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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front-End Developer
Rank 145 136 179
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +43
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 890 880 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.56% 1.61% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 1.74% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 603 412
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 10
Average hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -23.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+39.13% -23.33%

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
52742 50614 47223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.51% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 33530 30755 27618
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1944 2005 2147
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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 28 July 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
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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 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 -16 825 £350 - 328
London -2 490 £375 - 167
South East -24 102 £363 +11.96% 45
City of London -29 85 £350 -5.40% 39
North West -27 49 £325 +25.00% 34
South West +8 48 £310 +7.82% 13
Scotland +12 46 £375 +7.14% 4
East of England +4 42 £325 -12.16% 7
Yorkshire -14 35 £300 +13.20% 21
Manchester -16 30 £325 +25.00% 16
Berkshire +6 29 £350 - 15
West Yorkshire -10 25 £300 +11.11% 16
East Midlands -2 21 £306 +22.50% 18
Cambridgeshire +7 20 £325 -18.75%
Bristol -5 20 £310 -3.12% 4
Leeds -20 20 £300 +9.09% 13
Surrey +11 18 £388 +29.16% 4
West Midlands -10 18 £275 +1.85% 16
Oxfordshire -11 17 £401 +1.90% 3
Hertfordshire -12 17 £360 -2.70% 3
Edinburgh -12 17 £400 +6.66% 4
Cheshire -1 15 £340 +23.63% 12
Glasgow +8 14 £350 +55.55%
Cambridge +6 14 £325 -20.00%
West Sussex -10 14 £368 +17.60% 9
North East -14 14 £350 +34.61% 7
Warrington - 13 £340 - 1
Nottingham -1 12 £368 +54.73% 8
Nottinghamshire -5 12 £368 +47.00% 11
Buckinghamshire -5 11 £313 -6.01% 2

Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1481 (93.38%) HTML
2 1440 (90.79%) CSS
3 1405 (88.59%) JavaScript
4 1024 (64.56%) HTML5
5 850 (53.59%) CSS3
6 729 (45.96%) jQuery
7 577 (36.38%) AngularJS
8 528 (33.29%) Agile Software Development
9 404 (25.47%) Sass
10 333 (21.00%) Responsive Web Design
11 302 (19.04%) User Experience
12 261 (16.46%) Backbone.js
13 250 (15.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 240 (15.13%) TDD
15 237 (14.94%) OO
15 237 (14.94%) Git (software)
16 236 (14.88%) Node.js
17 235 (14.82%) Grunt
18 210 (13.24%) E-Commerce
19 209 (13.18%) MVC
20 197 (12.42%) LESS
21 188 (11.85%) Web Development
22 187 (11.79%) Java
23 180 (11.35%) PHP
24 164 (10.34%) Ajax
25 157 (9.90%) Scrum
26 154 (9.71%) .NET
27 134 (8.45%) Photoshop
28 126 (7.94%) JSON
29 121 (7.63%) Web Design

Front-End Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 236 (14.88%) Node.js
2 113 (7.12%) CMS
3 58 (3.66%) WordPress
4 46 (2.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 27 (1.70%) Drupal
6 21 (1.32%) Umbraco
7 18 (1.13%) WebSphere
8 13 (0.82%) SharePoint
9 12 (0.76%) Apache
10 9 (0.57%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (0.50%) FileNet
12 7 (0.44%) IIS
12 7 (0.44%) Confluence
13 6 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.38%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.32%) JBoss
15 4 (0.25%) ColdFusion
16 3 (0.19%) SAS
16 3 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 134 (8.45%) Photoshop
2 43 (2.71%) Adobe Illustrator
3 19 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 14 (0.88%) Fireworks
5 8 (0.50%) MS Excel
6 7 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.19%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.13%) InDesign
9 1 (0.063%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 39 (2.46%) Magento
2 7 (0.44%) Tridion
3 6 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.13%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.063%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 29 (1.83%) GitHub
2 19 (1.20%) SaaS
3 17 (1.07%) Google Analytics
4 13 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
7 5 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 4 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.25%) Heroku
9 2 (0.13%) PaaS
9 2 (0.13%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.13%) Office 365
10 1 (0.063%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.063%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.063%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.96%) HTTP
2 20 (1.26%) Internet
3 13 (0.82%) Intranet
4 5 (0.32%) Extranet
5 4 (0.25%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.19%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.19%) WEP
7 2 (0.13%) SSL
7 2 (0.13%) DNS
8 1 (0.063%) AMQP
8 1 (0.063%) Skype
8 1 (0.063%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (3.97%) MySQL
2 34 (2.14%) SQL Server
3 25 (1.58%) Relational Database
4 18 (1.13%) MongoDB
5 12 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (0.57%) NoSQL
7 7 (0.44%) Redis
8 6 (0.38%) Big Data
9 5 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.25%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.13%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (0.13%) DB2
12 2 (0.13%) SQLite
12 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.063%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.063%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 237 (14.94%) Git (software)
2 235 (14.82%) Grunt
3 97 (6.12%) Bower
4 96 (6.05%) Jasmine
5 83 (5.23%) Subversion
6 78 (4.92%) gulp
7 35 (2.21%) Visual Studio
8 33 (2.08%) Mocha
9 27 (1.70%) Selenium
10 24 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 23 (1.45%) Karma Test Runner
12 21 (1.32%) Mercurial
13 20 (1.26%) Jenkins
14 17 (1.07%) JIRA
15 16 (1.01%) Cucumber
16 14 (0.88%) Maven
16 14 (0.88%) Eclipse
17 13 (0.82%) IntelliJ
18 12 (0.76%) PhantomJS
18 12 (0.76%) Sublime Text
General
1 115 (7.25%) Finance
2 61 (3.85%) Marketing
3 59 (3.72%) Retail
4 44 (2.77%) Banking
5 40 (2.52%) Publishing
6 39 (2.46%) Games
7 32 (2.02%) Telecoms
8 24 (1.51%) Advertising
9 15 (0.95%) Law
10 10 (0.63%) Automotive
11 8 (0.50%) Legal
12 7 (0.44%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.38%) Electronics
14 5 (0.32%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.32%) iGaming
15 3 (0.19%) Front Office
15 3 (0.19%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.13%) German Language
17 1 (0.063%) Retail Banking
17 1 (0.063%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1481 (93.38%) HTML
2 1440 (90.79%) CSS
3 1024 (64.56%) HTML5
4 850 (53.59%) CSS3
5 729 (45.96%) jQuery
6 577 (36.38%) AngularJS
7 404 (25.47%) Sass
8 261 (16.46%) Backbone.js
9 250 (15.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 197 (12.42%) LESS
11 164 (10.34%) Ajax
12 154 (9.71%) .NET
13 126 (7.94%) JSON
14 120 (7.57%) XML
15 98 (6.18%) Ember.js
16 92 (5.80%) XHTML
17 87 (5.49%) KnockoutJS
18 76 (4.79%) RESTful
19 75 (4.73%) ASP.NET
20 68 (4.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 302 (19.04%) User Experience
2 85 (5.36%) W3C
3 54 (3.40%) Mobile App
4 24 (1.51%) Computer Science
5 23 (1.45%) Graphic Design
6 19 (1.20%) Social Media
7 17 (1.07%) Visualisation
8 16 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (0.82%) Digital Media
10 11 (0.69%) RIA
11 10 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.57%) Data Structures
12 9 (0.57%) Animation
13 8 (0.50%) Online Games
13 8 (0.50%) E-Learning
14 7 (0.44%) Data Integration
15 6 (0.38%) DTV
15 6 (0.38%) iPad
15 6 (0.38%) Social Network
16 5 (0.32%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 53 (3.34%) Linux
2 40 (2.52%) Apple iOS
3 35 (2.21%) Android
4 31 (1.95%) Mac OS X
5 30 (1.89%) UNIX
6 25 (1.58%) Windows
7 4 (0.25%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.25%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (0.19%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.063%) webOS
9 1 (0.063%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.063%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 528 (33.29%) Agile Software Development
2 333 (21.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 240 (15.13%) TDD
4 237 (14.94%) OO
5 210 (13.24%) E-Commerce
6 209 (13.18%) MVC
7 188 (11.85%) Web Development
8 157 (9.90%) Scrum
9 121 (7.63%) Web Design
10 90 (5.67%) Continuous Integration
10 90 (5.67%) Unit Testing
11 75 (4.73%) BDD
12 46 (2.90%) Automated Testing
12 46 (2.90%) Software Engineering
13 45 (2.84%) Mobile Development
14 44 (2.77%) Content Management
15 40 (2.52%) SEO
16 35 (2.21%) Open Source
17 33 (2.08%) Pair Programming
18 27 (1.70%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1405 (88.59%) JavaScript
2 187 (11.79%) Java
3 180 (11.35%) PHP
4 86 (5.42%) C#
5 40 (2.52%) Python
6 38 (2.40%) SQL
7 31 (1.95%) Ruby
8 27 (1.70%) TypeScript
9 24 (1.51%) C
10 12 (0.76%) ECMAScript
11 11 (0.69%) Scala
11 11 (0.69%) Dart
12 9 (0.57%) ActionScript
13 8 (0.50%) CoffeeScript
13 8 (0.50%) Objective-C
14 7 (0.44%) Clojure
15 6 (0.38%) XPath
15 6 (0.38%) Perl
16 5 (0.32%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (2.14%) Degree
2 19 (1.20%) Security Cleared
3 8 (0.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.19%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.13%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.14%) QA
2 9 (0.57%) WCAG
3 2 (0.13%) WAI
4 1 (0.063%) HL7
System Software
1 6 (0.38%) Docker
2 5 (0.32%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.063%) Varnish
3 1 (0.063%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.32%) Puppet
2 5 (0.32%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.19%) logstash
4 2 (0.13%) yum
5 1 (0.063%) Kibana
5 1 (0.063%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.063%) StatsD
5 1 (0.063%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.063%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 96 (6.05%) Adobe
2 36 (2.27%) Microsoft
3 24 (1.51%) Google
4 17 (1.07%) Sitecore
5 14 (0.88%) IBM
5 14 (0.88%) Oracle
5 14 (0.88%) Twitter
6 9 (0.57%) Facebook
6 9 (0.57%) Sencha
6 9 (0.57%) Zend
7 7 (0.44%) hybris
7 7 (0.44%) ATG
8 6 (0.38%) Apple
8 6 (0.38%) SAP
8 6 (0.38%) Demandware
9 3 (0.19%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.19%) Apigee
10 2 (0.13%) BT
10 2 (0.13%) Sybase
10 2 (0.13%) Splunk
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eCom Recruitment
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