Period
to 19 November 2019

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 19 November 2019.

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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 141 113 133
Rank change year-on-year -28 +20 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 1,391 2,205 1,870
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.82% 2.33% 2.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 2.46% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,003 1,692 1,450
England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £275
90th Percentile £600 £585 £540
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 14
England median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +11.76% +47.83%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% +5.88% +47.83%

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 71,894 89,503 88,538
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.02% 94.78% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,641 59,847 58,957
England median daily rate £470 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £462 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.67% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,601 2,744 2,623
England median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.41% - -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.88
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £19.97 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +10.92% -3.74% +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 19 November 2019.

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 6 months to 19 November 2019.

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 6 months to 19 November 2019. 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 -25 834 £500 - 248
South East -91 155 £425 - 70
North of England -10 143 £425 +13.33% 99
South West +4 106 £385 -3.75% 66
North West -6 88 £425 +13.33% 71
East of England +50 76 £450 +5.88% 48
Midlands +29 74 £375 -8.81% 53
West Midlands +35 50 £375 -11.76% 37
Yorkshire -18 35 £425 +12.96% 17
East Midlands +4 25 £400 - 16
North East +15 20 £395 +2.42% 11
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 19 November 2019, 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 1,260 (90.58%) Front End Development
2 1,106 (79.51%) JavaScript
3 904 (64.99%) CSS
4 897 (64.49%) HTML
5 619 (44.50%) Agile Software Development
6 598 (42.99%) React
7 537 (38.61%) AngularJS
8 415 (29.83%) HTML5
9 357 (25.66%) Node.js
10 312 (22.43%) Sass
11 309 (22.21%) Redux
12 303 (21.78%) CSS3
13 300 (21.57%) Git (software)
14 286 (20.56%) User Experience
15 274 (19.70%) TDD
16 266 (19.12%) TypeScript
17 221 (15.89%) jQuery
18 201 (14.45%) Java
19 192 (13.80%) ES6
20 189 (13.59%) Finance
21 176 (12.65%) Vue.js
22 163 (11.72%) Scrum
23 156 (11.21%) Web Development
24 147 (10.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 137 (9.85%) webpack
26 136 (9.78%) Docker
27 132 (9.49%) E-Commerce
28 130 (9.35%) C#
29 125 (8.99%) Microservices
30 112 (8.05%) REST

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
1 108 (7.76%) CMS
2 40 (2.88%) Confluence
3 33 (2.37%) WebSphere
4 27 (1.94%) WordPress
5 24 (1.73%) Sitecore CMS
6 21 (1.51%) Drupal
7 18 (1.29%) SharePoint
8 16 (1.15%) Umbraco
9 14 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 13 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
11 12 (0.86%) Apache
12 6 (0.43%) Kentico
13 4 (0.29%) Camunda
14 3 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.22%) Magnolia
15 2 (0.14%) Mendix
15 2 (0.14%) Moodle
15 2 (0.14%) nginx
15 2 (0.14%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.14%) Totara
Applications
1 43 (3.09%) Photoshop
2 19 (1.37%) Adobe Illustrator
3 16 (1.15%) Sketch
4 12 (0.86%) InVision
5 8 (0.58%) Zeplin
6 7 (0.50%) Adobe XD
7 5 (0.36%) Figma
8 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
8 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
9 3 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.22%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 1 (0.072%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 58 (4.17%) Magento
2 15 (1.08%) Shopify
3 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.072%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 99 (7.12%) AWS
2 90 (6.47%) Azure
3 59 (4.24%) npm
4 58 (4.17%) GitHub
5 32 (2.30%) GCP
6 29 (2.08%) Serverless
7 25 (1.80%) Google Analytics
8 21 (1.51%) AWS Lambda
9 20 (1.44%) SaaS
10 15 (1.08%) OpenShift
11 13 (0.93%) Yarn
12 12 (0.86%) Amazon S3
13 11 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
14 10 (0.72%) Amazon SQS
15 9 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
16 7 (0.50%) Heroku
17 6 (0.43%) Apigee
17 6 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
17 6 (0.43%) Google Tag Manager
18 5 (0.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.95%) HTTP
2 21 (1.51%) SSL
2 21 (1.51%) TCP/IP
3 8 (0.58%) HTTPS
4 7 (0.50%) Internet
5 4 (0.29%) FTP
5 4 (0.29%) Intranet
6 3 (0.22%) SMTP
6 3 (0.22%) SSH
7 1 (0.072%) Extranet
7 1 (0.072%) NFC
7 1 (0.072%) RTMP
7 1 (0.072%) RTP
7 1 (0.072%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (2.52%) MySQL
2 25 (1.80%) SQL Server
3 19 (1.37%) MongoDB
4 17 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (1.08%) NoSQL
6 12 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
7 11 (0.79%) Redis
8 10 (0.72%) Amazon Redshift
8 10 (0.72%) Blockchain
9 9 (0.65%) Relational Database
10 8 (0.58%) Big Data
10 8 (0.58%) HBase
11 5 (0.36%) Couchbase
11 5 (0.36%) Neo4j
12 4 (0.29%) BigQuery
13 2 (0.14%) Amazon Athena
13 2 (0.14%) Cosmos DB
13 2 (0.14%) Power BI
13 2 (0.14%) Spatial Data
13 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 300 (21.57%) Git (software)
2 137 (9.85%) webpack
3 99 (7.12%) Jasmine
3 99 (7.12%) Jenkins
4 87 (6.25%) JIRA
5 77 (5.54%) gulp
6 76 (5.46%) Grunt
7 72 (5.18%) Karma Test Runner
8 41 (2.95%) Bitbucket
9 39 (2.80%) Selenium
10 37 (2.66%) Babel
10 37 (2.66%) Visual Studio
11 34 (2.44%) Cucumber
12 33 (2.37%) Protractor
13 31 (2.23%) JUnit
14 28 (2.01%) Bower
15 26 (1.87%) Mocha
16 24 (1.73%) Gatling
16 24 (1.73%) Subversion
17 21 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 189 (13.59%) Finance
2 75 (5.39%) Retail
3 50 (3.59%) Banking
4 47 (3.38%) Front Office
5 42 (3.02%) Marketing
5 42 (3.02%) Public Sector
6 39 (2.80%) Games
7 30 (2.16%) Law
8 12 (0.86%) Publishing
9 11 (0.79%) Automotive
10 10 (0.72%) Telecoms
11 9 (0.65%) Advertising
11 9 (0.65%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.58%) Multimedia
13 7 (0.50%) Back Office
13 7 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.43%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.29%) Electronics
15 4 (0.29%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.22%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 904 (64.99%) CSS
2 897 (64.49%) HTML
3 598 (42.99%) React
4 537 (38.61%) AngularJS
5 415 (29.83%) HTML5
6 357 (25.66%) Node.js
7 312 (22.43%) Sass
8 309 (22.21%) Redux
9 303 (21.78%) CSS3
10 221 (15.89%) jQuery
11 176 (12.65%) Vue.js
12 147 (10.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 112 (8.05%) REST
14 107 (7.69%) .NET
15 97 (6.97%) LESS
16 85 (6.11%) JSON
17 80 (5.75%) Web Services
18 75 (5.39%) RESTful
19 69 (4.96%) Jest
20 65 (4.67%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 286 (20.56%) User Experience
2 110 (7.91%) Greenfield Project
3 65 (4.67%) W3C
4 41 (2.95%) Mobile App
5 27 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 23 (1.65%) Vector Graphics
7 22 (1.58%) Hedge funds
8 20 (1.44%) Fixed Income
9 19 (1.37%) Derivative
10 16 (1.15%) Blog
10 16 (1.15%) Virtual Team
11 15 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (0.86%) Equities
13 10 (0.72%) NHS
14 9 (0.65%) Digital Media
14 9 (0.65%) e-Learning
14 9 (0.65%) Graphic Design
15 8 (0.58%) Analytical Mindset
15 8 (0.58%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 44 (3.16%) Linux
2 15 (1.08%) Apple iOS
3 14 (1.01%) Unix
4 13 (0.93%) Android
5 6 (0.43%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.072%) CentOS
6 1 (0.072%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.072%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,260 (90.58%) Front End Development
2 619 (44.50%) Agile Software Development
3 274 (19.70%) TDD
4 163 (11.72%) Scrum
5 156 (11.21%) Web Development
6 132 (9.49%) E-Commerce
7 125 (8.99%) Microservices
8 110 (7.91%) Continuous Integration
9 101 (7.26%) Responsive Web Design
10 100 (7.19%) BDD
11 88 (6.33%) Unit Testing
12 80 (5.75%) Test Automation
13 76 (5.46%) DevOps
13 76 (5.46%) Fintech
14 74 (5.32%) Open Source
15 73 (5.25%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
16 71 (5.10%) Software Engineering
17 69 (4.96%) Analytics
18 65 (4.67%) OO
19 64 (4.60%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1,106 (79.51%) JavaScript
2 266 (19.12%) TypeScript
3 201 (14.45%) Java
4 192 (13.80%) ES6
5 130 (9.35%) C#
6 85 (6.11%) PHP
7 76 (5.46%) Python
8 55 (3.95%) SQL
9 47 (3.38%) Ruby
10 35 (2.52%) Scala
11 29 (2.08%) ES7
12 20 (1.44%) Java 8
13 15 (1.08%) Go
14 14 (1.01%) C++
15 7 (0.50%) Apple Swift
16 6 (0.43%) Objective-C
17 4 (0.29%) Shell Script
18 3 (0.22%) Bash Shell
18 3 (0.22%) C
18 3 (0.22%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 59 (4.24%) Security Cleared
2 47 (3.38%) Degree
3 29 (2.08%) SC Cleared
4 13 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.50%) AWS Certification
6 6 (0.43%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.22%) A+ Certification
8 3 (0.22%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (4.53%) WCAG
2 33 (2.37%) QA
3 9 (0.65%) GDPR
4 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.072%) WAI
System Software
1 136 (9.78%) Docker
2 4 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.072%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.072%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (2.30%) Kubernetes
2 23 (1.65%) Grafana
3 20 (1.44%) Kibana
4 15 (1.08%) Ansible
5 12 (0.86%) Terraform
6 3 (0.22%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.14%) Rancher
8 1 (0.072%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.072%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.072%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 1 (0.072%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.072%) Puppet
Vendors
1 52 (3.74%) Google
2 31 (2.23%) Sitecore
3 29 (2.08%) hybris
4 28 (2.01%) Adobe
5 27 (1.94%) IBM
6 26 (1.87%) Atlassian
7 17 (1.22%) Microsoft
8 12 (0.86%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 8 (0.58%) Optimizely
10 5 (0.36%) Mapbox
10 5 (0.36%) Oracle
11 4 (0.29%) Apple
11 4 (0.29%) Hotjar
11 4 (0.29%) Qubit
12 3 (0.22%) Demandware
12 3 (0.22%) Maxymiser
12 3 (0.22%) SAP
12 3 (0.22%) Telerik
13 2 (0.14%) Splunk
13 2 (0.14%) Tableau