Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 77 66
Rank change year-on-year -9 -11 0
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 38 31 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.82% 1.63% 2.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 1.71% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 20 31
Bristol median daily rate £400 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% - -7.14%
10th Percentile £350 £231 £263
90th Percentile £500 £416 £525
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -3.70%
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 1,987 1,809 1,635
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.39% 95.26% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,332 1,227 1,154
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £250 £213 £230
90th Percentile £534 £527 £550
South West median daily rate £418 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +11.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 53 81
Bristol median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.00% +2.04% +53.13%
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.13 £12.00
90th Percentile £59.50 £50.25 £45.25
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £34.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year +16.36% +25.00% +8.91%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 34 (89.47%) JavaScript
1 34 (89.47%) Front End Development
2 28 (73.68%) HTML
3 26 (68.42%) CSS
4 22 (57.89%) HTML5
5 20 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (47.37%) React
7 14 (36.84%) Git (software)
8 13 (34.21%) CSS3
8 13 (34.21%) Sass
9 12 (31.58%) Node.js
10 11 (28.95%) Unit Testing
10 11 (28.95%) Finance
11 9 (23.68%) TDD
12 8 (21.05%) AngularJS
13 7 (18.42%) XML
13 7 (18.42%) jQuery
14 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (15.79%) User Experience
14 6 (15.79%) Microservices
14 6 (15.79%) ES6
14 6 (15.79%) Redux
15 5 (13.16%) Artifactory
15 5 (13.16%) JIRA
15 5 (13.16%) TeamCity
15 5 (13.16%) DHTML
15 5 (13.16%) Ant
15 5 (13.16%) Banking
16 4 (10.53%) Scrum
16 4 (10.53%) BDD

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 3 (7.89%) Confluence
2 2 (5.26%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) npm
2 2 (5.26%) GitHub
3 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) DTS
2 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (36.84%) Git (software)
2 5 (13.16%) Ant
2 5 (13.16%) Artifactory
2 5 (13.16%) JIRA
2 5 (13.16%) TeamCity
3 4 (10.53%) webpack
4 3 (7.89%) gulp
4 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.26%) Grunt
6 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.63%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.63%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (2.63%) Mocha
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Marketing
4 1 (2.63%) Advertising
4 1 (2.63%) Electronics
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (73.68%) HTML
2 26 (68.42%) CSS
3 22 (57.89%) HTML5
4 18 (47.37%) React
5 13 (34.21%) CSS3
5 13 (34.21%) Sass
6 12 (31.58%) Node.js
7 8 (21.05%) AngularJS
8 7 (18.42%) jQuery
8 7 (18.42%) XML
9 6 (15.79%) Redux
10 5 (13.16%) DHTML
11 4 (10.53%) LESS
12 3 (7.89%) GraphQL
12 3 (7.89%) REST
12 3 (7.89%) Vue.js
13 2 (5.26%) .NET
14 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
14 1 (2.63%) Spring
14 1 (2.63%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) User Experience
2 4 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (89.47%) Front End Development
2 20 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (28.95%) Unit Testing
4 9 (23.68%) TDD
5 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (15.79%) Microservices
6 4 (10.53%) BDD
6 4 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (10.53%) Scrum
7 3 (7.89%) Kanban
7 3 (7.89%) Mobile First
7 3 (7.89%) SDLC
7 3 (7.89%) User Stories
7 3 (7.89%) Web Development
8 2 (5.26%) Asynchronous Programming
8 2 (5.26%) Continuous Deployment
8 2 (5.26%) Test Automation
9 1 (2.63%) Data Visualisation
9 1 (2.63%) Time Management
9 1 (2.63%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 34 (89.47%) JavaScript
2 6 (15.79%) ES6
3 2 (5.26%) C#
3 2 (5.26%) SQL
3 2 (5.26%) TypeScript
4 1 (2.63%) ES7
4 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) Degree
1 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (2.63%) SAP