Period
to 7 December 2019

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 7 December 2019.

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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 154 117 137
Rank change year-on-year -37 +20 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 1,401 2,339 2,008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.75% 2.23% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 2.36% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 1,798 1,561
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +1.78%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £275
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 12
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +5.88% +41.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% - -26.09%

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 75,459 99,275 98,138
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.00% 94.81% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 49,328 65,713 64,999
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £270 £258
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,907 3,078 2,899
UK median hourly rate £19.47 £18.47 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.39% -1.23% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.79
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

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 percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer).

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

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

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

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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer).

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

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

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

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

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
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 Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the UK over the 6 months to 7 December 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 -29 1,316 £450 - 665
London -30 768 £500 - 288
UK excluding London -21 615 £400 - 418
South East -89 145 £425 - 80
North of England -4 140 £425 +13.33% 113
South West +12 109 £384 -4.06% 76
North West +16 87 £425 +13.33% 74
East of England +65 78 £450 +5.88% 50
Midlands +37 73 £400 -2.44% 59
Scotland +18 59 £400 -3.03% 23
West Midlands +40 47 £400 -5.88% 27
Yorkshire -7 32 £425 +13.33% 22
East Midlands +13 27 £400 - 32
North East +23 21 £385 -0.17% 17
Wales +4 7 £330 -17.50% 14
Northern Ireland +12 6 £363 - 4

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

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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 1,277 (91.15%) Front End Development
2 1,130 (80.66%) JavaScript
3 899 (64.17%) HTML
3 899 (64.17%) CSS
4 618 (44.11%) Agile Software Development
5 592 (42.26%) React
6 515 (36.76%) AngularJS
7 420 (29.98%) HTML5
8 372 (26.55%) Node.js
9 305 (21.77%) CSS3
9 305 (21.77%) Git (software)
10 301 (21.48%) Sass
11 290 (20.70%) Redux
12 287 (20.49%) User Experience
13 263 (18.77%) TDD
14 251 (17.92%) TypeScript
15 225 (16.06%) jQuery
16 197 (14.06%) Java
17 189 (13.49%) ES6
18 180 (12.85%) Finance
19 169 (12.06%) Scrum
20 163 (11.63%) Vue.js
21 152 (10.85%) Web Development
22 149 (10.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 135 (9.64%) Docker
24 130 (9.28%) Microservices
24 130 (9.28%) webpack
25 128 (9.14%) E-Commerce
26 124 (8.85%) C#
27 115 (8.21%) Continuous Integration

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
1 111 (7.92%) CMS
2 37 (2.64%) Confluence
3 30 (2.14%) WebSphere
4 29 (2.07%) WordPress
5 25 (1.78%) Drupal
6 23 (1.64%) Sitecore CMS
7 18 (1.28%) SharePoint
7 18 (1.28%) Umbraco
8 15 (1.07%) Apache
9 9 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 9 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.43%) Kentico
11 5 (0.36%) Camunda
12 4 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.21%) Magnolia
13 3 (0.21%) nginx
14 2 (0.14%) Joomla!
14 2 (0.14%) Mendix
14 2 (0.14%) Moodle
14 2 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 43 (3.07%) Photoshop
2 19 (1.36%) Adobe Illustrator
3 14 (1.00%) Sketch
4 12 (0.86%) InVision
5 7 (0.50%) Adobe XD
6 6 (0.43%) Zeplin
7 5 (0.36%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.36%) Figma
8 3 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
8 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
9 2 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 1 (0.071%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 56 (4.00%) Magento
2 14 (1.00%) Shopify
3 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.071%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.071%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.071%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 102 (7.28%) AWS
2 100 (7.14%) Azure
3 67 (4.78%) GitHub
4 65 (4.64%) npm
5 35 (2.50%) GCP
6 32 (2.28%) Serverless
7 31 (2.21%) Google Analytics
8 21 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
9 19 (1.36%) SaaS
10 14 (1.00%) OpenShift
10 14 (1.00%) Yarn
11 10 (0.71%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
14 6 (0.43%) Apigee
14 6 (0.43%) Google Tag Manager
14 6 (0.43%) Heroku
14 6 (0.43%) PaaS
15 5 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 46 (3.28%) HTTP
2 23 (1.64%) SSL
2 23 (1.64%) TCP/IP
3 9 (0.64%) Internet
4 8 (0.57%) HTTPS
5 5 (0.36%) Intranet
6 4 (0.29%) FTP
7 3 (0.21%) RTMP
7 3 (0.21%) SMTP
7 3 (0.21%) SSH
8 1 (0.071%) Broadband
8 1 (0.071%) Extranet
8 1 (0.071%) NFC
8 1 (0.071%) RTP
8 1 (0.071%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (2.50%) MySQL
2 25 (1.78%) SQL Server
3 19 (1.36%) MongoDB
4 16 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (1.00%) NoSQL
6 12 (0.86%) Relational Database
7 10 (0.71%) Big Data
7 10 (0.71%) Blockchain
8 8 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
8 8 (0.57%) HBase
8 8 (0.57%) Redis
9 6 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
10 5 (0.36%) Neo4j
11 4 (0.29%) BigQuery
11 4 (0.29%) Couchbase
12 3 (0.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.21%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.21%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.14%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 305 (21.77%) Git (software)
2 130 (9.28%) webpack
3 100 (7.14%) Jasmine
3 100 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 85 (6.07%) JIRA
5 82 (5.85%) gulp
6 81 (5.78%) Grunt
7 68 (4.85%) Karma Test Runner
8 41 (2.93%) Selenium
9 36 (2.57%) Babel
9 36 (2.57%) Visual Studio
10 34 (2.43%) Cucumber
10 34 (2.43%) JUnit
11 33 (2.36%) Protractor
12 31 (2.21%) Bitbucket
13 27 (1.93%) Mocha
14 25 (1.78%) Bower
14 25 (1.78%) Gatling
14 25 (1.78%) Subversion
15 20 (1.43%) git-flow
General
1 180 (12.85%) Finance
2 70 (5.00%) Retail
3 55 (3.93%) Banking
4 47 (3.35%) Front Office
5 45 (3.21%) Public Sector
6 43 (3.07%) Marketing
7 37 (2.64%) Games
8 32 (2.28%) Law
9 12 (0.86%) Advertising
9 12 (0.86%) Investment Banking
10 11 (0.79%) Automotive
10 11 (0.79%) Publishing
11 9 (0.64%) Back Office
12 8 (0.57%) Multimedia
13 7 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.50%) Telecoms
14 5 (0.36%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.29%) Electronics
15 4 (0.29%) French Language
16 3 (0.21%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 899 (64.17%) CSS
1 899 (64.17%) HTML
2 592 (42.26%) React
3 515 (36.76%) AngularJS
4 420 (29.98%) HTML5
5 372 (26.55%) Node.js
6 305 (21.77%) CSS3
7 301 (21.48%) Sass
8 290 (20.70%) Redux
9 225 (16.06%) jQuery
10 163 (11.63%) Vue.js
11 149 (10.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 114 (8.14%) .NET
13 112 (7.99%) REST
14 94 (6.71%) JSON
14 94 (6.71%) LESS
15 80 (5.71%) Web Services
16 79 (5.64%) RESTful
17 68 (4.85%) Jest
18 59 (4.21%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 287 (20.49%) User Experience
2 113 (8.07%) Greenfield Project
3 66 (4.71%) W3C
4 42 (3.00%) Mobile App
5 24 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 21 (1.50%) Vector Graphics
8 19 (1.36%) Derivative
9 18 (1.28%) Fixed Income
10 16 (1.14%) Blog
10 16 (1.14%) Hedge funds
11 13 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (0.93%) Virtual Team
12 12 (0.86%) Equities
13 9 (0.64%) e-Learning
13 9 (0.64%) Graphic Design
13 9 (0.64%) NHS
14 8 (0.57%) Analytical Mindset
14 8 (0.57%) Public Cloud
14 8 (0.57%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 42 (3.00%) Linux
2 19 (1.36%) Apple iOS
3 16 (1.14%) Android
4 14 (1.00%) Unix
5 6 (0.43%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.071%) CentOS
6 1 (0.071%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.071%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.071%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,277 (91.15%) Front End Development
2 618 (44.11%) Agile Software Development
3 263 (18.77%) TDD
4 169 (12.06%) Scrum
5 152 (10.85%) Web Development
6 130 (9.28%) Microservices
7 128 (9.14%) E-Commerce
8 115 (8.21%) Continuous Integration
9 102 (7.28%) BDD
10 99 (7.07%) Responsive Web Design
11 82 (5.85%) Unit Testing
12 81 (5.78%) Test Automation
13 80 (5.71%) DevOps
14 70 (5.00%) Open Source
15 66 (4.71%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
16 65 (4.64%) Problem-Solving
17 64 (4.57%) Analytics
17 64 (4.57%) Mentoring
18 62 (4.43%) Fintech
19 61 (4.35%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1,130 (80.66%) JavaScript
2 251 (17.92%) TypeScript
3 197 (14.06%) Java
4 189 (13.49%) ES6
5 124 (8.85%) C#
6 90 (6.42%) PHP
7 73 (5.21%) Python
8 62 (4.43%) SQL
9 43 (3.07%) Ruby
10 37 (2.64%) Scala
11 32 (2.28%) ES7
12 20 (1.43%) Java 8
13 16 (1.14%) C++
14 14 (1.00%) Go
15 7 (0.50%) Apple Swift
16 6 (0.43%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.43%) Objective-C
17 4 (0.29%) Shell Script
18 3 (0.21%) XAML
19 2 (0.14%) C
Qualifications
1 56 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 46 (3.28%) Degree
3 25 (1.78%) SC Cleared
4 13 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.36%) AWS Certification
5 5 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.36%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.21%) A+ Certification
6 3 (0.21%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (4.78%) WCAG
2 33 (2.36%) QA
3 10 (0.71%) GDPR
4 3 (0.21%) WAI
5 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 135 (9.64%) Docker
2 3 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.071%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.071%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (2.36%) Kubernetes
2 25 (1.78%) Grafana
3 22 (1.57%) Kibana
4 14 (1.00%) Ansible
5 11 (0.79%) Terraform
6 3 (0.21%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.071%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.071%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.071%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 1 (0.071%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.071%) Puppet
7 1 (0.071%) Rancher
Vendors
1 58 (4.14%) Google
2 30 (2.14%) Adobe
2 30 (2.14%) Sitecore
3 29 (2.07%) IBM
4 24 (1.71%) hybris
5 19 (1.36%) Microsoft
6 17 (1.21%) Atlassian
7 8 (0.57%) Optimizely
8 6 (0.43%) SAP
9 5 (0.36%) Oracle
10 4 (0.29%) Apple
10 4 (0.29%) Hotjar
10 4 (0.29%) Qubit
11 3 (0.21%) Demandware
11 3 (0.21%) Maxymiser
12 2 (0.14%) Facebook
12 2 (0.14%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.14%) Splunk
12 2 (0.14%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.14%) Xamarin