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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 124 164 184
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 954 688 623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.69% 1.29% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.83% 1.39% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 470 419
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 £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £280 £285
% change year-on-year
+11.60% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 10
Average hourly rate £21.88 £37.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +23.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.38 £30.00 £22.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.38 £37.50 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £37.50 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-41.66% +23.96%

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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +43 896 £350 +7.69% 295
London +59 550 £375 +7.14% 132
South East +14 127 £325 +8.33% 46
City of London +48 121 £375 +7.14% 42
North West +20 50 £273 -14.84% 30
South West +1 46 £328 +31.00% 26
East of England -33 37 £365 +46.00% 13
Berkshire -15 32 £356 +1.78% 14
West Midlands -19 29 £275 +3.77% 12
Manchester +7 28 £275 -15.38% 17
Scotland -7 25 £350 - 9
Bristol +1 24 £338 +35.00% 6
West Sussex +24 23 £300 +9.09%
Hertfordshire -8 22 £365 +39.04% 4
East Midlands +12 21 £260 +4.00% 10
Surrey +20 19 £306 - 7
Yorkshire +1 19 £283 +7.61% 17
Hampshire -3 18 £325 +13.04% 10
Edinburgh -12 17 £350 +6.06% 5
West Yorkshire +9 13 £265 +14.59% 11
Reading +3 13 £350 +12.00% 6
Leicestershire +13 11 £245 -34.66% 2
Leeds +10 11 £288 +27.77% 4
Brighton +3 11 £250 - 4
East Sussex +1 11 £250 - 5
Kent +4 10 £350 +53.84% 2
Gatwick - 10 £238 -
Cheshire -5 9 £245 -14.78% 9
Birmingham -6 9 £300 +11.11% 4
Buckinghamshire 0 8 £360 +40.48% 4

Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1573 (93.41%) HTML
2 1529 (90.80%) CSS
3 1482 (88.00%) JavaScript
4 1058 (62.83%) HTML5
5 872 (51.78%) jQuery
6 864 (51.31%) CSS3
7 452 (26.84%) Responsive Web Design
8 369 (21.91%) AngularJS
9 276 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
10 275 (16.33%) Sass
11 269 (15.97%) Backbone.js
12 261 (15.50%) PHP
12 261 (15.50%) OO
13 239 (14.19%) Java
14 237 (14.07%) Web Development
15 227 (13.48%) TDD
16 224 (13.30%) Git (software)
17 207 (12.29%) E-Commerce
18 202 (12.00%) Web Design
19 191 (11.34%) .NET
20 189 (11.22%) MVC
21 185 (10.99%) Ajax
22 183 (10.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 179 (10.63%) XHTML
24 174 (10.33%) Photoshop
25 161 (9.56%) Node.js
26 156 (9.26%) JSON
27 153 (9.09%) CMS
28 138 (8.19%) Subversion
29 134 (7.96%) XML

