Period
to 19 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Developer (Client-Side Developer)
London > Central London
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 119 85
Rank change year-on-year +43 -34 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 308 169 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 3.39% 2.09% 3.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.55% 2.20% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 135 205
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £311 £290
90th Percentile £625 £638 £563
London median daily rate £488 £438 £404
% change year-on-year +11.43% +8.43% +7.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £47.50 £16.00 £25.82
% change year-on-year +196.88% -38.03% +16.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Central London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Central London
Contract vacancies in Central London with a recognized job title 8,667 7,672 7,768
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.47% 94.92% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,728 5,904 6,027
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £303
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 107 93
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.31% +4.93% -4.17%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.18 £11.25
90th Percentile £30.60 £33.25 £48.11
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.03
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.10% +0.16%

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Central London

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Central London

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Central London over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Central London

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Central London

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
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 Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the Central London region over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. 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 +36 234 £500 +11.11% 84
Southwark -1 43 £500 +53.85%
West End of London -24 8 £513 - 24
Camden +3 5 £375 -
City of Westminster - 2 £425 -
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
London

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 264 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 238 (77.27%) Front End Development
3 201 (65.26%) HTML
4 182 (59.09%) CSS
5 174 (56.49%) AngularJS
6 135 (43.83%) Agile Software Development
7 120 (38.96%) React
8 117 (37.99%) HTML5
9 96 (31.17%) TDD
10 79 (25.65%) Redux
11 76 (24.68%) Sass
12 74 (24.03%) CSS3
13 65 (21.10%) User Experience
14 61 (19.81%) Node.js
15 59 (19.16%) Git (software)
16 55 (17.86%) jQuery
16 55 (17.86%) OO
17 48 (15.58%) Finance
18 46 (14.94%) MVC
18 46 (14.94%) gulp
19 45 (14.61%) TypeScript
20 40 (12.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 38 (12.34%) Jasmine
22 36 (11.69%) Grunt
22 36 (11.69%) webpack
23 35 (11.36%) BDD
24 34 (11.04%) ES6
25 32 (10.39%) DevOps
25 32 (10.39%) RESTful
26 31 (10.06%) Test Automation

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
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 18 (5.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 14 (4.55%) WordPress
3 10 (3.25%) CMS
4 5 (1.62%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.30%) Drupal
5 4 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (0.97%) Confluence
6 3 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (1.62%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.30%) Fireworks
3 2 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.65%) InDesign
3 2 (0.65%) InVision
Business Applications
1 6 (1.95%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.65%) Magento
3 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.32%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.60%) npm
4 7 (2.27%) Serverless
5 6 (1.95%) Amazon SQS
5 6 (1.95%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (1.62%) GitHub
6 5 (1.62%) PaaS
7 3 (0.97%) IaaS
7 3 (0.97%) Yarn
8 2 (0.65%) Heroku
9 1 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.32%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.32%) Firebase
9 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.62%) Internet
2 2 (0.65%) Intranet
3 1 (0.32%) FTP
3 1 (0.32%) HTTP
3 1 (0.32%) Skype
3 1 (0.32%) SMTP
3 1 (0.32%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.90%) MySQL
2 11 (3.57%) NoSQL
3 6 (1.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.97%) Big Data
5 3 (0.97%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.65%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.65%) Spotfire
6 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.32%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.32%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 59 (19.16%) Git (software)
2 46 (14.94%) gulp
3 38 (12.34%) Jasmine
4 36 (11.69%) Grunt
4 36 (11.69%) webpack
5 25 (8.12%) Karma Test Runner
6 17 (5.52%) Protractor
6 17 (5.52%) Selenium
7 16 (5.19%) JIRA
8 12 (3.90%) Mocha
9 11 (3.57%) Jenkins
10 8 (2.60%) Axure RP
11 6 (1.95%) WebDriver
12 5 (1.62%) Cucumber
12 5 (1.62%) JUnit
12 5 (1.62%) Maven
13 4 (1.30%) Dreamweaver
13 4 (1.30%) Sinon.JS
14 3 (0.97%) JHipster
14 3 (0.97%) PhantomJS
General
1 48 (15.58%) Finance
2 11 (3.57%) Retail
3 10 (3.25%) Front Office
4 8 (2.60%) Advertising
4 8 (2.60%) Banking
4 8 (2.60%) Games
5 5 (1.62%) Back Office
6 4 (1.30%) Marketing
7 3 (0.97%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.97%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.65%) Publishing
9 1 (0.32%) Law
9 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (65.26%) HTML
2 182 (59.09%) CSS
3 174 (56.49%) AngularJS
4 120 (38.96%) React
5 117 (37.99%) HTML5
6 79 (25.65%) Redux
7 76 (24.68%) Sass
8 74 (24.03%) CSS3
9 61 (19.81%) Node.js
10 55 (17.86%) jQuery
11 40 (12.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 32 (10.39%) RESTful
13 30 (9.74%) Angular 2
14 29 (9.42%) REST
14 29 (9.42%) Vue.js
15 25 (8.12%) LESS
16 21 (6.82%) JSON
17 20 (6.49%) .NET
18 13 (4.22%) Chai
18 13 (4.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 65 (21.10%) User Experience
2 22 (7.14%) Data Structures
3 18 (5.84%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 14 (4.55%) Fintech
4 14 (4.55%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.27%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.62%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.30%) Animation
7 4 (1.30%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.97%) e-Learning
8 3 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.65%) Equities
9 2 (0.65%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.65%) NHS
9 2 (0.65%) RIA
9 2 (0.65%) Social Media
9 2 (0.65%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.32%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.60%) Linux
2 4 (1.30%) Android
2 4 (1.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (77.27%) Front End Development
2 135 (43.83%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (31.17%) TDD
4 55 (17.86%) OO
5 46 (14.94%) MVC
6 35 (11.36%) BDD
7 32 (10.39%) DevOps
8 31 (10.06%) Test Automation
9 23 (7.47%) Web Development
10 20 (6.49%) E-Commerce
10 20 (6.49%) OOP
11 17 (5.52%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (5.52%) Open Source
11 17 (5.52%) Responsive Web Design
11 17 (5.52%) Unit Testing
12 16 (5.19%) Problem-Solving
12 16 (5.19%) Scrum
13 15 (4.87%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
14 13 (4.22%) Microservices
14 13 (4.22%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 264 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 45 (14.61%) TypeScript
3 34 (11.04%) ES6
4 21 (6.82%) C#
5 13 (4.22%) Java
6 12 (3.90%) PHP
7 6 (1.95%) PHP 7
8 5 (1.62%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.62%) ES7
8 5 (1.62%) Java 8
9 4 (1.30%) R
10 3 (0.97%) C++
11 2 (0.65%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.65%) Python
11 2 (0.65%) Ruby
11 2 (0.65%) Scala
12 1 (0.32%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (3.90%) Degree
2 3 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.25%) QA
2 3 (0.97%) WCAG
System Software
1 24 (7.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (0.97%) Ansible
2 2 (0.65%) HockeyApp
2 2 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (3.90%) Adobe
2 6 (1.95%) ION Trading
2 6 (1.95%) Microsoft
3 5 (1.62%) Apiary
3 5 (1.62%) Sitecore
4 4 (1.30%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 3 (0.97%) TIBCO
6 2 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.32%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.32%) DoubleClick
7 1 (0.32%) Google
7 1 (0.32%) HubSpot
7 1 (0.32%) hybris
7 1 (0.32%) New Relic
7 1 (0.32%) Pardot
7 1 (0.32%) PubNub
7 1 (0.32%) Rollbar
7 1 (0.32%) SAP