Period
to 22 September 2019

The median contractor rate for a Web Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 435 333 307
Rank change year-on-year -102 -26 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Web Developer 423 789 829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.77% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.82% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 574 626
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £273 £275
90th Percentile £586 £638 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £363
% change year-on-year -3.23% +6.90% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 22
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £55.00 £44.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.55% +24.29% +102.80%
10th Percentile £6.00 £29.65 £16.65
90th Percentile £52.38 £62.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £55.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -54.55% +22.22% +109.30%

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 82,273 96,607 93,715
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.21% 94.77% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,988 63,424 61,287
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,855 3,154 2,814
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £18.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.68% -5.64% -1.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +6.84% -2.78% -2.70%

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 22 September 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 22 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Web Developer in the UK

Web 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 Web Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 22 September 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 -116 358 £400 -5.88% 475
UK excluding London -58 264 £375 -3.23% 403
London -77 151 £475 -5.00% 95
South East -61 85 £400 - 106
Scotland +41 54 £400 +3.23% 14
North of England +5 43 £350 -12.50% 96
Midlands +33 34 £350 -3.45% 82
East of England +17 22 £400 - 53
West Midlands +30 21 £350 -3.45% 36
Yorkshire +6 20 £350 -12.50% 36
South West -61 19 £325 -13.33% 43
North West +15 15 £325 -7.14% 45
East Midlands +13 13 £375 +7.14% 46
North East +25 8 £400 -1.72% 15
Wales +29 6 £125 -54.55% 8
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

Web Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 403 (95.27%) Web Development
2 288 (68.09%) JavaScript
3 263 (62.17%) CSS
4 247 (58.39%) HTML
5 152 (35.93%) AngularJS
6 141 (33.33%) .NET
7 139 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
8 127 (30.02%) C#
9 103 (24.35%) HTML5
10 101 (23.88%) React
11 84 (19.86%) CSS3
12 83 (19.62%) Front End Development
13 82 (19.39%) PHP
14 81 (19.15%) MVC
15 80 (18.91%) jQuery
16 75 (17.73%) ASP.NET
17 71 (16.78%) SQL
18 68 (16.08%) TypeScript
19 67 (15.84%) Sass
19 67 (15.84%) User Experience
20 65 (15.37%) Azure
21 59 (13.95%) Git (software)
22 58 (13.71%) SQL Server
23 56 (13.24%) Finance
24 55 (13.00%) REST
24 55 (13.00%) Microservices
25 52 (12.29%) CMS
25 52 (12.29%) TDD
26 51 (12.06%) Node.js
27 48 (11.35%) Java

