The table below looks at the statistics for the Front-End Web 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 in their job title over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Web Developer
Rank 463 445 431
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Web Developer 140 130 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.24% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.26% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 86 98
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£325 £306 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% +7.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £400 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £254
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +12.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.00

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
51265 49491 54504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31026 29372 30573
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2145 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

Front-End Web Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Front-End Web Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Front-End Web 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 within the UK.

Front-End Web Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Front-End Web Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front-End Web Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Front-End Web Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Front-End Web 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 within the UK.

Front-End Web Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Front-End Web 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 within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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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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 -3 135 £325 +6.12% 59
London +2 57 £400 +23.07% 22
South East -9 27 £300 -2.04% 10
North West 0 18 £325 +1.56% 8
Berkshire +11 11 £375 +25.00%
City of London +27 9 £316 +10.96% 5
West Midlands -2 9 £275 +4.76% 2
South West -23 9 £325 -35.00% 5
East Midlands +8 7 £255 +6.25% 4
East Sussex - 7 - - 1
Brighton - 7 - - 1
Manchester -5 6 £369 +15.23% 6
Hampshire -6 6 £275 -4.34% 3
Bristol - 6 £328 -
Cheshire -1 5 £275 +22.22% 2
Edinburgh -10 4 £268 -23.57% 1
Scotland -22 4 £268 -23.57% 1
Derbyshire - 4 £250 - 1
Reading +8 3 £263 -6.66%
Chester +6 3 £275 - 1
Yorkshire +4 3 - - 2
Birmingham -1 3 £315 +26.00% 1
Southampton - 3 £275 -
West Yorkshire 0 2 - -
Crewe 0 2 £250 -
East of England -29 2 £365 +46.00% 4
Sheffield - 2 - - 2
Derby - 2 £250 -
Surrey - 2 £275 -
South Yorkshire - 2 - - 2

Front-End Web Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Front-End Web 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 in their job title.

1 255 (97.33%) CSS
2 249 (95.04%) HTML
3 240 (91.60%) JavaScript
4 177 (67.56%) HTML5
5 166 (63.36%) jQuery
6 139 (53.05%) CSS3
7 101 (38.55%) Responsive Web Design
8 55 (20.99%) Web Development
8 55 (20.99%) PHP
9 51 (19.47%) Web Design
10 49 (18.70%) Agile Software Development
11 47 (17.94%) .NET
12 46 (17.56%) AngularJS
13 40 (15.27%) Photoshop
14 36 (13.74%) MySQL
14 36 (13.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 33 (12.60%) Sass
16 31 (11.83%) Ajax
16 31 (11.83%) MVC
17 29 (11.07%) ASP.NET
17 29 (11.07%) Backbone.js
18 27 (10.31%) CMS
19 24 (9.16%) LESS
20 21 (8.02%) Node.js
20 21 (8.02%) Git (software)
20 21 (8.02%) Java
20 21 (8.02%) E-Commerce
21 20 (7.63%) C#
21 20 (7.63%) Subversion
22 19 (7.25%) Linux

Front-End Web Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Front-End Web 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 in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (10.31%) CMS
2 21 (8.02%) Node.js
3 13 (4.96%) Apache
4 12 (4.58%) WordPress
5 5 (1.91%) Drupal
5 5 (1.91%) TeamSite
6 4 (1.53%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.15%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.76%) ExpressionEngine
8 2 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.76%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.38%) Joomla!
Applications
1 40 (15.27%) Photoshop
2 16 (6.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.53%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.76%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Magento
2 1 (0.38%) Tridion
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.76%) GitHub
3 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.44%) HTTP
1 9 (3.44%) Intranet
2 4 (1.53%) FTP
3 2 (0.76%) Internet
4 1 (0.38%) SSH
4 1 (0.38%) SMTP
4 1 (0.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (13.74%) MySQL
2 9 (3.44%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.91%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.76%) SQLite
5 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (8.02%) Git (software)
2 20 (7.63%) Subversion
3 10 (3.82%) Visual Studio
4 9 (3.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (2.67%) Jasmine
6 5 (1.91%) Axure RP
6 5 (1.91%) Grunt
6 5 (1.91%) Dreamweaver
6 5 (1.91%) JSUnit
7 4 (1.53%) Maven
8 3 (1.15%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 2 (0.76%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.76%) Ant
9 2 (0.76%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.38%) Xcode
10 1 (0.38%) JIRA
10 1 (0.38%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (0.38%) Yeoman
10 1 (0.38%) Bower
10 1 (0.38%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 12 (4.58%) Finance
1 12 (4.58%) Advertising
2 10 (3.82%) Retail
3 7 (2.67%) Marketing
3 7 (2.67%) Publishing
4 5 (1.91%) Games
5 4 (1.53%) Banking
5 4 (1.53%) Legal
6 3 (1.15%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.76%) Online Betting
7 2 (0.76%) Automotive
7 2 (0.76%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.38%) Law
8 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (97.33%) CSS
2 249 (95.04%) HTML
3 177 (67.56%) HTML5
4 166 (63.36%) jQuery
5 139 (53.05%) CSS3
6 47 (17.94%) .NET
7 46 (17.56%) AngularJS
8 36 (13.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 33 (12.60%) Sass
10 31 (11.83%) Ajax
11 29 (11.07%) ASP.NET
11 29 (11.07%) Backbone.js
12 24 (9.16%) LESS
13 17 (6.49%) XHTML
13 17 (6.49%) JSON
14 14 (5.34%) XML
14 14 (5.34%) KnockoutJS
15 13 (4.96%) RESTful
16 12 (4.58%) Semantic HTML
17 11 (4.20%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.96%) W3C
2 11 (4.20%) Computer Science
2 11 (4.20%) Mobile App
3 10 (3.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (3.44%) iPad
5 8 (3.05%) Open Source
6 7 (2.67%) Visualisation
7 5 (1.91%) New Media
8 3 (1.15%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.76%) Animation
9 2 (0.76%) IPTV
10 1 (0.38%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.38%) Derivative
10 1 (0.38%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.38%) Streaming Video
10 1 (0.38%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.25%) Linux
2 13 (4.96%) Apple iOS
3 10 (3.82%) Android
4 8 (3.05%) Mac OS X
5 7 (2.67%) UNIX
6 3 (1.15%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (38.55%) Responsive Web Design
2 55 (20.99%) Web Development
3 51 (19.47%) Web Design
4 49 (18.70%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (11.83%) MVC
6 21 (8.02%) E-Commerce
7 17 (6.49%) TDD
8 16 (6.11%) OO
9 15 (5.73%) BDD
9 15 (5.73%) Progressive Enhancement
10 13 (4.96%) SEO
10 13 (4.96%) Scrum
11 11 (4.20%) OOP
12 9 (3.44%) Workflow
13 8 (3.05%) Unit Testing
13 8 (3.05%) Automated Testing
14 7 (2.67%) Configuration Management
14 7 (2.67%) Mobile Application Development
15 6 (2.29%) Web Accessibility
15 6 (2.29%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 240 (91.60%) JavaScript
2 55 (20.99%) PHP
3 21 (8.02%) Java
4 20 (7.63%) C#
5 16 (6.11%) SQL
6 8 (3.05%) Ruby
7 5 (1.91%) Python
8 3 (1.15%) Scala
9 2 (0.76%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.76%) Perl
10 1 (0.38%) PHP5
10 1 (0.38%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 14 (5.34%) Degree
2 2 (0.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.53%) WCAG
2 2 (0.76%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (5.73%) Adobe
2 8 (3.05%) Zend
3 6 (2.29%) Orchard
4 4 (1.53%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.53%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.15%) Google
5 3 (1.15%) Twitter
6 2 (0.76%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.76%) Facebook
6 2 (0.76%) Oracle
6 2 (0.76%) Interwoven
7 1 (0.38%) Apple
7 1 (0.38%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.38%) Stellent
7 1 (0.38%) Telerik
7 1 (0.38%) SAP
7 1 (0.38%) JBoss
7 1 (0.38%) Yahoo!
7 1 (0.38%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.38%) hybris
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