Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Web Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 November 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.

Web Developer
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 321 244 220
Rank change year-on-year -77 -24 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Web Developer 791 1092 1341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 1.04% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.10% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 786 1047
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +4.48%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £225
90th Percentile £565 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +6.62% +6.25% +6.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 23
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.38% +5.00% -30.43%
10th Percentile £25.00 £9.50 £8.00
90th Percentile £52.00 £43.75 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £21.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year +102.38% +1.20% -30.83%

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 97016 99195 108573
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64030 64673 69073
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2877 3313 4123
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.86% -0.28% +9.39%
10th Percentile £10.94 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

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 25 November 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 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 25 November 2017.

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 25 November 2017. 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 -67 704 £400 +6.67% 266
UK excluding London -10 480 £363 +6.62% 224
London -107 303 £450 +7.78% 62
South East -6 173 £400 +14.29% 54
Midlands +9 84 £350 +7.69% 47
Scotland -10 69 £363 +9.85% 20
North of England -19 62 £350 +7.69% 51
West Midlands +27 53 £338 -3.57% 23
South West +14 53 £348 +6.92% 19
North West -2 46 £363 +8.21% 27
East Midlands -19 31 £375 +36.36% 24
East of England -31 30 £386 +18.85% 32
Yorkshire -9 16 £347 +15.50% 16
Wales +3 6 £350 +7.69% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £400 -

Web Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 732 (92.54%) Web Development
2 583 (73.70%) JavaScript
3 500 (63.21%) CSS
4 489 (61.82%) HTML
5 305 (38.56%) Agile Software Development
6 263 (33.25%) .NET
7 246 (31.10%) C#
8 244 (30.85%) AngularJS
9 229 (28.95%) MVC
10 215 (27.18%) jQuery
11 203 (25.66%) HTML5
12 162 (20.48%) Git (software)
13 161 (20.35%) TDD
14 154 (19.47%) ASP.NET
15 149 (18.84%) Java
15 149 (18.84%) SQL
16 146 (18.46%) Finance
17 145 (18.33%) Web Services
18 134 (16.94%) React
19 133 (16.81%) SQL Server
20 124 (15.68%) CSS3
20 124 (15.68%) REST
21 121 (15.30%) PHP
22 117 (14.79%) Sass
23 111 (14.03%) Node.js
24 109 (13.78%) Front End Development
25 107 (13.53%) Continuous Integration
26 104 (13.15%) Scrum
27 103 (13.02%) RESTful
28 92 (11.63%) Microsoft

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 65 (8.22%) CMS
2 40 (5.06%) WordPress
3 25 (3.16%) Apache
4 24 (3.03%) IIS
5 23 (2.91%) Elasticsearch
6 22 (2.78%) Drupal
6 22 (2.78%) Umbraco
7 14 (1.77%) Tomcat
8 12 (1.52%) JBoss
9 10 (1.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (1.01%) DNN
10 8 (1.01%) nginx
10 8 (1.01%) SharePoint
10 8 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
11 6 (0.76%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.51%) ExpressionEngine
13 3 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 3 (0.38%) Confluence
13 3 (0.38%) Kentico
13 3 (0.38%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 30 (3.79%) Photoshop
2 22 (2.78%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 7 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.51%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.38%) GIMP
5 3 (0.38%) InDesign
6 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 8 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (1.01%) KANA IQ
2 7 (0.88%) Magento
3 3 (0.38%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (0.38%) Shopify
4 2 (0.25%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.13%) CiviCRM
5 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.13%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 56 (7.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (5.31%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (3.29%) npm
4 13 (1.64%) SaaS
5 10 (1.26%) Google Analytics
6 9 (1.14%) Yarn
7 6 (0.76%) GitHub
8 5 (0.63%) Serverless
9 4 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.25%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.25%) PaaS
11 1 (0.13%) Akamai
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.13%) G Suite
11 1 (0.13%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.13%) Heroku
11 1 (0.13%) Office 365
11 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.13%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.64%) Internet
2 6 (0.76%) Intranet
3 3 (0.38%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.25%) ATM
4 2 (0.25%) HTTP
4 2 (0.25%) SMS
5 1 (0.13%) DNS
5 1 (0.13%) Extranet
5 1 (0.13%) FTP
5 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.13%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (16.81%) SQL Server
2 71 (8.98%) Relational Database
3 66 (8.34%) MySQL
4 53 (6.70%) NoSQL
5 45 (5.69%) MongoDB
6 20 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (1.90%) RDBMS
8 11 (1.39%) Big Data
9 8 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
10 7 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
10 7 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.76%) QlikView
11 6 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.63%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.63%) Redis
13 4 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.51%) Apache Hive
13 4 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 162 (20.48%) Git (software)
2 71 (8.98%) Jenkins
3 49 (6.19%) Visual Studio
4 35 (4.42%) Grunt
5 31 (3.92%) gulp
6 29 (3.67%) Selenium
6 29 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 28 (3.54%) Subversion
8 24 (3.03%) Jasmine
8 24 (3.03%) NUnit
9 21 (2.65%) Maven
10 20 (2.53%) Karma Test Runner
10 20 (2.53%) webpack
11 19 (2.40%) JIRA
11 19 (2.40%) Protractor
12 18 (2.28%) TeamCity
13 15 (1.90%) Mocha
14 14 (1.77%) JUnit
15 11 (1.39%) SpecFlow
16 10 (1.26%) Babel
General
1 146 (18.46%) Finance
2 70 (8.85%) Banking
3 41 (5.18%) Marketing
4 33 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 30 (3.79%) Games
6 26 (3.29%) Retail
7 20 (2.53%) Investment Banking
8 15 (1.90%) Front Office
9 14 (1.77%) Electronics
10 11 (1.39%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.01%) Publishing
12 6 (0.76%) Advertising
13 5 (0.63%) Law
14 3 (0.38%) Automotive
14 3 (0.38%) Back Office
14 3 (0.38%) Legal
15 2 (0.25%) Military
15 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 500 (63.21%) CSS
2 489 (61.82%) HTML
3 263 (33.25%) .NET
4 244 (30.85%) AngularJS
5 215 (27.18%) jQuery
6 203 (25.66%) HTML5
7 154 (19.47%) ASP.NET
8 145 (18.33%) Web Services
9 134 (16.94%) React
10 124 (15.68%) CSS3
10 124 (15.68%) REST
11 117 (14.79%) Sass
12 111 (14.03%) Node.js
13 103 (13.02%) RESTful
14 91 (11.50%) ASP.NET MVC
15 90 (11.38%) .NET Framework
16 69 (8.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 59 (7.46%) XML
18 57 (7.21%) ASP.NET Web API
18 57 (7.21%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 86 (10.87%) User Experience
2 25 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
3 22 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (2.53%) Fintech
5 19 (2.40%) Mobile App
6 17 (2.15%) N-Tier
7 12 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.76%) Digital Media
10 5 (0.63%) Animation
10 5 (0.63%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.63%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.63%) Derivative
10 5 (0.63%) Equity Derivative
10 5 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.63%) Social Media
11 4 (0.51%) Equities
11 4 (0.51%) Interactive TV
11 4 (0.51%) W3C
12 3 (0.38%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 77 (9.73%) Linux
2 21 (2.65%) Windows
3 19 (2.40%) Android
4 18 (2.28%) Unix
5 13 (1.64%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.88%) Windows 2000
6 7 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (0.76%) Debian
7 6 (0.76%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.25%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 732 (92.54%) Web Development
2 305 (38.56%) Agile Software Development
3 229 (28.95%) MVC
4 161 (20.35%) TDD
5 109 (13.78%) Front End Development
6 107 (13.53%) Continuous Integration
7 104 (13.15%) Scrum
8 65 (8.22%) OO
9 57 (7.21%) BDD
10 56 (7.08%) Test Automation
10 56 (7.08%) Unit Testing
11 48 (6.07%) Responsive Web Design
12 42 (5.31%) OOP
12 42 (5.31%) Web Application Development
13 39 (4.93%) Software Engineering
14 38 (4.80%) E-Commerce
15 37 (4.68%) Microservices
16 35 (4.42%) SDLC
17 31 (3.92%) SOA
18 29 (3.67%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 583 (73.70%) JavaScript
2 246 (31.10%) C#
3 149 (18.84%) Java
3 149 (18.84%) SQL
4 121 (15.30%) PHP
5 81 (10.24%) Python
6 62 (7.84%) TypeScript
7 30 (3.79%) T-SQL
8 29 (3.67%) ES6
9 17 (2.15%) Ruby
10 16 (2.02%) VB.NET
11 13 (1.64%) PowerShell
12 10 (1.26%) C++
12 10 (1.26%) Scala
12 10 (1.26%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.14%) VBScript
14 7 (0.88%) VB
15 4 (0.51%) PHP 5
16 3 (0.38%) ECMAScript
16 3 (0.38%) XAML
Qualifications
1 26 (3.29%) Security Cleared
2 17 (2.15%) SC Cleared
3 14 (1.77%) Degree
4 4 (0.51%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.25%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.25%) HND
7 1 (0.13%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.13%) CCNA
7 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.13%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.92%) QA
2 2 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.25%) WAI
2 2 (0.25%) WCAG
3 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 29 (3.67%) Docker
2 3 (0.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (1.90%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.01%) Control-M
3 5 (0.63%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.25%) Ansible
4 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.25%) Plesk
4 2 (0.25%) Puppet
5 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 92 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 77 (9.73%) Oracle
3 18 (2.28%) Google
4 15 (1.90%) Adobe
5 13 (1.64%) Sitecore
6 10 (1.26%) SAP
7 8 (1.01%) KANA
8 7 (0.88%) Telerik
9 6 (0.76%) Splunk
9 6 (0.76%) Zend
10 5 (0.63%) AppDynamics
11 4 (0.51%) DevExpress
11 4 (0.51%) Xamarin
12 3 (0.38%) Facebook
12 3 (0.38%) Sencha
12 3 (0.38%) Twitter
13 2 (0.25%) MuleSoft
13 2 (0.25%) Optimizely
13 2 (0.25%) Qubit
13 2 (0.25%) Xerox