Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 752 758 701
Rank change year-on-year +6 -57 -80
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) 132 109 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.12% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 73 154
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £493 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK median hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.50 -

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 97,688 94,343 101,051
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.91% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,226 61,914 65,863
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,139 2,819 3,291
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +2.33% +1.58%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.78 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.68
% change year-on-year -2.78% +1.84% +1.00%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +20 121 £425 +13.33% 69
UK excluding London -23 76 £400 +14.29% 57
London +10 54 £500 +14.29% 15
South East -10 41 £413 +10.00% 12
North of England -20 12 £400 +90.48% 12
Yorkshire -10 10 - - 5
South West -14 9 £275 -21.43% 8
Scotland -16 8 £375 - 2
Midlands -26 4 £400 +14.29% 11
West Midlands -20 3 £400 +14.29% 2
East Midlands -3 1 - - 9
East of England -7 1 £375 - 11
North West -18 1 - - 6
North East - 1 £400 - 1
Wales - 1 £388 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 127 (96.21%) Web Development
2 121 (91.67%) JavaScript
3 109 (82.58%) CSS
4 108 (81.82%) HTML
5 83 (62.88%) AngularJS
6 63 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
7 57 (43.18%) jQuery
8 56 (42.42%) HTML5
9 50 (37.88%) CSS3
10 49 (37.12%) React
11 43 (32.58%) Sass
12 39 (29.55%) User Experience
13 38 (28.79%) Front End Development
13 38 (28.79%) Git (software)
14 30 (22.73%) PHP
15 25 (18.94%) Scrum
16 24 (18.18%) gulp
17 23 (17.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 22 (16.67%) Ajax
19 21 (15.91%) Finance
19 21 (15.91%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
20 20 (15.15%) Photoshop
20 20 (15.15%) TDD
21 18 (13.64%) Subversion
21 18 (13.64%) Node.js
22 15 (11.36%) Symfony
22 15 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
22 15 (11.36%) MVC
23 14 (10.61%) Oracle
23 14 (10.61%) Linux

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 (9.09%) Confluence
2 11 (8.33%) WordPress
3 9 (6.82%) Apache
3 9 (6.82%) CMS
4 7 (5.30%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (3.79%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.76%) Drupal
6 1 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 20 (15.15%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.27%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (2.27%) Fireworks
3 2 (1.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.52%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.27%) npm
2 1 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.03%) Intranet
2 3 (2.27%) Internet
3 1 (0.76%) HTTP
3 1 (0.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.06%) Relational Database
2 7 (5.30%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.55%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.79%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.27%) MySQL
6 2 (1.52%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.52%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (28.79%) Git (software)
2 24 (18.18%) gulp
3 18 (13.64%) Subversion
4 13 (9.85%) JIRA
4 13 (9.85%) webpack
5 9 (6.82%) PHPUnit
6 8 (6.06%) Jenkins
7 7 (5.30%) Grunt
7 7 (5.30%) PhpStorm
7 7 (5.30%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (3.79%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.03%) Bitbucket
10 3 (2.27%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (2.27%) Jasmine
10 3 (2.27%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (1.52%) Bower
12 1 (0.76%) Mocha
General
1 21 (15.91%) Finance
2 11 (8.33%) Banking
3 8 (6.06%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.79%) Marketing
5 4 (3.03%) Retail
6 3 (2.27%) Front Office
6 3 (2.27%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.52%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.52%) Games
7 2 (1.52%) Law
8 1 (0.76%) Advertising
8 1 (0.76%) Automotive
8 1 (0.76%) Electronics
8 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (82.58%) CSS
2 108 (81.82%) HTML
3 83 (62.88%) AngularJS
4 57 (43.18%) jQuery
5 56 (42.42%) HTML5
6 50 (37.88%) CSS3
7 49 (37.12%) React
8 43 (32.58%) Sass
9 23 (17.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 22 (16.67%) Ajax
11 18 (13.64%) Node.js
12 15 (11.36%) Symfony
13 14 (10.61%) Handlebars
13 14 (10.61%) Twig
14 13 (9.85%) .NET
14 13 (9.85%) REST
15 9 (6.82%) Smarty
16 7 (5.30%) D3.js
16 7 (5.30%) Kendo UI
16 7 (5.30%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 39 (29.55%) User Experience
2 10 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.30%) Equities
4 5 (3.79%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (3.03%) Fintech
6 2 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.52%) Derivative
6 2 (1.52%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (0.76%) Animation
7 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.76%) Social Media
7 1 (0.76%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (0.76%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.61%) Linux
2 6 (4.55%) Unix
3 3 (2.27%) Android
3 3 (2.27%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.76%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.76%) Windows
4 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (96.21%) Web Development
2 63 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (28.79%) Front End Development
4 25 (18.94%) Scrum
5 21 (15.91%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 20 (15.15%) TDD
7 15 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (11.36%) MVC
8 13 (9.85%) Responsive Web Design
9 12 (9.09%) Test Automation
9 12 (9.09%) Unit Testing
10 10 (7.58%) Web Design
11 9 (6.82%) Web Accessibility
11 9 (6.82%) Wireframes
12 8 (6.06%) Analytics
12 8 (6.06%) Microservices
13 7 (5.30%) Content Management
14 6 (4.55%) Mobile First
14 6 (4.55%) UX Design
14 6 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 121 (91.67%) JavaScript
2 30 (22.73%) PHP
3 12 (9.09%) C#
4 6 (4.55%) Go
4 6 (4.55%) SQL
4 6 (4.55%) TypeScript
5 5 (3.79%) ES6
6 3 (2.27%) Java
7 2 (1.52%) ES7
8 1 (0.76%) C++
8 1 (0.76%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (10.61%) Degree
2 5 (3.79%) SC Cleared
2 5 (3.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.58%) QA
2 7 (5.30%) MiFID
3 2 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.52%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (6.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (5.30%) Ansible
Vendors
1 14 (10.61%) Oracle
2 8 (6.06%) Adobe
3 6 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.03%) Omniture
4 4 (3.03%) Splunk
5 2 (1.52%) Google
6 1 (0.76%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 1 (0.76%) HubSpot
6 1 (0.76%) SAP
6 1 (0.76%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.76%) Zend