Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £330 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 24 November 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)
South East > Kent
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 37 57
Rank change year-on-year -14 +20 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 12 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.26% 3.89% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.37% 3.99% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Kent median daily rate £330 £338 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +16.38% -3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £237
90th Percentile £469 £438 £419
South East median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £15.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +216.67% -36.84% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Contract vacancies in Kent with a recognized job title 507 476 536
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.48% 97.54% 95.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 326 338
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £139 £169 £200
90th Percentile £613 £538 £475
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 37
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.70% -2.94% -26.88%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £150.75 £28.00 £39.16
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +5.41% +15.63%

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Kent over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 24 November 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
Maidstone -17 4 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 - -
West Malling - 1 - -
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Kent region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 11 (91.67%) CSS
2 10 (83.33%) HTML
2 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (58.33%) Oracle
3 7 (58.33%) Web Development
3 7 (58.33%) MVC
4 6 (50.00%) AngularJS
5 5 (41.67%) Front End Development
5 5 (41.67%) C#
5 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 5 (41.67%) SQL
5 5 (41.67%) .NET
6 4 (33.33%) Photoshop
6 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 4 (33.33%) CSS3
6 4 (33.33%) Sass
6 4 (33.33%) User Experience
6 4 (33.33%) HTML5
7 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (16.67%) Subversion
7 2 (16.67%) Ajax
7 2 (16.67%) Adobe
7 2 (16.67%) Unix
7 2 (16.67%) LESS
7 2 (16.67%) Ember.js
7 2 (16.67%) Backbone.js
7 2 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 2 (16.67%) Degree

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Photoshop
2 2 (16.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) CSS
2 10 (83.33%) HTML
3 6 (50.00%) AngularJS
4 5 (41.67%) .NET
5 4 (33.33%) CSS3
5 4 (33.33%) HTML5
5 4 (33.33%) Sass
6 2 (16.67%) Ajax
6 2 (16.67%) Angular 2
6 2 (16.67%) Backbone.js
6 2 (16.67%) Ember.js
6 2 (16.67%) jQuery
6 2 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (16.67%) LESS
6 2 (16.67%) React
7 1 (8.33%) Node.js
7 1 (8.33%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) User Experience
2 2 (16.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) MVC
1 7 (58.33%) Web Development
2 5 (41.67%) Front End Development
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) API Integration
3 2 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 2 (16.67%) Mobile Development
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Optimisation
3 2 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 2 (16.67%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (41.67%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) Adobe