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 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Rank 107 131 127
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 1197 1026 987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.23% 1.79% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.36% 1.89% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 830 778 672
Median daily rate £398 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.41% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 4
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.12 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.74% -38.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £37.90 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £27.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-45.45% -24.13%

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
50794 54325 53927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.95% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 33203 34727 32867
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1696 2062 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 2016.

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 26 September 2016.

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 26 September 2016. 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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statistics and trends)
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 +18 1144 £400 +10.72% 347
London +4 673 £410 +9.33% 174
South East +34 161 £350 - 48
City of London +30 97 £408 +1.87% 32
Yorkshire +49 91 £375 +15.38% 24
West Yorkshire +43 73 £375 +7.14% 15
Leeds +30 60 £400 +23.07% 10
East Midlands +19 56 £375 +4.16% 8
West Midlands -22 42 £325 +18.18% 13
South West +7 39 £331 +6.00% 13
North West -12 39 £388 - 36
Nottingham +8 37 £380 +1.33%
Nottinghamshire +5 37 £380 +1.33% 3
Berkshire -2 36 £358 +10.00% 13
Scotland +2 27 £350 -6.66% 7
East of England +1 26 £340 +8.80% 27
West Sussex -7 25 £350 -4.76% 2
Bristol +13 24 £331 -9.24% 4
Surrey +15 22 £360 -7.09% 11
Hampshire +14 18 £319 +15.90% 7
Coventry +4 18 £388 +19.23% 1
Cheshire +9 17 £388 -3.12% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 17 £350 -30.00% 2
Tyne and Wear -19 17 £350 -17.64% 2
North East -24 17 £350 -12.60% 2
Manchester -28 16 £335 -7.58% 19
Kent +20 14 £331 +22.68% 1
Gatwick +1 14 £375 +3.44%
Buckinghamshire +24 13 £313 +8.69% 8
Edinburgh +3 13 £400 -0.12% 3

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 1912 (88.35%) Front End Development
2 1907 (88.12%) HTML
3 1897 (87.66%) JavaScript
4 1888 (87.25%) CSS
5 1249 (57.72%) HTML5
6 1108 (51.20%) AngularJS
7 1082 (50.00%) CSS3
8 977 (45.15%) Agile Software Development
9 734 (33.92%) jQuery
10 631 (29.16%) Sass
11 553 (25.55%) Web Development
12 494 (22.83%) React
13 470 (21.72%) Git (software)
14 448 (20.70%) Node.js
15 410 (18.95%) TDD
16 385 (17.79%) User Experience
17 362 (16.73%) Responsive Web Design
18 354 (16.36%) Grunt
19 317 (14.65%) LESS
20 301 (13.91%) OO
21 291 (13.45%) Java
22 288 (13.31%) MVC
23 270 (12.48%) gulp
24 266 (12.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 241 (11.14%) Scrum
26 240 (11.09%) Ajax
27 226 (10.44%) Finance
28 223 (10.30%) PHP
29 214 (9.89%) JSON
30 213 (9.84%) Jasmine

