The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
UK
Rank 131 120 140
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 879 950 775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.96% 1.90% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 2.01% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 701 560
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 3
Median hourly rate £43.25 £31.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.51% -4.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42409 47285 47247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.77% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27591 30033 29769
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1731 1882
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the UK.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the UK.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -14 837 £400 +6.66% 334
London -36 421 £425 +3.65% 155
South East +17 140 £381 +10.50% 51
Yorkshire +37 62 £350 -28.30% 25
City of London -17 56 £425 - 29
Berkshire +20 49 £390 +0.64% 15
South West -2 43 £375 +3.44% 14
East Midlands +28 41 £331 -8.62% 13
North West +8 40 £325 -7.14% 26
West Yorkshire +25 37 £375 -25.00% 11
Leeds +16 34 £400 -21.18% 9
North East +12 33 £378 +23.26% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne - 32 £380 - 5
Tyne and Wear - 32 £380 - 5
Manchester +17 30 £325 -5.79% 20
West Midlands -3 28 £370 +24.36% 18
Scotland +42 26 £350 +14.75% 7
Sheffield +15 24 £275 +5.76% 5
South Yorkshire +11 24 £275 +5.76% 7
Reading +24 23 £358 -4.66% 4
East of England +2 23 £425 +21.42% 26
Bristol +4 21 £325 -10.34% 5
Birmingham +13 20 £375 +59.57% 6
East Sussex +2 20 £353 +2.17% 5
Nottinghamshire +19 19 £368 +5.00% 1
Nottingham +16 19 £368 +5.00% 1
Brighton +12 19 £336 +10.69% 5
Buckinghamshire -14 17 £313 +4.16% 4
Surrey +18 16 £450 +24.13% 8
Hampshire +13 15 £388 +17.42% 11

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 1838 (89.01%) Front End Development
2 1778 (86.10%) HTML
3 1767 (85.57%) JavaScript
4 1747 (84.60%) CSS
5 1079 (52.25%) HTML5
6 1073 (51.96%) AngularJS
7 931 (45.08%) CSS3
8 849 (41.11%) Agile Software Development
9 661 (32.01%) jQuery
10 533 (25.81%) Sass
11 512 (24.79%) Web Development
12 508 (24.60%) React
13 457 (22.13%) Node.js
14 447 (21.65%) Git (software)
15 375 (18.16%) User Experience
16 363 (17.58%) TDD
17 287 (13.90%) Responsive Web Design
18 284 (13.75%) LESS
19 265 (12.83%) Grunt
20 248 (12.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 246 (11.91%) gulp
22 244 (11.82%) Java
23 243 (11.77%) OO
24 241 (11.67%) Scrum
25 236 (11.43%) Finance
26 230 (11.14%) MVC
27 217 (10.51%) Ajax
28 210 (10.17%) RESTful
29 198 (9.59%) E-Commerce
30 192 (9.30%) JSON

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 111 (5.38%) CMS
2 66 (3.20%) Confluence
3 54 (2.62%) WordPress
4 44 (2.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 36 (1.74%) Drupal
6 25 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
7 19 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
7 19 (0.92%) Umbraco
8 18 (0.87%) Tomcat
9 16 (0.77%) SharePoint
10 15 (0.73%) Apache
11 10 (0.48%) Alfresco
12 7 (0.34%) IIS
12 7 (0.34%) nginx
13 5 (0.24%) JBoss
13 5 (0.24%) Joomla!
14 4 (0.19%) Magnolia
15 3 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
15 3 (0.15%) Mule
15 3 (0.15%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 114 (5.52%) Photoshop
2 21 (1.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 21 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (0.58%) GIMP
4 8 (0.39%) Pixelmator
5 7 (0.34%) InDesign
6 4 (0.19%) Fireworks
6 4 (0.19%) MS Excel
7 3 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.097%) InVision
9 1 (0.048%) MS Office
9 1 (0.048%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.048%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (0.92%) Magento
2 12 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.097%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.048%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.048%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.048%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.048%) Shopify
5 1 (0.048%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 74 (3.58%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (2.95%) GitHub
3 27 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (0.73%) SaaS
5 14 (0.68%) Google Analytics
6 9 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (0.39%) Amazon Kinesis
7 8 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (0.29%) Heroku
9 4 (0.19%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.19%) Google Tag Manager
9 4 (0.19%) PaaS
10 3 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.15%) CloudBees
10 3 (0.15%) IaaS
10 3 (0.15%) Office 365
10 3 (0.15%) Slack
11 2 (0.097%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.097%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 57 (2.76%) HTTP
2 37 (1.79%) Internet
3 14 (0.68%) Intranet
4 13 (0.63%) SSL
5 10 (0.48%) DNS
6 9 (0.44%) Network Security
7 5 (0.24%) LDAP
8 4 (0.19%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.097%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.048%) AMQP
10 1 (0.048%) DSL
10 1 (0.048%) Extranet
10 1 (0.048%) FTP
10 1 (0.048%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
10 1 (0.048%) Skype
10 1 (0.048%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (3.39%) MySQL
2 64 (3.10%) SQL Server
3 29 (1.40%) MongoDB
3 29 (1.40%) Relational Database
4 26 (1.26%) NoSQL
5 23 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (0.63%) Big Data
7 9 (0.44%) Couchbase
7 9 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (0.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 8 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.19%) GIS
11 4 (0.19%) Qlik Sense
12 3 (0.15%) Hazelcast
12 3 (0.15%) Neo4j
12 3 (0.15%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.097%) DTS
Development Applications
1 447 (21.65%) Git (software)
2 265 (12.83%) Grunt
3 246 (11.91%) gulp
4 188 (9.10%) Jasmine
5 110 (5.33%) JIRA
6 93 (4.50%) Jenkins
7 91 (4.41%) Karma Test Runner
7 91 (4.41%) Mocha
8 85 (4.12%) webpack
9 80 (3.87%) Subversion
10 77 (3.73%) Bower
11 75 (3.63%) Protractor
12 62 (3.00%) Selenium
13 56 (2.71%) Cucumber
14 45 (2.18%) Visual Studio
15 42 (2.03%) WebDriver
16 37 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
17 36 (1.74%) Babel
18 35 (1.69%) Maven
19 26 (1.26%) JUnit
General
1 236 (11.43%) Finance
2 128 (6.20%) Banking
3 74 (3.58%) Marketing
4 65 (3.15%) Retail
5 49 (2.37%) Games
6 47 (2.28%) Investment Banking
6 47 (2.28%) Telecoms
7 31 (1.50%) Advertising
8 30 (1.45%) Publishing
9 18 (0.87%) Front Office
10 16 (0.77%) Electronics
11 13 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.63%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.58%) Back Office
13 10 (0.48%) Automotive
14 6 (0.29%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.24%) Legal
15 5 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.19%) Czech Language
17 3 (0.15%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1778 (86.10%) HTML
2 1747 (84.60%) CSS
3 1079 (52.25%) HTML5
4 1073 (51.96%) AngularJS
5 931 (45.08%) CSS3
6 661 (32.01%) jQuery
7 533 (25.81%) Sass
8 508 (24.60%) React
9 457 (22.13%) Node.js
10 284 (13.75%) LESS
11 248 (12.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 217 (10.51%) Ajax
