The median contractor rate for a Web Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 532 583 559
Rank change year-on-year +51 -24  
Contract jobs requiring a Web Engineer 76 56 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 43 66
Median daily rate £425 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £333 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £475 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £425 £300
% change year-on-year -9.41% +41.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £31.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +148.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year -4.00% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Web Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Web Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Web Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Engineer in the UK

Web Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Engineer over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Web Engineer in the UK

Web Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +54 73 £425 - 23
London +39 49 £425 - 10
South East +18 14 £363 -14.70% 6
Kent - 9 £350 -
East of England +3 4 £450 +21.62% 3
Edinburgh +23 3 £375 -9.09%
Scotland +21 3 £375 -11.76% 2
East Midlands - 3 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £288 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £405 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £450 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £468 - 2
Bedford - 2 £450 -
Oxford - 2 £288 -
North West +27 1 - - 1
Warrington +26 1 - -
Cheshire +24 1 - -
Berkshire +23 1 - - 1
Bristol +4 1 £575 +13.58%
Bracknell -1 1 - -
South West -5 1 £575 +24.32%
Birmingham - 1 £435 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £435 -
Peterborough - 1 £425 -
Cambridge - 1 £510 - 2
Westminster - 1 - -
Bolton - 1 - -
Rochdale - 1 - -

Web Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 68 (43.04%) JavaScript
2 50 (31.65%) HTML
3 47 (29.75%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (28.48%) Amazon AWS
5 42 (26.58%) Java
6 41 (25.95%) Linux
7 38 (24.05%) Python
8 36 (22.78%) CSS
9 35 (22.15%) Web Services
10 34 (21.52%) Selenium
11 33 (20.89%) E-Commerce
12 30 (18.99%) SQL
13 29 (18.35%) Microsoft Azure
14 25 (15.82%) Finance
15 24 (15.19%) HTTP
16 22 (13.92%) Apache
17 21 (13.29%) QA
17 21 (13.29%) Continuous Integration
17 21 (13.29%) Jenkins
18 20 (12.66%) Adobe
19 19 (12.03%) Analytics
19 19 (12.03%) BDD
20 18 (11.39%) Elasticsearch
20 18 (11.39%) .NET
20 18 (11.39%) Web Development
20 18 (11.39%) Django
20 18 (11.39%) Marketing
21 17 (10.76%) XPath
21 17 (10.76%) PhantomJS
21 17 (10.76%) DevOps

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 22 (13.92%) Apache
2 18 (11.39%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (10.76%) Apache Solr
4 12 (7.59%) IIS
5 6 (3.80%) nginx
6 5 (3.16%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.16%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.16%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.53%) JBoss
8 2 (1.27%) CMS
8 2 (1.27%) Joomla!
8 2 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.63%) GlassFish
Applications
1 13 (8.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.90%) Fireworks
2 3 (1.90%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (8.86%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 45 (28.48%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (18.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (8.23%) Google Tag Manager
4 10 (6.33%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (3.80%) Amazon ELB
6 5 (3.16%) Amazon S3
7 4 (2.53%) IaaS
7 4 (2.53%) Route 53
7 4 (2.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (1.90%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (1.90%) Amazon Kinesis
8 3 (1.90%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (1.90%) PaaS
9 1 (0.63%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.63%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.63%) Heroku
9 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (15.19%) HTTP
2 16 (10.13%) Internet
3 11 (6.96%) TCP/IP
4 10 (6.33%) Firewall
5 6 (3.80%) DNS
5 6 (3.80%) SSL
6 3 (1.90%) HTTPS
6 3 (1.90%) Intranet
7 2 (1.27%) SAN
8 1 (0.63%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.63%) FTP
8 1 (0.63%) LAN
8 1 (0.63%) LDAP
8 1 (0.63%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.63%) SMTP
8 1 (0.63%) SNMP
8 1 (0.63%) SSH
8 1 (0.63%) Telnet
8 1 (0.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.70%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (4.43%) MySQL
4 6 (3.80%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.16%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (3.16%) MS Access
5 5 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.53%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.90%) CouchDB
7 3 (1.90%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.90%) Riak
7 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.27%) EDRMS
8 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.63%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.63%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.63%) Redis
Development Applications
1 34 (21.52%) Selenium
2 21 (13.29%) Jenkins
3 17 (10.76%) CasperJS
3 17 (10.76%) PhantomJS
4 13 (8.23%) Git (software)
5 11 (6.96%) Cucumber
6 10 (6.33%) WebDriver
7 7 (4.43%) JIRA
8 6 (3.80%) Maven
9 5 (3.16%) JUnit
9 5 (3.16%) SoapUI
10 4 (2.53%) Appium
10 4 (2.53%) Hudson
10 4 (2.53%) Selenium IDE
10 4 (2.53%) Subversion
11 2 (1.27%) Calabash
11 2 (1.27%) HP UFT
11 2 (1.27%) JMeter
11 2 (1.27%) Protractor
11 2 (1.27%) WATIR
General
1 25 (15.82%) Finance
2 18 (11.39%) Marketing
3 8 (5.06%) Banking
4 6 (3.80%) Retail
4 6 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.53%) Games
5 4 (2.53%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.90%) Advertising
6 3 (1.90%) Electronics
7 2 (1.27%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.27%) Publishing
8 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (31.65%) HTML
2 36 (22.78%) CSS
3 35 (22.15%) Web Services
4 18 (11.39%) .NET
4 18 (11.39%) Django
5 17 (10.76%) Celery
5 17 (10.76%) Kafka
5 17 (10.76%) Scrapy
6 13 (8.23%) Regular Expression
7 12 (7.59%) Node.js
8 11 (6.96%) AngularJS
8 11 (6.96%) ASP.NET
8 11 (6.96%) J2EE
8 11 (6.96%) jQuery
9 10 (6.33%) Spring
10 8 (5.06%) Hibernate
10 8 (5.06%) HTML5
10 8 (5.06%) RESTful
11 7 (4.43%) Middleware
11 7 (4.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.33%) Mobile App
2 8 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.16%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.16%) Digital Media
4 3 (1.90%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.90%) W3C
5 2 (1.27%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.27%) Clustering
5 2 (1.27%) Over-the-Top Content
5 2 (1.27%) Replication
5 2 (1.27%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.63%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.63%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.63%) Minimum Viable Product
6 1 (0.63%) Online Games
6 1 (0.63%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 41 (25.95%) Linux
2 13 (8.23%) Windows
3 12 (7.59%) Unix
4 8 (5.06%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.53%) Android
5 4 (2.53%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.53%) Solaris
6 3 (1.90%) CentOS
6 3 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.63%) AIX
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (29.75%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (20.89%) E-Commerce
3 21 (13.29%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (12.03%) Analytics
4 19 (12.03%) BDD
5 18 (11.39%) Web Development
6 17 (10.76%) DevOps
7 16 (10.13%) Software Engineering
7 16 (10.13%) Web Analytics
8 15 (9.49%) TDD
8 15 (9.49%) Web Operations
9 13 (8.23%) MVC
10 12 (7.59%) Configuration Management
10 12 (7.59%) High Availability
11 11 (6.96%) Scrum
12 10 (6.33%) Open Source
12 10 (6.33%) Test Scripting
13 9 (5.70%) Automated Testing
14 8 (5.06%) Test Automation
15 7 (4.43%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 68 (43.04%) JavaScript
2 42 (26.58%) Java
3 38 (24.05%) Python
4 30 (18.99%) SQL
5 17 (10.76%) XPath
6 14 (8.86%) C#
7 13 (8.23%) Ruby
8 11 (6.96%) Perl
9 9 (5.70%) PHP
10 5 (3.16%) C
10 5 (3.16%) C++
10 5 (3.16%) Go
10 5 (3.16%) PowerShell
10 5 (3.16%) Scala
10 5 (3.16%) VBScript
11 2 (1.27%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.27%) R
11 2 (1.27%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.63%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 13 (8.23%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.90%) Degree
4 2 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.63%) IISP
5 1 (0.63%) ISEB
5 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.63%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (13.29%) QA
2 3 (1.90%) SLA
3 2 (1.27%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.27%) SDET
4 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (6.96%) Docker
2 7 (4.43%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.90%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.63%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (8.86%) Puppet
2 13 (8.23%) Ansible
2 13 (8.23%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.53%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.53%) Salt
4 2 (1.27%) HAProxy
4 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.27%) SCCM
4 2 (1.27%) SCDPM
4 2 (1.27%) SCOM
4 2 (1.27%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.27%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.63%) Consul
5 1 (0.63%) Kibana
5 1 (0.63%) logstash
5 1 (0.63%) Mesos
5 1 (0.63%) Rancher
5 1 (0.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (12.66%) Adobe
2 16 (10.13%) Google
3 12 (7.59%) Oracle
4 10 (6.33%) Microsoft
5 8 (5.06%) Cognos
6 5 (3.16%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.90%) HP
8 2 (1.27%) Cisco
8 2 (1.27%) Meridio
8 2 (1.27%) SAP
8 2 (1.27%) Tealeaf
8 2 (1.27%) VMware
9 1 (0.63%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.63%) F5
9 1 (0.63%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.63%) Gemalto
9 1 (0.63%) IBM
9 1 (0.63%) Omniture
9 1 (0.63%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.63%) SaltStack
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