Period
to 5 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Full Stack Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 179 134 178
Rank change year-on-year -45 +44 +48
Contract jobs requiring a Full Stack Developer 514 1,782 1,625
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 1.96% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 2.07% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 1,492 1,270
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £363 £319
90th Percentile £663 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £398
% change year-on-year -5.56% +13.21% +8.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -27.78% -
10th Percentile £26.10 £31.25 £24.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £38.55 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £44.75
% change year-on-year +7.69% -27.37% -0.56%

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 33,172 85,960 97,440
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.15% 94.38% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,604 56,448 63,764
Median daily rate £475 £466 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.93% +3.56% +4.05%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £270
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.76% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,374 2,916 3,106
Median hourly rate £26.00 £19.60 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.65% +8.89% -2.70%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.12 £52.50 £48.00
Median hourly rate £21.05 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +13.78% +5.71% -0.46%

Full Stack Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Full Stack Developer in the UK

Full Stack Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Full Stack Developer.

Daily rate trend for Full Stack Developer in the UK

Full Stack Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Full Stack Developer over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Full Stack Developer in the UK

Full Stack Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Full Stack Developer.

Hourly rate trend for Full Stack Developer in the UK

Full Stack Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Full Stack Developer over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 5 August 2020. 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 -49 471 £466 -4.60% 322
London -36 313 £500 -4.76% 115
UK excluding London -57 171 £425 -5.56% 215
North of England +22 61 £415 -2.35% 66
Work from Home -44 61 £415 -7.78% 66
North West +12 29 £450 +5.88% 41
South East -1 28 £390 -17.89% 42
Midlands +49 26 £438 +6.38% 48
Scotland +2 20 £450 - 8
West Midlands +43 19 £450 - 30
Yorkshire +43 18 £388 -8.82% 17
North East +29 14 £450 -5.26% 8
East of England +43 13 £438 - 18
South West +26 13 £425 +6.25% 31
Wales +35 10 £425 +13.33% 3
East Midlands +42 7 £355 -2.07% 17

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

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, 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.

1 318 (61.87%) JavaScript
2 215 (41.83%) React
3 210 (40.86%) AngularJS
4 191 (37.16%) HTML
5 186 (36.19%) Agile Software Development
6 185 (35.99%) Java
7 173 (33.66%) CSS
8 162 (31.52%) C#
9 159 (30.93%) Node.js
10 151 (29.38%) .NET
11 133 (25.88%) Azure
12 117 (22.76%) DevOps
13 109 (21.21%) Microservices
14 98 (19.07%) SQL
15 96 (18.68%) TDD
15 96 (18.68%) AWS
16 90 (17.51%) HTML5
17 87 (16.93%) Docker
18 84 (16.34%) TypeScript
19 83 (16.15%) Python
20 76 (14.79%) Spring
21 74 (14.40%) SQL Server
22 71 (13.81%) Git (software)
23 65 (12.65%) Finance
24 61 (11.87%) RESTful
25 60 (11.67%) Test Automation
25 60 (11.67%) MongoDB
25 60 (11.67%) MVC
26 59 (11.48%) Kubernetes
26 59 (11.48%) Spring Boot

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 28 (5.45%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (2.92%) Apache
3 14 (2.72%) Apache Spark
4 12 (2.33%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.36%) Confluence
6 6 (1.17%) Headless CMS
6 6 (1.17%) nginx
7 5 (0.97%) IIS
8 4 (0.78%) CMS
9 3 (0.58%) Anypoint
9 3 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.58%) Drupal
9 3 (0.58%) WordPress
10 2 (0.39%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.39%) Gunicorn
10 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.39%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.19%) JBoss
11 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (1.36%) Sketch
2 4 (0.78%) InVision
2 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.58%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.39%) Figma
4 2 (0.39%) Zeplin
5 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.97%) Magento
2 2 (0.39%) Shopify
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 133 (25.88%) Azure
2 96 (18.68%) AWS
3 33 (6.42%) Serverless
4 24 (4.67%) GCP
5 19 (3.70%) AWS Lambda
5 19 (3.70%) GitHub
6 14 (2.72%) SaaS
7 9 (1.75%) Azure Functions
8 8 (1.56%) Amazon ECS
9 6 (1.17%) Amazon S3
9 6 (1.17%) AWS Fargate
9 6 (1.17%) npm
9 6 (1.17%) OpenShift
9 6 (1.17%) PaaS
10 5 (0.97%) Amazon Cognito
10 5 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.97%) Firebase
10 5 (0.97%) Kong
10 5 (0.97%) Power Platform
11 4 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.14%) HTTP
2 7 (1.36%) RTMP
3 3 (0.58%) FTP
3 3 (0.58%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.19%) IKE
4 1 (0.19%) Internet
4 1 (0.19%) MQTT
4 1 (0.19%) Skype
4 1 (0.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (14.40%) SQL Server
2 60 (11.67%) MongoDB
3 51 (9.92%) MySQL
4 36 (7.00%) NoSQL
5 34 (6.61%) PostgreSQL
6 21 (4.09%) Redis
7 16 (3.11%) Big Data
8 15 (2.92%) Relational Database
8 15 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (2.33%) Oracle Database
10 9 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2017
14 4 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (0.78%) Cosmos DB
14 4 (0.78%) Power BI
14 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 71 (13.81%) Git (software)
2 44 (8.56%) Jenkins
3 32 (6.23%) Visual Studio
4 23 (4.47%) JIRA
5 22 (4.28%) Maven
5 22 (4.28%) webpack
6 21 (4.09%) JUnit
6 21 (4.09%) Selenium
7 20 (3.89%) Gradle
8 14 (2.72%) NUnit
9 13 (2.53%) gulp
10 12 (2.33%) GitLab
10 12 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (2.14%) Mocha
11 11 (2.14%) Mockito
12 9 (1.75%) git-flow
12 9 (1.75%) Jasmine
12 9 (1.75%) Subversion
12 9 (1.75%) TeamCity
13 8 (1.56%) SonarQube
General
1 65 (12.65%) Finance
2 37 (7.20%) Banking
3 23 (4.47%) Front Office
4 22 (4.28%) Public Sector
5 14 (2.72%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.75%) Retail
7 8 (1.56%) Law
8 7 (1.36%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.17%) Publishing
10 5 (0.97%) Marketing
11 3 (0.58%) Back Office
11 3 (0.58%) Electronics
11 3 (0.58%) Games
11 3 (0.58%) Legal
11 3 (0.58%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.39%) Advertising
13 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (41.83%) React
2 210 (40.86%) AngularJS
3 191 (37.16%) HTML
4 173 (33.66%) CSS
5 159 (30.93%) Node.js
6 151 (29.38%) .NET
7 90 (17.51%) HTML5
8 76 (14.79%) Spring
9 61 (11.87%) RESTful
10 59 (11.48%) Spring Boot
11 55 (10.70%) ASP.NET
12 53 (10.31%) Vue.js
13 51 (9.92%) REST
14 48 (9.34%) .NET Core
15 43 (8.37%) Redux
16 42 (8.17%) .NET Framework
17 41 (7.98%) Web Services
18 40 (7.78%) ASP.NET Web API
18 40 (7.78%) jQuery
19 36 (7.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 43 (8.37%) Greenfield Project
2 42 (8.17%) User Experience
3 19 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 17 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (2.92%) Mobile App
6 12 (2.33%) Cloud Native
7 9 (1.75%) Algorithms
7 9 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.56%) Derivative
8 8 (1.56%) Fixed Income
8 8 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.36%) Blog
9 7 (1.36%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.36%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.17%) N-Tier
10 6 (1.17%) Reinsurance
10 6 (1.17%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.97%) Equities
12 4 (0.78%) Equity Derivative
13 3 (0.58%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 41 (7.98%) Linux
2 22 (4.28%) Android
3 21 (4.09%) Apple iOS
4 9 (1.75%) Windows
5 6 (1.17%) Unix
6 4 (0.78%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (36.19%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (22.76%) DevOps
3 109 (21.21%) Microservices
4 96 (18.68%) TDD
5 60 (11.67%) MVC
5 60 (11.67%) Test Automation
6 54 (10.51%) Scrum
6 54 (10.51%) Web Development
7 43 (8.37%) Continuous Integration
8 41 (7.98%) Software Engineering
9 31 (6.03%) BDD
10 29 (5.64%) Open Source
11 27 (5.25%) OO
11 27 (5.25%) Unit Testing
12 26 (5.06%) Fintech
12 26 (5.06%) Problem-Solving
13 25 (4.86%) Pair Programming
14 23 (4.47%) E-Commerce
15 22 (4.28%) Front End Development
16 21 (4.09%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 318 (61.87%) JavaScript
2 185 (35.99%) Java
3 162 (31.52%) C#
4 98 (19.07%) SQL
5 84 (16.34%) TypeScript
6 83 (16.15%) Python
7 40 (7.78%) PHP
8 29 (5.64%) Java 8
9 24 (4.67%) ES6
10 19 (3.70%) T-SQL
11 17 (3.31%) Kotlin
12 14 (2.72%) Ruby
13 10 (1.95%) C++
14 9 (1.75%) Bash Shell
15 8 (1.56%) Scala
16 7 (1.36%) PowerShell
16 7 (1.36%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.97%) Go
18 4 (0.78%) Shell Script
18 4 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (6.42%) Security Cleared
2 25 (4.86%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.09%) Degree
4 10 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.58%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.39%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.19%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.19%) PhD
8 1 (0.19%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.47%) QA
2 2 (0.39%) WCAG
3 1 (0.19%) GDPR
3 1 (0.19%) HL7
System Software
1 87 (16.93%) Docker
2 6 (1.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 59 (11.48%) Kubernetes
2 39 (7.59%) Terraform
3 10 (1.95%) Kibana
4 7 (1.36%) Ansible
5 6 (1.17%) logstash
6 5 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.58%) Puppet
8 2 (0.39%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.39%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.19%) Grafana
9 1 (0.19%) OpenNebula
9 1 (0.19%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 50 (9.73%) Microsoft
2 29 (5.64%) Oracle
3 27 (5.25%) Google
4 3 (0.58%) Adobe
4 3 (0.58%) AppDynamics
4 3 (0.58%) Apple
4 3 (0.58%) Atlassian
4 3 (0.58%) MuleSoft
4 3 (0.58%) Pega
4 3 (0.58%) SaltStack
4 3 (0.58%) Sybase
4 3 (0.58%) Xamarin
5 2 (0.39%) BMC
5 2 (0.39%) CA
5 2 (0.39%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (0.39%) Cisco
5 2 (0.39%) Dynatrace
5 2 (0.39%) GrapeCity
5 2 (0.39%) Riverbed
5 2 (0.39%) Splunk