Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Full Stack Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 May 2022.

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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 185 139 167
Rank change year-on-year -46 +28 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Full Stack Developer 1,318 1,117 761
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.49% 1.91% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 2.06% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,005 834 585
10th Percentile £410 £325 £325
25th Percentile £463 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% - -
75th Percentile £650 £563 £588
90th Percentile £763 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +17.65% - -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 2
10th Percentile £39.03 £40.00 £16.73
25th Percentile £50.31 £41.25 £22.69
Median hourly rate £73.60 £55.00 £34.25
Median % change year-on-year +33.81% +60.58% -0.72%
75th Percentile £75.73 £61.52 £46.69
90th Percentile £76.64 £65.54 £53.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £76.10 £40.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +90.24% +196.30% -58.46%

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 82,259 54,269 45,397
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.19% 92.82% 93.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,839 37,230 30,091
10th Percentile £313 £293 £245
25th Percentile £425 £388 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £480 £466
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% +3.00% -1.37%
75th Percentile £638 £580 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,011 1,722 1,680
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.54
25th Percentile £15.75 £14.50 £14.09
Median hourly rate £23.91 £22.38 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +6.86% +17.76% +5.56%
75th Percentile £49.25 £44.75 £39.06
90th Percentile £65.00 £57.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%

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 21 May 2022.

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 21 May 2022.

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 21 May 2022. 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 -66 1,027 £575 +15.00% 446
Work from Home -31 783 £525 +10.53% 252
London -49 706 £600 +14.29% 209
UK excluding London -86 255 £500 +17.65% 261
North of England -10 84 £520 +15.56% 77
South East -74 72 £513 +13.89% 48
North West -6 58 £513 +15.49% 44
Midlands -53 27 £400 +3.23% 49
Scotland -21 23 £475 +6.74% 13
Yorkshire -22 23 £520 +41.50% 26
South West -44 21 £500 +17.65% 33
East of England -32 18 £500 +33.33% 26
West Midlands -55 15 £425 +13.33% 36
East Midlands -28 11 £360 -10.00% 13
Wales -8 9 £475 +31.03% 9
North East -9 3 £438 -2.78% 7
Isle of Man - 1 £500 -

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

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, Full Stack Developer contract jobs required the following 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 1,318 (100.00%) Full Stack Development
2 755 (57.28%) JavaScript
3 728 (55.24%) React
4 479 (36.34%) Agile
5 472 (35.81%) Node.js
6 444 (33.69%) AngularJS
7 434 (32.93%) TypeScript
8 425 (32.25%) HTML
9 390 (29.59%) .NET
10 388 (29.44%) Azure
11 385 (29.21%) C#
12 374 (28.38%) CSS
13 366 (27.77%) SQL
14 358 (27.16%) Java
15 326 (24.73%) AWS
16 286 (21.70%) Microservices
17 276 (20.94%) DevOps
18 259 (19.65%) Git (software)
19 252 (19.12%) TDD
20 243 (18.44%) CI/CD
21 228 (17.30%) SQL Server
22 211 (16.01%) Finance
23 205 (15.55%) Python
24 196 (14.87%) Software Engineering
25 176 (13.35%) Spring
26 170 (12.90%) REST
27 164 (12.44%) Scrum
28 162 (12.29%) Docker
29 149 (11.31%) HTML5
30 148 (11.23%) 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 45 (3.41%) CMS
2 29 (2.20%) Confluence
3 27 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
4 20 (1.52%) Apache
4 20 (1.52%) SharePoint
5 16 (1.21%) Apache Spark
6 14 (1.06%) nginx
7 12 (0.91%) Headless CMS
8 11 (0.83%) WordPress
9 9 (0.68%) EPiServer
9 9 (0.68%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (0.53%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.38%) IIS
11 5 (0.38%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.30%) GeoServer
12 4 (0.30%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.30%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.23%) Ethereum
Applications
1 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.076%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.076%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.076%) Bloomberg AIM
Cloud Services
1 388 (29.44%) Azure
2 326 (24.73%) AWS
3 140 (10.62%) Serverless
4 106 (8.04%) GCP
5 101 (7.66%) GitHub
6 98 (7.44%) AWS Lambda
7 54 (4.10%) OpenShift
8 48 (3.64%) Amazon S3
9 42 (3.19%) npm
10 39 (2.96%) Amazon SQS
11 29 (2.20%) Azure Service Bus
12 27 (2.05%) AWS CloudFormation
12 27 (2.05%) Kong
13 25 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
13 25 (1.90%) Azure Functions
13 25 (1.90%) SaaS
14 24 (1.82%) Apigee
15 23 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 21 (1.59%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 15 (1.14%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.76%) Internet
2 7 (0.53%) DNS
2 7 (0.53%) HTTP
3 4 (0.30%) AMQP
4 2 (0.15%) FTP
5 1 (0.076%) Broadband
5 1 (0.076%) DKIM
5 1 (0.076%) DSL
5 1 (0.076%) IPFS
5 1 (0.076%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.076%) RTSP
5 1 (0.076%) SMS
5 1 (0.076%) SMTP
5 1 (0.076%) SSH
5 1 (0.076%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.076%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (17.30%) SQL Server
2 125 (9.48%) MongoDB
2 125 (9.48%) NoSQL
3 115 (8.73%) PostgreSQL
4 88 (6.68%) Relational Database
5 77 (5.84%) MySQL
6 44 (3.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 37 (2.81%) Redis
8 36 (2.73%) RDBMS
9 17 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
10 14 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (0.91%) Data Lake
12 12 (0.91%) GIS
13 11 (0.83%) Oracle Database
13 11 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (0.76%) Amazon Athena
15 9 (0.68%) Apache Hive
15 9 (0.68%) Hazelcast
15 9 (0.68%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 259 (19.65%) Git (software)
2 127 (9.64%) Jenkins
3 91 (6.90%) JIRA
4 67 (5.08%) GitLab
5 53 (4.02%) Maven
6 45 (3.41%) Visual Studio
7 44 (3.34%) webpack
8 43 (3.26%) TeamCity
9 35 (2.66%) Cypress.io
10 33 (2.50%) Grunt
10 33 (2.50%) gulp
11 32 (2.43%) SonarQube
12 30 (2.28%) Artifactory
13 29 (2.20%) JUnit
13 29 (2.20%) Sonatype Nexus
14 23 (1.75%) Gradle
14 23 (1.75%) Jasmine
15 21 (1.59%) Karma Test Runner
16 17 (1.29%) Storybook
17 16 (1.21%) Postman
General
1 211 (16.01%) Finance
2 146 (11.08%) Social Skills
3 106 (8.04%) Banking
4 85 (6.45%) Front Office
5 82 (6.22%) Public Sector
6 63 (4.78%) Investment Banking
7 48 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
8 24 (1.82%) Retail
9 14 (1.06%) Law
9 14 (1.06%) Marketing
10 12 (0.91%) Legal
11 9 (0.68%) Automotive
11 9 (0.68%) Telecoms
12 6 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.46%) Presentation Skills
13 5 (0.38%) Documentation Skills
13 5 (0.38%) Tech for Good
14 4 (0.30%) Advertising
15 3 (0.23%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.23%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 728 (55.24%) React
2 472 (35.81%) Node.js
3 444 (33.69%) AngularJS
4 425 (32.25%) HTML
5 390 (29.59%) .NET
6 374 (28.38%) CSS
7 176 (13.35%) Spring
8 170 (12.90%) REST
9 149 (11.31%) HTML5
10 148 (11.23%) Spring Boot
11 147 (11.15%) .NET Core
12 125 (9.48%) GraphQL
13 109 (8.27%) RESTful
14 107 (8.12%) Redux
15 101 (7.66%) Web Services
16 89 (6.75%) .NET Framework
17 86 (6.53%) jQuery
18 80 (6.07%) Vue.js
19 76 (5.77%) ASP.NET
20 74 (5.61%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 133 (10.09%) User Experience
2 48 (3.64%) Equities
3 41 (3.11%) Mobile App
4 33 (2.50%) Derivative
5 31 (2.35%) Data Structures
6 30 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
7 29 (2.20%) Cloud Native
8 22 (1.67%) Algorithms
9 17 (1.29%) Blockchain
9 17 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.06%) NHS
11 12 (0.91%) Legacy Systems
12 11 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 10 (0.76%) Fixed Income
13 10 (0.76%) Virtual Team
14 8 (0.61%) Management Information System
15 7 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
16 6 (0.46%) iPad
17 5 (0.38%) Linux Command Line
17 5 (0.38%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 58 (4.40%) Windows
2 45 (3.41%) Linux
3 13 (0.99%) Unix
4 8 (0.61%) Apple iOS
5 7 (0.53%) Android
6 4 (0.30%) AIX
7 3 (0.23%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.23%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.15%) Windows NT
8 2 (0.15%) zOS
9 1 (0.076%) Debian
9 1 (0.076%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.076%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,318 (100.00%) Full Stack Development
2 479 (36.34%) Agile
3 286 (21.70%) Microservices
4 276 (20.94%) DevOps
5 252 (19.12%) TDD
6 243 (18.44%) CI/CD
7 196 (14.87%) Software Engineering
8 164 (12.44%) Scrum
9 135 (10.24%) Test Automation
10 120 (9.10%) MVC
11 114 (8.65%) BDD
12 104 (7.89%) Front End Development
13 102 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
14 83 (6.30%) Web Development
15 81 (6.15%) Analytics
16 74 (5.61%) Event-Driven
17 73 (5.54%) Problem-Solving
18 67 (5.08%) SDLC
19 61 (4.63%) Unit Testing
20 60 (4.55%) OO
Programming Languages
1 755 (57.28%) JavaScript
2 434 (32.93%) TypeScript
3 385 (29.21%) C#
4 366 (27.77%) SQL
5 358 (27.16%) Java
6 205 (15.55%) Python
7 51 (3.87%) PHP
8 32 (2.43%) T-SQL
9 30 (2.28%) Kotlin
10 28 (2.12%) ES6
11 23 (1.75%) Go
12 21 (1.59%) C++
13 18 (1.37%) Ruby
14 12 (0.91%) PL/SQL
15 11 (0.83%) Scala
16 9 (0.68%) PowerShell
17 7 (0.53%) Bash
18 5 (0.38%) VB
18 5 (0.38%) VB6
19 4 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 108 (8.19%) Security Cleared
2 94 (7.13%) SC Cleared
3 29 (2.20%) Degree
4 22 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 13 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (0.91%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.23%) PMP
8 2 (0.15%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.15%) HND
9 1 (0.076%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.076%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.076%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.076%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.11%) QA
2 26 (1.97%) Accessibility
3 8 (0.61%) WCAG
4 5 (0.38%) PMO
5 4 (0.30%) GDPR
5 4 (0.30%) NCSC
6 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.15%) SLA
7 1 (0.076%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 162 (12.29%) Docker
2 6 (0.46%) Varnish
3 5 (0.38%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.30%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.23%) KVM
6 2 (0.15%) HDFS
7 1 (0.076%) Firmware
7 1 (0.076%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 126 (9.56%) Kubernetes
2 75 (5.69%) Terraform
3 20 (1.52%) Ansible
4 12 (0.91%) Grafana
5 10 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (0.68%) Kibana
7 7 (0.53%) Puppet
8 5 (0.38%) Istio
8 5 (0.38%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.23%) MIIS
9 3 (0.23%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.15%) Consul
11 1 (0.076%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 1 (0.076%) Marathon
11 1 (0.076%) Mesos
11 1 (0.076%) Salt
Vendors
1 123 (9.33%) Microsoft
2 81 (6.15%) Oracle
3 49 (3.72%) Google
4 22 (1.67%) IBM
5 16 (1.21%) Telerik
6 12 (0.91%) MuleSoft
6 12 (0.91%) Sitecore
7 11 (0.83%) Red Hat
8 7 (0.53%) Databricks
8 7 (0.53%) ESRI
9 6 (0.46%) Atlassian
9 6 (0.46%) Pega
10 5 (0.38%) Blackboard
10 5 (0.38%) New Relic
10 5 (0.38%) Splunk
11 4 (0.30%) VMware
12 3 (0.23%) SAP
12 3 (0.23%) WooCommerce
13 2 (0.15%) ForgeRock
13 2 (0.15%) WSO2