Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 129 107
Rank change year-on-year +13 -22 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 2,200 1,874 2,154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.31% 1.98% 2.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.44% 2.09% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,695 1,462 1,527
England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +12.50% +0.63% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 6
England median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £36.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +9.22% +51.16%
10th Percentile £36.13 £16.25 £20.63
90th Percentile £47.38 £49.75 £78.19
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.63
% change year-on-year +6.25% +9.22% +51.16%

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 90,278 89,592 90,420
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.88% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,552 59,979 59,531
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,723 2,605 2,989
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% +0.11%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.83 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £46.79
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +38 1,359 £500 +17.65% 303
South East +30 413 £425 +13.33% 108
North of England -33 193 £375 - 138
South West -19 95 £400 +8.11% 49
North West -50 95 £375 - 94
Midlands -87 85 £413 +19.57% 72
Yorkshire -12 75 £375 -11.76% 30
East of England -14 51 £425 +19.72% 39
East Midlands -21 44 £400 +18.52% 39
West Midlands -71 41 £425 +21.43% 33
North East +9 23 £390 +4.00% 14
South Coast - 2 - -
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 16 December 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 1,937 (88.05%) Front End Development
2 1,835 (83.41%) JavaScript
3 1,580 (71.82%) CSS
4 1,549 (70.41%) HTML
5 1,076 (48.91%) AngularJS
6 938 (42.64%) Agile Software Development
7 928 (42.18%) React
8 832 (37.82%) HTML5
9 618 (28.09%) Node.js
10 571 (25.95%) CSS3
11 563 (25.59%) Sass
12 553 (25.14%) TDD
13 516 (23.45%) Git (software)
14 437 (19.86%) Redux
15 427 (19.41%) jQuery
16 390 (17.73%) User Experience
17 367 (16.68%) TypeScript
18 304 (13.82%) ES6
19 299 (13.59%) Web Development
20 245 (11.14%) Test Automation
21 239 (10.86%) gulp
22 237 (10.77%) Finance
23 231 (10.50%) BDD
24 209 (9.50%) Responsive Web Design
25 207 (9.41%) REST
26 205 (9.32%) Scrum
27 200 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
28 198 (9.00%) webpack
29 195 (8.86%) Java
30 179 (8.14%) Jasmine

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
1 129 (5.86%) CMS
2 68 (3.09%) Confluence
3 47 (2.14%) WordPress
4 31 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
5 30 (1.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 29 (1.32%) Drupal
7 23 (1.05%) SharePoint
8 22 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
9 16 (0.73%) Umbraco
10 13 (0.59%) Apache
11 11 (0.50%) CoreMedia CMS
11 11 (0.50%) WebSphere
12 9 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.27%) Kentico
13 6 (0.27%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.23%) EPiServer
15 4 (0.18%) nginx
16 2 (0.091%) Joomla!
16 2 (0.091%) Magnolia
16 2 (0.091%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 74 (3.36%) Photoshop
2 14 (0.64%) Fireworks
3 13 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.14%) InDesign
5 3 (0.14%) InVision
6 2 (0.091%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.091%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (0.045%) GIMP
7 1 (0.045%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (0.045%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 31 (1.41%) Magento
2 10 (0.45%) Shopify
3 2 (0.091%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.045%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.045%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.045%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.045%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.045%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.045%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.045%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 129 (5.86%) Amazon AWS
2 86 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (3.91%) npm
3 71 (3.23%) GitHub
4 62 (2.82%) Serverless
5 36 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
6 24 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
7 23 (1.05%) SaaS
8 15 (0.68%) Google Analytics
9 12 (0.55%) Yarn
10 10 (0.45%) Heroku
10 10 (0.45%) OpenShift
11 8 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
11 8 (0.36%) BrowserStack
11 8 (0.36%) Firebase
11 8 (0.36%) Google Tag Manager
12 7 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.32%) Lucidchart
13 6 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (1.77%) Internet
2 33 (1.50%) HTTP
3 11 (0.50%) SSH
4 10 (0.45%) FTP
4 10 (0.45%) SMTP
5 7 (0.32%) SMS
6 4 (0.18%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.14%) ATM
7 3 (0.14%) Intranet
8 2 (0.091%) Skype
9 1 (0.045%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (2.55%) MySQL
2 47 (2.14%) MongoDB
3 40 (1.82%) SQL Server
4 36 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
5 35 (1.59%) NoSQL
6 19 (0.86%) Redis
7 13 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 11 (0.50%) Big Data
9 10 (0.45%) Cloudant
9 10 (0.45%) Data Lake
9 10 (0.45%) Relational Database
10 9 (0.41%) Blockchain
11 7 (0.32%) HBase
11 7 (0.32%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.27%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (0.091%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.091%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.091%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.091%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 516 (23.45%) Git (software)
