The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 130 156
Rank change year-on-year +28 +26  
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 1020 941 770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.40% 1.93% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.53% 2.03% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 724 580
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £318
% change year-on-year +11.11% +6.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.64 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.06% -22.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £21.64 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £21.64 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 - £40.00

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 40257 46300 48376
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.74% 95.04% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26259 30600 30961
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1356 1863
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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 25 June 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 -1 553 £450 +12.50% 150
South East +63 168 £350 +7.69% 55
Yorkshire +16 70 £375 -6.25% 29
East Midlands +28 69 £400 +16.78% 13
North West +37 59 £350 - 40
West Midlands +5 34 £400 +60.00% 25
South West -11 28 £344 +5.76% 18
East of England -20 24 £375 +7.14% 10
North East +67 12 £400 +14.28% 3
Midlands - 2 £469 - 38
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 25 June 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 1743 (89.16%) Front End Development
2 1696 (86.75%) JavaScript
3 1639 (83.84%) CSS
4 1628 (83.27%) HTML
5 998 (51.05%) HTML5
6 987 (50.49%) AngularJS
7 873 (44.65%) CSS3
8 808 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
9 644 (32.94%) React
10 626 (32.02%) jQuery
11 482 (24.65%) Sass
12 473 (24.19%) Node.js
13 457 (23.38%) User Experience
14 442 (22.61%) Git (software)
15 397 (20.31%) Web Development
16 385 (19.69%) TDD
17 273 (13.96%) Scrum
18 264 (13.50%) Java
19 250 (12.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 248 (12.69%) Finance
21 236 (12.07%) Responsive Web Design
22 233 (11.92%) Ajax
23 207 (10.59%) Grunt
24 200 (10.23%) gulp
25 187 (9.57%) MVC
26 185 (9.46%) LESS
27 180 (9.21%) OO
28 178 (9.10%) BDD
28 178 (9.10%) Redux
29 171 (8.75%) Test Automation

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
1 144 (7.37%) CMS
2 45 (2.30%) WordPress
3 41 (2.10%) Confluence
4 40 (2.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 39 (1.99%) Drupal
6 30 (1.53%) Umbraco
7 20 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
8 16 (0.82%) Apache
9 14 (0.72%) SharePoint
10 12 (0.61%) SAS
11 11 (0.56%) EPiServer
12 9 (0.46%) IIS
13 6 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.31%) Joomla!
13 6 (0.31%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.26%) GeoServer
15 4 (0.20%) Apache Spark
15 4 (0.20%) JBoss
16 3 (0.15%) ExpressionEngine
16 3 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 137 (7.01%) Photoshop
2 26 (1.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 25 (1.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (0.26%) GIMP
4 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.20%) InDesign
6 3 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.10%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.10%) InVision
7 2 (0.10%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.051%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 17 (0.87%) Magento
2 9 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.26%) SDL Web 8
4 3 (0.15%) Eloqua
4 3 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.051%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 43 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (1.79%) GitHub
3 32 (1.64%) SaaS
4 19 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.15%) Bluemix
7 3 (0.15%) Heroku
7 3 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
7 3 (0.15%) PaaS
8 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.10%) Firebase
8 2 (0.10%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.10%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.10%) Google Play
8 2 (0.10%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.10%) Slack
9 1 (0.051%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.051%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.051%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.35%) HTTP
2 22 (1.13%) Internet
3 7 (0.36%) Intranet
4 4 (0.20%) DNS
4 4 (0.20%) SSL
5 3 (0.15%) LDAP
6 2 (0.10%) DSL
6 2 (0.10%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
6 2 (0.10%) PuTTY
6 2 (0.10%) Skype
7 1 (0.051%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (3.48%) Relational Database
2 36 (1.84%) MySQL
3 35 (1.79%) Big Data
4 26 (1.33%) Oracle Database
5 23 (1.18%) MongoDB
6 16 (0.82%) SQL Server
7 15 (0.77%) NoSQL
8 8 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.26%) Blockchain
9 5 (0.26%) GIS
9 5 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.20%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.20%) Redis
10 4 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.15%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.10%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (0.10%) BigQuery
12 2 (0.10%) Impala
Development Applications
1 442 (22.61%) Git (software)
2 207 (10.59%) Grunt
3 200 (10.23%) gulp
4 159 (8.13%) Jasmine
5 101 (5.17%) webpack
6 99 (5.06%) Subversion
7 85 (4.35%) Karma Test Runner
8 81 (4.14%) JIRA
9 75 (3.84%) Mocha
10 71 (3.63%) Jenkins
11 40 (2.05%) Bower
11 40 (2.05%) Visual Studio
12 36 (1.84%) Selenium
13 35 (1.79%) JUnit
13 35 (1.79%) Protractor
14 31 (1.59%) Cucumber
15 30 (1.53%) Babel
16 25 (1.28%) TeamCity
17 21 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
18 17 (0.87%) WebDriver
General
1 248 (12.69%) Finance
2 136 (6.96%) Banking
3 77 (3.94%) Marketing
4 72 (3.68%) Retail
5 41 (2.10%) Front Office
6 37 (1.89%) Investment Banking
7 24 (1.23%) Advertising
8 17 (0.87%) Games
8 17 (0.87%) Telecoms
9 14 (0.72%) Electronics
9 14 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (0.51%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.51%) Publishing
11 6 (0.31%) Automotive
12 5 (0.26%) Czech Language
12 5 (0.26%) Law
12 5 (0.26%) Online Betting
13 4 (0.20%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.15%) French Language
14 3 (0.15%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1639 (83.84%) CSS
2 1628 (83.27%) HTML
3 998 (51.05%) HTML5
4 987 (50.49%) AngularJS
5 873 (44.65%) CSS3
6 644 (32.94%) React
7 626 (32.02%) jQuery
8 482 (24.65%) Sass
9 473 (24.19%) Node.js
10 250 (12.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 233 (11.92%) Ajax
12 185 (9.46%) LESS
13 178 (9.10%) Redux
14 168 (8.59%) Angular 2
14 168 (8.59%) JSON
15 159 (8.13%) REST
16 148 (7.57%) RESTful
17 117 (5.98%) Web Services
18 116 (5.93%) XML
19 113 (5.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 457 (23.38%) User Experience
2 92 (4.71%) Greenfield Project
3 62 (3.17%) Mobile App
4 47 (2.40%) Computer Science
4 47 (2.40%) Fintech
5 38 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
6 36 (1.84%) W3C
7 24 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 17 (0.87%) Fixed Income
10 16 (0.82%) Graphic Design
11 13 (0.66%) Digital Media
12 12 (0.61%) NHS
13 8 (0.41%) Animation
14 7 (0.36%) RIA
14 7 (0.36%) Social Media
15 6 (0.31%) Credit Risk
15 6 (0.31%) Derivative
15 6 (0.31%) PlayStation
16 5 (0.26%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 111 (5.68%) Linux
2 77 (3.94%) Unix
3 40 (2.05%) Mac OS X
4 26 (1.33%) Windows
5 25 (1.28%) Apple iOS
6 23 (1.18%) Android
7 3 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.051%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.051%) VMS
8 1 (0.051%) webOS
8 1 (0.051%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.051%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1743 (89.16%) Front End Development
2 808 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
3 397 (20.31%) Web Development
4 385 (19.69%) TDD
5 273 (13.96%) Scrum
6 236 (12.07%) Responsive Web Design
7 187 (9.57%) MVC
8 180 (9.21%) OO
9 178 (9.10%) BDD
10 171 (8.75%) Test Automation
11 157 (8.03%) Web Design
12 156 (7.98%) E-Commerce
13 121 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
14 94 (4.81%) Unit Testing
15 87 (4.45%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
16 75 (3.84%) Software Engineering
17 73 (3.73%) Wireframes
18 65 (3.32%) Open Source
19 63 (3.22%) Mentoring
20 61 (3.12%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 1696 (86.75%) JavaScript
2 264 (13.50%) Java
3 169 (8.64%) ES6
4 124 (6.34%) Python
5 122 (6.24%) C#
6 105 (5.37%) SQL
7 99 (5.06%) PHP
8 83 (4.25%) TypeScript
9 49 (2.51%) Ruby
10 48 (2.46%) Scala
11 17 (0.87%) C++
12 16 (0.82%) ECMAScript
13 11 (0.56%) Perl
14 9 (0.46%) VBA
15 8 (0.41%) C
15 8 (0.41%) Objective-C
15 8 (0.41%) Prolog
16 7 (0.36%) ActionScript
16 7 (0.36%) GraphQL
16 7 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (3.63%) Degree
2 42 (2.15%) Security Cleared
3 30 (1.53%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (0.56%) Master's Degree
6 8 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (0.26%) BC Cleared
7 5 (0.26%) MBA
8 3 (0.15%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.051%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.051%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (0.92%) QA
2 8 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (0.41%) WAI
3 4 (0.20%) WCAG
4 3 (0.15%) MiFID
5 1 (0.051%) FATCA
System Software
1 50 (2.56%) Docker
2 2 (0.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (0.41%) Puppet
2 5 (0.26%) Ansible
3 3 (0.15%) TeamSite
4 2 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.10%) Terraform
5 1 (0.051%) cPanel
5 1 (0.051%) Oozie
5 1 (0.051%) Salt
Vendors
1 86 (4.40%) Adobe
2 62 (3.17%) Google
3 41 (2.10%) Oracle
4 30 (1.53%) Sitecore
5 25 (1.28%) Demandware
6 20 (1.02%) Microsoft
7 14 (0.72%) Twitter
8 13 (0.66%) Apple
9 9 (0.46%) SAP
10 6 (0.31%) ServiceNow
11 5 (0.26%) IBM
11 5 (0.26%) Telerik
11 5 (0.26%) Xamarin
12 4 (0.20%) Facebook
12 4 (0.20%) hybris
12 4 (0.20%) Tealium
13 3 (0.15%) Cloudera
13 3 (0.15%) Marketo
13 3 (0.15%) Sencha
14 2 (0.10%) Zend
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Explore Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ISL
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Arden Resourcing Limited
Rate: Unspecified Day rate dependant on experience.
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Nakama
Rate: From £400 to £440 per day Weekly pay through Nakama
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Anderson Lamb
Rate: Competitive daily rates apply
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Colossus Associates
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: €70 - €75 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Revolution Technology
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicestershire
Searchability
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Coded People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £550
Posted: 6 days ago