Period
to 16 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Web Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 394 331 268
Rank change year-on-year -63 -63 -55
Contract jobs requiring a Web Developer 648 763 1,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.74% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.78% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 546 742
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.07% +3.78% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 7
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +90.48% +1.20%
10th Percentile £25.45 £24.75 £15.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £49.13 £48.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £40.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +37.50% +90.48% +1.20%

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 98,693 97,400 97,270
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.93% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,349 64,570 63,457
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,031 2,855 3,293
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.77 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -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 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 2018. 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 -50 587 £400 +3.23% 652
UK excluding London -54 385 £375 +7.07% 548
London -17 254 £450 - 138
South East -28 142 £400 +1.59% 102
North of England -21 59 £375 +7.14% 153
South West -21 58 £375 +7.14% 66
Scotland -31 52 £350 -0.71% 12
Midlands -56 47 £375 +15.38% 124
Yorkshire +5 35 £395 +15.16% 58
West Midlands -39 28 £375 +15.38% 62
East of England -2 25 £400 +3.23% 69
North West -35 22 £356 -2.06% 87
East Midlands -8 19 £375 +3.45% 62
Wales -29 2 £250 -28.57% 22
North East - 2 £333 - 8

Web Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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.

1 602 (92.90%) Web Development
2 486 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 400 (61.73%) HTML
4 369 (56.94%) CSS
5 258 (39.81%) AngularJS
6 254 (39.20%) Agile Software Development
7 190 (29.32%) React
8 189 (29.17%) .NET
9 182 (28.09%) HTML5
10 175 (27.01%) C#
11 171 (26.39%) jQuery
12 145 (22.38%) Git (software)
13 140 (21.60%) MVC
14 133 (20.52%) PHP
15 119 (18.36%) Node.js
16 113 (17.44%) ASP.NET
17 111 (17.13%) SQL
17 111 (17.13%) CSS3
18 107 (16.51%) Scrum
19 103 (15.90%) User Experience
20 102 (15.74%) SQL Server
21 101 (15.59%) Java
22 98 (15.12%) TDD
23 91 (14.04%) Sass
24 82 (12.65%) Microservices
25 78 (12.04%) Microsoft
26 76 (11.73%) MySQL
27 74 (11.42%) Finance
28 70 (10.80%) REST
29 68 (10.49%) Microsoft Azure

