Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £368 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England > South West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 120 124
Rank change year-on-year -12 +4 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 78 86 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.38% 1.51% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 1.59% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 63 67
South West median daily rate £368 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.08% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £272 £238 £207
90th Percentile £468 £448 £400
England median daily rate £400 £390 £370
% change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £55.00 - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £28.75 £24.23
% change year-on-year +47.83% +18.65% -23.38%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5369 5418 6233
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 94.95% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3365 3520 4060
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £210 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 344 395
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -10.71% +40.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £46.20
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
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 Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the South West.

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

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the South West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
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 Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the South West.

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

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
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 Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the South West region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -17 32 £338 +3.85% 7
Wiltshire +2 23 £370 +13.85% 3
Somerset -6 7 £400 +10.34% 1
Gloucestershire +18 6 £325 +15.56% 4
Dorset -3 5 £415 +27.69% 3
Devon +3 3 £400 - 1
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 West region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 68 (87.18%) Front End Development
2 58 (74.36%) HTML
3 57 (73.08%) JavaScript
4 51 (65.38%) CSS
5 37 (47.44%) HTML5
6 29 (37.18%) CSS3
7 24 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (26.92%) AngularJS
9 19 (24.36%) Web Development
10 17 (21.79%) Git (software)
10 17 (21.79%) jQuery
10 17 (21.79%) React
11 15 (19.23%) Sass
11 15 (19.23%) .NET
12 14 (17.95%) C#
13 9 (11.54%) Grunt
13 9 (11.54%) Node.js
14 8 (10.26%) LESS
14 8 (10.26%) ASP.NET
14 8 (10.26%) MVC
14 8 (10.26%) User Experience
15 7 (8.97%) webpack
15 7 (8.97%) E-Commerce
15 7 (8.97%) JIRA
16 6 (7.69%) Selenium
16 6 (7.69%) Marketing
16 6 (7.69%) TDD
16 6 (7.69%) Finance
16 6 (7.69%) CMS
16 6 (7.69%) SQL

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
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 6 (7.69%) CMS
2 3 (3.85%) Umbraco
3 2 (2.56%) Drupal
4 1 (1.28%) Apache
4 1 (1.28%) Kentico
4 1 (1.28%) nginx
4 1 (1.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.28%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) npm
2 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.56%) Firebase
3 1 (1.28%) Algolia
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.28%) MySQL
1 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (21.79%) Git (software)
2 9 (11.54%) Grunt
3 7 (8.97%) JIRA
3 7 (8.97%) webpack
4 6 (7.69%) Selenium
5 5 (6.41%) gulp
5 5 (6.41%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.85%) Jasmine
6 3 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.56%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.28%) Axure RP
8 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.28%) PostCSS
General
1 6 (7.69%) Finance
1 6 (7.69%) Marketing
2 3 (3.85%) Automotive
3 2 (2.56%) Advertising
4 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.28%) Retail
4 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (74.36%) HTML
2 51 (65.38%) CSS
3 37 (47.44%) HTML5
4 29 (37.18%) CSS3
5 21 (26.92%) AngularJS
6 17 (21.79%) jQuery
6 17 (21.79%) React
7 15 (19.23%) .NET
7 15 (19.23%) Sass
8 9 (11.54%) Node.js
9 8 (10.26%) ASP.NET
9 8 (10.26%) LESS
10 5 (6.41%) .NET Framework
10 5 (6.41%) Redux
10 5 (6.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (5.13%) REST
12 3 (3.85%) FreeMarker
12 3 (3.85%) Razor View Engine
12 3 (3.85%) RESTful
12 3 (3.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) User Experience
2 4 (5.13%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.56%) iPad
4 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.28%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.56%) Linux
2 1 (1.28%) Android
2 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (87.18%) Front End Development
2 24 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (24.36%) Web Development
4 8 (10.26%) MVC
5 7 (8.97%) E-Commerce
6 6 (7.69%) TDD
7 5 (6.41%) Scrum
8 4 (5.13%) DevOps
8 4 (5.13%) OO
9 3 (3.85%) Mobile Development
9 3 (3.85%) MVVM
9 3 (3.85%) Responsive Web Design
10 2 (2.56%) BDD
10 2 (2.56%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (2.56%) Kanban
10 2 (2.56%) Online Marketing
10 2 (2.56%) Process Improvement
10 2 (2.56%) Progressive Enhancement
10 2 (2.56%) Time Management
10 2 (2.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (73.08%) JavaScript
2 14 (17.95%) C#
3 6 (7.69%) ES6
3 6 (7.69%) SQL
3 6 (7.69%) TypeScript
4 4 (5.13%) Java
4 4 (5.13%) PHP
5 3 (3.85%) ECMAScript
6 2 (2.56%) Python
7 1 (1.28%) Go
7 1 (1.28%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.28%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) WCAG
Vendors
1 2 (2.56%) Sencha
1 2 (2.56%) Zend
2 1 (1.28%) Google