Period
to 21 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 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 Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 748 782 690
Rank change year-on-year +34 -92 -71
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) 111 83 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.087% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.092% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 54 151
England median daily rate £438 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +7.64% +5.88%
10th Percentile £259 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £500 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
England median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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 90,157 90,014 92,279
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.88% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,309 59,969 60,749
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,769 2,671 2,981
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.50
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.96 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.44 £18.69 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.31% +3.81% -

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

Job postings that featured Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in England

Front End Web 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 Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in England

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in England

Front End Web 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 Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in England

Front End Web 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 Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the England region over the 6 months to 21 November 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 +41 47 £500 +14.29% 13
South East +3 39 £400 -5.88% 8
North of England +5 13 £350 +66.67% 19
Yorkshire -1 12 £350 +66.67% 8
South West -16 7 £275 -29.94% 4
Midlands -22 4 £400 +18.52% 18
West Midlands -25 3 £400 +14.29% 11
East Midlands +3 1 - - 7
East of England 0 1 £375 - 8
North West - 1 - - 9
Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, Front End Web 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 Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 105 (94.59%) Web Development
2 102 (91.89%) JavaScript
3 91 (81.98%) HTML
4 90 (81.08%) CSS
5 71 (63.96%) AngularJS
6 53 (47.75%) HTML5
7 50 (45.05%) jQuery
8 49 (44.14%) Agile Software Development
9 47 (42.34%) React
10 44 (39.64%) CSS3
11 41 (36.94%) Sass
12 36 (32.43%) User Experience
12 36 (32.43%) Git (software)
13 29 (26.13%) Front End Development
14 27 (24.32%) PHP
15 24 (21.62%) Finance
16 22 (19.82%) Scrum
17 21 (18.92%) gulp
17 21 (18.92%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
17 21 (18.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 20 (18.02%) Photoshop
19 19 (17.12%) Ajax
20 17 (15.32%) TDD
21 15 (13.51%) Node.js
22 14 (12.61%) Handlebars
22 14 (12.61%) Twig
22 14 (12.61%) Symfony
22 14 (12.61%) Degree
22 14 (12.61%) Subversion
23 13 (11.71%) MVC

Front End Web 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 10 (9.01%) WordPress
2 9 (8.11%) Confluence
3 8 (7.21%) Apache
4 6 (5.41%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (4.50%) CMS
6 2 (1.80%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.90%) Drupal
7 1 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 20 (18.02%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.70%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (2.70%) Fireworks
3 2 (1.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.80%) InDesign
4 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.90%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.80%) Intranet
2 1 (0.90%) HTTP
2 1 (0.90%) Internet
2 1 (0.90%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.21%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.41%) Oracle Database
2 6 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (5.41%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.80%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.80%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.80%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.90%) MySQL
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (32.43%) Git (software)
2 21 (18.92%) gulp
3 14 (12.61%) Subversion
4 11 (9.91%) webpack
5 9 (8.11%) JIRA
5 9 (8.11%) PHPUnit
6 6 (5.41%) Grunt
6 6 (5.41%) Jenkins
6 6 (5.41%) PhpStorm
6 6 (5.41%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (4.50%) Visual Studio
8 4 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.70%) Dreamweaver
10 2 (1.80%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.90%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.90%) Mocha
General
1 24 (21.62%) Finance
2 8 (7.21%) Banking
3 6 (5.41%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.70%) Front Office
4 3 (2.70%) Marketing
5 2 (1.80%) Games
5 2 (1.80%) Law
5 2 (1.80%) Retail
6 1 (0.90%) Advertising
6 1 (0.90%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.90%) Automotive
6 1 (0.90%) Electronics
6 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (81.98%) HTML
2 90 (81.08%) CSS
3 71 (63.96%) AngularJS
4 53 (47.75%) HTML5
5 50 (45.05%) jQuery
6 47 (42.34%) React
7 44 (39.64%) CSS3
8 41 (36.94%) Sass
9 21 (18.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 19 (17.12%) Ajax
11 15 (13.51%) Node.js
12 14 (12.61%) Handlebars
12 14 (12.61%) Symfony
12 14 (12.61%) Twig
13 10 (9.01%) .NET
13 10 (9.01%) REST
14 9 (8.11%) Smarty
15 7 (6.31%) Angular 2
15 7 (6.31%) XML
16 6 (5.41%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 36 (32.43%) User Experience
2 10 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.41%) Equities
4 5 (4.50%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (3.60%) Fintech
6 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.80%) Derivative
6 2 (1.80%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 2 (1.80%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.90%) Animation
7 1 (0.90%) Social Media
7 1 (0.90%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (0.90%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.71%) Linux
2 6 (5.41%) Unix
3 4 (3.60%) Android
4 3 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.90%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.90%) Windows
5 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (94.59%) Web Development
2 49 (44.14%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (26.13%) Front End Development
4 22 (19.82%) Scrum
5 21 (18.92%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 17 (15.32%) TDD
7 13 (11.71%) MVC
8 11 (9.91%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (9.91%) Unit Testing
9 10 (9.01%) Responsive Web Design
9 10 (9.01%) Web Design
10 8 (7.21%) Wireframes
11 7 (6.31%) Test Automation
11 7 (6.31%) Web Accessibility
12 6 (5.41%) Analytics
12 6 (5.41%) Mobile First
12 6 (5.41%) SEO
12 6 (5.41%) Workflow
13 5 (4.50%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
13 5 (4.50%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 102 (91.89%) JavaScript
2 27 (24.32%) PHP
3 7 (6.31%) C#
3 7 (6.31%) SQL
4 5 (4.50%) ES6
5 4 (3.60%) Go
5 4 (3.60%) Java
6 3 (2.70%) TypeScript
7 2 (1.80%) ES7
8 1 (0.90%) C++
8 1 (0.90%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (12.61%) Degree
2 5 (4.50%) SC Cleared
2 5 (4.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.11%) QA
2 6 (5.41%) MiFID
3 2 (1.80%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (5.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (5.41%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (10.81%) Oracle
2 6 (5.41%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.50%) Adobe
4 2 (1.80%) Omniture
4 2 (1.80%) Splunk
5 1 (0.90%) Apple
5 1 (0.90%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 1 (0.90%) Google
5 1 (0.90%) SAP
5 1 (0.90%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.90%) Zend