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 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front-End Web Developer
Rank 497 464 451
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Web Developer 108 117 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.24% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 87 65
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +45.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £315 £225
% change year-on-year
-3.17% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £28.00 £27.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -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
50225 48710 42844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.47% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31072 30211 24612
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 1971 1993 2105
Average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

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 26 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front-End Web Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

Front-End Web Developer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 26 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 -8 101 £325 -7.14% 46
London -7 43 £363 -9.37% 18
South East +1 14 £288 -6.50% 7
West Midlands -5 9 £330 -12.00% 3
Yorkshire -15 9 £250 -23.07%
East of England +1 7 £275 +3.77% 6
South West +4 6 £300 -17.24% 1
West Yorkshire -10 6 £235 -30.37%
North West -27 6 £315 +8.62% 7
Scotland -6 5 £394 +26.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -7 5 £240 -23.80%
Berkshire - 5 £298 - 1
Bristol +1 4 £294 -18.96%
Birmingham -5 4 £328 +19.09%
City of London -7 4 £425 -15.00% 2
East Midlands -16 4 £270 +1.88% 2
Hertfordshire - 4 £360 - 1
Milton Keynes +4 3 £230 -28.12%
Solihull +4 3 £330 -2.22%
North Yorkshire +3 3 £425 +63.46%
Cambridgeshire 0 3 £275 -2.65% 2
Edinburgh -4 3 £400 +14.28% 1
North East -9 3 £160 -46.66% 2
Cheshire -12 3 £315 +9.56%
Leeds -15 3 £230 -29.23%
Manchester -16 3 £310 +24.00% 6
Oxfordshire - 3 £400 -
Harrogate +5 2 £425 -
Wales +3 2 £369 +5.35%
Leicestershire 0 2 £275 +3.77% 1

Front-End Web Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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.

1 180 (96.26%) HTML
2 172 (91.98%) CSS
3 169 (90.37%) JavaScript
4 109 (58.29%) HTML5
5 103 (55.08%) CSS3
6 93 (49.73%) jQuery
7 58 (31.02%) Agile Software Development
8 46 (24.60%) AngularJS
9 44 (23.53%) Web Development
10 38 (20.32%) Sass
11 35 (18.72%) Photoshop
12 34 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
13 33 (17.65%) PHP
14 30 (16.04%) .NET
14 30 (16.04%) Backbone.js
14 30 (16.04%) Git (software)
15 29 (15.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 29 (15.51%) Ajax
16 27 (14.44%) E-Commerce
16 27 (14.44%) User Experience
17 25 (13.37%) TDD
18 24 (12.83%) XML
19 23 (12.30%) MVC
20 22 (11.76%) CMS
21 21 (11.23%) Subversion
21 21 (11.23%) LESS
22 20 (10.70%) Grunt
22 20 (10.70%) ASP.NET
23 18 (9.63%) Adobe
24 17 (9.09%) JSON

