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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 143 196 208
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 813 505 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.44% 1.06% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 1.14% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 334 360
Average daily rate £338 £305 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £219 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 8
Average hourly rate £27.00 £35.00 £19.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% +79.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £35.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-22.85% +79.48%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +28 748 £335 +9.83% 268
London +49 459 £350 +2.18% 136
South East +15 94 £323 +29.00% 34
City of London -11 73 £350 +4.86% 28
East of England -10 51 £350 -5.40% 25
North West +18 44 £300 +9.09% 22
Manchester +19 35 £300 +20.00% 11
Berkshire -7 34 £288 +15.10% 8
Scotland +8 33 £350 +16.18% 7
West Midlands -21 32 £306 +11.36% 6
Hertfordshire -4 30 £369 -10.60% 12
Yorkshire -9 30 £338 +45.16% 9
South West -11 26 £325 +26.82% 16
West Yorkshire -4 25 £325 +52.94% 4
Leeds -2 23 £325 +52.94% 3
Buckinghamshire +1 21 £350 +40.00% 1
Edinburgh -15 19 £375 +0.67% 2
Hampshire +6 17 £315 +26.00% 2
East Midlands -6 16 £255 +8.51% 20
Watford -6 15 £363 -27.50% 3
Chiswick - 15 £300 -
Glasgow +14 14 £313 +25.00% 4
Cambridgeshire 0 14 £330 +33.33% 8
Wales - 14 £350 - 4
Reading -3 13 £275 -1.78% 4
Birmingham -8 12 £278 -8.26% 2
Milton Keynes - 11 £350 -
Bristol -11 10 £283 -3.41% 1
Leicestershire - 10 £255 - 3
Peterborough - 9 £350 - 2

Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1405 (94.93%) HTML
2 1382 (93.38%) CSS
3 1314 (88.78%) JavaScript
4 1002 (67.70%) HTML5
5 865 (58.45%) CSS3
6 845 (57.09%) jQuery
7 389 (26.28%) Responsive Web Design
8 272 (18.38%) Agile Software Development
9 257 (17.36%) Backbone.js
10 250 (16.89%) OO
11 249 (16.82%) AngularJS
12 219 (14.80%) TDD
13 217 (14.66%) Ajax
14 213 (14.39%) Sass
15 208 (14.05%) PHP
16 198 (13.38%) E-Commerce
17 189 (12.77%) XHTML
18 188 (12.70%) .NET
19 186 (12.57%) Java
19 186 (12.57%) Web Development
20 175 (11.82%) Git (software)
21 170 (11.49%) Photoshop
21 170 (11.49%) MVC
22 165 (11.15%) Scrum
23 146 (9.86%) Web Design
24 139 (9.39%) XML
25 136 (9.19%) CMS
26 132 (8.92%) JSON
27 130 (8.78%) LESS
28 126 (8.51%) Twitter Bootstrap

Front-End Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 136 (9.19%) CMS
2 115 (7.77%) Node.js
3 48 (3.24%) WordPress
4 43 (2.91%) Umbraco
5 29 (1.96%) Apache
6 20 (1.35%) Adobe CQ
7 19 (1.28%) Drupal
8 13 (0.88%) SharePoint
9 9 (0.61%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (0.54%) Confluence
11 6 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.41%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
12 5 (0.34%) nginx
13 4 (0.27%) TeamSite
13 4 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.20%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.20%) Joomla!
14 3 (0.20%) lighttpd
Applications
1 170 (11.49%) Photoshop
2 57 (3.85%) Adobe Illustrator
3 22 (1.49%) Fireworks
4 13 (0.88%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.27%) MS Excel
6 1 (0.068%) MS Office
6 1 (0.068%) InDesign
6 1 (0.068%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.068%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.068%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 28 (1.89%) Magento
2 24 (1.62%) Google Analytics
3 20 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.068%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.068%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.068%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.95%) SaaS
2 4 (0.27%) Office 365
2 4 (0.27%) GitHub
3 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.20%) Heroku
4 2 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.068%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.23%) Internet
2 28 (1.89%) HTTP
3 6 (0.41%) Intranet
4 4 (0.27%) FTP
5 2 (0.14%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.14%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.068%) LDAP
6 1 (0.068%) SSL
6 1 (0.068%) SAN
6 1 (0.068%) ATM
6 1 (0.068%) SNMP
6 1 (0.068%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (5.00%) MySQL
2 43 (2.91%) SQL Server
3 23 (1.55%) Relational Database
4 21 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (1.01%) MongoDB
6 9 (0.61%) Big Data
7 6 (0.41%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.27%) BusinessObjects XI
8 4 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.27%) Star Schema
8 4 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.20%) Redis
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.068%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.068%) DB2
11 1 (0.068%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.068%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.068%) SQLite
11 1 (0.068%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 175 (11.82%) Git (software)
2 105 (7.09%) Subversion
3 80 (5.41%) Grunt
4 64 (4.32%) Jasmine
5 32 (2.16%) Mercurial
6 27 (1.82%) TeamCity
7 23 (1.55%) Visual Studio
7 23 (1.55%) Dreamweaver
7 23 (1.55%) Axure RP
8 20 (1.35%) Jenkins
9 19 (1.28%) Maven
9 19 (1.28%) JIRA
9 19 (1.28%) Bower
10 17 (1.15%) PhoneGap
11 16 (1.08%) Mocha
12 15 (1.01%) Selenium
13 13 (0.88%) QUnit
13 13 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (0.81%) Ant
15 11 (0.74%) JUnit
General
1 104 (7.03%) Retail
2 96 (6.49%) Finance
3 68 (4.59%) Marketing
4 40 (2.70%) Advertising
5 34 (2.30%) Publishing
5 34 (2.30%) Banking
6 32 (2.16%) Games
7 24 (1.62%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.22%) Telecoms
9 10 (0.68%) Legal
9 10 (0.68%) Retail Banking
10 9 (0.61%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.47%) Front Office
11 7 (0.47%) Back Office
12 5 (0.34%) Automotive
12 5 (0.34%) Law
12 5 (0.34%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.27%) Interactive Media
13 4 (0.27%) Online Betting
14 1 (0.068%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1405 (94.93%) HTML
2 1382 (93.38%) CSS
3 1002 (67.70%) HTML5
4 865 (58.45%) CSS3
5 845 (57.09%) jQuery
6 257 (17.36%) Backbone.js
7 249 (16.82%) AngularJS
8 217 (14.66%) Ajax
9 213 (14.39%) Sass
10 189 (12.77%) XHTML
11 188 (12.70%) .NET
12 139 (9.39%) XML
13 132 (8.92%) JSON
14 130 (8.78%) LESS
15 126 (8.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 95 (6.42%) JSP
16 95 (6.42%) KnockoutJS
17 88 (5.95%) ASP.NET
18 55 (3.72%) Ember.js
19 54 (3.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 89 (6.01%) W3C
2 74 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 67 (4.53%) Open Source
4 40 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 30 (2.03%) Digital Media
6 22 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 15 (1.01%) Graphic Design
8 10 (0.68%) iPad
8 10 (0.68%) Social Media
9 7 (0.47%) Derivative
9 7 (0.47%) Smartphone
9 7 (0.47%) Animation
10 6 (0.41%) RIA
10 6 (0.41%) Fixed Income
10 6 (0.41%) Streaming Video
11 5 (0.34%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 5 (0.34%) FMCG
12 4 (0.27%) Video on Demand
12 4 (0.27%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.27%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 56 (3.78%) Linux
2 35 (2.36%) Android
3 34 (2.30%) Apple iOS
4 33 (2.23%) Windows
5 28 (1.89%) UNIX
6 22 (1.49%) Mac OS X
7 21 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.068%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (26.28%) Responsive Web Design
2 272 (18.38%) Agile Software Development
3 250 (16.89%) OO
4 219 (14.80%) TDD
5 198 (13.38%) E-Commerce
6 186 (12.57%) Web Development
7 170 (11.49%) MVC
8 165 (11.15%) Scrum
9 146 (9.86%) Web Design
10 102 (6.89%) SEO
11 86 (5.81%) BDD
12 67 (4.53%) Analytics
13 66 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
14 60 (4.05%) Unit Testing
15 53 (3.58%) Content Management
16 45 (3.04%) OOP
17 39 (2.64%) Kanban
18 24 (1.62%) Mobile Application Development
19 23 (1.55%) SOA
20 22 (1.49%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1314 (88.78%) JavaScript
2 208 (14.05%) PHP
3 186 (12.57%) Java
4 110 (7.43%) C#
5 57 (3.85%) SQL
6 44 (2.97%) Ruby
7 41 (2.77%) C
8 35 (2.36%) Python
9 13 (0.88%) ActionScript
9 13 (0.88%) Scala
10 8 (0.54%) C++
11 7 (0.47%) ActionScript 3.0
12 6 (0.41%) XPath
12 6 (0.41%) Objective-C
13 5 (0.34%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.34%) PHP5
14 4 (0.27%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.27%) Perl
15 3 (0.20%) CoffeeScript
15 3 (0.20%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 51 (3.45%) Degree
2 18 (1.22%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.01%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.068%) PMP
6 1 (0.068%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.068%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (1.15%) QA
2 8 (0.54%) Section 508
3 5 (0.34%) WCAG
4 4 (0.27%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (0.14%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (0.068%) Vagrant
1 1 (0.068%) Nagios
1 1 (0.068%) SCOM
1 1 (0.068%) Munin
1 1 (0.068%) Puppet
Vendors
1 95 (6.42%) Adobe
2 46 (3.11%) Google
3 43 (2.91%) Zend
4 39 (2.64%) Twitter
5 22 (1.49%) Microsoft
5 22 (1.49%) SAP
6 21 (1.42%) JD Edwards
6 21 (1.42%) Venda
7 17 (1.15%) Facebook
8 14 (0.95%) Oracle
9 13 (0.88%) Yahoo!
10 11 (0.74%) ATG
10 11 (0.74%) hybris
11 9 (0.61%) Sitecore
12 6 (0.41%) Sencha
13 5 (0.34%) IBM
13 5 (0.34%) Stellent
14 4 (0.27%) Orchard
14 4 (0.27%) Interwoven
14 4 (0.27%) Business Objects
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