A view of freelancer day rates for developers

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The community average for Developers

The average rate from all developer contracts this year is £350.

Do keep in mind, the dataset includes day rates from all contracts within the discipline as a whole, no matter duration or type of business.

Developers freelance average day rates 2017
Average Back-End Developers freelance day rates

Back-End Developers

Contracted rates for Back-End Developers this year range from £220 to £620, with the majority of Back-End Developers being booked between £350 and £400 / day.

The average rate for a Back-End Developer is £368 / day.

Average CMS Developers freelance day rates

CMS Developers

The average day rate for a CMS Developer is £44 lower than that for a Back-End Developer. This is largely due to a lower volume of higher day rate contracts.

Contracted rates for CMS Developers this year range from £225 and £625, with the majority of CMS Developers being booked around £350 / day.

The average day rate for a CMS Developer is £322.

Average Creative Technologists freelance day rates

Creative Technologists

Average rates for Creative Technologists are very mixed, with most rates between £300 and £400 / day. There are some contracts at around £500 / day and higher, with the maximum booking being at £600 / day.

Creative Technologists take on average £371 / day.

Average Devops / Sysadmin freelance day rates

Devops / Sysadmin

Contracted rates across Devops and Sysadmin this year range from £270 to £600, with the highest proportion of developers being booked at around £400 / day.

The average rate is £368 / day.

Average Front-End Developers freelance day rates

Front-End Developers

A third of all Front-End Developers get booked at £300 / day, with a very long tail that goes up to £650 / day.

The average day rate for a FE Developer is £329.

Average Fullstack freelance day rates


Full-Stack Developer rates are increasingly common from £250 to £400 / day, where they then tend to become far less frequent, but do exist, up to £700 / day.

The average day rate for a Full-Stack Developer in 2017 is £332.

Average Games Developers freelance day rates

Games Developers

Average rates for Games Developers lie between £250 and £500 / day. Almost 40% of all contracts are around the £350 / day mark.

The average day rate for Games Developers is £361.

Average Mobile Developers freelance day rates

Mobile Developers

Contracted rates for Mobile Developers this year range from £240 to £770.

The average day rate for a Mobile Developer this year is £392.

Average Solution Architects freelance day rates

Solution Architects

41% of all Solution Architects get booked at around £500 / day, with some rates up to £650 / day.

The average day rate for a Solution Architect is £438.

Let's talk about gender.

The uncomfortable truth is that the gender pay gap exists for developers. Looking across all roles within the Development discipline, men make on average £12 / day more than women.

Men's rates aren't higher across all roles.

Developers freelance day rates by gender 2017

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