The table below looks at the statistics for the Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) role in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Rank 90 126 106
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 54 23 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.81% 0.71% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 0.74% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 16 18
Average daily rate £350 £305 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £419 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2846 3089 2451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.54% 95.81% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1906 1957 1481
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 174 162
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) across the South West region.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) across the South West region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) across the South West region.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the South West region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +13 20 £356 +14.00% 6
Wiltshire +6 13 £320 - 2
Devon - 12 £450 - 1
Gloucestershire +10 7 £288 -24.59% 2
Somerset -1 1 £380 +68.88%
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in their job title.

1 106 (94.64%) HTML
2 105 (93.75%) CSS
3 104 (92.86%) JavaScript
4 94 (83.93%) Front End Development
5 56 (50.00%) HTML5
6 53 (47.32%) AngularJS
7 50 (44.64%) CSS3
8 40 (35.71%) jQuery
9 38 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
10 30 (26.79%) Git (software)
11 24 (21.43%) User Experience
12 22 (19.64%) Sass
13 21 (18.75%) KnockoutJS
13 21 (18.75%) Web Development
13 21 (18.75%) .NET
14 20 (17.86%) MVC
15 18 (16.07%) Scrum
15 18 (16.07%) LESS
16 16 (14.29%) Unit Testing
16 16 (14.29%) TDD
17 15 (13.39%) Responsive Web Design
18 14 (12.50%) Backbone.js
18 14 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 14 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
18 14 (12.50%) Grunt
18 14 (12.50%) Node.js
19 13 (11.61%) yum
19 13 (11.61%) Continuous Integration
19 13 (11.61%) Ajax
19 13 (11.61%) ASP.NET

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (12.50%) Node.js
2 5 (4.46%) CMS
3 4 (3.57%) IIS
4 2 (1.79%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.79%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (8.04%) Photoshop
2 4 (3.57%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.89%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.89%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.89%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) SaaS
2 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 30 (26.79%) Git (software)
2 14 (12.50%) Grunt
3 13 (11.61%) Jenkins
4 11 (9.82%) Sonatype Nexus
5 10 (8.93%) Subversion
6 8 (7.14%) gulp
7 7 (6.25%) webpack
8 4 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.57%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.79%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.89%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.89%) JSUnit
10 1 (0.89%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (0.89%) Oracle APEX
General
1 8 (7.14%) Marketing
2 7 (6.25%) Finance
3 3 (2.68%) Retail
4 2 (1.79%) Banking
4 2 (1.79%) Electronics
4 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (94.64%) HTML
2 105 (93.75%) CSS
3 56 (50.00%) HTML5
4 53 (47.32%) AngularJS
5 50 (44.64%) CSS3
6 40 (35.71%) jQuery
7 22 (19.64%) Sass
8 21 (18.75%) .NET
8 21 (18.75%) KnockoutJS
9 18 (16.07%) LESS
10 14 (12.50%) Backbone.js
10 14 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 13 (11.61%) Ajax
11 13 (11.61%) ASP.NET
12 12 (10.71%) Ember.js
13 11 (9.82%) XML
14 10 (8.93%) JSON
14 10 (8.93%) React
15 7 (6.25%) .NET Framework
15 7 (6.25%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 24 (21.43%) User Experience
2 14 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.68%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.79%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.79%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.79%) W3C
5 1 (0.89%) iPad
5 1 (0.89%) iPhone
5 1 (0.89%) New Media
5 1 (0.89%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.25%) Windows
1 7 (6.25%) Windows 8
2 2 (1.79%) Android
3 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (83.93%) Front End Development
2 38 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (18.75%) Web Development
4 20 (17.86%) MVC
5 18 (16.07%) Scrum
6 16 (14.29%) TDD
6 16 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 15 (13.39%) Responsive Web Design
8 13 (11.61%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (9.82%) BDD
9 11 (9.82%) OO
10 6 (5.36%) Analytics
10 6 (5.36%) Web Design
11 5 (4.46%) OOP
11 5 (4.46%) SEO
12 4 (3.57%) Online Marketing
12 4 (3.57%) Web Analytics
13 3 (2.68%) CRM
13 3 (2.68%) Performance Optimisation
14 2 (1.79%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 104 (92.86%) JavaScript
2 11 (9.82%) C#
3 8 (7.14%) TypeScript
4 6 (5.36%) Java
4 6 (5.36%) PHP
5 4 (3.57%) VB
5 4 (3.57%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.79%) C
6 2 (1.79%) Python
7 1 (0.89%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.89%) ECMAScript
7 1 (0.89%) ES6
7 1 (0.89%) SQL
7 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (8.04%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.46%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.68%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.79%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.79%) WAI
2 1 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.89%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.89%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 13 (11.61%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (11.61%) yum
Vendors
1 7 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.68%) Adobe
3 2 (1.79%) SAP
3 2 (1.79%) Sencha
3 2 (1.79%) ServiceNow
3 2 (1.79%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.89%) Apple
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle
4 1 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.89%) Siebel
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