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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Web Developer
Rank 486 460 466
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Web Developer 126 126 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.26% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 84 89
Average daily rate
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£330 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £320 £243
% change year-on-year
-2.34% +31.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
- -43.92%

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -7 122 £330 +1.53% 65
London +10 51 £400 +23.07% 16
South East +7 25 £300 -14.28% 15
North West -3 15 £319 -0.39% 10
Berkshire +11 11 £375 +20.00% 1
South West -36 10 £325 -31.57% 5
West Midlands -11 9 £315 +26.00% 4
City of London +29 7 £325 - 6
Cheshire +10 6 £275 +22.22% 2
Bristol - 6 £328 - 1
Birmingham 0 5 £315 +26.00% 2
Manchester -14 5 £363 +13.28% 8
Brighton - 5 - - 3
East Sussex - 5 - - 3
Hampshire - 5 £275 - 4
East Midlands +6 4 £261 +24.40% 1
Reading +13 3 £263 -16.00%
Chester +10 3 £275 - 1
Southampton - 3 £275 -
Derbyshire - 3 £256 -
North East - 3 £313 - 2
West Yorkshire +1 2 - - 2
Yorkshire -4 2 - - 10
Slough -4 2 £263 -12.50%
Edinburgh -5 2 £275 -21.42% 1
Scotland -16 2 £275 -21.42% 3
East of England -28 2 £365 +46.00% 2
Crewe - 2 £250 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £365 -
Lancashire - 2 - -

Front-End Web Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 257 (96.98%) CSS
2 253 (95.47%) HTML
3 242 (91.32%) JavaScript
4 180 (67.92%) HTML5
5 160 (60.38%) jQuery
6 134 (50.57%) CSS3
7 102 (38.49%) Responsive Web Design
8 73 (27.55%) Agile Software Development
9 60 (22.64%) Web Development
10 58 (21.89%) PHP
11 56 (21.13%) Web Design
12 46 (17.36%) AngularJS
13 45 (16.98%) User Experience
14 43 (16.23%) .NET
15 39 (14.72%) Photoshop
16 35 (13.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 34 (12.83%) MySQL
18 33 (12.45%) Sass
19 31 (11.70%) CMS
20 29 (10.94%) Ajax
21 28 (10.57%) MVC
22 27 (10.19%) ASP.NET
23 26 (9.81%) Backbone.js
24 25 (9.43%) Node.js
24 25 (9.43%) Git (software)
24 25 (9.43%) Subversion
25 24 (9.06%) Linux
25 24 (9.06%) LESS
26 21 (7.92%) OO
27 19 (7.17%) Java

