Period
to 26 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 98 75
Rank change year-on-year +4 -23 +61
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 250 191 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.71% 2.60% 2.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.86% 2.71% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 157 199
Central London median daily rate £450 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +6.67% +17.86%
10th Percentile £316 £300 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £603
London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £68.75 £43.25 £21.64
% change year-on-year +58.96% +99.86% -0.21%

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 8,736 7,044 7,662
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.98% 95.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,779 5,334 6,010
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £675 £650 £640
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 81 89
Central London median hourly rate £18.85 £16.92 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.44% -15.43% +6.95%
10th Percentile £12.05 £12.13 £11.45
90th Percentile £38.73 £37.50 £47.85
London median hourly rate £21.70 £22.42 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.20% +17.99% -

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -7 164 £450 +5.88% 67
Southwark -6 8 £475 +35.71%
West End of London -15 8 £419 - 25
City of Westminster -12 5 £425 -
Camden - 1 £363 -
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 26 May 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.

1 214 (85.60%) Front End Development
2 205 (82.00%) JavaScript
3 191 (76.40%) HTML
4 190 (76.00%) CSS
5 118 (47.20%) HTML5
6 117 (46.80%) AngularJS
7 104 (41.60%) React
8 95 (38.00%) CSS3
9 84 (33.60%) Agile Software Development
10 83 (33.20%) Redux
11 65 (26.00%) Sass
12 55 (22.00%) Node.js
12 55 (22.00%) User Experience
13 52 (20.80%) Git (software)
14 44 (17.60%) TDD
14 44 (17.60%) ES6
15 39 (15.60%) Finance
16 38 (15.20%) webpack
17 35 (14.00%) TypeScript
18 31 (12.40%) LESS
18 31 (12.40%) gulp
19 29 (11.60%) Greenfield Project
19 29 (11.60%) jQuery
19 29 (11.60%) Web Development
20 26 (10.40%) Grunt
21 25 (10.00%) Jasmine
21 25 (10.00%) Angular 2
22 24 (9.60%) Mobile App
22 24 (9.60%) Unit Testing
22 24 (9.60%) RESTful

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 8 (3.20%) CMS
2 7 (2.80%) WordPress
3 3 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (1.20%) Drupal
3 3 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (1.20%) Umbraco
4 2 (0.80%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.40%) Confluence
5 1 (0.40%) Ethereum
5 1 (0.40%) Kentico
Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.40%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.60%) ION MarketView
1 4 (1.60%) Magento
2 1 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (4.00%) npm
4 7 (2.80%) PaaS
5 5 (2.00%) IaaS
6 2 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.80%) Yarn
7 1 (0.40%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.40%) GitHub
7 1 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.40%) SaaS
7 1 (0.40%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.80%) Internet
2 2 (0.80%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.40%) Intranet
3 1 (0.40%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (3.20%) MySQL
3 7 (2.80%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.40%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.00%) Redis
6 4 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.60%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (1.20%) Big Data
7 3 (1.20%) Blockchain
7 3 (1.20%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.20%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.80%) Spotfire
8 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 52 (20.80%) Git (software)
2 38 (15.20%) webpack
3 31 (12.40%) gulp
4 26 (10.40%) Grunt
5 25 (10.00%) Jasmine
6 16 (6.40%) Protractor
7 11 (4.40%) Karma Test Runner
8 9 (3.60%) Mocha
9 8 (3.20%) Babel
9 8 (3.20%) JIRA
10 7 (2.80%) PhantomJS
11 4 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (1.60%) TeamCity
12 3 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (1.20%) CircleCI
12 3 (1.20%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.20%) Selenium
12 3 (1.20%) Subversion
13 2 (0.80%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 39 (15.60%) Finance
2 21 (8.40%) Retail
3 18 (7.20%) Banking
4 12 (4.80%) Marketing
5 11 (4.40%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.40%) Front Office
7 5 (2.00%) Advertising
7 5 (2.00%) Games
8 4 (1.60%) Back Office
8 4 (1.60%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.20%) Publishing
10 2 (0.80%) Law
10 2 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.40%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.40%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.40%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (76.40%) HTML
2 190 (76.00%) CSS
3 118 (47.20%) HTML5
4 117 (46.80%) AngularJS
5 104 (41.60%) React
6 95 (38.00%) CSS3
7 83 (33.20%) Redux
8 65 (26.00%) Sass
9 55 (22.00%) Node.js
10 31 (12.40%) LESS
11 29 (11.60%) jQuery
12 25 (10.00%) Angular 2
13 24 (9.60%) RESTful
14 22 (8.80%) REST
14 22 (8.80%) RxJS
15 21 (8.40%) .NET
16 20 (8.00%) Web Services
17 17 (6.80%) D3.js
18 15 (6.00%) Vue (Vue.js)
19 14 (5.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 55 (22.00%) User Experience
2 29 (11.60%) Greenfield Project
3 24 (9.60%) Mobile App
4 12 (4.80%) Fintech
5 7 (2.80%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.40%) Algorithms
6 6 (2.40%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.60%) Equities
7 4 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.60%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.60%) RIA
7 4 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.60%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.80%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.80%) Derivative
8 2 (0.80%) NHS
9 1 (0.40%) Animation
9 1 (0.40%) Blog
9 1 (0.40%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.40%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.00%) Linux
2 3 (1.20%) Android
2 3 (1.20%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.80%) Mac OS X
3 2 (0.80%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (85.60%) Front End Development
2 84 (33.60%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (17.60%) TDD
4 29 (11.60%) Web Development
5 24 (9.60%) Unit Testing
6 22 (8.80%) Open Source
7 21 (8.40%) E-Commerce
8 20 (8.00%) MVC
9 19 (7.60%) BDD
9 19 (7.60%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (6.40%) OO
10 16 (6.40%) Test Automation
11 15 (6.00%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (5.60%) DevOps
12 14 (5.60%) Responsive Web Design
13 13 (5.20%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
14 10 (4.00%) Analytics
14 10 (4.00%) Fund Management
15 9 (3.60%) Asset Management
15 9 (3.60%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 205 (82.00%) JavaScript
2 44 (17.60%) ES6
3 35 (14.00%) TypeScript
4 22 (8.80%) Java
5 14 (5.60%) C#
6 10 (4.00%) PHP
7 7 (2.80%) ES7
7 7 (2.80%) SQL
8 5 (2.00%) Objective-C
9 4 (1.60%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.20%) ES8
10 3 (1.20%) Go
10 3 (1.20%) Ruby
11 2 (0.80%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.80%) C++
11 2 (0.80%) Python
11 2 (0.80%) R
12 1 (0.40%) C
12 1 (0.40%) Perl
12 1 (0.40%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 3 (1.20%) Degree
2 2 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (0.80%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.60%) QA
2 4 (1.60%) WCAG
3 2 (0.80%) GDPR
4 1 (0.40%) GCP
4 1 (0.40%) PMO
4 1 (0.40%) Section 508
4 1 (0.40%) WAI
System Software
1 15 (6.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.20%) HockeyApp
3 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (1.60%) ION Trading
1 4 (1.60%) Microsoft
2 3 (1.20%) Sitecore
3 2 (0.80%) Adobe
3 2 (0.80%) Atlassian
3 2 (0.80%) Google
3 2 (0.80%) New Relic
3 2 (0.80%) Rollbar
3 2 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (0.80%) TIBCO
4 1 (0.40%) Apiary
4 1 (0.40%) Demandware
4 1 (0.40%) DevExpress
4 1 (0.40%) DoubleClick
4 1 (0.40%) Facebook
4 1 (0.40%) hybris
4 1 (0.40%) PayPal
4 1 (0.40%) SAP
4 1 (0.40%) Splunk
4 1 (0.40%) Telerik