Period
to 14 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Front End Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Front End Development over the 6 months to 14 August 2020 with a comparison to the 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 Development (Client-Side Development)
England > South East
6 months to
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 128 104 79
Rank change year-on-year -24 -25 +6
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 56 341 489
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.19% 2.33% 2.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 2.67% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 202 369
Median daily rate £400 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +8.43% +10.67%
10th Percentile £213 £319 £306
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +112.12% +3.13%

Front End Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,975 12,793 14,397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.66% 87.23% 86.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,323 7,573 8,562
Median daily rate £453 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +4.65% +3.61%
10th Percentile £257 £275 £275
90th Percentile £625 £606 £588
England median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 479 505
Median hourly rate £31.61 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.22% +33.33% +22.08%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.50 £11.17
90th Percentile £56.25 £61.27 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £21.33
% change year-on-year +40.00% +17.23% -9.26%

Front End Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Front End Development as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Front End Development in the South East

Front End Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Front End Development in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Front End Development in the South East

Front End Development
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Front End Development in the South East over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Front End Development in the South East

Front End Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Front End Development in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Front End Development in the South East

Front End Development
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Development within the South East region over the 6 months to 14 August 2020. 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
Hampshire +19 20 £531 +18.06% 18
Surrey +22 13 £400 -11.11% 5
Thames Valley +19 13 £388 -6.06% 30
Buckinghamshire +21 5 £425 +3.03% 3
Berkshire +31 4 £400 -11.11% 14
Oxfordshire +26 4 £363 +3.57% 13
West Sussex +7 4 £225 -50.00% 3
East Sussex +26 3 £355 -8.39% 6
Kent +23 3 £315 -31.89% 5
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Front End Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Front End Development.

1 41 (73.21%) HTML
2 39 (69.64%) CSS
3 32 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 29 (51.79%) AngularJS
5 18 (32.14%) RESTful
6 17 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (28.57%) Security Cleared
8 14 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 13 (23.21%) Git (software)
9 13 (23.21%) User Experience
10 12 (21.43%) Sass
11 11 (19.64%) HTML5
11 11 (19.64%) React
12 10 (17.86%) CSS3
12 10 (17.86%) Java
13 8 (14.29%) RxJS
13 8 (14.29%) Python
13 8 (14.29%) Node.js
14 7 (12.50%) BDD
14 7 (12.50%) Web Development
14 7 (12.50%) HTTP
14 7 (12.50%) Scrum
14 7 (12.50%) Jest
14 7 (12.50%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
14 7 (12.50%) OpenLayers
15 6 (10.71%) DevOps
15 6 (10.71%) Web Services
15 6 (10.71%) Unit Testing
16 5 (8.93%) jQuery
16 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET

Front End Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 3 (5.36%) Cloud Foundry
1 3 (5.36%) CMS
2 1 (1.79%) Apache
2 1 (1.79%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Azure
2 3 (5.36%) AWS
2 3 (5.36%) OpenShift
3 2 (3.57%) Serverless
4 1 (1.79%) Amazon Cognito
4 1 (1.79%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.79%) GCP
4 1 (1.79%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (1.79%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) GIS
1 3 (5.36%) SAP HANA
2 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (23.21%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.14%) webpack
3 3 (5.36%) Grunt
3 3 (5.36%) gulp
4 2 (3.57%) git-flow
5 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.79%) Selenium
5 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (7.14%) Public Sector
2 2 (3.57%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Legal
3 1 (1.79%) Games
3 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (92.86%) Developer
2 40 (71.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 9 (16.07%) Angular Developer
4 8 (14.29%) React Developer
5 6 (10.71%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 3 (5.36%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Azure Developer
8 2 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (3.57%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Designer
8 2 (3.57%) Interaction Designer
8 2 (3.57%) Java Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Magento Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Senior React Developer
9 1 (1.79%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
9 1 (1.79%) Mid-Level C# Developer
9 1 (1.79%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (73.21%) HTML
2 39 (69.64%) CSS
3 29 (51.79%) AngularJS
4 18 (32.14%) RESTful
5 12 (21.43%) Sass
6 11 (19.64%) HTML5
6 11 (19.64%) React
7 10 (17.86%) CSS3
8 8 (14.29%) Node.js
8 8 (14.29%) RxJS
9 7 (12.50%) Jest
9 7 (12.50%) OpenLayers
10 6 (10.71%) Web Services
11 5 (8.93%) .NET
11 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET
11 5 (8.93%) jQuery
11 5 (8.93%) NgRx
11 5 (8.93%) Redux
12 3 (5.36%) Angular 2
12 3 (5.36%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.21%) User Experience
2 4 (7.14%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.36%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (5.36%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.57%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) Android
1 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (12.50%) BDD
2 7 (12.50%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 7 (12.50%) Scrum
2 7 (12.50%) Web Development
3 6 (10.71%) DevOps
3 6 (10.71%) Unit Testing
4 5 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (7.14%) Microservices
5 4 (7.14%) MVC
5 4 (7.14%) TDD
5 4 (7.14%) Test Automation
6 3 (5.36%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 3 (5.36%) Functional Programming
6 3 (5.36%) OO
6 3 (5.36%) Web Design
7 2 (3.57%) Prototyping
7 2 (3.57%) Rapid Prototyping
7 2 (3.57%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 32 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 10 (17.86%) Java
3 8 (14.29%) Python
4 5 (8.93%) C#
4 5 (8.93%) TypeScript
5 3 (5.36%) PHP
6 2 (3.57%) C
6 2 (3.57%) COBOL
6 2 (3.57%) ES6
6 2 (3.57%) SQL
7 1 (1.79%) ES7
7 1 (1.79%) Go
7 1 (1.79%) Java 8
7 1 (1.79%) Ruby
7 1 (1.79%) Scala
7 1 (1.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 14 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.79%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) WCAG
2 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
1 3 (5.36%) Red Hat
1 3 (5.36%) SAP
2 1 (1.79%) Adobe
2 1 (1.79%) Google
2 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.79%) Sitecore
2 1 (1.79%) Tableau