Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 781 690 624
Rank change year-on-year -91 -66 -59
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) 94 206 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.20% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.21% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 164 235
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £239
90th Percentile £499 £546 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +15.38% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £20.00

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 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 19 November 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)
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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

Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Top 12 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 19 November 2017. 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 -84 83 £388 +7.64% 19
UK excluding London -22 70 £375 +15.38% 20
South East +6 34 £425 +21.43% 7
London -91 25 £438 +5.42%
Midlands +22 14 £338 +20.54% 3
Scotland -7 10 £363 +4.32% 1
South West +8 9 £393 +30.83%
West Midlands +26 8 £350 +7.69% 1
East Midlands +6 6 £313 +13.64% 2
North of England +39 2 £210 -35.38% 5
Yorkshire +10 2 £210 -34.38%
East of England -29 1 £375 +36.36% 4

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 90 (95.74%) Web Development
2 82 (87.23%) JavaScript
3 79 (84.04%) HTML
4 77 (81.91%) CSS
5 52 (55.32%) jQuery
6 51 (54.26%) Front End Development
7 43 (45.74%) AngularJS
8 42 (44.68%) HTML5
9 33 (35.11%) CSS3
10 30 (31.91%) Sass
11 26 (27.66%) User Experience
12 25 (26.60%) Git (software)
12 25 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
13 24 (25.53%) React
14 21 (22.34%) MVC
15 19 (20.21%) Ajax
16 18 (19.15%) LESS
16 18 (19.15%) C#
17 16 (17.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 15 (15.96%) PHP
18 15 (15.96%) CMS
19 14 (14.89%) .NET
19 14 (14.89%) Backbone.js
19 14 (14.89%) Responsive Web Design
20 12 (12.77%) Java
20 12 (12.77%) SQL Server
21 11 (11.70%) Finance
21 11 (11.70%) Node.js
21 11 (11.70%) RESTful
22 10 (10.64%) 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 15 (15.96%) CMS
2 7 (7.45%) IIS
2 7 (7.45%) WordPress
3 3 (3.19%) DNN
4 2 (2.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (2.13%) Confluence
4 2 (2.13%) Drupal
4 2 (2.13%) Joomla!
4 2 (2.13%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.06%) Kentico
5 1 (1.06%) Orchard CMS
5 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.06%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (10.64%) Photoshop
2 4 (4.26%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (3.19%) GIMP
4 2 (2.13%) InDesign
5 1 (1.06%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 8 (8.51%) KANA IQ
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (1.06%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.32%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.13%) npm
3 1 (1.06%) Firebase
3 1 (1.06%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.06%) Heroku
3 1 (1.06%) Twilio
3 1 (1.06%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.51%) Relational Database
3 7 (7.45%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (5.32%) MySQL
5 2 (2.13%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.06%) QlikView
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 25 (26.60%) Git (software)
2 9 (9.57%) Jasmine
3 7 (7.45%) gulp
3 7 (7.45%) Karma Test Runner
3 7 (7.45%) Subversion
4 6 (6.38%) Grunt
4 6 (6.38%) Protractor
5 4 (4.26%) JIRA
5 4 (4.26%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.19%) Mercurial
6 3 (3.19%) Mocha
6 3 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.19%) webpack
7 2 (2.13%) Bitbucket
7 2 (2.13%) PostCSS
7 2 (2.13%) Selenium
7 2 (2.13%) Visual Website Optimizer
8 1 (1.06%) Bower
8 1 (1.06%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (11.70%) Finance
2 8 (8.51%) Retail
3 4 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.13%) Advertising
4 2 (2.13%) Banking
4 2 (2.13%) Games
4 2 (2.13%) Marketing
5 1 (1.06%) Automotive
5 1 (1.06%) Billing
5 1 (1.06%) French Language
5 1 (1.06%) Front Office
5 1 (1.06%) Music Industry
5 1 (1.06%) Publishing
5 1 (1.06%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (84.04%) HTML
2 77 (81.91%) CSS
3 52 (55.32%) jQuery
4 43 (45.74%) AngularJS
5 42 (44.68%) HTML5
6 33 (35.11%) CSS3
7 30 (31.91%) Sass
8 24 (25.53%) React
9 19 (20.21%) Ajax
10 18 (19.15%) LESS
11 16 (17.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 14 (14.89%) .NET
12 14 (14.89%) Backbone.js
13 11 (11.70%) Node.js
13 11 (11.70%) RESTful
14 9 (9.57%) XML
15 7 (7.45%) ASP.NET
15 7 (7.45%) Ember.js
16 6 (6.38%) Angular 2
16 6 (6.38%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 26 (27.66%) User Experience
2 5 (5.32%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.13%) Fintech
5 1 (1.06%) Animation
5 1 (1.06%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.06%) Infotainment
5 1 (1.06%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.45%) Windows
1 7 (7.45%) Windows 2000
1 7 (7.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (4.26%) Unix
3 3 (3.19%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.13%) Android
4 2 (2.13%) Linux
4 2 (2.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (95.74%) Web Development
2 51 (54.26%) Front End Development
3 25 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (22.34%) MVC
5 14 (14.89%) Responsive Web Design
6 10 (10.64%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 10 (10.64%) Scrum
6 10 (10.64%) TDD
6 10 (10.64%) Web Design
7 9 (9.57%) SDLC
7 9 (9.57%) Wireframes
8 8 (8.51%) Content Management
8 8 (8.51%) Knowledge Management
8 8 (8.51%) SEO
9 7 (7.45%) BDD
9 7 (7.45%) Change Management
9 7 (7.45%) E-Commerce
10 5 (5.32%) Microservices
10 5 (5.32%) Web Application Development
11 4 (4.26%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
Programming Languages
1 82 (87.23%) JavaScript
2 18 (19.15%) C#
3 15 (15.96%) PHP
4 12 (12.77%) Java
5 10 (10.64%) SQL
6 7 (7.45%) Ruby
6 7 (7.45%) VBScript
7 6 (6.38%) TypeScript
8 3 (3.19%) ES6
8 3 (3.19%) Python
9 2 (2.13%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.06%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 6 (6.38%) Degree
2 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) QA
1 2 (2.13%) WCAG
Vendors
1 8 (8.51%) KANA
2 6 (6.38%) Oracle
3 4 (4.26%) Adobe
4 2 (2.13%) Google
4 2 (2.13%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.13%) Optimizely
4 2 (2.13%) Qubit
5 1 (1.06%) Facebook
5 1 (1.06%) IBM
5 1 (1.06%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.06%) Twitter
5 1 (1.06%) Zend