Period
to 22 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 758 655 631
Rank change year-on-year -103 -24 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) 124 181 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.21% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 138 214
UK median daily rate £375 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £225
90th Percentile £688 £500 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.54% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £30.66 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +91.63% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.66 - -

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 96,020 87,286 101,437
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 94.87% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,185 56,704 65,420
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,954 3,007 3,326
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.93 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% -2.92% +14.71%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.56 £48.75 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 22 April 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 13 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 22 April 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 -77 116 £400 +14.29% 78
UK excluding London -79 66 £350 +6.06% 69
London -55 57 £475 +22.58% 13
South East -39 35 £406 +23.11% 14
Midlands -9 10 £275 - 9
East Midlands -1 7 £275 - 6
North of England -34 7 £288 -16.67% 17
Scotland -43 7 £350 +7.69% 2
North West -12 5 £225 -40.00% 7
South West +13 4 £363 +20.83% 15
West Midlands -2 4 £469 - 3
East of England -12 3 - - 10
Yorkshire -18 2 £350 - 10

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

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 120 (96.77%) Web Development
2 104 (83.87%) HTML
2 104 (83.87%) CSS
3 103 (83.06%) JavaScript
4 79 (63.71%) Front End Development
5 62 (50.00%) HTML5
6 50 (40.32%) jQuery
7 47 (37.90%) CSS3
8 42 (33.87%) AngularJS
9 39 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
10 30 (24.19%) MVC
11 29 (23.39%) React
12 28 (22.58%) User Experience
12 28 (22.58%) PHP
13 27 (21.77%) Sass
14 25 (20.16%) LESS
14 25 (20.16%) Node.js
15 24 (19.35%) webpack
16 22 (17.74%) .NET
17 21 (16.94%) gulp
18 20 (16.13%) C#
19 18 (14.52%) Git (software)
20 17 (13.71%) Banking
21 16 (12.90%) Responsive Web Design
21 16 (12.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 15 (12.10%) Grunt
22 15 (12.10%) Investment Banking
23 14 (11.29%) TDD
24 13 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
24 13 (10.48%) D3.js

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 9 (7.26%) WordPress
2 3 (2.42%) Apache
2 3 (2.42%) CMS
3 2 (1.61%) Confluence
3 2 (1.61%) Drupal
3 2 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.61%) IIS
3 2 (1.61%) Predix
3 2 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.81%) Magnolia
4 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.61%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 3 (2.42%) Magento
2 2 (1.61%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.81%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.23%) npm
2 3 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.61%) SaaS
4 1 (0.81%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.81%) GitHub
4 1 (0.81%) Serverless
4 1 (0.81%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.61%) DNS
1 2 (1.61%) HTTP
2 1 (0.81%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.65%) MySQL
2 5 (4.03%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.42%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.61%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.81%) Big Data
5 1 (0.81%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (19.35%) webpack
2 21 (16.94%) gulp
3 18 (14.52%) Git (software)
4 15 (12.10%) Grunt
5 7 (5.65%) Jasmine
6 6 (4.84%) Jenkins
6 6 (4.84%) JIRA
7 5 (4.03%) Mocha
7 5 (4.03%) Selenium
8 4 (3.23%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (3.23%) Protractor
8 4 (3.23%) Sinon.JS
8 4 (3.23%) Subversion
9 3 (2.42%) Babel
10 2 (1.61%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.61%) Bower
10 2 (1.61%) PhpStorm
10 2 (1.61%) PostCSS
10 2 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (1.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (13.71%) Banking
2 15 (12.10%) Investment Banking
3 9 (7.26%) Finance
4 8 (6.45%) Marketing
5 6 (4.84%) Games
6 5 (4.03%) Retail
7 4 (3.23%) Telecoms
8 3 (2.42%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.61%) Electronics
9 2 (1.61%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.81%) Automotive
10 1 (0.81%) Law
10 1 (0.81%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (83.87%) CSS
1 104 (83.87%) HTML
2 62 (50.00%) HTML5
3 50 (40.32%) jQuery
4 47 (37.90%) CSS3
5 42 (33.87%) AngularJS
6 29 (23.39%) React
7 27 (21.77%) Sass
8 25 (20.16%) LESS
8 25 (20.16%) Node.js
9 22 (17.74%) .NET
10 16 (12.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 13 (10.48%) D3.js
12 11 (8.87%) ASP.NET
12 11 (8.87%) Redux
13 10 (8.06%) Angular 2
14 9 (7.26%) ASP.NET MVC
15 8 (6.45%) HTML5 Canvas
15 8 (6.45%) XHTML
16 7 (5.65%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.58%) User Experience
2 7 (5.65%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.84%) Data Structures
3 6 (4.84%) W3C
4 5 (4.03%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.23%) Online Gambling
6 3 (2.42%) Fintech
6 3 (2.42%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.61%) Equities
7 2 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.61%) Wiki
8 1 (0.81%) Blog
8 1 (0.81%) Infotainment
8 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.81%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.26%) Linux
2 5 (4.03%) Unix
3 1 (0.81%) Android
3 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (96.77%) Web Development
2 79 (63.71%) Front End Development
3 39 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (24.19%) MVC
5 16 (12.90%) Responsive Web Design
6 14 (11.29%) TDD
7 13 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (8.06%) Open Source
8 10 (8.06%) Scrum
9 8 (6.45%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 8 (6.45%) Software Engineering
10 7 (5.65%) OO
10 7 (5.65%) OOP
10 7 (5.65%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (5.65%) Progressive Enhancement
10 7 (5.65%) Unit Testing
11 6 (4.84%) BDD
11 6 (4.84%) SOLID
11 6 (4.84%) Wireframes
12 5 (4.03%) Complexity Analysis
Programming Languages
1 103 (83.06%) JavaScript
2 28 (22.58%) PHP
3 20 (16.13%) C#
4 12 (9.68%) ES6
5 9 (7.26%) SQL
6 7 (5.65%) TypeScript
7 6 (4.84%) Java
8 2 (1.61%) C
8 2 (1.61%) Clojure
8 2 (1.61%) ES7
8 2 (1.61%) Python
8 2 (1.61%) Scala
9 1 (0.81%) ClojureScript
9 1 (0.81%) Groovy
9 1 (0.81%) Jython
9 1 (0.81%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.81%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (6.45%) Degree
2 2 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.03%) QA
2 2 (1.61%) MiFID
3 1 (0.81%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (4.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.61%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (8.06%) Oracle
2 6 (4.84%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.23%) Adobe
4 2 (1.61%) Mapbox
4 2 (1.61%) Omniture
4 2 (1.61%) Optimizely
4 2 (1.61%) SAP
5 1 (0.81%) Facebook
5 1 (0.81%) Google
5 1 (0.81%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.81%) Splunk
5 1 (0.81%) Twitter