The median contractor rate for a Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £340 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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 Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 512 503 530
Rank change year-on-year -9 +27  
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) 88 137 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.25% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.27% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 112 66
Median daily rate £340 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.85% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -2.22% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 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 Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 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 -6 80 £356 - 40
South East +20 34 £330 -2.22% 8
London +3 24 £388 -8.82% 11
Surrey +20 16 £335 +9.38%
North East -6 10 £325 +8.33%
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 9 £325 -
Tyne and Wear -4 9 £325 -
Kent +4 8 £335 -0.74% 1
Yorkshire +20 6 £450 +38.46% 3
City of London +13 6 £375 -11.76% 2
West Yorkshire +18 5 - - 1
Leeds +9 5 - - 1
West Sussex +9 5 £325 -7.14% 2
Scotland +25 4 £325 - 1
Redhill - 4 £413 -
Berkshire +22 3 £450 +50.00% 2
Tunbridge Wells +10 3 £335 -0.74%
Wales +9 3 £225 -30.76%
Glasgow - 3 £325 -
North West +13 2 - - 6
Slough +8 2 £450 +200.00% 1
Leicestershire -1 2 £300 - 1
East Midlands -11 2 £300 -7.69% 3
South Wales - 2 £225 -
Cardiff - 2 £225 -
Hampshire - 2 - - 2
Lancashire - 2 - - 3
Warrington +30 1 - -
Cheshire +24 1 - -
Edinburgh +17 1 £275 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Front End Web 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 Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 178 (92.71%) Web Development
2 170 (88.54%) HTML
3 166 (86.46%) JavaScript
4 164 (85.42%) CSS
5 101 (52.60%) HTML5
6 93 (48.44%) AngularJS
7 92 (47.92%) Front End Development
8 91 (47.40%) CSS3
9 81 (42.19%) jQuery
10 66 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
11 59 (30.73%) Sass
12 55 (28.65%) User Experience
12 55 (28.65%) React
13 54 (28.13%) Git (software)
14 53 (27.60%) Ajax
15 35 (18.23%) Photoshop
16 33 (17.19%) MVC
16 33 (17.19%) Responsive Web Design
17 31 (16.15%) Web Design
18 30 (15.63%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
18 30 (15.63%) Wireframes
19 29 (15.10%) JSON
20 28 (14.58%) Subversion
21 27 (14.06%) RESTful
22 25 (13.02%) Finance
23 22 (11.46%) Unix
23 22 (11.46%) Degree
23 22 (11.46%) Node.js
24 21 (10.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 20 (10.42%) Scrum

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 12 (6.25%) CMS
2 4 (2.08%) WordPress
3 3 (1.56%) Drupal
3 3 (1.56%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.04%) GeoServer
4 2 (1.04%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.52%) ExpressionEngine
5 1 (0.52%) Magnolia
Applications
1 35 (18.23%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.56%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (1.56%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (0.52%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.04%) GitHub
2 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.52%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.52%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.21%) HTTP
2 8 (4.17%) DNS
2 8 (4.17%) SSL
3 5 (2.60%) LDAP
4 4 (2.08%) Internet
4 4 (2.08%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 10 (5.21%) MySQL
3 4 (2.08%) GIS
4 3 (1.56%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.04%) Redis
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.52%) BigQuery
6 1 (0.52%) DocumentDB
6 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 54 (28.13%) Git (software)
2 28 (14.58%) Subversion
3 19 (9.90%) Grunt
4 17 (8.85%) gulp
5 15 (7.81%) Jasmine
6 13 (6.77%) Bower
6 13 (6.77%) Selenium
7 12 (6.25%) Karma Test Runner
8 9 (4.69%) JIRA
9 8 (4.17%) Maven
9 8 (4.17%) Protractor
9 8 (4.17%) webpack
10 7 (3.65%) JSHint
10 7 (3.65%) QUnit
11 5 (2.60%) Babel
12 3 (1.56%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.56%) WebStorm
13 2 (1.04%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 2 (1.04%) Jenkins
13 2 (1.04%) RSpec
General
1 25 (13.02%) Finance
2 13 (6.77%) Banking
3 10 (5.21%) Marketing
4 6 (3.13%) Retail
5 4 (2.08%) Publishing
6 3 (1.56%) Electronics
6 3 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.04%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.52%) Advertising
8 1 (0.52%) Back Office
8 1 (0.52%) Games
8 1 (0.52%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (88.54%) HTML
2 164 (85.42%) CSS
3 101 (52.60%) HTML5
4 93 (48.44%) AngularJS
5 91 (47.40%) CSS3
6 81 (42.19%) jQuery
7 59 (30.73%) Sass
8 55 (28.65%) React
9 53 (27.60%) Ajax
10 29 (15.10%) JSON
11 27 (14.06%) RESTful
12 22 (11.46%) Node.js
13 21 (10.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 17 (8.85%) Backbone.js
14 17 (8.85%) LESS
15 16 (8.33%) Django
16 13 (6.77%) REST
17 10 (5.21%) .NET
17 10 (5.21%) Web Services
17 10 (5.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (28.65%) User Experience
2 7 (3.65%) Graphic Design
3 6 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.56%) Linked Data
5 3 (1.56%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.04%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.52%) Motion Graphics
7 1 (0.52%) Semantic Web
7 1 (0.52%) Social Media
7 1 (0.52%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.46%) Unix
2 8 (4.17%) Linux
3 2 (1.04%) Windows
4 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (92.71%) Web Development
2 92 (47.92%) Front End Development
3 66 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (17.19%) MVC
4 33 (17.19%) Responsive Web Design
5 31 (16.15%) Web Design
6 30 (15.63%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 30 (15.63%) Wireframes
7 20 (10.42%) Scrum
8 18 (9.38%) OO
9 16 (8.33%) TDD
10 13 (6.77%) Automated Testing
11 11 (5.73%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (5.73%) Unit Testing
12 10 (5.21%) E-Commerce
13 7 (3.65%) Content Management
13 7 (3.65%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (3.65%) Pair Programming
13 7 (3.65%) Software Engineering
14 6 (3.13%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 166 (86.46%) JavaScript
2 20 (10.42%) PHP
3 18 (9.38%) Python
4 11 (5.73%) Java
5 10 (5.21%) C#
6 6 (3.13%) Ruby
6 6 (3.13%) SQL
7 5 (2.60%) ES6
8 3 (1.56%) SPARQL
8 3 (1.56%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.04%) CoffeeScript
9 2 (1.04%) JSX
9 2 (1.04%) Perl
10 1 (0.52%) ECMAScript
10 1 (0.52%) Korn
10 1 (0.52%) Scala
10 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 22 (11.46%) Degree
2 2 (1.04%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.52%) Postgraduate
3 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.52%) FATCA
2 1 (0.52%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (2.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.04%) TeamSite
2 1 (0.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (8.33%) Oracle
2 5 (2.60%) Adobe
3 2 (1.04%) Google
4 1 (0.52%) Demandware
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.52%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.52%) Solace
4 1 (0.52%) Zend
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