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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Developer
Rank 180 143 127
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Web Developer 712 842 857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.25% 1.54% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.67% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 559 562
Average daily rate
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£338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £237 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £288
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +7.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 24
Average hourly rate £19.46 £28.75 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.33% -5.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £19.94 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £34.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.48 £28.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-35.73% -11.53%

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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.

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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 -34 649 £340 -2.85% 427
London -25 288 £400 - 123
South East -4 147 £300 -7.69% 68
East of England -5 54 £275 -11.29% 38
Scotland +3 47 £300 -14.28% 7
North West -36 43 £325 +12.06% 61
Yorkshire -26 42 £325 +7.43% 30
City of London -34 42 £400 +2.56% 36
East Midlands +4 33 £250 -4.30% 39
Oxfordshire +3 32 £400 +81.81% 15
Edinburgh -4 30 £331 -5.35% 4
West Yorkshire -14 30 £325 +12.55% 14
South West -34 24 £315 -3.07% 25
East Sussex +2 23 £250 - 5
Brighton +1 22 £250 - 3
Leeds -18 22 £325 +12.55% 10
West Midlands -28 22 £275 -8.33% 28
Manchester -6 21 £305 -18.66% 26
Buckinghamshire +6 20 £288 -4.16% 7
Hertfordshire +5 19 £363 +39.42% 9
Berkshire -15 19 £325 -13.33% 5
Cheshire -3 18 £340 +23.63% 15
Hampshire -23 18 £285 -18.57% 14
Cambridgeshire +2 17 £275 -11.29% 15
Surrey 0 17 £325 +8.33% 10
Warrington +12 16 £340 -33.33%
Nottinghamshire 0 15 £258 -6.36% 17
Cambridge -1 15 £275 -11.64% 13
Milton Keynes +4 14 £294 -2.08% 3
Nottingham -4 14 £275 -12.00% 12

Web Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1063 (77.65%) HTML
2 1056 (77.14%) JavaScript
3 982 (71.73%) CSS
4 587 (42.88%) jQuery
5 564 (41.20%) HTML5
6 491 (35.87%) .NET
7 438 (31.99%) Agile Software Development
8 405 (29.58%) C#
9 395 (28.85%) MVC
10 390 (28.49%) ASP.NET
11 373 (27.25%) CSS3
12 327 (23.89%) Web Development
13 315 (23.01%) AngularJS
14 263 (19.21%) PHP
15 232 (16.95%) SQL
15 232 (16.95%) SQL Server
16 221 (16.14%) CMS
17 207 (15.12%) Web Services
18 193 (14.10%) ASP.NET MVC
19 190 (13.88%) XML
20 187 (13.66%) TDD
21 184 (13.44%) Java
22 168 (12.27%) Git (software)
23 166 (12.13%) Ajax
24 164 (11.98%) Scrum
25 158 (11.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
26 157 (11.47%) Responsive Web Design
27 147 (10.74%) User Experience
28 144 (10.52%) OO
29 142 (10.37%) MySQL

Web Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 221 (16.14%) CMS
2 93 (6.79%) Node.js
3 73 (5.33%) Drupal
4 60 (4.38%) WordPress
5 43 (3.14%) Umbraco
6 38 (2.78%) IIS
7 30 (2.19%) Apache
7 30 (2.19%) SharePoint
8 20 (1.46%) Sitecore CMS
9 19 (1.39%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.73%) ColdFusion
11 9 (0.66%) WebLogic
11 9 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 8 (0.58%) JBoss
12 8 (0.58%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.51%) Moodle
13 7 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (0.44%) nginx
15 5 (0.37%) Apache Solr
16 4 (0.29%) Kentico
Applications
1 120 (8.77%) Photoshop
2 32 (2.34%) MS Excel
3 30 (2.19%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (0.88%) Fireworks
4 12 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 8 (0.58%) MS Office
6 6 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.29%) InDesign
8 3 (0.22%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.073%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 27 (1.97%) Magento
2 8 (0.58%) Tridion
3 5 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.29%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.29%) Summit
4 4 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.073%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.073%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.073%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.073%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 42 (3.07%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.83%) GitHub
4 15 (1.10%) Google Analytics
5 8 (0.58%) SaaS
5 8 (0.58%) PaaS
6 6 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
7 5 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (0.37%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.29%) Heroku
8 4 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 3 (0.22%) MailChimp
9 3 (0.22%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.073%) Yammer
11 1 (0.073%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.073%) Office 365
11 1 (0.073%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 51 (3.73%) HTTP
2 47 (3.43%) Internet
3 27 (1.97%) Intranet
4 13 (0.95%) SSL
5 8 (0.58%) DNS
6 6 (0.44%) Extranet
7 5 (0.37%) Network Security
7 5 (0.37%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.15%) SMTP
8 2 (0.15%) FTP
8 2 (0.15%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.15%) AMQP
8 2 (0.15%) Skype
9 1 (0.073%) 4G
9 1 (0.073%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.073%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.073%) 3G
9 1 (0.073%) Firewall
9 1 (0.073%) 2G
9 1 (0.073%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (16.95%) SQL Server
2 142 (10.37%) MySQL
3 45 (3.29%) Relational Database
4 43 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 39 (2.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 26 (1.90%) MongoDB
7 23 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (0.95%) NoSQL
10 12 (0.88%) Oracle Database
11 11 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (0.73%) Big Data
13 9 (0.66%) MarkLogic
13 9 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (0.58%) RDBMS
14 8 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
15 5 (0.37%) SQLite
16 4 (0.29%) Couchbase
16 4 (0.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 168 (12.27%) Git (software)
2 116 (8.47%) Visual Studio
3 92 (6.72%) Subversion
4 79 (5.77%) Grunt
5 74 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 42 (3.07%) gulp
7 35 (2.56%) Selenium
8 33 (2.41%) Jasmine
9 30 (2.19%) NUnit
10 28 (2.05%) Bower
11 24 (1.75%) MSTest
12 20 (1.46%) Maven
12 20 (1.46%) JIRA
13 19 (1.39%) JUnit
14 18 (1.31%) Jenkins
15 17 (1.24%) QUnit
15 17 (1.24%) Dreamweaver
16 16 (1.17%) Eclipse
17 15 (1.10%) Karma Test Runner
18 13 (0.95%) TeamCity
General
1 124 (9.06%) Finance
2 78 (5.70%) Marketing
3 69 (5.04%) Banking
4 42 (3.07%) Publishing
5 29 (2.12%) Retail
6 28 (2.05%) Legal
7 20 (1.46%) Investment Banking
7 20 (1.46%) Telecoms
8 19 (1.39%) Games
9 12 (0.88%) Advertising
10 9 (0.66%) Multimedia
11 7 (0.51%) Front Office
11 7 (0.51%) Back Office
12 6 (0.44%) Automotive
13 5 (0.37%) Law
13 5 (0.37%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.37%) Electronics
13 5 (0.37%) iGaming
14 3 (0.22%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1063 (77.65%) HTML
2 982 (71.73%) CSS
3 587 (42.88%) jQuery
4 564 (41.20%) HTML5
5 491 (35.87%) .NET
6 390 (28.49%) ASP.NET
7 373 (27.25%) CSS3
8 315 (23.01%) AngularJS
9 207 (15.12%) Web Services
10 193 (14.10%) ASP.NET MVC
11 190 (13.88%) XML
12 166 (12.13%) Ajax
13 158 (11.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 127 (9.28%) Sass
15 117 (8.55%) .NET Framework
16 114 (8.33%) JSON
17 98 (7.16%) Backbone.js
18 83 (6.06%) WCF
19 77 (5.62%) ASP.NET Web API
20 71 (5.19%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 147 (10.74%) User Experience
2 46 (3.36%) W3C
3 31 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (2.19%) Mobile App
