ExpressionEngine Rates Survey Results

By Gender

Gender Count Lowest day rate Highest day rate Average
Female 2 410 750 580
Male 47 343 1000 672

By Age

Age Count Lowest day rate Highest day rate Average
25-29 9 120 800 561
30-34 11 500 937.50 709
35-39 10 490 1000 747
40-44 12 450 900 645
45-49 4 562.5 1000 740
50-54 1 320 320 320
55-60 1 500 500 500

 

By Skill

Skill Count Lowest day rate Highest day rate Average
Designer 2 525 825 675
Front End Developer 37 320 1000 660
Back End Developer 8 120 937.50 658 ( omitting $120 would be an average of $807E589/£484/)
Other (IA, UX, PM etc) 6 490 1000 748

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 value Count
Under $2000 1
$2001 - $4000 13
$4001 - $6000 11
$6001 - $8000 7
$8001 - $10000 8
$10000 - $20000 9

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/

 

 

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