Period
to 19 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Web Developer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 354 318 246
Rank change year-on-year -36 -72 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Web Developer 727 801 1,117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.81% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.85% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 596 806
UK median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £275 £281 £263
90th Percentile £618 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £364 £345
% change year-on-year +6.19% +5.43% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 12
UK median hourly rate £44.25 £43.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.72% +102.33% +7.50%
10th Percentile £29.13 £32.50 £9.78
90th Percentile £63.75 £52.50 £48.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £43.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +27.91% +104.76% -1.18%

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 97,664 94,376 100,916
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.92% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,189 61,985 65,717
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,134 2,810 3,301
UK median hourly rate £17.99 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.82% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.44
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £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 19 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -30 663 £425 +6.25% 700
UK excluding London -40 415 £386 +6.19% 587
London -10 295 £500 +8.11% 144
South East -3 177 £400 -1.54% 130
South West -11 60 £375 +9.49% 66
North of England -22 60 £370 +7.25% 142
Scotland -44 47 £388 +5.08% 20
Midlands -51 42 £356 +1.79% 131
Yorkshire +7 32 £395 +26.91% 52
East of England -6 26 £385 +2.67% 89
West Midlands -48 25 £344 -1.79% 70
North West -44 19 £350 - 78
East Midlands -12 17 £356 +9.62% 61
North East +11 9 £400 - 12
Wales -20 3 £275 -21.43% 8

Web Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 675 (92.85%) Web Development
2 553 (76.07%) JavaScript
3 472 (64.92%) HTML
4 431 (59.28%) CSS
5 328 (45.12%) AngularJS
6 301 (41.40%) Agile Software Development
7 212 (29.16%) HTML5
8 193 (26.55%) .NET
9 190 (26.13%) jQuery
10 181 (24.90%) React
11 173 (23.80%) C#
12 144 (19.81%) MVC
13 143 (19.67%) PHP
14 142 (19.53%) Java
15 138 (18.98%) Git (software)
16 137 (18.84%) Node.js
17 125 (17.19%) CSS3
17 125 (17.19%) User Experience
18 115 (15.82%) ASP.NET
19 110 (15.13%) SQL
20 108 (14.86%) Scrum
21 107 (14.72%) Sass
22 102 (14.03%) SQL Server
23 97 (13.34%) TDD
24 93 (12.79%) Finance
25 91 (12.52%) Microservices
26 80 (11.00%) MySQL
27 78 (10.73%) Microsoft Azure
28 77 (10.59%) REST
29 75 (10.32%) Front End Development

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 58 (7.98%) CMS
2 43 (5.91%) WordPress
3 27 (3.71%) Elasticsearch
4 19 (2.61%) Confluence
5 18 (2.48%) Apache
5 18 (2.48%) Umbraco
6 10 (1.38%) IBM Domino
7 9 (1.24%) Drupal
7 9 (1.24%) SharePoint
8 6 (0.83%) EPiServer
8 6 (0.83%) JBoss
9 5 (0.69%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.69%) ColdFusion
10 4 (0.55%) IIS
10 4 (0.55%) Kentico
10 4 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.41%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.41%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 30 (4.13%) Photoshop
2 8 (1.10%) Fireworks
3 6 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.28%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.28%) InDesign
6 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (2.06%) Magento
2 10 (1.38%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.28%) Shopify
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.14%) OpenCart
6 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.14%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 78 (10.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (6.05%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (5.50%) GitHub
4 18 (2.48%) Google Cloud Platform
5 15 (2.06%) npm
6 14 (1.93%) Serverless
7 10 (1.38%) Heroku
8 6 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (0.69%) Amazon Kinesis
9 5 (0.69%) Fastly
10 4 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.55%) Office 365
10 4 (0.55%) PaaS
11 3 (0.41%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.41%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.41%) SaaS
12 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.28%) Google Tag Manager
12 2 (0.28%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.61%) Intranet
2 13 (1.79%) HTTP
3 9 (1.24%) Internet
4 7 (0.96%) RTMP
5 4 (0.55%) SSL
6 3 (0.41%) SMS
7 2 (0.28%) RTP
7 2 (0.28%) WEP
8 1 (0.14%) Cisco ICM
8 1 (0.14%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (14.03%) SQL Server
2 80 (11.00%) MySQL
3 57 (7.84%) MongoDB
4 39 (5.36%) NoSQL
4 39 (5.36%) Relational Database
5 22 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (2.34%) Redis
7 10 (1.38%) Neo4j
8 9 (1.24%) Big Data
8 9 (1.24%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.10%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.96%) HBase
10 7 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (0.83%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.55%) Blockchain
13 4 (0.55%) Couchbase
14 3 (0.41%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 138 (18.98%) Git (software)
2 44 (6.05%) JIRA
3 42 (5.78%) gulp
3 42 (5.78%) Jenkins
4 37 (5.09%) webpack
5 35 (4.81%) Jasmine
6 32 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 31 (4.26%) Visual Studio
8 30 (4.13%) Subversion
9 26 (3.58%) Grunt
10 23 (3.16%) Selenium
11 20 (2.75%) Maven
12 16 (2.20%) Bitbucket
12 16 (2.20%) TeamCity
13 14 (1.93%) Visual Studio Team System
14 13 (1.79%) Karma Test Runner
14 13 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
15 11 (1.51%) Babel
15 11 (1.51%) Mocha
15 11 (1.51%) PHPUnit
General
1 93 (12.79%) Finance
2 57 (7.84%) Banking
3 34 (4.68%) Front Office
4 28 (3.85%) Marketing
5 25 (3.44%) Retail
6 17 (2.34%) Investment Banking
7 16 (2.20%) Games
8 11 (1.51%) Back Office
8 11 (1.51%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.38%) Telecoms
10 9 (1.24%) Advertising
11 6 (0.83%) Law
12 4 (0.55%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.55%) Prime Brokerage
13 3 (0.41%) Electronics
14 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.28%) Automotive
15 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.14%) German Language
15 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 472 (64.92%) HTML
2 431 (59.28%) CSS
3 328 (45.12%) AngularJS
4 212 (29.16%) HTML5
5 193 (26.55%) .NET
6 190 (26.13%) jQuery
7 181 (24.90%) React
8 137 (18.84%) Node.js
9 125 (17.19%) CSS3
10 115 (15.82%) ASP.NET
11 107 (14.72%) Sass
12 77 (10.59%) REST
13 70 (9.63%) Web Services
14 64 (8.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 58 (7.98%) ASP.NET MVC
15 58 (7.98%) RESTful
16 47 (6.46%) Symfony
17 45 (6.19%) Vue.js
18 44 (6.05%) .NET Framework
18 44 (6.05%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 125 (17.19%) User Experience
2 48 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
4 20 (2.75%) Mobile App
5 19 (2.61%) Fixed Income
6 16 (2.20%) Derivative
6 16 (2.20%) Fintech
7 14 (1.93%) Computer Science
7 14 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (1.51%) N-Tier
9 10 (1.38%) Social Media
10 8 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (0.96%) Equities
11 7 (0.96%) Equity Derivative
11 7 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.69%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.55%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.55%) OTC Derivatives
13 4 (0.55%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 51 (7.02%) Linux
2 18 (2.48%) Windows
3 17 (2.34%) Unix
4 7 (0.96%) Android
4 7 (0.96%) Apple iOS
4 7 (0.96%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.41%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 675 (92.85%) Web Development
2 301 (41.40%) Agile Software Development
3 144 (19.81%) MVC
4 108 (14.86%) Scrum
5 97 (13.34%) TDD
6 91 (12.52%) Microservices
7 75 (10.32%) Front End Development
8 68 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
8 68 (9.35%) E-Commerce
8 68 (9.35%) Test Automation
9 47 (6.46%) OO
9 47 (6.46%) Problem-Solving
10 42 (5.78%) Responsive Web Design
11 37 (5.09%) UX Design
11 37 (5.09%) Web Design
12 36 (4.95%) Unit Testing
13 35 (4.81%) SDLC
14 33 (4.54%) Software Engineering
15 32 (4.40%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
15 32 (4.40%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 553 (76.07%) JavaScript
2 173 (23.80%) C#
3 143 (19.67%) PHP
4 142 (19.53%) Java
5 110 (15.13%) SQL
6 70 (9.63%) TypeScript
7 43 (5.91%) ES6
8 42 (5.78%) Python
9 37 (5.09%) Go
10 14 (1.93%) Ruby
11 12 (1.65%) Java 8
12 10 (1.38%) T-SQL
13 9 (1.24%) C++
14 6 (0.83%) ES7
14 6 (0.83%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.83%) Scala
15 5 (0.69%) PHP 7
15 5 (0.69%) R
16 4 (0.55%) PowerShell
17 3 (0.41%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 57 (7.84%) Degree
2 18 (2.48%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (1.93%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.28%) Postgraduate
4 2 (0.28%) SAFe Agilist
5 1 (0.14%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.61%) QA
2 7 (0.96%) MiFID
3 3 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.28%) WAI
4 2 (0.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 45 (6.19%) Docker
2 7 (0.96%) HDFS
3 3 (0.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (1.93%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.24%) Ansible
3 5 (0.69%) Capistrano
3 5 (0.69%) Grafana
3 5 (0.69%) Graphite
4 4 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.55%) Puppet
5 1 (0.14%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.14%) Plesk
5 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.14%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 69 (9.49%) Microsoft
2 35 (4.81%) Oracle
3 34 (4.68%) Google
4 20 (2.75%) Adobe
5 18 (2.48%) Zend
6 12 (1.65%) IBM
7 10 (1.38%) Atlassian
7 10 (1.38%) ION Trading
8 9 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (1.10%) Splunk
10 7 (0.96%) Demandware
10 7 (0.96%) MapR
11 6 (0.83%) SAP
12 5 (0.69%) Sitecore
12 5 (0.69%) WooCommerce
13 4 (0.55%) BMC
13 4 (0.55%) Facebook
13 4 (0.55%) MuleSoft
13 4 (0.55%) Omniture
13 4 (0.55%) Remedy