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 52 (12.29%) CMS
2 47 (11.11%) WordPress
3 17 (4.02%) Apache
4 16 (3.78%) Drupal
4 16 (3.78%) SharePoint
4 16 (3.78%) Umbraco
5 9 (2.13%) IIS
6 5 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (0.95%) Confluence
7 4 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.95%) Jadu
7 4 (0.95%) nginx
8 3 (0.71%) ColdFusion
8 3 (0.71%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.47%) DNN
9 2 (0.47%) Kentico
9 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (3.55%) Photoshop
2 7 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.95%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.71%) Zeplin
6 2 (0.47%) InVision
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.24%) Sketch
7 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.18%) Magento
2 2 (0.47%) Shopify
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 65 (15.37%) Azure
2 17 (4.02%) AWS
3 14 (3.31%) npm
4 11 (2.60%) GitHub
5 6 (1.42%) Google Analytics
6 5 (1.18%) GCP
6 5 (1.18%) PaaS
6 5 (1.18%) Power Platform
7 4 (0.95%) Yarn
8 3 (0.71%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.47%) DigitalOcean
9 2 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.47%) SaaS
9 2 (0.47%) Serverless
10 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.24%) Asana
10 1 (0.24%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.24%) Office 365
10 1 (0.24%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.13%) HTTP
2 8 (1.89%) Internet
3 4 (0.95%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (0.71%) SSH
5 2 (0.47%) Intranet
5 2 (0.47%) MQTT
5 2 (0.47%) Skype
6 1 (0.24%) DNS
6 1 (0.24%) Firewall
6 1 (0.24%) FTP
6 1 (0.24%) ICMP
6 1 (0.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (13.71%) SQL Server
2 38 (8.98%) MySQL
3 21 (4.96%) NoSQL
4 12 (2.84%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.42%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (1.18%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.18%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.95%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.95%) Power BI
10 3 (0.71%) Big Data
10 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.47%) GIS
11 2 (0.47%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 59 (13.95%) Git (software)
2 19 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (3.78%) Jasmine
3 16 (3.78%) Visual Studio
4 13 (3.07%) webpack
5 11 (2.60%) Jenkins
6 10 (2.36%) gulp
7 9 (2.13%) JIRA
7 9 (2.13%) Karma Test Runner
8 8 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (1.65%) Subversion
10 6 (1.42%) Bitbucket
10 6 (1.42%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.95%) Babel
11 4 (0.95%) Mocha
11 4 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.95%) Selenium
12 3 (0.71%) GitLab
12 3 (0.71%) MSTest
12 3 (0.71%) NUnit
General
1 56 (13.24%) Finance
2 32 (7.57%) Marketing
3 30 (7.09%) Public Sector
4 17 (4.02%) Banking
5 16 (3.78%) Front Office
6 12 (2.84%) Retail
7 9 (2.13%) Games
8 7 (1.65%) Publishing
9 5 (1.18%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.95%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.71%) Advertising
11 3 (0.71%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.71%) Law
12 2 (0.47%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.47%) Automotive
12 2 (0.47%) Electronics
12 2 (0.47%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.24%) Avionics
13 1 (0.24%) Billing
13 1 (0.24%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (62.17%) CSS
2 247 (58.39%) HTML
3 152 (35.93%) AngularJS
4 141 (33.33%) .NET
5 103 (24.35%) HTML5
6 101 (23.88%) React
7 84 (19.86%) CSS3
8 80 (18.91%) jQuery
9 75 (17.73%) ASP.NET
10 67 (15.84%) Sass
11 55 (13.00%) REST
12 51 (12.06%) Node.js
13 48 (11.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 38 (8.98%) ASP.NET MVC
15 34 (8.04%) .NET Framework
15 34 (8.04%) ASP.NET Web API
15 34 (8.04%) Web Services
16 27 (6.38%) Redux
17 24 (5.67%) Entity Framework
18 23 (5.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 67 (15.84%) User Experience
2 22 (5.20%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (3.55%) Hedge funds
4 14 (3.31%) Mobile App
5 13 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.84%) Cloud Native
7 11 (2.60%) Linux Command Line
8 10 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (1.65%) Graphic Design
9 7 (1.65%) Social Media
10 4 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.95%) Video\Live Streaming
11 3 (0.71%) Equities
11 3 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.71%) Market Risk
11 3 (0.71%) Video on Demand
12 2 (0.47%) Animation
12 2 (0.47%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.47%) Life Science
12 2 (0.47%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.80%) Linux
2 8 (1.89%) Windows
3 5 (1.18%) Android
4 3 (0.71%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.47%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.24%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (95.27%) Web Development
2 139 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (19.62%) Front End Development
4 81 (19.15%) MVC
5 55 (13.00%) Microservices
6 52 (12.29%) TDD
7 40 (9.46%) Scrum
8 36 (8.51%) SOLID
9 32 (7.57%) E-Commerce
10 29 (6.86%) DevOps
10 29 (6.86%) Test Automation
11 25 (5.91%) OO
11 25 (5.91%) Problem-Solving
12 22 (5.20%) Analytics
12 22 (5.20%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (4.96%) Mobile First
13 21 (4.96%) Web Design
14 19 (4.49%) Responsive Web Design
14 19 (4.49%) SEO
15 18 (4.26%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 288 (68.09%) JavaScript
2 127 (30.02%) C#
3 82 (19.39%) PHP
4 71 (16.78%) SQL
5 68 (16.08%) TypeScript
6 48 (11.35%) Java
7 31 (7.33%) ES6
8 28 (6.62%) Python
9 8 (1.89%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.65%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.18%) Java 8
12 4 (0.95%) C
12 4 (0.95%) Go
12 4 (0.95%) PHP 5
12 4 (0.95%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.71%) PHP 7
13 3 (0.71%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.71%) Ruby
14 2 (0.47%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (4.49%) Security Cleared
2 17 (4.02%) Degree
3 8 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (1.65%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.47%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.47%) HND
5 2 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.24%) HNC
6 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.24%) MCSD
6 1 (0.24%) MCSE
6 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.65%) WCAG
2 4 (0.95%) GDPR
2 4 (0.95%) QA
3 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.24%) HL7
3 1 (0.24%) WAI
System Software
1 23 (5.44%) Docker
2 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (1.42%) Kubernetes
1 6 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (0.95%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.24%) SCCM
3 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 38 (8.98%) Microsoft
2 16 (3.78%) Oracle
3 13 (3.07%) Adobe
4 12 (2.84%) Google
5 6 (1.42%) Sitecore
5 6 (1.42%) Telerik
6 5 (1.18%) Xamarin
7 4 (0.95%) Atlassian
7 4 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.71%) WooCommerce
9 2 (0.47%) HubSpot
9 2 (0.47%) Zend
10 1 (0.24%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.24%) Apple
10 1 (0.24%) IBM
10 1 (0.24%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.24%) Optimizely
10 1 (0.24%) Qubit
10 1 (0.24%) SAP
10 1 (0.24%) Sybase