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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Developer
Rank 192 129 157
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Web Developer 659 888 645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.18% 1.65% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.79% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 622 392
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 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £333 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.77% +20.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 29 45
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% -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
51545 49678 43330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.37% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31452 30529 24746
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2047 1994 2137
Average hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 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 6 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 6 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 -63 617 £325 -7.14% 466
London -23 288 £370 +5.71% 130
South East +12 116 £300 - 95
City of London +5 63 £425 +21.42% 39
Yorkshire -27 53 £325 -7.14% 28
West Yorkshire -13 44 £300 -14.28% 15
West Midlands -30 41 £305 -6.15% 32
East of England -19 40 £288 -8.36% 54
Berkshire +15 35 £320 +28.00% 14
South West -29 33 £356 +1.78% 33
Buckinghamshire +20 27 £288 -10.85% 10
Scotland -1 27 £325 +5.17% 17
Leeds -34 25 £293 -13.33% 7
Cambridgeshire +3 24 £275 -3.50% 14
North West -66 24 £318 -9.28% 62
Surrey +9 21 £325 -14.47% 18
Reading +9 20 £275 +15.78% 7
East Midlands -33 19 £300 +5.26% 28
Milton Keynes +22 18 £300 -7.69% 6
Edinburgh -8 16 £325 +1.56% 6
Manchester -43 15 £313 -3.84% 37
Cambridge -12 13 £275 -3.50% 5
Bristol -16 13 £300 -12.40% 9
Glasgow -8 12 £325 +5.17% 6
Birmingham -20 12 £315 +5.00% 12
Nottingham -4 11 £300 -14.28% 9
Nottinghamshire -9 11 £300 -14.28% 10
Oxfordshire -16 11 £250 -16.66% 15
North Yorkshire -16 8 £375 +7.14% 6
Bradford -21 8 £350 - 2

Web Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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 1022 (77.13%) HTML
2 1001 (75.55%) JavaScript
3 939 (70.87%) CSS
4 579 (43.70%) jQuery
5 547 (41.28%) HTML5
6 460 (34.72%) .NET
7 404 (30.49%) C#
8 400 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
9 389 (29.36%) CSS3
10 372 (28.08%) MVC
11 347 (26.19%) ASP.NET
12 269 (20.30%) PHP
12 269 (20.30%) Web Development
13 266 (20.08%) AngularJS
14 242 (18.26%) SQL
15 235 (17.74%) SQL Server
16 203 (15.32%) CMS
17 180 (13.58%) TDD
18 179 (13.51%) Web Services
19 175 (13.21%) ASP.NET MVC
20 173 (13.06%) Ajax
21 171 (12.91%) Java
22 159 (12.00%) XML
23 152 (11.47%) OO
23 152 (11.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
24 147 (11.09%) Git (software)
25 144 (10.87%) User Experience
26 141 (10.64%) MySQL
27 140 (10.57%) Responsive Web Design
28 135 (10.19%) Finance

Web Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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
1 203 (15.32%) CMS
2 85 (6.42%) Node.js
3 59 (4.45%) WordPress
3 59 (4.45%) Drupal
4 46 (3.47%) Umbraco
5 42 (3.17%) Apache
6 33 (2.49%) SharePoint
7 32 (2.42%) IIS
8 21 (1.58%) Sitecore CMS
8 21 (1.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 13 (0.98%) WebSphere
10 11 (0.83%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.75%) Moodle
12 9 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (0.60%) Sitefinity
14 7 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (0.53%) ExpressionEngine
14 7 (0.53%) Lightstreamer
14 7 (0.53%) nginx
14 7 (0.53%) JBoss
Applications
1 128 (9.66%) Photoshop
2 45 (3.40%) Adobe Illustrator
3 30 (2.26%) MS Excel
4 22 (1.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 16 (1.21%) Fireworks
6 14 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.68%) 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%) GIMP
10 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.075%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 27 (2.04%) Magento
2 18 (1.36%) Tridion
3 7 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.30%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.23%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.075%) Summit
7 1 (0.075%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.075%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 35 (2.64%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (1.36%) GitHub
3 11 (0.83%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.30%) SaaS
4 4 (0.30%) Heroku
5 3 (0.23%) MailChimp
6 2 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.15%) PaaS
6 2 (0.15%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.075%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.075%) Force.com
7 1 (0.075%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.075%) Yammer
7 1 (0.075%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.075%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 51 (3.85%) HTTP
2 31 (2.34%) Internet
3 29 (2.19%) Intranet
4 11 (0.83%) Network Security
5 4 (0.30%) Extranet
5 4 (0.30%) SSL
6 3 (0.23%) DNS
7 2 (0.15%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.15%) FTP
7 2 (0.15%) AMQP
7 2 (0.15%) SSH
7 2 (0.15%) Skype
8 1 (0.075%) MVNO
8 1 (0.075%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.075%) Firewall
8 1 (0.075%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (17.74%) SQL Server
2 141 (10.64%) MySQL
3 59 (4.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 45 (3.40%) Relational Database
5 34 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 27 (2.04%) MongoDB
