The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Web Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Developer
Rank 150 114 111
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Web Developer 833 939 1043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.45% 1.81% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 1.95% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 602 602
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 32
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +94.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £15.90 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.63 £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.75 £35.00 £20.63
% change year-on-year
-12.14% +69.69%

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
52377 48215 53574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.04% 92.74% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32024 28821 29958
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2089 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%

Web Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Web Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Web Developer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Web Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Web Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Web Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Web Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Web Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Web Developer within the UK.

Web Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Web Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Web Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Web Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

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 Web Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 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.

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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 -40 777 £325 - 478
London -39 325 £375 +7.14% 120
South East 0 141 £325 -7.14% 100
East of England -17 76 £323 +7.50% 47
West Midlands -11 57 £285 -5.00% 29
City of London -9 55 £358 +2.14% 29
South West -46 53 £333 +2.30% 38
North West -10 51 £325 +16.07% 64
Yorkshire +2 43 £275 -6.77% 52
Berkshire -14 35 £375 +7.14% 19
West Yorkshire -4 33 £275 -2.65% 26
Hampshire -1 25 £335 +5.09% 26
Scotland -27 25 £295 +12.38% 21
East Midlands +6 24 £300 +20.00% 17
East Sussex +2 23 £289 +21.57% 10
Brighton +1 23 £289 +28.33% 9
Birmingham +4 22 £300 +20.00% 4
Cambridgeshire -5 21 £323 +19.44% 24
Leeds -5 20 £265 -3.63% 13
Hertfordshire -12 20 £280 -13.84% 5
Wiltshire -16 19 £325 -0.15% 8
Merseyside +15 18 £295 +7.27% 6
Liverpool +14 18 £295 +7.27% 3
Buckinghamshire -4 18 £293 -35.00% 11
Manchester -17 17 £363 +23.93% 36
Norfolk +5 16 £288 - 5
Wales -9 16 £331 +16.22% 6
Bristol -9 16 £330 +6.02% 9
Edinburgh -9 16 £325 +18.18% 6
Norwich - 16 £288 - 5

Web Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Web Developer in their job title.

1 1299 (76.05%) HTML
2 1247 (73.01%) JavaScript
3 1228 (71.90%) CSS
4 753 (44.09%) jQuery
5 729 (42.68%) HTML5
6 567 (33.20%) .NET
7 530 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
8 499 (29.22%) MVC
9 496 (29.04%) CSS3
10 482 (28.22%) C#
11 446 (26.11%) PHP
12 417 (24.41%) ASP.NET
13 380 (22.25%) Web Development
14 277 (16.22%) SQL Server
15 274 (16.04%) MySQL
16 268 (15.69%) Java
17 267 (15.63%) SQL
18 262 (15.34%) AngularJS
19 252 (14.75%) XML
20 244 (14.29%) CMS
21 235 (13.76%) Ajax
22 233 (13.64%) TDD
23 204 (11.94%) Responsive Web Design
24 198 (11.59%) User Experience
25 189 (11.07%) OO
26 183 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
27 182 (10.66%) Git (software)
27 182 (10.66%) Web Services
28 160 (9.37%) JSON
29 158 (9.25%) E-Commerce

Web Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 244 (14.29%) CMS
2 101 (5.91%) Node.js
3 83 (4.86%) Apache
4 70 (4.10%) WordPress
5 64 (3.75%) Drupal
6 60 (3.51%) Umbraco
7 43 (2.52%) IIS
8 40 (2.34%) Tomcat
9 39 (2.28%) SharePoint
10 37 (2.17%) Sitecore CMS
11 18 (1.05%) WebSphere
12 13 (0.76%) TeamSite
12 13 (0.76%) WebLogic
12 13 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
12 13 (0.76%) Adobe CQ
13 11 (0.64%) Joomla!
14 10 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (0.59%) EPiServer CMS
15 7 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
15 7 (0.41%) Moodle
Applications
1 115 (6.73%) Photoshop
2 51 (2.99%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (0.88%) MS Excel
4 11 (0.64%) Fireworks
5 7 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.41%) MS Office
6 4 (0.23%) InDesign
7 3 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.18%) GIMP
8 2 (0.12%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 30 (1.76%) Magento
2 9 (0.53%) Google Analytics
3 6 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.35%) WebTrends
4 3 (0.18%) Summit
4 3 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.12%) osCommerce
5 2 (0.12%) Tridion
5 2 (0.12%) Zen Cart
6 1 (0.059%) SiteCatalyst
6 1 (0.059%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.059%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.059%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 31 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (1.29%) GitHub
4 15 (0.88%) SaaS
5 6 (0.35%) Google App Engine
5 6 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.29%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.059%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.059%) Heroku
8 1 (0.059%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 67 (3.92%) Internet
2 54 (3.16%) HTTP
3 47 (2.75%) Intranet
4 13 (0.76%) DNS
5 11 (0.64%) LDAP
6 10 (0.59%) Extranet
7 8 (0.47%) FTP
8 7 (0.41%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.29%) VPN
9 5 (0.29%) Firewall
9 5 (0.29%) SSL
9 5 (0.29%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (0.23%) AMQP
10 4 (0.23%) SMTP
11 3 (0.18%) SAN
12 2 (0.12%) HTTPS
13 1 (0.059%) Wireless
13 1 (0.059%) IPsec
13 1 (0.059%) SSH
13 1 (0.059%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 277 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 274 (16.04%) MySQL
3 54 (3.16%) Relational Database
4 42 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 33 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
6 31 (1.81%) NoSQL
7 28 (1.64%) MongoDB
8 20 (1.17%) Oracle Database
9 15 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (0.82%) RDBMS
10 14 (0.82%) Redis
11 11 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 7 (0.41%) OLAP
14 6 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 5 (0.29%) Data Mining
16 4 (0.23%) KDB
Development Applications
1 182 (10.66%) Git (software)
2 138 (8.08%) Subversion
3 98 (5.74%) Visual Studio
4 62 (3.63%) Grunt
5 58 (3.40%) Jenkins
6 55 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 50 (2.93%) Maven
8 46 (2.69%) Jasmine
8 46 (2.69%) Bower
9 36 (2.11%) PHPUnit
10 31 (1.81%) JUnit
11 29 (1.70%) Selenium
12 27 (1.58%) JIRA
13 26 (1.52%) WebDriver
14 22 (1.29%) Eclipse
15 20 (1.17%) Dreamweaver
16 19 (1.11%) NUnit
16 19 (1.11%) JSUnit
16 19 (1.11%) Cucumber
17 18 (1.05%) TeamCity
General
1 136 (7.96%) Finance
2 66 (3.86%) Marketing
3 53 (3.10%) Banking
4 42 (2.46%) Retail
5 33 (1.93%) Publishing
6 32 (1.87%) Games
7 23 (1.35%) Investment Banking
8 22 (1.29%) Telecoms
8 22 (1.29%) Advertising
9 20 (1.17%) Legal
10 16 (0.94%) Front Office
11 11 (0.64%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.47%) Multimedia
12 8 (0.47%) Back Office
12 8 (0.47%) Electronics
13 7 (0.41%) Automotive
14 6 (0.35%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.18%) Law
17 1 (0.059%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1299 (76.05%) HTML
2 1228 (71.90%) CSS
3 753 (44.09%) jQuery
4 729 (42.68%) HTML5
5 567 (33.20%) .NET
6 496 (29.04%) CSS3
7 417 (24.41%) ASP.NET
8 262 (15.34%) AngularJS
9 252 (14.75%) XML
10 235 (13.76%) Ajax
11 183 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
12 182 (10.66%) Web Services
13 160 (9.37%) JSON
14 118 (6.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 113 (6.62%) WCF
16 108 (6.32%) Backbone.js
17 101 (5.91%) .NET Framework
18 94 (5.50%) REST
19 89 (5.21%) Sass
20 87 (5.09%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 198 (11.59%) User Experience
2 75 (4.39%) Open Source
3 52 (3.04%) Mobile App
4 50 (2.93%) W3C
4 50 (2.93%) Computer Science
5 35 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 34 (1.99%) Visualisation
7 30 (1.76%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (1.46%) RIA
9 24 (1.41%) Digital Media
10 16 (0.94%) Social Media
11 15 (0.88%) Graphic Design
12 13 (0.76%) Wiki
13 12 (0.70%) iPad
14 11 (0.64%) Management Information System
15 10 (0.59%) N-Tier
16 9 (0.53%) Client/Server
16 9 (0.53%) E-Learning
17 8 (0.47%) Mainframe
17 8 (0.47%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 123 (7.20%) Linux
2 77 (4.51%) UNIX
3 63 (3.69%) Windows
4 38 (2.22%) Android
4 38 (2.22%) Apple iOS
5 22 (1.29%) Mac OS X
6 8 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.29%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.12%) BlackBerry OS
10 1 (0.059%) CentOS
10 1 (0.059%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.059%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.059%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 530 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
2 499 (29.22%) MVC
3 380 (22.25%) Web Development
4 233 (13.64%) TDD
5 204 (11.94%) Responsive Web Design
6 189 (11.07%) OO
7 158 (9.25%) E-Commerce
8 147 (8.61%) Web Design
9 138 (8.08%) Scrum
10 102 (5.97%) Unit Testing
11 98 (5.74%) OOP
12 93 (5.44%) Content Management
13 84 (4.92%) BDD
14 82 (4.80%) Continuous Integration
15 67 (3.92%) Software Engineering
16 62 (3.63%) SEO
17 52 (3.04%) Web Application Development
18 42 (2.46%) Automated Testing
19 39 (2.28%) Project Management
20 38 (2.22%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1247 (73.01%) JavaScript
2 482 (28.22%) C#
3 446 (26.11%) PHP
4 268 (15.69%) Java
5 267 (15.63%) SQL
6 64 (3.75%) Python
7 62 (3.63%) Ruby
8 61 (3.57%) T-SQL
9 50 (2.93%) PHP5
10 47 (2.75%) VB.NET
11 41 (2.40%) Perl
12 24 (1.41%) Scala
13 22 (1.29%) PL/SQL
14 21 (1.23%) Shell Script
15 19 (1.11%) C++
16 18 (1.05%) VBScript
17 15 (0.88%) VB
17 15 (0.88%) ActionScript
18 14 (0.82%) C
19 13 (0.76%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 92 (5.39%) Degree
2 30 (1.76%) Security Cleared
3 22 (1.29%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.12%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.12%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.059%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.059%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.059%) MCP
6 1 (0.059%) MCSD
6 1 (0.059%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (2.93%) QA
2 16 (0.94%) WCAG
3 10 (0.59%) WAI
4 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.18%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.059%) SLA
6 1 (0.059%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (0.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.18%) Varnish
3 2 (0.12%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.059%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.059%) KVM
4 1 (0.059%) Xen
4 1 (0.059%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.059%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (0.70%) Puppet
2 9 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.41%) OpenSSO
4 4 (0.23%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.12%) Nagios
5 2 (0.12%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.059%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.059%) SCOM
6 1 (0.059%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 132 (7.73%) Microsoft
2 97 (5.68%) Zend
3 90 (5.27%) Adobe
4 86 (5.04%) Oracle
5 42 (2.46%) Sitecore
6 32 (1.87%) Google
7 26 (1.52%) EPiServer
8 20 (1.17%) Twitter
9 13 (0.76%) JBoss
10 11 (0.64%) Orchard
11 9 (0.53%) Telerik
11 9 (0.53%) SAP
11 9 (0.53%) Facebook
12 8 (0.47%) IBM
12 8 (0.47%) Alterian
13 7 (0.41%) RedDot
13 7 (0.41%) DevExpress
13 7 (0.41%) Ektron
13 7 (0.41%) ServiceNow
14 6 (0.35%) Open Text
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