The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 130 164
Rank change year-on-year +27 +34  
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 1098 982 835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.35% 1.82% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.48% 1.92% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 784 750 620
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £345 £325
% change year-on-year +8.69% +6.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.64 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.06% -45.90%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 - £40.00

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 44357 51050 53273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28704 33277 33414
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1368 1510 2064
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 23 June 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 1034 £400 +3.22% 355
London 0 559 £450 +12.50% 154
South East +39 172 £350 +7.69% 54
City of London +8 96 £495 +23.75% 41
Yorkshire +20 70 £375 -6.25% 29
East Midlands +35 69 £400 +14.28% 13
North West +35 62 £350 - 40
West Yorkshire +12 48 £375 -9.09% 20
Scotland +66 43 £375 +20.00% 10
Surrey +21 38 £325 -14.47% 11
Leeds -6 35 £400 -3.03% 14
West Midlands -2 34 £400 +60.00% 30
Manchester +20 32 £375 +7.14% 31
Buckinghamshire +10 32 £375 +22.44% 5
Leicestershire +12 29 £326 +0.38% 6
South West -8 28 £344 +5.76% 19
Berkshire +36 27 £375 - 10
Hampshire +18 27 £363 +45.00% 13
East of England -19 25 £375 +5.63% 11
Merseyside +19 21 £325 - 2
Liverpool +19 21 £325 - 2
Edinburgh +31 20 £315 -21.25% 1
Birmingham +10 20 £400 +60.00% 8
East Sussex +5 18 £300 -33.33% 4
Leicester +10 17 £425 +19.29% 3
Bristol +5 17 £319 +10.86% 6
Brighton +4 16 £300 -33.33% 3
Croydon +3 16 £450 +14.28% 1
South Yorkshire +15 15 £500 +26.98% 4
West Sussex -1 15 £550 +29.41% 4

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 1843 (89.12%) Front End Development
2 1796 (86.85%) JavaScript
3 1740 (84.14%) CSS
4 1727 (83.51%) HTML
5 1045 (50.53%) AngularJS
6 1040 (50.29%) HTML5
7 911 (44.05%) CSS3
8 852 (41.20%) Agile Software Development
9 685 (33.12%) React
10 656 (31.72%) jQuery
11 507 (24.52%) Sass
12 499 (24.13%) Node.js
13 482 (23.31%) User Experience
14 469 (22.68%) Git (software)
15 427 (20.65%) Web Development
16 402 (19.44%) TDD
17 285 (13.78%) Scrum
17 285 (13.78%) Java
18 267 (12.91%) Finance
18 267 (12.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 261 (12.62%) Responsive Web Design
20 249 (12.04%) Ajax
21 218 (10.54%) Grunt
22 208 (10.06%) gulp
23 202 (9.77%) MVC
24 192 (9.28%) LESS
25 191 (9.24%) BDD
26 186 (8.99%) OO
27 181 (8.75%) Redux
28 178 (8.61%) Web Design

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
1 146 (7.06%) CMS
2 46 (2.22%) WordPress
3 43 (2.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 42 (2.03%) Confluence
5 40 (1.93%) Drupal
6 30 (1.45%) Umbraco
7 22 (1.06%) Apache
8 21 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
9 15 (0.73%) SAS
10 14 (0.68%) SharePoint
11 12 (0.58%) EPiServer
11 12 (0.58%) JBoss
12 9 (0.44%) IIS
13 6 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.29%) Joomla!
13 6 (0.29%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.24%) GeoServer
15 4 (0.19%) Apache Spark
15 4 (0.19%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.15%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 145 (7.01%) Photoshop
2 30 (1.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 25 (1.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (0.24%) GIMP
4 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.19%) InDesign
6 3 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.097%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.097%) InVision
7 2 (0.097%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.048%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 17 (0.82%) Magento
2 11 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.24%) SDL Web 8
4 3 (0.15%) Eloqua
4 3 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.097%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.048%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 43 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (1.69%) GitHub
3 32 (1.55%) SaaS
4 19 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.15%) Bluemix
7 3 (0.15%) Heroku
7 3 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
7 3 (0.15%) PaaS
8 2 (0.097%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.097%) Firebase
8 2 (0.097%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.097%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.097%) Google Play
8 2 (0.097%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.097%) Slack
9 1 (0.048%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.048%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.048%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.27%) HTTP
2 22 (1.06%) Internet
3 7 (0.34%) Intranet
4 4 (0.19%) DNS
4 4 (0.19%) SSL
5 3 (0.15%) LDAP
6 2 (0.097%) DSL
6 2 (0.097%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
6 2 (0.097%) PuTTY
6 2 (0.097%) Skype
7 1 (0.048%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (3.29%) Relational Database
2 38 (1.84%) Big Data
3 36 (1.74%) MySQL
4 26 (1.26%) Oracle Database
5 24 (1.16%) MongoDB
6 17 (0.82%) NoSQL
6 17 (0.82%) SQL Server
7 8 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.24%) Blockchain
8 5 (0.24%) GIS
8 5 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.19%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.19%) Redis
9 4 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.15%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.097%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.097%) BigQuery
11 2 (0.097%) Impala
Development Applications
1 469 (22.68%) Git (software)
2 218 (10.54%) Grunt
3 208 (10.06%) gulp
4 160 (7.74%) Jasmine
5 106 (5.13%) Subversion
6 103 (4.98%) webpack
7 93 (4.50%) JIRA
8 85 (4.11%) Jenkins
9 83 (4.01%) Karma Test Runner
10 75 (3.63%) Mocha
11 45 (2.18%) Cucumber
12 44 (2.13%) Visual Studio
13 43 (2.08%) Bower
14 39 (1.89%) Selenium
15 36 (1.74%) Protractor
16 35 (1.69%) JUnit
17 31 (1.50%) Babel
18 25 (1.21%) TeamCity
19 24 (1.16%) Maven
20 21 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 267 (12.91%) Finance
2 139 (6.72%) Banking
3 82 (3.97%) Marketing
4 77 (3.72%) Retail
5 41 (1.98%) Front Office
6 38 (1.84%) Investment Banking
7 24 (1.16%) Advertising
8 23 (1.11%) Telecoms
9 17 (0.82%) Games
10 16 (0.77%) Electronics
11 14 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
12 13 (0.63%) Manufacturing
13 11 (0.53%) Publishing
14 6 (0.29%) Automotive
15 5 (0.24%) Czech Language
15 5 (0.24%) Law
15 5 (0.24%) Online Betting
16 4 (0.19%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.15%) Interactive Media
17 3 (0.15%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1740 (84.14%) CSS
2 1727 (83.51%) HTML
3 1045 (50.53%) AngularJS
4 1040 (50.29%) HTML5
5 911 (44.05%) CSS3
6 685 (33.12%) React
7 656 (31.72%) jQuery
8 507 (24.52%) Sass
9 499 (24.13%) Node.js
10 267 (12.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 249 (12.04%) Ajax
12 192 (9.28%) LESS
13 181 (8.75%) Redux
14 171 (8.27%) Angular 2
15 169 (8.17%) JSON
16 168 (8.12%) REST
17 151 (7.30%) RESTful
18 128 (6.19%) Web Services
19 122 (5.90%) .NET
20 115 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 482 (23.31%) User Experience
2 97 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
3 67 (3.24%) Mobile App
4 49 (2.37%) Fintech
5 47 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 39 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
7 36 (1.74%) W3C
8 24 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 17 (0.82%) Fixed Income
11 16 (0.77%) Graphic Design
12 15 (0.73%) Digital Media
13 12 (0.58%) NHS
14 8 (0.39%) Animation
15 7 (0.34%) Algorithms
15 7 (0.34%) RIA
15 7 (0.34%) Social Media
16 6 (0.29%) Credit Risk
16 6 (0.29%) Data Structures
16 6 (0.29%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 126 (6.09%) Linux
2 77 (3.72%) Unix
3 41 (1.98%) Mac OS X
4 27 (1.31%) Windows
5 25 (1.21%) Apple iOS
6 23 (1.11%) Android
7 3 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.048%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.048%) VMS
8 1 (0.048%) webOS
8 1 (0.048%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.048%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1843 (89.12%) Front End Development
2 852 (41.20%) Agile Software Development
3 427 (20.65%) Web Development
4 402 (19.44%) TDD
5 285 (13.78%) Scrum
6 261 (12.62%) Responsive Web Design
7 202 (9.77%) MVC
8 191 (9.24%) BDD
9 186 (8.99%) OO
10 178 (8.61%) Web Design
11 176 (8.51%) Test Automation
12 159 (7.69%) E-Commerce
13 127 (6.14%) Continuous Integration
14 103 (4.98%) Unit Testing
15 93 (4.50%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
16 82 (3.97%) Wireframes
17 75 (3.63%) Software Engineering
18 67 (3.24%) Mentoring
19 65 (3.14%) Open Source
20 61 (2.95%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 1796 (86.85%) JavaScript
2 285 (13.78%) Java
3 173 (8.37%) ES6
4 136 (6.58%) C#
5 129 (6.24%) Python
6 120 (5.80%) SQL
7 100 (4.84%) PHP
8 83 (4.01%) TypeScript
9 59 (2.85%) Scala
10 49 (2.37%) Ruby
11 24 (1.16%) C++
12 17 (0.82%) ECMAScript
13 11 (0.53%) Perl
13 11 (0.53%) Prolog
14 9 (0.44%) VBA
15 8 (0.39%) C
15 8 (0.39%) Objective-C
15 8 (0.39%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.34%) ActionScript
16 7 (0.34%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (3.48%) Degree
2 43 (2.08%) Security Cleared
3 30 (1.45%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (0.58%) Master's Degree
6 9 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (0.24%) BC Cleared
8 5 (0.24%) MBA
9 3 (0.15%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.048%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.048%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (0.87%) QA
2 9 (0.44%) WAI
3 8 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.24%) WCAG
5 3 (0.15%) MiFID
6 1 (0.048%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.048%) FATCA
System Software
1 58 (2.80%) Docker
2 2 (0.097%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (0.39%) Puppet
2 5 (0.24%) Ansible
3 3 (0.15%) TeamSite
4 2 (0.097%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.097%) Terraform
5 1 (0.048%) cPanel
5 1 (0.048%) Oozie
5 1 (0.048%) Salt
Vendors
1 93 (4.50%) Adobe
2 62 (3.00%) Google
3 41 (1.98%) Oracle
4 31 (1.50%) Sitecore
5 25 (1.21%) Demandware
6 24 (1.16%) Microsoft
7 14 (0.68%) Twitter
8 13 (0.63%) Apple
9 11 (0.53%) SAP
10 7 (0.34%) IBM
11 6 (0.29%) ServiceNow
11 6 (0.29%) Telerik
12 5 (0.24%) Perforce
12 5 (0.24%) Xamarin
13 4 (0.19%) Facebook
13 4 (0.19%) hybris
13 4 (0.19%) Tealium
14 3 (0.15%) Cloudera
14 3 (0.15%) Marketo
14 3 (0.15%) Sencha
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
South East London
Arden Resourcing Limited
Rate: Unspecified Day rate dependant on experience.
Posted: 3 hours ago
Kent
Explore Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ISL
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Scotland
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: €70 - €75 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Revolution Technology
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Nakama
Rate: From £400 to £440 per day Weekly pay through Nakama
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Colossus Associates
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Anderson Lamb
Rate: Competitive daily rates apply
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
Searchability
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Coded People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago