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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 131 164 188
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 945 698 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.67% 1.32% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.83% 1.43% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 474 414
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £293 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -13.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -13.04%

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
51582 48912 54385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.74% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 31504 29191 30441
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2115 2659
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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 +40 894 £350 +7.69% 285
London +49 539 £375 +7.14% 109
South East +18 128 £325 - 47
City of London +36 115 £350 - 33
South West +9 45 £333 +23.14% 26
North West +3 44 £275 -14.06% 34
East of England -21 40 £375 +30.43% 10
West Midlands -6 36 £314 +16.20% 14
Berkshire -9 34 £338 -3.57% 11
Yorkshire +8 23 £300 +14.28% 30
Bristol +2 23 £330 +42.70% 4
Hertfordshire -17 23 £365 +26.95% 3
Surrey +13 21 £325 -13.33% 8
West Sussex +18 20 £306 -12.50% 2
Manchester -4 20 £325 - 19
Hampshire +5 18 £325 +13.04% 8
Scotland -22 17 £275 -12.00% 3
East Midlands +13 15 £263 +5.00% 9
West Yorkshire +3 15 £270 +13.68% 11
Reading +1 15 £336 +3.46% 5
Leeds +6 12 £298 +32.22% 5
Cheshire 0 12 £260 -13.33% 11
Brighton -1 12 £250 - 3
East Sussex -2 12 £250 +17.64% 3
Birmingham -8 11 £315 +16.66% 5
Edinburgh -10 10 £275 -12.00% 1
North East - 10 £313 - 5
Buckinghamshire +4 8 £425 +36.00% 3
Slough +4 8 £328 +9.16% 2
Kent +2 8 £281 +23.62% 4

Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 1656 (93.56%) HTML
2 1607 (90.79%) CSS
3 1540 (87.01%) JavaScript
4 1103 (62.32%) HTML5
5 917 (51.81%) jQuery
6 896 (50.62%) CSS3
7 529 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
8 465 (26.27%) Responsive Web Design
9 398 (22.49%) AngularJS
10 294 (16.61%) Sass
11 284 (16.05%) User Experience
12 271 (15.31%) PHP
12 271 (15.31%) OO
13 263 (14.86%) Web Development
14 261 (14.75%) Backbone.js
15 249 (14.07%) Git (software)
16 230 (12.99%) Java
17 229 (12.94%) TDD
18 213 (12.03%) E-Commerce
19 211 (11.92%) Web Design
20 199 (11.24%) Ajax
21 195 (11.02%) .NET
21 195 (11.02%) Photoshop
22 193 (10.90%) MVC
23 191 (10.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
24 174 (9.83%) Node.js
25 169 (9.55%) JSON
26 166 (9.38%) CMS
27 165 (9.32%) XHTML
28 146 (8.25%) LESS

Front-End Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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
1 174 (9.83%) Node.js
2 166 (9.38%) CMS
3 77 (4.35%) WordPress
4 45 (2.54%) Drupal
5 41 (2.32%) Apache
6 32 (1.81%) Umbraco
7 31 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
8 20 (1.13%) SharePoint
9 13 (0.73%) Adobe CQ
10 10 (0.56%) Confluence
11 9 (0.51%) IIS
12 8 (0.45%) Joomla!
13 7 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.40%) TeamSite
13 7 (0.40%) ExpressionEngine
13 7 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (0.34%) Apache Solr
14 6 (0.34%) nginx
14 6 (0.34%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 195 (11.02%) Photoshop
2 96 (5.42%) Adobe Illustrator
3 25 (1.41%) Fireworks
4 5 (0.28%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.23%) MS Excel
6 2 (0.11%) MS Office
7 1 (0.056%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.056%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.056%) InDesign
7 1 (0.056%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 32 (1.81%) Magento
2 12 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.28%) SiteCatalyst
3 5 (0.28%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.17%) Tridion
5 3 (0.17%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.056%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.056%) Shopify
6 1 (0.056%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.79%) GitHub
2 11 (0.62%) SaaS
3 7 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.056%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.056%) Office 365
6 1 (0.056%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 55 (3.11%) HTTP
2 35 (1.98%) Internet
3 23 (1.30%) Intranet
4 7 (0.40%) FTP
5 2 (0.11%) SMTP
5 2 (0.11%) DNS
5 2 (0.11%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.11%) SSL
5 2 (0.11%) SSH
6 1 (0.056%) SAN
6 1 (0.056%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (5.03%) MySQL
2 49 (2.77%) Relational Database
3 27 (1.53%) SQL Server
4 17 (0.96%) MongoDB
5 7 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (0.40%) Redis
6 6 (0.34%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.17%) Triplestore
8 3 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.17%) Big Data
8 3 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.17%) SQLite
9 2 (0.11%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.11%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.11%) Star Schema
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 249 (14.07%) Git (software)
2 145 (8.19%) Subversion
3 121 (6.84%) Grunt
4 99 (5.59%) Jasmine
5 41 (2.32%) Visual Studio
6 28 (1.58%) QUnit
7 26 (1.47%) JIRA
8 25 (1.41%) Mocha
9 22 (1.24%) Bower
10 21 (1.19%) Jenkins
11 18 (1.02%) Karma Test Runner
12 17 (0.96%) Maven
12 17 (0.96%) Dreamweaver
12 17 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (0.90%) Yeoman
14 14 (0.79%) Axure RP
14 14 (0.79%) Eclipse
15 12 (0.68%) JSUnit
16 9 (0.51%) NUnit
16 9 (0.51%) Ant
General
1 109 (6.16%) Finance
2 87 (4.92%) Retail
3 78 (4.41%) Marketing
4 42 (2.37%) Advertising
5 38 (2.15%) Publishing
6 32 (1.81%) Games
7 29 (1.64%) Banking
8 26 (1.47%) Manufacturing
9 22 (1.24%) Legal
10 15 (0.85%) Telecoms
11 13 (0.73%) Investment Banking
12 11 (0.62%) Back Office
13 6 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.28%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.23%) Electronics
15 4 (0.23%) Automotive
15 4 (0.23%) Law
16 3 (0.17%) Front Office
17 2 (0.11%) Dutch Language
17 2 (0.11%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1656 (93.56%) HTML
2 1607 (90.79%) CSS
3 1103 (62.32%) HTML5
4 917 (51.81%) jQuery
5 896 (50.62%) CSS3
6 398 (22.49%) AngularJS
7 294 (16.61%) Sass
8 261 (14.75%) Backbone.js
9 199 (11.24%) Ajax
10 195 (11.02%) .NET
11 191 (10.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 169 (9.55%) JSON
13 165 (9.32%) XHTML
14 146 (8.25%) LESS
15 139 (7.85%) XML
16 106 (5.99%) KnockoutJS
17 101 (5.71%) ASP.NET
18 94 (5.31%) JSP
19 86 (4.86%) Web Services
20 80 (4.52%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 284 (16.05%) User Experience
2 104 (5.88%) W3C
3 83 (4.69%) Open Source
4 70 (3.95%) Mobile App
5 33 (1.86%) Computer Science
6 27 (1.53%) Visualisation
7 24 (1.36%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (1.19%) iPad
9 17 (0.96%) Digital Media
10 16 (0.90%) Animation
11 12 (0.68%) Graphic Design
12 11 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 10 (0.56%) Social Media
14 9 (0.51%) New Media
14 9 (0.51%) Online Games
15 7 (0.40%) Human Factors
16 6 (0.34%) FMCG
16 6 (0.34%) Video on Demand
16 6 (0.34%) IPTV
17 4 (0.23%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 117 (6.61%) Linux
2 54 (3.05%) Mac OS X
3 52 (2.94%) UNIX
4 43 (2.43%) Apple iOS
5 37 (2.09%) Android
6 21 (1.19%) Windows
7 4 (0.23%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.17%) webOS
8 3 (0.17%) Windows Phone 7
8 3 (0.17%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.17%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.056%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.056%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 529 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
2 465 (26.27%) Responsive Web Design
3 271 (15.31%) OO
4 263 (14.86%) Web Development
5 229 (12.94%) TDD
6 213 (12.03%) E-Commerce
7 211 (11.92%) Web Design
8 193 (10.90%) MVC
9 137 (7.74%) Scrum
10 89 (5.03%) BDD
11 85 (4.80%) Unit Testing
12 83 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
13 71 (4.01%) OOP
14 62 (3.50%) Content Management
15 55 (3.11%) SEO
16 37 (2.09%) Progressive Enhancement
17 36 (2.03%) Software Engineering
18 34 (1.92%) Web Accessibility
19 33 (1.86%) Configuration Management
20 29 (1.64%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1540 (87.01%) JavaScript
2 271 (15.31%) PHP
3 230 (12.99%) Java
4 80 (4.52%) C#
5 77 (4.35%) SQL
6 66 (3.73%) Ruby
7 58 (3.28%) Python
8 28 (1.58%) C
9 17 (0.96%) Scala
10 13 (0.73%) T-SQL
11 10 (0.56%) PHP5
12 8 (0.45%) XAML
13 7 (0.40%) Perl
14 6 (0.34%) VBScript
14 6 (0.34%) ActionScript
15 5 (0.28%) Clojure
16 4 (0.23%) Groovy
16 4 (0.23%) CoffeeScript
16 4 (0.23%) C++
17 3 (0.17%) Golang
Qualifications
1 58 (3.28%) Degree
2 29 (1.64%) Security Cleared
3 17 (0.96%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.17%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.43%) QA
2 23 (1.30%) WCAG
3 5 (0.28%) WAI
4 3 (0.17%) SNOMED CT
5 1 (0.056%) SLA
5 1 (0.056%) Section 508
5 1 (0.056%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (0.23%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (0.17%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.056%) Salt
2 1 (0.056%) Puppet
Vendors
1 78 (4.41%) Adobe
2 49 (2.77%) Twitter
3 44 (2.49%) Google
4 35 (1.98%) Facebook
5 31 (1.75%) Sitecore
5 31 (1.75%) Zend
6 23 (1.30%) Microsoft
7 19 (1.07%) SAP
7 19 (1.07%) Orchard
8 15 (0.85%) hybris
9 14 (0.79%) EPiServer
10 13 (0.73%) JD Edwards
10 13 (0.73%) RedDot
11 11 (0.62%) JBoss
12 9 (0.51%) Oracle
12 9 (0.51%) Ektron
13 8 (0.45%) Sencha
13 8 (0.45%) ATG
14 5 (0.28%) Open Text
15 4 (0.23%) Interwoven
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