Full Stack Developer Contracts

Full-Stack Developer
UK

The median Full-Stack Developer daily rate in the UK is £503 according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 4 March 2024.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
4 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 182 207 179
Rank change year-on-year +25 -28 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Full Stack Developer 590 857 1,409
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.33% 1.32% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 1.40% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 623 1,080
10th Percentile £325 £408 £388
25th Percentile £413 £463 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £503 £550 £540
Median % change year-on-year -8.64% +1.85% +9.09%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £650
90th Percentile £775 £750 £756
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £465 £475
% change year-on-year -3.23% -2.11% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
10th Percentile £34.03 £47.50 £43.38
25th Percentile £40.49 £56.88 £48.44
Median hourly rate £52.50 £73.24 £60.45
Median % change year-on-year -28.31% +21.15% +34.33%
75th Percentile £60.38 £76.72 £71.54
90th Percentile £64.35 £76.85 £74.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year -4.55% - -

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 41,257 61,412 85,254
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.94% 94.59% 95.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,104 42,689 59,908
10th Percentile £275 £311 £310
25th Percentile £406 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +10.53%
75th Percentile £638 £650 £625
90th Percentile £738 £750 £719
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £500 £465
% change year-on-year -2.50% +7.53% +9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,419 1,650 2,120
10th Percentile £13.05 £14.22 £12.38
25th Percentile £16.25 £18.43 £15.00
Median hourly rate £34.08 £40.54 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year -15.93% +84.26% -2.22%
75th Percentile £60.00 £65.00 £47.80
90th Percentile £71.90 £75.00 £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.55 £18.69
% change year-on-year -11.50% +111.58% -1.62%

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 4 March 2024.

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 4 March 2024.

Hourly rate histogram for Full Stack Developer in the UK

Full Stack Developer
Top 15 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 4 March 2024. 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
Jobs
England +11 498 £525 -4.55% 311
London +22 323 £550 -4.35% 108
Work from Home +21 247 £506 -3.62% 183
UK excluding London +39 201 £450 -3.23% 206
South East +53 60 £500 -1.48% 46
South West +23 43 £419 -6.94% 24
North of England +9 35 £475 -9.52% 69
Scotland +27 24 £464 -2.21% 4
Yorkshire +36 20 £475 -1.30% 16
Midlands +28 18 £350 -19.31% 45
Wales +29 17 £425 - 9
North West -4 15 £438 -16.67% 42
West Midlands +30 13 £338 -25.00% 25
East Midlands +5 5 £418 -1.76% 20
East of England +6 4 £502 -13.43% 17

Full Stack Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 4 March 2024, Full Stack Developer contract job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 590 (100.00%) Full Stack Development
2 278 (47.12%) React
3 247 (41.86%) JavaScript
4 239 (40.51%) AWS
5 203 (34.41%) Agile
6 166 (28.14%) TypeScript
7 165 (27.97%) AngularJS
8 164 (27.80%) Java
9 155 (26.27%) Python
10 147 (24.92%) Azure
11 145 (24.58%) .NET
12 144 (24.41%) C#
13 136 (23.05%) Node.js
14 118 (20.00%) HTML
15 111 (18.81%) CSS
16 106 (17.97%) SQL
17 103 (17.46%) DevOps
17 103 (17.46%) CI/CD
18 99 (16.78%) Security Cleared
19 95 (16.10%) Finance
20 83 (14.07%) Microservices
21 81 (13.73%) SC Cleared
22 72 (12.20%) REST
23 71 (12.03%) Social Skills
24 70 (11.86%) Docker
25 68 (11.53%) Software Engineering
25 68 (11.53%) PostgreSQL
26 66 (11.19%) Kubernetes
27 64 (10.85%) Spring
28 61 (10.34%) Git

