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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
JavaScript (including ECMAScript)
England / West Midlands
Rank 12 17 22
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5  
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 200 212 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.68% 7.87% 6.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.90% 23.04% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 130 109
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £249 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £453 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Median hourly rate £41.00 £11.00 £29.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +272.72% -62.64%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +9.86% +8.57%  

JavaScript is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 692 920 783
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 30.05% 34.14% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 553 448
Median daily rate £395 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 44
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +21.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £18.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £38.00 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

JavaScript
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing JavaScript as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +7 85 £375 +15.38% 46
Coventry -6 25 £375 +11.11% 18
Herefordshire +2 22 £285 -34.85% 1
Warwickshire -11 18 £375 +15.38% 22
Staffordshire +1 15 £275 -15.38% 13
Shropshire +9 9 £275 -46.07% 7
Worcestershire +2 5 £350 +72.83% 20
Solihull +3 3 £325 +30.00% 11
Walsall -1 1 £300 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £325 - 3
JavaScript
England

JavaScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 356 (74.95%) HTML
2 309 (65.05%) CSS
3 206 (43.37%) Agile Software Development
4 182 (38.32%) .NET
5 158 (33.26%) AngularJS
6 138 (29.05%) C#
7 129 (27.16%) jQuery
8 119 (25.05%) MVC
9 118 (24.84%) ASP.NET
10 114 (24.00%) SQL
11 112 (23.58%) Microsoft
12 109 (22.95%) HTML5
13 101 (21.26%) Web Development
14 80 (16.84%) Java
14 80 (16.84%) Web Services
15 78 (16.42%) Git (software)
16 76 (16.00%) SQL Server
17 73 (15.37%) TDD
18 70 (14.74%) CRM
19 69 (14.53%) PHP
20 68 (14.32%) .NET Framework
21 67 (14.11%) ASP.NET MVC
21 67 (14.11%) ASP.NET Web API
22 65 (13.68%) Front End Development
23 64 (13.47%) CSS3
24 63 (13.26%) Dynamics CRM
24 63 (13.26%) Scrum
24 63 (13.26%) Visual Studio
25 61 (12.84%) Node.js
25 61 (12.84%) Twitter Bootstrap

JavaScript
Top Related 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 30 (6.32%) CMS
2 23 (4.84%) Drupal
3 21 (4.42%) SharePoint
4 15 (3.16%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.11%) Confluence
6 7 (1.47%) Apache
6 7 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (1.47%) WordPress
7 6 (1.26%) nginx
8 5 (1.05%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.84%) ColdFusion
9 4 (0.84%) Documentum
9 4 (0.84%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.63%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.63%) JBoss
10 3 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.42%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.42%) IIS
11 2 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 29 (6.11%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.26%) HipChat
3 5 (1.05%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.42%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.21%) CATIA
5 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 63 (13.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.53%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.63%) Magento
3 3 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.63%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.42%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.21%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.21%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.21%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.21%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 39 (8.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (4.21%) GitHub
3 13 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.32%) Google Analytics
5 10 (2.11%) Office 365
6 6 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.05%) PaaS
8 3 (0.63%) SaaS
9 2 (0.42%) AdWords
9 2 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.42%) Heroku
10 1 (0.21%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.58%) HTTP
2 11 (2.32%) SSL
3 9 (1.89%) LDAP
4 6 (1.26%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.84%) Internet
6 3 (0.63%) Intranet
7 2 (0.42%) Network Security
7 2 (0.42%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.21%) DNS
8 1 (0.21%) Extranet
8 1 (0.21%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.21%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 55 (11.58%) MySQL
3 28 (5.89%) MongoDB
4 21 (4.42%) Relational Database
5 18 (3.79%) NoSQL
6 14 (2.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (2.74%) Power BI
8 12 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (1.47%) Hazelcast
11 6 (1.26%) Redis
12 5 (1.05%) DB2
13 4 (0.84%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.63%) HBase
14 3 (0.63%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
14 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 2 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
15 2 (0.42%) DocumentDB
15 2 (0.42%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 78 (16.42%) Git (software)
2 63 (13.26%) Visual Studio
3 33 (6.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 31 (6.53%) Visual Studio Team System
5 30 (6.32%) Jenkins
6 27 (5.68%) gulp
7 24 (5.05%) Subversion
8 22 (4.63%) Selenium
9 19 (4.00%) Cucumber
9 19 (4.00%) JIRA
10 17 (3.58%) Grunt
11 13 (2.74%) Jasmine
12 12 (2.53%) Ant
12 12 (2.53%) NUnit
12 12 (2.53%) Protractor
13 11 (2.32%) TeamCity
14 10 (2.11%) CruiseControl
14 10 (2.11%) JUnit
15 9 (1.89%) Moq
16 8 (1.68%) Mocha
General
1 43 (9.05%) Marketing
2 38 (8.00%) Finance
3 19 (4.00%) Retail
4 16 (3.37%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.05%) Games
6 4 (0.84%) Advertising
7 3 (0.63%) Automotive
7 3 (0.63%) Back Office
8 2 (0.42%) Electronics
8 2 (0.42%) Local Government
8 2 (0.42%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.21%) Billing
9 1 (0.21%) Legal
9 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 423 (89.05%) Developer
2 76 (16.00%) .NET Developer
3 61 (12.84%) JavaScript Developer
4 60 (12.63%) CRM Developer
5 46 (9.68%) PHP Developer
6 43 (9.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 41 (8.63%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 40 (8.42%) Microsoft Developer
9 35 (7.37%) C# Developer
10 32 (6.74%) Java Developer
11 31 (6.53%) Senior Developer
12 29 (6.11%) ASP.NET Developer
13 27 (5.68%) Angular Developer
14 26 (5.47%) HTML Developer
15 24 (5.05%) HTML CSS Developer
15 24 (5.05%) Web Developer
16 23 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
17 21 (4.42%) Drupal Developer
18 19 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 17 (3.58%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 356 (74.95%) HTML
2 309 (65.05%) CSS
3 182 (38.32%) .NET
4 158 (33.26%) AngularJS
5 129 (27.16%) jQuery
6 118 (24.84%) ASP.NET
7 109 (22.95%) HTML5
8 80 (16.84%) Web Services
9 68 (14.32%) .NET Framework
10 67 (14.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 67 (14.11%) ASP.NET Web API
11 64 (13.47%) CSS3
12 61 (12.84%) Node.js
12 61 (12.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 55 (11.58%) WCF
14 49 (10.32%) REST
15 41 (8.63%) XML
16 39 (8.21%) Entity Framework
17 33 (6.95%) React
18 25 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.21%) User Experience
2 17 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.74%) Mobile App
4 9 (1.89%) W3C
5 7 (1.47%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.26%) NHS
7 5 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.63%) iPad
9 3 (0.63%) Wiki
10 2 (0.42%) CMDB
10 2 (0.42%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.42%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.42%) Fintech
10 2 (0.42%) Graphic Design
11 1 (0.21%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.21%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.21%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.21%) RIA
11 1 (0.21%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (8.21%) Linux
2 24 (5.05%) Unix
3 22 (4.63%) Windows
4 11 (2.32%) Ubuntu
5 10 (2.11%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.84%) Android
6 4 (0.84%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.21%) Debian
7 1 (0.21%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (43.37%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (25.05%) MVC
3 101 (21.26%) Web Development
4 73 (15.37%) TDD
5 70 (14.74%) CRM
6 65 (13.68%) Front End Development
7 63 (13.26%) Scrum
8 50 (10.53%) BDD
9 47 (9.89%) Continuous Integration
10 42 (8.84%) OO
11 31 (6.53%) Migration
12 26 (5.47%) SOLID
12 26 (5.47%) Unit Testing
13 24 (5.05%) Responsive Web Design
14 22 (4.63%) Data Migration
14 22 (4.63%) Workflow
15 21 (4.42%) Content Management
15 21 (4.42%) Data Conversion
15 21 (4.42%) Visualisation
15 21 (4.42%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 138 (29.05%) C#
2 114 (24.00%) SQL
3 80 (16.84%) Java
4 69 (14.53%) PHP
5 22 (4.63%) T-SQL
6 21 (4.42%) Python
7 19 (4.00%) TypeScript
8 13 (2.74%) Ruby
9 12 (2.53%) X++
10 10 (2.11%) Scala
11 8 (1.68%) Perl
11 8 (1.68%) VB.NET
12 7 (1.47%) Groovy
13 6 (1.26%) Haskell
13 6 (1.26%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.05%) ECMAScript
15 4 (0.84%) ES6
15 4 (0.84%) PHP 5
15 4 (0.84%) VB
16 3 (0.63%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 33 (6.95%) Security Cleared
2 16 (3.37%) SC Cleared
3 9 (1.89%) DV Cleared
4 8 (1.68%) Degree
5 4 (0.84%) ISEB
5 4 (0.84%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.63%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.21%) MCPD
8 1 (0.21%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.53%) QA
2 3 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.21%) SLA
3 1 (0.21%) WAI
System Software
1 12 (2.53%) Docker
2 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (1.26%) Grafana
1 6 (1.26%) Kibana
2 4 (0.84%) Puppet
3 3 (0.63%) Ansible
3 3 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.42%) Plesk
4 2 (0.42%) Rundeck
4 2 (0.42%) Zenoss
5 1 (0.21%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.21%) Nagios
Vendors
1 112 (23.58%) Microsoft
2 23 (4.84%) ServiceNow
3 20 (4.21%) Google
4 15 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (1.26%) IBM
6 5 (1.05%) Oracle
6 5 (1.05%) SAP
7 4 (0.84%) Adobe
7 4 (0.84%) Pega
8 3 (0.63%) Cloudera
8 3 (0.63%) Remedy
8 3 (0.63%) Sun
8 3 (0.63%) Zend
9 2 (0.42%) Apple
9 2 (0.42%) Ensighten
9 2 (0.42%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.42%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.21%) Cincom
10 1 (0.21%) OpenText
10 1 (0.21%) Splunk
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