Period
to 21 July 2018

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 21 July 2018 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 80 156
Rank change year-on-year 0 +76 +12
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 515 440 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.00% 2.72% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.53% 3.25% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 277 174
South East median daily rate £415 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.67% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £152
90th Percentile £533 £488 £450
England median daily rate £450 £405 £395
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.53% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £29.50 £16.00 £25.82
% change year-on-year +84.38% -38.03% -30.22%

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 14,604 13,518 15,460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.03% 83.48% 82.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,677 7,874 9,468
South East median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £563 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 517 519 561
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £19.90 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.23% -17.08% +11.37%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.62 £11.81
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.30 £51.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.49 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.11% +4.19% +9.30%

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 21 July 2018.

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 21 July 2018. 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 +38 264 £413 +10.00% 89
Berkshire +49 133 £400 +6.67% 31
Surrey -22 93 £450 +28.57% 21
Oxfordshire +28 75 £425 +9.68% 38
Buckinghamshire +2 58 £413 +10.00% 20
Hampshire -40 53 £375 - 22
West Sussex +12 45 £413 -2.94% 13
East Sussex -9 32 £400 +17.65% 25
Kent +18 15 £425 +21.43% 12
Middlesex +10 10 £386 -3.56% 1
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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.

1 416 (80.78%) JavaScript
2 378 (73.40%) CSS
3 371 (72.04%) HTML
4 231 (44.85%) AngularJS
5 193 (37.48%) Agile Software Development
6 189 (36.70%) HTML5
7 159 (30.87%) React
8 157 (30.49%) CSS3
9 133 (25.83%) jQuery
10 109 (21.17%) Sass
11 101 (19.61%) Node.js
12 97 (18.83%) Web Development
13 88 (17.09%) User Experience
14 77 (14.95%) Git (software)
15 75 (14.56%) Scrum
16 70 (13.59%) Test Automation
17 66 (12.82%) TDD
18 58 (11.26%) Finance
18 58 (11.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 56 (10.87%) RESTful
20 50 (9.71%) .NET
21 49 (9.51%) E-Commerce
22 45 (8.74%) Angular 2
22 45 (8.74%) LESS
22 45 (8.74%) PHP
23 44 (8.54%) Java
24 43 (8.35%) TypeScript
25 41 (7.96%) ES6
26 39 (7.57%) Mobile App
27 38 (7.38%) MVC

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 32 (6.21%) CMS
2 17 (3.30%) WordPress
3 15 (2.91%) Drupal
4 10 (1.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 9 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
6 7 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.36%) JBoss
7 5 (0.97%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.78%) Apache
8 4 (0.78%) Confluence
8 4 (0.78%) Kentico
8 4 (0.78%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.58%) Joomla!
9 3 (0.58%) Magnolia
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (0.39%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.19%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.19%) ExpressionEngine
11 1 (0.19%) Liferay
11 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (1.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (0.58%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.39%) GIMP
3 2 (0.39%) InVision
3 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.39%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (0.39%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 14 (2.72%) Magento
2 7 (1.36%) Maximo
3 3 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.39%) Shopify
5 1 (0.19%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.88%) GitHub
2 19 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.14%) npm
5 9 (1.75%) Serverless
6 8 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (1.55%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.78%) SaaS
7 4 (0.78%) Yarn
8 3 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.58%) Google Play
8 3 (0.58%) PaaS
9 2 (0.39%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.39%) Force.com
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.36%) HTTP
2 3 (0.58%) Bluetooth
3 2 (0.39%) MQTT
3 2 (0.39%) SSH
3 2 (0.39%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.19%) DNS
4 1 (0.19%) FTP
4 1 (0.19%) Intranet
4 1 (0.19%) Network Security
4 1 (0.19%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.66%) MySQL
2 20 (3.88%) SQL Server
3 14 (2.72%) MongoDB
4 8 (1.55%) CouchDB
5 7 (1.36%) DB2
6 5 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 5 (0.97%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.58%) Big Data
8 3 (0.58%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.58%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.19%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.19%) Qlik Sense
10 1 (0.19%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 77 (14.95%) Git (software)
2 31 (6.02%) Subversion
3 28 (5.44%) webpack
4 24 (4.66%) gulp
5 23 (4.47%) Grunt
6 18 (3.50%) JIRA
7 16 (3.11%) Jasmine
7 16 (3.11%) Jenkins
8 15 (2.91%) Selenium
9 11 (2.14%) Cucumber
9 11 (2.14%) Eclipse
10 10 (1.94%) Maven
11 9 (1.75%) QUnit
12 8 (1.55%) JUnit
12 8 (1.55%) Karma Test Runner
12 8 (1.55%) Mocha
13 7 (1.36%) Bitbucket
13 7 (1.36%) LoadUI
13 7 (1.36%) SoapUI
14 5 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 58 (11.26%) Finance
2 27 (5.24%) Retail
3 15 (2.91%) Marketing
4 13 (2.52%) Banking
5 11 (2.14%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.17%) Advertising
6 6 (1.17%) Games
7 4 (0.78%) Law
8 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.19%) Automotive
9 1 (0.19%) Back Office
9 1 (0.19%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.19%) Electronics
9 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.19%) Legal
9 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 479 (93.01%) Developer
2 322 (62.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 116 (22.52%) JavaScript Developer
4 75 (14.56%) React Developer
5 74 (14.37%) Angular Developer
6 48 (9.32%) HTML Developer
7 47 (9.13%) HTML CSS Developer
7 47 (9.13%) Web Developer
8 37 (7.18%) Senior Developer
9 35 (6.80%) UI Developer
10 32 (6.21%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 27 (5.24%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 24 (4.66%) Designer
13 15 (2.91%) Java Developer
14 14 (2.72%) PHP Developer
15 13 (2.52%) .NET Developer
15 13 (2.52%) Senior JavaScript Developer
15 13 (2.52%) UX Designer
16 11 (2.14%) Full Stack Developer
16 11 (2.14%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 378 (73.40%) CSS
2 371 (72.04%) HTML
3 231 (44.85%) AngularJS
4 189 (36.70%) HTML5
5 159 (30.87%) React
6 157 (30.49%) CSS3
7 133 (25.83%) jQuery
8 109 (21.17%) Sass
9 101 (19.61%) Node.js
10 58 (11.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 56 (10.87%) RESTful
12 50 (9.71%) .NET
13 45 (8.74%) Angular 2
13 45 (8.74%) LESS
14 35 (6.80%) REST
15 29 (5.63%) Ajax
15 29 (5.63%) Redux
16 28 (5.44%) D3.js
17 27 (5.24%) JSON
18 24 (4.66%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 88 (17.09%) User Experience
2 39 (7.57%) Mobile App
3 29 (5.63%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (1.55%) Virtual Team
5 6 (1.17%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (0.97%) Computer Science
6 5 (0.97%) Data Structures
6 5 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (0.97%) Fintech
7 3 (0.58%) Animation
7 3 (0.58%) iPad
7 3 (0.58%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (0.58%) Social Media
8 2 (0.39%) BBC
8 2 (0.39%) Graphic Design
8 2 (0.39%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.39%) PKI
8 2 (0.39%) W3C
9 1 (0.19%) Vector Graphics
9 1 (0.19%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 23 (4.47%) Linux
2 17 (3.30%) Android
2 17 (3.30%) Apple iOS
3 9 (1.75%) Windows
4 8 (1.55%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.17%) Unix
6 2 (0.39%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.19%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (37.48%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (18.83%) Web Development
3 75 (14.56%) Scrum
4 70 (13.59%) Test Automation
5 66 (12.82%) TDD
6 49 (9.51%) E-Commerce
7 38 (7.38%) MVC
8 36 (6.99%) Microservices
9 30 (5.83%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (5.83%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 29 (5.63%) Kanban
11 28 (5.44%) OO
12 27 (5.24%) Wireframes
13 26 (5.05%) Problem-Solving
13 26 (5.05%) Unit Testing
14 25 (4.85%) Software Engineering
15 24 (4.66%) Responsive Web Design
16 19 (3.69%) Pair Programming
17 18 (3.50%) DevOps
17 18 (3.50%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 416 (80.78%) JavaScript
2 45 (8.74%) PHP
3 44 (8.54%) Java
4 43 (8.35%) TypeScript
5 41 (7.96%) ES6
6 36 (6.99%) C#
7 27 (5.24%) SQL
8 9 (1.75%) Go
9 7 (1.36%) Java 8
9 7 (1.36%) Ruby
10 5 (0.97%) Python
11 4 (0.78%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.78%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.58%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.58%) GLSL
13 2 (0.39%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.39%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.19%) Groovy
14 1 (0.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (3.11%) Security Cleared
2 13 (2.52%) SC Cleared
3 4 (0.78%) Degree
4 2 (0.39%) APMP
4 2 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.39%) CIPD
4 2 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.75%) QA
2 6 (1.17%) WCAG
3 3 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (2.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.39%) Ansible
2 2 (0.39%) Puppet
2 2 (0.39%) Salt
2 2 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.19%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (3.88%) Adobe
2 18 (3.50%) Google
3 15 (2.91%) Oracle
4 11 (2.14%) Microsoft
5 10 (1.94%) IBM
5 10 (1.94%) Sitecore
6 6 (1.17%) Twitter
7 5 (0.97%) Apple
7 5 (0.97%) Capita
8 4 (0.78%) hybris
8 4 (0.78%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.58%) FatWire
9 3 (0.58%) Perforce
10 2 (0.39%) Appcelerator
10 2 (0.39%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.39%) Tealium
11 1 (0.19%) New Relic
11 1 (0.19%) Omniture
11 1 (0.19%) Optimizely