The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 127 169 185
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 886 627 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.62% 1.23% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 1.33% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 424 402
Average daily rate
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£350 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 13
Average hourly rate £28.75 £37.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +19.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-23.33% +19.04%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50456 47310 53463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30591 27725 29826
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2124 2715
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 30 July 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
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 30 July 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 +39 825 £350 +10.23% 255
London +61 505 £375 +7.14% 123
South East -14 110 £324 +17.72% 54
City of London +29 106 £365 +7.74% 34
North West +44 57 £260 -19.37% 22
South West +9 40 £288 +35.29% 12
East of England -17 35 £365 +52.08% 14
Scotland -7 32 £350 - 8
Manchester +18 31 £265 -17.82% 10
Berkshire -30 28 £356 +35.71% 15
West Midlands -12 26 £275 +1.85% 4
Edinburgh -1 23 £375 +66.66% 3
East Midlands +13 21 £260 -13.33% 9
Yorkshire +4 19 £260 -0.95% 12
Hertfordshire +4 18 £365 +32.72% 4
Bristol -5 17 £313 +47.05% 5
Hampshire -13 16 £325 +13.53% 11
Brighton +5 15 £290 +16.00% 4
East Sussex +2 15 £290 +16.00% 4
West Sussex +9 14 £313 +13.63% 4
Cheshire +10 13 £260 -20.00% 8
Buckinghamshire +3 13 £333 +27.88% 7
West Yorkshire +1 13 £263 +16.66% 7
Leeds -1 12 £260 +15.55% 3
Surrey +7 11 £306 - 6
Reading -10 11 £335 +34.00% 8
Leicestershire +4 10 £245 - 3
Devon -2 10 £295 -41.00% 2
Merseyside +9 9 £225 -27.58% 3
Liverpool +4 9 £225 -27.58% 3

Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1567 (93.50%) HTML
2 1524 (90.93%) CSS
3 1492 (89.02%) JavaScript
4 1086 (64.80%) HTML5
5 882 (52.63%) jQuery
6 877 (52.33%) CSS3
7 442 (26.37%) Responsive Web Design
8 352 (21.00%) AngularJS
9 290 (17.30%) Agile Software Development
10 265 (15.81%) OO
11 264 (15.75%) Sass
12 261 (15.57%) Backbone.js
13 256 (15.27%) PHP
14 242 (14.44%) Java
15 232 (13.84%) Web Development
16 227 (13.54%) Git (software)
17 225 (13.42%) TDD
18 220 (13.13%) E-Commerce
19 204 (12.17%) .NET
20 203 (12.11%) Ajax
21 198 (11.81%) Web Design
22 194 (11.58%) XHTML
23 191 (11.40%) MVC
24 171 (10.20%) Photoshop
25 170 (10.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
26 161 (9.61%) CMS
27 156 (9.31%) JSON
28 145 (8.65%) Node.js
28 145 (8.65%) Scrum
29 140 (8.35%) Subversion

Front-End Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 161 (9.61%) CMS
2 145 (8.65%) Node.js
3 70 (4.18%) WordPress
4 44 (2.63%) Umbraco
5 36 (2.15%) Drupal
6 32 (1.91%) Apache
7 31 (1.85%) Sitecore CMS
8 17 (1.01%) SharePoint
9 16 (0.95%) Adobe CQ
10 9 (0.54%) WebLogic
10 9 (0.54%) Confluence
11 8 (0.48%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.42%) TeamSite
12 7 (0.42%) IIS
12 7 (0.42%) Joomla!
12 7 (0.42%) nginx
12 7 (0.42%) ExpressionEngine
13 6 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 171 (10.20%) Photoshop
2 78 (4.65%) Adobe Illustrator
3 20 (1.19%) Fireworks
4 9 (0.54%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.18%) MS Excel
6 1 (0.060%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.060%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.060%) InDesign
6 1 (0.060%) MS Office
6 1 (0.060%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 28 (1.67%) Magento
2 19 (1.13%) Google Analytics
3 18 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.24%) SiteCatalyst
4 4 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.18%) Tridion
6 1 (0.060%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.060%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.060%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 16 (0.95%) SaaS
2 8 (0.48%) GitHub
3 7 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.060%) Office 365
6 1 (0.060%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 55 (3.28%) HTTP
2 24 (1.43%) Internet
3 13 (0.78%) Intranet
4 2 (0.12%) FTP
5 1 (0.060%) SAN
5 1 (0.060%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.060%) ATM
5 1 (0.060%) LDAP
5 1 (0.060%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (5.61%) MySQL
2 47 (2.80%) Relational Database
3 44 (2.63%) SQL Server
4 17 (1.01%) MongoDB
5 15 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (0.54%) Big Data
7 6 (0.36%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.24%) BusinessObjects XI
9 4 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.24%) Star Schema
10 3 (0.18%) Triplestore
10 3 (0.18%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.18%) Redis
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.12%) DB2
12 1 (0.060%) Text Mining
12 1 (0.060%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 227 (13.54%) Git (software)
