Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 127 112 115
Rank change year-on-year -15 +3 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 1,785 2,411 2,145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.03% 2.35% 2.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.15% 2.48% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,279 1,815 1,611
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £307 £313 £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 5 1 7
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +196.88% -26.06%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 - £33.44

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 82,858 97,384 93,807
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.21% 94.78% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,373 63,921 61,302
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,874 3,178 2,812
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.74% -1.58%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +6.83% -2.78% -2.70%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -22 1,638 £475 +5.56% 703
London -7 998 £500 +5.26% 310
UK excluding London -12 761 £400 - 432
South East -50 210 £443 +7.27% 80
North of England -11 165 £403 +3.21% 148
North West -3 91 £400 +2.89% 94
Midlands +3 90 £383 -4.38% 51
South West -11 90 £386 -3.44% 57
East of England +35 81 £413 -2.94% 57
Scotland +19 68 £400 -5.88% 26
West Midlands +18 64 £375 -6.25% 26
Yorkshire -15 51 £438 +8.70% 40
Wales +24 34 £350 -12.50% 10
East Midlands -5 27 £400 - 25
Northern Ireland - 24 £350 - 3
North East +25 23 £400 +6.10% 14

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 1,633 (91.48%) Front End Development
2 1,429 (80.06%) JavaScript
3 1,182 (66.22%) CSS
4 1,167 (65.38%) HTML
5 782 (43.81%) Agile Software Development
6 774 (43.36%) AngularJS
7 745 (41.74%) React
8 554 (31.04%) HTML5
9 476 (26.67%) Git (software)
10 467 (26.16%) Node.js
11 452 (25.32%) Sass
12 400 (22.41%) CSS3
13 386 (21.62%) TDD
14 382 (21.40%) Redux
15 363 (20.34%) User Experience
16 327 (18.32%) TypeScript
17 312 (17.48%) Java
18 283 (15.85%) jQuery
19 256 (14.34%) ES6
20 225 (12.61%) Finance
21 223 (12.49%) Web Development
22 215 (12.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 200 (11.20%) Vue.js
24 197 (11.04%) Docker
25 195 (10.92%) Scrum
26 173 (9.69%) webpack
27 162 (9.08%) Jasmine
28 159 (8.91%) Responsive Web Design
29 157 (8.80%) Microservices
30 153 (8.57%) 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
1 127 (7.11%) CMS
2 57 (3.19%) Confluence
3 50 (2.80%) WordPress
4 43 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
5 42 (2.35%) WebSphere
6 27 (1.51%) Drupal
7 25 (1.40%) Sitecore CMS
8 24 (1.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 21 (1.18%) SharePoint
10 16 (0.90%) Umbraco
11 12 (0.67%) Apache
12 6 (0.34%) Magnolia
13 5 (0.28%) Moodle
14 4 (0.22%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.22%) Camunda
14 4 (0.22%) JBoss
15 3 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
15 3 (0.17%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.17%) Totara
16 2 (0.11%) Kentico
Applications
1 53 (2.97%) Photoshop
2 21 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (0.73%) Sketch
4 12 (0.67%) InVision
5 9 (0.50%) Zeplin
6 6 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (0.34%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
7 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (0.22%) Adobe XD
8 4 (0.22%) Figma
8 4 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 2 (0.11%) InDesign
10 1 (0.056%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.056%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 60 (3.36%) Magento
2 12 (0.67%) Shopify
3 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.056%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.056%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 138 (7.73%) AWS
2 116 (6.50%) npm
3 112 (6.27%) Azure
4 75 (4.20%) GitHub
5 58 (3.25%) Serverless
6 49 (2.75%) AWS Lambda
7 39 (2.18%) Amazon S3
7 39 (2.18%) OpenShift
8 35 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
8 35 (1.96%) Amazon SQS
9 25 (1.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 25 (1.40%) GCP
10 24 (1.34%) SaaS
11 22 (1.23%) Google Analytics
12 14 (0.78%) Yarn
13 11 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (0.56%) Amazon ECS
14 10 (0.56%) Heroku
15 7 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.29%) HTTP
2 10 (0.56%) SSL
2 10 (0.56%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.28%) HTTPS
4 4 (0.22%) Internet
5 3 (0.17%) FTP
6 2 (0.11%) MQTT
6 2 (0.11%) SMTP
6 2 (0.11%) SSH
7 1 (0.056%) Extranet
7 1 (0.056%) Intranet
7 1 (0.056%) NFC
7 1 (0.056%) RTP
7 1 (0.056%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (3.31%) MySQL
2 49 (2.75%) SQL Server
3 37 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
4 35 (1.96%) Amazon Redshift
5 34 (1.90%) NoSQL
6 27 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
7 26 (1.46%) MongoDB
8 24 (1.34%) Redis
9 12 (0.67%) Big Data
9 12 (0.67%) Relational Database
10 10 (0.56%) HBase
11 7 (0.39%) Couchbase
12 6 (0.34%) Neo4j
13 4 (0.22%) Blockchain
14 3 (0.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (0.17%) BigQuery
14 3 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
15 2 (0.11%) Power BI
15 2 (0.11%) RethinkDB
15 2 (0.11%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 476 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 173 (9.69%) webpack
3 162 (9.08%) Jasmine
4 148 (8.29%) gulp
5 145 (8.12%) Grunt
6 127 (7.11%) Jenkins
7 116 (6.50%) Karma Test Runner
8 115 (6.44%) JIRA
9 58 (3.25%) Protractor
10 51 (2.86%) Cucumber
11 46 (2.58%) Bitbucket
12 45 (2.52%) Subversion
13 41 (2.30%) GitLab
14 40 (2.24%) Artifactory
14 40 (2.24%) Mocha
15 38 (2.13%) Selenium
16 36 (2.02%) Bower
17 35 (1.96%) Maven
18 29 (1.62%) Babel
19 26 (1.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 225 (12.61%) Finance
2 76 (4.26%) Retail
3 71 (3.98%) Banking
4 50 (2.80%) Marketing
5 44 (2.46%) Public Sector
6 39 (2.18%) Games
7 36 (2.02%) Front Office
8 33 (1.85%) Law
9 17 (0.95%) Investment Banking
10 12 (0.67%) Publishing
11 10 (0.56%) Automotive
11 10 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.45%) Telecoms
13 7 (0.39%) Advertising
14 6 (0.34%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.28%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.28%) French Language
16 3 (0.17%) Back Office
16 3 (0.17%) Electronics
16 3 (0.17%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,182 (66.22%) CSS
2 1,167 (65.38%) HTML
3 774 (43.36%) AngularJS
4 745 (41.74%) React
5 554 (31.04%) HTML5
6 467 (26.16%) Node.js
7 452 (25.32%) Sass
8 400 (22.41%) CSS3
9 382 (21.40%) Redux
10 283 (15.85%) jQuery
11 215 (12.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 200 (11.20%) Vue.js
13 136 (7.62%) LESS
14 132 (7.39%) REST
15 108 (6.05%) .NET
16 105 (5.88%) JSON
17 96 (5.38%) Web Services
18 94 (5.27%) RESTful
19 91 (5.10%) Angular 2
20 74 (4.15%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 363 (20.34%) User Experience
2 119 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
3 51 (2.86%) W3C
4 49 (2.75%) Mobile App
5 33 (1.85%) Vector Graphics
6 31 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (1.57%) Hedge funds
7 28 (1.57%) Virtual Team
8 19 (1.06%) NHS
9 18 (1.01%) Fixed Income
10 14 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
11 11 (0.62%) Self-Motivation
12 10 (0.56%) e-Learning
13 9 (0.50%) Graphic Design
14 8 (0.45%) Analytical Mindset
14 8 (0.45%) Blog
14 8 (0.45%) Online Games
14 8 (0.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 64 (3.59%) Linux
2 30 (1.68%) Unix
3 24 (1.34%) Apple iOS
4 18 (1.01%) Android
5 17 (0.95%) Mac OS X
6 9 (0.50%) Windows
7 6 (0.34%) Mac OS
7 6 (0.34%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,633 (91.48%) Front End Development
2 782 (43.81%) Agile Software Development
3 386 (21.62%) TDD
4 223 (12.49%) Web Development
5 195 (10.92%) Scrum
6 159 (8.91%) Responsive Web Design
7 157 (8.80%) Microservices
8 153 (8.57%) E-Commerce
9 141 (7.90%) BDD
10 127 (7.11%) DevOps
11 124 (6.95%) Test Automation
12 120 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
13 106 (5.94%) Unit Testing
14 101 (5.66%) Open Source
15 99 (5.55%) Web Design
16 94 (5.27%) Software Engineering
17 92 (5.15%) Fintech
18 87 (4.87%) Problem-Solving
19 78 (4.37%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
20 77 (4.31%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1,429 (80.06%) JavaScript
2 327 (18.32%) TypeScript
3 312 (17.48%) Java
4 256 (14.34%) ES6
5 146 (8.18%) C#
6 112 (6.27%) PHP
7 82 (4.59%) Python
8 81 (4.54%) SQL
9 48 (2.69%) Ruby
10 33 (1.85%) ES7
11 30 (1.68%) Scala
12 25 (1.40%) Java 8
13 21 (1.18%) Go
14 10 (0.56%) Apple Swift
15 9 (0.50%) Objective-C
16 8 (0.45%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.17%) C
17 3 (0.17%) C++
17 3 (0.17%) PHP 7
17 3 (0.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 82 (4.59%) Security Cleared
2 52 (2.91%) Degree
3 44 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 14 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 13 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (0.67%) AWS Certification
7 5 (0.28%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.17%) CHECK Team Member
8 3 (0.17%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.17%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.11%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (2.80%) WCAG
2 47 (2.63%) QA
3 9 (0.50%) GDPR
4 3 (0.17%) WAI
5 1 (0.056%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 197 (11.04%) Docker
2 4 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 61 (3.42%) Kubernetes
2 52 (2.91%) Ansible
3 40 (2.24%) Terraform
4 12 (0.67%) Grafana
5 10 (0.56%) Kibana
6 3 (0.17%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.11%) Puppet
7 2 (0.11%) Rancher
8 1 (0.056%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.056%) logstash
8 1 (0.056%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 57 (3.19%) Adobe
2 49 (2.75%) Google
3 32 (1.79%) Atlassian
4 30 (1.68%) Sitecore
5 28 (1.57%) hybris
6 27 (1.51%) IBM
7 24 (1.34%) Microsoft
8 18 (1.01%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 9 (0.50%) Optimizely
10 7 (0.39%) Oracle
11 5 (0.28%) Apple
11 5 (0.28%) MuleSoft
12 4 (0.22%) Perforce
12 4 (0.22%) Qubit
12 4 (0.22%) Xamarin
13 3 (0.17%) Facebook
13 3 (0.17%) Maxymiser
13 3 (0.17%) New Relic
13 3 (0.17%) SAP
13 3 (0.17%) Zend