Period
to 20 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Web Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 444 326 300
Rank change year-on-year -118 -26 -57
Contract jobs requiring a Web Developer 507 792 810
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.78% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.82% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 565 584
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £225 £263 £231
90th Percentile £588 £625 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +0.69% +7.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 20
UK median hourly rate £38.25 £31.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.47% -20.63% -5.88%
10th Percentile £20.28 £17.78 £15.00
90th Percentile £59.00 £40.86 £59.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £31.75 £41.25
% change year-on-year +30.71% -23.03% -10.33%

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 90,519 96,040 87,991
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.60% 94.93% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,916 63,185 57,187
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,812 2,953 3,018
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% -2.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.80 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.53 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% -5.26%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -123 434 £400 -1.66% 630
UK excluding London -79 317 £365 +0.69% 527
London -114 185 £438 -2.78% 141
South East -54 84 £425 +11.84% 111
North of England -18 69 £375 - 146
Scotland +26 59 £350 - 21
Midlands -12 45 £375 +22.65% 105
North West +1 38 £350 -4.11% 83
South West -37 28 £313 -10.71% 67
Yorkshire -13 26 £400 +1.59% 45
West Midlands -22 23 £363 +12.84% 52
East Midlands +12 22 £375 +20.00% 53
East of England +10 20 £400 - 60
Wales +5 13 £263 -20.45% 15
North East -3 5 £411 +100.61% 18

Web Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 487 (96.06%) Web Development
2 363 (71.60%) JavaScript
3 308 (60.75%) CSS
4 298 (58.78%) HTML
5 183 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
6 163 (32.15%) .NET
7 146 (28.80%) C#
8 134 (26.43%) AngularJS
9 124 (24.46%) MVC
10 121 (23.87%) Git (software)
11 112 (22.09%) React
12 110 (21.70%) HTML5
12 110 (21.70%) PHP
13 103 (20.32%) jQuery
14 98 (19.33%) SQL
15 97 (19.13%) ASP.NET
16 89 (17.55%) SQL Server
16 89 (17.55%) Front End Development
17 83 (16.37%) CSS3
18 75 (14.79%) Finance
18 75 (14.79%) REST
19 71 (14.00%) User Experience
19 71 (14.00%) Microsoft
20 70 (13.81%) Sass
21 69 (13.61%) Node.js
22 59 (11.64%) Scrum
23 58 (11.44%) TDD
24 55 (10.85%) Java
24 55 (10.85%) TypeScript
25 53 (10.45%) CMS

