Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Front End Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Front End Development over the 6 months to 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the 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 Development (Client-Side Development)
England > South West
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 88 98
Rank change year-on-year -31 +10 +2
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 125 126 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.93% 2.24% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 2.69% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 83 72
South West median daily rate £411 £370 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.15% +10.04% -3.93%
10th Percentile £313 £264 £238
90th Percentile £501 £438 £488
England median daily rate £458 £419 £400
% change year-on-year +9.25% +4.69% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £43.25
% change year-on-year -12.50% -7.51% +78.50%

Front End Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,562 4,680 4,634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.98% 83.36% 82.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,555 2,932 3,121
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £253 £238
90th Percentile £575 £559 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 201 292
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £33.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.24% - -15.65%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.72 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

Front End Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Front End Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Front End Development in the South West

Front End Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Front End Development in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Front End Development in the South West

Front End Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Development in the South West over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front End Development in the South West

Front End Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Development in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front End Development in the South West

Front End Development
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Development within the South West region over the 6 months to 13 December 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
Bristol -2 64 £425 +13.33% 35
Wiltshire -42 26 £475 +26.67% 5
Devon -1 13 £360 +5.88% 11
Dorset +3 7 £438 +5.42% 4
Gloucestershire -11 6 £300 -14.29% 7
Somerset -11 5 £325 - 19
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Front End Development also mentioned the following 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 West region with a requirement for Front End Development.

1 96 (76.80%) JavaScript
2 79 (63.20%) HTML
3 73 (58.40%) CSS
4 54 (43.20%) React
5 52 (41.60%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (40.80%) HTML5
7 36 (28.80%) AngularJS
8 34 (27.20%) Sass
9 33 (26.40%) Node.js
10 30 (24.00%) Git (software)
11 24 (19.20%) TDD
11 24 (19.20%) CSS3
12 21 (16.80%) User Experience
13 19 (15.20%) Test Automation
14 18 (14.40%) jQuery
15 17 (13.60%) Unit Testing
15 17 (13.60%) Java
16 16 (12.80%) Redux
17 15 (12.00%) .NET
17 15 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
18 14 (11.20%) Python
18 14 (11.20%) Finance
19 13 (10.40%) Linux
19 13 (10.40%) Web Development
20 12 (9.60%) Selenium
20 12 (9.60%) ASP.NET
20 12 (9.60%) Greenfield Project
20 12 (9.60%) Vue.js
20 12 (9.60%) TypeScript
21 11 (8.80%) Cucumber

Front End Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 7 (5.60%) CMS
2 4 (3.20%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.20%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (1.60%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.80%) Drupal
4 1 (0.80%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.60%) MS Visio
1 2 (1.60%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.80%) npm
3 3 (2.40%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (1.60%) GitHub
5 1 (0.80%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.80%) SaaS
5 1 (0.80%) Serverless
5 1 (0.80%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.40%) ATM
2 1 (0.80%) Intranet
2 1 (0.80%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.20%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.40%) MySQL
2 3 (2.40%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.60%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.80%) Big Data
4 1 (0.80%) MS Access
4 1 (0.80%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (24.00%) Git (software)
2 12 (9.60%) Selenium
3 11 (8.80%) Cucumber
4 10 (8.00%) gulp
5 5 (4.00%) WebStorm
6 4 (3.20%) Grunt
6 4 (3.20%) webpack
7 3 (2.40%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.40%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (1.60%) Bower
8 2 (1.60%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.60%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.80%) Ant
9 1 (0.80%) Babel
9 1 (0.80%) JIRA
9 1 (0.80%) LoadUI
9 1 (0.80%) Mocha
9 1 (0.80%) PhantomJS
9 1 (0.80%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (11.20%) Finance
2 4 (3.20%) Legal
3 3 (2.40%) Law
3 3 (2.40%) Marketing
3 3 (2.40%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.60%) Advertising
4 2 (1.60%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.80%) Automotive
5 1 (0.80%) Banking
5 1 (0.80%) Electronics
5 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 108 (86.40%) Developer
2 77 (61.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 20 (16.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 20 (16.00%) React Developer
4 15 (12.00%) UI Developer
5 12 (9.60%) Senior Developer
5 12 (9.60%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 11 (8.80%) Angular Developer
7 5 (4.00%) Backend Developer
8 4 (3.20%) HTML CSS Developer
8 4 (3.20%) HTML Developer
8 4 (3.20%) JavaScript Engineer
8 4 (3.20%) Programmer
9 3 (2.40%) .NET Developer
9 3 (2.40%) Java Developer
9 3 (2.40%) Lead Developer
9 3 (2.40%) SharePoint Developer
9 3 (2.40%) Web Developer
10 2 (1.60%) Java Web Developer
10 2 (1.60%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (63.20%) HTML
2 73 (58.40%) CSS
3 54 (43.20%) React
4 51 (40.80%) HTML5
5 36 (28.80%) AngularJS
6 34 (27.20%) Sass
7 33 (26.40%) Node.js
8 24 (19.20%) CSS3
9 18 (14.40%) jQuery
10 16 (12.80%) Redux
11 15 (12.00%) .NET
12 12 (9.60%) ASP.NET
12 12 (9.60%) Vue.js
13 11 (8.80%) Gherkin
14 8 (6.40%) Angular 2
14 8 (6.40%) REST
15 7 (5.60%) GraphQL
15 7 (5.60%) Web Services
16 6 (4.80%) Backbone.js
17 5 (4.00%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.80%) User Experience
2 12 (9.60%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (8.80%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (2.40%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.60%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.60%) Fintech
5 2 (1.60%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.80%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (0.80%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.40%) Linux
2 11 (8.80%) Unix
3 4 (3.20%) Android
4 2 (1.60%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.60%) Windows
5 1 (0.80%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.80%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (41.60%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (19.20%) TDD
3 19 (15.20%) Test Automation
4 17 (13.60%) Unit Testing
5 13 (10.40%) Web Development
6 11 (8.80%) API Testing
6 11 (8.80%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 11 (8.80%) Migration
6 11 (8.80%) SDET
7 9 (7.20%) BDD
7 9 (7.20%) MVC
8 8 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (4.80%) Analytics
9 6 (4.80%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (4.00%) Mentoring
10 5 (4.00%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (4.00%) Scrum
10 5 (4.00%) Visualisation
11 4 (3.20%) Collaborative Working
11 4 (3.20%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 96 (76.80%) JavaScript
2 17 (13.60%) Java
3 14 (11.20%) Python
4 12 (9.60%) TypeScript
5 11 (8.80%) ES6
6 10 (8.00%) C#
6 10 (8.00%) SQL
7 7 (5.60%) PHP
8 1 (0.80%) C
8 1 (0.80%) C++
8 1 (0.80%) ES7
8 1 (0.80%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (3.20%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.40%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.80%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.60%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.60%) WCAG
2 1 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.80%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (5.60%) Sitecore
2 3 (2.40%) Adobe
3 2 (1.60%) Apple
3 2 (1.60%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.80%) SAP
4 1 (0.80%) Sencha
4 1 (0.80%) Splunk