Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 118 113
Rank change year-on-year +8 -5 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 2,232 1,924 2,131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.39% 2.11% 2.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.52% 2.22% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,704 1,483 1,550
England median daily rate £450 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +0.63% +13.57%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +12.50% +1.78% +12.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 4
England median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £25.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +54.92% +9.87%
10th Percentile £46.25 £15.00 £16.63
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £86.00
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £25.82
% change year-on-year +18.75% +54.92% +8.19%

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 88,584 86,718 93,363
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.91% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,985 57,510 61,457
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,801 2,549 2,999
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £17.71 £18.70 £18.26
% change year-on-year -5.29% +2.40% +1.46%

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 21 October 2018.

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)
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 21 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 +33 1,371 £488 +11.43% 334
South East +19 372 £425 +13.33% 131
North of England -40 222 £380 +1.33% 160
North West -38 109 £375 +7.14% 103
Midlands -73 108 £400 +4.92% 71
South West 0 92 £400 +14.29% 64
Yorkshire -26 91 £388 -3.13% 48
East of England +8 66 £425 +21.43% 58
West Midlands -37 66 £400 - 30
East Midlands -35 42 £400 +3.23% 41
North East +13 22 £381 -1.60% 9
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 21 October 2018, Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 1,943 (87.05%) Front End Development
2 1,898 (85.04%) JavaScript
3 1,648 (73.84%) CSS
4 1,631 (73.07%) HTML
5 1,060 (47.49%) AngularJS
6 973 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
7 933 (41.80%) React
8 922 (41.31%) HTML5
9 691 (30.96%) CSS3
10 599 (26.84%) Sass
11 593 (26.57%) Node.js
12 534 (23.92%) TDD
13 522 (23.39%) Git (software)
14 473 (21.19%) jQuery
15 451 (20.21%) Redux
16 422 (18.91%) User Experience
17 349 (15.64%) TypeScript
18 336 (15.05%) Web Development
19 293 (13.13%) ES6
20 268 (12.01%) Finance
21 230 (10.30%) Scrum
22 224 (10.04%) Test Automation
23 223 (9.99%) gulp
24 217 (9.72%) webpack
25 215 (9.63%) REST
26 198 (8.87%) Java
27 197 (8.83%) Responsive Web Design
28 191 (8.56%) Jasmine
29 187 (8.38%) OO
30 183 (8.20%) BDD

