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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 82 141 137
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 550 400 390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.27% 1.59% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.45% 1.71% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 302 288
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £280 £285
% change year-on-year
+11.60% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £37.50 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-41.66% +23.96%
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
22473 23388 24374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.57% 92.79% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15289 16042 15998
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 455 623
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.29 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.25% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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
City of London +48 121 £375 +7.14% 42
Kingston Upon Thames - 7 £375 -
Hammersmith - 2 - - 1
Wembley - 1 £325 -
Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wimbledon - - - - 1
Chiswick - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Front-End Developer
England

Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 880 (92.63%) HTML
2 864 (90.95%) JavaScript
3 859 (90.42%) CSS
4 603 (63.47%) HTML5
5 498 (52.42%) CSS3
6 467 (49.16%) jQuery
7 292 (30.74%) AngularJS
8 247 (26.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 185 (19.47%) Backbone.js
10 183 (19.26%) OO
11 177 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
12 162 (17.05%) Git (software)
13 148 (15.58%) Sass
14 146 (15.37%) TDD
15 144 (15.16%) Java
16 138 (14.53%) Web Development
17 137 (14.42%) PHP
18 132 (13.89%) Node.js
19 124 (13.05%) E-Commerce
20 116 (12.21%) Ajax
21 113 (11.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 106 (11.16%) .NET
23 100 (10.53%) MVC
24 98 (10.32%) XHTML
25 96 (10.11%) Subversion
26 93 (9.79%) Web Design
27 87 (9.16%) Scrum
28 86 (9.05%) Photoshop
29 85 (8.95%) CMS
30 84 (8.84%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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
1 132 (13.89%) Node.js
2 85 (8.95%) CMS
3 42 (4.42%) WordPress
4 29 (3.05%) Drupal
5 24 (2.53%) Sitecore CMS
6 19 (2.00%) Umbraco
7 17 (1.79%) Apache
8 16 (1.68%) SharePoint
9 9 (0.95%) Confluence
10 8 (0.84%) Adobe CQ
11 7 (0.74%) ExpressionEngine
11 7 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.63%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.63%) IIS
13 5 (0.53%) nginx
13 5 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.53%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.42%) Joomla!
15 3 (0.32%) Sitefinity
16 2 (0.21%) TeamSite
Applications
1 86 (9.05%) Photoshop
2 35 (3.68%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (1.37%) Fireworks
4 4 (0.42%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.32%) MS Excel
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.11%) InDesign
6 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (1.37%) Magento
1 13 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.42%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) Shopify
4 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.11%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.05%) GitHub
1 10 (1.05%) SaaS
2 4 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.11%) Office 365
4 1 (0.11%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 38 (4.00%) HTTP
2 9 (0.95%) Internet
3 6 (0.63%) Intranet
4 2 (0.21%) SSL
5 1 (0.11%) DNS
5 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (4.42%) Relational Database
2 40 (4.21%) MySQL
3 19 (2.00%) SQL Server
4 15 (1.58%) MongoDB
5 9 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (0.74%) Big Data
7 5 (0.53%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.42%) BusinessObjects XI
8 4 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.42%) Star Schema
8 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.21%) Triplestore
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.11%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.11%) Redis
10 1 (0.11%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 162 (17.05%) Git (software)
2 96 (10.11%) Subversion
3 63 (6.63%) Grunt
4 62 (6.53%) Jasmine
5 25 (2.63%) Visual Studio
6 24 (2.53%) Mocha
7 16 (1.68%) JIRA
8 14 (1.47%) Jenkins
9 13 (1.37%) Karma Test Runner
10 11 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (1.16%) QUnit
10 11 (1.16%) Yeoman
11 9 (0.95%) Bower
11 9 (0.95%) NUnit
12 7 (0.74%) Axure RP
12 7 (0.74%) Dreamweaver
13 6 (0.63%) Maven
13 6 (0.63%) Mercurial
14 5 (0.53%) Bitbucket
15 3 (0.32%) PhantomJS
General
1 84 (8.84%) Finance
2 46 (4.84%) Marketing
3 40 (4.21%) Retail
4 36 (3.79%) Advertising
5 32 (3.37%) Publishing
6 23 (2.42%) Games
6 23 (2.42%) Banking
7 14 (1.47%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.37%) Legal
8 13 (1.37%) Investment Banking
9 10 (1.05%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.95%) Back Office
11 6 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.53%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.32%) Electronics
13 3 (0.32%) Automotive
14 2 (0.21%) Interactive Media
14 2 (0.21%) Front Office
15 1 (0.11%) Law
15 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 880 (92.63%) HTML
2 859 (90.42%) CSS
3 603 (63.47%) HTML5
4 498 (52.42%) CSS3
5 467 (49.16%) jQuery
6 292 (30.74%) AngularJS
7 185 (19.47%) Backbone.js
8 148 (15.58%) Sass
9 116 (12.21%) Ajax
10 113 (11.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 106 (11.16%) .NET
12 98 (10.32%) XHTML
13 70 (7.37%) LESS
14 67 (7.05%) KnockoutJS
14 67 (7.05%) JSON
15 66 (6.95%) XML
16 60 (6.32%) Semantic HTML
17 58 (6.11%) ASP.NET
18 53 (5.58%) RESTful
19 52 (5.47%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (6.95%) W3C
2 42 (4.42%) Open Source
3 27 (2.84%) Mobile App
4 24 (2.53%) Visualisation
5 22 (2.32%) Computer Science
6 13 (1.37%) Digital Media
7 12 (1.26%) Animation
8 11 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (1.05%) iPad
10 9 (0.95%) Online Games
10 9 (0.95%) Graphic Design
11 8 (0.84%) New Media
11 8 (0.84%) Social Media
12 6 (0.63%) Video on Demand
13 3 (0.32%) Data Integration
13 3 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.32%) DTV
13 3 (0.32%) Fixed Income
13 3 (0.32%) Derivative
14 2 (0.21%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 72 (7.58%) Linux
2 52 (5.47%) UNIX
3 41 (4.32%) Mac OS X
4 23 (2.42%) Apple iOS
5 19 (2.00%) Android
6 18 (1.89%) Windows
7 3 (0.32%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.32%) Windows Phone
7 3 (0.32%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.21%) Windows Phone 7
8 2 (0.21%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (26.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 183 (19.26%) OO
3 177 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
4 146 (15.37%) TDD
5 138 (14.53%) Web Development
6 124 (13.05%) E-Commerce
7 100 (10.53%) MVC
8 93 (9.79%) Web Design
9 87 (9.16%) Scrum
10 57 (6.00%) BDD
11 42 (4.42%) Continuous Integration
12 40 (4.21%) Unit Testing
12 40 (4.21%) Content Management
13 39 (4.11%) OOP
14 30 (3.16%) Configuration Management
15 23 (2.42%) SEO
15 23 (2.42%) Software Engineering
16 22 (2.32%) Progressive Enhancement
17 21 (2.21%) Analytics
17 21 (2.21%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 864 (90.95%) JavaScript
2 144 (15.16%) Java
3 137 (14.42%) PHP
4 55 (5.79%) Ruby
5 47 (4.95%) C#
6 43 (4.53%) Python
7 26 (2.74%) C
8 25 (2.63%) SQL
9 13 (1.37%) Scala
10 12 (1.26%) T-SQL
11 7 (0.74%) PHP5
11 7 (0.74%) XAML
12 6 (0.63%) ActionScript
13 5 (0.53%) Clojure
14 4 (0.42%) Perl
14 4 (0.42%) CoffeeScript
14 4 (0.42%) Groovy
15 3 (0.32%) Golang
16 2 (0.21%) C++
16 2 (0.21%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 37 (3.89%) Degree
2 15 (1.58%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.84%) QA
2 6 (0.63%) WCAG
3 2 (0.21%) WAI
3 2 (0.21%) SNOMED CT
4 1 (0.11%) Section 508
4 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (0.42%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (0.11%) Puppet
1 1 (0.11%) Salt
Vendors
1 27 (2.84%) Adobe
2 24 (2.53%) Sitecore
3 22 (2.32%) Twitter
4 21 (2.21%) Google
5 17 (1.79%) SAP
6 15 (1.58%) Microsoft
7 14 (1.47%) JD Edwards
8 13 (1.37%) Facebook
9 11 (1.16%) EPiServer
9 11 (1.16%) Zend
9 11 (1.16%) RedDot
10 9 (0.95%) Ektron
11 5 (0.53%) Open Text
12 4 (0.42%) Business Objects
12 4 (0.42%) Oracle
12 4 (0.42%) JBoss
12 4 (0.42%) Sencha
13 3 (0.32%) ATG
14 2 (0.21%) Omniture
14 2 (0.21%) FatWire
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