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 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 12 12
Rank change year-on-year +2 0  
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 195 286 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.54% 9.58% 8.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.59% 29.27% 25.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 186 122
Median daily rate £350 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
Median hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +57.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.55 £36.90 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.35 £39.00 £34.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.45 £37.50 £39.78
% change year-on-year +15.85% -5.71%  

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 659 977 769
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 32.24% 32.72% 32.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 620 469
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 38
Median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £20.50 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.40 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 +1 79 £325 - 41
Coventry +16 25 £351 -12.37% 16
Warwickshire -2 22 £238 -35.59% 30
Shropshire 0 8 £479 -8.73% 4
Staffordshire -4 8 £338 +12.50% 26
Herefordshire -2 6 £306 - 1
Solihull 0 5 £375 +28.75% 16
Wolverhampton -7 3 £350 +16.66% 1
Walsall -3 1 £275 -49.54%
Wednesbury - 1 - -
JavaScript
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 304 (76.96%) HTML
2 273 (69.11%) CSS
3 171 (43.29%) Agile Software Development
4 156 (39.49%) AngularJS
5 131 (33.16%) .NET
6 125 (31.65%) jQuery
7 112 (28.35%) C#
8 107 (27.09%) MVC
8 107 (27.09%) HTML5
9 91 (23.04%) ASP.NET
10 87 (22.03%) SQL
11 83 (21.01%) CSS3
12 76 (19.24%) Java
13 72 (18.23%) SQL Server
14 71 (17.97%) TDD
15 69 (17.47%) PHP
16 61 (15.44%) Web Development
17 59 (14.94%) Node.js
18 57 (14.43%) Git (software)
18 57 (14.43%) Front End Development
19 54 (13.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 51 (12.91%) Microsoft
21 50 (12.66%) MySQL
22 46 (11.65%) Web Services
23 44 (11.14%) User Experience
24 41 (10.38%) React
24 41 (10.38%) ASP.NET Web API
25 38 (9.62%) BDD
25 38 (9.62%) ASP.NET MVC
26 36 (9.11%) Test Automation

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 (4.81%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.56%) CMS
3 11 (2.78%) nginx
3 11 (2.78%) Tomcat
4 8 (2.03%) DNN
4 8 (2.03%) Drupal
4 8 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.52%) WordPress
6 5 (1.27%) JBoss
7 3 (0.76%) Apache
7 3 (0.76%) ColdFusion
7 3 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.25%) Confluence
9 1 (0.25%) IIS
9 1 (0.25%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (1.52%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.51%) Adobe After Effects
3 2 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.25%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.25%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 23 (5.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.52%) Magento
3 5 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.78%) Google Analytics
3 11 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (2.53%) GitHub
5 7 (1.77%) Office 365
6 6 (1.52%) Heroku
7 5 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (1.01%) PaaS
8 4 (1.01%) SaaS
9 3 (0.76%) Trello
10 2 (0.51%) AdWords
11 1 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.25%) Bluemix
11 1 (0.25%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.25%) IaaS
11 1 (0.25%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.25%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.28%) Internet
2 8 (2.03%) HTTP
2 8 (2.03%) SSL
3 6 (1.52%) Intranet
3 6 (1.52%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.27%) LDAP
5 1 (0.25%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (18.23%) SQL Server
2 50 (12.66%) MySQL
3 31 (7.85%) MongoDB
4 18 (4.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (3.80%) NoSQL
6 11 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (1.77%) Pentaho
8 7 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (1.52%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (1.01%) Hazelcast
11 4 (1.01%) Power BI
12 3 (0.76%) DB2
12 3 (0.76%) Redis
12 3 (0.76%) SSDT
13 2 (0.51%) DocumentDB
13 2 (0.51%) GIS
13 2 (0.51%) MS Access
13 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 57 (14.43%) Git (software)
2 34 (8.61%) Visual Studio
3 30 (7.59%) gulp
4 22 (5.57%) Grunt
5 20 (5.06%) Visual Studio Team System
6 18 (4.56%) Selenium
7 16 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (3.29%) Jenkins
9 12 (3.04%) Subversion
10 11 (2.78%) Ant
10 11 (2.78%) JIRA
11 10 (2.53%) Mocha
12 9 (2.28%) Cucumber
12 9 (2.28%) JUnit
12 9 (2.28%) PHPUnit
13 8 (2.03%) IntelliJ
13 8 (2.03%) Karma Test Runner
14 7 (1.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 7 (1.77%) Sublime Text
14 7 (1.77%) Vagrant
General
1 30 (7.59%) Finance
2 24 (6.08%) Marketing
3 14 (3.54%) Retail
4 6 (1.52%) Automotive
4 6 (1.52%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.76%) Games
6 2 (0.51%) Advertising
6 2 (0.51%) Back Office
6 2 (0.51%) Legal
6 2 (0.51%) Local Government
7 1 (0.25%) Banking
7 1 (0.25%) Electronics
7 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 358 (90.63%) Developer
2 66 (16.71%) .NET Developer
3 63 (15.95%) JavaScript Developer
4 50 (12.66%) PHP Developer
5 41 (10.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 33 (8.35%) Java Developer
7 32 (8.10%) Angular Developer
8 31 (7.85%) ASP.NET Developer
8 31 (7.85%) Web Developer
9 30 (7.59%) C# Developer
10 26 (6.58%) HTML Developer
11 25 (6.33%) Senior Developer
12 24 (6.08%) HTML CSS Developer
13 23 (5.82%) Full Stack Developer
14 21 (5.32%) C# .NET Developer
15 20 (5.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 19 (4.81%) CRM Developer
17 17 (4.30%) Software Developer
18 14 (3.54%) Microsoft Developer
19 13 (3.29%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 304 (76.96%) HTML
2 273 (69.11%) CSS
3 156 (39.49%) AngularJS
4 131 (33.16%) .NET
5 125 (31.65%) jQuery
6 107 (27.09%) HTML5
7 91 (23.04%) ASP.NET
8 83 (21.01%) CSS3
9 59 (14.94%) Node.js
10 54 (13.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 46 (11.65%) Web Services
12 41 (10.38%) ASP.NET Web API
12 41 (10.38%) React
13 38 (9.62%) ASP.NET MVC
14 36 (9.11%) Angular 2
15 33 (8.35%) Sass
16 29 (7.34%) REST
17 27 (6.84%) .NET Framework
18 25 (6.33%) RESTful
19 23 (5.82%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.14%) User Experience
2 15 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.04%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (2.28%) W3C
5 8 (2.03%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.03%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (0.76%) CMDB
7 3 (0.76%) Graphic Design
7 3 (0.76%) NHS
8 2 (0.51%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.25%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.25%) Online Games
9 1 (0.25%) RIA
9 1 (0.25%) Smart City
9 1 (0.25%) Smart Energy
9 1 (0.25%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.25%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.33%) Linux
2 20 (5.06%) Windows
3 9 (2.28%) Unix
4 7 (1.77%) Ubuntu
5 6 (1.52%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.27%) Android
7 3 (0.76%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.25%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (43.29%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (27.09%) MVC
3 71 (17.97%) TDD
4 61 (15.44%) Web Development
5 57 (14.43%) Front End Development
6 38 (9.62%) BDD
7 36 (9.11%) Scrum
7 36 (9.11%) Test Automation
8 33 (8.35%) OO
9 31 (7.85%) CRM
10 23 (5.82%) E-Commerce
11 21 (5.32%) Migration
12 20 (5.06%) Microservices
12 20 (5.06%) Unit Testing
13 19 (4.81%) DevOps
14 18 (4.56%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (4.30%) OO PHP
15 17 (4.30%) SDLC
16 16 (4.05%) Responsive Web Design
16 16 (4.05%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 112 (28.35%) C#
2 87 (22.03%) SQL
3 76 (19.24%) Java
4 69 (17.47%) PHP
5 21 (5.32%) T-SQL
6 17 (4.30%) Python
7 15 (3.80%) TypeScript
8 12 (3.04%) Scala
9 9 (2.28%) VB.NET
10 8 (2.03%) ES6
10 8 (2.03%) Perl
10 8 (2.03%) Ruby
11 7 (1.77%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.52%) Groovy
12 6 (1.52%) Haskell
13 5 (1.27%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.27%) ECMAScript
14 4 (1.01%) PHP 5
15 3 (0.76%) C++
15 3 (0.76%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 11 (2.78%) Degree
2 7 (1.77%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.52%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.01%) ISEB
4 4 (1.01%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.76%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.25%) MCPD
7 1 (0.25%) MCSD
7 1 (0.25%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.77%) QA
2 3 (0.76%) WAI
3 1 (0.25%) SLA
3 1 (0.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 14 (3.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (2.28%) Ansible
2 8 (2.03%) Puppet
3 6 (1.52%) Grafana
3 6 (1.52%) Kibana
4 3 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 51 (12.91%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.58%) Google
3 16 (4.05%) ServiceNow
4 12 (3.04%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (2.53%) Oracle
6 7 (1.77%) Zend
7 6 (1.52%) IBM
8 4 (1.01%) Adobe
9 3 (0.76%) Demandware
9 3 (0.76%) hybris
9 3 (0.76%) Remedy
10 2 (0.51%) Apple
10 2 (0.51%) Telerik
10 2 (0.51%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.25%) Cincom
11 1 (0.25%) SAP
11 1 (0.25%) Sun
11 1 (0.25%) webMethods
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
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Worcester, Worcestershire
ESA Group
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Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Anderson Lamb
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
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Mortimer Spinks
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Solihull, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Rullion
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Chris Cobbold Ltd
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resource Group
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