The median contractor rate for a Senior Front-End Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Front-End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
UK
Rank 534 545 579
Rank change year-on-year +11 +34  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Front-End Developer 65 83 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.17% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 49 33
Median daily rate £450 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £375 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £381
% change year-on-year +10.71% -8.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42403 50275 49651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.18% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27453 32530 30008
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 1573 1955
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Senior Front-End Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Front-End Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Front-End Developer in the UK

Senior Front-End Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Front-End Developer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Front-End Developer in the UK

Senior Front-End Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Front-End Developer over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Front-End Developer in the UK

Senior Front-End Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Front-End Developer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Front-End Developer in the UK

Senior Front-End Developer
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Front-End Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +24 65 £450 -10.00% 49
London -6 46 £475 -5.00% 34
South East +27 13 £375 +7.14% 3
Surrey - 4 £313 -
Hampshire +7 2 £388 +10.71% 1
East of England -3 2 £400 - 1
Hertfordshire -3 2 £400 - 1
Buckinghamshire -9 2 - -
Dorset - 2 £400 -
Yorkshire - 2 £488 -
South West - 2 £400 -
Middlesex - 2 £420 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £356 -
Oxford - 2 £356 -
City of London -14 1 £388 -32.60% 6
Reading - 1 £338 -
Bournemouth - 1 £425 -
Fareham - 1 £400 -
Watford - 1 £400 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £450 -
Staines - 1 - -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £525 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £525 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Berkshire - 1 £338 -

Senior Front-End Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Senior Front-End Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Senior Front-End Developer in the job title.

1 122 (92.42%) JavaScript
2 116 (87.88%) Front End Development
3 93 (70.45%) AngularJS
4 91 (68.94%) CSS
5 84 (63.64%) HTML
6 71 (53.79%) Agile Software Development
7 58 (43.94%) HTML5
8 55 (41.67%) CSS3
9 51 (38.64%) React
10 44 (33.33%) Node.js
11 35 (26.52%) Sass
12 29 (21.97%) jQuery
12 29 (21.97%) Git (software)
13 28 (21.21%) Web Development
13 28 (21.21%) TDD
14 26 (19.70%) ES6
15 25 (18.94%) User Experience
15 25 (18.94%) Scrum
16 24 (18.18%) E-Commerce
17 23 (17.42%) OO
18 22 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
19 20 (15.15%) Software Engineering
20 19 (14.39%) Responsive Web Design
20 19 (14.39%) Jasmine
20 19 (14.39%) Backbone.js
21 17 (12.88%) Degree
21 17 (12.88%) .NET
21 17 (12.88%) Games
22 15 (11.36%) Finance
22 15 (11.36%) Computer Science

Senior Front-End Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 7 (5.30%) CMS
2 2 (1.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (1.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (4.55%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.52%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.52%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.85%) GitHub
2 6 (4.55%) SaaS
3 3 (2.27%) PaaS
4 2 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.52%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.52%) DSL
1 2 (1.52%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
2 1 (0.76%) HTTP
2 1 (0.76%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.76%) Internet
2 1 (0.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.06%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (2.27%) Hazelcast
2 3 (2.27%) Neo4j
3 2 (1.52%) Big Data
3 2 (1.52%) Blockchain
3 2 (1.52%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.76%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.76%) BigQuery
4 1 (0.76%) GIS
4 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (21.97%) Git (software)
2 19 (14.39%) Jasmine
3 14 (10.61%) Grunt
3 14 (10.61%) gulp
4 9 (6.82%) Jenkins
4 9 (6.82%) webpack
5 8 (6.06%) Karma Test Runner
5 8 (6.06%) Mocha
5 8 (6.06%) TeamCity
6 6 (4.55%) Babel
7 5 (3.79%) JIRA
7 5 (3.79%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.52%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.76%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.76%) JHipster
9 1 (0.76%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.76%) Protractor
9 1 (0.76%) Subversion
9 1 (0.76%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (12.88%) Games
2 15 (11.36%) Finance
3 10 (7.58%) Banking
3 10 (7.58%) Telecoms
4 8 (6.06%) Investment Banking
5 6 (4.55%) Advertising
6 4 (3.03%) Electronics
6 4 (3.03%) Retail
7 2 (1.52%) Law
8 1 (0.76%) Back Office
8 1 (0.76%) Local Government
8 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (70.45%) AngularJS
2 91 (68.94%) CSS
3 84 (63.64%) HTML
4 58 (43.94%) HTML5
5 55 (41.67%) CSS3
6 51 (38.64%) React
7 44 (33.33%) Node.js
8 35 (26.52%) Sass
9 29 (21.97%) jQuery
10 19 (14.39%) Backbone.js
11 17 (12.88%) .NET
12 15 (11.36%) Redux
12 15 (11.36%) RESTful
13 13 (9.85%) Angular 2
13 13 (9.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 10 (7.58%) XML
15 9 (6.82%) LESS
16 8 (6.06%) Dapper ORM
16 8 (6.06%) Entity Framework
16 8 (6.06%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.94%) User Experience
2 15 (11.36%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.06%) Fixed Income
3 8 (6.06%) Spread Betting
4 6 (4.55%) Fintech
5 5 (3.79%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.27%) Minimum Viable Product
6 3 (2.27%) Mobile Games
6 3 (2.27%) Online Games
7 2 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.52%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.52%) iPad
7 2 (1.52%) IPTV
7 2 (1.52%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.52%) Over-the-Top Content
7 2 (1.52%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.52%) W3C
8 1 (0.76%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.76%) Android
1 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
1 1 (0.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (87.88%) Front End Development
2 71 (53.79%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (21.21%) TDD
3 28 (21.21%) Web Development
4 25 (18.94%) Scrum
5 24 (18.18%) E-Commerce
6 23 (17.42%) OO
7 22 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (15.15%) Software Engineering
9 19 (14.39%) Responsive Web Design
10 13 (9.85%) BDD
10 13 (9.85%) Coaching
10 13 (9.85%) Mentoring
10 13 (9.85%) Refactoring
11 12 (9.09%) Mathematics
12 11 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (7.58%) Pair Programming
13 10 (7.58%) SDLC
14 9 (6.82%) Web Application Development
15 8 (6.06%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 122 (92.42%) JavaScript
2 26 (19.70%) ES6
3 15 (11.36%) TypeScript
4 12 (9.09%) Java
5 8 (6.06%) C#
5 8 (6.06%) SQL
6 6 (4.55%) XPath
7 2 (1.52%) ECMAScript
7 2 (1.52%) PHP
7 2 (1.52%) Python
8 1 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (12.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.03%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.76%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (5.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.79%) Ansible
2 1 (0.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (6.06%) Oracle
2 6 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.03%) ServiceNow
4 3 (2.27%) Apigee
5 1 (0.76%) Adobe
5 1 (0.76%) Twitter
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TDA Group
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Knowit
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago