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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
UK
Rank 119 139 175
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 927 896 712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.07% 1.72% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.19% 1.81% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 658 497
Median daily rate £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £267 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.88% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 3
Median hourly rate £43.25 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.57% +7.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%

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
42412 49394 49726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27691 31806 30608
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1648 1931
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.82 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +17 874 £400 +6.66% 388
London -3 425 £425 +6.25% 201
South East +31 166 £373 +10.37% 62
South West +13 63 £396 +13.21% 13
Yorkshire +45 57 £363 +7.40% 25
City of London -2 57 £419 +5.34% 33
North East +23 41 £350 +12.00% 2
Surrey +32 40 £360 -4.00% 11
East Midlands +11 39 £368 +18.54% 17
Newcastle upon Tyne +24 38 £350 -6.66% 1
Tyne and Wear +15 38 £350 -6.66% 1
Scotland +39 36 £375 +11.94% 9
North West -3 32 £325 -12.75% 33
West Yorkshire +24 31 £405 +15.71% 16
Berkshire +15 31 £400 +9.58% 6
Leeds +17 28 £413 - 15
Bristol +9 27 £325 -7.14% 7
Manchester +18 26 £325 -10.34% 21
Hampshire +16 26 £370 +12.12% 20
South Yorkshire +17 25 £343 +37.10% 2
West Midlands +4 25 £350 +16.66% 15
Sheffield +17 24 £343 +37.10% 1
East of England -2 23 £425 +18.05% 16
East Sussex +4 21 £383 +17.69% 4
Brighton +9 19 £353 +22.60% 4
Birmingham +15 18 £360 +46.93% 4
Oxfordshire +2 18 £375 +15.38% 3
Nottingham +15 16 £368 +0.68% 6
Nottinghamshire +13 16 £368 +0.68% 7
Edinburgh +25 13 £388 +11.11% 4

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 1802 (88.51%) Front End Development
2 1744 (85.66%) JavaScript
3 1725 (84.72%) HTML
4 1709 (83.94%) CSS
5 1032 (50.69%) AngularJS
6 1025 (50.34%) HTML5
7 893 (43.86%) CSS3
8 829 (40.72%) Agile Software Development
9 616 (30.26%) jQuery
10 563 (27.65%) React
11 493 (24.21%) Web Development
12 489 (24.02%) Sass
13 441 (21.66%) Git (software)
14 438 (21.51%) Node.js
15 376 (18.47%) User Experience
16 327 (16.06%) TDD
17 293 (14.39%) Responsive Web Design
18 264 (12.97%) Scrum
19 259 (12.72%) Finance
20 249 (12.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 241 (11.84%) Java
22 234 (11.49%) Ajax
23 228 (11.20%) LESS
24 219 (10.76%) Grunt
25 214 (10.51%) OO
26 210 (10.31%) gulp
27 199 (9.77%) MVC
28 197 (9.68%) RESTful
29 187 (9.18%) JSON
30 183 (8.99%) E-Commerce

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
1 118 (5.80%) CMS
2 55 (2.70%) Confluence
3 44 (2.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 42 (2.06%) WordPress
5 35 (1.72%) Drupal
6 26 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
7 25 (1.23%) Apache
8 21 (1.03%) Umbraco
9 19 (0.93%) SharePoint
10 14 (0.69%) Tomcat
11 13 (0.64%) JBoss
12 11 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (0.44%) IIS
14 8 (0.39%) Alfresco
15 6 (0.29%) Joomla!
16 5 (0.25%) EPiServer
16 5 (0.25%) nginx
17 4 (0.20%) Apache Spark
17 4 (0.20%) GeoServer
18 3 (0.15%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 109 (5.35%) Photoshop
2 18 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
3 16 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 9 (0.44%) GIMP
5 4 (0.20%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.20%) MS Excel
6 3 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (0.15%) InDesign
7 2 (0.098%) InVision
7 2 (0.098%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.049%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (0.88%) Magento
2 12 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.049%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.049%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.049%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.049%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.049%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 62 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
1 62 (3.05%) GitHub
2 24 (1.18%) SaaS
3 22 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.49%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
5 5 (0.25%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (0.25%) PaaS
6 4 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.15%) Google Tag Manager
7 3 (0.15%) IaaS
7 3 (0.15%) Office 365
7 3 (0.15%) Slack
8 2 (0.098%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.098%) CloudBees
8 2 (0.098%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.049%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.049%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 64 (3.14%) HTTP
2 38 (1.87%) Internet
3 21 (1.03%) Intranet
4 16 (0.79%) SSL
5 11 (0.54%) DNS
6 6 (0.29%) LDAP
7 5 (0.25%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.20%) Network Security
9 2 (0.098%) DSL
9 2 (0.098%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
9 2 (0.098%) PuTTY
9 2 (0.098%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.049%) Extranet
10 1 (0.049%) FTP
10 1 (0.049%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (3.29%) MySQL
2 41 (2.01%) SQL Server
3 37 (1.82%) Relational Database
4 22 (1.08%) Big Data
4 22 (1.08%) MongoDB
5 20 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (0.88%) NoSQL
7 11 (0.54%) Oracle Database
8 7 (0.34%) GIS
8 7 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.25%) Blockchain
11 4 (0.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (0.20%) Couchbase
12 3 (0.15%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.15%) Hazelcast
12 3 (0.15%) Qlik Sense
12 3 (0.15%) Redis
12 3 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 441 (21.66%) Git (software)
2 219 (10.76%) Grunt
3 210 (10.31%) gulp
4 167 (8.20%) Jasmine
5 108 (5.30%) JIRA
6 97 (4.76%) Karma Test Runner
7 92 (4.52%) Jenkins
8 86 (4.22%) Subversion
9 84 (4.13%) webpack
10 78 (3.83%) Mocha
11 65 (3.19%) Bower
12 64 (3.14%) Protractor
13 58 (2.85%) Selenium
14 45 (2.21%) Visual Studio
15 37 (1.82%) Cucumber
16 35 (1.72%) Maven
17 31 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
18 29 (1.42%) Babel
19 26 (1.28%) TeamCity
20 22 (1.08%) JUnit
General
1 259 (12.72%) Finance
2 135 (6.63%) Banking
3 73 (3.59%) Marketing
4 58 (2.85%) Retail
5 51 (2.50%) Games
6 50 (2.46%) Investment Banking
7 42 (2.06%) Telecoms
8 31 (1.52%) Advertising
9 26 (1.28%) Publishing
10 17 (0.83%) Electronics
11 13 (0.64%) Front Office
11 13 (0.64%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.59%) Back Office
13 7 (0.34%) Automotive
14 6 (0.29%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.25%) Czech Language
15 5 (0.25%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.25%) Legal
16 3 (0.15%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1725 (84.72%) HTML
2 1709 (83.94%) CSS
3 1032 (50.69%) AngularJS
4 1025 (50.34%) HTML5
5 893 (43.86%) CSS3
6 616 (30.26%) jQuery
7 563 (27.65%) React
8 489 (24.02%) Sass
9 438 (21.51%) Node.js
10 249 (12.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 234 (11.49%) Ajax
12 228 (11.20%) LESS
13 197 (9.68%) RESTful
14 187 (9.18%) JSON
15 172 (8.45%) Backbone.js
16 155 (7.61%) .NET
17 148 (7.27%) REST
18 120 (5.89%) Web Services
19 105 (5.16%) XML
20 88 (4.32%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 376 (18.47%) User Experience
2 74 (3.63%) Mobile App
