Period
to 19 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Web Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 July 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.

Web Developer
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 298 286 271
Rank change year-on-year -12 -15 -63
Contract jobs requiring a Web Developer 793 758 980
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.84% 0.86% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.91% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 556 717
England median daily rate £425 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.00% +11.94%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £225
90th Percentile £638 £581 £538
UK median daily rate £420 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +12.00% - +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 28 18
England median hourly rate £31.75 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.29% +6.25% +119.18%
10th Percentile £27.85 £15.00 £11.43
90th Percentile £48.63 £59.65 £47.76
UK median hourly rate £31.75 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -25.29% +6.25% +123.96%

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 89,514 83,249 96,747
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.93% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,251 54,303 63,739
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,880 2,680 2,877
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.43
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.06% -1.59% +8.57%

Web Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Web Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Web Developer in England

Web Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Web Developer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Developer in England

Web Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Developer in England over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Developer in England

Web Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Web Developer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Developer in England

Web Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Developer in England over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Web Developer in England

Web 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 Web Developer within the England region over the 6 months to 19 July 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 -20 367 £500 +16.28% 130
South East -3 188 £400 +8.84% 143
North of England +4 94 £400 +19.40% 151
South West +21 53 £361 +6.25% 73
Yorkshire +3 48 £400 +25.49% 54
Midlands -43 47 £363 +8.21% 103
East of England +8 42 £415 +13.70% 67
North West -14 36 £350 - 83
West Midlands -32 26 £372 +10.90% 55
East Midlands -17 22 £350 +7.69% 48
North East -6 10 £404 +24.15% 14
Web Developer
UK

Web Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, Web 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 Web Developer in the job title.

1 746 (94.07%) Web Development
2 561 (70.74%) JavaScript
3 487 (61.41%) HTML
4 478 (60.28%) CSS
5 348 (43.88%) AngularJS
6 336 (42.37%) Agile Software Development
7 227 (28.63%) HTML5
8 225 (28.37%) jQuery
9 206 (25.98%) .NET
10 189 (23.83%) C#
11 178 (22.45%) MVC
12 172 (21.69%) User Experience
13 170 (21.44%) React
14 160 (20.18%) Java
15 144 (18.16%) PHP
16 143 (18.03%) CSS3
17 140 (17.65%) Front End Development
18 135 (17.02%) SQL
19 134 (16.90%) Node.js
20 129 (16.27%) Git (software)
21 122 (15.38%) ASP.NET
22 115 (14.50%) Finance
23 112 (14.12%) SQL Server
24 110 (13.87%) Sass
25 103 (12.99%) Microservices
26 93 (11.73%) TDD
27 90 (11.35%) Web Services
27 90 (11.35%) Test Automation
28 85 (10.72%) Banking
29 83 (10.47%) ASP.NET MVC

Web 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 43 (5.42%) WordPress
2 32 (4.04%) Apache
3 22 (2.77%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (2.65%) CMS
5 17 (2.14%) Tomcat
6 15 (1.89%) Confluence
7 9 (1.13%) Drupal
7 9 (1.13%) JBoss
8 7 (0.88%) IBM Domino
9 5 (0.63%) IIS
10 4 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.50%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.50%) nginx
10 4 (0.50%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.50%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.38%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.38%) Predix
12 2 (0.25%) DNN
12 2 (0.25%) Mongoose
12 2 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 25 (3.15%) Photoshop
2 7 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 5 (0.63%) Fireworks
4 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.25%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.13%) GIMP
7 1 (0.13%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 19 (2.40%) Magento
2 17 (2.14%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.25%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 67 (8.45%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (6.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (5.55%) GitHub
4 29 (3.66%) Google Cloud Platform
5 15 (1.89%) npm
5 15 (1.89%) Serverless
6 9 (1.13%) Heroku
7 8 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (1.01%) Google Tag Manager
7 8 (1.01%) SaaS
8 5 (0.63%) Amazon Kinesis
8 5 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.50%) Fastly
9 4 (0.50%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.50%) PaaS
10 3 (0.38%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.25%) Office 365
11 2 (0.25%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.77%) HTTP
2 12 (1.51%) Intranet
3 8 (1.01%) Internet
4 7 (0.88%) RTMP
5 4 (0.50%) SSL
6 3 (0.38%) LAN
6 3 (0.38%) WAN
7 2 (0.25%) SMS
8 1 (0.13%) Cisco ICM
8 1 (0.13%) DNS
8 1 (0.13%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (14.12%) SQL Server
2 63 (7.94%) MongoDB
3 50 (6.31%) MySQL
4 39 (4.92%) NoSQL
5 33 (4.16%) Relational Database
6 27 (3.40%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (1.77%) Redis
8 12 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (1.39%) Big Data
10 10 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (1.13%) Neo4j
12 8 (1.01%) Hadoop
13 7 (0.88%) HBase
13 7 (0.88%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
14 6 (0.76%) Blockchain
14 6 (0.76%) Oracle Database
15 5 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 4 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
17 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 129 (16.27%) Git (software)
2 54 (6.81%) gulp
3 49 (6.18%) Jenkins
4 41 (5.17%) webpack
5 37 (4.67%) JIRA
6 33 (4.16%) Grunt
7 31 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 31 (3.91%) Visual Studio
8 25 (3.15%) Jasmine
9 24 (3.03%) Subversion
9 24 (3.03%) TeamCity
10 22 (2.77%) Octopus Deploy
11 21 (2.65%) Maven
12 20 (2.52%) Selenium
13 15 (1.89%) JUnit
13 15 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
14 13 (1.64%) Karma Test Runner
14 13 (1.64%) Mocha
14 13 (1.64%) PhpStorm
15 12 (1.51%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 115 (14.50%) Finance
2 85 (10.72%) Banking
3 48 (6.05%) Front Office
4 32 (4.04%) Investment Banking
5 28 (3.53%) Games
6 24 (3.03%) Telecoms
7 22 (2.77%) Marketing
8 19 (2.40%) Retail
9 14 (1.77%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.13%) Back Office
11 7 (0.88%) Law
12 4 (0.50%) Advertising
12 4 (0.50%) Electronics
12 4 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.50%) Prime Brokerage
13 3 (0.38%) Publishing
14 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.25%) Automotive
14 2 (0.25%) Russian Language
15 1 (0.13%) Digital Economy
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 487 (61.41%) HTML
2 478 (60.28%) CSS
3 348 (43.88%) AngularJS
4 227 (28.63%) HTML5
5 225 (28.37%) jQuery
6 206 (25.98%) .NET
7 170 (21.44%) React
8 143 (18.03%) CSS3
9 134 (16.90%) Node.js
10 122 (15.38%) ASP.NET
11 110 (13.87%) Sass
12 90 (11.35%) Web Services
13 83 (10.47%) ASP.NET MVC
14 79 (9.96%) REST
15 78 (9.84%) RESTful
16 68 (8.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 63 (7.94%) Angular 2
18 55 (6.94%) LESS
19 47 (5.93%) Spring
20 46 (5.80%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 172 (21.69%) User Experience
2 50 (6.31%) Greenfield Project
3 33 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (3.78%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (3.53%) Fintech
6 22 (2.77%) Fixed Income
7 20 (2.52%) Mobile App
8 16 (2.02%) Computer Science
8 16 (2.02%) Derivative
9 11 (1.39%) N-Tier
10 10 (1.26%) Equities
10 10 (1.26%) Equity Derivative
11 9 (1.13%) Data Structures
11 9 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (1.01%) W3C
13 7 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (0.88%) Over-the-Top Content
13 7 (0.88%) Video on Demand
14 6 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.76%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 70 (8.83%) Linux
2 22 (2.77%) Unix
3 19 (2.40%) Windows
4 10 (1.26%) Android
4 10 (1.26%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.50%) Ubuntu
5 4 (0.50%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.38%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.25%) Solaris
8 1 (0.13%) CentOS
8 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 746 (94.07%) Web Development
2 336 (42.37%) Agile Software Development
3 178 (22.45%) MVC
4 140 (17.65%) Front End Development
5 103 (12.99%) Microservices
6 93 (11.73%) TDD
7 90 (11.35%) Test Automation
8 82 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
9 74 (9.33%) E-Commerce
10 69 (8.70%) Scrum
11 64 (8.07%) OO
12 52 (6.56%) Problem-Solving
13 49 (6.18%) Responsive Web Design
14 44 (5.55%) Web Application Development
15 42 (5.30%) Unit Testing
15 42 (5.30%) UX Design
16 40 (5.04%) SDLC
17 35 (4.41%) Software Engineering
18 34 (4.29%) OOP
19 32 (4.04%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 561 (70.74%) JavaScript
2 189 (23.83%) C#
3 160 (20.18%) Java
4 144 (18.16%) PHP
5 135 (17.02%) SQL
6 67 (8.45%) TypeScript
7 46 (5.80%) Go
8 44 (5.55%) Python
9 41 (5.17%) ES6
10 14 (1.77%) T-SQL
11 13 (1.64%) Ruby
12 10 (1.26%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.01%) Scala
14 7 (0.88%) Objective-C
15 5 (0.63%) Java 8
15 5 (0.63%) R
15 5 (0.63%) VB
16 3 (0.38%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.25%) PowerShell
17 2 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 48 (6.05%) Degree
2 7 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (0.88%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.25%) SAFe Agilist
5 1 (0.13%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.13%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.13%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.64%) QA
2 8 (1.01%) MiFID
3 3 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.25%) GDPR
4 2 (0.25%) WAI
5 1 (0.13%) GCP
5 1 (0.13%) PMO
5 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 51 (6.43%) Docker
2 7 (0.88%) HDFS
3 5 (0.63%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (2.02%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.51%) Ansible
3 4 (0.50%) Grafana
3 4 (0.50%) Graphite
3 4 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.25%) Puppet
5 1 (0.13%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.13%) Plesk
Vendors
1 67 (8.45%) Microsoft
2 48 (6.05%) Google
3 37 (4.67%) Oracle
4 19 (2.40%) Adobe
5 17 (2.14%) ION Trading
5 17 (2.14%) Zend
6 10 (1.26%) IBM
7 8 (1.01%) Atlassian
8 7 (0.88%) Demandware
8 7 (0.88%) MapR
8 7 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (0.88%) Splunk
9 6 (0.76%) Capita
10 5 (0.63%) SAP
11 4 (0.50%) BMC
11 4 (0.50%) Mapbox
11 4 (0.50%) Remedy
12 3 (0.38%) Facebook
12 3 (0.38%) MuleSoft
12 3 (0.38%) Rackspace