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
1 132 (6.10%) CMS
2 77 (3.56%) Confluence
3 68 (3.14%) WordPress
4 54 (2.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 41 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
6 34 (1.57%) Drupal
7 30 (1.39%) Tomcat
8 26 (1.20%) Umbraco
9 20 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
10 14 (0.65%) nginx
11 12 (0.55%) Apache
12 11 (0.51%) JBoss
13 8 (0.37%) SharePoint
14 7 (0.32%) Alfresco
14 7 (0.32%) IIS
15 5 (0.23%) Joomla!
16 4 (0.18%) Mule
16 4 (0.18%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.18%) WebSphere
17 3 (0.14%) Magnolia
Applications
1 156 (7.21%) Photoshop
2 39 (1.80%) Adobe Illustrator
3 34 (1.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 14 (0.65%) InDesign
5 8 (0.37%) GIMP
6 6 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.14%) Fireworks
7 3 (0.14%) MS Excel
7 3 (0.14%) MS Office
8 1 (0.046%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.046%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (1.34%) Magento
2 6 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.23%) SDL Web 8
4 2 (0.092%) Exchequer
4 2 (0.092%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.046%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.046%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.046%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.046%) Shopify
5 1 (0.046%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.046%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 64 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (2.36%) GitHub
3 33 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (1.43%) SaaS
5 13 (0.60%) Google Analytics
6 9 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
7 6 (0.28%) Amazon Kinesis
7 6 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (0.28%) Heroku
8 4 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.18%) CloudFront
8 4 (0.18%) Google App Engine
8 4 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.14%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.14%) Google Tag Manager
9 3 (0.14%) MailChimp
10 2 (0.092%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (0.092%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 72 (3.33%) HTTP
2 38 (1.76%) Internet
3 23 (1.06%) Network Security
4 12 (0.55%) AMQP
5 5 (0.23%) Intranet
6 3 (0.14%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.092%) FTP
8 1 (0.046%) DNS
8 1 (0.046%) Skype
8 1 (0.046%) SNA
8 1 (0.046%) SSL
8 1 (0.046%) TETRA
8 1 (0.046%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (3.05%) MySQL
2 56 (2.59%) SQL Server
3 47 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 32 (1.48%) NoSQL
5 28 (1.29%) MongoDB
6 17 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (0.37%) Big Data
7 8 (0.37%) SQLite
8 7 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (0.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 6 (0.28%) DB2
9 6 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.23%) Couchbase
10 5 (0.23%) Redis
10 5 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.14%) JasperReports
12 2 (0.092%) GIS
12 2 (0.092%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.092%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 470 (21.72%) Git (software)
2 354 (16.36%) Grunt
3 270 (12.48%) gulp
4 213 (9.84%) Jasmine
5 109 (5.04%) JIRA
6 108 (4.99%) Subversion
7 107 (4.94%) Mocha
8 105 (4.85%) Jenkins
9 92 (4.25%) Karma Test Runner
10 78 (3.60%) Selenium
11 75 (3.47%) Cucumber
12 67 (3.10%) Bower
12 67 (3.10%) WebDriver
13 57 (2.63%) webpack
14 50 (2.31%) Protractor
14 50 (2.31%) Visual Studio
15 49 (2.26%) JUnit
16 47 (2.17%) Babel
17 40 (1.85%) Maven
18 35 (1.62%) TeamCity
General
1 226 (10.44%) Finance
2 117 (5.41%) Banking
3 76 (3.51%) Retail
4 63 (2.91%) Marketing
5 45 (2.08%) Games
6 30 (1.39%) Financial Institution
7 29 (1.34%) Advertising
8 28 (1.29%) Publishing
9 26 (1.20%) Telecoms
10 24 (1.11%) Investment Banking
11 16 (0.74%) Automotive
12 12 (0.55%) Electronics
12 12 (0.55%) Front Office
13 7 (0.32%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.23%) Interactive Media
14 5 (0.23%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.18%) Law
15 4 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.18%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.046%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1907 (88.12%) HTML
2 1888 (87.25%) CSS
3 1249 (57.72%) HTML5
4 1108 (51.20%) AngularJS
5 1082 (50.00%) CSS3
6 734 (33.92%) jQuery
7 631 (29.16%) Sass
8 494 (22.83%) React
9 448 (20.70%) Node.js
10 317 (14.65%) LESS
11 266 (12.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 240 (11.09%) Ajax
13 214 (9.89%) JSON
14 209 (9.66%) .NET
15 202 (9.33%) REST
16 186 (8.60%) Backbone.js
17 180 (8.32%) RESTful
18 121 (5.59%) Web Services
19 99 (4.57%) Spring
20 92 (4.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 385 (17.79%) User Experience
2 88 (4.07%) Mobile App
3 40 (1.85%) Digital Media
4 36 (1.66%) Computer Science
5 35 (1.62%) Visualisation
6 32 (1.48%) Fintech
7 31 (1.43%) W3C
8 17 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 17 (0.79%) Social Media
9 16 (0.74%) Blackberry
10 15 (0.69%) Fixed Income
11 14 (0.65%) NHS
12 13 (0.60%) Algorithms
12 13 (0.60%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (0.55%) Smartphone
14 11 (0.51%) Animation
14 11 (0.51%) Graphic Design
15 10 (0.46%) Data Structures
15 10 (0.46%) Equities
16 8 (0.37%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 99 (4.57%) Linux
2 70 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 67 (3.10%) Android
4 54 (2.50%) Windows
5 39 (1.80%) Unix
6 30 (1.39%) Mac OS X
7 22 (1.02%) Windows Phone
8 16 (0.74%) webOS
8 16 (0.74%) Windows Phone 7
9 11 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.37%) Windows Server
10 8 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.18%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.18%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.14%) VMS
14 2 (0.092%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.046%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1912 (88.35%) Front End Development
2 977 (45.15%) Agile Software Development
3 553 (25.55%) Web Development
4 410 (18.95%) TDD
5 362 (16.73%) Responsive Web Design
6 301 (13.91%) OO
7 288 (13.31%) MVC
8 241 (11.14%) Scrum
9 182 (8.41%) BDD
10 167 (7.72%) E-Commerce
11 157 (7.26%) Web Design
12 151 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
13 106 (4.90%) Open Source
14 101 (4.67%) OOP
15 98 (4.53%) Mobile First
16 97 (4.48%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
17 91 (4.21%) Automated Testing
18 75 (3.47%) Unit Testing
19 72 (3.33%) Wireframes
20 69 (3.19%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1897 (87.66%) JavaScript
2 291 (13.45%) Java
3 223 (10.30%) PHP
4 175 (8.09%) C#
5 133 (6.15%) ES6
6 116 (5.36%) Python
7 98 (4.53%) Ruby
8 50 (2.31%) SQL
9 49 (2.26%) Scala
10 36 (1.66%) TypeScript
11 18 (0.83%) ECMAScript
12 14 (0.65%) CoffeeScript
13 9 (0.42%) C
13 9 (0.42%) C++
14 8 (0.37%) Objective-C
15 7 (0.32%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.23%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.23%) Dart
16 5 (0.23%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.18%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 84 (3.88%) Security Cleared
2 65 (3.00%) SC Cleared
3 44 (2.03%) Degree
4 13 (0.60%) DV Cleared
5 8 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.18%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.046%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.26%) WAI
2 28 (1.29%) QA
3 22 (1.02%) WCAG
4 13 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 62 (2.87%) Docker
2 8 (0.37%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (0.51%) Ansible
2 4 (0.18%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.092%) yum
4 1 (0.046%) Mesos
4 1 (0.046%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.046%) Opsview
4 1 (0.046%) Puppet
Vendors
1 133 (6.15%) Adobe
2 60 (2.77%) Google
3 34 (1.57%) Oracle
3 34 (1.57%) Sitecore
4 30 (1.39%) Atlassian
5 27 (1.25%) Zend
6 24 (1.11%) Microsoft
7 14 (0.65%) Twitter
8 11 (0.51%) Red Hat
9 9 (0.42%) hybris
10 8 (0.37%) IBM
11 7 (0.32%) Ensighten
11 7 (0.32%) EPiServer
11 7 (0.32%) SAP
12 6 (0.28%) Perforce
13 5 (0.23%) F5
13 5 (0.23%) Sony
13 5 (0.23%) Virgin Media
14 3 (0.14%) Facebook
14 3 (0.14%) Xamarin
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