Period
to 23 April 2019

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 23 April 2019 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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 102 83 82
Rank change year-on-year -19 -1 +14
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 133 133 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.14% 2.59% 2.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 3.13% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 83 86
South West median daily rate £450 £388 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.13% +2.65% +11.85%
10th Percentile £340 £289 £268
90th Percentile £550 £531 £488
England median daily rate £450 £425 £404
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.33% +7.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South West median hourly rate - - £32.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.76
% change year-on-year -17.65% +1.78% +26.53%

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 5,257 4,251 4,427
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.49% 82.85% 83.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,394 2,604 2,912
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £283 £263 £240
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £445
% change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 283 189 235
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £30.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -22.08% -3.75%
10th Percentile £12.36 £11.18 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £48.75 £51.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +6.38%

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019. 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 -13 56 £450 +15.38% 31
Wiltshire -42 27 £500 +33.33% 6
Devon +11 22 £375 -21.05% 15
Gloucestershire -9 10 £400 +33.33% 9
Dorset +4 7 £450 +16.13% 3
Somerset +6 5 £475 +18.75% 5
Cornwall - 1 £200 - 2
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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.

1 108 (81.20%) CSS
2 106 (79.70%) JavaScript
3 101 (75.94%) HTML
4 59 (44.36%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (34.59%) React
6 38 (28.57%) HTML5
7 37 (27.82%) Git (software)
8 34 (25.56%) AngularJS
9 33 (24.81%) Sass
10 27 (20.30%) User Experience
11 24 (18.05%) Java
12 23 (17.29%) Finance
13 22 (16.54%) Web Services
13 22 (16.54%) CSS3
14 21 (15.79%) ES6
15 18 (13.53%) Unit Testing
16 17 (12.78%) jQuery
16 17 (12.78%) TDD
17 16 (12.03%) TypeScript
18 15 (11.28%) Node.js
19 13 (9.77%) RESTful
19 13 (9.77%) Test Automation
19 13 (9.77%) Scrum
19 13 (9.77%) Web Development
19 13 (9.77%) XML
19 13 (9.77%) C#
19 13 (9.77%) .NET
19 13 (9.77%) MVC
19 13 (9.77%) Redux
20 12 (9.02%) CMS

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 12 (9.02%) CMS
2 7 (5.26%) JBoss
3 6 (4.51%) Apache
4 5 (3.76%) Drupal
5 4 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (3.01%) WordPress
6 3 (2.26%) Mule
6 3 (2.26%) Mule ESB
7 2 (1.50%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.50%) IIS
7 2 (1.50%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.75%) nginx
8 1 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (3.76%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.26%) InVision
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.76%) SaaS
3 4 (3.01%) GitHub
3 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.01%) npm
4 2 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.50%) IaaS
4 2 (1.50%) PaaS
4 2 (1.50%) Serverless
5 1 (0.75%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.75%) AMQP
1 1 (0.75%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.52%) RDBMS
1 10 (7.52%) Relational Database
2 8 (6.02%) MySQL
3 6 (4.51%) NoSQL
3 6 (4.51%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.76%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.50%) GIS
6 2 (1.50%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.75%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.75%) Redis
Development Applications
1 37 (27.82%) Git (software)
2 11 (8.27%) webpack
3 10 (7.52%) Jenkins
4 7 (5.26%) gulp
4 7 (5.26%) Maven
5 6 (4.51%) Eclipse
5 6 (4.51%) Gerrit
5 6 (4.51%) IntelliJ
5 6 (4.51%) SonarQube
6 4 (3.01%) Babel
6 4 (3.01%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 3 (2.26%) GitLab
7 3 (2.26%) Gradle
7 3 (2.26%) Grunt
7 3 (2.26%) Jasmine
7 3 (2.26%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (2.26%) WebStorm
8 2 (1.50%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (17.29%) Finance
2 5 (3.76%) Marketing
3 3 (2.26%) Advertising
3 3 (2.26%) Automotive
3 3 (2.26%) Banking
4 2 (1.50%) Law
4 2 (1.50%) Legal
4 2 (1.50%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.75%) Retail
5 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 127 (95.49%) Developer
2 88 (66.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 20 (15.04%) Java Developer
4 11 (8.27%) JavaScript Developer
4 11 (8.27%) React Developer
5 9 (6.77%) Angular Developer
6 7 (5.26%) .NET Developer
6 7 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 7 (5.26%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 6 (4.51%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
7 6 (4.51%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (4.51%) HTML Developer
8 5 (3.76%) HTML CSS Developer
9 4 (3.01%) UI Developer
9 4 (3.01%) WordPress Developer
10 3 (2.26%) Drupal Developer
10 3 (2.26%) Lead Developer
10 3 (2.26%) PHP Developer
10 3 (2.26%) Ruby Developer
11 2 (1.50%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (81.20%) CSS
2 101 (75.94%) HTML
3 46 (34.59%) React
4 38 (28.57%) HTML5
5 34 (25.56%) AngularJS
6 33 (24.81%) Sass
7 22 (16.54%) CSS3
7 22 (16.54%) Web Services
8 17 (12.78%) jQuery
9 15 (11.28%) Node.js
10 13 (9.77%) .NET
10 13 (9.77%) Redux
10 13 (9.77%) RESTful
10 13 (9.77%) XML
11 12 (9.02%) Spring
12 10 (7.52%) OpenLayers
12 10 (7.52%) REST
13 8 (6.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 7 (5.26%) Leaflet
14 7 (5.26%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (20.30%) User Experience
2 10 (7.52%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (4.51%) Video\Live Streaming
4 5 (3.76%) NHS
5 3 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.75%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.01%) Linux
2 3 (2.26%) Windows
3 2 (1.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.75%) Android
4 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.75%) Unix
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (44.36%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (13.53%) Unit Testing
3 17 (12.78%) TDD
4 13 (9.77%) MVC
4 13 (9.77%) Scrum
4 13 (9.77%) Test Automation
4 13 (9.77%) Web Development
5 12 (9.02%) DevOps
6 10 (7.52%) Build Automation
6 10 (7.52%) Dependency Injection
7 9 (6.77%) OO
7 9 (6.77%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (4.51%) Data Management
9 6 (4.51%) Kanban
9 6 (4.51%) SOA
9 6 (4.51%) Software Delivery
9 6 (4.51%) Visualisation
9 6 (4.51%) Web Design
9 6 (4.51%) XML Parsing
Programming Languages
1 106 (79.70%) JavaScript
2 24 (18.05%) Java
3 21 (15.79%) ES6
4 16 (12.03%) TypeScript
5 13 (9.77%) C#
6 12 (9.02%) Python
7 10 (7.52%) PHP
8 9 (6.77%) Java 8
8 9 (6.77%) SQL
9 7 (5.26%) Ruby
10 4 (3.01%) ES7
11 3 (2.26%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.26%) Groovy
12 2 (1.50%) C
12 2 (1.50%) C++
13 1 (0.75%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.75%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.75%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.51%) Degree
3 4 (3.01%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.50%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.75%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.50%) GDPR
1 2 (1.50%) WCAG
2 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (6.77%) Docker
2 1 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.76%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.01%) Ansible
3 3 (2.26%) Terraform
4 2 (1.50%) Puppet
5 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (3.76%) Sitecore
2 4 (3.01%) Adobe
2 4 (3.01%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.26%) Cypress Semiconductor
3 3 (2.26%) Oracle
4 2 (1.50%) ESRI
4 2 (1.50%) Google
5 1 (0.75%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.75%) Sencha
5 1 (0.75%) VMware
5 1 (0.75%) Zend