Period
to 19 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 332 316 351
Rank change year-on-year -16 +35 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) 50 51 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.30% 0.32% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.33% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 39 32
South East median daily rate £400 £330 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -2.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £289 £304 £106
90th Percentile £500 £500 £436
England median daily rate £425 £350 £388
% change year-on-year +21.43% -9.68% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £35.50 -

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 15,797 15,242 17,240
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.76% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,371 8,753 10,452
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £240
90th Percentile £580 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 673 754
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -9.15% +13.21%
10th Percentile £10.84 £10.50 £10.41
90th Percentile £50.65 £47.90 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.74%

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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 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 +19 32 £425 - 10
Oxfordshire +18 19 £438 +2.94% 3
Kent +10 9 £288 -14.18% 3
Buckinghamshire - 9 £325 - 4
Berkshire -16 4 £463 +8.82% 3
East Sussex +2 3 £350 +12.00%
Surrey -44 3 £325 -1.52%
Middlesex +9 2 - -
West Sussex -1 1 £338 +3.85%
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 19 August 2018, 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 49 (98.00%) Web Development
2 48 (96.00%) HTML
2 48 (96.00%) JavaScript
3 47 (94.00%) CSS
4 31 (62.00%) jQuery
5 25 (50.00%) CSS3
6 24 (48.00%) AngularJS
7 23 (46.00%) HTML5
8 22 (44.00%) Front End Development
8 22 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (42.00%) User Experience
10 19 (38.00%) PHP
11 18 (36.00%) Git (software)
11 18 (36.00%) Sass
12 17 (34.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
13 12 (24.00%) Microservices
13 12 (24.00%) React
14 11 (22.00%) Symfony
14 11 (22.00%) Ajax
15 10 (20.00%) MVC
16 8 (16.00%) Workflow
16 8 (16.00%) Linux
16 8 (16.00%) Unix
16 8 (16.00%) Photoshop
16 8 (16.00%) Subversion
16 8 (16.00%) Degree
17 7 (14.00%) Handlebars
17 7 (14.00%) Responsive Web Design
17 7 (14.00%) Node.js
17 7 (14.00%) Test Automation

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 2 (4.00%) WordPress
2 1 (2.00%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (16.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) Oracle Database
1 6 (12.00%) RDBMS
1 6 (12.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (10.00%) MySQL
3 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (36.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (16.00%) Subversion
3 2 (4.00%) Grunt
3 2 (4.00%) gulp
3 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.00%) webpack
General
1 2 (4.00%) Finance
1 2 (4.00%) Marketing
1 2 (4.00%) Retail
2 1 (2.00%) Advertising
2 1 (2.00%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (96.00%) HTML
2 47 (94.00%) CSS
3 31 (62.00%) jQuery
4 25 (50.00%) CSS3
5 24 (48.00%) AngularJS
6 23 (46.00%) HTML5
7 18 (36.00%) Sass
8 12 (24.00%) React
9 11 (22.00%) Ajax
9 11 (22.00%) Symfony
10 7 (14.00%) Handlebars
10 7 (14.00%) Node.js
11 6 (12.00%) Angular 2
12 5 (10.00%) .NET
12 5 (10.00%) RequireJS
12 5 (10.00%) Twig
12 5 (10.00%) XHTML
13 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET
13 4 (8.00%) LESS
14 3 (6.00%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (42.00%) User Experience
2 5 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (4.00%) W3C
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.00%) Linux
1 8 (16.00%) Unix
2 1 (2.00%) Android
2 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (98.00%) Web Development
2 22 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (44.00%) Front End Development
3 17 (34.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 12 (24.00%) Microservices
5 10 (20.00%) MVC
6 8 (16.00%) Workflow
7 7 (14.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (14.00%) Test Automation
8 6 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (12.00%) Scrum
8 6 (12.00%) TDD
8 6 (12.00%) UX Design
8 6 (12.00%) Web Design
8 6 (12.00%) Wireframes
9 5 (10.00%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
9 5 (10.00%) Web Accessibility
10 3 (6.00%) E-Commerce
10 3 (6.00%) Software Engineering
11 2 (4.00%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 48 (96.00%) JavaScript
2 19 (38.00%) PHP
3 6 (12.00%) Go
4 4 (8.00%) C#
5 2 (4.00%) Java
5 2 (4.00%) SQL
6 1 (2.00%) ES6
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (12.00%) Oracle
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.00%) Zend