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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front-End Web Developer
Rank 508 459 451
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Web Developer 101 130 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.26% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 108 59
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£325 £338 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £250 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £245
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +32.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £27.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+48.14% -22.85%

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
51461 50245 44013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.30% 92.35% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31311 30831 25140
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2031 2007 2180
Average hourly rate £17.15 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 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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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 -38 95 £325 -3.70% 57
London -7 47 £350 - 12
South East -5 15 £275 -14.72% 7
West Midlands -9 10 £325 -13.33% 6
Yorkshire -16 8 £235 -32.85% 5
Berkshire +2 6 £275 +10.00% 1
North West -26 6 £330 +10.00% 11
City of London +10 5 £425 -15.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -2 5 £240 -28.35% 1
Birmingham -4 5 £300 - 3
West Yorkshire -17 5 £225 -33.33% 3
Reading +6 4 £263 +5.00%
Scotland -5 4 £388 +37.16% 1
Manchester -14 4 £310 +7.82% 7
Leeds -18 4 £230 -29.23% 2
East of England +3 3 £275 +3.77% 8
South West +2 3 £363 - 2
North Yorkshire -1 3 £425 +17.24%
Milton Keynes -5 3 £230 -31.34%
Oxfordshire - 3 £400 - 1
Sunderland - 3 - -
Tyne and Wear - 3 - - 2
North East - 3 - - 2
Solihull +8 2 £300 -11.11%
Harrogate +2 2 £425 -
Glasgow -5 2 £388 +58.32%
Wales -5 2 £369 +5.35%
Edinburgh -6 2 £325 +1.56% 1
East Midlands -8 2 £258 -2.83% 4
Telford - 2 £400 -

Front-End Web Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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.

1 188 (95.92%) HTML
2 181 (92.35%) CSS
3 176 (89.80%) JavaScript
4 120 (61.22%) HTML5
5 111 (56.63%) CSS3
6 101 (51.53%) jQuery
7 54 (27.55%) Agile Software Development
8 47 (23.98%) AngularJS
9 42 (21.43%) Sass
9 42 (21.43%) Web Development
10 36 (18.37%) Responsive Web Design
11 35 (17.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 35 (17.86%) Photoshop
12 34 (17.35%) PHP
13 33 (16.84%) Ajax
14 31 (15.82%) Git (software)
14 31 (15.82%) User Experience
15 29 (14.80%) CMS
16 28 (14.29%) Backbone.js
17 27 (13.78%) .NET
18 26 (13.27%) E-Commerce
19 24 (12.24%) XML
19 24 (12.24%) TDD
19 24 (12.24%) LESS
20 23 (11.73%) Subversion
21 22 (11.22%) Grunt
22 21 (10.71%) MVC
22 21 (10.71%) Adobe
23 20 (10.20%) JSON
24 19 (9.69%) ASP.NET

Front-End Web Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 29 (14.80%) CMS
2 10 (5.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 9 (4.59%) Node.js
4 7 (3.57%) Umbraco
5 6 (3.06%) WordPress
5 6 (3.06%) Apache
5 6 (3.06%) IIS
6 5 (2.55%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.55%) ExpressionEngine
7 4 (2.04%) Liferay
7 4 (2.04%) Drupal
8 3 (1.53%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.02%) Moodle
9 2 (1.02%) Confluence
9 2 (1.02%) JBoss
9 2 (1.02%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.51%) FileNet
10 1 (0.51%) nginx
Applications
1 35 (17.86%) Photoshop
2 11 (5.61%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (3.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (1.53%) MS Excel
5 1 (0.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (5.61%) Magento
2 6 (3.06%) Tridion
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (1.02%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.02%) Google App Engine
1 2 (1.02%) PaaS
1 2 (1.02%) Google Analytics
1 2 (1.02%) Heroku
2 1 (0.51%) GitHub
2 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.04%) Intranet
2 3 (1.53%) Internet
2 3 (1.53%) HTTP
3 1 (0.51%) FTP
3 1 (0.51%) DNS
3 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.51%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.12%) MySQL
2 7 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.04%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.53%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.51%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 31 (15.82%) Git (software)
2 23 (11.73%) Subversion
3 22 (11.22%) Grunt
4 12 (6.12%) Visual Studio
5 11 (5.61%) Jasmine
6 8 (4.08%) Bower
7 5 (2.55%) Mocha
8 3 (1.53%) Dreamweaver
8 3 (1.53%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.53%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 3 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.53%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (1.02%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 2 (1.02%) QUnit
9 2 (1.02%) JIRA
10 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.51%) Selenium
10 1 (0.51%) Maven
10 1 (0.51%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.51%) Axure RP
General
1 15 (7.65%) Finance
2 13 (6.63%) Retail
3 11 (5.61%) Banking
4 10 (5.10%) Games
5 5 (2.55%) Marketing
5 5 (2.55%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.55%) iGaming
6 3 (1.53%) Advertising
7 2 (1.02%) Publishing
8 1 (0.51%) Electronics
8 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (95.92%) HTML
2 181 (92.35%) CSS
3 120 (61.22%) HTML5
4 111 (56.63%) CSS3
5 101 (51.53%) jQuery
6 47 (23.98%) AngularJS
7 42 (21.43%) Sass
8 35 (17.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 33 (16.84%) Ajax
10 28 (14.29%) Backbone.js
11 27 (13.78%) .NET
12 24 (12.24%) XML
12 24 (12.24%) LESS
13 20 (10.20%) JSON
14 19 (9.69%) ASP.NET
15 13 (6.63%) XHTML
16 11 (5.61%) ASP.NET MVC
17 9 (4.59%) Web Services
18 8 (4.08%) REST
18 8 (4.08%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 31 (15.82%) User Experience
2 13 (6.63%) W3C
3 4 (2.04%) Open Source
3 4 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.53%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.53%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.02%) RIA
5 2 (1.02%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.51%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.51%) DTV
6 1 (0.51%) GIS
6 1 (0.51%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.51%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.51%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.51%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.51%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.51%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.10%) Linux
2 5 (2.55%) UNIX
3 3 (1.53%) Windows
3 3 (1.53%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.53%) Android
4 2 (1.02%) Windows Phone
4 2 (1.02%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.51%) webOS
5 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (27.55%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (21.43%) Web Development
3 36 (18.37%) Responsive Web Design
4 26 (13.27%) E-Commerce
5 24 (12.24%) TDD
6 21 (10.71%) MVC
7 16 (8.16%) OO
7 16 (8.16%) Web Design
8 14 (7.14%) Scrum
9 13 (6.63%) Unit Testing
10 10 (5.10%) Content Management
11 8 (4.08%) Progressive Enhancement
11 8 (4.08%) BDD
11 8 (4.08%) SEO
12 6 (3.06%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (2.55%) CRM
13 5 (2.55%) Automated Testing
13 5 (2.55%) Software Engineering
14 4 (2.04%) Mobile Development
14 4 (2.04%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 176 (89.80%) JavaScript
2 34 (17.35%) PHP
3 17 (8.67%) C#
4 11 (5.61%) Java
5 10 (5.10%) SQL
6 3 (1.53%) PHP5
7 2 (1.02%) XPath
7 2 (1.02%) Python
8 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.51%) VB
8 1 (0.51%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.51%) VBA
8 1 (0.51%) Ruby
8 1 (0.51%) Go
8 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (3.06%) Degree
2 3 (1.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.02%) WCAG
2 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.51%) Varnish
Vendors
1 21 (10.71%) Adobe
2 6 (3.06%) Twitter
2 6 (3.06%) Google
2 6 (3.06%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.53%) ATG
3 3 (1.53%) hybris
3 3 (1.53%) Appcelerator
3 3 (1.53%) Demandware
3 3 (1.53%) EPiServer
3 3 (1.53%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.02%) Ektron
4 2 (1.02%) Facebook
5 1 (0.51%) Apple
5 1 (0.51%) IBM
5 1 (0.51%) SAP
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle
5 1 (0.51%) Omniture
5 1 (0.51%) Zend
5 1 (0.51%) Stellent
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