Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 108 127
Rank change year-on-year 0 +19 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 2,273 2,021 2,007
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.43% 2.29% 1.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.57% 2.41% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,710 1,476 1,502
England median daily rate £450 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £250
90th Percentile £588 £547 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +12.50% +4.58% +9.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
England median hourly rate - £16.00 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -26.06% -26.16%
UK median hourly rate - £16.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year - -26.06% -40.71%

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 88,602 83,704 95,945
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 94.99% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,659 54,745 63,280
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £436 £425
% change year-on-year +3.21% +2.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,829 2,555 2,821
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.35%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.35%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +22 1,339 £475 +11.76% 352
South East -4 389 £400 +10.34% 108
North of England -29 259 £400 +6.67% 131
North West -3 147 £400 +14.29% 85
Midlands -41 141 £400 +1.59% 78
West Midlands +3 93 £375 -6.25% 46
South West +8 89 £375 +7.14% 64
Yorkshire -50 83 £425 +6.25% 43
East of England -7 60 £425 +13.33% 46
East Midlands -47 48 £400 - 32
North East -3 30 £363 -7.64% 3
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 15 August 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 1,985 (87.33%) Front End Development
2 1,940 (85.35%) JavaScript
3 1,685 (74.13%) CSS
4 1,668 (73.38%) HTML
5 1,079 (47.47%) AngularJS
6 992 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
7 959 (42.19%) HTML5
8 884 (38.89%) React
9 778 (34.23%) CSS3
10 608 (26.75%) Sass
11 568 (24.99%) Node.js
12 494 (21.73%) Git (software)
13 458 (20.15%) User Experience
14 457 (20.11%) TDD
15 452 (19.89%) jQuery
16 451 (19.84%) Redux
17 362 (15.93%) Web Development
18 329 (14.47%) ES6
19 308 (13.55%) TypeScript
20 300 (13.20%) Finance
21 271 (11.92%) Scrum
22 261 (11.48%) gulp
23 259 (11.39%) webpack
24 219 (9.63%) LESS
25 215 (9.46%) .NET
26 206 (9.06%) Grunt
27 204 (8.97%) REST
28 203 (8.93%) Jasmine
29 198 (8.71%) Test Automation
30 196 (8.62%) Twitter Bootstrap

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
1 112 (4.93%) CMS
2 87 (3.83%) WordPress
3 57 (2.51%) Confluence
4 40 (1.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 29 (1.28%) Drupal
6 28 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
7 20 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
8 18 (0.79%) Umbraco
9 13 (0.57%) Apache
10 12 (0.53%) SharePoint
10 12 (0.53%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.31%) Joomla!
11 7 (0.31%) nginx
12 6 (0.26%) Gunicorn
12 6 (0.26%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.22%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.18%) CoreMedia CMS
14 4 (0.18%) Predix
15 3 (0.13%) Ethereum
Applications
1 75 (3.30%) Photoshop
2 23 (1.01%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.18%) InVision
5 2 (0.088%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.088%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.088%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.044%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.044%) GIMP
6 1 (0.044%) InDesign
6 1 (0.044%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.044%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 26 (1.14%) Magento
2 9 (0.40%) ION MarketView
3 8 (0.35%) Shopify
4 1 (0.044%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.044%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.044%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.044%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.044%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.044%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.044%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.044%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 112 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 88 (3.87%) npm
4 45 (1.98%) GitHub
5 23 (1.01%) PaaS
6 19 (0.84%) Serverless
7 15 (0.66%) Google Analytics
8 13 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
8 13 (0.57%) SaaS
9 10 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
9 10 (0.44%) Google Tag Manager
9 10 (0.44%) Yarn
10 9 (0.40%) IaaS
11 7 (0.31%) Route 53
12 6 (0.26%) BrowserStack
13 5 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.22%) Firebase
14 3 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
15 2 (0.088%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 2 (0.088%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.14%) Internet
2 18 (0.79%) HTTP
3 12 (0.53%) SMS
4 2 (0.088%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.088%) SSH
4 2 (0.088%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.044%) FTP
5 1 (0.044%) Intranet
5 1 (0.044%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.044%) RTMP
5 1 (0.044%) Skype
5 1 (0.044%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (2.46%) MySQL
2 50 (2.20%) SQL Server
3 37 (1.63%) Relational Database
4 36 (1.58%) MongoDB
5 31 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (0.75%) Blockchain
6 17 (0.75%) Redis
7 15 (0.66%) Big Data
8 14 (0.62%) NoSQL
9 11 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (0.44%) Cosmos DB
11 9 (0.40%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.31%) CouchDB
