Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 139 161
Rank change year-on-year -2 +22 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 290 289 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.72% 1.74% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 1.85% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 168 188
South East median daily rate £375 £361 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.81% +3.21% +7.69%
10th Percentile £275 £229 £250
90th Percentile £508 £450 £450
England median daily rate £400 £390 £370
% change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 4
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £15.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +216.67% -36.84% -
10th Percentile £41.50 £15.00 £20.00
90th Percentile £54.00 £15.00 £36.15
England median hourly rate £42.50 £28.75 £24.23
% change year-on-year +47.83% +18.65% -23.38%

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15904 15621 18300
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 93.95% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9440 9298 10742
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 646 772 917
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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

Job postings that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 21 November 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)
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the South East over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -14 125 £363 +3.57% 32
Berkshire +9 87 £363 -3.33% 14
Surrey +10 55 £450 +24.14% 7
Hampshire +20 43 £375 +25.00% 14
West Sussex -14 28 £445 +11.25% 3
Buckinghamshire -26 26 £350 +7.69% 10
East Sussex -1 19 £375 +20.97% 3
Middlesex +14 18 £475 +11.76%
Oxfordshire 0 12 £330 -5.71% 8
Kent -23 8 £328 -2.96% 1
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 21 November 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.

1 259 (89.31%) HTML
1 259 (89.31%) CSS
2 250 (86.21%) Front End Development
3 242 (83.45%) JavaScript
4 135 (46.55%) AngularJS
5 133 (45.86%) HTML5
6 109 (37.59%) CSS3
7 107 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
8 104 (35.86%) jQuery
9 82 (28.28%) Git (software)
10 75 (25.86%) Web Development
10 75 (25.86%) Sass
10 75 (25.86%) React
11 73 (25.17%) User Experience
12 58 (20.00%) Node.js
13 56 (19.31%) Ajax
14 55 (18.97%) Java
15 53 (18.28%) Scrum
16 43 (14.83%) JSON
16 43 (14.83%) Continuous Integration
17 42 (14.48%) Test Automation
17 42 (14.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 40 (13.79%) Responsive Web Design
19 39 (13.45%) MVC
20 36 (12.41%) TDD
21 35 (12.07%) .NET
21 35 (12.07%) REST
22 32 (11.03%) LESS
23 31 (10.69%) gulp
23 31 (10.69%) Angular 2

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 9 (3.10%) CMS
2 8 (2.76%) IIS
2 8 (2.76%) Tomcat
3 7 (2.41%) Apache
4 6 (2.07%) Drupal
4 6 (2.07%) WordPress
5 4 (1.38%) nginx
6 3 (1.03%) Confluence
7 2 (0.69%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.34%) ExpressionEngine
8 1 (0.34%) JBoss
8 1 (0.34%) LiveLink
8 1 (0.34%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 16 (5.52%) Photoshop
2 15 (5.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 5 (1.72%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.34%) GIMP
5 1 (0.34%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 8 (2.76%) KANA IQ
2 2 (0.69%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.24%) npm
2 9 (3.10%) SaaS
3 7 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.72%) GitHub
5 2 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.34%) Firebase
6 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.34%) Heroku
6 1 (0.34%) Twilio
6 1 (0.34%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.17%) HTTP
2 4 (1.38%) Internet
3 1 (0.34%) FTP
3 1 (0.34%) SMTP
3 1 (0.34%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.55%) MySQL
2 14 (4.83%) SQL Server
3 13 (4.48%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.41%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (1.03%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.69%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.34%) Big Data
7 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.34%) Redis
Development Applications
1 82 (28.28%) Git (software)
2 31 (10.69%) gulp
3 29 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 24 (8.28%) Subversion
5 20 (6.90%) Jasmine
6 19 (6.55%) Selenium
6 19 (6.55%) webpack
7 18 (6.21%) Karma Test Runner
8 16 (5.52%) Protractor
9 13 (4.48%) Grunt
10 12 (4.14%) JUnit
11 10 (3.45%) Mocha
11 10 (3.45%) Visual Studio
12 7 (2.41%) Bitbucket
12 7 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (1.38%) Axure RP
13 4 (1.38%) Dreamweaver
13 4 (1.38%) JIRA
13 4 (1.38%) PostCSS
14 3 (1.03%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 23 (7.93%) Retail
2 16 (5.52%) Banking
3 13 (4.48%) Finance
4 12 (4.14%) Marketing
5 5 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.38%) Advertising
6 4 (1.38%) Law
7 3 (1.03%) Automotive
8 2 (0.69%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Legal
9 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (89.31%) CSS
1 259 (89.31%) HTML
2 135 (46.55%) AngularJS
3 133 (45.86%) HTML5
4 109 (37.59%) CSS3
5 104 (35.86%) jQuery
6 75 (25.86%) React
6 75 (25.86%) Sass
7 58 (20.00%) Node.js
8 56 (19.31%) Ajax
9 43 (14.83%) JSON
10 42 (14.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 35 (12.07%) .NET
11 35 (12.07%) REST
12 32 (11.03%) LESS
13 31 (10.69%) Angular 2
14 23 (7.93%) ASP.NET
14 23 (7.93%) Spring
14 23 (7.93%) XML
15 22 (7.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 73 (25.17%) User Experience
2 15 (5.17%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.10%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.07%) W3C
5 5 (1.72%) Animation
5 5 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.03%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.69%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.69%) Internet of Things
7 2 (0.69%) iPad
7 2 (0.69%) Social Media
8 1 (0.34%) Blog
8 1 (0.34%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.34%) Fintech
8 1 (0.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.34%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 26 (8.97%) Windows
2 25 (8.62%) Linux
3 10 (3.45%) Unix
4 7 (2.41%) Windows 2000
4 7 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (1.72%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.03%) Android
6 3 (1.03%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (86.21%) Front End Development
2 107 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (25.86%) Web Development
4 53 (18.28%) Scrum
5 43 (14.83%) Continuous Integration
6 42 (14.48%) Test Automation
7 40 (13.79%) Responsive Web Design
8 39 (13.45%) MVC
9 36 (12.41%) TDD
10 30 (10.34%) Web Design
11 25 (8.62%) Open Source
12 23 (7.93%) Wireframes
13 22 (7.59%) OO
14 18 (6.21%) BDD
14 18 (6.21%) Mentoring
15 16 (5.52%) Prototyping
16 14 (4.83%) CRM
17 11 (3.79%) Collaborative Working
17 11 (3.79%) SDLC
18 10 (3.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 242 (83.45%) JavaScript
2 55 (18.97%) Java
3 28 (9.66%) C#
4 27 (9.31%) ES6
4 27 (9.31%) PHP
5 18 (6.21%) Ruby
5 18 (6.21%) TypeScript
6 17 (5.86%) Python
7 16 (5.52%) SQL
8 15 (5.17%) Scala
9 14 (4.83%) ECMAScript
10 7 (2.41%) VBScript
11 4 (1.38%) C++
11 4 (1.38%) CoffeeScript
12 2 (0.69%) C
12 2 (0.69%) Go
12 2 (0.69%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.34%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.34%) PHP 7
13 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (8.62%) Degree
2 14 (4.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.03%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.03%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.07%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (1.38%) Docker
2 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (6.21%) Adobe
2 17 (5.86%) Google
3 13 (4.48%) Twitter
4 9 (3.10%) Oracle
5 8 (2.76%) KANA
6 7 (2.41%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.03%) IBM
7 3 (1.03%) Mapbox
8 2 (0.69%) Capita
9 1 (0.34%) Facebook
9 1 (0.34%) Monetate
9 1 (0.34%) Perforce
9 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.34%) Syncfusion
9 1 (0.34%) Tealium