The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Rank 134 169 154
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 950 784 798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.77% 1.40% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 1.48% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 550 551
Median daily rate £376 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £449 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Median hourly rate £16.32 £39.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.15% +35.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.06 £22.60 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.58 £40.00 £101.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £40.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-72.50% +39.13%

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
50873 53029 50613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.70% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33243 32777 31313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2111 2126
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.87 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.60 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

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 29 May 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)
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +46 913 £386 +10.35% 364
London +37 564 £400 +7.38% 186
South East +32 127 £300 -7.69% 40
City of London +66 101 £400 +14.28% 26
North West +11 53 £350 +7.69% 37
Yorkshire +15 48 £375 +20.00% 23
West Midlands +2 38 £250 -20.00% 17
Leeds +21 37 £400 +28.00% 13
West Yorkshire +16 37 £400 +33.33% 14
West Sussex +5 35 £425 +11.47%
Worthing -14 32 £420 -6.66%
South West -5 29 £350 +16.66% 27
East of England -7 29 £375 +17.18% 18
Surrey +7 28 £350 - 8
Manchester -4 28 £350 +7.69% 23
East Midlands +16 21 £233 -15.45% 12
Scotland -44 21 £300 -20.00% 7
Hampshire +9 19 £250 -25.37% 10
Birmingham +3 17 £250 -5.57% 5
Buckinghamshire +16 13 £238 -5.00%
Hertfordshire 0 13 £375 +30.43% 6
Glasgow -2 13 £300 -18.64% 2
Cheshire -8 13 £348 +10.75% 8
Milton Keynes +16 12 £238 -1.04%
Warwickshire - 12 £313 - 4
Leicestershire +9 11 £250 -9.09% 2
North East -36 10 £333 +16.66% 3
Wales +20 9 £325 -11.86% 2
Oxfordshire +7 9 £113 -59.09% 6
Dorset -2 9 £350 +40.00% 9

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 1659 (89.48%) HTML
2 1655 (89.27%) JavaScript
3 1639 (88.40%) CSS
4 1599 (86.25%) Front End Development
5 1092 (58.90%) HTML5
6 937 (50.54%) CSS3
7 881 (47.52%) AngularJS
8 831 (44.82%) Agile Software Development
9 678 (36.57%) jQuery
10 554 (29.88%) Sass
11 514 (27.72%) Web Development
12 404 (21.79%) Git (software)
13 385 (20.77%) User Experience
14 377 (20.33%) React
15 354 (19.09%) Responsive Web Design
16 342 (18.45%) Node.js
17 320 (17.26%) TDD
18 291 (15.70%) Java
19 267 (14.40%) Backbone.js
20 263 (14.19%) MVC
21 259 (13.97%) Grunt
22 246 (13.27%) OO
23 245 (13.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
24 218 (11.76%) LESS
25 216 (11.65%) Finance
26 206 (11.11%) Scrum
27 200 (10.79%) gulp
28 198 (10.68%) Ajax
29 185 (9.98%) PHP
30 161 (8.68%) JSON

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 342 (18.45%) Node.js
2 125 (6.74%) CMS
3 54 (2.91%) WordPress
4 32 (1.73%) Drupal
5 29 (1.56%) Confluence
6 26 (1.40%) Apache
7 21 (1.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 18 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
9 14 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
9 14 (0.76%) Umbraco
10 13 (0.70%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.59%) IIS
12 8 (0.43%) ExpressionEngine
12 8 (0.43%) JBoss
12 8 (0.43%) Joomla!
13 6 (0.32%) IBM HTTP Server
13 6 (0.32%) SharePoint
13 6 (0.32%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.27%) Liferay
14 5 (0.27%) Mule
Applications
1 126 (6.80%) Photoshop
2 40 (2.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 33 (1.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 14 (0.76%) MS Office
5 11 (0.59%) OmniGraffle
6 9 (0.49%) GIMP
7 4 (0.22%) Fireworks
7 4 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.16%) InDesign
8 3 (0.16%) MS Excel
9 2 (0.11%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.054%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 19 (1.02%) Magento
2 9 (0.49%) Eloqua
3 8 (0.43%) SDL Web 8
4 7 (0.38%) BigMachines
5 3 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.11%) Exchequer
6 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.11%) Unica
7 1 (0.054%) KANA IQ
7 1 (0.054%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.054%) Shopify
7 1 (0.054%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 57 (3.07%) GitHub
2 32 (1.73%) SaaS
3 21 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.43%) Google Analytics
5 8 (0.43%) MailChimp
5 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (0.32%) PaaS
7 4 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 3 (0.16%) Heroku
9 2 (0.11%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.11%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.11%) Google Play
9 2 (0.11%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.054%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.054%) Bluemix
10 1 (0.054%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.054%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.054%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 80 (4.31%) HTTP
2 25 (1.35%) Internet
3 14 (0.76%) Network Security
4 10 (0.54%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.43%) AMQP
6 6 (0.32%) HTTPS
6 6 (0.32%) Intranet
7 5 (0.27%) Skype
8 3 (0.16%) FTP
9 2 (0.11%) DNS
10 1 (0.054%) CHAP
10 1 (0.054%) DVB
10 1 (0.054%) Extranet
10 1 (0.054%) LDAP
10 1 (0.054%) SMTP
10 1 (0.054%) SNA
10 1 (0.054%) SSL
10 1 (0.054%) TETRA
10 1 (0.054%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (3.13%) MySQL
2 32 (1.73%) MongoDB
3 29 (1.56%) SQL Server
4 22 (1.19%) Relational Database
5 12 (0.65%) Big Data
5 12 (0.65%) NoSQL
6 8 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (0.32%) Redis
8 4 (0.22%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.22%) Neo4j
8 4 (0.22%) OrientDB
9 3 (0.16%) CouchDB
9 3 (0.16%) DB2
10 2 (0.11%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.11%) JasperReports
10 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.054%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.054%) SQLite
11 1 (0.054%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 404 (21.79%) Git (software)
2 259 (13.97%) Grunt
3 200 (10.79%) gulp
4 131 (7.07%) Subversion
5 125 (6.74%) Jasmine
6 71 (3.83%) Karma Test Runner
6 71 (3.83%) Selenium
7 69 (3.72%) Jenkins
7 69 (3.72%) JUnit
8 64 (3.45%) JIRA
9 56 (3.02%) Mocha
10 32 (1.73%) Bower
11 31 (1.67%) Cucumber
11 31 (1.67%) Protractor
12 28 (1.51%) Maven
13 25 (1.35%) webpack
14 23 (1.24%) Mercurial
14 23 (1.24%) Visual Studio
15 21 (1.13%) Eclipse
16 20 (1.08%) Gradle
General
1 216 (11.65%) Finance
2 110 (5.93%) Banking
3 57 (3.07%) Marketing
4 41 (2.21%) Retail
5 39 (2.10%) Games
6 37 (2.00%) Investment Banking
7 26 (1.40%) Advertising
8 24 (1.29%) Publishing
9 21 (1.13%) Law
9 21 (1.13%) Telecoms
10 17 (0.92%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.49%) Front Office
12 8 (0.43%) Automotive
12 8 (0.43%) Electronics
13 4 (0.22%) Arabic Language
13 4 (0.22%) Online Betting
14 3 (0.16%) Legal
14 3 (0.16%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.16%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1659 (89.48%) HTML
2 1639 (88.40%) CSS
3 1092 (58.90%) HTML5
4 937 (50.54%) CSS3
5 881 (47.52%) AngularJS
6 678 (36.57%) jQuery
7 554 (29.88%) Sass
8 377 (20.33%) React
9 267 (14.40%) Backbone.js
10 245 (13.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 218 (11.76%) LESS
12 198 (10.68%) Ajax
13 161 (8.68%) JSON
14 144 (7.77%) .NET
15 128 (6.90%) REST
16 117 (6.31%) RESTful
17 110 (5.93%) Ember.js
