Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 98 81
Rank change year-on-year -32 -17 +37
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 170 191 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.91% 2.61% 2.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 2.73% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 149 218
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £261
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Central London median hourly rate - - £26.32
London median hourly rate £68.75 £43.25 £24.23
% change year-on-year +58.96% +78.50% -11.47%

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 8,433 6,997 7,888
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 95.57% 95.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,568 5,452 6,141
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 75 109
Central London median hourly rate £18.60 £17.50 £19.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.29% -12.46% +14.56%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.42 £11.50
90th Percentile £40.38 £44.35 £43.10
London median hourly rate £20.91 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.74% +13.16% +6.65%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -36 124 £448 +7.19% 93
West End of London +3 7 £350 - 16
City of Westminster -6 2 - -
Camden - 2 £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 24 February 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.

1 152 (89.41%) Front End Development
2 148 (87.06%) JavaScript
3 131 (77.06%) CSS
4 125 (73.53%) HTML
5 83 (48.82%) React
6 76 (44.71%) HTML5
7 75 (44.12%) AngularJS
8 61 (35.88%) CSS3
9 43 (25.29%) Agile Software Development
10 37 (21.76%) Git (software)
10 37 (21.76%) Sass
11 34 (20.00%) TDD
12 29 (17.06%) jQuery
12 29 (17.06%) Node.js
13 26 (15.29%) User Experience
14 25 (14.71%) Finance
15 24 (14.12%) Redux
16 23 (13.53%) ES6
17 22 (12.94%) Web Development
17 22 (12.94%) webpack
18 21 (12.35%) RESTful
19 20 (11.76%) Java
19 20 (11.76%) gulp
20 19 (11.18%) Greenfield Project
20 19 (11.18%) Vue (Vue.js)
21 17 (10.00%) Grunt
22 16 (9.41%) Web Services
23 15 (8.82%) Fintech
23 15 (8.82%) Mobile App
24 14 (8.24%) LESS

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 (4.71%) CMS
2 5 (2.94%) WordPress
3 3 (1.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.18%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.59%) Confluence
5 1 (0.59%) Drupal
5 1 (0.59%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (5.29%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.18%) GIMP
3 1 (0.59%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.76%) Magento
2 2 (1.18%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.18%) Firebase
3 2 (1.18%) npm
4 1 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.59%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.59%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.94%) Internet
2 1 (0.59%) HTTP
2 1 (0.59%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.59%) Intranet
2 1 (0.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.12%) MySQL
2 5 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.35%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.35%) Redis
4 3 (1.76%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.18%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.59%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.59%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.59%) QlikView
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 37 (21.76%) Git (software)
2 22 (12.94%) webpack
3 20 (11.76%) gulp
4 17 (10.00%) Grunt
5 13 (7.65%) Jasmine
6 8 (4.71%) JIRA
7 7 (4.12%) Mocha
7 7 (4.12%) PhantomJS
8 6 (3.53%) Karma Test Runner
9 5 (2.94%) Babel
10 4 (2.35%) Protractor
10 4 (2.35%) Subversion
11 2 (1.18%) git-flow
11 2 (1.18%) Mercurial
11 2 (1.18%) PostCSS
11 2 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.59%) Bower
12 1 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.59%) Sinon.JS
12 1 (0.59%) Sublime Text
General
1 25 (14.71%) Finance
2 14 (8.24%) Retail
3 9 (5.29%) Marketing
4 8 (4.71%) Banking
5 3 (1.76%) Games
6 2 (1.18%) Law
6 2 (1.18%) Music Industry
6 2 (1.18%) Publishing
7 1 (0.59%) Advertising
7 1 (0.59%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.59%) Front Office
7 1 (0.59%) Legal
7 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (77.06%) CSS
2 125 (73.53%) HTML
3 83 (48.82%) React
4 76 (44.71%) HTML5
5 75 (44.12%) AngularJS
6 61 (35.88%) CSS3
7 37 (21.76%) Sass
8 29 (17.06%) jQuery
8 29 (17.06%) Node.js
9 24 (14.12%) Redux
10 21 (12.35%) RESTful
11 19 (11.18%) Vue (Vue.js)
12 16 (9.41%) Web Services
13 14 (8.24%) Angular 2
13 14 (8.24%) LESS
14 12 (7.06%) .NET
15 11 (6.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 9 (5.29%) Jest
17 8 (4.71%) Ajax
17 8 (4.71%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.29%) User Experience
2 19 (11.18%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (8.82%) Fintech
3 15 (8.82%) Mobile App
4 9 (5.29%) Data Structures
5 6 (3.53%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.94%) RIA
7 3 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.76%) Online Games
8 2 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.18%) NHS
8 2 (1.18%) W3C
9 1 (0.59%) Equities
9 1 (0.59%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.59%) iPad
9 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.59%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.59%) Social Media
9 1 (0.59%) Tandem
9 1 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.12%) Linux
2 2 (1.18%) Mac OS X
2 2 (1.18%) Unix
3 1 (0.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (89.41%) Front End Development
2 43 (25.29%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (20.00%) TDD
4 22 (12.94%) Web Development
5 12 (7.06%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 12 (7.06%) Responsive Web Design
5 12 (7.06%) Unit Testing
6 11 (6.47%) Open Source
7 10 (5.88%) E-Commerce
7 10 (5.88%) OO
8 9 (5.29%) BDD
8 9 (5.29%) Fund Management
9 8 (4.71%) Build Automation
9 8 (4.71%) Continuous Deployment
9 8 (4.71%) Low Latency
9 8 (4.71%) Wireframes
10 7 (4.12%) High Availability
10 7 (4.12%) Mobile Development
10 7 (4.12%) Validation
11 6 (3.53%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 148 (87.06%) JavaScript
2 23 (13.53%) ES6
3 20 (11.76%) Java
4 13 (7.65%) TypeScript
5 12 (7.06%) PHP
6 10 (5.88%) C#
7 6 (3.53%) SQL
8 5 (2.94%) ES7
9 4 (2.35%) Python
9 4 (2.35%) Ruby
10 2 (1.18%) Go
11 1 (0.59%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.59%) ES8
11 1 (0.59%) GraphQL
11 1 (0.59%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (1.76%) Degree
1 3 (1.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.18%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.94%) WCAG
2 2 (1.18%) QA
3 1 (0.59%) GCP
3 1 (0.59%) WAI
System Software
1 10 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (4.71%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.59%) HockeyApp
2 1 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (2.94%) Adobe
2 2 (1.18%) Apiary
2 2 (1.18%) Demandware
2 2 (1.18%) Google
2 2 (1.18%) PayPal
3 1 (0.59%) ATG
3 1 (0.59%) Facebook
3 1 (0.59%) hybris
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle
3 1 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (0.59%) Sencha
3 1 (0.59%) TIBCO
3 1 (0.59%) Twitter