Period
to 22 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 71 87
Rank change year-on-year -1 +16 +17
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 3,112 2,781 2,693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.30% 3.15% 2.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.85% 3.70% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,369 2,001 1,979
England median daily rate £450 £405 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.53% +8.97%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
England median hourly rate £29.50 £16.00 £25.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.38% -38.03% -30.22%
10th Percentile £15.75 £11.10 £12.43
90th Percentile £62.56 £89.60 £39.10
UK median hourly rate £29.50 £16.00 £25.82
% change year-on-year +84.38% -38.03% -30.22%

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 80,892 75,217 85,792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.83% 85.14% 84.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,797 49,549 57,201
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,242 1,939 2,035
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.49 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.11% +3.09% +12.71%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.35 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.75 £51.25 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +11.63%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +5 1,736 £475 +5.56% 522
South East +2 509 £415 +10.67% 184
North of England 0 430 £400 +6.67% 189
Midlands -12 236 £395 -1.25% 104
North West +23 229 £400 +6.67% 112
West Midlands +9 142 £400 - 63
Yorkshire -32 141 £400 +6.67% 69
South West -2 139 £423 +12.67% 78
East Midlands -24 93 £375 -6.25% 41
East of England +8 71 £425 +21.43% 57
North East +14 64 £400 +6.67% 8
Front End Development
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 2,400 (77.12%) JavaScript
2 2,139 (68.73%) HTML
3 2,136 (68.64%) CSS
4 1,377 (44.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1,289 (41.42%) AngularJS
6 1,193 (38.34%) HTML5
7 1,166 (37.47%) React
8 964 (30.98%) CSS3
9 751 (24.13%) Node.js
10 721 (23.17%) Sass
11 658 (21.14%) Git (software)
12 634 (20.37%) TDD
13 602 (19.34%) User Experience
14 543 (17.45%) jQuery
15 516 (16.58%) Redux
16 420 (13.50%) ES6
17 413 (13.27%) Java
18 405 (13.01%) Finance
19 387 (12.44%) Web Development
20 370 (11.89%) .NET
21 353 (11.34%) Scrum
22 342 (10.99%) TypeScript
23 330 (10.60%) C#
24 322 (10.35%) Test Automation
25 294 (9.45%) webpack
25 294 (9.45%) gulp
26 281 (9.03%) LESS
27 276 (8.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
27 276 (8.87%) MVC
28 275 (8.84%) Greenfield Project

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
1 149 (4.79%) CMS
2 85 (2.73%) WordPress
3 50 (1.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 43 (1.38%) Drupal
5 40 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
6 38 (1.22%) Confluence
7 35 (1.12%) SharePoint
8 27 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
9 25 (0.80%) Tomcat
9 25 (0.80%) Umbraco
10 17 (0.55%) JBoss
11 11 (0.35%) Apache
12 10 (0.32%) OpenStack
13 9 (0.29%) Apache Spark
13 9 (0.29%) nginx
14 8 (0.26%) Joomla!
14 8 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.26%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.22%) Kentico
15 7 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 76 (2.44%) Photoshop
2 33 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
3 26 (0.84%) InVision
4 18 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
6 5 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
6 5 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
6 5 (0.16%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.096%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.096%) GIMP
9 2 (0.064%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.064%) UXPin
10 1 (0.032%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 46 (1.48%) Magento
2 27 (0.87%) ION MarketView
3 7 (0.22%) Maximo
4 6 (0.19%) Shopify
5 3 (0.096%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.064%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.064%) R3 Corda
6 2 (0.064%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.032%) BASE24
7 1 (0.032%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.032%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.032%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.032%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.032%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.032%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.032%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 242 (7.78%) Amazon AWS
2 144 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 140 (4.50%) npm
4 74 (2.38%) GitHub
5 28 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
6 26 (0.84%) Serverless
7 20 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
7 20 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (0.64%) SaaS
8 19 (0.61%) Yarn
9 13 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
10 12 (0.39%) PaaS
11 10 (0.32%) IaaS
12 9 (0.29%) Google Analytics
12 9 (0.29%) Heroku
13 8 (0.26%) Office 365
14 7 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (0.22%) Route 53
15 6 (0.19%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 41 (1.32%) HTTP
1 41 (1.32%) Internet
2 13 (0.42%) SMS
3 5 (0.16%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.096%) Bluetooth
4 3 (0.096%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.096%) SSH
4 3 (0.096%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.064%) 3G
5 2 (0.064%) 4G
5 2 (0.064%) AMQP
5 2 (0.064%) Broadband
5 2 (0.064%) DKIM
5 2 (0.064%) DMARC
5 2 (0.064%) DNS
5 2 (0.064%) FTP
5 2 (0.064%) Intranet
5 2 (0.064%) MQTT
5 2 (0.064%) SSL
6 1 (0.032%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (4.37%) SQL Server
2 107 (3.44%) MySQL
3 90 (2.89%) MongoDB
4 62 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
5 58 (1.86%) NoSQL
6 48 (1.54%) Relational Database
7 36 (1.16%) Blockchain
8 27 (0.87%) Big Data
9 23 (0.74%) Redis
10 20 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 19 (0.61%) RDBMS
12 17 (0.55%) Hadoop
13 12 (0.39%) CouchDB
14 11 (0.35%) Data Mining
14 11 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
14 11 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
15 10 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
16 9 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
16 9 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 658 (21.14%) Git (software)
2 294 (9.45%) gulp
2 294 (9.45%) webpack
3 255 (8.19%) Grunt
4 207 (6.65%) Jasmine
5 144 (4.63%) Jenkins
6 136 (4.37%) Selenium
7 130 (4.18%) Karma Test Runner
8 121 (3.89%) JIRA
9 103 (3.31%) Cucumber
10 88 (2.83%) Subversion
11 83 (2.67%) Babel
12 69 (2.22%) Mocha
13 60 (1.93%) Protractor
14 51 (1.64%) Maven
15 43 (1.38%) JUnit
16 41 (1.32%) TeamCity
17 36 (1.16%) Axure RP
18 33 (1.06%) Visual Studio
19 28 (0.90%) PhantomJS
General
1 405 (13.01%) Finance
2 189 (6.07%) Banking
3 162 (5.21%) Retail
4 99 (3.18%) Marketing
5 93 (2.99%) Front Office
6 56 (1.80%) Games
7 48 (1.54%) Law
8 38 (1.22%) Advertising
9 33 (1.06%) Telecoms
10 30 (0.96%) Legal
11 29 (0.93%) Investment Banking
12 20 (0.64%) Financial Institution
13 19 (0.61%) Back Office
14 16 (0.51%) Publishing
15 9 (0.29%) Manufacturing
16 8 (0.26%) Electronics
16 8 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.19%) Automotive
18 4 (0.13%) Aerospace
18 4 (0.13%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 2,829 (90.91%) Developer
2 1,948 (62.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 625 (20.08%) React Developer
4 614 (19.73%) JavaScript Developer
5 444 (14.27%) Angular Developer
6 263 (8.45%) Senior Developer
7 256 (8.23%) HTML Developer
8 218 (7.01%) HTML CSS Developer
9 184 (5.91%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 182 (5.85%) UI Developer
11 137 (4.40%) Web Developer
12 129 (4.15%) Node.js Developer
13 124 (3.98%) Java Developer
14 120 (3.86%) Designer
15 103 (3.31%) Full Stack Developer
16 91 (2.92%) .NET Developer
16 91 (2.92%) C# Developer
17 63 (2.02%) PHP Developer
18 62 (1.99%) UX Designer
19 60 (1.93%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,139 (68.73%) HTML
2 2,136 (68.64%) CSS
3 1,289 (41.42%) AngularJS
4 1,193 (38.34%) HTML5
5 1,166 (37.47%) React
6 964 (30.98%) CSS3
7 751 (24.13%) Node.js
8 721 (23.17%) Sass
9 543 (17.45%) jQuery
10 516 (16.58%) Redux
11 370 (11.89%) .NET
12 281 (9.03%) LESS
13 276 (8.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 267 (8.58%) RESTful
15 240 (7.71%) REST
16 227 (7.29%) Angular 2
17 194 (6.23%) JSON
18 174 (5.59%) Vue.js
19 159 (5.11%) Web Services
20 158 (5.08%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 602 (19.34%) User Experience
2 275 (8.84%) Greenfield Project
3 171 (5.49%) Mobile App
4 127 (4.08%) Fintech
5 80 (2.57%) Analytical Skills
6 65 (2.09%) Algorithms
7 51 (1.64%) Computer Science
8 48 (1.54%) Fixed Income
9 45 (1.45%) Data Structures
10 34 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
11 31 (1.00%) W3C
12 28 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 27 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
14 22 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
15 19 (0.61%) Virtual Team
16 16 (0.51%) Animation
17 13 (0.42%) Social Media
18 11 (0.35%) Marketing Technology
19 10 (0.32%) Digital Media
19 10 (0.32%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 173 (5.56%) Linux
2 79 (2.54%) Apple iOS
3 68 (2.19%) Android
4 66 (2.12%) Unix
5 42 (1.35%) Windows
6 13 (0.42%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.22%) Mac OS
7 7 (0.22%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.19%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.13%) CentOS
9 4 (0.13%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.096%) VMS
11 2 (0.064%) Solaris
12 1 (0.032%) Nucleus RTOS
12 1 (0.032%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,377 (44.25%) Agile Software Development
2 634 (20.37%) TDD
3 387 (12.44%) Web Development
4 353 (11.34%) Scrum
5 322 (10.35%) Test Automation
6 276 (8.87%) MVC
7 273 (8.77%) OO
8 261 (8.39%) E-Commerce
9 247 (7.94%) Unit Testing
10 244 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
11 228 (7.33%) BDD
12 210 (6.75%) Responsive Web Design
13 205 (6.59%) DevOps
13 205 (6.59%) Microservices
14 171 (5.49%) Software Engineering
15 140 (4.50%) Open Source
16 137 (4.40%) Wireframes
17 125 (4.02%) Problem-Solving
18 120 (3.86%) Kanban
19 110 (3.53%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 2,400 (77.12%) JavaScript
2 420 (13.50%) ES6
3 413 (13.27%) Java
4 342 (10.99%) TypeScript
5 330 (10.60%) C#
6 212 (6.81%) SQL
7 173 (5.56%) PHP
8 132 (4.24%) Python
9 90 (2.89%) ES7
10 61 (1.96%) Ruby
11 47 (1.51%) Java 8
12 38 (1.22%) Scala
13 33 (1.06%) Go
14 30 (0.96%) Bash Shell
15 29 (0.93%) C++
15 29 (0.93%) R
16 22 (0.71%) T-SQL
17 17 (0.55%) C
17 17 (0.55%) ES8
18 14 (0.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 108 (3.47%) Security Cleared
2 87 (2.80%) Degree
2 87 (2.80%) SC Cleared
3 29 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.16%) AWS Certification
5 5 (0.16%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.13%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.096%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.096%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.064%) APMP
8 2 (0.064%) CIPD
8 2 (0.064%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.032%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.032%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.032%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (2.22%) QA
2 31 (1.00%) WCAG
3 12 (0.39%) WAI
4 11 (0.35%) GCP
5 6 (0.19%) GDPR
6 4 (0.13%) PMO
7 3 (0.096%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.064%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.064%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.032%) COBIT
9 1 (0.032%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.032%) Section 508
System Software
1 175 (5.62%) Docker
2 5 (0.16%) Varnish
3 2 (0.064%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.064%) etcd
3 2 (0.064%) HDFS
4 1 (0.032%) Firmware
4 1 (0.032%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.032%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 37 (1.19%) Terraform
2 28 (0.90%) Ansible
3 26 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (0.67%) Kubernetes
5 16 (0.51%) Puppet
6 8 (0.26%) Kibana
7 5 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.13%) Matomo
9 3 (0.096%) Consul
9 3 (0.096%) HockeyApp
9 3 (0.096%) Salt
9 3 (0.096%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.064%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 2 (0.064%) Grafana
10 2 (0.064%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.064%) logstash
10 2 (0.064%) TeamSite
10 2 (0.064%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.032%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.032%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 109 (3.50%) Adobe
2 80 (2.57%) Microsoft
3 61 (1.96%) Google
4 47 (1.51%) Oracle
5 41 (1.32%) Sitecore
6 27 (0.87%) ION Trading
7 26 (0.84%) hybris
8 23 (0.74%) MapR
9 21 (0.67%) Perforce
10 20 (0.64%) IBM
11 18 (0.58%) Capita
12 16 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
13 12 (0.39%) Apple
13 12 (0.39%) Twitter
14 11 (0.35%) SAP
15 9 (0.29%) Atlassian
15 9 (0.29%) Xamarin
16 8 (0.26%) Tableau
17 7 (0.22%) Optimizely
18 6 (0.19%) Qubit