Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 73 87
Rank change year-on-year -4 +14 +15
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 3,304 3,060 2,922
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.21% 3.10% 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.72% 3.62% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,547 2,269 2,123
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £320 £288 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 5
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £15.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +183.87% -48.33% -18.37%
10th Percentile £15.75 £10.45 £17.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £28.21 £48.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +193.33% - -59.46%

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 88,857 84,510 91,034
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.21% 85.59% 85.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,673 55,623 60,220
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
10th Percentile £300 £279 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,453 2,097 2,357
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.58% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +2.13% +6.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Front End Development in the UK

Front End Development
Top 15 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 19 September 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 0 3,115 £450 +9.09% 1,111
London 0 1,843 £489 +8.61% 499
UK excluding London -9 1,438 £400 +6.67% 666
South East +6 465 £425 +13.33% 167
North of England -14 370 £400 +6.67% 207
Midlands -20 210 £400 - 87
North West -14 179 £400 +6.67% 122
Yorkshire -19 141 £400 +6.67% 70
South West +16 137 £415 +10.67% 89
West Midlands -6 127 £400 - 50
Scotland -28 125 £409 +9.00% 37
East of England -11 93 £425 +21.43% 62
East Midlands -22 82 £400 - 37
North East +15 51 £400 - 15
Wales -1 42 £400 - 14

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2,581 (78.12%) JavaScript
2 2,236 (67.68%) HTML
3 2,232 (67.55%) CSS
4 1,484 (44.92%) Agile Software Development
5 1,364 (41.28%) AngularJS
6 1,271 (38.47%) React
7 1,229 (37.20%) HTML5
8 939 (28.42%) CSS3
9 832 (25.18%) Node.js
10 788 (23.85%) Sass
11 748 (22.64%) TDD
12 721 (21.82%) Git (software)
13 602 (18.22%) User Experience
14 579 (17.52%) jQuery
15 555 (16.80%) Redux
16 447 (13.53%) Finance
17 440 (13.32%) TypeScript
18 433 (13.11%) Java
19 393 (11.89%) .NET
20 388 (11.74%) ES6
21 378 (11.44%) Test Automation
22 367 (11.11%) Web Development
23 365 (11.05%) Scrum
24 341 (10.32%) C#
25 326 (9.87%) REST
26 302 (9.14%) gulp
27 300 (9.08%) BDD
28 299 (9.05%) webpack
29 278 (8.41%) OO
30 275 (8.32%) MVC

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
1 154 (4.66%) CMS
2 86 (2.60%) WordPress
3 45 (1.36%) Confluence
4 36 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 36 (1.09%) Drupal
4 36 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
5 32 (0.97%) SharePoint
6 27 (0.82%) Umbraco
7 25 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
8 24 (0.73%) Tomcat
9 15 (0.45%) WebSphere
10 13 (0.39%) JBoss
11 12 (0.36%) Apache
11 12 (0.36%) IIS
12 11 (0.33%) OpenStack
13 10 (0.30%) Apache Spark
13 10 (0.30%) CoreMedia CMS
14 9 (0.27%) nginx
14 9 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
15 6 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 73 (2.21%) Photoshop
2 22 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 21 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 20 (0.61%) InVision
5 11 (0.33%) Fireworks
6 4 (0.12%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.12%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.091%) Maya
7 3 (0.091%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (0.091%) Microsoft Office
8 2 (0.061%) InDesign
8 2 (0.061%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.061%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.030%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 36 (1.09%) Magento
2 26 (0.79%) ION MarketView
3 10 (0.30%) Shopify
4 7 (0.21%) Maximo
4 7 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.091%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.061%) BASE24
6 2 (0.061%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.030%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.030%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.030%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.030%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.030%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.030%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.030%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 243 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
