The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England / North East
Rank 46 65 42
Rank change year-on-year +19 -23  
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 39 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 5.36% 1.15% 3.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.64% 1.20% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 14
Median daily rate £350 £306 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -28.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +8.14% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year - -18.42%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
North East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 692 831 618
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 95.19% 95.30% 94.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 559 341
Median daily rate £355 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £530 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 18 35
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.75% +17.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £11.83 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 North East region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +18 36 £350 -6.66% 1
Durham -4 3 £340 +13.33%
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 North East region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 66 (100.00%) CSS
2 65 (98.48%) HTML
3 60 (90.91%) Front End Development
4 50 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (65.15%) JavaScript
6 35 (53.03%) HTML5
7 33 (50.00%) CSS3
8 32 (48.48%) JSON
9 28 (42.42%) Ajax
10 27 (40.91%) Web Design
11 26 (39.39%) Responsive Web Design
12 24 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (34.85%) Automated Testing
13 23 (34.85%) Web Development
14 21 (31.82%) REST
15 19 (28.79%) RESTful
16 18 (27.27%) Scrum
17 16 (24.24%) Subversion
17 16 (24.24%) Spring
17 16 (24.24%) Ruby
17 16 (24.24%) Google
17 16 (24.24%) Ruby on Rails
17 16 (24.24%) Open Source
17 16 (24.24%) Guice
17 16 (24.24%) Git (software)
17 16 (24.24%) Django
17 16 (24.24%) HTTP
18 15 (22.73%) MVC
18 15 (22.73%) JUnit
18 15 (22.73%) Continuous Deployment

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 8 (12.12%) Confluence
2 5 (7.58%) GeoServer
3 1 (1.52%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 16 (24.24%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 5 (7.58%) GIS
3 3 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (24.24%) Git (software)
1 16 (24.24%) Subversion
2 15 (22.73%) Jenkins
2 15 (22.73%) JUnit
3 13 (19.70%) JIRA
4 4 (6.06%) Grunt
4 4 (6.06%) gulp
5 3 (4.55%) Selenium
6 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.52%) webpack
General
1 1 (1.52%) Advertising
1 1 (1.52%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (100.00%) CSS
2 65 (98.48%) HTML
3 35 (53.03%) HTML5
4 33 (50.00%) CSS3
5 32 (48.48%) JSON
6 28 (42.42%) Ajax
7 21 (31.82%) REST
8 19 (28.79%) RESTful
9 16 (24.24%) Django
9 16 (24.24%) Guice
9 16 (24.24%) Ruby on Rails
9 16 (24.24%) Spring
10 13 (19.70%) Spring MVC
11 11 (16.67%) Play Framework
12 10 (15.15%) Sass
13 9 (13.64%) AngularJS
13 9 (13.64%) jQuery
14 7 (10.61%) Node.js
14 7 (10.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 6 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.67%) User Experience
2 5 (7.58%) NHS
3 3 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.52%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.18%) Linux
2 2 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (90.91%) Front End Development
2 50 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (40.91%) Web Design
4 26 (39.39%) Responsive Web Design
5 24 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (34.85%) Automated Testing
6 23 (34.85%) Web Development
7 18 (27.27%) Scrum
8 16 (24.24%) Open Source
9 15 (22.73%) Continuous Deployment
9 15 (22.73%) MVC
10 12 (18.18%) Configuration Management
11 10 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (12.12%) Line Management
12 8 (12.12%) Mentoring
12 8 (12.12%) OWASP
12 8 (12.12%) TDD
13 7 (10.61%) Service Design
13 7 (10.61%) Software Engineering
14 3 (4.55%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 43 (65.15%) JavaScript
2 16 (24.24%) Ruby
3 11 (16.67%) Python
3 11 (16.67%) Scala
4 9 (13.64%) Java
5 8 (12.12%) C#
6 3 (4.55%) PHP
7 1 (1.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 16 (24.24%) Google
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.52%) Adobe
3 1 (1.52%) Ensighten