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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Rank 134 176 146
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 999 753 821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.80% 1.35% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 1.42% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 518 595
Median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £247 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £16.32 £38.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.05% +40.74%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £39.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-71.79% +44.44%

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
52732 52894 51448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.87% 94.71% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34355 32133 31426
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1512 2114 2112
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 May 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)
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 4 May 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
(Click see detailed
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 +45 945 £375 +7.14% 353
London +34 569 £400 +6.66% 166
South East +23 139 £338 +3.84% 42
City of London +68 102 £400 +14.28% 20
North West +23 69 £350 +7.69% 30
West Midlands -2 39 £250 -8.25% 20
Yorkshire -10 36 £350 -6.66% 31
East of England +6 31 £355 +9.23% 26
East Midlands +25 30 £300 +9.09% 10
Cheshire +2 30 £375 +25.00% 3
West Sussex -2 30 £423 +30.00% 1
West Yorkshire +12 29 £375 +17.64% 21
South West +6 29 £345 -1.42% 22
Leeds 0 28 £388 +19.23% 16
Manchester -4 28 £350 +7.69% 18
Scotland -15 28 £300 +1.69% 6
Worthing -18 26 £420 +29.23% 1
Surrey 0 24 £338 -2.17% 11
Glasgow +16 18 £300 +13.20% 5
Hertfordshire +11 18 £325 +1.96% 7
Wales +12 17 £275 -25.42% 1
Birmingham 0 16 £250 +23.45% 7
Hampshire +4 15 £283 -15.67% 9
Warwickshire - 15 £325 - 6
Oxfordshire +12 14 £200 -27.27% 4
Buckinghamshire +17 13 £256 +2.50% 5
East Sussex +13 13 £333 - 2
Chester +11 13 £363 +16.00% 1
Kent -7 13 £338 +60.71% 1
Berkshire -22 13 £400 +25.00% 8

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 1693 (89.77%) HTML
2 1691 (89.66%) JavaScript
3 1665 (88.28%) CSS
4 1614 (85.58%) Front End Development
5 1105 (58.59%) HTML5
6 939 (49.79%) CSS3
7 922 (48.89%) AngularJS
8 835 (44.27%) Agile Software Development
9 712 (37.75%) jQuery
10 567 (30.06%) Sass
11 501 (26.56%) Web Development
12 430 (22.80%) User Experience
13 393 (20.84%) Git (software)
14 389 (20.63%) React
15 356 (18.88%) Node.js
16 353 (18.72%) Responsive Web Design
17 325 (17.23%) TDD
18 303 (16.07%) Backbone.js
19 294 (15.59%) Java
20 275 (14.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 251 (13.31%) MVC
22 247 (13.10%) Grunt
23 242 (12.83%) OO
24 220 (11.66%) LESS
25 217 (11.51%) Finance
26 207 (10.98%) Scrum
27 201 (10.66%) gulp
28 191 (10.13%) PHP
29 186 (9.86%) Ajax
30 180 (9.54%) E-Commerce

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
1 356 (18.88%) Node.js
2 117 (6.20%) CMS
3 61 (3.23%) WordPress
4 34 (1.80%) Drupal
5 27 (1.43%) Apache
6 25 (1.33%) Confluence
7 24 (1.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 16 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (0.69%) WebSphere
10 12 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
10 12 (0.64%) Umbraco
11 11 (0.58%) IIS
12 9 (0.48%) JBoss
12 9 (0.48%) SharePoint
13 8 (0.42%) ExpressionEngine
14 7 (0.37%) Joomla!
15 6 (0.32%) IBM HTTP Server
15 6 (0.32%) Tomcat
16 5 (0.27%) Liferay
17 4 (0.21%) Jetty
Applications
1 125 (6.63%) Photoshop
2 47 (2.49%) Adobe Illustrator
3 35 (1.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 14 (0.74%) MS Office
5 10 (0.53%) OmniGraffle
6 6 (0.32%) GIMP
7 4 (0.21%) Fireworks
7 4 (0.21%) InDesign
7 4 (0.21%) MS Excel
7 4 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.11%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.053%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 20 (1.06%) Magento
2 11 (0.58%) Eloqua
3 9 (0.48%) BigMachines
4 7 (0.37%) SDL Web 8
5 3 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.11%) Unica
7 1 (0.053%) KANA IQ
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.053%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 49 (2.60%) GitHub
2 30 (1.59%) SaaS
3 23 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (0.48%) Google Analytics
7 8 (0.42%) MailChimp
8 6 (0.32%) PaaS
9 4 (0.21%) Heroku
10 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (0.11%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.11%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.053%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.053%) Bluemix
12 1 (0.053%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.053%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.053%) Google Tag Manager
12 1 (0.053%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 77 (4.08%) HTTP
2 24 (1.27%) Internet
3 11 (0.58%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.53%) HTTPS
5 7 (0.37%) Network Security
6 6 (0.32%) AMQP
6 6 (0.32%) Intranet
6 6 (0.32%) Skype
7 3 (0.16%) FTP
8 2 (0.11%) DNS
8 2 (0.11%) SSL
9 1 (0.053%) CHAP
9 1 (0.053%) DVB
9 1 (0.053%) Extranet
9 1 (0.053%) LDAP
9 1 (0.053%) SMTP
9 1 (0.053%) SNA
9 1 (0.053%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (2.97%) MySQL
2 41 (2.17%) MongoDB
3 28 (1.48%) SQL Server
4 17 (0.90%) NoSQL
5 15 (0.80%) Relational Database
6 11 (0.58%) Big Data
7 7 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.27%) Redis
9 4 (0.21%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.21%) Neo4j
9 4 (0.21%) OrientDB
10 3 (0.16%) CouchDB
10 3 (0.16%) DB2
11 2 (0.11%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.11%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.11%) JasperReports
11 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.053%) Riak
12 1 (0.053%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 393 (20.84%) Git (software)
2 247 (13.10%) Grunt
3 201 (10.66%) gulp
4 124 (6.57%) Subversion
5 123 (6.52%) Jasmine
6 68 (3.61%) Karma Test Runner
7 67 (3.55%) Selenium
8 63 (3.34%) Jenkins
8 63 (3.34%) JIRA
9 60 (3.18%) JUnit
10 53 (2.81%) Mocha
11 37 (1.96%) Protractor
12 34 (1.80%) Cucumber
13 29 (1.54%) Bower
13 29 (1.54%) Visual Studio
14 28 (1.48%) webpack
15 27 (1.43%) Maven
16 26 (1.38%) Eclipse
16 26 (1.38%) Mercurial
17 19 (1.01%) Bitbucket
General
1 217 (11.51%) Finance
2 128 (6.79%) Banking
3 65 (3.45%) Marketing
4 45 (2.39%) Investment Banking
5 39 (2.07%) Retail
6 35 (1.86%) Games
7 27 (1.43%) Publishing
8 25 (1.33%) Telecoms
9 24 (1.27%) Advertising
10 21 (1.11%) Law
11 17 (0.90%) Front Office
12 9 (0.48%) Electronics
12 9 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.32%) Automotive
13 6 (0.32%) Legal
14 4 (0.21%) Arabic Language
14 4 (0.21%) Online Betting
15 3 (0.16%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.16%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1693 (89.77%) HTML
2 1665 (88.28%) CSS
3 1105 (58.59%) HTML5
4 939 (49.79%) CSS3
5 922 (48.89%) AngularJS
6 712 (37.75%) jQuery
7 567 (30.06%) Sass
8 389 (20.63%) React
9 303 (16.07%) Backbone.js
10 275 (14.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 220 (11.66%) LESS
12 186 (9.86%) Ajax
13 156 (8.27%) JSON
14 130 (6.89%) .NET
15 120 (6.36%) Ember.js
16 114 (6.04%) REST
17 113 (5.99%) RESTful
18 112 (5.94%) Web Services
19 98 (5.20%) XML
20 79 (4.19%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 430 (22.80%) User Experience
2 147 (7.79%) Mobile App
3 43 (2.28%) Visualisation
4 39 (2.07%) W3C
5 31 (1.64%) Animation
6 28 (1.48%) Computer Science
7 27 (1.43%) Digital Media
8 14 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (0.74%) IPTV
8 14 (0.74%) Video on Demand
9 12 (0.64%) Social Media
10 11 (0.58%) Fintech
10 11 (0.58%) Graphic Design
11 10 (0.53%) NHS
12 9 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 9 (0.48%) New Media
13 8 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.42%) N-Tier
14 7 (0.37%) iPad
15 6 (0.32%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 68 (3.61%) Linux
2 39 (2.07%) Android
3 31 (1.64%) Windows
4 30 (1.59%) Unix
5 25 (1.33%) Mac OS X
6 22 (1.17%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.37%) Windows 8
8 6 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.32%) Windows Phone
9 5 (0.27%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.21%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.11%) CentOS
11 2 (0.11%) webOS
11 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone 7
12 1 (0.053%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.053%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1614 (85.58%) Front End Development
2 835 (44.27%) Agile Software Development
3 501 (26.56%) Web Development
4 353 (18.72%) Responsive Web Design
5 325 (17.23%) TDD
6 251 (13.31%) MVC
7 242 (12.83%) OO
8 207 (10.98%) Scrum
9 180 (9.54%) E-Commerce
10 162 (8.59%) BDD
11 155 (8.22%) Web Design
12 137 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
13 84 (4.45%) Unit Testing
14 75 (3.98%) Open Source
15 72 (3.82%) Automated Testing
16 65 (3.45%) Software Engineering
17 53 (2.81%) Workflow
18 49 (2.60%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
19 48 (2.55%) OOP
20 45 (2.39%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 1691 (89.66%) JavaScript
2 294 (15.59%) Java
3 191 (10.13%) PHP
4 103 (5.46%) C#
5 91 (4.83%) Ruby
6 86 (4.56%) Python
7 61 (3.23%) SQL
8 56 (2.97%) ES6
9 49 (2.60%) TypeScript
10 43 (2.28%) Scala
11 31 (1.64%) Groovy
12 15 (0.80%) ECMAScript
13 13 (0.69%) XAML
14 12 (0.64%) C++
15 11 (0.58%) CoffeeScript
16 10 (0.53%) ActionScript
16 10 (0.53%) C
17 9 (0.48%) Dart
17 9 (0.48%) Objective-C
17 9 (0.48%) XPath
Qualifications
1 74 (3.92%) Security Cleared
2 47 (2.49%) SC Cleared
3 40 (2.12%) Degree
4 26 (1.38%) DV Cleared
5 13 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (0.53%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.053%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (1.43%) WAI
2 21 (1.11%) QA
3 18 (0.95%) WCAG
4 13 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 20 (1.06%) Docker
2 1 (0.053%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.21%) yum
3 2 (0.11%) Jitterbit
3 2 (0.11%) Kibana
4 1 (0.053%) Mesos
4 1 (0.053%) Puppet
Vendors
1 108 (5.73%) Adobe
2 40 (2.12%) Google
3 30 (1.59%) Twitter
4 20 (1.06%) Facebook
5 19 (1.01%) Sitecore
6 18 (0.95%) Oracle
7 17 (0.90%) IBM
8 15 (0.80%) Microsoft
9 12 (0.64%) Zend
10 11 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (0.48%) hybris
11 9 (0.48%) Siebel
12 8 (0.42%) Atlassian
13 7 (0.37%) New Relic
14 6 (0.32%) Perforce
14 6 (0.32%) Red Hat
15 5 (0.27%) EPiServer
16 4 (0.21%) RedDot
16 4 (0.21%) SAP
16 4 (0.21%) Sencha
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North West
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Rate: £500 - £575 per day + negotiable
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South West
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Swindon
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Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
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London
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Yorkshire and the Humber
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