Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 98 120
Rank change year-on-year +14 +22 +19
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 462 378 330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.81% 2.32% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 2.76% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 251 186
South East median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £220
90th Percentile £537 £538 £506
England median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +216.67% -53.13%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.44 £46.00
% change year-on-year +4.67% -27.30% +95.74%

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 14,136 13,696 14,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.96% 84.18% 83.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,502 8,196 8,678
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 497 460 586
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.35% -1.11% -2.17%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.95
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.73%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +14 187 £400 +6.67% 89
Surrey +13 116 £475 +27.52% 35
Berkshire +13 92 £413 +13.79% 25
Hampshire +8 84 £425 +13.33% 28
Buckinghamshire +18 50 £400 +6.67% 25
Oxfordshire +13 45 £400 -8.05% 39
East Sussex +2 36 £400 +23.08% 14
West Sussex -29 17 £438 +2.94% 7
Kent +14 15 £425 +25.00% 13
Middlesex +13 6 £350 -12.61%
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 386 (83.55%) JavaScript
2 350 (75.76%) CSS
3 336 (72.73%) HTML
4 229 (49.57%) AngularJS
5 165 (35.71%) HTML5
6 164 (35.50%) Agile Software Development
7 146 (31.60%) React
8 122 (26.41%) CSS3
9 117 (25.32%) Node.js
10 100 (21.65%) Sass
11 99 (21.43%) jQuery
12 91 (19.70%) Git (software)
13 89 (19.26%) User Experience
14 72 (15.58%) Web Development
14 72 (15.58%) TDD
15 61 (13.20%) Angular 2
16 58 (12.55%) Test Automation
17 52 (11.26%) CMS
18 51 (11.04%) Scrum
19 46 (9.96%) Finance
19 46 (9.96%) .NET
20 45 (9.74%) Java
21 43 (9.31%) TypeScript
22 39 (8.44%) ES6
23 38 (8.23%) REST
24 37 (8.01%) LESS
24 37 (8.01%) Responsive Web Design
25 35 (7.58%) PHP
26 34 (7.36%) E-Commerce
26 34 (7.36%) Continuous Integration

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 52 (11.26%) CMS
2 19 (4.11%) WordPress
3 14 (3.03%) Confluence
4 10 (2.16%) Sitecore CMS
5 9 (1.95%) Drupal
5 9 (1.95%) Tomcat
5 9 (1.95%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.95%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (1.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.87%) Apache
7 4 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.65%) Joomla!
8 3 (0.65%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.43%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.43%) Kentico
9 2 (0.43%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.22%) ExpressionEngine
10 1 (0.22%) JBoss
10 1 (0.22%) Liferay
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (1.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 6 (1.30%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.22%) InVision
Business Applications
1 15 (3.25%) Magento
2 9 (1.95%) Maximo
3 3 (0.65%) Shopify
4 1 (0.22%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.38%) GitHub
3 10 (2.16%) npm
4 9 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (1.73%) BrowserStack
5 8 (1.73%) Lucidchart
5 8 (1.73%) Serverless
6 5 (1.08%) Google Analytics
6 5 (1.08%) Google Tag Manager
6 5 (1.08%) SaaS
7 3 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.65%) Google Play
8 2 (0.43%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.22%) Force.com
9 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.38%) HTTP
2 3 (0.65%) Bluetooth
2 3 (0.65%) Internet
3 2 (0.43%) SSH
4 1 (0.22%) FTP
4 1 (0.22%) MQTT
4 1 (0.22%) Network Security
4 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.55%) MySQL
2 13 (2.81%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.16%) NoSQL
4 9 (1.95%) DB2
5 7 (1.52%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.08%) Redis
7 4 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.65%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.65%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.43%) Big Data
9 2 (0.43%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (0.43%) GIS
10 1 (0.22%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.22%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 91 (19.70%) Git (software)
2 26 (5.63%) gulp
2 26 (5.63%) webpack
3 22 (4.76%) JIRA
4 19 (4.11%) Jasmine
4 19 (4.11%) Subversion
5 18 (3.90%) Grunt
6 15 (3.25%) Cucumber
6 15 (3.25%) Protractor
7 12 (2.60%) Maven
7 12 (2.60%) Mocha
7 12 (2.60%) Selenium
8 10 (2.16%) Jenkins
9 8 (1.73%) Fiddler
9 8 (1.73%) Travis CI
10 7 (1.52%) Babel
11 6 (1.30%) Bitbucket
11 6 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (1.08%) Karma Test Runner
12 5 (1.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (9.96%) Finance
2 17 (3.68%) Marketing
2 17 (3.68%) Retail
3 9 (1.95%) Games
3 9 (1.95%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.52%) Banking
5 6 (1.30%) Advertising
6 4 (0.87%) Publishing
7 1 (0.22%) Arabic Language
7 1 (0.22%) Automotive
7 1 (0.22%) Back Office
7 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 436 (94.37%) Developer
2 321 (69.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 93 (20.13%) JavaScript Developer
4 78 (16.88%) Angular Developer
5 55 (11.90%) React Developer
6 36 (7.79%) HTML CSS Developer
6 36 (7.79%) HTML Developer
7 33 (7.14%) UI Developer
8 24 (5.19%) Node.js Developer
8 24 (5.19%) Senior Developer
9 19 (4.11%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 15 (3.25%) .NET Developer
11 14 (3.03%) Web Developer
12 11 (2.38%) Designer
12 11 (2.38%) WordPress Developer
13 9 (1.95%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 9 (1.95%) Java Developer
13 9 (1.95%) Software Developer
14 8 (1.73%) Maximo Developer
14 8 (1.73%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 350 (75.76%) CSS
2 336 (72.73%) HTML
3 229 (49.57%) AngularJS
4 165 (35.71%) HTML5
5 146 (31.60%) React
6 122 (26.41%) CSS3
7 117 (25.32%) Node.js
8 100 (21.65%) Sass
9 99 (21.43%) jQuery
10 61 (13.20%) Angular 2
11 46 (9.96%) .NET
12 38 (8.23%) REST
13 37 (8.01%) LESS
14 33 (7.14%) RESTful
15 32 (6.93%) Redux
15 32 (6.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 30 (6.49%) Vue.js
17 23 (4.98%) Web Services
18 21 (4.55%) Ember.js
18 21 (4.55%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 89 (19.26%) User Experience
2 19 (4.11%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (4.11%) Mobile App
3 12 (2.60%) Computer Science
4 9 (1.95%) iPad
5 7 (1.52%) Fintech
6 5 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (0.87%) Social Media
8 3 (0.65%) Animation
9 2 (0.43%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.43%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.43%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.22%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.22%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.22%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.22%) FMCG
10 1 (0.22%) NHS
10 1 (0.22%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.22%) PKI
10 1 (0.22%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 11 (2.38%) Linux
2 7 (1.52%) Android
2 7 (1.52%) Apple iOS
3 3 (0.65%) Unix
3 3 (0.65%) Windows
4 1 (0.22%) CentOS
4 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (35.50%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (15.58%) TDD
2 72 (15.58%) Web Development
3 58 (12.55%) Test Automation
4 51 (11.04%) Scrum
5 37 (8.01%) Responsive Web Design
6 34 (7.36%) Continuous Integration
6 34 (7.36%) E-Commerce
7 31 (6.71%) BDD
8 29 (6.28%) Software Engineering
9 26 (5.63%) Microservices
10 25 (5.41%) OO
11 24 (5.19%) Content Management
11 24 (5.19%) Web Design
12 23 (4.98%) MVC
13 21 (4.55%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
14 20 (4.33%) Wireframes
15 18 (3.90%) DevOps
15 18 (3.90%) Problem-Solving
16 16 (3.46%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 386 (83.55%) JavaScript
2 45 (9.74%) Java
3 43 (9.31%) TypeScript
4 39 (8.44%) ES6
5 35 (7.58%) PHP
6 30 (6.49%) C#
7 26 (5.63%) SQL
8 8 (1.73%) Python
9 5 (1.08%) Ruby
10 4 (0.87%) PHP 5
10 4 (0.87%) PHP 7
11 3 (0.65%) Java 8
11 3 (0.65%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.65%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.43%) Scala
13 1 (0.22%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.22%) GLSL
13 1 (0.22%) Groovy
13 1 (0.22%) Rust
Qualifications
1 29 (6.28%) Security Cleared
2 26 (5.63%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.16%) Degree
4 3 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.22%) APMP
5 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.19%) QA
2 1 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (3.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (0.87%) Terraform
2 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.22%) Ansible
3 1 (0.22%) Puppet
3 1 (0.22%) Salt
Vendors
1 22 (4.76%) Google
2 15 (3.25%) Oracle
3 14 (3.03%) Atlassian
3 14 (3.03%) Sitecore
4 10 (2.16%) Adobe
5 9 (1.95%) ATG
5 9 (1.95%) Demandware
5 9 (1.95%) hybris
5 9 (1.95%) IBM
5 9 (1.95%) Microsoft
6 5 (1.08%) Apple
7 4 (0.87%) Xamarin
8 3 (0.65%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 3 (0.65%) Twitter
9 2 (0.43%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.22%) Appcelerator
10 1 (0.22%) New Relic
10 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com