Period
to 26 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Web Developer was £423 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 311 280 253
Rank change year-on-year -31 -27 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Web Developer 814 807 1,109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.89% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.93% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 586 828
UK median daily rate £423 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.55% +3.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £275 £238 £225
90th Percentile £638 £538 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year +10.29% +0.74% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 15
UK median hourly rate £33.75 £42.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +0.59% +110.87%
10th Percentile £16.33 £15.00 £15.10
90th Percentile £44.00 £87.75 £48.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £43.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year -24.42% -6.52% +60.33%

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 96,296 86,448 100,559
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.93% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,216 56,096 65,159
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £253
90th Percentile £631 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,024 2,911 3,141
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.97% -6.28% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -7.69% +16.42%

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 26 May 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 26 May 2018.

Contractor 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 26 May 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 -25 743 £425 +14.86% 641
UK excluding London -47 428 £375 +10.29% 553
London -8 374 £488 +15.38% 122
South East -42 154 £400 +14.29% 134
North of England -7 86 £375 +11.94% 133
Midlands -19 55 £333 +2.31% 114
Scotland -57 49 £363 +1.75% 27
Yorkshire -2 41 £400 +32.78% 40
South West +22 38 £350 +2.94% 74
North West -3 38 £350 +4.95% 79
East of England -5 34 £418 +19.29% 64
East Midlands -2 29 £300 -14.29% 54
West Midlands -23 27 £372 +23.83% 60
Wales -19 9 £320 +34.74% 6
North East -10 7 £303 -13.57% 14
Northern Ireland +11 4 £450 +20.00% 2

Web Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 773 (94.96%) Web Development
2 562 (69.04%) JavaScript
3 490 (60.20%) HTML
4 486 (59.71%) CSS
5 331 (40.66%) AngularJS
6 314 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
7 250 (30.71%) .NET
8 240 (29.48%) HTML5
9 222 (27.27%) C#
10 207 (25.43%) jQuery
11 205 (25.18%) MVC
12 169 (20.76%) Front End Development
13 159 (19.53%) User Experience
14 157 (19.29%) ASP.NET
15 153 (18.80%) SQL
16 147 (18.06%) Java
17 141 (17.32%) PHP
17 141 (17.32%) React
18 138 (16.95%) CSS3
19 127 (15.60%) Finance
20 126 (15.48%) SQL Server
21 112 (13.76%) Node.js
22 103 (12.65%) ASP.NET MVC
23 98 (12.04%) Sass
24 95 (11.67%) Git (software)
25 92 (11.30%) TDD
25 92 (11.30%) Web Services
26 85 (10.44%) Banking
26 85 (10.44%) REST
26 85 (10.44%) Microservices

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 (5.65%) WordPress
2 34 (4.18%) Apache
3 31 (3.81%) CMS
4 23 (2.83%) Tomcat
5 14 (1.72%) Drupal
5 14 (1.72%) IIS
6 10 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (1.11%) JBoss
7 9 (1.11%) Umbraco
8 8 (0.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 8 (0.98%) Confluence
8 8 (0.98%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.49%) nginx
10 3 (0.37%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.37%) Kentico
10 3 (0.37%) NServiceBus
10 3 (0.37%) Predix
11 2 (0.25%) DNN
11 2 (0.25%) MODX
11 2 (0.25%) Mongoose
Applications
1 20 (2.46%) Photoshop
2 11 (1.35%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.25%) GIMP
6 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.12%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 17 (2.09%) Magento
2 16 (1.97%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.37%) R3 Corda
3 3 (0.37%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 75 (9.21%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (7.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (4.42%) GitHub
4 24 (2.95%) Google Cloud Platform
5 15 (1.84%) Google Analytics
6 12 (1.47%) Google Tag Manager
6 12 (1.47%) Serverless
7 9 (1.11%) npm
7 9 (1.11%) SaaS
8 7 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.61%) PaaS
10 4 (0.49%) Heroku
11 2 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.25%) Office 365
11 2 (0.25%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.72%) HTTP
2 6 (0.74%) Intranet
3 5 (0.61%) Internet
4 4 (0.49%) SMS
4 4 (0.49%) WEP
5 3 (0.37%) DNS
5 3 (0.37%) LAN
5 3 (0.37%) RTMP
5 3 (0.37%) WAN
6 1 (0.12%) Cisco ICM
6 1 (0.12%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.12%) Skype
6 1 (0.12%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (15.48%) SQL Server
2 50 (6.14%) MySQL
3 48 (5.90%) MongoDB
4 31 (3.81%) Relational Database
5 28 (3.44%) NoSQL
6 19 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (1.11%) Big Data
8 9 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.86%) Blockchain
9 7 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (0.74%) Redis
11 4 (0.49%) GIS
11 4 (0.49%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.49%) Neo4j
12 3 (0.37%) HBase
12 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.25%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.25%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.25%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 95 (11.67%) Git (software)
2 44 (5.41%) gulp
3 38 (4.67%) Visual Studio
4 37 (4.55%) webpack
5 35 (4.30%) Grunt
6 34 (4.18%) Jenkins
7 29 (3.56%) TeamCity
8 25 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
9 24 (2.95%) Jasmine
10 23 (2.83%) JUnit
10 23 (2.83%) Octopus Deploy
11 22 (2.70%) JIRA
12 20 (2.46%) TestNG
13 16 (1.97%) Subversion
14 14 (1.72%) Selenium
15 13 (1.60%) NUnit
16 11 (1.35%) Karma Test Runner
17 10 (1.23%) Maven
17 10 (1.23%) Mocha
18 9 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 127 (15.60%) Finance
2 85 (10.44%) Banking
3 49 (6.02%) Front Office
4 39 (4.79%) Marketing
5 37 (4.55%) Games
6 29 (3.56%) Telecoms
7 26 (3.19%) Investment Banking
8 22 (2.70%) Retail
9 11 (1.35%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.86%) Law
11 6 (0.74%) Back Office
12 5 (0.61%) Electronics
13 4 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.37%) Advertising
14 3 (0.37%) Publishing
15 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.25%) Automotive
15 2 (0.25%) Music Industry
15 2 (0.25%) Prime Brokerage
15 2 (0.25%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 490 (60.20%) HTML
2 486 (59.71%) CSS
3 331 (40.66%) AngularJS
4 250 (30.71%) .NET
5 240 (29.48%) HTML5
6 207 (25.43%) jQuery
7 157 (19.29%) ASP.NET
8 141 (17.32%) React
9 138 (16.95%) CSS3
10 112 (13.76%) Node.js
11 103 (12.65%) ASP.NET MVC
12 98 (12.04%) Sass
13 92 (11.30%) Web Services
14 85 (10.44%) REST
15 84 (10.32%) RESTful
16 70 (8.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 62 (7.62%) Angular 2
18 54 (6.63%) .NET Framework
19 50 (6.14%) LESS
20 44 (5.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 159 (19.53%) User Experience
2 55 (6.76%) Greenfield Project
3 38 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (3.81%) Fintech
5 24 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 19 (2.33%) Fixed Income
7 13 (1.60%) Derivative
8 12 (1.47%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.47%) N-Tier
9 11 (1.35%) Algorithms
9 11 (1.35%) Equity Derivative
10 10 (1.23%) Data Structures
11 8 (0.98%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.98%) Social Media
12 7 (0.86%) Equities
12 7 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (0.86%) iPad
12 7 (0.86%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 50 (6.14%) Linux
2 17 (2.09%) Windows
3 14 (1.72%) Unix
4 10 (1.23%) Android
5 9 (1.11%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.74%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.37%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.25%) Solaris
9 1 (0.12%) CentOS
9 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 773 (94.96%) Web Development
2 314 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
3 205 (25.18%) MVC
4 169 (20.76%) Front End Development
5 92 (11.30%) TDD
6 85 (10.44%) Microservices
7 78 (9.58%) E-Commerce
8 75 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
8 75 (9.21%) Test Automation
9 60 (7.37%) OO
10 57 (7.00%) Responsive Web Design
11 51 (6.27%) Scrum
11 51 (6.27%) SDLC
12 43 (5.28%) Problem-Solving
13 41 (5.04%) Web Application Development
14 40 (4.91%) Unit Testing
15 39 (4.79%) Analytics
16 36 (4.42%) OOP
17 35 (4.30%) Open Source
17 35 (4.30%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 562 (69.04%) JavaScript
2 222 (27.27%) C#
3 153 (18.80%) SQL
4 147 (18.06%) Java
5 141 (17.32%) PHP
6 69 (8.48%) TypeScript
7 41 (5.04%) Python
8 31 (3.81%) ES6
9 27 (3.32%) Go
10 21 (2.58%) T-SQL
11 12 (1.47%) Scala
12 10 (1.23%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.23%) Ruby
13 7 (0.86%) Objective-C
14 5 (0.61%) VB
15 3 (0.37%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.37%) C
15 3 (0.37%) R
15 3 (0.37%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (3.32%) Degree
2 9 (1.11%) Security Cleared
3 6 (0.74%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.25%) SAFe Agilist
6 1 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.12%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.12%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.11%) QA
2 3 (0.37%) MiFID
2 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.25%) GDPR
3 2 (0.25%) WAI
4 1 (0.12%) GCP
4 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (4.18%) Docker
2 5 (0.61%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.37%) HDFS
4 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (0.98%) Kubernetes
2 7 (0.86%) Ansible
3 4 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.25%) Grafana
4 2 (0.25%) SELinux
5 1 (0.12%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.12%) Graphite
5 1 (0.12%) Plesk
Vendors
1 75 (9.21%) Microsoft
2 53 (6.51%) Google
3 27 (3.32%) Oracle
4 22 (2.70%) Adobe
5 16 (1.97%) ION Trading
6 9 (1.11%) Zend
7 6 (0.74%) SAP
8 4 (0.49%) Capita
8 4 (0.49%) Demandware
8 4 (0.49%) Mapbox
8 4 (0.49%) Omniture
8 4 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.49%) Sencha
8 4 (0.49%) Splunk
8 4 (0.49%) Telerik
9 3 (0.37%) Facebook
9 3 (0.37%) MapR
9 3 (0.37%) Optimizely
9 3 (0.37%) Twitter
9 3 (0.37%) Xamarin