13 210 (10.17%) RESTful
14 192 (9.30%) Backbone.js
14 192 (9.30%) JSON
15 189 (9.15%) .NET
16 166 (8.04%) REST
17 125 (6.05%) Web Services
18 96 (4.65%) XML
19 88 (4.26%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 375 (18.16%) User Experience
2 71 (3.44%) Mobile App
3 66 (3.20%) Fintech
4 54 (2.62%) Computer Science
5 51 (2.47%) Visualisation
6 41 (1.99%) W3C
7 26 (1.26%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (1.02%) Digital Media
9 17 (0.82%) Graphic Design
9 17 (0.82%) Social Media
10 16 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 15 (0.73%) Mathematics
12 14 (0.68%) NHS
13 13 (0.63%) Fixed Income
13 13 (0.63%) RIA
14 12 (0.58%) Blackberry
15 11 (0.53%) Animation
15 11 (0.53%) Video on Demand
16 10 (0.48%) Equities
17 8 (0.39%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 60 (2.91%) Linux
2 57 (2.76%) Apple iOS
3 43 (2.08%) Windows
4 40 (1.94%) Android
5 25 (1.21%) Unix
6 12 (0.58%) webOS
6 12 (0.58%) Windows Phone
6 12 (0.58%) Windows Phone 7
7 9 (0.44%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.24%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.15%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.048%) CentOS
11 1 (0.048%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.048%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1838 (89.01%) Front End Development
2 849 (41.11%) Agile Software Development
3 512 (24.79%) Web Development
4 363 (17.58%) TDD
5 287 (13.90%) Responsive Web Design
6 243 (11.77%) OO
7 241 (11.67%) Scrum
8 230 (11.14%) MVC
9 198 (9.59%) E-Commerce
10 176 (8.52%) BDD
11 145 (7.02%) Web Design
12 136 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
13 107 (5.18%) Software Engineering
14 97 (4.70%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
15 96 (4.65%) Unit Testing
16 92 (4.46%) Mobile First
17 81 (3.92%) Open Source
18 65 (3.15%) OOP
19 61 (2.95%) Analytics
19 61 (2.95%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1767 (85.57%) JavaScript
2 244 (11.82%) Java
3 171 (8.28%) PHP
4 167 (8.09%) C#
5 126 (6.10%) ES6
6 77 (3.73%) Python
7 63 (3.05%) Ruby
8 49 (2.37%) SQL
9 38 (1.84%) Scala
10 28 (1.36%) TypeScript
11 11 (0.53%) ActionScript
12 10 (0.48%) CoffeeScript
12 10 (0.48%) T-SQL
13 9 (0.44%) ECMAScript
13 9 (0.44%) Perl
14 8 (0.39%) Groovy
15 7 (0.34%) XPath
16 6 (0.29%) VBA
17 4 (0.19%) C
17 4 (0.19%) C++
Qualifications
1 77 (3.73%) Security Cleared
2 66 (3.20%) Degree
3 55 (2.66%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.19%) MBA
6 1 (0.048%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.048%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (1.65%) QA
2 21 (1.02%) WAI
3 17 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 17 (0.82%) WCAG
4 1 (0.048%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (2.91%) Docker
2 11 (0.53%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (0.97%) Ansible
2 8 (0.39%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.15%) Puppet
4 1 (0.048%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.048%) Opsview
4 1 (0.048%) Plesk
4 1 (0.048%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 99 (4.79%) Adobe
2 63 (3.05%) Google
3 30 (1.45%) Microsoft
4 26 (1.26%) Oracle
5 25 (1.21%) Sitecore
6 19 (0.92%) Atlassian
7 18 (0.87%) Zend
8 14 (0.68%) SAP
9 12 (0.58%) Ensighten
9 12 (0.58%) Twitter
10 7 (0.34%) EPiServer
11 5 (0.24%) Apple
11 5 (0.24%) Perforce
12 4 (0.19%) Cadence
12 4 (0.19%) hybris
12 4 (0.19%) Xamarin
13 3 (0.15%) Apigee
13 3 (0.15%) Cloudera
13 3 (0.15%) IBM
14 2 (0.097%) Remedy
Hampshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 350-400
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Chichester, West Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Rate: £0.00 - £430.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £660 to £675 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Hurren and Hope
Rate: £325 - 375 per day + Please get in touch
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £400 per day 3 months initial
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Revolution Technology
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago