Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 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 Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 687 698 694
Rank change year-on-year +11 -4 -79
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) 151 129 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.15% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 94 155
England median daily rate £425 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -9.68% +19.23%
10th Percentile £280 £275 £221
90th Percentile £695 £518 £558
UK median daily rate £425 £350 £388
% change year-on-year +21.43% -9.68% +19.23%
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 88,502 83,787 95,440
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.99% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,518 54,816 62,988
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 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,827 2,542 2,826
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.31
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £17.80 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.81% -1.58% +6.35%

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 20 August 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 20 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 +12 73 £500 +25.00% 13
South East -9 49 £400 +20.30% 15
North of England -26 12 £350 +3.70% 19
Yorkshire -7 10 £350 - 3
South West -12 8 £275 -15.38% 8
East of England -9 4 £375 -25.00% 11
Midlands -37 4 £400 +21.21% 12
West Midlands -22 3 £400 +14.29% 6
North East -4 1 £400 +23.08% 1
North West -15 1 - - 15
East Midlands -18 1 - - 6
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 20 August 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.

1 148 (98.01%) Web Development
2 134 (88.74%) JavaScript
3 129 (85.43%) CSS
4 125 (82.78%) HTML
5 76 (50.33%) AngularJS
6 72 (47.68%) HTML5
7 71 (47.02%) jQuery
8 67 (44.37%) CSS3
9 64 (42.38%) Agile Software Development
10 53 (35.10%) Front End Development
11 46 (30.46%) User Experience
12 44 (29.14%) PHP
13 43 (28.48%) Sass
14 42 (27.81%) React
15 32 (21.19%) MVC
16 31 (20.53%) Git (software)
17 30 (19.87%) gulp
18 27 (17.88%) Node.js
19 26 (17.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 24 (15.89%) Continuous Integration
20 24 (15.89%) Banking
21 23 (15.23%) Investment Banking
21 23 (15.23%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
22 22 (14.57%) webpack
23 21 (13.91%) LESS
23 21 (13.91%) Scrum
24 20 (13.25%) Linux
25 19 (12.58%) .NET
25 19 (12.58%) Oracle
25 19 (12.58%) Photoshop

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 14 (9.27%) WordPress
2 10 (6.62%) Apache
3 9 (5.96%) Confluence
3 9 (5.96%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.99%) CMS
5 2 (1.32%) Predix
6 1 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.66%) Drupal
6 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (12.58%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (1.99%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.32%) Fireworks
3 2 (1.32%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.31%) npm
2 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.32%) SaaS
4 1 (0.66%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.32%) HTTP
1 2 (1.32%) Intranet
1 2 (1.32%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.96%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (5.30%) MySQL
3 6 (3.97%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.97%) RDBMS
3 6 (3.97%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.31%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.31%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.66%) Big Data
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (20.53%) Git (software)
2 30 (19.87%) gulp
3 22 (14.57%) webpack
4 14 (9.27%) Jenkins
5 13 (8.61%) JIRA
6 12 (7.95%) Grunt
7 10 (6.62%) Subversion
8 9 (5.96%) PhpStorm
8 9 (5.96%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (4.64%) Jasmine
9 7 (4.64%) PHPUnit
10 6 (3.97%) Karma Test Runner
11 5 (3.31%) Mocha
11 5 (3.31%) Selenium
12 4 (2.65%) Bower
12 4 (2.65%) Protractor
12 4 (2.65%) Sinon.JS
12 4 (2.65%) Visual Studio
13 3 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
14 2 (1.32%) Dreamweaver
General
1 24 (15.89%) Banking
2 23 (15.23%) Investment Banking
3 14 (9.27%) Finance
4 8 (5.30%) Games
5 5 (3.31%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.65%) Marketing
6 4 (2.65%) Retail
7 2 (1.32%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.32%) Front Office
8 1 (0.66%) Advertising
8 1 (0.66%) Automotive
8 1 (0.66%) Electronics
8 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.66%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (85.43%) CSS
2 125 (82.78%) HTML
3 76 (50.33%) AngularJS
4 72 (47.68%) HTML5
5 71 (47.02%) jQuery
6 67 (44.37%) CSS3
7 43 (28.48%) Sass
8 42 (27.81%) React
9 27 (17.88%) Node.js
10 26 (17.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 21 (13.91%) LESS
12 19 (12.58%) .NET
12 19 (12.58%) Ajax
13 18 (11.92%) Symfony
14 16 (10.60%) Handlebars
15 15 (9.93%) D3.js
16 14 (9.27%) Angular 2
17 12 (7.95%) Redux
17 12 (7.95%) Twig
18 11 (7.28%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 46 (30.46%) User Experience
2 9 (5.96%) Equities
3 5 (3.31%) Algorithms
3 5 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.31%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.31%) Data Structures
3 5 (3.31%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (3.31%) W3C
4 4 (2.65%) Fintech
4 4 (2.65%) Online Gambling
5 3 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.32%) Derivative
6 2 (1.32%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 2 (1.32%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.66%) Animation
7 1 (0.66%) Blog
7 1 (0.66%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.66%) Social Media
7 1 (0.66%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.25%) Linux
2 10 (6.62%) Unix
3 2 (1.32%) Windows
4 1 (0.66%) Android
4 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (98.01%) Web Development
2 64 (42.38%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (35.10%) Front End Development
4 32 (21.19%) MVC
5 24 (15.89%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (15.23%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 21 (13.91%) Scrum
8 18 (11.92%) TDD
9 17 (11.26%) Responsive Web Design
10 15 (9.93%) Unit Testing
11 14 (9.27%) Open Source
12 12 (7.95%) Microservices
13 11 (7.28%) Web Design
14 9 (5.96%) Software Engineering
15 8 (5.30%) Mobile First
15 8 (5.30%) OO
15 8 (5.30%) Test Automation
15 8 (5.30%) Wireframes
15 8 (5.30%) Workflow
16 7 (4.64%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 134 (88.74%) JavaScript
2 44 (29.14%) PHP
3 17 (11.26%) C#
4 11 (7.28%) ES6
5 7 (4.64%) SQL
6 6 (3.97%) Go
7 5 (3.31%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.99%) Java
9 2 (1.32%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.66%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (9.93%) Degree
2 2 (1.32%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.28%) QA
2 9 (5.96%) MiFID
3 1 (0.66%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (8.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (5.96%) Ansible
Vendors
1 19 (12.58%) Oracle
2 6 (3.97%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.31%) Adobe
4 3 (1.99%) Google
5 2 (1.32%) Mapbox
6 1 (0.66%) Capita
6 1 (0.66%) Facebook
6 1 (0.66%) HubSpot
6 1 (0.66%) SAP
6 1 (0.66%) Splunk
6 1 (0.66%) Twitter
6 1 (0.66%) Zend