Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 18 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 86 97
Rank change year-on-year +15 +11 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 22 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.84% 1.27% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 1.30% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 11
Wales median daily rate £388 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +3.33% -23.81%
10th Percentile £290 £184 £150
90th Percentile £463 £463 £400
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £368
% change year-on-year +3.23% +5.44% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 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 1157 1385 1598
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.90% 97.95% 96.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 774 929 1135
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £164 £199 £210
90th Percentile £550 £551 £475
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 89 81
Wales median hourly rate £15.37 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.85% - -6.90%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.30 £9.25
90th Percentile £46.83 £64.00 £30.25
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 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
South Wales +16 22 £388 +29.17%
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 18 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 Wales region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 20 (90.91%) Front End Development
2 16 (72.73%) HTML
3 14 (63.64%) CSS
4 13 (59.09%) JavaScript
5 10 (45.45%) HTML5
6 9 (40.91%) CSS3
6 9 (40.91%) React
6 9 (40.91%) AngularJS
7 8 (36.36%) User Experience
8 7 (31.82%) Web Development
9 6 (27.27%) TDD
9 6 (27.27%) BDD
10 5 (22.73%) Ajax
10 5 (22.73%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (22.73%) Wireframes
11 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
12 3 (13.64%) Node.js
12 3 (13.64%) Sass
12 3 (13.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 3 (13.64%) jQuery
12 3 (13.64%) .NET
12 3 (13.64%) npm
13 2 (9.09%) Angular 2
13 2 (9.09%) Redux
13 2 (9.09%) Web Services
13 2 (9.09%) OO
13 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
13 2 (9.09%) Finance
13 2 (9.09%) CMS

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 2 (9.09%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) Confluence
2 1 (4.55%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.09%) Grunt
2 2 (9.09%) gulp
2 2 (9.09%) SonarQube
3 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (72.73%) HTML
2 14 (63.64%) CSS
3 10 (45.45%) HTML5
4 9 (40.91%) AngularJS
4 9 (40.91%) CSS3
4 9 (40.91%) React
5 5 (22.73%) Ajax
6 3 (13.64%) .NET
6 3 (13.64%) jQuery
6 3 (13.64%) Node.js
6 3 (13.64%) Sass
6 3 (13.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (9.09%) Angular 2
7 2 (9.09%) Apache Flex
7 2 (9.09%) JSON
7 2 (9.09%) Redux
7 2 (9.09%) Web Services
8 1 (4.55%) Drush
8 1 (4.55%) Velocity
8 1 (4.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) Front End Development
2 7 (31.82%) Web Development
3 6 (27.27%) BDD
3 6 (27.27%) TDD
4 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (22.73%) Responsive Web Design
4 5 (22.73%) Wireframes
5 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (9.09%) OO
5 2 (9.09%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (4.55%) Cross-Browser Development
6 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.55%) OpenUP
6 1 (4.55%) Scrum
6 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.55%) Web Design
6 1 (4.55%) Web Usability
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.09%) ES6
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) Python
3 1 (4.55%) TypeScript
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 2 (9.09%) Perforce
2 1 (4.55%) Adobe