Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

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 Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 725 708 696
Rank change year-on-year -17 -12 -72
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) 166 150 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.16% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 110 179
UK median daily rate £425 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% +14.50%
10th Percentile £271 £275 £218
90th Percentile £684 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +13.64% +1.54% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK median hourly rate - £35.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 -

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 98,820 91,098 104,627
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.94% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,745 59,055 68,056
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,198 2,930 3,131
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -7.89% +11.76%

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

Job postings that featured Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the UK

Front End Web 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 Web Developer (Client-Side Developer).

Contractor daily rate trend for Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the UK

Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

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

Front End Web 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 Web Developer (Client-Side Developer).

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

Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Top 15 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 Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the UK over the 6 months to 21 July 2018. 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 -12 157 £425 +21.43% 87
UK excluding London -30 89 £375 +13.64% 64
London -19 74 £500 +33.33% 24
South East -10 54 £400 +21.21% 20
North of England -25 9 £350 +5.26% 20
Midlands -17 8 £400 +21.21% 10
South West +5 7 £275 -15.38% 7
Scotland -37 7 £350 -6.67%
Yorkshire -16 6 £350 - 8
East Midlands -2 5 £325 +8.33% 5
West Midlands -27 4 £469 +34.00% 5
East of England -2 3 - - 6
North West -12 2 £225 - 11
Wales -11 1 £388 +72.22% 1
North East -12 1 £400 +23.08% 1

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, Front End Web 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 Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 162 (97.59%) Web Development
2 143 (86.14%) JavaScript
3 142 (85.54%) CSS
4 138 (83.13%) HTML
5 82 (49.40%) AngularJS
6 81 (48.80%) HTML5
7 79 (47.59%) jQuery
8 73 (43.98%) CSS3
9 70 (42.17%) Agile Software Development
10 66 (39.76%) Front End Development
11 46 (27.71%) Sass
12 45 (27.11%) User Experience
13 44 (26.51%) PHP
14 41 (24.70%) React
15 35 (21.08%) MVC
16 34 (20.48%) Git (software)
17 31 (18.67%) gulp
18 28 (16.87%) webpack
18 28 (16.87%) Node.js
19 27 (16.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 25 (15.06%) LESS
20 25 (15.06%) Continuous Integration
20 25 (15.06%) Scrum
21 24 (14.46%) Banking
22 23 (13.86%) .NET
23 22 (13.25%) C#
23 22 (13.25%) Investment Banking
23 22 (13.25%) Responsive Web Design
24 21 (12.65%) Linux
24 21 (12.65%) Cross-Browser Compatibility

Front End Web 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 16 (9.64%) WordPress
2 9 (5.42%) Apache
3 8 (4.82%) Confluence
3 8 (4.82%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.41%) CMS
5 2 (1.20%) Drupal
5 2 (1.20%) Predix
5 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.60%) IIS
6 1 (0.60%) Magnolia
6 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (8.43%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.60%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 3 (1.81%) Magento
2 1 (0.60%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.60%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.61%) npm
2 3 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.20%) SaaS
4 1 (0.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.60%) GitHub
4 1 (0.60%) Office 365
4 1 (0.60%) Serverless
4 1 (0.60%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.81%) HTTP
2 2 (1.20%) Internet
2 2 (1.20%) Intranet
2 2 (1.20%) SMS
3 1 (0.60%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.42%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (4.82%) MySQL
3 7 (4.22%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.01%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.01%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.01%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.01%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.60%) Big Data
5 1 (0.60%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (20.48%) Git (software)
2 31 (18.67%) gulp
3 28 (16.87%) webpack
4 15 (9.04%) Grunt
5 13 (7.83%) Jenkins
5 13 (7.83%) JIRA
6 12 (7.23%) Subversion
7 9 (5.42%) Jasmine
8 8 (4.82%) PhpStorm
8 8 (4.82%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (3.61%) Karma Test Runner
10 5 (3.01%) Mocha
10 5 (3.01%) Selenium
10 5 (3.01%) Visual Studio
11 4 (2.41%) Bower
11 4 (2.41%) PHPUnit
11 4 (2.41%) Protractor
11 4 (2.41%) Sinon.JS
11 4 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.20%) PostCSS
General
1 24 (14.46%) Banking
2 22 (13.25%) Investment Banking
3 16 (9.64%) Finance
4 6 (3.61%) Games
4 6 (3.61%) Marketing
4 6 (3.61%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.01%) Retail
6 3 (1.81%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.20%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.20%) Electronics
7 2 (1.20%) Front Office
8 1 (0.60%) Advertising
8 1 (0.60%) Automotive
8 1 (0.60%) Law
8 1 (0.60%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (85.54%) CSS
2 138 (83.13%) HTML
3 82 (49.40%) AngularJS
4 81 (48.80%) HTML5
5 79 (47.59%) jQuery
6 73 (43.98%) CSS3
7 46 (27.71%) Sass
8 41 (24.70%) React
9 28 (16.87%) Node.js
10 27 (16.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 25 (15.06%) LESS
12 23 (13.86%) .NET
13 19 (11.45%) Ajax
14 16 (9.64%) Angular 2
15 15 (9.04%) D3.js
15 15 (9.04%) Symfony
16 14 (8.43%) Handlebars
17 13 (7.83%) ASP.NET
18 12 (7.23%) Redux
19 10 (6.02%) RequireJS
Miscellaneous
1 45 (27.11%) User Experience
2 8 (4.82%) Equities
3 6 (3.61%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.61%) Data Structures
3 6 (3.61%) W3C
4 5 (3.01%) Algorithms
4 5 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.01%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (2.41%) Fintech
5 4 (2.41%) Online Gambling
5 4 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.20%) Derivative
6 2 (1.20%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 2 (1.20%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.60%) Animation
7 1 (0.60%) Blog
7 1 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.60%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.60%) Social Media
7 1 (0.60%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.65%) Linux
2 10 (6.02%) Unix
3 2 (1.20%) Windows
4 1 (0.60%) Android
4 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (97.59%) Web Development
2 70 (42.17%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (39.76%) Front End Development
4 35 (21.08%) MVC
5 25 (15.06%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (15.06%) Scrum
6 22 (13.25%) Responsive Web Design
7 21 (12.65%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 19 (11.45%) TDD
9 14 (8.43%) Open Source
10 12 (7.23%) Microservices
10 12 (7.23%) Unit Testing
11 11 (6.63%) Test Automation
12 10 (6.02%) OO
12 10 (6.02%) Web Design
13 9 (5.42%) Workflow
14 8 (4.82%) OOP
14 8 (4.82%) Software Engineering
14 8 (4.82%) Wireframes
15 7 (4.22%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 143 (86.14%) JavaScript
2 44 (26.51%) PHP
3 22 (13.25%) C#
4 12 (7.23%) ES6
5 9 (5.42%) SQL
6 8 (4.82%) TypeScript
7 6 (3.61%) Go
8 4 (2.41%) Java
9 2 (1.20%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.60%) C
10 1 (0.60%) ES7
10 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.60%) Python
10 1 (0.60%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (7.83%) Degree
2 2 (1.20%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.20%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.02%) QA
2 8 (4.82%) MiFID
3 2 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.60%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (7.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (4.82%) Ansible
Vendors
1 17 (10.24%) Oracle
2 5 (3.01%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.81%) Adobe
3 3 (1.81%) Google
4 2 (1.20%) Mapbox
4 2 (1.20%) SAP
5 1 (0.60%) Capita
5 1 (0.60%) Facebook
5 1 (0.60%) HubSpot
5 1 (0.60%) Omniture
5 1 (0.60%) Optimizely
5 1 (0.60%) Splunk
5 1 (0.60%) Twitter
5 1 (0.60%) Zend