Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 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
28 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 107 118 84
Rank change year-on-year +11 -34 +24
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 57 286 474
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.57% 2.09% 2.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 2.41% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 164 345
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £274 £313 £313
90th Percentile £575 £542 £538
England median daily rate £455 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -4.32% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 3,112 11,887 14,241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.64% 86.66% 86.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,851 7,025 8,556
Median daily rate £463 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +4.05% +1.76%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £275
90th Percentile £638 £606 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £473
% change year-on-year - +0.53% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 495 492
Median hourly rate £31.61 £31.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.35% +16.67% +22.73%
10th Percentile £11.46 £13.05 £11.85
90th Percentile £57.50 £71.70 £51.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +45.83% +14.29% -10.64%

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 28 October 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 28 October 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 +52 15 £375 -9.09% 39
Hampshire +6 15 £550 +22.22% 11
Surrey +46 12 £400 - 24
West Sussex +22 11 £438 -7.89% 1
Berkshire +69 8 £425 - 15
Oxfordshire +25 4 £375 - 15
Buckinghamshire +30 3 £313 -24.70% 9
East Sussex +25 3 £463 +19.35% 6
Kent +21 1 £255 -44.86% 1
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 39 (68.42%) CSS
2 38 (66.67%) HTML
3 37 (64.91%) JavaScript
4 27 (47.37%) AngularJS
5 20 (35.09%) React
5 20 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (33.33%) User Experience
7 18 (31.58%) Sass
7 18 (31.58%) RESTful
8 13 (22.81%) Security Cleared
9 12 (21.05%) Node.js
10 11 (19.30%) Unit Testing
10 11 (19.30%) SC Cleared
10 11 (19.30%) Scrum
10 11 (19.30%) Web Development
11 10 (17.54%) TDD
11 10 (17.54%) Python
11 10 (17.54%) Git (software)
11 10 (17.54%) HTML5
12 9 (15.79%) CSS3
13 8 (14.04%) BDD
13 8 (14.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (14.04%) HTTP
13 8 (14.04%) Jest
14 7 (12.28%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
14 7 (12.28%) OpenLayers
14 7 (12.28%) Redux
14 7 (12.28%) Web Services
14 7 (12.28%) .NET
15 6 (10.53%) Java

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 6 (10.53%) CMS
2 3 (5.26%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.75%) Apache
3 1 (1.75%) Confluence
3 1 (1.75%) Drupal
3 1 (1.75%) Headless CMS
3 1 (1.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Figma
2 1 (1.75%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Azure
1 3 (5.26%) OpenShift
2 2 (3.51%) Serverless
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon Cognito
3 1 (1.75%) AWS
3 1 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.75%) GCP
3 1 (1.75%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) GIS
1 3 (5.26%) SAP HANA
1 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.75%) MySQL
2 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (17.54%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.02%) Selenium
2 4 (7.02%) webpack
3 3 (5.26%) Cypress.io
4 2 (3.51%) Bitbucket
4 2 (3.51%) Jasmine
4 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.75%) Babel
5 1 (1.75%) ESLint
5 1 (1.75%) Grunt
5 1 (1.75%) gulp
5 1 (1.75%) JIRA
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Legal
2 2 (3.51%) Public Sector
2 2 (3.51%) Publishing
3 1 (1.75%) Games
3 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (91.23%) Developer
2 42 (73.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 10 (17.54%) React Developer
4 5 (8.77%) Angular Developer
4 5 (8.77%) Designer
4 5 (8.77%) Interaction Designer
4 5 (8.77%) JavaScript Developer
4 5 (8.77%) Senior Developer
4 5 (8.77%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 2 (3.51%) Java Developer
5 2 (3.51%) UX Developer
6 1 (1.75%) .NET Developer
6 1 (1.75%) AWS Developer
6 1 (1.75%) Azure Developer
6 1 (1.75%) C Developer
6 1 (1.75%) C Programmer
6 1 (1.75%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (1.75%) Mainframe Developer
6 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 1 (1.75%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (68.42%) CSS
2 38 (66.67%) HTML
3 27 (47.37%) AngularJS
4 20 (35.09%) React
5 18 (31.58%) RESTful
5 18 (31.58%) Sass
6 12 (21.05%) Node.js
7 10 (17.54%) HTML5
8 9 (15.79%) CSS3
9 8 (14.04%) Jest
9 8 (14.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (12.28%) .NET
10 7 (12.28%) OpenLayers
10 7 (12.28%) Redux
10 7 (12.28%) Web Services
11 6 (10.53%) Ember.js
11 6 (10.53%) REST
12 5 (8.77%) .NET Core
12 5 (8.77%) NgRx
12 5 (8.77%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (33.33%) User Experience
2 6 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.02%) Acoustics
3 4 (7.02%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.75%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.75%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.75%) Android
1 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (19.30%) Scrum
2 11 (19.30%) Unit Testing
2 11 (19.30%) Web Development
3 10 (17.54%) TDD
4 8 (14.04%) BDD
5 7 (12.28%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 6 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (8.77%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 5 (8.77%) Microservices
7 5 (8.77%) Prototyping
7 5 (8.77%) Rapid Prototyping
7 5 (8.77%) Service Design
7 5 (8.77%) Test Automation
7 5 (8.77%) Web Design
7 5 (8.77%) Wireframes
8 4 (7.02%) OOP
8 4 (7.02%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (7.02%) Risk Analysis
8 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (64.91%) JavaScript
2 10 (17.54%) Python
3 6 (10.53%) Java
4 5 (8.77%) TypeScript
5 4 (7.02%) ES6
6 3 (5.26%) C#
7 2 (3.51%) ES7
8 1 (1.75%) C
8 1 (1.75%) COBOL
8 1 (1.75%) Go
8 1 (1.75%) PHP
8 1 (1.75%) Ruby
8 1 (1.75%) Scala
8 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (22.81%) Security Cleared
2 11 (19.30%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.75%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.75%) Degree
4 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) QA
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (5.26%) Red Hat
1 3 (5.26%) SAP
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.75%) Adobe
3 1 (1.75%) Atlassian