The median contractor rate for a Web Engineer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 561 569 517
Rank change year-on-year +8 -52  
Contract jobs requiring a Web Engineer 49 82 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.15% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.16% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 49 105
Median daily rate £463 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.46% +5.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £259 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £349 £325 £388
% change year-on-year +7.30% -16.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 4
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £26.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -52.15%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £32.54
% change year-on-year -4.00% -61.58%  

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 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28819 33278 32902
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1391 1532 1988
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 June 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 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 June 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 +10 47 £463 +8.82% 27
London 0 26 £475 - 13
South East +14 7 £294 +15.19% 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £263 -
North West +19 4 £463 +42.30% 3
South West - 4 £338 -
Manchester +16 3 £463 - 2
Dorset - 3 £338 -
Poole - 3 £338 -
Oxford - 3 £263 -
Scotland +28 2 - - 1
West Midlands +25 2 £435 +51.30% 1
Edinburgh +17 2 - - 1
Birmingham +15 2 £435 +51.30%
East of England 0 2 - - 6
East Midlands - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Northampton - 2 - -
Chester +13 1 £463 +2.77%
Cheshire +11 1 £463 +2.77%
Berkshire +4 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire -2 1 - - 1
City of London -5 1 £550 +37.50% 5
Bracknell -8 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - - 4
Watford - 1 - - 1
Abingdon - 1 £325 -
Thame - 1 £250 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -

Web Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 (36.80%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (36.00%) JavaScript
3 34 (27.20%) HTML
4 33 (26.40%) Java
5 28 (22.40%) Python
6 26 (20.80%) E-Commerce
6 26 (20.80%) CSS
7 25 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
8 22 (17.60%) Web Development
9 21 (16.80%) Software Engineering
9 21 (16.80%) QA
9 21 (16.80%) SQL
10 20 (16.00%) Linux
10 20 (16.00%) HTTP
10 20 (16.00%) Selenium
10 20 (16.00%) Test Automation
11 19 (15.20%) Web Services
12 18 (14.40%) TDD
12 18 (14.40%) Microsoft Azure
13 17 (13.60%) Web Operations
13 17 (13.60%) Finance
14 16 (12.80%) Security Cleared
14 16 (12.80%) DevOps
15 15 (12.00%) Puppet
15 15 (12.00%) C#
16 14 (11.20%) Ruby
17 13 (10.40%) AngularJS
17 13 (10.40%) Git (software)
17 13 (10.40%) Continuous Integration
18 12 (9.60%) .NET

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 12 (9.60%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (8.80%) Apache
3 10 (8.00%) Apache Solr
4 5 (4.00%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.20%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (3.20%) IIS
5 4 (3.20%) OpenStack
5 4 (3.20%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.40%) Drupal
6 3 (2.40%) JBoss
6 3 (2.40%) nginx
7 2 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.80%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.80%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.80%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Fireworks
1 2 (1.60%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (6.40%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 25 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (14.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.40%) Google Tag Manager
4 7 (5.60%) PaaS
5 4 (3.20%) SaaS
6 3 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.40%) Datadog
6 3 (2.40%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.60%) GitHub
7 2 (1.60%) IaaS
8 1 (0.80%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.80%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.80%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.80%) Office 365
8 1 (0.80%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.00%) HTTP
2 8 (6.40%) TCP/IP
3 7 (5.60%) DNS
4 6 (4.80%) Internet
4 6 (4.80%) SSL
5 4 (3.20%) Firewall
5 4 (3.20%) Intranet
6 2 (1.60%) BIG-IP
6 2 (1.60%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.60%) SAN
7 1 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.80%) DMZ
7 1 (0.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.80%) LAN
7 1 (0.80%) LDAP
7 1 (0.80%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.60%) MySQL
2 9 (7.20%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (6.40%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.80%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.20%) Redis
5 4 (3.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.60%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (1.60%) EDRMS
6 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.80%) MS Access
7 1 (0.80%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (16.00%) Selenium
2 13 (10.40%) Git (software)
3 11 (8.80%) Jenkins
4 10 (8.00%) CasperJS
4 10 (8.00%) PhantomJS
5 7 (5.60%) Cucumber
6 6 (4.80%) Maven
7 5 (4.00%) WebDriver
8 4 (3.20%) Appium
8 4 (3.20%) Jasmine
8 4 (3.20%) JIRA
8 4 (3.20%) Protractor
8 4 (3.20%) SoapUI
8 4 (3.20%) Subversion
9 3 (2.40%) Hudson
9 3 (2.40%) JUnit
9 3 (2.40%) Mocha
10 2 (1.60%) Artifactory
10 2 (1.60%) Calabash
10 2 (1.60%) Capybara
General
1 17 (13.60%) Finance
2 9 (7.20%) Marketing
3 7 (5.60%) Retail
4 5 (4.00%) Banking
5 3 (2.40%) Advertising
5 3 (2.40%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.60%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.60%) Publishing
7 1 (0.80%) Electronics
7 1 (0.80%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (27.20%) HTML
2 26 (20.80%) CSS
3 19 (15.20%) Web Services
4 13 (10.40%) AngularJS
5 12 (9.60%) .NET
5 12 (9.60%) REST
6 10 (8.00%) Celery
6 10 (8.00%) Django
6 10 (8.00%) Kafka
6 10 (8.00%) Node.js
6 10 (8.00%) Scrapy
7 9 (7.20%) jQuery
7 9 (7.20%) Spring
8 8 (6.40%) Regular Expression
9 5 (4.00%) ASP.NET
9 5 (4.00%) HTML5
10 4 (3.20%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (3.20%) Hibernate
10 4 (3.20%) J2EE
10 4 (3.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.40%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.00%) User Experience
3 4 (3.20%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (3.20%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.40%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.60%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (1.60%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.60%) Replication
6 1 (0.80%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.80%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.80%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.80%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.80%) Online Games
6 1 (0.80%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (0.80%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.80%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.00%) Linux
2 7 (5.60%) Unix
3 5 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.00%) Windows
4 3 (2.40%) Android
4 3 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.40%) Solaris
5 2 (1.60%) SUSE
5 2 (1.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.60%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.80%) AIX
6 1 (0.80%) CentOS
6 1 (0.80%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (36.80%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (20.80%) E-Commerce
3 22 (17.60%) Web Development
4 21 (16.80%) Software Engineering
5 20 (16.00%) Test Automation
6 18 (14.40%) TDD
7 17 (13.60%) Web Operations
8 16 (12.80%) DevOps
9 13 (10.40%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (9.60%) Configuration Management
11 11 (8.80%) Analytics
12 10 (8.00%) BDD
12 10 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (8.00%) Web Analytics
13 9 (7.20%) MVC
14 7 (5.60%) Open Source
14 7 (5.60%) SDLC
15 6 (4.80%) OOP
15 6 (4.80%) QA Automation
15 6 (4.80%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 45 (36.00%) JavaScript
2 33 (26.40%) Java
3 28 (22.40%) Python
4 21 (16.80%) SQL
5 15 (12.00%) C#
6 14 (11.20%) Ruby
7 10 (8.00%) PHP
7 10 (8.00%) XPath
8 8 (6.40%) Perl
9 5 (4.00%) Go
10 4 (3.20%) C
10 4 (3.20%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.60%) Apple Swift
11 2 (1.60%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.60%) C++
11 2 (1.60%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.60%) Scala
11 2 (1.60%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.60%) VB
12 1 (0.80%) ES6
Qualifications
1 16 (12.80%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.80%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.80%) Degree
4 2 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.80%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.80%) ISEB
5 1 (0.80%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.80%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (16.80%) QA
2 2 (1.60%) SLA
3 1 (0.80%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (6.40%) Docker
2 3 (2.40%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.60%) ISA Server
3 2 (1.60%) pfSense
4 1 (0.80%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (12.00%) Puppet
2 10 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (6.40%) Ansible
4 4 (3.20%) Salt
5 3 (2.40%) HAProxy
5 3 (2.40%) Terraform
6 2 (1.60%) CFEngine
6 2 (1.60%) SCCM
6 2 (1.60%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.60%) SCOM
6 2 (1.60%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.60%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.80%) Graphite
7 1 (0.80%) Kibana
7 1 (0.80%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.80%) logstash
Vendors
1 10 (8.00%) Adobe
2 9 (7.20%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.40%) Google
4 6 (4.80%) Oracle
5 5 (4.00%) F5
6 3 (2.40%) HP
6 3 (2.40%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.60%) Cognos
7 2 (1.60%) Meridio
7 2 (1.60%) NetApp
7 2 (1.60%) VMware
8 1 (0.80%) Cisco
8 1 (0.80%) Dell
8 1 (0.80%) Gemalto
8 1 (0.80%) IBM
8 1 (0.80%) Juniper
8 1 (0.80%) Omniture
8 1 (0.80%) Tealeaf
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