Period
to 14 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Web Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 December 2019.

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.

Web Developer
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 464 396 339
Rank change year-on-year -68 -57 -76
Contract jobs requiring a Web Developer 340 655 770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.62% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.66% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 479 552
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £264 £263 £263
90th Percentile £573 £551 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 20
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.71% +3.75% +90.48%
10th Percentile £6.00 £25.45 £24.75
90th Percentile £41.13 £64.00 £49.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £55.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year -45.45% +33.33% +96.43%

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 74,379 99,450 98,061
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.99% 94.78% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,574 65,854 64,995
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £270 £258
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,870 3,046 2,862
UK median hourly rate £19.32 £18.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.42% -1.07% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.81
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +2.86%

Web Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Web Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Web Developer in the UK

Web Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Developer in the UK

Web Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Developer over the 6 months to 14 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Developer in the UK

Web Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Developer in the UK

Web Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Developer over the 6 months to 14 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Web Developer in the UK

Web Developer
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Web Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 14 December 2019. 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 -66 289 £394 -1.56% 458
UK excluding London -55 202 £375 - 386
London -21 134 £450 - 95
South East -25 61 £374 -6.56% 79
Scotland +22 44 £425 +21.43% 5
North of England +20 37 £331 -11.67% 93
Midlands +41 25 £375 - 83
South West -21 24 £325 -13.33% 48
North West +24 23 £331 -7.02% 41
East Midlands +22 12 £375 - 37
West Midlands +27 11 £275 -26.67% 46
Yorkshire +16 10 £400 +1.27% 35
East of England +19 7 £406 +1.56% 61
Wales +36 4 £225 -10.00% 17
North East +24 4 £325 -2.26% 17

Web Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, Web 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 Web Developer in the job title.

1 332 (97.65%) Web Development
2 225 (66.18%) JavaScript
3 200 (58.82%) CSS
4 186 (54.71%) HTML
5 121 (35.59%) AngularJS
6 118 (34.71%) .NET
7 105 (30.88%) C#
8 103 (30.29%) React
9 84 (24.71%) HTML5
10 83 (24.41%) Agile Software Development
11 73 (21.47%) SQL
12 69 (20.29%) CSS3
13 65 (19.12%) jQuery
14 63 (18.53%) MVC
15 62 (18.24%) PHP
15 62 (18.24%) Node.js
16 59 (17.35%) ASP.NET
17 55 (16.18%) User Experience
18 52 (15.29%) Front End Development
18 52 (15.29%) SQL Server
19 49 (14.41%) Azure
20 47 (13.82%) TypeScript
21 45 (13.24%) Git (software)
22 44 (12.94%) CMS
23 41 (12.06%) TDD
24 37 (10.88%) Finance
25 35 (10.29%) MySQL
25 35 (10.29%) Java
25 35 (10.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
26 34 (10.00%) Sass

Web 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 44 (12.94%) CMS
2 30 (8.82%) WordPress
3 16 (4.71%) Umbraco
4 15 (4.41%) SharePoint
5 12 (3.53%) Apache
6 11 (3.24%) Drupal
7 9 (2.65%) IIS
8 6 (1.76%) nginx
9 4 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.18%) Jadu
10 3 (0.88%) Mendix
11 2 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.59%) MODX
11 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.59%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.29%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.29%) Liferay
12 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (3.53%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.88%) Zeplin
4 2 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.59%) InDesign
4 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) InVision
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.18%) Magento
2 3 (0.88%) Shopify
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.29%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 49 (14.41%) Azure
2 14 (4.12%) AWS
3 9 (2.65%) npm
4 8 (2.35%) GitHub
5 6 (1.76%) Power Platform
6 5 (1.47%) GCP
7 4 (1.18%) Yarn
8 3 (0.88%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.88%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.88%) PaaS
9 2 (0.59%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.59%) Serverless
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon ECS
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.29%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.29%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.29%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.29%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.65%) HTTP
2 7 (2.06%) Internet
3 4 (1.18%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (0.59%) Intranet
5 1 (0.29%) Firewall
5 1 (0.29%) Skype
5 1 (0.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (15.29%) SQL Server
2 35 (10.29%) MySQL
3 14 (4.12%) NoSQL
4 12 (3.53%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.35%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.47%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.47%) Power BI
9 4 (1.18%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (1.18%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.59%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.59%) Flink
11 2 (0.59%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.59%) Redis
Development Applications
1 45 (13.24%) Git (software)
2 18 (5.29%) gulp
3 13 (3.82%) Visual Studio
4 12 (3.53%) Jenkins
5 8 (2.35%) webpack
6 7 (2.06%) Jasmine
7 6 (1.76%) JIRA
7 6 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (1.76%) TeamCity
7 6 (1.76%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (1.47%) Bitbucket
8 5 (1.47%) GitLab
8 5 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (1.18%) PowerBuilder
9 4 (1.18%) Selenium
9 4 (1.18%) Subversion
10 3 (0.88%) Grunt
10 3 (0.88%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (0.88%) Mocha
10 3 (0.88%) MSTest
General
1 37 (10.88%) Finance
2 30 (8.82%) Marketing
3 28 (8.24%) Public Sector
4 14 (4.12%) Retail
5 13 (3.82%) Banking
6 7 (2.06%) Law
7 5 (1.47%) Games
8 4 (1.18%) Advertising
8 4 (1.18%) Automotive
9 3 (0.88%) Front Office
10 2 (0.59%) Electronics
10 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.59%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (58.82%) CSS
2 186 (54.71%) HTML
3 121 (35.59%) AngularJS
4 118 (34.71%) .NET
5 103 (30.29%) React
6 84 (24.71%) HTML5
7 69 (20.29%) CSS3
8 65 (19.12%) jQuery
9 62 (18.24%) Node.js
10 59 (17.35%) ASP.NET
11 35 (10.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 34 (10.00%) Sass
13 30 (8.82%) .NET Framework
14 28 (8.24%) RESTful
15 27 (7.94%) ASP.NET MVC
16 26 (7.65%) JSON
16 26 (7.65%) Vue.js
17 23 (6.76%) Web Services
18 22 (6.47%) REST
19 21 (6.18%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 55 (16.18%) User Experience
2 19 (5.59%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (4.41%) Mobile App
4 13 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.35%) Cloud Native
5 8 (2.35%) Graphic Design
6 7 (2.06%) Equities
6 7 (2.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (2.06%) Hedge funds
6 7 (2.06%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (2.06%) Social Media
7 4 (1.18%) Blog
7 4 (1.18%) Video\Live Streaming
8 3 (0.88%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.59%) Animation
9 2 (0.59%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.59%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.29%) Derivative
10 1 (0.29%) NHS
10 1 (0.29%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.47%) Linux
2 6 (1.76%) Windows
3 2 (0.59%) Android
4 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (97.65%) Web Development
2 83 (24.41%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (18.53%) MVC
4 52 (15.29%) Front End Development
5 41 (12.06%) TDD
6 32 (9.41%) Microservices
7 29 (8.53%) Scrum
8 28 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (8.24%) OO
9 27 (7.94%) E-Commerce
10 24 (7.06%) DevOps
11 20 (5.88%) Test Automation
12 19 (5.59%) SEO
13 18 (5.29%) Problem-Solving
13 18 (5.29%) Web Design
14 17 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
14 17 (5.00%) SOLID
15 14 (4.12%) BDD
15 14 (4.12%) Computer Science
15 14 (4.12%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 225 (66.18%) JavaScript
2 105 (30.88%) C#
3 73 (21.47%) SQL
4 62 (18.24%) PHP
5 47 (13.82%) TypeScript
6 35 (10.29%) Java
7 26 (7.65%) Python
8 18 (5.29%) ES6
9 9 (2.65%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.76%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.47%) Ruby
11 5 (1.47%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.88%) C++
12 3 (0.88%) R
13 2 (0.59%) C
13 2 (0.59%) Go
13 2 (0.59%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.29%) Clojure
14 1 (0.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (3.82%) Degree
2 12 (3.53%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.47%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.88%) A+ Certification
5 2 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.29%) HND
6 1 (0.29%) MCSE
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.65%) QA
2 4 (1.18%) GDPR
3 2 (0.59%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (4.71%) Docker
2 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (1.76%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (1.18%) Hadoop YARN
2 4 (1.18%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.29%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 31 (9.12%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.12%) Oracle
3 12 (3.53%) Adobe
4 10 (2.94%) Google
5 3 (0.88%) Atlassian
5 3 (0.88%) Demandware
5 3 (0.88%) Hotjar
5 3 (0.88%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.59%) Remedy
7 1 (0.29%) Facebook
7 1 (0.29%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.29%) Qubit
7 1 (0.29%) SAP
7 1 (0.29%) Sybase
7 1 (0.29%) Tableau
7 1 (0.29%) Twitter
7 1 (0.29%) WooCommerce
7 1 (0.29%) WSO2
7 1 (0.29%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.29%) Zend