The table below looks at the statistics for the Front-End Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front-End Developer
Rank 102 83 144
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +61
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 504 553 401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.13% 2.31% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.30% 2.49% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 407 302
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £494 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £285
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +9.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.12 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £15.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+143.33% -60.00%
Front-End Developer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21943 22179 23245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.52% 92.65% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15426 15072 15942
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 416 451
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.90 £45.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Front-End Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Front-End Developer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Front-End Developer
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Front-End Developer Daily Rate Trend in London

Front-End Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front-End Developer across the London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Front-End Developer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Front-End Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Front-End Developer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Front-End Developer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
City of London -30 79 £385 +2.66% 25
Romford - 7 £250 -
Hammersmith -1 4 £340 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £563 -
Bromley -6 1 £325 - 1
Isleworth - 1 £325 -
West Drayton - 1 £413 -
Westminster - 1 £480 -
Osterley - 1 £460 -
Front-End Developer
England

Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 854 (94.89%) HTML
2 828 (92.00%) CSS
3 813 (90.33%) JavaScript
4 627 (69.67%) HTML5
5 540 (60.00%) CSS3
6 433 (48.11%) jQuery
7 381 (42.33%) AngularJS
8 370 (41.11%) Agile Software Development
9 245 (27.22%) Sass
10 227 (25.22%) Responsive Web Design
11 205 (22.78%) Backbone.js
12 188 (20.89%) User Experience
13 183 (20.33%) OO
14 174 (19.33%) TDD
15 165 (18.33%) Grunt
16 153 (17.00%) E-Commerce
17 143 (15.89%) Node.js
18 138 (15.33%) Git (software)
19 133 (14.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 126 (14.00%) Scrum
21 119 (13.22%) MVC
22 118 (13.11%) LESS
23 103 (11.44%) PHP
24 94 (10.44%) Java
25 92 (10.22%) Web Development
26 84 (9.33%) Photoshop
27 80 (8.89%) Finance
27 80 (8.89%) Ajax
28 71 (7.89%) XML
28 71 (7.89%) Jasmine

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 143 (15.89%) Node.js
2 48 (5.33%) CMS
3 25 (2.78%) WordPress
4 24 (2.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 21 (2.33%) Drupal
6 15 (1.67%) Umbraco
7 10 (1.11%) Confluence
8 8 (0.89%) WebSphere
8 8 (0.89%) ColdFusion
9 7 (0.78%) Apache
9 7 (0.78%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.56%) SharePoint
12 4 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.22%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.11%) Oracle Spatial
14 1 (0.11%) SAS
14 1 (0.11%) nginx
14 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.11%) GlassFish
Applications
1 84 (9.33%) Photoshop
2 16 (1.78%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (1.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (0.56%) MS Excel
5 3 (0.33%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.22%) InDesign
7 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 22 (2.44%) Magento
2 1 (0.11%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (3.44%) GitHub
2 11 (1.22%) SaaS
3 10 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.67%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.56%) Adobe Analytics
6 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.22%) Heroku
8 1 (0.11%) Office 365
8 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.67%) HTTP
2 18 (2.00%) Internet
3 3 (0.33%) HTTPS
3 3 (0.33%) Intranet
4 2 (0.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.22%) WEP
5 1 (0.11%) AMQP
5 1 (0.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.33%) MySQL
2 10 (1.11%) MongoDB
3 9 (1.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (0.78%) SQLite
4 7 (0.78%) NoSQL
4 7 (0.78%) Redis
4 7 (0.78%) Relational Database
5 6 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.22%) DB2
7 2 (0.22%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.22%) Big Data
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.11%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 165 (18.33%) Grunt
2 138 (15.33%) Git (software)
3 71 (7.89%) Jasmine
4 53 (5.89%) Bower
5 51 (5.67%) gulp
6 43 (4.78%) Subversion
7 25 (2.78%) JIRA
7 25 (2.78%) Mocha
8 19 (2.11%) Jenkins
8 19 (2.11%) Selenium
9 18 (2.00%) Cucumber
10 17 (1.89%) Visual Studio
11 14 (1.56%) WebDriver
12 13 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (1.22%) Karma Test Runner
14 10 (1.11%) JSHint
15 9 (1.00%) Bitbucket
16 6 (0.67%) QUnit
16 6 (0.67%) Mercurial
16 6 (0.67%) Dreamweaver
General
1 80 (8.89%) Finance
2 45 (5.00%) Retail
3 40 (4.44%) Publishing
4 35 (3.89%) Banking
4 35 (3.89%) Marketing
5 29 (3.22%) Games
6 20 (2.22%) Advertising
7 12 (1.33%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.11%) Law
9 7 (0.78%) Legal
10 6 (0.67%) Automotive
11 5 (0.56%) iGaming
12 2 (0.22%) Front Office
13 1 (0.11%) Back Office
13 1 (0.11%) Electronics
13 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.11%) German Language
13 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 854 (94.89%) HTML
2 828 (92.00%) CSS
3 627 (69.67%) HTML5
4 540 (60.00%) CSS3
5 433 (48.11%) jQuery
6 381 (42.33%) AngularJS
7 245 (27.22%) Sass
8 205 (22.78%) Backbone.js
9 133 (14.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 118 (13.11%) LESS
11 80 (8.89%) Ajax
12 71 (7.89%) XML
13 70 (7.78%) JSON
14 57 (6.33%) .NET
14 57 (6.33%) Ember.js
15 46 (5.11%) KnockoutJS
16 45 (5.00%) Semantic HTML
16 45 (5.00%) React
17 38 (4.22%) RESTful
18 35 (3.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 188 (20.89%) User Experience
2 47 (5.22%) W3C
3 26 (2.89%) Mobile App
4 23 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 16 (1.78%) Social Media
6 12 (1.33%) RIA
7 11 (1.22%) Digital Media
8 10 (1.11%) Graphic Design
8 10 (1.11%) Animation
9 9 (1.00%) Online Games
9 9 (1.00%) Visualisation
10 8 (0.89%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (0.78%) Data Integration
12 5 (0.56%) iPad
12 5 (0.56%) Taxonomies
13 4 (0.44%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.44%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.44%) Social Network
14 3 (0.33%) Physics
14 3 (0.33%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 17 (1.89%) Linux
1 17 (1.89%) Android
2 15 (1.67%) Apple iOS
3 12 (1.33%) Windows
4 8 (0.89%) UNIX
5 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone
5 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.11%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (41.11%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (25.22%) Responsive Web Design
3 183 (20.33%) OO
4 174 (19.33%) TDD
5 153 (17.00%) E-Commerce
6 126 (14.00%) Scrum
7 119 (13.22%) MVC
8 92 (10.22%) Web Development
9 62 (6.89%) Continuous Integration
10 59 (6.56%) Unit Testing
11 56 (6.22%) BDD
12 51 (5.67%) Web Design
13 34 (3.78%) Software Engineering
14 30 (3.33%) Automated Testing
15 29 (3.22%) Mobile Development
16 28 (3.11%) Kanban
17 26 (2.89%) Open Source
18 24 (2.67%) Pair Programming
19 22 (2.44%) SEO
19 22 (2.44%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 813 (90.33%) JavaScript
2 103 (11.44%) PHP
3 94 (10.44%) Java
4 28 (3.11%) C#
4 28 (3.11%) Python
5 27 (3.00%) Ruby
6 21 (2.33%) C
7 18 (2.00%) SQL
8 13 (1.44%) Scala
9 8 (0.89%) CoffeeScript
10 7 (0.78%) CFML
11 6 (0.67%) ActionScript
12 5 (0.56%) Perl
13 4 (0.44%) Go
13 4 (0.44%) Clojure
14 3 (0.33%) C++
15 2 (0.22%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.22%) Smalltalk
15 2 (0.22%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (2.89%) Degree
2 7 (0.78%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.00%) QA
2 4 (0.44%) WCAG
2 4 (0.44%) WAI
System Software
1 8 (0.89%) Docker
2 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.11%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 8 (0.89%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.22%) Puppet
3 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.11%) StatsD
3 1 (0.11%) logstash
Vendors
1 56 (6.22%) Adobe
2 12 (1.33%) Sitecore
3 11 (1.22%) Zend
4 10 (1.11%) Microsoft
5 8 (0.89%) ATG
5 8 (0.89%) Oracle
5 8 (0.89%) hybris
5 8 (0.89%) Google
5 8 (0.89%) Facebook
5 8 (0.89%) Twitter
6 7 (0.78%) Demandware
7 2 (0.22%) New Relic
7 2 (0.22%) Apigee
7 2 (0.22%) Sybase
7 2 (0.22%) Apple
7 2 (0.22%) BT
8 1 (0.11%) FatWire
8 1 (0.11%) Endeca
8 1 (0.11%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.11%) EPiServer
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