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 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Developer
Rank 167 131 110
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Web Developer 726 846 922
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.32% 1.64% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 1.77% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 527 557
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £288 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 40 31
Average hourly rate £28.69 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.90% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £11.00 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.30 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £21.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+47.12% -13.00%

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -46 652 £350 +7.69% 422
London -10 344 £400 +6.66% 108
South East -23 121 £320 +6.66% 82
City of London -24 64 £393 +4.66% 31
Scotland +25 53 £300 -5.88% 19
North West -21 43 £300 - 64
South West -48 35 £300 -7.69% 34
Yorkshire -6 34 £300 -4.00% 35
East of England -48 31 £310 +20.97% 39
West Yorkshire -1 27 £313 -3.84% 22
Edinburgh +2 25 £375 +78.57% 7
Berkshire -7 22 £275 - 18
Hampshire -31 22 £350 - 24
Glasgow +12 21 £275 -25.67% 10
Manchester -17 21 £288 -5.73% 31
Surrey +7 20 £350 +27.27% 5
East Midlands -12 20 £250 +6.38% 24
Buckinghamshire -22 17 £425 +25.92% 5
West Midlands -40 17 £300 +13.20% 26
Cheshire +16 16 £300 - 22
Leeds -3 14 £313 +31.57% 6
Wiltshire -10 14 £300 -4.76% 3
East Sussex +1 12 £225 +50.00% 7
Brighton 0 11 £225 +50.00% 6
Cambridgeshire -12 11 £261 -12.91% 19
Oxfordshire -30 11 £244 -18.75% 12
Milton Keynes -21 10 £425 +13.33% 3
Cambridge +6 9 £243 -23.92% 17
West Sussex +6 9 £375 - 2
Bradford -1 9 £338 +3.84% 2

Web Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1180 (75.93%) HTML
2 1131 (72.78%) JavaScript
3 1112 (71.56%) CSS
4 696 (44.79%) HTML5
5 655 (42.15%) jQuery
6 510 (32.82%) .NET
7 507 (32.63%) CSS3
8 465 (29.92%) Agile Software Development
9 464 (29.86%) MVC
10 424 (27.28%) C#
11 369 (23.75%) ASP.NET
12 337 (21.69%) PHP
13 297 (19.11%) Web Development
14 289 (18.60%) SQL Server
15 287 (18.47%) AngularJS
16 278 (17.89%) SQL
17 236 (15.19%) CMS
18 227 (14.61%) Java
19 217 (13.96%) TDD
20 214 (13.77%) Ajax
21 209 (13.45%) Git (software)
22 198 (12.74%) XML
23 193 (12.42%) MySQL
23 193 (12.42%) OO
24 190 (12.23%) User Experience
25 183 (11.78%) Web Services
26 182 (11.71%) Responsive Web Design
27 181 (11.65%) ASP.NET MVC
28 148 (9.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
29 141 (9.07%) Finance

Web Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 236 (15.19%) CMS
2 100 (6.44%) Node.js
3 59 (3.80%) WordPress
4 58 (3.73%) Drupal
5 54 (3.47%) Apache
6 53 (3.41%) Umbraco
7 45 (2.90%) SharePoint
8 38 (2.45%) IIS
9 33 (2.12%) Tomcat
10 31 (1.99%) Adobe CQ
11 22 (1.42%) Sitecore CMS
12 17 (1.09%) TeamSite
13 15 (0.97%) Joomla!
14 14 (0.90%) WebSphere
15 13 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
16 12 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
17 11 (0.71%) EPiServer CMS
17 11 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
18 10 (0.64%) Liferay
19 7 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 102 (6.56%) Photoshop
2 53 (3.41%) Adobe Illustrator
3 24 (1.54%) MS Excel
4 22 (1.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 16 (1.03%) MS Office
6 10 (0.64%) Fireworks
7 8 (0.51%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.064%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.064%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.064%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 30 (1.93%) Magento
2 14 (0.90%) Google Analytics
3 13 (0.84%) Tridion
4 11 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.45%) WebTrends
6 4 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.064%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.064%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.064%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.29%) GitHub
4 6 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (0.39%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.19%) SaaS
6 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.13%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.064%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.064%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (3.54%) HTTP
2 49 (3.15%) Internet
3 43 (2.77%) Intranet
4 8 (0.51%) AMQP
4 8 (0.51%) FTP
5 6 (0.39%) DNS
6 5 (0.32%) LDAP
6 5 (0.32%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.26%) Extranet
7 4 (0.26%) SSL
7 4 (0.26%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.19%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (0.19%) VPN
8 3 (0.19%) Firewall
9 2 (0.13%) SMTP
9 2 (0.13%) Network Security
10 1 (0.064%) SSH
10 1 (0.064%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 289 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 193 (12.42%) MySQL
3 57 (3.67%) Relational Database
4 52 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 37 (2.38%) MongoDB
6 35 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 30 (1.93%) NoSQL
8 21 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (0.77%) Oracle Database
11 10 (0.64%) RDBMS
11 10 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 7 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 4 (0.26%) Redis
15 4 (0.26%) Big Data
15 4 (0.26%) Hadoop
15 4 (0.26%) IDOL
15 4 (0.26%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 209 (13.45%) Git (software)
2 110 (7.08%) Subversion
3 81 (5.21%) Grunt
3 81 (5.21%) Visual Studio
4 58 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 56 (3.60%) Jenkins
5 56 (3.60%) Jasmine
6 43 (2.77%) Bower
7 35 (2.25%) JUnit
8 32 (2.06%) Maven
8 32 (2.06%) JIRA
9 29 (1.87%) Selenium
10 26 (1.67%) WebDriver
10 26 (1.67%) Dreamweaver
11 23 (1.48%) Cucumber
12 21 (1.35%) NUnit
13 19 (1.22%) Karma Test Runner
14 16 (1.03%) PHPUnit
15 15 (0.97%) QUnit
16 14 (0.90%) Mocha
General
1 141 (9.07%) Finance
2 84 (5.41%) Marketing
3 63 (4.05%) Banking
4 40 (2.57%) Retail
5 35 (2.25%) Publishing
6 31 (1.99%) Games
7 23 (1.48%) Legal
8 22 (1.42%) Telecoms
9 21 (1.35%) Investment Banking
9 21 (1.35%) Advertising
10 16 (1.03%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.90%) Front Office
12 12 (0.77%) Electronics
13 11 (0.71%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.32%) Back Office
15 3 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.19%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.13%) Automotive
16 2 (0.13%) Law
16 2 (0.13%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1180 (75.93%) HTML
2 1112 (71.56%) CSS
3 696 (44.79%) HTML5
4 655 (42.15%) jQuery
5 510 (32.82%) .NET
6 507 (32.63%) CSS3
7 369 (23.75%) ASP.NET
8 287 (18.47%) AngularJS
9 214 (13.77%) Ajax
10 198 (12.74%) XML
11 183 (11.78%) Web Services
12 181 (11.65%) ASP.NET MVC
13 148 (9.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 136 (8.75%) JSON
15 111 (7.14%) .NET Framework
16 105 (6.76%) WCF
17 98 (6.31%) Sass
18 97 (6.24%) REST
19 96 (6.18%) Backbone.js
20 86 (5.53%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 190 (12.23%) User Experience
2 68 (4.38%) Open Source
3 53 (3.41%) W3C
4 51 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 43 (2.77%) Mobile App
6 41 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
7 39 (2.51%) Visualisation
8 28 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 21 (1.35%) Digital Media
10 19 (1.22%) RIA
11 16 (1.03%) Data Structures
12 14 (0.90%) N-Tier
13 13 (0.84%) Animation
13 13 (0.84%) Data Integration
13 13 (0.84%) Fixed Income
13 13 (0.84%) DTV
14 12 (0.77%) Social Media
14 12 (0.77%) Algorithms
14 12 (0.77%) Graphic Design
15 11 (0.71%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 112 (7.21%) Linux
2 65 (4.18%) UNIX
2 65 (4.18%) Windows
3 34 (2.19%) Apple iOS
3 34 (2.19%) Android
4 19 (1.22%) Mac OS X
5 7 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.26%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.19%) Debian
9 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.064%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.064%) CentOS
10 1 (0.064%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.064%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 465 (29.92%) Agile Software Development
2 464 (29.86%) MVC
3 297 (19.11%) Web Development
4 217 (13.96%) TDD
5 193 (12.42%) OO
6 182 (11.71%) Responsive Web Design
7 133 (8.56%) E-Commerce
8 124 (7.98%) Scrum
9 120 (7.72%) Web Design
10 90 (5.79%) Content Management
11 84 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
12 81 (5.21%) BDD
13 77 (4.95%) OOP
14 70 (4.50%) Unit Testing
15 67 (4.31%) Software Engineering
16 50 (3.22%) SEO
16 50 (3.22%) SOA
17 37 (2.38%) Analytics
18 36 (2.32%) Project Management
19 32 (2.06%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1131 (72.78%) JavaScript
2 424 (27.28%) C#
3 337 (21.69%) PHP
4 278 (17.89%) SQL
5 227 (14.61%) Java
6 73 (4.70%) T-SQL
6 73 (4.70%) Python
7 58 (3.73%) Ruby
8 45 (2.90%) VB.NET
9 38 (2.45%) PHP5
10 37 (2.38%) Perl
11 26 (1.67%) PL/SQL
12 25 (1.61%) Scala
13 20 (1.29%) VBScript
14 18 (1.16%) VB
15 16 (1.03%) C++
15 16 (1.03%) ActionScript
15 16 (1.03%) Shell Script
16 15 (0.97%) C
17 13 (0.84%) XPath
Qualifications
1 80 (5.15%) Degree
2 31 (1.99%) Security Cleared
3 22 (1.42%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.32%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.13%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.064%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.064%) MCP
7 1 (0.064%) MCSD
7 1 (0.064%) HNC
7 1 (0.064%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (1.93%) QA
2 12 (0.77%) WCAG
3 3 (0.19%) WAI
4 1 (0.064%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.064%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.064%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (0.39%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.32%) Varnish
3 3 (0.19%) Docker
4 2 (0.13%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.064%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (0.45%) Puppet
2 6 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.32%) OpenSSO
4 3 (0.19%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.13%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.064%) Nagios
6 1 (0.064%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 125 (8.04%) Microsoft
2 83 (5.34%) Adobe
3 58 (3.73%) Oracle
4 45 (2.90%) Zend
5 41 (2.64%) Google
6 28 (1.80%) Sitecore
7 26 (1.67%) EPiServer
8 25 (1.61%) Twitter
9 15 (0.97%) SAP
10 14 (0.90%) Facebook
11 13 (0.84%) Telerik
12 11 (0.71%) Ektron
13 8 (0.51%) webMethods
13 8 (0.51%) HP
13 8 (0.51%) Orchard
14 7 (0.45%) Sybase
14 7 (0.45%) RedDot
14 7 (0.45%) Sencha
15 6 (0.39%) Appcelerator
15 6 (0.39%) IBM
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Central London / West End
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Rate: Up to £500 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £325 - £375 per day
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Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £37,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
JWResource
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £200 - £220 per day
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Rate: £400 - £430 Per Day
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