Period
to 18 June 2018

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 18 June 2018 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 76 93
Rank change year-on-year 0 +17 +26
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 3,117 2,774 2,545
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.13% 3.05% 2.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.65% 3.60% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,339 1,958 1,855
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 10
UK median hourly rate £55.63 £36.38 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.90% +10.24% -10.81%
10th Percentile £43.81 £12.25 £13.05
90th Percentile £67.94 £84.44 £57.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £20.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +107.32% -41.43% -5.41%

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 85,290 76,997 88,838
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.68% 84.77% 84.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,194 50,463 58,484
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,324 2,084 2,243
UK median hourly rate £21.84 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.64% - +17.10%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.47 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.04 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -19.84% -7.41% +25.29%

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 18 June 2018.

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 18 June 2018.

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 18 June 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
England +4 2,945 £430 +5.20% 1,165
London +4 1,612 £475 +5.56% 511
UK excluding London -6 1,477 £400 +6.67% 710
South East +6 504 £413 +10.00% 181
North of England +4 421 £400 +6.67% 209
Midlands -17 236 £375 -1.32% 119
North West +18 230 £400 +14.29% 125
Yorkshire -29 140 £400 +6.67% 68
West Midlands +4 133 £375 -6.25% 72
South West -1 115 £425 +9.68% 73
Scotland -41 115 £400 +6.67% 34
East Midlands -14 102 £380 +1.33% 47
East of England +2 68 £425 +21.43% 72
North East +4 55 £400 +14.29% 16
Wales -25 24 £450 +80.00% 18
Northern Ireland - 1 £313 - 4

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Front End Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Front End Development.

1 2,351 (75.43%) JavaScript
2 2,152 (69.04%) HTML
3 2,148 (68.91%) CSS
4 1,365 (43.79%) Agile Software Development
5 1,293 (41.48%) AngularJS
6 1,220 (39.14%) HTML5
7 1,088 (34.91%) React
8 981 (31.47%) CSS3
9 726 (23.29%) Node.js
10 692 (22.20%) Sass
11 640 (20.53%) Git (software)
12 634 (20.34%) User Experience
13 610 (19.57%) TDD
14 585 (18.77%) jQuery
15 461 (14.79%) Redux
16 434 (13.92%) Java
17 417 (13.38%) Web Development
18 395 (12.67%) ES6
19 376 (12.06%) Finance
20 349 (11.20%) .NET
21 340 (10.91%) Scrum
22 320 (10.27%) Test Automation
23 319 (10.23%) C#
24 308 (9.88%) TypeScript
25 291 (9.34%) gulp
26 290 (9.30%) Greenfield Project
27 286 (9.18%) MVC
28 281 (9.02%) webpack
29 277 (8.89%) OO
30 276 (8.85%) E-Commerce

