Period
to 24 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a Full Stack Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

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.

Full Stack Developer
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 226 186 213
Rank change year-on-year -40 +27 +116
Contract jobs requiring a Full Stack Developer 284 736 664
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.07% 1.50% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.58% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 581 456
Median daily rate £425 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £296 £325 £310
90th Percentile £550 £550 £513
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £33.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year +3.70% -25.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding 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
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 24,972 46,559 50,377
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.02% 94.94% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,781 28,900 30,625
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £200 £244 £245
90th Percentile £600 £600 £570
UK median daily rate £465 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -1.59% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,484 2,204 2,243
Median hourly rate £19.44 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.09% - -2.78%
10th Percentile £11.37 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.78 £18.00
% change year-on-year +11.85% +4.31% -5.06%

Full Stack Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Full Stack Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Full Stack Developer in the UK excluding London

Full Stack Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Full Stack Developer in the UK excluding London.

Daily rate trend for Full Stack Developer in the UK excluding London

Full Stack Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Full Stack Developer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Full Stack Developer in the UK excluding London

Full Stack Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Full Stack Developer in the UK excluding London.

Hourly rate trend for Full Stack Developer in the UK excluding London

Full Stack Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Full Stack Developer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Full Stack Developer in the UK excluding London

Full Stack Developer
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Full Stack Developer within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 24 May 2020. 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
South East -34 72 £425 -5.56% 22
North of England -35 62 £400 -5.88% 40
Midlands +45 40 £431 +9.52% 24
Scotland +8 36 £450 +5.88% 3
East of England +56 32 £425 - 13
North West -25 30 £459 +7.94% 23
South West -1 28 £450 -2.70% 22
West Midlands +50 25 £444 +10.94% 15
Yorkshire +2 17 £400 -5.88% 13
East Midlands +33 15 £388 +5.44% 9
North East +24 15 £375 -21.05% 4
Wales +30 12 £425 +25.00% 6
Northern Ireland +13 2 £413 +17.86% 1
Full Stack Developer
UK

Full Stack Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, Full Stack 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 UK excluding London region featuring Full Stack Developer in the job title.

1 167 (58.80%) JavaScript
2 116 (40.85%) C#
3 114 (40.14%) .NET
4 106 (37.32%) React
5 103 (36.27%) CSS
6 101 (35.56%) AngularJS
7 99 (34.86%) HTML
8 85 (29.93%) Node.js
9 84 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
10 76 (26.76%) Java
11 67 (23.59%) Azure
12 59 (20.77%) MVC
13 58 (20.42%) SQL
14 51 (17.96%) TDD
15 44 (15.49%) ASP.NET
16 40 (14.08%) Web Development
17 39 (13.73%) AWS
17 39 (13.73%) Git (software)
17 39 (13.73%) MySQL
17 39 (13.73%) DevOps
18 38 (13.38%) Microservices
19 36 (12.68%) Vue.js
20 35 (12.32%) SQL Server
21 33 (11.62%) .NET Core
22 32 (11.27%) Docker
22 32 (11.27%) HTML5
23 31 (10.92%) RESTful
23 31 (10.92%) Spring
24 30 (10.56%) Microsoft
24 30 (10.56%) .NET Framework

Full Stack Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding 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 8 (2.82%) Apache
1 8 (2.82%) WordPress
2 5 (1.76%) CMS
3 3 (1.06%) Drupal
4 2 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.70%) IIS
4 2 (0.70%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.35%) Camunda
5 1 (0.35%) GeoServer
5 1 (0.35%) JBoss
5 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.35%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Shopify
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Magento
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 67 (23.59%) Azure
2 39 (13.73%) AWS
3 10 (3.52%) OpenShift
3 10 (3.52%) Serverless
4 7 (2.46%) GCP
4 7 (2.46%) PaaS
5 6 (2.11%) npm
6 5 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (1.76%) GitHub
6 5 (1.76%) SaaS
7 4 (1.41%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.06%) Amazon Cognito
8 3 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.70%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.35%) Akamai
10 1 (0.35%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.35%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.35%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.06%) HTTP
1 3 (1.06%) Internet
2 1 (0.35%) DNS
2 1 (0.35%) IKE
2 1 (0.35%) MQTT
2 1 (0.35%) Skype
2 1 (0.35%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (13.73%) MySQL
2 35 (12.32%) SQL Server
3 30 (10.56%) MongoDB
4 17 (5.99%) NoSQL
5 16 (5.63%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (2.82%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (2.11%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.41%) Cosmos DB
10 3 (1.06%) Big Data
10 3 (1.06%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.06%) Neo4j
10 3 (1.06%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.70%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.35%) DB2
12 1 (0.35%) GIS
Development Applications
1 39 (13.73%) Git (software)
2 19 (6.69%) Jenkins
3 15 (5.28%) Selenium
4 14 (4.93%) Visual Studio
5 13 (4.58%) gulp
6 10 (3.52%) webpack
7 9 (3.17%) Jasmine
7 9 (3.17%) JUnit
7 9 (3.17%) Mocha
8 8 (2.82%) Cucumber
9 6 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (1.41%) JIRA
10 4 (1.41%) Mockito
10 4 (1.41%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (1.06%) git-flow
11 3 (1.06%) Grunt
11 3 (1.06%) Sinon.JS
11 3 (1.06%) Spock
12 2 (0.70%) Babel
General
1 22 (7.75%) Finance
2 16 (5.63%) Public Sector
3 9 (3.17%) Law
4 5 (1.76%) Retail
5 4 (1.41%) Legal
6 3 (1.06%) Marketing
6 3 (1.06%) Publishing
7 2 (0.70%) Electronics
7 2 (0.70%) Games
8 1 (0.35%) Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (40.14%) .NET
2 106 (37.32%) React
3 103 (36.27%) CSS
4 101 (35.56%) AngularJS
5 99 (34.86%) HTML
6 85 (29.93%) Node.js
7 44 (15.49%) ASP.NET
8 36 (12.68%) Vue.js
9 33 (11.62%) .NET Core
10 32 (11.27%) HTML5
11 31 (10.92%) RESTful
11 31 (10.92%) Spring
12 30 (10.56%) .NET Framework
13 24 (8.45%) ASP.NET Web API
13 24 (8.45%) jQuery
14 20 (7.04%) GraphQL
15 19 (6.69%) Spring Boot
15 19 (6.69%) Web Services
16 18 (6.34%) ASP.NET MVC
16 18 (6.34%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.04%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (4.23%) User Experience
3 10 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.46%) Cloud Native
5 5 (1.76%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.06%) iPad
8 2 (0.70%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.70%) Blog
8 2 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.35%) Animation
9 1 (0.35%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.35%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.35%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.35%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.69%) Linux
2 7 (2.46%) Windows
3 5 (1.76%) Unix
4 2 (0.70%) Android
4 2 (0.70%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (20.77%) MVC
3 51 (17.96%) TDD
4 40 (14.08%) Web Development
5 39 (13.73%) DevOps
6 38 (13.38%) Microservices
7 29 (10.21%) Scrum
8 25 (8.80%) Test Automation
9 19 (6.69%) Unit Testing
10 17 (5.99%) E-Commerce
11 16 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (5.63%) Software Engineering
11 16 (5.63%) SOLID
12 14 (4.93%) Front End Development
12 14 (4.93%) OO
13 13 (4.58%) Kanban
13 13 (4.58%) Problem-Solving
14 11 (3.87%) API Development
14 11 (3.87%) BDD
15 10 (3.52%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 167 (58.80%) JavaScript
2 116 (40.85%) C#
3 76 (26.76%) Java
4 58 (20.42%) SQL
5 29 (10.21%) PHP
6 27 (9.51%) Python
7 24 (8.45%) TypeScript
8 16 (5.63%) ES6
9 12 (4.23%) Java 8
10 9 (3.17%) T-SQL
11 8 (2.82%) PHP 7
11 8 (2.82%) Ruby
12 5 (1.76%) C++
13 3 (1.06%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.06%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.06%) VBA
14 2 (0.70%) Cypher
14 2 (0.70%) PHP 5
15 1 (0.35%) Dart
15 1 (0.35%) F#
Qualifications
1 11 (3.87%) Security Cleared
2 8 (2.82%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.41%) Degree
4 2 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.70%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.52%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) GDPR
2 1 (0.35%) HL7
System Software
1 32 (11.27%) Docker
2 2 (0.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (7.04%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.76%) Terraform
3 2 (0.70%) OpenNebula
3 2 (0.70%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 30 (10.56%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.99%) Oracle
3 10 (3.52%) Google
4 3 (1.06%) Twitter
5 2 (0.70%) Apple
5 2 (0.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.35%) Adobe
6 1 (0.35%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.35%) Cadence
6 1 (0.35%) Facebook
6 1 (0.35%) IBM
6 1 (0.35%) Splunk
6 1 (0.35%) Telerik
6 1 (0.35%) WSO2