The table below looks at the statistics for the Front-End Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front-End Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front-End Developer
Rank 123 137 135
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 67 74 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.23% 1.14% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 1.24% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 55 54
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £250 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
- +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.37 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £27.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+40.74% -22.85%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5068 5991 5862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.20% 92.48% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3821 4322 4320
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 84 121
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

Front-End Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Front-End Developer in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Front-End Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Front-End Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Front-End Developer across the City of London region.

Front-End Developer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Front-End Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front-End Developer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Front-End Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Front-End Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Front-End Developer across the City of London region.

Front-End Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Front-End Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Front-End Developer in their job title.

1 142 (97.93%) HTML
2 137 (94.48%) JavaScript
3 134 (92.41%) CSS
4 102 (70.34%) HTML5
5 81 (55.86%) AngularJS
6 78 (53.79%) CSS3
7 74 (51.03%) jQuery
8 47 (32.41%) Sass
9 44 (30.34%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (29.66%) User Experience
11 39 (26.90%) Backbone.js
12 35 (24.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 32 (22.07%) LESS
13 32 (22.07%) Responsive Web Design
14 30 (20.69%) Node.js
14 30 (20.69%) Web Development
15 25 (17.24%) Git (software)
16 24 (16.55%) MVC
17 23 (15.86%) PHP
17 23 (15.86%) TDD
18 20 (13.79%) OO
19 14 (9.66%) CMS
19 14 (9.66%) Ajax
20 13 (8.97%) WordPress
20 13 (8.97%) E-Commerce
21 12 (8.28%) .NET
21 12 (8.28%) JSON
21 12 (8.28%) Grunt
22 11 (7.59%) Mobile App
22 11 (7.59%) Photoshop

Front-End Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Front-End Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Front-End Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 30 (20.69%) Node.js
2 14 (9.66%) CMS
3 13 (8.97%) WordPress
4 5 (3.45%) Apache
5 3 (2.07%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.38%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.38%) Drupal
6 2 (1.38%) Confluence
7 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.69%) Railo
7 1 (0.69%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.69%) nginx
7 1 (0.69%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.69%) TeamSite
Applications
1 11 (7.59%) Photoshop
2 4 (2.76%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (2.07%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.69%) MS Office
4 1 (0.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Tridion
1 1 (0.69%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.38%) SaaS
1 2 (1.38%) Office 365
2 1 (0.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.69%) HTTP
1 1 (0.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.52%) MySQL
2 2 (1.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (17.24%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.28%) Grunt
3 10 (6.90%) Jasmine
4 8 (5.52%) Cucumber
4 8 (5.52%) Subversion
5 7 (4.83%) JIRA
5 7 (4.83%) Selenium
5 7 (4.83%) Bower
6 6 (4.14%) Karma Test Runner
6 6 (4.14%) WebDriver
7 4 (2.76%) TeamCity
7 4 (2.76%) QUnit
8 3 (2.07%) Mocha
8 3 (2.07%) Sinon.JS
8 3 (2.07%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.38%) IntelliJ
9 2 (1.38%) Maven
9 2 (1.38%) Ant
9 2 (1.38%) Mockito
10 1 (0.69%) FishEye
General
1 6 (4.14%) Banking
2 5 (3.45%) Retail
2 5 (3.45%) Finance
3 4 (2.76%) Games
4 3 (2.07%) Advertising
4 3 (2.07%) Publishing
5 2 (1.38%) Automotive
5 2 (1.38%) Law
5 2 (1.38%) Marketing
6 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (97.93%) HTML
2 134 (92.41%) CSS
3 102 (70.34%) HTML5
4 81 (55.86%) AngularJS
5 78 (53.79%) CSS3
6 74 (51.03%) jQuery
7 47 (32.41%) Sass
8 39 (26.90%) Backbone.js
9 35 (24.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 32 (22.07%) LESS
11 14 (9.66%) Ajax
12 12 (8.28%) JSON
12 12 (8.28%) .NET
13 9 (6.21%) KnockoutJS
14 8 (5.52%) XML
15 7 (4.83%) YUI
15 7 (4.83%) Ember.js
16 6 (4.14%) D3.js
16 6 (4.14%) Mustache
16 6 (4.14%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 43 (29.66%) User Experience
2 11 (7.59%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.45%) Digital Media
4 4 (2.76%) Open Source
5 3 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.38%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.38%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.38%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.38%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.38%) W3C
6 2 (1.38%) DTV
6 2 (1.38%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.69%) FMCG
7 1 (0.69%) BBC
7 1 (0.69%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.69%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.69%) Contract for Difference
7 1 (0.69%) Spread Betting
7 1 (0.69%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.38%) Linux
1 2 (1.38%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.69%) Windows
2 1 (0.69%) Android
2 1 (0.69%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (30.34%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (22.07%) Responsive Web Design
3 30 (20.69%) Web Development
4 24 (16.55%) MVC
5 23 (15.86%) TDD
6 20 (13.79%) OO
7 13 (8.97%) E-Commerce
8 8 (5.52%) Scrum
9 7 (4.83%) BDD
10 6 (4.14%) Web Design
10 6 (4.14%) Pair Programming
11 5 (3.45%) Software Engineering
12 4 (2.76%) Automated Testing
12 4 (2.76%) CRM
12 4 (2.76%) Unit Testing
12 4 (2.76%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (2.76%) Mobile Application Development
12 4 (2.76%) Mobile Development
13 3 (2.07%) OOD
13 3 (2.07%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 137 (94.48%) JavaScript
2 23 (15.86%) PHP
3 8 (5.52%) Scala
4 7 (4.83%) C#
5 6 (4.14%) Java
5 6 (4.14%) SQL
6 5 (3.45%) Python
7 1 (0.69%) Ruby
7 1 (0.69%) XPath
7 1 (0.69%) Lua
7 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.69%) VB
7 1 (0.69%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (1.38%) Degree
2 1 (0.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.45%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) WCAG
2 1 (0.69%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.69%) Varnish
Vendors
1 6 (4.14%) Google
2 5 (3.45%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.76%) Adobe
3 4 (2.76%) Oracle
3 4 (2.76%) Twitter
4 2 (1.38%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.38%) Ektron
5 1 (0.69%) Facebook
5 1 (0.69%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.69%) Interwoven
5 1 (0.69%) FatWire
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