2 159 (4.81%) npm
3 157 (4.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 83 (2.51%) GitHub
5 44 (1.33%) Serverless
6 29 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
7 27 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
8 23 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
9 19 (0.58%) SaaS
9 19 (0.58%) Yarn
10 18 (0.54%) Google Analytics
11 16 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 11 (0.33%) Google Tag Manager
12 11 (0.33%) PaaS
13 10 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (0.27%) BrowserStack
15 8 (0.24%) Heroku
15 8 (0.24%) Route 53
16 7 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (1.36%) HTTP
2 40 (1.21%) Internet
3 11 (0.33%) SMS
4 6 (0.18%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.12%) WEP
6 3 (0.091%) Bluetooth
6 3 (0.091%) Firewall
6 3 (0.091%) Intranet
6 3 (0.091%) LAN
6 3 (0.091%) SSH
7 2 (0.061%) AMQP
7 2 (0.061%) ATM
7 2 (0.061%) FTP
7 2 (0.061%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.061%) Modbus
7 2 (0.061%) MQTT
7 2 (0.061%) Skype
7 2 (0.061%) SSL
7 2 (0.061%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.030%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (3.75%) SQL Server
2 114 (3.45%) MySQL
3 89 (2.69%) MongoDB
4 79 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
5 62 (1.88%) NoSQL
6 47 (1.42%) Relational Database
7 23 (0.70%) Blockchain
8 22 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 21 (0.64%) Big Data
10 18 (0.54%) RDBMS
11 14 (0.42%) Hadoop
12 13 (0.39%) Redis
13 11 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
14 10 (0.30%) Data Mining
15 9 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
15 9 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
15 9 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 8 (0.24%) DB2
16 8 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
17 7 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 721 (21.82%) Git (software)
2 302 (9.14%) gulp
3 299 (9.05%) webpack
4 248 (7.51%) Grunt
5 222 (6.72%) Jasmine
6 163 (4.93%) Selenium
7 157 (4.75%) Jenkins
8 145 (4.39%) Karma Test Runner
9 143 (4.33%) JIRA
10 123 (3.72%) Cucumber
11 82 (2.48%) Mocha
12 78 (2.36%) Protractor
13 77 (2.33%) Babel
14 68 (2.06%) Subversion
15 55 (1.66%) Maven
16 50 (1.51%) JUnit
17 44 (1.33%) TeamCity
18 33 (1.00%) PhantomJS
18 33 (1.00%) Visual Studio
19 31 (0.94%) Axure RP
General
1 447 (13.53%) Finance
2 196 (5.93%) Banking
3 161 (4.87%) Retail
4 88 (2.66%) Front Office
5 84 (2.54%) Marketing
6 60 (1.82%) Games
7 49 (1.48%) Advertising
8 41 (1.24%) Telecoms
9 34 (1.03%) Investment Banking
9 34 (1.03%) Law
10 26 (0.79%) Legal
11 19 (0.58%) Financial Institution
12 18 (0.54%) Back Office
13 16 (0.48%) Publishing
14 10 (0.30%) Electronics
15 9 (0.27%) Automotive
15 9 (0.27%) Manufacturing
16 6 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.12%) Aerospace
18 3 (0.091%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3,022 (91.46%) Developer
2 2,108 (63.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 664 (20.10%) JavaScript Developer
4 656 (19.85%) React Developer
5 470 (14.23%) Angular Developer
6 275 (8.32%) Senior Developer
7 250 (7.57%) HTML Developer
8 218 (6.60%) HTML CSS Developer
9 187 (5.66%) UI Developer
10 182 (5.51%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 162 (4.90%) Node.js Developer
12 144 (4.36%) Java Developer
13 129 (3.90%) Full Stack Developer
14 106 (3.21%) C# Developer
15 103 (3.12%) .NET Developer
16 90 (2.72%) Web Developer
17 87 (2.63%) Designer
18 67 (2.03%) Lead Developer
19 64 (1.94%) Senior React Developer
20 60 (1.82%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,236 (67.68%) HTML
2 2,232 (67.55%) CSS
3 1,364 (41.28%) AngularJS
4 1,271 (38.47%) React
5 1,229 (37.20%) HTML5
6 939 (28.42%) CSS3
7 832 (25.18%) Node.js
8 788 (23.85%) Sass
9 579 (17.52%) jQuery
10 555 (16.80%) Redux
11 393 (11.89%) .NET
12 326 (9.87%) REST
13 271 (8.20%) RESTful
14 249 (7.54%) Angular 2
15 245 (7.42%) LESS
16 206 (6.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 199 (6.02%) JSON
18 163 (4.93%) Web Services
19 159 (4.81%) Vue.js
20 154 (4.66%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 602 (18.22%) User Experience
2 244 (7.38%) Greenfield Project
3 157 (4.75%) Fintech
4 145 (4.39%) Mobile App
5 88 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
6 68 (2.06%) Computer Science
