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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front-End Developer
Rank 140 125 169
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +44
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 964 970 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.62% 1.71% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 1.86% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 740 650 472
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £286
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +9.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Average hourly rate £22.12 £15.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.43% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £15.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+143.33% -60.00%

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
55081 52161 48911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.78% 92.21% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 35197 31609 29039
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
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 2038 2020 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -12 910 £350 - 364
London -18 512 £375 - 165
South East -19 131 £350 +7.69% 51
City of London -28 81 £398 +8.90% 32
North West -2 70 £350 +27.27% 51
South West -5 44 £313 -5.30% 8
Yorkshire -6 44 £318 +18.69% 23
Berkshire +5 42 £319 -8.92% 10
Manchester +2 39 £350 +27.27% 25
West Yorkshire -1 39 £318 +19.81% 17
Leeds -4 34 £318 +22.11% 14
West Midlands +7 33 £273 -0.90% 26
East of England +1 33 £325 -10.95% 13
Scotland +6 32 £300 +17.64% 19
West Sussex -8 29 £368 +22.50% 8
East Midlands -7 23 £360 +37.79% 21
Surrey -8 20 £388 +26.53% 3
Cambridgeshire +8 16 £340 -24.44% 6
Nottinghamshire +4 16 £375 +42.85% 13
Cheshire -5 16 £340 +38.77% 15
Edinburgh -14 16 £350 +40.00% 6
North East -15 16 £363 +31.81% 6
Nottingham - 16 £375 - 7
Birmingham +8 14 £263 -16.66% 10
Oxfordshire -13 14 £403 +15.00% 11
Bristol -13 14 £350 +1.81% 1
Cambridge +5 12 £340 -24.44% 3
Glasgow +11 11 £263 +8.24% 7
Worthing +1 11 £320 +28.00% 2
Lancashire -4 11 £398 +32.50% 5

Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1608 (93.49%) HTML
2 1561 (90.76%) CSS
3 1523 (88.55%) JavaScript
4 1097 (63.78%) HTML5
5 918 (53.37%) CSS3
6 806 (46.86%) jQuery
7 671 (39.01%) AngularJS
8 590 (34.30%) Agile Software Development
9 436 (25.35%) Sass
10 396 (23.02%) Responsive Web Design
11 328 (19.07%) User Experience
12 289 (16.80%) Backbone.js
13 284 (16.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 268 (15.58%) OO
15 266 (15.47%) TDD
16 265 (15.41%) Git (software)
17 252 (14.65%) Node.js
18 244 (14.19%) E-Commerce
19 240 (13.95%) Grunt
20 229 (13.31%) MVC
21 203 (11.80%) LESS
22 201 (11.69%) Java
23 195 (11.34%) PHP
24 188 (10.93%) Ajax
25 182 (10.58%) Scrum
26 179 (10.41%) Web Development
27 176 (10.23%) .NET
28 154 (8.95%) JSON
29 150 (8.72%) Photoshop
30 142 (8.26%) XML

Front-End Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 252 (14.65%) Node.js
2 127 (7.38%) CMS
3 59 (3.43%) WordPress
4 48 (2.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 35 (2.03%) Drupal
6 30 (1.74%) Umbraco
7 20 (1.16%) WebSphere
8 16 (0.93%) Apache
8 16 (0.93%) Confluence
9 11 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
9 11 (0.64%) SharePoint
10 9 (0.52%) IIS
11 8 (0.47%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.47%) ColdFusion
12 5 (0.29%) FileNet
12 5 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.23%) SAS
13 4 (0.23%) JBoss
14 3 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 150 (8.72%) Photoshop
2 49 (2.85%) Adobe Illustrator
3 19 (1.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 11 (0.64%) Fireworks
5 10 (0.58%) OmniGraffle
5 10 (0.58%) MS Excel
6 2 (0.12%) InDesign
7 1 (0.058%) GIMP
7 1 (0.058%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.058%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 49 (2.85%) Magento
2 10 (0.58%) Tridion
3 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.17%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.058%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.058%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.98%) GitHub
2 26 (1.51%) Google Analytics
3 20 (1.16%) SaaS
4 19 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (0.70%) Adobe Analytics
7 5 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 4 (0.23%) Heroku
9 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.12%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.12%) PaaS
11 1 (0.058%) Office 365
11 1 (0.058%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.43%) HTTP
2 24 (1.40%) Internet
3 13 (0.76%) Intranet
4 5 (0.29%) Extranet
5 4 (0.23%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.17%) DNS
6 3 (0.17%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.17%) SSL
6 3 (0.17%) WEP
7 1 (0.058%) AMQP
7 1 (0.058%) Skype
7 1 (0.058%) CHAP
7 1 (0.058%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (2.91%) MySQL
2 34 (1.98%) SQL Server
3 26 (1.51%) Relational Database
4 19 (1.10%) MongoDB
5 12 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (0.64%) NoSQL
7 10 (0.58%) Redis
8 7 (0.41%) SQLite
9 6 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.29%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.29%) Big Data
11 3 (0.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.12%) DB2
12 2 (0.12%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.058%) SQL Server 2005
13 1 (0.058%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 265 (15.41%) Git (software)
2 240 (13.95%) Grunt
3 105 (6.10%) Jasmine
4 93 (5.41%) Subversion
5 85 (4.94%) Bower
6 84 (4.88%) gulp
7 49 (2.85%) Visual Studio
8 38 (2.21%) Jenkins
9 34 (1.98%) JIRA
10 30 (1.74%) Selenium
10 30 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
11 29 (1.69%) Karma Test Runner
12 27 (1.57%) Mocha
13 24 (1.40%) Mercurial
14 20 (1.16%) Cucumber
14 20 (1.16%) Eclipse
15 16 (0.93%) IntelliJ
16 15 (0.87%) Sublime Text
17 14 (0.81%) WebStorm
17 14 (0.81%) Maven
General
1 125 (7.27%) Finance
2 79 (4.59%) Retail
3 68 (3.95%) Marketing
4 46 (2.67%) Publishing
5 45 (2.62%) Banking
6 38 (2.21%) Games
7 29 (1.69%) Telecoms
8 23 (1.34%) Advertising
9 11 (0.64%) Legal
10 10 (0.58%) Law
11 9 (0.52%) Automotive
12 5 (0.29%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.29%) Electronics
12 5 (0.29%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.29%) iGaming
13 3 (0.17%) Front Office
14 2 (0.12%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.12%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.12%) German Language
15 1 (0.058%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1608 (93.49%) HTML
2 1561 (90.76%) CSS
3 1097 (63.78%) HTML5
4 918 (53.37%) CSS3
5 806 (46.86%) jQuery
6 671 (39.01%) AngularJS
7 436 (25.35%) Sass
8 289 (16.80%) Backbone.js
9 284 (16.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 203 (11.80%) LESS
11 188 (10.93%) Ajax
12 176 (10.23%) .NET
13 154 (8.95%) JSON
14 142 (8.26%) XML
15 100 (5.81%) Ember.js
16 94 (5.47%) XHTML
17 93 (5.41%) KnockoutJS
18 87 (5.06%) RESTful
18 87 (5.06%) ASP.NET
19 82 (4.77%) React
Miscellaneous
1 328 (19.07%) User Experience
2 86 (5.00%) W3C
3 55 (3.20%) Mobile App
4 32 (1.86%) Graphic Design
4 32 (1.86%) Computer Science
5 25 (1.45%) Social Media
6 17 (0.99%) Visualisation
7 15 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (0.70%) Animation
8 12 (0.70%) RIA
9 11 (0.64%) Digital Media
10 10 (0.58%) Online Games
10 10 (0.58%) E-Learning
11 8 (0.47%) Data Integration
12 6 (0.35%) Social Network
12 6 (0.35%) iPad
12 6 (0.35%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.29%) Taxonomies
14 4 (0.23%) Blog
14 4 (0.23%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 50 (2.91%) Linux
2 30 (1.74%) Android
3 29 (1.69%) Apple iOS
4 26 (1.51%) UNIX
4 26 (1.51%) Windows
5 19 (1.10%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.17%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.17%) Windows Phone
6 3 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.12%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.058%) webOS
8 1 (0.058%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.058%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 590 (34.30%) Agile Software Development
2 396 (23.02%) Responsive Web Design
3 268 (15.58%) OO
4 266 (15.47%) TDD
5 244 (14.19%) E-Commerce
6 229 (13.31%) MVC
7 182 (10.58%) Scrum
8 179 (10.41%) Web Development
9 124 (7.21%) Web Design
10 111 (6.45%) Unit Testing
11 102 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
12 90 (5.23%) BDD
13 55 (3.20%) SEO
14 49 (2.85%) Content Management
15 44 (2.56%) Automated Testing
16 43 (2.50%) Software Engineering
17 40 (2.33%) Pair Programming
17 40 (2.33%) Mobile Development
18 38 (2.21%) Kanban
19 37 (2.15%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1523 (88.55%) JavaScript
2 201 (11.69%) Java
3 195 (11.34%) PHP
4 100 (5.81%) C#
5 52 (3.02%) SQL
6 39 (2.27%) Python
7 34 (1.98%) Ruby
8 32 (1.86%) TypeScript
9 23 (1.34%) C
10 15 (0.87%) ECMAScript
10 15 (0.87%) Scala
11 14 (0.81%) Dart
12 13 (0.76%) ActionScript
13 10 (0.58%) CoffeeScript
14 9 (0.52%) Objective-C
15 8 (0.47%) XPath
16 7 (0.41%) CFML
16 7 (0.41%) C++
17 6 (0.35%) Perl
17 6 (0.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (2.03%) Degree
2 17 (0.99%) Security Cleared
3 5 (0.29%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.17%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.38%) QA
2 10 (0.58%) WCAG
3 4 (0.23%) WAI
4 1 (0.058%) HL7
System Software
1 15 (0.87%) Docker
2 5 (0.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.058%) Varnish
3 1 (0.058%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 13 (0.76%) Vagrant
2 5 (0.29%) logstash
3 4 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.17%) Puppet
5 2 (0.12%) yum
6 1 (0.058%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.058%) StatsD
6 1 (0.058%) Kibana
Vendors
1 113 (6.57%) Adobe
2 41 (2.38%) Microsoft
3 28 (1.63%) Google
4 20 (1.16%) Sitecore
5 16 (0.93%) Twitter
6 15 (0.87%) Oracle
7 14 (0.81%) Zend
8 13 (0.76%) IBM
9 11 (0.64%) hybris
10 10 (0.58%) Facebook
11 9 (0.52%) EPiServer
11 9 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.47%) ATG
12 8 (0.47%) Sencha
13 7 (0.41%) Demandware
14 6 (0.35%) Apple
15 4 (0.23%) SAP
16 3 (0.17%) Siebel
16 3 (0.17%) Eloqua
16 3 (0.17%) Omniture
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Madison Talent Sourcing
Rate: From £290 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £130 - £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £230 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Scotland
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £375 - 415 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 per day, Benefits extensions likely, brilliant brand
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £290 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago