The table below looks at the statistics for the Front End Web Developer (Client-Side 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 Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in their job title over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Rank 491 491 422
Rank change year-on-year
0 -69
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) 135 121 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.23% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.25% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 91 124
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £225 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50

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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Front End Web 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 Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the UK.

Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Front End Web 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 Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the UK.

Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Front End Web Developer (Client-Side 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 Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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 +23 134 £350 +7.69% 49
London +12 59 £415 +7.09% 21
South East +28 35 £338 +22.72% 8
North West -15 16 £381 +22.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +19 11 £300 -7.69% 1
Milton Keynes +13 11 £300 -7.69%
Cheshire +2 9 £500 +42.85% 1
South West +11 7 £338 - 3
Yorkshire -18 7 £300 -20.00% 4
East Sussex - 7 £345 -
Kent -2 6 £338 - 2
East Midlands -9 6 £313 +60.25% 6
Manchester -20 6 £335 +5.09% 1
Tunbridge Wells - 6 £338 -
City of London +31 5 £425 +9.67%
Berkshire +10 5 £200 -20.00% 1
East of England -2 5 £275 -13.38% 2
West Midlands - 5 £325 - 2
Bromley -3 4 £325 -
West Yorkshire -9 4 £350 -6.66% 2
Norfolk -10 4 £275 -
Coventry - 4 £325 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £325 - 3
Hastings - 4 £345 -
Northampton - 4 £325 - 2
Slough +7 3 £150 -40.00%
Wiltshire -2 3 £300 - 1
North East -16 3 £306 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £250 - 1
Sheffield - 3 £250 -

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Front End Web Developer (Client-Side 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 Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in their job title.

1 249 (95.04%) HTML
2 247 (94.27%) CSS
3 245 (93.51%) JavaScript
4 161 (61.45%) HTML5
5 139 (53.05%) Front End Development
6 137 (52.29%) CSS3
6 137 (52.29%) jQuery
7 104 (39.69%) Agile Software Development
8 101 (38.55%) AngularJS
9 86 (32.82%) User Experience
10 60 (22.90%) .NET
11 59 (22.52%) Web Development
11 59 (22.52%) Responsive Web Design
12 57 (21.76%) Sass
13 51 (19.47%) Node.js
14 50 (19.08%) MVC
14 50 (19.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 47 (17.94%) Photoshop
16 43 (16.41%) C#
17 42 (16.03%) LESS
18 41 (15.65%) Backbone.js
18 41 (15.65%) ASP.NET
19 37 (14.12%) PHP
19 37 (14.12%) Adobe
20 36 (13.74%) Finance
20 36 (13.74%) Git (software)
21 35 (13.36%) Ajax
22 33 (12.60%) TDD
22 33 (12.60%) Ember.js
23 29 (11.07%) CMS

Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Front End Web Developer (Client-Side 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 Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 51 (19.47%) Node.js
2 29 (11.07%) CMS
3 11 (4.20%) WordPress
4 9 (3.44%) Sitecore CMS
4 9 (3.44%) Umbraco
5 5 (1.91%) Apache
6 4 (1.53%) Drupal
7 3 (1.15%) ExpressionEngine
7 3 (1.15%) Joomla!
8 2 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.76%) concrete5
8 2 (0.76%) Confluence
8 2 (0.76%) IIS
9 1 (0.38%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.38%) EPiServer CMS
9 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 47 (17.94%) Photoshop
2 19 (7.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (3.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (1.91%) MS Excel
5 4 (1.53%) GIMP
6 3 (1.15%) MS Office
7 2 (0.76%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.76%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.38%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Magento
2 1 (0.38%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.05%) GitHub
4 5 (1.91%) Google Analytics
5 4 (1.53%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (1.15%) MailChimp
7 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.11%) HTTP
2 4 (1.53%) Internet
3 2 (0.76%) Intranet
4 1 (0.38%) DNS
4 1 (0.38%) FTP
4 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.91%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.76%) MySQL
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.38%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 36 (13.74%) Git (software)
2 25 (9.54%) Subversion
3 21 (8.02%) Grunt
3 21 (8.02%) Jasmine
4 15 (5.73%) Karma Test Runner
5 14 (5.34%) Visual Studio
6 12 (4.58%) Selenium
7 10 (3.82%) gulp
7 10 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (3.44%) QUnit
9 8 (3.05%) Cucumber
9 8 (3.05%) Mocha
9 8 (3.05%) Sinon.JS
10 6 (2.29%) WebDriver
11 5 (1.91%) FogBugz
11 5 (1.91%) Jenkins
11 5 (1.91%) JIRA
11 5 (1.91%) Mercurial
12 4 (1.53%) Dreamweaver
13 3 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 36 (13.74%) Finance
2 27 (10.31%) Banking
3 21 (8.02%) Marketing
4 13 (4.96%) Publishing
5 4 (1.53%) Advertising
6 2 (0.76%) Front Office
6 2 (0.76%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.76%) Legal
6 2 (0.76%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.38%) Arabic Language
7 1 (0.38%) Games
7 1 (0.38%) Retail
7 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (95.04%) HTML
2 247 (94.27%) CSS
3 161 (61.45%) HTML5
4 137 (52.29%) CSS3
4 137 (52.29%) jQuery
5 101 (38.55%) AngularJS
6 60 (22.90%) .NET
7 57 (21.76%) Sass
8 50 (19.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 42 (16.03%) LESS
10 41 (15.65%) ASP.NET
10 41 (15.65%) Backbone.js
11 35 (13.36%) Ajax
12 33 (12.60%) Ember.js
13 29 (11.07%) Web Services
14 28 (10.69%) ASP.NET MVC
15 26 (9.92%) React
16 25 (9.54%) JSON
16 25 (9.54%) XML
17 22 (8.40%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 86 (32.82%) User Experience
2 26 (9.92%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.29%) W3C
4 4 (1.53%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.53%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.15%) e-Learning
6 2 (0.76%) Animation
6 2 (0.76%) Graphic Design
6 2 (0.76%) Life Science
6 2 (0.76%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.76%) NHS
6 2 (0.76%) Video on Demand
6 2 (0.76%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.38%) Blog
7 1 (0.38%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.38%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.38%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.38%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.38%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.53%) Linux
1 4 (1.53%) Windows
2 3 (1.15%) Android
2 3 (1.15%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.76%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (53.05%) Front End Development
2 104 (39.69%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (22.52%) Responsive Web Design
3 59 (22.52%) Web Development
4 50 (19.08%) MVC
5 33 (12.60%) TDD
6 25 (9.54%) Scrum
6 25 (9.54%) Unit Testing
7 23 (8.78%) E-Commerce
8 22 (8.40%) Web Design
9 19 (7.25%) SEO
10 17 (6.49%) OO
11 15 (5.73%) Software Engineering
12 13 (4.96%) BDD
13 9 (3.44%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (3.05%) Content Management
14 8 (3.05%) Integration Testing
14 8 (3.05%) Mobile First
15 7 (2.67%) Typography
15 7 (2.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 245 (93.51%) JavaScript
2 43 (16.41%) C#
3 37 (14.12%) PHP
4 26 (9.92%) Java
5 12 (4.58%) SQL
6 9 (3.44%) Python
7 8 (3.05%) Scala
8 7 (2.67%) C++
8 7 (2.67%) ES6
9 6 (2.29%) Ruby
10 5 (1.91%) ActionScript
11 4 (1.53%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.53%) XPath
12 3 (1.15%) VB
13 2 (0.76%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.76%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.38%) CFML
14 1 (0.38%) CoffeeScript
14 1 (0.38%) ECMAScript
14 1 (0.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (1.91%) Security Cleared
2 4 (1.53%) Degree
3 3 (1.15%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.38%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.38%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.53%) QA
1 4 (1.53%) WCAG
2 3 (1.15%) WAI
3 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (0.38%) Jitterbit
Vendors
1 37 (14.12%) Adobe
2 15 (5.73%) Twitter
3 11 (4.20%) Facebook
4 9 (3.44%) Sitecore
5 5 (1.91%) EPiServer
5 5 (1.91%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.15%) Google
6 3 (1.15%) Zend
7 2 (0.76%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.38%) Caplin
8 1 (0.38%) CODA
8 1 (0.38%) DoubleClick
8 1 (0.38%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.38%) Ektron
8 1 (0.38%) IBM
8 1 (0.38%) New Relic
8 1 (0.38%) Omniture
8 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
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