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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Developer
Rank 154 117 111
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Web Developer 822 945 1061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.42% 1.79% 1.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 1.93% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 605 599
Average daily rate
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£330 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 33
Average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +81.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.46 £14.55 £12.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.45 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £20.63
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +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
52574 48917 53715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.65% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32287 29427 30052
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 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2054 2082 2685
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%

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 30 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 30 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 30 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 -35 768 £330 +1.53% 504
London -21 348 £375 +7.14% 120
South East -25 121 £325 -6.47% 106
East of England -18 69 £325 +8.33% 55
City of London -9 60 £350 - 18
South West -45 56 £330 +1.53% 35
Yorkshire +3 51 £300 -7.69% 50
West Midlands -19 47 £278 +2.77% 31
North West -9 45 £344 +14.58% 70
West Yorkshire +8 41 £275 -12.00% 15
Leeds +9 24 £265 -8.62% 6
Wiltshire -14 24 £450 +40.62% 6
Brighton +5 23 £289 +77.69% 5
East Midlands +3 23 £288 +15.00% 23
East Sussex +2 23 £289 +40.00% 5
Berkshire -23 22 £325 -5.79% 21
Cambridgeshire -10 21 £323 +22.85% 25
Scotland -27 21 £280 +1.81% 18
Hampshire -10 20 £330 +6.10% 31
Hertfordshire -13 19 £300 -7.69% 14
Buckinghamshire +4 18 £300 -33.33% 16
Birmingham 0 18 £300 +20.00% 8
Wales -8 18 £325 +14.03% 5
Manchester -16 17 £363 +16.93% 36
Liverpool +9 15 £300 +9.09% 5
Merseyside +5 15 £300 +9.09% 6
Bristol -7 15 £328 -2.60% 8
Norfolk -5 14 £300 - 5
Edinburgh -7 14 £293 +6.36% 6
Norwich - 14 £300 - 3

Web Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 1290 (75.66%) HTML
2 1247 (73.14%) JavaScript
3 1218 (71.44%) CSS
4 739 (43.34%) jQuery
5 737 (43.23%) HTML5
6 567 (33.26%) .NET
7 521 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
8 511 (29.97%) MVC
9 500 (29.33%) CSS3
10 482 (28.27%) C#
11 435 (25.51%) PHP
12 416 (24.40%) ASP.NET
13 378 (22.17%) Web Development
14 288 (16.89%) SQL Server
15 277 (16.25%) Java
16 271 (15.89%) AngularJS
17 270 (15.84%) MySQL
18 268 (15.72%) SQL
19 255 (14.96%) XML
20 240 (14.08%) Ajax
21 239 (14.02%) CMS
22 228 (13.37%) TDD
23 206 (12.08%) Responsive Web Design
24 191 (11.20%) User Experience
25 190 (11.14%) OO
26 187 (10.97%) Git (software)
27 185 (10.85%) Web Services
28 182 (10.67%) ASP.NET MVC
29 165 (9.68%) E-Commerce
30 163 (9.56%) JSON

Web Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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
1 239 (14.02%) CMS
2 101 (5.92%) Node.js
3 86 (5.04%) Apache
4 72 (4.22%) WordPress
5 63 (3.70%) Umbraco
6 59 (3.46%) Drupal
7 43 (2.52%) IIS
8 42 (2.46%) Tomcat
9 41 (2.40%) SharePoint
10 34 (1.99%) Sitecore CMS
11 18 (1.06%) WebSphere
11 18 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
12 16 (0.94%) Adobe CQ
13 13 (0.76%) TeamSite
13 13 (0.76%) WebLogic
14 12 (0.70%) Joomla!
15 11 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
15 11 (0.65%) EPiServer CMS
16 8 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
17 7 (0.41%) Moodle
Applications
1 114 (6.69%) Photoshop
2 50 (2.93%) Adobe Illustrator
3 19 (1.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 17 (1.00%) MS Excel
5 10 (0.59%) Fireworks
6 7 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.41%) MS Office
7 4 (0.23%) InDesign
8 3 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.18%) GIMP
9 2 (0.12%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.059%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 31 (1.82%) Magento
2 8 (0.47%) Google Analytics
3 6 (0.35%) WebTrends
3 6 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.12%) osCommerce
5 2 (0.12%) Zen Cart
5 2 (0.12%) Tridion
6 1 (0.059%) SiteCatalyst
6 1 (0.059%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.059%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.059%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.059%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 31 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (1.41%) GitHub
4 14 (0.82%) 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
8 1 (0.059%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 66 (3.87%) Internet
2 55 (3.23%) HTTP
3 45 (2.64%) Intranet
4 12 (0.70%) DNS
5 10 (0.59%) LDAP
6 8 (0.47%) FTP
6 8 (0.47%) Extranet
7 7 (0.41%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.35%) AMQP
9 5 (0.29%) Reverse Proxy
9 5 (0.29%) VPN
9 5 (0.29%) Firewall
9 5 (0.29%) SSL
10 4 (0.23%) SMTP
11 3 (0.18%) SAN
12 2 (0.12%) HTTPS
13 1 (0.059%) DHCP
13 1 (0.059%) SNMP
13 1 (0.059%) IPsec
13 1 (0.059%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 288 (16.89%) SQL Server
2 270 (15.84%) MySQL
3 58 (3.40%) Relational Database
4 43 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 34 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 32 (1.88%) NoSQL
7 29 (1.70%) MongoDB
8 18 (1.06%) Oracle Database
9 17 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
10 15 (0.88%) RDBMS
11 14 (0.82%) Redis
12 12 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 7 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
15 7 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (0.41%) OLAP
16 5 (0.29%) Data Mining
16 5 (0.29%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 187 (10.97%) Git (software)
2 134 (7.86%) Subversion
3 90 (5.28%) Visual Studio
4 67 (3.93%) Grunt
5 60 (3.52%) Jenkins
6 54 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 48 (2.82%) Bower
8 47 (2.76%) Maven
9 46 (2.70%) Jasmine
10 34 (1.99%) JUnit
11 30 (1.76%) Selenium
12 29 (1.70%) WebDriver
13 27 (1.58%) JIRA
14 25 (1.47%) PHPUnit
15 23 (1.35%) Cucumber
16 20 (1.17%) Eclipse
16 20 (1.17%) Dreamweaver
17 19 (1.11%) NUnit
17 19 (1.11%) TeamCity
18 17 (1.00%) JSUnit
General
1 143 (8.39%) Finance
2 70 (4.11%) Marketing
3 57 (3.34%) Banking
4 45 (2.64%) Retail
5 33 (1.94%) Publishing
6 29 (1.70%) Games
7 24 (1.41%) Investment Banking
8 23 (1.35%) Telecoms
8 23 (1.35%) Advertising
9 19 (1.11%) Legal
10 16 (0.94%) Front Office
11 12 (0.70%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.53%) Multimedia
12 9 (0.53%) Back Office
13 8 (0.47%) Electronics
14 7 (0.41%) Automotive
15 5 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.29%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.059%) Law
16 1 (0.059%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1290 (75.66%) HTML
2 1218 (71.44%) CSS
3 739 (43.34%) jQuery
4 737 (43.23%) HTML5
5 567 (33.26%) .NET
6 500 (29.33%) CSS3
7 416 (24.40%) ASP.NET
8 271 (15.89%) AngularJS
9 255 (14.96%) XML
10 240 (14.08%) Ajax
11 185 (10.85%) Web Services
12 182 (10.67%) ASP.NET MVC
13 163 (9.56%) JSON
14 120 (7.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 115 (6.74%) WCF
16 106 (6.22%) Backbone.js
17 104 (6.10%) .NET Framework
18 92 (5.40%) REST
19 91 (5.34%) XHTML
20 90 (5.28%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 191 (11.20%) User Experience
2 77 (4.52%) Open Source
3 52 (3.05%) Mobile App
4 51 (2.99%) W3C
4 51 (2.99%) Computer Science
5 38 (2.23%) Visualisation
6 33 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 32 (1.88%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (1.35%) RIA
9 21 (1.23%) Digital Media
10 15 (0.88%) Social Media
11 14 (0.82%) N-Tier
11 14 (0.82%) Graphic Design
12 13 (0.76%) Wiki
13 12 (0.70%) iPad
14 11 (0.65%) Management Information System
15 10 (0.59%) GIS
15 10 (0.59%) Client/Server
15 10 (0.59%) Animation
15 10 (0.59%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 126 (7.39%) Linux
2 78 (4.57%) UNIX
3 62 (3.64%) Windows
4 39 (2.29%) Apple iOS
5 38 (2.23%) Android
6 23 (1.35%) Mac OS X
7 8 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.29%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.12%) BlackBerry OS
11 1 (0.059%) CentOS
11 1 (0.059%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.059%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.059%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 521 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 511 (29.97%) MVC
3 378 (22.17%) Web Development
4 228 (13.37%) TDD
5 206 (12.08%) Responsive Web Design
6 190 (11.14%) OO
7 165 (9.68%) E-Commerce
8 143 (8.39%) Web Design
9 138 (8.09%) Scrum
10 101 (5.92%) Unit Testing
11 94 (5.51%) Content Management
12 90 (5.28%) OOP
13 87 (5.10%) BDD
14 80 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
15 65 (3.81%) Software Engineering
16 62 (3.64%) SEO
17 55 (3.23%) Web Application Development
18 44 (2.58%) Automated Testing
19 43 (2.52%) SOA
20 40 (2.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1247 (73.14%) JavaScript
2 482 (28.27%) C#
3 435 (25.51%) PHP
4 277 (16.25%) Java
5 268 (15.72%) SQL
6 68 (3.99%) Python
7 64 (3.75%) Ruby
8 60 (3.52%) T-SQL
9 51 (2.99%) VB.NET
10 42 (2.46%) Perl
10 42 (2.46%) PHP5
11 27 (1.58%) Scala
12 20 (1.17%) Shell Script
12 20 (1.17%) PL/SQL
13 18 (1.06%) C++
13 18 (1.06%) VBScript
14 15 (0.88%) VB
14 15 (0.88%) ActionScript
14 15 (0.88%) C
15 13 (0.76%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 88 (5.16%) Degree
2 28 (1.64%) Security Cleared
3 20 (1.17%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.18%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.12%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.12%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.059%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.059%) MCP
7 1 (0.059%) MCSD
7 1 (0.059%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (2.93%) QA
2 16 (0.94%) WCAG
3 10 (0.59%) WAI
4 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.059%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.059%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.059%) SLA
5 1 (0.059%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (0.35%) 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 13 (0.76%) 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
1 133 (7.80%) Microsoft
2 95 (5.57%) Adobe
3 84 (4.93%) Zend
4 82 (4.81%) Oracle
5 39 (2.29%) Sitecore
6 38 (2.23%) Google
7 26 (1.52%) EPiServer
8 22 (1.29%) Twitter
9 12 (0.70%) JBoss
10 11 (0.65%) Orchard
10 11 (0.65%) Facebook
11 10 (0.59%) SAP
12 9 (0.53%) Telerik
13 8 (0.47%) IBM
14 7 (0.41%) Sybase
14 7 (0.41%) RedDot
14 7 (0.41%) ServiceNow
14 7 (0.41%) DevExpress
15 6 (0.35%) Ektron
15 6 (0.35%) Open Text
Lancashire
Venturi
Rate: £135 - £160 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £100 - £225 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Scotland
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Neg
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
RecWorks Ltd
Posted: 20 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or to £50K+bonus/bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £370 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £370 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The People Network
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £16k - 18k per year + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago