The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Front-End Developer
Rank 554 549 566
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Front-End Developer 63 41 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.078% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.084% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 34 21
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£413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
51806 48814 53474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.56% 92.66% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31840 29382 29897
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2076 2649
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
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%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +5 62 £413 +10.00% 38
London +19 42 £400 +6.66% 22
City of London +29 11 £375 - 10
East of England - 7 £455 -
Hertfordshire - 6 £455 -
South East -12 5 £350 -9.67% 6
West Midlands - 5 - - 1
Reading +21 4 £344 -11.29% 1
Berkshire +18 4 £344 -11.29% 1
Surrey 0 1 £433 +15.33% 2
North West -10 1 - - 8
Guildford - 1 £433 - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £330 -
South West - 1 £350 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £500 -
Manchester - 1 - - 4
Cambridge - 1 £500 -
Cheltenham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Andover - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Brighton - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Plymouth - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Maidenhead - - - -

Senior Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 105 (97.22%) HTML
2 102 (94.44%) CSS
3 101 (93.52%) JavaScript
4 70 (64.81%) HTML5
5 62 (57.41%) CSS3
6 58 (53.70%) jQuery
7 40 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (36.11%) Responsive Web Design
9 29 (26.85%) Web Development
10 26 (24.07%) AngularJS
10 26 (24.07%) User Experience
11 24 (22.22%) Ajax
12 22 (20.37%) Node.js
12 22 (20.37%) Web Design
12 22 (20.37%) Sass
13 21 (19.44%) XHTML
13 21 (19.44%) Marketing
14 20 (18.52%) Backbone.js
15 19 (17.59%) OO
16 17 (15.74%) Photoshop
16 17 (15.74%) TDD
16 17 (15.74%) JSON
16 17 (15.74%) Git (software)
17 16 (14.81%) Subversion
18 15 (13.89%) Open Source
19 14 (12.96%) CMS
19 14 (12.96%) Linux
20 13 (12.04%) Grunt
21 11 (10.19%) BDD
22 10 (9.26%) Unit Testing

Senior Front-End Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 22 (20.37%) Node.js
2 14 (12.96%) CMS
3 5 (4.63%) Apache
3 5 (4.63%) lighttpd
4 4 (3.70%) WordPress
5 3 (2.78%) Drupal
6 1 (0.93%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.93%) SAS
6 1 (0.93%) Confluence
6 1 (0.93%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.93%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 17 (15.74%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.26%) HTTP
2 5 (4.63%) Internet
3 1 (0.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.78%) MySQL
3 2 (1.85%) Redis
3 2 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.93%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (15.74%) Git (software)
2 16 (14.81%) Subversion
3 13 (12.04%) Grunt
4 6 (5.56%) Jasmine
5 5 (4.63%) Ant
6 3 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.85%) JIRA
7 2 (1.85%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (1.85%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.93%) Selenium
8 1 (0.93%) Mocha
8 1 (0.93%) Bower
General
1 21 (19.44%) Marketing
2 7 (6.48%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.56%) Finance
4 5 (4.63%) Retail
5 3 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.78%) Electronics
6 2 (1.85%) Banking
6 2 (1.85%) Publishing
7 1 (0.93%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (97.22%) HTML
2 102 (94.44%) CSS
3 70 (64.81%) HTML5
4 62 (57.41%) CSS3
5 58 (53.70%) jQuery
6 26 (24.07%) AngularJS
7 24 (22.22%) Ajax
8 22 (20.37%) Sass
9 21 (19.44%) XHTML
10 20 (18.52%) Backbone.js
11 17 (15.74%) JSON
12 8 (7.41%) Web Services
13 7 (6.48%) KnockoutJS
14 5 (4.63%) Mustache
14 5 (4.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 5 (4.63%) LESS
15 4 (3.70%) Underscore.js
15 4 (3.70%) .NET
16 3 (2.78%) Ruby on Rails
16 3 (2.78%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 26 (24.07%) User Experience
2 15 (13.89%) Open Source
3 9 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.70%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.78%) W3C
5 3 (2.78%) DTV
5 3 (2.78%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.85%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.93%) GIS
7 1 (0.93%) NHS
7 1 (0.93%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.93%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.93%) Animation
7 1 (0.93%) IPTV
7 1 (0.93%) Social Media
7 1 (0.93%) iPad
7 1 (0.93%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.96%) Linux
2 10 (9.26%) UNIX
3 8 (7.41%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.85%) Android
4 2 (1.85%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (36.11%) Responsive Web Design
3 29 (26.85%) Web Development
4 22 (20.37%) Web Design
5 19 (17.59%) OO
6 17 (15.74%) TDD
7 11 (10.19%) BDD
8 10 (9.26%) Unit Testing
8 10 (9.26%) E-Commerce
9 7 (6.48%) MVC
10 6 (5.56%) SEO
10 6 (5.56%) Configuration Management
11 4 (3.70%) Analytics
11 4 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (2.78%) Programme Management
12 3 (2.78%) Content Management
12 3 (2.78%) Scrum
12 3 (2.78%) Digital Marketing
12 3 (2.78%) Coaching
13 2 (1.85%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (93.52%) JavaScript
2 10 (9.26%) Java
3 9 (8.33%) Ruby
4 5 (4.63%) PHP
5 4 (3.70%) Scala
5 4 (3.70%) Python
6 3 (2.78%) SQL
7 2 (1.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (1.85%) Security Cleared
1 2 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.70%) QA
2 3 (2.78%) WCAG
Vendors
1 5 (4.63%) Adobe
2 4 (3.70%) SAP
2 4 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.78%) Google
4 2 (1.85%) Facebook
4 2 (1.85%) Sencha
5 1 (0.93%) ATG
5 1 (0.93%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.93%) Interwoven
5 1 (0.93%) Venda
5 1 (0.93%) Twitter
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