Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 567 594 698
Rank change year-on-year +27 +104 +72
Contract jobs citing Protractor 335 297 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.30% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.55% 1.63% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 185 138
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £352 £325 £325
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £384 £435
% change year-on-year +10.75% -11.78% +8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 0
UK median hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.50 -

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 21,645 18,265 17,210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.96% 18.38% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,817 12,659 11,639
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 290 252
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +4.46%
10th Percentile £25.49 £30.23 £24.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £61.90 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +4.14%

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 22 October 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 14 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 22 October 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 +16 317 £471 +4.67% 58
London +23 172 £475 - 23
UK excluding London -22 161 £425 +10.75% 41
South East -22 75 £450 +25.00% 11
North of England +2 34 £391 -2.34% 11
East of England +13 17 £400 +17.65% 1
Midlands -48 17 £343 -20.35% 8
Scotland -13 16 £410 -7.34% 5
East Midlands -7 13 £400 -9.09% 3
North East +15 12 £391 +16.61% 4
North West -2 11 £350 -9.68% 4
Yorkshire -10 11 £400 -14.44% 3
West Midlands -20 4 £300 -40.00% 5
South West -22 2 £375 +15.38% 4

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 229 (68.36%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (64.48%) AngularJS
3 213 (63.58%) JavaScript
4 182 (54.33%) Test Automation
5 137 (40.90%) CSS
6 131 (39.10%) Java
6 131 (39.10%) Selenium
7 123 (36.72%) Cucumber
8 114 (34.03%) BDD
8 114 (34.03%) Node.js
9 113 (33.73%) HTML
10 108 (32.24%) Git (software)
11 99 (29.55%) Karma Test Runner
12 98 (29.25%) TDD
13 94 (28.06%) HTML5
14 93 (27.76%) Front End Development
15 92 (27.46%) Jasmine
16 90 (26.87%) Continuous Integration
17 81 (24.18%) Jenkins
18 78 (23.28%) QA
18 78 (23.28%) C#
19 69 (20.60%) Chai
19 69 (20.60%) .NET
20 63 (18.81%) SQL
20 63 (18.81%) Mocha
21 61 (18.21%) CSS3
22 59 (17.61%) Microsoft Azure
23 56 (16.72%) Finance
23 56 (16.72%) Sass
24 55 (16.42%) Microservices

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 18 (5.37%) Confluence
2 17 (5.07%) CMS
3 16 (4.78%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.90%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.30%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 8 (2.39%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 59 (17.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (11.64%) npm
3 28 (8.36%) GitHub
4 18 (5.37%) BrowserStack
5 12 (3.58%) Sauce Labs
6 11 (3.28%) OpenShift
7 10 (2.99%) Lucidchart
8 8 (2.39%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (1.79%) Firebase
10 3 (0.90%) Slack
10 3 (0.90%) Tricentis Tosca
11 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.30%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (8.36%) AMQP
2 2 (0.60%) Internet
3 1 (0.30%) DSL
3 1 (0.30%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.07%) NoSQL
2 12 (3.58%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (2.09%) Blockchain
3 7 (2.09%) MySQL
4 4 (1.19%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.90%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.90%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.90%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.60%) Big Data
6 2 (0.60%) HBase
7 1 (0.30%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.30%) DB2
Development Applications
1 131 (39.10%) Selenium
2 123 (36.72%) Cucumber
3 108 (32.24%) Git (software)
4 99 (29.55%) Karma Test Runner
5 92 (27.46%) Jasmine
6 81 (24.18%) Jenkins
7 63 (18.81%) Mocha
8 55 (16.42%) JIRA
9 44 (13.13%) WebDriver
10 25 (7.46%) Maven
11 22 (6.57%) gulp
12 19 (5.67%) SoapUI
13 18 (5.37%) Gradle
13 18 (5.37%) JMeter
13 18 (5.37%) TeamCity
14 13 (3.88%) Appium
14 13 (3.88%) JUnit
14 13 (3.88%) SpecFlow
15 12 (3.58%) git-flow
15 12 (3.58%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 56 (16.72%) Finance
2 23 (6.87%) Banking
3 14 (4.18%) Advertising
4 7 (2.09%) Retail
5 4 (1.19%) Games
6 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 198 (59.10%) Developer
2 77 (22.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 73 (21.79%) Angular Developer
4 49 (14.63%) Tester
5 33 (9.85%) Node.js Developer
6 28 (8.36%) Java Developer
6 28 (8.36%) Test Engineer
7 23 (6.87%) Automation Tester
8 22 (6.57%) Full Stack Developer
8 22 (6.57%) JavaScript Developer
9 18 (5.37%) QA Engineer
10 17 (5.07%) QA Tester
11 15 (4.48%) Developer in Test
12 14 (4.18%) Open Source Developer
13 13 (3.88%) Senior Developer
14 12 (3.58%) Senior Front-End Developer
14 12 (3.58%) Test Automation Engineer
15 11 (3.28%) .NET Developer
15 11 (3.28%) JavaScript Engineer
15 11 (3.28%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (64.48%) AngularJS
2 137 (40.90%) CSS
3 114 (34.03%) Node.js
4 113 (33.73%) HTML
5 94 (28.06%) HTML5
6 69 (20.60%) .NET
6 69 (20.60%) Chai
7 61 (18.21%) CSS3
8 56 (16.72%) Sass
9 54 (16.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 48 (14.33%) Angular 2
10 48 (14.33%) Gherkin
11 47 (14.03%) RESTful
12 43 (12.84%) React
13 39 (11.64%) ASP.NET
14 33 (9.85%) REST
15 31 (9.25%) RabbitMQ
16 28 (8.36%) GraphQL
16 28 (8.36%) Web Services
17 26 (7.76%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 43 (12.84%) User Experience
2 26 (7.76%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (4.78%) Mobile App
4 14 (4.18%) Computer Science
4 14 (4.18%) Fintech
5 13 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.69%) DataPower
7 7 (2.09%) Algorithms
7 7 (2.09%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.19%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.90%) Derivative
9 3 (0.90%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.90%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.60%) NHS
10 2 (0.60%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.60%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.30%) Equities
11 1 (0.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.69%) Windows
2 8 (2.39%) Android
2 8 (2.39%) Apple iOS
3 7 (2.09%) Linux
4 2 (0.60%) Unix
5 1 (0.30%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (68.36%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (54.33%) Test Automation
3 114 (34.03%) BDD
4 98 (29.25%) TDD
5 93 (27.76%) Front End Development
6 90 (26.87%) Continuous Integration
7 55 (16.42%) Microservices
8 54 (16.12%) DevOps
9 52 (15.52%) Scrum
10 50 (14.93%) Open Source
11 46 (13.73%) MVC
12 39 (11.64%) SDET
13 35 (10.45%) SDLC
14 33 (9.85%) API Testing
15 32 (9.55%) OO
15 32 (9.55%) Unit Testing
16 28 (8.36%) MVVM
16 28 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
16 28 (8.36%) Test Scripting
16 28 (8.36%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 213 (63.58%) JavaScript
2 131 (39.10%) Java
3 78 (23.28%) C#
4 63 (18.81%) SQL
5 52 (15.52%) TypeScript
6 28 (8.36%) PL/SQL
6 28 (8.36%) VB.NET
7 20 (5.97%) Python
8 16 (4.78%) ES6
9 12 (3.58%) Java 8
10 7 (2.09%) Scala
11 5 (1.49%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.49%) C++
11 5 (1.49%) Ruby
12 4 (1.19%) Perl
13 3 (0.90%) ES7
14 2 (0.60%) Groovy
14 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (8.66%) Security Cleared
2 27 (8.06%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.58%) Degree
4 9 (2.69%) ISTQB
5 8 (2.39%) ISEB
6 5 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.30%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (23.28%) QA
2 5 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.49%) WCAG
3 2 (0.60%) PMO
4 1 (0.30%) WAI
System Software
1 48 (14.33%) Docker
2 2 (0.60%) HDFS
2 2 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.60%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (5.07%) Docker Swarm
2 12 (3.58%) Ansible
3 10 (2.99%) Kibana
4 9 (2.69%) logstash
5 8 (2.39%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (1.79%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.30%) Grafana
8 1 (0.30%) Puppet
8 1 (0.30%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (5.67%) Atlassian
2 10 (2.99%) IBM
3 7 (2.09%) Microsoft
4 5 (1.49%) Perforce
5 4 (1.19%) Adobe
5 4 (1.19%) HP
5 4 (1.19%) Oracle
6 3 (0.90%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 2 (0.60%) CA
7 2 (0.60%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (0.60%) RedGate
8 1 (0.30%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.30%) VMware