Period
to 21 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Full Stack Developer was £493 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 February 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 159 149 194
Rank change year-on-year -10 +45 +96
Contract jobs requiring a Full Stack Developer 1,148 1,838 1,441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.68% 1.85% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 1.96% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 1,402 1,084
UK median daily rate £493 £486 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.39% +2.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £338 £340 £319
90th Percentile £650 £650 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +2.94% +9.68% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £45.75 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.50% +6.40% -38.57%
10th Percentile £30.00 £33.78 £29.13
90th Percentile £45.00 £61.00 £69.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £58.75 £43.00
% change year-on-year -40.43% +36.63% +7.50%

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 64,265 93,832 96,387
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.89% 94.67% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 41,508 62,138 64,006
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £238 £271 £263
90th Percentile £650 £644 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,575 2,933 2,864
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.57 £11.00 £10.94
90th Percentile £51.75 £49.45 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 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 -9 1,069 £500 - 641
London +2 680 £525 - 283
UK excluding London -19 445 £438 +2.94% 399
South East -6 127 £475 +5.56% 97
North of England -22 93 £409 -3.82% 116
South West +36 70 £438 -2.78% 57
Midlands +43 59 £425 +6.25% 53
Scotland -23 52 £438 +2.94% 25
North West -5 48 £438 +9.38% 71
East of England +45 34 £425 +10.03% 35
Yorkshire -9 32 £438 -2.78% 34
East Midlands +37 30 £425 +6.25% 26
West Midlands +29 28 £425 +6.25% 27
North East +6 13 £375 -21.05% 11
Wales +25 7 £401 +0.13% 15
Northern Ireland +11 4 £413 +10.00% 1

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 700 (60.98%) JavaScript
2 539 (46.95%) AngularJS
3 478 (41.64%) React
4 471 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
5 415 (36.15%) HTML
6 394 (34.32%) Java
7 389 (33.89%) CSS
8 357 (31.10%) Node.js
9 345 (30.05%) .NET
10 341 (29.70%) C#
11 287 (25.00%) TDD
12 211 (18.38%) Microservices
13 201 (17.51%) SQL
14 200 (17.42%) Azure
15 180 (15.68%) Finance
15 180 (15.68%) Spring
16 177 (15.42%) TypeScript
17 173 (15.07%) DevOps
18 170 (14.81%) HTML5
19 163 (14.20%) AWS
20 154 (13.41%) MVC
21 147 (12.80%) Scrum
22 141 (12.28%) SQL Server
23 133 (11.59%) Python
24 132 (11.50%) Vue.js
25 129 (11.24%) ASP.NET
26 126 (10.98%) Git (software)
27 120 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
28 118 (10.28%) Greenfield Project
29 115 (10.02%) .NET Core

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 34 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
2 26 (2.26%) Confluence
3 16 (1.39%) Apache
4 15 (1.31%) WebLogic
5 13 (1.13%) CMS
6 12 (1.05%) WordPress
7 9 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
7 9 (0.78%) nginx
8 8 (0.70%) JBoss
9 7 (0.61%) IIS
9 7 (0.61%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.35%) WildFly
11 3 (0.26%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.26%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.26%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.17%) Alfresco
12 2 (0.17%) ArcGIS
12 2 (0.17%) Drupal
12 2 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.17%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 10 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.35%) thinkFolio
3 3 (0.26%) Magento
3 3 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.087%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 200 (17.42%) Azure
2 163 (14.20%) AWS
3 53 (4.62%) GCP
4 48 (4.18%) Serverless
5 40 (3.48%) GitHub
6 18 (1.57%) PaaS
7 17 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
7 17 (1.48%) npm
8 13 (1.13%) Amazon S3
8 13 (1.13%) OpenShift
8 13 (1.13%) SaaS
9 11 (0.96%) Firebase
10 7 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.61%) Azure Functions
11 6 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 4 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.35%) Amazon Cognito
13 4 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.78%) HTTP
2 8 (0.70%) Internet
3 4 (0.35%) SSH
4 2 (0.17%) Skype
5 1 (0.087%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 107 (9.32%) MongoDB
3 88 (7.67%) MySQL
4 61 (5.31%) NoSQL
5 42 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
6 37 (3.22%) Relational Database
7 20 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (1.57%) Redis
9 13 (1.13%) RDBMS
10 11 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
12 9 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (0.78%) Flink
13 8 (0.70%) Oracle Database
13 8 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (0.52%) Amazon Athena
14 6 (0.52%) Blockchain
15 5 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
15 5 (0.44%) Cosmos DB
15 5 (0.44%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 126 (10.98%) Git (software)
2 80 (6.97%) Jenkins
3 55 (4.79%) JIRA
4 50 (4.36%) Selenium
5 49 (4.27%) JUnit
6 32 (2.79%) Mocha
7 31 (2.70%) Cucumber
7 31 (2.70%) Visual Studio
8 25 (2.18%) gulp
8 25 (2.18%) TeamCity
9 24 (2.09%) webpack
10 23 (2.00%) Jasmine
11 21 (1.83%) Maven
12 18 (1.57%) Bitbucket
12 18 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (1.22%) NUnit
14 13 (1.13%) Karma Test Runner
14 13 (1.13%) Mockito
14 13 (1.13%) Visual Studio Team System
14 13 (1.13%) WebDriver
General
1 180 (15.68%) Finance
2 84 (7.32%) Banking
3 45 (3.92%) Public Sector
4 40 (3.48%) Retail
5 34 (2.96%) Front Office
6 32 (2.79%) Law
7 30 (2.61%) Investment Banking
8 26 (2.26%) Marketing
9 9 (0.78%) Publishing
10 7 (0.61%) Back Office
11 6 (0.52%) Games
11 6 (0.52%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.44%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.44%) Legal
13 3 (0.26%) Advertising
13 3 (0.26%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.26%) Russian Language
13 3 (0.26%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.17%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.087%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 539 (46.95%) AngularJS
2 478 (41.64%) React
3 415 (36.15%) HTML
4 389 (33.89%) CSS
5 357 (31.10%) Node.js
6 345 (30.05%) .NET
7 180 (15.68%) Spring
8 170 (14.81%) HTML5
9 132 (11.50%) Vue.js
10 129 (11.24%) ASP.NET
11 115 (10.02%) .NET Core
12 107 (9.32%) RESTful
12 107 (9.32%) Spring Boot
13 105 (9.15%) Redux
14 102 (8.89%) REST
15 86 (7.49%) jQuery
16 84 (7.32%) .NET Framework
17 73 (6.36%) Angular 2
17 73 (6.36%) Web Services
18 71 (6.18%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 118 (10.28%) Greenfield Project
2 54 (4.70%) User Experience
3 52 (4.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 33 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
6 24 (2.09%) Fixed Income
7 23 (2.00%) Equities
8 19 (1.66%) Hedge funds
9 16 (1.39%) Cloud Native
10 15 (1.31%) Mobile App
11 13 (1.13%) Derivative
12 12 (1.05%) Blog
13 11 (0.96%) Public Cloud
14 9 (0.78%) Virtual Team
15 6 (0.52%) W3C
16 5 (0.44%) iPad
17 4 (0.35%) Data Structures
17 4 (0.35%) Digital Media
17 4 (0.35%) Self-Motivation
18 3 (0.26%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 40 (3.48%) Linux
2 19 (1.66%) Windows
3 18 (1.57%) Unix
4 14 (1.22%) Android
5 13 (1.13%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.35%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.26%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.087%) CentOS
9 1 (0.087%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.087%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.087%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 471 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
2 287 (25.00%) TDD
3 211 (18.38%) Microservices
4 173 (15.07%) DevOps
5 154 (13.41%) MVC
6 147 (12.80%) Scrum
7 120 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
8 110 (9.58%) Web Development
9 105 (9.15%) BDD
10 104 (9.06%) Fintech
11 103 (8.97%) Test Automation
12 87 (7.58%) OO
13 64 (5.57%) Front End Development
14 62 (5.40%) Software Engineering
15 56 (4.88%) Continuous Delivery
16 55 (4.79%) Kanban
17 53 (4.62%) Unit Testing
18 49 (4.27%) Open Source
19 45 (3.92%) Problem-Solving
20 39 (3.40%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 700 (60.98%) JavaScript
2 394 (34.32%) Java
3 341 (29.70%) C#
4 201 (17.51%) SQL
5 177 (15.42%) TypeScript
6 133 (11.59%) Python
7 99 (8.62%) Java 8
7 99 (8.62%) PHP
8 63 (5.49%) ES6
9 33 (2.87%) Ruby
10 29 (2.53%) Scala
11 26 (2.26%) PL/SQL
12 23 (2.00%) Go
13 22 (1.92%) T-SQL
14 16 (1.39%) Bash Shell
14 16 (1.39%) C++
15 10 (0.87%) PHP 7
15 10 (0.87%) PowerShell
16 9 (0.78%) Groovy
16 9 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 34 (2.96%) Degree
3 26 (2.26%) SC Cleared
4 11 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (0.70%) DBS Check
7 6 (0.52%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.35%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.087%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.087%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.96%) QA
2 4 (0.35%) GDPR
2 4 (0.35%) MiFID
3 3 (0.26%) WCAG
4 2 (0.17%) PMO
5 1 (0.087%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.087%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.087%) PSD2
System Software
1 109 (9.49%) Docker
2 3 (0.26%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.087%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 66 (5.75%) Kubernetes
2 10 (0.87%) Terraform
3 7 (0.61%) Ansible
4 3 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
4 3 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.26%) Puppet
5 2 (0.17%) Mesos
5 2 (0.17%) Nagios
5 2 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.087%) Kibana
6 1 (0.087%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.087%) MIIS
6 1 (0.087%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 81 (7.06%) Microsoft
2 70 (6.10%) Oracle
3 44 (3.83%) Google
4 14 (1.22%) BEA
4 14 (1.22%) webMethods
5 9 (0.78%) Remedy
6 8 (0.70%) Charles River
6 8 (0.70%) Red Hat
7 6 (0.52%) IBM
8 4 (0.35%) CA
8 4 (0.35%) DevExpress
8 4 (0.35%) MuleSoft
8 4 (0.35%) Sitecore
8 4 (0.35%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.26%) Adobe
9 3 (0.26%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.26%) Twitter
9 3 (0.26%) WSO2
9 3 (0.26%) Zend
10 2 (0.17%) Sybase