Period
to 21 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Protractor skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Protractor over the 6 months to 21 April 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.

Protractor
UK
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 609 672 690
Rank change year-on-year +63 +18 +98
Contract jobs citing Protractor 281 169 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.44% 1.10% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 119 158
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26% +18.75%
10th Percentile £340 £318 £363
90th Percentile £545 £538 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £45.87 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.87 -
% change year-on-year +9.00% - -

Protractor is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 19,499 15,394 15,724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.28% 16.73% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,519 10,352 10,564
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £290
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 306 367
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £42.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% -2.24% +14.73%
10th Percentile £28.80 £21.63 £23.74
90th Percentile £67.25 £54.38 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% -2.38% +13.51%

Protractor
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Protractor as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Protractor in the UK

Protractor
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Protractor.

Contractor daily rate trend for Protractor in the UK

Protractor
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Protractor over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Protractor in the UK

Protractor
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Protractor.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Protractor in the UK

Protractor
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Protractor within the UK over the 6 months to 21 April 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 +53 268 £450 - 54
London -9 145 £499 +5.05% 30
UK excluding London +35 134 £400 +11.11% 24
South East +23 76 £400 +14.29% 8
East of England +7 17 £350 -17.65% 3
North of England -1 17 £425 +11.84% 6
North West +2 14 £438 +21.95% 3
Scotland -28 11 £375 - 1
East Midlands +5 7 £450 - 2
Midlands -18 7 £450 +20.81% 2
South West +16 6 £400 +23.08% 4
Yorkshire -8 3 £345 -18.82% 2

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Protractor 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 Protractor.

1 202 (71.89%) JavaScript
2 173 (61.57%) Agile Software Development
3 172 (61.21%) AngularJS
4 140 (49.82%) Test Automation
5 119 (42.35%) Jasmine
6 115 (40.93%) TDD
7 105 (37.37%) Karma Test Runner
8 101 (35.94%) CSS
9 97 (34.52%) Node.js
10 95 (33.81%) Selenium
11 94 (33.45%) BDD
12 92 (32.74%) Java
13 89 (31.67%) Scrum
14 87 (30.96%) Continuous Integration
15 85 (30.25%) HTML
16 72 (25.62%) Sass
17 66 (23.49%) npm
18 64 (22.78%) HTML5
19 63 (22.42%) Git (software)
20 61 (21.71%) Cucumber
21 60 (21.35%) gulp
22 56 (19.93%) Front End Development
22 56 (19.93%) WebDriver
23 54 (19.22%) Jenkins
24 48 (17.08%) ES6
25 46 (16.37%) Finance
26 43 (15.30%) Mocha
27 42 (14.95%) CSS3
28 41 (14.59%) TypeScript
29 39 (13.88%) QA

