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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Developer
Rank 146 112 106
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Web Developer 841 937 1075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.52% 1.76% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 1.90% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 615 649
Average daily rate
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£340 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £211 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 38
Average hourly rate £28.13 £32.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £17.50 £16.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £36.00 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.87% +32.00%

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
51170 49280 54602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.64% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30980 29240 30617
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 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2111 2700
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £38.98 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -28 789 £338 +3.84% 471
London -16 341 £389 +11.07% 117
South East +8 143 £325 -5.93% 95
East of England -14 70 £310 +15.88% 47
City of London +9 57 £365 +4.28% 38
West Midlands -22 57 £280 -3.44% 26
South West -38 51 £328 +0.76% 37
North West -20 49 £325 +18.18% 59
Yorkshire +3 46 £303 +4.31% 45
Berkshire -13 37 £375 +15.38% 11
Hampshire -3 36 £350 +12.54% 24
West Yorkshire -2 30 £289 -0.43% 23
Scotland -18 29 £350 +16.66% 25
East Midlands +11 26 £263 -1.40% 32
Edinburgh -11 23 £350 +19.65% 11
Cambridgeshire -9 20 £320 +18.51% 16
Manchester -23 19 £363 +25.54% 32
Kent - 19 £263 - 7
Merseyside +15 18 £290 +5.45% 4
Liverpool +12 18 £290 +5.45% 2
Leeds +1 18 £275 - 12
Hertfordshire -4 18 £260 -22.96% 6
East Sussex +10 17 - - 14
Brighton +10 17 - - 9
Bristol -7 17 £335 +41.05% 9
Southampton +8 16 £388 +28.09% 6
Birmingham -3 16 £300 +20.00% 9
Reading +8 15 £375 +3.44% 4
Surrey -1 15 £300 -20.00% 13
Cambridge -11 13 £325 +30.00% 11

Web Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1296 (75.00%) HTML
2 1246 (72.11%) JavaScript
3 1228 (71.06%) CSS
4 770 (44.56%) jQuery
5 745 (43.11%) HTML5
6 578 (33.45%) .NET
7 502 (29.05%) CSS3
8 494 (28.59%) MVC
9 489 (28.30%) C#
10 474 (27.43%) PHP
11 425 (24.59%) ASP.NET
12 383 (22.16%) Web Development
13 306 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
14 305 (17.65%) MySQL
15 297 (17.19%) SQL Server
16 281 (16.26%) SQL
17 270 (15.63%) XML
18 262 (15.16%) Java
19 239 (13.83%) CMS
20 233 (13.48%) AngularJS
21 226 (13.08%) TDD
22 224 (12.96%) Ajax
23 212 (12.27%) Responsive Web Design
24 188 (10.88%) Web Services
25 182 (10.53%) E-Commerce
25 182 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
26 180 (10.42%) OO
27 172 (9.95%) Git (software)
28 163 (9.43%) JSON
29 146 (8.45%) Web Design

Web Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (13.83%) CMS
2 93 (5.38%) Node.js
3 85 (4.92%) Drupal
3 85 (4.92%) WordPress
4 77 (4.46%) Apache
5 51 (2.95%) Umbraco
6 47 (2.72%) IIS
7 40 (2.31%) Tomcat
8 38 (2.20%) Sitecore CMS
9 34 (1.97%) SharePoint
10 16 (0.93%) WebSphere
11 14 (0.81%) TeamSite
11 14 (0.81%) WebLogic
12 12 (0.69%) Adobe CQ
12 12 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
13 11 (0.64%) Joomla!
14 9 (0.52%) EPiServer CMS
15 8 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
15 8 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.46%) Moodle
Applications
1 114 (6.60%) Photoshop
2 63 (3.65%) Adobe Illustrator
3 14 (0.81%) MS Excel
4 9 (0.52%) Fireworks
5 7 (0.41%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.29%) InDesign
7 3 (0.17%) MS Office
7 3 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.17%) GIMP
8 2 (0.12%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.058%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 39 (2.26%) Magento
2 9 (0.52%) Google Analytics
3 6 (0.35%) WebTrends
4 4 (0.23%) Tridion
5 3 (0.17%) Summit
5 3 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.12%) osCommerce
6 2 (0.12%) Zen Cart
7 1 (0.058%) SiteCatalyst
7 1 (0.058%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.058%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
1 28 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (0.87%) SaaS
2 15 (0.87%) GitHub
3 5 (0.29%) Google App Engine
4 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.12%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.058%) Heroku
6 1 (0.058%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 65 (3.76%) Internet
2 53 (3.07%) HTTP
3 48 (2.78%) Intranet
4 14 (0.81%) DNS
5 13 (0.75%) LDAP
6 11 (0.64%) Extranet
7 8 (0.46%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.35%) VPN
8 6 (0.35%) Firewall
8 6 (0.35%) Reverse Proxy
9 5 (0.29%) SAN
10 4 (0.23%) FTP
10 4 (0.23%) SSL
11 3 (0.17%) SMTP
12 1 (0.058%) DHCP
12 1 (0.058%) Broadband
12 1 (0.058%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.058%) SNMP
12 1 (0.058%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.058%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 305 (17.65%) MySQL
2 297 (17.19%) SQL Server
3 49 (2.84%) Relational Database
4 44 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 31 (1.79%) NoSQL
5 31 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 27 (1.56%) MongoDB
7 25 (1.45%) Oracle Database
8 13 (0.75%) Redis
8 13 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (0.69%) RDBMS
10 11 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 6 (0.35%) OLAP
13 6 (0.35%) KDB
14 5 (0.29%) Data Mining
15 4 (0.23%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 172 (9.95%) Git (software)
2 132 (7.64%) Subversion
3 101 (5.84%) Visual Studio
4 66 (3.82%) Jenkins
5 61 (3.53%) Maven
6 60 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 51 (2.95%) Grunt
8 38 (2.20%) Jasmine
8 38 (2.20%) PHPUnit
9 35 (2.03%) Bower
10 33 (1.91%) JUnit
11 30 (1.74%) Eclipse
12 22 (1.27%) Selenium
12 22 (1.27%) WebDriver
13 21 (1.22%) JIRA
14 20 (1.16%) NUnit
14 20 (1.16%) JSUnit
15 19 (1.10%) Ant
15 19 (1.10%) Cucumber
16 18 (1.04%) Dreamweaver
General
1 140 (8.10%) Finance
2 60 (3.47%) Marketing
3 48 (2.78%) Banking
4 46 (2.66%) Retail
5 33 (1.91%) Games
6 31 (1.79%) Publishing
7 23 (1.33%) Investment Banking
8 21 (1.22%) Legal
9 20 (1.16%) Telecoms
10 19 (1.10%) Advertising
11 16 (0.93%) Front Office
12 12 (0.69%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.46%) Automotive
13 8 (0.46%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.46%) Multimedia
14 7 (0.41%) Back Office
14 7 (0.41%) Electronics
15 5 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.23%) Law
17 2 (0.12%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1296 (75.00%) HTML
2 1228 (71.06%) CSS
3 770 (44.56%) jQuery
4 745 (43.11%) HTML5
5 578 (33.45%) .NET
6 502 (29.05%) CSS3
7 425 (24.59%) ASP.NET
8 270 (15.63%) XML
9 233 (13.48%) AngularJS
10 224 (12.96%) Ajax
11 188 (10.88%) Web Services
12 182 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
13 163 (9.43%) JSON
14 118 (6.83%) WCF
15 112 (6.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 101 (5.84%) Sass
17 100 (5.79%) Backbone.js
18 92 (5.32%) REST
19 89 (5.15%) .NET Framework
20 85 (4.92%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 67 (3.88%) Open Source
2 58 (3.36%) Computer Science
3 55 (3.18%) Mobile App
4 46 (2.66%) W3C
5 34 (1.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 27 (1.56%) Visualisation
7 23 (1.33%) Digital Media
8 22 (1.27%) RIA
9 18 (1.04%) Social Media
10 15 (0.87%) Management Information System
11 14 (0.81%) Graphic Design
12 13 (0.75%) Wiki
13 12 (0.69%) iPad
13 12 (0.69%) N-Tier
14 10 (0.58%) Blog
15 9 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (0.52%) Blackberry
15 9 (0.52%) Client/Server
16 8 (0.46%) Mainframe
17 7 (0.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 120 (6.94%) Linux
2 74 (4.28%) UNIX
3 69 (3.99%) Windows
4 47 (2.72%) Apple iOS
5 45 (2.60%) Android
6 20 (1.16%) Mac OS X
7 11 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.29%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.17%) Windows Phone 8
9 3 (0.17%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.12%) BlackBerry OS
10 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.12%) Solaris
11 1 (0.058%) Fedora
11 1 (0.058%) CentOS
11 1 (0.058%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 494 (28.59%) MVC
2 383 (22.16%) Web Development
3 306 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
4 226 (13.08%) TDD
5 212 (12.27%) Responsive Web Design
6 182 (10.53%) E-Commerce
7 180 (10.42%) OO
8 146 (8.45%) Web Design
9 131 (7.58%) Scrum
10 111 (6.42%) Unit Testing
11 99 (5.73%) Content Management
12 98 (5.67%) OOP
13 80 (4.63%) BDD
14 73 (4.22%) SEO
15 72 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
16 65 (3.76%) Software Engineering
17 49 (2.84%) Web Application Development
18 39 (2.26%) Automated Testing
19 38 (2.20%) Project Management
20 35 (2.03%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1246 (72.11%) JavaScript
2 489 (28.30%) C#
3 474 (27.43%) PHP
4 281 (16.26%) SQL
5 262 (15.16%) Java
6 65 (3.76%) T-SQL
7 57 (3.30%) PHP5
8 53 (3.07%) Ruby
9 51 (2.95%) VB.NET
10 50 (2.89%) Python
11 39 (2.26%) Perl
12 24 (1.39%) PL/SQL
13 21 (1.22%) Shell Script
14 20 (1.16%) Scala
15 17 (0.98%) C++
15 17 (0.98%) VB
16 15 (0.87%) VBScript
17 13 (0.75%) C
18 11 (0.64%) Tcl
19 10 (0.58%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 95 (5.50%) Degree
2 24 (1.39%) Security Cleared
3 16 (0.93%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.12%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.12%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.058%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.058%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.058%) MySQL Certification
6 1 (0.058%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.01%) QA
2 16 (0.93%) WCAG
3 10 (0.58%) WAI
4 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.17%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (0.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.17%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.17%) Varnish
2 3 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.12%) KVM
4 1 (0.058%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.058%) Xen
4 1 (0.058%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (0.81%) Puppet
2 11 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.35%) OpenSSO
4 4 (0.23%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.12%) Nagios
5 2 (0.12%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.058%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.058%) SCOM
6 1 (0.058%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 122 (7.06%) Microsoft
2 118 (6.83%) Zend
3 99 (5.73%) Adobe
4 90 (5.21%) Oracle
5 43 (2.49%) Sitecore
6 31 (1.79%) Google
7 24 (1.39%) EPiServer
8 21 (1.22%) Twitter
9 13 (0.75%) Orchard
10 12 (0.69%) Telerik
10 12 (0.69%) JBoss
11 11 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (0.58%) Ektron
12 10 (0.58%) Facebook
13 8 (0.46%) Alterian
14 7 (0.41%) IBM
14 7 (0.41%) DevExpress
15 6 (0.35%) Sencha
15 6 (0.35%) Open Text
16 5 (0.29%) RedDot
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