Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 2017 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
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 78 85
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7 +4
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 2752 2853 2589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.91% 3.01% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.44% 3.58% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2111 2020 1935
England median daily rate £423 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £291 £269 £263
90th Percentile £588 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 19
England median hourly rate £36.72 £43.25 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.10% +78.50% -11.89%
10th Percentile £13.88 £15.00 £20.24
90th Percentile £49.88 £49.65 £40.80
UK median hourly rate £33.44 £43.25 £24.23
% change year-on-year -22.68% +78.50% -25.45%

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 79944 79712 85036
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.66% 84.19% 82.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 53946 53082 56127
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £268 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1816 2114 2533
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +11.36% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.47 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +15.38%

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 17 December 2017.

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 17 December 2017.

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 17 December 2017. 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 -16 1577 £450 +5.88% 281
South East -1 384 £375 - 81
North of England +22 350 £375 - 98
Midlands +2 216 £350 -3.45% 53
North West +55 192 £365 -2.67% 53
South West +24 129 £373 +10.78% 30
Yorkshire -23 123 £394 +5.00% 41
West Midlands +22 119 £375 +7.14% 25
East Midlands -10 97 £339 -9.67% 28
East of England +20 92 £375 -1.64% 16
North East +44 35 £388 +10.71% 4
Front End Development
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Front End Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Front End Development.

1 2167 (78.74%) JavaScript
2 2079 (75.55%) HTML
3 2001 (72.71%) CSS
4 1264 (45.93%) HTML5
5 1151 (41.82%) Agile Software Development
6 1121 (40.73%) AngularJS
7 960 (34.88%) CSS3
8 812 (29.51%) React
9 668 (24.27%) jQuery
10 612 (22.24%) Sass
11 590 (21.44%) TDD
12 576 (20.93%) Git (software)
13 574 (20.86%) Node.js
14 509 (18.50%) User Experience
15 476 (17.30%) Java
16 391 (14.21%) Web Development
17 373 (13.55%) Finance
18 372 (13.52%) .NET
19 358 (13.01%) Scrum
20 322 (11.70%) C#
21 305 (11.08%) Test Automation
22 295 (10.72%) gulp
23 292 (10.61%) MVC
24 285 (10.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 278 (10.10%) OO
26 277 (10.07%) Grunt
27 259 (9.41%) Responsive Web Design
28 254 (9.23%) Angular 2
29 243 (8.83%) LESS
30 240 (8.72%) Redux

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
1 155 (5.63%) CMS
2 69 (2.51%) WordPress
3 58 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
4 56 (2.03%) Drupal
5 47 (1.71%) Apache
6 31 (1.13%) Confluence
7 27 (0.98%) Umbraco
8 26 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 21 (0.76%) SharePoint
10 20 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
11 17 (0.62%) Tomcat
12 15 (0.55%) Apache Solr
13 14 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 13 (0.47%) IIS
14 13 (0.47%) nginx
15 12 (0.44%) EPiServer
15 12 (0.44%) WebSphere
16 10 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
17 9 (0.33%) JBoss
18 8 (0.29%) Joomla!
Applications
1 115 (4.18%) Photoshop
2 69 (2.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 44 (1.60%) Adobe Illustrator
4 14 (0.51%) InVision
5 10 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
5 10 (0.36%) OmniGraffle
6 9 (0.33%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.29%) Adobe Premiere
8 7 (0.25%) Adobe After Effects
8 7 (0.25%) GIMP
9 4 (0.15%) Fireworks
9 4 (0.15%) InDesign
9 4 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.073%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.073%) HipChat
10 2 (0.073%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.036%) Flinto
11 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Office
11 1 (0.036%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 45 (1.64%) Magento
2 12 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
4 7 (0.25%) KANA IQ
5 5 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
6 4 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.15%) Shopify
7 3 (0.11%) Social Studio
7 3 (0.11%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.073%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.036%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.036%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.036%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.036%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 134 (4.87%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (3.96%) npm
3 83 (3.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 38 (1.38%) GitHub
5 31 (1.13%) SaaS
6 19 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
7 16 (0.58%) Serverless
8 12 (0.44%) Google Analytics
9 10 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.29%) Office 365
11 6 (0.22%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
12 5 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.18%) Firebase
12 5 (0.18%) PaaS
12 5 (0.18%) Trello
13 4 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.15%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.15%) Yarn
14 3 (0.11%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (1.71%) Internet
2 27 (0.98%) HTTP
3 15 (0.55%) SMS
4 6 (0.22%) Intranet
5 5 (0.18%) MQTT
5 5 (0.18%) SSH
6 2 (0.073%) DNS
6 2 (0.073%) FTP
6 2 (0.073%) Modbus
6 2 (0.073%) Skype
6 2 (0.073%) SMTP
6 2 (0.073%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.036%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.036%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.036%) Network Security
7 1 (0.036%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 117 (4.25%) MongoDB
3 95 (3.45%) MySQL
4 61 (2.22%) NoSQL
5 46 (1.67%) Big Data
6 44 (1.60%) Relational Database
7 24 (0.87%) Redis
8 23 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (0.65%) RDBMS
10 16 (0.58%) Hadoop
11 15 (0.55%) Blockchain
12 14 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
12 14 (0.51%) HBase
13 11 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (0.33%) Endeca
15 9 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 8 (0.29%) Oracle Database
17 7 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 576 (20.93%) Git (software)
2 295 (10.72%) gulp
3 277 (10.07%) Grunt
4 203 (7.38%) webpack
5 184 (6.69%) Jasmine
6 126 (4.58%) Jenkins
7 121 (4.40%) Selenium
8 119 (4.32%) Karma Test Runner
9 98 (3.56%) JIRA
10 82 (2.98%) Mocha
11 64 (2.33%) Subversion
12 63 (2.29%) Protractor
13 62 (2.25%) Cucumber
14 56 (2.03%) Visual Studio
15 48 (1.74%) IntelliJ
16 41 (1.49%) Maven
17 38 (1.38%) Babel
18 37 (1.34%) JUnit
19 35 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
20 33 (1.20%) Bitbucket
General
1 373 (13.55%) Finance
2 188 (6.83%) Banking
3 161 (5.85%) Retail
4 128 (4.65%) Marketing
5 90 (3.27%) Front Office
6 63 (2.29%) Investment Banking
7 56 (2.03%) Games
8 34 (1.24%) Publishing
9 28 (1.02%) Telecoms
10 27 (0.98%) Advertising
11 24 (0.87%) Law
12 16 (0.58%) Automotive
13 13 (0.47%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.40%) Multimedia
15 9 (0.33%) Electronics
15 9 (0.33%) Manufacturing
16 8 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.22%) Japanese Language
18 5 (0.18%) Legal
18 5 (0.18%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 2501 (90.88%) Developer
2 1697 (61.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 624 (22.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 386 (14.03%) Angular Developer
5 326 (11.85%) HTML Developer
6 253 (9.19%) HTML CSS Developer
7 179 (6.50%) Senior Developer
8 174 (6.32%) Java Developer
9 153 (5.56%) UI Developer
10 138 (5.01%) C# Developer
11 137 (4.98%) .NET Developer
12 124 (4.51%) Node.js Developer
13 117 (4.25%) Senior Front-End Developer
14 106 (3.85%) Designer
15 103 (3.74%) Full Stack Developer
16 87 (3.16%) Web Developer
17 78 (2.83%) C# .NET Developer
18 77 (2.80%) Agile Developer
19 66 (2.40%) UX Designer
20 64 (2.33%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2079 (75.55%) HTML
2 2001 (72.71%) CSS
3 1264 (45.93%) HTML5
4 1121 (40.73%) AngularJS
5 960 (34.88%) CSS3
6 812 (29.51%) React
7 668 (24.27%) jQuery
8 612 (22.24%) Sass
9 574 (20.86%) Node.js
10 372 (13.52%) .NET
11 285 (10.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 254 (9.23%) Angular 2
13 243 (8.83%) LESS
14 240 (8.72%) Redux
15 232 (8.43%) Web Services
16 221 (8.03%) REST
17 212 (7.70%) JSON
18 203 (7.38%) RESTful
19 189 (6.87%) Ajax
20 168 (6.10%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 509 (18.50%) User Experience
2 156 (5.67%) Greenfield Project
3 145 (5.27%) Mobile App
4 110 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 101 (3.67%) Fintech
6 90 (3.27%) Computer Science
7 49 (1.78%) W3C
8 37 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 31 (1.13%) Digital Media
10 29 (1.05%) Algorithms
11 26 (0.94%) Animation
12 25 (0.91%) Social Media
13 24 (0.87%) Market Risk
14 18 (0.65%) Data Structures
14 18 (0.65%) Grid Computing
15 17 (0.62%) Online Banking
16 15 (0.55%) e-Learning
16 15 (0.55%) Equities
16 15 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
17 14 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 124 (4.51%) Linux
2 50 (1.82%) Windows
3 38 (1.38%) Apple iOS
4 35 (1.27%) Unix
5 32 (1.16%) Android
6 19 (0.69%) Mac OS
7 11 (0.40%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.25%) Windows 2000
8 7 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.15%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.15%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.073%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.073%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.036%) CentOS
11 1 (0.036%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.036%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1151 (41.82%) Agile Software Development
2 590 (21.44%) TDD
3 391 (14.21%) Web Development
4 358 (13.01%) Scrum
5 305 (11.08%) Test Automation
6 292 (10.61%) MVC
7 278 (10.10%) OO
8 259 (9.41%) Responsive Web Design
9 239 (8.68%) BDD
10 237 (8.61%) Continuous Integration
11 166 (6.03%) E-Commerce
12 154 (5.60%) Unit Testing
13 153 (5.56%) Software Engineering
14 145 (5.27%) Web Design
15 144 (5.23%) Wireframes
16 119 (4.32%) Prototyping
17 102 (3.71%) OOP
18 99 (3.60%) DevOps
19 98 (3.56%) Microservices
20 94 (3.42%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2167 (78.74%) JavaScript
2 476 (17.30%) Java
3 322 (11.70%) C#
4 237 (8.61%) ES6
5 203 (7.38%) SQL
6 177 (6.43%) TypeScript
7 174 (6.32%) PHP
8 127 (4.61%) Python
9 80 (2.91%) Ruby
10 61 (2.22%) Scala
11 49 (1.78%) ECMAScript
12 34 (1.24%) Groovy
13 30 (1.09%) T-SQL
14 27 (0.98%) Go
15 17 (0.62%) C++
16 16 (0.58%) PowerShell
17 15 (0.55%) C
18 14 (0.51%) Objective-C
19 12 (0.44%) Apple Swift
19 12 (0.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 110 (4.00%) Degree
2 50 (1.82%) Security Cleared
3 38 (1.38%) SC Cleared
4 37 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.11%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.11%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.036%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.036%) CISA
8 1 (0.036%) CISM
8 1 (0.036%) CISSP
8 1 (0.036%) ISEB
8 1 (0.036%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.036%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (3.34%) QA
2 51 (1.85%) WCAG
3 21 (0.76%) WAI
4 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.073%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.036%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.036%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.036%) GCP
7 1 (0.036%) GDPR
7 1 (0.036%) SLA
System Software
1 114 (4.14%) Docker
2 10 (0.36%) HDFS
3 5 (0.18%) Varnish
4 2 (0.073%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.036%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.036%) NFS
5 1 (0.036%) Samba
5 1 (0.036%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.036%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (1.13%) Puppet
2 25 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (0.69%) Ansible
4 12 (0.44%) Kubernetes
5 6 (0.22%) Terraform
6 3 (0.11%) Kibana
7 2 (0.073%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.073%) Grafana
7 2 (0.073%) logstash
7 2 (0.073%) Nagios
7 2 (0.073%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.036%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.036%) HockeyApp
8 1 (0.036%) Marathon
8 1 (0.036%) Mesos
8 1 (0.036%) Salt
Vendors
1 130 (4.72%) Adobe
2 93 (3.38%) Microsoft
3 76 (2.76%) Oracle
4 45 (1.64%) Sitecore
5 44 (1.60%) Google
6 34 (1.24%) New Relic
7 30 (1.09%) Twitter
8 21 (0.76%) hybris
9 18 (0.65%) SAP
10 17 (0.62%) IBM
11 13 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
12 12 (0.44%) Optimizely
13 9 (0.33%) Demandware
14 8 (0.29%) Sybase
15 7 (0.25%) KANA
16 6 (0.22%) ATG
16 6 (0.22%) Atlassian
16 6 (0.22%) Omniture
16 6 (0.22%) Perforce
17 5 (0.18%) Apple