The table below looks at the statistics for the Front-End Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 140 154 193
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +39
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 902 750 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.55% 1.43% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 1.55% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 520 365
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £210 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £295 £280
% change year-on-year
+11.86% +5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -41.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £9.60 £26.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.80 £99.30 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -53.84%

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
52636 48524 50207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.72% 92.71% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33069 29347 28320
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2131 2472
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Front-End Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Front-End Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Front-End Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Front-End Developer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Front-End Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Front-End Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front-End Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Front-End Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Front-End Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Front-End Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Front-End Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front-End Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Front-End Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Front-End Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 31 October 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
England +15 839 £350 +7.69% 265
London +38 515 £363 +3.57% 95
South East -16 129 £315 +5.00% 44
City of London +54 126 £375 +5.26% 21
North West -20 41 £350 +9.37% 32
Berkshire -7 40 £315 -1.56% 12
Yorkshire +24 37 £350 +53.00% 32
South West -10 37 £338 +25.00% 25
Scotland +8 34 £275 -8.33% 7
East of England -43 31 £388 +34.19% 18
West Yorkshire +12 28 £350 +53.00% 18
West Midlands +4 28 £320 +16.36% 10
Surrey +8 26 £300 +41.17% 11
Manchester -12 26 £363 +11.53% 20
Leeds +7 24 £350 +47.36% 9
Hertfordshire -19 21 £455 +58.26% 7
Edinburgh -9 16 £275 -8.33% 2
West Sussex +16 15 £300 -14.28% 1
Glasgow +6 15 £275 +20.21% 3
Slough +4 15 £330 +9.54% 3
Reading +1 13 £338 - 2
Buckinghamshire -8 12 £350 +12.00% 8
Bristol -11 12 £338 +38.46% 7
Oxfordshire -26 12 £325 +13.04% 1
Cheshire +11 10 £338 +15.38% 9
Birmingham +1 10 £315 +16.66% 3
Devon -14 10 £323 -24.11% 5
Hammersmith +9 9 £375 +15.38%
North East -30 9 £339 +35.50% 5
Milton Keynes 0 8 £350 +16.66% 2

Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1686 (94.08%) HTML
2 1635 (91.24%) CSS
3 1564 (87.28%) JavaScript
4 1118 (62.39%) HTML5
5 923 (51.51%) jQuery
6 895 (49.94%) CSS3
7 539 (30.08%) Agile Software Development
8 471 (26.28%) Responsive Web Design
9 453 (25.28%) AngularJS
10 328 (18.30%) Sass
11 289 (16.13%) User Experience
12 285 (15.90%) Git (software)
13 270 (15.07%) Backbone.js
14 269 (15.01%) OO
15 268 (14.96%) Web Development
16 265 (14.79%) PHP
17 228 (12.72%) E-Commerce
18 219 (12.22%) Java
18 219 (12.22%) MVC
19 218 (12.17%) Ajax
20 216 (12.05%) TDD
21 211 (11.77%) Web Design
22 201 (11.22%) Node.js
23 200 (11.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
24 197 (10.99%) .NET
25 193 (10.77%) Photoshop
26 177 (9.88%) CMS
27 172 (9.60%) LESS
28 169 (9.43%) JSON
29 160 (8.93%) XHTML

