Period
to 17 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Full Stack Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

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.

Full Stack Developer
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 133 172 215
Rank change year-on-year +39 +43 +151
Contract jobs requiring a Full Stack Developer 1,771 1,666 1,206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.94% 1.62% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.06% 1.70% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,416 1,277 952
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £319 £313
90th Percentile £650 £622 £611
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +12.50% +9.59% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
UK median hourly rate £28.75 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.11% - +60.71%
10th Percentile £25.63 £24.25 £42.50
90th Percentile £32.88 £53.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £44.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year -27.37% -0.56% +60.71%

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 85,950 97,760 90,932
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.33% 94.86% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,432 64,015 59,065
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,925 3,130 2,798
UK median hourly rate £19.73 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.61% -3.74% -1.58%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.03 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.00 £49.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.71% -2.78% -5.26%

Full Stack Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Full Stack Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Full Stack Developer in the UK

Full Stack Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Full Stack Developer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Full Stack Developer in the UK

Full Stack Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Full Stack Developer over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Full Stack Developer in the UK

Full Stack Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Full Stack Developer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Full Stack Developer in the UK

Full Stack Developer
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Full Stack Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 August 2019. 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 +34 1,645 £490 +3.16% 539
London +44 1,041 £525 +5.00% 199
UK excluding London +17 708 £450 +12.50% 364
South East -5 230 £468 +10.00% 97
North of England +9 159 £425 +13.33% 76
North West +12 100 £425 +11.84% 43
South West +17 83 £450 +16.13% 55
Scotland +5 80 £450 +12.50% 14
Midlands +22 75 £413 +6.45% 78
East of England +28 51 £438 +2.94% 35
West Midlands +17 51 £450 +20.00% 32
Yorkshire -11 38 £425 +16.44% 27
East Midlands +22 26 £388 -3.13% 46
Wales +25 22 £390 +4.70% 7
North East +18 21 £475 +16.71% 6
Northern Ireland 0 6 £413 -4.29% 3

Full Stack Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, Full Stack 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 Full Stack Developer in the job title.

1 1,133 (63.98%) JavaScript
2 828 (46.75%) Agile Software Development
3 817 (46.13%) AngularJS
4 716 (40.43%) React
5 630 (35.57%) HTML
6 609 (34.39%) CSS
7 596 (33.65%) .NET
8 592 (33.43%) Java
9 591 (33.37%) C#
10 564 (31.85%) Node.js
11 475 (26.82%) TDD
12 396 (22.36%) SQL
13 389 (21.96%) Microsoft Azure
14 358 (20.21%) Finance
15 342 (19.31%) Microservices
16 322 (18.18%) MVC
17 308 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
18 305 (17.22%) Spring
19 285 (16.09%) Git (software)
19 285 (16.09%) DevOps
20 283 (15.98%) TypeScript
21 278 (15.70%) HTML5
22 273 (15.42%) Greenfield Project
23 260 (14.68%) ASP.NET
24 249 (14.06%) Docker
25 223 (12.59%) BDD
26 219 (12.37%) REST
27 206 (11.63%) SQL Server
28 203 (11.46%) Scrum
29 201 (11.35%) CSS3

Full Stack 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 40 (2.26%) CMS
2 34 (1.92%) Apache
3 31 (1.75%) Confluence
4 26 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
5 21 (1.19%) WordPress
6 19 (1.07%) Umbraco
7 18 (1.02%) SharePoint
8 17 (0.96%) Drupal
9 16 (0.90%) nginx
10 15 (0.85%) Magnolia
11 14 (0.79%) IIS
11 14 (0.79%) JBoss
12 12 (0.68%) EPiServer
13 10 (0.56%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 6 (0.34%) Apache Spark
16 5 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
17 4 (0.23%) WebSphere
18 3 (0.17%) Kentico
19 2 (0.11%) Liferay
Applications
1 4 (0.23%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.17%) GIMP
3 2 (0.11%) Adobe XD
3 2 (0.11%) InVision
4 1 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.056%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.056%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.056%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 9 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.34%) Magento
3 4 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.11%) Revive Adserver
4 2 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.056%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.056%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.056%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.056%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.056%) Quorum
5 1 (0.056%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.056%) Ripple XRP
5 1 (0.056%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 389 (21.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 308 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
3 80 (4.52%) Serverless
4 66 (3.73%) Google Cloud Platform
5 54 (3.05%) AWS Lambda
6 53 (2.99%) OpenShift
7 45 (2.54%) GitHub
8 42 (2.37%) SaaS
9 41 (2.32%) PaaS
10 37 (2.09%) npm
11 26 (1.47%) Amazon S3
12 23 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
12 23 (1.30%) Amazon SQS
13 20 (1.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 16 (0.90%) IaaS
15 15 (0.85%) Power Platform
16 14 (0.79%) Google Analytics
17 10 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
17 10 (0.56%) Yarn
18 8 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.58%) Internet
2 8 (0.45%) HTTP
3 6 (0.34%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (0.23%) Broadband
4 4 (0.23%) SSL
5 3 (0.17%) FTP
5 3 (0.17%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.17%) MQTT
5 3 (0.17%) Skype
5 3 (0.17%) SNMP
5 3 (0.17%) VoIP
6 2 (0.11%) Wireless
7 1 (0.056%) AMQP
7 1 (0.056%) RTP
7 1 (0.056%) SSH
7 1 (0.056%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 123 (6.95%) NoSQL
3 114 (6.44%) MySQL
4 102 (5.76%) MongoDB
5 81 (4.57%) Relational Database
6 48 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
7 32 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
8 31 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
9 28 (1.58%) Blockchain
10 24 (1.36%) Redis
11 23 (1.30%) Big Data
12 21 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
13 20 (1.13%) Amazon Redshift
13 20 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 18 (1.02%) Cosmos DB
14 18 (1.02%) Oracle Database
15 15 (0.85%) Power BI
16 12 (0.68%) RDBMS
17 10 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 10 (0.56%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 285 (16.09%) Git (software)
2 142 (8.02%) Jenkins
3 94 (5.31%) JIRA
4 65 (3.67%) JUnit
4 65 (3.67%) Selenium
5 63 (3.56%) Visual Studio
6 62 (3.50%) webpack
7 54 (3.05%) TeamCity
8 47 (2.65%) Visual Studio Team System
9 43 (2.43%) gulp
10 38 (2.15%) Maven
10 38 (2.15%) NUnit
11 37 (2.09%) Bitbucket
12 34 (1.92%) Jasmine
13 33 (1.86%) Cucumber
14 31 (1.75%) GitLab
15 29 (1.64%) SonarQube
16 28 (1.58%) Karma Test Runner
17 27 (1.52%) Babel
17 27 (1.52%) Grunt
General
1 358 (20.21%) Finance
2 103 (5.82%) Banking
3 93 (5.25%) Front Office
4 47 (2.65%) Retail
5 31 (1.75%) Investment Banking
6 29 (1.64%) Law
7 27 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 22 (1.24%) Marketing
9 20 (1.13%) Games
10 14 (0.79%) Publishing
11 13 (0.73%) Manufacturing
12 11 (0.62%) Billing
13 10 (0.56%) Advertising
13 10 (0.56%) Legal
14 9 (0.51%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.28%) Electronics
16 4 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.11%) Aerospace
18 1 (0.056%) Automotive
18 1 (0.056%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 817 (46.13%) AngularJS
2 716 (40.43%) React
3 630 (35.57%) HTML
4 609 (34.39%) CSS
5 596 (33.65%) .NET
6 564 (31.85%) Node.js
7 305 (17.22%) Spring
8 278 (15.70%) HTML5
9 260 (14.68%) ASP.NET
10 219 (12.37%) REST
11 201 (11.35%) CSS3
12 190 (10.73%) Redux
13 182 (10.28%) .NET Core
14 172 (9.71%) Spring Boot
15 165 (9.32%) ASP.NET Web API
16 161 (9.09%) jQuery
17 160 (9.03%) .NET Framework
17 160 (9.03%) Vue.js
18 130 (7.34%) Web Services
19 122 (6.89%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 273 (15.42%) Greenfield Project
2 124 (7.00%) User Experience
3 63 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (3.11%) Mobile App
5 53 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
6 35 (1.98%) Hedge funds
7 20 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 19 (1.07%) Cloud Native
8 19 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
8 19 (1.07%) Data Structures
8 19 (1.07%) Equities
9 18 (1.02%) Digital Media
10 13 (0.73%) Algorithms
11 12 (0.68%) Virtual Team
12 11 (0.62%) Self-Motivation
13 10 (0.56%) Fixed Income
13 10 (0.56%) Social Media
14 7 (0.40%) Market Risk
14 7 (0.40%) SWIFT
14 7 (0.40%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 71 (4.01%) Linux
2 26 (1.47%) Windows
3 23 (1.30%) Unix
4 9 (0.51%) Apple iOS
5 8 (0.45%) Android
6 7 (0.40%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.28%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.17%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.056%) CentOS
10 1 (0.056%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.056%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 828 (46.75%) Agile Software Development
2 475 (26.82%) TDD
3 342 (19.31%) Microservices
4 322 (18.18%) MVC
5 285 (16.09%) DevOps
6 223 (12.59%) BDD
7 203 (11.46%) Scrum
8 161 (9.09%) Fintech
9 157 (8.87%) OO
10 133 (7.51%) Web Development
11 128 (7.23%) Test Automation
12 118 (6.66%) Continuous Integration
13 107 (6.04%) Unit Testing
14 105 (5.93%) Front End Development
15 95 (5.36%) Software Engineering
16 92 (5.19%) Open Source
16 92 (5.19%) SDLC
17 81 (4.57%) Problem-Solving
18 80 (4.52%) Continuous Delivery
19 79 (4.46%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1,133 (63.98%) JavaScript
2 592 (33.43%) Java
3 591 (33.37%) C#
4 396 (22.36%) SQL
5 283 (15.98%) TypeScript
6 183 (10.33%) Java 8
7 163 (9.20%) ES6
8 146 (8.24%) Python
9 108 (6.10%) PHP
10 58 (3.27%) T-SQL
11 37 (2.09%) Ruby
12 36 (2.03%) Go
13 32 (1.81%) ES7
14 26 (1.47%) PowerShell
15 17 (0.96%) Scala
16 12 (0.68%) C++
17 10 (0.56%) Apple Swift
17 10 (0.56%) C
17 10 (0.56%) Objective-C
17 10 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (2.32%) Security Cleared
2 32 (1.81%) Degree
3 26 (1.47%) SC Cleared
4 13 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (0.40%) DBS Check
7 6 (0.34%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.11%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.056%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.056%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.056%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (4.23%) QA
2 6 (0.34%) PMO
3 4 (0.23%) GDPR
4 3 (0.17%) WCAG
5 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.056%) GAAP
6 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 249 (14.06%) Docker
2 12 (0.68%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.17%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.056%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 136 (7.68%) Kubernetes
2 48 (2.71%) Terraform
3 45 (2.54%) Ansible
4 7 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
4 7 (0.40%) Puppet
5 6 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.28%) Mesos
7 4 (0.23%) Marathon
8 2 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.11%) Kibana
8 2 (0.11%) logstash
9 1 (0.056%) Apache Slider
9 1 (0.056%) Grafana
9 1 (0.056%) MIIS
9 1 (0.056%) Rancher
9 1 (0.056%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 72 (4.07%) Microsoft
2 64 (3.61%) Google
3 54 (3.05%) Oracle
4 13 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
4 13 (0.73%) Sybase
5 12 (0.68%) Adobe
6 10 (0.56%) Atlassian
7 9 (0.51%) SAP
8 8 (0.45%) New Relic
9 7 (0.40%) IBM
9 7 (0.40%) Tableau
9 7 (0.40%) Zend
10 6 (0.34%) Red Hat
10 6 (0.34%) Splunk
10 6 (0.34%) Twitter
11 5 (0.28%) MuleSoft
11 5 (0.28%) PagerDuty
12 4 (0.23%) Charles River
12 4 (0.23%) hybris
13 3 (0.17%) Facebook