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Technical Jobs

Our niche is technical experts who specialise in IT and digital projects, across multiple platforms and technology stacks. From front end, server side and full stack developers, plus those building native apps, to tech architects, business intelligence, testing and QA experts, not to mention DevOps, tech PMs and tech directors. 

Latest technical jobs

Front End Developer

AI Start-Up

£45,000–£65,000

Futureheads are partnered exclusively with an AI start-up who has revolutionised how businesses build and deploy Artificial Intelligence. They have created their own high-level language for data science, which in 30 lines of code can accomplish results that Facebook’s research labs...

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Software Developer in Test

Asset Management

£450–£500/day (3/6 months)

We are partnered with a global Asset Management Investor based in central London who are the lookout for a contract Software Developer in Test specifically with strong C#.Net skills. The role itself will involve carrying out thorough high-quality software testing around all team deliverables,...

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Senior WordPress Developer

Digital Agency

£45,000–£55,000

Futureheads have partnered with a well-established, full-service digital agency that believes digital technology has the power to create positive change. They are creative, keen advocates of using the latest technologies and work with some of the world’s biggest brands to create websites,...

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Business Analyst

Leading Organisation

Up to £400 per day (3 month contract)

We are looking for a Technical Business Analyst contractor for an initial 3 months contract to work with a leading organisation who are rebuilding their content heavy website. The ideal candidate will have with strong exposure to the CMS Umbraco or any .NET based CMS and suitable experience in...

Front End Developer

Experience Design Agency

£450–£550/day (3-6 Months)

Futureheads are currently partnered with an experience design agency based in Spitalfields, who are currently looking for contract Front End Developer to join one of their clients based in Victoria for the next 3-6 months. As a Front End Developer, you will be responsible for delivering world-class...

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Senior iOS Developer

Product and Services Company

£425–£475/day (3-6 Months)

This exciting digital product and services business, focused primarily on the broadcast sector, are looking for a Senior iOS Developer to join them on a remote basis. This international company work with top tier media brands across the world to design and build content experiences on web, mobile...

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PHP Web Developer

Social Media

£320–£340/day (12 months)

We are partnered with a global social media company who are on the lookout for a PHP Developer to join their marketing team. It's a unique opportunity to work closely with talented growth marketers and data scientists. The ideal candidate will be creative, numerate and handy with...

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Junior PHP Web Developer

Social Media

£220–£240/day (12 months)

We are partnered with a global social media company who are on the lookout for a Junior PHP Developer to join their marketing team and be responsible for executing optimizations and experiments on their marketing website. This might involve building out SEO landing pages, improving...

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Front End Developer

Educational Business

£450–£550/day (3 Months)

Futureheads are working with an educational business, who are a provider of school work shops. This business are currently looking of a Front End Developer who specialises in React, to join them for a 3 month contract to help deliver a greenfield internal BI application, in their Welwyn Garden City...

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Ruby Developer/Elixir Developer

Start-up

£450–£550/day (3 months+)

Futureheads have partnered with a start-up who operate in the advertising space and are looking to hire a Senior Software Developer to join their team on a 3-month rolling contract. Their overall mission is to make advertising something that people want to see. Currently, they allow clients to be...

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We've relied upon Futureheads’ recruitment expertise ever since we took on our own team of in-house developers and contractors. They have a great network and were able to find us great candidates in a record turnaround.

Claire Lundie
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Frequently asked questions

What does a front end developer do?

A front end developer is responsible for building the user-facing part of a website, app or software programme.

They use a combination of HTML, CSS and JavaScript to implement a design and engineer the parts the user sees and interacts with.

There are lots of programming languages and frameworks used in front-end development, including React, React Native Angular.js, Vue.js and Node.js.

What are employers looking for on a front end developer’s CV?

Most look at your technical skills first. Highlight the core languages, tools and frameworks you specialise in and give an overview of previous projects.

If you’re a front-end developer who boasts a ‘good eye for design’, producing a clean and visually striking CV will help back this up.   

What is the typical contract day rate for a front end developer?

Contractors should have solid experience and on this basis can charge £350 a day and above.

The rates available will vary widely based on the scope of the project, and the skills and responsibilities required.

Mid-weight |  £350 - £450

Senior |  £450 - £550 

Lead |  £550+

What is the typical permanent salary for a front end developer?

Experience, responsibilities, skills, JavaScript ability and the industry you’re in will all impact on your salary.

Different employers expect different things from a front-end developer. A mid-level developer in one company might be managing junior team members. Another might only have management responsibilities at senior level. Meanwhile, one company might see four years’ experience as mid-level; another might consider this senior-level.

A front end developer can expect to earn:​

Junior |  £20,000 - 35,000

Mid-weight | £35,000 - 50,000

Senior |  £50,000 - 65,000

Lead |  £65,000 +

What does a back end developer do?

A back end web developer is responsible for building the server-side part of a website, app or software programme. Back-end developers use programming languages like Java, Node, PHP, Python and C# to build an application. They will use tools like NoSQL, Postgres, MySQL and SQL Server to manage data and deliver it to the user. 

What are employers looking for on a back end developer’s CV?

It is important to talk about the core languages, tools and frameworks you have worked with. But what employers are really interested in is the context of how you’ve used these technologies in your previous projects, and your experience in solving different kinds of problems.​

Software development requires great attention to detail, so make sure your spelling, grammar and formatting are all correct and consistent.

What is the typical permanent salary for a back end developer?

There are lots of factors that will influence your salary, including experience, the technical stack you’re using, and the industry you’re in. It’s also worth noting that different companies measure back end developers in different ways. For example, one company might see four years’ experience as a mid-level; another might consider this senior-level.

As a guide, a back end developer can expect to earn:

Junior |  £25,000 - 35,000

Mid-weight | £35,000 - 55,000

Senior |  £55,000 - 70,000

Lead |  £70,000 +

What is the typical contract day rate for a back end developer?

Contractors should have solid experience and on this basis can charge £350 a day and above.

The rates available will vary widely based on the scope of the project, and the skills and responsibilities required.

Mid-weight |  £350 - £450

Senior |  £450 - £550

Lead |  £550+

Do I need a qualification to become a developer?

There are no qualifications required to be a developer. Natural ability, good communication skills and work experience will be what most employers look for.

However, there are some companies that may favour candidates with a formal education in subjects like computer science or software engineering.