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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Developer
Rank 191 131 140
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Web Developer 652 850 671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.20% 1.61% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.75% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 599 424
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 26 45
Average hourly rate £19.23 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.90% -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.86 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-40.46% -14.28%

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 -57 614 £325 -7.14% 476
London -18 284 £375 - 119
South East +21 124 £300 - 92
City of London -13 58 £400 -0.12% 34
Yorkshire -26 58 £325 -7.14% 32
West Yorkshire -10 49 £325 -7.14% 14
West Midlands -28 36 £313 -3.84% 34
South West -29 32 £315 -10.00% 31
Berkshire +9 30 £325 +13.04% 12
Buckinghamshire +23 29 £288 -8.73% 8
East of England -25 28 £288 -8.36% 64
Leeds -31 28 £300 -14.28% 9
Surrey +12 26 £280 -27.03% 14
North West -60 24 £315 -10.00% 69
Scotland -12 23 £338 +9.22% 18
East Midlands -30 23 £275 - 25
Milton Keynes +22 21 £300 -6.97% 4
Bristol -10 16 £294 -14.23% 10
Manchester -30 15 £310 -6.76% 41
Reading +12 13 £300 +50.00% 5
Edinburgh 0 13 £325 -18.75% 7
Cambridgeshire -10 13 £288 +0.87% 19
Nottingham -7 12 £275 -21.42% 10
Nottinghamshire -9 12 £275 -21.42% 11
Oxfordshire -17 12 £325 +8.33% 15
Birmingham -22 10 £323 +7.50% 10
Hertfordshire +1 9 £360 +23.07% 14
Bradford -16 9 £325 -7.14% 2
Hampshire -17 9 £275 -8.33% 23
Glasgow -15 8 £281 -8.98% 6

Web Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (77.29%) HTML
2 996 (74.89%) JavaScript
3 933 (70.15%) CSS
4 558 (41.95%) jQuery
5 527 (39.62%) HTML5
6 468 (35.19%) .NET
7 421 (31.65%) Agile Software Development
8 412 (30.98%) C#
9 380 (28.57%) MVC
10 370 (27.82%) CSS3
11 361 (27.14%) ASP.NET
12 274 (20.60%) Web Development
13 271 (20.38%) AngularJS
14 260 (19.55%) PHP
15 240 (18.05%) SQL
16 237 (17.82%) SQL Server
17 195 (14.66%) CMS
18 194 (14.59%) Web Services
19 185 (13.91%) ASP.NET MVC
20 180 (13.53%) TDD
21 171 (12.86%) Java
22 168 (12.63%) XML
23 162 (12.18%) Ajax
24 149 (11.20%) Git (software)
25 148 (11.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
26 147 (11.05%) OO
27 146 (10.98%) User Experience
28 140 (10.53%) MySQL
29 138 (10.38%) Finance
30 130 (9.77%) Responsive Web Design

Web Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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
1 195 (14.66%) CMS
2 86 (6.47%) Node.js
3 62 (4.66%) Drupal
4 54 (4.06%) WordPress
5 47 (3.53%) Umbraco
6 40 (3.01%) Apache
7 32 (2.41%) IIS
8 29 (2.18%) SharePoint
9 21 (1.58%) Sitecore CMS
10 17 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 13 (0.98%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.83%) Tomcat
13 10 (0.75%) Moodle
14 8 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (0.60%) JBoss
15 7 (0.53%) nginx
15 7 (0.53%) Lightstreamer
15 7 (0.53%) Sitefinity
16 6 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
16 6 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 121 (9.10%) Photoshop
2 36 (2.71%) Adobe Illustrator
3 27 (2.03%) MS Excel
4 18 (1.35%) Fireworks
5 17 (1.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 14 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.53%) MS Office
8 5 (0.38%) InDesign
8 5 (0.38%) Adobe After Effects
8 5 (0.38%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.30%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.075%) MS PowerPoint
11 1 (0.075%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 25 (1.88%) Magento
2 10 (0.75%) Tridion
3 7 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.30%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.30%) Summit
6 2 (0.15%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.075%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.075%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 40 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.35%) GitHub
4 9 (0.68%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.30%) Heroku
5 4 (0.30%) SaaS
5 4 (0.30%) PaaS
6 3 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.23%) MailChimp
6 3 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.15%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.075%) Yammer
8 1 (0.075%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.075%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.075%) Force.com
8 1 (0.075%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.075%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 53 (3.98%) HTTP
2 37 (2.78%) Internet
3 27 (2.03%) Intranet
4 11 (0.83%) Network Security
5 7 (0.53%) SSL
6 4 (0.30%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.30%) Extranet
7 3 (0.23%) DNS
7 3 (0.23%) SSH
8 2 (0.15%) Skype
8 2 (0.15%) AMQP
8 2 (0.15%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.15%) FTP
9 1 (0.075%) Firewall
9 1 (0.075%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.075%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (17.82%) SQL Server
2 140 (10.53%) MySQL
3 53 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 44 (3.31%) Relational Database
5 36 (2.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 24 (1.80%) MongoDB
7 19 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
8 15 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (1.05%) NoSQL
9 14 (1.05%) Oracle Database
10 11 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (0.68%) RDBMS
12 9 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
13 8 (0.60%) Big Data
13 8 (0.60%) MarkLogic
14 7 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
15 4 (0.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 4 (0.30%) Couchbase
16 3 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 149 (11.20%) Git (software)
2 110 (8.27%) Visual Studio
3 96 (7.22%) Subversion
4 70 (5.26%) Grunt
5 63 (4.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 36 (2.71%) Jasmine
7 30 (2.26%) NUnit
8 29 (2.18%) Selenium
9 25 (1.88%) Jenkins
9 25 (1.88%) Bower
10 24 (1.80%) Dreamweaver
11 21 (1.58%) Maven
11 21 (1.58%) Mocha
12 20 (1.50%) MSTest
13 19 (1.43%) JUnit
14 17 (1.28%) JIRA
15 14 (1.05%) QUnit
15 14 (1.05%) Karma Test Runner
16 13 (0.98%) TeamCity
17 12 (0.90%) Eclipse
General
1 138 (10.38%) Finance
2 78 (5.86%) Banking
3 75 (5.64%) Marketing
4 32 (2.41%) Retail
5 27 (2.03%) Legal
6 26 (1.95%) Games
7 25 (1.88%) Publishing
8 24 (1.80%) Investment Banking
9 20 (1.50%) Telecoms
10 18 (1.35%) Advertising
11 10 (0.75%) Front Office
12 8 (0.60%) Multimedia
13 7 (0.53%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.45%) Electronics
15 5 (0.38%) Back Office
15 5 (0.38%) iGaming
16 4 (0.30%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.23%) Automotive
18 2 (0.15%) Hindi Language
18 2 (0.15%) Arabic Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1028 (77.29%) HTML
2 933 (70.15%) CSS
3 558 (41.95%) jQuery
4 527 (39.62%) HTML5
5 468 (35.19%) .NET
6 370 (27.82%) CSS3
7 361 (27.14%) ASP.NET
8 271 (20.38%) AngularJS
9 194 (14.59%) Web Services
10 185 (13.91%) ASP.NET MVC
11 168 (12.63%) XML
12 162 (12.18%) Ajax
13 148 (11.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 121 (9.10%) Sass
15 112 (8.42%) .NET Framework
16 90 (6.77%) JSON
17 89 (6.69%) WCF
18 75 (5.64%) Backbone.js
19 72 (5.41%) REST
19 72 (5.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 146 (10.98%) User Experience
2 48 (3.61%) W3C
3 31 (2.33%) Open Source
4 29 (2.18%) Computer Science
5 28 (2.11%) Visualisation
6 27 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (1.80%) N-Tier
8 22 (1.65%) Mobile App
9 18 (1.35%) Digital Media
10 17 (1.28%) Client/Server
11 14 (1.05%) Fixed Income
12 13 (0.98%) E-Learning
13 12 (0.90%) Data Structures
14 11 (0.83%) Raspberry Pi
14 11 (0.83%) Social Media
15 8 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (0.60%) Graphic Design
16 7 (0.53%) RIA
16 7 (0.53%) Blog
16 7 (0.53%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 83 (6.24%) Linux
2 60 (4.51%) Windows
3 35 (2.63%) Android
4 34 (2.56%) UNIX
5 22 (1.65%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.68%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.53%) Windows Phone
8 6 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.23%) MVS
10 1 (0.075%) SUSE
10 1 (0.075%) Debian
10 1 (0.075%) AIX
10 1 (0.075%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.075%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.075%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.075%) CentOS
10 1 (0.075%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.075%) webOS
10 1 (0.075%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 421 (31.65%) Agile Software Development
2 380 (28.57%) MVC
3 274 (20.60%) Web Development
4 180 (13.53%) TDD
5 147 (11.05%) OO
6 130 (9.77%) Responsive Web Design
7 129 (9.70%) Scrum
8 116 (8.72%) E-Commerce
9 114 (8.57%) Content Management
10 90 (6.77%) Web Design
11 77 (5.79%) Unit Testing
12 61 (4.59%) Continuous Integration
13 54 (4.06%) BDD
14 50 (3.76%) OOP
15 44 (3.31%) Software Engineering
16 32 (2.41%) SEO
17 30 (2.26%) Web Application Development
17 30 (2.26%) Analytics
18 29 (2.18%) CRM
18 29 (2.18%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 996 (74.89%) JavaScript
2 412 (30.98%) C#
3 260 (19.55%) PHP
4 240 (18.05%) SQL
5 171 (12.86%) Java
6 62 (4.66%) Python
7 56 (4.21%) T-SQL
8 27 (2.03%) Ruby
9 23 (1.73%) VB.NET
10 19 (1.43%) Perl
10 19 (1.43%) Scala
11 18 (1.35%) PHP5
11 18 (1.35%) PL/SQL
12 16 (1.20%) C++
13 13 (0.98%) VB
14 9 (0.68%) XQuery
14 9 (0.68%) XPath
14 9 (0.68%) PowerShell
15 7 (0.53%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 54 (4.06%) Degree
2 38 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 26 (1.95%) SC Cleared
4 11 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (0.53%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.38%) HND
7 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.15%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.15%) MCSD
9 1 (0.075%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.075%) OCMJD
9 1 (0.075%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (1.95%) QA
2 12 (0.90%) WCAG
3 4 (0.30%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.30%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.075%) WAI
5 1 (0.075%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (0.38%) Docker
2 3 (0.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.23%) QEMU
2 3 (0.23%) KVM
3 2 (0.15%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 15 (1.13%) Puppet
2 7 (0.53%) TeamSite
3 6 (0.45%) Vagrant
3 6 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.15%) Salt
4 2 (0.15%) Kibana
4 2 (0.15%) Ansible
Vendors
1 80 (6.02%) Microsoft
2 71 (5.34%) Adobe
3 42 (3.16%) Oracle
4 40 (3.01%) Google
5 31 (2.33%) Sitecore
6 24 (1.80%) EPiServer
7 21 (1.58%) Apple
8 20 (1.50%) Twitter
9 16 (1.20%) Zend
10 12 (0.90%) Ektron
11 11 (0.83%) Cisco
11 11 (0.83%) Telerik
11 11 (0.83%) Sencha
12 7 (0.53%) SAP
13 6 (0.45%) Facebook
13 6 (0.45%) hybris
13 6 (0.45%) Orchard
13 6 (0.45%) HP
13 6 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (0.38%) Business Objects
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