Period
to 14 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £361 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

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)
England > East of England
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 131 135
Rank change year-on-year -8 +4 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 63 53 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.24% 1.10% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 1.15% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 29 51
East of England median daily rate £361 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.67% +10.29% -6.85%
10th Percentile £273 £263 £220
90th Percentile £454 £455 £388
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £36.63 £24.23
% change year-on-year +9.22% +51.16% -30.27%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4799 4594 5361
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.26% 95.45% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2792 2627 3104
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -0.64% +4.00%
10th Percentile £206 £200 £210
90th Percentile £575 £538 £556
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 377 529
East of England median hourly rate £20.19 £20.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.96% -5.88% +5.71%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.90 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.30 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the East of England

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the East of England

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the East of England over the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the East of England

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the East of England

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the East of England region over the 6 months to 14 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -1 21 £375 -3.23% 9
Norfolk -2 21 £350 +27.27% 1
Hertfordshire -7 11 £425 -5.56% 2
Essex -12 5 £313 - 3
Suffolk +4 4 £130 -69.41%
Bedfordshire -9 1 - -
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 58 (92.06%) HTML
1 58 (92.06%) Front End Development
2 56 (88.89%) CSS
3 52 (82.54%) JavaScript
4 40 (63.49%) HTML5
5 36 (57.14%) jQuery
5 36 (57.14%) CSS3
6 27 (42.86%) AngularJS
7 22 (34.92%) Sass
8 20 (31.75%) Git (software)
8 20 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (23.81%) React
10 14 (22.22%) PHP
11 13 (20.63%) Node.js
12 12 (19.05%) Web Development
12 12 (19.05%) Grunt
13 11 (17.46%) User Experience
13 11 (17.46%) gulp
13 11 (17.46%) Jasmine
14 10 (15.87%) Java
14 10 (15.87%) .NET
14 10 (15.87%) Finance
15 9 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
15 9 (14.29%) Drupal
15 9 (14.29%) webpack
15 9 (14.29%) Karma Test Runner
16 8 (12.70%) Greenfield Project
16 8 (12.70%) REST
16 8 (12.70%) Responsive Web Design
16 8 (12.70%) Retail

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 9 (14.29%) Drupal
2 4 (6.35%) Apache
3 3 (4.76%) WordPress
4 2 (3.17%) SAS
5 1 (1.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 5 (7.94%) Photoshop
3 2 (3.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (3.17%) Fireworks
3 2 (3.17%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (1.59%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (1.59%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (7.94%) SaaS
2 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.17%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) MySQL
2 4 (6.35%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (6.35%) Redis
3 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (31.75%) Git (software)
2 12 (19.05%) Grunt
3 11 (17.46%) gulp
3 11 (17.46%) Jasmine
4 9 (14.29%) Karma Test Runner
4 9 (14.29%) webpack
5 6 (9.52%) Mocha
6 5 (7.94%) Apache Ivy
6 5 (7.94%) Gradle
6 5 (7.94%) Maven
6 5 (7.94%) Protractor
7 4 (6.35%) Bitbucket
8 3 (4.76%) Bower
8 3 (4.76%) Mercurial
8 3 (4.76%) Subversion
9 2 (3.17%) Codeception
9 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
9 2 (3.17%) PHPUnit
9 2 (3.17%) QUnit
9 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (15.87%) Finance
2 8 (12.70%) Retail
3 6 (9.52%) Publishing
4 3 (4.76%) Advertising
5 2 (3.17%) Marketing
6 1 (1.59%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (92.06%) HTML
2 56 (88.89%) CSS
3 40 (63.49%) HTML5
4 36 (57.14%) CSS3
4 36 (57.14%) jQuery
5 27 (42.86%) AngularJS
6 22 (34.92%) Sass
7 15 (23.81%) React
8 13 (20.63%) Node.js
9 10 (15.87%) .NET
10 9 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
11 8 (12.70%) REST
12 7 (11.11%) JSON
12 7 (11.11%) LESS
12 7 (11.11%) Redux
13 5 (7.94%) Jest
13 5 (7.94%) Ruby on Rails
14 4 (6.35%) Angular 2
14 4 (6.35%) Express
14 4 (6.35%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) User Experience
2 8 (12.70%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.17%) Graphic Design
3 2 (3.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.59%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (92.06%) Front End Development
2 20 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (19.05%) Web Development
4 8 (12.70%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (7.94%) Continuous Deployment
5 5 (7.94%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 5 (7.94%) TDD
5 5 (7.94%) Wireframes
6 4 (6.35%) BDD
7 3 (4.76%) Compatibility Testing
7 3 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (4.76%) Scrum
7 3 (4.76%) SDLC
7 3 (4.76%) SOLID
7 3 (4.76%) Unit Testing
7 3 (4.76%) UX Design
8 2 (3.17%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (3.17%) Progressive Web App
8 2 (3.17%) SEO
8 2 (3.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 52 (82.54%) JavaScript
2 14 (22.22%) PHP
3 10 (15.87%) Java
4 7 (11.11%) SQL
5 6 (9.52%) C
6 5 (7.94%) Ruby
7 4 (6.35%) TypeScript
8 2 (3.17%) Dart
8 2 (3.17%) ECMAScript
8 2 (3.17%) ES6
8 2 (3.17%) XPath
9 1 (1.59%) C#
9 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.11%) WCAG
2 2 (3.17%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (11.11%) Adobe
2 2 (3.17%) Twitter
3 1 (1.59%) Google
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft