Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 103 98
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5 0
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 127 112 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.10% 2.03% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 2.44% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 77 91
South West median daily rate £408 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.14% +13.85% -7.14%
10th Percentile £269 £260 £225
90th Percentile £534 £446 £500
England median daily rate £450 £414 £400
% change year-on-year +8.76% +3.44% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.44 £46.00
% change year-on-year +4.67% -27.30% +95.74%

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 5,167 4,583 4,781
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.38% 83.13% 81.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,196 2,897 3,170
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £255 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 190 267
South West median hourly rate £41.52 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.61% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.79 £12.48
90th Percentile £49.88 £48.88 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.85%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 63 £425 +17.24% 37
Wiltshire -16 23 £475 +31.03% 5
Devon +4 19 £315 -16.00% 9
Gloucestershire +9 10 £288 -17.86% 16
Somerset -7 7 £375 -0.99% 10
Dorset -5 4 £275 -29.71% 11
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 105 (82.68%) JavaScript
2 84 (66.14%) HTML
3 77 (60.63%) CSS
4 59 (46.46%) React
5 53 (41.73%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (40.16%) HTML5
7 37 (29.13%) Git (software)
8 35 (27.56%) AngularJS
9 33 (25.98%) CSS3
10 32 (25.20%) Node.js
11 28 (22.05%) Sass
12 26 (20.47%) TDD
13 23 (18.11%) Unit Testing
13 23 (18.11%) Redux
14 21 (16.54%) User Experience
15 19 (14.96%) Test Automation
15 19 (14.96%) Finance
16 18 (14.17%) Java
17 17 (13.39%) jQuery
18 13 (10.24%) Web Development
18 13 (10.24%) Amazon AWS
18 13 (10.24%) Linux
18 13 (10.24%) Python
19 12 (9.45%) Linux Command Line
19 12 (9.45%) Greenfield Project
19 12 (9.45%) Digital Transformation Programme
19 12 (9.45%) Selenium
20 11 (8.66%) Unix
20 11 (8.66%) .NET
20 11 (8.66%) Migration

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 4 (3.15%) CMS
1 4 (3.15%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.15%) Umbraco
2 3 (2.36%) Confluence
3 1 (0.79%) Drupal
3 1 (0.79%) Kentico
3 1 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.24%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.51%) npm
3 2 (1.57%) GitHub
3 2 (1.57%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.79%) SaaS
4 1 (0.79%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.57%) SMS
2 1 (0.79%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.15%) MySQL
1 4 (3.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.36%) Big Data
2 3 (2.36%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.57%) DTS
3 2 (1.57%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.79%) MS Access
4 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (29.13%) Git (software)
2 12 (9.45%) Selenium
3 11 (8.66%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.94%) Ant
4 5 (3.94%) Artifactory
4 5 (3.94%) gulp
4 5 (3.94%) JIRA
4 5 (3.94%) TeamCity
4 5 (3.94%) WebStorm
5 4 (3.15%) Bitbucket
5 4 (3.15%) webpack
6 3 (2.36%) Grunt
6 3 (2.36%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.36%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (1.57%) Bower
7 2 (1.57%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.79%) Babel
8 1 (0.79%) LoadUI
8 1 (0.79%) Mocha
8 1 (0.79%) PhantomJS
General
1 19 (14.96%) Finance
2 8 (6.30%) Banking
3 5 (3.94%) Legal
4 4 (3.15%) Law
5 2 (1.57%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.57%) Marketing
5 2 (1.57%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.79%) Advertising
6 1 (0.79%) Electronics
6 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 114 (89.76%) Developer
2 77 (60.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 29 (22.83%) React Developer
4 22 (17.32%) JavaScript Developer
5 17 (13.39%) UI Developer
6 13 (10.24%) Angular Developer
7 9 (7.09%) Senior Developer
7 9 (7.09%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 5 (3.94%) Backend Developer
8 5 (3.94%) HTML CSS Developer
8 5 (3.94%) HTML Developer
8 5 (3.94%) Web Developer
9 4 (3.15%) JavaScript Engineer
9 4 (3.15%) Lead Developer
9 4 (3.15%) Programmer
10 3 (2.36%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 3 (2.36%) Java Developer
10 3 (2.36%) SharePoint Developer
11 2 (1.57%) CSS Developer
11 2 (1.57%) Java Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (66.14%) HTML
2 77 (60.63%) CSS
3 59 (46.46%) React
4 51 (40.16%) HTML5
5 35 (27.56%) AngularJS
6 33 (25.98%) CSS3
7 32 (25.20%) Node.js
8 28 (22.05%) Sass
9 23 (18.11%) Redux
10 17 (13.39%) jQuery
11 11 (8.66%) .NET
11 11 (8.66%) Gherkin
11 11 (8.66%) Vue.js
12 9 (7.09%) ASP.NET
12 9 (7.09%) REST
13 7 (5.51%) GraphQL
13 7 (5.51%) LESS
14 6 (4.72%) Angular 2
14 6 (4.72%) D3.js
14 6 (4.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.54%) User Experience
2 12 (9.45%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (9.45%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (3.15%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.57%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.79%) Fintech
5 1 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.24%) Linux
2 11 (8.66%) Unix
3 3 (2.36%) Android
4 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.79%) Windows
4 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (41.73%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (20.47%) TDD
3 23 (18.11%) Unit Testing
4 19 (14.96%) Test Automation
5 13 (10.24%) Web Development
6 12 (9.45%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 11 (8.66%) API Testing
7 11 (8.66%) Migration
7 11 (8.66%) SDET
8 10 (7.87%) BDD
8 10 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (7.09%) Scrum
10 8 (6.30%) MVC
10 8 (6.30%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (6.30%) Responsive Web Design
11 7 (5.51%) Microservices
12 6 (4.72%) Analytics
13 5 (3.94%) OO
14 4 (3.15%) Artificial Intelligence
14 4 (3.15%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 105 (82.68%) JavaScript
2 18 (14.17%) Java
3 13 (10.24%) Python
4 10 (7.87%) C#
4 10 (7.87%) SQL
5 7 (5.51%) ES6
5 7 (5.51%) PHP
6 6 (4.72%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.79%) C
7 1 (0.79%) ES7
7 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (3.15%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.36%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) Puppet
1 1 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 2 (1.57%) Apple
1 2 (1.57%) Google
1 2 (1.57%) hybris
1 2 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (1.57%) Sitecore
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.79%) SAP
2 1 (0.79%) Splunk