Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019.

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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 87 137 97
Rank change year-on-year +50 -40 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 271 152 203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 3.06% 1.77% 2.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.21% 1.87% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 122 154
Central London median daily rate £500 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.73% +5.29% -
10th Percentile £380 £313 £304
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
London median daily rate £500 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +17.65% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £41.25 - £43.25

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 8,432 8,117 7,094
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.10% 94.53% 95.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,434 6,330 5,510
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
London median daily rate £500 £500 £465
% change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 112 77
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.31% +6.47% -12.82%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £11.99
90th Percentile £35.00 £36.18 £52.08
London median hourly rate £20.57 £19.91 £20.50
% change year-on-year +3.33% -2.88% +7.89%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 +58 212 £500 +14.29% 89
Southwark - 70 £500 -
West End of London -29 6 £575 +55.93%
City of Westminster -3 1 - - 1
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 21 January 2019, 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.

1 243 (89.67%) JavaScript
2 217 (80.07%) Front End Development
3 167 (61.62%) HTML
4 152 (56.09%) CSS
5 142 (52.40%) AngularJS
6 113 (41.70%) Agile Software Development
7 100 (36.90%) TDD
8 99 (36.53%) React
9 87 (32.10%) Redux
10 83 (30.63%) HTML5
11 74 (27.31%) Node.js
12 61 (22.51%) User Experience
13 59 (21.77%) Sass
14 57 (21.03%) Git (software)
15 50 (18.45%) jQuery
15 50 (18.45%) OO
15 50 (18.45%) Finance
16 46 (16.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 44 (16.24%) CSS3
18 41 (15.13%) gulp
19 36 (13.28%) MVC
20 34 (12.55%) BDD
20 34 (12.55%) ES6
21 33 (12.18%) TypeScript
22 31 (11.44%) Amazon AWS
23 30 (11.07%) Test Automation
24 29 (10.70%) DevOps
24 29 (10.70%) webpack
25 28 (10.33%) Grunt
25 28 (10.33%) Jasmine

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 14 (5.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 8 (2.95%) CMS
3 6 (2.21%) WordPress
4 3 (1.11%) Drupal
4 3 (1.11%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.74%) EPiServer
5 2 (0.74%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.37%) Confluence
6 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (1.85%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.48%) Fireworks
3 3 (1.11%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.74%) InDesign
4 2 (0.74%) InVision
Business Applications
1 3 (1.11%) Magento
2 2 (0.74%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.37%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 31 (11.44%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.69%) Serverless
4 8 (2.95%) AWS Lambda
4 8 (2.95%) Heroku
5 6 (2.21%) Amazon SQS
5 6 (2.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (2.21%) npm
6 5 (1.85%) GitHub
7 3 (1.11%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.37%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.37%) Firebase
9 1 (0.37%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.37%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.37%) SaaS
9 1 (0.37%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.95%) Internet
2 4 (1.48%) HTTP
3 2 (0.74%) FTP
3 2 (0.74%) Intranet
3 2 (0.74%) SMTP
3 2 (0.74%) SSH
4 1 (0.37%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.01%) MongoDB
2 11 (4.06%) NoSQL
3 10 (3.69%) MySQL
4 6 (2.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (1.48%) Redis
6 3 (1.11%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.74%) CouchDB
7 2 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.37%) Big Data
8 1 (0.37%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.37%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.37%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 57 (21.03%) Git (software)
2 41 (15.13%) gulp
3 29 (10.70%) webpack
4 28 (10.33%) Grunt
4 28 (10.33%) Jasmine
5 25 (9.23%) Karma Test Runner
6 17 (6.27%) Selenium
7 13 (4.80%) JIRA
8 11 (4.06%) Jenkins
9 10 (3.69%) Mocha
10 9 (3.32%) Protractor
11 8 (2.95%) Axure RP
11 8 (2.95%) PostCSS
12 5 (1.85%) Cucumber
12 5 (1.85%) JUnit
12 5 (1.85%) Mercurial
12 5 (1.85%) Sinon.JS
12 5 (1.85%) WebDriver
13 4 (1.48%) Dreamweaver
14 3 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 50 (18.45%) Finance
2 8 (2.95%) Games
3 6 (2.21%) Advertising
3 6 (2.21%) Banking
4 4 (1.48%) Front Office
4 4 (1.48%) Marketing
5 3 (1.11%) Publishing
6 2 (0.74%) Retail
7 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (61.62%) HTML
2 152 (56.09%) CSS
3 142 (52.40%) AngularJS
4 99 (36.53%) React
5 87 (32.10%) Redux
6 83 (30.63%) HTML5
7 74 (27.31%) Node.js
8 59 (21.77%) Sass
9 50 (18.45%) jQuery
10 46 (16.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 44 (16.24%) CSS3
12 22 (8.12%) Angular 2
12 22 (8.12%) RESTful
13 20 (7.38%) LESS
13 20 (7.38%) Vue.js
14 19 (7.01%) Express
14 19 (7.01%) MEAN Stack
15 18 (6.64%) JSON
16 17 (6.27%) REST
17 13 (4.80%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 61 (22.51%) User Experience
2 19 (7.01%) Data Structures
3 13 (4.80%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (4.06%) Fintech
5 10 (3.69%) Algorithms
6 9 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.58%) W3C
8 6 (2.21%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.85%) RIA
10 3 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.74%) Animation
11 2 (0.74%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.74%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.74%) Tandem
12 1 (0.37%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.37%) FMCG
12 1 (0.37%) Graphic Design
12 1 (0.37%) Over-the-Top Content
12 1 (0.37%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.74%) Android
1 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
1 2 (0.74%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (80.07%) Front End Development
2 113 (41.70%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (36.90%) TDD
4 50 (18.45%) OO
5 36 (13.28%) MVC
6 34 (12.55%) BDD
7 30 (11.07%) Test Automation
8 29 (10.70%) DevOps
9 25 (9.23%) E-Commerce
10 23 (8.49%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (8.49%) Scrum
11 22 (8.12%) Pair Programming
12 19 (7.01%) Computer Science
12 19 (7.01%) Unit Testing
13 18 (6.64%) OOP
13 18 (6.64%) Responsive Web Design
14 17 (6.27%) Microservices
15 13 (4.80%) Continuous Integration
16 12 (4.43%) B2B
16 12 (4.43%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 243 (89.67%) JavaScript
2 34 (12.55%) ES6
3 33 (12.18%) TypeScript
4 10 (3.69%) Java
5 9 (3.32%) PHP
6 8 (2.95%) C#
7 6 (2.21%) ES7
7 6 (2.21%) PHP 7
8 4 (1.48%) SQL
9 3 (1.11%) Python
10 2 (0.74%) Go
10 2 (0.74%) Java 8
10 2 (0.74%) Ruby
10 2 (0.74%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (6.64%) Degree
2 6 (2.21%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.48%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.37%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.48%) WCAG
2 2 (0.74%) QA
System Software
1 18 (6.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.74%) Ansible
1 2 (0.74%) Puppet
2 1 (0.37%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (2.21%) Adobe
1 6 (2.21%) Google
2 4 (1.48%) Cypress Semiconductor
2 4 (1.48%) Sitecore
3 2 (0.74%) hybris
3 2 (0.74%) Microsoft
3 2 (0.74%) Pardot
3 2 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.37%) Marketo
4 1 (0.37%) PubNub
4 1 (0.37%) TIBCO