The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 47 65 45
Rank change year-on-year +18 -20  
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 9 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.60% 1.03% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 1.05% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 1
Median daily rate £225 £263 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -32.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year - -18.42%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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 Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 545 574 422
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 96.80% 98.63% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 387 293
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 36 20
Median hourly rate £17.77 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.30 £32.50
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 South Wales

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

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

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in South Wales.

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

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in South Wales over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

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

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

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

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 23 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
Cardiff +23 5 £250 -30.55%
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 Wales region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 23 (95.83%) HTML
1 23 (95.83%) CSS
2 22 (91.67%) JavaScript
3 20 (83.33%) Front End Development
4 16 (66.67%) AngularJS
5 15 (62.50%) HTML5
6 14 (58.33%) CSS3
7 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (54.17%) jQuery
8 11 (45.83%) Web Development
8 11 (45.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 11 (45.83%) User Experience
9 10 (41.67%) Wireframes
10 8 (33.33%) React
10 8 (33.33%) Node.js
10 8 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
10 8 (33.33%) Ajax
11 7 (29.17%) Durandal
11 7 (29.17%) Docker
11 7 (29.17%) Backbone.js
11 7 (29.17%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
12 5 (20.83%) TDD
13 4 (16.67%) Web Design
13 4 (16.67%) Automated Testing
13 4 (16.67%) Web Accessibility
13 4 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
13 4 (16.67%) BDD
13 4 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
14 3 (12.50%) W3C
14 3 (12.50%) Prototyping

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Subversion
2 1 (4.17%) Jasmine
2 1 (4.17%) Protractor
General
1 2 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Publishing
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (95.83%) CSS
1 23 (95.83%) HTML
2 16 (66.67%) AngularJS
3 15 (62.50%) HTML5
4 14 (58.33%) CSS3
5 13 (54.17%) jQuery
6 11 (45.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 8 (33.33%) Ajax
7 8 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
7 8 (33.33%) Node.js
7 8 (33.33%) React
8 7 (29.17%) Backbone.js
8 7 (29.17%) Durandal
9 2 (8.33%) Django
10 1 (4.17%) Highcharts JS
10 1 (4.17%) REST
10 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) User Experience
2 3 (12.50%) W3C
3 1 (4.17%) Graphic Design
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Front End Development
2 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (45.83%) Web Development
4 10 (41.67%) Wireframes
5 7 (29.17%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 5 (20.83%) TDD
7 4 (16.67%) Automated Testing
7 4 (16.67%) BDD
7 4 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (16.67%) Web Accessibility
7 4 (16.67%) Web Design
8 3 (12.50%) Prototyping
9 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
9 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
9 2 (8.33%) Rapid Prototyping
9 2 (8.33%) Software Delivery
10 1 (4.17%) SEO
10 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
10 1 (4.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 22 (91.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.33%) PHP
3 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) WAI
1 2 (8.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Cloudera