Period
to 8 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Web Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 420 452 315
Rank change year-on-year +32 -137 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Web Developer 128 440 844
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.48% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.51% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 327 643
Median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £204 £258 £275
90th Percentile £541 £600 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +13.33% -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Median hourly rate £24.00 £46.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.39% +38.81% -21.18%
10th Percentile £21.90 £24.50 £29.20
90th Percentile £32.90 £54.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +43.08% -23.53%

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 32,794 85,992 97,331
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.11% 94.33% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,379 56,463 63,716
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £269
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.80% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,361 2,931 3,104
Median hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +8.33% -3.69%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.12 £52.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.16 £17.50
% change year-on-year +18.39% +3.77% -1.52%

Web Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Web Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Web Developer in the UK

Web Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Web Developer.

Daily rate trend for Web Developer in the UK

Web Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Web Developer over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Web Developer in the UK

Web Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Web Developer.

Hourly rate trend for Web Developer in the UK

Web Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Web Developer over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Web Developer in the UK

Web Developer
Top 16 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 8 August 2020. 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 +70 115 £450 +9.09% 165
UK excluding London +58 63 £425 +13.33% 151
London +100 58 £405 -19.00% 28
South West +91 16 £475 +46.15% 15
South East +108 15 £463 +15.63% 19
Work from Home -23 11 £340 +4.62% 39
North of England +88 10 £389 +11.07% 46
Midlands +64 8 £400 +14.29% 36
Scotland +29 8 £400 +6.67% 6
East of England +67 5 £340 -15.00% 21
Yorkshire +60 4 £328 -18.13% 14
West Midlands +48 4 £425 +21.43% 14
East Midlands +43 4 £210 -40.00% 22
North East +32 4 £450 +12.50% 5
North West +64 2 £500 +42.86% 27
Northern Ireland +18 1 £300 - 2

Web Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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.

