Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 115 125
Rank change year-on-year -16 +10 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 2015 2212 2080
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.97% 2.13% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 2.24% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1559 1611 1597
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +5.44% +5.00%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 13
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £28.75 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.83% +18.65% -25.45%
10th Percentile £16.87 £18.38 £20.00
90th Percentile £57.00 £86.00 £36.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £57.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -26.09% +142.11% -25.49%

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 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 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 -16 1891 £400 +2.56% 340
London -26 1035 £430 +4.88% 139
UK excluding London +6 960 £375 +7.14% 205
South East 0 286 £375 +3.81% 64
North of England +31 246 £375 - 62
Midlands +19 178 £350 +7.69% 37
North West +71 150 £352 +0.57% 39
West Midlands +22 94 £350 +7.69% 18
Yorkshire -36 85 £394 +5.00% 23
East Midlands +5 84 £338 - 18
Scotland +23 83 £375 +7.14% 4
South West +3 77 £365 +12.31% 18
East of England -4 66 £350 +2.94% 20
Wales +16 22 £388 +25.00%
North East +46 11 £375 +7.14%
Northern Ireland -47 3 £420 -

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 1840 (91.32%) Front End Development
2 1760 (87.34%) JavaScript
3 1700 (84.37%) HTML
4 1677 (83.23%) CSS
5 1072 (53.20%) HTML5
6 911 (45.21%) CSS3
7 892 (44.27%) AngularJS
8 752 (37.32%) Agile Software Development
9 690 (34.24%) React
10 597 (29.63%) jQuery
11 568 (28.19%) Sass
12 478 (23.72%) Git (software)
12 478 (23.72%) Node.js
13 413 (20.50%) TDD
14 394 (19.55%) User Experience
15 322 (15.98%) Web Development
16 280 (13.90%) Responsive Web Design
17 255 (12.66%) Grunt
18 250 (12.41%) gulp
19 248 (12.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 243 (12.06%) Java
21 231 (11.46%) LESS
22 223 (11.07%) Finance
23 211 (10.47%) ES6
24 207 (10.27%) Scrum
25 206 (10.22%) Redux
26 203 (10.07%) OO
27 198 (9.83%) Angular 2
28 180 (8.93%) Jasmine
29 169 (8.39%) .NET

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
1 110 (5.46%) CMS
2 64 (3.18%) WordPress
3 54 (2.68%) Drupal
4 31 (1.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 28 (1.39%) Apache
6 27 (1.34%) Confluence
7 22 (1.09%) Umbraco
8 13 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (0.60%) EPiServer
9 12 (0.60%) SAS
10 11 (0.55%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
12 9 (0.45%) IIS
12 9 (0.45%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
13 7 (0.35%) nginx
14 6 (0.30%) SharePoint
15 5 (0.25%) Kentico
16 4 (0.20%) Joomla!
17 3 (0.15%) DNN
Applications
1 122 (6.05%) Photoshop
2 57 (2.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 31 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (0.40%) GIMP
5 6 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.20%) Fireworks
6 4 (0.20%) InDesign
7 3 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (0.15%) InVision
7 3 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.099%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.050%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.050%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.050%) HipChat
9 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 41 (2.03%) Magento
2 8 (0.40%) KANA IQ
3 7 (0.35%) Shopify
4 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.099%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.099%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.099%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.050%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.050%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 80 (3.97%) npm
2 67 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 65 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (1.54%) SaaS
5 24 (1.19%) GitHub
6 9 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (0.35%) Firebase
8 6 (0.30%) Serverless
9 4 (0.20%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 3 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.15%) Heroku
10 3 (0.15%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.15%) PaaS
11 2 (0.099%) MailChimp
11 2 (0.099%) Yarn
12 1 (0.050%) Algolia
12 1 (0.050%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.050%) Route 53
12 1 (0.050%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.64%) HTTP
2 24 (1.19%) Internet
3 6 (0.30%) SMS
4 4 (0.20%) FTP
5 2 (0.099%) Intranet
5 2 (0.099%) SMTP
5 2 (0.099%) SSH
5 2 (0.099%) SSL
6 1 (0.050%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.050%) DNS
6 1 (0.050%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (2.93%) MySQL
2 43 (2.13%) MongoDB
3 40 (1.99%) SQL Server
4 30 (1.49%) Big Data
5 29 (1.44%) Relational Database
6 26 (1.29%) NoSQL
7 17 (0.84%) Redis
8 11 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (0.35%) RDBMS
9 7 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.20%) Blockchain
12 3 (0.15%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.15%) Couchbase
12 3 (0.15%) CouchDB
12 3 (0.15%) DB2
12 3 (0.15%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.15%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.15%) QlikView
13 2 (0.099%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 478 (23.72%) Git (software)
2 255 (12.66%) Grunt
3 250 (12.41%) gulp
4 180 (8.93%) Jasmine
5 163 (8.09%) webpack
6 121 (6.00%) Karma Test Runner
7 91 (4.52%) Jenkins
8 73 (3.62%) Mocha
9 72 (3.57%) Selenium
10 64 (3.18%) Subversion
11 63 (3.13%) JIRA
12 50 (2.48%) Protractor
13 42 (2.08%) Cucumber
14 39 (1.94%) Bower
15 29 (1.44%) Visual Studio
16 23 (1.14%) Bitbucket
16 23 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
17 22 (1.09%) Babel
17 22 (1.09%) JUnit
18 17 (0.84%) git-flow
General
1 223 (11.07%) Finance
2 117 (5.81%) Retail
3 102 (5.06%) Marketing
4 98 (4.86%) Banking
5 41 (2.03%) Games
6 35 (1.74%) Telecoms
7 31 (1.54%) Front Office
8 22 (1.09%) Publishing
9 21 (1.04%) Advertising
9 21 (1.04%) Investment Banking
10 17 (0.84%) Automotive
11 13 (0.65%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.60%) Electronics
13 8 (0.40%) Law
14 7 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.30%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.30%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.15%) French Language
17 2 (0.099%) Interactive Media
17 2 (0.099%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1700 (84.37%) HTML
2 1677 (83.23%) CSS
3 1072 (53.20%) HTML5
4 911 (45.21%) CSS3
5 892 (44.27%) AngularJS
6 690 (34.24%) React
7 597 (29.63%) jQuery
8 568 (28.19%) Sass
9 478 (23.72%) Node.js
10 248 (12.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 231 (11.46%) LESS
12 206 (10.22%) Redux
13 198 (9.83%) Angular 2
14 169 (8.39%) .NET
15 164 (8.14%) JSON
16 158 (7.84%) Ajax
17 143 (7.10%) REST
18 130 (6.45%) RESTful
19 121 (6.00%) Web Services
20 94 (4.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 394 (19.55%) User Experience
2 91 (4.52%) Greenfield Project
3 89 (4.42%) Mobile App
4 66 (3.28%) Fintech
5 64 (3.18%) Computer Science
6 34 (1.69%) W3C
7 29 (1.44%) Digital Media
8 24 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 14 (0.69%) Algorithms
10 14 (0.69%) Animation
10 14 (0.69%) Data Structures
10 14 (0.69%) Social Media
11 11 (0.55%) NHS
12 10 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (0.40%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.35%) Smartphone
14 7 (0.35%) Video\Live Streaming
15 6 (0.30%) e-Learning
15 6 (0.30%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 78 (3.87%) Linux
2 40 (1.99%) Windows
3 24 (1.19%) Unix
4 21 (1.04%) Android
5 20 (0.99%) Apple iOS
6 16 (0.79%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.35%) Windows 2000
7 7 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.20%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.050%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.050%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1840 (91.32%) Front End Development
2 752 (37.32%) Agile Software Development
3 413 (20.50%) TDD
4 322 (15.98%) Web Development
5 280 (13.90%) Responsive Web Design
6 207 (10.27%) Scrum
7 203 (10.07%) OO
8 160 (7.94%) BDD
9 159 (7.89%) MVC
10 146 (7.25%) Test Automation
11 143 (7.10%) Continuous Integration
12 128 (6.35%) Web Design
13 114 (5.66%) E-Commerce
14 108 (5.36%) Wireframes
15 93 (4.62%) Unit Testing
16 70 (3.47%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
17 64 (3.18%) Open Source
18 60 (2.98%) Software Engineering
19 57 (2.83%) DevOps
20 53 (2.63%) Mobile First
Programming Languages
1 1760 (87.34%) JavaScript
2 243 (12.06%) Java
3 211 (10.47%) ES6
4 149 (7.39%) C#
4 149 (7.39%) PHP
5 130 (6.45%) TypeScript
6 101 (5.01%) SQL
7 83 (4.12%) Python
8 39 (1.94%) Ruby
9 34 (1.69%) ECMAScript
10 27 (1.34%) Scala
11 17 (0.84%) C++
12 16 (0.79%) GraphQL
13 14 (0.69%) C
14 10 (0.50%) PL/SQL
14 10 (0.50%) Prolog
15 7 (0.35%) Go
15 7 (0.35%) Objective-C
15 7 (0.35%) VBScript
16 5 (0.25%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 62 (3.08%) Degree
2 44 (2.18%) Security Cleared
3 36 (1.79%) SC Cleared
4 26 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.20%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.099%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.099%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (1.64%) QA
2 31 (1.54%) WCAG
3 18 (0.89%) WAI
System Software
1 82 (4.07%) Docker
2 1 (0.050%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.050%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.050%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 13 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (0.50%) Ansible
3 8 (0.40%) Puppet
4 5 (0.25%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.15%) Terraform
6 1 (0.050%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.050%) HockeyApp
6 1 (0.050%) Nagios
6 1 (0.050%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 121 (6.00%) Adobe
2 35 (1.74%) Google
3 34 (1.69%) Microsoft
4 28 (1.39%) Oracle
5 21 (1.04%) Twitter
6 12 (0.60%) SAP
6 12 (0.60%) Sitecore
7 8 (0.40%) hybris
7 8 (0.40%) KANA
7 8 (0.40%) Perforce
8 7 (0.35%) Demandware
8 7 (0.35%) IBM
9 6 (0.30%) Optimizely
10 5 (0.25%) WooCommerce
11 4 (0.20%) ATG
11 4 (0.20%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.20%) DevExpress
11 4 (0.20%) Tealium
12 3 (0.15%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.15%) Sencha