Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 170 220
Rank change year-on-year -16 +50 -48
Contract jobs citing ES6 19 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.31% 0.032%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.07% 1.01% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 1
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +60.00%
10th Percentile £343 £250 £375
90th Percentile £550 £488 £425
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% -7.50%
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 1,773 1,485 1,991
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.01% 31.00% 32.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,095 964 1,217
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
England median daily rate £475 £455 £425
% change year-on-year +4.40% +7.06% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 53 62
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% +27.84% -1.84%
10th Percentile £15.25 £15.60 £11.73
90th Percentile £57.55 £49.75 £42.48
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +0.74%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +3 11 £425 +22.30% 3
Coventry -19 6 £425 -8.11%
Solihull - 2 £500 - 1
ES6
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 17 (89.47%) JavaScript
2 16 (84.21%) HTML
2 16 (84.21%) CSS
3 15 (78.95%) HTML5
4 13 (68.42%) AngularJS
4 13 (68.42%) Front End Development
5 12 (63.16%) CSS3
6 11 (57.89%) React
6 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (47.37%) TypeScript
8 8 (42.11%) Sass
9 7 (36.84%) Node.js
10 6 (31.58%) Express
10 6 (31.58%) KnockoutJS
10 6 (31.58%) Redux
10 6 (31.58%) ES7
11 5 (26.32%) ES8
11 5 (26.32%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
11 5 (26.32%) WCAG
11 5 (26.32%) WAI
11 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
11 5 (26.32%) W3C
12 4 (21.05%) LESS
12 4 (21.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (21.05%) User Experience
13 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
13 3 (15.79%) TDD
14 2 (10.53%) Aerospace
14 2 (10.53%) jQuery
14 2 (10.53%) Android

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:

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) GitHub
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) npm
2 1 (5.26%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) gulp
2 2 (10.53%) Jasmine
2 2 (10.53%) Karma Test Runner
2 2 (10.53%) webpack
3 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.26%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (10.53%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 18 (94.74%) Developer
2 10 (52.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 6 (31.58%) React Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Digital Developer
4 4 (21.05%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (15.79%) HTML Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Angular Developer
6 2 (10.53%) HTML CSS Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior React Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Agile Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
7 1 (5.26%) JavaScript Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) PHP Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (84.21%) CSS
1 16 (84.21%) HTML
2 15 (78.95%) HTML5
3 13 (68.42%) AngularJS
4 12 (63.16%) CSS3
5 11 (57.89%) React
6 8 (42.11%) Sass
7 7 (36.84%) Node.js
8 6 (31.58%) Express
8 6 (31.58%) KnockoutJS
8 6 (31.58%) Redux
9 4 (21.05%) LESS
9 4 (21.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (10.53%) Enzyme
10 2 (10.53%) Jest
10 2 (10.53%) jQuery
10 2 (10.53%) OpenLayers
10 2 (10.53%) Semantic HTML
11 1 (5.26%) RESTful
11 1 (5.26%) Smarty
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) W3C
2 4 (21.05%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) CentOS
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Front End Development
2 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (26.32%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
4 3 (15.79%) TDD
5 2 (10.53%) Android Development
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.53%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 2 (10.53%) Prototyping
5 2 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (10.53%) Wireframes
6 1 (5.26%) Analytics
6 1 (5.26%) BDD
6 1 (5.26%) DevOps
6 1 (5.26%) Isomorphic Development
6 1 (5.26%) Isomorphic JavaScript
6 1 (5.26%) OO
6 1 (5.26%) SDLC
6 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (89.47%) JavaScript
2 9 (47.37%) TypeScript
3 6 (31.58%) ES7
4 5 (26.32%) ES8
5 1 (5.26%) Java
5 1 (5.26%) Java 8
5 1 (5.26%) PHP
5 1 (5.26%) PHP 7
5 1 (5.26%) PureScript
5 1 (5.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) WAI
1 5 (26.32%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ansible
1 1 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.26%) Zend