The table below looks at the statistics for the Front End Developer (Client-Side 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 (Client-Side Developer) in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Rank 140 164 146
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 874 732 731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.70% 1.41% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 1.50% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 513 540
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +73.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £28.91 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £91.00 £32.50 £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 12 February 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)
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 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.

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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 +34 852 £375 +7.14% 389
London +34 502 £400 +6.66% 191
South East +8 135 £338 +8.00% 50
City of London +32 64 £400 +6.66% 27
South West +36 54 £350 +14.75% 22
North West +1 53 £370 +4.22% 29
East Midlands +12 34 £325 +8.33% 20
Cheshire +23 32 £439 +40.40% 6
Buckinghamshire +21 31 £300 -6.25% 2
Yorkshire -13 30 £325 -9.09% 27
Berkshire -16 28 £358 +7.92% 7
Milton Keynes +15 27 £300 -6.25% 1
East of England +9 26 £360 +18.03% 21
West Midlands -9 23 £295 -9.23% 25
Bristol +13 20 £356 +14.00% 6
West Yorkshire -4 20 £350 -6.66% 21
East Sussex +26 19 £320 +6.66% 5
Manchester -17 19 £363 -1.36% 16
Northamptonshire - 19 £310 - 7
Warrington +6 16 £448 +27.85%
Surrey -11 16 £375 +15.38% 9
Oxfordshire +12 15 £325 +18.18% 8
Wiltshire +6 13 £320 - 2
Leeds -12 12 £425 +13.33% 18
Devon - 12 £450 - 1
Hertfordshire +9 11 £385 +24.19% 11
Kent +2 10 £338 - 4
Scotland -25 10 £363 -0.34% 5
South Yorkshire - 10 £250 - 3
Sheffield - 10 £250 - 3

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Front End Developer (Client-Side 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 (Client-Side Developer) in their job title.

1 1848 (91.71%) HTML
2 1838 (91.22%) JavaScript
3 1806 (89.63%) CSS
4 1678 (83.28%) Front End Development
5 1206 (59.85%) HTML5
6 1013 (50.27%) CSS3
7 1001 (49.68%) AngularJS
8 871 (43.23%) jQuery
9 861 (42.73%) Agile Software Development
10 591 (29.33%) Sass
11 448 (22.23%) User Experience
12 433 (21.49%) Node.js
13 417 (20.69%) Git (software)
14 396 (19.65%) Responsive Web Design
15 380 (18.86%) Backbone.js
16 364 (18.06%) TDD
17 357 (17.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 311 (15.43%) React
19 292 (14.49%) OO
20 276 (13.70%) MVC
21 271 (13.45%) Grunt
22 269 (13.35%) LESS
23 265 (13.15%) Java
24 242 (12.01%) Web Development
25 237 (11.76%) Scrum
26 233 (11.56%) PHP
27 212 (10.52%) Ajax
28 209 (10.37%) E-Commerce
29 205 (10.17%) Finance
30 192 (9.53%) JSON

