The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England / South East
Rank 83 144 166
Rank change year-on-year +61 +22  
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 190 129 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.47% 1.41% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.62% 1.49% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 91 56
Median daily rate £350 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £425 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £95.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +150.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £33.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year - -13.15%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7239 8654 9158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.09% 94.90% 94.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4089 5298 4876
Median daily rate £401 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.35% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 378 441
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.21 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.38% +9.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the South East

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
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 Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the South East

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the South East over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the South East

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the South East

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
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 Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +42 47 £350 - 3
Hampshire +42 34 £368 +16.66% 19
Berkshire +22 26 £375 +1.35% 10
Oxfordshire +5 19 £338 +3.84% 3
Buckinghamshire -7 19 £400 +45.45% 3
East Sussex +16 17 £401 +39.30% 7
West Sussex +6 12 £325 -7.14% 4
Kent +5 9 £335 -0.74% 7
Middlesex +4 3 £380 -5.00%
Sussex - 1 - -
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 322 (94.43%) CSS
2 310 (90.91%) HTML
2 310 (90.91%) JavaScript
3 281 (82.40%) Front End Development
4 198 (58.06%) AngularJS
5 186 (54.55%) HTML5
6 170 (49.85%) CSS3
7 131 (38.42%) jQuery
8 110 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
9 98 (28.74%) Web Development
10 92 (26.98%) Sass
11 88 (25.81%) Git (software)
12 79 (23.17%) React
13 73 (21.41%) User Experience
14 60 (17.60%) Ajax
15 53 (15.54%) Node.js
16 47 (13.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 47 (13.78%) Finance
17 42 (12.32%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
18 40 (11.73%) Java
19 39 (11.44%) Responsive Web Design
20 37 (10.85%) OO
20 37 (10.85%) Scrum
21 35 (10.26%) MVC
21 35 (10.26%) Subversion
21 35 (10.26%) Photoshop
22 34 (9.97%) PHP
22 34 (9.97%) LESS
23 31 (9.09%) CMS
24 30 (8.80%) Wireframes

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top Related 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 31 (9.09%) CMS
2 10 (2.93%) Umbraco
3 6 (1.76%) WordPress
4 5 (1.47%) Apache
4 5 (1.47%) Confluence
4 5 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (1.17%) Drupal
5 4 (1.17%) JBoss
5 4 (1.17%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.88%) ExpressionEngine
6 3 (0.88%) Mule
6 3 (0.88%) Mule ESB
7 2 (0.59%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.29%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.29%) nginx
Applications
1 35 (10.26%) Photoshop
2 6 (1.76%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.59%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) GIMP
5 1 (0.29%) MS Excel
5 1 (0.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.35%) SaaS
2 6 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.17%) GitHub
4 3 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.59%) Amazon Kinesis
5 2 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (0.59%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.76%) LDAP
2 4 (1.17%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.29%) HTTP
3 1 (0.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.74%) MySQL
2 17 (4.99%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.88%) Big Data
4 3 (0.88%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.88%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (0.59%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.29%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.29%) Impala
6 1 (0.29%) Redis
6 1 (0.29%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 88 (25.81%) Git (software)
2 35 (10.26%) Subversion
3 17 (4.99%) Jenkins
4 16 (4.69%) Grunt
5 13 (3.81%) Jasmine
6 12 (3.52%) Bower
7 11 (3.23%) gulp
8 9 (2.64%) JIRA
9 8 (2.35%) webpack
10 6 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (1.47%) Karma Test Runner
12 4 (1.17%) CircleCI
12 4 (1.17%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.17%) JUnit
12 4 (1.17%) Maven
12 4 (1.17%) Selenium
13 3 (0.88%) Gatling
13 3 (0.88%) git-flow
13 3 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (0.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 47 (13.78%) Finance
2 17 (4.99%) Banking
3 8 (2.35%) Marketing
4 7 (2.05%) Advertising
5 4 (1.17%) Back Office
5 4 (1.17%) Games
5 4 (1.17%) Retail
6 3 (0.88%) Legal
6 3 (0.88%) Publishing
7 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 322 (94.43%) CSS
2 310 (90.91%) HTML
3 198 (58.06%) AngularJS
4 186 (54.55%) HTML5
5 170 (49.85%) CSS3
6 131 (38.42%) jQuery
7 92 (26.98%) Sass
8 79 (23.17%) React
9 60 (17.60%) Ajax
10 53 (15.54%) Node.js
11 47 (13.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 34 (9.97%) LESS
13 24 (7.04%) .NET
14 22 (6.45%) Angular 2
15 21 (6.16%) Web Services
16 19 (5.57%) XML
17 18 (5.28%) SOAP
18 17 (4.99%) Django
18 17 (4.99%) Ember.js
19 16 (4.69%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 73 (21.41%) User Experience
2 14 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (1.47%) Computer Science
3 5 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (1.47%) Mobile App
4 3 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (0.88%) Animation
4 3 (0.88%) Minimum Viable Product
4 3 (0.88%) W3C
5 2 (0.59%) Algorithms
5 2 (0.59%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.29%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.29%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.29%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.45%) Linux
2 17 (4.99%) Unix
3 12 (3.52%) Windows
4 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (82.40%) Front End Development
2 110 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (28.74%) Web Development
4 42 (12.32%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 39 (11.44%) Responsive Web Design
6 37 (10.85%) OO
6 37 (10.85%) Scrum
7 35 (10.26%) MVC
8 30 (8.80%) Wireframes
9 21 (6.16%) TDD
10 18 (5.28%) Content Management
10 18 (5.28%) Unit Testing
10 18 (5.28%) Web Design
11 15 (4.40%) E-Commerce
12 14 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (3.52%) Open Source
14 10 (2.93%) SEO
15 9 (2.64%) OOD
16 8 (2.35%) BDD
17 7 (2.05%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 310 (90.91%) JavaScript
2 40 (11.73%) Java
3 34 (9.97%) PHP
4 19 (5.57%) C#
5 18 (5.28%) Python
6 16 (4.69%) SQL
7 6 (1.76%) ES6
7 6 (1.76%) TypeScript
8 5 (1.47%) XPath
9 4 (1.17%) Scala
10 3 (0.88%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.59%) ECMAScript
11 2 (0.59%) Ruby
12 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.29%) C
12 1 (0.29%) C++
12 1 (0.29%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 20 (5.87%) Degree
2 6 (1.76%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.17%) WCAG
2 2 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.29%) QA
3 1 (0.29%) WAI
System Software
1 10 (2.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (1.76%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.47%) Ansible
3 1 (0.29%) Oozie
Vendors
1 21 (6.16%) Oracle
2 8 (2.35%) Sitecore
3 6 (1.76%) ServiceNow
4 5 (1.47%) Adobe
5 4 (1.17%) Google
5 4 (1.17%) Microsoft
6 3 (0.88%) Twitter
7 1 (0.29%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.29%) Zend
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