Period
to 25 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Front End Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Front End Development over the 6 months to 25 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Front End Development (Client-Side Development)
London > Central London
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 73 73 69
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 -2
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 102 302 333
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 2.63% 3.56% 3.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.02% 3.95% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 234 276
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £306 £363 £341
90th Percentile £588 £588 £606
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £68.75
% change year-on-year - -49.09% +58.96%

Front End Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,378 7,646 8,189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 86.99% 90.08% 88.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,382 5,828 6,372
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £342 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £525 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 72 120
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.34 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.01% +6.70% +17.92%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.25 £12.49
90th Percentile £52.25 £55.76 £45.10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.67 £25.00
% change year-on-year +36.35% +2.68% -

Front End Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Front End Development as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Front End Development in Central London

Front End Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Front End Development in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Front End Development in Central London

Front End Development
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Front End Development in Central London over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Front End Development in Central London

Front End Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Front End Development in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Front End Development in Central London

Front End Development
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Development within the Central London region over the 6 months to 25 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London 0 75 £475 -4.04% 31
City of Westminster +17 7 £500 +2.56%
West End of London +23 5 £473 -5.50% 1
Southwark +27 1 £400 -20.00%
Camden - 1 £495 - 1
Front End Development
London

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Front End Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Front End Development.

1 69 (67.65%) JavaScript
2 54 (52.94%) CSS
3 52 (50.98%) HTML
4 51 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (34.31%) AngularJS
6 31 (30.39%) Node.js
7 28 (27.45%) React
8 23 (22.55%) Scrum
9 21 (20.59%) User Experience
9 21 (20.59%) HTML5
10 18 (17.65%) Microservices
11 17 (16.67%) AWS
11 17 (16.67%) TDD
12 15 (14.71%) CSS3
12 15 (14.71%) DevOps
13 14 (13.73%) Redux
14 13 (12.75%) TypeScript
14 13 (12.75%) REST
14 13 (12.75%) Sass
14 13 (12.75%) Jasmine
15 12 (11.76%) jQuery
15 12 (11.76%) Java
15 12 (11.76%) C#
15 12 (11.76%) .NET
16 11 (10.78%) E-Commerce
16 11 (10.78%) Finance
16 11 (10.78%) Web Development
16 11 (10.78%) Git (software)
16 11 (10.78%) Vue.js
16 11 (10.78%) Greenfield Project

Front End Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (9.80%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.94%) CMS
3 2 (1.96%) Drupal
4 1 (0.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.98%) Apache
4 1 (0.98%) Confluence
4 1 (0.98%) Mendix
4 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.98%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.98%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (1.96%) InVision
1 2 (1.96%) Photoshop
1 2 (1.96%) Sketch
2 1 (0.98%) Figma
2 1 (0.98%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Magento
2 1 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.98%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 17 (16.67%) AWS
2 8 (7.84%) Azure
3 7 (6.86%) Serverless
4 6 (5.88%) npm
5 4 (3.92%) GitHub
6 3 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.94%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.96%) Amazon Cognito
7 2 (1.96%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.96%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.98%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.98%) GCP
8 1 (0.98%) Logic Apps
8 1 (0.98%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.82%) MySQL
2 5 (4.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (3.92%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.92%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.94%) Power BI
4 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.96%) Redis
5 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.98%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.98%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.98%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.98%) OLAP
6 1 (0.98%) QlikView
6 1 (0.98%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.98%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 13 (12.75%) Jasmine
2 11 (10.78%) Git (software)
3 9 (8.82%) Protractor
4 8 (7.84%) Selenium
5 5 (4.90%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.92%) Cypress.io
6 4 (3.92%) gulp
6 4 (3.92%) webpack
7 3 (2.94%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.94%) JIRA
7 3 (2.94%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.96%) Axure RP
8 2 (1.96%) Babel
8 2 (1.96%) git-flow
8 2 (1.96%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (1.96%) PhantomJS
9 1 (0.98%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.98%) Postman
9 1 (0.98%) TestCafe
9 1 (0.98%) Travis CI
General
1 11 (10.78%) Finance
2 5 (4.90%) Front Office
2 5 (4.90%) Public Sector
3 4 (3.92%) Law
4 2 (1.96%) Banking
4 2 (1.96%) Marketing
5 1 (0.98%) Games
5 1 (0.98%) Local Government
5 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 91 (89.22%) Developer
2 56 (54.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 22 (21.57%) React Developer
4 14 (13.73%) Angular Developer
5 8 (7.84%) Designer
5 8 (7.84%) Senior Developer
6 5 (4.90%) AWS Developer
6 5 (4.90%) UI Developer
6 5 (4.90%) UX Designer
6 5 (4.90%) UX Developer
7 4 (3.92%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (3.92%) Lead Developer
8 3 (2.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (2.94%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (2.94%) Ruby Developer
8 3 (2.94%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 3 (2.94%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 3 (2.94%) Senior React Developer
9 2 (1.96%) AWS DevOps
9 2 (1.96%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (52.94%) CSS
2 52 (50.98%) HTML
3 35 (34.31%) AngularJS
4 31 (30.39%) Node.js
5 28 (27.45%) React
6 21 (20.59%) HTML5
7 15 (14.71%) CSS3
8 14 (13.73%) Redux
9 13 (12.75%) REST
9 13 (12.75%) Sass
10 12 (11.76%) .NET
10 12 (11.76%) jQuery
11 11 (10.78%) Vue.js
12 9 (8.82%) Jest
12 9 (8.82%) JSON
12 9 (8.82%) SOAP
13 7 (6.86%) GraphQL
14 5 (4.90%) Ruby on Rails
14 5 (4.90%) RxJS
14 5 (4.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.59%) User Experience
2 11 (10.78%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.88%) Cloud Native
4 4 (3.92%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.94%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.94%) W3C
6 2 (1.96%) NHS
6 2 (1.96%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.98%) Blog
7 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.98%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.98%) Tandem
7 1 (0.98%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.90%) Linux
2 1 (0.98%) Android
2 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.98%) Mac OS
2 1 (0.98%) Mac OS X
2 1 (0.98%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (22.55%) Scrum
3 18 (17.65%) Microservices
4 17 (16.67%) TDD
5 15 (14.71%) DevOps
6 11 (10.78%) E-Commerce
6 11 (10.78%) Web Development
7 8 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (6.86%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (6.86%) OO
8 7 (6.86%) Pair Programming
9 6 (5.88%) BDD
10 5 (4.90%) Asset Management
10 5 (4.90%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 5 (4.90%) Test Automation
10 5 (4.90%) User Stories
11 4 (3.92%) Computer Science
11 4 (3.92%) Fintech
11 4 (3.92%) Kanban
11 4 (3.92%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 69 (67.65%) JavaScript
2 13 (12.75%) TypeScript
3 12 (11.76%) C#
3 12 (11.76%) Java
4 10 (9.80%) Ruby
5 8 (7.84%) SQL
6 7 (6.86%) ES6
7 4 (3.92%) PHP
7 4 (3.92%) Python
8 3 (2.94%) Java 8
9 2 (1.96%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.96%) Kotlin
9 2 (1.96%) Perl
9 2 (1.96%) Scala
9 2 (1.96%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.98%) C
10 1 (0.98%) Elm
10 1 (0.98%) ES7
Qualifications
1 6 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.90%) Degree
2 5 (4.90%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.98%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) PMO
2 1 (0.98%) SLA
2 1 (0.98%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (9.80%) Docker
2 2 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.90%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.92%) Terraform
3 1 (0.98%) Ansible
3 1 (0.98%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 4 (3.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.96%) Adobe
2 2 (1.96%) Perforce
3 1 (0.98%) AppDynamics
3 1 (0.98%) Atlassian
3 1 (0.98%) BMC
3 1 (0.98%) Cisco
3 1 (0.98%) Dynatrace
3 1 (0.98%) Google
3 1 (0.98%) hybris
3 1 (0.98%) Riverbed
3 1 (0.98%) SAP
3 1 (0.98%) ServiceNow
3 1 (0.98%) Sitecore
3 1 (0.98%) Tableau