Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 148 77 99
Rank change year-on-year -71 +22 +1
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 178 493 397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.54% 3.08% 2.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 3.52% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 363 256
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% +2.74%
10th Percentile £300 £333 £263
90th Percentile £488 £550 £528
England median daily rate £450 £458 £420
% change year-on-year -1.64% +8.93% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
South East median hourly rate - £35.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.21% +225.00%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -17.65% -1.73%

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 9,788 13,994 14,080
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.72% 87.39% 84.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,895 8,384 8,462
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £262 £275 £263
90th Percentile £600 £600 £578
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 483 428
South East median hourly rate £23.88 £26.65 £24.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.39% +11.00% +6.71%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.85 £11.21
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.34 £50.25
England median hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £23.14
% change year-on-year -4.26% +1.56% -2.57%

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 23 January 2020.

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
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 23 January 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
Thames Valley -59 66 £425 +6.25% 83
Hampshire -21 43 £450 - 28
Surrey -32 34 £375 -25.00% 38
Oxfordshire +3 29 £425 +6.25% 34
Berkshire -36 24 £425 - 33
West Sussex +28 17 £456 +1.39% 4
Buckinghamshire -16 13 £418 +4.38% 16
Kent +13 9 £463 +60.87% 8
East Sussex -4 9 £388 - 10
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 117 (65.73%) HTML
1 117 (65.73%) CSS
2 114 (64.04%) JavaScript
3 75 (42.13%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (35.39%) AngularJS
5 44 (24.72%) User Experience
6 42 (23.60%) React
7 37 (20.79%) Java
8 36 (20.22%) Git (software)
9 34 (19.10%) HTML5
10 27 (15.17%) Web Development
11 26 (14.61%) Node.js
11 26 (14.61%) Sass
11 26 (14.61%) CSS3
12 25 (14.04%) .NET
13 22 (12.36%) Azure
14 21 (11.80%) Web Design
15 20 (11.24%) C#
15 20 (11.24%) PHP
16 19 (10.67%) TDD
16 19 (10.67%) Scrum
16 19 (10.67%) jQuery
16 19 (10.67%) Responsive Web Design
16 19 (10.67%) Mobile App
17 15 (8.43%) Microservices
17 15 (8.43%) TypeScript
18 14 (7.87%) Test Automation
18 14 (7.87%) LESS
18 14 (7.87%) Software Engineering
18 14 (7.87%) Prototyping

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 12 (6.74%) CMS
2 5 (2.81%) Drupal
3 4 (2.25%) Umbraco
3 4 (2.25%) WordPress
4 3 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.12%) Confluence
6 1 (0.56%) Apache
6 1 (0.56%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.56%) IIS
6 1 (0.56%) Kentico
6 1 (0.56%) nginx
6 1 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (3.37%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.56%) InDesign
3 1 (0.56%) InVision
3 1 (0.56%) Marvel
3 1 (0.56%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Magento
2 1 (0.56%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.36%) Azure
2 9 (5.06%) AWS
3 8 (4.49%) SaaS
4 7 (3.93%) Google Analytics
5 4 (2.25%) GitHub
5 4 (2.25%) PaaS
6 2 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.12%) Google Tag Manager
6 2 (1.12%) IaaS
6 2 (1.12%) npm
6 2 (1.12%) Serverless
7 1 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.56%) Firebase
7 1 (0.56%) GCP
7 1 (0.56%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.25%) HTTP
1 4 (2.25%) SSL
1 4 (2.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.12%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.56%) BigQuery
4 1 (0.56%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.56%) MySQL
4 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.56%) Redis
4 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 36 (20.22%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.18%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.49%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.81%) Cucumber
4 5 (2.81%) JUnit
4 5 (2.81%) Selenium
4 5 (2.81%) Subversion
5 4 (2.25%) Gatling
5 4 (2.25%) JIRA
6 3 (1.69%) GitLab
6 3 (1.69%) Grunt
6 3 (1.69%) Postman
6 3 (1.69%) webpack
7 2 (1.12%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (1.12%) gulp
7 2 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.56%) Babel
8 1 (0.56%) ESLint
8 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 10 (5.62%) Finance
2 6 (3.37%) Marketing
3 4 (2.25%) Public Sector
4 3 (1.69%) Law
5 2 (1.12%) Retail
6 1 (0.56%) Advertising
6 1 (0.56%) Automotive
6 1 (0.56%) Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 153 (85.96%) Developer
2 103 (57.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 24 (13.48%) JavaScript Developer
4 23 (12.92%) Angular Developer
5 21 (11.80%) React Developer
6 15 (8.43%) Designer
7 12 (6.74%) Java Developer
8 11 (6.18%) UX Designer
9 10 (5.62%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 10 (5.62%) Web Developer
10 9 (5.06%) .NET Developer
10 9 (5.06%) Full Stack Developer
10 9 (5.06%) HTML Developer
11 7 (3.93%) HTML CSS Developer
11 7 (3.93%) Node.js Developer
12 6 (3.37%) Senior Developer
13 5 (2.81%) PHP Developer
14 4 (2.25%) C# Developer
14 4 (2.25%) Interaction Designer
14 4 (2.25%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (65.73%) CSS
1 117 (65.73%) HTML
2 63 (35.39%) AngularJS
3 42 (23.60%) React
4 34 (19.10%) HTML5
5 26 (14.61%) CSS3
5 26 (14.61%) Node.js
5 26 (14.61%) Sass
6 25 (14.04%) .NET
7 19 (10.67%) jQuery
8 14 (7.87%) LESS
9 12 (6.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 12 (6.74%) Vue.js
10 11 (6.18%) REST
10 11 (6.18%) Spring
11 10 (5.62%) .NET Framework
12 9 (5.06%) JSON
12 9 (5.06%) Redux
13 8 (4.49%) .NET Core
13 8 (4.49%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 44 (24.72%) User Experience
2 19 (10.67%) Mobile App
3 11 (6.18%) W3C
4 7 (3.93%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.12%) iPhone
6 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.56%) FMCG
6 1 (0.56%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.56%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.62%) Apple iOS
2 8 (4.49%) Linux
3 6 (3.37%) Android
4 4 (2.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (42.13%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (15.17%) Web Development
3 21 (11.80%) Web Design
4 19 (10.67%) Responsive Web Design
4 19 (10.67%) Scrum
4 19 (10.67%) TDD
5 15 (8.43%) Microservices
6 14 (7.87%) Prototyping
6 14 (7.87%) Software Engineering
6 14 (7.87%) Test Automation
7 13 (7.30%) Rapid Prototyping
8 12 (6.74%) Service Design
9 10 (5.62%) Analytics
9 10 (5.62%) DevOps
9 10 (5.62%) E-Commerce
9 10 (5.62%) iOS Development
9 10 (5.62%) Mentoring
9 10 (5.62%) MVC
9 10 (5.62%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 114 (64.04%) JavaScript
2 37 (20.79%) Java
3 20 (11.24%) C#
3 20 (11.24%) PHP
4 15 (8.43%) TypeScript
5 11 (6.18%) ES6
5 11 (6.18%) SQL
6 10 (5.62%) Java 8
7 7 (3.93%) Python
8 6 (3.37%) Apple Swift
8 6 (3.37%) Objective-C
9 5 (2.81%) Ruby
10 4 (2.25%) Scala
11 2 (1.12%) C++
11 2 (1.12%) ES7
11 2 (1.12%) Groovy
12 1 (0.56%) C
12 1 (0.56%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (1.12%) SC Cleared
1 2 (1.12%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.81%) WCAG
2 4 (2.25%) QA
System Software
1 13 (7.30%) Docker
2 1 (0.56%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 10 (5.62%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.37%) Kibana
3 4 (2.25%) Grafana
4 2 (1.12%) logstash
5 1 (0.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (6.74%) Google
2 7 (3.93%) Adobe
3 4 (2.25%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.12%) ForgeRock
4 2 (1.12%) Maxymiser
4 2 (1.12%) MuleSoft
4 2 (1.12%) SAP
5 1 (0.56%) Apple
5 1 (0.56%) Hotjar
5 1 (0.56%) IBM
5 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.56%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.56%) WooCommerce
5 1 (0.56%) WorldPay
5 1 (0.56%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.56%) Yahoo!
5 1 (0.56%) Zend