Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Front-End Developer was £470 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 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.

Senior Front-End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 733 718 743
Rank change year-on-year -15 +25 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Front-End Developer 145 176 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 137 119
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £344 £338 £313
90th Percentile £595 £580 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £415 £425
% change year-on-year -11.75% -2.35% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 97472 100409 109082
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.75% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64264 65451 69386
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2912 3320 4146
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.26 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.29%

Senior Front-End Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Front-End Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Front-End Developer.

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

Senior Front-End Developer
Top 14 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 -14 142 £470 +4.44% 41
London -35 101 £475 +4.97% 21
UK excluding London +30 44 £366 -11.75% 21
South East +19 22 £363 -4.92% 6
North of England +65 8 £400 -3.03% 7
North West +26 6 £325 -13.33% 3
South West +1 5 £400 -27.27% 3
Midlands +14 4 £363 -13.69% 2
East Midlands -10 3 £363 -14.71% 2
Yorkshire +31 2 £455 +1.11% 4
Scotland -8 2 - - 1
East of England -24 2 £525 +23.53% 2
West Midlands +22 1 £338 -3.57%
Wales - 1 £388 -

Senior Front-End Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 130 (89.66%) JavaScript
2 123 (84.83%) CSS
2 123 (84.83%) Front End Development
3 117 (80.69%) HTML
4 82 (56.55%) CSS3
5 80 (55.17%) HTML5
6 77 (53.10%) React
7 65 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
8 57 (39.31%) Node.js
9 55 (37.93%) AngularJS
10 50 (34.48%) TDD
11 43 (29.66%) User Experience
12 42 (28.97%) Sass
13 40 (27.59%) jQuery
14 35 (24.14%) ES6
15 34 (23.45%) Finance
16 30 (20.69%) Git (software)
17 29 (20.00%) JSON
18 26 (17.93%) Continuous Integration
18 26 (17.93%) REST
19 23 (15.86%) Web Development
19 23 (15.86%) Redux
20 22 (15.17%) Scrum
21 21 (14.48%) LESS
21 21 (14.48%) Mobile App
22 20 (13.79%) XML
23 19 (13.10%) React Native
23 19 (13.10%) Docker
24 17 (11.72%) Wireframes
24 17 (11.72%) SOAP

Senior Front-End 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 5 (3.45%) CMS
2 2 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.38%) EPiServer
3 1 (0.69%) Apache
3 1 (0.69%) Confluence
3 1 (0.69%) Drupal
3 1 (0.69%) IIS
3 1 (0.69%) nginx
3 1 (0.69%) NServiceBus
3 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (7.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (2.07%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.14%) SaaS
2 4 (2.76%) GitHub
2 4 (2.76%) npm
3 3 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.69%) Firebase
4 1 (0.69%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.69%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.45%) Internet
2 2 (1.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.83%) Big Data
1 7 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.76%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.38%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.38%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.69%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 30 (20.69%) Git (software)
2 14 (9.66%) webpack
3 11 (7.59%) Jenkins
4 9 (6.21%) Jasmine
5 6 (4.14%) Grunt
6 4 (2.76%) JIRA
6 4 (2.76%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (2.07%) Mocha
8 2 (1.38%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.38%) git-flow
8 2 (1.38%) gulp
8 2 (1.38%) Subversion
9 1 (0.69%) Babel
9 1 (0.69%) Bower
9 1 (0.69%) JUnit
9 1 (0.69%) NuGet
9 1 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.69%) Protractor
9 1 (0.69%) Selenium
9 1 (0.69%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (23.45%) Finance
2 13 (8.97%) Retail
3 12 (8.28%) Banking
4 6 (4.14%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.07%) Games
6 2 (1.38%) Law
6 2 (1.38%) Legal
6 2 (1.38%) Marketing
7 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (84.83%) CSS
2 117 (80.69%) HTML
3 82 (56.55%) CSS3
4 80 (55.17%) HTML5
5 77 (53.10%) React
6 57 (39.31%) Node.js
7 55 (37.93%) AngularJS
8 42 (28.97%) Sass
9 40 (27.59%) jQuery
10 29 (20.00%) JSON
11 26 (17.93%) REST
12 23 (15.86%) Redux
13 21 (14.48%) LESS
14 20 (13.79%) XML
15 19 (13.10%) React Native
16 17 (11.72%) SOAP
17 14 (9.66%) .NET
18 13 (8.97%) RESTful
19 10 (6.90%) ASP.NET
20 9 (6.21%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 43 (29.66%) User Experience
2 21 (14.48%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.14%) Fintech
4 4 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.38%) Social Media
6 2 (1.38%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.38%) W3C
7 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.69%) Derivative
7 1 (0.69%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.69%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.69%) Smart Home
7 1 (0.69%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.14%) Linux
2 3 (2.07%) Windows
3 2 (1.38%) Android
3 2 (1.38%) Unix
4 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (84.83%) Front End Development
2 65 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (34.48%) TDD
4 26 (17.93%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (15.86%) Web Development
6 22 (15.17%) Scrum
7 17 (11.72%) Multithreading
7 17 (11.72%) Wireframes
8 15 (10.34%) MVC
9 13 (8.97%) OO
10 12 (8.28%) Unit Testing
11 11 (7.59%) Responsive Web Design
12 10 (6.90%) BDD
12 10 (6.90%) Test Automation
13 9 (6.21%) E-Commerce
13 9 (6.21%) MVVM
14 7 (4.83%) HOOD
15 6 (4.14%) Mentoring
15 6 (4.14%) Software Engineering
15 6 (4.14%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 130 (89.66%) JavaScript
2 35 (24.14%) ES6
3 11 (7.59%) C#
4 9 (6.21%) Java
5 7 (4.83%) SQL
5 7 (4.83%) TypeScript
6 4 (2.76%) ECMAScript
6 4 (2.76%) PHP
7 3 (2.07%) Clojure
7 3 (2.07%) ClojureScript
7 3 (2.07%) GraphQL
7 3 (2.07%) Python
8 2 (1.38%) Perl
8 2 (1.38%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (2.07%) Degree
2 1 (0.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.76%) QA
2 2 (1.38%) WCAG
System Software
1 19 (13.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.69%) Ansible
1 1 (0.69%) Nagios
1 1 (0.69%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (8.28%) Adobe
2 4 (2.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.38%) Google
4 1 (0.69%) Apigee
4 1 (0.69%) AppDynamics
4 1 (0.69%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.69%) New Relic
4 1 (0.69%) Splunk
4 1 (0.69%) VMware
4 1 (0.69%) Xamarin