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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 100 99 116
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 42 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.35% 0.54% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 0.58% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 11 10
Average daily rate
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£325 £250 £214
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +16.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £280 £280
% change year-on-year
+11.60% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 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
2904 2071 2955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.38% 92.79% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1878 1279 1739
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 157 234
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 20 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
Bristol 0 23 £338 +35.00% 7
Devon -6 5 £295 -41.00% 1
Somerset - 5 £325 - 3
Gloucestershire - 4 £225 - 1
Dorset +3 3 £245 -9.25%
Wiltshire -16 1 - - 9
Cornwall - - - -
Front-End Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 62 (89.86%) HTML
1 62 (89.86%) CSS
2 61 (88.41%) JavaScript
3 46 (66.67%) HTML5
4 45 (65.22%) jQuery
5 44 (63.77%) CSS3
6 19 (27.54%) Responsive Web Design
6 19 (27.54%) Sass
7 15 (21.74%) LESS
8 14 (20.29%) PHP
9 13 (18.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 13 (18.84%) Web Development
10 10 (14.49%) Zend
10 10 (14.49%) MVC
11 9 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (10.14%) AngularJS
12 7 (10.14%) Git (software)
12 7 (10.14%) Photoshop
13 6 (8.70%) .NET
13 6 (8.70%) Symfony
14 5 (7.25%) CakePHP
14 5 (7.25%) Node.js
14 5 (7.25%) Ember.js
14 5 (7.25%) Backbone.js
14 5 (7.25%) Retail
15 4 (5.80%) Subversion
15 4 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
15 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET
15 4 (5.80%) SQL
15 4 (5.80%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 5 (7.25%) Node.js
2 2 (2.90%) CMS
3 1 (1.45%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.45%) WordPress
3 1 (1.45%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.90%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) LDAP
1 1 (1.45%) HTTP
1 1 (1.45%) Intranet
1 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.80%) Subversion
3 3 (4.35%) Maven
3 3 (4.35%) Ant
3 3 (4.35%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.90%) Grunt
4 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.45%) Selenium
5 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.45%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (7.25%) Retail
2 3 (4.35%) Finance
3 2 (2.90%) Marketing
4 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.45%) Electronics
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (89.86%) HTML
1 62 (89.86%) CSS
2 46 (66.67%) HTML5
3 45 (65.22%) jQuery
4 44 (63.77%) CSS3
5 19 (27.54%) Sass
6 15 (21.74%) LESS
7 13 (18.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (10.14%) AngularJS
9 6 (8.70%) .NET
9 6 (8.70%) Symfony
10 5 (7.25%) Ember.js
10 5 (7.25%) Backbone.js
10 5 (7.25%) CakePHP
11 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET
12 3 (4.35%) XML
12 3 (4.35%) XHTML
12 3 (4.35%) Underscore.js
12 3 (4.35%) Raphaël
13 2 (2.90%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.35%) Open Source
2 1 (1.45%) iPad
2 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.45%) DTV
2 1 (1.45%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.35%) Linux
2 2 (2.90%) UNIX
3 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.54%) Responsive Web Design
2 13 (18.84%) Web Development
3 10 (14.49%) MVC
4 9 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.35%) Web Design
6 3 (4.35%) OO
6 3 (4.35%) TDD
7 2 (2.90%) Automated Testing
7 2 (2.90%) Software Engineering
7 2 (2.90%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (2.90%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (2.90%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.90%) B2B
7 2 (2.90%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.90%) Workflow
8 1 (1.45%) Migration
8 1 (1.45%) Programme Management
8 1 (1.45%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.45%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 61 (88.41%) JavaScript
2 14 (20.29%) PHP
3 4 (5.80%) SQL
3 4 (5.80%) Java
4 3 (4.35%) C#
5 1 (1.45%) C
5 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (14.49%) Zend
2 2 (2.90%) Adobe
3 1 (1.45%) Google
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle
3 1 (1.45%) SAP
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.45%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.45%) Facebook
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