Front-End Web Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 31 (11.70%) CMS
2 25 (9.43%) Node.js
3 18 (6.79%) Apache
4 10 (3.77%) WordPress
5 5 (1.89%) Drupal
5 5 (1.89%) TeamSite
6 4 (1.51%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.13%) Umbraco
7 3 (1.13%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.75%) lighttpd
8 2 (0.75%) ExpressionEngine
8 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.38%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 39 (14.72%) Photoshop
2 15 (5.66%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.89%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 4 (1.51%) Magento
2 1 (0.38%) Tridion
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.75%) GitHub
3 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.15%) Intranet
2 8 (3.02%) HTTP
3 6 (2.26%) Internet
3 6 (2.26%) FTP
4 1 (0.38%) SMTP
4 1 (0.38%) SSL
4 1 (0.38%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (12.83%) MySQL
2 9 (3.40%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.13%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.75%) SQLite
5 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (9.43%) Git (software)
1 25 (9.43%) Subversion
2 9 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (3.02%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.64%) Grunt
4 7 (2.64%) Jasmine
5 5 (1.89%) JSUnit
6 3 (1.13%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (1.13%) Axure RP
6 3 (1.13%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (0.75%) Ant
7 2 (0.75%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 2 (0.75%) PHPUnit
7 2 (0.75%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.38%) Bower
8 1 (0.38%) Yeoman
8 1 (0.38%) JIRA
8 1 (0.38%) Selenium
8 1 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (4.53%) Advertising
2 11 (4.15%) Finance
3 10 (3.77%) Retail
4 7 (2.64%) Marketing
5 6 (2.26%) Publishing
6 4 (1.51%) Banking
7 3 (1.13%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.75%) Legal
8 2 (0.75%) Games
9 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.38%) Back Office
9 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.38%) Automotive
9 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Local Government
9 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (96.98%) CSS
2 253 (95.47%) HTML
3 180 (67.92%) HTML5
4 160 (60.38%) jQuery
5 134 (50.57%) CSS3
6 46 (17.36%) AngularJS
7 43 (16.23%) .NET
8 35 (13.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 33 (12.45%) Sass
10 29 (10.94%) Ajax
11 27 (10.19%) ASP.NET
12 26 (9.81%) Backbone.js
13 24 (9.06%) LESS
14 19 (7.17%) XHTML
15 17 (6.42%) JSON
16 14 (5.28%) XML
17 13 (4.91%) Semantic HTML
17 13 (4.91%) RESTful
17 13 (4.91%) LAMP
18 12 (4.53%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 45 (16.98%) User Experience
2 14 (5.28%) W3C
3 12 (4.53%) Mobile App
4 11 (4.15%) Open Source
4 11 (4.15%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (3.40%) iPad
7 7 (2.64%) Visualisation
8 5 (1.89%) New Media
9 4 (1.51%) IPTV
10 3 (1.13%) Digital Media
10 3 (1.13%) Animation
11 2 (0.75%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (0.38%) Video on Demand
12 1 (0.38%) Social Media
12 1 (0.38%) RIA
12 1 (0.38%) GIS
12 1 (0.38%) Streaming Video
12 1 (0.38%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.38%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.06%) Linux
2 11 (4.15%) Apple iOS
3 9 (3.40%) Android
4 8 (3.02%) Mac OS X
5 7 (2.64%) UNIX
6 4 (1.51%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (38.49%) Responsive Web Design
2 73 (27.55%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (22.64%) Web Development
4 56 (21.13%) Web Design
5 28 (10.57%) MVC
6 21 (7.92%) OO
7 19 (7.17%) E-Commerce
8 18 (6.79%) TDD
9 16 (6.04%) Progressive Enhancement
10 15 (5.66%) Scrum
11 14 (5.28%) SEO
11 14 (5.28%) BDD
12 13 (4.91%) OOP
13 11 (4.15%) Automated Testing
14 10 (3.77%) Unit Testing
15 9 (3.40%) Workflow
16 8 (3.02%) Mobile Application Development
17 7 (2.64%) Configuration Management
17 7 (2.64%) Content Management
18 5 (1.89%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 242 (91.32%) JavaScript
2 58 (21.89%) PHP
3 19 (7.17%) Java
4 16 (6.04%) C#
5 13 (4.91%) SQL
6 9 (3.40%) Ruby
7 6 (2.26%) Python
8 3 (1.13%) PHP5
8 3 (1.13%) Scala
9 2 (0.75%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.75%) Perl
10 1 (0.38%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 16 (6.04%) Degree
2 3 (1.13%) SC Cleared
2 3 (1.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.51%) WCAG
2 3 (1.13%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (6.42%) Adobe
2 9 (3.40%) Zend
3 6 (2.26%) Orchard
4 4 (1.51%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.51%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.13%) Facebook
5 3 (1.13%) Twitter
5 3 (1.13%) Google
6 2 (0.75%) Interwoven
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle
6 2 (0.75%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.38%) Akamai
7 1 (0.38%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.38%) Appcelerator
7 1 (0.38%) hybris
7 1 (0.38%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.38%) JBoss
7 1 (0.38%) SAP
7 1 (0.38%) Apple
7 1 (0.38%) JD Edwards
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