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 53 (10.45%) CMS
2 41 (8.09%) WordPress
3 19 (3.75%) Drupal
4 15 (2.96%) Apache
4 15 (2.96%) Umbraco
5 14 (2.76%) Confluence
6 5 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (0.99%) Mule
7 4 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.59%) ColdFusion
8 3 (0.59%) Kentico
9 2 (0.39%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.39%) JBoss
9 2 (0.39%) Liferay
9 2 (0.39%) MODX
9 2 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.20%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.20%) DNN
10 1 (0.20%) Moodle
Applications
1 14 (2.76%) Photoshop
2 6 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.20%) InVision
6 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.38%) Magento
2 4 (0.79%) CiviCRM
3 2 (0.39%) Shopify
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.20%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 50 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (5.52%) GitHub
4 12 (2.37%) npm
5 7 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (1.38%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.99%) PaaS
6 5 (0.99%) Slack
7 3 (0.59%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (0.59%) Google Tag Manager
7 3 (0.59%) MailChimp
7 3 (0.59%) SaaS
8 2 (0.39%) Heroku
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.20%) DigitalOcean
9 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.38%) Intranet
2 6 (1.18%) MQTT
3 4 (0.79%) Internet
4 3 (0.59%) SSH
5 2 (0.39%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (17.55%) SQL Server
2 42 (8.28%) MySQL
3 16 (3.16%) NoSQL
4 14 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (2.76%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (2.37%) MongoDB
5 12 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.38%) RethinkDB
7 5 (0.99%) Power BI
8 4 (0.79%) Cosmos DB
8 4 (0.79%) MariaDB
8 4 (0.79%) Redis
9 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.39%) GIS
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.20%) phpMyAdmin
11 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 121 (23.87%) Git (software)
2 34 (6.71%) Jenkins
3 31 (6.11%) JIRA
4 25 (4.93%) Grunt
5 24 (4.73%) Visual Studio
6 21 (4.14%) webpack
7 20 (3.94%) gulp
7 20 (3.94%) Jasmine
8 19 (3.75%) Subversion
8 19 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (2.56%) Karma Test Runner
9 13 (2.56%) Selenium
10 12 (2.37%) Mocha
11 11 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
12 10 (1.97%) Cucumber
13 8 (1.58%) Bitbucket
13 8 (1.58%) PostCSS
14 7 (1.38%) JUnit
14 7 (1.38%) Protractor
15 6 (1.18%) Maven
General
1 75 (14.79%) Finance
2 28 (5.52%) Front Office
3 18 (3.55%) Banking
3 18 (3.55%) Marketing
4 13 (2.56%) Games
5 12 (2.37%) Retail
6 10 (1.97%) Law
7 6 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.99%) Aerospace
8 5 (0.99%) Legal
8 5 (0.99%) Publishing
9 4 (0.79%) Advertising
10 3 (0.59%) Back Office
10 3 (0.59%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.59%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.39%) Electronics
11 2 (0.39%) French Language
11 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.39%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.20%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 308 (60.75%) CSS
2 298 (58.78%) HTML
3 163 (32.15%) .NET
4 134 (26.43%) AngularJS
5 112 (22.09%) React
6 110 (21.70%) HTML5
7 103 (20.32%) jQuery
8 97 (19.13%) ASP.NET
9 83 (16.37%) CSS3
10 75 (14.79%) REST
11 70 (13.81%) Sass
12 69 (13.61%) Node.js
13 50 (9.86%) Redux
14 42 (8.28%) ASP.NET MVC
15 39 (7.69%) LESS
15 39 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 39 (7.69%) Web Services
16 38 (7.50%) JSON
17 35 (6.90%) Ajax
17 35 (6.90%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 71 (14.00%) User Experience
2 26 (5.13%) Hedge funds
3 24 (4.73%) Greenfield Project
4 23 (4.54%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (3.94%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (1.38%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.18%) Cloud Native
8 6 (1.18%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.79%) e-Learning
9 4 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.79%) Tandem
9 4 (0.79%) W3C
10 3 (0.59%) Learning Management System
10 3 (0.59%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (0.59%) SCORM
11 2 (0.39%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.39%) RIA
11 2 (0.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 34 (6.71%) Linux
2 10 (1.97%) Android
3 8 (1.58%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.79%) Mac OS X
4 4 (0.79%) Unix
5 2 (0.39%) Windows
6 1 (0.20%) Debian
6 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 487 (96.06%) Web Development
2 183 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (24.46%) MVC
4 89 (17.55%) Front End Development
5 59 (11.64%) Scrum
6 58 (11.44%) TDD
7 40 (7.89%) Test Automation
8 38 (7.50%) Microservices
9 31 (6.11%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (5.72%) Data Science
11 28 (5.52%) DevOps
12 26 (5.13%) Unit Testing
13 25 (4.93%) E-Commerce
14 24 (4.73%) OO
15 23 (4.54%) OOP
16 20 (3.94%) Content Management
16 20 (3.94%) SOLID
17 19 (3.75%) Kanban
17 19 (3.75%) SEO
18 18 (3.55%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 363 (71.60%) JavaScript
2 146 (28.80%) C#
3 110 (21.70%) PHP
4 98 (19.33%) SQL
5 55 (10.85%) Java
5 55 (10.85%) TypeScript
6 27 (5.33%) Python
7 21 (4.14%) ES6
8 15 (2.96%) PHP 5
9 11 (2.17%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.78%) Java 8
11 7 (1.38%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.38%) Ruby
12 6 (1.18%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.18%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.99%) C
14 4 (0.79%) Perl
14 4 (0.79%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.39%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (5.72%) Security Cleared
2 20 (3.94%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.55%) Degree
4 4 (0.79%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.37%) QA
2 5 (0.99%) WCAG
3 1 (0.20%) GDPR
3 1 (0.20%) HL7
3 1 (0.20%) WAI
System Software
1 13 (2.56%) Docker
2 2 (0.39%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.20%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.20%) zsh
Systems Management
1 4 (0.79%) Ansible
1 4 (0.79%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.39%) Capistrano
2 2 (0.39%) SCCM
3 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 71 (14.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (5.13%) Oracle
3 16 (3.16%) Adobe
4 12 (2.37%) Google
5 7 (1.38%) Telerik
6 6 (1.18%) Splunk
7 5 (0.99%) AppDynamics
8 4 (0.79%) Sitecore
8 4 (0.79%) WooCommerce
9 3 (0.59%) Apple
9 3 (0.59%) WSO2
9 3 (0.59%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.39%) Hotjar
10 2 (0.39%) Optimizely
10 2 (0.39%) Sonatype
10 2 (0.39%) YouTube
11 1 (0.20%) Facebook
11 1 (0.20%) Marketo
11 1 (0.20%) RedGate
11 1 (0.20%) Twitter