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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Developer
Rank 162 122 105
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Web Developer 762 887 937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.32% 1.71% 1.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 1.85% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 553 536
Average daily rate
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£330 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £213 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 31 34
Average hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £20.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% +35.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £11.00 £13.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £27.50 £20.63
% change year-on-year
+20.90% +33.33%

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
52369 47956 47469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.78% 92.64% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 33165 29077 26646
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2132 2083 2602
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -56 683 £338 +3.84% 504
London -16 354 £375 +0.26% 129
South East -49 110 £300 - 95
City of London -18 63 £375 +2.38% 37
Scotland +11 49 £283 +6.60% 24
North West -3 46 £313 +4.16% 84
South West -40 46 £300 -5.88% 41
Yorkshire -4 37 £288 -11.53% 44
East of England -38 33 £340 +23.63% 49
West Yorkshire +5 29 £288 -11.53% 21
West Midlands -12 28 £300 +13.20% 31
Edinburgh +2 26 £363 +81.25% 12
East Midlands -4 23 £250 +6.38% 23
Manchester -16 23 £325 +8.33% 46
Wiltshire -6 22 £313 +1.62% 8
Glasgow +8 21 £275 -22.26% 8
Hampshire -35 19 £350 -3.44% 29
East Sussex +9 17 £225 +44.00% 9
Leeds -13 17 £275 +15.78% 11
Buckinghamshire -24 17 £381 +12.74% 11
Brighton +6 16 £225 +44.00% 6
Surrey +4 16 £350 +27.27% 15
Cheshire +13 15 £310 +3.33% 23
Berkshire -20 15 £320 +16.36% 12
Wales -19 14 £305 +22.00% 7
Birmingham -6 12 £300 +9.09% 8
Essex -19 10 £413 +65.00% 4
Oxfordshire -28 10 £275 -8.33% 9
Salisbury - 10 - -
Southampton +2 9 £275 -15.38% 7

Web Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 1218 (75.89%) HTML
2 1162 (72.40%) CSS
3 1161 (72.34%) JavaScript
4 722 (44.98%) HTML5
5 699 (43.55%) jQuery
6 527 (32.83%) .NET
7 516 (32.15%) CSS3
8 474 (29.53%) Agile Software Development
9 473 (29.47%) MVC
10 440 (27.41%) C#
11 384 (23.93%) ASP.NET
12 362 (22.55%) PHP
13 327 (20.37%) Web Development
14 288 (17.94%) SQL Server
15 281 (17.51%) AngularJS
16 277 (17.26%) SQL
17 240 (14.95%) Java
17 240 (14.95%) CMS
18 232 (14.45%) TDD
19 221 (13.77%) Ajax
20 213 (13.27%) Git (software)
21 210 (13.08%) XML
22 208 (12.96%) MySQL
23 192 (11.96%) ASP.NET MVC
24 190 (11.84%) Responsive Web Design
25 189 (11.78%) User Experience
26 184 (11.46%) OO
27 179 (11.15%) Web Services
28 158 (9.84%) JSON
29 145 (9.03%) Finance

Web Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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
1 240 (14.95%) CMS
2 105 (6.54%) Node.js
3 66 (4.11%) WordPress
4 64 (3.99%) Apache
5 56 (3.49%) Drupal
6 52 (3.24%) Umbraco
7 42 (2.62%) SharePoint
8 41 (2.55%) Tomcat
9 37 (2.31%) IIS
10 25 (1.56%) Adobe CQ
11 24 (1.50%) Sitecore CMS
12 18 (1.12%) TeamSite
13 17 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
14 16 (1.00%) WebSphere
15 14 (0.87%) Joomla!
16 11 (0.69%) WebLogic
16 11 (0.69%) EPiServer CMS
17 10 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
18 9 (0.56%) JBoss
18 9 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 108 (6.73%) Photoshop
2 53 (3.30%) Adobe Illustrator
3 26 (1.62%) MS Excel
4 23 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 15 (0.93%) MS Office
6 9 (0.56%) Fireworks
7 7 (0.44%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.19%) GIMP
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.062%) InDesign
10 1 (0.062%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 27 (1.68%) Magento
2 14 (0.87%) Google Analytics
3 11 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (0.69%) Tridion
4 9 (0.56%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.062%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.062%) SiteCatalyst
6 1 (0.062%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 32 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (1.50%) GitHub
4 7 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (0.44%) Amazon S3
5 6 (0.37%) SaaS
6 3 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.12%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.062%) Office 365
8 1 (0.062%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 57 (3.55%) Internet
2 53 (3.30%) HTTP
3 48 (2.99%) Intranet
4 9 (0.56%) DNS
4 9 (0.56%) LDAP
5 8 (0.50%) FTP
6 7 (0.44%) AMQP
7 5 (0.31%) Reverse Proxy
7 5 (0.31%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.31%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.31%) VPN
7 5 (0.31%) Extranet
7 5 (0.31%) Firewall
8 3 (0.19%) SSL
8 3 (0.19%) SAN
9 2 (0.12%) SMTP
10 1 (0.062%) Network Security
10 1 (0.062%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 288 (17.94%) SQL Server
2 208 (12.96%) MySQL
3 51 (3.18%) Relational Database
4 47 (2.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 37 (2.31%) MongoDB
5 37 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 33 (2.06%) NoSQL
7 22 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (0.81%) Oracle Database
9 11 (0.69%) Redis
10 10 (0.62%) RDBMS
10 10 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.25%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.25%) Big Data
13 4 (0.25%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 213 (13.27%) Git (software)
2 122 (7.60%) Subversion
3 80 (4.98%) Grunt
4 73 (4.55%) Visual Studio
5 63 (3.93%) Jasmine
6 57 (3.55%) Jenkins
7 55 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 44 (2.74%) Bower
9 41 (2.55%) Maven
10 37 (2.31%) JUnit
11 31 (1.93%) JIRA
12 29 (1.81%) Selenium
13 27 (1.68%) WebDriver
14 26 (1.62%) Dreamweaver
15 21 (1.31%) Cucumber
16 20 (1.25%) Karma Test Runner
17 19 (1.18%) NUnit
18 15 (0.93%) Eclipse
19 14 (0.87%) Hudson
19 14 (0.87%) QUnit
General
1 145 (9.03%) Finance
2 82 (5.11%) Marketing
3 61 (3.80%) Banking
4 39 (2.43%) Retail
5 37 (2.31%) Publishing
6 31 (1.93%) Games
7 24 (1.50%) Advertising
8 23 (1.43%) Legal
9 22 (1.37%) Telecoms
10 21 (1.31%) Investment Banking
11 15 (0.93%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.87%) Front Office
13 12 (0.75%) Electronics
13 12 (0.75%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.37%) Back Office
15 4 (0.25%) Automotive
16 3 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.19%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.12%) Law
18 1 (0.062%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1218 (75.89%) HTML
2 1162 (72.40%) CSS
3 722 (44.98%) HTML5
4 699 (43.55%) jQuery
5 527 (32.83%) .NET
6 516 (32.15%) CSS3
7 384 (23.93%) ASP.NET
8 281 (17.51%) AngularJS
9 221 (13.77%) Ajax
10 210 (13.08%) XML
11 192 (11.96%) ASP.NET MVC
12 179 (11.15%) Web Services
13 158 (9.84%) JSON
14 134 (8.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 110 (6.85%) .NET Framework
16 105 (6.54%) WCF
