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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 100 89 121
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 48 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.44% 0.67% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 0.72% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 13 10
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£325 £270 £214
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% +26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £430 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £293 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -
Front-End Developer
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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
3111 2078 2873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.48% 92.93% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2018 1324 1678
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 166 244
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +4 22 £328 +41.62% 5
Devon -11 11 £323 -32.10% 7
Somerset - 8 £325 - 3
Dorset -4 2 - - 2
Wiltshire - 2 £413 - 4
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Cornwall - - - -
Front-End Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 75 (93.75%) HTML
2 73 (91.25%) JavaScript
3 72 (90.00%) CSS
4 56 (70.00%) HTML5
5 51 (63.75%) CSS3
6 45 (56.25%) jQuery
7 24 (30.00%) Sass
8 19 (23.75%) Responsive Web Design
9 18 (22.50%) LESS
10 17 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (17.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 13 (16.25%) PHP
13 11 (13.75%) MVC
13 11 (13.75%) Web Development
14 10 (12.50%) Zend
15 9 (11.25%) AngularJS
15 9 (11.25%) Photoshop
16 8 (10.00%) .NET
16 8 (10.00%) Java
17 7 (8.75%) Security Cleared
17 7 (8.75%) Git (software)
18 6 (7.50%) Symfony
19 5 (6.25%) Retail
19 5 (6.25%) Ajax
19 5 (6.25%) SQL
19 5 (6.25%) E-Commerce
19 5 (6.25%) CakePHP
20 4 (5.00%) SC Cleared
20 4 (5.00%) Node.js
20 4 (5.00%) XHTML

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (5.00%) Node.js
2 2 (2.50%) ColdFusion
2 2 (2.50%) CMS
3 1 (1.25%) EPiServer CMS
3 1 (1.25%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.25%) WordPress
3 1 (1.25%) Railo
Applications
1 9 (11.25%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.50%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) GitHub
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) Intranet
1 1 (1.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.50%) Grunt
2 2 (2.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.25%) Subversion
3 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (6.25%) Retail
2 3 (3.75%) Marketing
3 1 (1.25%) Finance
3 1 (1.25%) Law
3 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.25%) Electronics
3 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (93.75%) HTML
2 72 (90.00%) CSS
3 56 (70.00%) HTML5
4 51 (63.75%) CSS3
5 45 (56.25%) jQuery
6 24 (30.00%) Sass
7 18 (22.50%) LESS
8 14 (17.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 9 (11.25%) AngularJS
10 8 (10.00%) .NET
11 6 (7.50%) Symfony
12 5 (6.25%) Ajax
12 5 (6.25%) CakePHP
13 4 (5.00%) XHTML
13 4 (5.00%) ASP.NET
14 3 (3.75%) XML
14 3 (3.75%) Backbone.js
14 3 (3.75%) Ember.js
15 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
15 2 (2.50%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.75%) Open Source
1 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.50%) User Experience
2 2 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.25%) Animation
3 1 (1.25%) DTV
3 1 (1.25%) iPad
3 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.75%) Responsive Web Design
2 17 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (13.75%) MVC
3 11 (13.75%) Web Development
4 5 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 4 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (5.00%) TDD
6 3 (3.75%) Automated Testing
6 3 (3.75%) OO
6 3 (3.75%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (3.75%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (2.50%) OOP
7 2 (2.50%) Software Engineering
7 2 (2.50%) Web Design
7 2 (2.50%) Workflow
8 1 (1.25%) Migration
8 1 (1.25%) Scrum
8 1 (1.25%) Programme Management
8 1 (1.25%) Strategic Planning
8 1 (1.25%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 73 (91.25%) JavaScript
2 13 (16.25%) PHP
3 8 (10.00%) Java
4 5 (6.25%) SQL
5 3 (3.75%) C#
6 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.25%) Ruby
7 1 (1.25%) C
7 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.25%) CFML
Qualifications
1 7 (8.75%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (12.50%) Zend
2 2 (2.50%) Facebook
2 2 (2.50%) Adobe
2 2 (2.50%) Google
3 1 (1.25%) SAP
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.25%) EPiServer
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