1 117 (91.41%) Web Development
2 76 (59.38%) HTML
3 71 (55.47%) JavaScript
3 71 (55.47%) CSS
4 37 (28.91%) C#
4 37 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (28.91%) HTML5
5 31 (24.22%) .NET
6 30 (23.44%) CSS3
6 30 (23.44%) React
7 29 (22.66%) Front End Development
8 28 (21.88%) AngularJS
9 27 (21.09%) SQL Server
9 27 (21.09%) SQL
10 26 (20.31%) DevOps
10 26 (20.31%) User Experience
11 25 (19.53%) Git (software)
12 24 (18.75%) Security Cleared
13 23 (17.97%) Java
14 22 (17.19%) Node.js
15 19 (14.84%) Azure
15 19 (14.84%) ASP.NET
15 19 (14.84%) Sass
16 17 (13.28%) Problem-Solving
16 17 (13.28%) Finance
17 16 (12.50%) MVC
17 16 (12.50%) Public Sector
18 15 (11.72%) Redux
19 14 (10.94%) Scrum
19 14 (10.94%) 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 13 (10.16%) CMS
2 8 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.47%) Moodle
4 6 (4.69%) Umbraco
5 5 (3.91%) WordPress
6 4 (3.13%) Drupal
7 3 (2.34%) Confluence
7 3 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (2.34%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (1.56%) IIS
8 2 (1.56%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.78%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.78%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.78%) DNN
9 1 (0.78%) Headless CMS
9 1 (0.78%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.78%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.78%) PrestaShop
9 1 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.78%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.78%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 6 (4.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.56%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.78%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 19 (14.84%) Azure
2 9 (7.03%) AWS
3 6 (4.69%) GCP
4 4 (3.13%) G Suite
5 2 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.56%) npm
5 2 (1.56%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.56%) PaaS
5 2 (1.56%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.56%) Serverless
6 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.78%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.78%) Azure Functions
6 1 (0.78%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.78%) GitHub
6 1 (0.78%) Heroku
6 1 (0.78%) Office 365
6 1 (0.78%) Route 53
6 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.69%) HTTP
2 4 (3.13%) Intranet
3 1 (0.78%) Internet
3 1 (0.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (21.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.69%) MySQL
3 5 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.13%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.13%) Redis
5 3 (2.34%) Blockchain
5 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.56%) Big Data
6 2 (1.56%) GIS
6 2 (1.56%) Power BI
6 2 (1.56%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (19.53%) Git (software)
2 13 (10.16%) gulp
3 12 (9.38%) Grunt
3 12 (9.38%) webpack
4 8 (6.25%) JIRA
5 7 (5.47%) git-flow
5 7 (5.47%) Jasmine
6 5 (3.91%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.91%) Selenium
7 4 (3.13%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.34%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.56%) Balsamiq
9 2 (1.56%) MSTest
9 2 (1.56%) NUnit
9 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio Code
10 1 (0.78%) Buildbot
10 1 (0.78%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (0.78%) Postman
10 1 (0.78%) Sinon.JS
General
1 17 (13.28%) Finance
2 16 (12.50%) Public Sector
3 8 (6.25%) Banking
4 6 (4.69%) Retail
5 5 (3.91%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.13%) Marketing
6 4 (3.13%) Retail Banking
7 3 (2.34%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.56%) Front Office
8 2 (1.56%) Law
8 2 (1.56%) Local Government
9 1 (0.78%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.78%) Electronics
9 1 (0.78%) Housing Association
9 1 (0.78%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (59.38%) HTML
2 71 (55.47%) CSS
3 37 (28.91%) HTML5
4 31 (24.22%) .NET
5 30 (23.44%) CSS3
5 30 (23.44%) React
6 28 (21.88%) AngularJS
7 22 (17.19%) Node.js
8 19 (14.84%) ASP.NET
8 19 (14.84%) Sass
9 15 (11.72%) Redux
10 14 (10.94%) jQuery
11 11 (8.59%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (6.25%) OpenID
12 8 (6.25%) RESTful
13 7 (5.47%) Web Services
14 5 (3.91%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (3.91%) JSON
14 5 (3.91%) Spring
14 5 (3.91%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.31%) User Experience
2 5 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.34%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.56%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.78%) Animation
6 1 (0.78%) Derivative
6 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.78%) FMCG
6 1 (0.78%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.78%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.78%) MPEG
6 1 (0.78%) NHS
6 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.78%) Robotics
6 1 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.47%) Windows
2 6 (4.69%) Linux
3 4 (3.13%) Android
3 4 (3.13%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (91.41%) Web Development
2 37 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (22.66%) Front End Development
4 26 (20.31%) DevOps
5 17 (13.28%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (12.50%) MVC
7 14 (10.94%) Scrum
7 14 (10.94%) Test Automation
7 14 (10.94%) Unit Testing
8 12 (9.38%) OO
9 11 (8.59%) Workflow
10 10 (7.81%) Dependency Injection
10 10 (7.81%) TDD
11 9 (7.03%) BDD
11 9 (7.03%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 9 (7.03%) Web Accessibility
12 8 (6.25%) CRM
13 7 (5.47%) Functional Programming
14 6 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (4.69%) Sprint Planning
Programming Languages
1 71 (55.47%) JavaScript
2 37 (28.91%) C#
3 27 (21.09%) SQL
4 23 (17.97%) Java
5 11 (8.59%) TypeScript
5 11 (8.59%) VB
6 10 (7.81%) C++
6 10 (7.81%) Python
7 9 (7.03%) PowerShell
8 8 (6.25%) PHP
9 5 (3.91%) C
9 5 (3.91%) ES6
9 5 (3.91%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.34%) Ruby
11 2 (1.56%) Groovy
11 2 (1.56%) Java 8
12 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.78%) VB6
12 1 (0.78%) VBA
12 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.59%) DV Cleared
3 9 (7.03%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.34%) Degree
5 1 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.78%) MCAD
5 1 (0.78%) MCITP
5 1 (0.78%) MCP
5 1 (0.78%) MCPD
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.25%) WCAG
2 1 (0.78%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) WAI
System Software
1 7 (5.47%) Docker
2 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.34%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.78%) Kibana
2 1 (0.78%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 14 (10.94%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.03%) Google
3 5 (3.91%) Mapbox
4 3 (2.34%) Adobe
4 3 (2.34%) Bloomberg
4 3 (2.34%) Reuters
4 3 (2.34%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.56%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.56%) Oracle
5 2 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.78%) Ariba
6 1 (0.78%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.78%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (0.78%) SAP
6 1 (0.78%) Telerik
6 1 (0.78%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.78%) Zend