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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front-End Developer
Rank 134 119 148
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 358 390 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.69% 1.78% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 1.92% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 300 217
Average daily rate
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£388 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
- +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £27.37 £15.00 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.46% -49.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+68.88% -10.00%
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
19641 20305 18742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.49% 92.89% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13747 13733 12765
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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 328 389 436
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.06% -2.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.35 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +22 66 £350 - 29
Clapham - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
New Malden - - - -
Romford - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Front-End Developer
England

Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 789 (94.60%) HTML
2 775 (92.93%) CSS
3 746 (89.45%) JavaScript
4 573 (68.71%) HTML5
5 463 (55.52%) CSS3
6 373 (44.72%) jQuery
7 326 (39.09%) AngularJS
8 266 (31.89%) Agile Software Development
9 220 (26.38%) Sass
10 195 (23.38%) Responsive Web Design
11 185 (22.18%) Backbone.js
12 164 (19.66%) Node.js
13 163 (19.54%) TDD
14 152 (18.23%) OO
14 152 (18.23%) LESS
15 141 (16.91%) Git (software)
16 135 (16.19%) User Experience
17 120 (14.39%) Web Development
18 117 (14.03%) MVC
19 111 (13.31%) Grunt
20 109 (13.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 109 (13.07%) Java
21 108 (12.95%) E-Commerce
22 93 (11.15%) Ajax
23 89 (10.67%) PHP
24 75 (8.99%) BDD
24 75 (8.99%) Scrum
25 73 (8.75%) CMS
26 71 (8.51%) JSON
27 66 (7.91%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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
1 164 (19.66%) Node.js
2 73 (8.75%) CMS
3 32 (3.84%) WordPress
4 19 (2.28%) Drupal
4 19 (2.28%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.56%) Adobe CQ
6 12 (1.44%) Confluence
7 11 (1.32%) Apache
8 8 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
9 6 (0.72%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.60%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.60%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.36%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.24%) JBoss
12 2 (0.24%) Alfresco
12 2 (0.24%) Moodle
13 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.12%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 58 (6.95%) Photoshop
2 14 (1.68%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.48%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.24%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.24%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 21 (2.52%) Magento
2 7 (0.84%) Tridion
3 3 (0.36%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.12%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.96%) GitHub
2 6 (0.72%) Office 365
3 4 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.36%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.24%) Force.com
5 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.24%) SaaS
5 2 (0.24%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.04%) HTTP
2 7 (0.84%) Intranet
2 7 (0.84%) Internet
3 3 (0.36%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.24%) SSL
5 1 (0.12%) DNS
5 1 (0.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.00%) MySQL
2 17 (2.04%) MongoDB
3 14 (1.68%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.32%) SQL Server
5 7 (0.84%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.60%) Redis
6 5 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.48%) Neo4j
8 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.24%) DB2
9 2 (0.24%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 141 (16.91%) Git (software)
2 111 (13.31%) Grunt
3 65 (7.79%) Jasmine
4 58 (6.95%) Subversion
5 37 (4.44%) Bower
6 28 (3.36%) Mocha
7 24 (2.88%) JIRA
7 24 (2.88%) Selenium
8 20 (2.40%) Jenkins
8 20 (2.40%) Karma Test Runner
9 17 (2.04%) Cucumber
10 14 (1.68%) Eclipse
10 14 (1.68%) QUnit
11 10 (1.20%) WebDriver
12 9 (1.08%) Maven
12 9 (1.08%) Ant
12 9 (1.08%) Visual Studio
13 8 (0.96%) JUnit
14 7 (0.84%) Sinon.JS
15 6 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 66 (7.91%) Finance
2 41 (4.92%) Retail
3 32 (3.84%) Banking
4 23 (2.76%) Marketing
5 19 (2.28%) Games
6 15 (1.80%) Advertising
7 12 (1.44%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.32%) Law
9 8 (0.96%) Publishing
9 8 (0.96%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.60%) Legal
11 4 (0.48%) Back Office
12 3 (0.36%) German Language
12 3 (0.36%) Automotive
13 2 (0.24%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.12%) Arabic Language
14 1 (0.12%) Local Government
14 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 789 (94.60%) HTML
2 775 (92.93%) CSS
3 573 (68.71%) HTML5
4 463 (55.52%) CSS3
5 373 (44.72%) jQuery
6 326 (39.09%) AngularJS
7 220 (26.38%) Sass
8 185 (22.18%) Backbone.js
9 152 (18.23%) LESS
10 109 (13.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 93 (11.15%) Ajax
12 71 (8.51%) JSON
13 60 (7.19%) KnockoutJS
14 55 (6.59%) .NET
14 55 (6.59%) XML
15 51 (6.12%) Web Services
16 49 (5.88%) Ember.js
17 44 (5.28%) XHTML
18 32 (3.84%) JSP
19 28 (3.36%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 135 (16.19%) User Experience
2 38 (4.56%) W3C
2 38 (4.56%) Mobile App
3 20 (2.40%) Digital Media
4 19 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (2.28%) Open Source
5 18 (2.16%) Visualisation
6 14 (1.68%) Social Media
7 9 (1.08%) Computer Science
8 7 (0.84%) GIS
9 6 (0.72%) RIA
9 6 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.60%) Animation
11 4 (0.48%) Wiki
11 4 (0.48%) iPad
12 3 (0.36%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.36%) Video on Demand
12 3 (0.36%) Human Factors
12 3 (0.36%) iPhone
12 3 (0.36%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 42 (5.04%) Apple iOS
2 35 (4.20%) Mac OS X
3 30 (3.60%) Linux
4 26 (3.12%) Android
5 23 (2.76%) UNIX
6 3 (0.36%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.36%) Windows
7 2 (0.24%) webOS
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (31.89%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (23.38%) Responsive Web Design
3 163 (19.54%) TDD
4 152 (18.23%) OO
5 120 (14.39%) Web Development
6 117 (14.03%) MVC
7 108 (12.95%) E-Commerce
8 75 (8.99%) BDD
8 75 (8.99%) Scrum
9 53 (6.35%) Web Design
10 41 (4.92%) Software Engineering
11 37 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
12 33 (3.96%) Unit Testing
13 25 (3.00%) Automated Testing
14 22 (2.64%) OOP
15 21 (2.52%) SEO
16 16 (1.92%) User Stories
16 16 (1.92%) Analytics
16 16 (1.92%) MVVM
17 15 (1.80%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 746 (89.45%) JavaScript
2 109 (13.07%) Java
3 89 (10.67%) PHP
4 33 (3.96%) C#
5 30 (3.60%) Ruby
6 28 (3.36%) C
7 26 (3.12%) Python
8 16 (1.92%) SQL
9 14 (1.68%) Scala
10 8 (0.96%) Clojure
11 7 (0.84%) Perl
12 4 (0.48%) Groovy
13 3 (0.36%) CoffeeScript
13 3 (0.36%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.36%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.36%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.24%) ActionScript
14 2 (0.24%) C++
15 1 (0.12%) Golang
15 1 (0.12%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 35 (4.20%) Degree
2 9 (1.08%) VCP4
3 7 (0.84%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.24%) CIPD
4 2 (0.24%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.92%) QA
2 3 (0.36%) WCAG
2 3 (0.36%) WAI
3 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.12%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (0.24%) cPanel
Vendors
1 21 (2.52%) Adobe
1 21 (2.52%) Google
2 14 (1.68%) Twitter
3 13 (1.56%) Microsoft
4 11 (1.32%) Facebook
5 9 (1.08%) Sitecore
6 8 (0.96%) Zend
7 7 (0.84%) Ektron
7 7 (0.84%) Oracle
8 6 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.48%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.36%) Perforce
11 2 (0.24%) SAP
11 2 (0.24%) ATG
11 2 (0.24%) Apple
12 1 (0.12%) Tableau
12 1 (0.12%) Sencha
12 1 (0.12%) Splunk
12 1 (0.12%) hybris
12 1 (0.12%) Endeca
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