Period
to 20 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Front End Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Front End Development over the 6 months to 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Development (Client-Side Development)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 82 92
Rank change year-on-year +5 +10 +7
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 2999 2978 2546
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.02% 2.80% 2.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.57% 3.34% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2264 2144 1912
UK median daily rate £405 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +9.59% +2.20%
10th Percentile £294 £265 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.74% +7.35% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 12
UK median hourly rate £33.44 £46.00 £23.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.30% +92.75% -16.99%
10th Percentile £13.70 £18.26 £20.37
90th Percentile £48.75 £74.00 £39.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.72 £57.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year -36.14% +56.46% +33.64%

Front End Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 83959 89134 93113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.87% 81.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 55760 58941 60340
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1973 2334 2702
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +12.82%
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.43 £11.39
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +12.50%

Front End Development
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Front End Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Front End Development in the UK

Front End Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Front End Development.

Contractor daily rate trend for Front End Development in the UK

Front End Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Development over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front End Development in the UK

Front End Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Development.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front End Development in the UK

Front End Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Development over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Front End Development in the UK

Front End Development
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Development within the UK over the 6 months to 20 October 2017. 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
England +6 2820 £413 +3.13% 354
London -15 1604 £450 +5.88% 162
UK excluding London +30 1365 £375 +2.74% 207
South East +21 374 £375 - 47
North of England +35 363 £375 - 75
Midlands +30 265 £400 +14.29% 39
North West +44 187 £375 -3.23% 41
East Midlands +13 145 £400 - 21
Yorkshire -9 142 £375 -3.23% 31
Scotland +52 138 £375 - 10
West Midlands +14 119 £400 +20.30% 17
South West +12 111 £370 +13.85% 11
East of England +6 94 £350 -6.67% 20
North East +58 34 £388 +10.71% 3
Wales +14 22 £400 +25.00% 5
Northern Ireland -50 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Front End Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Front End Development.

1 2403 (80.13%) JavaScript
2 2327 (77.59%) HTML
3 2235 (74.52%) CSS
4 1383 (46.12%) HTML5
5 1319 (43.98%) AngularJS
6 1276 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
7 1070 (35.68%) CSS3
8 947 (31.58%) React
9 795 (26.51%) jQuery
10 669 (22.31%) Git (software)
11 665 (22.17%) Node.js
12 651 (21.71%) Sass
13 628 (20.94%) TDD
14 592 (19.74%) User Experience
15 567 (18.91%) Java
16 521 (17.37%) Web Development
17 421 (14.04%) Scrum
18 414 (13.80%) Finance
19 368 (12.27%) Test Automation
20 360 (12.00%) Grunt
21 356 (11.87%) .NET
22 354 (11.80%) MVC
23 344 (11.47%) gulp
24 337 (11.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
24 337 (11.24%) C#
25 312 (10.40%) Responsive Web Design
26 296 (9.87%) OO
27 279 (9.30%) LESS
28 277 (9.24%) Web Services
29 272 (9.07%) Continuous Integration

Front End Development
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 176 (5.87%) CMS
2 82 (2.73%) Drupal
3 73 (2.43%) WordPress
4 53 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
5 45 (1.50%) Apache
5 45 (1.50%) Confluence
6 40 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 40 (1.33%) SharePoint
7 28 (0.93%) Umbraco
8 22 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
9 19 (0.63%) WebSphere
10 16 (0.53%) EPiServer
10 16 (0.53%) Tomcat
11 15 (0.50%) Apache Solr
11 15 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
12 14 (0.47%) IIS
12 14 (0.47%) SAS
13 13 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 13 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
14 9 (0.30%) nginx
Applications
1 138 (4.60%) Photoshop
2 72 (2.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 50 (1.67%) Adobe Illustrator
4 11 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
5 10 (0.33%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.27%) InVision
7 6 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
8 5 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
8 5 (0.17%) GIMP
9 4 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
9 4 (0.13%) Fireworks
9 4 (0.13%) InDesign
10 3 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 2 (0.067%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.067%) HipChat
11 2 (0.067%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.033%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.033%) Flinto
Business Applications
1 44 (1.47%) Magento
2 13 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
4 7 (0.23%) KANA IQ
5 6 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
6 4 (0.13%) Shopify
7 3 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.10%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.10%) SDL Web 8
7 3 (0.10%) Social Studio
8 2 (0.067%) ION MarketView
8 2 (0.067%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.033%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.033%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.033%) Revive Adserver
9 1 (0.033%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.033%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 147 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
2 99 (3.30%) npm
3 83 (2.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 39 (1.30%) SaaS
5 38 (1.27%) GitHub
6 18 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (0.53%) Office 365
8 15 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
9 12 (0.40%) Google Analytics
9 12 (0.40%) Serverless
10 8 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
11 7 (0.23%) Heroku
12 6 (0.20%) PaaS
13 5 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.17%) Trello
14 4 (0.13%) Firebase
14 4 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
15 3 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (0.10%) Slack
15 3 (0.10%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.27%) Internet
2 30 (1.00%) HTTP
3 15 (0.50%) SMS
4 10 (0.33%) Intranet
5 4 (0.13%) Skype
6 3 (0.10%) DNS
6 3 (0.10%) MQTT
6 3 (0.10%) Network Security
6 3 (0.10%) SSH
7 2 (0.067%) Modbus
7 2 (0.067%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.033%) AMQP
8 1 (0.033%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.033%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (5.24%) SQL Server
2 125 (4.17%) MongoDB
3 93 (3.10%) MySQL
4 73 (2.43%) NoSQL
5 68 (2.27%) Relational Database
6 52 (1.73%) Big Data
7 33 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (0.70%) RDBMS
9 18 (0.60%) Redis
10 15 (0.50%) Oracle Database
11 11 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (0.33%) Hadoop
13 9 (0.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 9 (0.30%) Endeca
13 9 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (0.27%) Power BI
15 7 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
15 7 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 6 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 669 (22.31%) Git (software)
2 360 (12.00%) Grunt
3 344 (11.47%) gulp
4 209 (6.97%) Jasmine
5 173 (5.77%) webpack
6 134 (4.47%) Jenkins
7 128 (4.27%) Karma Test Runner
8 122 (4.07%) Selenium
9 92 (3.07%) JIRA
10 90 (3.00%) Subversion
11 83 (2.77%) Mocha
12 68 (2.27%) Cucumber
13 62 (2.07%) IntelliJ
14 60 (2.00%) Visual Studio
15 54 (1.80%) Bower
16 52 (1.73%) Protractor
17 44 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
18 39 (1.30%) Bitbucket
18 39 (1.30%) Maven
19 38 (1.27%) JUnit
General
1 414 (13.80%) Finance
2 212 (7.07%) Banking
3 164 (5.47%) Retail
4 156 (5.20%) Marketing
5 99 (3.30%) Front Office
6 73 (2.43%) Investment Banking
7 55 (1.83%) Games
8 47 (1.57%) Telecoms
9 37 (1.23%) Advertising
10 29 (0.97%) Publishing
11 23 (0.77%) Electronics
11 23 (0.77%) Manufacturing
12 17 (0.57%) Automotive
13 15 (0.50%) Law
14 13 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (0.37%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.17%) Digital Economy
16 5 (0.17%) Legal
17 4 (0.13%) Online Betting
18 3 (0.10%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 2746 (91.56%) Developer
2 1868 (62.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 697 (23.24%) JavaScript Developer
4 446 (14.87%) Angular Developer
5 378 (12.60%) HTML Developer
6 282 (9.40%) HTML CSS Developer
7 208 (6.94%) UI Developer
8 205 (6.84%) Senior Developer
9 190 (6.34%) Java Developer
10 141 (4.70%) .NET Developer
11 126 (4.20%) C# Developer
12 124 (4.13%) Senior Front-End Developer
13 118 (3.93%) Node.js Developer
14 115 (3.83%) Web Developer
15 104 (3.47%) Designer
16 88 (2.93%) Full Stack Developer
17 78 (2.60%) Agile Developer
18 71 (2.37%) C# .NET Developer
19 70 (2.33%) UX Designer
20 56 (1.87%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2327 (77.59%) HTML
2 2235 (74.52%) CSS
3 1383 (46.12%) HTML5
4 1319 (43.98%) AngularJS
5 1070 (35.68%) CSS3
6 947 (31.58%) React
7 795 (26.51%) jQuery
8 665 (22.17%) Node.js
9 651 (21.71%) Sass
10 356 (11.87%) .NET
11 337 (11.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 279 (9.30%) LESS
13 277 (9.24%) Web Services
14 262 (8.74%) REST
15 261 (8.70%) Angular 2
16 250 (8.34%) Ajax
17 240 (8.00%) JSON
18 233 (7.77%) RESTful
19 213 (7.10%) Redux
20 175 (5.84%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 592 (19.74%) User Experience
2 143 (4.77%) Greenfield Project
3 137 (4.57%) Mobile App
4 101 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
5 92 (3.07%) Computer Science
6 81 (2.70%) Fintech
7 52 (1.73%) W3C
8 47 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 33 (1.10%) Market Risk
10 29 (0.97%) Algorithms
11 25 (0.83%) Animation
12 23 (0.77%) Digital Media
13 22 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
13 22 (0.73%) Social Media
14 21 (0.70%) Data Structures
15 20 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
15 20 (0.67%) NHS
16 17 (0.57%) Online Banking
17 15 (0.50%) Graphic Design
18 14 (0.47%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 154 (5.14%) Linux
2 65 (2.17%) Unix
3 49 (1.63%) Windows
4 35 (1.17%) Apple iOS
5 34 (1.13%) Android
6 28 (0.93%) Mac OS
7 21 (0.70%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.23%) Windows 2000
8 7 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.13%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.10%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.10%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.067%) CentOS
12 1 (0.033%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1276 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
2 628 (20.94%) TDD
3 521 (17.37%) Web Development
4 421 (14.04%) Scrum
5 368 (12.27%) Test Automation
6 354 (11.80%) MVC
7 312 (10.40%) Responsive Web Design
8 296 (9.87%) OO
9 272 (9.07%) Continuous Integration
10 268 (8.94%) BDD
11 199 (6.64%) Web Design
12 178 (5.94%) Software Engineering
13 170 (5.67%) Unit Testing
14 168 (5.60%) E-Commerce
15 149 (4.97%) Wireframes
16 126 (4.20%) Prototyping
17 120 (4.00%) DevOps
18 119 (3.97%) Analytics
19 117 (3.90%) Microservices
20 111 (3.70%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 2403 (80.13%) JavaScript
2 567 (18.91%) Java
3 337 (11.24%) C#
4 250 (8.34%) SQL
5 242 (8.07%) ES6
6 189 (6.30%) TypeScript
7 180 (6.00%) Python
8 178 (5.94%) PHP
9 82 (2.73%) Scala
10 81 (2.70%) Ruby
11 47 (1.57%) Groovy
12 46 (1.53%) ECMAScript
13 33 (1.10%) T-SQL
14 25 (0.83%) Go
15 23 (0.77%) C++
16 17 (0.57%) PL/SQL
17 15 (0.50%) Perl
18 14 (0.47%) PowerShell
19 13 (0.43%) C
20 12 (0.40%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 89 (2.97%) Degree
2 75 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 51 (1.70%) SC Cleared
4 22 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
6 6 (0.20%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.13%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.10%) CISA
8 3 (0.10%) CISM
8 3 (0.10%) CISSP
9 2 (0.067%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.067%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.033%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.033%) ISEB
10 1 (0.033%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.033%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (4.10%) QA
2 39 (1.30%) WCAG
3 21 (0.70%) WAI
4 6 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.13%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.10%) FedRAMP
6 3 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.10%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.033%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.033%) GCP
7 1 (0.033%) PMO
System Software
1 116 (3.87%) Docker
2 8 (0.27%) VirtualBox
3 5 (0.17%) Varnish
4 3 (0.10%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.10%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.10%) HDFS
5 1 (0.033%) NFS
5 1 (0.033%) Samba
Systems Management
1 29 (0.97%) Puppet
2 21 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (0.57%) Ansible
4 14 (0.47%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.17%) Kibana
5 5 (0.17%) Terraform
6 3 (0.10%) logstash
7 2 (0.067%) Grafana
8 1 (0.033%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.033%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.033%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.033%) HockeyApp
8 1 (0.033%) Nagios
8 1 (0.033%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 168 (5.60%) Adobe
2 81 (2.70%) Oracle
3 80 (2.67%) Microsoft
4 54 (1.80%) Google
5 52 (1.73%) Sitecore
6 47 (1.57%) New Relic
7 31 (1.03%) SAP
8 21 (0.70%) Twitter
9 20 (0.67%) IBM
10 17 (0.57%) Demandware
11 16 (0.53%) hybris
12 13 (0.43%) Optimizely
13 11 (0.37%) Perforce
14 9 (0.30%) Salesforce.com
15 7 (0.23%) KANA
15 7 (0.23%) Sybase
15 7 (0.23%) Tealium
16 6 (0.20%) ATG
17 5 (0.17%) Apple
17 5 (0.17%) VMware