Period
to 24 January 2020

The median contractor rate for a Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 January 2020.

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 Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England > South East
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 300 360 339
Rank change year-on-year +60 -21 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) 11 17 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.095% 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.11% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 13
South East median daily rate £363 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% -3.03% +17.86%
10th Percentile £249 £213 £271
90th Percentile £425 £530 £475
England median daily rate £325 £425 £381
% change year-on-year -23.53% +11.48% +3.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South East median hourly rate - - £40.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.33
% change year-on-year - -0.93% -

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 10,790 15,078 15,617
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.59% 94.33% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,487 9,089 9,332
South East median daily rate £438 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £210 £250 £240
90th Percentile £595 £588 £575
England median daily rate £463 £465 £450
% change year-on-year -0.54% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 580 604 583
South East median hourly rate £19.16 £20.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.41% +12.50% +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.60% +1.08% -

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

Job postings that featured Front End Web 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 Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the South East

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

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

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the South East over the 6 months to 24 January 2020.

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

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

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

Front End Web 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 Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the South East region over the 6 months to 24 January 2020. 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
Surrey +52 4 £320 +42.22% 1
Kent +11 4 - - 2
Thames Valley +32 3 £400 -5.88% 3
Oxfordshire +26 3 £400 -5.88% 3
Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 2020, Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 11 (100.00%) Web Development
2 10 (90.91%) Front End Development
3 7 (63.64%) HTML
3 7 (63.64%) CSS
4 6 (54.55%) AngularJS
4 6 (54.55%) jQuery
5 5 (45.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (45.45%) PHP
5 5 (45.45%) CMS
6 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
6 4 (36.36%) Web Design
6 4 (36.36%) Time Management
7 3 (27.27%) WordPress
7 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (27.27%) Adobe
7 3 (27.27%) SEO
7 3 (27.27%) Linux
8 2 (18.18%) Photoshop
9 1 (9.09%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 1 (9.09%) Prototyping
9 1 (9.09%) Vue.js
9 1 (9.09%) User Experience
9 1 (9.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (9.09%) React
9 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
9 1 (9.09%) Analytics
9 1 (9.09%) FMCG
9 1 (9.09%) XPath
9 1 (9.09%) Graphic Design

Front End Web 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 5 (45.45%) CMS
2 3 (27.27%) WordPress
3 1 (9.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Apache
3 1 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Photoshop
2 1 (9.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (9.09%) InDesign
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Subversion
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) CSS
1 7 (63.64%) HTML
2 6 (54.55%) AngularJS
2 6 (54.55%) jQuery
3 5 (45.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (9.09%) .NET
4 1 (9.09%) Ajax
4 1 (9.09%) CSS3
4 1 (9.09%) Ember.js
4 1 (9.09%) Flash
4 1 (9.09%) HTML5
4 1 (9.09%) JSON
4 1 (9.09%) React
4 1 (9.09%) REST
4 1 (9.09%) Sass
4 1 (9.09%) Vue.js
4 1 (9.09%) XML
4 1 (9.09%) XSD
4 1 (9.09%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) FMCG
1 1 (9.09%) Graphic Design
1 1 (9.09%) Social Media
1 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Web Development
2 10 (90.91%) Front End Development
3 4 (36.36%) Time Management
3 4 (36.36%) Web Design
4 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (27.27%) SEO
5 1 (9.09%) Analytics
5 1 (9.09%) B2B
5 1 (9.09%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 1 (9.09%) MVC
5 1 (9.09%) OO
5 1 (9.09%) Prototyping
5 1 (9.09%) Rapid Prototyping
5 1 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (45.45%) PHP
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) Ruby
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) XPath
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Adobe