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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front-End Developer
Rank 159 146 185
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +39
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 704 668 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.38% 1.39% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 1.50% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 497 349
Average daily rate
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£355 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £433 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £280
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +8.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 £18.75 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% -20.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -25.00%

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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 -14 637 £350 +7.69% 259
London +12 374 £375 +7.14% 110
South East +17 138 £320 -1.53% 41
City of London +18 67 £356 +1.78% 24
Berkshire +14 50 £333 +2.30% 6
Scotland -1 34 £400 +45.45% 9
North West -16 29 £368 +22.50% 24
Edinburgh +14 25 £394 +24.01% 4
Buckinghamshire +5 24 £320 -20.00% 2
Surrey +13 22 £331 +22.68% 12
West Midlands -2 20 £325 +30.00% 14
Yorkshire -17 20 £340 +4.61% 12
South West -19 20 £300 -7.69% 29
Manchester -4 17 £368 +20.49% 14
Hampshire -36 17 £350 +7.69% 3
Milton Keynes -3 16 £320 -20.00% 1
East of England -23 15 £295 -21.33% 13
West Yorkshire -22 13 £375 +15.38% 9
Slough 0 12 £365 +8.14% 1
Leeds -26 12 £375 +15.38% 7
North East -2 11 £430 +43.33% 6
Hertfordshire -17 11 £290 -27.50% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +2 10 £430 +43.33% 5
Tyne and Wear -1 10 £430 +43.33% 6
Reading -4 10 £338 +3.84% 3
Maidenhead +12 9 £287 -11.61%
West Sussex - 9 £250 - 2
Coventry +9 8 £325 -
Guildford +3 8 £293 +21.87% 3
Glasgow -7 8 £450 +100.00% 5

Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1510 (94.79%) HTML
2 1480 (92.91%) CSS
3 1427 (89.58%) JavaScript
4 990 (62.15%) HTML5
5 809 (50.78%) CSS3
6 794 (49.84%) jQuery
7 493 (30.95%) AngularJS
8 475 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
9 386 (24.23%) Responsive Web Design
10 358 (22.47%) Sass
11 263 (16.51%) Git (software)
12 253 (15.88%) Backbone.js
13 251 (15.76%) User Experience
14 246 (15.44%) TDD
15 236 (14.81%) Node.js
16 234 (14.69%) OO
17 214 (13.43%) Web Development
18 197 (12.37%) Ajax
19 196 (12.30%) MVC
20 192 (12.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 189 (11.86%) LESS
22 188 (11.80%) PHP
23 176 (11.05%) E-Commerce
24 170 (10.67%) Java
25 159 (9.98%) CMS
25 159 (9.98%) Web Design
25 159 (9.98%) Grunt
26 156 (9.79%) Photoshop
27 149 (9.35%) JSON
28 133 (8.35%) .NET

