The table below looks at the statistics for the Front-End Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 119 162 177
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 903 648 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.72% 1.35% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 1.45% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 444 406
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -6.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -
Front-End Developer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47639 44687 49823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.80% 92.79% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29624 27384 28500
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1896 1919 2491
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Front-End Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Front-End Developer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Front-End Developer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Front-End Developer Daily Rate Trend in England

Front-End Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front-End Developer across the England region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Front-End Developer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Front-End Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Front-End Developer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Front-End Developer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front-End Developer within the England region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +56 538 £375 +7.14% 125
South East +14 130 £325 - 49
North West +10 48 £300 -6.25% 31
South West +9 48 £325 +20.37% 22
East of England -23 42 £375 +30.43% 13
West Midlands +4 37 £314 +16.20% 16
Yorkshire +13 26 £300 +11.11% 32
East Midlands +4 11 £270 +8.00% 9
North East - 10 £313 - 5
Midlands - 3 £475 -
Front-End Developer
UK

Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 1567 (93.50%) HTML
2 1526 (91.05%) CSS
3 1467 (87.53%) JavaScript
4 1037 (61.87%) HTML5
5 872 (52.03%) jQuery
6 860 (51.31%) CSS3
7 503 (30.01%) Agile Software Development
8 442 (26.37%) Responsive Web Design
9 393 (23.45%) AngularJS
10 285 (17.00%) Sass
11 273 (16.29%) PHP
12 269 (16.05%) User Experience
13 261 (15.57%) OO
14 251 (14.98%) Git (software)
15 231 (13.78%) Web Development
16 230 (13.72%) Backbone.js
17 220 (13.13%) TDD
18 208 (12.41%) Java
19 207 (12.35%) E-Commerce
20 199 (11.87%) Ajax
21 195 (11.63%) Web Design
22 189 (11.28%) Photoshop
23 187 (11.16%) MVC
24 185 (11.04%) .NET
25 184 (10.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
26 171 (10.20%) Node.js
27 158 (9.43%) CMS
28 157 (9.37%) XHTML
29 153 (9.13%) JSON
30 145 (8.65%) Subversion

Front-End Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 171 (10.20%) Node.js
2 158 (9.43%) CMS
3 77 (4.59%) WordPress
4 43 (2.57%) Drupal
5 42 (2.51%) Apache
6 32 (1.91%) Sitecore CMS
7 29 (1.73%) Umbraco
8 20 (1.19%) SharePoint
9 12 (0.72%) Adobe CQ
10 10 (0.60%) Confluence
11 9 (0.54%) IIS
12 8 (0.48%) TeamSite
13 7 (0.42%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.42%) ExpressionEngine
13 7 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.42%) Joomla!
13 7 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.36%) nginx
14 6 (0.36%) Apache Solr
15 5 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 189 (11.28%) Photoshop
2 91 (5.43%) Adobe Illustrator
3 26 (1.55%) Fireworks
4 5 (0.30%) MS Excel
5 2 (0.12%) MS Office
5 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.060%) InDesign
6 1 (0.060%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.060%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.060%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 33 (1.97%) Magento
2 11 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.42%) Google Analytics
4 5 (0.30%) SiteCatalyst
5 4 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.18%) Tridion
6 3 (0.18%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.060%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.060%) Shopify
7 1 (0.060%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.89%) GitHub
2 11 (0.66%) SaaS
3 7 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.060%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.060%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.060%) Office 365
6 1 (0.060%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (2.57%) HTTP
2 35 (2.09%) Internet
3 23 (1.37%) Intranet
4 7 (0.42%) FTP
5 2 (0.12%) SSH
5 2 (0.12%) DNS
5 2 (0.12%) SMTP
5 2 (0.12%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.12%) SSL
6 1 (0.060%) SAN
6 1 (0.060%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (5.49%) MySQL
2 46 (2.74%) Relational Database
3 28 (1.67%) SQL Server
4 18 (1.07%) MongoDB
5 7 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (0.42%) Redis
6 6 (0.36%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.24%) SQLite
9 3 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.18%) Big Data
9 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.18%) Triplestore
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.12%) BusinessObjects XI
10 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.12%) DB2
10 2 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 251 (14.98%) Git (software)
2 145 (8.65%) Subversion
3 115 (6.86%) Grunt
4 89 (5.31%) Jasmine
5 41 (2.45%) Visual Studio
6 28 (1.67%) QUnit
7 26 (1.55%) JIRA
8 25 (1.49%) Mocha
9 21 (1.25%) Bower
10 19 (1.13%) Jenkins
11 18 (1.07%) Karma Test Runner
11 18 (1.07%) Yeoman
11 18 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (0.78%) Eclipse
13 12 (0.72%) Dreamweaver
14 11 (0.66%) Maven
14 11 (0.66%) Axure RP
14 11 (0.66%) Selenium
15 9 (0.54%) Ant
15 9 (0.54%) NUnit
General
1 105 (6.26%) Finance
2 81 (4.83%) Retail
3 76 (4.53%) Marketing
4 40 (2.39%) Advertising
5 33 (1.97%) Publishing
6 31 (1.85%) Games
7 26 (1.55%) Manufacturing
7 26 (1.55%) Banking
8 20 (1.19%) Legal
9 16 (0.95%) Telecoms
10 14 (0.84%) Investment Banking
11 11 (0.66%) Back Office
12 6 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.30%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.24%) Electronics
14 4 (0.24%) Automotive
14 4 (0.24%) Law
15 2 (0.12%) Local Government
15 2 (0.12%) Front Office
16 1 (0.060%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1567 (93.50%) HTML
2 1526 (91.05%) CSS
3 1037 (61.87%) HTML5
4 872 (52.03%) jQuery
5 860 (51.31%) CSS3
6 393 (23.45%) AngularJS
7 285 (17.00%) Sass
8 230 (13.72%) Backbone.js
9 199 (11.87%) Ajax
10 185 (11.04%) .NET
11 184 (10.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 157 (9.37%) XHTML
13 153 (9.13%) JSON
14 144 (8.59%) LESS
15 113 (6.74%) XML
16 99 (5.91%) KnockoutJS
17 98 (5.85%) ASP.NET
18 88 (5.25%) JSP
19 71 (4.24%) Semantic HTML
20 69 (4.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 269 (16.05%) User Experience
2 100 (5.97%) W3C
3 72 (4.30%) Open Source
4 70 (4.18%) Mobile App
5 32 (1.91%) Computer Science
6 27 (1.61%) Visualisation
7 25 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (1.19%) iPad
9 18 (1.07%) Digital Media
10 16 (0.95%) Animation
11 11 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (0.66%) Graphic Design
12 10 (0.60%) Social Media
13 9 (0.54%) New Media
13 9 (0.54%) Online Games
14 6 (0.36%) Video on Demand
14 6 (0.36%) IPTV
15 4 (0.24%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (0.24%) Online Gambling
15 4 (0.24%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 110 (6.56%) Linux
2 58 (3.46%) UNIX
3 45 (2.68%) Mac OS X
4 40 (2.39%) Apple iOS
5 35 (2.09%) Android
6 21 (1.25%) Windows
7 4 (0.24%) Windows Phone
7 4 (0.24%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.18%) Windows Phone 7
8 3 (0.18%) webOS
8 3 (0.18%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.060%) Debian
9 1 (0.060%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 503 (30.01%) Agile Software Development
2 442 (26.37%) Responsive Web Design
3 261 (15.57%) OO
4 231 (13.78%) Web Development
5 220 (13.13%) TDD
6 207 (12.35%) E-Commerce
7 195 (11.63%) Web Design
8 187 (11.16%) MVC
9 131 (7.82%) Scrum
10 87 (5.19%) BDD
11 73 (4.36%) Unit Testing
12 72 (4.30%) Continuous Integration
13 71 (4.24%) OOP
14 61 (3.64%) Content Management
15 55 (3.28%) SEO
16 33 (1.97%) Configuration Management
16 33 (1.97%) Software Engineering
16 33 (1.97%) Progressive Enhancement
17 28 (1.67%) Workflow
17 28 (1.67%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1467 (87.53%) JavaScript
2 273 (16.29%) PHP
3 208 (12.41%) Java
4 80 (4.77%) C#
5 78 (4.65%) SQL
6 69 (4.12%) Ruby
7 58 (3.46%) Python
8 25 (1.49%) C
9 15 (0.89%) Scala
10 14 (0.84%) T-SQL
11 10 (0.60%) PHP5
12 8 (0.48%) XAML
13 7 (0.42%) VBScript
13 7 (0.42%) Perl
14 6 (0.36%) Clojure
15 5 (0.30%) ActionScript
16 4 (0.24%) Groovy
16 4 (0.24%) CoffeeScript
16 4 (0.24%) C++
17 3 (0.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 55 (3.28%) Degree
2 31 (1.85%) Security Cleared
3 18 (1.07%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.18%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.060%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.33%) QA
2 16 (0.95%) WCAG
3 4 (0.24%) WAI
4 3 (0.18%) SNOMED CT
5 1 (0.060%) SLA
5 1 (0.060%) Section 508
5 1 (0.060%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (0.24%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (0.060%) Puppet
1 1 (0.060%) Salt
Vendors
1 68 (4.06%) Adobe
2 48 (2.86%) Twitter
3 47 (2.80%) Google
4 35 (2.09%) Facebook
5 32 (1.91%) Sitecore
5 32 (1.91%) Zend
6 23 (1.37%) Microsoft
7 18 (1.07%) SAP
8 15 (0.89%) hybris
9 14 (0.84%) EPiServer
10 13 (0.78%) RedDot
11 12 (0.72%) Orchard
11 12 (0.72%) JD Edwards
12 9 (0.54%) Ektron
13 8 (0.48%) ATG
13 8 (0.48%) JBoss
14 7 (0.42%) Oracle
14 7 (0.42%) Sencha
15 5 (0.30%) Interwoven
15 5 (0.30%) Open Text
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