Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 2017 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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 100 119
Rank change year-on-year +1 +19 -1
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 384 362 359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.29% 2.23% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.76% 2.71% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 199 244
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38% -
10th Percentile £281 £261 £252
90th Percentile £532 £500 £450
England median daily rate £423 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.63% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
South East median hourly rate £48.75 £15.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +225.00% -53.13% +45.19%
10th Percentile £46.25 £15.00 £24.85
90th Percentile £57.00 £15.00 £37.55
England median hourly rate £36.72 £43.25 £24.23
% change year-on-year -15.10% +78.50% -11.89%

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 13920 13376 15606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.92% 82.46% 81.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8390 8025 9394
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £258
90th Percentile £575 £574 £538
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 445 536 621
South East median hourly rate £24.02 £25.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.92% -7.41% +54.29%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.38 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.47 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.17% +11.23% +15.79%

Front End Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Front End Development as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Front End Development in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Front End Development in the South East

Front End Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Development in the South East over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front End Development in the South East

Front End Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Development in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front End Development in the South East

Front End Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Development in the South East over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 16 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
Thames Valley -3 202 £365 -1.35% 30
Berkshire +9 101 £365 -5.81% 18
Buckinghamshire -15 58 £350 +12.00% 3
Hampshire +34 57 £381 +17.31% 24
Surrey +2 57 £450 +5.88% 10
Oxfordshire +5 43 £436 +16.33% 9
East Sussex +1 26 £325 +4.84% 7
West Sussex -29 24 £420 +2.44% 5
Middlesex +2 9 £300 -29.41% 4
Kent -32 9 £340 +4.62% 3
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Front End Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Front End Development.

1 306 (79.69%) CSS
2 299 (77.86%) HTML
3 298 (77.60%) JavaScript
4 185 (48.18%) AngularJS
5 159 (41.41%) HTML5
6 135 (35.16%) Agile Software Development
7 113 (29.43%) CSS3
8 108 (28.13%) jQuery
9 104 (27.08%) Sass
10 95 (24.74%) Git (software)
11 91 (23.70%) Web Development
11 91 (23.70%) Java
12 83 (21.61%) User Experience
13 82 (21.35%) Scrum
14 78 (20.31%) React
15 70 (18.23%) TDD
16 68 (17.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 65 (16.93%) Node.js
17 65 (16.93%) Continuous Integration
18 61 (15.89%) Test Automation
19 57 (14.84%) Ajax
20 51 (13.28%) .NET
21 50 (13.02%) gulp
22 49 (12.76%) MVC
23 45 (11.72%) Angular 2
24 44 (11.46%) JSON
25 42 (10.94%) Web Services
26 41 (10.68%) REST
26 41 (10.68%) LESS
27 39 (10.16%) Responsive Web Design

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 17 (4.43%) CMS
2 14 (3.65%) WordPress
3 12 (3.13%) Apache
3 12 (3.13%) Drupal
4 11 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (2.34%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.08%) IIS
7 7 (1.82%) nginx
8 4 (1.04%) Confluence
9 3 (0.78%) Alfresco
9 3 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.78%) Liferay
10 2 (0.52%) JBoss
10 2 (0.52%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.26%) ExpressionEngine
11 1 (0.26%) Jetty
11 1 (0.26%) LiveLink
11 1 (0.26%) uWSGI
11 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (5.21%) Photoshop
2 16 (4.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 8 (2.08%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (1.04%) Adobe Premiere
4 4 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) GIMP
5 1 (0.26%) InDesign
5 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 7 (1.82%) KANA IQ
2 4 (1.04%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 34 (8.85%) npm
2 14 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.34%) SaaS
4 7 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.30%) GitHub
6 2 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.52%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.26%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.26%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.17%) HTTP
2 6 (1.56%) Internet
3 3 (0.78%) SSH
4 2 (0.52%) FTP
4 2 (0.52%) SMTP
5 1 (0.26%) DNS
5 1 (0.26%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.99%) MySQL
2 21 (5.47%) SQL Server
3 12 (3.13%) MongoDB
4 11 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (1.04%) Big Data
7 2 (0.52%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.52%) Redis
8 1 (0.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.26%) GIS
8 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.26%) HDInsight
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.26%) Power BI
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.26%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 95 (24.74%) Git (software)
2 50 (13.02%) gulp
3 35 (9.11%) webpack
4 30 (7.81%) Grunt
4 30 (7.81%) Jenkins
5 27 (7.03%) Jasmine
6 25 (6.51%) Protractor
7 23 (5.99%) Karma Test Runner
8 22 (5.73%) Selenium
9 20 (5.21%) Subversion
10 15 (3.91%) Visual Studio
11 14 (3.65%) JIRA
11 14 (3.65%) JUnit
12 11 (2.86%) IntelliJ
13 9 (2.34%) Mocha
14 7 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (1.82%) Vagrant
15 6 (1.56%) Axure RP
15 6 (1.56%) Bitbucket
16 5 (1.30%) Maven
General
1 31 (8.07%) Retail
2 26 (6.77%) Finance
3 18 (4.69%) Banking
4 16 (4.17%) Marketing
5 5 (1.30%) Advertising
5 5 (1.30%) Law
5 5 (1.30%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.04%) Automotive
6 4 (1.04%) Publishing
7 3 (0.78%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.52%) Games
9 1 (0.26%) Brand Awareness
9 1 (0.26%) Legal
9 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 363 (94.53%) Developer
2 261 (67.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 81 (21.09%) JavaScript Developer
4 55 (14.32%) Angular Developer
5 34 (8.85%) HTML Developer
6 31 (8.07%) Web Developer
7 28 (7.29%) Java Developer
8 27 (7.03%) HTML CSS Developer
9 23 (5.99%) Senior Developer
10 19 (4.95%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 17 (4.43%) .NET Developer
11 17 (4.43%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 14 (3.65%) UI Developer
13 13 (3.39%) Full Stack Developer
14 10 (2.60%) Agile Developer
15 9 (2.34%) C# Developer
15 9 (2.34%) PHP Developer
16 8 (2.08%) Junior
16 8 (2.08%) Junior Developer
16 8 (2.08%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 306 (79.69%) CSS
2 299 (77.86%) HTML
3 185 (48.18%) AngularJS
4 159 (41.41%) HTML5
5 113 (29.43%) CSS3
6 108 (28.13%) jQuery
7 104 (27.08%) Sass
8 78 (20.31%) React
9 68 (17.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 65 (16.93%) Node.js
11 57 (14.84%) Ajax
12 51 (13.28%) .NET
13 45 (11.72%) Angular 2
14 44 (11.46%) JSON
15 42 (10.94%) Web Services
16 41 (10.68%) LESS
16 41 (10.68%) REST
17 35 (9.11%) Spring
18 27 (7.03%) XML
19 26 (6.77%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 83 (21.61%) User Experience
2 21 (5.47%) Computer Science
3 14 (3.65%) Mobile App
4 12 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (1.56%) W3C
6 5 (1.30%) Animation
7 4 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.04%) Smartphone
8 3 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.78%) Social Media
9 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.52%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.52%) Fintech
9 2 (0.52%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.52%) iPad
9 2 (0.52%) Life Science
10 1 (0.26%) Blog
10 1 (0.26%) Clustering
10 1 (0.26%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (8.59%) Linux
2 31 (8.07%) Windows
3 7 (1.82%) Windows 2000
3 7 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (1.04%) Android
4 4 (1.04%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.78%) Unix
6 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.26%) CentOS
7 1 (0.26%) Debian
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (35.16%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (23.70%) Web Development
3 82 (21.35%) Scrum
4 70 (18.23%) TDD
5 65 (16.93%) Continuous Integration
6 61 (15.89%) Test Automation
7 49 (12.76%) MVC
8 39 (10.16%) BDD
8 39 (10.16%) Responsive Web Design
9 34 (8.85%) Open Source
10 29 (7.55%) Web Design
11 28 (7.29%) CRM
12 27 (7.03%) OO
13 23 (5.99%) SOA
14 22 (5.73%) Software Engineering
15 21 (5.47%) Wireframes
16 20 (5.21%) Prototyping
17 19 (4.95%) Mentoring
18 17 (4.43%) E-Commerce
18 17 (4.43%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 298 (77.60%) JavaScript
2 91 (23.70%) Java
3 39 (10.16%) ES6
4 37 (9.64%) PHP
5 30 (7.81%) C#
6 26 (6.77%) SQL
7 22 (5.73%) TypeScript
8 21 (5.47%) ECMAScript
8 21 (5.47%) Python
9 14 (3.65%) Ruby
10 11 (2.86%) Groovy
10 11 (2.86%) Scala
11 7 (1.82%) VBScript
12 4 (1.04%) C++
13 3 (0.78%) PHP 7
13 3 (0.78%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.52%) CoffeeScript
14 2 (0.52%) F#
14 2 (0.52%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (7.55%) Degree
2 20 (5.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.04%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.04%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.26%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.43%) QA
2 2 (0.52%) WAI
3 1 (0.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (3.39%) Docker
2 2 (0.52%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.26%) NFS
3 1 (0.26%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (1.04%) Ansible
1 4 (1.04%) Puppet
2 2 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (5.73%) Adobe
1 22 (5.73%) Oracle
2 20 (5.21%) Twitter
3 17 (4.43%) Google
4 16 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 11 (2.86%) New Relic
6 9 (2.34%) IBM
7 7 (1.82%) KANA
8 4 (1.04%) Capita
8 4 (1.04%) Hotjar
8 4 (1.04%) Mapbox
8 4 (1.04%) Optimizely
9 3 (0.78%) OpenText
10 2 (0.52%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.26%) Avaya
11 1 (0.26%) Cognos
11 1 (0.26%) Omniture
11 1 (0.26%) Perforce
11 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.26%) Syncfusion