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 24 June 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.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 151 178
Rank change year-on-year +53 +27  
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 168 119 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.20% 1.33% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.33% 1.40% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 60 65
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £113 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £402
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £320
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 - £40.00

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 7221 8475 8976
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.54% 94.99% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4232 5056 5117
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 385 431
Median hourly rate £17.77 £20.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 24 June 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 +17 37 £325 -15.58% 11
Buckinghamshire +8 30 £375 +20.00% 5
Berkshire +39 27 £375 - 10
Hampshire +22 27 £363 +45.00% 13
East Sussex +6 17 £300 -33.33% 4
West Sussex +6 15 £550 +28.84% 4
Oxfordshire -9 8 £368 +226.66% 3
Middlesex +14 4 £401 -
Kent -3 2 £375 - 3
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 336 (93.33%) CSS
2 327 (90.83%) HTML
3 322 (89.44%) JavaScript
4 303 (84.17%) Front End Development
5 194 (53.89%) AngularJS
6 190 (52.78%) HTML5
7 178 (49.44%) CSS3
8 160 (44.44%) jQuery
9 118 (32.78%) Agile Software Development
10 106 (29.44%) Web Development
11 100 (27.78%) Git (software)
12 92 (25.56%) Sass
13 91 (25.28%) Ajax
13 91 (25.28%) User Experience
14 89 (24.72%) React
15 55 (15.28%) Finance
16 51 (14.17%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
17 47 (13.06%) Node.js
18 45 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 44 (12.22%) MVC
20 43 (11.94%) Photoshop
20 43 (11.94%) CMS
20 43 (11.94%) Subversion
21 42 (11.67%) Scrum
22 36 (10.00%) Wireframes
23 34 (9.44%) Angular 2
24 33 (9.17%) LESS
25 32 (8.89%) Unix
25 32 (8.89%) OO
25 32 (8.89%) Python

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
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 43 (11.94%) CMS
2 11 (3.06%) Umbraco
3 5 (1.39%) Apache
3 5 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (1.39%) WordPress
4 4 (1.11%) Drupal
5 3 (0.83%) Confluence
5 3 (0.83%) ExpressionEngine
5 3 (0.83%) JBoss
5 3 (0.83%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.56%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.28%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.28%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 43 (11.94%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.78%) SaaS
2 5 (1.39%) GitHub
3 3 (0.83%) Bluemix
3 3 (0.83%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.56%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.11%) HTTP
2 3 (0.83%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.22%) Oracle Database
2 12 (3.33%) MySQL
3 7 (1.94%) Big Data
4 4 (1.11%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.11%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.11%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.83%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.56%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.56%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.56%) Redis
7 1 (0.28%) Impala
7 1 (0.28%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 100 (27.78%) Git (software)
2 43 (11.94%) Subversion
3 14 (3.89%) Jenkins
4 11 (3.06%) JIRA
5 10 (2.78%) Grunt
6 9 (2.50%) Jasmine
7 5 (1.39%) git-flow
7 5 (1.39%) gulp
7 5 (1.39%) JUnit
7 5 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.39%) Visual Studio
7 5 (1.39%) webpack
8 4 (1.11%) Maven
9 3 (0.83%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.83%) Bower
9 3 (0.83%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.83%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (0.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 2 (0.56%) Mocha
10 2 (0.56%) PostCSS
General
1 55 (15.28%) Finance
2 25 (6.94%) Banking
3 10 (2.78%) Marketing
4 6 (1.67%) Retail
5 4 (1.11%) Advertising
6 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 336 (93.33%) CSS
2 327 (90.83%) HTML
3 194 (53.89%) AngularJS
4 190 (52.78%) HTML5
5 178 (49.44%) CSS3
6 160 (44.44%) jQuery
7 92 (25.56%) Sass
8 91 (25.28%) Ajax
9 89 (24.72%) React
10 47 (13.06%) Node.js
11 45 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 34 (9.44%) Angular 2
13 33 (9.17%) LESS
14 28 (7.78%) Django
15 24 (6.67%) JSON
16 23 (6.39%) KnockoutJS
17 22 (6.11%) XML
18 20 (5.56%) XHTML
19 18 (5.00%) Backbone.js
20 17 (4.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 91 (25.28%) User Experience
2 17 (4.72%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (1.94%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.11%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.11%) W3C
7 3 (0.83%) Minimum Viable Product
8 2 (0.56%) Animation
8 2 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.28%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.28%) Fintech
9 1 (0.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.28%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.28%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 32 (8.89%) Unix
2 27 (7.50%) Linux
3 13 (3.61%) Windows
4 5 (1.39%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.28%) Android
5 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (84.17%) Front End Development
2 118 (32.78%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (29.44%) Web Development
4 51 (14.17%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 44 (12.22%) MVC
6 42 (11.67%) Scrum
7 36 (10.00%) Wireframes
8 32 (8.89%) OO
9 31 (8.61%) Responsive Web Design
10 24 (6.67%) Content Management
11 23 (6.39%) TDD
11 23 (6.39%) Web Design
12 21 (5.83%) Unit Testing
13 13 (3.61%) Test Automation
14 12 (3.33%) OOD
15 11 (3.06%) Web Application Development
16 10 (2.78%) BDD
16 10 (2.78%) E-Commerce
16 10 (2.78%) SEO
16 10 (2.78%) UML
Programming Languages
1 322 (89.44%) JavaScript
2 32 (8.89%) Python
3 30 (8.33%) Java
4 21 (5.83%) PHP
4 21 (5.83%) SQL
5 16 (4.44%) C#
6 15 (4.17%) ES6
7 13 (3.61%) TypeScript
8 9 (2.50%) Scala
9 4 (1.11%) CoffeeScript
9 4 (1.11%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.83%) C++
10 3 (0.83%) Ruby
11 1 (0.28%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.28%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.28%) ECMAScript
11 1 (0.28%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.28%) R
11 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (6.11%) Degree
2 2 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.56%) QA
2 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (1.11%) Docker
2 2 (0.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.28%) Oozie
Vendors
1 27 (7.50%) Oracle
2 10 (2.78%) Adobe
3 8 (2.22%) Sitecore
4 6 (1.67%) ServiceNow
5 5 (1.39%) Demandware
5 5 (1.39%) Google
6 4 (1.11%) IBM
6 4 (1.11%) Microsoft
7 2 (0.56%) Twitter
8 1 (0.28%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.28%) Zend
Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Kent
Explore Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: €70 - €75 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Portsmouth
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 18 days ago