Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 16 January 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 138 130
Rank change year-on-year +5 -8 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 62 43 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.29% 0.95% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 0.99% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 22 47
East of England median daily rate £350 £383 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.50% +12.50% -2.86%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £209
90th Percentile £455 £473 £408
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.25 £24.23
% change year-on-year -1.73% +78.50% -30.77%

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 4,529 4,322 4,913
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.59% 95.62% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,630 2,461 2,820
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -0.64% +4.00%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £206
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 354 505
East of England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.81 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.55
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.29 £18.25
% change year-on-year +1.15% +0.22% +10.61%

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018. 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 -6 22 £361 -3.67% 11
Norfolk +1 20 £350 +27.27% 9
Hertfordshire -6 10 £425 -5.56% 11
Essex -4 5 £313 - 18
Suffolk +7 4 £130 -69.41% 4
Bedfordshire -10 1 - - 2
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 16 January 2018, 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 54 (87.10%) Front End Development
2 53 (85.48%) HTML
3 52 (83.87%) JavaScript
4 51 (82.26%) CSS
5 37 (59.68%) HTML5
6 34 (54.84%) CSS3
7 33 (53.23%) jQuery
8 32 (51.61%) AngularJS
9 22 (35.48%) Sass
10 19 (30.65%) Git (software)
11 18 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (25.81%) React
13 14 (22.58%) Node.js
14 13 (20.97%) PHP
15 12 (19.35%) Web Development
16 10 (16.13%) .NET
16 10 (16.13%) Finance
17 9 (14.52%) Drupal
17 9 (14.52%) KnockoutJS
17 9 (14.52%) Jasmine
17 9 (14.52%) Grunt
17 9 (14.52%) Karma Test Runner
17 9 (14.52%) webpack
17 9 (14.52%) User Experience
18 8 (12.90%) gulp
18 8 (12.90%) Angular 2
18 8 (12.90%) Java
18 8 (12.90%) Retail
19 7 (11.29%) WCAG
19 7 (11.29%) SQL

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 (14.52%) Drupal
2 4 (6.45%) Apache
3 3 (4.84%) WordPress
4 1 (1.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (4.84%) Photoshop
3 2 (3.23%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.61%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) SaaS
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.23%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) MySQL
2 4 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (6.45%) Redis
3 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (30.65%) Git (software)
2 9 (14.52%) Grunt
2 9 (14.52%) Jasmine
2 9 (14.52%) Karma Test Runner
2 9 (14.52%) webpack
3 8 (12.90%) gulp
4 6 (9.68%) Mocha
5 5 (8.06%) Apache Ivy
5 5 (8.06%) Gradle
5 5 (8.06%) Maven
5 5 (8.06%) Protractor
6 4 (6.45%) Bitbucket
7 3 (4.84%) Bower
7 3 (4.84%) Subversion
8 2 (3.23%) Codeception
8 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.23%) PHPUnit
8 2 (3.23%) QUnit
8 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.61%) Mercurial
General
1 10 (16.13%) Finance
2 8 (12.90%) Retail
3 6 (9.68%) Publishing
4 3 (4.84%) Advertising
5 2 (3.23%) Marketing
6 1 (1.61%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (85.48%) HTML
2 51 (82.26%) CSS
3 37 (59.68%) HTML5
4 34 (54.84%) CSS3
5 33 (53.23%) jQuery
6 32 (51.61%) AngularJS
7 22 (35.48%) Sass
8 16 (25.81%) React
9 14 (22.58%) Node.js
10 10 (16.13%) .NET
11 9 (14.52%) KnockoutJS
12 8 (12.90%) Angular 2
13 7 (11.29%) LESS
13 7 (11.29%) Redux
14 6 (9.68%) JSON
14 6 (9.68%) REST
15 5 (8.06%) Jest
15 5 (8.06%) Ruby on Rails
16 3 (4.84%) Express
16 3 (4.84%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) User Experience
2 6 (9.68%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.61%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (87.10%) Front End Development
2 18 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (19.35%) Web Development
4 6 (9.68%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (8.06%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 5 (8.06%) TDD
6 4 (6.45%) BDD
6 4 (6.45%) MVC
7 3 (4.84%) Compatibility Testing
7 3 (4.84%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (4.84%) OO
7 3 (4.84%) Scrum
7 3 (4.84%) SDLC
7 3 (4.84%) SOLID
7 3 (4.84%) Wireframes
8 2 (3.23%) Progressive Web App
8 2 (3.23%) SEO
8 2 (3.23%) Software Engineering
8 2 (3.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 52 (83.87%) JavaScript
2 13 (20.97%) PHP
3 8 (12.90%) Java
4 7 (11.29%) SQL
5 6 (9.68%) C
6 5 (8.06%) Ruby
7 3 (4.84%) ES6
8 2 (3.23%) TypeScript
8 2 (3.23%) XPath
9 1 (1.61%) C#
9 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (4.84%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.29%) WCAG
2 2 (3.23%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (11.29%) Adobe
2 2 (3.23%) Twitter
3 1 (1.61%) Google
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft