Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 86 81 83
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 +1
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 2,239 3,256 2,979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.69% 3.13% 2.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 3.60% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,611 2,491 2,264
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £319 £325 £290
90th Percentile £613 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 11
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% -13.04%
10th Percentile £25.00 £16.73 £15.00
90th Percentile £50.60 £49.63 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -12.50% +150.00%

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 71,510 90,455 88,870
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.95% 86.91% 86.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 46,824 59,878 59,072
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £294 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,277 2,338 2,136
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -4.35% +2.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.50 £49.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £23.32
% change year-on-year +7.14% -9.95% +3.64%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -3 2,087 £475 +5.56% 1,012
London +1 1,300 £513 +2.50% 419
UK excluding London -30 895 £413 +3.13% 645
South East -41 261 £425 - 128
North of England -15 206 £425 +11.84% 180
North West -7 123 £425 +13.33% 131
Midlands +15 121 £390 -2.56% 113
South West -13 116 £400 -3.61% 92
West Midlands +36 83 £400 -5.88% 76
Scotland -23 81 £425 +5.59% 36
East of England +26 76 £425 - 81
Yorkshire -16 53 £425 +13.33% 30
East Midlands -1 37 £375 -6.25% 37
North East +4 30 £375 -6.25% 19
Wales +4 20 £338 -15.63% 11
Northern Ireland +20 16 £350 - 5

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1,629 (72.76%) JavaScript
2 1,335 (59.62%) HTML
3 1,313 (58.64%) CSS
4 1,105 (49.35%) Agile Software Development
5 896 (40.02%) React
6 795 (35.51%) AngularJS
7 603 (26.93%) Node.js
8 584 (26.08%) HTML5
9 490 (21.88%) TDD
10 481 (21.48%) User Experience
11 478 (21.35%) Git (software)
12 445 (19.87%) CSS3
13 402 (17.95%) Sass
14 392 (17.51%) Redux
15 380 (16.97%) Java
16 351 (15.68%) TypeScript
17 315 (14.07%) Finance
18 312 (13.93%) jQuery
19 304 (13.58%) Scrum
20 299 (13.35%) C#
21 266 (11.88%) ES6
22 246 (10.99%) AWS
23 240 (10.72%) .NET
24 225 (10.05%) Docker
25 224 (10.00%) Web Development
26 222 (9.92%) Vue.js
27 214 (9.56%) Continuous Integration
28 209 (9.33%) Python
28 209 (9.33%) Microservices
29 199 (8.89%) Test Automation

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
1 160 (7.15%) CMS
2 54 (2.41%) Confluence
3 48 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
4 38 (1.70%) WordPress
5 35 (1.56%) Drupal
6 34 (1.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 34 (1.52%) WebSphere
7 31 (1.38%) Apache
8 26 (1.16%) SharePoint
9 20 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
10 17 (0.76%) JBoss
11 16 (0.71%) Apache Solr
12 15 (0.67%) Umbraco
13 11 (0.49%) Tomcat
14 9 (0.40%) nginx
15 7 (0.31%) Moodle
16 6 (0.27%) Apache Spark
16 6 (0.27%) Camunda
17 5 (0.22%) Jadu
17 5 (0.22%) Mendix
Applications
1 51 (2.28%) Photoshop
2 22 (0.98%) Sketch
3 20 (0.89%) Adobe Illustrator
4 14 (0.63%) InVision
5 12 (0.54%) Zeplin
6 6 (0.27%) Adobe XD
7 5 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.22%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.22%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.18%) Figma
8 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
9 2 (0.089%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 1 (0.045%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.045%) Marvel
10 1 (0.045%) Microsoft Office
10 1 (0.045%) UserZoom
10 1 (0.045%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 49 (2.19%) Magento
2 17 (0.76%) Shopify
3 7 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.089%) BASE24
7 2 (0.089%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.089%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.045%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.045%) MultiChain
8 1 (0.045%) Quorum
8 1 (0.045%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 246 (10.99%) AWS
2 166 (7.41%) Azure
3 122 (5.45%) GitHub
4 70 (3.13%) npm
5 54 (2.41%) Serverless
6 46 (2.05%) GCP
7 39 (1.74%) AWS Lambda
8 35 (1.56%) Google Analytics
9 30 (1.34%) Amazon S3
10 28 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
11 26 (1.16%) SaaS
12 22 (0.98%) Amazon SQS
13 18 (0.80%) OpenShift
13 18 (0.80%) PaaS
14 15 (0.67%) Yarn
15 14 (0.63%) Adobe Analytics
16 12 (0.54%) Amazon ECS
16 12 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
17 10 (0.45%) Power Platform
18 8 (0.36%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.19%) HTTP
2 27 (1.21%) TCP/IP
3 25 (1.12%) SSL
4 15 (0.67%) Internet
5 9 (0.40%) HTTPS
6 6 (0.27%) Intranet
7 5 (0.22%) FTP
8 3 (0.13%) Modbus
8 3 (0.13%) SMTP
8 3 (0.13%) SSH
9 2 (0.089%) ATM
9 2 (0.089%) RTMP
10 1 (0.045%) Broadband
10 1 (0.045%) Extranet
10 1 (0.045%) NFC
10 1 (0.045%) RTP
10 1 (0.045%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
2 92 (4.11%) SQL Server
3 84 (3.75%) MySQL
4 64 (2.86%) NoSQL
5 60 (2.68%) Relational Database
6 41 (1.83%) MongoDB
7 29 (1.30%) Redis
8 18 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
8 18 (0.80%) Big Data
9 17 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 14 (0.63%) Blockchain
11 12 (0.54%) HBase
12 10 (0.45%) Amazon Redshift
12 10 (0.45%) Power BI
12 10 (0.45%) RDBMS
13 8 (0.36%) Jackrabbit
13 8 (0.36%) Oracle Database
13 8 (0.36%) Parquet
14 7 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 478 (21.35%) Git (software)
2 178 (7.95%) webpack
3 150 (6.70%) Jenkins
4 136 (6.07%) JIRA
5 118 (5.27%) gulp
6 112 (5.00%) Jasmine
7 100 (4.47%) Grunt
8 74 (3.31%) Visual Studio
9 71 (3.17%) Karma Test Runner
10 66 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
11 63 (2.81%) Selenium
12 56 (2.50%) Cucumber
13 52 (2.32%) JUnit
14 47 (2.10%) Babel
15 45 (2.01%) Subversion
16 43 (1.92%) Mocha
17 42 (1.88%) Bitbucket
18 40 (1.79%) Maven
19 39 (1.74%) Protractor
20 32 (1.43%) Moq
General
1 315 (14.07%) Finance
2 109 (4.87%) Banking
3 106 (4.73%) Front Office
3 106 (4.73%) Marketing
4 103 (4.60%) Retail
5 90 (4.02%) Public Sector
6 56 (2.50%) Law
7 37 (1.65%) Games
8 26 (1.16%) Investment Banking
9 17 (0.76%) Automotive
9 17 (0.76%) Telecoms
10 16 (0.71%) Advertising
11 14 (0.63%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.58%) Multimedia
12 13 (0.58%) Publishing
13 12 (0.54%) Police
14 10 (0.45%) Electronics
15 9 (0.40%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.36%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,996 (89.15%) Developer
2 1,353 (60.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 451 (20.14%) React Developer
4 284 (12.68%) JavaScript Developer
5 245 (10.94%) Angular Developer
6 175 (7.82%) Senior Developer
7 103 (4.60%) Full Stack Developer
8 94 (4.20%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 84 (3.75%) Node.js Developer
10 82 (3.66%) HTML Developer
11 80 (3.57%) UI Developer
12 70 (3.13%) Designer
13 60 (2.68%) .NET Developer
13 60 (2.68%) C# Developer
14 58 (2.59%) Java Developer
15 55 (2.46%) Software Engineer
15 55 (2.46%) UX Designer
15 55 (2.46%) Web Developer
16 54 (2.41%) Lead Developer
17 52 (2.32%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,335 (59.62%) HTML
2 1,313 (58.64%) CSS
3 896 (40.02%) React
4 795 (35.51%) AngularJS
5 603 (26.93%) Node.js
6 584 (26.08%) HTML5
7 445 (19.87%) CSS3
8 402 (17.95%) Sass
9 392 (17.51%) Redux
10 312 (13.93%) jQuery
11 240 (10.72%) .NET
12 222 (9.92%) Vue.js
13 197 (8.80%) REST
14 192 (8.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 185 (8.26%) Web Services
16 130 (5.81%) RESTful
17 121 (5.40%) JSON
18 104 (4.64%) LESS
19 87 (3.89%) GraphQL
20 85 (3.80%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 481 (21.48%) User Experience
2 173 (7.73%) Greenfield Project
3 120 (5.36%) Mobile App
4 80 (3.57%) W3C
5 73 (3.26%) Fixed Income
6 64 (2.86%) Derivative
7 58 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
8 29 (1.30%) Algorithms
9 23 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 21 (0.94%) Hedge funds
11 19 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
11 19 (0.85%) Vector Graphics
12 18 (0.80%) Virtual Team
13 15 (0.67%) Blog
14 14 (0.63%) e-Learning
15 13 (0.58%) Equities
16 12 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
16 12 (0.54%) Wiki
17 11 (0.49%) Digital Media
17 11 (0.49%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 79 (3.53%) Linux
2 38 (1.70%) Unix
3 27 (1.21%) Android
3 27 (1.21%) Apple iOS
4 10 (0.45%) Mac OS
4 10 (0.45%) Windows
5 7 (0.31%) Ubuntu
6 5 (0.22%) Solaris
7 3 (0.13%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.13%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.045%) CentOS
8 1 (0.045%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.045%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,105 (49.35%) Agile Software Development
2 490 (21.88%) TDD
3 304 (13.58%) Scrum
4 224 (10.00%) Web Development
5 214 (9.56%) Continuous Integration
6 209 (9.33%) Microservices
7 199 (8.89%) Test Automation
8 193 (8.62%) BDD
9 182 (8.13%) DevOps
10 166 (7.41%) E-Commerce
11 164 (7.32%) Software Engineering
12 147 (6.57%) Unit Testing
13 140 (6.25%) Mentoring
14 137 (6.12%) MVC
15 130 (5.81%) Responsive Web Design
16 118 (5.27%) Open Source
17 117 (5.23%) OO
18 106 (4.73%) Web Design
19 105 (4.69%) Problem-Solving
20 102 (4.56%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 1,629 (72.76%) JavaScript
2 380 (16.97%) Java
3 351 (15.68%) TypeScript
4 299 (13.35%) C#
5 266 (11.88%) ES6
6 209 (9.33%) Python
7 152 (6.79%) SQL
8 138 (6.16%) PHP
9 85 (3.80%) Ruby
10 60 (2.68%) C++
11 47 (2.10%) Scala
12 42 (1.88%) Java 8
13 41 (1.83%) ES7
14 16 (0.71%) Go
15 14 (0.63%) C
16 10 (0.45%) Apple Swift
17 8 (0.36%) Kotlin
17 8 (0.36%) Objective-C
18 7 (0.31%) Bash Shell
19 6 (0.27%) JPQL
Qualifications
1 105 (4.69%) Security Cleared
2 96 (4.29%) Degree
3 73 (3.26%) SC Cleared
4 26 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (0.67%) Master's Degree
6 10 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
8 8 (0.36%) AWS Certification
9 6 (0.27%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.13%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.089%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (4.82%) WCAG
2 60 (2.68%) QA
3 12 (0.54%) GDPR
4 7 (0.31%) WAI
5 2 (0.089%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.089%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.045%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 225 (10.05%) Docker
2 4 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.18%) vSphere
3 2 (0.089%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 88 (3.93%) Kubernetes
2 33 (1.47%) Grafana
3 24 (1.07%) Kibana
4 22 (0.98%) Terraform
5 20 (0.89%) Ansible
6 12 (0.54%) Puppet
7 7 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.18%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.13%) Control-M
10 2 (0.089%) Rancher
10 2 (0.089%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.045%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.045%) logstash
11 1 (0.045%) Mesos
11 1 (0.045%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 1 (0.045%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 84 (3.75%) Microsoft
2 72 (3.22%) Google
3 67 (2.99%) Adobe
4 42 (1.88%) Bloomberg
5 40 (1.79%) Reuters
6 31 (1.38%) hybris
6 31 (1.38%) IBM
7 30 (1.34%) Atlassian
8 28 (1.25%) Sitecore
9 23 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
10 20 (0.89%) Oracle
11 19 (0.85%) SAP
12 16 (0.71%) Perforce
13 13 (0.58%) Cypress Semiconductor
14 8 (0.36%) ServiceNow
15 7 (0.31%) Optimizely
16 6 (0.27%) Qubit
16 6 (0.27%) Red Hat
16 6 (0.27%) Tableau
16 6 (0.27%) Xamarin