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
1 124 (5.56%) CMS
2 70 (3.14%) WordPress
3 68 (3.05%) Confluence
4 34 (1.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 28 (1.25%) Drupal
6 22 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
7 20 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
7 20 (0.90%) SharePoint
8 19 (0.85%) Umbraco
9 13 (0.58%) Apache
10 10 (0.45%) CoreMedia CMS
11 9 (0.40%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.40%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (0.22%) Kentico
13 4 (0.18%) EPiServer
14 3 (0.13%) Joomla!
14 3 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.090%) JBoss
15 2 (0.090%) Liferay
Applications
1 91 (4.08%) Photoshop
2 14 (0.63%) Fireworks
3 12 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
4 11 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.090%) InDesign
5 2 (0.090%) InVision
6 1 (0.045%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 27 (1.21%) Magento
2 10 (0.45%) Shopify
3 6 (0.27%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.090%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.045%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.045%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.045%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.045%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 98 (4.39%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (3.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 83 (3.72%) npm
4 59 (2.64%) GitHub
5 31 (1.39%) Serverless
6 21 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
7 16 (0.72%) Google Analytics
7 16 (0.72%) SaaS
8 12 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (0.49%) Google Tag Manager
9 11 (0.49%) PaaS
10 9 (0.40%) BrowserStack
11 8 (0.36%) Yarn
12 7 (0.31%) Firebase
13 6 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (0.27%) Lucidchart
14 5 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 5 (0.22%) Heroku
14 5 (0.22%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.34%) Internet
2 26 (1.16%) HTTP
3 10 (0.45%) SMS
4 7 (0.31%) SSH
5 5 (0.22%) FTP
5 5 (0.22%) SMTP
6 3 (0.13%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.13%) Intranet
7 2 (0.090%) Skype
7 2 (0.090%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.045%) ATM
8 1 (0.045%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (2.20%) MySQL
2 33 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
3 32 (1.43%) SQL Server
4 26 (1.16%) MongoDB
5 25 (1.12%) Relational Database
6 24 (1.08%) NoSQL
7 12 (0.54%) Big Data
8 8 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 8 (0.36%) RDBMS
8 8 (0.36%) Redis
9 6 (0.27%) Blockchain
9 6 (0.27%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.22%) Cosmos DB
10 5 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.18%) HBase
11 4 (0.18%) Spotfire
12 3 (0.13%) Data Lake
13 2 (0.090%) Geospatial Data
13 2 (0.090%) Power BI
13 2 (0.090%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 522 (23.39%) Git (software)
2 223 (9.99%) gulp
3 217 (9.72%) webpack
4 191 (8.56%) Jasmine
5 165 (7.39%) Grunt
6 135 (6.05%) JIRA
7 125 (5.60%) Karma Test Runner
8 104 (4.66%) Jenkins
9 77 (3.45%) Protractor
9 77 (3.45%) Selenium
10 76 (3.41%) Mocha
11 51 (2.28%) Cucumber
12 41 (1.84%) Subversion
13 39 (1.75%) Babel
14 23 (1.03%) Maven
15 22 (0.99%) Bower
15 22 (0.99%) PhantomJS
16 20 (0.90%) Bitbucket
16 20 (0.90%) Dreamweaver
16 20 (0.90%) TeamCity
General
1 268 (12.01%) Finance
2 115 (5.15%) Retail
3 93 (4.17%) Banking
4 52 (2.33%) Marketing
5 48 (2.15%) Games
6 36 (1.61%) Advertising
7 35 (1.57%) Front Office
8 29 (1.30%) Telecoms
9 23 (1.03%) Investment Banking
10 18 (0.81%) Law
11 14 (0.63%) Publishing
12 11 (0.49%) Back Office
13 10 (0.45%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.36%) Electronics
15 7 (0.31%) Legal
15 7 (0.31%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.13%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.13%) Automotive
16 3 (0.13%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,648 (73.84%) CSS
2 1,631 (73.07%) HTML
3 1,060 (47.49%) AngularJS
4 933 (41.80%) React
5 922 (41.31%) HTML5
6 691 (30.96%) CSS3
7 599 (26.84%) Sass
8 593 (26.57%) Node.js
9 473 (21.19%) jQuery
10 451 (20.21%) Redux
11 215 (9.63%) REST
12 183 (8.20%) Angular 2
13 182 (8.15%) .NET
14 178 (7.97%) LESS
15 174 (7.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 138 (6.18%) RESTful
17 125 (5.60%) Vue.js
18 103 (4.61%) Ajax
19 95 (4.26%) JSON
20 76 (3.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 422 (18.91%) User Experience
2 162 (7.26%) Greenfield Project
3 107 (4.79%) Fintech
4 71 (3.18%) Mobile App
5 41 (1.84%) Computer Science
6 34 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
7 32 (1.43%) Data Structures
8 28 (1.25%) W3C
9 27 (1.21%) Algorithms
10 17 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 17 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
11 14 (0.63%) Graphic Design
12 13 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (0.49%) Derivative
13 11 (0.49%) RIA
13 11 (0.49%) Social Media
14 10 (0.45%) Animation
14 10 (0.45%) Equities
14 10 (0.45%) iPad
14 10 (0.45%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 57 (2.55%) Linux
2 29 (1.30%) Android
2 29 (1.30%) Apple iOS
3 23 (1.03%) Unix
4 14 (0.63%) Windows
5 5 (0.22%) Ubuntu
5 5 (0.22%) VMS
6 4 (0.18%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.13%) CentOS
8 1 (0.045%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.045%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.045%) Solaris
8 1 (0.045%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.045%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.045%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,943 (87.05%) Front End Development
2 973 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
3 534 (23.92%) TDD
4 336 (15.05%) Web Development
5 230 (10.30%) Scrum
6 224 (10.04%) Test Automation
7 197 (8.83%) Responsive Web Design
8 187 (8.38%) OO
9 183 (8.20%) BDD
10 163 (7.30%) MVC
11 158 (7.08%) E-Commerce
12 150 (6.72%) DevOps
13 147 (6.59%) Unit Testing
14 146 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
15 131 (5.87%) Microservices
16 114 (5.11%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
17 84 (3.76%) Problem-Solving
18 83 (3.72%) Software Engineering
19 79 (3.54%) Web Design
20 74 (3.32%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,898 (85.04%) JavaScript
2 349 (15.64%) TypeScript
3 293 (13.13%) ES6
4 198 (8.87%) Java
5 146 (6.54%) C#
6 121 (5.42%) PHP
7 51 (2.28%) Python
8 43 (1.93%) Java 8
9 41 (1.84%) ES7
10 31 (1.39%) SQL
11 22 (0.99%) Scala
12 18 (0.81%) Ruby
13 12 (0.54%) Go
14 11 (0.49%) Bash Shell
14 11 (0.49%) C++
15 6 (0.27%) ES8
15 6 (0.27%) PHP 7
16 5 (0.22%) CoffeeScript
16 5 (0.22%) PureScript
17 4 (0.18%) R
Qualifications
1 100 (4.48%) Security Cleared
2 88 (3.94%) SC Cleared
3 60 (2.69%) Degree
4 12 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.22%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.045%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.09%) QA
2 36 (1.61%) WCAG
3 14 (0.63%) WAI
4 7 (0.31%) MiFID
5 2 (0.090%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.045%) GDPR
6 1 (0.045%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.045%) PMO
System Software
1 157 (7.03%) Docker
2 2 (0.090%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.090%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.045%) KVM
3 1 (0.045%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.045%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.045%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.045%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (1.08%) Ansible
2 12 (0.54%) Puppet
3 10 (0.45%) Kubernetes
4 8 (0.36%) Grafana
5 4 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.18%) Terraform
6 3 (0.13%) Graphite
6 3 (0.13%) Kibana
6 3 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.090%) HockeyApp
8 1 (0.045%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.045%) Packer
8 1 (0.045%) SCCM
8 1 (0.045%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 80 (3.58%) Adobe
2 52 (2.33%) Google
3 36 (1.61%) Microsoft
4 33 (1.48%) Oracle
5 31 (1.39%) hybris
6 27 (1.21%) Sitecore
7 16 (0.72%) Apiary
8 13 (0.58%) Atlassian
9 10 (0.45%) Demandware
9 10 (0.45%) Progress
10 9 (0.40%) ATG
10 9 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.36%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 7 (0.31%) SAP
13 6 (0.27%) ION Trading
14 5 (0.22%) Twitter
15 4 (0.18%) DevExpress
15 4 (0.18%) Splunk
16 3 (0.13%) Maxymiser
16 3 (0.13%) Omniture