Period
to 23 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 714 648 633
Rank change year-on-year -66 -15 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) 123 151 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.19% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 106 199
England median daily rate £413 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £231
90th Percentile £688 £494 £489
UK median daily rate £400 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +17.65% -2.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
England median hourly rate - £35.50 -
UK median hourly rate - £35.50 -

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 87,342 79,162 92,478
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.91% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,823 51,691 60,744
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £623 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,729 2,632 2,891
England median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -2.54% +11.40%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £48.75 £47.91
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.97% -6.28% +14.29%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -44 63 £475 +26.67% 15
South East -43 34 £413 +25.00% 15
Midlands -15 8 £300 -3.23% 11
North of England -24 8 £350 +5.26% 16
East Midlands +5 7 £275 -11.29% 6
South West +11 5 £363 +11.54% 2
North West -13 5 £225 -10.00% 11
East of England 0 3 - - 7
Yorkshire -22 2 £350 -12.50% 5
West Midlands - 2 £479 - 5
North East +3 1 £400 +23.08%
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 23 May 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.

1 118 (95.93%) Web Development
2 101 (82.11%) CSS
3 100 (81.30%) JavaScript
4 99 (80.49%) HTML
5 70 (56.91%) Front End Development
6 60 (48.78%) HTML5
7 48 (39.02%) CSS3
8 47 (38.21%) jQuery
9 45 (36.59%) AngularJS
10 44 (35.77%) Agile Software Development
11 31 (25.20%) User Experience
12 29 (23.58%) PHP
13 27 (21.95%) MVC
14 26 (21.14%) React
14 26 (21.14%) Node.js
15 23 (18.70%) Sass
15 23 (18.70%) LESS
15 23 (18.70%) webpack
16 20 (16.26%) .NET
17 18 (14.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 17 (13.82%) gulp
18 17 (13.82%) Investment Banking
18 17 (13.82%) Banking
19 16 (13.01%) TDD
20 15 (12.20%) C#
20 15 (12.20%) D3.js
20 15 (12.20%) Git (software)
21 14 (11.38%) Responsive Web Design
21 14 (11.38%) Continuous Integration
22 13 (10.57%) ASP.NET

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 (8.13%) WordPress
2 4 (3.25%) CMS
3 3 (2.44%) Apache
3 3 (2.44%) Confluence
3 3 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.63%) Drupal
4 2 (1.63%) IIS
4 2 (1.63%) Predix
4 2 (1.63%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.81%) Magnolia
5 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (3.25%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.63%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Magento
2 2 (1.63%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.81%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.88%) npm
2 3 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.63%) SaaS
4 1 (0.81%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.81%) GitHub
4 1 (0.81%) Serverless
4 1 (0.81%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.63%) DNS
1 2 (1.63%) HTTP
2 1 (0.81%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.69%) MySQL
2 5 (4.07%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.44%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.63%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.81%) Big Data
6 1 (0.81%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 23 (18.70%) webpack
2 17 (13.82%) gulp
3 15 (12.20%) Git (software)
4 11 (8.94%) Grunt
5 9 (7.32%) Jasmine
6 8 (6.50%) Jenkins
6 8 (6.50%) JIRA
7 6 (4.88%) Karma Test Runner
8 5 (4.07%) Mocha
8 5 (4.07%) Selenium
9 4 (3.25%) Bower
9 4 (3.25%) Protractor
9 4 (3.25%) Sinon.JS
9 4 (3.25%) Subversion
10 3 (2.44%) Babel
10 3 (2.44%) PhpStorm
10 3 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (1.63%) PostCSS
11 2 (1.63%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 17 (13.82%) Banking
1 17 (13.82%) Investment Banking
2 8 (6.50%) Marketing
3 7 (5.69%) Finance
4 6 (4.88%) Games
4 6 (4.88%) Retail
4 6 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.44%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.63%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.63%) Electronics
7 1 (0.81%) Law
7 1 (0.81%) Music Industry
7 1 (0.81%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (82.11%) CSS
2 99 (80.49%) HTML
3 60 (48.78%) HTML5
4 48 (39.02%) CSS3
5 47 (38.21%) jQuery
6 45 (36.59%) AngularJS
7 26 (21.14%) Node.js
7 26 (21.14%) React
8 23 (18.70%) LESS
8 23 (18.70%) Sass
9 20 (16.26%) .NET
10 18 (14.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 15 (12.20%) D3.js
12 13 (10.57%) ASP.NET
13 12 (9.76%) Angular 2
14 11 (8.94%) Redux
15 9 (7.32%) Ajax
15 9 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
16 8 (6.50%) HTML5 Canvas
16 8 (6.50%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (25.20%) User Experience
2 7 (5.69%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.88%) Data Structures
4 5 (4.07%) Algorithms
4 5 (4.07%) W3C
5 4 (3.25%) Online Gambling
5 4 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.44%) Equities
6 3 (2.44%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.63%) Fintech
7 2 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.63%) Wiki
8 1 (0.81%) Animation
8 1 (0.81%) Blog
8 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.81%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.13%) Linux
2 5 (4.07%) Unix
3 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (95.93%) Web Development
2 70 (56.91%) Front End Development
3 44 (35.77%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (21.95%) MVC
5 16 (13.01%) TDD
6 14 (11.38%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (11.38%) Responsive Web Design
7 12 (9.76%) Open Source
8 11 (8.94%) Scrum
9 8 (6.50%) Microservices
9 8 (6.50%) Software Engineering
10 7 (5.69%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 7 (5.69%) OO
10 7 (5.69%) OOP
10 7 (5.69%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (5.69%) Progressive Enhancement
10 7 (5.69%) Unit Testing
11 6 (4.88%) BDD
11 6 (4.88%) Test Automation
11 6 (4.88%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 100 (81.30%) JavaScript
2 29 (23.58%) PHP
3 15 (12.20%) C#
4 11 (8.94%) ES6
5 9 (7.32%) TypeScript
6 4 (3.25%) SQL
7 3 (2.44%) Java
8 2 (1.63%) C
8 2 (1.63%) Go
8 2 (1.63%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.81%) ES7
9 1 (0.81%) Python
9 1 (0.81%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (5.69%) Degree
2 2 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (1.63%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.25%) QA
2 3 (2.44%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (5.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.44%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (6.50%) Oracle
2 5 (4.07%) Adobe
3 3 (2.44%) Google
4 2 (1.63%) Mapbox
4 2 (1.63%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.63%) Omniture
4 2 (1.63%) Optimizely
4 2 (1.63%) SAP
5 1 (0.81%) Facebook
5 1 (0.81%) HubSpot
5 1 (0.81%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.81%) Splunk
5 1 (0.81%) Twitter