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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Rank 111 116 148
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 1081 1073 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.17% 1.94% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.30% 2.05% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 817 646
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 5
Median hourly rate £43.25 £24.23 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.49% -25.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.90 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.30 £26.67 £33.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £20.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+187.50% -38.46%

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
47057 52332 52807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.77% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30804 33337 33423
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1653 2041 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.41 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 8 December 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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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 +3 1028 £400 +6.66% 373
London -18 580 £425 +6.25% 186
South East +38 160 £375 +13.63% 44
City of London +14 90 £425 - 35
Yorkshire +44 67 £345 -31.10% 33
Berkshire +34 61 £375 -6.25% 8
South West +2 53 £338 -6.89% 19
East Midlands +16 40 £313 -3.84% 10
North West +11 39 £350 +1.81% 34
West Yorkshire +29 38 £363 -27.50% 25
West Midlands +6 35 £388 +32.47% 26
Bristol +16 34 £350 - 7
Leeds +24 32 £400 -21.56% 19
Reading +23 30 £339 -24.72% 3
Scotland +18 27 £350 -5.08% 9
Birmingham +9 26 £395 +32.77% 10
North East -7 26 £375 -
South Yorkshire +9 25 £288 -5.73% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 25 £378 +16.15%
Tyne and Wear -10 25 £378 +0.66%
East of England -9 22 £408 +18.11% 19
Buckinghamshire +18 21 £300 -9.43% 4
Sheffield +6 21 £313 +2.45% 2
Manchester -7 20 £288 -17.85% 22
Oxfordshire +15 19 £363 +11.53% 4
Wales +9 19 £300 -6.97% 3
Hampshire +18 17 £413 +26.92% 10
Cheshire +23 15 £388 +26.01% 4
Edinburgh +20 15 £425 +28.30% 2
Nottingham +17 15 £319 +2.82% 3

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

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 1998 (88.29%) Front End Development
2 1976 (87.32%) HTML
3 1968 (86.96%) JavaScript
4 1954 (86.35%) CSS
5 1221 (53.95%) HTML5
6 1178 (52.05%) AngularJS
7 1042 (46.05%) CSS3
8 972 (42.95%) Agile Software Development
9 736 (32.52%) jQuery
10 596 (26.34%) Sass
11 565 (24.97%) Web Development
12 538 (23.77%) React
13 511 (22.58%) Node.js
14 488 (21.56%) Git (software)
15 410 (18.12%) TDD
16 406 (17.94%) User Experience
17 345 (15.25%) Responsive Web Design
18 324 (14.32%) LESS
19 313 (13.83%) Grunt
20 293 (12.95%) Java
21 286 (12.64%) OO
22 278 (12.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 272 (12.02%) gulp
23 272 (12.02%) MVC
24 247 (10.91%) Finance
25 239 (10.56%) Scrum
26 233 (10.30%) Ajax
27 225 (9.94%) RESTful
28 216 (9.54%) Jasmine
29 212 (9.37%) .NET

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
1 127 (5.61%) CMS
2 77 (3.40%) Confluence
3 60 (2.65%) WordPress
4 57 (2.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 41 (1.81%) Drupal
6 34 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
7 28 (1.24%) Tomcat
8 24 (1.06%) Umbraco
9 19 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
10 14 (0.62%) Apache
11 12 (0.53%) SharePoint
12 11 (0.49%) nginx
13 10 (0.44%) Alfresco
13 10 (0.44%) JBoss
14 8 (0.35%) IIS
15 4 (0.18%) Joomla!
15 4 (0.18%) Magnolia
16 3 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
16 3 (0.13%) Mule ESB
16 3 (0.13%) SAS
Applications
1 143 (6.32%) Photoshop
2 33 (1.46%) Adobe Illustrator
3 30 (1.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 13 (0.57%) InDesign
4 13 (0.57%) Pixelmator
5 7 (0.31%) GIMP
6 6 (0.27%) Fireworks
7 4 (0.18%) MS Excel
8 3 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.044%) MS Office
9 1 (0.044%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (1.15%) Magento
2 10 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
5 2 (0.088%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.044%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.044%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.044%) Shopify
6 1 (0.044%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 76 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (2.47%) GitHub
3 35 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (0.88%) SaaS
5 13 (0.57%) Google Analytics
6 9 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (0.35%) Amazon Kinesis
7 8 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
8 6 (0.27%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.27%) Heroku
9 5 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.18%) CloudFront
10 4 (0.18%) Google App Engine
10 4 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.18%) Office 365
10 4 (0.18%) PaaS
11 3 (0.13%) CloudBees
11 3 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (3.09%) HTTP
2 39 (1.72%) Internet
3 14 (0.62%) Intranet
4 13 (0.57%) Network Security
5 10 (0.44%) SSL
6 7 (0.31%) DNS
7 4 (0.18%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.13%) AMQP
9 2 (0.088%) FTP
9 2 (0.088%) LDAP
9 2 (0.088%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.044%) Extranet
10 1 (0.044%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (3.05%) SQL Server
2 67 (2.96%) MySQL
3 46 (2.03%) Relational Database
4 34 (1.50%) NoSQL
5 29 (1.28%) MongoDB
6 22 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (0.53%) Big Data
8 9 (0.40%) Couchbase
8 9 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 8 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (0.35%) SQLite
10 7 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.22%) DB2
12 4 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.18%) GIS
12 4 (0.18%) Qlik Sense
13 3 (0.13%) Hazelcast
13 3 (0.13%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 488 (21.56%) Git (software)
2 313 (13.83%) Grunt
3 272 (12.02%) gulp
4 216 (9.54%) Jasmine
5 121 (5.35%) JIRA
6 109 (4.82%) Mocha
7 102 (4.51%) Karma Test Runner
8 101 (4.46%) Jenkins
9 100 (4.42%) Subversion
10 91 (4.02%) webpack
11 78 (3.45%) Bower
12 73 (3.23%) Protractor
13 72 (3.18%) Cucumber
14 68 (3.00%) Selenium
15 59 (2.61%) WebDriver
16 53 (2.34%) Visual Studio
17 49 (2.17%) Babel
18 36 (1.59%) Maven
18 36 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
19 31 (1.37%) TeamCity
General
1 247 (10.91%) Finance
2 138 (6.10%) Banking
3 79 (3.49%) Retail
4 78 (3.45%) Marketing
5 61 (2.70%) Games
6 43 (1.90%) Investment Banking
6 43 (1.90%) Telecoms
7 34 (1.50%) Publishing
8 31 (1.37%) Advertising
9 19 (0.84%) Financial Institution
9 19 (0.84%) Front Office
10 16 (0.71%) Electronics
11 12 (0.53%) Automotive
11 12 (0.53%) Back Office
12 11 (0.49%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.27%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.22%) Legal
16 3 (0.13%) Interactive Media
17 2 (0.088%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1976 (87.32%) HTML
2 1954 (86.35%) CSS
3 1221 (53.95%) HTML5
4 1178 (52.05%) AngularJS
5 1042 (46.05%) CSS3
6 736 (32.52%) jQuery
7 596 (26.34%) Sass
8 538 (23.77%) React
9 511 (22.58%) Node.js
10 324 (14.32%) LESS
11 278 (12.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 233 (10.30%) Ajax
13 225 (9.94%) RESTful
14 212 (9.37%) .NET
15 210 (9.28%) JSON
16 191 (8.44%) REST
17 188 (8.31%) Backbone.js
18 130 (5.74%) Web Services
19 102 (4.51%) XML
20 92 (4.07%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 406 (17.94%) User Experience
2 78 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 57 (2.52%) Fintech
4 54 (2.39%) Computer Science
4 54 (2.39%) Visualisation
5 39 (1.72%) W3C
6 27 (1.19%) Digital Media
7 25 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
8 24 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 19 (0.84%) Social Media
10 18 (0.80%) Graphic Design
11 17 (0.75%) Fixed Income
11 17 (0.75%) NHS
12 15 (0.66%) Blackberry
12 15 (0.66%) Mathematics
13 14 (0.62%) Equities
14 13 (0.57%) Algorithms
14 13 (0.57%) RIA
15 12 (0.53%) Animation
15 12 (0.53%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 81 (3.58%) Linux
2 74 (3.27%) Apple iOS
3 57 (2.52%) Android
4 49 (2.17%) Windows
5 44 (1.94%) Unix
6 25 (1.10%) Mac OS X
7 15 (0.66%) webOS
7 15 (0.66%) Windows Phone
7 15 (0.66%) Windows Phone 7
8 10 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.40%) Windows Server
9 9 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.27%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.088%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.088%) VMS
12 1 (0.044%) CentOS
12 1 (0.044%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.044%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1998 (88.29%) Front End Development
2 972 (42.95%) Agile Software Development
3 565 (24.97%) Web Development
4 410 (18.12%) TDD
5 345 (15.25%) Responsive Web Design
6 286 (12.64%) OO
7 272 (12.02%) MVC
8 239 (10.56%) Scrum
9 197 (8.71%) BDD
10 193 (8.53%) E-Commerce
11 169 (7.47%) Web Design
12 136 (6.01%) Continuous Integration
13 111 (4.90%) Mobile First
14 108 (4.77%) Software Engineering
15 98 (4.33%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
16 94 (4.15%) Open Source
17 87 (3.84%) Unit Testing
18 77 (3.40%) Continuous Deployment
18 77 (3.40%) OOP
19 71 (3.14%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1968 (86.96%) JavaScript
2 293 (12.95%) Java
3 180 (7.95%) PHP
4 175 (7.73%) C#
5 154 (6.81%) ES6
6 94 (4.15%) Python
7 77 (3.40%) Ruby
8 53 (2.34%) SQL
9 42 (1.86%) Scala
10 38 (1.68%) TypeScript
11 14 (0.62%) CoffeeScript
12 12 (0.53%) ECMAScript
13 9 (0.40%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.35%) ActionScript
14 8 (0.35%) Objective-C
15 7 (0.31%) C++
16 6 (0.27%) C
16 6 (0.27%) Perl
16 6 (0.27%) VBA
16 6 (0.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 101 (4.46%) Security Cleared
2 72 (3.18%) SC Cleared
3 60 (2.65%) Degree
4 8 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.18%) DBS Check
5 4 (0.18%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (1.77%) QA
2 36 (1.59%) WAI
3 26 (1.15%) WCAG
4 17 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 67 (2.96%) Docker
2 11 (0.49%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (0.84%) Ansible
2 9 (0.40%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.044%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.044%) Opsview
3 1 (0.044%) Plesk
3 1 (0.044%) Puppet
3 1 (0.044%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.044%) yum
Vendors
1 133 (5.88%) Adobe
2 67 (2.96%) Google
3 31 (1.37%) Microsoft
3 31 (1.37%) Oracle
4 30 (1.33%) Sitecore
5 26 (1.15%) Atlassian
6 24 (1.06%) Zend
7 15 (0.66%) Twitter
8 12 (0.53%) Ensighten
8 12 (0.53%) SAP
9 7 (0.31%) EPiServer
9 7 (0.31%) hybris
10 5 (0.22%) F5
11 4 (0.18%) Cadence
11 4 (0.18%) IBM
11 4 (0.18%) Xamarin
12 3 (0.13%) Apigee
12 3 (0.13%) Perforce
13 2 (0.088%) Appcelerator
13 2 (0.088%) Cloudera
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