Period
to 4 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £432 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 4 April 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
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 169 136 131
Rank change year-on-year -33 -5 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 934 1,864 2,071
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.52% 1.93% 2.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 2.04% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 1,444 1,593
Median daily rate £432 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.03% +9.09% +4.43%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £294
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £423 £375
% change year-on-year -5.33% +12.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 9
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.22% +4.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year +6.87% -27.22% +38.46%

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 57,757 91,246 96,526
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.79% 94.66% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 36,688 60,449 63,553
Median daily rate £460 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £228 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,484 2,819 2,928
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% - +1.08%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.04 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.25 £50.00 £48.27
Median hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% - -

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 4 April 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)
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 4 April 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 -33 880 £449 -0.28% 477
London -27 475 £475 -5.00% 177
UK excluding London -9 439 £400 -5.33% 333
South West +43 132 £400 -11.11% 39
North of England +10 92 £400 +6.67% 113
South East -78 81 £375 -15.25% 65
North West -4 57 £400 +3.23% 72
Midlands +40 49 £400 - 44
East of England +29 42 £423 +2.42% 39
Scotland -7 36 £400 -3.03% 21
Yorkshire +38 31 £400 +14.29% 27
West Midlands +59 30 £381 -4.69% 33
Work from Home -26 24 £375 - 47
East Midlands +16 19 £400 - 11
Wales +1 8 £425 +6.92% 13
North East +15 4 £350 -12.50% 14
Northern Ireland -3 2 - -

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

For the 6 months to 4 April 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.

1 849 (90.90%) Front End Development
2 733 (78.48%) JavaScript
3 610 (65.31%) HTML
4 603 (64.56%) CSS
5 374 (40.04%) Agile Software Development
6 345 (36.94%) AngularJS
7 342 (36.62%) React
8 289 (30.94%) HTML5
9 273 (29.23%) Node.js
10 216 (23.13%) CSS3
11 196 (20.99%) Sass
12 176 (18.84%) User Experience
13 153 (16.38%) Git (software)
14 147 (15.74%) Redux
15 144 (15.42%) TypeScript
16 140 (14.99%) TDD
16 140 (14.99%) Scrum
17 120 (12.85%) Vue.js
18 115 (12.31%) jQuery
19 109 (11.67%) ES6
20 101 (10.81%) Microservices
21 97 (10.39%) Web Development
22 94 (10.06%) Java
23 93 (9.96%) AWS
24 89 (9.53%) REST
25 82 (8.78%) Docker
25 82 (8.78%) Finance
26 80 (8.57%) E-Commerce
27 79 (8.46%) .NET
28 78 (8.35%) Jasmine

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 51 (5.46%) CMS
2 36 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
3 21 (2.25%) Drupal
4 18 (1.93%) WordPress
5 14 (1.50%) Umbraco
5 14 (1.50%) WebSphere
6 13 (1.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 10 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
8 9 (0.96%) Confluence
9 7 (0.75%) Kentico
10 6 (0.64%) Apache
10 6 (0.64%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.43%) Camunda
12 3 (0.32%) Mendix
12 3 (0.32%) nginx
13 2 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
13 2 (0.21%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.21%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 35 (3.75%) Photoshop
2 23 (2.46%) Sketch
3 11 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.43%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.11%) Figma
6 1 (0.11%) InDesign
6 1 (0.11%) InVision
Business Applications
1 30 (3.21%) Magento
2 17 (1.82%) Shopify
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 93 (9.96%) AWS
2 58 (6.21%) Azure
3 46 (4.93%) GitHub
4 29 (3.10%) GCP
5 25 (2.68%) npm
6 15 (1.61%) Google Analytics
6 15 (1.61%) Serverless
7 13 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (1.28%) SaaS
9 11 (1.18%) Yarn
10 8 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.54%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.54%) PaaS
12 4 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
12 4 (0.43%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.32%) Heroku
14 2 (0.21%) CloudFront
14 2 (0.21%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.89%) HTTP
2 16 (1.71%) SSL
2 16 (1.71%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.43%) Internet
3 4 (0.43%) Intranet
4 3 (0.32%) RTMP
5 1 (0.11%) Broadband
5 1 (0.11%) DNS
5 1 (0.11%) FTP
5 1 (0.11%) IKE
5 1 (0.11%) SMTP
5 1 (0.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (5.03%) MySQL
2 12 (1.28%) Big Data
2 12 (1.28%) SQL Server
3 11 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (0.86%) Blockchain
4 8 (0.86%) Relational Database
5 7 (0.75%) MongoDB
6 6 (0.64%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.54%) Redis
8 3 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (0.32%) BigQuery
8 3 (0.32%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.32%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.11%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.11%) Impala
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.11%) Power BI
10 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 153 (16.38%) Git (software)
2 78 (8.35%) Jasmine
3 61 (6.53%) webpack
4 60 (6.42%) Selenium
5 49 (5.25%) Grunt
6 47 (5.03%) gulp
6 47 (5.03%) Jenkins
7 45 (4.82%) JIRA
8 43 (4.60%) Protractor
9 32 (3.43%) Karma Test Runner
10 24 (2.57%) Cucumber
10 24 (2.57%) Visual Studio
11 21 (2.25%) JUnit
12 16 (1.71%) Babel
12 16 (1.71%) Bitbucket
12 16 (1.71%) Gatling
12 16 (1.71%) Mocha
13 14 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (1.28%) GitLab
15 9 (0.96%) git-flow
General
1 82 (8.78%) Finance
2 45 (4.82%) Public Sector
3 28 (3.00%) Banking
3 28 (3.00%) Front Office
4 24 (2.57%) Retail
5 23 (2.46%) Marketing
6 21 (2.25%) Games
7 19 (2.03%) Law
8 14 (1.50%) Publishing
9 8 (0.86%) Advertising
9 8 (0.86%) Back Office
10 7 (0.75%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.54%) Automotive
11 5 (0.54%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.54%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.32%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.32%) Legal
12 3 (0.32%) Music Industry
13 2 (0.21%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 610 (65.31%) HTML
2 603 (64.56%) CSS
3 345 (36.94%) AngularJS
4 342 (36.62%) React
5 289 (30.94%) HTML5
6 273 (29.23%) Node.js
7 216 (23.13%) CSS3
8 196 (20.99%) Sass
9 147 (15.74%) Redux
10 120 (12.85%) Vue.js
11 115 (12.31%) jQuery
12 89 (9.53%) REST
13 79 (8.46%) .NET
14 70 (7.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 58 (6.21%) RESTful
16 56 (6.00%) JSON
17 52 (5.57%) Jest
18 49 (5.25%) Web Services
19 41 (4.39%) Angular 2
20 35 (3.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 176 (18.84%) User Experience
2 76 (8.14%) Greenfield Project
3 53 (5.67%) W3C
4 46 (4.93%) Mobile App
5 18 (1.93%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (1.07%) Public Cloud
7 10 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (0.86%) Derivative
8 8 (0.86%) Fixed Income
8 8 (0.86%) Virtual Team
9 7 (0.75%) Blog
10 6 (0.64%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.64%) Equities
11 5 (0.54%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.54%) Digital Media
11 5 (0.54%) Graphic Design
12 4 (0.43%) Animation
13 3 (0.32%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.32%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (2.14%) Linux
2 11 (1.18%) Android
3 9 (0.96%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.43%) Mac OS
5 3 (0.32%) CentOS
5 3 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.21%) Unix
7 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 849 (90.90%) Front End Development
2 374 (40.04%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (14.99%) Scrum
3 140 (14.99%) TDD
4 101 (10.81%) Microservices
5 97 (10.39%) Web Development
6 80 (8.57%) E-Commerce
7 74 (7.92%) Test Automation
8 65 (6.96%) DevOps
9 64 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
9 64 (6.85%) Open Source
10 61 (6.53%) BDD
11 51 (5.46%) Pair Programming
12 46 (4.93%) Mentoring
13 43 (4.60%) Continuous Improvement
13 43 (4.60%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
14 42 (4.50%) Problem-Solving
15 41 (4.39%) MVC
16 40 (4.28%) Unit Testing
17 38 (4.07%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 733 (78.48%) JavaScript
2 144 (15.42%) TypeScript
3 109 (11.67%) ES6
4 94 (10.06%) Java
5 60 (6.42%) C#
6 51 (5.46%) PHP
7 47 (5.03%) Python
8 30 (3.21%) Ruby
9 29 (3.10%) SQL
10 19 (2.03%) Scala
11 13 (1.39%) C++
11 13 (1.39%) ES7
12 7 (0.75%) Java 8
13 6 (0.64%) C
14 5 (0.54%) Elm
14 5 (0.54%) Go
15 3 (0.32%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.32%) Kotlin
15 3 (0.32%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 54 (5.78%) Security Cleared
2 35 (3.75%) SC Cleared
3 30 (3.21%) Degree
4 22 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.64%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.21%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.21%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.11%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.89%) WCAG
2 19 (2.03%) QA
3 3 (0.32%) WAI
4 2 (0.21%) GDPR
4 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 82 (8.78%) Docker
2 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (2.36%) Kubernetes
2 16 (1.71%) Grafana
2 16 (1.71%) Kibana
2 16 (1.71%) Terraform
3 4 (0.43%) Ansible
4 1 (0.11%) Marathon
4 1 (0.11%) Mesos
4 1 (0.11%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.11%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 33 (3.53%) Google
2 18 (1.93%) Adobe
2 18 (1.93%) IBM
3 15 (1.61%) hybris
4 13 (1.39%) Sitecore
5 11 (1.18%) Microsoft
6 8 (0.86%) SAP
7 7 (0.75%) Atlassian
8 5 (0.54%) Oracle
9 3 (0.32%) Mapbox
10 2 (0.21%) Demandware
10 2 (0.21%) Infragistics
10 2 (0.21%) New Relic
10 2 (0.21%) Qubit
10 2 (0.21%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.21%) Solace
10 2 (0.21%) Telerik
10 2 (0.21%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.21%) WooCommerce
11 1 (0.11%) Hotjar