Period
to 17 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Full Stack Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 193 300
Rank change year-on-year +44 +107 +219
Contract jobs requiring a Full Stack Developer 1,912 1,434 857
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.82% 1.40% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 1.47% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,460 1,113 671
UK median daily rate £475 £451 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.44% +6.00% -
10th Percentile £325 £321 £313
90th Percentile £650 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year +6.73% +6.38% +8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 3
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £24.25 £29.03 £29.90
90th Percentile £66.25 £46.60 £88.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.75 £44.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +33.52% +29.41% -

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 99,378 97,408 96,493
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.92% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,775 64,581 62,953
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.91%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.63% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,053 2,857 3,274
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.78 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +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 17 December 2018.

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 17 December 2018.

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 17 December 2018. 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 +34 1,744 £480 +1.05% 555
London +30 1,086 £525 +5.00% 275
UK excluding London +55 799 £400 +6.73% 304
South East +23 258 £425 +9.68% 79
North of England +73 217 £388 +3.33% 73
Scotland +80 132 £400 +14.29% 16
North West +36 104 £386 +3.00% 36
Midlands +9 85 £400 +14.29% 45
Yorkshire +30 84 £375 +7.14% 29
South West -29 56 £404 +7.80% 37
West Midlands -10 45 £381 +8.93% 27
East Midlands +28 38 £400 +17.22% 18
East of England -19 37 £385 +6.21% 46
North East +17 29 £395 +1.94% 8
Wales -27 8 £370 -16.15% 5
Northern Ireland +7 6 £375 -9.09% 3

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, 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 1,167 (61.04%) JavaScript
2 869 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 869 (45.45%) AngularJS
3 759 (39.70%) HTML
4 724 (37.87%) Java
5 695 (36.35%) CSS
6 688 (35.98%) React
7 657 (34.36%) .NET
8 653 (34.15%) C#
9 613 (32.06%) Node.js
10 458 (23.95%) TDD
11 387 (20.24%) SQL
12 373 (19.51%) MVC
13 365 (19.09%) SQL Server
14 354 (18.51%) Spring
15 352 (18.41%) HTML5
16 337 (17.63%) Git (software)
17 326 (17.05%) Microservices
18 315 (16.47%) ASP.NET
19 314 (16.42%) REST
20 273 (14.28%) Finance
21 252 (13.18%) Amazon AWS
22 248 (12.97%) DevOps
23 246 (12.87%) jQuery
24 240 (12.55%) Banking
25 237 (12.40%) Microsoft Azure
26 232 (12.13%) CSS3
27 227 (11.87%) BDD
27 227 (11.87%) Scrum
28 226 (11.82%) Greenfield Project

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 54 (2.82%) CMS
2 52 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
3 44 (2.30%) WordPress
4 34 (1.78%) IIS
5 30 (1.57%) Confluence
5 30 (1.57%) SharePoint
6 21 (1.10%) Apache
7 18 (0.94%) Umbraco
8 15 (0.78%) Drupal
8 15 (0.78%) Tomcat
9 12 (0.63%) JBoss
10 10 (0.52%) nginx
11 9 (0.47%) Apache Spark
11 9 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
11 9 (0.47%) WildFly
12 7 (0.37%) Liferay
12 7 (0.37%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
13 6 (0.31%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.31%) Chatbot
2 6 (0.31%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.052%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (0.63%) Magento
2 5 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.21%) Shopify
4 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.052%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 252 (13.18%) Amazon AWS
2 237 (12.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (4.18%) Serverless
4 63 (3.29%) GitHub
5 55 (2.88%) Google Cloud Platform
6 39 (2.04%) AWS Lambda
7 31 (1.62%) npm
8 25 (1.31%) OpenShift
9 21 (1.10%) Heroku
10 12 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
10 12 (0.63%) Google App Engine
10 12 (0.63%) SaaS
10 12 (0.63%) Yarn
11 10 (0.52%) PaaS
12 8 (0.42%) IaaS
13 7 (0.37%) Google Analytics
13 7 (0.37%) Slack
14 6 (0.31%) Apigee
15 4 (0.21%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.84%) HTTP
2 12 (0.63%) Internet
3 7 (0.37%) AMQP
4 4 (0.21%) IMAP
4 4 (0.21%) Skype
4 4 (0.21%) SMTP
5 3 (0.16%) DNS
5 3 (0.16%) Firewall
5 3 (0.16%) SSL
6 2 (0.10%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.10%) LAN
6 2 (0.10%) SMS
6 2 (0.10%) SSH
7 1 (0.052%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.052%) SNMP
7 1 (0.052%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.052%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 365 (19.09%) SQL Server
2 192 (10.04%) MySQL
3 174 (9.10%) NoSQL
4 154 (8.05%) Relational Database
5 144 (7.53%) MongoDB
6 75 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
7 74 (3.87%) RDBMS
8 54 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
9 48 (2.51%) Redis
10 32 (1.67%) Big Data
11 27 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
12 22 (1.15%) Blockchain
12 22 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 21 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 19 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 16 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
16 14 (0.73%) Data Lake
16 14 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
17 13 (0.68%) Oracle Database
17 13 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 337 (17.63%) Git (software)
2 197 (10.30%) Jenkins
3 105 (5.49%) JIRA
4 102 (5.33%) Maven
5 91 (4.76%) Visual Studio
6 89 (4.65%) Selenium
7 82 (4.29%) JUnit
8 61 (3.19%) Visual Studio Team System
8 61 (3.19%) webpack
9 52 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
10 46 (2.41%) Mocha
11 45 (2.35%) TeamCity
12 43 (2.25%) NUnit
13 42 (2.20%) gulp
14 39 (2.04%) Jasmine
15 38 (1.99%) Mockito
16 30 (1.57%) Grunt
16 30 (1.57%) Subversion
17 29 (1.52%) Cucumber
17 29 (1.52%) MSTest
General
1 273 (14.28%) Finance
2 240 (12.55%) Banking
3 103 (5.39%) Front Office
4 52 (2.72%) Investment Banking
5 51 (2.67%) Retail
6 34 (1.78%) Marketing
7 29 (1.52%) Law
8 24 (1.26%) Advertising
9 18 (0.94%) Telecoms
10 13 (0.68%) Legal
11 12 (0.63%) Publishing
12 9 (0.47%) Automotive
13 8 (0.42%) Back Office
13 8 (0.42%) Games
13 8 (0.42%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.31%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.26%) Electronics
16 4 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
17 3 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
18 2 (0.10%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 869 (45.45%) AngularJS
2 759 (39.70%) HTML
3 695 (36.35%) CSS
4 688 (35.98%) React
5 657 (34.36%) .NET
6 613 (32.06%) Node.js
7 354 (18.51%) Spring
8 352 (18.41%) HTML5
9 315 (16.47%) ASP.NET
10 314 (16.42%) REST
11 246 (12.87%) jQuery
12 232 (12.13%) CSS3
13 208 (10.88%) Redux
14 205 (10.72%) ASP.NET Web API
15 203 (10.62%) Web Services
16 201 (10.51%) Spring Boot
17 200 (10.46%) .NET Framework
18 172 (9.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 156 (8.16%) RESTful
20 154 (8.05%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 226 (11.82%) Greenfield Project
2 113 (5.91%) Fintech
3 111 (5.81%) User Experience
4 64 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
5 43 (2.25%) Mobile App
6 32 (1.67%) Hedge funds
7 25 (1.31%) Fixed Income
8 24 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
8 24 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
9 23 (1.20%) Data Structures
10 19 (0.99%) Clustering
10 19 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 18 (0.94%) Fat Client
11 18 (0.94%) Thin Client
12 11 (0.58%) Cloud Native
12 11 (0.58%) N-Tier
13 9 (0.47%) NHS
14 8 (0.42%) Equities
14 8 (0.42%) W3C
15 7 (0.37%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 99 (5.18%) Linux
2 68 (3.56%) Unix
3 60 (3.14%) Windows
4 24 (1.26%) Windows Server
5 21 (1.10%) Apple iOS
6 14 (0.73%) Android
7 8 (0.42%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.37%) CentOS
9 4 (0.21%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.10%) FreeBSD
10 2 (0.10%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.052%) Debian
11 1 (0.052%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 869 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 458 (23.95%) TDD
3 373 (19.51%) MVC
4 326 (17.05%) Microservices
5 248 (12.97%) DevOps
6 227 (11.87%) BDD
6 227 (11.87%) Scrum
7 222 (11.61%) Continuous Integration
8 218 (11.40%) Test Automation
9 169 (8.84%) Web Development
10 141 (7.37%) OO
11 137 (7.17%) Front End Development
12 134 (7.01%) Software Engineering
13 117 (6.12%) SDLC
14 115 (6.01%) Unit Testing
15 87 (4.55%) Continuous Delivery
16 85 (4.45%) Kanban
17 79 (4.13%) Multithreading
18 78 (4.08%) Analytics
19 72 (3.77%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1,167 (61.04%) JavaScript
2 724 (37.87%) Java
3 653 (34.15%) C#
4 387 (20.24%) SQL
5 211 (11.04%) TypeScript
6 180 (9.41%) PHP
7 176 (9.21%) Java 8
8 154 (8.05%) Python
9 116 (6.07%) ES6
10 38 (1.99%) T-SQL
11 33 (1.73%) Ruby
12 30 (1.57%) Scala
13 24 (1.26%) Go
14 16 (0.84%) PHP 7
15 14 (0.73%) C++
16 13 (0.68%) VB.NET
17 12 (0.63%) ES7
18 11 (0.58%) PL/SQL
19 10 (0.52%) Groovy
20 8 (0.42%) Perl
Qualifications
1 74 (3.87%) Security Cleared
2 73 (3.82%) Degree
3 53 (2.77%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (1.20%) Numerate Degree
6 21 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.21%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.10%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.052%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.052%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.052%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.052%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.052%) MOS
9 1 (0.052%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.41%) QA
2 10 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.31%) WCAG
4 3 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.16%) EMIR
4 3 (0.16%) GDPR
4 3 (0.16%) MiFID
5 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.10%) PMO
5 2 (0.10%) PSD2
System Software
1 222 (11.61%) Docker
2 5 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.26%) vSphere
3 3 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.10%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.10%) HDFS
4 2 (0.10%) Varnish
5 1 (0.052%) Ceph
5 1 (0.052%) etcd
Systems Management
1 84 (4.39%) Kubernetes
2 46 (2.41%) Ansible
3 15 (0.78%) Kibana
4 14 (0.73%) Terraform
5 11 (0.58%) logstash
6 6 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.31%) Puppet
7 4 (0.21%) Grafana
7 4 (0.21%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.16%) Matomo
9 2 (0.10%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.10%) Marathon
9 2 (0.10%) Mesos
9 2 (0.10%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.052%) Consul
10 1 (0.052%) Graphite
10 1 (0.052%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.052%) HockeyApp
10 1 (0.052%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 170 (8.89%) Microsoft
2 140 (7.32%) Oracle
3 63 (3.29%) Google
4 19 (0.99%) Splunk
5 13 (0.68%) Sitecore
6 11 (0.58%) Bloomberg
6 11 (0.58%) IBM
7 9 (0.47%) Apple
7 9 (0.47%) MuleSoft
8 7 (0.37%) SAP
8 7 (0.37%) Xamarin
9 6 (0.31%) Veracode
9 6 (0.31%) VMware
10 5 (0.26%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.26%) Charles River
10 5 (0.26%) Facebook
11 4 (0.21%) Hitachi
11 4 (0.21%) Perfecto Mobile
11 4 (0.21%) Twitter
11 4 (0.21%) Zend