Period
to 26 May 2020

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 26 May 2020 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
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 91 79 74
Rank change year-on-year -12 -5 +3
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 1,076 2,458 3,012
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.53% 2.96% 3.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.96% 3.38% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 789 1,854 2,308
Median daily rate £475 £458 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +7.65% +4.94%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £310
90th Percentile £650 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.81% -34.10%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year - +141.38% -66.47%

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 36,409 72,784 80,818
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.73% 87.64% 87.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,296 48,472 53,685
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,211 1,883 2,134
Median hourly rate £27.50 £24.91 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.40% +13.23% -13.73%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.85 £11.18
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.46 £50.00
Median hourly rate £28.50 £24.76 £22.00
% change year-on-year +15.13% +12.52% -12.00%

Front End Development
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Front End Development as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Front End Development in England.

Daily rate trend for Front End Development in England

Front End Development
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Front End Development in England over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Front End Development in England

Front End Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Front End Development in England.

Hourly rate trend for Front End Development in England

Front End Development
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Front End Development in England over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

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 26 May 2020. 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 -4 645 £525 +5.00% 124
South West +43 128 £411 -8.61% 32
North of England -22 108 £400 -3.61% 65
Midlands +7 73 £400 +6.67% 27
South East -64 73 £380 -15.56% 44
North West -25 52 £425 +3.03% 38
Yorkshire +40 50 £400 -11.11% 17
West Midlands +13 50 £394 +5.00% 20
East of England +42 39 £400 +14.29% 21
East Midlands -6 23 £405 +1.25% 7
North East -2 6 £330 -20.48% 10
Front End Development
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, 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.

1 759 (70.54%) JavaScript
2 572 (53.16%) HTML
3 566 (52.60%) CSS
4 510 (47.40%) Agile Software Development
5 400 (37.17%) AngularJS
6 373 (34.67%) React
7 277 (25.74%) Node.js
8 235 (21.84%) User Experience
9 232 (21.56%) HTML5
10 186 (17.29%) Java
11 180 (16.73%) Git (software)
12 176 (16.36%) AWS
13 167 (15.52%) Sass
14 165 (15.33%) TypeScript
14 165 (15.33%) DevOps
15 159 (14.78%) CSS3
15 159 (14.78%) TDD
16 154 (14.31%) Scrum
16 154 (14.31%) Web Services
17 151 (14.03%) Redux
18 150 (13.94%) Azure
19 144 (13.38%) Finance
20 136 (12.64%) Vue.js
21 119 (11.06%) REST
22 117 (10.87%) Microservices
23 114 (10.59%) Software Engineering
24 113 (10.50%) Test Automation
25 99 (9.20%) C#
26 98 (9.11%) Front Office
26 98 (9.11%) Docker

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 60 (5.58%) Elasticsearch
2 37 (3.44%) CMS
3 26 (2.42%) Drupal
4 15 (1.39%) SAS
4 15 (1.39%) WordPress
5 10 (0.93%) Apache
6 9 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 9 (0.84%) IIS
7 8 (0.74%) Apache Spark
7 8 (0.74%) Umbraco
8 7 (0.65%) SharePoint
8 7 (0.65%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.65%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.56%) JBoss
10 5 (0.46%) Confluence
10 5 (0.46%) Mendix
11 3 (0.28%) Camunda
12 2 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
12 2 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.19%) EPiServer
Applications
1 44 (4.09%) Sketch
2 30 (2.79%) Photoshop
3 12 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
4 11 (1.02%) InVision
5 7 (0.65%) Figma
6 4 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.19%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.093%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 18 (1.67%) Magento
2 15 (1.39%) Shopify
3 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.093%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.093%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.093%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 176 (16.36%) AWS
2 150 (13.94%) Azure
3 70 (6.51%) GCP
4 41 (3.81%) npm
5 36 (3.35%) Serverless
6 34 (3.16%) GitHub
7 25 (2.32%) AWS Lambda
8 21 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (1.30%) Amazon S3
10 13 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (1.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 12 (1.12%) SaaS
12 11 (1.02%) PaaS
13 10 (0.93%) Yarn
14 8 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
14 8 (0.74%) Power Platform
15 5 (0.46%) Heroku
15 5 (0.46%) Logic Apps
16 4 (0.37%) Google Analytics
17 3 (0.28%) Amazon Cognito
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.84%) HTTP
2 8 (0.74%) SSL
3 5 (0.46%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.28%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.19%) Intranet
5 2 (0.19%) Skype
6 1 (0.093%) DNS
6 1 (0.093%) IKE
6 1 (0.093%) Internet
6 1 (0.093%) NFC
6 1 (0.093%) RTMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (5.11%) MySQL
2 37 (3.44%) PostgreSQL
3 32 (2.97%) SQL Server
4 28 (2.60%) Redis
5 26 (2.42%) Relational Database
6 22 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
6 22 (2.04%) NoSQL
7 13 (1.21%) Big Data
8 12 (1.12%) MongoDB
9 8 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 8 (0.74%) RDBMS
10 7 (0.65%) Hadoop
10 7 (0.65%) Power BI
11 5 (0.46%) Data Lake
12 4 (0.37%) Blockchain
12 4 (0.37%) Parquet
12 4 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 180 (16.73%) Git (software)
2 68 (6.32%) Jasmine
3 56 (5.20%) Jenkins
4 49 (4.55%) webpack
5 47 (4.37%) Selenium
6 44 (4.09%) gulp
7 40 (3.72%) JIRA
8 38 (3.53%) Grunt
9 34 (3.16%) Protractor
10 30 (2.79%) Cucumber
11 24 (2.23%) JUnit
12 23 (2.14%) Karma Test Runner
13 19 (1.77%) git-flow
13 19 (1.77%) RStudio
14 18 (1.67%) Bitbucket
15 17 (1.58%) Cypress.io
15 17 (1.58%) Maven
16 16 (1.49%) Visual Studio
17 15 (1.39%) TeamCity
18 14 (1.30%) GitLab
General
1 144 (13.38%) Finance
2 98 (9.11%) Front Office
3 79 (7.34%) Banking
4 54 (5.02%) Public Sector
5 48 (4.46%) Investment Banking
6 21 (1.95%) Law
7 19 (1.77%) Games
8 17 (1.58%) Marketing
9 13 (1.21%) Retail
10 7 (0.65%) Publishing
10 7 (0.65%) Telecoms
11 6 (0.56%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.46%) Brand Awareness
12 5 (0.46%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.37%) Automotive
13 4 (0.37%) Electronics
13 4 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.28%) Advertising
14 3 (0.28%) Back Office
15 2 (0.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 936 (86.99%) Developer
2 584 (54.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 196 (18.22%) React Developer
4 115 (10.69%) JavaScript Developer
5 105 (9.76%) Angular Developer
6 82 (7.62%) Senior Developer
7 70 (6.51%) Designer
8 64 (5.95%) Java Developer
9 54 (5.02%) HTML Developer
10 52 (4.83%) UI Developer
11 48 (4.46%) AWS Developer
12 46 (4.28%) Senior Front-End Developer
13 43 (4.00%) AWS Engineer
13 43 (4.00%) Software Engineer
14 41 (3.81%) UX Designer
15 36 (3.35%) Developer/Software Engineer
16 33 (3.07%) C# Developer
16 33 (3.07%) Full Stack Developer
17 31 (2.88%) .NET Developer
17 31 (2.88%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 572 (53.16%) HTML
2 566 (52.60%) CSS
3 400 (37.17%) AngularJS
4 373 (34.67%) React
5 277 (25.74%) Node.js
6 232 (21.56%) HTML5
7 167 (15.52%) Sass
8 159 (14.78%) CSS3
9 154 (14.31%) Web Services
10 151 (14.03%) Redux
11 136 (12.64%) Vue.js
12 119 (11.06%) REST
13 97 (9.01%) .NET
14 91 (8.46%) jQuery
15 83 (7.71%) RESTful
16 59 (5.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 52 (4.83%) Jest
18 47 (4.37%) Spring
19 45 (4.18%) JSON
20 37 (3.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 235 (21.84%) User Experience
2 86 (7.99%) Greenfield Project
3 78 (7.25%) Fixed Income
4 56 (5.20%) Hedge funds
5 51 (4.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 48 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
7 46 (4.28%) Mobile App
8 45 (4.18%) Derivative
9 44 (4.09%) Equities
10 24 (2.23%) W3C
11 15 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
12 10 (0.93%) NHS
12 10 (0.93%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.74%) Cloud Native
13 8 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.56%) Algorithms
14 6 (0.56%) Blog
14 6 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
15 5 (0.46%) Graphic Design
15 5 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (3.07%) Linux
2 13 (1.21%) Android
3 12 (1.12%) Mac OS
3 12 (1.12%) Unix
4 11 (1.02%) Apple iOS
4 11 (1.02%) Windows
5 9 (0.84%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.28%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.19%) CentOS
7 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.093%) tvOS
8 1 (0.093%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 510 (47.40%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (15.33%) DevOps
3 159 (14.78%) TDD
4 154 (14.31%) Scrum
5 117 (10.87%) Microservices
6 114 (10.59%) Software Engineering
7 113 (10.50%) Test Automation
8 91 (8.46%) Web Development
9 78 (7.25%) E-Commerce
10 72 (6.69%) Continuous Integration
11 69 (6.41%) Asset Management
12 67 (6.23%) MVC
12 67 (6.23%) Problem-Solving
13 60 (5.58%) Open Source
14 59 (5.48%) Visualisation
15 57 (5.30%) Decision-Making
15 57 (5.30%) Pair Programming
16 56 (5.20%) SDLC
17 55 (5.11%) BDD
17 55 (5.11%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 759 (70.54%) JavaScript
2 186 (17.29%) Java
3 165 (15.33%) TypeScript
4 99 (9.20%) C#
5 93 (8.64%) ES6
6 85 (7.90%) Python
7 73 (6.78%) SQL
8 55 (5.11%) PHP
9 33 (3.07%) Ruby
10 30 (2.79%) Java 8
11 21 (1.95%) Scala
12 15 (1.39%) Kotlin
13 10 (0.93%) ES7
13 10 (0.93%) T-SQL
14 9 (0.84%) C
15 7 (0.65%) R
16 6 (0.56%) Perl
17 4 (0.37%) Go
18 3 (0.28%) C++
18 3 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 81 (7.53%) Security Cleared
2 69 (6.41%) SC Cleared
3 58 (5.39%) Degree
4 32 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.56%) DBS Check
6 6 (0.56%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.093%) CIPD
8 1 (0.093%) ISEB
8 1 (0.093%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.093%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.093%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.093%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.07%) QA
2 24 (2.23%) WCAG
3 5 (0.46%) GDPR
4 4 (0.37%) PMO
5 3 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 98 (9.11%) Docker
2 6 (0.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.093%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.093%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 66 (6.13%) Kubernetes
2 36 (3.35%) Terraform
3 8 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.46%) Prometheus
5 4 (0.37%) Kibana
5 4 (0.37%) Zipkin
6 3 (0.28%) Grafana
7 2 (0.19%) Ansible
7 2 (0.19%) Puppet
7 2 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.093%) BMC Performance Manager
8 1 (0.093%) logstash
Vendors
1 55 (5.11%) Google
2 31 (2.88%) Microsoft
3 28 (2.60%) Oracle
4 27 (2.51%) Adobe
5 10 (0.93%) hybris
5 10 (0.93%) SAP
6 9 (0.84%) IBM
7 7 (0.65%) Twitter
8 6 (0.56%) Atlassian
8 6 (0.56%) Perforce
9 5 (0.46%) AppDynamics
9 5 (0.46%) Cisco
9 5 (0.46%) Dynatrace
9 5 (0.46%) Riverbed
9 5 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.46%) Sitecore
10 4 (0.37%) BMC
10 4 (0.37%) Tableau
11 3 (0.28%) Guidewire
11 3 (0.28%) ServiceNow