7 21 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
8 15 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (1.06%) Oracle Database
10 13 (0.98%) NoSQL
11 11 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (0.68%) RDBMS
12 9 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
13 8 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
14 7 (0.53%) Big Data
14 7 (0.53%) MarkLogic
15 5 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
16 4 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
16 4 (0.30%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 147 (11.09%) Git (software)
2 105 (7.92%) Subversion
3 100 (7.55%) Visual Studio
4 72 (5.43%) Grunt
5 65 (4.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 38 (2.87%) Jasmine
7 32 (2.42%) NUnit
8 28 (2.11%) Selenium
9 27 (2.04%) Bower
10 26 (1.96%) Jenkins
10 26 (1.96%) Dreamweaver
11 22 (1.66%) JUnit
12 21 (1.58%) Maven
12 21 (1.58%) Mocha
13 20 (1.51%) MSTest
14 18 (1.36%) JIRA
15 14 (1.06%) QUnit
16 13 (0.98%) Karma Test Runner
16 13 (0.98%) TeamCity
17 11 (0.83%) Eclipse
General
1 135 (10.19%) Finance
2 80 (6.04%) Banking
3 79 (5.96%) Marketing
4 33 (2.49%) Retail
5 27 (2.04%) Games
6 23 (1.74%) Investment Banking
7 22 (1.66%) Publishing
8 21 (1.58%) Advertising
9 19 (1.43%) Legal
10 18 (1.36%) Telecoms
11 11 (0.83%) 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%) Law
18 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1022 (77.13%) HTML
2 939 (70.87%) CSS
3 579 (43.70%) jQuery
4 547 (41.28%) HTML5
5 460 (34.72%) .NET
6 389 (29.36%) CSS3
7 347 (26.19%) ASP.NET
8 266 (20.08%) AngularJS
9 179 (13.51%) Web Services
10 175 (13.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 173 (13.06%) Ajax
12 159 (12.00%) XML
13 152 (11.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 124 (9.36%) Sass
15 106 (8.00%) .NET Framework
16 99 (7.47%) JSON
17 85 (6.42%) WCF
18 74 (5.58%) Backbone.js
19 72 (5.43%) REST
20 71 (5.36%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 144 (10.87%) User Experience
2 44 (3.32%) W3C
3 39 (2.94%) Open Source
4 32 (2.42%) Computer Science
5 30 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (1.96%) Mobile App
7 24 (1.81%) Digital Media
8 22 (1.66%) N-Tier
9 21 (1.58%) Visualisation
10 14 (1.06%) Fixed Income
11 13 (0.98%) Client/Server
12 12 (0.91%) Data Structures
13 11 (0.83%) Raspberry Pi
13 11 (0.83%) Social Media
13 11 (0.83%) E-Learning
14 10 (0.75%) Graphic Design
15 9 (0.68%) RIA
16 8 (0.60%) Blog
16 8 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
17 7 (0.53%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 89 (6.72%) Linux
2 64 (4.83%) Windows
3 38 (2.87%) Android
4 33 (2.49%) UNIX
5 24 (1.81%) 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 2 (0.15%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.075%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.075%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.075%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.075%) CentOS
11 1 (0.075%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.075%) webOS
11 1 (0.075%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.075%) AIX
11 1 (0.075%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
2 372 (28.08%) MVC
3 269 (20.30%) Web Development
4 180 (13.58%) TDD
5 152 (11.47%) OO
6 140 (10.57%) Responsive Web Design
7 120 (9.06%) Scrum
8 113 (8.53%) E-Commerce
9 112 (8.45%) Content Management
10 95 (7.17%) Web Design
11 74 (5.58%) Unit Testing
12 59 (4.45%) Continuous Integration
13 54 (4.08%) OOP
14 53 (4.00%) BDD
15 42 (3.17%) Software Engineering
16 33 (2.49%) SEO
17 32 (2.42%) Web Application Development
18 30 (2.26%) Analytics
18 30 (2.26%) CRM
19 28 (2.11%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1001 (75.55%) JavaScript
2 404 (30.49%) C#
3 269 (20.30%) PHP
4 242 (18.26%) SQL
5 171 (12.91%) Java
6 58 (4.38%) T-SQL
6 58 (4.38%) Python
7 29 (2.19%) Ruby
8 23 (1.74%) VB.NET
9 22 (1.66%) Perl
9 22 (1.66%) PHP5
10 21 (1.58%) PL/SQL
11 20 (1.51%) C++
12 17 (1.28%) Scala
13 14 (1.06%) VB
14 10 (0.75%) Shell Script
14 10 (0.75%) PowerShell
15 8 (0.60%) XPath
16 7 (0.53%) VBA
17 6 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (4.68%) Degree
2 30 (2.26%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.21%) SC Cleared
4 11 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (0.45%) HND
6 3 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.15%) MCSD
7 2 (0.15%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.15%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.075%) OCMJD
8 1 (0.075%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.075%) HNC
8 1 (0.075%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (1.96%) QA
2 12 (0.91%) WCAG
3 2 (0.15%) WAI
4 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.075%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.075%) HL7
System Software
1 6 (0.45%) Docker
2 4 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.23%) Varnish
3 3 (0.23%) QEMU
3 3 (0.23%) KVM
3 3 (0.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (0.83%) Puppet
2 9 (0.68%) TeamSite
3 7 (0.53%) Vagrant
4 4 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.15%) Kibana
Vendors
1 83 (6.26%) Microsoft
2 78 (5.89%) Adobe
3 42 (3.17%) Oracle
3 42 (3.17%) Google
4 28 (2.11%) Sitecore
5 22 (1.66%) EPiServer
6 21 (1.58%) Apple
7 18 (1.36%) Zend
7 18 (1.36%) Twitter
8 14 (1.06%) Ektron
9 13 (0.98%) Telerik
10 11 (0.83%) Sencha
10 11 (0.83%) Cisco
11 8 (0.60%) Orchard
11 8 (0.60%) Facebook
12 7 (0.53%) Appcelerator
12 7 (0.53%) webMethods
12 7 (0.53%) SAP
13 6 (0.45%) Business Objects
13 6 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
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