Period
to 18 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Web Developer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 320 280 256
Rank change year-on-year -40 -24 -48
Contract jobs requiring a Web Developer 832 884 1,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.92% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.96% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 654 796
UK median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% - +11.94%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £249
90th Percentile £638 £588 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +10.71% +4.48% +11.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 27 13
UK median hourly rate £33.50 £42.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.18% +32.81% +66.43%
10th Percentile £29.20 £15.00 £10.05
90th Percentile £55.00 £62.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £34.75
% change year-on-year -23.53% +22.30% +98.57%

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 97,739 91,628 103,208
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.99% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,002 59,514 67,274
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.09% +3.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,132 2,817 3,130
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.67%
10th Percentile £11.03 £10.75 £10.31
90th Percentile £47.98 £48.75 £46.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +9.64%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 -24 767 £425 +6.25% 631
UK excluding London -47 458 £388 +10.71% 530
London +4 360 £500 +11.11% 127
South East -17 180 £400 +4.92% 118
North of England -12 80 £400 +15.94% 116
South West -2 58 £361 +4.71% 80
Scotland -70 49 £388 +4.73% 17
East of England +7 44 £400 +6.67% 79
Yorkshire +16 43 £400 +23.08% 34
Midlands -58 42 £363 +4.32% 111
North West -25 27 £350 - 73
West Midlands -49 23 £363 +4.32% 50
East Midlands -21 19 £350 +7.69% 61
North East -4 10 £404 +19.56% 9
Wales -29 5 £275 +15.79% 8

Web Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 786 (94.47%) Web Development
2 607 (72.96%) JavaScript
3 529 (63.58%) HTML
4 502 (60.34%) CSS
5 367 (44.11%) AngularJS
6 349 (41.95%) Agile Software Development
7 251 (30.17%) HTML5
8 223 (26.80%) jQuery
9 219 (26.32%) .NET
10 193 (23.20%) C#
11 189 (22.72%) React
12 178 (21.39%) MVC
13 164 (19.71%) User Experience
14 163 (19.59%) Java
15 161 (19.35%) PHP
16 152 (18.27%) CSS3
17 151 (18.15%) Node.js
18 137 (16.47%) Git (software)
19 130 (15.63%) SQL
20 125 (15.02%) Sass
21 121 (14.54%) Front End Development
22 120 (14.42%) SQL Server
22 120 (14.42%) ASP.NET
23 112 (13.46%) Finance
24 98 (11.78%) TDD
25 90 (10.82%) Microservices
26 88 (10.58%) Scrum
27 84 (10.10%) Banking
27 84 (10.10%) Continuous Integration
28 83 (9.98%) Web Services