Full Stack Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 30 (5.08%) Apache
2 12 (2.03%) CMS
3 11 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (1.53%) Apache Airflow
4 9 (1.53%) nginx
5 7 (1.19%) JBoss
5 7 (1.19%) OpenStack
6 6 (1.02%) Confluence
7 5 (0.85%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.85%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.68%) Red Hat Fuse
8 4 (0.68%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.34%) Drupal
9 2 (0.34%) GeoServer
9 2 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.34%) WildFly
10 1 (0.17%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.17%) Jetty
10 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.17%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.34%) Trello
Business Applications
1 7 (1.19%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.34%) Shopify
3 1 (0.17%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 239 (40.51%) AWS
2 147 (24.92%) Azure
3 57 (9.66%) Serverless
4 35 (5.93%) GCP
5 31 (5.25%) AWS Lambda
6 29 (4.92%) Azure Functions
7 28 (4.75%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 23 (3.90%) Azure DevOps
9 21 (3.56%) GitHub
10 14 (2.37%) Amazon S3
10 14 (2.37%) Azure Data Factory
10 14 (2.37%) Azure Monitor
11 13 (2.20%) Amazon Kinesis
11 13 (2.20%) Azure Logic Apps
11 13 (2.20%) npm
12 12 (2.03%) Amazon ECS
12 12 (2.03%) Azure Storage
13 11 (1.86%) Amazon EKS
13 11 (1.86%) Entra ID
13 11 (1.86%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.68%) Firewall
2 3 (0.51%) VPN
3 1 (0.17%) DHCP
3 1 (0.17%) DNS
3 1 (0.17%) HTTP
3 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (11.53%) PostgreSQL
2 60 (10.17%) MongoDB
3 52 (8.81%) NoSQL
4 33 (5.59%) SQL Server
5 29 (4.92%) MySQL
6 25 (4.24%) Relational Database
7 14 (2.37%) Azure SQL Database
8 12 (2.03%) Flink
9 9 (1.53%) Apache Ignite
10 8 (1.36%) DynamoDB
10 8 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (1.19%) Redis
12 6 (1.02%) Amazon Aurora
12 6 (1.02%) Power BI
13 4 (0.68%) GIS
14 3 (0.51%) Big Data
14 3 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
15 2 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
15 2 (0.34%) MariaDB
15 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 61 (10.34%) Git
2 36 (6.10%) Jenkins
3 29 (4.92%) JIRA
4 24 (4.07%) Cypress.io
5 12 (2.03%) GitLab
5 12 (2.03%) JUnit
5 12 (2.03%) webpack
6 6 (1.02%) Selenium
7 5 (0.85%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.68%) Maven
8 4 (0.68%) NUnit
8 4 (0.68%) SonarQube
9 3 (0.51%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.51%) CircleCI
9 3 (0.51%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.51%) Mercurial
9 3 (0.51%) Mocha
9 3 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.51%) Subversion
9 3 (0.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 95 (16.10%) Finance
2 71 (12.03%) Social Skills
3 59 (10.00%) Public Sector
4 49 (8.31%) Front Office
5 43 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
6 39 (6.61%) Banking
7 12 (2.03%) Marketing
8 8 (1.36%) Back Office
8 8 (1.36%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 8 (1.36%) Law
9 6 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.02%) Tech for Good
10 5 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.85%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.68%) Health Technology
11 4 (0.68%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.51%) Automotive
12 3 (0.51%) Music Industry
13 2 (0.34%) Local Government
13 2 (0.34%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (47.12%) React
2 165 (27.97%) AngularJS
3 145 (24.58%) .NET
4 136 (23.05%) Node.js
5 118 (20.00%) HTML
6 111 (18.81%) CSS
7 72 (12.20%) REST
8 64 (10.85%) Spring
9 50 (8.47%) GraphQL
10 45 (7.63%) .NET Core
10 45 (7.63%) Spring Boot
11 44 (7.46%) ASP.NET
12 43 (7.29%) Vue
13 37 (6.27%) Redux
14 33 (5.59%) Kafka
15 32 (5.42%) Web Services
16 31 (5.25%) RESTful
17 26 (4.41%) .NET Framework
18 25 (4.24%) Express.js
18 25 (4.24%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.24%) Fixed Income
2 20 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
3 19 (3.22%) Cloud Native
4 14 (2.37%) Product Ownership
5 10 (1.69%) Hedge funds
5 10 (1.69%) Legacy Systems
6 9 (1.53%) Onboarding
7 8 (1.36%) Distributed Systems
8 6 (1.02%) Derivative
8 6 (1.02%) SWIFT Messaging Network
9 5 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (0.85%) Marketing Technology
10 3 (0.51%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.51%) Legacy Code
10 3 (0.51%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.51%) NHS
10 3 (0.51%) Renewable Energy
10 3 (0.51%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.34%) Equities
11 2 (0.34%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (4.58%) Linux
2 18 (3.05%) Windows
3 16 (2.71%) Unix
4 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.17%) AIX
5 1 (0.17%) Android
5 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 590 (100.00%) Full Stack Development
2 203 (34.41%) Agile
3 103 (17.46%) CI/CD
3 103 (17.46%) DevOps
4 83 (14.07%) Microservices
5 68 (11.53%) Software Engineering
6 58 (9.83%) Problem-Solving
7 51 (8.64%) SDLC
8 50 (8.47%) TDD
9 48 (8.14%) Front End Development
10 44 (7.46%) Test Automation
11 42 (7.12%) MVC
11 42 (7.12%) Unit Testing
12 39 (6.61%) Continuous Improvement
12 39 (6.61%) Design Patterns
13 34 (5.76%) OO
13 34 (5.76%) User Experience
14 31 (5.25%) Web Development
15 30 (5.08%) Analytics
15 30 (5.08%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 247 (41.86%) JavaScript
2 166 (28.14%) TypeScript
3 164 (27.80%) Java
4 155 (26.27%) Python
5 144 (24.41%) C#
6 106 (17.97%) SQL
7 36 (6.10%) PHP
8 24 (4.07%) Kotlin
9 23 (3.90%) C
10 22 (3.73%) Go
11 16 (2.71%) C++
12 15 (2.54%) PL/SQL
12 15 (2.54%) Ruby
13 12 (2.03%) T-SQL
14 7 (1.19%) PowerShell
15 5 (0.85%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.51%) Bash
16 3 (0.51%) Scala
17 2 (0.34%) Rust
17 2 (0.34%) Swift
Qualifications
1 99 (16.78%) Security Cleared
2 81 (13.73%) SC Cleared
3 31 (5.25%) Degree
4 12 (2.03%) DV Cleared
5 10 (1.69%) Master's Degree
6 7 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.34%) Azure Certification
9 1 (0.17%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.17%) AWS Certified Developer
9 1 (0.17%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
9 1 (0.17%) EnCE
9 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.73%) QA
2 21 (3.56%) Accessibility
3 3 (0.51%) WCAG
4 2 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.34%) GDPR
4 2 (0.34%) MiFID
5 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.17%) NCSC
5 1 (0.17%) NIST
System Software
1 70 (11.86%) Docker
2 11 (1.86%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 66 (11.19%) Kubernetes
2 27 (4.58%) Terraform
3 17 (2.88%) Ansible
4 9 (1.53%) Grafana
5 3 (0.51%) Kibana
6 2 (0.34%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.34%) Puppet
6 2 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.17%) Argo
7 1 (0.17%) logstash
7 1 (0.17%) Packer
7 1 (0.17%) Progress Chef
Vendors
1 40 (6.78%) Microsoft
2 28 (4.75%) Oracle
3 12 (2.03%) Google
4 11 (1.86%) MuleSoft
5 4 (0.68%) Databricks
5 4 (0.68%) Optimizely
6 3 (0.51%) DevExpress
6 3 (0.51%) SAP
6 3 (0.51%) Splunk
6 3 (0.51%) Virgin Media
6 3 (0.51%) WSO2
7 2 (0.34%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.34%) Salesforce
7 2 (0.34%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.34%) Sybase
7 2 (0.34%) UiPath
7 2 (0.34%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.17%) Finsemble
8 1 (0.17%) Mapbox
8 1 (0.17%) VMware