7 63 (1.91%) Algorithms
8 62 (1.88%) Data Structures
9 53 (1.60%) Fixed Income
10 46 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
11 40 (1.21%) W3C
12 31 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 28 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
14 25 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
15 21 (0.64%) Digital Media
16 19 (0.58%) iPad
17 15 (0.45%) Graphic Design
18 13 (0.39%) Animation
18 13 (0.39%) Social Media
18 13 (0.39%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 190 (5.75%) Linux
2 80 (2.42%) Unix
3 75 (2.27%) Apple iOS
4 56 (1.69%) Android
5 46 (1.39%) Windows
6 14 (0.42%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.36%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.24%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.21%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.15%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.15%) VMS
11 4 (0.12%) CentOS
11 4 (0.12%) Solaris
12 1 (0.030%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.030%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.030%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,484 (44.92%) Agile Software Development
2 748 (22.64%) TDD
3 378 (11.44%) Test Automation
4 367 (11.11%) Web Development
5 365 (11.05%) Scrum
6 300 (9.08%) BDD
7 278 (8.41%) OO
8 275 (8.32%) MVC
9 269 (8.14%) Unit Testing
10 268 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
11 244 (7.38%) Responsive Web Design
12 243 (7.35%) E-Commerce
13 232 (7.02%) DevOps
14 210 (6.36%) Microservices
15 209 (6.33%) Software Engineering
16 150 (4.54%) Problem-Solving
17 135 (4.09%) Open Source
18 133 (4.03%) Wireframes
19 120 (3.63%) Kanban
20 118 (3.57%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2,581 (78.12%) JavaScript
2 440 (13.32%) TypeScript
3 433 (13.11%) Java
4 388 (11.74%) ES6
5 341 (10.32%) C#
6 220 (6.66%) SQL
7 182 (5.51%) PHP
8 160 (4.84%) Python
9 58 (1.76%) ES7
9 58 (1.76%) Java 8
10 55 (1.66%) Ruby
11 44 (1.33%) Scala
12 25 (0.76%) C++
13 24 (0.73%) Bash Shell
14 22 (0.67%) Perl
14 22 (0.67%) T-SQL
15 21 (0.64%) R
16 18 (0.54%) PHP 7
17 17 (0.51%) Go
18 16 (0.48%) C
Qualifications
1 122 (3.69%) Degree
2 115 (3.48%) Security Cleared
3 90 (2.72%) SC Cleared
4 38 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.15%) DBS Check
7 4 (0.12%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.091%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.061%) APMP
10 1 (0.030%) CIPD
10 1 (0.030%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.030%) ISEB
10 1 (0.030%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.030%) PMP
10 1 (0.030%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (2.97%) QA
2 33 (1.00%) WCAG
3 20 (0.61%) WAI
4 9 (0.27%) GCP
5 4 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.12%) GDPR
6 3 (0.091%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.061%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.030%) COBIT
8 1 (0.030%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.030%) MiFID
8 1 (0.030%) PMO
8 1 (0.030%) Section 508
System Software
1 198 (5.99%) Docker
2 3 (0.091%) Varnish
2 3 (0.091%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.061%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.061%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.030%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.030%) etcd
4 1 (0.030%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 31 (0.94%) Ansible
1 31 (0.94%) Terraform
2 27 (0.82%) Puppet
3 22 (0.67%) Kubernetes
4 20 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (0.33%) Grafana
5 11 (0.33%) Kibana
6 5 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.12%) logstash
7 4 (0.12%) Matomo
8 3 (0.091%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 3 (0.091%) Graphite
8 3 (0.091%) HockeyApp
8 3 (0.091%) Salt
9 2 (0.061%) Consul
9 2 (0.061%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.061%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.061%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.030%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.030%) Packer
Vendors
1 109 (3.30%) Adobe
2 79 (2.39%) Microsoft
3 76 (2.30%) Google
4 61 (1.85%) Oracle
5 39 (1.18%) Sitecore
6 34 (1.03%) hybris
7 26 (0.79%) ION Trading
8 17 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (0.48%) Apple
9 16 (0.48%) IBM
10 15 (0.45%) MapR
10 15 (0.45%) Perforce
11 13 (0.39%) Atlassian
11 13 (0.39%) Capita
12 11 (0.33%) SAP
13 9 (0.27%) Demandware
13 9 (0.27%) Twitter
13 9 (0.27%) Xamarin
14 8 (0.24%) New Relic
14 8 (0.24%) Tableau