Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Web Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 January 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
England > London
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 362 246 222
Rank change year-on-year -116 -24 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Web Developer 284 423 489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.61% 1.01% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 1.07% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 330 397
London median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £255
90th Percentile £638 £575 £550
England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
London median hourly rate £33.15 £50.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.71% +244.83% -27.50%
10th Percentile £26.43 £45.00 £14.25
90th Percentile £38.26 £55.00 £21.35
England median hourly rate £37.50 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +70.45% +10.00% -37.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43,998 39,614 41,671
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.95% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,007 28,253 29,357
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £669 £640 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 572 557 638
London median hourly rate £19.57 £20.67 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.32% +8.79% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.67 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.29 £18.25
% change year-on-year +1.15% +0.22% +10.61%

Web Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Web Developer in London

Web Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Developer in London

Web Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Developer in London over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Developer in London

Web Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Developer in London

Web Developer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
Central London -15 76 £450 +5.88% 30
West London -40 16 £358 -0.35% 42
East London - 14 £450 - 11
South London -32 12 £425 +30.77% 3
North London - 1 - - 3
Web Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, Web Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Web Developer in the job title.

1 267 (94.01%) Web Development
2 199 (70.07%) JavaScript
3 154 (54.23%) HTML
4 153 (53.87%) CSS
5 91 (32.04%) AngularJS
6 83 (29.23%) C#
6 83 (29.23%) Agile Software Development
7 80 (28.17%) HTML5
8 78 (27.46%) Java
9 76 (26.76%) .NET
10 70 (24.65%) React
11 68 (23.94%) Finance
12 65 (22.89%) SQL
13 64 (22.54%) MVC
14 62 (21.83%) jQuery
15 57 (20.07%) ASP.NET
16 56 (19.72%) Banking
17 50 (17.61%) SQL Server
18 48 (16.90%) PHP
19 46 (16.20%) REST
20 45 (15.85%) Web Services
20 45 (15.85%) RESTful
21 40 (14.08%) TDD
22 39 (13.73%) CSS3
23 37 (13.03%) Node.js
23 37 (13.03%) Sass
24 36 (12.68%) ASP.NET MVC
25 35 (12.32%) User Experience
26 34 (11.97%) Git (software)
27 32 (11.27%) Microsoft

Web Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 21 (7.39%) WordPress
2 19 (6.69%) Apache
2 19 (6.69%) CMS
3 15 (5.28%) Tomcat
4 12 (4.23%) Drupal
5 9 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (2.11%) JBoss
7 5 (1.76%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.41%) IIS
8 4 (1.41%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.70%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.35%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.35%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.35%) Jetty
10 1 (0.35%) nginx
10 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (7.75%) Photoshop
2 19 (6.69%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.70%) GIMP
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.70%) Magento
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.35%) RMDS
2 1 (0.35%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 30 (10.56%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (5.63%) Google Analytics
3 12 (4.23%) npm
4 10 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.76%) Serverless
5 5 (1.76%) Yarn
6 4 (1.41%) GitHub
6 4 (1.41%) Google Tag Manager
6 4 (1.41%) SaaS
7 3 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.76%) Internet
2 2 (0.70%) HTTP
2 2 (0.70%) Intranet
2 2 (0.70%) SMS
3 1 (0.35%) Extranet
3 1 (0.35%) FTP
3 1 (0.35%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.35%) LDAP
3 1 (0.35%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (17.61%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.75%) MySQL
3 15 (5.28%) NoSQL
4 12 (4.23%) MongoDB
5 10 (3.52%) Relational Database
6 9 (3.17%) Big Data
7 6 (2.11%) QlikView
8 5 (1.76%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.06%) Neo4j
10 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.70%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.70%) GIS
11 2 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.70%) Presto
11 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 34 (11.97%) Git (software)
2 15 (5.28%) JUnit
3 14 (4.93%) TestNG
4 13 (4.58%) Jenkins
5 11 (3.87%) Grunt
5 11 (3.87%) Karma Test Runner
6 10 (3.52%) Jasmine
7 9 (3.17%) Babel
7 9 (3.17%) Subversion
7 9 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (3.17%) TeamCity
7 9 (3.17%) webpack
8 8 (2.82%) Selenium
8 8 (2.82%) Visual Studio
9 7 (2.46%) Maven
10 6 (2.11%) NUnit
11 5 (1.76%) JIRA
11 5 (1.76%) Mocha
11 5 (1.76%) MSTest
11 5 (1.76%) Protractor
General
1 68 (23.94%) Finance
2 56 (19.72%) Banking
3 27 (9.51%) Games
4 22 (7.75%) Marketing
4 22 (7.75%) Telecoms
5 14 (4.93%) Front Office
5 14 (4.93%) Retail
6 13 (4.58%) Investment Banking
7 6 (2.11%) Publishing
8 5 (1.76%) Electronics
9 4 (1.41%) Law
10 2 (0.70%) Advertising
10 2 (0.70%) Military
10 2 (0.70%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.35%) Billing
11 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.35%) French Language
11 1 (0.35%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (54.23%) HTML
2 153 (53.87%) CSS
3 91 (32.04%) AngularJS
4 80 (28.17%) HTML5
5 76 (26.76%) .NET
6 70 (24.65%) React
7 62 (21.83%) jQuery
8 57 (20.07%) ASP.NET
9 46 (16.20%) REST
10 45 (15.85%) RESTful
10 45 (15.85%) Web Services
11 39 (13.73%) CSS3
12 37 (13.03%) Node.js
12 37 (13.03%) Sass
13 36 (12.68%) ASP.NET MVC
14 30 (10.56%) JSON
15 24 (8.45%) SOAP
16 22 (7.75%) .NET Framework
17 21 (7.39%) Entity Framework
18 17 (5.99%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (12.32%) User Experience
2 20 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.04%) Fintech
3 14 (4.93%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (3.52%) Derivative
4 10 (3.52%) Equity Derivative
5 9 (3.17%) Social Media
6 8 (2.82%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (2.11%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.76%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.41%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.06%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.70%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.70%) Equities
11 2 (0.70%) New Media
12 1 (0.35%) e-Learning
12 1 (0.35%) iPad
12 1 (0.35%) Smartcard
12 1 (0.35%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.10%) Linux
2 5 (1.76%) Unix
3 3 (1.06%) Android
3 3 (1.06%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.70%) Windows
4 2 (0.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (94.01%) Web Development
2 83 (29.23%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (22.54%) MVC
4 40 (14.08%) TDD
5 29 (10.21%) E-Commerce
6 27 (9.51%) Front End Development
7 26 (9.15%) OO
8 23 (8.10%) Responsive Web Design
9 21 (7.39%) Analytics
9 21 (7.39%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (7.39%) Software Engineering
10 20 (7.04%) Scrum
10 20 (7.04%) SEO
11 19 (6.69%) SDLC
11 19 (6.69%) Test Automation
12 15 (5.28%) B2C
12 15 (5.28%) Validation
13 14 (4.93%) Web Application Development
14 13 (4.58%) Continuous Delivery
14 13 (4.58%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 199 (70.07%) JavaScript
2 83 (29.23%) C#
3 78 (27.46%) Java
4 65 (22.89%) SQL
5 48 (16.90%) PHP
6 23 (8.10%) Python
7 16 (5.63%) ES6
7 16 (5.63%) TypeScript
8 9 (3.17%) ES7
9 7 (2.46%) T-SQL
10 6 (2.11%) C++
11 5 (1.76%) Scala
11 5 (1.76%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.41%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.06%) Ruby
14 2 (0.70%) Clojure
14 2 (0.70%) Go
14 2 (0.70%) Kotlin
14 2 (0.70%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.35%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 7 (2.46%) Degree
2 2 (0.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (0.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.35%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.58%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (3.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (1.76%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (1.41%) Control-M
3 2 (0.70%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.35%) Grafana
Vendors
1 32 (11.27%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.04%) Google
3 7 (2.46%) Oracle
4 6 (2.11%) Adobe
4 6 (2.11%) Splunk
5 5 (1.76%) AppDynamics
6 4 (1.41%) Zend
7 3 (1.06%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.70%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.70%) Xerox
9 1 (0.35%) ESRI
9 1 (0.35%) Informatica
9 1 (0.35%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.35%) StreamBase
9 1 (0.35%) TIBCO