The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £393 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
UK / England
Rank 102 135 172
Rank change year-on-year +33 +37  
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 936 893 676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.26% 1.82% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.38% 1.91% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 619 660 473
Median daily rate £393 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £261 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +8.14% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Median hourly rate £43.25 £31.00 £32.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.51% -5.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.45 £12.60 £28.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.65 £119.00 £36.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year - -18.42%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39295 46721 46527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.22% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25610 30627 28567
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1460 1889
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -3 449 £425 +6.25% 188
South East +44 194 £350 +3.70% 57
Yorkshire +52 73 £405 +15.71% 21
South West +24 53 £393 +17.60% 12
North West +2 43 £350 -1.75% 40
North East +19 39 £350 +14.28% 1
East Midlands -2 37 £368 +18.54% 15
East of England -12 23 £310 -13.88% 15
West Midlands +11 20 £325 +8.33% 11
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1662 (88.73%) Front End Development
2 1620 (86.49%) JavaScript
3 1577 (84.20%) CSS
4 1562 (83.40%) HTML
5 948 (50.61%) HTML5
6 931 (49.71%) AngularJS
7 831 (44.37%) CSS3
8 744 (39.72%) Agile Software Development
9 582 (31.07%) jQuery
10 526 (28.08%) React
11 452 (24.13%) Sass
12 431 (23.01%) Web Development
13 421 (22.48%) Git (software)
14 405 (21.62%) Node.js
15 377 (20.13%) User Experience
16 311 (16.60%) TDD
17 246 (13.13%) Responsive Web Design
18 244 (13.03%) Finance
19 240 (12.81%) Scrum
20 233 (12.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 230 (12.28%) Ajax
22 224 (11.96%) Java
23 191 (10.20%) LESS
24 179 (9.56%) Grunt
25 178 (9.50%) gulp
26 176 (9.40%) RESTful
27 172 (9.18%) JSON
28 166 (8.86%) OO
29 162 (8.65%) MVC
30 155 (8.28%) E-Commerce

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 115 (6.14%) CMS
2 45 (2.40%) Confluence
3 41 (2.19%) WordPress
4 37 (1.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 30 (1.60%) Drupal
6 22 (1.17%) Umbraco
7 21 (1.12%) Apache
8 19 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
9 18 (0.96%) SharePoint
10 11 (0.59%) IIS
11 9 (0.48%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.43%) Joomla!
13 5 (0.27%) GeoServer
13 5 (0.27%) JBoss
13 5 (0.27%) SAS
14 4 (0.21%) Apache Spark
15 3 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
15 3 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.16%) Magnolia
15 3 (0.16%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 119 (6.35%) Photoshop
2 22 (1.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (0.37%) GIMP
5 5 (0.27%) Fireworks
6 4 (0.21%) InDesign
7 3 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (0.16%) MS Excel
8 2 (0.11%) InVision
8 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.053%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (0.75%) Magento
2 10 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.21%) SDL Web 8
5 3 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.053%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 58 (3.10%) GitHub
2 45 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (1.23%) SaaS
4 14 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.27%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.27%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.27%) PaaS
6 4 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.16%) Amazon Kinesis
7 3 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.16%) IaaS
7 3 (0.16%) Office 365
7 3 (0.16%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.16%) Slack
8 2 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.11%) CloudBees
8 2 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.11%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.053%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.053%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 65 (3.47%) HTTP
2 24 (1.28%) Internet
3 15 (0.80%) Intranet
4 14 (0.75%) SSL
5 10 (0.53%) DNS
6 6 (0.32%) LDAP
7 5 (0.27%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.11%) DSL
8 2 (0.11%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
8 2 (0.11%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.053%) Extranet
9 1 (0.053%) Skype
9 1 (0.053%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (2.99%) MySQL
2 50 (2.67%) Relational Database
3 27 (1.44%) SQL Server
4 24 (1.28%) Big Data
5 21 (1.12%) MongoDB
6 17 (0.91%) Oracle Database
6 17 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (0.75%) NoSQL
8 8 (0.43%) GIS
9 6 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.27%) Blockchain
10 5 (0.27%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.21%) Couchbase
11 4 (0.21%) Redis
12 3 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.16%) Hazelcast
12 3 (0.16%) Neo4j
12 3 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 421 (22.48%) Git (software)
2 179 (9.56%) Grunt
3 178 (9.50%) gulp
4 149 (7.96%) Jasmine
5 97 (5.18%) Subversion
6 93 (4.97%) JIRA
7 92 (4.91%) webpack
8 78 (4.16%) Karma Test Runner
9 77 (4.11%) Jenkins
10 75 (4.00%) Mocha
11 54 (2.88%) Bower
12 52 (2.78%) Protractor
13 48 (2.56%) Selenium
14 45 (2.40%) Visual Studio
15 31 (1.66%) Cucumber
16 29 (1.55%) JUnit
17 27 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
17 27 (1.44%) TeamCity
18 26 (1.39%) Babel
19 22 (1.17%) Maven
General
1 244 (13.03%) Finance
2 131 (6.99%) Banking
3 62 (3.31%) Marketing
4 59 (3.15%) Retail
5 52 (2.78%) Games
6 45 (2.40%) Investment Banking
7 33 (1.76%) Advertising
8 32 (1.71%) Telecoms
9 17 (0.91%) Publishing
10 15 (0.80%) Electronics
11 14 (0.75%) Front Office
12 12 (0.64%) Back Office
13 11 (0.59%) Manufacturing
14 10 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.32%) Automotive
15 6 (0.32%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.27%) Czech Language
16 5 (0.27%) Online Betting
17 4 (0.21%) Law
17 4 (0.21%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1577 (84.20%) CSS
2 1562 (83.40%) HTML
3 948 (50.61%) HTML5
4 931 (49.71%) AngularJS
5 831 (44.37%) CSS3
6 582 (31.07%) jQuery
7 526 (28.08%) React
8 452 (24.13%) Sass
9 405 (21.62%) Node.js
10 233 (12.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 230 (12.28%) Ajax
12 191 (10.20%) LESS
13 176 (9.40%) RESTful
14 172 (9.18%) JSON
15 140 (7.47%) Backbone.js
15 140 (7.47%) REST
16 122 (6.51%) .NET
17 117 (6.25%) Redux
18 115 (6.14%) Web Services
19 113 (6.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 377 (20.13%) User Experience
2 64 (3.42%) Fintech
3 60 (3.20%) Mobile App
4 54 (2.88%) Computer Science
5 44 (2.35%) W3C
6 31 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
7 24 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (0.96%) Fixed Income
8 18 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 18 (0.96%) Graphic Design
9 13 (0.69%) NHS
10 12 (0.64%) Animation
11 11 (0.59%) Social Media
12 8 (0.43%) Blackberry
12 8 (0.43%) RIA
12 8 (0.43%) Spread Betting
12 8 (0.43%) Video on Demand
13 7 (0.37%) Digital Media
13 7 (0.37%) Equities
13 7 (0.37%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 91 (4.86%) Linux
2 53 (2.83%) Unix
3 40 (2.14%) Windows
4 35 (1.87%) Apple iOS
5 29 (1.55%) Android
6 23 (1.23%) Mac OS X
7 8 (0.43%) webOS
7 8 (0.43%) Windows Phone
7 8 (0.43%) Windows Phone 7
8 3 (0.16%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.053%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1662 (88.73%) Front End Development
2 744 (39.72%) Agile Software Development
3 431 (23.01%) Web Development
4 311 (16.60%) TDD
5 246 (13.13%) Responsive Web Design
6 240 (12.81%) Scrum
7 166 (8.86%) OO
8 162 (8.65%) MVC
9 155 (8.28%) E-Commerce
10 148 (7.90%) BDD
11 133 (7.10%) Web Design
12 115 (6.14%) Continuous Integration
13 94 (5.02%) Software Engineering
14 93 (4.97%) Unit Testing
15 79 (4.22%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
16 70 (3.74%) Automated Testing
17 69 (3.68%) Wireframes
18 59 (3.15%) Mobile First
18 59 (3.15%) Open Source
19 55 (2.94%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 1620 (86.49%) JavaScript
2 224 (11.96%) Java
3 138 (7.37%) ES6
4 121 (6.46%) PHP
5 107 (5.71%) C#
6 85 (4.54%) Python
7 70 (3.74%) SQL
8 56 (2.99%) Ruby
9 51 (2.72%) TypeScript
10 42 (2.24%) Scala
11 12 (0.64%) ActionScript
12 11 (0.59%) ECMAScript
13 10 (0.53%) Perl
14 9 (0.48%) T-SQL
15 8 (0.43%) Groovy
15 8 (0.43%) XPath
16 6 (0.32%) C
16 6 (0.32%) C++
16 6 (0.32%) VBA
17 5 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 75 (4.00%) Degree
2 45 (2.40%) Security Cleared
3 24 (1.28%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.27%) MBA
6 3 (0.16%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.053%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.053%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.053%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (1.44%) QA
2 11 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.48%) WCAG
4 7 (0.37%) WAI
5 3 (0.16%) MiFID
6 1 (0.053%) FATCA
6 1 (0.053%) SDET
6 1 (0.053%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (2.46%) Docker
2 4 (0.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (0.80%) Ansible
2 5 (0.27%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.27%) Puppet
3 2 (0.11%) TeamSite
3 2 (0.11%) Terraform
4 1 (0.053%) cPanel
4 1 (0.053%) Oozie
4 1 (0.053%) Plesk
Vendors
1 64 (3.42%) Adobe
1 64 (3.42%) Google
2 32 (1.71%) Oracle
3 27 (1.44%) Sitecore
4 26 (1.39%) Microsoft
5 12 (0.64%) Twitter
6 11 (0.59%) Apple
7 10 (0.53%) SAP
8 7 (0.37%) ServiceNow
9 6 (0.32%) Ensighten
10 5 (0.27%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.27%) Facebook
10 5 (0.27%) Xamarin
10 5 (0.27%) Zend
11 4 (0.21%) Cadence
12 3 (0.16%) Apigee
12 3 (0.16%) hybris
12 3 (0.16%) Perforce
13 2 (0.11%) Cloudera
13 2 (0.11%) Sencha
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £400 per day 6 Months Contract
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £440 per day + DOE
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
West London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £300 PD
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
blu digital
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £365 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ripley, Derbyshire
Syntax Consultancy Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £320 per day 300-320/day (DOE)
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Source Technology
Rate: From £350 to £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £190 to £210 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £400-£500 and £550-£600
Posted: 4 days ago
Midlands
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 4 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: market rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Tec Partners
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Knowit
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Knowit
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £524 - £578 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £401 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago