Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Web Engineer was £469 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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 Engineer
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 796 682 722
Rank change year-on-year -114 +40 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Web Engineer 93 206 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.21% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 143 149
UK median daily rate £469 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +6.45% -3.13%
10th Percentile £301 £301 £270
90th Percentile £550 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £388
% change year-on-year +8.11% -4.52% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 6
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £12.50 £35.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +230.00% -64.94% +20.25%
10th Percentile £40.13 £12.25 £21.90
90th Percentile £43.38 £46.00 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £12.50 £35.66
% change year-on-year +230.00% -64.94% +63.56%

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 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Web Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Web Engineer in the UK

Web Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Web Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Engineer in the UK

Web Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Engineer over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Engineer in the UK

Web Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Web Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Engineer in the UK

Web Engineer
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Web Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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 -60 86 £469 +11.61% 11
London -37 57 £500 +11.11% 3
UK excluding London -47 35 £400 +8.11% 8
North of England +59 10 £463 +15.63% 3
North West +27 10 £463 +42.31% 2
Scotland -7 7 - -
South West - 6 £338 -
Midlands +22 4 £340 -19.05%
East of England -34 4 £400 - 3
South East -39 4 £250 -32.43% 2
East Midlands +8 3 £340 -19.05%
West Midlands +30 1 - -

Web Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Web Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 46 (49.46%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (36.56%) Web Services
3 30 (32.26%) Java
4 29 (31.18%) JavaScript
4 29 (31.18%) HTML
5 23 (24.73%) E-Commerce
5 23 (24.73%) Software Engineering
5 23 (24.73%) Amazon AWS
6 22 (23.66%) CSS
7 20 (21.51%) Linux
7 20 (21.51%) Python
8 19 (20.43%) HTTP
8 19 (20.43%) SQL
8 19 (20.43%) Test Automation
8 19 (20.43%) Web Development
9 18 (19.35%) QA
9 18 (19.35%) Scrum
10 16 (17.20%) Git (software)
10 16 (17.20%) Jasmine
11 15 (16.13%) React
11 15 (16.13%) Jenkins
11 15 (16.13%) Node.js
12 14 (15.05%) HTML5
12 14 (15.05%) SEO
13 13 (13.98%) DevOps
14 12 (12.90%) ES6
14 12 (12.90%) Spring
14 12 (12.90%) Oracle
14 12 (12.90%) Configuration Management
14 12 (12.90%) Puppet

Web Engineer 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 4 (4.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (3.23%) CMS
2 3 (3.23%) Drupal
2 3 (3.23%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.15%) WordPress
4 1 (1.08%) Apache
4 1 (1.08%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.15%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.08%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 23 (24.73%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (11.83%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (7.53%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (7.53%) GitHub
5 5 (5.38%) Amazon S3
5 5 (5.38%) SaaS
6 4 (4.30%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (4.30%) Serverless
7 2 (2.15%) Google Analytics
7 2 (2.15%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (2.15%) PaaS
8 1 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.08%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.43%) HTTP
2 4 (4.30%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.15%) DMZ
3 2 (2.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (2.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (2.15%) Firewall
3 2 (2.15%) Internet
3 2 (2.15%) LAN
3 2 (2.15%) SSL
3 2 (2.15%) WAN
4 1 (1.08%) FTP
4 1 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.08%) Network Security
4 1 (1.08%) RFID
4 1 (1.08%) SAN
4 1 (1.08%) SSH
4 1 (1.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.60%) MySQL
3 7 (7.53%) Oracle Database
4 6 (6.45%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (5.38%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.15%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.08%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 16 (17.20%) Git (software)
1 16 (17.20%) Jasmine
2 15 (16.13%) Jenkins
3 8 (8.60%) Babel
3 8 (8.60%) Cucumber
3 8 (8.60%) webpack
4 7 (7.53%) Selenium
5 6 (6.45%) Mocha
5 6 (6.45%) Protractor
6 5 (5.38%) Appium
6 5 (5.38%) GitLab
7 4 (4.30%) JIRA
7 4 (4.30%) Mockito
7 4 (4.30%) Subversion
8 3 (3.23%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.15%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (2.15%) WebDriver
9 2 (2.15%) Xcode
General
1 7 (7.53%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Retail
3 3 (3.23%) Banking
4 2 (2.15%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.15%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.08%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (36.56%) Web Services
2 29 (31.18%) HTML
3 22 (23.66%) CSS
4 15 (16.13%) Node.js
4 15 (16.13%) React
5 14 (15.05%) HTML5
6 12 (12.90%) AngularJS
6 12 (12.90%) Spring
7 10 (10.75%) Enzyme
7 10 (10.75%) Sass
8 9 (9.68%) Redux
8 9 (9.68%) REST
9 8 (8.60%) AVA JavaScript Test Runner
10 7 (7.53%) .NET
10 7 (7.53%) JSON
10 7 (7.53%) OAuth2
10 7 (7.53%) RESTful
11 6 (6.45%) SAML
11 6 (6.45%) Swagger
11 6 (6.45%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.45%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.38%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.23%) User Experience
4 2 (2.15%) Web 2.0
5 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.08%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.08%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.08%) Replication
5 1 (1.08%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.08%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.51%) Linux
2 8 (8.60%) Apple iOS
3 5 (5.38%) Android
4 4 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.30%) Unix
5 2 (2.15%) Solaris
6 1 (1.08%) AIX
6 1 (1.08%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (49.46%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (24.73%) E-Commerce
2 23 (24.73%) Software Engineering
3 19 (20.43%) Test Automation
3 19 (20.43%) Web Development
4 18 (19.35%) Scrum
5 14 (15.05%) SEO
6 13 (13.98%) DevOps
7 12 (12.90%) Configuration Management
8 10 (10.75%) TDD
9 9 (9.68%) BDD
9 9 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (9.68%) Performance Testing
9 9 (9.68%) Responsive Web Design
10 7 (7.53%) Kanban
10 7 (7.53%) Mentoring
10 7 (7.53%) Prototyping
10 7 (7.53%) QA Automation
10 7 (7.53%) SDET
10 7 (7.53%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 30 (32.26%) Java
2 29 (31.18%) JavaScript
3 20 (21.51%) Python
4 19 (20.43%) SQL
5 12 (12.90%) ES6
6 10 (10.75%) Ruby
7 8 (8.60%) Bash Shell
7 8 (8.60%) C#
8 7 (7.53%) PHP
9 3 (3.23%) Apple Swift
9 3 (3.23%) Groovy
9 3 (3.23%) Perl
10 2 (2.15%) Go
10 2 (2.15%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.15%) VB
11 1 (1.08%) C++
11 1 (1.08%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.08%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (6.45%) Degree
2 5 (5.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (4.30%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.15%) AWS Certification
4 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.08%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.08%) ISEB
5 1 (1.08%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (19.35%) QA
2 5 (5.38%) GDPR
2 5 (5.38%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.08%) GPG13
System Software
1 11 (11.83%) Docker
2 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (12.90%) Puppet
2 5 (5.38%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.30%) Ansible
4 3 (3.23%) Kubernetes
4 3 (3.23%) Terraform
5 1 (1.08%) Consul
5 1 (1.08%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.08%) Graphite
5 1 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.08%) Kibana
5 1 (1.08%) logstash
5 1 (1.08%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.08%) Packer
5 1 (1.08%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (12.90%) Oracle
2 6 (6.45%) WSO2
3 5 (5.38%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.30%) Google
5 3 (3.23%) Perforce
6 2 (2.15%) Adobe
6 2 (2.15%) F5
7 1 (1.08%) HP
7 1 (1.08%) IBM
7 1 (1.08%) SAP
7 1 (1.08%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.08%) Sybase
7 1 (1.08%) VMware