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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 151 150 202
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +52
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 802 741 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.45% 1.44% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 1.55% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 533 335
Average daily rate
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£360 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £205 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 £20.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.62% -40.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £16.20 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.70 £112.10 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -35.71%

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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 -5 722 £360 +10.76% 248
London +26 439 £375 +7.14% 96
South East +1 148 £313 +4.16% 53
City of London +36 101 £375 -6.18% 24
Berkshire +9 53 £315 +5.00% 6
Scotland +14 49 £375 +36.36% 5
North West -10 41 £385 +28.33% 22
Edinburgh +12 32 £388 +29.16% 1
Buckinghamshire +11 29 £325 -3.70%
Yorkshire -2 25 £388 +29.16% 18
East of England -43 25 £325 +8.33% 14
Manchester -10 24 £395 +21.53% 16
Surrey +11 23 £300 +50.00% 4
West Yorkshire -2 23 £425 +41.66% 10
Leeds +4 21 £425 +30.76% 6
Milton Keynes +4 21 £323 -7.85%
Slough +5 19 £331 +9.95%
Hertfordshire -13 19 £338 +6.29% 1
West Midlands -19 18 £325 +18.18% 10
South West -27 17 £288 -9.44% 24
Hampshire -41 17 £325 +4.83% 18
Glasgow +2 15 £275 +30.95% 3
Oxfordshire -30 12 £275 -4.34% 14
Reading +5 10 £346 +2.59% 4
Cheshire +8 8 £344 +14.58% 3
Maidenhead +6 8 £300 -7.84% 2
Guildford -2 8 £300 +50.00%
Lancashire -17 8 £395 +31.66% 3
Hammersmith +10 7 £375 +15.38%
Newbury -1 6 £275 +37.50%

Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1667 (94.77%) HTML
2 1626 (92.44%) CSS
3 1553 (88.29%) JavaScript
4 1096 (62.31%) HTML5
5 917 (52.13%) jQuery
6 895 (50.88%) CSS3
7 539 (30.64%) Agile Software Development
8 489 (27.80%) AngularJS
9 454 (25.81%) Responsive Web Design
10 348 (19.78%) Sass
11 295 (16.77%) Git (software)
12 284 (16.15%) User Experience
13 276 (15.69%) Backbone.js
14 271 (15.41%) OO
15 248 (14.10%) TDD
15 248 (14.10%) Web Development
16 226 (12.85%) Node.js
17 220 (12.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 219 (12.45%) PHP
19 216 (12.28%) Ajax
20 209 (11.88%) MVC
21 198 (11.26%) E-Commerce
22 193 (10.97%) Java
23 190 (10.80%) Photoshop
23 190 (10.80%) Web Design
24 189 (10.74%) CMS
25 181 (10.29%) LESS
26 172 (9.78%) JSON
27 164 (9.32%) .NET
28 157 (8.93%) Grunt

