Period
to 22 May 2019

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 22 May 2019.

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.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 81 64 53
Rank change year-on-year -17 -11 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 37 39 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.00% 2.28% 3.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 2.39% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 25 25
Bristol median daily rate £450 £403 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.80% +23.85% +1.56%
10th Percentile £329 £321 £225
90th Percentile £536 £531 £456
South West median daily rate £450 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bristol median hourly rate - - £55.00
South West median hourly rate - - £43.75

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. 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
Bristol
Contract vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 1,775 1,629 1,544
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 95.32% 95.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,212 1,043 1,048
Bristol median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £223
90th Percentile £588 £525 £550
South West median daily rate £430 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +7.50% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 60 57
Bristol median hourly rate £35.00 £18.44 £20.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.80% -8.62% -42.34%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.18 £10.85
90th Percentile £52.52 £47.00 £46.58
South West median hourly rate £39.75 £27.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +47.22% -28.95% +1.33%

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Bristol

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Bristol

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Bristol over the 6 months to 22 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Bristol

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Bristol

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 May 2019, Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 33 (89.19%) CSS
1 33 (89.19%) Front End Development
2 31 (83.78%) JavaScript
3 25 (67.57%) HTML
4 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (29.73%) Java
5 11 (29.73%) AngularJS
6 10 (27.03%) Finance
6 10 (27.03%) jQuery
7 9 (24.32%) Git (software)
7 9 (24.32%) HTML5
7 9 (24.32%) CSS3
7 9 (24.32%) User Experience
8 8 (21.62%) React
9 7 (18.92%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (18.92%) OpenLayers
9 7 (18.92%) Jenkins
10 6 (16.22%) XML Parsing
10 6 (16.22%) Software Delivery
10 6 (16.22%) Java 8
10 6 (16.22%) SonarQube
10 6 (16.22%) Data Management
10 6 (16.22%) Spring
10 6 (16.22%) Maven
10 6 (16.22%) Spring MVC
10 6 (16.22%) REST
10 6 (16.22%) NoSQL
10 6 (16.22%) Gerrit
10 6 (16.22%) Node.js
10 6 (16.22%) MVC

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 6 (16.22%) Apache
1 6 (16.22%) JBoss
2 3 (8.11%) CMS
3 1 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) npm
1 2 (5.41%) SaaS
2 1 (2.70%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Git (software)
2 7 (18.92%) Jenkins
3 6 (16.22%) Eclipse
3 6 (16.22%) Gerrit
3 6 (16.22%) IntelliJ
3 6 (16.22%) Maven
3 6 (16.22%) SonarQube
4 2 (5.41%) webpack
5 1 (2.70%) Babel
5 1 (2.70%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.70%) Bundler
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Electronics
2 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
2 3 (8.11%) Marketing
2 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (89.19%) CSS
2 25 (67.57%) HTML
3 11 (29.73%) AngularJS
4 10 (27.03%) jQuery
5 9 (24.32%) CSS3
5 9 (24.32%) HTML5
6 8 (21.62%) React
7 7 (18.92%) OpenLayers
8 6 (16.22%) Node.js
8 6 (16.22%) REST
8 6 (16.22%) Spring
8 6 (16.22%) Spring MVC
8 6 (16.22%) Web Services
8 6 (16.22%) XML
8 6 (16.22%) XSD
9 5 (13.51%) Leaflet
10 4 (10.81%) Sass
11 3 (8.11%) WebGL
12 2 (5.41%) LESS
12 2 (5.41%) Semantic UI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) User Experience
2 7 (18.92%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (13.51%) Video\Live Streaming
4 1 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (89.19%) Front End Development
2 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (16.22%) Data Management
3 6 (16.22%) MVC
3 6 (16.22%) SOA
3 6 (16.22%) Software Delivery
3 6 (16.22%) TDD
3 6 (16.22%) XML Parsing
4 4 (10.81%) Pair Programming
4 4 (10.81%) Web Development
5 3 (8.11%) Analytics
5 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.11%) Data Analytics
5 3 (8.11%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (8.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 3 (8.11%) Programme Management
6 2 (5.41%) Dashboard Development
6 2 (5.41%) Kanban
6 2 (5.41%) Scrum
7 1 (2.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 31 (83.78%) JavaScript
2 11 (29.73%) Java
3 6 (16.22%) Java 8
4 2 (5.41%) ES6
4 2 (5.41%) Python
4 2 (5.41%) TypeScript
5 1 (2.70%) ES7
5 1 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
1 3 (8.11%) SAP
2 1 (2.70%) Google