73%) CentOS
5 3 (0.55%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.37%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (53.76%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (33.58%) TDD
3 154 (28.26%) DevOps
4 146 (26.79%) Front End Development
5 126 (23.12%) Scrum
6 95 (17.43%) Web Development
7 93 (17.06%) Unit Testing
8 89 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
9 83 (15.23%) Test Automation
10 80 (14.68%) BDD
11 73 (13.39%) MVC
12 72 (13.21%) E-Commerce
13 70 (12.84%) Open Source
14 67 (12.29%) Microservices
15 50 (9.17%) Responsive Web Design
16 43 (7.89%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 36 (6.61%) Continuous Delivery
17 36 (6.61%) OO
18 35 (6.42%) Software Engineering
19 34 (6.24%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 426 (78.17%) JavaScript
2 144 (26.42%) ES6
3 116 (21.28%) Java
4 110 (20.18%) Python
5 104 (19.08%) TypeScript
6 70 (12.84%) C#
7 64 (11.74%) Groovy
8 53 (9.72%) SQL
9 48 (8.81%) Bash Shell
10 45 (8.26%) Ruby
11 24 (4.40%) Java 8
12 23 (4.22%) PL/SQL
12 23 (4.22%) Shell Script
13 22 (4.04%) ES7
14 19 (3.49%) PHP
15 17 (3.12%) VB.NET
16 8 (1.47%) Perl
17 6 (1.10%) Apex Code
17 6 (1.10%) PyPy
18 5 (0.92%) ES8
Qualifications
1 53 (9.72%) Security Cleared
2 48 (8.81%) SC Cleared
3 8 (1.47%) Degree
4 6 (1.10%) CCNA
4 6 (1.10%) CCNP
4 6 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.37%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.69%) GCP
2 26 (4.77%) QA
3 9 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.37%) WAI
5 2 (0.37%) WCAG
6 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 144 (26.42%) Docker
2 28 (5.14%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.73%) etcd
3 4 (0.73%) flannel
4 3 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.37%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.37%) Postfix
5 2 (0.37%) Squid
6 1 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.18%) Ceph
6 1 (0.18%) GeoWebCache
6 1 (0.18%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 69 (12.66%) Kubernetes
2 68 (12.48%) Puppet
3 67 (12.29%) Opscode Chef
4 60 (11.01%) Ansible
5 35 (6.42%) Mesos
6 34 (6.24%) Consul
7 17 (3.12%) Docker Swarm
8 9 (1.65%) Terraform
9 8 (1.47%) Grafana
10 4 (0.73%) Kibana
10 4 (0.73%) rkt
11 3 (0.55%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.37%) Fail2ban
12 2 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
13 1 (0.18%) Oozie
13 1 (0.18%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 35 (6.42%) IBM
2 25 (4.59%) Splunk
3 17 (3.12%) Perforce
4 15 (2.75%) AppDynamics
5 14 (2.57%) Atlassian
6 13 (2.39%) Google
7 10 (1.83%) FXall
7 10 (1.83%) Reuters
8 9 (1.65%) Microsoft
9 8 (1.47%) CA Agile Central
10 7 (1.28%) Apigee
10 7 (1.28%) Cisco
10 7 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.28%) Veracode
11 6 (1.10%) Adobe
11 6 (1.10%) Mapbox
11 6 (1.10%) Sencha
12 5 (0.92%) Oracle
12 5 (0.92%) Qualys
13 4 (0.73%) VMware