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 67 (10.34%) CMS
2 36 (5.56%) WordPress
3 23 (3.55%) Elasticsearch
4 18 (2.78%) Confluence
4 18 (2.78%) Umbraco
5 16 (2.47%) Apache
6 12 (1.85%) Drupal
7 9 (1.39%) IBM Domino
8 8 (1.23%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.77%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.77%) ColdFusion
10 4 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.46%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.46%) IIS
11 3 (0.46%) JBoss
11 3 (0.46%) Liferay
12 2 (0.31%) ArcGIS
12 2 (0.31%) Joomla!
12 2 (0.31%) Kentico
Applications
1 27 (4.17%) Photoshop
2 8 (1.23%) Fireworks
2 8 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.31%) InDesign
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.39%) Magento
2 4 (0.62%) Shopify
3 2 (0.31%) CiviCRM
3 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.15%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.15%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 68 (10.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (6.02%) GitHub
3 28 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (2.47%) npm
5 9 (1.39%) Serverless
6 8 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (0.93%) Heroku
8 5 (0.77%) PaaS
8 5 (0.77%) SaaS
9 3 (0.46%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.46%) Fastly
9 3 (0.46%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.31%) Google Tag Manager
11 1 (0.15%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.15%) Office 365
11 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.15%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.09%) Intranet
2 9 (1.39%) Internet
3 6 (0.93%) HTTP
4 2 (0.31%) RTMP
4 2 (0.31%) RTP
4 2 (0.31%) SMS
4 2 (0.31%) SSL
5 1 (0.15%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (15.74%) SQL Server
2 76 (11.73%) MySQL
3 32 (4.94%) Relational Database
4 28 (4.32%) MongoDB
5 27 (4.17%) NoSQL
6 14 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (1.70%) Redis
8 9 (1.39%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.23%) Neo4j
9 8 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.08%) Oracle Database
11 6 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.77%) MariaDB
13 4 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (0.62%) Couchbase
13 4 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
15 2 (0.31%) Big Data
15 2 (0.31%) HBase
Development Applications
1 145 (22.38%) Git (software)
2 43 (6.64%) JIRA
3 38 (5.86%) Visual Studio
4 36 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 36 (5.56%) Subversion
5 33 (5.09%) Jasmine
6 30 (4.63%) gulp
7 25 (3.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 24 (3.70%) Grunt
8 24 (3.70%) Selenium
9 23 (3.55%) webpack
10 18 (2.78%) Bitbucket
11 14 (2.16%) Mocha
12 12 (1.85%) Karma Test Runner
12 12 (1.85%) Maven
12 12 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
13 10 (1.54%) Cucumber
14 9 (1.39%) PHPUnit
14 9 (1.39%) Protractor
15 8 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 74 (11.42%) Finance
2 28 (4.32%) Banking
3 23 (3.55%) Marketing
3 23 (3.55%) Retail
4 20 (3.09%) Front Office
5 18 (2.78%) Games
6 11 (1.70%) Advertising
6 11 (1.70%) Law
7 9 (1.39%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.93%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.77%) Back Office
9 5 (0.77%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.62%) Electronics
10 4 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.62%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.31%) Automotive
11 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.15%) Legal
12 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 400 (61.73%) HTML
2 369 (56.94%) CSS
3 258 (39.81%) AngularJS
4 190 (29.32%) React
5 189 (29.17%) .NET
6 182 (28.09%) HTML5
7 171 (26.39%) jQuery
8 119 (18.36%) Node.js
9 113 (17.44%) ASP.NET
10 111 (17.13%) CSS3
11 91 (14.04%) Sass
12 70 (10.80%) REST
13 62 (9.57%) Web Services
14 59 (9.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 56 (8.64%) RESTful
16 50 (7.72%) ASP.NET MVC
17 49 (7.56%) Ajax
18 45 (6.94%) Symfony
19 43 (6.64%) Vue.js
20 42 (6.48%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 103 (15.90%) User Experience
2 51 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (4.01%) Greenfield Project
3 26 (4.01%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (2.78%) Mobile App
5 11 (1.70%) Social Media
6 10 (1.54%) Data Structures
7 9 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.23%) Derivative
8 8 (1.23%) Fintech
8 8 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.23%) N-Tier
9 7 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (0.93%) Equities
10 6 (0.93%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.62%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.62%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.46%) W3C
13 2 (0.31%) e-Learning
13 2 (0.31%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 37 (5.71%) Linux
2 16 (2.47%) Unix
3 15 (2.31%) Windows
4 7 (1.08%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.93%) Android
6 5 (0.77%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.46%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.31%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 602 (92.90%) Web Development
2 254 (39.20%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (21.60%) MVC
4 107 (16.51%) Scrum
5 98 (15.12%) TDD
6 82 (12.65%) Microservices
7 67 (10.34%) Test Automation
8 66 (10.19%) Front End Development
9 55 (8.49%) Continuous Integration
10 54 (8.33%) E-Commerce
11 44 (6.79%) OO
12 40 (6.17%) Problem-Solving
13 34 (5.25%) Web Design
14 33 (5.09%) SDLC
15 31 (4.78%) Kanban
15 31 (4.78%) Responsive Web Design
15 31 (4.78%) Software Engineering
16 29 (4.48%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
17 28 (4.32%) Analytical Thinking
17 28 (4.32%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 486 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 175 (27.01%) C#
3 133 (20.52%) PHP
4 111 (17.13%) SQL
5 101 (15.59%) Java
6 50 (7.72%) TypeScript
7 40 (6.17%) ES6
8 26 (4.01%) Python
9 22 (3.40%) Go
10 13 (2.01%) Java 8
10 13 (2.01%) T-SQL
11 11 (1.70%) PHP 5
12 10 (1.54%) Ruby
13 8 (1.23%) C++
14 7 (1.08%) R
15 6 (0.93%) ES7
15 6 (0.93%) Perl
15 6 (0.93%) Scala
16 5 (0.77%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.46%) C
Qualifications
1 51 (7.87%) Degree
2 27 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 22 (3.40%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.31%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.31%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.09%) QA
2 6 (0.93%) MiFID
3 3 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.31%) WCAG
System Software
1 37 (5.71%) Docker
2 4 (0.62%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.31%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (1.85%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.08%) Ansible
3 6 (0.93%) Capistrano
4 4 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.62%) Puppet
5 3 (0.46%) Grafana
5 3 (0.46%) Graphite
6 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.15%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 78 (12.04%) Microsoft
2 33 (5.09%) Oracle
3 25 (3.86%) Google
4 19 (2.93%) Adobe
5 9 (1.39%) Atlassian
5 9 (1.39%) IBM
5 9 (1.39%) Zend
6 8 (1.23%) Splunk
7 6 (0.93%) WooCommerce
8 5 (0.77%) SAP
8 5 (0.77%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.62%) Omniture
9 4 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.46%) Charles River
10 3 (0.46%) MuleSoft
10 3 (0.46%) Rackspace
10 3 (0.46%) WSO2
11 2 (0.31%) Demandware
11 2 (0.31%) Facebook
11 2 (0.31%) MapR