Period
to 9 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 9 August 2020.

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
9 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 180 123 112
Rank change year-on-year -57 -11 0
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 519 1,856 2,415
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.47% 2.02% 2.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 2.14% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 1,340 1,847
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £306 £310 £313
90th Percentile £600 £588 £577
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -

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 32,786 86,559 97,360
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.11% 94.34% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,375 56,828 63,749
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £269
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.80% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,361 2,963 3,109
Median hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +8.33% -3.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.12 £52.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.16 £17.50
% change year-on-year +18.39% +3.77% -1.52%

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 9 August 2020.

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 9 August 2020.

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 9 August 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 -49 467 £463 -2.63% 250
London -70 250 £500 - 70
UK excluding London -14 241 £425 +6.25% 193
North of England +33 63 £425 +4.29% 86
South West +53 58 £450 +5.88% 35
Work from Home -39 53 £425 +21.43% 42
South East +17 41 £400 -9.60% 26
North West +24 40 £500 +21.21% 57
East of England +29 25 £425 +3.03% 12
Scotland +44 24 £400 +6.67% 8
Midlands +37 24 £438 +10.76% 20
Yorkshire +53 20 £360 -4.00% 19
West Midlands +23 19 £425 +6.25% 9
East Midlands +37 5 £450 +20.00% 10
Wales +2 5 £450 +30.43% 5
North East +25 3 £572 +43.00% 10
Northern Ireland -11 2 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 9 August 2020, 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.

1 472 (90.94%) Front End Development
2 422 (81.31%) JavaScript
3 375 (72.25%) HTML
4 370 (71.29%) CSS
5 194 (37.38%) React
6 193 (37.19%) Agile Software Development
7 191 (36.80%) AngularJS
8 185 (35.65%) Node.js
9 149 (28.71%) HTML5
10 134 (25.82%) User Experience
11 129 (24.86%) Git (software)
12 121 (23.31%) Sass
13 98 (18.88%) TDD
14 86 (16.57%) CSS3
15 83 (15.99%) TypeScript
15 83 (15.99%) Redux
15 83 (15.99%) Web Development
16 82 (15.80%) Security Cleared
17 80 (15.41%) jQuery
18 79 (15.22%) Java
19 69 (13.29%) Test Automation
20 63 (12.14%) SC Cleared
20 63 (12.14%) Scrum
21 56 (10.79%) AWS
22 53 (10.21%) Public Sector
23 50 (9.63%) Vue.js
24 48 (9.25%) Microservices
24 48 (9.25%) Responsive Web Design
25 45 (8.67%) Jasmine
25 45 (8.67%) BDD

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 16 (3.08%) CMS
2 10 (1.93%) Confluence
3 8 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.35%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.77%) Umbraco
5 4 (0.77%) WordPress
6 3 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.58%) Apache
6 3 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.39%) Camunda
7 2 (0.39%) Drupal
7 2 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.19%) Gunicorn
8 1 (0.19%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.19%) nginx
8 1 (0.19%) Sitefinity
8 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (1.54%) Photoshop
1 8 (1.54%) Sketch
2 5 (0.96%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.39%) Adobe XD
4 2 (0.39%) Figma
4 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.39%) Zeplin
5 1 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.19%) InDesign
5 1 (0.19%) InVision
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.73%) Magento
2 5 (0.96%) Shopify
3 2 (0.39%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 56 (10.79%) AWS
2 43 (8.29%) Azure
3 20 (3.85%) npm
4 18 (3.47%) GCP
5 12 (2.31%) GitHub
6 11 (2.12%) Serverless
7 9 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.54%) SaaS
9 4 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.77%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.77%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.58%) Amazon Cognito
10 3 (0.58%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.39%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.39%) Kong
11 2 (0.39%) Logic Apps
11 2 (0.39%) PaaS
11 2 (0.39%) Yarn
12 1 (0.19%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.70%) HTTP
2 5 (0.96%) Internet
2 5 (0.96%) SSL
2 5 (0.96%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.31%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (1.73%) MongoDB
4 7 (1.35%) Big Data
5 6 (1.16%) MySQL
5 6 (1.16%) Redis
6 5 (0.96%) Blockchain
7 3 (0.58%) Amazon Aurora
7 3 (0.58%) GIS
7 3 (0.58%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.39%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.39%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.19%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.19%) HBase
Development Applications
1 129 (24.86%) Git (software)
2 45 (8.67%) Jasmine
3 36 (6.94%) Jenkins
4 35 (6.74%) Grunt
4 35 (6.74%) gulp
5 29 (5.59%) Mocha
6 27 (5.20%) webpack
7 25 (4.82%) Subversion
8 21 (4.05%) JIRA
9 14 (2.70%) Cucumber
10 13 (2.50%) Selenium
11 10 (1.93%) Karma Test Runner
12 8 (1.54%) Visual Studio Code
13 7 (1.35%) Babel
13 7 (1.35%) Visual Studio
14 6 (1.16%) Cypress.io
14 6 (1.16%) JUnit
14 6 (1.16%) Protractor
15 5 (0.96%) Gatling
15 5 (0.96%) git-flow
General
1 53 (10.21%) Public Sector
2 32 (6.17%) Finance
3 12 (2.31%) Front Office
3 12 (2.31%) Law
4 11 (2.12%) Banking
5 9 (1.73%) Marketing
6 5 (0.96%) Electronics
6 5 (0.96%) Retail
6 5 (0.96%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.77%) Games
7 4 (0.77%) Legal
7 4 (0.77%) Publishing
8 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.58%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.39%) Advertising
9 2 (0.39%) Automotive
9 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.19%) French Language
10 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 375 (72.25%) HTML
2 370 (71.29%) CSS
3 194 (37.38%) React
4 191 (36.80%) AngularJS
5 185 (35.65%) Node.js
6 149 (28.71%) HTML5
7 121 (23.31%) Sass
8 86 (16.57%) CSS3
9 83 (15.99%) Redux
10 80 (15.41%) jQuery
11 50 (9.63%) Vue.js
12 43 (8.29%) .NET
12 43 (8.29%) Jest
13 38 (7.32%) RESTful
14 32 (6.17%) REST
15 31 (5.97%) Web Services
16 27 (5.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 25 (4.82%) Nunjucks
18 24 (4.62%) Leaflet
19 23 (4.43%) Mustache
Miscellaneous
1 134 (25.82%) User Experience
2 42 (8.09%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (2.31%) Public Cloud
4 11 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (1.73%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.54%) W3C
7 6 (1.16%) Derivative
8 4 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.39%) Equities
9 2 (0.39%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.39%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.39%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.39%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.39%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.19%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.19%) SCORM
10 1 (0.19%) Video Editing
10 1 (0.19%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 29 (5.59%) Linux
2 25 (4.82%) Unix
3 24 (4.62%) Mac OS X
4 8 (1.54%) Android
5 5 (0.96%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.58%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (90.94%) Front End Development
2 193 (37.19%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (18.88%) TDD
4 83 (15.99%) Web Development
5 69 (13.29%) Test Automation
6 63 (12.14%) Scrum
7 48 (9.25%) Microservices
7 48 (9.25%) Responsive Web Design
8 45 (8.67%) BDD
9 44 (8.48%) DevOps
10 42 (8.09%) Web Accessibility
11 41 (7.90%) Web Design
12 38 (7.32%) Open Source
13 36 (6.94%) Unit Testing
14 31 (5.97%) Problem-Solving
15 29 (5.59%) Continuous Deployment
16 28 (5.39%) Sprint Planning
17 24 (4.62%) E-Commerce
18 22 (4.24%) Computer Science
19 20 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 422 (81.31%) JavaScript
2 83 (15.99%) TypeScript
3 79 (15.22%) Java
4 32 (6.17%) ES6
5 25 (4.82%) C#
5 25 (4.82%) SQL
6 23 (4.43%) Python
7 20 (3.85%) PHP
8 14 (2.70%) Ruby
9 10 (1.93%) Scala
10 8 (1.54%) C
11 5 (0.96%) Kotlin
12 4 (0.77%) ES7
12 4 (0.77%) Java 8
12 4 (0.77%) JSX
13 3 (0.58%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.39%) Go
14 2 (0.39%) Groovy
14 2 (0.39%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 82 (15.80%) Security Cleared
2 63 (12.14%) SC Cleared
3 25 (4.82%) Degree
4 20 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (2.12%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (2.12%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.39%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (8.48%) WCAG
2 9 (1.73%) QA
3 6 (1.16%) GDPR
4 3 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.39%) WAI
6 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 44 (8.48%) Docker
2 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (2.89%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.73%) Terraform
3 6 (1.16%) Grafana
4 4 (0.77%) Kibana
5 3 (0.58%) Ansible
6 2 (0.39%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.19%) Marathon
7 1 (0.19%) Mesos
Vendors
1 17 (3.28%) Google
2 10 (1.93%) Microsoft
3 8 (1.54%) Adobe
4 6 (1.16%) Red Hat
5 5 (0.96%) SAP
6 4 (0.77%) Oracle
6 4 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (0.77%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.58%) Bloomberg
7 3 (0.58%) Reuters
8 2 (0.39%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.39%) Cisco
8 2 (0.39%) Dynatrace
8 2 (0.39%) IBM
8 2 (0.39%) Mapbox
8 2 (0.39%) Qubit
8 2 (0.39%) Riverbed
9 1 (0.19%) BMC
9 1 (0.19%) hybris
9 1 (0.19%) Twitter