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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front-End Developer
Rank 123 135 133
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 374 347 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.77% 1.61% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 1.73% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 265 230
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £280
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +8.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -25.00%
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
19545 20081 18032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.53% 93.17% 93.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13847 13699 12141
Average daily rate £440 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £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 327 376 496
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.73 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +18 67 £356 +1.78% 24
Clapham - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Front-End Developer
England

Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 829 (94.53%) HTML
2 814 (92.82%) CSS
3 787 (89.74%) JavaScript
4 592 (67.50%) HTML5
5 492 (56.10%) CSS3
6 413 (47.09%) jQuery
7 336 (38.31%) AngularJS
8 281 (32.04%) Agile Software Development
9 230 (26.23%) Responsive Web Design
10 212 (24.17%) Sass
11 183 (20.87%) Backbone.js
12 163 (18.59%) TDD
13 159 (18.13%) OO
14 157 (17.90%) Node.js
15 136 (15.51%) LESS
15 136 (15.51%) Git (software)
16 133 (15.17%) User Experience
17 123 (14.03%) Web Development
18 122 (13.91%) MVC
19 121 (13.80%) E-Commerce
20 109 (12.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 108 (12.31%) PHP
22 105 (11.97%) Ajax
23 97 (11.06%) Java
24 92 (10.49%) BDD
25 86 (9.81%) Grunt
26 84 (9.58%) CMS
26 84 (9.58%) Scrum
27 76 (8.67%) JSON
28 69 (7.87%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 157 (17.90%) Node.js
2 84 (9.58%) CMS
3 31 (3.53%) WordPress
4 25 (2.85%) Drupal
5 22 (2.51%) SharePoint
6 13 (1.48%) Adobe CQ
7 12 (1.37%) Apache
7 12 (1.37%) Confluence
8 9 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
9 8 (0.91%) Umbraco
10 6 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.57%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.34%) Moodle
12 3 (0.34%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.34%) Alfresco
13 2 (0.23%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.23%) DNN
13 2 (0.23%) IIS
13 2 (0.23%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 69 (7.87%) Photoshop
2 27 (3.08%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (0.57%) Fireworks
4 4 (0.46%) MS Excel
5 3 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.11%) MS Office
6 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 27 (3.08%) Magento
2 7 (0.80%) Tridion
3 3 (0.34%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.23%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.11%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.14%) GitHub
2 7 (0.80%) Office 365
3 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.34%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.23%) Basecamp
4 2 (0.23%) Force.com
5 1 (0.11%) SaaS
5 1 (0.11%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.82%) HTTP
2 10 (1.14%) Internet
3 8 (0.91%) Intranet
4 4 (0.46%) SSL
5 3 (0.34%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.23%) DNS
7 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (3.42%) MySQL
2 14 (1.60%) MongoDB
3 13 (1.48%) Relational Database
4 12 (1.37%) SQL Server
5 5 (0.57%) Redis
5 5 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (0.46%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.46%) Neo4j
7 3 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.23%) DB2
8 2 (0.23%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.11%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 136 (15.51%) Git (software)
2 86 (9.81%) Grunt
3 67 (7.64%) Jasmine
4 57 (6.50%) Subversion
5 27 (3.08%) Bower
6 24 (2.74%) Mocha
7 23 (2.62%) JIRA
8 22 (2.51%) Jenkins
9 21 (2.39%) Selenium
10 16 (1.82%) Karma Test Runner
10 16 (1.82%) Cucumber
11 15 (1.71%) QUnit
12 13 (1.48%) Eclipse
13 10 (1.14%) Visual Studio
14 9 (1.03%) Yeoman
14 9 (1.03%) Maven
15 8 (0.91%) Ant
15 8 (0.91%) WebDriver
16 7 (0.80%) Sinon.JS
16 7 (0.80%) JUnit
General
1 69 (7.87%) Finance
2 39 (4.45%) Retail
3 33 (3.76%) Marketing
4 29 (3.31%) Banking
5 21 (2.39%) Games
6 18 (2.05%) Advertising
7 13 (1.48%) Publishing
7 13 (1.48%) Legal
7 13 (1.48%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.25%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.68%) Law
10 4 (0.46%) Back Office
11 3 (0.34%) German Language
12 2 (0.23%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.23%) Automotive
13 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.11%) Arabic Language
13 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 829 (94.53%) HTML
2 814 (92.82%) CSS
3 592 (67.50%) HTML5
4 492 (56.10%) CSS3
5 413 (47.09%) jQuery
6 336 (38.31%) AngularJS
7 212 (24.17%) Sass
8 183 (20.87%) Backbone.js
9 136 (15.51%) LESS
10 109 (12.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 105 (11.97%) Ajax
12 76 (8.67%) JSON
13 67 (7.64%) XML
14 62 (7.07%) .NET
15 60 (6.84%) KnockoutJS
16 53 (6.04%) XHTML
17 47 (5.36%) Web Services
18 46 (5.25%) Ember.js
19 36 (4.10%) JSP
20 32 (3.65%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 133 (15.17%) User Experience
2 46 (5.25%) W3C
3 31 (3.53%) Mobile App
4 25 (2.85%) Digital Media
5 21 (2.39%) Open Source
6 20 (2.28%) Visualisation
6 20 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (1.82%) Social Media
8 12 (1.37%) Computer Science
9 7 (0.80%) GIS
10 6 (0.68%) Animation
11 5 (0.57%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.57%) RIA
12 4 (0.46%) Graphic Design
12 4 (0.46%) Wiki
12 4 (0.46%) Online Games
12 4 (0.46%) Streaming Video
12 4 (0.46%) Video on Demand
13 3 (0.34%) iPad
13 3 (0.34%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 41 (4.68%) Apple iOS
2 31 (3.53%) Linux
3 28 (3.19%) Android
4 22 (2.51%) Mac OS X
5 18 (2.05%) UNIX
6 6 (0.68%) Windows
7 5 (0.57%) webOS
8 4 (0.46%) Windows Phone
8 4 (0.46%) Windows Phone 7
9 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (32.04%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (26.23%) Responsive Web Design
3 163 (18.59%) TDD
4 159 (18.13%) OO
5 123 (14.03%) Web Development
6 122 (13.91%) MVC
7 121 (13.80%) E-Commerce
8 92 (10.49%) BDD
9 84 (9.58%) Scrum
10 59 (6.73%) Web Design
11 47 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
12 44 (5.02%) Unit Testing
13 34 (3.88%) Software Engineering
14 30 (3.42%) SEO
15 24 (2.74%) OOP
16 22 (2.51%) Automated Testing
17 18 (2.05%) Content Management
18 16 (1.82%) Pair Programming
18 16 (1.82%) Analytics
18 16 (1.82%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 787 (89.74%) JavaScript
2 108 (12.31%) PHP
3 97 (11.06%) Java
4 35 (3.99%) C#
5 33 (3.76%) Ruby
6 32 (3.65%) Python
7 28 (3.19%) C
8 21 (2.39%) SQL
9 14 (1.60%) Scala
10 7 (0.80%) Perl
11 6 (0.68%) Groovy
12 5 (0.57%) Clojure
13 4 (0.46%) ActionScript
13 4 (0.46%) CoffeeScript
13 4 (0.46%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.23%) PHP5
14 2 (0.23%) C++
14 2 (0.23%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.23%) Apex Code
15 1 (0.11%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 42 (4.79%) Degree
2 5 (0.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.23%) CIPD
4 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.51%) QA
2 3 (0.34%) WCAG
3 2 (0.23%) WAI
4 1 (0.11%) SLA
4 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.11%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (0.23%) cPanel
Vendors
1 26 (2.96%) Twitter
2 23 (2.62%) Google
3 20 (2.28%) Adobe
4 13 (1.48%) Facebook
5 12 (1.37%) Microsoft
6 10 (1.14%) Sitecore
7 9 (1.03%) Zend
8 7 (0.80%) Ektron
8 7 (0.80%) Oracle
9 6 (0.68%) EPiServer
10 4 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.34%) Perforce
12 2 (0.23%) SAP
12 2 (0.23%) Apple
12 2 (0.23%) ATG
12 2 (0.23%) RedDot
13 1 (0.11%) hybris
13 1 (0.11%) Eloqua
13 1 (0.11%) Tableau
13 1 (0.11%) Roku
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