Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for JavaScript skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited JavaScript over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 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.

JavaScript (including ECMAScript)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 11 13
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 396 563 385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.19% 9.09% 7.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.52% 28.32% 25.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 366 247
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £350 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.91%
10th Percentile £219 £233 £210
90th Percentile £488 £475 £438
England median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 16
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.83 £37.50 £26.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.79% +43.54% -22.13%
10th Percentile £23.14 £14.85 £8.00
90th Percentile £37.28 £39.74 £44.40
England median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £34.28
% change year-on-year +14.67% +9.41% +0.81%

JavaScript 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 1493 1988 1507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.87% 32.09% 30.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 969 1217 889
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £213
90th Percentile £538 £500 £488
England median daily rate £462 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.71% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 62 56
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.25 £24.25 £27.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.87% -10.45% +24.51%
10th Percentile £15.65 £11.73 £12.40
90th Percentile £49.63 £42.48 £43.15
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +21.79%

JavaScript
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for JavaScript in the West Midlands

JavaScript
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JavaScript in the West Midlands

JavaScript
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JavaScript in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JavaScript in the West Midlands

JavaScript
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for JavaScript in the West Midlands

JavaScript
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 JavaScript within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -7 123 £338 -10.00% 39
Coventry +9 91 £400 +6.67% 17
Warwickshire +19 68 £300 -7.69% 17
Shropshire +9 25 £425 +21.43% 9
Staffordshire -11 15 £325 +4.00% 21
Solihull +1 13 £364 +11.92% 10
Wolverhampton -3 6 £350 +16.67% 2
Worcestershire -3 6 £350 -3.45% 10
Walsall +1 4 £310 -43.12% 1
Herefordshire +1 2 £313 - 2
Kingswinford - 2 £463 -
JavaScript
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing JavaScript also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for JavaScript.

1 286 (72.22%) HTML
2 266 (67.17%) CSS
3 175 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
4 158 (39.90%) .NET
5 143 (36.11%) C#
6 134 (33.84%) jQuery
7 125 (31.57%) HTML5
8 114 (28.79%) MVC
9 110 (27.78%) AngularJS
10 108 (27.27%) SQL
11 104 (26.26%) CSS3
12 100 (25.25%) SQL Server
13 91 (22.98%) Front End Development
14 83 (20.96%) Web Development
15 78 (19.70%) ASP.NET
15 78 (19.70%) TDD
16 74 (18.69%) Git (software)
17 68 (17.17%) Java
18 58 (14.65%) Microsoft Azure
19 55 (13.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 54 (13.64%) Scrum
21 52 (13.13%) User Experience
22 49 (12.37%) PHP
23 45 (11.36%) Microsoft
23 45 (11.36%) ASP.NET Web API
23 45 (11.36%) Test Automation
24 44 (11.11%) Web Services
25 43 (10.86%) ASP.NET MVC
25 43 (10.86%) BDD
26 42 (10.61%) Node.js

JavaScript
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:

Application Platforms
1 19 (4.80%) SharePoint
2 16 (4.04%) CMS
3 10 (2.53%) Tomcat
4 8 (2.02%) DNN
4 8 (2.02%) WordPress
5 7 (1.77%) JBoss
6 6 (1.52%) Drupal
6 6 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.01%) Confluence
7 4 (1.01%) IIS
7 4 (1.01%) nginx
7 4 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.76%) Apache
8 3 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.51%) GeoServer
9 2 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.25%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.25%) SAS
10 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (2.53%) Adobe Illustrator
2 9 (2.27%) Photoshop
3 8 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.01%) Acrobat
4 4 (1.01%) RoboHelp
4 4 (1.01%) Simulink
4 4 (1.01%) Snagit
5 3 (0.76%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.51%) GIMP
6 2 (0.51%) HipChat
6 2 (0.51%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.51%) UXPin
7 1 (0.25%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.25%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.25%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 16 (4.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.76%) Magento
3 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.25%) SAP MII
4 1 (0.25%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 58 (14.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
3 8 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.77%) GitHub
5 5 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.26%) Office 365
5 5 (1.26%) SaaS
6 4 (1.01%) G Suite
6 4 (1.01%) Heroku
7 3 (0.76%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.51%) npm
8 2 (0.51%) PaaS
9 1 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.25%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.25%) Google Play
9 1 (0.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.02%) HTTP
1 8 (2.02%) Internet
2 5 (1.26%) Intranet
3 3 (0.76%) SSL
3 3 (0.76%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.51%) LDAP
4 2 (0.51%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (25.25%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.32%) MySQL
3 21 (5.30%) MongoDB
4 8 (2.02%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (1.77%) Pentaho
5 7 (1.77%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.52%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.52%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.26%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.76%) BigQuery
8 3 (0.76%) Power BI
8 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.51%) Big Data
9 2 (0.51%) GIS
9 2 (0.51%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 74 (18.69%) Git (software)
2 19 (4.80%) Selenium
3 17 (4.29%) Visual Studio
4 15 (3.79%) JUnit
5 14 (3.54%) Jenkins
5 14 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (3.54%) WebDriver
6 12 (3.03%) JIRA
6 12 (3.03%) Subversion
7 8 (2.02%) gulp
7 8 (2.02%) Jasmine
8 7 (1.77%) Ant
8 7 (1.77%) Eclipse
9 6 (1.52%) Grunt
9 6 (1.52%) IntelliJ
10 5 (1.26%) Karma Test Runner
10 5 (1.26%) PostCSS
10 5 (1.26%) Selenium IDE
11 4 (1.01%) Bitbucket
11 4 (1.01%) Protractor
General
1 19 (4.80%) Finance
2 14 (3.54%) Automotive
3 12 (3.03%) Retail
4 7 (1.77%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.52%) Marketing
6 5 (1.26%) Advertising
7 4 (1.01%) Back Office
8 3 (0.76%) Games
8 3 (0.76%) Local Government
8 3 (0.76%) Publishing
9 2 (0.51%) Banking
9 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Legal
10 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 346 (87.37%) Developer
2 80 (20.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 73 (18.43%) .NET Developer
4 39 (9.85%) Web Developer
5 38 (9.60%) JavaScript Developer
6 36 (9.09%) Angular Developer
7 32 (8.08%) C# Developer
8 29 (7.32%) HTML Developer
9 28 (7.07%) Senior Developer
10 25 (6.31%) Full Stack Developer
11 23 (5.81%) HTML CSS Developer
11 23 (5.81%) PHP Developer
12 22 (5.56%) Java Developer
13 20 (5.05%) UI Developer
14 18 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
14 18 (4.55%) Software Developer
15 17 (4.29%) Agile Developer
16 15 (3.79%) Lead Developer
17 13 (3.28%) ASP.NET Developer
18 12 (3.03%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 286 (72.22%) HTML
2 266 (67.17%) CSS
3 158 (39.90%) .NET
4 134 (33.84%) jQuery
5 125 (31.57%) HTML5
6 110 (27.78%) AngularJS
7 104 (26.26%) CSS3
8 78 (19.70%) ASP.NET
9 55 (13.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 45 (11.36%) ASP.NET Web API
11 44 (11.11%) Web Services
12 43 (10.86%) ASP.NET MVC
13 42 (10.61%) Node.js
14 39 (9.85%) .NET Framework
15 36 (9.09%) XML
16 30 (7.58%) Ajax
17 29 (7.32%) REST
18 28 (7.07%) Backbone.js
18 28 (7.07%) Sass
19 27 (6.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 52 (13.13%) User Experience
2 26 (6.57%) Greenfield Project
3 23 (5.81%) Enterprise Software
4 19 (4.80%) Digital Media
5 17 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.03%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.53%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.52%) W3C
9 4 (1.01%) Animation
9 4 (1.01%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.76%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.76%) Web 2.0
11 2 (0.51%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.51%) Graphic Design
11 2 (0.51%) Infotainment
12 1 (0.25%) CMDB
12 1 (0.25%) FMCG
12 1 (0.25%) iPhone
12 1 (0.25%) Mobile Computing
12 1 (0.25%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.31%) Windows
2 12 (3.03%) Android
3 10 (2.53%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.27%) Linux
5 8 (2.02%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.02%) Unix
6 3 (0.76%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.51%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (28.79%) MVC
3 91 (22.98%) Front End Development
4 83 (20.96%) Web Development
5 78 (19.70%) TDD
6 54 (13.64%) Scrum
7 45 (11.36%) Test Automation
8 43 (10.86%) BDD
9 34 (8.59%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (7.32%) SOLID
11 27 (6.82%) Kanban
11 27 (6.82%) OO
12 26 (6.57%) SDLC
13 25 (6.31%) CRM
13 25 (6.31%) Responsive Web Design
14 24 (6.06%) Unit Testing
15 18 (4.55%) Microservices
15 18 (4.55%) Open Source
16 17 (4.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 17 (4.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 143 (36.11%) C#
2 108 (27.27%) SQL
3 68 (17.17%) Java
4 49 (12.37%) PHP
5 19 (4.80%) TypeScript
6 16 (4.04%) T-SQL
7 15 (3.79%) ES6
8 13 (3.28%) Python
8 13 (3.28%) VB.NET
9 12 (3.03%) Scala
10 8 (2.02%) C++
11 6 (1.52%) C
11 6 (1.52%) Perl
11 6 (1.52%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.52%) Ruby
12 5 (1.26%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.26%) VBA
13 4 (1.01%) Groovy
13 4 (1.01%) MATLAB
13 4 (1.01%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (6.57%) Degree
2 8 (2.02%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.52%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.01%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.25%) MCPD
7 1 (0.25%) MCSD
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.25%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.26%) QA
2 3 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.76%) WAI
2 3 (0.76%) WCAG
3 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.52%) Docker
2 4 (1.01%) VirtualBox
2 4 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (1.77%) Puppet
2 3 (0.76%) Grafana
2 3 (0.76%) Kibana
3 2 (0.51%) Ansible
3 2 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 45 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.81%) Oracle
3 15 (3.79%) Google
4 8 (2.02%) Adobe
5 5 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.01%) Tableau
6 4 (1.01%) VMware
6 4 (1.01%) Xamarin
7 3 (0.76%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.51%) Apple
8 2 (0.51%) IBM
8 2 (0.51%) Pega
8 2 (0.51%) SAP
9 1 (0.25%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.25%) HP
9 1 (0.25%) Informatica
9 1 (0.25%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.25%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.25%) Progress
9 1 (0.25%) Sitecore