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 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front-End Developer
Rank 177 151 187
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 708 765 533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.27% 1.41% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 1.52% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 562 339
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £261
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +24.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 17
Average hourly rate £39.00 £27.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £27.00 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £145.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £27.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -22.85%

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
51461 50245 44013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.30% 92.35% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31311 30831 25140
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2031 2007 2180
Average hourly rate £17.15 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 May 2015. 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 -22 665 £350 +3.70% 319
London -14 379 £373 +6.42% 134
South East -6 95 £325 - 42
City of London +9 63 £350 -1.40% 31
Yorkshire +4 45 £375 +15.38% 16
Berkshire +7 40 £320 -1.53% 4
North West -22 38 £325 +8.33% 47
East of England -14 30 £300 -14.28% 29
West Midlands -16 30 £273 -9.16% 19
Scotland -5 27 £275 -21.42% 5
West Yorkshire -14 23 £319 -1.92% 11
South West +5 22 £350 +5.26% 13
Leeds -15 22 £325 - 7
Manchester -19 22 £325 +8.33% 28
Birmingham -5 15 £203 -26.36% 9
North East +7 14 £300 - 6
Cheshire +6 14 £313 +4.16% 10
Hertfordshire -9 14 £319 -13.55% 8
Tyne and Wear +6 13 £300 - 6
Edinburgh -11 13 £275 -26.66% 3
Surrey +12 12 £339 +15.81% 9
North Yorkshire +8 12 £375 +3.44% 1
Oxfordshire -14 12 £275 +2.80% 5
Reading +5 11 £250 -25.37% 1
Slough +1 11 £350 +16.47% 1
Cambridgeshire -3 11 £275 -16.66% 12
Glasgow -3 11 £265 -15.20% 2
Hampshire -6 11 £330 +4.76% 5
West Sussex -16 11 £325 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +2 10 £300 - 6

Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 1325 (93.91%) HTML
2 1286 (91.14%) JavaScript
2 1286 (91.14%) CSS
3 903 (64.00%) HTML5
4 762 (54.00%) CSS3
5 669 (47.41%) jQuery
6 462 (32.74%) AngularJS
7 421 (29.84%) Agile Software Development
8 355 (25.16%) Sass
9 285 (20.20%) Responsive Web Design
10 253 (17.93%) User Experience
11 251 (17.79%) Backbone.js
12 227 (16.09%) Node.js
13 218 (15.45%) Git (software)
14 217 (15.38%) TDD
15 214 (15.17%) OO
16 195 (13.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 190 (13.47%) Grunt
18 180 (12.76%) LESS
19 178 (12.62%) Web Development
20 171 (12.12%) Java
20 171 (12.12%) MVC
21 158 (11.20%) Ajax
22 150 (10.63%) PHP
23 142 (10.06%) Photoshop
24 137 (9.71%) E-Commerce
25 127 (9.00%) CMS
26 119 (8.43%) Web Design
27 118 (8.36%) Finance
28 112 (7.94%) JSON

Front-End Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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
1 227 (16.09%) Node.js
2 127 (9.00%) CMS
3 57 (4.04%) WordPress
4 50 (3.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 40 (2.83%) SharePoint
6 30 (2.13%) Drupal
7 24 (1.70%) Apache
8 21 (1.49%) Umbraco
8 21 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
10 11 (0.78%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.64%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.57%) Confluence
13 7 (0.50%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.50%) IIS
14 5 (0.35%) JBoss
14 5 (0.35%) ExpressionEngine
14 5 (0.35%) Liferay
15 4 (0.28%) FileNet
16 3 (0.21%) nginx
Applications
1 142 (10.06%) Photoshop
2 60 (4.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 25 (1.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 11 (0.78%) Fireworks
5 6 (0.43%) MS Excel
6 3 (0.21%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.14%) GIMP
7 2 (0.14%) MS Office
7 2 (0.14%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 21 (1.49%) Magento
2 11 (0.78%) Tridion
3 6 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.28%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.071%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.071%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.35%) GitHub
2 11 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (0.71%) SaaS
4 9 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (0.64%) Office 365
5 8 (0.57%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.28%) Heroku
6 4 (0.28%) OpenShift
6 4 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.14%) PaaS
7 2 (0.14%) Force.com
7 2 (0.14%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.071%) Veeva
8 1 (0.071%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 47 (3.33%) HTTP
2 25 (1.77%) Internet
3 14 (0.99%) Intranet
4 8 (0.57%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.21%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.071%) Skype
6 1 (0.071%) WEP
6 1 (0.071%) SSL
6 1 (0.071%) FTP
6 1 (0.071%) DNS
6 1 (0.071%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (4.82%) MySQL
2 43 (3.05%) MongoDB
3 32 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 20 (1.42%) SQL Server
5 9 (0.64%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.28%) Neo4j
7 3 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.14%) Redis
8 2 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.14%) Big Data
8 2 (0.14%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.14%) DB2
9 1 (0.071%) MS Access
9 1 (0.071%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.071%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.071%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.071%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 218 (15.45%) Git (software)
2 190 (13.47%) Grunt
3 91 (6.45%) Subversion
4 83 (5.88%) Bower
5 79 (5.60%) Jasmine
6 32 (2.27%) Mocha
6 32 (2.27%) Jenkins
7 31 (2.20%) Visual Studio
8 25 (1.77%) Selenium
8 25 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (1.42%) Karma Test Runner
10 16 (1.13%) JIRA
11 13 (0.92%) Dreamweaver
12 12 (0.85%) Eclipse
12 12 (0.85%) Maven
13 11 (0.78%) Cucumber
14 10 (0.71%) Ant
14 10 (0.71%) JUnit
14 10 (0.71%) Sublime Text
15 9 (0.64%) QUnit
General
1 118 (8.36%) Finance
2 60 (4.25%) Banking
3 51 (3.61%) Retail
4 50 (3.54%) Marketing
5 36 (2.55%) Telecoms
6 33 (2.34%) Games
7 23 (1.63%) Advertising
8 14 (0.99%) Publishing
8 14 (0.99%) Law
9 7 (0.50%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.50%) Automotive
10 6 (0.43%) Electronics
10 6 (0.43%) Legal
11 5 (0.35%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.35%) iGaming
12 3 (0.21%) Back Office
13 1 (0.071%) Military
13 1 (0.071%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.071%) Local Government
13 1 (0.071%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1325 (93.91%) HTML
2 1286 (91.14%) CSS
3 903 (64.00%) HTML5
4 762 (54.00%) CSS3
5 669 (47.41%) jQuery
6 462 (32.74%) AngularJS
7 355 (25.16%) Sass
8 251 (17.79%) Backbone.js
9 195 (13.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 180 (12.76%) LESS
11 158 (11.20%) Ajax
12 112 (7.94%) JSON
13 104 (7.37%) .NET
14 103 (7.30%) XML
15 87 (6.17%) XHTML
16 79 (5.60%) KnockoutJS
17 73 (5.17%) RESTful
18 71 (5.03%) Web Services
19 70 (4.96%) Ember.js
20 55 (3.90%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 253 (17.93%) User Experience
2 75 (5.32%) W3C
3 51 (3.61%) Mobile App
4 27 (1.91%) Computer Science
5 24 (1.70%) Open Source
5 24 (1.70%) Social Media
6 23 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (1.42%) RIA
8 18 (1.28%) Visualisation
9 16 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
10 15 (1.06%) Digital Media
11 14 (0.99%) Graphic Design
12 9 (0.64%) DTV
12 9 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.50%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.50%) Blackberry
14 5 (0.35%) E-Learning
15 4 (0.28%) iPad
15 4 (0.28%) Data Integration
15 4 (0.28%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 68 (4.82%) Linux
2 50 (3.54%) Apple iOS
3 46 (3.26%) Mac OS X
4 40 (2.83%) UNIX
5 38 (2.69%) Android
6 17 (1.20%) Windows
7 8 (0.57%) Windows Phone
8 6 (0.43%) Windows Phone 7
9 5 (0.35%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.14%) webOS
10 2 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 421 (29.84%) Agile Software Development
2 285 (20.20%) Responsive Web Design
3 217 (15.38%) TDD
4 214 (15.17%) OO
5 178 (12.62%) Web Development
6 171 (12.12%) MVC
7 137 (9.71%) E-Commerce
8 119 (8.43%) Web Design
9 109 (7.73%) Scrum
10 85 (6.02%) BDD
11 57 (4.04%) Software Engineering
11 57 (4.04%) Unit Testing
12 55 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
13 49 (3.47%) Content Management
14 40 (2.83%) OOP
15 35 (2.48%) Automated Testing
16 33 (2.34%) SEO
17 28 (1.98%) Mobile Development
18 26 (1.84%) Analytics
19 21 (1.49%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1286 (91.14%) JavaScript
2 171 (12.12%) Java
3 150 (10.63%) PHP
4 66 (4.68%) C#
5 38 (2.69%) SQL
6 32 (2.27%) Ruby
6 32 (2.27%) Python
7 29 (2.06%) C
8 9 (0.64%) Scala
9 7 (0.50%) Clojure
10 6 (0.43%) Perl
10 6 (0.43%) Dart
11 5 (0.35%) XPath
11 5 (0.35%) CoffeeScript
12 4 (0.28%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.28%) Objective-C
12 4 (0.28%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.21%) VB
13 3 (0.21%) C++
13 3 (0.21%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 54 (3.83%) Degree
2 21 (1.49%) Security Cleared
3 13 (0.92%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.21%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.14%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.14%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (0.78%) QA
2 8 (0.57%) WCAG
3 7 (0.50%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (0.14%) Varnish
2 1 (0.071%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (0.21%) Puppet
2 2 (0.14%) cPanel
3 1 (0.071%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.071%) Kibana
3 1 (0.071%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.071%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 94 (6.66%) Adobe
2 34 (2.41%) Microsoft
3 31 (2.20%) Google
4 19 (1.35%) Twitter
5 16 (1.13%) Orchard
5 16 (1.13%) Oracle
6 15 (1.06%) Sitecore
7 13 (0.92%) Facebook
8 8 (0.57%) SAP
9 6 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.35%) IBM
10 5 (0.35%) Ektron
10 5 (0.35%) Sencha
11 4 (0.28%) EPiServer
11 4 (0.28%) ATG
12 3 (0.21%) Apple
12 3 (0.21%) Zend
12 3 (0.21%) hybris
12 3 (0.21%) Appcelerator
12 3 (0.21%) Demandware
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