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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

Senior Front End Developer

Fin-Tech

£60,000–£100,000

I am currently partnered with a global banking group who are looking to bring in two front end developers, at mid – senior levels, into one of their newly growing London teams. This business now has presence in more than 27 countries and are looking to make their London office, one of their...

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Software Engineer - Java

Music Tech

£500–£600/day (3 months)

Futureheads have partnered with a London based tech company to help them find a talented contract Java Developer. This role is with a tech company who have music in their DNA are who are revolutionising the industry in helping independent artists get paid properly, fairly and transparently whilst...

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Software Engineer - Data/Spark

Music Tech

£450–£550/day (contract)

Futureheads have partnered with a London based tech company to help them find a talented contract Data Engineer. This role is with a tech company who have music in their DNA are who are revolutionising the industry in helping independent artists get paid properly, fairly and transparently whilst...

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Backend Engineer

Start up

£500–£550/day (3 months)

Futureheads are currently partnered with a tech start-up, who have built their first product which is a self-maintaining tool that allows agile teams to automatically document their code. They are looking for a Backend Engineer for 3 months starting asap. They are now looking for a backend engineer...

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Lead Front End Developer

Product and Services Company

£500–£520/day (6 Months)

This exciting digital product and services business, focused primarily on the broadcast sector, are looking for a Lead Front End Developer to join their London team in Tottenham Court Road. This international company work with top tier media brands across the world to design and build content...

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Senior Front End Developer

Product and Services Company

£55,000–£65,000

Futureheads are currently partnered with an exciting digital product and services business who are powering the world’s best multiscreen video platforms and solutions. They are looking for a Senior UI Developer to join their Central London team, working 50% onsite and 50% remote. This...

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Front End Developer

Start Up

£40,000–£50,000

Futureheads are currently partnered with a tech start-up, who are on a mission to build tools to create better software faster. Their first product allows agile teams to automatically document their code, which is a large time saving exercise for a lot of developers. They are now looking for a...

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Technical Architect (Microservices)

Product and Services Company

£70,000–£80,000

Futureheads are currently partnered with an exciting digital product and services business who are powering the world’s best multiscreen video platforms and solutions. They are looking for a Technical Architect to join their Central London team. This international company work with top tier...

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Backend Engineer

Start up

£50,000–£80,000

Futureheads are currently partnered with a tech start-up, who have built their first product which is a self-maintaining tool that allows agile teams to automatically document their code. They are now looking for a backend engineer who will be responsible for delivering, monitoring, and scaling the...

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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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Futureheads appoints Director of Business Operations Paula Jago

Ten years ago, the Futureheads story began when founders Be Kaler Pilgrim, Gill Arnold, and Rachel Murray quit their full-time jobs with a dream to build a company of their own with investment and mentoring from Charlie Hoult. Fast forward to 2019, Futureheads is 40 people strong, and has been named one of the UK’s best places to work by Great Place To Work Institute and is named on the London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.

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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.