2 239 (10.86%) gulp
3 198 (9.00%) webpack
4 179 (8.14%) Jasmine
5 156 (7.09%) Grunt
6 140 (6.36%) JIRA
7 126 (5.73%) Jenkins
8 108 (4.91%) Karma Test Runner
9 101 (4.59%) Protractor
10 89 (4.05%) Selenium
11 85 (3.86%) Mocha
12 74 (3.36%) Cucumber
13 36 (1.64%) Maven
14 35 (1.59%) Subversion
15 34 (1.55%) Babel
16 27 (1.23%) Bower
17 25 (1.14%) PhantomJS
18 20 (0.91%) Bitbucket
19 19 (0.86%) WebDriver
20 18 (0.82%) Dreamweaver
General
1 237 (10.77%) Finance
2 95 (4.32%) Retail
3 75 (3.41%) Banking
4 46 (2.09%) Marketing
5 42 (1.91%) Games
6 34 (1.55%) Advertising
7 27 (1.23%) Front Office
8 25 (1.14%) Telecoms
9 18 (0.82%) Law
10 17 (0.77%) Publishing
11 13 (0.59%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.32%) Back Office
13 7 (0.32%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.32%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.27%) Automotive
15 5 (0.23%) Electronics
16 4 (0.18%) Legal
16 4 (0.18%) Multimedia
17 3 (0.14%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,580 (71.82%) CSS
2 1,549 (70.41%) HTML
3 1,076 (48.91%) AngularJS
4 928 (42.18%) React
5 832 (37.82%) HTML5
6 618 (28.09%) Node.js
7 571 (25.95%) CSS3
8 563 (25.59%) Sass
9 437 (19.86%) Redux
10 427 (19.41%) jQuery
11 207 (9.41%) REST
12 200 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 172 (7.82%) .NET
14 162 (7.36%) Angular 2
15 160 (7.27%) Vue.js
16 152 (6.91%) LESS
17 139 (6.32%) RESTful
18 97 (4.41%) Ajax
19 93 (4.23%) JSON
20 90 (4.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 390 (17.73%) User Experience
2 141 (6.41%) Greenfield Project
3 102 (4.64%) Fintech
4 49 (2.23%) Mobile App
5 45 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
6 39 (1.77%) Data Structures
7 33 (1.50%) Algorithms
8 29 (1.32%) W3C
9 20 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
10 19 (0.86%) RIA
11 17 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
12 12 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 11 (0.50%) Graphic Design
13 11 (0.50%) Video on Demand
14 10 (0.45%) Derivative
14 10 (0.45%) Digital Media
14 10 (0.45%) iPad
14 10 (0.45%) Linux Command Line
15 9 (0.41%) Equities
15 9 (0.41%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 49 (2.23%) Linux
2 20 (0.91%) Android
3 19 (0.86%) Apple iOS
4 16 (0.73%) Windows
5 14 (0.64%) Unix
6 8 (0.36%) VMS
7 6 (0.27%) CentOS
8 5 (0.23%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.23%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.091%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.045%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.045%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.045%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.045%) Solaris
10 1 (0.045%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.045%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.045%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,937 (88.05%) Front End Development
2 938 (42.64%) Agile Software Development
3 553 (25.14%) TDD
4 299 (13.59%) Web Development
5 245 (11.14%) Test Automation
6 231 (10.50%) BDD
7 209 (9.50%) Responsive Web Design
8 205 (9.32%) Scrum
9 176 (8.00%) OO
10 169 (7.68%) DevOps
11 149 (6.77%) Unit Testing
12 147 (6.68%) MVC
13 142 (6.45%) E-Commerce
14 118 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
15 116 (5.27%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
16 112 (5.09%) Microservices
17 90 (4.09%) Software Engineering
18 89 (4.05%) Workflow
19 83 (3.77%) Problem-Solving
20 75 (3.41%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1,835 (83.41%) JavaScript
2 367 (16.68%) TypeScript
3 304 (13.82%) ES6
4 195 (8.86%) Java
5 129 (5.86%) C#
6 112 (5.09%) PHP
7 63 (2.86%) Python
8 51 (2.32%) Java 8
9 31 (1.41%) ES7
10 24 (1.09%) SQL
11 23 (1.05%) Ruby
12 22 (1.00%) Scala
13 13 (0.59%) Go
14 7 (0.32%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.27%) C++
15 6 (0.27%) PHP 7
16 5 (0.23%) CoffeeScript
17 3 (0.14%) R
18 2 (0.091%) Clojure
18 2 (0.091%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 73 (3.32%) Security Cleared
2 69 (3.14%) Degree
3 60 (2.73%) SC Cleared
4 12 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.18%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.045%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (2.91%) QA
2 48 (2.18%) WCAG
3 10 (0.45%) WAI
4 6 (0.27%) MiFID
5 2 (0.091%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.045%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.045%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.045%) GDPR
System Software
1 179 (8.14%) Docker
2 2 (0.091%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.045%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.045%) KVM
3 1 (0.045%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.045%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 38 (1.73%) Ansible
2 20 (0.91%) Kubernetes
3 11 (0.50%) Puppet
3 11 (0.50%) Terraform
4 8 (0.36%) Grafana
5 3 (0.14%) Graphite
5 3 (0.14%) Kibana
6 2 (0.091%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.045%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.045%) Packer
7 1 (0.045%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 60 (2.73%) Google
2 59 (2.68%) Adobe
3 33 (1.50%) Microsoft
4 30 (1.36%) Oracle
5 27 (1.23%) Sitecore
6 24 (1.09%) hybris
7 17 (0.77%) Atlassian
8 13 (0.59%) Apiary
8 13 (0.59%) Splunk
9 12 (0.55%) Demandware
10 11 (0.50%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 10 (0.45%) Progress
12 9 (0.41%) ATG
12 9 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.23%) SAP
14 4 (0.18%) Apple
14 4 (0.18%) DevExpress
15 3 (0.14%) Xerox
16 2 (0.091%) MuleSoft
16 2 (0.091%) PubNub