3 70 (3.44%) Fintech
4 51 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 45 (2.21%) W3C
6 27 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
8 21 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 19 (0.93%) Graphic Design
10 15 (0.74%) NHS
11 14 (0.69%) Fixed Income
12 13 (0.64%) Digital Media
12 13 (0.64%) Social Media
13 12 (0.59%) Blackberry
13 12 (0.59%) RIA
14 11 (0.54%) Video on Demand
15 10 (0.49%) Animation
16 8 (0.39%) IPTV
16 8 (0.39%) Over-the-Top Content
16 8 (0.39%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 86 (4.22%) Linux
2 47 (2.31%) Windows
3 44 (2.16%) Apple iOS
4 39 (1.92%) Unix
5 29 (1.42%) Android
6 16 (0.79%) Mac OS X
7 12 (0.59%) webOS
7 12 (0.59%) Windows Phone
7 12 (0.59%) Windows Phone 7
8 3 (0.15%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.098%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.049%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1802 (88.51%) Front End Development
2 829 (40.72%) Agile Software Development
3 493 (24.21%) Web Development
4 327 (16.06%) TDD
5 293 (14.39%) Responsive Web Design
6 264 (12.97%) Scrum
7 214 (10.51%) OO
8 199 (9.77%) MVC
9 183 (8.99%) E-Commerce
10 152 (7.47%) BDD
11 151 (7.42%) Web Design
12 116 (5.70%) Software Engineering
13 115 (5.65%) Continuous Integration
14 100 (4.91%) Unit Testing
15 91 (4.47%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
16 70 (3.44%) Mobile First
17 65 (3.19%) Wireframes
18 64 (3.14%) Open Source
19 60 (2.95%) Automated Testing
20 58 (2.85%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 1744 (85.66%) JavaScript
2 241 (11.84%) Java
3 144 (7.07%) PHP
4 137 (6.73%) C#
5 133 (6.53%) ES6
6 76 (3.73%) Python
7 65 (3.19%) SQL
8 61 (3.00%) Ruby
9 48 (2.36%) Scala
10 42 (2.06%) TypeScript
11 12 (0.59%) ActionScript
12 10 (0.49%) T-SQL
13 9 (0.44%) ECMAScript
14 8 (0.39%) Groovy
14 8 (0.39%) Perl
14 8 (0.39%) XPath
15 7 (0.34%) C
15 7 (0.34%) CoffeeScript
16 6 (0.29%) VBA
17 5 (0.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 69 (3.39%) Degree
2 64 (3.14%) Security Cleared
3 43 (2.11%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.25%) MBA
5 3 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.049%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.049%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (1.47%) QA
2 12 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (0.54%) WCAG
4 7 (0.34%) WAI
5 2 (0.098%) MiFID
6 1 (0.049%) FATCA
6 1 (0.049%) SDET
6 1 (0.049%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (2.36%) Docker
2 4 (0.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (0.93%) Ansible
2 8 (0.39%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.25%) Puppet
4 2 (0.098%) Terraform
5 1 (0.049%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.049%) Plesk
5 1 (0.049%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 81 (3.98%) Adobe
2 61 (3.00%) Google
3 35 (1.72%) Sitecore
4 33 (1.62%) Oracle
5 29 (1.42%) Microsoft
6 15 (0.74%) Atlassian
7 14 (0.69%) SAP
8 13 (0.64%) Twitter
9 9 (0.44%) Apple
9 9 (0.44%) Ensighten
10 7 (0.34%) Perforce
10 7 (0.34%) ServiceNow
11 6 (0.29%) Zend
12 5 (0.25%) Cloudera
12 5 (0.25%) hybris
13 4 (0.20%) Cadence
14 3 (0.15%) Apigee
14 3 (0.15%) Sencha
14 3 (0.15%) Xamarin
15 2 (0.098%) Facebook
West London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £440 per day + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Nottinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
KPRS
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Nakama
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day Paid weekly
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Nakama
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day Paid weekly
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £550 to £575 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Posted: Yesterday
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Jambo Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Computer People
Rate: £320.00 - £350.00 per day + experience dependant
Posted: 3 days ago
Teddington, Middlesex
Exposed Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Source Technology
Rate: From £450 to £470 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Stott & May
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £100 - £130 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago