Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 795 659 631
Rank change year-on-year -136 -28 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) 82 191 252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.083% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.21% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 147 228
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.45% +6.15%
10th Percentile £254 £246 £229
90th Percentile £475 £500 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +15.38% +8.33% -1.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
UK median hourly rate £35.33 - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.33 - £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 93,600 91,033 102,521
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.78% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,185 59,429 65,414
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,750 3,215 3,866
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -4.11% +10.61%

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 January 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 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 21 January 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 -98 74 £381 +1.67% 98
UK excluding London -37 57 £375 +15.38% 84
South East -22 33 £413 +17.86% 16
London -96 25 £394 -5.69% 22
Midlands +8 7 £263 -4.55% 14
South West +6 7 £410 +36.67% 9
Scotland -29 6 £350 +6.06% 3
West Midlands +19 4 £250 - 8
North of England +27 3 £225 -32.84% 20
North West +9 3 £225 -36.62% 10
East Midlands -1 3 £275 - 6
East of England -13 1 £375 +7.14% 17

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 79 (96.34%) Web Development
2 69 (84.15%) JavaScript
3 66 (80.49%) HTML
4 65 (79.27%) CSS
5 51 (62.20%) Front End Development
6 39 (47.56%) jQuery
7 31 (37.80%) HTML5
7 31 (37.80%) AngularJS
8 27 (32.93%) Sass
9 22 (26.83%) React
10 21 (25.61%) CSS3
11 20 (24.39%) Git (software)
12 17 (20.73%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (20.73%) C#
12 17 (20.73%) LESS
13 16 (19.51%) User Experience
13 16 (19.51%) MVC
14 14 (17.07%) .NET
14 14 (17.07%) Ajax
15 13 (15.85%) PHP
15 13 (15.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 12 (14.63%) Finance
17 10 (12.20%) SQL Server
17 10 (12.20%) Node.js
17 10 (12.20%) Wireframes
18 9 (10.98%) Backbone.js
18 9 (10.98%) SQL
18 9 (10.98%) CMS
19 8 (9.76%) Scrum
19 8 (9.76%) Java

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 (10.98%) CMS
2 8 (9.76%) IIS
2 8 (9.76%) WordPress
3 2 (2.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.44%) Confluence
3 2 (2.44%) Drupal
3 2 (2.44%) Joomla!
3 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.22%) Apache
4 1 (1.22%) DNN
4 1 (1.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Photoshop
2 4 (4.88%) GIMP
3 1 (1.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (9.76%) KANA IQ
2 1 (1.22%) Magento
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (1.22%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.44%) npm
2 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.22%) Firebase
2 1 (1.22%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.22%) Heroku
2 1 (1.22%) Twilio
2 1 (1.22%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.22%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.76%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.54%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (4.88%) MySQL
5 3 (3.66%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.22%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.22%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 20 (24.39%) Git (software)
2 8 (9.76%) gulp
3 7 (8.54%) Grunt
3 7 (8.54%) Jasmine
4 6 (7.32%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (4.88%) Mercurial
5 4 (4.88%) Protractor
5 4 (4.88%) Subversion
5 4 (4.88%) webpack
6 3 (3.66%) JIRA
6 3 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.44%) Babel
7 2 (2.44%) Bitbucket
7 2 (2.44%) Mocha
7 2 (2.44%) PostCSS
7 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (14.63%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Marketing
2 5 (6.10%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.66%) Retail
4 2 (2.44%) Advertising
4 2 (2.44%) Music Industry
5 1 (1.22%) Automotive
5 1 (1.22%) Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Billing
5 1 (1.22%) Electronics
5 1 (1.22%) French Language
5 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (80.49%) HTML
2 65 (79.27%) CSS
3 39 (47.56%) jQuery
4 31 (37.80%) AngularJS
4 31 (37.80%) HTML5
5 27 (32.93%) Sass
6 22 (26.83%) React
7 21 (25.61%) CSS3
8 17 (20.73%) LESS
9 14 (17.07%) .NET
9 14 (17.07%) Ajax
10 13 (15.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (12.20%) Node.js
12 9 (10.98%) Backbone.js
13 8 (9.76%) ASP.NET
14 7 (8.54%) RESTful
14 7 (8.54%) XML
15 6 (7.32%) Angular 2
16 5 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC
16 5 (6.10%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.51%) User Experience
2 5 (6.10%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.22%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.22%) Fintech
4 1 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.22%) Infotainment
4 1 (1.22%) Social Media
4 1 (1.22%) W3C
4 1 (1.22%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.54%) Windows
1 7 (8.54%) Windows 2000
1 7 (8.54%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.22%) Android
2 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (96.34%) Web Development
2 51 (62.20%) Front End Development
3 17 (20.73%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (19.51%) MVC
5 10 (12.20%) Wireframes
6 8 (9.76%) Knowledge Management
6 8 (9.76%) Scrum
6 8 (9.76%) SEO
7 7 (8.54%) Change Management
7 7 (8.54%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (8.54%) SDLC
7 7 (8.54%) TDD
8 6 (7.32%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 5 (6.10%) BDD
9 5 (6.10%) Content Management
10 4 (4.88%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
10 4 (4.88%) Web Design
11 3 (3.66%) Unit Testing
12 2 (2.44%) Digital Marketing
12 2 (2.44%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (84.15%) JavaScript
2 17 (20.73%) C#
3 13 (15.85%) PHP
4 9 (10.98%) SQL
5 8 (9.76%) Java
5 8 (9.76%) TypeScript
6 7 (8.54%) VBScript
7 5 (6.10%) Ruby
8 2 (2.44%) Clojure
8 2 (2.44%) ES6
8 2 (2.44%) Python
8 2 (2.44%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.22%) C
9 1 (1.22%) ClojureScript
9 1 (1.22%) ES7
9 1 (1.22%) Groovy
9 1 (1.22%) Jython
9 1 (1.22%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (4.88%) Degree
2 1 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) QA
1 2 (2.44%) WCAG
Vendors
1 8 (9.76%) KANA
2 6 (7.32%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.32%) Oracle
3 4 (4.88%) Adobe
4 2 (2.44%) Google
5 1 (1.22%) Facebook
5 1 (1.22%) Omniture
5 1 (1.22%) Optimizely
5 1 (1.22%) SAP
5 1 (1.22%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.22%) Twitter
5 1 (1.22%) Zend