Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 2019 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 10 12
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2 +2
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 379 473 389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.25% 9.15% 8.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.80% 27.37% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 303 270
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £323 £264 £225
90th Percentile £570 £525 £475
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.64% -18.06% -1.37%
England median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +17.65% +2.41% +9.21%

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 1,662 1,728 1,374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 36.16% 33.41% 31.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,068 1,084 897
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £304 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 38
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £29.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.59% -9.23% +31.31%
10th Percentile £35.00 £15.25 £20.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £73.13
England median hourly rate £43.50 £41.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year +4.82% +0.61% +10.00%

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019. 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 -12 112 £425 +6.25% 129
Coventry +1 111 £450 - 21
Shropshire +37 65 £463 -6.57% 13
Solihull +5 20 £381 -2.87% 22
Staffordshire +2 17 £343 -2.14% 30
Warwickshire -16 11 £381 +27.08% 29
Worcestershire -13 9 £368 +8.89% 31
Wolverhampton -3 4 £369 -22.37% 8
Herefordshire +4 3 £250 -33.33% 7
Walsall +5 2 £469 - 4
JavaScript
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing JavaScript 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 JavaScript.

1 226 (59.63%) HTML
2 211 (55.67%) CSS
3 196 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
4 193 (50.92%) .NET
5 154 (40.63%) C#
6 119 (31.40%) Microsoft Azure
7 111 (29.29%) Git (software)
8 110 (29.02%) AngularJS
9 106 (27.97%) SQL Server
10 95 (25.07%) MVC
11 91 (24.01%) ASP.NET
12 88 (23.22%) Scrum
13 87 (22.96%) Web Services
14 73 (19.26%) SQL
15 71 (18.73%) .NET Framework
15 71 (18.73%) React
16 70 (18.47%) Java
17 69 (18.21%) TDD
18 65 (17.15%) Front End Development
18 65 (17.15%) ASP.NET MVC
19 64 (16.89%) ASP.NET Web API
19 64 (16.89%) jQuery
20 58 (15.30%) Continuous Integration
20 58 (15.30%) BDD
21 57 (15.04%) HTML5
22 56 (14.78%) Kanban
23 52 (13.72%) Enterprise Software
24 51 (13.46%) Microsoft
25 48 (12.66%) Node.js
25 48 (12.66%) Microservices

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 20 (5.28%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.75%) CMS
3 16 (4.22%) WordPress
4 12 (3.17%) Confluence
5 10 (2.64%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (2.64%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.58%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.32%) Documentum
7 5 (1.32%) Drupal
7 5 (1.32%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (1.06%) Apache
8 4 (1.06%) IIS
8 4 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (1.06%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.53%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 11 (2.90%) GIMP
1 11 (2.90%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.26%) Marvel
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.26%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 28 (7.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.32%) Magento
3 2 (0.53%) SAP MII
3 2 (0.53%) Shopify
4 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.26%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.26%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 119 (31.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (6.86%) Office 365
4 24 (6.33%) Dynamics 365
5 15 (3.96%) Serverless
6 11 (2.90%) Power Platform
7 6 (1.58%) PaaS
7 6 (1.58%) PowerApps
8 5 (1.32%) npm
8 5 (1.32%) SaaS
9 4 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (1.06%) IBM Blueworks
10 3 (0.79%) Azure Functions
10 3 (0.79%) GitHub
10 3 (0.79%) IaaS
11 2 (0.53%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.32%) Firewall
1 5 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (0.79%) Internet
2 3 (0.79%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.26%) Extranet
3 1 (0.26%) Intranet
3 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (27.97%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.65%) MySQL
3 14 (3.69%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.64%) Azure SQL Database
5 8 (2.11%) Power BI
6 7 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (1.58%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.32%) MS Access
8 5 (1.32%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.06%) SQLPlus
10 3 (0.79%) Big Data
10 3 (0.79%) EDRMS
10 3 (0.79%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.79%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.53%) Cosmos DB
11 2 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 111 (29.29%) Git (software)
2 30 (7.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (6.33%) Jenkins
3 24 (6.33%) Visual Studio
4 20 (5.28%) JIRA
5 19 (5.01%) gulp
6 17 (4.49%) Maven
6 17 (4.49%) webpack
7 14 (3.69%) Jasmine
8 13 (3.43%) Karma Test Runner
9 10 (2.64%) Grunt
9 10 (2.64%) Selenium
10 9 (2.37%) Visual Studio Team System
11 8 (2.11%) Cucumber
12 5 (1.32%) Bitbucket
12 5 (1.32%) GitLab
12 5 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (1.06%) Ant
13 4 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
14 3 (0.79%) JUnit
General
1 21 (5.54%) Law
2 13 (3.43%) Finance
3 10 (2.64%) Retail
4 9 (2.37%) Marketing
5 8 (2.11%) Legal
6 6 (1.58%) Advertising
7 4 (1.06%) Banking
8 3 (0.79%) Back Office
8 3 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.26%) Games
9 1 (0.26%) German Language
9 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 315 (83.11%) Developer
2 72 (19.00%) .NET Developer
3 47 (12.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 36 (9.50%) Full Stack Developer
5 34 (8.97%) JavaScript Developer
6 31 (8.18%) Angular Developer
6 31 (8.18%) Architect
7 27 (7.12%) C# Developer
8 25 (6.60%) Senior Developer
9 23 (6.07%) Lead Developer
10 22 (5.80%) C# .NET Developer
11 21 (5.54%) React Developer
12 18 (4.75%) Technical Architect
13 17 (4.49%) Backend Developer
13 17 (4.49%) Java Architect
13 17 (4.49%) Software Developer
14 15 (3.96%) Azure Developer
14 15 (3.96%) Java Developer
14 15 (3.96%) Java Technical Architect
14 15 (3.96%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (59.63%) HTML
2 211 (55.67%) CSS
3 193 (50.92%) .NET
4 110 (29.02%) AngularJS
5 91 (24.01%) ASP.NET
6 87 (22.96%) Web Services
7 71 (18.73%) .NET Framework
7 71 (18.73%) React
8 65 (17.15%) ASP.NET MVC
9 64 (16.89%) ASP.NET Web API
9 64 (16.89%) jQuery
10 57 (15.04%) HTML5
11 48 (12.66%) Node.js
12 46 (12.14%) CSS3
13 44 (11.61%) Dapper ORM
14 39 (10.29%) REST
14 39 (10.29%) XML
15 36 (9.50%) Sass
16 35 (9.23%) RESTful
17 34 (8.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 52 (13.72%) Enterprise Software
2 39 (10.29%) User Experience
3 20 (5.28%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (1.85%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.06%) Client/Server
6 3 (0.79%) Robotics
6 3 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (0.79%) Tandem
7 2 (0.53%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.53%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.53%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.26%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.26%) EPoS
8 1 (0.26%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.26%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.26%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.26%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.26%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.26%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.69%) Linux
2 6 (1.58%) Apple iOS
2 6 (1.58%) Mac OS
2 6 (1.58%) Unix
3 5 (1.32%) Android
4 4 (1.06%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (25.07%) MVC
3 88 (23.22%) Scrum
4 69 (18.21%) TDD
5 65 (17.15%) Front End Development
6 58 (15.30%) BDD
6 58 (15.30%) Continuous Integration
7 56 (14.78%) Kanban
8 48 (12.66%) Microservices
8 48 (12.66%) SOLID
9 41 (10.82%) Architectural Design
10 37 (9.76%) DevOps
11 35 (9.23%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 33 (8.71%) Web Development
13 30 (7.92%) Technical Leadership
14 28 (7.39%) CRM
15 27 (7.12%) Unit Testing
16 26 (6.86%) SOA
17 18 (4.75%) Migration
18 16 (4.22%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 154 (40.63%) C#
2 73 (19.26%) SQL
3 70 (18.47%) Java
4 46 (12.14%) PHP
5 38 (10.03%) TypeScript
6 25 (6.60%) Python
7 20 (5.28%) ES6
8 7 (1.85%) PowerShell
8 7 (1.85%) Ruby
8 7 (1.85%) VBA
8 7 (1.85%) VBScript
9 6 (1.58%) Go
10 5 (1.32%) Perl
10 5 (1.32%) Scala
10 5 (1.32%) VB
10 5 (1.32%) VB6
11 3 (0.79%) ES7
11 3 (0.79%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.79%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.53%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (2.11%) Security Cleared
2 4 (1.06%) Degree
2 4 (1.06%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.53%) GCFA
3 2 (0.53%) GCFE
3 2 (0.53%) GREM
3 2 (0.53%) SANS
4 1 (0.26%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.26%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.26%) MCSD
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.90%) WCAG
2 6 (1.58%) QA
3 3 (0.79%) GDPR
3 3 (0.79%) SLA
4 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 36 (9.50%) Docker
2 2 (0.53%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (2.64%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.32%) Docker Swarm
2 5 (1.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (1.06%) Ansible
4 3 (0.79%) EnCase
5 2 (0.53%) Kibana
5 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.53%) Puppet
5 2 (0.53%) Terraform
6 1 (0.26%) Mesos
6 1 (0.26%) rkt
6 1 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 51 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 18 (4.75%) Oracle
3 7 (1.85%) Google
3 7 (1.85%) Pega
4 6 (1.58%) Sitecore
5 5 (1.32%) Atlassian
5 5 (1.32%) IBM
5 5 (1.32%) WooCommerce
6 3 (0.79%) Adobe
6 3 (0.79%) Cellebrite
6 3 (0.79%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 3 (0.79%) Nuix
6 3 (0.79%) SAP
6 3 (0.79%) webMethods
7 2 (0.53%) MuleSoft
7 2 (0.53%) Telerik
8 1 (0.26%) Alteryx
8 1 (0.26%) Borland
8 1 (0.26%) WSO2
8 1 (0.26%) Zend