Period
to 24 May 2020

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 24 May 2020 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 90 82 79
Rank change year-on-year -8 -3 -1
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 1,163 2,687 3,157
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.41% 2.93% 3.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 3.36% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 847 2,025 2,415
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £644 £591 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 18 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +141.38% -66.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year +6.87% +133.93% -56.92%

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 41,109 80,039 87,632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.35% 87.32% 86.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,896 52,725 57,819
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £298 £304 £297
90th Percentile £668 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,469 2,152 2,311
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +11.36% -12.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.70 £11.17
90th Percentile £54.00 £51.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate £22.91 £23.00 £20.11
% change year-on-year -0.39% +14.40% -20.56%

Front End Development
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Front End Development in the UK

Front End Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Front End Development.

Daily rate trend for Front End Development in the UK

Front End Development
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Front End Development over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Front End Development in the UK

Front End Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Front End Development.

Hourly rate trend for Front End Development in the UK

Front End Development
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Front End Development over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Front End Development in the UK

Front End Development
Top 17 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 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
England -7 1,075 £475 +3.83% 330
London -8 638 £525 +5.00% 128
UK excluding London -26 492 £400 -3.03% 225
South West +37 128 £411 -8.61% 31
North of England -26 110 £400 -3.61% 74
Midlands +3 76 £400 +6.67% 28
South East -65 74 £380 -15.56% 48
Scotland +13 56 £400 +1.59% 8
North West -28 53 £419 +1.52% 44
West Midlands +22 52 £388 +3.33% 20
Yorkshire +33 51 £400 -11.11% 20
Work from Home -25 50 £400 +6.52% 36
East of England +44 39 £400 +14.29% 21
East Midlands -1 24 £400 - 8
Wales -24 8 £450 +20.40% 11
North East -6 6 £330 -20.48% 10
Northern Ireland -4 3 £300 -14.29% 4

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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.

1 821 (70.59%) JavaScript
2 628 (54.00%) HTML
3 618 (53.14%) CSS
4 546 (46.95%) Agile Software Development
5 415 (35.68%) AngularJS
6 400 (34.39%) React
7 294 (25.28%) Node.js
8 264 (22.70%) User Experience
9 259 (22.27%) HTML5
10 202 (17.37%) Git (software)
11 190 (16.34%) CSS3
12 188 (16.17%) Java
13 186 (15.99%) Sass
14 178 (15.31%) AWS
15 174 (14.96%) Scrum
16 173 (14.88%) TypeScript
17 169 (14.53%) TDD
18 161 (13.84%) DevOps
19 156 (13.41%) Redux
20 151 (12.98%) Web Services
21 145 (12.47%) Azure
22 142 (12.21%) Finance
23 141 (12.12%) Vue.js
24 128 (11.01%) Microservices
25 126 (10.83%) REST
26 118 (10.15%) Test Automation
27 112 (9.63%) Software Engineering
28 107 (9.20%) C#
28 107 (9.20%) .NET
29 105 (9.03%) jQuery

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 60 (5.16%) Elasticsearch
2 43 (3.70%) CMS
3 27 (2.32%) Drupal
4 16 (1.38%) WordPress
5 15 (1.29%) SAS
6 13 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 10 (0.86%) Apache
7 10 (0.86%) IIS
8 9 (0.77%) SharePoint
8 9 (0.77%) Umbraco
9 8 (0.69%) Apache Spark
9 8 (0.69%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.60%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.52%) JBoss
12 5 (0.43%) Confluence
12 5 (0.43%) Mendix
13 3 (0.26%) Camunda
13 3 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
14 2 (0.17%) EPiServer
14 2 (0.17%) nginx
Applications
1 46 (3.96%) Sketch
2 33 (2.84%) Photoshop
3 13 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
4 11 (0.95%) InVision
5 7 (0.60%) Figma
6 4 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.17%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.086%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.086%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 18 (1.55%) Magento
2 15 (1.29%) Shopify
3 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.086%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.086%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.086%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 178 (15.31%) AWS
2 145 (12.47%) Azure
3 64 (5.50%) GCP
4 42 (3.61%) npm
5 40 (3.44%) GitHub
5 40 (3.44%) Serverless
6 29 (2.49%) AWS Lambda
7 21 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
8 18 (1.55%) SaaS
9 14 (1.20%) Amazon S3
10 13 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (1.12%) PaaS
11 12 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 10 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (0.86%) Yarn
13 8 (0.69%) Power Platform
14 7 (0.60%) Google Analytics
14 7 (0.60%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.43%) Heroku
15 5 (0.43%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.12%) HTTP
2 10 (0.86%) SSL
3 5 (0.43%) HTTPS
3 5 (0.43%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.17%) Internet
4 2 (0.17%) Intranet
4 2 (0.17%) Skype
5 1 (0.086%) DNS
5 1 (0.086%) IKE
5 1 (0.086%) NFC
5 1 (0.086%) RTMP
5 1 (0.086%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (4.90%) MySQL
2 38 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
2 38 (3.27%) SQL Server
3 28 (2.41%) Redis
4 26 (2.24%) Relational Database
5 22 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
5 22 (1.89%) NoSQL
6 15 (1.29%) MongoDB
7 14 (1.20%) Big Data
8 10 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 9 (0.77%) GIS
10 8 (0.69%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.60%) Hadoop
11 7 (0.60%) Power BI
12 6 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (0.43%) Data Lake
14 4 (0.34%) Blockchain
14 4 (0.34%) Parquet
14 4 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 3 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 202 (17.37%) Git (software)
2 68 (5.85%) Jasmine
3 59 (5.07%) Jenkins
4 51 (4.39%) webpack
5 50 (4.30%) Selenium
6 48 (4.13%) Grunt
7 45 (3.87%) gulp
8 40 (3.44%) JIRA
9 34 (2.92%) Protractor
10 33 (2.84%) Cucumber
11 26 (2.24%) JUnit
12 23 (1.98%) Karma Test Runner
13 20 (1.72%) Bitbucket
13 20 (1.72%) Cypress.io
14 18 (1.55%) git-flow
14 18 (1.55%) Maven
15 17 (1.46%) Subversion
15 17 (1.46%) Visual Studio
16 16 (1.38%) TeamCity
17 15 (1.29%) RStudio
General
1 142 (12.21%) Finance
2 88 (7.57%) Front Office
3 73 (6.28%) Banking
4 66 (5.67%) Public Sector
5 40 (3.44%) Investment Banking
6 21 (1.81%) Games
7 20 (1.72%) Law
7 20 (1.72%) Marketing
8 14 (1.20%) Retail
9 7 (0.60%) Publishing
10 6 (0.52%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.43%) Brand Awareness
11 5 (0.43%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.43%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.34%) Advertising
12 4 (0.34%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.34%) Automotive
12 4 (0.34%) Back Office
12 4 (0.34%) Electronics
12 4 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 998 (85.81%) Developer
2 628 (54.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 208 (17.88%) React Developer
4 124 (10.66%) JavaScript Developer
5 111 (9.54%) Angular Developer
6 89 (7.65%) Senior Developer
7 85 (7.31%) Designer
8 63 (5.42%) Java Developer
9 59 (5.07%) UI Developer
10 56 (4.82%) HTML Developer
11 52 (4.47%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 48 (4.13%) UX Designer
13 42 (3.61%) AWS Developer
14 41 (3.53%) Software Engineer
15 35 (3.01%) .NET Developer
15 35 (3.01%) AWS Engineer
15 35 (3.01%) C# Developer
16 34 (2.92%) Full Stack Developer
17 33 (2.84%) Web Developer
18 32 (2.75%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 628 (54.00%) HTML
2 618 (53.14%) CSS
3 415 (35.68%) AngularJS
4 400 (34.39%) React
5 294 (25.28%) Node.js
6 259 (22.27%) HTML5
7 190 (16.34%) CSS3
8 186 (15.99%) Sass
9 156 (13.41%) Redux
10 151 (12.98%) Web Services
11 141 (12.12%) Vue.js
12 126 (10.83%) REST
13 107 (9.20%) .NET
14 105 (9.03%) jQuery
15 85 (7.31%) RESTful
16 64 (5.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 54 (4.64%) Jest
18 50 (4.30%) JSON
19 48 (4.13%) Spring
20 39 (3.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 264 (22.70%) User Experience
2 89 (7.65%) Greenfield Project
3 69 (5.93%) Fixed Income
4 57 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
5 55 (4.73%) Mobile App
6 47 (4.04%) Hedge funds
7 42 (3.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 36 (3.10%) Derivative
9 35 (3.01%) Equities
10 26 (2.24%) W3C
11 15 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
12 10 (0.86%) NHS
12 10 (0.86%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.69%) Cloud Native
13 8 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.52%) Algorithms
14 6 (0.52%) Blog
14 6 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (0.52%) Virtual Team
15 5 (0.43%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 43 (3.70%) Linux
2 13 (1.12%) Android
2 13 (1.12%) Apple iOS
3 12 (1.03%) Mac OS
3 12 (1.03%) Unix
3 12 (1.03%) Windows
4 9 (0.77%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.26%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.17%) CentOS
6 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.086%) tvOS
7 1 (0.086%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 546 (46.95%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (14.96%) Scrum
3 169 (14.53%) TDD
4 161 (13.84%) DevOps
5 128 (11.01%) Microservices
6 118 (10.15%) Test Automation
7 112 (9.63%) Software Engineering
8 101 (8.68%) Web Development
9 80 (6.88%) E-Commerce
10 76 (6.53%) Continuous Integration
11 72 (6.19%) Problem-Solving
12 70 (6.02%) MVC
13 62 (5.33%) Open Source
14 61 (5.25%) Asset Management
15 60 (5.16%) BDD
15 60 (5.16%) Pair Programming
16 59 (5.07%) Computer Science
16 59 (5.07%) Visualisation
17 58 (4.99%) SDLC
17 58 (4.99%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 821 (70.59%) JavaScript
2 188 (16.17%) Java
3 173 (14.88%) TypeScript
4 107 (9.20%) C#
5 100 (8.60%) ES6
6 89 (7.65%) Python
7 83 (7.14%) SQL
8 62 (5.33%) PHP
9 33 (2.84%) Ruby
10 30 (2.58%) Java 8
11 24 (2.06%) Scala
12 16 (1.38%) Kotlin
13 11 (0.95%) T-SQL
14 10 (0.86%) ES7
15 9 (0.77%) C
16 7 (0.60%) R
17 6 (0.52%) Perl
18 5 (0.43%) C++
19 4 (0.34%) Bash Shell
19 4 (0.34%) Go
Qualifications
1 81 (6.96%) Security Cleared
2 68 (5.85%) SC Cleared
3 61 (5.25%) Degree
4 34 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.52%) DBS Check
6 6 (0.52%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.17%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.086%) CIPD
8 1 (0.086%) ISEB
8 1 (0.086%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.086%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.086%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.01%) WCAG
2 33 (2.84%) QA
3 9 (0.77%) WAI
4 5 (0.43%) GDPR
5 4 (0.34%) PMO
6 3 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 100 (8.60%) Docker
2 6 (0.52%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.086%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.086%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 69 (5.93%) Kubernetes
2 37 (3.18%) Terraform
3 12 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.52%) Ansible
4 6 (0.52%) Puppet
5 5 (0.43%) Kibana
5 5 (0.43%) Prometheus
6 4 (0.34%) Grafana
6 4 (0.34%) Zipkin
7 3 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.086%) BMC Performance Manager
8 1 (0.086%) logstash
Vendors
1 51 (4.39%) Google
2 33 (2.84%) Microsoft
3 31 (2.67%) Adobe
4 28 (2.41%) Oracle
5 10 (0.86%) hybris
5 10 (0.86%) IBM
6 9 (0.77%) SAP
7 7 (0.60%) Perforce
7 7 (0.60%) Sitecore
7 7 (0.60%) Twitter
8 6 (0.52%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.43%) AppDynamics
9 5 (0.43%) Cisco
9 5 (0.43%) Dynatrace
9 5 (0.43%) Riverbed
9 5 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.43%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.34%) BMC
10 4 (0.34%) Tableau
11 3 (0.26%) Guidewire