The table below looks at the statistics for the Front-End Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 120 91 122
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 27 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.82% 1.00% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 1.08% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 4
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£323 £300 £261
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £200 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £425 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £290 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.08% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £18.75 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+73.33% -44.44%
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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 South West 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
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3108 2040 2539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.21% 92.43% 93.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2018 1285 1443
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 180 205
Average hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.42% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £11.92 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £32.63 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Front-End Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Front-End Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Front-End Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Front-End Developer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Front-End Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front-End Developer across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Front-End Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Front-End Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Front-End Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Front-End Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 27 November 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
Devon -13 10 £323 -24.11% 2
Somerset 0 6 £330 +88.57% 3
Bristol -16 6 £275 +15.78% 4
Wiltshire -20 2 - - 1
Cornwall - - - -
Dorset - - - - 4
Gloucestershire - - - - 2
Front-End Developer
England

Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 66 (92.96%) HTML
2 65 (91.55%) JavaScript
2 65 (91.55%) CSS
3 52 (73.24%) HTML5
4 49 (69.01%) CSS3
5 37 (52.11%) jQuery
6 23 (32.39%) Sass
7 21 (29.58%) Responsive Web Design
8 16 (22.54%) LESS
9 14 (19.72%) Web Development
10 13 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (16.90%) MVC
11 12 (16.90%) AngularJS
12 9 (12.68%) Ajax
12 9 (12.68%) Photoshop
12 9 (12.68%) Java
13 8 (11.27%) PHP
13 8 (11.27%) .NET
14 7 (9.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 7 (9.86%) Security Cleared
15 6 (8.45%) E-Commerce
15 6 (8.45%) Zend
16 5 (7.04%) CakePHP
16 5 (7.04%) Symfony
16 5 (7.04%) XML
16 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
16 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET
16 5 (7.04%) C#
16 5 (7.04%) Git (software)
17 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared

Front-End Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 4 (5.63%) Node.js
2 3 (4.23%) CMS
3 2 (2.82%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.41%) Railo
4 1 (1.41%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 9 (12.68%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.82%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.23%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.82%) Grunt
4 1 (1.41%) PhantomJS
4 1 (1.41%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.41%) Jasmine
General
1 2 (2.82%) Marketing
1 2 (2.82%) Retail
2 1 (1.41%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (92.96%) HTML
2 65 (91.55%) CSS
3 52 (73.24%) HTML5
4 49 (69.01%) CSS3
5 37 (52.11%) jQuery
6 23 (32.39%) Sass
7 16 (22.54%) LESS
8 12 (16.90%) AngularJS
9 9 (12.68%) Ajax
10 8 (11.27%) .NET
11 7 (9.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (7.04%) CakePHP
12 5 (7.04%) Symfony
12 5 (7.04%) XML
12 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET
13 4 (5.63%) Web Services
13 4 (5.63%) XHTML
14 3 (4.23%) .NET Framework
14 3 (4.23%) JSON
14 3 (4.23%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) Open Source
2 2 (2.82%) User Experience
2 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.41%) Animation
3 1 (1.41%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.58%) Responsive Web Design
2 14 (19.72%) Web Development
3 13 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (16.90%) MVC
5 6 (8.45%) E-Commerce
6 4 (5.63%) Web Design
7 3 (4.23%) Automated Testing
7 3 (4.23%) OO
7 3 (4.23%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (2.82%) Unit Testing
8 2 (2.82%) OOP
8 2 (2.82%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (2.82%) Software Engineering
8 2 (2.82%) Workflow
9 1 (1.41%) Migration
9 1 (1.41%) Scrum
9 1 (1.41%) Strategic Planning
9 1 (1.41%) TDD
9 1 (1.41%) BDD
9 1 (1.41%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 65 (91.55%) JavaScript
2 9 (12.68%) Java
3 8 (11.27%) PHP
4 5 (7.04%) C#
5 4 (5.63%) SQL
6 2 (2.82%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.41%) CFML
7 1 (1.41%) VB
7 1 (1.41%) C
7 1 (1.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (9.86%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) WCAG
2 1 (1.41%) WAI
Vendors
1 6 (8.45%) Zend
2 2 (2.82%) Facebook
2 2 (2.82%) Google
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.41%) Adobe
3 1 (1.41%) EPiServer