Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Front End Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Front End Development over the 6 months to 22 October 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.

Front End Development (Client-Side Development)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 78 82
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4 +11
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 3,067 2,821 2,837
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.25% 3.09% 2.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.77% 3.59% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,357 2,135 2,050
England median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +8.11%
10th Percentile £325 £289 £267
90th Percentile £600 £583 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +11.11% +1.25% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 6
England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.44 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.67% -27.30% +89.85%
10th Percentile £16.08 £13.70 £22.50
90th Percentile £49.88 £48.75 £80.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £33.44 £46.00
% change year-on-year +4.67% -27.30% +89.85%

Front End Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 81,416 78,525 83,399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.24% 85.92% 85.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,353 52,544 55,556
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £644 £631 £606
UK median daily rate £454 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,177 1,846 2,212
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.97%

Front End Development
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Front End Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Front End Development in England

Front End Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Front End Development in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Front End Development in England

Front End Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Development in England over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front End Development in England

Front End Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Development in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front End Development in England

Front End Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Development in England over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Front End Development in England

Front End Development
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Development within the England region over the 6 months to 22 October 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
London +9 1,858 £500 +11.11% 509
South East +15 467 £425 +13.33% 189
North of England -23 334 £395 +5.33% 213
Midlands -40 186 £400 - 113
North West -27 166 £380 +1.33% 141
South West -5 130 £411 +11.15% 98
Yorkshire -27 124 £400 +6.67% 59
West Midlands -25 110 £400 - 62
East of England +1 88 £425 +21.43% 76
East Midlands -25 76 £378 -5.63% 51
North East +15 44 £395 +1.94% 13
Front End Development
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Front End Development 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 England region with a requirement for Front End Development.

1 2,410 (78.58%) JavaScript
2 2,094 (68.28%) CSS
3 2,079 (67.79%) HTML
4 1,398 (45.58%) Agile Software Development
5 1,268 (41.34%) AngularJS
6 1,205 (39.29%) React
7 1,109 (36.16%) HTML5
8 846 (27.58%) CSS3
9 786 (25.63%) Node.js
10 769 (25.07%) TDD
11 717 (23.38%) Sass
12 701 (22.86%) Git (software)
13 533 (17.38%) Redux
14 530 (17.28%) User Experience
15 529 (17.25%) jQuery
16 429 (13.99%) TypeScript
17 419 (13.66%) Finance
18 404 (13.17%) Java
19 374 (12.19%) .NET
20 371 (12.10%) Test Automation
21 369 (12.03%) ES6
22 338 (11.02%) Web Development
23 332 (10.82%) REST
24 319 (10.40%) Scrum
25 310 (10.11%) C#
26 307 (10.01%) BDD
27 273 (8.90%) Continuous Integration
28 257 (8.38%) gulp
29 252 (8.22%) webpack
30 246 (8.02%) OO

