ExpressionEngine Rates Survey Results

By Gender

GenderCountLowest day rateHighest day rateAverage
Female2410750580
Male473431000672

By Age

AgeCountLowest day rateHighest day rateAverage
25-299120800561
30-3411500937.50709
35-39104901000747
40-4412450900645
45-494562.51000740
50-541320320320
55-601500500500

By Skill

SkillCountLowest day rateHighest day rateAverage
Designer2525825675
Front End Developer373201000660
Back End Developer8120937.50658( omitting $120 would be an average of $807E589/£484/)
Other (IA, UX, PM etc)64901000748

Some skills over lapped hence more than 49 total

Average lowest priced projects

The average lowest project worked on value was $2364. There were a number who mentioned they produced work for charities for free.

Average valueCount
Under $20001
$2001 - $400013
$4001 - $600011
$6001 - $80007
$8001 - $100008
$10000 - $200009

Average highest priced projects

The average highest priced project worked on was $27,320. The median value was $23,500. The highest being $175,000

Notes

First thanks to all who took part, rates can be an alluding and tricky subject at times.

There were over 50 submissions but with duplicates and 2 entries of very low value i decided to take them out as they would skew the data. These values of $10 and $8 for day rate were also maybe false or if true must have been from developing countries. I was initially going to include them but for more accurate data it was decided to remove those low submissions

In next years survey i will include geographic data. A lot more work but it would be another interesting demographic to study.

Some interesting data. Personally i'm a little surprised at the overwhelming number of front end developers. I expected that number to be in the majority of back end developers. It shows that ExpressionEngine really appeals and has attracted a huge number of front end devs.

There are some massive projects put together with ExpressionEngine.

Overall i'm very pleased with how it went. Twitter pulled in a number of entries and it was topped up with visiting and reaching out with Director-ee. Thanks again to all who took part and please look out for next years survey/