Front-End Web Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 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 22 (11.76%) CMS
2 10 (5.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 9 (4.81%) Node.js
4 6 (3.21%) IIS
5 5 (2.67%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.67%) Umbraco
5 5 (2.67%) WordPress
6 4 (2.14%) Apache
6 4 (2.14%) Drupal
7 3 (1.60%) ExpressionEngine
7 3 (1.60%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.07%) Moodle
8 2 (1.07%) Liferay
8 2 (1.07%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.07%) JBoss
9 1 (0.53%) FileNet
9 1 (0.53%) nginx
Applications
1 35 (18.72%) Photoshop
2 7 (3.74%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (2.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (1.07%) Fireworks
4 2 (1.07%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (4.28%) Magento
2 2 (1.07%) Tridion
2 2 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (1.07%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 2 (1.07%) Google Analytics
1 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.07%) Google App Engine
1 2 (1.07%) PaaS
1 2 (1.07%) Heroku
2 1 (0.53%) SaaS
2 1 (0.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.67%) Intranet
2 3 (1.60%) HTTP
2 3 (1.60%) Internet
3 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.53%) FTP
3 1 (0.53%) DNS
3 1 (0.53%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.88%) MySQL
2 7 (3.74%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.60%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.60%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.53%) Neo4j
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 30 (16.04%) Git (software)
2 21 (11.23%) Subversion
3 20 (10.70%) Grunt
4 12 (6.42%) Visual Studio
5 9 (4.81%) Jasmine
6 8 (4.28%) Bower
7 4 (2.14%) Mocha
8 3 (1.60%) Dreamweaver
8 3 (1.60%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.07%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (1.07%) QUnit
9 2 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.07%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 1 (0.53%) Selenium
10 1 (0.53%) Maven
10 1 (0.53%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.53%) Moq
10 1 (0.53%) JSUnit
10 1 (0.53%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 1 (0.53%) Bitbucket
General
1 14 (7.49%) Finance
2 11 (5.88%) Retail
3 10 (5.35%) Games
4 7 (3.74%) Banking
5 6 (3.21%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.67%) iGaming
7 4 (2.14%) Marketing
8 3 (1.60%) Advertising
8 3 (1.60%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (96.26%) HTML
2 172 (91.98%) CSS
3 109 (58.29%) HTML5
4 103 (55.08%) CSS3
5 93 (49.73%) jQuery
6 46 (24.60%) AngularJS
7 38 (20.32%) Sass
8 30 (16.04%) .NET
8 30 (16.04%) Backbone.js
9 29 (15.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 29 (15.51%) Ajax
10 24 (12.83%) XML
11 21 (11.23%) LESS
12 20 (10.70%) ASP.NET
13 17 (9.09%) JSON
14 15 (8.02%) XHTML
15 12 (6.42%) Web Services
16 11 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
17 9 (4.81%) Ember.js
18 8 (4.28%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.44%) User Experience
2 16 (8.56%) W3C
3 4 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.14%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.60%) E-Learning
4 3 (1.60%) Visualisation
4 3 (1.60%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.07%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.07%) RIA
5 2 (1.07%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.07%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.53%) GIS
6 1 (0.53%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.53%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.74%) Linux
2 6 (3.21%) UNIX
3 3 (1.60%) Windows
3 3 (1.60%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.60%) Android
4 2 (1.07%) Windows Phone
4 2 (1.07%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.53%) webOS
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (31.02%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (23.53%) Web Development
3 34 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
4 27 (14.44%) E-Commerce
5 25 (13.37%) TDD
6 23 (12.30%) MVC
7 16 (8.56%) Scrum
8 15 (8.02%) Unit Testing
9 13 (6.95%) Web Design
9 13 (6.95%) OO
10 11 (5.88%) Content Management
11 9 (4.81%) BDD
12 8 (4.28%) SDLC
13 6 (3.21%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (2.67%) SEO
14 5 (2.67%) Software Engineering
14 5 (2.67%) CRM
15 4 (2.14%) Mobile Development
15 4 (2.14%) Progressive Enhancement
16 3 (1.60%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 169 (90.37%) JavaScript
2 33 (17.65%) PHP
3 14 (7.49%) C#
4 13 (6.95%) Java
5 10 (5.35%) SQL
6 2 (1.07%) TypeScript
6 2 (1.07%) Python
6 2 (1.07%) XPath
7 1 (0.53%) Ruby
7 1 (0.53%) PHP5
7 1 (0.53%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.53%) Go
Qualifications
1 5 (2.67%) Degree
2 3 (1.60%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.60%) WCAG
2 2 (1.07%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.53%) Varnish
Vendors
1 18 (9.63%) Adobe
2 7 (3.74%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.21%) Google
4 4 (2.14%) Twitter
5 3 (1.60%) ATG
5 3 (1.60%) hybris
5 3 (1.60%) EPiServer
5 3 (1.60%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.60%) Demandware
6 1 (0.53%) Omniture
6 1 (0.53%) Zend
6 1 (0.53%) Stellent
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle
6 1 (0.53%) Apple
6 1 (0.53%) IBM
6 1 (0.53%) Appcelerator
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