18 107 (5.77%) Web Services
19 93 (5.02%) Spring
20 87 (4.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 385 (20.77%) User Experience
2 139 (7.50%) Mobile App
3 47 (2.54%) Visualisation
4 35 (1.89%) W3C
5 31 (1.67%) Digital Media
6 21 (1.13%) Computer Science
7 19 (1.02%) Animation
8 15 (0.81%) Social Media
9 12 (0.65%) Graphic Design
9 12 (0.65%) IPTV
10 11 (0.59%) NHS
10 11 (0.59%) Video on Demand
11 10 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.49%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (0.49%) Fintech
12 9 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 9 (0.49%) New Media
13 7 (0.38%) iPad
13 7 (0.38%) N-Tier
14 6 (0.32%) STB
Operating Systems
1 83 (4.48%) Linux
2 37 (2.00%) Windows
3 36 (1.94%) Android
4 34 (1.83%) Unix
5 28 (1.51%) Mac OS X
6 19 (1.02%) Apple iOS
7 12 (0.65%) Windows Phone
8 8 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.38%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.32%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.22%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.22%) webOS
11 4 (0.22%) Windows Phone 7
12 2 (0.11%) CentOS
12 2 (0.11%) Windows Server
13 1 (0.054%) VMS
13 1 (0.054%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.054%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.054%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.054%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1599 (86.25%) Front End Development
2 831 (44.82%) Agile Software Development
3 514 (27.72%) Web Development
4 354 (19.09%) Responsive Web Design
5 320 (17.26%) TDD
6 263 (14.19%) MVC
7 246 (13.27%) OO
8 206 (11.11%) Scrum
9 160 (8.63%) Web Design
10 158 (8.52%) E-Commerce
11 144 (7.77%) BDD
12 142 (7.66%) Continuous Integration
13 85 (4.58%) Open Source
14 83 (4.48%) Automated Testing
15 82 (4.42%) Wireframes
16 77 (4.15%) Unit Testing
17 61 (3.29%) Software Engineering
18 57 (3.07%) OOP
19 51 (2.75%) Continuous Improvement
20 50 (2.70%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
Programming Languages
1 1655 (89.27%) JavaScript
2 291 (15.70%) Java
3 185 (9.98%) PHP
4 117 (6.31%) C#
5 102 (5.50%) Ruby
6 90 (4.85%) Python
7 61 (3.29%) ES6
8 55 (2.97%) SQL
9 47 (2.54%) TypeScript
10 45 (2.43%) Scala
11 30 (1.62%) Groovy
12 18 (0.97%) ECMAScript
13 12 (0.65%) C++
14 10 (0.54%) C
15 9 (0.49%) Objective-C
15 9 (0.49%) XPath
16 8 (0.43%) ActionScript
16 8 (0.43%) Dart
17 7 (0.38%) CoffeeScript
18 6 (0.32%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 83 (4.48%) Security Cleared
2 54 (2.91%) SC Cleared
3 33 (1.78%) Degree
4 28 (1.51%) DV Cleared
5 13 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (0.59%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.054%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (1.40%) WAI
2 17 (0.92%) QA
2 17 (0.92%) WCAG
3 13 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (1.19%) Docker
2 2 (0.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.11%) Jitterbit
1 2 (0.11%) Kibana
2 1 (0.054%) Mesos
2 1 (0.054%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.054%) yum
Vendors
1 92 (4.96%) Adobe
2 44 (2.37%) Google
3 31 (1.67%) Twitter
4 20 (1.08%) Sitecore
5 19 (1.02%) Facebook
6 18 (0.97%) Oracle
7 16 (0.86%) IBM
8 15 (0.81%) Microsoft
9 12 (0.65%) Zend
10 10 (0.54%) Atlassian
11 9 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.43%) Red Hat
13 7 (0.38%) New Relic
13 7 (0.38%) Siebel
14 6 (0.32%) hybris
14 6 (0.32%) Perforce
15 5 (0.27%) EPiServer
15 5 (0.27%) Sony
15 5 (0.27%) Virgin Media
16 4 (0.22%) RedDot
London
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ISL
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Tiro Partners
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day + DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Premier IT
Rate: £125 - £150 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Rate: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits (pro-rata)
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £212.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Rate: £28,000 per annum 12 Months Fixed Term Contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £250 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago