Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Developer (Client-Side Developer)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 110 125
Rank change year-on-year -19 +15 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 1888 2178 1969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.99% 2.23% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.10% 2.35% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1466 1579 1531
England median daily rate £400 £393 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +6.08% +5.71%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £400 £390 £368
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.12% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 13
England median hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.13% +18.65% -29.77%
10th Percentile £16.25 £18.38 £20.00
90th Percentile £49.75 £86.00 £36.85
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £24.23
% change year-on-year +39.13% +18.65% -27.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89884 92670 98656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.76% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59938 60988 63819
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2667 3006 3819
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.97 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.90 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in England

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in England

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in England

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
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 Developer (Client-Side Developer) in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in England

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in England

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
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 Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the England region over the 6 months to 23 November 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 -26 1033 £425 +3.03% 173
South East +2 296 £375 +3.45% 57
North of England +20 235 £375 - 56
Midlands +20 177 £350 +7.69% 48
North West +75 148 £357 +2.07% 33
West Midlands +31 96 £356 +9.62% 25
East Midlands -4 81 £338 -0.74% 22
South West -10 79 £369 +13.46% 23
Yorkshire -49 76 £400 +6.67% 23
East of England -5 65 £355 +6.77% 18
North East +34 11 £375 -
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
UK

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 1716 (90.89%) Front End Development
2 1649 (87.34%) JavaScript
3 1594 (84.43%) HTML
4 1576 (83.47%) CSS
5 1007 (53.34%) HTML5
6 856 (45.34%) CSS3
7 816 (43.22%) AngularJS
8 708 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
9 618 (32.73%) React
10 551 (29.18%) jQuery
11 529 (28.02%) Sass
12 447 (23.68%) Git (software)
13 442 (23.41%) Node.js
14 387 (20.50%) TDD
15 365 (19.33%) User Experience
16 287 (15.20%) Web Development
17 259 (13.72%) Responsive Web Design
18 232 (12.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 227 (12.02%) Grunt
20 225 (11.92%) gulp
21 213 (11.28%) LESS
22 210 (11.12%) Java
23 205 (10.86%) Finance
24 203 (10.75%) Scrum
25 194 (10.28%) Angular 2
25 194 (10.28%) Redux
26 193 (10.22%) ES6
27 191 (10.12%) OO
28 167 (8.85%) Jasmine
29 166 (8.79%) .NET

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
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
1 100 (5.30%) CMS
2 57 (3.02%) WordPress
3 50 (2.65%) Drupal
4 30 (1.59%) Apache
5 28 (1.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 26 (1.38%) Confluence
7 20 (1.06%) Umbraco
8 13 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (0.64%) EPiServer
10 10 (0.53%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.48%) IIS
11 9 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
12 8 (0.42%) nginx
13 7 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
14 6 (0.32%) SAS
14 6 (0.32%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.26%) Kentico
15 5 (0.26%) SharePoint
16 4 (0.21%) Joomla!
17 3 (0.16%) DNN
Applications
1 108 (5.72%) Photoshop
2 55 (2.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 24 (1.27%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (0.48%) GIMP
5 6 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.21%) Fireworks
6 4 (0.21%) InDesign
7 3 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (0.16%) InVision
7 3 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.053%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.053%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.053%) HipChat
9 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 44 (2.33%) Magento
2 8 (0.42%) KANA IQ
3 7 (0.37%) Shopify
4 5 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.11%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.053%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.053%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 73 (3.87%) npm
2 67 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (3.44%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (1.64%) SaaS
5 25 (1.32%) GitHub
6 9 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (0.37%) Firebase
8 6 (0.32%) Serverless
9 4 (0.21%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.21%) Heroku
10 3 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.16%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.16%) PaaS
11 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.11%) MailChimp
11 2 (0.11%) Yarn
12 1 (0.053%) Algolia
12 1 (0.053%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.053%) Google Tag Manager
12 1 (0.053%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.38%) HTTP
2 23 (1.22%) Internet
3 5 (0.26%) SMS
4 2 (0.11%) Intranet
5 1 (0.053%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.053%) FTP
5 1 (0.053%) SMTP
5 1 (0.053%) SSH
5 1 (0.053%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (3.13%) MySQL
2 40 (2.12%) MongoDB
2 40 (2.12%) SQL Server
3 25 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 24 (1.27%) Big Data
4 24 (1.27%) NoSQL
5 17 (0.90%) Redis
6 11 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (0.26%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.21%) Blockchain
10 3 (0.16%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.16%) CouchDB
10 3 (0.16%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.16%) QlikView
11 2 (0.11%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.11%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.11%) RavenDB
11 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 447 (23.68%) Git (software)
2 227 (12.02%) Grunt
3 225 (11.92%) gulp
4 167 (8.85%) Jasmine
5 163 (8.63%) webpack
6 119 (6.30%) Karma Test Runner
7 82 (4.34%) Jenkins
8 72 (3.81%) Mocha
9 65 (3.44%) Selenium
10 63 (3.34%) JIRA
11 60 (3.18%) Subversion
12 47 (2.49%) Protractor
13 29 (1.54%) Cucumber
14 28 (1.48%) Visual Studio
15 23 (1.22%) Bitbucket
15 23 (1.22%) Bower
15 23 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
16 22 (1.17%) Babel
17 18 (0.95%) JUnit
18 17 (0.90%) git-flow
General
1 205 (10.86%) Finance
2 114 (6.04%) Retail
3 96 (5.08%) Marketing
4 92 (4.87%) Banking
5 36 (1.91%) Games
6 29 (1.54%) Front Office
7 26 (1.38%) Telecoms
8 23 (1.22%) Publishing
9 21 (1.11%) Advertising
9 21 (1.11%) Investment Banking
10 17 (0.90%) Automotive
11 9 (0.48%) Law
12 7 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.32%) Electronics
13 6 (0.32%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.32%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.26%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.16%) French Language
15 3 (0.16%) Legal
16 2 (0.11%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1594 (84.43%) HTML
2 1576 (83.47%) CSS
3 1007 (53.34%) HTML5
4 856 (45.34%) CSS3
5 816 (43.22%) AngularJS
6 618 (32.73%) React
7 551 (29.18%) jQuery
8 529 (28.02%) Sass
9 442 (23.41%) Node.js
10 232 (12.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 213 (11.28%) LESS
12 194 (10.28%) Angular 2
12 194 (10.28%) Redux
13 166 (8.79%) .NET
14 148 (7.84%) JSON
15 138 (7.31%) Ajax
16 136 (7.20%) REST
17 107 (5.67%) RESTful
18 103 (5.46%) Web Services
19 85 (4.50%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 365 (19.33%) User Experience
2 89 (4.71%) Greenfield Project
3 87 (4.61%) Mobile App
4 66 (3.50%) Fintech
5 64 (3.39%) Computer Science
6 34 (1.80%) W3C
7 27 (1.43%) Digital Media
8 24 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (0.74%) Animation
9 14 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 14 (0.74%) Social Media
10 12 (0.64%) Algorithms
10 12 (0.64%) Data Structures
11 10 (0.53%) NHS
12 8 (0.42%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (0.42%) Virtual Team
13 7 (0.37%) Video\Live Streaming
14 6 (0.32%) e-Learning
14 6 (0.32%) Graphic Design
15 5 (0.26%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 69 (3.65%) Linux
2 39 (2.07%) Windows
3 22 (1.17%) Unix
4 21 (1.11%) Android
5 20 (1.06%) Apple iOS
6 13 (0.69%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.37%) Windows 2000
7 7 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.21%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.053%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.053%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1716 (90.89%) Front End Development
2 708 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 387 (20.50%) TDD
4 287 (15.20%) Web Development
5 259 (13.72%) Responsive Web Design
6 203 (10.75%) Scrum
7 191 (10.12%) OO
8 150 (7.94%) MVC
9 135 (7.15%) BDD
10 134 (7.10%) Test Automation
11 130 (6.89%) Continuous Integration
12 119 (6.30%) Web Design
13 113 (5.99%) E-Commerce
14 101 (5.35%) Wireframes
15 82 (4.34%) Unit Testing
16 66 (3.50%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
17 64 (3.39%) Open Source
18 57 (3.02%) Software Engineering
19 56 (2.97%) DevOps
20 47 (2.49%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1649 (87.34%) JavaScript
2 210 (11.12%) Java
3 193 (10.22%) ES6
4 146 (7.73%) PHP
5 143 (7.57%) C#
6 129 (6.83%) TypeScript
7 89 (4.71%) SQL
8 67 (3.55%) Python
9 37 (1.96%) Ruby
10 28 (1.48%) ECMAScript
11 26 (1.38%) Scala
12 16 (0.85%) GraphQL
13 14 (0.74%) C
14 10 (0.53%) C++
15 9 (0.48%) PL/SQL
16 7 (0.37%) Go
16 7 (0.37%) Objective-C
16 7 (0.37%) VBScript
17 6 (0.32%) Clojure
18 5 (0.26%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 61 (3.23%) Degree
2 44 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 35 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 27 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.21%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (1.75%) QA
2 32 (1.69%) WCAG
3 18 (0.95%) WAI
System Software
1 79 (4.18%) Docker
2 1 (0.053%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.053%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.053%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 12 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (0.42%) Ansible
3 7 (0.37%) Puppet
4 5 (0.26%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.16%) Terraform
6 1 (0.053%) HockeyApp
6 1 (0.053%) Nagios
6 1 (0.053%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 110 (5.83%) Adobe
2 34 (1.80%) Google
2 34 (1.80%) Microsoft
3 27 (1.43%) Oracle
4 22 (1.17%) Twitter
5 11 (0.58%) Sitecore
6 8 (0.42%) hybris
6 8 (0.42%) KANA
7 7 (0.37%) Demandware
8 6 (0.32%) IBM
8 6 (0.32%) Optimizely
8 6 (0.32%) SAP
9 5 (0.26%) WooCommerce
10 4 (0.21%) ATG
10 4 (0.21%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.21%) DevExpress
10 4 (0.21%) Perforce
10 4 (0.21%) Tealium
11 3 (0.16%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.16%) Sencha