Period
to 1 June 2020

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 1 June 2020.

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
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 109 98 94
Rank change year-on-year -11 -4 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 61 220 250
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 1.65% 2.60% 2.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 2.76% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 158 206
Median daily rate £450 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +0.56%
10th Percentile £265 £360 £313
90th Percentile £538 £575 £644
London median daily rate £481 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -3.75% +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 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%

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 3,464 7,980 8,741
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.70% 94.18% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,481 6,091 6,783
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £669 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 82 139
Median hourly rate £32.53 £20.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.62% +6.58% +15.45%
10th Percentile £12.60 £11.30 £12.49
90th Percentile £51.85 £55.76 £38.55
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.29 £21.50
% change year-on-year +64.42% -0.99% -4.44%

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 proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Central London.

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

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

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Central London over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

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

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Central London.

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 1 June 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 +13 45 £425 -10.53% 28
West End of London +27 3 £495 -
City of Westminster +24 3 £500 +2.56%
Camden - 1 £495 -
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 1 June 2020, 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 51 (83.61%) Front End Development
2 45 (73.77%) JavaScript
3 38 (62.30%) CSS
4 36 (59.02%) HTML
5 29 (47.54%) AngularJS
6 24 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (27.87%) React
8 16 (26.23%) User Experience
9 14 (22.95%) Microservices
9 14 (22.95%) Node.js
10 13 (21.31%) Scrum
11 12 (19.67%) Jasmine
11 12 (19.67%) HTML5
12 11 (18.03%) MySQL
13 10 (16.39%) SOAP
13 10 (16.39%) AWS
13 10 (16.39%) REST
13 10 (16.39%) Docker
13 10 (16.39%) Protractor
14 9 (14.75%) Redux
14 9 (14.75%) TypeScript
14 9 (14.75%) E-Commerce
14 9 (14.75%) TDD
14 9 (14.75%) Selenium
15 8 (13.11%) Finance
15 8 (13.11%) Elasticsearch
15 8 (13.11%) CSS3
15 8 (13.11%) Greenfield Project
15 8 (13.11%) Vue.js
16 7 (11.48%) Pair Programming

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 (13.11%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.64%) Apache
2 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.64%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.64%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Magento
1 1 (1.64%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (1.64%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.39%) AWS
2 3 (4.92%) Azure
3 2 (3.28%) GitHub
3 2 (3.28%) Serverless
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon Cognito
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.64%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.03%) MySQL
2 2 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.64%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.64%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (19.67%) Jasmine
2 10 (16.39%) Protractor
3 9 (14.75%) Selenium
4 4 (6.56%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.28%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.28%) gulp
5 2 (3.28%) PhantomJS
5 2 (3.28%) webpack
6 1 (1.64%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.64%) git-flow
6 1 (1.64%) GitLab
6 1 (1.64%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (1.64%) Mocha
6 1 (1.64%) Postman
6 1 (1.64%) Travis CI
6 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (13.11%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Law
2 4 (6.56%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.28%) Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Front Office
4 1 (1.64%) Local Government
4 1 (1.64%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (62.30%) CSS
2 36 (59.02%) HTML
3 29 (47.54%) AngularJS
4 17 (27.87%) React
5 14 (22.95%) Node.js
6 12 (19.67%) HTML5
7 10 (16.39%) REST
7 10 (16.39%) SOAP
8 9 (14.75%) Redux
9 8 (13.11%) CSS3
9 8 (13.11%) Vue.js
10 6 (9.84%) Jest
10 6 (9.84%) jQuery
10 6 (9.84%) Sass
11 4 (6.56%) .NET
11 4 (6.56%) Ionic Framework
12 3 (4.92%) Vuetify.js
12 3 (4.92%) Vuex
13 2 (3.28%) GraphQL
13 2 (3.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.23%) User Experience
2 8 (13.11%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (8.20%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (6.56%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.92%) Cloud Native
5 3 (4.92%) Public Cloud
6 2 (3.28%) NHS
7 1 (1.64%) Blog
7 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.64%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.28%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (83.61%) Front End Development
2 24 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (22.95%) Microservices
4 13 (21.31%) Scrum
5 9 (14.75%) E-Commerce
5 9 (14.75%) TDD
6 7 (11.48%) Pair Programming
7 6 (9.84%) DevOps
8 5 (8.20%) BDD
8 5 (8.20%) OO
9 4 (6.56%) Mobile Development
9 4 (6.56%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (6.56%) Sprint Planning
10 3 (4.92%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (4.92%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 3 (4.92%) Fintech
10 3 (4.92%) High Availability
10 3 (4.92%) Kanban
10 3 (4.92%) Open Source
10 3 (4.92%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 45 (73.77%) JavaScript
2 9 (14.75%) TypeScript
3 4 (6.56%) ES6
3 4 (6.56%) Python
3 4 (6.56%) Ruby
4 3 (4.92%) Java
5 2 (3.28%) PHP
5 2 (3.28%) SQL
6 1 (1.64%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) QA
System Software
1 10 (16.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) Ansible
1 1 (1.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (1.64%) Atlassian
1 1 (1.64%) Google
1 1 (1.64%) hybris
1 1 (1.64%) SAP
1 1 (1.64%) ServiceNow
1 1 (1.64%) Sitecore