Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 86 103
Rank change year-on-year -7 +17 +20
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 134 127 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.43% 2.33% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 2.79% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 90 86
South West median daily rate £401 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.00% +15.38% +4.42%
10th Percentile £265 £262 £183
90th Percentile £500 £475 £422
England median daily rate £450 £404 £400
% change year-on-year +11.52% +0.88% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £44.00 £16.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year +175.00% -26.06% -41.51%

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 4,654 4,545 4,788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.54% 83.50% 81.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,880 2,881 3,172
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £269 £250 £250
90th Percentile £563 £538 £560
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 198 261
South West median hourly rate £40.75 £39.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +3.95% +5.56%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.94 £12.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.93 £48.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.42% +2.13% +9.05%

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 17 August 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 17 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
Bristol -10 56 £425 +13.33% 25
Wiltshire +8 19 £450 +24.14% 9
Devon -1 19 £350 -17.65% 6
Dorset 0 13 £388 +3.33% 18
Gloucestershire +6 12 £300 -10.45% 7
Somerset +2 11 £425 +14.86% 14
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 106 (79.10%) JavaScript
2 90 (67.16%) HTML
3 82 (61.19%) CSS
4 62 (46.27%) React
5 58 (43.28%) HTML5
6 54 (40.30%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (32.09%) CSS3
8 41 (30.60%) AngularJS
9 38 (28.36%) Git (software)
10 28 (20.90%) Node.js
11 26 (19.40%) User Experience
12 25 (18.66%) Unit Testing
13 24 (17.91%) Sass
14 21 (15.67%) Java
14 21 (15.67%) Redux
15 20 (14.93%) TDD
15 20 (14.93%) Test Automation
16 19 (14.18%) jQuery
16 19 (14.18%) Greenfield Project
17 17 (12.69%) Finance
18 15 (11.19%) CMS
19 14 (10.45%) Banking
19 14 (10.45%) Web Development
19 14 (10.45%) .NET
20 13 (9.70%) Continuous Integration
20 13 (9.70%) Responsive Web Design
21 12 (8.96%) XML
22 11 (8.21%) ASP.NET
22 11 (8.21%) C#
22 11 (8.21%) JSON

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 15 (11.19%) CMS
2 7 (5.22%) Umbraco
3 5 (3.73%) Confluence
4 1 (0.75%) Drupal
4 1 (0.75%) Kentico
4 1 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.49%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.48%) npm
3 2 (1.49%) GitHub
3 2 (1.49%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.75%) MailChimp
4 1 (0.75%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.49%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.99%) DTS
3 3 (2.24%) Big Data
3 3 (2.24%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.24%) MySQL
4 2 (1.49%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.49%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.75%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 38 (28.36%) Git (software)
2 10 (7.46%) JIRA
3 9 (6.72%) Cucumber
3 9 (6.72%) Selenium
4 7 (5.22%) Ant
4 7 (5.22%) Artifactory
4 7 (5.22%) gulp
4 7 (5.22%) TeamCity
5 5 (3.73%) NUnit
6 4 (2.99%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.99%) webpack
7 3 (2.24%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.24%) Grunt
7 3 (2.24%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (2.24%) WebStorm
8 2 (1.49%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.75%) Bower
9 1 (0.75%) LoadUI
9 1 (0.75%) Mocha
9 1 (0.75%) PhantomJS
General
1 17 (12.69%) Finance
2 14 (10.45%) Banking
3 7 (5.22%) Legal
4 4 (2.99%) Law
5 2 (1.49%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.75%) Electronics
6 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.75%) Marketing
6 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 122 (91.04%) Developer
2 81 (60.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 33 (24.63%) React Developer
4 23 (17.16%) JavaScript Developer
5 16 (11.94%) Angular Developer
6 15 (11.19%) UI Developer
7 8 (5.97%) HTML Developer
8 7 (5.22%) HTML CSS Developer
8 7 (5.22%) Java Developer
9 6 (4.48%) Web Developer
10 5 (3.73%) Automation Tester
10 5 (3.73%) Backend Developer
10 5 (3.73%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.73%) Tester
11 4 (2.99%) JavaScript Engineer
11 4 (2.99%) Programmer
12 3 (2.24%) Java Web Developer
12 3 (2.24%) Python Developer
13 2 (1.49%) .NET Developer
13 2 (1.49%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (67.16%) HTML
2 82 (61.19%) CSS
3 62 (46.27%) React
4 58 (43.28%) HTML5
5 43 (32.09%) CSS3
6 41 (30.60%) AngularJS
7 28 (20.90%) Node.js
8 24 (17.91%) Sass
9 21 (15.67%) Redux
10 19 (14.18%) jQuery
11 14 (10.45%) .NET
12 12 (8.96%) XML
13 11 (8.21%) ASP.NET
13 11 (8.21%) JSON
14 9 (6.72%) Gherkin
15 8 (5.97%) Angular 2
15 8 (5.97%) Vue.js
16 7 (5.22%) GraphQL
16 7 (5.22%) LESS
16 7 (5.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.40%) User Experience
2 19 (14.18%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (3.73%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (3.73%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.73%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.49%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.22%) Linux
2 4 (2.99%) Unix
3 2 (1.49%) Android
3 2 (1.49%) Windows
4 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.75%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (40.30%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (18.66%) Unit Testing
3 20 (14.93%) TDD
3 20 (14.93%) Test Automation
4 14 (10.45%) Web Development
5 13 (9.70%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (9.70%) Responsive Web Design
6 11 (8.21%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 11 (8.21%) Scrum
7 10 (7.46%) MVC
8 9 (6.72%) API Testing
8 9 (6.72%) Microservices
8 9 (6.72%) Migration
8 9 (6.72%) OO
8 9 (6.72%) SDET
9 8 (5.97%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (5.22%) Coaching
10 7 (5.22%) SDLC
11 5 (3.73%) Analytics
11 5 (3.73%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 106 (79.10%) JavaScript
2 21 (15.67%) Java
3 11 (8.21%) C#
4 10 (7.46%) Python
4 10 (7.46%) SQL
5 8 (5.97%) TypeScript
6 7 (5.22%) PHP
7 5 (3.73%) ES6
8 2 (1.49%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.75%) C
9 1 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (2.99%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.24%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.75%) Degree
3 1 (0.75%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.75%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (1.49%) Apple
1 2 (1.49%) Google
1 2 (1.49%) hybris
2 1 (0.75%) DoubleClick
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.75%) Perforce
2 1 (0.75%) SAP
2 1 (0.75%) Sitecore