Period
to 15 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 73 80
Rank change year-on-year -9 +7 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 36 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.09% 1.53% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.15% 1.58% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 23
Wales median daily rate £400 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.65% +13.33%
10th Percentile £325 £298 £263
90th Percentile £470 £475 £456
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +12.50% +0.63% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.63
% change year-on-year +6.25% +9.22% +51.16%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Contract vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1,675 1,201 1,369
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.21% 96.93% 97.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,139 799 936
Wales median daily rate £420 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £263 £155 £200
90th Percentile £588 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 70 90
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +9.09% -1.79%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.25 £10.49
90th Percentile £37.50 £48.41 £64.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Wales

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Wales

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Wales over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Wales

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Wales

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 15 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
South Wales -8 33 £400 - 12
West Wales - 3 £413 -
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wales region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 35 (97.22%) Front End Development
2 33 (91.67%) CSS
3 31 (86.11%) HTML
4 24 (66.67%) AngularJS
5 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (52.78%) JavaScript
6 19 (52.78%) HTML5
7 17 (47.22%) CSS3
8 12 (33.33%) Git (software)
9 11 (30.56%) Scrum
10 10 (27.78%) Java
10 10 (27.78%) Node.js
10 10 (27.78%) Unit Testing
10 10 (27.78%) npm
11 9 (25.00%) REST
11 9 (25.00%) SOAP
11 9 (25.00%) JSON
12 8 (22.22%) JIRA
12 8 (22.22%) LESS
13 7 (19.44%) Confluence
13 7 (19.44%) Sass
14 6 (16.67%) React
14 6 (16.67%) Finance
15 5 (13.89%) Decision-Making
15 5 (13.89%) User Experience
15 5 (13.89%) Wireframes
15 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
15 5 (13.89%) Digital Media
15 5 (13.89%) Marketing
16 4 (11.11%) Web Services

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 (19.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.78%) InVision
Cloud Services
1 10 (27.78%) npm
2 1 (2.78%) NuGet
Development Applications
1 12 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 8 (22.22%) JIRA
3 3 (8.33%) Grunt
3 3 (8.33%) gulp
3 3 (8.33%) webpack
4 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.78%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.78%) Protractor
5 1 (2.78%) Selenium
5 1 (2.78%) Subversion
5 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Marketing
2 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (91.67%) CSS
2 31 (86.11%) HTML
3 24 (66.67%) AngularJS
4 19 (52.78%) HTML5
5 17 (47.22%) CSS3
6 10 (27.78%) Node.js
7 9 (25.00%) JSON
7 9 (25.00%) REST
7 9 (25.00%) SOAP
8 8 (22.22%) LESS
9 7 (19.44%) Sass
10 6 (16.67%) React
11 4 (11.11%) Web Services
12 3 (8.33%) .NET
12 3 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 2 (5.56%) jQuery
14 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
14 1 (2.78%) Aurelia
14 1 (2.78%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Digital Media
1 5 (13.89%) User Experience
2 1 (2.78%) Fintech
2 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (97.22%) Front End Development
2 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (30.56%) Scrum
4 10 (27.78%) Unit Testing
5 5 (13.89%) Decision-Making
5 5 (13.89%) Wireframes
6 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (5.56%) Creative Thinking
6 2 (5.56%) Prototyping
6 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.56%) TDD
6 2 (5.56%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 1 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.78%) Mobile First
7 1 (2.78%) Product Management
7 1 (2.78%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (2.78%) Test Automation
7 1 (2.78%) Time Management
7 1 (2.78%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (52.78%) JavaScript
2 10 (27.78%) Java
3 3 (8.33%) C#
4 2 (5.56%) Ruby
5 1 (2.78%) ES6
5 1 (2.78%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) Adobe
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Twitter