Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Web Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 330 262 229
Rank change year-on-year -68 -33 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Web Developer 712 861 1,230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.91% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.96% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 625 945
UK median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £263 £247 £236
90th Percentile £540 £525 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £333
% change year-on-year +6.62% +2.03% +11.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 16
UK median hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% +10.17% -2.78%
10th Percentile £19.15 £15.20 £14.38
90th Percentile £44.50 £44.50 £47.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -15.70% +1.18% +32.81%

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 95,460 89,566 102,600
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,406 58,384 65,671
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.71% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,830 3,195 3,744
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.99 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.12%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 -56 642 £400 +9.59% 713
UK excluding London -16 427 £363 +6.62% 621
London -100 280 £438 +6.06% 134
South East +1 164 £400 +14.29% 140
North of England +12 73 £370 +8.82% 150
Midlands -8 68 £325 +14.04% 129
Scotland -42 51 £350 +3.32% 21
North West +19 46 £363 +3.57% 85
South West +18 39 £348 +6.92% 76
West Midlands +11 36 £325 -7.14% 53
East Midlands -9 33 £325 +18.18% 76
Yorkshire -8 27 £381 +29.24% 48
East of England -39 19 £385 +11.59% 84
Wales -7 8 £345 +15.00% 17
Northern Ireland - 6 £450 - 4

Web Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 665 (93.40%) Web Development
2 507 (71.21%) JavaScript
3 445 (62.50%) CSS
4 435 (61.10%) HTML
5 234 (32.87%) .NET
5 234 (32.87%) AngularJS
6 229 (32.16%) Agile Software Development
7 216 (30.34%) C#
8 196 (27.53%) MVC
9 195 (27.39%) jQuery
10 187 (26.26%) HTML5
11 146 (20.51%) SQL
12 141 (19.80%) ASP.NET
13 129 (18.12%) Finance
14 123 (17.28%) React
15 122 (17.13%) Java
16 121 (16.99%) Front End Development
17 114 (16.01%) PHP
17 114 (16.01%) SQL Server
18 113 (15.87%) Git (software)
19 104 (14.61%) Web Services
20 103 (14.47%) CSS3
21 100 (14.04%) REST
21 100 (14.04%) Sass
22 94 (13.20%) User Experience
23 89 (12.50%) TDD
24 81 (11.38%) Microsoft
25 79 (11.10%) Node.js
26 76 (10.67%) ASP.NET MVC
27 68 (9.55%) RESTful

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 46 (6.46%) WordPress
2 42 (5.90%) CMS
3 26 (3.65%) IIS
4 25 (3.51%) Apache
5 20 (2.81%) Tomcat
6 17 (2.39%) Drupal
7 14 (1.97%) Umbraco
8 13 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (1.54%) SharePoint
10 10 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (0.98%) Confluence
12 6 (0.84%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (0.70%) JBoss
14 4 (0.56%) NServiceBus
15 2 (0.28%) Joomla!
15 2 (0.28%) Kentico
15 2 (0.28%) MODX
15 2 (0.28%) nginx
15 2 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 30 (4.21%) Photoshop
2 21 (2.95%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (0.70%) GIMP
5 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.28%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (1.54%) Magento
2 8 (1.12%) KANA IQ
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (0.42%) R3 Corda
3 3 (0.42%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.28%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.28%) Shopify
5 1 (0.14%) CiviCRM
5 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.14%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 61 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (6.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (3.23%) GitHub
4 16 (2.25%) Google Analytics
5 12 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
5 12 (1.69%) SaaS
6 11 (1.54%) npm
7 9 (1.26%) Serverless
8 5 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.70%) Google Tag Manager
8 5 (0.70%) PaaS
9 4 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.28%) Office 365
11 1 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.14%) AdWords
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.14%) G Suite
11 1 (0.14%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.14%) Heroku
11 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.12%) Internet
2 5 (0.70%) HTTP
3 4 (0.56%) Intranet
4 3 (0.42%) DNS
4 3 (0.42%) SMS
5 1 (0.14%) Extranet
5 1 (0.14%) FTP
5 1 (0.14%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.14%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (16.01%) SQL Server
2 52 (7.30%) MySQL
3 50 (7.02%) Relational Database
4 33 (4.63%) NoSQL
5 29 (4.07%) MongoDB
6 10 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (1.26%) Big Data
8 8 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.84%) Redis
10 6 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.70%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.70%) QlikView
12 4 (0.56%) GIS
12 4 (0.56%) InterSystems Cache
12 4 (0.56%) Neo4j
13 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 113 (15.87%) Git (software)
2 43 (6.04%) Visual Studio
3 34 (4.78%) Jenkins
4 25 (3.51%) Jasmine
5 24 (3.37%) JUnit
6 22 (3.09%) gulp
7 20 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (2.67%) TestNG
9 18 (2.53%) Grunt
9 18 (2.53%) JIRA
10 17 (2.39%) webpack
11 16 (2.25%) TeamCity
12 15 (2.11%) Subversion
13 12 (1.69%) Karma Test Runner
14 10 (1.40%) NUnit
14 10 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
15 9 (1.26%) Maven
15 9 (1.26%) Selenium
16 8 (1.12%) Babel
17 6 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 129 (18.12%) Finance
2 52 (7.30%) Banking
2 52 (7.30%) Marketing
3 36 (5.06%) Games
4 35 (4.92%) Telecoms
5 22 (3.09%) Retail
6 15 (2.11%) Front Office
7 12 (1.69%) Electronics
8 11 (1.54%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.40%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.56%) Advertising
10 4 (0.56%) Automotive
10 4 (0.56%) Publishing
11 3 (0.42%) Back Office
11 3 (0.42%) Law
11 3 (0.42%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.14%) Local Government
12 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 445 (62.50%) CSS
2 435 (61.10%) HTML
3 234 (32.87%) .NET
3 234 (32.87%) AngularJS
4 195 (27.39%) jQuery
5 187 (26.26%) HTML5
6 141 (19.80%) ASP.NET
7 123 (17.28%) React
8 104 (14.61%) Web Services
9 103 (14.47%) CSS3
10 100 (14.04%) REST
10 100 (14.04%) Sass
11 79 (11.10%) Node.js
12 76 (10.67%) ASP.NET MVC
13 68 (9.55%) .NET Framework
13 68 (9.55%) RESTful
14 65 (9.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 53 (7.44%) ASP.NET Web API
16 49 (6.88%) XML
17 48 (6.74%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 94 (13.20%) User Experience
2 29 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (3.93%) Greenfield Project
4 24 (3.37%) Fintech
5 15 (2.11%) N-Tier
6 13 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 12 (1.69%) Derivative
7 12 (1.69%) Equity Derivative
7 12 (1.69%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.54%) Social Media
9 7 (0.98%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.84%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.56%) Animation
11 4 (0.56%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.56%) Wiki
12 3 (0.42%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.42%) Equities
12 3 (0.42%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 46 (6.46%) Linux
2 21 (2.95%) Windows
3 12 (1.69%) Android
4 7 (0.98%) Apple iOS
4 7 (0.98%) Windows 2000
4 7 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (0.84%) Unix
6 4 (0.56%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.14%) CentOS
8 1 (0.14%) Debian
8 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 665 (93.40%) Web Development
2 229 (32.16%) Agile Software Development
3 196 (27.53%) MVC
4 121 (16.99%) Front End Development
5 89 (12.50%) TDD
6 66 (9.27%) OO
6 66 (9.27%) Scrum
7 63 (8.85%) Continuous Integration
8 57 (8.01%) Test Automation
9 55 (7.72%) E-Commerce
10 48 (6.74%) Responsive Web Design
11 45 (6.32%) SDLC
12 40 (5.62%) Microservices
13 38 (5.34%) OOP
14 36 (5.06%) Unit Testing
15 31 (4.35%) Analytics
16 30 (4.21%) SEO
17 29 (4.07%) Web Application Development
18 26 (3.65%) Continuous Delivery
19 25 (3.51%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 507 (71.21%) JavaScript
2 216 (30.34%) C#
3 146 (20.51%) SQL
4 122 (17.13%) Java
5 114 (16.01%) PHP
6 53 (7.44%) Python
7 47 (6.60%) TypeScript
8 23 (3.23%) T-SQL
9 18 (2.53%) ES6
10 15 (2.11%) Scala
11 13 (1.83%) Go
12 12 (1.69%) VB.NET
13 10 (1.40%) VB
14 9 (1.26%) Ruby
15 8 (1.12%) ES7
16 7 (0.98%) C++
16 7 (0.98%) VBScript
17 5 (0.70%) PowerShell
18 4 (0.56%) C
18 4 (0.56%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 16 (2.25%) Degree
2 9 (1.26%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.56%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.28%) HND
6 1 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.97%) QA
2 3 (0.42%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.28%) WAI
4 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 19 (2.67%) Docker
2 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (0.70%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (0.28%) Ansible
2 2 (0.28%) Grafana
2 2 (0.28%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.28%) SELinux
3 1 (0.14%) Graphite
Vendors
1 81 (11.38%) Microsoft
2 55 (7.72%) Oracle
3 36 (5.06%) Google
4 19 (2.67%) Adobe
5 10 (1.40%) SAP
6 8 (1.12%) KANA
7 7 (0.98%) Splunk
7 7 (0.98%) Zend
8 6 (0.84%) Telerik
9 5 (0.70%) AppDynamics
9 5 (0.70%) Sitecore
10 4 (0.56%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.42%) Omniture
11 3 (0.42%) Optimizely
12 2 (0.28%) BT
12 2 (0.28%) Facebook
12 2 (0.28%) MuleSoft
12 2 (0.28%) Tableau
12 2 (0.28%) Twitter
12 2 (0.28%) WooCommerce