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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front-End Developer
Rank 167 155 187
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 733 746 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.37% 1.41% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 1.52% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 519 355
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £323 £269
% change year-on-year
-2.32% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -27.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+39.13% -17.85%

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
49251 48960 43769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30638 30338 25166
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1929 1993 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -6.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £40.00 £41.50
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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -12 676 £350 - 357
London +4 395 £375 - 162
South East -12 82 £325 +4.83% 49
City of London +2 66 £350 -1.40% 36
East of England +6 42 £300 -17.24% 16
North West -17 42 £325 +10.16% 44
Scotland +2 41 £375 - 12
Yorkshire -7 40 £319 -1.92% 24
Berkshire +8 35 £320 -1.53% 9
South West +10 27 £300 -6.97% 16
West Midlands -12 27 £313 +13.63% 20
Hertfordshire -9 24 £288 -23.33% 4
West Yorkshire -10 24 £300 -7.69% 21
Manchester -11 24 £325 +8.33% 24
Leeds -10 21 £319 -1.92% 16
Cambridgeshire +4 15 £308 -16.61% 7
Glasgow +3 15 £369 +20.40% 3
Edinburgh -16 15 £275 -31.25% 6
Cheshire 0 14 £315 +7.23% 13
Bristol +8 13 £300 +25.00% 2
East Midlands -2 13 £270 +5.88% 19
Birmingham -4 11 £265 +2.81% 3
Oxfordshire -15 11 £293 -13.97% 11
North Yorkshire +8 10 £381 +57.21%
Hampshire +1 10 £335 +11.66% 5
Surrey +18 9 £338 +9.75% 9
Buckinghamshire -9 9 £250 -21.87% 3
Cambridge +6 8 £345 -12.38% 4
Reading +1 8 £275 -17.91% 1
North East -3 7 £285 -5.00% 7

Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 1320 (93.75%) HTML
2 1281 (90.98%) CSS
3 1276 (90.63%) JavaScript
4 895 (63.57%) HTML5
5 741 (52.63%) CSS3
6 631 (44.82%) jQuery
7 473 (33.59%) AngularJS
8 430 (30.54%) Agile Software Development
9 362 (25.71%) Sass
10 278 (19.74%) Responsive Web Design
11 255 (18.11%) User Experience
12 245 (17.40%) Backbone.js
13 227 (16.12%) Node.js
14 220 (15.63%) OO
15 217 (15.41%) TDD
16 215 (15.27%) Git (software)
17 201 (14.28%) Grunt
18 196 (13.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 182 (12.93%) LESS
20 179 (12.71%) Web Development
21 178 (12.64%) Java
22 172 (12.22%) E-Commerce
23 170 (12.07%) MVC
24 150 (10.65%) PHP
25 138 (9.80%) Ajax
26 132 (9.38%) Photoshop
27 115 (8.17%) Web Design
28 112 (7.95%) CMS
29 111 (7.88%) Finance
29 111 (7.88%) Scrum

