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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Developer
Rank 254 211 138
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -73
Contract jobs requiring a Web Developer 542 612 886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.97% 1.10% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.16% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 399 622
Average daily rate £363 £330 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £222 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £447 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.46% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 27
Average hourly rate £47.00 £19.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+147.36% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £10.00 £12.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £28.69 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.00 £17.86 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+163.15% -33.85%

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
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -56 469 £363 +9.84% 373
London -52 200 £400 +6.66% 103
South East -26 95 £338 +12.50% 70
North West +26 57 £400 +23.07% 45
Wales +37 37 £375 +7.14% 6
Yorkshire -10 37 £290 -10.76% 34
South Wales +23 33 £375 +13.63% 5
Cardiff +8 32 £375 +13.63% 4
West Midlands -23 29 £325 - 33
Kent 0 28 £338 - 5
City of London +3 26 £400 -5.88% 11
Manchester 0 24 £350 +10.67% 26
Scotland -17 23 £325 - 11
West Yorkshire -19 22 £325 - 22
Cheshire +11 21 £440 +33.33% 5
Leeds -9 18 £325 +8.33% 14
Oxfordshire +14 16 £363 +101.38% 6
South West -13 15 £323 -0.76% 28
East of England -20 15 £344 +17.02% 40
Glasgow +5 12 £325 - 8
Buckinghamshire +4 12 £319 +8.51% 6
Birmingham -1 12 £325 +2.36% 6
North East -24 12 £300 - 8
East Midlands +5 11 £325 +8.33% 10
West Sussex -9 11 £375 +15.38% 3
Oxford +15 10 £425 +65.04% 3
Hampshire +3 10 £325 +18.18% 18
Surrey -21 10 £238 -26.92% 13
Tunbridge Wells - 9 £338 - 1
South Yorkshire -1 8 £275 -26.66% 3

Web Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1028 (92.70%) Web Development
2 851 (76.74%) JavaScript
3 822 (74.12%) HTML
4 803 (72.41%) CSS
5 456 (41.12%) HTML5
6 421 (37.96%) Agile Software Development
7 415 (37.42%) jQuery
8 376 (33.90%) .NET
9 325 (29.31%) AngularJS
10 324 (29.22%) C#
11 312 (28.13%) CSS3
12 295 (26.60%) MVC
13 289 (26.06%) ASP.NET
14 228 (20.56%) Front End Development
15 220 (19.84%) PHP
16 206 (18.58%) TDD
17 202 (18.21%) SQL Server
18 188 (16.95%) SQL
19 165 (14.88%) User Experience
20 160 (14.43%) Java
21 159 (14.34%) Finance
22 158 (14.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 145 (13.07%) ASP.NET MVC
23 145 (13.07%) Node.js
24 137 (12.35%) Web Services
25 134 (12.08%) Git (software)
26 133 (11.99%) CMS
27 123 (11.09%) Sass
28 114 (10.28%) E-Commerce
29 112 (10.10%) XML

Web Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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
1 145 (13.07%) Node.js
2 133 (11.99%) CMS
3 64 (5.77%) WordPress
4 44 (3.97%) IIS
5 33 (2.98%) Drupal
6 26 (2.34%) Apache
7 25 (2.25%) SharePoint
8 23 (2.07%) Umbraco
9 18 (1.62%) Sitecore CMS
10 14 (1.26%) Tomcat
11 11 (0.99%) Joomla!
12 10 (0.90%) nginx
13 9 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 8 (0.72%) uWSGI
15 6 (0.54%) JBoss
15 6 (0.54%) NServiceBus
15 6 (0.54%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.45%) ExpressionEngine
17 4 (0.36%) Confluence
Applications
1 51 (4.60%) Photoshop
2 32 (2.89%) MS Excel
3 14 (1.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 14 (1.26%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (0.63%) MS Office
5 5 (0.45%) GIMP
6 3 (0.27%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.18%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.090%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.090%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 23 (2.07%) Magento
2 17 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.99%) Eloqua
4 6 (0.54%) BigMachines
4 6 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.45%) Unica
6 2 (0.18%) Infor CRM
6 2 (0.18%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.090%) KANA IQ
7 1 (0.090%) OpenCart
7 1 (0.090%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.090%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.090%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 43 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (1.89%) GitHub
4 11 (0.99%) Google Analytics
5 10 (0.90%) SaaS
6 9 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.63%) Adobe Analytics
7 7 (0.63%) Google Tag Manager
8 6 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.27%) MailChimp
10 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (0.18%) Bluemix
10 2 (0.18%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.18%) Heroku
10 2 (0.18%) PaaS
10 2 (0.18%) Pure360
11 1 (0.090%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.090%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.090%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.34%) Intranet
2 23 (2.07%) HTTP
3 20 (1.80%) Internet
4 12 (1.08%) DNS
4 12 (1.08%) SSL
5 5 (0.45%) SMTP
6 4 (0.36%) Extranet
6 4 (0.36%) SSH
7 3 (0.27%) FTP
8 2 (0.18%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.18%) LDAP
9 1 (0.090%) DMZ
9 1 (0.090%) LAN
9 1 (0.090%) OpenVPN
9 1 (0.090%) WAN
9 1 (0.090%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (18.21%) SQL Server
2 104 (9.38%) MySQL
3 39 (3.52%) Relational Database
4 31 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 27 (2.43%) NoSQL
6 23 (2.07%) MongoDB
7 11 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (0.90%) RDBMS
9 6 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.45%) MS Access
11 3 (0.27%) GIS
12 2 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.18%) Big Data
12 2 (0.18%) DB2
12 2 (0.18%) Neo4j
12 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
13 1 (0.090%) Redis
Development Applications
1 134 (12.08%) Git (software)
2 79 (7.12%) Subversion
3 51 (4.60%) Grunt
4 48 (4.33%) Jasmine
5 47 (4.24%) Selenium
6 42 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 42 (3.79%) Visual Studio
7 35 (3.16%) Cucumber
8 31 (2.80%) Karma Test Runner
9 25 (2.25%) gulp
10 20 (1.80%) Mocha
11 18 (1.62%) Jenkins
12 16 (1.44%) Eclipse
13 13 (1.17%) SpecFlow
14 12 (1.08%) JIRA
14 12 (1.08%) Maven
14 12 (1.08%) TeamCity
15 10 (0.90%) JUnit
16 8 (0.72%) PHPUnit
16 8 (0.72%) Sinon.JS
General
1 159 (14.34%) Finance
2 68 (6.13%) Banking
3 64 (5.77%) Marketing
4 47 (4.24%) Retail
5 43 (3.88%) Publishing
6 27 (2.43%) Legal
7 24 (2.16%) Back Office
8 21 (1.89%) Front Office
9 13 (1.17%) Games
10 10 (0.90%) Advertising
10 10 (0.90%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.54%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.45%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.36%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.27%) Automotive
14 3 (0.27%) Law
15 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.18%) Electronics
16 1 (0.090%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.090%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 822 (74.12%) HTML
2 803 (72.41%) CSS
3 456 (41.12%) HTML5
4 415 (37.42%) jQuery
5 376 (33.90%) .NET
6 325 (29.31%) AngularJS
7 312 (28.13%) CSS3
8 289 (26.06%) ASP.NET
9 158 (14.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 145 (13.07%) ASP.NET MVC
11 137 (12.35%) Web Services
12 123 (11.09%) Sass
13 112 (10.10%) XML
14 103 (9.29%) .NET Framework
15 99 (8.93%) Ajax
16 67 (6.04%) Entity Framework
17 63 (5.68%) React
18 62 (5.59%) JSON
19 61 (5.50%) REST
20 59 (5.32%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 165 (14.88%) User Experience
2 75 (6.76%) Mobile App
3 31 (2.80%) Computer Science
4 25 (2.25%) N-Tier
5 20 (1.80%) W3C
6 19 (1.71%) Hedge funds
7 17 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (1.53%) NHS
8 13 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.17%) Inversion of Control
9 10 (0.90%) Visualisation
10 7 (0.63%) Client/Server
10 7 (0.63%) Equities
10 7 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (0.54%) Animation
11 6 (0.54%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.54%) Digital Media
11 6 (0.54%) Graphic Design
11 6 (0.54%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 68 (6.13%) Linux
2 51 (4.60%) Unix
3 48 (4.33%) Windows
4 29 (2.61%) Windows Server
5 11 (0.99%) Apple iOS
6 10 (0.90%) Android
6 10 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.54%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.45%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.36%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.27%) CentOS
11 3 (0.27%) Debian
11 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.090%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.090%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.090%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1028 (92.70%) Web Development
2 421 (37.96%) Agile Software Development
3 295 (26.60%) MVC
4 228 (20.56%) Front End Development
5 206 (18.58%) TDD
6 114 (10.28%) E-Commerce
7 111 (10.01%) OO
8 103 (9.29%) Scrum
9 86 (7.75%) Responsive Web Design
10 79 (7.12%) Web Design
11 75 (6.76%) Software Engineering
12 70 (6.31%) Continuous Integration
13 58 (5.23%) Analytics
13 58 (5.23%) Unit Testing
14 52 (4.69%) BDD
15 51 (4.60%) CRM
16 49 (4.42%) SEO
17 45 (4.06%) Content Management
18 35 (3.16%) Mobile Development
19 33 (2.98%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
Programming Languages
1 851 (76.74%) JavaScript
2 324 (29.22%) C#
3 220 (19.84%) PHP
4 188 (16.95%) SQL
5 160 (14.43%) Java
6 64 (5.77%) Python
7 56 (5.05%) T-SQL
8 38 (3.43%) Perl
9 34 (3.07%) Ruby
10 29 (2.61%) VB.NET
11 21 (1.89%) TypeScript
12 16 (1.44%) VBScript
13 15 (1.35%) ES6
14 14 (1.26%) C
15 11 (0.99%) Scala
16 10 (0.90%) VB
16 10 (0.90%) XPath
17 9 (0.81%) Go
17 9 (0.81%) PHP 5
18 8 (0.72%) C++
Qualifications
1 45 (4.06%) Degree
2 26 (2.34%) Security Cleared
3 17 (1.53%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.36%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.18%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.090%) CISSP
7 1 (0.090%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
1 8 (0.72%) QA
2 6 (0.54%) WCAG
3 3 (0.27%) WAI
4 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.090%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.090%) HL7
5 1 (0.090%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (0.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.18%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.090%) Firmware
3 1 (0.090%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (0.18%) Jitterbit
1 2 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.090%) Ansible
2 1 (0.090%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.090%) cPanel
2 1 (0.090%) Kibana
2 1 (0.090%) MOM
2 1 (0.090%) OSSEC
2 1 (0.090%) Puppet
2 1 (0.090%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 73 (6.58%) Microsoft
2 51 (4.60%) Adobe
3 40 (3.61%) Oracle
4 25 (2.25%) Google
5 22 (1.98%) Sitecore
6 20 (1.80%) Twitter
7 19 (1.71%) Zend
8 15 (1.35%) Facebook
9 14 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
10 12 (1.08%) EPiServer
11 9 (0.81%) DevExpress
12 8 (0.72%) Red Hat
13 7 (0.63%) PayPal
14 6 (0.54%) Siebel
15 4 (0.36%) Blue Prism
16 3 (0.27%) HP
16 3 (0.27%) Sybase
17 2 (0.18%) IBM
17 2 (0.18%) SAP
17 2 (0.18%) VMware
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