Period
to 24 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Full Stack Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 136 178 281
Rank change year-on-year +42 +103 +117
Contract jobs requiring a Full Stack Developer 1,820 1,525 807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.91% 1.51% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 1.59% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,410 1,109 639
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% -
10th Percentile £350 £320 £313
90th Percentile £650 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £351
% change year-on-year +9.38% +14.12% +2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
UK median hourly rate £36.50 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.89% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 - -

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 89,934 95,940 86,547
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.58% 94.93% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,404 63,051 56,244
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £412 £400
% change year-on-year +3.28% +2.88% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,821 2,957 2,961
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -2.63% -2.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.78 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -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 24 April 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Full Stack Developer over the 6 months to 24 April 2019.

Contractor 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 24 April 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 +40 1,704 £488 +2.63% 636
London +42 1,003 £525 +5.00% 285
UK excluding London +31 795 £438 +9.38% 384
South East +23 285 £450 - 113
North of England +58 230 £425 +14.09% 98
North West +25 118 £401 +7.00% 57
Yorkshire +30 89 £463 +32.14% 32
Scotland +36 84 £425 -4.23% 20
Midlands +7 81 £400 - 52
South West -10 71 £478 +23.23% 50
West Midlands -25 49 £400 -5.33% 29
East Midlands +24 31 £371 -1.00% 23
East of England +13 31 £425 +13.33% 38
North East +29 23 £475 - 9
Northern Ireland +18 8 £375 -12.99% 1
Wales -2 8 £400 +6.67% 12

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1,213 (66.65%) JavaScript
2 886 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
3 854 (46.92%) AngularJS
4 789 (43.35%) HTML
5 724 (39.78%) CSS
6 711 (39.07%) React
7 666 (36.59%) Java
8 663 (36.43%) Node.js
9 631 (34.67%) .NET
10 611 (33.57%) C#
11 507 (27.86%) TDD
12 429 (23.57%) Git (software)
13 392 (21.54%) HTML5
14 384 (21.10%) Microservices
15 375 (20.60%) SQL
16 356 (19.56%) Microsoft Azure
17 345 (18.96%) DevOps
18 340 (18.68%) MVC
19 323 (17.75%) Spring
20 321 (17.64%) ASP.NET
21 315 (17.31%) SQL Server
22 307 (16.87%) REST
23 286 (15.71%) Finance
24 269 (14.78%) Docker
25 263 (14.45%) Amazon AWS
26 254 (13.96%) BDD
27 251 (13.79%) CSS3
28 240 (13.19%) Scrum
29 222 (12.20%) Jenkins
30 214 (11.76%) jQuery

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 52 (2.86%) Confluence
2 50 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
3 42 (2.31%) CMS
4 26 (1.43%) SharePoint
5 25 (1.37%) Apache
5 25 (1.37%) Umbraco
6 17 (0.93%) Drupal
7 14 (0.77%) WordPress
8 11 (0.60%) Tomcat
9 10 (0.55%) IIS
10 9 (0.49%) Apache Spark
10 9 (0.49%) Magnolia
10 9 (0.49%) nginx
11 8 (0.44%) JBoss
12 7 (0.38%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.27%) Liferay
15 4 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
15 4 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 23 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.22%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.16%) InVision
4 2 (0.11%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.055%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.055%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.055%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 10 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.49%) Magento
3 3 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.11%) Revive Adserver
4 2 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.055%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.055%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.055%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.055%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.055%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.055%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.055%) Quorum
5 1 (0.055%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.055%) Ripple XRP
Cloud Services
1 356 (19.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 263 (14.45%) Amazon AWS
3 68 (3.74%) GitHub
4 64 (3.52%) Serverless
5 59 (3.24%) OpenShift
6 57 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 37 (2.03%) PaaS
8 34 (1.87%) SaaS
9 31 (1.70%) AWS Lambda
10 26 (1.43%) npm
11 23 (1.26%) IaaS
12 17 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
13 14 (0.77%) Heroku
14 11 (0.60%) Amazon S3
14 11 (0.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 10 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
16 9 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
16 9 (0.49%) Yarn
17 7 (0.38%) Google Analytics
18 6 (0.33%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 18 (0.99%) Internet
2 15 (0.82%) AMQP
3 9 (0.49%) HTTP
4 6 (0.33%) MQTT
4 6 (0.33%) Skype
5 5 (0.27%) Kerberos
6 4 (0.22%) SNMP
6 4 (0.22%) SSL
7 3 (0.16%) FTP
8 1 (0.055%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.055%) Firewall
8 1 (0.055%) IMAP
8 1 (0.055%) RTMP
8 1 (0.055%) RTSP
8 1 (0.055%) SMTP
8 1 (0.055%) SSH
8 1 (0.055%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 315 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 164 (9.01%) NoSQL
3 136 (7.47%) MySQL
4 132 (7.25%) MongoDB
5 127 (6.98%) Relational Database
6 63 (3.46%) PostgreSQL
6 63 (3.46%) Redis
7 60 (3.30%) Apache Cassandra
8 51 (2.80%) Azure SQL Database
9 45 (2.47%) RDBMS
10 21 (1.15%) Cosmos DB
10 21 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (1.10%) Big Data
12 17 (0.93%) Blockchain
13 14 (0.77%) Oracle Database
14 13 (0.71%) Data Lake
14 13 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
15 11 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
15 11 (0.60%) KDB
15 11 (0.60%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 429 (23.57%) Git (software)
2 222 (12.20%) Jenkins
3 119 (6.54%) JIRA
4 102 (5.60%) JUnit
5 92 (5.05%) webpack
6 90 (4.95%) Visual Studio
7 78 (4.29%) Selenium
8 77 (4.23%) Visual Studio Team System
9 75 (4.12%) Maven
10 55 (3.02%) Mocha
11 46 (2.53%) gulp
12 42 (2.31%) TeamCity
13 40 (2.20%) Grunt
14 37 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
15 35 (1.92%) Cucumber
15 35 (1.92%) GitLab
15 35 (1.92%) Mockito
16 33 (1.81%) Jasmine
16 33 (1.81%) NUnit
17 32 (1.76%) Bitbucket
General
1 286 (15.71%) Finance
2 169 (9.29%) Banking
3 84 (4.62%) Front Office
4 47 (2.58%) Retail
5 27 (1.48%) Law
5 27 (1.48%) Marketing
6 26 (1.43%) Investment Banking
7 18 (0.99%) Telecoms
8 16 (0.88%) Games
9 15 (0.82%) Publishing
10 10 (0.55%) Advertising
10 10 (0.55%) Legal
10 10 (0.55%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.38%) Electronics
12 6 (0.33%) Automotive
13 5 (0.27%) Billing
13 5 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.11%) Back Office
14 2 (0.11%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.055%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 854 (46.92%) AngularJS
2 789 (43.35%) HTML
3 724 (39.78%) CSS
4 711 (39.07%) React
5 663 (36.43%) Node.js
6 631 (34.67%) .NET
7 392 (21.54%) HTML5
8 323 (17.75%) Spring
9 321 (17.64%) ASP.NET
10 307 (16.87%) REST
11 251 (13.79%) CSS3
12 214 (11.76%) jQuery
13 208 (11.43%) Spring Boot
14 203 (11.15%) Redux
15 197 (10.82%) Web Services
16 189 (10.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 188 (10.33%) RESTful
18 186 (10.22%) ASP.NET Web API
19 179 (9.84%) .NET Framework
20 174 (9.56%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 205 (11.26%) Greenfield Project
2 147 (8.08%) User Experience
3 121 (6.65%) Fintech
4 80 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
5 50 (2.75%) Mobile App
6 41 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
7 25 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 22 (1.21%) Clustering
9 20 (1.10%) Fat Client
9 20 (1.10%) Hedge funds
9 20 (1.10%) Thin Client
10 16 (0.88%) Cloud Native
10 16 (0.88%) Data Structures
11 14 (0.77%) Algorithms
11 14 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
12 13 (0.71%) Virtual Team
13 9 (0.49%) Fixed Income
14 8 (0.44%) N-Tier
15 7 (0.38%) Blog
15 7 (0.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 80 (4.40%) Linux
2 38 (2.09%) Unix
3 32 (1.76%) Windows
4 14 (0.77%) Android
4 14 (0.77%) Apple iOS
5 8 (0.44%) Ubuntu
6 7 (0.38%) CentOS
7 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.16%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.11%) Debian
8 2 (0.11%) FreeBSD
8 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.11%) VMS
9 1 (0.055%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 886 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
2 507 (27.86%) TDD
3 384 (21.10%) Microservices
4 345 (18.96%) DevOps
5 340 (18.68%) MVC
6 254 (13.96%) BDD
7 240 (13.19%) Scrum
8 203 (11.15%) Test Automation
9 174 (9.56%) Continuous Integration
10 149 (8.19%) OO
11 144 (7.91%) Web Development
12 127 (6.98%) Unit Testing
13 111 (6.10%) SDLC
14 89 (4.89%) Front End Development
15 87 (4.78%) Software Engineering
15 87 (4.78%) SOLID
16 86 (4.73%) Continuous Deployment
17 80 (4.40%) OOP
18 76 (4.18%) Continuous Delivery
19 72 (3.96%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 1,213 (66.65%) JavaScript
2 666 (36.59%) Java
3 611 (33.57%) C#
4 375 (20.60%) SQL
5 193 (10.60%) TypeScript
6 183 (10.05%) Java 8
7 155 (8.52%) ES6
8 120 (6.59%) Python
9 112 (6.15%) PHP
10 57 (3.13%) T-SQL
11 38 (2.09%) ES7
12 26 (1.43%) Ruby
13 24 (1.32%) PowerShell
14 21 (1.15%) Bash Shell
15 20 (1.10%) Go
16 13 (0.71%) Scala
17 11 (0.60%) Groovy
18 8 (0.44%) Haskell
18 8 (0.44%) VB.NET
19 6 (0.33%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 76 (4.18%) Security Cleared
2 67 (3.68%) Degree
3 48 (2.64%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
5 27 (1.48%) Numerate Degree
6 10 (0.55%) DBS Check
7 9 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.11%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (4.18%) QA
2 14 (0.77%) WCAG
3 5 (0.27%) GDPR
4 4 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.16%) PSD2
6 2 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 269 (14.78%) Docker
2 11 (0.60%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.16%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 146 (8.02%) Kubernetes
2 57 (3.13%) Ansible
3 31 (1.70%) Terraform
4 13 (0.71%) Kibana
5 12 (0.66%) logstash
6 8 (0.44%) Marathon
6 8 (0.44%) Mesos
6 8 (0.44%) Rundeck
7 4 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.22%) Puppet
8 3 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.055%) Consul
10 1 (0.055%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.055%) Grafana
Vendors
1 135 (7.42%) Microsoft
2 94 (5.16%) Oracle
3 59 (3.24%) Google
4 28 (1.54%) Splunk
5 10 (0.55%) Atlassian
6 9 (0.49%) Dynatrace
7 8 (0.44%) SAP
7 8 (0.44%) VMware
7 8 (0.44%) Zend
8 7 (0.38%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 6 (0.33%) Charles River
9 6 (0.33%) Sitecore
9 6 (0.33%) Twitter
10 5 (0.27%) Adobe
10 5 (0.27%) IBM
10 5 (0.27%) MuleSoft
10 5 (0.27%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.27%) Xamarin
11 4 (0.22%) Bloomberg