The first table below looks at the demand for the Senior Front-End 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 Senior Front-End Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Front-End Developer
Rank 536 525 560
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Front-End Developer 51 19 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.040% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.043% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 17 27
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £406 £350
% change year-on-year
-17.53% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

Senior Front-End Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Front-End Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Front-End Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Front-End Developer within the UK.

Senior Front-End Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Front-End Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Front-End Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Senior Front-End Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Front-End 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 Senior Front-End Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -58 48 £350 -6.66% 32
London -3 32 £350 -6.66% 21
South East - 12 £335 - 5
City of London -12 5 £350 -30.00% 6
Berkshire - 5 £335 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £375 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £375 -
Hampshire - 2 £300 -
Edinburgh - 2 £500 -
Scotland - 2 £500 -
East of England -31 1 £325 -20.00% 3
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 £300 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £350 -
Birmingham - 1 £350 -
Reading - 1 £335 - 1
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £300 - 1
Loughborough - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Leicestershire - - - -

Senior Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Front-End 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 Senior Front-End Developer in their job title.

1 86 (95.56%) JavaScript
2 85 (94.44%) HTML
2 85 (94.44%) CSS
3 80 (88.89%) HTML5
4 73 (81.11%) CSS3
5 64 (71.11%) jQuery
6 29 (32.22%) XHTML
6 29 (32.22%) Responsive Web Design
7 26 (28.89%) Ajax
8 25 (27.78%) Web Development
9 21 (23.33%) OO
10 20 (22.22%) CMS
10 20 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (21.11%) JSON
12 18 (20.00%) Open Source
12 18 (20.00%) Photoshop
13 17 (18.89%) Sass
14 16 (17.78%) MVC
15 15 (16.67%) AngularJS
15 15 (16.67%) Backbone.js
16 14 (15.56%) Grunt
16 14 (15.56%) Git (software)
16 14 (15.56%) Web Design
17 12 (13.33%) .NET
18 11 (12.22%) Subversion
19 9 (10.00%) PHP
19 9 (10.00%) BDD
20 8 (8.89%) KnockoutJS
20 8 (8.89%) Graceful Degradation
20 8 (8.89%) Ember.js

Senior Front-End Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Front-End 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 Senior Front-End Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (22.22%) CMS
2 6 (6.67%) Node.js
3 5 (5.56%) Drupal
3 5 (5.56%) Apache
4 3 (3.33%) lighttpd
4 3 (3.33%) WordPress
5 2 (2.22%) TeamSite
6 1 (1.11%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (1.11%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 18 (20.00%) Photoshop
2 4 (4.44%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (3.33%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.11%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.56%) Internet
2 3 (3.33%) Intranet
3 2 (2.22%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.44%) Big Data
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (15.56%) Grunt
1 14 (15.56%) Git (software)
2 11 (12.22%) Subversion
3 5 (5.56%) Ant
4 4 (4.44%) Axure RP
5 3 (3.33%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (2.22%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (2.22%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.22%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.11%) PhoneGap
7 1 (1.11%) JIRA
7 1 (1.11%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (1.11%) Selenium
7 1 (1.11%) Toad
7 1 (1.11%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (5.56%) Marketing
1 5 (5.56%) Finance
1 5 (5.56%) Publishing
2 3 (3.33%) Law
2 3 (3.33%) Legal
3 1 (1.11%) Retail
3 1 (1.11%) Games
3 1 (1.11%) Automotive
3 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (94.44%) HTML
1 85 (94.44%) CSS
2 80 (88.89%) HTML5
3 73 (81.11%) CSS3
4 64 (71.11%) jQuery
5 29 (32.22%) XHTML
6 26 (28.89%) Ajax
7 19 (21.11%) JSON
8 17 (18.89%) Sass
9 15 (16.67%) AngularJS
9 15 (16.67%) Backbone.js
10 12 (13.33%) .NET
11 8 (8.89%) KnockoutJS
11 8 (8.89%) Ember.js
11 8 (8.89%) XML
12 7 (7.78%) LESS
13 5 (5.56%) Dojo
14 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET
14 4 (4.44%) Ext JS
15 3 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.00%) Open Source
2 6 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.56%) W3C
4 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.11%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.11%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.11%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.11%) Online Gambling
4 1 (1.11%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.67%) Apple iOS
2 5 (5.56%) Android
2 5 (5.56%) Linux
3 1 (1.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (32.22%) Responsive Web Design
2 25 (27.78%) Web Development
3 21 (23.33%) OO
4 20 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (17.78%) MVC
6 14 (15.56%) Web Design
7 9 (10.00%) BDD
8 8 (8.89%) Graceful Degradation
8 8 (8.89%) TDD
9 7 (7.78%) Scrum
10 6 (6.67%) Analytics
10 6 (6.67%) Web Application Development
10 6 (6.67%) SEO
10 6 (6.67%) Unit Testing
11 5 (5.56%) Content Management
11 5 (5.56%) Automated Testing
12 4 (4.44%) OOD
13 3 (3.33%) Progressive Enhancement
13 3 (3.33%) B2B
13 3 (3.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 86 (95.56%) JavaScript
2 9 (10.00%) PHP
3 7 (7.78%) C
4 4 (4.44%) Java
5 2 (2.22%) SQL
5 2 (2.22%) Ruby
6 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.11%) ActionScript
6 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.11%) C#
6 1 (1.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) WCAG
2 2 (2.22%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) Section 508
Vendors
1 4 (4.44%) Interwoven
2 3 (3.33%) Facebook
3 2 (2.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.22%) Adobe
3 2 (2.22%) Stellent
3 2 (2.22%) Endeca
3 2 (2.22%) Yahoo!
3 2 (2.22%) Google
3 2 (2.22%) hybris
4 1 (1.11%) Twitter
4 1 (1.11%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.11%) Zend
4 1 (1.11%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle
4 1 (1.11%) SAP
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