17 103 (6.42%) Backbone.js
18 99 (6.17%) KnockoutJS
18 99 (6.17%) REST
19 93 (5.79%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 189 (11.78%) User Experience
2 73 (4.55%) Open Source
3 53 (3.30%) W3C
4 44 (2.74%) Computer Science
5 43 (2.68%) Mobile App
6 38 (2.37%) Visualisation
6 38 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 22 (1.37%) Digital Media
9 20 (1.25%) RIA
10 15 (0.93%) Animation
10 15 (0.93%) Data Structures
11 14 (0.87%) Social Media
11 14 (0.87%) N-Tier
12 13 (0.81%) DTV
12 13 (0.81%) Algorithms
13 11 (0.69%) Wiki
13 11 (0.69%) GIS
14 10 (0.62%) iPad
14 10 (0.62%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 119 (7.41%) Linux
2 71 (4.42%) UNIX
3 66 (4.11%) Windows
4 33 (2.06%) Apple iOS
5 29 (1.81%) Android
6 21 (1.31%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.19%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.12%) Debian
10 2 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.062%) CentOS
11 1 (0.062%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.062%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.062%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 474 (29.53%) Agile Software Development
2 473 (29.47%) MVC
3 327 (20.37%) Web Development
4 232 (14.45%) TDD
5 190 (11.84%) Responsive Web Design
6 184 (11.46%) OO
7 133 (8.29%) E-Commerce
8 127 (7.91%) Scrum
9 125 (7.79%) Web Design
10 91 (5.67%) BDD
11 88 (5.48%) Content Management
12 83 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
13 81 (5.05%) OOP
14 78 (4.86%) Unit Testing
15 68 (4.24%) Software Engineering
16 52 (3.24%) SEO
17 47 (2.93%) SOA
18 41 (2.55%) Web Application Development
19 38 (2.37%) Automated Testing
19 38 (2.37%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1161 (72.34%) JavaScript
2 440 (27.41%) C#
3 362 (22.55%) PHP
4 277 (17.26%) SQL
5 240 (14.95%) Java
6 77 (4.80%) T-SQL
7 70 (4.36%) Python
8 62 (3.86%) Ruby
9 50 (3.12%) VB.NET
10 37 (2.31%) Perl
11 36 (2.24%) PHP5
12 25 (1.56%) Scala
13 24 (1.50%) PL/SQL
14 19 (1.18%) C++
15 18 (1.12%) ActionScript
15 18 (1.12%) VBScript
15 18 (1.12%) Shell Script
16 17 (1.06%) VB
16 17 (1.06%) C
17 13 (0.81%) XPath
Qualifications
1 75 (4.67%) Degree
2 33 (2.06%) Security Cleared
3 22 (1.37%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.31%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.12%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.062%) MCP
7 1 (0.062%) MCSD
7 1 (0.062%) HNC
7 1 (0.062%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (1.87%) QA
2 14 (0.87%) WCAG
3 4 (0.25%) WAI
4 1 (0.062%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.062%) SLA
4 1 (0.062%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (0.37%) Varnish
1 6 (0.37%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.12%) Docker
2 2 (0.12%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.062%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.062%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.062%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.062%) KVM
Systems Management
1 10 (0.62%) Puppet
2 9 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.31%) OpenSSO
4 4 (0.25%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.12%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.12%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.12%) Nagios
Vendors
1 124 (7.73%) Microsoft
2 90 (5.61%) Adobe
3 57 (3.55%) Oracle
4 51 (3.18%) Zend
5 42 (2.62%) Google
6 30 (1.87%) Sitecore
7 23 (1.43%) Twitter
8 22 (1.37%) EPiServer
9 17 (1.06%) Facebook
10 13 (0.81%) SAP
11 10 (0.62%) Ektron
11 10 (0.62%) Telerik
11 10 (0.62%) Orchard
12 7 (0.44%) Sybase
12 7 (0.44%) RedDot
12 7 (0.44%) DevExpress
13 6 (0.37%) Appcelerator
13 6 (0.37%) Open Text
13 6 (0.37%) IBM
13 6 (0.37%) Interwoven
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