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 45 (5.41%) WordPress
2 33 (3.97%) CMS
3 31 (3.73%) Apache
4 25 (3.00%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (1.92%) Confluence
6 13 (1.56%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.20%) Drupal
7 10 (1.20%) IBM Domino
8 9 (1.08%) JBoss
9 7 (0.84%) Umbraco
10 6 (0.72%) EPiServer
11 5 (0.60%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.48%) Kentico
12 4 (0.48%) SharePoint
12 4 (0.48%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.36%) ArcGIS
13 3 (0.36%) Joomla!
13 3 (0.36%) nginx
13 3 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 30 (3.61%) Photoshop
2 9 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 7 (0.84%) Fireworks
4 4 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.36%) InDesign
5 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.24%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (2.04%) ION MarketView
2 16 (1.92%) Magento
3 4 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.24%) Shopify
5 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 62 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (6.97%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (4.45%) GitHub
4 23 (2.76%) Google Cloud Platform
5 16 (1.92%) npm
5 16 (1.92%) Serverless
6 10 (1.20%) Heroku
7 8 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (0.96%) Google Tag Manager
8 6 (0.72%) Amazon Kinesis
8 6 (0.72%) SaaS
9 5 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.60%) Fastly
9 5 (0.60%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.60%) PaaS
10 4 (0.48%) Office 365
11 3 (0.36%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.24%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.40%) Intranet
2 18 (2.16%) HTTP
3 10 (1.20%) Internet
4 7 (0.84%) RTMP
5 4 (0.48%) SMS
5 4 (0.48%) SSL
5 4 (0.48%) WEP
6 3 (0.36%) LAN
6 3 (0.36%) WAN
7 1 (0.12%) Cisco ICM
7 1 (0.12%) MQTT
7 1 (0.12%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.12%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (14.42%) SQL Server
2 71 (8.53%) MySQL
3 69 (8.29%) MongoDB
4 44 (5.29%) Relational Database
5 40 (4.81%) NoSQL
6 26 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (1.92%) Redis
8 13 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (1.32%) Big Data
10 10 (1.20%) Neo4j
10 10 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (1.08%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.96%) Hadoop
13 7 (0.84%) HBase
13 7 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
14 6 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 6 (0.72%) Oracle Database
15 5 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
16 4 (0.48%) Blockchain
17 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 137 (16.47%) Git (software)
2 59 (7.09%) gulp
3 50 (6.01%) Jenkins
4 47 (5.65%) webpack
5 40 (4.81%) JIRA
6 37 (4.45%) Grunt
7 36 (4.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 32 (3.85%) Jasmine
9 31 (3.73%) Visual Studio
10 25 (3.00%) Selenium
11 24 (2.88%) Subversion
12 23 (2.76%) Maven
13 20 (2.40%) TeamCity
14 18 (2.16%) Octopus Deploy
15 16 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
16 15 (1.80%) Mocha
16 15 (1.80%) PhpStorm
17 13 (1.56%) Karma Test Runner
17 13 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
18 12 (1.44%) JUnit
General
1 112 (13.46%) Finance
2 84 (10.10%) Banking
3 49 (5.89%) Front Office
4 33 (3.97%) Investment Banking
5 27 (3.25%) Games
6 23 (2.76%) Marketing
7 22 (2.64%) Retail
8 18 (2.16%) Telecoms
9 11 (1.32%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.08%) Back Office
11 7 (0.84%) Advertising
11 7 (0.84%) Law
12 4 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.48%) Prime Brokerage
13 3 (0.36%) Publishing
14 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.24%) Automotive
14 2 (0.24%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.24%) Russian Language
15 1 (0.12%) Persian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 529 (63.58%) HTML
2 502 (60.34%) CSS
3 367 (44.11%) AngularJS
4 251 (30.17%) HTML5
5 223 (26.80%) jQuery
6 219 (26.32%) .NET
7 189 (22.72%) React
8 152 (18.27%) CSS3
9 151 (18.15%) Node.js
10 125 (15.02%) Sass
11 120 (14.42%) ASP.NET
12 83 (9.98%) Web Services
13 78 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
14 74 (8.89%) RESTful
15 72 (8.65%) REST
16 69 (8.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 57 (6.85%) Angular 2
18 55 (6.61%) LESS
18 55 (6.61%) Spring
19 54 (6.49%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 164 (19.71%) User Experience
2 49 (5.89%) Greenfield Project
3 34 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (3.25%) Fixed Income
5 25 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
6 24 (2.88%) Fintech
6 24 (2.88%) Mobile App
7 20 (2.40%) Computer Science
8 17 (2.04%) Derivative
9 11 (1.32%) Data Structures
9 11 (1.32%) N-Tier
10 10 (1.20%) Equities
10 10 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (1.08%) Algorithms
12 8 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.96%) Equity Derivative
12 8 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (0.96%) W3C
13 7 (0.84%) Over-the-Top Content
13 7 (0.84%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 71 (8.53%) Linux
2 23 (2.76%) Windows
3 22 (2.64%) Unix
4 11 (1.32%) Android
4 11 (1.32%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.72%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.48%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.24%) Solaris
9 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 786 (94.47%) Web Development
2 349 (41.95%) Agile Software Development
3 178 (21.39%) MVC
4 121 (14.54%) Front End Development
5 98 (11.78%) TDD
6 90 (10.82%) Microservices
7 88 (10.58%) Scrum
8 84 (10.10%) Continuous Integration
9 76 (9.13%) Test Automation
10 71 (8.53%) E-Commerce
11 59 (7.09%) OO
11 59 (7.09%) Problem-Solving
12 53 (6.37%) Responsive Web Design
13 45 (5.41%) Web Application Development
14 44 (5.29%) Unit Testing
15 42 (5.05%) Software Engineering
16 39 (4.69%) UX Design
17 37 (4.45%) SDLC
17 37 (4.45%) Web Design
18 33 (3.97%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 607 (72.96%) JavaScript
2 193 (23.20%) C#
3 163 (19.59%) Java
4 161 (19.35%) PHP
5 130 (15.63%) SQL
6 74 (8.89%) TypeScript
7 47 (5.65%) ES6
8 44 (5.29%) Python
9 39 (4.69%) Go
10 17 (2.04%) T-SQL
11 13 (1.56%) Ruby
12 12 (1.44%) Java 8
13 10 (1.20%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.84%) Objective-C
14 7 (0.84%) Scala
15 5 (0.60%) C++
15 5 (0.60%) PHP 7
16 4 (0.48%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.48%) R
17 3 (0.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 58 (6.97%) Degree
2 12 (1.44%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (0.84%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.36%) Postgraduate
6 2 (0.24%) SAFe Agilist
7 1 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.12%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.12%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.04%) QA
2 9 (1.08%) MiFID
3 3 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.24%) GDPR
4 2 (0.24%) WAI
5 1 (0.12%) GCP
5 1 (0.12%) PMO
5 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 54 (6.49%) Docker
2 7 (0.84%) HDFS
3 6 (0.72%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (2.16%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.56%) Ansible
3 5 (0.60%) Grafana
3 5 (0.60%) Graphite
3 5 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.36%) Capistrano
4 3 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.36%) Puppet
5 1 (0.12%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.12%) Plesk
Vendors
1 69 (8.29%) Microsoft
2 46 (5.53%) Google
3 41 (4.93%) Oracle
4 21 (2.52%) Adobe
5 20 (2.40%) Zend
6 17 (2.04%) ION Trading
7 13 (1.56%) IBM
8 10 (1.20%) Atlassian
8 10 (1.20%) Capita
9 8 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.84%) Demandware
10 7 (0.84%) MapR
11 6 (0.72%) Mapbox
11 6 (0.72%) Splunk
12 5 (0.60%) WooCommerce
13 4 (0.48%) BMC
13 4 (0.48%) MuleSoft
13 4 (0.48%) Remedy
13 4 (0.48%) SAP
14 3 (0.36%) Cerner