Period
to 24 May 2020

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 24 May 2020.

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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 176 136 113
Rank change year-on-year -40 -23 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 653 1,668 2,114
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.51% 1.99% 2.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 2.10% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 1,249 1,596
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £302 £300
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £439 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.22% +4.05%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +4.05%

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 40,452 79,287 87,333
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.83% 94.60% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,835 52,734 57,824
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £250 £277 £270
90th Percentile £662 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £465 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -1.59% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,650 2,453 2,738
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.23 £18.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +3.92% -2.61%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.85 £48.00
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.78 £18.00
% change year-on-year +11.85% +4.31% -5.06%

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 proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in England.

Daily rate trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in England

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in England

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in England.

Hourly rate trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in England

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

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 24 May 2020. 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 -39 348 £483 -3.50% 93
South West +48 108 £425 -5.56% 20
North of England +2 68 £400 - 58
South East -60 44 £350 -17.65% 35
Midlands +37 43 £400 +6.67% 14
North West +10 43 £425 +6.25% 36
East of England +41 34 £410 +13.89% 12
West Midlands +51 28 £388 +6.53% 11
Yorkshire +34 25 £400 +3.23% 14
East Midlands +24 15 £405 +1.25% 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 24 May 2020, 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.

1 587 (89.89%) Front End Development
2 509 (77.95%) JavaScript
3 416 (63.71%) HTML
4 411 (62.94%) CSS
5 267 (40.89%) AngularJS
6 255 (39.05%) Agile Software Development
7 231 (35.38%) React
8 201 (30.78%) Node.js
9 174 (26.65%) HTML5
10 123 (18.84%) CSS3
10 123 (18.84%) Sass
11 106 (16.23%) User Experience
12 104 (15.93%) Git (software)
13 103 (15.77%) Scrum
14 101 (15.47%) Redux
15 99 (15.16%) TDD
16 98 (15.01%) TypeScript
17 86 (13.17%) AWS
18 80 (12.25%) Vue.js
19 78 (11.94%) Microservices
20 76 (11.64%) ES6
21 74 (11.33%) Java
22 66 (10.11%) jQuery
23 64 (9.80%) Docker
24 63 (9.65%) E-Commerce
25 61 (9.34%) Jasmine
25 61 (9.34%) REST
26 55 (8.42%) Web Development
27 53 (8.12%) Greenfield Project
28 52 (7.96%) Security Cleared

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 38 (5.82%) Elasticsearch
2 25 (3.83%) CMS
3 18 (2.76%) Drupal
4 12 (1.84%) WordPress
5 8 (1.23%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 7 (1.07%) Confluence
7 6 (0.92%) Umbraco
8 5 (0.77%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.61%) Apache
10 3 (0.46%) Camunda
10 3 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.31%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.31%) nginx
11 2 (0.31%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.15%) Kentico
12 1 (0.15%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 20 (3.06%) Photoshop
2 19 (2.91%) Sketch
3 3 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.15%) Figma
4 1 (0.15%) InDesign
4 1 (0.15%) InVision
Business Applications
1 18 (2.76%) Magento
2 11 (1.68%) Shopify
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 86 (13.17%) AWS
2 51 (7.81%) Azure
3 25 (3.83%) GCP
4 22 (3.37%) npm
5 21 (3.22%) GitHub
6 12 (1.84%) SaaS
7 10 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (1.38%) Serverless
9 8 (1.23%) Amazon S3
9 8 (1.23%) Yarn
10 6 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.77%) PaaS
12 4 (0.61%) Heroku
13 3 (0.46%) Amazon Cognito
13 3 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.31%) CloudFront
14 2 (0.31%) Firebase
14 2 (0.31%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.31%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.77%) HTTP
2 2 (0.31%) Intranet
2 2 (0.31%) SSL
2 2 (0.31%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.15%) DNS
3 1 (0.15%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.15%) IKE
3 1 (0.15%) RTMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (6.74%) MySQL
2 13 (1.99%) SQL Server
3 11 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (1.38%) Big Data
5 6 (0.92%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.77%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.77%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.61%) Blockchain
7 4 (0.61%) Redis
8 3 (0.46%) Amazon Aurora
8 3 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (0.46%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.31%) BigQuery
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon Athena
10 1 (0.15%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.15%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.15%) Power BI
10 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 104 (15.93%) Git (software)
2 61 (9.34%) Jasmine
3 41 (6.28%) Selenium
4 36 (5.51%) Protractor
4 36 (5.51%) webpack
5 32 (4.90%) Grunt
5 32 (4.90%) JIRA
6 29 (4.44%) gulp
7 23 (3.52%) Jenkins
8 18 (2.76%) Karma Test Runner
9 11 (1.68%) Bitbucket
10 10 (1.53%) Cucumber
10 10 (1.53%) GitLab
10 10 (1.53%) Mocha
11 8 (1.23%) Babel
12 6 (0.92%) Maven
12 6 (0.92%) PostCSS
12 6 (0.92%) Visual Studio
13 5 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (0.77%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 47 (7.20%) Finance
2 28 (4.29%) Public Sector
3 19 (2.91%) Banking
4 16 (2.45%) Law
5 14 (2.14%) Front Office
5 14 (2.14%) Games
6 10 (1.53%) Publishing
7 8 (1.23%) Marketing
7 8 (1.23%) Retail
8 6 (0.92%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.61%) Advertising
10 4 (0.61%) Back Office
11 3 (0.46%) Automotive
11 3 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.46%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.31%) Electronics
12 2 (0.31%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.15%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 416 (63.71%) HTML
2 411 (62.94%) CSS
3 267 (40.89%) AngularJS
4 231 (35.38%) React
5 201 (30.78%) Node.js
6 174 (26.65%) HTML5
7 123 (18.84%) CSS3
7 123 (18.84%) Sass
8 101 (15.47%) Redux
9 80 (12.25%) Vue.js
10 66 (10.11%) jQuery
11 61 (9.34%) REST
12 44 (6.74%) RESTful
13 42 (6.43%) .NET
14 41 (6.28%) Jest
14 41 (6.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 31 (4.75%) Angular 2
16 30 (4.59%) Express
16 30 (4.59%) SOAP
16 30 (4.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 106 (16.23%) User Experience
2 53 (8.12%) Greenfield Project
3 31 (4.75%) Mobile App
4 25 (3.83%) W3C
5 16 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (1.53%) Public Cloud
8 5 (0.77%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.61%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.46%) Cloud Native
10 3 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.46%) Graphic Design
10 3 (0.46%) NHS
11 2 (0.31%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.31%) Animation
11 2 (0.31%) Derivative
11 2 (0.31%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.31%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.31%) Vector Graphics
Operating Systems
1 12 (1.84%) Linux
2 11 (1.68%) Android
3 6 (0.92%) Apple iOS
4 5 (0.77%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.31%) CentOS
5 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.31%) Unix
6 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 587 (89.89%) Front End Development
2 255 (39.05%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (15.77%) Scrum
4 99 (15.16%) TDD
5 78 (11.94%) Microservices
6 63 (9.65%) E-Commerce
7 55 (8.42%) Web Development
8 51 (7.81%) Open Source
9 48 (7.35%) Pair Programming
9 48 (7.35%) Test Automation
10 46 (7.04%) DevOps
11 42 (6.43%) BDD
12 37 (5.67%) Problem-Solving
13 36 (5.51%) Computer Science
14 29 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
15 28 (4.29%) Unit Testing
16 26 (3.98%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
17 24 (3.68%) Visualisation
18 22 (3.37%) Sprint Planning
19 21 (3.22%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 509 (77.95%) JavaScript
2 98 (15.01%) TypeScript
3 76 (11.64%) ES6
4 74 (11.33%) Java
5 36 (5.51%) PHP
6 29 (4.44%) C#
6 29 (4.44%) Python
7 22 (3.37%) SQL
8 20 (3.06%) Ruby
9 9 (1.38%) ES7
10 6 (0.92%) Java 8
11 5 (0.77%) C
12 4 (0.61%) Go
12 4 (0.61%) Kotlin
12 4 (0.61%) Scala
12 4 (0.61%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.46%) C++
14 2 (0.31%) ES8
14 2 (0.31%) Groovy
15 1 (0.15%) Elm
Qualifications
1 52 (7.96%) Security Cleared
2 36 (5.51%) SC Cleared
3 33 (5.05%) Degree
4 28 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.77%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.30%) WCAG
2 13 (1.99%) QA
3 5 (0.77%) GDPR
4 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 64 (9.80%) Docker
2 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (2.30%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.99%) Terraform
3 3 (0.46%) Ansible
3 3 (0.46%) Grafana
3 3 (0.46%) Kibana
4 1 (0.15%) Marathon
4 1 (0.15%) Mesos
4 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.15%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 17 (2.60%) Google
2 10 (1.53%) hybris
3 9 (1.38%) Adobe
3 9 (1.38%) IBM
3 9 (1.38%) Microsoft
4 7 (1.07%) SAP
5 5 (0.77%) Atlassian
5 5 (0.77%) Sitecore
6 4 (0.61%) Oracle
7 3 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.31%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.31%) Cisco
8 2 (0.31%) Dynatrace
8 2 (0.31%) Mapbox
8 2 (0.31%) Qubit
8 2 (0.31%) Riverbed
9 1 (0.15%) Demandware
9 1 (0.15%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.15%) Splunk
9 1 (0.15%) Twitter