Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 76 76 73
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 +15
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 2,733 3,316 2,966
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.00% 3.22% 3.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 3.71% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,957 2,548 2,164
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £319 £313 £279
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 5
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +175.00% -26.06%
10th Percentile £33.25 £15.75 £11.10
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.50 £86.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £30.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year +33.88% +101.67% +36.36%

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 79,119 89,298 82,253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.83% 86.65% 85.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,031 58,920 53,886
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,297 2,404 2,088
UK median hourly rate £24.65 £21.00 £24.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.38% -15.37% +5.08%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.18 £11.33
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -20.00% +3.20%

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019. 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 2,512 £475 +5.56% 1,064
London +3 1,564 £500 +5.26% 443
UK excluding London -17 1,112 £420 +5.00% 698
South East -19 346 £450 +6.51% 153
North of England -20 265 £425 +6.25% 195
North West -5 169 £425 +6.25% 108
Midlands -12 140 £400 - 100
South West -34 106 £400 -0.31% 89
West Midlands -7 92 £400 -0.25% 57
East of England +25 86 £406 -4.41% 84
Scotland +1 82 £425 +6.25% 43
Yorkshire -37 69 £450 +12.50% 73
Wales +14 52 £345 -13.75% 23
East Midlands -8 49 £353 -11.88% 43
Northern Ireland +31 37 £350 +12.00% 11
North East -4 27 £403 +0.63% 14

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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 2,022 (73.98%) JavaScript
2 1,685 (61.65%) CSS
3 1,672 (61.18%) HTML
4 1,324 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
5 1,147 (41.97%) AngularJS
6 1,060 (38.79%) React
7 794 (29.05%) HTML5
8 704 (25.76%) Node.js
9 651 (23.82%) Git (software)
10 617 (22.58%) TDD
11 587 (21.48%) CSS3
11 587 (21.48%) User Experience
12 561 (20.53%) Sass
13 515 (18.84%) Java
14 454 (16.61%) TypeScript
15 452 (16.54%) Redux
16 398 (14.56%) Finance
17 380 (13.90%) Scrum
17 380 (13.90%) jQuery
18 358 (13.10%) ES6
19 329 (12.04%) Web Development
20 316 (11.56%) C#
21 307 (11.23%) Amazon AWS
22 299 (10.94%) Docker
23 291 (10.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
24 257 (9.40%) BDD
25 256 (9.37%) .NET
26 252 (9.22%) DevOps
27 251 (9.18%) Test Automation
28 231 (8.45%) Web Services

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 (6.44%) CMS
2 107 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
3 90 (3.29%) Confluence
4 62 (2.27%) WordPress
5 54 (1.98%) Apache
6 51 (1.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 47 (1.72%) Drupal
7 47 (1.72%) WebSphere
8 34 (1.24%) Sitecore CMS
9 30 (1.10%) JBoss
10 27 (0.99%) Apache Solr
11 21 (0.77%) SharePoint
12 20 (0.73%) Umbraco
13 12 (0.44%) Moodle
14 8 (0.29%) Magnolia
15 7 (0.26%) IIS
16 6 (0.22%) Documentum
16 6 (0.22%) OpenStack
16 6 (0.22%) Tomcat
16 6 (0.22%) Totara
Applications
1 60 (2.20%) Photoshop
2 26 (0.95%) Sketch
3 21 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
4 20 (0.73%) InVision
5 12 (0.44%) Zeplin
6 10 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.26%) Adobe XD
7 7 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
8 6 (0.22%) Chatbot
8 6 (0.22%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 3 (0.11%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
11 2 (0.073%) InDesign
11 2 (0.073%) Marvel
12 1 (0.037%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.037%) Figma
12 1 (0.037%) Microsoft Project
12 1 (0.037%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 57 (2.09%) Magento
2 13 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 12 (0.44%) Shopify
4 4 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.11%) Maximo
5 3 (0.11%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.073%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.073%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.073%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.037%) BASE24
7 1 (0.037%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.037%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.037%) MultiChain
7 1 (0.037%) Quorum
7 1 (0.037%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 307 (11.23%) Amazon AWS
2 186 (6.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 157 (5.74%) npm
4 141 (5.16%) GitHub
5 89 (3.26%) Serverless
6 73 (2.67%) AWS Lambda
7 64 (2.34%) Amazon S3
7 64 (2.34%) Amazon SQS
8 63 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
9 42 (1.54%) OpenShift
10 36 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
11 29 (1.06%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 26 (0.95%) Amazon ECS
13 23 (0.84%) PaaS
13 23 (0.84%) SaaS
14 18 (0.66%) Yarn
15 13 (0.48%) Google Analytics
16 12 (0.44%) Heroku
17 11 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 11 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 15 (0.55%) HTTP
2 11 (0.40%) Internet
3 9 (0.33%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.26%) SSL
5 5 (0.18%) Intranet
5 5 (0.18%) Modbus
6 4 (0.15%) Skype
7 2 (0.073%) FTP
7 2 (0.073%) SSH
8 1 (0.037%) ATM
8 1 (0.037%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.037%) NFC
8 1 (0.037%) RTMP
8 1 (0.037%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (4.90%) MySQL
2 116 (4.24%) SQL Server
3 106 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
4 80 (2.93%) NoSQL
5 66 (2.41%) MongoDB
6 64 (2.34%) Relational Database
7 48 (1.76%) Amazon RDS
8 39 (1.43%) Amazon Redshift
9 34 (1.24%) Redis
10 26 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 17 (0.62%) Big Data
12 16 (0.59%) RDBMS
13 13 (0.48%) HBase
14 10 (0.37%) Blockchain
15 8 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
15 8 (0.29%) Couchbase
16 6 (0.22%) DB2
17 5 (0.18%) Neo4j
17 5 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
18 4 (0.15%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 651 (23.82%) Git (software)
2 226 (8.27%) Jasmine
3 224 (8.20%) webpack
4 209 (7.65%) gulp
5 196 (7.17%) Grunt
6 193 (7.06%) Jenkins
7 187 (6.84%) JIRA
8 154 (5.63%) Karma Test Runner
9 93 (3.40%) Cucumber
9 93 (3.40%) Maven
10 83 (3.04%) Protractor
11 77 (2.82%) Subversion
12 63 (2.31%) Mocha
12 63 (2.31%) Selenium
13 62 (2.27%) Bitbucket
14 60 (2.20%) GitLab
15 53 (1.94%) Artifactory
16 39 (1.43%) Bower
17 34 (1.24%) Visual Studio
18 33 (1.21%) Babel
General
1 398 (14.56%) Finance
2 154 (5.63%) Banking
3 114 (4.17%) Front Office
4 103 (3.77%) Marketing
5 101 (3.70%) Retail
6 57 (2.09%) Investment Banking
7 39 (1.43%) Games
8 36 (1.32%) Law
9 25 (0.91%) Publishing
10 17 (0.62%) Advertising
11 15 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (0.37%) Telecoms
13 9 (0.33%) Automotive
14 7 (0.26%) Multimedia
15 6 (0.22%) Billing
15 6 (0.22%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.22%) Legal
16 5 (0.18%) Electronics
16 5 (0.18%) Manufacturing
16 5 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2,431 (88.95%) Developer
2 1,686 (61.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 565 (20.67%) React Developer
4 385 (14.09%) Angular Developer
5 378 (13.83%) JavaScript Developer
6 196 (7.17%) Senior Developer
7 132 (4.83%) UI Developer
8 107 (3.92%) Designer
9 105 (3.84%) Full Stack Developer
9 105 (3.84%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 102 (3.73%) HTML Developer
11 82 (3.00%) Node.js Developer
12 80 (2.93%) Web Developer
13 73 (2.67%) .NET Developer
14 70 (2.56%) Java Developer
14 70 (2.56%) UX Designer
15 66 (2.41%) Lead Developer
16 64 (2.34%) HTML CSS Developer
17 61 (2.23%) Software Engineer
18 58 (2.12%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,685 (61.65%) CSS
2 1,672 (61.18%) HTML
3 1,147 (41.97%) AngularJS
4 1,060 (38.79%) React
5 794 (29.05%) HTML5
6 704 (25.76%) Node.js
7 587 (21.48%) CSS3
8 561 (20.53%) Sass
9 452 (16.54%) Redux
10 380 (13.90%) jQuery
11 291 (10.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 256 (9.37%) .NET
