Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 76 88
Rank change year-on-year -7 +12 +6
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 2927 3006 2710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.84% 2.92% 2.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.35% 3.48% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2237 2136 2018
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £293 £270 £258
90th Percentile £588 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year +0.67% +6.43% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 18
UK median hourly rate £33.44 £43.25 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.68% +78.50% -25.45%
10th Percentile £12.95 £15.00 £20.21
90th Percentile £49.75 £49.65 £41.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.44 £16.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +109.00% -50.00% +42.22%

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 87300 86474 93048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.56% 83.91% 82.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 58356 57113 60444
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £605 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +1.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1997 2343 2772
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.13% +17.50%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -3 2762 £423 +5.63% 643
London -12 1588 £450 +5.88% 334
UK excluding London +19 1315 £375 +0.67% 334
South East +9 383 £375 - 86
North of England +25 349 £375 - 113
Midlands +1 220 £350 - 57
North West +55 192 £375 -1.64% 59
South West +12 125 £370 +10.04% 35
Scotland +28 124 £375 - 18
Yorkshire -24 122 £394 +5.00% 50
West Midlands +19 121 £375 +7.14% 27
East Midlands -8 99 £338 -10.00% 30
East of England +16 92 £375 -3.23% 18
North East +36 35 £388 +10.71% 4
Wales +4 19 £400 +17.65% 6
Northern Ireland -35 4 £413 +6.45% 1

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 2296 (78.44%) JavaScript
2 2212 (75.57%) HTML
3 2129 (72.74%) CSS
4 1342 (45.85%) HTML5
5 1227 (41.92%) Agile Software Development
6 1199 (40.96%) AngularJS
7 1025 (35.02%) CSS3
8 880 (30.06%) React
9 731 (24.97%) jQuery
10 665 (22.72%) Sass
11 630 (21.52%) TDD
12 617 (21.08%) Git (software)
13 609 (20.81%) Node.js
14 543 (18.55%) User Experience
15 524 (17.90%) Java
16 439 (15.00%) Web Development
17 406 (13.87%) Finance
18 396 (13.53%) .NET
19 382 (13.05%) Scrum
20 347 (11.86%) C#
21 334 (11.41%) gulp
22 322 (11.00%) Test Automation
23 317 (10.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
24 316 (10.80%) Grunt
24 316 (10.80%) MVC
25 288 (9.84%) OO
25 288 (9.84%) Responsive Web Design
26 272 (9.29%) BDD
27 268 (9.16%) LESS
28 262 (8.95%) Angular 2

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
1 164 (5.60%) CMS
2 74 (2.53%) WordPress
3 58 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
4 57 (1.95%) Drupal
5 47 (1.61%) Apache
6 33 (1.13%) Confluence
7 28 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 27 (0.92%) SharePoint
8 27 (0.92%) Umbraco
9 20 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
9 20 (0.68%) Tomcat
10 15 (0.51%) Apache Solr
11 14 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 13 (0.44%) IIS
12 13 (0.44%) nginx
12 13 (0.44%) WebSphere
13 12 (0.41%) EPiServer
13 12 (0.41%) JBoss
14 10 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
15 9 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 132 (4.51%) Photoshop
2 70 (2.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 53 (1.81%) Adobe Illustrator
4 13 (0.44%) InVision
5 11 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
6 10 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
7 9 (0.31%) MS Visio
8 8 (0.27%) GIMP
9 7 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
10 6 (0.20%) Adobe After Effects
11 4 (0.14%) Fireworks
11 4 (0.14%) InDesign
11 4 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
12 2 (0.068%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.068%) HipChat
12 2 (0.068%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.034%) Flinto
13 1 (0.034%) Microsoft Office
13 1 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 45 (1.54%) Magento
2 12 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
4 7 (0.24%) KANA IQ
5 6 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
6 4 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.14%) Shopify
7 3 (0.10%) Social Studio
7 3 (0.10%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.068%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.068%) SDL Web 8
9 1 (0.034%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.034%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.034%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 142 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
2 118 (4.03%) npm
3 85 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 39 (1.33%) GitHub
5 31 (1.06%) SaaS
6 20 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
7 17 (0.58%) Serverless
8 13 (0.44%) Google Analytics
8 13 (0.44%) Office 365
9 10 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.20%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
11 5 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.17%) Firebase
11 5 (0.17%) PaaS
11 5 (0.17%) Trello
12 4 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.14%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.14%) Yarn
13 3 (0.10%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 45 (1.54%) Internet
2 35 (1.20%) HTTP
3 16 (0.55%) SMS
4 11 (0.38%) Intranet
5 6 (0.20%) SSH
6 5 (0.17%) MQTT
7 3 (0.10%) DNS
7 3 (0.10%) FTP
7 3 (0.10%) SMTP
8 2 (0.068%) Modbus
8 2 (0.068%) Skype
8 2 (0.068%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.034%) AMQP
9 1 (0.034%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.034%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.034%) Network Security
9 1 (0.034%) SSL
9 1 (0.034%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 127 (4.34%) MongoDB
3 99 (3.38%) MySQL
4 75 (2.56%) NoSQL
5 49 (1.67%) Big Data
6 46 (1.57%) Relational Database
7 27 (0.92%) Redis
8 24 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
9 19 (0.65%) RDBMS
10 18 (0.61%) Hadoop
11 16 (0.55%) Blockchain
12 13 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (0.44%) HBase
13 11 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (0.31%) Endeca
15 9 (0.31%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 617 (21.08%) Git (software)
2 334 (11.41%) gulp
3 316 (10.80%) Grunt
4 209 (7.14%) webpack
5 203 (6.94%) Jasmine
6 140 (4.78%) Jenkins
7 131 (4.48%) Selenium
8 128 (4.37%) Karma Test Runner
9 101 (3.45%) JIRA
10 84 (2.87%) Mocha
11 78 (2.66%) Subversion
12 71 (2.43%) Cucumber
13 66 (2.25%) Protractor
14 56 (1.91%) Visual Studio
15 54 (1.84%) IntelliJ
16 47 (1.61%) Maven
17 46 (1.57%) Bower
18 44 (1.50%) JUnit
19 41 (1.40%) Babel
20 37 (1.26%) Bitbucket
General
1 406 (13.87%) Finance
2 195 (6.66%) Banking
3 166 (5.67%) Retail
4 134 (4.58%) Marketing
5 91 (3.11%) Front Office
6 65 (2.22%) Investment Banking
7 59 (2.02%) Games
8 36 (1.23%) Telecoms
9 34 (1.16%) Publishing
10 26 (0.89%) Advertising
11 24 (0.82%) Law
12 16 (0.55%) Automotive
13 15 (0.51%) Electronics
13 15 (0.51%) Manufacturing
14 13 (0.44%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.34%) Multimedia
16 8 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.20%) Japanese Language
18 5 (0.17%) Legal
18 5 (0.17%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 2670 (91.22%) Developer
2 1804 (61.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 649 (22.17%) JavaScript Developer
4 403 (13.77%) Angular Developer
5 338 (11.55%) HTML Developer
6 262 (8.95%) HTML CSS Developer
7 188 (6.42%) Senior Developer
8 186 (6.35%) Java Developer
9 164 (5.60%) UI Developer
10 146 (4.99%) .NET Developer
11 144 (4.92%) C# Developer
12 127 (4.34%) Node.js Developer
13 121 (4.13%) Senior Front-End Developer
14 107 (3.66%) Full Stack Developer
15 106 (3.62%) Designer
16 104 (3.55%) Web Developer
17 83 (2.84%) C# .NET Developer
18 78 (2.66%) Agile Developer
19 72 (2.46%) Lead Developer
20 65 (2.22%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2212 (75.57%) HTML
2 2129 (72.74%) CSS
3 1342 (45.85%) HTML5
4 1199 (40.96%) AngularJS
5 1025 (35.02%) CSS3
6 880 (30.06%) React
7 731 (24.97%) jQuery
8 665 (22.72%) Sass
9 609 (20.81%) Node.js
10 396 (13.53%) .NET
11 317 (10.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 268 (9.16%) LESS
13 262 (8.95%) Angular 2
14 254 (8.68%) Web Services
15 253 (8.64%) Redux
16 235 (8.03%) REST
17 232 (7.93%) RESTful
18 230 (7.86%) JSON
19 205 (7.00%) Ajax
20 183 (6.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 543 (18.55%) User Experience
2 160 (5.47%) Greenfield Project
3 146 (4.99%) Mobile App
4 113 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
5 102 (3.48%) Fintech
6 92 (3.14%) Computer Science
7 53 (1.81%) W3C
8 39 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 31 (1.06%) Digital Media
10 30 (1.02%) Algorithms
11 26 (0.89%) Animation
11 26 (0.89%) Social Media
12 24 (0.82%) Market Risk
13 20 (0.68%) Data Structures
14 18 (0.61%) Grid Computing
14 18 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
15 17 (0.58%) Online Banking
16 15 (0.51%) Equities
17 14 (0.48%) e-Learning
17 14 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 137 (4.68%) Linux
2 51 (1.74%) Windows
3 41 (1.40%) Apple iOS
4 39 (1.33%) Android
5 37 (1.26%) Unix
6 19 (0.65%) Mac OS
7 15 (0.51%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.24%) Windows 2000
8 7 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.14%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.14%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.068%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.068%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.034%) CentOS
11 1 (0.034%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.034%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1227 (41.92%) Agile Software Development
2 630 (21.52%) TDD
3 439 (15.00%) Web Development
4 382 (13.05%) Scrum
5 322 (11.00%) Test Automation
6 316 (10.80%) MVC
7 288 (9.84%) OO
7 288 (9.84%) Responsive Web Design
8 272 (9.29%) BDD
9 259 (8.85%) Continuous Integration
10 177 (6.05%) Unit Testing
11 170 (5.81%) E-Commerce
12 159 (5.43%) Software Engineering
12 159 (5.43%) Web Design
13 152 (5.19%) Wireframes
14 117 (4.00%) Prototyping
15 105 (3.59%) OOP
16 103 (3.52%) DevOps
16 103 (3.52%) Microservices
17 98 (3.35%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2296 (78.44%) JavaScript
2 524 (17.90%) Java
3 347 (11.86%) C#
4 253 (8.64%) ES6
5 227 (7.76%) SQL
6 188 (6.42%) TypeScript
7 182 (6.22%) PHP
8 146 (4.99%) Python
9 81 (2.77%) Ruby
10 64 (2.19%) Scala
11 57 (1.95%) ECMAScript
12 37 (1.26%) Groovy
13 31 (1.06%) T-SQL
14 27 (0.92%) Go
15 20 (0.68%) C++
16 16 (0.55%) PowerShell
17 15 (0.51%) C
17 15 (0.51%) PL/SQL
18 13 (0.44%) Objective-C
19 12 (0.41%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 110 (3.76%) Degree
2 54 (1.84%) Security Cleared
3 40 (1.37%) SC Cleared
4 38 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (0.17%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.10%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.034%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.034%) CISA
9 1 (0.034%) CISM
9 1 (0.034%) CISSP
9 1 (0.034%) ISEB
9 1 (0.034%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.034%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.034%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (3.31%) QA
2 51 (1.74%) WCAG
3 21 (0.72%) WAI
4 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.10%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.068%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.034%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.034%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.034%) GCP
8 1 (0.034%) SLA
System Software
1 118 (4.03%) Docker
2 9 (0.31%) HDFS
3 5 (0.17%) Varnish
4 2 (0.068%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.034%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.034%) NFS
5 1 (0.034%) Samba
5 1 (0.034%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.034%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (1.06%) Puppet
2 25 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (0.72%) Ansible
4 12 (0.41%) Kubernetes
5 6 (0.20%) Terraform
6 4 (0.14%) Kibana
7 2 (0.068%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.068%) Grafana
7 2 (0.068%) logstash
7 2 (0.068%) Nagios
7 2 (0.068%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.034%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.034%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.034%) HockeyApp
8 1 (0.034%) Marathon
8 1 (0.034%) Mesos
8 1 (0.034%) Salt
Vendors
1 142 (4.85%) Adobe
2 100 (3.42%) Microsoft
3 80 (2.73%) Oracle
4 47 (1.61%) Sitecore
5 46 (1.57%) Google
6 37 (1.26%) New Relic
7 32 (1.09%) Twitter
8 24 (0.82%) SAP
9 21 (0.72%) hybris
10 18 (0.61%) IBM
11 12 (0.41%) Optimizely
11 12 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (0.31%) Demandware
12 9 (0.31%) Perforce
13 8 (0.27%) Sybase
14 7 (0.24%) Atlassian
14 7 (0.24%) KANA
15 6 (0.20%) ATG
15 6 (0.20%) Omniture
15 6 (0.20%) Splunk