The median contractor rate for a Web Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Developer
UK
Rank 248 224 203
Rank change year-on-year -24 -21  
Contract jobs requiring a Web Developer 427 580 593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.94% 1.09% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.15% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 425 392
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £338 £313
% change year-on-year -0.74% +8.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £47.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.89% +224.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £25.27 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £47.36 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £47.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year -12.23% +370.00%  

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 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
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 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £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 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Web Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Web Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Web Developer in the UK

Web Developer
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 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 -41 356 £350 - 378
London -12 160 £398 -0.62% 79
South East +14 94 £330 -2.22% 76
Scotland +41 43 £350 +16.66% 16
Surrey +31 30 £360 +51.57% 12
City of London +1 27 £425 - 14
Glasgow +13 26 £338 +12.50% 5
Buckinghamshire -1 22 £400 +33.33% 5
North East -3 22 £340 +13.33% 6
Wales -2 20 £225 -40.00% 3
South Wales +6 19 £225 -40.00% 2
Cardiff +8 18 £225 -40.00% 1
Aylesbury - 17 £404 -
Edinburgh +28 16 £400 +46.78% 8
East of England 0 16 £325 -10.34% 44
Yorkshire -10 15 £313 +6.83% 33
Tyne and Wear -4 14 £325 - 5
South West -6 14 £425 +25.92% 23
West Midlands -12 14 £293 -22.00% 33
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 12 £325 - 4
West Yorkshire -3 10 £288 -5.73% 15
East Midlands -8 10 £356 +9.61% 29
Kent -8 10 £322 -4.66% 7
Berkshire +17 9 £450 +12.50% 10
Hampshire +11 9 £225 -35.71% 16
North West -24 9 £313 -10.71% 54
Redhill - 9 £425 - 2
Leeds -1 8 £289 -5.32% 7
Durham -3 8 £350 +16.66% 1
Hertfordshire +7 7 £350 +14.28% 8

Web Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Web 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 Web Developer in the job title.

1 770 (91.02%) Web Development
2 651 (76.95%) JavaScript
3 607 (71.75%) HTML
4 580 (68.56%) CSS
5 339 (40.07%) HTML5
6 323 (38.18%) AngularJS
7 296 (34.99%) Agile Software Development
8 264 (31.21%) CSS3
9 263 (31.09%) jQuery
10 205 (24.23%) .NET
11 177 (20.92%) React
12 173 (20.45%) C#
13 171 (20.21%) MVC
14 165 (19.50%) Front End Development
15 154 (18.20%) Finance
16 140 (16.55%) Git (software)
17 134 (15.84%) User Experience
18 131 (15.48%) Sass
19 128 (15.13%) PHP
20 126 (14.89%) Java
21 123 (14.54%) ASP.NET
22 117 (13.83%) SQL
23 115 (13.59%) Node.js
24 112 (13.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 110 (13.00%) Scrum
26 104 (12.29%) Web Services
27 102 (12.06%) SQL Server
28 101 (11.94%) Ajax
29 100 (11.82%) TDD
30 92 (10.87%) Banking

