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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front-End Developer
Rank 101 99 157
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +58
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 490 494 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.08% 2.09% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.26% 2.26% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 373 270
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 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £500 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.06 - £43.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.61 - £41.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 - £44.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+39.13% -23.33%
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
21729 21904 22439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.22% 92.87% 92.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15292 15039 15272
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 405 473
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £43.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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 July 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 July 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 -29 85 £350 -5.40% 37
Isleworth - 2 £325 -
Romford - 2 £240 -
Bromley -5 1 £325 -
Enfield - 1 - -
West Drayton - 1 £413 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Osterley - 1 £460 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £525 -
Hammersmith - 1 £345 -
Front-End Developer
England

Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 820 (95.24%) HTML
2 792 (91.99%) CSS
3 771 (89.55%) JavaScript
4 608 (70.62%) HTML5
5 509 (59.12%) CSS3
6 410 (47.62%) jQuery
7 338 (39.26%) Agile Software Development
8 332 (38.56%) AngularJS
9 237 (27.53%) Sass
10 205 (23.81%) Responsive Web Design
11 191 (22.18%) Backbone.js
12 183 (21.25%) User Experience
13 168 (19.51%) TDD
14 163 (18.93%) OO
14 163 (18.93%) Grunt
15 147 (17.07%) Node.js
16 144 (16.72%) E-Commerce
17 135 (15.68%) Git (software)
18 126 (14.63%) LESS
19 121 (14.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 111 (12.89%) MVC
21 106 (12.31%) Scrum
22 101 (11.73%) Java
23 99 (11.50%) Web Development
24 88 (10.22%) PHP
25 81 (9.41%) Photoshop
26 75 (8.71%) Jasmine
27 73 (8.48%) Finance
28 71 (8.25%) Ajax
29 67 (7.78%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 147 (17.07%) Node.js
2 40 (4.65%) CMS
3 24 (2.79%) WordPress
4 22 (2.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 14 (1.63%) Drupal
6 10 (1.16%) Umbraco
7 8 (0.93%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.93%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.70%) Apache
9 5 (0.58%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.58%) Confluence
10 4 (0.46%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.35%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.12%) Railo
13 1 (0.12%) nginx
13 1 (0.12%) GlassFish
13 1 (0.12%) Jetty
Applications
1 81 (9.41%) Photoshop
2 14 (1.63%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.35%) MS Excel
4 3 (0.35%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.23%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.23%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 21 (2.44%) Magento
2 1 (0.12%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.25%) GitHub
2 12 (1.39%) SaaS
3 6 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.58%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.23%) Heroku
6 2 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.12%) Office 365
7 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.44%) HTTP
2 14 (1.63%) Internet
3 3 (0.35%) HTTPS
3 3 (0.35%) Intranet
4 2 (0.23%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.23%) WEP
5 1 (0.12%) AMQP
5 1 (0.12%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.32%) MySQL
2 12 (1.39%) SQL Server
3 11 (1.28%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.16%) MongoDB
5 8 (0.93%) NoSQL
6 7 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.46%) Redis
8 2 (0.23%) Big Data
8 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.23%) DB2
8 2 (0.23%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.23%) SQLite
9 1 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 163 (18.93%) Grunt
2 135 (15.68%) Git (software)
3 75 (8.71%) Jasmine
4 61 (7.08%) Bower
5 49 (5.69%) gulp
6 46 (5.34%) Subversion
7 31 (3.60%) Mocha
8 20 (2.32%) Selenium
9 15 (1.74%) Karma Test Runner
10 14 (1.63%) Cucumber
11 13 (1.51%) Jenkins
11 13 (1.51%) Visual Studio
12 12 (1.39%) JIRA
13 11 (1.28%) Bitbucket
14 10 (1.16%) WebDriver
15 9 (1.05%) JSHint
16 8 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
16 8 (0.93%) Dreamweaver
17 7 (0.81%) Maven
18 6 (0.70%) Mercurial
General
1 73 (8.48%) Finance
2 38 (4.41%) Publishing
3 36 (4.18%) Banking
3 36 (4.18%) Retail
4 31 (3.60%) Games
5 28 (3.25%) Marketing
6 19 (2.21%) Advertising
7 15 (1.74%) Law
8 14 (1.63%) Telecoms
9 7 (0.81%) Automotive
10 6 (0.70%) Legal
11 5 (0.58%) iGaming
12 2 (0.23%) Front Office
12 2 (0.23%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.12%) German Language
13 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 820 (95.24%) HTML
2 792 (91.99%) CSS
3 608 (70.62%) HTML5
4 509 (59.12%) CSS3
5 410 (47.62%) jQuery
6 332 (38.56%) AngularJS
7 237 (27.53%) Sass
8 191 (22.18%) Backbone.js
9 126 (14.63%) LESS
10 121 (14.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 71 (8.25%) Ajax
12 67 (7.78%) XML
13 65 (7.55%) JSON
14 54 (6.27%) Ember.js
15 46 (5.34%) .NET
16 45 (5.23%) Semantic HTML
17 43 (4.99%) KnockoutJS
18 38 (4.41%) Web Services
19 35 (4.07%) XHTML
20 32 (3.72%) React
Miscellaneous
1 183 (21.25%) User Experience
2 47 (5.46%) W3C
3 35 (4.07%) Mobile App
4 18 (2.09%) Computer Science
5 14 (1.63%) Social Media
6 12 (1.39%) Digital Media
7 10 (1.16%) RIA
7 10 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (1.05%) Visualisation
9 8 (0.93%) Online Games
10 7 (0.81%) Animation
11 6 (0.70%) iPad
11 6 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.58%) Data Integration
12 5 (0.58%) Graphic Design
13 4 (0.46%) Social Network
13 4 (0.46%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.46%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.46%) Taxonomies
14 2 (0.23%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 26 (3.02%) Apple iOS
2 24 (2.79%) Linux
3 22 (2.56%) Android
4 16 (1.86%) Mac OS X
5 15 (1.74%) UNIX
6 12 (1.39%) Windows
7 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.23%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.23%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.12%) webOS
8 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (39.26%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (23.81%) Responsive Web Design
3 168 (19.51%) TDD
4 163 (18.93%) OO
5 144 (16.72%) E-Commerce
6 111 (12.89%) MVC
7 106 (12.31%) Scrum
8 99 (11.50%) Web Development
9 59 (6.85%) Web Design
10 57 (6.62%) Unit Testing
11 56 (6.50%) Continuous Integration
12 48 (5.57%) BDD
13 38 (4.41%) Software Engineering
14 33 (3.83%) Automated Testing
14 33 (3.83%) Mobile Development
15 27 (3.14%) Open Source
16 20 (2.32%) Content Management
16 20 (2.32%) Pair Programming
17 18 (2.09%) Kanban
18 16 (1.86%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 771 (89.55%) JavaScript
2 101 (11.73%) Java
3 88 (10.22%) PHP
4 30 (3.48%) Python
5 26 (3.02%) Ruby
6 24 (2.79%) C#
7 23 (2.67%) C
8 17 (1.97%) SQL
9 11 (1.28%) Scala
10 7 (0.81%) Clojure
11 6 (0.70%) CoffeeScript
12 5 (0.58%) ActionScript
13 4 (0.46%) Go
14 3 (0.35%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.35%) Perl
15 2 (0.23%) Smalltalk
15 2 (0.23%) CFML
15 2 (0.23%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.23%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (3.02%) Degree
2 10 (1.16%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.46%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.44%) QA
2 4 (0.46%) WCAG
3 2 (0.23%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.12%) Varnish
1 1 (0.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.23%) Puppet
1 2 (0.23%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.12%) StatsD
2 1 (0.12%) logstash
2 1 (0.12%) TeamSite
2 1 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 51 (5.92%) Adobe
2 10 (1.16%) Google
2 10 (1.16%) Sitecore
3 9 (1.05%) Microsoft
3 9 (1.05%) Oracle
4 8 (0.93%) Zend
5 7 (0.81%) ATG
5 7 (0.81%) hybris
5 7 (0.81%) Facebook
5 7 (0.81%) Twitter
6 6 (0.70%) Demandware
7 3 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.23%) BT
8 2 (0.23%) Apple
8 2 (0.23%) Sybase
8 2 (0.23%) Apigee
8 2 (0.23%) Sencha
8 2 (0.23%) Splunk
8 2 (0.23%) FatWire
9 1 (0.12%) Endeca
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