Period
to 24 February 2018

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 24 February 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.

JavaScript (including ECMAScript)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 9 14
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 +5
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 396 512 423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.37% 9.71% 8.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.10% 30.15% 24.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 328 281
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +13.85% -
10th Percentile £224 £260 £250
90th Percentile £523 £500 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.42 £23.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.50% -37.84% +25.66%
10th Percentile £19.97 £16.60 £31.61
90th Percentile £29.94 £37.80 £46.25
England median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% +14.29% +16.28%

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 1,578 1,698 1,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.35% 32.21% 33.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 996 1,043 1,043
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 51 38
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £25.00 £30.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.00% -16.85% +4.79%
10th Percentile £23.52 £14.75 £12.97
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.50 £44.13
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.94%

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 24 February 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing JavaScript in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 February 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 -5 147 £350 -7.89% 102
Coventry +10 103 £448 +19.33% 31
Warwickshire +10 37 £275 -26.67% 32
Staffordshire -4 26 £325 +4.00% 57
Shropshire -2 24 £477 +46.77% 9
Wolverhampton +1 7 £340 - 5
Walsall +5 6 £295 -1.67%
Worcestershire -7 6 £338 -3.57% 14
Solihull 0 5 £250 -23.08% 20
Kingswinford - 1 £450 -
JavaScript
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, 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.

1 296 (74.75%) HTML
2 281 (70.96%) CSS
3 197 (49.75%) Agile Software Development
4 152 (38.38%) .NET
5 150 (37.88%) C#
6 147 (37.12%) HTML5
7 130 (32.83%) jQuery
8 124 (31.31%) AngularJS
9 119 (30.05%) CSS3
10 116 (29.29%) TDD
11 97 (24.49%) SQL
12 96 (24.24%) Git (software)
13 94 (23.74%) MVC
14 92 (23.23%) SQL Server
15 85 (21.46%) Front End Development
16 82 (20.71%) Scrum
17 81 (20.45%) Microsoft Azure
18 74 (18.69%) Java
19 72 (18.18%) Web Services
20 71 (17.93%) ASP.NET
21 69 (17.42%) Continuous Integration
22 65 (16.41%) ASP.NET Web API
23 59 (14.90%) Web Development
24 58 (14.65%) User Experience
25 55 (13.89%) BDD
25 55 (13.89%) Kanban
26 52 (13.13%) Microsoft
27 50 (12.63%) ASP.NET MVC
28 48 (12.12%) Test Automation
28 48 (12.12%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 18 (4.55%) CMS
2 13 (3.28%) IIS
3 12 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.78%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.53%) JBoss
6 7 (1.77%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.52%) nginx
8 5 (1.26%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.26%) WordPress
9 4 (1.01%) Apache
9 4 (1.01%) Mule
9 4 (1.01%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.01%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.76%) Confluence
10 3 (0.76%) Drupal
10 3 (0.76%) Mule ESB
10 3 (0.76%) WildFly
11 2 (0.51%) GeoServer
12 1 (0.25%) Moodle
Applications
1 10 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.77%) Photoshop
3 6 (1.52%) GIMP
3 6 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.26%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (1.01%) Acrobat
5 4 (1.01%) RoboHelp
5 4 (1.01%) Snagit
6 3 (0.76%) Simulink
7 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (4.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.51%) Magento
3 1 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.25%) Maximo
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.25%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 81 (20.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (3.28%) GitHub
4 10 (2.53%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (2.02%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.26%) G Suite
6 5 (1.26%) Office 365
6 5 (1.26%) SaaS
7 4 (1.01%) Heroku
7 4 (1.01%) PaaS
8 2 (0.51%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.51%) IaaS
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
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 Compute Engine
9 1 (0.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.53%) HTTP
2 5 (1.26%) Internet
2 5 (1.26%) SMS
3 2 (0.51%) SSL
3 2 (0.51%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.25%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.25%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (23.23%) SQL Server
2 39 (9.85%) MySQL
3 22 (5.56%) MongoDB
4 13 (3.28%) Relational Database
5 12 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (1.77%) MariaDB
6 7 (1.77%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.52%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.26%) Power BI
9 4 (1.01%) BigQuery
9 4 (1.01%) DB2
9 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.76%) Big Data
10 3 (0.76%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.51%) GIS
12 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.25%) JasperReports
12 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 96 (24.24%) Git (software)
2 22 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 18 (4.55%) Visual Studio
4 15 (3.79%) Selenium
5 14 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (3.54%) WebDriver
6 13 (3.28%) Subversion
7 11 (2.78%) JIRA
7 11 (2.78%) JUnit
8 9 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (1.52%) Grunt
9 6 (1.52%) gulp
9 6 (1.52%) Maven
9 6 (1.52%) Mercurial
10 5 (1.26%) Ant
10 5 (1.26%) Eclipse
10 5 (1.26%) PHPUnit
10 5 (1.26%) Selenium IDE
11 4 (1.01%) GitLab
11 4 (1.01%) IntelliJ
General
1 19 (4.80%) Finance
2 11 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 10 (2.53%) Games
4 9 (2.27%) Automotive
4 9 (2.27%) Retail
5 7 (1.77%) Marketing
6 6 (1.52%) Back Office
7 4 (1.01%) Advertising
8 3 (0.76%) Banking
8 3 (0.76%) Law
9 2 (0.51%) German Language
10 1 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 347 (87.63%) Developer
2 80 (20.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 69 (17.42%) .NET Developer
4 42 (10.61%) Full Stack Developer
5 38 (9.60%) C# Developer
6 35 (8.84%) Angular Developer
7 34 (8.59%) Senior Developer
8 31 (7.83%) JavaScript Developer
9 30 (7.58%) Java Developer
10 28 (7.07%) Lead Developer
11 25 (6.31%) PHP Developer
11 25 (6.31%) Web Developer
12 23 (5.81%) C# .NET Developer
12 23 (5.81%) HTML Developer
13 19 (4.80%) UI Developer
14 17 (4.29%) Azure Developer
14 17 (4.29%) HTML CSS Developer
15 15 (3.79%) Software Developer
16 14 (3.54%) Architect
17 13 (3.28%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 296 (74.75%) HTML
2 281 (70.96%) CSS
3 152 (38.38%) .NET
4 147 (37.12%) HTML5
5 130 (32.83%) jQuery
6 124 (31.31%) AngularJS
7 119 (30.05%) CSS3
8 72 (18.18%) Web Services
9 71 (17.93%) ASP.NET
10 65 (16.41%) ASP.NET Web API
11 50 (12.63%) ASP.NET MVC
12 48 (12.12%) .NET Framework
12 48 (12.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 41 (10.35%) React
14 38 (9.60%) Dapper ORM
15 35 (8.84%) JSON
16 33 (8.33%) RESTful
17 32 (8.08%) REST
18 30 (7.58%) Node.js
19 29 (7.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 58 (14.65%) User Experience
2 45 (11.36%) Enterprise Software
3 34 (8.59%) Digital Media
4 32 (8.08%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (1.77%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.26%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.01%) Animation
8 4 (1.01%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.01%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.01%) W3C
9 3 (0.76%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.51%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.51%) Infotainment
10 2 (0.51%) NHS
11 1 (0.25%) Blog
11 1 (0.25%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.25%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.25%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (3.79%) Linux
1 15 (3.79%) Windows
2 12 (3.03%) Unix
3 9 (2.27%) Mac OS X
4 6 (1.52%) Android
5 4 (1.01%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.01%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.51%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (49.75%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (29.29%) TDD
3 94 (23.74%) MVC
4 85 (21.46%) Front End Development
5 82 (20.71%) Scrum
6 69 (17.42%) Continuous Integration
7 59 (14.90%) Web Development
8 55 (13.89%) BDD
8 55 (13.89%) Kanban
9 48 (12.12%) Test Automation
10 45 (11.36%) SOLID
11 33 (8.33%) Mentoring
12 30 (7.58%) OO
13 25 (6.31%) DevOps
14 24 (6.06%) CRM
14 24 (6.06%) Responsive Web Design
14 24 (6.06%) SDLC
15 23 (5.81%) Open Source
15 23 (5.81%) Software Engineering
16 22 (5.56%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 150 (37.88%) C#
2 97 (24.49%) SQL
3 74 (18.69%) Java
4 47 (11.87%) PHP
5 24 (6.06%) TypeScript
6 19 (4.80%) Python
7 16 (4.04%) Scala
8 13 (3.28%) Ruby
9 11 (2.78%) VB.NET
10 9 (2.27%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.77%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.52%) Groovy
13 5 (1.26%) C
13 5 (1.26%) C++
13 5 (1.26%) ES6
13 5 (1.26%) Google Apps Script
13 5 (1.26%) Haskell
13 5 (1.26%) VBA
14 4 (1.01%) MATLAB
14 4 (1.01%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (4.80%) Security Cleared
2 17 (4.29%) Degree
3 14 (3.54%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.01%) OCP
4 4 (1.01%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.76%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.25%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.52%) QA
2 5 (1.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.76%) WCAG
4 2 (0.51%) PMO
4 2 (0.51%) SLA
4 2 (0.51%) WAI
5 1 (0.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 27 (6.82%) Docker
2 5 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.01%) VirtualBox
4 3 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.51%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.51%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (2.53%) Puppet
2 5 (1.26%) Ansible
3 4 (1.01%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.01%) Terraform
4 2 (0.51%) Grafana
4 2 (0.51%) Kibana
4 2 (0.51%) SCCM
4 2 (0.51%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.25%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (13.13%) Microsoft
2 19 (4.80%) Google
3 15 (3.79%) Oracle
4 7 (1.77%) VMware
5 6 (1.52%) IBM
6 5 (1.26%) Adobe
7 4 (1.01%) MuleSoft
7 4 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.01%) Zend
8 3 (0.76%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.76%) Tableau
8 3 (0.76%) Unisys
8 3 (0.76%) WSO2
8 3 (0.76%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.51%) Apple
9 2 (0.51%) Telerik
10 1 (0.25%) Altova
10 1 (0.25%) DevExpress
10 1 (0.25%) Facebook
10 1 (0.25%) QNX