Web 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 89 (10.52%) CMS
2 44 (5.20%) WordPress
3 32 (3.78%) Drupal
4 29 (3.43%) Apache
5 22 (2.60%) Umbraco
6 20 (2.36%) EPiServer
7 17 (2.01%) SharePoint
8 15 (1.77%) Tomcat
9 13 (1.54%) IIS
10 12 (1.42%) GeoServer
11 9 (1.06%) Confluence
12 8 (0.95%) ArcGIS
13 7 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 7 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
15 5 (0.59%) Apache Solr
15 5 (0.59%) nginx
15 5 (0.59%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.59%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 46 (5.44%) Photoshop
2 22 (2.60%) MS Excel
3 13 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.35%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.35%) MS Project
6 1 (0.12%) GIMP
6 1 (0.12%) MS Office
6 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.24%) Magento
2 2 (0.24%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.12%) nopCommerce
3 1 (0.12%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.54%) Google Analytics
3 13 (1.54%) PaaS
4 11 (1.30%) GitHub
5 5 (0.59%) Adobe Analytics
5 5 (0.59%) SaaS
6 4 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
6 4 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (0.47%) IaaS
7 3 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.12%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.12%) Office 365
8 1 (0.12%) Sage Pay
8 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.36%) HTTP
2 17 (2.01%) Internet
2 17 (2.01%) Intranet
3 11 (1.30%) SSL
4 9 (1.06%) DNS
5 6 (0.71%) SSH
6 5 (0.59%) LDAP
7 2 (0.24%) Broadband
7 2 (0.24%) Extranet
8 1 (0.12%) DKIM
8 1 (0.12%) DMARC
8 1 (0.12%) FTP
8 1 (0.12%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.12%) SMTP
8 1 (0.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (12.06%) SQL Server
2 87 (10.28%) MySQL
3 30 (3.55%) Relational Database
4 21 (2.48%) Oracle Database
5 16 (1.89%) MongoDB
5 16 (1.89%) NoSQL
6 15 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (0.83%) GIS
11 7 (0.83%) QGIS
11 7 (0.83%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.71%) Redis
13 5 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.35%) Amazon Redshift
14 3 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
14 3 (0.35%) BigQuery
14 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 140 (16.55%) Git (software)
2 50 (5.91%) Subversion
3 43 (5.08%) Grunt
4 42 (4.96%) Selenium
5 35 (4.14%) Cucumber
6 32 (3.78%) gulp
6 32 (3.78%) Maven
7 29 (3.43%) Jenkins
7 29 (3.43%) JIRA
8 27 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 25 (2.96%) Jasmine
10 21 (2.48%) Bower
10 21 (2.48%) Visual Studio
11 18 (2.13%) Karma Test Runner
11 18 (2.13%) webpack
12 15 (1.77%) JUnit
13 14 (1.65%) Bitbucket
14 13 (1.54%) Protractor
15 12 (1.42%) RSpec
15 12 (1.42%) TeamCity
General
1 154 (18.20%) Finance
2 92 (10.87%) Banking
3 51 (6.03%) Marketing
4 28 (3.31%) Publishing
5 21 (2.48%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.01%) Investment Banking
7 16 (1.89%) Legal
8 15 (1.77%) Games
8 15 (1.77%) Retail
9 11 (1.30%) Front Office
10 7 (0.83%) Electronics
11 6 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.59%) Military
13 4 (0.47%) German Language
13 4 (0.47%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.47%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.35%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.35%) Japanese Language
14 3 (0.35%) Korean Language
14 3 (0.35%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 607 (71.75%) HTML
2 580 (68.56%) CSS
3 339 (40.07%) HTML5
4 323 (38.18%) AngularJS
5 264 (31.21%) CSS3
6 263 (31.09%) jQuery
7 205 (24.23%) .NET
8 177 (20.92%) React
9 131 (15.48%) Sass
10 123 (14.54%) ASP.NET
11 115 (13.59%) Node.js
12 112 (13.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 104 (12.29%) Web Services
14 101 (11.94%) Ajax
15 81 (9.57%) REST
16 79 (9.34%) JSON
17 66 (7.80%) XML
18 65 (7.68%) ASP.NET MVC
19 62 (7.33%) RESTful
20 49 (5.79%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 134 (15.84%) User Experience
2 28 (3.31%) Computer Science
3 26 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (1.89%) Mobile App
5 13 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
5 13 (1.54%) W3C
6 11 (1.30%) Linked Data
7 10 (1.18%) Digital Media
7 10 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.18%) Virtual Team
8 8 (0.95%) Fintech
8 8 (0.95%) Graphic Design
9 6 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.47%) Equities
10 4 (0.47%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.35%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.35%) Social Media
11 3 (0.35%) Wiki
12 2 (0.24%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 52 (6.15%) Linux
2 45 (5.32%) Unix
3 31 (3.66%) Windows
4 19 (2.25%) Android
5 16 (1.89%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.59%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.12%) CentOS
7 1 (0.12%) Solaris
7 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 770 (91.02%) Web Development
2 296 (34.99%) Agile Software Development
3 171 (20.21%) MVC
4 165 (19.50%) Front End Development
5 110 (13.00%) Scrum
6 100 (11.82%) TDD
7 72 (8.51%) Responsive Web Design
8 66 (7.80%) OO
9 61 (7.21%) Web Design
10 55 (6.50%) Wireframes
11 50 (5.91%) E-Commerce
12 45 (5.32%) BDD
13 41 (4.85%) Continuous Integration
14 38 (4.49%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
15 35 (4.14%) OOP
16 32 (3.78%) Automated Testing
17 30 (3.55%) Unit Testing
18 29 (3.43%) Analytics
19 28 (3.31%) SDLC
19 28 (3.31%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 651 (76.95%) JavaScript
2 173 (20.45%) C#
3 128 (15.13%) PHP
4 126 (14.89%) Java
5 117 (13.83%) SQL
6 64 (7.57%) Python
7 50 (5.91%) TypeScript
8 33 (3.90%) ES6
9 24 (2.84%) T-SQL
10 23 (2.72%) Ruby
11 11 (1.30%) Perl
11 11 (1.30%) XPath
12 9 (1.06%) VB.NET
13 8 (0.95%) Scala
14 6 (0.71%) Groovy
14 6 (0.71%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.71%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.59%) ECMAScript
15 5 (0.59%) Korn
15 5 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (5.32%) Degree
2 24 (2.84%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.18%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.47%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.35%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.12%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.48%) QA
2 6 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.59%) FATCA
4 2 (0.24%) WCAG
5 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.12%) WAI
System Software
1 29 (3.43%) Docker
2 2 (0.24%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.12%) Varnish
3 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (0.71%) TeamSite
2 4 (0.47%) Ansible
3 3 (0.35%) Terraform
4 1 (0.12%) Kibana
4 1 (0.12%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.12%) logstash
Vendors
1 61 (7.21%) Microsoft
2 45 (5.32%) Oracle
3 37 (4.37%) Google
4 26 (3.07%) Adobe
5 10 (1.18%) Zend
6 9 (1.06%) Sitecore
6 9 (1.06%) Telerik
6 9 (1.06%) Twitter
7 8 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (0.71%) Xerox
9 5 (0.59%) SAP
9 5 (0.59%) Sencha
9 5 (0.59%) Solace
10 3 (0.35%) Facebook
10 3 (0.35%) IBM
10 3 (0.35%) VMware
11 2 (0.24%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.24%) ESRI
11 2 (0.24%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.24%) Sybase
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