Front-End Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (9.56%) Node.js
2 153 (9.09%) CMS
3 77 (4.57%) WordPress
4 40 (2.38%) Drupal
5 34 (2.02%) Apache
6 32 (1.90%) Sitecore CMS
7 27 (1.60%) Umbraco
8 18 (1.07%) SharePoint
9 12 (0.71%) Adobe CQ
10 10 (0.59%) Confluence
11 8 (0.48%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.48%) IIS
11 8 (0.48%) Joomla!
12 7 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.42%) ExpressionEngine
12 7 (0.42%) nginx
12 7 (0.42%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.42%) TeamSite
13 6 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 174 (10.33%) Photoshop
2 76 (4.51%) Adobe Illustrator
3 21 (1.25%) Fireworks
4 5 (0.30%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.18%) MS Excel
6 2 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.12%) MS Office
7 1 (0.059%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.059%) InDesign
7 1 (0.059%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 20 (1.19%) Magento
2 14 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.30%) SiteCatalyst
3 5 (0.30%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.18%) Tridion
6 2 (0.12%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.059%) Shopify
7 1 (0.059%) AWD
7 1 (0.059%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.77%) GitHub
2 12 (0.71%) SaaS
3 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.059%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.059%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.059%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 54 (3.21%) HTTP
2 29 (1.72%) Internet
3 17 (1.01%) Intranet
4 2 (0.12%) SSL
4 2 (0.12%) FTP
5 1 (0.059%) LDAP
5 1 (0.059%) ATM
5 1 (0.059%) DNS
5 1 (0.059%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.059%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (5.17%) MySQL
2 51 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 25 (1.48%) SQL Server
4 17 (1.01%) MongoDB
5 9 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (0.42%) NoSQL
6 7 (0.42%) Big Data
7 5 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.24%) Star Schema
8 4 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.24%) BusinessObjects XI
8 4 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.18%) Triplestore
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.18%) Redis
10 2 (0.12%) DB2
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.12%) SQLite
11 1 (0.059%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 224 (13.30%) Git (software)
2 138 (8.19%) Subversion
3 107 (6.35%) Grunt
4 100 (5.94%) Jasmine
5 39 (2.32%) Visual Studio
6 28 (1.66%) QUnit
7 25 (1.48%) Mocha
8 24 (1.43%) JIRA
9 20 (1.19%) Maven
10 19 (1.13%) Jenkins
10 19 (1.13%) Bower
11 18 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
12 17 (1.01%) Dreamweaver
13 16 (0.95%) Karma Test Runner
14 13 (0.77%) Yeoman
15 12 (0.71%) JSUnit
16 10 (0.59%) Eclipse
16 10 (0.59%) Axure RP
17 9 (0.53%) Mercurial
17 9 (0.53%) Ant
General
1 109 (6.47%) Finance
2 83 (4.93%) Retail
3 78 (4.63%) Marketing
4 45 (2.67%) Advertising
5 42 (2.49%) Publishing
6 37 (2.20%) Games
7 29 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 28 (1.66%) Banking
9 15 (0.89%) Legal
9 15 (0.89%) Telecoms
10 13 (0.77%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.59%) Back Office
12 6 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.30%) Automotive
13 5 (0.30%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.24%) Electronics
15 3 (0.18%) Interactive Media
15 3 (0.18%) Front Office
16 2 (0.12%) Online Betting
17 1 (0.059%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1573 (93.41%) HTML
2 1529 (90.80%) CSS
3 1058 (62.83%) HTML5
4 872 (51.78%) jQuery
5 864 (51.31%) CSS3
6 369 (21.91%) AngularJS
7 275 (16.33%) Sass
8 269 (15.97%) Backbone.js
9 191 (11.34%) .NET
10 185 (10.99%) Ajax
11 183 (10.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 179 (10.63%) XHTML
13 156 (9.26%) JSON
14 134 (7.96%) XML
15 126 (7.48%) LESS
16 106 (6.29%) KnockoutJS
17 100 (5.94%) JSP
18 97 (5.76%) ASP.NET
19 87 (5.17%) Semantic HTML
20 78 (4.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 109 (6.47%) W3C
2 79 (4.69%) Open Source
3 70 (4.16%) Mobile App
4 34 (2.02%) Computer Science
5 24 (1.43%) Visualisation
6 21 (1.25%) iPad
7 19 (1.13%) Digital Media
8 15 (0.89%) Graphic Design
9 14 (0.83%) Animation
10 11 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 10 (0.59%) Social Media
12 9 (0.53%) New Media
12 9 (0.53%) Online Games
13 6 (0.36%) FMCG
13 6 (0.36%) Video on Demand
14 4 (0.24%) Smartphone
14 4 (0.24%) DTV
14 4 (0.24%) Human Factors
15 3 (0.18%) Enterprise Software
15 3 (0.18%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 105 (6.24%) Linux
2 55 (3.27%) UNIX
2 55 (3.27%) Mac OS X
3 38 (2.26%) Apple iOS
4 32 (1.90%) Android
5 20 (1.19%) Windows
6 3 (0.18%) Windows Phone
6 3 (0.18%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.18%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.12%) Windows Phone 7
7 2 (0.12%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 452 (26.84%) Responsive Web Design
2 276 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
3 261 (15.50%) OO
4 237 (14.07%) Web Development
5 227 (13.48%) TDD
6 207 (12.29%) E-Commerce
7 202 (12.00%) Web Design
8 189 (11.22%) MVC
9 123 (7.30%) Scrum
10 77 (4.57%) Unit Testing
11 73 (4.33%) BDD
12 65 (3.86%) OOP
13 63 (3.74%) Continuous Integration
14 57 (3.38%) Content Management
15 53 (3.15%) SEO
16 36 (2.14%) Software Engineering
17 35 (2.08%) Configuration Management
17 35 (2.08%) Analytics
18 32 (1.90%) Progressive Enhancement
19 30 (1.78%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 1482 (88.00%) JavaScript
2 261 (15.50%) PHP
3 239 (14.19%) Java
4 84 (4.99%) SQL
5 77 (4.57%) C#
6 65 (3.86%) Ruby
7 46 (2.73%) Python
8 31 (1.84%) C
9 18 (1.07%) Scala
10 15 (0.89%) T-SQL
11 8 (0.48%) XAML
11 8 (0.48%) PHP5
12 6 (0.36%) ActionScript
12 6 (0.36%) Perl
13 5 (0.30%) Clojure
14 4 (0.24%) C++
14 4 (0.24%) Groovy
14 4 (0.24%) CoffeeScript
15 3 (0.18%) Golang
15 3 (0.18%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 54 (3.21%) Degree
2 27 (1.60%) Security Cleared
3 17 (1.01%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.18%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.059%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.32%) QA
2 21 (1.25%) WCAG
3 3 (0.18%) WAI
3 3 (0.18%) SNOMED CT
4 1 (0.059%) Section 508
4 1 (0.059%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (0.24%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (0.18%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.059%) Salt
2 1 (0.059%) Puppet
Vendors
1 83 (4.93%) Adobe
2 42 (2.49%) Twitter
3 40 (2.38%) Google
4 33 (1.96%) Facebook
5 32 (1.90%) Sitecore
6 31 (1.84%) Zend
7 23 (1.37%) Orchard
8 22 (1.31%) Microsoft
9 21 (1.25%) SAP
10 15 (0.89%) JD Edwards
11 14 (0.83%) hybris
12 12 (0.71%) EPiServer
13 11 (0.65%) RedDot
14 10 (0.59%) ATG
14 10 (0.59%) JBoss
14 10 (0.59%) Sencha
15 9 (0.53%) Ektron
16 8 (0.48%) Oracle
17 6 (0.36%) Yahoo!
18 5 (0.30%) Open Text
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