Front-End Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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
1 227 (16.12%) Node.js
2 112 (7.95%) CMS
3 52 (3.69%) WordPress
4 51 (3.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 27 (1.92%) SharePoint
6 22 (1.56%) Drupal
7 19 (1.35%) Umbraco
8 15 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
8 15 (1.07%) WebSphere
9 14 (0.99%) Apache
10 12 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
11 10 (0.71%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.50%) FileNet
12 7 (0.50%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.50%) IIS
13 5 (0.36%) JBoss
14 3 (0.21%) Liferay
14 3 (0.21%) ExpressionEngine
14 3 (0.21%) Confluence
14 3 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 132 (9.38%) Photoshop
2 45 (3.20%) Adobe Illustrator
3 18 (1.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 13 (0.92%) Fireworks
5 5 (0.36%) MS Excel
6 4 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.21%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.14%) InDesign
8 2 (0.14%) GIMP
9 1 (0.071%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 25 (1.78%) Magento
2 6 (0.43%) Tridion
3 4 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.14%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.42%) GitHub
2 13 (0.92%) SaaS
3 10 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (0.64%) Google Analytics
5 7 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.43%) Office 365
7 4 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.28%) OpenShift
7 4 (0.28%) Heroku
8 2 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.14%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.14%) Force.com
8 2 (0.14%) PaaS
9 1 (0.071%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.071%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 49 (3.48%) HTTP
2 24 (1.70%) Internet
3 15 (1.07%) Intranet
4 7 (0.50%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.28%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.071%) Network Security
6 1 (0.071%) WEP
6 1 (0.071%) Extranet
6 1 (0.071%) FTP
6 1 (0.071%) DNS
6 1 (0.071%) SSL
6 1 (0.071%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (4.47%) MySQL
2 36 (2.56%) MongoDB
3 32 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 18 (1.28%) SQL Server
5 6 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (0.43%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.21%) Neo4j
7 3 (0.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.14%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.14%) DB2
8 2 (0.14%) Redis
8 2 (0.14%) Big Data
8 2 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.071%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.071%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.071%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.071%) MS Access
9 1 (0.071%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 215 (15.27%) Git (software)
2 201 (14.28%) Grunt
3 89 (6.32%) Subversion
3 89 (6.32%) Bower
4 83 (5.89%) Jasmine
5 34 (2.41%) Mocha
6 29 (2.06%) Visual Studio
7 25 (1.78%) Selenium
7 25 (1.78%) Jenkins
8 20 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 18 (1.28%) Karma Test Runner
10 17 (1.21%) Eclipse
11 14 (0.99%) Maven
12 12 (0.85%) JIRA
13 11 (0.78%) Cucumber
13 11 (0.78%) Sublime Text
14 10 (0.71%) Dreamweaver
15 9 (0.64%) Mercurial
16 8 (0.57%) Ant
16 8 (0.57%) Bitbucket
General
1 111 (7.88%) Finance
2 56 (3.98%) Retail
3 49 (3.48%) Banking
3 49 (3.48%) Marketing
4 39 (2.77%) Games
5 35 (2.49%) Telecoms
6 22 (1.56%) Advertising
6 22 (1.56%) Publishing
7 14 (0.99%) Law
8 6 (0.43%) Automotive
8 6 (0.43%) Legal
9 5 (0.36%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.36%) iGaming
10 4 (0.28%) Electronics
10 4 (0.28%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.21%) Back Office
11 3 (0.21%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.14%) Front Office
13 1 (0.071%) German Language
13 1 (0.071%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1320 (93.75%) HTML
2 1281 (90.98%) CSS
3 895 (63.57%) HTML5
4 741 (52.63%) CSS3
5 631 (44.82%) jQuery
6 473 (33.59%) AngularJS
7 362 (25.71%) Sass
8 245 (17.40%) Backbone.js
9 196 (13.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 182 (12.93%) LESS
11 138 (9.80%) Ajax
12 107 (7.60%) .NET
13 98 (6.96%) XML
14 96 (6.82%) JSON
15 91 (6.46%) XHTML
16 80 (5.68%) KnockoutJS
17 74 (5.26%) Ember.js
18 67 (4.76%) Web Services
19 65 (4.62%) RESTful
20 60 (4.26%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 255 (18.11%) User Experience
2 82 (5.82%) W3C
3 47 (3.34%) Mobile App
4 21 (1.49%) RIA
4 21 (1.49%) Computer Science
5 20 (1.42%) Social Media
6 17 (1.21%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (1.07%) Visualisation
7 15 (1.07%) Graphic Design
8 13 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (0.71%) Digital Media
10 8 (0.57%) Data Structures
10 8 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.50%) Blackberry
12 6 (0.43%) Online Games
12 6 (0.43%) iPad
13 5 (0.36%) Data Integration
14 4 (0.28%) DTV
14 4 (0.28%) E-Learning
14 4 (0.28%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 59 (4.19%) Linux
2 50 (3.55%) Apple iOS
3 46 (3.27%) Mac OS X
4 40 (2.84%) UNIX
5 37 (2.63%) Android
6 19 (1.35%) Windows
7 8 (0.57%) Windows Phone
8 6 (0.43%) Windows Phone 7
9 5 (0.36%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.14%) webOS
11 1 (0.071%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.071%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (30.54%) Agile Software Development
2 278 (19.74%) Responsive Web Design
3 220 (15.63%) OO
4 217 (15.41%) TDD
5 179 (12.71%) Web Development
6 172 (12.22%) E-Commerce
7 170 (12.07%) MVC
8 115 (8.17%) Web Design
9 111 (7.88%) Scrum
10 83 (5.89%) BDD
11 62 (4.40%) Unit Testing
12 59 (4.19%) Continuous Integration
13 52 (3.69%) Software Engineering
14 49 (3.48%) Content Management
15 39 (2.77%) OOP
16 38 (2.70%) Automated Testing
17 34 (2.41%) Mobile Development
18 26 (1.85%) Open Source
19 24 (1.70%) SEO
19 24 (1.70%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1276 (90.63%) JavaScript
2 178 (12.64%) Java
3 150 (10.65%) PHP
4 61 (4.33%) C#
5 40 (2.84%) SQL
6 28 (1.99%) Python
7 27 (1.92%) Ruby
8 25 (1.78%) C
9 9 (0.64%) TypeScript
10 8 (0.57%) Dart
11 7 (0.50%) Clojure
12 6 (0.43%) ActionScript
12 6 (0.43%) Perl
13 5 (0.36%) CoffeeScript
13 5 (0.36%) Scala
13 5 (0.36%) XPath
13 5 (0.36%) ECMAScript
14 4 (0.28%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.21%) Go
15 3 (0.21%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 43 (3.05%) Degree
2 21 (1.49%) Security Cleared
3 13 (0.92%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.21%) BC Cleared
4 3 (0.21%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (0.92%) QA
2 7 (0.50%) WCAG
3 5 (0.36%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.071%) Varnish
1 1 (0.071%) VirtualBox
1 1 (0.071%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.21%) Puppet
3 1 (0.071%) yum
3 1 (0.071%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.071%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.071%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.071%) Kibana
Vendors
1 91 (6.46%) Adobe
2 29 (2.06%) Microsoft
3 23 (1.63%) Google
4 15 (1.07%) Sitecore
5 14 (0.99%) Twitter
6 11 (0.78%) Oracle
7 10 (0.71%) IBM
7 10 (0.71%) Orchard
7 10 (0.71%) Facebook
8 8 (0.57%) ATG
9 7 (0.50%) hybris
10 6 (0.43%) Demandware
11 5 (0.36%) Sencha
11 5 (0.36%) Zend
12 4 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.28%) SAP
12 4 (0.28%) EPiServer
13 3 (0.21%) Apple
14 2 (0.14%) Sybase
14 2 (0.14%) Capita
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