12 7 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
13 6 (0.26%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.22%) Data Mining
14 5 (0.22%) Hadoop
15 4 (0.18%) DTS
15 4 (0.18%) Spotfire
15 4 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 494 (21.73%) Git (software)
2 261 (11.48%) gulp
3 259 (11.39%) webpack
4 206 (9.06%) Grunt
5 203 (8.93%) Jasmine
6 130 (5.72%) JIRA
7 129 (5.68%) Karma Test Runner
8 98 (4.31%) Jenkins
9 75 (3.30%) Selenium
10 67 (2.95%) Mocha
11 66 (2.90%) Protractor
12 49 (2.16%) Babel
13 48 (2.11%) Subversion
14 40 (1.76%) Cucumber
15 30 (1.32%) PhantomJS
16 28 (1.23%) Bower
17 26 (1.14%) Visual Studio
18 25 (1.10%) TeamCity
19 20 (0.88%) Axure RP
20 19 (0.84%) Maven
General
1 300 (13.20%) Finance
2 127 (5.59%) Retail
3 116 (5.10%) Banking
4 58 (2.55%) Marketing
5 51 (2.24%) Games
6 40 (1.76%) Investment Banking
7 33 (1.45%) Front Office
8 29 (1.28%) Telecoms
9 28 (1.23%) Advertising
10 19 (0.84%) Law
11 18 (0.79%) Back Office
12 14 (0.62%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.48%) Publishing
14 9 (0.40%) Electronics
14 9 (0.40%) Legal
15 8 (0.35%) Manufacturing
16 6 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.13%) Aerospace
18 2 (0.088%) Corporate Banking
18 2 (0.088%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,685 (74.13%) CSS
2 1,668 (73.38%) HTML
3 1,079 (47.47%) AngularJS
4 959 (42.19%) HTML5
5 884 (38.89%) React
6 778 (34.23%) CSS3
7 608 (26.75%) Sass
8 568 (24.99%) Node.js
9 452 (19.89%) jQuery
10 451 (19.84%) Redux
11 219 (9.63%) LESS
12 215 (9.46%) .NET
13 204 (8.97%) REST
14 196 (8.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 178 (7.83%) Angular 2
16 162 (7.13%) RESTful
17 129 (5.68%) Vue.js
18 105 (4.62%) Web Services
19 103 (4.53%) JSON
20 101 (4.44%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 458 (20.15%) User Experience
2 183 (8.05%) Greenfield Project
3 107 (4.71%) Mobile App
4 90 (3.96%) Fintech
5 38 (1.67%) Data Structures
6 35 (1.54%) W3C
7 33 (1.45%) Algorithms
8 31 (1.36%) Computer Science
9 28 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 23 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
10 23 (1.01%) Fixed Income
11 21 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
12 17 (0.75%) Equities
13 14 (0.62%) Derivative
13 14 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
14 12 (0.53%) Social Media
14 12 (0.53%) Virtual Team
15 9 (0.40%) Blog
15 9 (0.40%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 100 (4.40%) Linux
2 50 (2.20%) Apple iOS
3 48 (2.11%) Android
4 39 (1.72%) Unix
5 35 (1.54%) Windows
6 8 (0.35%) Ubuntu
6 8 (0.35%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.13%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.13%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.044%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.044%) Solaris
8 1 (0.044%) VMS
8 1 (0.044%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.044%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,985 (87.33%) Front End Development
2 992 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
3 457 (20.11%) TDD
4 362 (15.93%) Web Development
5 271 (11.92%) Scrum
6 198 (8.71%) Test Automation
7 190 (8.36%) Responsive Web Design
8 179 (7.88%) Continuous Integration
9 177 (7.79%) Unit Testing
10 176 (7.74%) E-Commerce
11 168 (7.39%) OO
12 167 (7.35%) MVC
13 152 (6.69%) BDD
14 137 (6.03%) DevOps
15 117 (5.15%) Microservices
16 108 (4.75%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
17 93 (4.09%) Open Source
18 91 (4.00%) Wireframes
19 82 (3.61%) Problem-Solving
20 80 (3.52%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1,940 (85.35%) JavaScript
2 329 (14.47%) ES6
3 308 (13.55%) TypeScript
4 192 (8.45%) Java
5 182 (8.01%) C#
6 125 (5.50%) PHP
7 62 (2.73%) Python
8 53 (2.33%) ES7
9 51 (2.24%) SQL
10 26 (1.14%) Ruby
11 25 (1.10%) Scala
12 24 (1.06%) Bash Shell
13 20 (0.88%) Java 8
14 16 (0.70%) Go
15 12 (0.53%) C++
16 11 (0.48%) JSX
17 10 (0.44%) ES8
18 6 (0.26%) PL/SQL
19 5 (0.22%) C
19 5 (0.22%) R
Qualifications
1 90 (3.96%) Security Cleared
2 75 (3.30%) SC Cleared
3 40 (1.76%) Degree
4 10 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.18%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.088%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.044%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (2.20%) QA
2 31 (1.36%) WCAG
3 15 (0.66%) WAI
4 9 (0.40%) MiFID
5 4 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.18%) GCP
6 3 (0.13%) GDPR
6 3 (0.13%) PMO
7 1 (0.044%) Section 508
System Software
1 143 (6.29%) Docker
2 4 (0.18%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.044%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 26 (1.14%) Ansible
2 14 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (0.48%) Puppet
4 10 (0.44%) Terraform
5 7 (0.31%) Grafana
5 7 (0.31%) Kibana
6 5 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.18%) SCCM
7 4 (0.18%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.13%) HockeyApp
8 3 (0.13%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.088%) Graphite
9 2 (0.088%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.088%) TeamSite
10 1 (0.044%) Consul
10 1 (0.044%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.044%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 87 (3.83%) Adobe
2 46 (2.02%) Oracle
3 43 (1.89%) Google
4 40 (1.76%) Microsoft
5 26 (1.14%) Sitecore
6 21 (0.92%) hybris
7 13 (0.57%) Apiary
8 11 (0.48%) Capita
8 11 (0.48%) SAP
9 9 (0.40%) ION Trading
10 7 (0.31%) Atlassian
10 7 (0.31%) Twitter
11 6 (0.26%) Perforce
12 5 (0.22%) Mapbox
12 5 (0.22%) Tealium
12 5 (0.22%) Telerik
13 4 (0.18%) IBM
13 4 (0.18%) Progress
13 4 (0.18%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.18%) VMware