Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for ES6 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ES6 over the 6 months to 17 August 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.

ECMAScript 2015 (JavaScript ES2015, ES6)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 159 205
Rank change year-on-year -15 +46 -
Contract jobs citing ES6 18 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.35% 0.016%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.07% 1.13% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 1
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £316 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.48% -29.72% -
10th Percentile £256 £248 £425
90th Percentile £450 £431 £475
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £51.00 £85.00
% change year-on-year - -40.00% -

ES6 is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,687 1,333 1,932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.06% 30.84% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,052 877 1,191
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £510
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 42
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.75 £32.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.54% +30.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £15.25 £18.80 £11.66
90th Percentile £48.63 £75.00 £40.22
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +4.17%

ES6
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing ES6 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for ES6 in the West Midlands

ES6
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ES6 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for ES6 in the West Midlands

ES6
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ES6 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ES6 in the West Midlands

ES6
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ES6 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 August 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
Birmingham -20 11 £375 +18.58% 6
Coventry -15 5 £425 +9.68%
Wolverhampton - 2 £206 -
ES6
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ES6 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for ES6.

1 18 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 16 (88.89%) HTML
3 15 (83.33%) CSS
3 15 (83.33%) HTML5
3 15 (83.33%) Front End Development
4 10 (55.56%) CSS3
4 10 (55.56%) AngularJS
4 10 (55.56%) React
5 9 (50.00%) Sass
6 8 (44.44%) TypeScript
6 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (38.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (33.33%) Node.js
8 6 (33.33%) User Experience
8 6 (33.33%) LESS
9 5 (27.78%) Jasmine
9 5 (27.78%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
9 5 (27.78%) Karma Test Runner
9 5 (27.78%) TDD
9 5 (27.78%) WCAG
9 5 (27.78%) WAI
9 5 (27.78%) W3C
9 5 (27.78%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 5 (27.78%) Redux
9 5 (27.78%) ES7
10 4 (22.22%) ES8
10 4 (22.22%) Wireframes
10 4 (22.22%) Prototyping
10 4 (22.22%) npm

ES6
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) npm
2 3 (16.67%) Yarn
3 2 (11.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
1 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Jasmine
1 5 (27.78%) Karma Test Runner
2 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 4 (22.22%) gulp
2 4 (22.22%) webpack
3 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 2 (11.11%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 16 (88.89%) Developer
2 14 (77.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 5 (27.78%) HTML Developer
3 5 (27.78%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (22.22%) Digital Developer
4 4 (22.22%) HTML CSS Developer
4 4 (22.22%) React Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Angular Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.56%) JavaScript Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Junior
6 1 (5.56%) Junior Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (88.89%) HTML
2 15 (83.33%) CSS
2 15 (83.33%) HTML5
3 10 (55.56%) AngularJS
3 10 (55.56%) CSS3
3 10 (55.56%) React
4 9 (50.00%) Sass
5 7 (38.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (33.33%) LESS
6 6 (33.33%) Node.js
7 5 (27.78%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (27.78%) Redux
8 4 (22.22%) Enzyme
8 4 (22.22%) Express
8 4 (22.22%) Jest
8 4 (22.22%) Semantic HTML
9 3 (16.67%) jQuery
10 2 (11.11%) OpenLayers
11 1 (5.56%) Semantic UI
11 1 (5.56%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) User Experience
2 5 (27.78%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Front End Development
2 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 5 (27.78%) TDD
3 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
4 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (22.22%) Prototyping
4 4 (22.22%) Wireframes
5 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 3 (16.67%) Isomorphic Development
5 3 (16.67%) Isomorphic JavaScript
5 3 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (16.67%) Web Development
6 2 (11.11%) Android Development
7 1 (5.56%) Analytics
7 1 (5.56%) BDD
7 1 (5.56%) DevOps
7 1 (5.56%) MVC
7 1 (5.56%) OO
7 1 (5.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (44.44%) TypeScript
3 5 (27.78%) ES7
4 4 (22.22%) ES8
5 1 (5.56%) Java
5 1 (5.56%) Java 8
5 1 (5.56%) PHP
5 1 (5.56%) PureScript
5 1 (5.56%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) WAI
1 5 (27.78%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Ansible
1 1 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.56%) WooCommerce
1 1 (5.56%) WorldPay