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Front End Developer (Client-Side 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 (Client-Side Developer) in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 433 (21.49%) Node.js
2 129 (6.40%) CMS
3 68 (3.37%) WordPress
4 54 (2.68%) Drupal
5 31 (1.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 27 (1.34%) Confluence
7 24 (1.19%) Apache
8 23 (1.14%) Umbraco
9 15 (0.74%) IIS
10 13 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
10 13 (0.65%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.55%) JBoss
11 11 (0.55%) SharePoint
12 10 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (0.45%) Tomcat
14 8 (0.40%) ExpressionEngine
14 8 (0.40%) nginx
15 7 (0.35%) Joomla!
16 5 (0.25%) Apache Solr
17 4 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 162 (8.04%) Photoshop
2 67 (3.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 26 (1.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 17 (0.84%) OmniGraffle
5 9 (0.45%) MS Excel
6 8 (0.40%) MS Office
7 7 (0.35%) Fireworks
7 7 (0.35%) GIMP
8 3 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (0.099%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.099%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.099%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 29 (1.44%) Magento
2 14 (0.69%) SDL Web 8
3 11 (0.55%) BigMachines
3 11 (0.55%) Eloqua
4 7 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.099%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.050%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 71 (3.52%) GitHub
2 40 (1.99%) SaaS
3 30 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 18 (0.89%) Google Analytics
6 15 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.65%) Adobe Analytics
8 6 (0.30%) Heroku
9 5 (0.25%) MailChimp
9 5 (0.25%) PaaS
10 2 (0.099%) Google Tag Manager
11 1 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.050%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.050%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.050%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.050%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 71 (3.52%) HTTP
2 27 (1.34%) Internet
3 13 (0.65%) Intranet
4 8 (0.40%) HTTPS
5 6 (0.30%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.20%) Skype
7 3 (0.15%) CHAP
7 3 (0.15%) FTP
8 2 (0.099%) DNS
8 2 (0.099%) SSL
9 1 (0.050%) Extranet
9 1 (0.050%) LDAP
9 1 (0.050%) SMTP
9 1 (0.050%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (2.73%) MongoDB
2 47 (2.33%) MySQL
3 35 (1.74%) SQL Server
4 30 (1.49%) NoSQL
5 18 (0.89%) Relational Database
6 9 (0.45%) Big Data
6 9 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (0.40%) Redis
8 4 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.099%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.099%) CouchDB
10 2 (0.099%) DB2
10 2 (0.099%) Lumira
10 2 (0.099%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.099%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.099%) SAP BI
10 2 (0.099%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.099%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 417 (20.69%) Git (software)
2 271 (13.45%) Grunt
3 189 (9.38%) gulp
4 144 (7.15%) Jasmine
5 115 (5.71%) Subversion
6 76 (3.77%) Karma Test Runner
7 69 (3.42%) JIRA
8 61 (3.03%) Bower
8 61 (3.03%) Protractor
9 60 (2.98%) Visual Studio
10 56 (2.78%) Jenkins
11 54 (2.68%) Mocha
12 52 (2.58%) Selenium
13 42 (2.08%) Mercurial
14 39 (1.94%) Cucumber
15 31 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
16 29 (1.44%) QUnit
17 27 (1.34%) WebStorm
18 26 (1.29%) Eclipse
19 22 (1.09%) Sinon.JS
General
1 205 (10.17%) Finance
2 104 (5.16%) Banking
3 85 (4.22%) Marketing
4 70 (3.47%) Retail
5 35 (1.74%) Publishing
5 35 (1.74%) Telecoms
6 31 (1.54%) Investment Banking
7 28 (1.39%) Advertising
7 28 (1.39%) Games
8 22 (1.09%) Front Office
9 18 (0.89%) Electronics
10 14 (0.69%) Law
11 11 (0.55%) Legal
12 9 (0.45%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.25%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.20%) Arabic Language
14 4 (0.20%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.15%) Automotive
15 3 (0.15%) Back Office
15 3 (0.15%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1848 (91.71%) HTML
2 1806 (89.63%) CSS
3 1206 (59.85%) HTML5
4 1013 (50.27%) CSS3
5 1001 (49.68%) AngularJS
6 871 (43.23%) jQuery
7 591 (29.33%) Sass
8 380 (18.86%) Backbone.js
9 357 (17.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 311 (15.43%) React
11 269 (13.35%) LESS
12 212 (10.52%) Ajax
13 192 (9.53%) JSON
14 187 (9.28%) .NET
15 164 (8.14%) Ember.js
16 141 (7.00%) RESTful
17 139 (6.90%) XML
18 124 (6.15%) Web Services
19 115 (5.71%) REST
20 111 (5.51%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 448 (22.23%) User Experience
2 136 (6.75%) Mobile App
3 42 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 41 (2.03%) W3C
5 34 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (1.64%) Animation
7 27 (1.34%) Visualisation
8 20 (0.99%) Graphic Design
9 19 (0.94%) Video on Demand
10 16 (0.79%) Digital Media
10 16 (0.79%) IPTV
11 15 (0.74%) Social Media
12 14 (0.69%) Fintech
13 10 (0.50%) Online Games
13 10 (0.50%) Streaming Video
14 9 (0.45%) Mathematics
15 8 (0.40%) Blog
15 8 (0.40%) e-Learning
15 8 (0.40%) Hedge funds
15 8 (0.40%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 83 (4.12%) Linux
2 33 (1.64%) Android
2 33 (1.64%) Unix
3 30 (1.49%) Windows
4 26 (1.29%) Apple iOS
5 21 (1.04%) Mac OS X
6 7 (0.35%) Windows 8
7 5 (0.25%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.099%) CentOS
8 2 (0.099%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.050%) webOS
9 1 (0.050%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.050%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.050%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1678 (83.28%) Front End Development
2 861 (42.73%) Agile Software Development
3 396 (19.65%) Responsive Web Design
4 364 (18.06%) TDD
5 292 (14.49%) OO
6 276 (13.70%) MVC
7 242 (12.01%) Web Development
8 237 (11.76%) Scrum
9 209 (10.37%) E-Commerce
10 187 (9.28%) BDD
11 150 (7.44%) Continuous Integration
12 136 (6.75%) Web Design
13 128 (6.35%) Unit Testing
14 57 (2.83%) Software Engineering
15 54 (2.68%) Pair Programming
16 49 (2.43%) Automated Testing
17 48 (2.38%) SEO
17 48 (2.38%) Workflow
18 47 (2.33%) Open Source
19 46 (2.28%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1838 (91.22%) JavaScript
2 265 (13.15%) Java
3 233 (11.56%) PHP
4 128 (6.35%) C#
5 87 (4.32%) Python
6 80 (3.97%) SQL
7 63 (3.13%) Ruby
8 60 (2.98%) ES6
9 55 (2.73%) TypeScript
10 28 (1.39%) C++
11 27 (1.34%) ECMAScript
11 27 (1.34%) Scala
12 18 (0.89%) C
13 17 (0.84%) CoffeeScript
14 16 (0.79%) Dart
14 16 (0.79%) XAML
15 15 (0.74%) Groovy
16 13 (0.65%) Shell Script
17 12 (0.60%) ActionScript
17 12 (0.60%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 56 (2.78%) Degree
2 48 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 27 (1.34%) SC Cleared
4 11 (0.55%) BC Cleared
5 8 (0.40%) DV Cleared
6 7 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.050%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.050%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (1.24%) WCAG
2 21 (1.04%) QA
3 17 (0.84%) WAI
4 13 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.050%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.050%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 24 (1.19%) Docker
2 1 (0.050%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (0.65%) yum
3 2 (0.099%) Puppet
4 1 (0.050%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.050%) Jitterbit
4 1 (0.050%) Kibana
4 1 (0.050%) logstash
4 1 (0.050%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 114 (5.66%) Adobe
2 41 (2.03%) Microsoft
3 39 (1.94%) Twitter
4 25 (1.24%) Google
5 22 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
6 21 (1.04%) Zend
7 20 (0.99%) Oracle
8 19 (0.94%) Facebook
9 17 (0.84%) EPiServer
10 16 (0.79%) Sitecore
11 13 (0.65%) IBM
12 12 (0.60%) hybris
13 11 (0.55%) Siebel
14 9 (0.45%) SAP
15 4 (0.20%) DoubleClick
15 4 (0.20%) Perforce
16 3 (0.15%) CODA
16 3 (0.15%) RedDot
17 2 (0.099%) Apple
17 2 (0.099%) ATG
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