Front-End Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 226 (12.85%) Node.js
2 189 (10.74%) CMS
3 68 (3.87%) WordPress
4 50 (2.84%) Apache
5 46 (2.62%) SharePoint
6 44 (2.50%) Drupal
7 27 (1.53%) Adobe CQ
8 22 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
9 21 (1.19%) Umbraco
10 17 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
11 15 (0.85%) Confluence
12 11 (0.63%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.51%) Joomla!
13 9 (0.51%) lighttpd
14 8 (0.45%) TeamSite
14 8 (0.45%) IIS
15 7 (0.40%) JBoss
16 6 (0.34%) ExpressionEngine
16 6 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (0.34%) Alfresco
Applications
1 190 (10.80%) Photoshop
2 89 (5.06%) Adobe Illustrator
3 19 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 11 (0.63%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.23%) MS Excel
6 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.11%) MS Office
7 1 (0.057%) GIMP
7 1 (0.057%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 39 (2.22%) Magento
2 13 (0.74%) Tridion
3 7 (0.40%) Google Analytics
4 5 (0.28%) SiteCatalyst
4 5 (0.28%) WebTrends
5 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.057%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.74%) GitHub
2 11 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.34%) SaaS
3 6 (0.34%) Office 365
4 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.17%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.11%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.057%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 50 (2.84%) HTTP
2 39 (2.22%) Internet
3 26 (1.48%) Intranet
4 8 (0.45%) FTP
5 7 (0.40%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.23%) SSL
7 3 (0.17%) SSH
7 3 (0.17%) SMTP
8 2 (0.11%) DNS
8 2 (0.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (3.92%) MySQL
2 40 (2.27%) MongoDB
3 28 (1.59%) Relational Database
4 21 (1.19%) SQL Server
5 9 (0.51%) NoSQL
6 7 (0.40%) Neo4j
7 6 (0.34%) Redis
8 5 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.23%) SQLite
10 3 (0.17%) Triplestore
10 3 (0.17%) DB2
11 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.11%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.057%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.057%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.057%) QlikView
12 1 (0.057%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 295 (16.77%) Git (software)
2 157 (8.93%) Grunt
3 139 (7.90%) Subversion
4 99 (5.63%) Jasmine
5 40 (2.27%) Jenkins
6 37 (2.10%) Visual Studio
7 36 (2.05%) JIRA
7 36 (2.05%) QUnit
8 34 (1.93%) Bower
9 28 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 25 (1.42%) Karma Test Runner
11 24 (1.36%) Selenium
12 23 (1.31%) Mocha
13 21 (1.19%) Ant
14 20 (1.14%) Eclipse
15 19 (1.08%) Maven
16 18 (1.02%) Dreamweaver
17 17 (0.97%) Cucumber
17 17 (0.97%) Yeoman
18 12 (0.68%) JUnit
General
1 122 (6.94%) Finance
2 85 (4.83%) Retail
3 83 (4.72%) Marketing
4 52 (2.96%) Banking
5 25 (1.42%) Telecoms
5 25 (1.42%) Publishing
6 23 (1.31%) Games
7 21 (1.19%) Advertising
7 21 (1.19%) Legal
8 15 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 14 (0.80%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.34%) Back Office
10 6 (0.34%) Law
11 4 (0.23%) Electronics
11 4 (0.23%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.23%) German Language
12 3 (0.17%) Front Office
12 3 (0.17%) Automotive
13 2 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.11%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1667 (94.77%) HTML
2 1626 (92.44%) CSS
3 1096 (62.31%) HTML5
4 917 (52.13%) jQuery
5 895 (50.88%) CSS3
6 489 (27.80%) AngularJS
7 348 (19.78%) Sass
8 276 (15.69%) Backbone.js
9 220 (12.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 216 (12.28%) Ajax
11 181 (10.29%) LESS
12 172 (9.78%) JSON
13 164 (9.32%) .NET
14 134 (7.62%) XHTML
15 133 (7.56%) XML
16 100 (5.69%) KnockoutJS
17 83 (4.72%) Web Services
18 77 (4.38%) ASP.NET
18 77 (4.38%) RESTful
19 73 (4.15%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 284 (16.15%) User Experience
2 106 (6.03%) W3C
3 57 (3.24%) Open Source
4 52 (2.96%) Mobile App
5 45 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
6 42 (2.39%) Computer Science
7 34 (1.93%) Digital Media
8 33 (1.88%) Visualisation
9 19 (1.08%) Social Media
10 14 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
11 12 (0.68%) iPad
12 9 (0.51%) Animation
13 8 (0.45%) Video on Demand
13 8 (0.45%) RIA
14 7 (0.40%) Human Factors
14 7 (0.40%) GIS
14 7 (0.40%) DTV
15 6 (0.34%) Online Games
15 6 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
16 5 (0.28%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 97 (5.51%) Linux
2 48 (2.73%) UNIX
3 39 (2.22%) Apple iOS
4 32 (1.82%) Android
5 28 (1.59%) Mac OS X
6 11 (0.63%) Windows
7 4 (0.23%) webOS
7 4 (0.23%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.17%) Windows Phone 7
9 2 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.057%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.057%) Debian
10 1 (0.057%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 539 (30.64%) Agile Software Development
2 454 (25.81%) Responsive Web Design
3 271 (15.41%) OO
4 248 (14.10%) TDD
4 248 (14.10%) Web Development
5 209 (11.88%) MVC
6 198 (11.26%) E-Commerce
7 190 (10.80%) Web Design
8 146 (8.30%) Scrum
9 116 (6.59%) BDD
10 86 (4.89%) Continuous Integration
11 85 (4.83%) Unit Testing
12 61 (3.47%) SEO
13 59 (3.35%) OOP
13 59 (3.35%) Content Management
14 50 (2.84%) Software Engineering
15 32 (1.82%) Progressive Enhancement
16 29 (1.65%) Automated Testing
16 29 (1.65%) Mentoring
17 28 (1.59%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1553 (88.29%) JavaScript
2 219 (12.45%) PHP
3 193 (10.97%) Java
4 81 (4.60%) C#
5 64 (3.64%) Ruby
6 60 (3.41%) Python
7 56 (3.18%) SQL
8 30 (1.71%) C
9 22 (1.25%) Scala
10 10 (0.57%) Perl
11 8 (0.45%) PHP5
12 7 (0.40%) T-SQL
12 7 (0.40%) VBScript
13 6 (0.34%) ActionScript
14 5 (0.28%) Groovy
14 5 (0.28%) Clojure
14 5 (0.28%) XAML
14 5 (0.28%) C++
15 4 (0.23%) VB
15 4 (0.23%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 75 (4.26%) Degree
2 21 (1.19%) Security Cleared
3 8 (0.45%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.23%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.11%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.11%) CIPD
6 1 (0.057%) HNC
6 1 (0.057%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.22%) QA
2 24 (1.36%) WCAG
3 10 (0.57%) WAI
4 3 (0.17%) SNOMED CT
5 1 (0.057%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.057%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.11%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (0.11%) Vagrant
1 2 (0.11%) cPanel
Vendors
1 89 (5.06%) Adobe
2 57 (3.24%) Google
3 51 (2.90%) Twitter
4 34 (1.93%) Facebook
5 33 (1.88%) Microsoft
6 19 (1.08%) Zend
7 17 (0.97%) Sitecore
7 17 (0.97%) Orchard
8 16 (0.91%) Ektron
8 16 (0.91%) EPiServer
9 10 (0.57%) Oracle
10 9 (0.51%) hybris
11 8 (0.45%) SAP
11 8 (0.45%) Sencha
12 7 (0.40%) RedDot
13 5 (0.28%) Interwoven
14 4 (0.23%) Xamarin
15 3 (0.17%) Appcelerator
15 3 (0.17%) Perforce
15 3 (0.17%) ATG
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