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
1 147 (4.72%) CMS
2 79 (2.53%) WordPress
3 61 (1.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 46 (1.48%) Drupal
5 35 (1.12%) Umbraco
6 33 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
7 30 (0.96%) Tomcat
8 29 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
9 27 (0.87%) Confluence
10 26 (0.83%) SharePoint
11 23 (0.74%) JBoss
12 13 (0.42%) Apache
13 12 (0.38%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.29%) Apache Spark
14 9 (0.29%) Joomla!
14 9 (0.29%) Mongoose
14 9 (0.29%) nginx
14 9 (0.29%) WebSphere
15 8 (0.26%) Kentico
15 8 (0.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 90 (2.89%) Photoshop
2 36 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
3 27 (0.87%) InVision
4 20 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 8 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
6 7 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
7 5 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
7 5 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
8 4 (0.13%) GIMP
8 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (0.096%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.096%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.096%) Microsoft Office
9 3 (0.096%) MS Visio
10 2 (0.064%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.064%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 50 (1.60%) Magento
2 25 (0.80%) ION MarketView
3 8 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.22%) Maximo
5 4 (0.13%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.096%) Distributed Ledger
6 3 (0.096%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.096%) R3 Corda
6 3 (0.096%) Shopify
7 2 (0.064%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.032%) BASE24
8 1 (0.032%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 1 (0.032%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.032%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.032%) SDL Web 8
8 1 (0.032%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 213 (6.83%) Amazon AWS
2 142 (4.56%) npm
3 122 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 66 (2.12%) GitHub
5 30 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
6 23 (0.74%) Serverless
7 18 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
7 18 (0.58%) Yarn
8 15 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.38%) PaaS
9 12 (0.38%) SaaS
10 11 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
11 10 (0.32%) IaaS
12 8 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.26%) Heroku
13 7 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
13 7 (0.22%) Amazon S3
13 7 (0.22%) Google Analytics
13 7 (0.22%) OpenShift
13 7 (0.22%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 39 (1.25%) HTTP
2 33 (1.06%) Internet
3 11 (0.35%) SMS
4 6 (0.19%) WEP
5 5 (0.16%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.13%) 3G
6 4 (0.13%) 4G
6 4 (0.13%) Broadband
6 4 (0.13%) DNS
7 3 (0.096%) Bluetooth
7 3 (0.096%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.064%) DKIM
8 2 (0.064%) DMARC
8 2 (0.064%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.064%) Intranet
8 2 (0.064%) MQTT
8 2 (0.064%) OpenVPN
9 1 (0.032%) Modbus
9 1 (0.032%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.032%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (4.91%) SQL Server
2 103 (3.30%) MySQL
3 97 (3.11%) MongoDB
4 68 (2.18%) NoSQL
5 57 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
5 57 (1.83%) Relational Database
6 35 (1.12%) Blockchain
7 31 (0.99%) Big Data
7 31 (0.99%) Redis
8 23 (0.74%) Hadoop
9 19 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 17 (0.55%) RDBMS
11 11 (0.35%) CouchDB
11 11 (0.35%) Data Mining
11 11 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (0.29%) Hazelcast
12 9 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
13 8 (0.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 640 (20.53%) Git (software)
2 291 (9.34%) gulp
3 281 (9.02%) webpack
4 261 (8.37%) Grunt
5 202 (6.48%) Jasmine
6 143 (4.59%) Jenkins
7 122 (3.91%) Selenium
8 120 (3.85%) Karma Test Runner
9 109 (3.50%) Subversion
10 103 (3.30%) JIRA
11 96 (3.08%) Cucumber
12 76 (2.44%) Babel
13 71 (2.28%) Mocha
14 51 (1.64%) Protractor
15 49 (1.57%) JUnit
16 44 (1.41%) Maven
17 41 (1.32%) Axure RP
18 37 (1.19%) Visual Studio
19 35 (1.12%) TeamCity
20 30 (0.96%) NUnit
General
1 376 (12.06%) Finance
2 187 (6.00%) Banking
3 160 (5.13%) Retail
4 113 (3.63%) Marketing
5 95 (3.05%) Front Office
6 56 (1.80%) Games
7 50 (1.60%) Law
8 37 (1.19%) Telecoms
9 34 (1.09%) Legal
10 29 (0.93%) Advertising
11 23 (0.74%) Investment Banking
12 16 (0.51%) Financial Institution
13 15 (0.48%) Back Office
13 15 (0.48%) Publishing
14 11 (0.35%) Multimedia
15 10 (0.32%) Manufacturing
16 9 (0.29%) Electronics
17 5 (0.16%) Japanese Language
17 5 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.13%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 2,820 (90.47%) Developer
2 1,954 (62.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 583 (18.70%) React Developer
4 575 (18.45%) JavaScript Developer
5 420 (13.47%) Angular Developer
6 270 (8.66%) Senior Developer
7 260 (8.34%) HTML Developer
8 215 (6.90%) HTML CSS Developer
9 188 (6.03%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 176 (5.65%) UI Developer
11 161 (5.17%) Web Developer
12 145 (4.65%) Designer
13 127 (4.07%) Java Developer
14 122 (3.91%) Node.js Developer
15 114 (3.66%) Full Stack Developer
16 100 (3.21%) C# Developer
17 94 (3.02%) .NET Developer
18 80 (2.57%) UX Designer
19 69 (2.21%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 58 (1.86%) Senior React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,152 (69.04%) HTML
2 2,148 (68.91%) CSS
3 1,293 (41.48%) AngularJS
4 1,220 (39.14%) HTML5
5 1,088 (34.91%) React
6 981 (31.47%) CSS3
7 726 (23.29%) Node.js
8 692 (22.20%) Sass
9 585 (18.77%) jQuery
10 461 (14.79%) Redux
11 349 (11.20%) .NET
12 275 (8.82%) Angular 2
12 275 (8.82%) LESS
13 273 (8.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 250 (8.02%) RESTful
15 224 (7.19%) REST
16 207 (6.64%) JSON
17 173 (5.55%) Vue (Vue.js)
18 156 (5.00%) Web Services
19 153 (4.91%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 634 (20.34%) User Experience
2 290 (9.30%) Greenfield Project
3 189 (6.06%) Mobile App
4 110 (3.53%) Fintech
5 91 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
6 64 (2.05%) Algorithms
7 50 (1.60%) Computer Science
8 42 (1.35%) Fixed Income
9 35 (1.12%) Data Structures
10 32 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
11 30 (0.96%) W3C
12 25 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 23 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
14 20 (0.64%) Virtual Team
15 19 (0.61%) Animation
16 17 (0.55%) Digital Media
17 16 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
18 13 (0.42%) e-Learning
19 12 (0.38%) Social Media
20 11 (0.35%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 168 (5.39%) Linux
2 78 (2.50%) Apple iOS
3 66 (2.12%) Android
3 66 (2.12%) Unix
4 40 (1.28%) Windows
5 18 (0.58%) Mac OS X
6 13 (0.42%) Windows 10
7 9 (0.29%) Mac OS
8 8 (0.26%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.064%) Solaris
10 1 (0.032%) CentOS
10 1 (0.032%) Nucleus RTOS
10 1 (0.032%) VMS
10 1 (0.032%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.032%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,365 (43.79%) Agile Software Development
2 610 (19.57%) TDD
3 417 (13.38%) Web Development
4 340 (10.91%) Scrum
5 320 (10.27%) Test Automation
6 286 (9.18%) MVC
7 277 (8.89%) OO
8 276 (8.85%) E-Commerce
9 270 (8.66%) Continuous Integration
10 242 (7.76%) Unit Testing
11 208 (6.67%) BDD
12 204 (6.54%) Microservices
13 189 (6.06%) DevOps
14 180 (5.77%) Responsive Web Design
15 176 (5.65%) Software Engineering
16 148 (4.75%) Wireframes
17 136 (4.36%) Problem-Solving
18 133 (4.27%) Open Source
19 118 (3.79%) Prototyping
20 114 (3.66%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 2,351 (75.43%) JavaScript
2 434 (13.92%) Java
3 395 (12.67%) ES6
4 319 (10.23%) C#
5 308 (9.88%) TypeScript
6 216 (6.93%) SQL
7 175 (5.61%) PHP
8 130 (4.17%) Python
9 85 (2.73%) ES7
10 78 (2.50%) Ruby
11 49 (1.57%) Java 8
12 35 (1.12%) Go
13 34 (1.09%) Scala
14 30 (0.96%) C++
15 29 (0.93%) R
16 28 (0.90%) Bash Shell
17 25 (0.80%) T-SQL
18 19 (0.61%) Perl
19 18 (0.58%) C
20 16 (0.51%) ES8
Qualifications
1 122 (3.91%) Security Cleared
2 98 (3.14%) Degree
3 90 (2.89%) SC Cleared
4 33 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.16%) AWS Certification
6 5 (0.16%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.096%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.096%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.064%) APMP
9 2 (0.064%) CIPD
9 2 (0.064%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.064%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.032%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.032%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (2.18%) QA
2 23 (0.74%) WCAG
3 10 (0.32%) GCP
4 9 (0.29%) WAI
5 5 (0.16%) GDPR
6 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.13%) PMO
7 3 (0.096%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.064%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.032%) COBIT
9 1 (0.032%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.032%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.032%) Section 508
System Software
1 175 (5.61%) Docker
2 5 (0.16%) Varnish
3 4 (0.13%) GeoWebCache
4 3 (0.096%) HDFS
5 2 (0.064%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.064%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.064%) etcd
5 2 (0.064%) Squid
5 2 (0.064%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.032%) Firmware
6 1 (0.032%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 38 (1.22%) Terraform
2 29 (0.93%) Ansible
3 27 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (0.80%) Kubernetes
5 13 (0.42%) Puppet
6 6 (0.19%) Kibana
7 4 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.096%) Consul
8 3 (0.096%) HockeyApp
8 3 (0.096%) Salt
8 3 (0.096%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.064%) TeamSite
9 2 (0.064%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.032%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.032%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.032%) Grafana
10 1 (0.032%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.032%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 122 (3.91%) Adobe
2 92 (2.95%) Microsoft
3 58 (1.86%) Google
4 52 (1.67%) Oracle
5 38 (1.22%) Sitecore
6 28 (0.90%) hybris
7 25 (0.80%) ION Trading
7 25 (0.80%) MapR
8 22 (0.71%) Perforce
9 20 (0.64%) IBM
10 15 (0.48%) Capita
10 15 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
11 13 (0.42%) SAP
11 13 (0.42%) Twitter
12 11 (0.35%) Atlassian
13 9 (0.29%) Optimizely
14 7 (0.22%) Apple
14 7 (0.22%) Demandware
14 7 (0.22%) New Relic
15 6 (0.19%) Xamarin