Period
to 18 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Developer (Client-Side Developer)
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 201 192 164
Rank change year-on-year -9 -28 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 1,199 570 1,197
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.37% 1.40% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 1.52% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 892 398 844
10th Percentile £363 £304 £313
25th Percentile £419 £350 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +20.59% -5.56% -
75th Percentile £625 £525 £538
90th Percentile £700 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
10th Percentile £39.96 - -
25th Percentile £59.33 £57.00 £51.00
Median hourly rate £67.80 £59.00 £52.00
Median % change year-on-year +14.92% +13.46% +80.87%
75th Percentile - £61.00 £53.00
90th Percentile - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.80 £59.00 £52.00
% change year-on-year +14.92% +13.46% +246.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 81,647 37,526 67,836
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.39% 92.41% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,293 25,617 45,375
10th Percentile £304 £256 £238
25th Percentile £413 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £515 £470 £450
Median % change year-on-year +9.57% +4.44% -
75th Percentile £620 £575 £563
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,013 1,395 2,508
10th Percentile £12.24 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.25 £14.01 £14.00
Median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +27.78% +1.93%
75th Percentile £46.88 £45.00 £38.75
90th Percentile £62.50 £57.80 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +11.43% -

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the UK

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer).

Daily rate trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the UK

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the UK

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer).

Hourly rate trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the UK

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the UK

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
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 Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the UK over the 6 months to 18 January 2022. 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 -20 937 £525 +23.53% 475
London -15 567 £575 +27.78% 237
Work from Home +8 451 £525 +23.53% 107
UK excluding London -31 341 £450 +12.50% 255
South East -50 77 £450 +12.50% 47
North of England -60 74 £419 -1.47% 85
Midlands -19 70 £450 +28.57% 44
South West -30 55 £506 +35.00% 27
East Midlands -1 45 £463 +32.14% 16
Yorkshire -38 45 £463 -3.90% 36
Scotland -33 34 £450 +11.11% 13
North West -47 28 £403 -5.29% 38
West Midlands -45 25 £445 +36.92% 27
East of England -45 18 £400 -5.47% 29
Wales -20 11 £375 -6.25% 8
North East -5 3 £275 -35.29% 11
Northern Ireland -5 1 - - 2

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 1,073 (89.49%) Front End Development
2 838 (69.89%) JavaScript
3 783 (65.30%) React
4 680 (56.71%) HTML
5 671 (55.96%) CSS
6 460 (38.37%) TypeScript
7 433 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
8 318 (26.52%) AngularJS
9 281 (23.44%) HTML5
10 277 (23.10%) Node.js
11 249 (20.77%) Redux
12 233 (19.43%) Git (software)
13 227 (18.93%) User Experience
14 192 (16.01%) CSS3
15 190 (15.85%) Sass
16 169 (14.10%) TDD
17 160 (13.34%) Social Skills
18 153 (12.76%) Finance
19 150 (12.51%) AWS
19 150 (12.51%) ES6
20 149 (12.43%) Azure
21 144 (12.01%) Vue.js
22 142 (11.84%) Web Development
23 140 (11.68%) Java
23 140 (11.68%) Accessibility
24 132 (11.01%) Scrum
25 128 (10.68%) C#
25 128 (10.68%) .NET
26 125 (10.43%) webpack
27 119 (9.92%) DevOps

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
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 69 (5.75%) CMS
2 18 (1.50%) Headless CMS
3 15 (1.25%) WordPress
4 12 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 12 (1.00%) Confluence
5 11 (0.92%) Drupal
6 7 (0.58%) IBM Domino
7 6 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.50%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (0.42%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.33%) Apache
9 4 (0.33%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.25%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.25%) GemFire
10 3 (0.25%) JBoss
11 2 (0.17%) Kentico
11 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.17%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.083%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (0.58%) Photoshop
1 7 (0.58%) Sketch
2 5 (0.42%) InDesign
3 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.17%) Adobe XD
3 2 (0.17%) InVision
3 2 (0.17%) Zeplin
4 1 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.083%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.083%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 21 (1.75%) Magento
2 17 (1.42%) Shopify
3 6 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.42%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.083%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 150 (12.51%) AWS
2 149 (12.43%) Azure
3 69 (5.75%) npm
4 37 (3.09%) GitHub
5 31 (2.59%) Serverless
5 31 (2.59%) Yarn
6 29 (2.42%) GCP
7 26 (2.17%) SaaS
8 18 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
9 14 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (0.67%) OpenShift
11 7 (0.58%) Heroku
12 6 (0.50%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.42%) Amazon Cognito
13 5 (0.42%) Amazon Kinesis
13 5 (0.42%) Figma
13 5 (0.42%) Firebase
13 5 (0.42%) Route 53
14 4 (0.33%) AWS KMS
14 4 (0.33%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.08%) Internet
2 8 (0.67%) HTTP
3 7 (0.58%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.25%) DNS
5 1 (0.083%) AMQP
5 1 (0.083%) Broadband
5 1 (0.083%) SSL
5 1 (0.083%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
2 33 (2.75%) MongoDB
3 28 (2.34%) SQL Server
4 26 (2.17%) MySQL
5 18 (1.50%) NoSQL
6 17 (1.42%) Relational Database
7 11 (0.92%) Redis
8 8 (0.67%) Big Data
9 6 (0.50%) Amazon Aurora
10 5 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.42%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.33%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.25%) DB2
12 3 (0.25%) InterSystems Cache
12 3 (0.25%) Power BI
12 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2017
13 2 (0.17%) Blockchain
13 2 (0.17%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 233 (19.43%) Git (software)
2 125 (10.43%) webpack
3 84 (7.01%) Jenkins
4 67 (5.59%) Cypress.io
5 62 (5.17%) Jasmine
6 51 (4.25%) JIRA
7 43 (3.59%) Storybook
8 42 (3.50%) GitLab
8 42 (3.50%) Karma Test Runner
9 41 (3.42%) SonarQube
10 36 (3.00%) Maven
11 31 (2.59%) Mocha
12 30 (2.50%) Bitbucket
12 30 (2.50%) Grunt
12 30 (2.50%) gulp
12 30 (2.50%) Selenium
13 26 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
14 24 (2.00%) Artifactory
15 18 (1.50%) JUnit
16 14 (1.17%) Protractor
General
1 160 (13.34%) Social Skills
2 153 (12.76%) Finance
3 86 (7.17%) Public Sector
4 81 (6.76%) Banking
5 42 (3.50%) Retail
6 36 (3.00%) Front Office
7 29 (2.42%) Investment Banking
8 27 (2.25%) Marketing
9 23 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
10 21 (1.75%) Games
11 11 (0.92%) Law
11 11 (0.92%) Telecoms
12 8 (0.67%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.50%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 6 (0.50%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.50%) Organisational Skills
14 5 (0.42%) Electronics
14 5 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.42%) Presentation Skills
15 4 (0.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 783 (65.30%) React
2 680 (56.71%) HTML
3 671 (55.96%) CSS
4 318 (26.52%) AngularJS
5 281 (23.44%) HTML5
6 277 (23.10%) Node.js
7 249 (20.77%) Redux
8 192 (16.01%) CSS3
9 190 (15.85%) Sass
10 144 (12.01%) Vue.js
11 128 (10.68%) .NET
12 118 (9.84%) Jest
13 98 (8.17%) REST
14 75 (6.26%) jQuery
15 69 (5.75%) LESS
16 67 (5.59%) RESTful
17 63 (5.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 62 (5.17%) GraphQL
19 60 (5.00%) JSON
20 47 (3.92%) Next.js
Miscellaneous
1 227 (18.93%) User Experience
2 79 (6.59%) Greenfield Project
3 25 (2.09%) Equities
4 24 (2.00%) Mobile App
5 22 (1.83%) W3C
6 17 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 14 (1.17%) Algorithms
7 14 (1.17%) Data Structures
8 12 (1.00%) Derivative
8 12 (1.00%) Fixed Income
9 11 (0.92%) Virtual Team
10 10 (0.83%) NHS
11 9 (0.75%) Self-Motivation
12 7 (0.58%) Equity Derivative
12 7 (0.58%) Market Risk
13 6 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (0.50%) iPad
13 6 (0.50%) Legacy Systems
13 6 (0.50%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.42%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 32 (2.67%) Linux
2 25 (2.09%) Unix
3 11 (0.92%) Android
4 9 (0.75%) Apple iOS
4 9 (0.75%) Mac OS
5 8 (0.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,073 (89.49%) Front End Development
2 433 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
3 169 (14.10%) TDD
4 142 (11.84%) Web Development
5 132 (11.01%) Scrum
6 119 (9.92%) DevOps
7 114 (9.51%) Software Engineering
8 112 (9.34%) Test Automation
9 111 (9.26%) Unit Testing
10 96 (8.01%) E-Commerce
11 95 (7.92%) UX Design
12 93 (7.76%) Problem-Solving
13 90 (7.51%) BDD
14 89 (7.42%) Full Stack Development
14 89 (7.42%) Microservices
15 84 (7.01%) Responsive Web Design
16 76 (6.34%) Mentoring
17 71 (5.92%) Pair Programming
18 65 (5.42%) Continuous Integration
19 49 (4.09%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 838 (69.89%) JavaScript
2 460 (38.37%) TypeScript
3 150 (12.51%) ES6
4 140 (11.68%) Java
5 128 (10.68%) C#
6 73 (6.09%) Python
7 44 (3.67%) PHP
8 33 (2.75%) SQL
9 19 (1.58%) Ruby
10 12 (1.00%) Bash
10 12 (1.00%) Java 11
11 11 (0.92%) Java 8
12 7 (0.58%) Go
12 7 (0.58%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.25%) JSX
13 3 (0.25%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.25%) SPARQL
14 2 (0.17%) Elm
14 2 (0.17%) ES7
14 2 (0.17%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 75 (6.26%) Security Cleared
2 65 (5.42%) SC Cleared
3 44 (3.67%) Degree
4 25 (2.09%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.50%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.25%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.083%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (11.68%) Accessibility
2 33 (2.75%) WCAG
3 24 (2.00%) QA
4 4 (0.33%) SLA
5 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.17%) WAI
6 1 (0.083%) GDPR
System Software
1 107 (8.92%) Docker
2 13 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.083%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 77 (6.42%) Kubernetes
2 24 (2.00%) Terraform
3 6 (0.50%) Grafana
4 4 (0.33%) Kibana
4 4 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.25%) Graphite
5 3 (0.25%) logstash
6 2 (0.17%) Ansible
6 2 (0.17%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.083%) Puppet
Vendors
1 42 (3.50%) Microsoft
2 23 (1.92%) Adobe
3 22 (1.83%) Google
4 17 (1.42%) hybris
4 17 (1.42%) Oracle
5 10 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (0.75%) SAP
6 9 (0.75%) Splunk
7 8 (0.67%) Sitecore
8 7 (0.58%) IBM
8 7 (0.58%) Xerox
9 5 (0.42%) HP
10 4 (0.33%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.25%) Demandware
11 3 (0.25%) Mapbox
11 3 (0.25%) SGI
11 3 (0.25%) Tealium
12 2 (0.17%) Maxymiser
12 2 (0.17%) MuleSoft
12 2 (0.17%) Netlify