13 231 (8.45%) Vue.js
13 231 (8.45%) Web Services
14 227 (8.31%) REST
15 165 (6.04%) LESS
16 163 (5.96%) RESTful
17 147 (5.38%) JSON
18 139 (5.09%) Angular 2
19 117 (4.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 587 (21.48%) User Experience
2 186 (6.81%) Greenfield Project
3 150 (5.49%) Mobile App
4 78 (2.85%) Analytical Skills
4 78 (2.85%) Fixed Income
5 61 (2.23%) Virtual Team
6 53 (1.94%) Derivative
7 51 (1.87%) W3C
8 49 (1.79%) Hedge funds
9 36 (1.32%) Vector Graphics
10 31 (1.13%) Data Protection Act
11 29 (1.06%) NHS
12 25 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
13 21 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
14 20 (0.73%) Algorithms
15 15 (0.55%) e-Learning
15 15 (0.55%) Social Media
16 14 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 14 (0.51%) Video on Demand
17 10 (0.37%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 127 (4.65%) Linux
2 50 (1.83%) Apple iOS
3 48 (1.76%) Unix
4 44 (1.61%) Android
5 32 (1.17%) Windows
6 17 (0.62%) Mac OS X
7 15 (0.55%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.29%) VMS
9 6 (0.22%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.18%) Solaris
10 5 (0.18%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.073%) tvOS
11 2 (0.073%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.037%) CentOS
12 1 (0.037%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,324 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
2 617 (22.58%) TDD
3 380 (13.90%) Scrum
4 329 (12.04%) Web Development
5 257 (9.40%) BDD
6 252 (9.22%) DevOps
7 251 (9.18%) Test Automation
8 221 (8.09%) Software Engineering
9 210 (7.68%) Microservices
10 204 (7.46%) Responsive Web Design
11 193 (7.06%) Unit Testing
12 185 (6.77%) E-Commerce
13 176 (6.44%) Continuous Integration
14 162 (5.93%) Web Design
15 159 (5.82%) Open Source
16 152 (5.56%) MVC
17 144 (5.27%) Problem-Solving
18 132 (4.83%) OO
19 121 (4.43%) Mentoring
20 120 (4.39%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 2,022 (73.98%) JavaScript
2 515 (18.84%) Java
3 454 (16.61%) TypeScript
4 358 (13.10%) ES6
5 316 (11.56%) C#
6 199 (7.28%) SQL
7 195 (7.14%) Python
8 155 (5.67%) PHP
9 89 (3.26%) Ruby
10 54 (1.98%) Java 8
11 52 (1.90%) C++
12 36 (1.32%) ES7
13 30 (1.10%) Scala
14 25 (0.91%) Go
15 20 (0.73%) T-SQL
16 17 (0.62%) Apple Swift
16 17 (0.62%) C
17 14 (0.51%) Objective-C
18 9 (0.33%) PHP 7
19 8 (0.29%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 122 (4.46%) Security Cleared
2 101 (3.70%) Degree
3 85 (3.11%) SC Cleared
4 25 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
5 22 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (0.51%) AWS Certification
7 11 (0.40%) Master's Degree
8 7 (0.26%) DBS Check
9 5 (0.18%) BC Cleared
9 5 (0.18%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.11%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (3.26%) QA
2 44 (1.61%) WCAG
3 9 (0.33%) GDPR
4 7 (0.26%) WAI
5 5 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.073%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.037%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.037%) PSD2
System Software
1 299 (10.94%) Docker
2 2 (0.073%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.037%) Varnish
3 1 (0.037%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 102 (3.73%) Kubernetes
2 76 (2.78%) Ansible
3 49 (1.79%) Terraform
4 25 (0.91%) Puppet
5 6 (0.22%) Grafana
6 5 (0.18%) Kibana
6 5 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.11%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.073%) logstash
8 2 (0.073%) Rancher
8 2 (0.073%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.037%) Control-M
9 1 (0.037%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.037%) Mesos
Vendors
1 109 (3.99%) Adobe
2 67 (2.45%) Microsoft
3 49 (1.79%) Google
4 48 (1.76%) Bloomberg
5 44 (1.61%) Reuters
6 41 (1.50%) Atlassian
7 38 (1.39%) Sitecore
8 36 (1.32%) IBM
9 31 (1.13%) Oracle
10 25 (0.91%) hybris
11 24 (0.88%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 20 (0.73%) SAP
13 15 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
14 12 (0.44%) Zend
15 10 (0.37%) Perforce
16 7 (0.26%) Optimizely
17 6 (0.22%) Apple
17 6 (0.22%) MuleSoft
17 6 (0.22%) Red Hat
17 6 (0.22%) ServiceNow