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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

Digital Agency

£30,000–£45,000

Futureheads have partnered with a creative digital agency who mainly focus within the food and drinks industry. Their mission is to open doors and create opportunities for both their clients and customers building ambitious and bespoke websites and apps. They are looking for an ambitious Front-end...

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Senior PHP Developer

Architecture and Design

£60,000–£70,000

Futureheads is partnered with an award-winning architectural design practice based in central London. An established business who use research, data, and technology to interpret problems and create architectural and design solutions.  Their internal product team is currently looking for a...

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Junior Frontend Developer

Publishing and Events Company

£25,000–£30,000

Futureheads have partnered with a high-growth publishing and events business who are responsible for owning and managing the largest events within the arts industry. They hold numerous trade shows throughout the year globally as well as producing one of the most prestigious and highly regarded...

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Frontend/UI developer

Design Consultancy

£300–£500/day (Rolling)

Futureheads are partnered with an independent design consultancy who create branding, campaigns and communications for businesses. They work with some high-end clients such as Deutsche Bank within the design area. With the market constantly evolving, they are looking to expand their business...

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Front End Developer / AB Tester

Healthcare

£300–£400/day (Contract)

Futureheads are working in partnership with one of the most reputable companies within the world of healthcare. The organisation is steeped in history and have been running for over 175 years providing knowledge and expertise to medical professionals globally. We are looking for an A/B testing...

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Front End Developer

AI Start-Up

£45,000–£65,000

Futureheads are partnered exclusively with an AI start-up who have 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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Frontend / Fullstack Developer

Digital Agency

£40,000–£55,000

Futureheads are partnered with a digital agency who are looking for a Fullstack developer to join their tech team. They work mainly within the retail and leisure sectors with some large, long term clients working across websites and apps, and are now starting to introduce Augmented/Virtual Reality...

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Tech Lead / Head of Development

Insurtech Start-up

£80,000–£85,000

We are partnered with an insurtech start up, based in central London, on a mission to disrupt an out of touch insurance industry. They have redesigned insurance to be consumer-centric with a view to offer better value and service to customers as well as a wider range of product options. They now...

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SDET

Fintech

£70,000–£80,000

Futureheads are partnered with an international payment services provider, who have offered services to customers in the UK since 2007. They have developed a cloud-based peer-to-peer payments platform that allows businesses and personal customers to make easy multi-currency payments in a broad range...

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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.