Period
to 28 March 2020

The median contractor rate for a Full Stack Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 155 140 184
Rank change year-on-year -15 +44 +94
Contract jobs requiring a Full Stack Developer 1,057 1,830 1,511
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.68% 1.89% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 2.00% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 1,473 1,132
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £350 £319
90th Percentile £650 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.11% -17.05% +10.00%
10th Percentile £26.10 £33.60 £30.71
90th Percentile £57.50 £57.95 £67.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £62.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -44.00% +45.35% +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 59,191 91,568 96,338
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.83% 94.68% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 37,636 60,666 63,480
Median daily rate £455 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.62% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £230 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £401
% change year-on-year - +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,528 2,830 2,933
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +0.40% +0.68%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.02 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.25 £49.53 £47.97
Median hourly rate £18.85 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.71% - -

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 28 March 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 28 March 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Full Stack Developer in the UK

Full Stack Developer
Top 17 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 28 March 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 -12 979 £500 +2.56% 507
London +7 620 £550 +4.76% 205
UK excluding London -24 411 £438 +2.94% 331
South East -7 116 £475 +5.56% 111
North of England -40 94 £409 -3.82% 79
Midlands +42 58 £425 +9.68% 39
Scotland -14 50 £450 +5.88% 14
North West -17 49 £440 +6.67% 46
South West +11 46 £438 -2.78% 45
East of England +40 35 £425 +3.03% 28
West Midlands +44 34 £438 +9.38% 24
Yorkshire -5 29 £405 -14.74% 31
Work from Home -12 28 £525 +31.25% 47
East Midlands +23 23 £388 +3.33% 15
North East +10 16 £375 -21.05% 2
Wales +29 10 £425 +3.03% 8
Northern Ireland +9 3 £413 +10.00% 6

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 653 (61.78%) JavaScript
2 480 (45.41%) AngularJS
3 438 (41.44%) React
4 429 (40.59%) Agile Software Development
5 389 (36.80%) HTML
6 372 (35.19%) Java
7 360 (34.06%) CSS
8 327 (30.94%) Node.js
9 308 (29.14%) C#
10 302 (28.57%) .NET
11 246 (23.27%) TDD
12 192 (18.16%) SQL
13 190 (17.98%) Microservices
14 181 (17.12%) Azure
15 170 (16.08%) DevOps
16 168 (15.89%) HTML5
17 165 (15.61%) Spring
18 161 (15.23%) TypeScript
19 154 (14.57%) Finance
20 152 (14.38%) AWS
21 137 (12.96%) MVC
22 129 (12.20%) Scrum
22 129 (12.20%) Vue.js
23 128 (12.11%) Python
23 128 (12.11%) Git (software)
24 123 (11.64%) SQL Server
25 121 (11.45%) ASP.NET
26 120 (11.35%) Docker
27 113 (10.69%) Greenfield Project
27 113 (10.69%) RESTful

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 37 (3.50%) Elasticsearch
2 24 (2.27%) Confluence
3 21 (1.99%) Apache
4 16 (1.51%) WebLogic
5 14 (1.32%) WordPress
6 12 (1.14%) CMS
7 11 (1.04%) Apache Spark
8 10 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
9 9 (0.85%) nginx
10 7 (0.66%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.57%) IIS
12 5 (0.47%) JBoss
13 4 (0.38%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.38%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.38%) WildFly
14 3 (0.28%) Drupal
14 3 (0.28%) Headless CMS
15 2 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 2 (0.19%) Kentico
15 2 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.38%) Sketch
3 3 (0.28%) InVision
4 2 (0.19%) Zeplin
5 1 (0.095%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.095%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.095%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.47%) Magento
3 3 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.19%) Shopify
5 1 (0.095%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 181 (17.12%) Azure
2 152 (14.38%) AWS
3 47 (4.45%) GCP
4 46 (4.35%) Serverless
5 36 (3.41%) GitHub
6 20 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
7 19 (1.80%) SaaS
8 15 (1.42%) npm
8 15 (1.42%) OpenShift
9 14 (1.32%) Amazon S3
10 12 (1.14%) PaaS
11 10 (0.95%) Firebase
12 8 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.57%) Amazon Cognito
13 6 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.38%) Azure Functions
14 4 (0.38%) Datadog
14 4 (0.38%) Heroku
14 4 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.23%) HTTP
2 6 (0.57%) Internet
3 5 (0.47%) RTMP
4 3 (0.28%) SSH
5 2 (0.19%) Skype
6 1 (0.095%) DNS
6 1 (0.095%) IKE
6 1 (0.095%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (11.64%) SQL Server
2 104 (9.84%) MongoDB
3 88 (8.33%) MySQL
4 58 (5.49%) NoSQL
5 43 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
6 35 (3.31%) Relational Database
7 26 (2.46%) Redis
8 15 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (1.32%) RDBMS
10 12 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
10 12 (1.14%) Big Data
11 11 (1.04%) Oracle Database
12 9 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
13 8 (0.76%) Flink
14 7 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
15 6 (0.57%) Amazon Athena
15 6 (0.57%) Hadoop
15 6 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
16 4 (0.38%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 128 (12.11%) Git (software)
2 81 (7.66%) Jenkins
3 47 (4.45%) JUnit
3 47 (4.45%) Selenium
4 43 (4.07%) JIRA
5 31 (2.93%) Mocha
5 31 (2.93%) Visual Studio
5 31 (2.93%) webpack
6 25 (2.37%) gulp
7 23 (2.18%) Maven
8 22 (2.08%) Cucumber
9 19 (1.80%) Bitbucket
10 18 (1.70%) Jasmine
10 18 (1.70%) TeamCity
11 17 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (1.51%) Mockito
13 14 (1.32%) NUnit
13 14 (1.32%) WebDriver
14 13 (1.23%) Cypress.io
15 12 (1.14%) Gradle
General
1 154 (14.57%) Finance
2 72 (6.81%) Banking
3 40 (3.78%) Public Sector
4 38 (3.60%) Front Office
5 32 (3.03%) Retail
6 30 (2.84%) Investment Banking
7 29 (2.74%) Law
8 23 (2.18%) Marketing
9 10 (0.95%) Publishing
10 7 (0.66%) Games
10 7 (0.66%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.47%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.47%) Legal
12 4 (0.38%) Advertising
13 2 (0.19%) Back Office
13 2 (0.19%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.19%) Russian Language
13 2 (0.19%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.095%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 480 (45.41%) AngularJS
2 438 (41.44%) React
3 389 (36.80%) HTML
4 360 (34.06%) CSS
5 327 (30.94%) Node.js
6 302 (28.57%) .NET
7 168 (15.89%) HTML5
8 165 (15.61%) Spring
9 129 (12.20%) Vue.js
10 121 (11.45%) ASP.NET
11 113 (10.69%) RESTful
12 108 (10.22%) Spring Boot
13 92 (8.70%) .NET Core
14 89 (8.42%) REST
15 86 (8.14%) Redux
16 80 (7.57%) jQuery
17 77 (7.28%) Web Services
18 74 (7.00%) .NET Framework
19 66 (6.24%) Angular 2
20 63 (5.96%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 113 (10.69%) Greenfield Project
2 56 (5.30%) User Experience
3 50 (4.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 32 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (1.99%) Fixed Income
7 18 (1.70%) Hedge funds
8 17 (1.61%) Equities
9 15 (1.42%) Cloud Native
10 14 (1.32%) Mobile App
11 11 (1.04%) Blog
12 10 (0.95%) Virtual Team
13 9 (0.85%) Derivative
14 7 (0.66%) Self-Motivation
15 6 (0.57%) Data Structures
15 6 (0.57%) Public Cloud
15 6 (0.57%) W3C
16 5 (0.47%) Algorithms
16 5 (0.47%) iPad
17 3 (0.28%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 50 (4.73%) Linux
2 19 (1.80%) Unix
3 17 (1.61%) Apple iOS
4 16 (1.51%) Android
4 16 (1.51%) Windows
5 3 (0.28%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.19%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.19%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.095%) CentOS
7 1 (0.095%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.095%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.095%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (40.59%) Agile Software Development
2 246 (23.27%) TDD
3 190 (17.98%) Microservices
4 170 (16.08%) DevOps
5 137 (12.96%) MVC
6 129 (12.20%) Scrum
7 105 (9.93%) Test Automation
8 100 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
8 100 (9.46%) Web Development
9 92 (8.70%) Fintech
10 84 (7.95%) BDD
11 73 (6.91%) OO
12 60 (5.68%) Software Engineering
13 52 (4.92%) Kanban
14 51 (4.82%) Unit Testing
15 47 (4.45%) Front End Development
16 46 (4.35%) Continuous Delivery
17 45 (4.26%) Open Source
18 39 (3.69%) E-Commerce
18 39 (3.69%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 653 (61.78%) JavaScript
2 372 (35.19%) Java
3 308 (29.14%) C#
4 192 (18.16%) SQL
5 161 (15.23%) TypeScript
6 128 (12.11%) Python
7 95 (8.99%) PHP
8 77 (7.28%) Java 8
9 65 (6.15%) ES6
10 33 (3.12%) Scala
11 28 (2.65%) Ruby
12 24 (2.27%) T-SQL
13 21 (1.99%) Go
13 21 (1.99%) PL/SQL
14 17 (1.61%) C++
15 16 (1.51%) Bash Shell
16 14 (1.32%) Kotlin
17 12 (1.14%) PowerShell
18 11 (1.04%) PHP 7
19 10 (0.95%) VBA
Qualifications
1 37 (3.50%) Security Cleared
2 29 (2.74%) Degree
3 26 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 10 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (0.85%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.19%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.19%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.095%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.095%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.095%) SANS
7 1 (0.095%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.93%) QA
2 4 (0.38%) GDPR
2 4 (0.38%) WCAG
3 1 (0.095%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.095%) HL7
System Software
1 120 (11.35%) Docker
2 2 (0.19%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.095%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.095%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 76 (7.19%) Kubernetes
2 18 (1.70%) Terraform
3 7 (0.66%) Ansible
4 4 (0.38%) Kibana
5 3 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.28%) Puppet
6 2 (0.19%) Mesos
6 2 (0.19%) Nagios
6 2 (0.19%) OpenNebula
6 2 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.19%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 70 (6.62%) Oracle
2 68 (6.43%) Microsoft
3 45 (4.26%) Google
4 14 (1.32%) BEA
4 14 (1.32%) webMethods
5 7 (0.66%) IBM
5 7 (0.66%) Remedy
6 6 (0.57%) Red Hat
7 5 (0.47%) Xamarin
8 4 (0.38%) Adobe
8 4 (0.38%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.38%) Charles River
8 4 (0.38%) Sitecore
8 4 (0.38%) Twitter
9 3 (0.28%) Zend
10 2 (0.19%) Bloomberg
10 2 (0.19%) CA
10 2 (0.19%) New Relic
10 2 (0.19%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.19%) Sybase