Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 11 15
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4 +1
Contract jobs citing JavaScript 470 374 516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.27% 8.68% 8.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.04% 28.10% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 260 341
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +4.48% +3.08%
10th Percentile £275 £231 £210
90th Percentile £538 £475 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 13
West Midlands median hourly rate £38.50 £33.44 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.13% -8.38% +53.68%
10th Percentile £30.95 £24.75 £9.00
90th Percentile £46.85 £39.80 £40.14
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +8.57%

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 1,676 1,331 1,935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.07% 30.90% 31.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,052 882 1,198
West Midlands median daily rate £405 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - +10.70%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 32 42
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.75 £34.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.44% +36.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £15.25 £17.88 £11.66
90th Percentile £48.75 £76.88 £40.22
England median hourly rate £41.57 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.39% +9.33% +4.17%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +5 216 £400 +14.29% 121
Coventry -6 79 £444 +25.89% 26
Shropshire -4 36 £450 +63.64% 11
Warwickshire -4 33 £313 +4.17% 46
Solihull +6 26 £400 +6.67% 16
Staffordshire +8 21 £345 +2.22% 44
Wolverhampton +5 14 £475 +35.71% 1
Worcestershire -7 7 £325 +4.00% 26
Herefordshire -11 6 £375 +25.00% 3
JavaScript
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 308 (65.53%) CSS
2 306 (65.11%) HTML
3 217 (46.17%) Agile Software Development
4 168 (35.74%) AngularJS
5 155 (32.98%) .NET
6 145 (30.85%) Git (software)
7 137 (29.15%) C#
8 135 (28.72%) HTML5
9 131 (27.87%) TDD
10 125 (26.60%) Java
11 120 (25.53%) jQuery
12 118 (25.11%) MVC
13 114 (24.26%) React
14 111 (23.62%) SQL
15 108 (22.98%) ASP.NET
16 103 (21.91%) SQL Server
16 103 (21.91%) Front End Development
17 99 (21.06%) CSS3
18 96 (20.43%) Scrum
19 88 (18.72%) BDD
20 86 (18.30%) Microsoft Azure
21 84 (17.87%) User Experience
22 83 (17.66%) Microsoft
23 78 (16.60%) Sass
24 77 (16.38%) Web Services
25 74 (15.74%) Node.js
26 71 (15.11%) Continuous Integration
27 69 (14.68%) ASP.NET Web API
28 64 (13.62%) KnockoutJS
28 64 (13.62%) 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 26 (5.53%) WebSphere
2 15 (3.19%) Tomcat
3 12 (2.55%) CMS
3 12 (2.55%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.13%) nginx
5 8 (1.70%) Apache
6 7 (1.49%) Confluence
6 7 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (1.06%) Drupal
7 5 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.06%) JBoss
7 5 (1.06%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.85%) Documentum
9 3 (0.64%) Appian
9 3 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.64%) WordPress
10 2 (0.43%) IIS
10 2 (0.43%) Mule
10 2 (0.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 25 (5.32%) Photoshop
2 23 (4.89%) GIMP
3 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 21 (4.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (1.70%) Magento
4 6 (1.28%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.64%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.64%) Siebel CRM
6 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.21%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 86 (18.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (5.53%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (4.26%) GitHub
4 16 (3.40%) Dynamics 365
5 13 (2.77%) Google Analytics
6 10 (2.13%) npm
6 10 (2.13%) PaaS
7 9 (1.91%) IaaS
7 9 (1.91%) SaaS
8 8 (1.70%) Office 365
9 6 (1.28%) Serverless
10 3 (0.64%) Yarn
11 2 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.21%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.21%) Force.com
12 1 (0.21%) Heroku
12 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.19%) HTTP
2 13 (2.77%) TCP/IP
3 11 (2.34%) SSL
4 9 (1.91%) SMS
5 5 (1.06%) Internet
5 5 (1.06%) Intranet
6 2 (0.43%) Network Security
7 1 (0.21%) Extranet
7 1 (0.21%) Skype
7 1 (0.21%) SMTP
7 1 (0.21%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (21.91%) SQL Server
2 43 (9.15%) MySQL
3 38 (8.09%) MongoDB
4 37 (7.87%) PostgreSQL
5 32 (6.81%) Relational Database
6 28 (5.96%) NoSQL
7 14 (2.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (2.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.28%) Redis
9 4 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.85%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.64%) Big Data
10 3 (0.64%) Cloud Spanner
10 3 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.64%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 145 (30.85%) Git (software)
2 41 (8.72%) gulp
3 36 (7.66%) Grunt
4 32 (6.81%) Subversion
5 27 (5.74%) Jenkins
5 27 (5.74%) Selenium
6 23 (4.89%) Cucumber
7 20 (4.26%) Karma Test Runner
8 18 (3.83%) Ant
9 16 (3.40%) Jasmine
10 15 (3.19%) Bitbucket
11 12 (2.55%) IntelliJ
11 12 (2.55%) Maven
11 12 (2.55%) Sublime Text
12 11 (2.34%) Gatling
12 11 (2.34%) JIRA
12 11 (2.34%) JUnit
13 10 (2.13%) Eclipse
13 10 (2.13%) Visual Studio
14 9 (1.91%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (4.47%) Finance
2 18 (3.83%) Marketing
3 11 (2.34%) Law
4 10 (2.13%) Back Office
5 8 (1.70%) Advertising
5 8 (1.70%) Local Government
6 6 (1.28%) Retail
7 5 (1.06%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.85%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.64%) Automotive
9 3 (0.64%) Electronics
9 3 (0.64%) Games
9 3 (0.64%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.43%) Persian Language
11 1 (0.21%) Legal
Job Titles
1 400 (85.11%) Developer
2 82 (17.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 74 (15.74%) JavaScript Developer
4 72 (15.32%) .NET Developer
5 56 (11.91%) Java Developer
6 46 (9.79%) UI Developer
7 42 (8.94%) Angular Developer
8 33 (7.02%) React Developer
9 32 (6.81%) HTML Developer
10 30 (6.38%) HTML CSS Developer
11 26 (5.53%) C# Developer
12 25 (5.32%) Senior Developer
13 23 (4.89%) Azure Developer
14 22 (4.68%) Full Stack Developer
14 22 (4.68%) PHP Developer
15 21 (4.47%) C# .NET Developer
15 21 (4.47%) Software Developer
16 19 (4.04%) Agile Developer
17 18 (3.83%) Microsoft Developer
18 16 (3.40%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 308 (65.53%) CSS
2 306 (65.11%) HTML
3 168 (35.74%) AngularJS
4 155 (32.98%) .NET
5 135 (28.72%) HTML5
6 120 (25.53%) jQuery
7 114 (24.26%) React
8 108 (22.98%) ASP.NET
9 99 (21.06%) CSS3
10 78 (16.60%) Sass
11 77 (16.38%) Web Services
12 74 (15.74%) Node.js
13 69 (14.68%) ASP.NET Web API
14 64 (13.62%) KnockoutJS
15 62 (13.19%) ASP.NET MVC
16 52 (11.06%) Ajax
17 51 (10.85%) Spring
17 51 (10.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 50 (10.64%) Angular 2
19 49 (10.43%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 84 (17.87%) User Experience
2 39 (8.30%) Enterprise Software
3 30 (6.38%) Mobile App
4 27 (5.74%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (1.70%) iPad
7 8 (1.70%) iPhone
8 7 (1.49%) W3C
9 6 (1.28%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.85%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.64%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.43%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.43%) DataPower
12 2 (0.43%) Fintech
12 2 (0.43%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.43%) NHS
12 2 (0.43%) Vector Graphics
13 1 (0.21%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 48 (10.21%) Windows
2 28 (5.96%) Linux
3 22 (4.68%) Unix
4 17 (3.62%) Android
5 15 (3.19%) Apple iOS
6 12 (2.55%) Ubuntu
7 6 (1.28%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.21%) CentOS
8 1 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.21%) Solaris
8 1 (0.21%) VMS
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (46.17%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (27.87%) TDD
3 118 (25.11%) MVC
4 103 (21.91%) Front End Development
5 96 (20.43%) Scrum
6 88 (18.72%) BDD
7 71 (15.11%) Continuous Integration
8 64 (13.62%) Microservices
9 48 (10.21%) Test Automation
10 46 (9.79%) Kanban
11 42 (8.94%) Migration
12 41 (8.72%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
13 37 (7.87%) Wireframes
14 36 (7.66%) OO
14 36 (7.66%) Web Development
15 34 (7.23%) DevOps
16 27 (5.74%) OOP
16 27 (5.74%) Responsive Web Design
17 26 (5.53%) Software Engineering
18 25 (5.32%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 137 (29.15%) C#
2 125 (26.60%) Java
3 111 (23.62%) SQL
4 43 (9.15%) PHP
5 40 (8.51%) Java 8
6 36 (7.66%) TypeScript
7 18 (3.83%) ES6
8 17 (3.62%) Python
8 17 (3.62%) Scala
9 15 (3.19%) Ruby
10 12 (2.55%) Groovy
10 12 (2.55%) Perl
11 11 (2.34%) Go
11 11 (2.34%) Haskell
12 10 (2.13%) Objective-C
13 9 (1.91%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.49%) C++
15 5 (1.06%) ES7
15 5 (1.06%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.85%) ES8
Qualifications
1 41 (8.72%) Security Cleared
2 36 (7.66%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.68%) Degree
4 15 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.43%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.21%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.21%) ISEB
6 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.21%) MBA
6 1 (0.21%) MCSD
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.83%) WCAG
2 11 (2.34%) QA
2 11 (2.34%) WAI
3 4 (0.85%) GDPR
4 2 (0.43%) PMO
5 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.21%) GCP
5 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (7.66%) Docker
2 4 (0.85%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.21%) etcd
3 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (2.55%) Grafana
1 12 (2.55%) Kibana
2 11 (2.34%) Puppet
3 5 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.85%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.85%) SCCM
4 4 (0.85%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.43%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 2 (0.43%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.43%) Graphite
6 1 (0.21%) Ansible
6 1 (0.21%) Consul
6 1 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.21%) Terraform
Vendors
1 83 (17.66%) Microsoft
2 29 (6.17%) IBM
3 22 (4.68%) Google
4 13 (2.77%) Oracle
5 11 (2.34%) BMC
5 11 (2.34%) Remedy
5 11 (2.34%) Xamarin
6 7 (1.49%) Sencha
7 5 (1.06%) Capita
7 5 (1.06%) SAP
7 5 (1.06%) VMware
7 5 (1.06%) Zend
8 4 (0.85%) Pega
9 3 (0.64%) Adobe
9 3 (0.64%) Siebel
10 2 (0.43%) MuleSoft
10 2 (0.43%) Perforce
10 2 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.43%) webMethods
11 1 (0.21%) WorldPay