Period
to 24 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 24 April 2019.

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
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 84 73
Rank change year-on-year +20 -11 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 45 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.88% 1.34% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.01% 1.41% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 16 22
Wales median daily rate £380 £463 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.84% +44.53% -0.78%
10th Percentile £263 £351 £201
90th Percentile £445 £550 £456
UK median daily rate £450 £416 £388
% change year-on-year +8.11% +7.42% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £43.25
% change year-on-year -22.22% +4.05% +50.91%

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 1,496 1,420 1,260
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 94.98% 96.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,063 966 887
Wales median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £225 £213 £182
90th Percentile £625 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 77 95
Wales median hourly rate £14.75 £14.43 £19.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.22% -24.47% +12.38%
10th Percentile £10.02 £10.16 £11.17
90th Percentile £43.87 £49.52 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.35% -2.63% -2.56%

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 24 April 2019.

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 24 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
South Wales +24 44 £384 -14.72% 15
Mid Wales - 1 £200 -
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 24 April 2019, 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 44 (97.78%) Front End Development
2 43 (95.56%) HTML
2 43 (95.56%) CSS
3 36 (80.00%) HTML5
4 35 (77.78%) AngularJS
5 31 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (66.67%) CSS3
7 23 (51.11%) Git (software)
7 23 (51.11%) LESS
8 22 (48.89%) npm
9 21 (46.67%) Node.js
9 21 (46.67%) JavaScript
10 20 (44.44%) Unit Testing
11 19 (42.22%) Java
12 18 (40.00%) Scrum
12 18 (40.00%) REST
13 17 (37.78%) JIRA
13 17 (37.78%) SOAP
14 16 (35.56%) JSON
14 16 (35.56%) Confluence
15 13 (28.89%) Continuous Improvement
16 12 (26.67%) Creative Thinking
17 11 (24.44%) User Experience
18 10 (22.22%) Web Development
19 9 (20.00%) Time Management
19 9 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 8 (17.78%) Decision-Making
20 8 (17.78%) Finance
21 7 (15.56%) React
22 6 (13.33%) Angular 2

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 16 (35.56%) Confluence
2 2 (4.44%) Drupal
3 1 (2.22%) CMS
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 22 (48.89%) npm
2 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.22%) NuGet
Development Applications
1 23 (51.11%) Git (software)
2 17 (37.78%) JIRA
3 3 (6.67%) Grunt
3 3 (6.67%) gulp
4 2 (4.44%) Jasmine
4 2 (4.44%) Protractor
4 2 (4.44%) Selenium
4 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.44%) webpack
5 1 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (95.56%) CSS
1 43 (95.56%) HTML
2 36 (80.00%) HTML5
3 35 (77.78%) AngularJS
4 30 (66.67%) CSS3
5 23 (51.11%) LESS
6 21 (46.67%) Node.js
7 18 (40.00%) REST
8 17 (37.78%) SOAP
9 16 (35.56%) JSON
10 9 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (15.56%) React
12 6 (13.33%) Angular 2
12 6 (13.33%) Sass
13 4 (8.89%) jQuery
14 3 (6.67%) RESTful
15 2 (4.44%) .NET
15 2 (4.44%) DOM
15 2 (4.44%) Ruby on Rails
15 2 (4.44%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) User Experience
2 2 (4.44%) Fintech
2 2 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.44%) W3C
3 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.22%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (97.78%) Front End Development
2 31 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (44.44%) Unit Testing
4 18 (40.00%) Scrum
5 13 (28.89%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (26.67%) Creative Thinking
7 10 (22.22%) Web Development
8 9 (20.00%) Time Management
9 8 (17.78%) Decision-Making
10 4 (8.89%) OO
10 4 (8.89%) Responsive Web Design
11 3 (6.67%) Migration
11 3 (6.67%) Web Design
12 2 (4.44%) BDD
12 2 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (4.44%) Problem-Solving
12 2 (4.44%) SEO
12 2 (4.44%) Software Engineering
12 2 (4.44%) TDD
12 2 (4.44%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (46.67%) JavaScript
2 19 (42.22%) Java
3 5 (11.11%) ES6
4 3 (6.67%) PHP
5 2 (4.44%) C#
5 2 (4.44%) Ruby
5 2 (4.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (4.44%) Twitter