Period
to 17 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 74 82
Rank change year-on-year -13 +8 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 35 34 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.83% 2.00% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 2.09% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 18
Bristol median daily rate £425 £323 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.78% +0.78% +3.23%
10th Percentile £355 £250 £263
90th Percentile £519 £424 £348
South West median daily rate £375 £331 £325
% change year-on-year +13.21% +1.92% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Bristol median hourly rate - £55.00 -
South West median hourly rate - £55.00 -

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 1,831 1,629 1,702
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 95.65% 96.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,231 1,087 1,212
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £250 £217 £231
90th Percentile £525 £525 £550
South West median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 59 75
Bristol median hourly rate £37.55 £31.00 £29.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.13% +4.73% +74.12%
10th Percentile £14.65 £11.90 £11.45
90th Percentile £49.00 £47.40 £45.15
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% +44.44%

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 17 August 2018.

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 17 August 2018, 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 32 (91.43%) Front End Development
2 31 (88.57%) JavaScript
3 30 (85.71%) HTML
4 27 (77.14%) HTML5
5 26 (74.29%) CSS
6 20 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (51.43%) CSS3
8 17 (48.57%) React
9 14 (40.00%) Unit Testing
9 14 (40.00%) Git (software)
10 12 (34.29%) Finance
11 10 (28.57%) AngularJS
11 10 (28.57%) Sass
12 9 (25.71%) User Experience
12 9 (25.71%) XML
12 9 (25.71%) jQuery
13 8 (22.86%) Microservices
14 7 (20.00%) Artifactory
14 7 (20.00%) Node.js
14 7 (20.00%) Redux
14 7 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (20.00%) TeamCity
14 7 (20.00%) Banking
14 7 (20.00%) JIRA
14 7 (20.00%) Ant
14 7 (20.00%) DHTML
15 6 (17.14%) TDD
15 6 (17.14%) gulp
15 6 (17.14%) User Stories
16 5 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design

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 5 (14.29%) Confluence
2 4 (11.43%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) GitHub
1 2 (5.71%) npm
2 1 (2.86%) MailChimp
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) DTS
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (20.00%) Ant
2 7 (20.00%) Artifactory
2 7 (20.00%) JIRA
2 7 (20.00%) TeamCity
3 6 (17.14%) gulp
4 4 (11.43%) webpack
5 2 (5.71%) Grunt
6 1 (2.86%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.86%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.86%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (2.86%) Mocha
General
1 12 (34.29%) Finance
2 7 (20.00%) Banking
3 3 (8.57%) Legal
4 1 (2.86%) Electronics
4 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
4 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (85.71%) HTML
2 27 (77.14%) HTML5
3 26 (74.29%) CSS
4 18 (51.43%) CSS3
5 17 (48.57%) React
6 10 (28.57%) AngularJS
6 10 (28.57%) Sass
7 9 (25.71%) jQuery
7 9 (25.71%) XML
8 7 (20.00%) DHTML
8 7 (20.00%) Node.js
8 7 (20.00%) Redux
9 4 (11.43%) .NET
9 4 (11.43%) LESS
9 4 (11.43%) OOCSS
10 3 (8.57%) GraphQL
10 3 (8.57%) REST
11 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (5.71%) WCF
11 2 (5.71%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) User Experience
2 2 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Linux
1 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
1 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (91.43%) Front End Development
2 20 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 8 (22.86%) Microservices
5 7 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (17.14%) TDD
6 6 (17.14%) User Stories
7 5 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (14.29%) Scrum
8 4 (11.43%) Kanban
8 4 (11.43%) SDLC
9 3 (8.57%) Mobile First
9 3 (8.57%) Web Development
10 2 (5.71%) Asynchronous Programming
10 2 (5.71%) Continuous Deployment
10 2 (5.71%) MVC
10 2 (5.71%) Test Automation
10 2 (5.71%) Time Management
11 1 (2.86%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 31 (88.57%) JavaScript
2 4 (11.43%) C#
2 4 (11.43%) ES6
3 3 (8.57%) SQL
4 2 (5.71%) TypeScript
5 1 (2.86%) PHP
5 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
1 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1 (2.86%) DoubleClick
1 1 (2.86%) SAP