Front-End Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 201 (11.22%) Node.js
2 177 (9.88%) CMS
3 69 (3.85%) WordPress
4 46 (2.57%) Apache
5 42 (2.34%) Drupal
6 28 (1.56%) SharePoint
7 27 (1.51%) Umbraco
8 26 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
9 14 (0.78%) JBoss
10 13 (0.73%) Confluence
10 13 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (0.56%) Adobe CQ
12 9 (0.50%) lighttpd
12 9 (0.50%) Tomcat
12 9 (0.50%) IIS
12 9 (0.50%) Joomla!
12 9 (0.50%) TeamSite
13 8 (0.45%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.33%) Apache Solr
14 6 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 193 (10.77%) Photoshop
2 81 (4.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 17 (0.95%) Fireworks
4 11 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.28%) MS Excel
6 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.056%) MS Office
7 1 (0.056%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 35 (1.95%) Magento
2 8 (0.45%) Google Analytics
3 7 (0.39%) Tridion
4 5 (0.28%) SiteCatalyst
5 4 (0.22%) WebTrends
5 4 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.056%) AWD
7 1 (0.056%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.00%) GitHub
2 11 (0.61%) SaaS
3 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.11%) Basecamp
4 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.056%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.056%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 61 (3.40%) HTTP
2 39 (2.18%) Internet
3 29 (1.62%) Intranet
4 8 (0.45%) FTP
5 4 (0.22%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.17%) SSL
6 3 (0.17%) SSH
6 3 (0.17%) SMTP
7 2 (0.11%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (4.35%) MySQL
2 39 (2.18%) Relational Database
3 27 (1.51%) MongoDB
4 24 (1.34%) SQL Server
5 7 (0.39%) NoSQL
5 7 (0.39%) Redis
6 5 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.22%) SQLite
7 4 (0.22%) Neo4j
8 3 (0.17%) Triplestore
8 3 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.17%) DB2
9 2 (0.11%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.056%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.056%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.056%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 285 (15.90%) Git (software)
2 148 (8.26%) Subversion
3 122 (6.81%) Grunt
4 92 (5.13%) Jasmine
5 43 (2.40%) Visual Studio
6 35 (1.95%) QUnit
7 31 (1.73%) JIRA
8 25 (1.40%) Bower
9 24 (1.34%) Karma Test Runner
10 21 (1.17%) Eclipse
11 20 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (1.12%) Jenkins
12 19 (1.06%) Yeoman
13 18 (1.00%) Maven
13 18 (1.00%) Ant
14 17 (0.95%) Selenium
15 15 (0.84%) Dreamweaver
15 15 (0.84%) Mocha
15 15 (0.84%) Cucumber
16 9 (0.50%) NUnit
General
1 126 (7.03%) Finance
2 96 (5.36%) Retail
3 82 (4.58%) Marketing
4 47 (2.62%) Banking
5 28 (1.56%) Publishing
6 27 (1.51%) Advertising
7 24 (1.34%) Manufacturing
8 21 (1.17%) Legal
8 21 (1.17%) Investment Banking
9 20 (1.12%) Games
10 19 (1.06%) Telecoms
11 9 (0.50%) Back Office
12 5 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.28%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.28%) Law
13 4 (0.22%) Automotive
13 4 (0.22%) Electronics
13 4 (0.22%) German Language
14 3 (0.17%) Front Office
15 2 (0.11%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1686 (94.08%) HTML
2 1635 (91.24%) CSS
3 1118 (62.39%) HTML5
4 923 (51.51%) jQuery
5 895 (49.94%) CSS3
6 453 (25.28%) AngularJS
7 328 (18.30%) Sass
8 270 (15.07%) Backbone.js
9 218 (12.17%) Ajax
10 200 (11.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 197 (10.99%) .NET
12 172 (9.60%) LESS
13 169 (9.43%) JSON
14 160 (8.93%) XHTML
15 133 (7.42%) XML
16 125 (6.98%) KnockoutJS
17 104 (5.80%) ASP.NET
18 101 (5.64%) JSP
19 89 (4.97%) Web Services
20 83 (4.63%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 289 (16.13%) User Experience
2 113 (6.31%) W3C
3 69 (3.85%) Open Source
4 63 (3.52%) Mobile App
5 36 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (2.01%) Computer Science
6 35 (1.95%) Visualisation
7 32 (1.79%) Digital Media
8 20 (1.12%) iPad
9 13 (0.73%) Animation
10 12 (0.67%) Social Media
11 9 (0.50%) New Media
12 7 (0.39%) Video on Demand
12 7 (0.39%) FMCG
12 7 (0.39%) Human Factors
13 6 (0.33%) Online Games
13 6 (0.33%) IPTV
13 6 (0.33%) GIS
13 6 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (0.28%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 112 (6.25%) Linux
2 59 (3.29%) UNIX
3 46 (2.57%) Mac OS X
4 40 (2.23%) Apple iOS
5 32 (1.79%) Android
6 21 (1.17%) Windows
7 4 (0.22%) Windows Phone
7 4 (0.22%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.22%) webOS
8 3 (0.17%) Windows Phone 7
8 3 (0.17%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.056%) Debian
9 1 (0.056%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 539 (30.08%) Agile Software Development
2 471 (26.28%) Responsive Web Design
3 269 (15.01%) OO
4 268 (14.96%) Web Development
5 228 (12.72%) E-Commerce
6 219 (12.22%) MVC
7 216 (12.05%) TDD
8 211 (11.77%) Web Design
9 120 (6.70%) Scrum
10 101 (5.64%) BDD
11 84 (4.69%) Unit Testing
12 76 (4.24%) Continuous Integration
13 64 (3.57%) OOP
14 58 (3.24%) Content Management
15 54 (3.01%) SEO
16 39 (2.18%) Progressive Enhancement
17 36 (2.01%) Software Engineering
18 33 (1.84%) Configuration Management
19 29 (1.62%) Web Accessibility
20 27 (1.51%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1564 (87.28%) JavaScript
2 265 (14.79%) PHP
3 219 (12.22%) Java
4 91 (5.08%) C#
5 76 (4.24%) Ruby
6 68 (3.79%) SQL
7 62 (3.46%) Python
8 29 (1.62%) C
9 22 (1.23%) Scala
10 12 (0.67%) T-SQL
11 10 (0.56%) Perl
11 10 (0.56%) Clojure
12 9 (0.50%) ActionScript
13 7 (0.39%) XAML
13 7 (0.39%) VBScript
13 7 (0.39%) PHP5
14 5 (0.28%) Groovy
15 4 (0.22%) ActionScript 3.0
15 4 (0.22%) CoffeeScript
16 3 (0.17%) Golang
Qualifications
1 67 (3.74%) Degree
2 25 (1.40%) Security Cleared
3 12 (0.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.22%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.11%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.056%) HNC
6 1 (0.056%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (2.51%) QA
2 25 (1.40%) WCAG
3 7 (0.39%) WAI
4 3 (0.17%) SNOMED CT
5 1 (0.056%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.056%) Section 508
5 1 (0.056%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.056%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (0.17%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 74 (4.13%) Adobe
2 51 (2.85%) Google
3 48 (2.68%) Twitter
4 37 (2.06%) Facebook
5 28 (1.56%) Zend
6 26 (1.45%) Sitecore
7 24 (1.34%) Microsoft
8 19 (1.06%) Orchard
9 17 (0.95%) EPiServer
10 16 (0.89%) Ektron
10 16 (0.89%) hybris
11 13 (0.73%) RedDot
12 11 (0.61%) Sencha
13 9 (0.50%) SAP
14 8 (0.45%) Oracle
15 6 (0.33%) ATG
16 5 (0.28%) Interwoven
16 5 (0.28%) Open Text
17 4 (0.22%) Xamarin
18 3 (0.17%) JD Edwards
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