The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £385 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 138 178
Rank change year-on-year +34 +40  
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 994 939 726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.20% 1.75% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.33% 1.84% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 689 496
Median daily rate £385 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +8.14% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Median hourly rate £43.25 £31.00 £32.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.51% -5.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.45 £12.60 £28.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.65 £119.00 £36.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year - -18.42%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +26 942 £400 +6.66% 365
London -8 454 £425 +6.25% 185
South East +51 197 £350 +3.70% 59
Yorkshire +50 75 £405 +15.71% 21
City of London -26 66 £401 +0.12% 39
South West +18 53 £393 +18.93% 11
Surrey +40 47 £350 - 3
North West +4 44 £350 - 38
South Yorkshire +30 37 £413 +65.00% 4
North East +12 36 £350 +14.28% 1
East Midlands -7 36 £368 +18.54% 17
Hampshire +30 35 £368 +13.07% 20
West Yorkshire +21 35 £405 +1.25% 15
Sheffield +27 34 £413 +65.00% 1
Scotland +36 33 £375 +16.27% 6
Tyne and Wear +16 33 £350 -6.66% 1
Manchester +13 33 £350 - 28
Newcastle upon Tyne +13 33 £350 -6.66% 1
Leeds +21 32 £405 -4.70% 14
Berkshire +27 25 £375 - 7
Buckinghamshire +4 25 £400 +45.45% 3
Bristol +15 24 £325 +0.77% 3
East of England -7 23 £318 -11.80% 15
Oxfordshire +8 20 £356 +9.61% 8
West Midlands +6 19 £325 +8.33% 13
Leicestershire +12 15 £315 +40.00% 5
East Sussex +11 15 £401 +30.77% 9
Basingstoke +19 14 £350 +12.00% 5
Nottinghamshire +13 14 £375 +15.38% 6
Nottingham +11 14 £375 +15.38% 5

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 1741 (88.06%) Front End Development
2 1713 (86.65%) JavaScript
3 1670 (84.47%) CSS
4 1653 (83.61%) HTML
5 992 (50.18%) AngularJS
6 991 (50.13%) HTML5
7 867 (43.85%) CSS3
8 805 (40.72%) Agile Software Development
9 618 (31.26%) jQuery
10 555 (28.07%) React
11 474 (23.98%) Sass
12 466 (23.57%) Web Development
13 446 (22.56%) Git (software)
14 438 (22.15%) Node.js
15 407 (20.59%) User Experience
16 334 (16.89%) TDD
17 269 (13.61%) Responsive Web Design
18 265 (13.40%) Scrum
19 262 (13.25%) Finance
20 258 (13.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 241 (12.19%) Ajax
22 232 (11.73%) Java
23 198 (10.02%) LESS
24 186 (9.41%) Grunt
24 186 (9.41%) gulp
25 179 (9.05%) JSON
26 176 (8.90%) RESTful
26 176 (8.90%) MVC
27 170 (8.60%) OO
28 161 (8.14%) E-Commerce

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
1 123 (6.22%) CMS
2 45 (2.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 45 (2.28%) Confluence
3 42 (2.12%) WordPress
4 29 (1.47%) Drupal
5 27 (1.37%) Apache
6 22 (1.11%) Umbraco
7 20 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
8 18 (0.91%) SharePoint
9 13 (0.66%) JBoss
10 11 (0.56%) IIS
11 9 (0.46%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.40%) Joomla!
13 6 (0.30%) SAS
14 5 (0.25%) GeoServer
15 4 (0.20%) Apache Spark
16 3 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
16 3 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
16 3 (0.15%) Magnolia
16 3 (0.15%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 126 (6.37%) Photoshop
2 26 (1.32%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (0.35%) GIMP
5 5 (0.25%) Fireworks
6 4 (0.20%) InDesign
7 3 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (0.15%) MS Excel
8 2 (0.10%) InVision
8 2 (0.10%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.051%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (0.66%) Magento
2 10 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.20%) SDL Web 8
5 3 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.051%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 58 (2.93%) GitHub
2 48 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (1.11%) SaaS
4 14 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.25%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.25%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.25%) PaaS
6 4 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
7 3 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.15%) IaaS
7 3 (0.15%) Office 365
7 3 (0.15%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.15%) Slack
8 2 (0.10%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.10%) CloudBees
8 2 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.10%) Google Play
8 2 (0.10%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.051%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 65 (3.29%) HTTP
2 27 (1.37%) Internet
3 17 (0.86%) Intranet
4 14 (0.71%) SSL
5 10 (0.51%) DNS
6 6 (0.30%) LDAP
7 5 (0.25%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.10%) DSL
8 2 (0.10%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
8 2 (0.10%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.051%) Extranet
9 1 (0.051%) Skype
9 1 (0.051%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (2.83%) MySQL
2 50 (2.53%) Relational Database
3 28 (1.42%) SQL Server
4 25 (1.26%) Big Data
5 24 (1.21%) MongoDB
6 18 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (0.86%) NoSQL
7 17 (0.86%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.40%) GIS
9 7 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.25%) Blockchain
10 5 (0.25%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.20%) Couchbase
11 4 (0.20%) Redis
12 3 (0.15%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.15%) Hazelcast
12 3 (0.15%) Neo4j
12 3 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 446 (22.56%) Git (software)
2 186 (9.41%) Grunt
2 186 (9.41%) gulp
3 151 (7.64%) Jasmine
4 107 (5.41%) Subversion
5 105 (5.31%) JIRA
6 96 (4.86%) webpack
7 90 (4.55%) Jenkins
8 76 (3.84%) Karma Test Runner
8 76 (3.84%) Mocha
9 57 (2.88%) Protractor
10 54 (2.73%) Bower
11 51 (2.58%) Selenium
12 47 (2.38%) Visual Studio
13 41 (2.07%) Cucumber
14 31 (1.57%) JUnit
14 31 (1.57%) Maven
15 27 (1.37%) Babel
15 27 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
15 27 (1.37%) TeamCity
General
1 262 (13.25%) Finance
2 136 (6.88%) Banking
3 66 (3.34%) Marketing
4 60 (3.03%) Retail
5 52 (2.63%) Games
6 46 (2.33%) Investment Banking
7 33 (1.67%) Advertising
7 33 (1.67%) Telecoms
8 18 (0.91%) Publishing
9 15 (0.76%) Electronics
10 14 (0.71%) Front Office
11 11 (0.56%) Back Office
11 11 (0.56%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.30%) Automotive
13 6 (0.30%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.25%) Czech Language
14 5 (0.25%) Online Betting
15 4 (0.20%) Law
16 3 (0.15%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1670 (84.47%) CSS
2 1653 (83.61%) HTML
3 992 (50.18%) AngularJS
4 991 (50.13%) HTML5
5 867 (43.85%) CSS3
6 618 (31.26%) jQuery
7 555 (28.07%) React
8 474 (23.98%) Sass
9 438 (22.15%) Node.js
10 258 (13.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 241 (12.19%) Ajax
12 198 (10.02%) LESS
13 179 (9.05%) JSON
14 176 (8.90%) RESTful
15 155 (7.84%) Backbone.js
16 153 (7.74%) REST
17 125 (6.32%) .NET
18 120 (6.07%) Redux
19 118 (5.97%) Web Services
20 116 (5.87%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 407 (20.59%) User Experience
2 66 (3.34%) Fintech
2 66 (3.34%) Mobile App
3 54 (2.73%) Computer Science
4 47 (2.38%) W3C
5 32 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
6 24 (1.21%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (0.96%) Graphic Design
8 18 (0.91%) Fixed Income
8 18 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 13 (0.66%) NHS
10 12 (0.61%) Animation
11 10 (0.51%) Social Media
12 8 (0.40%) Blackberry
12 8 (0.40%) RIA
12 8 (0.40%) Spread Betting
12 8 (0.40%) Video on Demand
13 7 (0.35%) Digital Media
13 7 (0.35%) Equities
13 7 (0.35%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 104 (5.26%) Linux
2 53 (2.68%) Unix
3 40 (2.02%) Windows
4 36 (1.82%) Apple iOS
5 30 (1.52%) Android
6 24 (1.21%) Mac OS X
7 8 (0.40%) webOS
7 8 (0.40%) Windows Phone
7 8 (0.40%) Windows Phone 7
8 3 (0.15%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.10%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.051%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1741 (88.06%) Front End Development
2 805 (40.72%) Agile Software Development
3 466 (23.57%) Web Development
4 334 (16.89%) TDD
5 269 (13.61%) Responsive Web Design
6 265 (13.40%) Scrum
7 176 (8.90%) MVC
8 170 (8.60%) OO
9 161 (8.14%) E-Commerce
10 160 (8.09%) BDD
11 153 (7.74%) Web Design
12 117 (5.92%) Continuous Integration
13 97 (4.91%) Software Engineering
14 96 (4.86%) Unit Testing
15 87 (4.40%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
16 80 (4.05%) Wireframes
17 75 (3.79%) Automated Testing
18 66 (3.34%) Mobile First
19 62 (3.14%) Content Management
20 59 (2.98%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1713 (86.65%) JavaScript
2 232 (11.73%) Java
3 140 (7.08%) ES6
4 124 (6.27%) PHP
5 111 (5.61%) C#
6 87 (4.40%) Python
7 85 (4.30%) SQL
8 57 (2.88%) Ruby
9 53 (2.68%) Scala
10 52 (2.63%) TypeScript
11 12 (0.61%) ActionScript
11 12 (0.61%) ECMAScript
12 11 (0.56%) T-SQL
13 10 (0.51%) Perl
14 8 (0.40%) Groovy
14 8 (0.40%) XPath
15 7 (0.35%) VBA
16 6 (0.30%) C
16 6 (0.30%) C++
17 5 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 75 (3.79%) Degree
2 45 (2.28%) Security Cleared
3 23 (1.16%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.25%) MBA
6 3 (0.15%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.051%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.051%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.051%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (1.42%) QA
2 15 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (0.56%) WCAG
4 9 (0.46%) WAI
5 3 (0.15%) MiFID
6 1 (0.051%) FATCA
6 1 (0.051%) SDET
6 1 (0.051%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (2.73%) Docker
2 4 (0.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (0.76%) Ansible
2 5 (0.25%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.25%) Puppet
3 3 (0.15%) TeamSite
4 2 (0.10%) Terraform
5 1 (0.051%) cPanel
5 1 (0.051%) Oozie
5 1 (0.051%) Plesk
Vendors
1 67 (3.39%) Adobe
1 67 (3.39%) Google
2 32 (1.62%) Oracle
3 28 (1.42%) Sitecore
4 26 (1.32%) Microsoft
5 14 (0.71%) Twitter
6 13 (0.66%) Apple
7 10 (0.51%) SAP
8 7 (0.35%) ServiceNow
8 7 (0.35%) Xamarin
9 6 (0.30%) Ensighten
10 5 (0.25%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.25%) Cloudera
10 5 (0.25%) Facebook
10 5 (0.25%) Telerik
10 5 (0.25%) Zend
11 4 (0.20%) Cadence
11 4 (0.20%) Perforce
12 3 (0.15%) Apigee
12 3 (0.15%) hybris
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Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Rate: £400 - £440 per day + DOE
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Greater Manchester
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Rate: £300 - £325 per day
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Hampshire
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Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
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Brighton, East Sussex
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Rate: Up to £300 PD
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South East London
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Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £365 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ripley, Derbyshire
Syntax Consultancy Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £320 per day 300-320/day (DOE)
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Source Technology
Rate: From £350 to £400 per annum
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West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £400-£500 and £550-£600
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Basingstoke, Hampshire
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Rate: £250 - £325 per day
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Rullion
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Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
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