4 30 (2.19%) N-Tier
5 29 (2.12%) Visualisation
6 27 (1.97%) Computer Science
7 24 (1.75%) Digital Media
8 20 (1.46%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.24%) Social Media
10 16 (1.17%) Client/Server
11 14 (1.02%) Graphic Design
12 11 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.66%) E-Learning
14 7 (0.51%) Hedge funds
14 7 (0.51%) Data Structures
15 6 (0.44%) Derivative
16 5 (0.37%) RIA
16 5 (0.37%) Wiki
16 5 (0.37%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 78 (5.70%) Linux
2 75 (5.48%) Windows
3 34 (2.48%) Android
4 26 (1.90%) UNIX
5 24 (1.75%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (0.58%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.51%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.22%) MVS
9 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.073%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.073%) webOS
10 1 (0.073%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.073%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.073%) SUSE
10 1 (0.073%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.073%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.073%) AIX
10 1 (0.073%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 438 (31.99%) Agile Software Development
2 395 (28.85%) MVC
3 327 (23.89%) Web Development
4 187 (13.66%) TDD
5 164 (11.98%) Scrum
6 157 (11.47%) Responsive Web Design
7 144 (10.52%) OO
8 129 (9.42%) E-Commerce
9 105 (7.67%) Web Design
10 104 (7.60%) Content Management
11 84 (6.14%) Unit Testing
12 77 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
13 51 (3.73%) BDD
14 45 (3.29%) SDLC
15 44 (3.21%) Software Engineering
16 42 (3.07%) SOA
17 41 (2.99%) SEO
18 39 (2.85%) Automated Testing
18 39 (2.85%) Analytics
19 38 (2.78%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1056 (77.14%) JavaScript
2 405 (29.58%) C#
3 263 (19.21%) PHP
4 232 (16.95%) SQL
5 184 (13.44%) Java
6 57 (4.16%) Python
7 46 (3.36%) T-SQL
8 31 (2.26%) VB.NET
9 24 (1.75%) Scala
10 23 (1.68%) TypeScript
11 20 (1.46%) Ruby
12 19 (1.39%) C++
13 16 (1.17%) PHP5
14 14 (1.02%) VB
14 14 (1.02%) PL/SQL
14 14 (1.02%) Perl
15 10 (0.73%) XQuery
15 10 (0.73%) XPath
16 8 (0.58%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (3.73%) Degree
2 42 (3.07%) Security Cleared
3 28 (2.05%) SC Cleared
4 10 (0.73%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.37%) HND
5 5 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.15%) MCSD
8 2 (0.15%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.15%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.073%) OCMJD
9 1 (0.073%) MCTS
9 1 (0.073%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.073%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.073%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.073%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.29%) QA
2 8 (0.58%) WCAG
3 4 (0.29%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.29%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.073%) HL7
5 1 (0.073%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (0.44%) Docker
2 5 (0.37%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.22%) QEMU
4 3 (0.22%) KVM
5 2 (0.15%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 19 (1.39%) Puppet
2 13 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.58%) Ansible
4 6 (0.44%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.22%) Salt
6 2 (0.15%) Kibana
6 2 (0.15%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.073%) MOM
7 1 (0.073%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 85 (6.21%) Microsoft
2 71 (5.19%) Adobe
3 50 (3.65%) Oracle
4 37 (2.70%) Google
5 30 (2.19%) Sitecore
6 18 (1.31%) EPiServer
7 16 (1.17%) Twitter
8 15 (1.10%) Apple
9 14 (1.02%) Zend
10 10 (0.73%) Ektron
10 10 (0.73%) New Relic
11 9 (0.66%) Marketo
11 9 (0.66%) hybris
12 5 (0.37%) Sencha
12 5 (0.37%) Facebook
12 5 (0.37%) VMware
12 5 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.37%) SAP
12 5 (0.37%) Cisco
13 4 (0.29%) Telerik
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