Front End Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 169 (5.51%) CMS
2 78 (2.54%) WordPress
3 65 (2.12%) Confluence
4 46 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
5 40 (1.30%) Drupal
6 33 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 30 (0.98%) SharePoint
8 28 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
9 23 (0.75%) Tomcat
9 23 (0.75%) Umbraco
10 17 (0.55%) IIS
11 15 (0.49%) CoreMedia CMS
12 13 (0.42%) OpenStack
13 12 (0.39%) Apache
14 11 (0.36%) JBoss
14 11 (0.36%) WebSphere
15 9 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
16 5 (0.16%) Kentico
16 5 (0.16%) WildFly
17 4 (0.13%) Ethereum
Applications
1 73 (2.38%) Photoshop
2 18 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
3 16 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 12 (0.39%) Fireworks
4 12 (0.39%) InVision
5 4 (0.13%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.098%) Maya
7 2 (0.065%) InDesign
7 2 (0.065%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.033%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 34 (1.11%) Magento
2 16 (0.52%) ION MarketView
3 11 (0.36%) Shopify
4 9 (0.29%) Maximo
5 4 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.098%) BASE24
7 2 (0.065%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.065%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.065%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.033%) Distributed Ledger
8 1 (0.033%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.033%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.033%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.033%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 222 (7.24%) Amazon AWS
2 153 (4.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 134 (4.37%) npm
4 83 (2.71%) GitHub
5 44 (1.43%) Serverless
6 30 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
7 25 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
8 24 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
9 23 (0.75%) Heroku
9 23 (0.75%) SaaS
10 19 (0.62%) PaaS
11 17 (0.55%) Google Analytics
12 13 (0.42%) Yarn
13 12 (0.39%) BrowserStack
13 12 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
14 11 (0.36%) Google Tag Manager
15 8 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
15 8 (0.26%) Firebase
15 8 (0.26%) Lucidchart
16 6 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (1.60%) HTTP
2 43 (1.40%) Internet
3 10 (0.33%) SMS
4 8 (0.26%) SSH
5 6 (0.20%) FTP
6 5 (0.16%) ATM
6 5 (0.16%) SMTP
6 5 (0.16%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.098%) Bluetooth
7 3 (0.098%) Firewall
7 3 (0.098%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.098%) Intranet
7 3 (0.098%) LAN
8 2 (0.065%) AMQP
8 2 (0.065%) Modbus
8 2 (0.065%) Skype
8 2 (0.065%) SSL
9 1 (0.033%) HbbTV
9 1 (0.033%) MQTT
9 1 (0.033%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (3.33%) MySQL
2 101 (3.29%) SQL Server
3 85 (2.77%) PostgreSQL
4 68 (2.22%) MongoDB
5 60 (1.96%) NoSQL
6 52 (1.70%) Relational Database
7 22 (0.72%) Big Data
8 19 (0.62%) Blockchain
9 18 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 18 (0.59%) RDBMS
10 12 (0.39%) Redis
11 11 (0.36%) Cosmos DB
12 9 (0.29%) DB2
13 8 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (0.23%) Azure SQL Database
14 7 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
15 6 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (0.20%) Hadoop
16 5 (0.16%) Data Mining
16 5 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 701 (22.86%) Git (software)
2 257 (8.38%) gulp
3 252 (8.22%) webpack
4 201 (6.55%) Grunt
5 198 (6.46%) Jasmine
6 171 (5.58%) Jenkins
7 162 (5.28%) JIRA
8 159 (5.18%) Selenium
9 134 (4.37%) Karma Test Runner
10 131 (4.27%) Cucumber
11 93 (3.03%) Protractor
12 85 (2.77%) Mocha
13 75 (2.45%) Babel
14 51 (1.66%) Subversion
15 50 (1.63%) Maven
16 45 (1.47%) TeamCity
17 39 (1.27%) JUnit
18 33 (1.08%) Bitbucket
19 30 (0.98%) Visual Studio
20 29 (0.95%) PhantomJS
General
1 419 (13.66%) Finance
2 159 (5.18%) Banking
3 154 (5.02%) Retail
4 83 (2.71%) Front Office
5 71 (2.31%) Marketing
6 63 (2.05%) Games
7 49 (1.60%) Advertising
8 32 (1.04%) Telecoms
9 29 (0.95%) Investment Banking
9 29 (0.95%) Law
10 22 (0.72%) Legal
11 17 (0.55%) Financial Institution
11 17 (0.55%) Publishing
12 12 (0.39%) Back Office
13 9 (0.29%) Automotive
14 7 (0.23%) Electronics
15 6 (0.20%) Manufacturing
16 5 (0.16%) Online Betting
17 4 (0.13%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,806 (91.49%) Developer
2 1,962 (63.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 628 (20.48%) React Developer
4 606 (19.76%) JavaScript Developer
5 431 (14.05%) Angular Developer
6 228 (7.43%) Senior Developer
7 225 (7.34%) HTML Developer
8 201 (6.55%) HTML CSS Developer
9 167 (5.45%) UI Developer
10 151 (4.92%) Node.js Developer
10 151 (4.92%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 141 (4.60%) Java Developer
12 120 (3.91%) Full Stack Developer
13 106 (3.46%) C# Developer
14 101 (3.29%) .NET Developer
15 76 (2.48%) Designer
16 72 (2.35%) Lead Developer
17 63 (2.05%) Web Developer
18 58 (1.89%) Senior React Developer
19 51 (1.66%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,094 (68.28%) CSS
2 2,079 (67.79%) HTML
3 1,268 (41.34%) AngularJS
4 1,205 (39.29%) React
5 1,109 (36.16%) HTML5
6 846 (27.58%) CSS3
7 786 (25.63%) Node.js
8 717 (23.38%) Sass
9 533 (17.38%) Redux
10 529 (17.25%) jQuery
11 374 (12.19%) .NET
12 332 (10.82%) REST
13 240 (7.83%) Angular 2
14 228 (7.43%) RESTful
15 215 (7.01%) LESS
16 188 (6.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 175 (5.71%) JSON
18 159 (5.18%) Web Services
19 151 (4.92%) Vue.js
20 142 (4.63%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 530 (17.28%) User Experience
2 214 (6.98%) Greenfield Project
3 164 (5.35%) Fintech
4 142 (4.63%) Mobile App
5 91 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
6 78 (2.54%) Computer Science
7 64 (2.09%) Algorithms
8 57 (1.86%) Data Structures
9 48 (1.57%) Fixed Income
9 48 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
10 35 (1.14%) W3C
11 25 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 22 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
13 20 (0.65%) Self-Motivation
14 18 (0.59%) iPad
15 16 (0.52%) RIA
16 15 (0.49%) Animation
16 15 (0.49%) Hedge funds
17 14 (0.46%) Graphic Design
18 13 (0.42%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 142 (4.63%) Linux
2 76 (2.48%) Unix
3 59 (1.92%) Apple iOS
4 45 (1.47%) Android
5 39 (1.27%) Windows
6 19 (0.62%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.29%) Mac OS X
7 9 (0.29%) VMS
8 6 (0.20%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.13%) CentOS
9 4 (0.13%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.13%) Solaris
10 1 (0.033%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.033%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.033%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,398 (45.58%) Agile Software Development
2 769 (25.07%) TDD
3 371 (12.10%) Test Automation
4 338 (11.02%) Web Development
5 319 (10.40%) Scrum
6 307 (10.01%) BDD
7 273 (8.90%) Continuous Integration
8 246 (8.02%) OO
9 234 (7.63%) Responsive Web Design
10 232 (7.56%) DevOps
10 232 (7.56%) E-Commerce
10 232 (7.56%) MVC
11 224 (7.30%) Unit Testing
12 213 (6.94%) Microservices
13 203 (6.62%) Software Engineering
14 147 (4.79%) Problem-Solving
15 117 (3.81%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
16 114 (3.72%) Open Source
17 110 (3.59%) Analytics
17 110 (3.59%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 2,410 (78.58%) JavaScript
2 429 (13.99%) TypeScript
3 404 (13.17%) Java
4 369 (12.03%) ES6
5 310 (10.11%) C#
6 192 (6.26%) SQL
7 157 (5.12%) PHP
8 153 (4.99%) Python
9 64 (2.09%) Java 8
10 53 (1.73%) ES7
11 44 (1.43%) Ruby
12 35 (1.14%) Scala
13 21 (0.68%) PHP 7
14 18 (0.59%) C++
15 16 (0.52%) T-SQL
16 15 (0.49%) C
16 15 (0.49%) R
17 14 (0.46%) Bash Shell
17 14 (0.46%) Perl
18 13 (0.42%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 117 (3.81%) Security Cleared
2 110 (3.59%) Degree
3 98 (3.20%) SC Cleared
4 36 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.16%) DBS Check
7 4 (0.13%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.065%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.033%) APMP
9 1 (0.033%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.033%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (3.26%) QA
2 35 (1.14%) WCAG
3 18 (0.59%) WAI
4 4 (0.13%) GDPR
5 3 (0.098%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.065%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.033%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.033%) PMO
System Software
1 192 (6.26%) Docker
2 2 (0.065%) Varnish
2 2 (0.065%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.065%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.033%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.033%) KVM
3 1 (0.033%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (0.88%) Puppet
2 24 (0.78%) Ansible
3 21 (0.68%) Terraform
4 20 (0.65%) Kubernetes
5 17 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (0.36%) Grafana
7 7 (0.23%) Kibana
8 4 (0.13%) logstash
8 4 (0.13%) Matomo
8 4 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.098%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 3 (0.098%) Graphite
10 2 (0.065%) HockeyApp
10 2 (0.065%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.065%) Salt
10 2 (0.065%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.033%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.033%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.033%) Packer
Vendors
1 99 (3.23%) Adobe
2 84 (2.74%) Google
3 71 (2.31%) Microsoft
4 52 (1.70%) Oracle
5 41 (1.34%) Sitecore
6 36 (1.17%) hybris
7 22 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
8 19 (0.62%) Atlassian
9 16 (0.52%) Apple
9 16 (0.52%) ION Trading
10 15 (0.49%) IBM
11 11 (0.36%) ATG
12 10 (0.33%) Demandware
12 10 (0.33%) MapR
13 9 (0.29%) Twitter
13 9 (0.29%) Xamarin
14 8 (0.26%) Apiary
14 8 (0.26%) Bloomberg
14 8 (0.26%) Perforce
15 7 (0.23%) Tableau