2 140 (8.35%) Subversion
3 100 (5.97%) Grunt
4 88 (5.25%) Jasmine
5 41 (2.45%) Visual Studio
6 23 (1.37%) Maven
6 23 (1.37%) JIRA
6 23 (1.37%) QUnit
7 21 (1.25%) Mocha
8 20 (1.19%) Mercurial
9 19 (1.13%) Jenkins
10 18 (1.07%) Karma Test Runner
10 18 (1.07%) Bower
10 18 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (0.95%) TeamCity
11 16 (0.95%) Dreamweaver
12 15 (0.89%) Kiln
12 15 (0.89%) Axure RP
12 15 (0.89%) PhoneGap
13 12 (0.72%) JSUnit
General
1 119 (7.10%) Finance
2 84 (5.01%) Retail
3 62 (3.70%) Marketing
4 46 (2.74%) Advertising
5 41 (2.45%) Publishing
6 36 (2.15%) Games
7 35 (2.09%) Banking
8 34 (2.03%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.01%) Telecoms
10 15 (0.89%) Investment Banking
11 11 (0.66%) Back Office
12 10 (0.60%) Legal
13 9 (0.54%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.36%) Automotive
15 4 (0.24%) Online Betting
15 4 (0.24%) Electronics
16 3 (0.18%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.18%) Front Office
16 3 (0.18%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1567 (93.50%) HTML
2 1524 (90.93%) CSS
3 1086 (64.80%) HTML5
4 882 (52.63%) jQuery
5 877 (52.33%) CSS3
6 352 (21.00%) AngularJS
7 264 (15.75%) Sass
8 261 (15.57%) Backbone.js
9 204 (12.17%) .NET
10 203 (12.11%) Ajax
11 194 (11.58%) XHTML
12 170 (10.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 156 (9.31%) JSON
14 133 (7.94%) XML
14 133 (7.94%) LESS
15 118 (7.04%) JSP
16 112 (6.68%) KnockoutJS
17 104 (6.21%) ASP.NET
18 86 (5.13%) Semantic HTML
19 81 (4.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 109 (6.50%) W3C
2 74 (4.42%) Open Source
3 66 (3.94%) Mobile App
4 39 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 22 (1.31%) Visualisation
6 21 (1.25%) iPad
7 17 (1.01%) Digital Media
8 14 (0.84%) Graphic Design
8 14 (0.84%) Animation
9 11 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (0.48%) FMCG
11 7 (0.42%) New Media
12 6 (0.36%) Social Media
13 5 (0.30%) Online Games
13 5 (0.30%) Video on Demand
14 4 (0.24%) DTV
15 3 (0.18%) Enterprise Software
15 3 (0.18%) Ontologies
15 3 (0.18%) IPTV
15 3 (0.18%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 94 (5.61%) Linux
2 54 (3.22%) Mac OS X
3 52 (3.10%) UNIX
4 32 (1.91%) Windows
5 30 (1.79%) Apple iOS
6 25 (1.49%) Android
7 12 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.18%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.18%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.060%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 442 (26.37%) Responsive Web Design
2 290 (17.30%) Agile Software Development
3 265 (15.81%) OO
4 232 (13.84%) Web Development
5 225 (13.42%) TDD
6 220 (13.13%) E-Commerce
7 198 (11.81%) Web Design
8 191 (11.40%) MVC
9 145 (8.65%) Scrum
10 76 (4.53%) Continuous Integration
11 69 (4.12%) Unit Testing
11 69 (4.12%) OOP
12 68 (4.06%) BDD
13 65 (3.88%) SEO
14 62 (3.70%) Content Management
15 53 (3.16%) Analytics
16 37 (2.21%) Configuration Management
17 35 (2.09%) Software Engineering
18 31 (1.85%) Progressive Enhancement
19 27 (1.61%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 1492 (89.02%) JavaScript
2 256 (15.27%) PHP
3 242 (14.44%) Java
4 102 (6.09%) C#
5 86 (5.13%) SQL
6 62 (3.70%) Ruby
7 39 (2.33%) Python
8 28 (1.67%) C
9 16 (0.95%) Scala
10 13 (0.78%) T-SQL
11 8 (0.48%) ActionScript
11 8 (0.48%) XAML
12 7 (0.42%) PHP5
13 6 (0.36%) Perl
14 5 (0.30%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.30%) Clojure
15 4 (0.24%) C++
16 3 (0.18%) Golang
16 3 (0.18%) ECMAScript
16 3 (0.18%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 52 (3.10%) Degree
2 26 (1.55%) Security Cleared
3 19 (1.13%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.12%) BC Cleared
4 2 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.060%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (1.79%) QA
2 18 (1.07%) WCAG
3 4 (0.24%) WAI
4 3 (0.18%) SNOMED CT
5 2 (0.12%) Section 508
System Software
1 4 (0.24%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (0.18%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.060%) Salt
2 1 (0.060%) Puppet
Vendors
1 105 (6.26%) Adobe
2 50 (2.98%) Google
3 34 (2.03%) Zend
4 33 (1.97%) Twitter
5 31 (1.85%) Sitecore
6 27 (1.61%) Facebook
7 25 (1.49%) SAP
8 22 (1.31%) Microsoft
9 20 (1.19%) Orchard
10 19 (1.13%) JD Edwards
11 14 (0.84%) hybris
12 12 (0.72%) Venda
13 11 (0.66%) RedDot
13 11 (0.66%) EPiServer
14 10 (0.60%) ATG
15 9 (0.54%) JBoss
15 9 (0.54%) Ektron
16 8 (0.48%) Sencha
16 8 (0.48%) Oracle
17 7 (0.42%) Yahoo!
Central London / West End
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £330 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £29,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £325 - £425 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Sussex
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
JCW Search Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Change Recruitment Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
SEC Recruitment Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JCW Search Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday