Period
to 14 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 100 83
Rank change year-on-year +26 -17 +58
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 303 197 252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 3.32% 2.55% 3.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.49% 2.66% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 156 209
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.28% +11.34%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £563
London median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - £16.00 £25.82
% change year-on-year - -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 8,693 7,398 7,909
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 95.62% 95.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,717 5,580 6,203
Central London median daily rate £500 £495 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £306 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 97 84
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.69 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.05% -1.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £13.24 £12.81 £11.25
90th Percentile £32.40 £35.14 £45.97
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.90% +10.68% -4.40%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +15 209 £488 +2.63% 83
Southwark +1 19 £475 +46.15%
West End of London -24 9 £500 - 20
Camden - 5 £375 - 1
City of Westminster -4 4 £400 -
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 14 August 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.

1 250 (82.51%) JavaScript
1 250 (82.51%) Front End Development
2 210 (69.31%) HTML
3 204 (67.33%) CSS
4 156 (51.49%) AngularJS
5 129 (42.57%) HTML5
6 123 (40.59%) Agile Software Development
7 121 (39.93%) React
8 101 (33.33%) Redux
9 96 (31.68%) CSS3
10 77 (25.41%) Sass
11 76 (25.08%) User Experience
12 72 (23.76%) Node.js
13 71 (23.43%) TDD
14 64 (21.12%) Git (software)
15 51 (16.83%) webpack
16 49 (16.17%) TypeScript
16 49 (16.17%) Finance
17 46 (15.18%) ES6
18 44 (14.52%) gulp
19 41 (13.53%) jQuery
19 41 (13.53%) LESS
20 35 (11.55%) RESTful
20 35 (11.55%) OO
21 34 (11.22%) Grunt
22 32 (10.56%) Jasmine
23 31 (10.23%) Web Development
24 30 (9.90%) REST
25 29 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
26 28 (9.24%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 (4.62%) WordPress
2 13 (4.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 10 (3.30%) CMS
4 5 (1.65%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (0.99%) Confluence
5 3 (0.99%) Drupal
5 3 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.99%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.66%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.33%) Ethereum
7 1 (0.33%) Kentico
Applications
1 3 (0.99%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.33%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.33%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.33%) InDesign
2 1 (0.33%) InVision
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.97%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.66%) Magento
3 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.33%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 29 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (6.27%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (4.95%) npm
4 7 (2.31%) PaaS
5 5 (1.65%) GitHub
5 5 (1.65%) IaaS
5 5 (1.65%) Yarn
6 2 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.66%) SaaS
7 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.33%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.32%) Internet
2 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.33%) Intranet
2 1 (0.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.30%) MySQL
2 9 (2.97%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.64%) NoSQL
3 8 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.98%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (1.65%) Big Data
6 4 (1.32%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.66%) Redis
8 2 (0.66%) Spotfire
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.33%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.33%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 64 (21.12%) Git (software)
2 51 (16.83%) webpack
3 44 (14.52%) gulp
4 34 (11.22%) Grunt
5 32 (10.56%) Jasmine
6 20 (6.60%) Protractor
7 15 (4.95%) Karma Test Runner
8 12 (3.96%) JIRA
9 11 (3.63%) Mocha
10 9 (2.97%) Babel
11 8 (2.64%) PhantomJS
12 6 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (1.98%) TeamCity
13 5 (1.65%) Jenkins
14 4 (1.32%) Axure RP
14 4 (1.32%) Cucumber
14 4 (1.32%) Selenium
15 3 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 3 (0.99%) JHipster
15 3 (0.99%) Maven
General
1 49 (16.17%) Finance
2 21 (6.93%) Banking
2 21 (6.93%) Retail
3 13 (4.29%) Investment Banking
4 12 (3.96%) Front Office
5 11 (3.63%) Marketing
6 9 (2.97%) Advertising
7 8 (2.64%) Back Office
8 7 (2.31%) Financial Institution
8 7 (2.31%) Games
9 3 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.33%) Law
10 1 (0.33%) Publishing
10 1 (0.33%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (69.31%) HTML
2 204 (67.33%) CSS
3 156 (51.49%) AngularJS
4 129 (42.57%) HTML5
5 121 (39.93%) React
6 101 (33.33%) Redux
7 96 (31.68%) CSS3
8 77 (25.41%) Sass
9 72 (23.76%) Node.js
10 41 (13.53%) jQuery
10 41 (13.53%) LESS
11 35 (11.55%) RESTful
12 30 (9.90%) REST
13 28 (9.24%) .NET
13 28 (9.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 26 (8.58%) RxJS
15 25 (8.25%) Angular 2
16 23 (7.59%) Vue.js
17 21 (6.93%) JSON
18 20 (6.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 76 (25.08%) User Experience
2 24 (7.92%) Greenfield Project
3 23 (7.59%) Mobile App
4 17 (5.61%) Data Structures
5 10 (3.30%) Fixed Income
6 7 (2.31%) Algorithms
6 7 (2.31%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.31%) Fintech
7 6 (1.98%) Equities
7 6 (1.98%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.32%) NHS
9 4 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.32%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.99%) Animation
11 2 (0.66%) Derivative
11 2 (0.66%) Social Media
12 1 (0.33%) Blog
12 1 (0.33%) iPad
12 1 (0.33%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.96%) Linux
2 4 (1.32%) Android
2 4 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (82.51%) Front End Development
2 123 (40.59%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (23.43%) TDD
4 35 (11.55%) OO
5 31 (10.23%) Web Development
6 28 (9.24%) MVC
7 27 (8.91%) BDD
7 27 (8.91%) Open Source
8 25 (8.25%) DevOps
9 24 (7.92%) Test Automation
10 23 (7.59%) Unit Testing
11 22 (7.26%) E-Commerce
12 19 (6.27%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (6.27%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (5.61%) Responsive Web Design
14 14 (4.62%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
15 13 (4.29%) Scrum
15 13 (4.29%) Wireframes
16 12 (3.96%) Analytics
17 11 (3.63%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 250 (82.51%) JavaScript
2 49 (16.17%) TypeScript
3 46 (15.18%) ES6
4 27 (8.91%) C#
5 16 (5.28%) Java
6 10 (3.30%) PHP
7 8 (2.64%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.65%) ES7
8 5 (1.65%) R
9 4 (1.32%) C++
9 4 (1.32%) Objective-C
10 3 (0.99%) Go
10 3 (0.99%) Java 8
11 2 (0.66%) C
11 2 (0.66%) ES8
11 2 (0.66%) Python
11 2 (0.66%) Ruby
11 2 (0.66%) Scala
11 2 (0.66%) SQL
12 1 (0.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (1.98%) Degree
2 3 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (0.66%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.29%) QA
2 4 (1.32%) WCAG
3 2 (0.66%) GCP
3 2 (0.66%) GDPR
4 1 (0.33%) PMO
4 1 (0.33%) Section 508
4 1 (0.33%) WAI
System Software
1 23 (7.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.99%) Ansible
2 3 (0.99%) HockeyApp
3 2 (0.66%) Puppet
4 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (3.30%) Adobe
2 9 (2.97%) ION Trading
3 6 (1.98%) Microsoft
4 5 (1.65%) Apiary
4 5 (1.65%) Sitecore
5 3 (0.99%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.66%) New Relic
6 2 (0.66%) Rollbar
6 2 (0.66%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.33%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.33%) DoubleClick
7 1 (0.33%) Facebook
7 1 (0.33%) Google
7 1 (0.33%) HubSpot
7 1 (0.33%) hybris
7 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.33%) SAP
7 1 (0.33%) Splunk
7 1 (0.33%) Telerik
7 1 (0.33%) Twitter