Protractor
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 13 (4.63%) CMS
2 10 (3.56%) Apache Spark
2 10 (3.56%) Cloud Foundry
2 10 (3.56%) Confluence
3 6 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.42%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.36%) nginx
5 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (2.49%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (1.07%) InVision
3 2 (0.71%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 66 (23.49%) npm
2 18 (6.41%) GitHub
3 12 (4.27%) BrowserStack
4 11 (3.91%) Sauce Labs
5 10 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (2.85%) OpenShift
6 8 (2.85%) Yarn
7 3 (1.07%) Lucidchart
8 2 (0.71%) Serverless
9 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.07%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.69%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (4.63%) SQL Server
3 12 (4.27%) MongoDB
4 10 (3.56%) Big Data
5 9 (3.20%) RDBMS
5 9 (3.20%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.49%) MySQL
7 4 (1.42%) Blockchain
7 4 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.71%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.71%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.36%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.36%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.36%) HBase
9 1 (0.36%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.36%) Redis
Development Applications
1 119 (42.35%) Jasmine
2 105 (37.37%) Karma Test Runner
3 95 (33.81%) Selenium
4 63 (22.42%) Git (software)
5 61 (21.71%) Cucumber
6 60 (21.35%) gulp
7 56 (19.93%) WebDriver
8 54 (19.22%) Jenkins
9 43 (15.30%) Mocha
10 35 (12.46%) webpack
11 30 (10.68%) JIRA
12 27 (9.61%) JMeter
13 26 (9.25%) JUnit
14 23 (8.19%) TeamCity
15 21 (7.47%) Grunt
16 20 (7.12%) Visual Studio
17 19 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
18 15 (5.34%) Appium
18 15 (5.34%) Maven
18 15 (5.34%) SpecFlow
General
1 46 (16.37%) Finance
2 27 (9.61%) Banking
3 8 (2.85%) Advertising
4 6 (2.14%) Marketing
5 4 (1.42%) Games
6 3 (1.07%) Back Office
6 3 (1.07%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.71%) Retail
8 1 (0.36%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.36%) Legal
8 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 161 (57.30%) Developer
2 55 (19.57%) Angular Developer
3 51 (18.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 47 (16.73%) JavaScript Developer
5 32 (11.39%) Tester
6 31 (11.03%) Analyst
7 30 (10.68%) Test Analyst
8 27 (9.61%) Full Stack Developer
9 23 (8.19%) Java Developer
10 22 (7.83%) Node.js Developer
11 20 (7.12%) Automation Tester
11 20 (7.12%) Test Engineer
12 16 (5.69%) Automation Test Analyst
13 15 (5.34%) Developer in Test
14 14 (4.98%) Selenium Test Analyst
15 13 (4.63%) Software Developer
16 12 (4.27%) JavaScript Engineer
17 11 (3.91%) QA Tester
17 11 (3.91%) Senior Developer
17 11 (3.91%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (61.21%) AngularJS
2 101 (35.94%) CSS
3 97 (34.52%) Node.js
4 85 (30.25%) HTML
5 72 (25.62%) Sass
6 64 (22.78%) HTML5
7 42 (14.95%) CSS3
8 36 (12.81%) Angular 2
9 35 (12.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 33 (11.74%) JSON
11 31 (11.03%) Chai
12 27 (9.61%) jQuery
12 27 (9.61%) React
13 26 (9.25%) RESTful
14 22 (7.83%) REST
15 21 (7.47%) Gherkin
16 18 (6.41%) LESS
16 18 (6.41%) RESTEasy
17 17 (6.05%) .NET
17 17 (6.05%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.61%) User Experience
2 26 (9.25%) Computer Science
3 22 (7.83%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.49%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.42%) Algorithms
5 4 (1.42%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.42%) Online Gambling
6 3 (1.07%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.07%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.36%) DataPower
8 1 (0.36%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.36%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.12%) Linux
2 12 (4.27%) Apple iOS
3 11 (3.91%) Android
4 10 (3.56%) Windows
5 8 (2.85%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.42%) CentOS
6 4 (1.42%) Unix
7 1 (0.36%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (61.57%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (49.82%) Test Automation
3 115 (40.93%) TDD
4 94 (33.45%) BDD
5 89 (31.67%) Scrum
6 87 (30.96%) Continuous Integration
7 56 (19.93%) Front End Development
8 32 (11.39%) DevOps
8 32 (11.39%) E-Commerce
9 29 (10.32%) Performance Testing
9 29 (10.32%) Test Strategy
10 27 (9.61%) Unit Testing
11 25 (8.90%) Open Source
12 24 (8.54%) Microservices
13 23 (8.19%) Software Engineering
14 22 (7.83%) Acceptance Criteria
14 22 (7.83%) Functional Testing
15 21 (7.47%) Continuous Delivery
15 21 (7.47%) Non-Functional Testing
15 21 (7.47%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 202 (71.89%) JavaScript
2 92 (32.74%) Java
3 48 (17.08%) ES6
4 41 (14.59%) TypeScript
5 38 (13.52%) C#
6 35 (12.46%) SQL
7 21 (7.47%) ES7
8 11 (3.91%) Java 8
9 8 (2.85%) PHP
10 7 (2.49%) Python
10 7 (2.49%) Ruby
11 6 (2.14%) C
12 3 (1.07%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.71%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.71%) Groovy
13 2 (0.71%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.71%) Scala
14 1 (0.36%) ES8
14 1 (0.36%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (8.90%) Security Cleared
2 24 (8.54%) Degree
3 21 (7.47%) SC Cleared
4 19 (6.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (6.05%) ISTQB
6 14 (4.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.07%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (13.88%) QA
2 14 (4.98%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (2.85%) WCAG
4 2 (0.71%) WAI
System Software
1 22 (7.83%) Docker
2 10 (3.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (5.34%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (4.98%) Puppet
3 11 (3.91%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.14%) Kibana
4 6 (2.14%) logstash
5 2 (0.71%) Ansible
6 1 (0.36%) Nagios
Vendors
1 21 (7.47%) Oracle
2 19 (6.76%) Twitter
3 15 (5.34%) HP
4 7 (2.49%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 6 (2.14%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.42%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.07%) IBM
8 2 (0.71%) Google
9 1 (0.36%) Adobe
9 1 (0.36%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.36%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.36%) Perforce
9 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.36%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.36%) SOASTA, Inc