Front-End Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (14.81%) Node.js
2 159 (9.98%) CMS
3 61 (3.83%) WordPress
4 49 (3.08%) SharePoint
5 43 (2.70%) Apache
6 35 (2.20%) Drupal
7 33 (2.07%) Adobe CQ
8 26 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
9 19 (1.19%) Umbraco
10 13 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
11 12 (0.75%) Confluence
12 11 (0.69%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.56%) lighttpd
14 6 (0.38%) Alfresco
14 6 (0.38%) ExpressionEngine
15 5 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
15 5 (0.31%) Liferay
15 5 (0.31%) IIS
15 5 (0.31%) JBoss
15 5 (0.31%) TeamSite
Applications
1 156 (9.79%) Photoshop
2 74 (4.65%) Adobe Illustrator
3 19 (1.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (0.44%) Fireworks
5 5 (0.31%) MS Excel
6 2 (0.13%) MS Office
6 2 (0.13%) GIMP
7 1 (0.063%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.063%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 40 (2.51%) Magento
2 12 (0.75%) Tridion
3 6 (0.38%) Google Analytics
4 5 (0.31%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.063%) Shopify
6 1 (0.063%) SiteCatalyst
6 1 (0.063%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.69%) GitHub
2 10 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.44%) Office 365
4 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.25%) SaaS
6 3 (0.19%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.13%) Force.com
7 2 (0.13%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.063%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.063%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.76%) HTTP
2 40 (2.51%) Internet
3 25 (1.57%) Intranet
4 12 (0.75%) HTTPS
5 6 (0.38%) FTP
6 4 (0.25%) SSL
7 3 (0.19%) SSH
7 3 (0.19%) SMTP
7 3 (0.19%) DNS
8 1 (0.063%) Network Security
8 1 (0.063%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (3.52%) MySQL
2 43 (2.70%) MongoDB
3 22 (1.38%) SQL Server
3 22 (1.38%) Relational Database
4 8 (0.50%) NoSQL
5 7 (0.44%) Neo4j
6 5 (0.31%) Redis
6 5 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.25%) SQLite
8 2 (0.13%) DB2
8 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.13%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.063%) Big Data
9 1 (0.063%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.063%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 263 (16.51%) Git (software)
2 159 (9.98%) Grunt
3 112 (7.03%) Subversion
4 96 (6.03%) Jasmine
5 44 (2.76%) Bower
6 38 (2.39%) Jenkins
7 30 (1.88%) Selenium
8 29 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 29 (1.82%) QUnit
9 27 (1.69%) Mocha
10 26 (1.63%) JIRA
11 25 (1.57%) Eclipse
12 24 (1.51%) Visual Studio
12 24 (1.51%) Karma Test Runner
13 23 (1.44%) Ant
14 16 (1.00%) Cucumber
15 14 (0.88%) Dreamweaver
16 12 (0.75%) JUnit
17 11 (0.69%) Maven
18 9 (0.56%) Axure RP
General
1 120 (7.53%) Finance
2 77 (4.83%) Marketing
3 68 (4.27%) Retail
4 59 (3.70%) Banking
5 33 (2.07%) Telecoms
6 24 (1.51%) Games
7 20 (1.26%) Advertising
8 19 (1.19%) Legal
9 15 (0.94%) Publishing
10 13 (0.82%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.44%) Law
12 6 (0.38%) Back Office
13 5 (0.31%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.25%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.25%) German Language
15 3 (0.19%) Electronics
15 3 (0.19%) Automotive
16 2 (0.13%) Local Government
17 1 (0.063%) Arabic Language
17 1 (0.063%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1510 (94.79%) HTML
2 1480 (92.91%) CSS
3 990 (62.15%) HTML5
4 809 (50.78%) CSS3
5 794 (49.84%) jQuery
6 493 (30.95%) AngularJS
7 358 (22.47%) Sass
8 253 (15.88%) Backbone.js
9 197 (12.37%) Ajax
10 192 (12.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 189 (11.86%) LESS
12 149 (9.35%) JSON
13 133 (8.35%) .NET
14 117 (7.34%) XML
15 109 (6.84%) XHTML
16 93 (5.84%) KnockoutJS
17 73 (4.58%) Web Services
18 61 (3.83%) JSP
18 61 (3.83%) RESTful
19 57 (3.58%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 251 (15.76%) User Experience
2 88 (5.52%) W3C
3 53 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 42 (2.64%) Open Source
5 39 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (2.07%) Digital Media
7 28 (1.76%) Computer Science
8 24 (1.51%) Visualisation
9 23 (1.44%) Social Media
10 20 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
11 16 (1.00%) RIA
12 9 (0.56%) Blackberry
13 7 (0.44%) GIS
14 6 (0.38%) DTV
14 6 (0.38%) Graphic Design
14 6 (0.38%) Animation
15 5 (0.31%) Online Games
15 5 (0.31%) E-Learning
15 5 (0.31%) Enterprise Software
16 4 (0.25%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 77 (4.83%) Linux
2 54 (3.39%) Apple iOS
3 40 (2.51%) Android
4 38 (2.39%) UNIX
5 31 (1.95%) Mac OS X
6 11 (0.69%) Windows
7 8 (0.50%) Windows Phone
8 7 (0.44%) Windows Phone 7
9 5 (0.31%) webOS
10 3 (0.19%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.063%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.063%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 475 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
2 386 (24.23%) Responsive Web Design
3 246 (15.44%) TDD
4 234 (14.69%) OO
5 214 (13.43%) Web Development
6 196 (12.30%) MVC
7 176 (11.05%) E-Commerce
8 159 (9.98%) Web Design
9 124 (7.78%) Scrum
10 117 (7.34%) BDD
11 80 (5.02%) Unit Testing
12 70 (4.39%) Continuous Integration
13 51 (3.20%) SEO
14 50 (3.14%) Software Engineering
14 50 (3.14%) OOP
15 49 (3.08%) Content Management
16 28 (1.76%) Analytics
16 28 (1.76%) Automated Testing
17 25 (1.57%) Mentoring
17 25 (1.57%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 1427 (89.58%) JavaScript
2 188 (11.80%) PHP
3 170 (10.67%) Java
4 71 (4.46%) C#
5 50 (3.14%) Python
6 47 (2.95%) Ruby
7 42 (2.64%) SQL
8 31 (1.95%) C
9 19 (1.19%) Scala
10 8 (0.50%) Perl
10 8 (0.50%) VBScript
11 6 (0.38%) ActionScript
11 6 (0.38%) Groovy
12 5 (0.31%) Clojure
12 5 (0.31%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.31%) PHP5
12 5 (0.31%) VB
12 5 (0.31%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.25%) CoffeeScript
14 3 (0.19%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 70 (4.39%) Degree
2 22 (1.38%) Security Cleared
3 11 (0.69%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.25%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.13%) CIPD
6 1 (0.063%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.063%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.063%) HNC
6 1 (0.063%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (1.82%) QA
2 14 (0.88%) WCAG
3 10 (0.63%) WAI
4 1 (0.063%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.063%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.063%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (0.13%) cPanel
2 1 (0.063%) HAProxy
2 1 (0.063%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 75 (4.71%) Adobe
2 46 (2.89%) Google
3 42 (2.64%) Twitter
4 30 (1.88%) Microsoft
5 27 (1.69%) Facebook
6 19 (1.19%) Orchard
7 14 (0.88%) Sitecore
8 13 (0.82%) Zend
9 11 (0.69%) Ektron
10 9 (0.56%) EPiServer
10 9 (0.56%) Oracle
11 5 (0.31%) Sencha
11 5 (0.31%) SAP
12 4 (0.25%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.25%) Interwoven
12 4 (0.25%) ATG
12 4 (0.25%) hybris
12 4 (0.25%) Xamarin
13 3 (0.19%) Appcelerator
13 3 (0.19%) RedDot
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
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