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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front-End Developer
Rank 126 98 118
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 18 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.57% 0.89% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.96% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 4
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£300 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £295 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £373 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £278
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +8.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -25.00%
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
2943 2287 2359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.00% 92.29% 93.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1907 1410 1395
Average daily rate £381 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £476 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 167 200
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 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
Bristol -9 5 £275 -15.38% 6
Gloucestershire - 5 £388 - 2
Wiltshire -14 3 - - 4
Somerset - 3 £225 - 2
Devon - - - - 1
Dorset - - - - 8
Front-End Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 56 (96.55%) HTML
2 55 (94.83%) JavaScript
2 55 (94.83%) CSS
3 43 (74.14%) HTML5
4 39 (67.24%) CSS3
5 32 (55.17%) jQuery
6 18 (31.03%) Sass
6 18 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (24.14%) Web Development
7 14 (24.14%) Responsive Web Design
8 12 (20.69%) AngularJS
9 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
9 10 (17.24%) MVC
10 9 (15.52%) Ajax
10 9 (15.52%) Java
11 8 (13.79%) Photoshop
11 8 (13.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (12.07%) LESS
12 7 (12.07%) SC Cleared
12 7 (12.07%) .NET
13 6 (10.34%) User Experience
14 5 (8.62%) Git (software)
14 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET
14 5 (8.62%) Web Design
15 4 (6.90%) .NET Framework
15 4 (6.90%) Dojo
15 4 (6.90%) XHTML
15 4 (6.90%) E-Commerce
15 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
15 4 (6.90%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (6.90%) Node.js
2 3 (5.17%) CMS
2 3 (5.17%) WordPress
3 2 (3.45%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.72%) Railo
Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.45%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.72%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.72%) PhantomJS
4 1 (1.72%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.72%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.72%) Selenium
General
1 2 (3.45%) Retail
1 2 (3.45%) Marketing
2 1 (1.72%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (96.55%) HTML
2 55 (94.83%) CSS
3 43 (74.14%) HTML5
4 39 (67.24%) CSS3
5 32 (55.17%) jQuery
6 18 (31.03%) Sass
7 12 (20.69%) AngularJS
8 9 (15.52%) Ajax
9 8 (13.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (12.07%) LESS
10 7 (12.07%) .NET
11 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET
12 4 (6.90%) Web Services
12 4 (6.90%) XML
12 4 (6.90%) XHTML
12 4 (6.90%) .NET Framework
12 4 (6.90%) Dojo
12 4 (6.90%) Backbone.js
13 2 (3.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 2 (3.45%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) User Experience
2 3 (5.17%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.45%) Visualisation
3 2 (3.45%) Open Source
4 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.72%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.17%) Windows
1 3 (5.17%) Android
1 3 (5.17%) Apple iOS
1 3 (5.17%) Windows Phone
2 2 (3.45%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (24.14%) Web Development
2 14 (24.14%) Responsive Web Design
3 10 (17.24%) MVC
4 5 (8.62%) Web Design
5 4 (6.90%) E-Commerce
6 3 (5.17%) OO
6 3 (5.17%) Scrum
6 3 (5.17%) Waterfall
7 2 (3.45%) Web Accessibility
7 2 (3.45%) Analytics
7 2 (3.45%) User Stories
7 2 (3.45%) Web Analytics
7 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.45%) SEO
7 2 (3.45%) Business Development
7 2 (3.45%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (3.45%) Unit Testing
8 1 (1.72%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (1.72%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 55 (94.83%) JavaScript
2 9 (15.52%) Java
3 4 (6.90%) C#
4 3 (5.17%) SQL
5 2 (3.45%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.45%) PHP
6 1 (1.72%) C
6 1 (1.72%) VB
6 1 (1.72%) CFML
6 1 (1.72%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.07%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) WCAG
1 3 (5.17%) WAI
Vendors
1 2 (3.45%) Google
1 2 (3.45%) Facebook
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.72%) Zend