Period
to 4 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Front End Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Front End Development over the 6 months to 4 April 2020 with a comparison to the 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 Development (Client-Side Development)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 76 86 83
Rank change year-on-year +10 -3 -3
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 108 193 207
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.59% 2.85% 2.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 3.19% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 158 170
Median daily rate £505 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £330 £363 £325
90th Percentile £625 £588 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

Front End Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,632 6,057 6,335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.14% 89.34% 89.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,676 4,678 5,030
Median daily rate £521 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.71% +2.44% +3.54%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £338
90th Percentile £675 £675 £695
Central London median daily rate £510 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.86% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 55 87
Median hourly rate £25.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.91% +10.00% +1.27%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.86 £11.81
90th Percentile £52.25 £42.61 £46.16
Median hourly rate £29.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +34.88% - +13.16%

Front End Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Front End Development as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Front End Development in the City of London

Front End Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Front End Development in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Front End Development in the City of London

Front End Development
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Front End Development in the City of London over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Front End Development in the City of London

Front End Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Front End Development in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Front End Development in the City of London

Front End Development
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Development within the City of London region over the 6 months to 4 April 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
London Bridge +18 1 £400 -20.00%
Front End Development
Central London

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Front End Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Front End Development.

1 76 (70.37%) JavaScript
2 68 (62.96%) HTML
3 63 (58.33%) CSS
4 55 (50.93%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (31.48%) AngularJS
6 32 (29.63%) React
7 31 (28.70%) HTML5
8 25 (23.15%) User Experience
8 25 (23.15%) TDD
9 22 (20.37%) Scrum
10 19 (17.59%) Node.js
10 19 (17.59%) CSS3
11 18 (16.67%) Finance
12 17 (15.74%) Java
12 17 (15.74%) jQuery
12 17 (15.74%) Sass
12 17 (15.74%) Redux
13 16 (14.81%) Greenfield Project
14 15 (13.89%) TypeScript
15 14 (12.96%) Git (software)
16 13 (12.04%) QA
16 13 (12.04%) C#
16 13 (12.04%) .NET
16 13 (12.04%) E-Commerce
17 11 (10.19%) CMS
17 11 (10.19%) Marketing
17 11 (10.19%) AWS
18 10 (9.26%) DevOps
18 10 (9.26%) Microservices
18 10 (9.26%) Web Development

Front End Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 11 (10.19%) CMS
2 8 (7.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.78%) Drupal
4 3 (2.78%) WordPress
5 1 (0.93%) Confluence
5 1 (0.93%) Mendix
5 1 (0.93%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (1.85%) InVision
1 2 (1.85%) Photoshop
1 2 (1.85%) Sketch
2 1 (0.93%) Figma
2 1 (0.93%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Magento
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.19%) AWS
2 7 (6.48%) Serverless
3 5 (4.63%) Azure
4 4 (3.70%) GitHub
5 3 (2.78%) Adobe Analytics
5 3 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.78%) GCP
6 2 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.85%) Amazon Cognito
6 2 (1.85%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.85%) npm
7 1 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.93%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.93%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.63%) Jackrabbit
2 4 (3.70%) MySQL
2 4 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.78%) Redis
4 2 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (1.85%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.93%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.93%) OLAP
5 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.93%) Power BI
5 1 (0.93%) QlikView
5 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.93%) Spotfire
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (12.96%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.56%) Jasmine
3 5 (4.63%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.63%) JIRA
3 5 (4.63%) Protractor
4 4 (3.70%) gulp
4 4 (3.70%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.70%) webpack
5 3 (2.78%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.85%) Axure RP
6 2 (1.85%) Babel
6 2 (1.85%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.85%) Firebug
6 2 (1.85%) Selenium
7 1 (0.93%) git-flow
7 1 (0.93%) GitLab
7 1 (0.93%) Postman
7 1 (0.93%) TestCafe
7 1 (0.93%) Travis CI
General
1 18 (16.67%) Finance
2 11 (10.19%) Marketing
3 5 (4.63%) Front Office
3 5 (4.63%) Public Sector
4 3 (2.78%) Law
5 2 (1.85%) Retail
5 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.93%) Advertising
6 1 (0.93%) Automotive
6 1 (0.93%) Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Electronics
6 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.93%) Games
6 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Legal
6 1 (0.93%) Local Government
6 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 95 (87.96%) Developer
2 60 (55.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 17 (15.74%) React Developer
4 10 (9.26%) Angular Developer
5 9 (8.33%) Designer
6 7 (6.48%) UX Designer
6 7 (6.48%) UX Developer
7 6 (5.56%) Lead Developer
7 6 (5.56%) UI Developer
8 5 (4.63%) Architect
8 5 (4.63%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (4.63%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.70%) Full Stack Developer
10 3 (2.78%) Drupal Developer
11 2 (1.85%) AWS Developer
11 2 (1.85%) Java Engineer
11 2 (1.85%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 2 (1.85%) Senior Developer
11 2 (1.85%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 2 (1.85%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (62.96%) HTML
2 63 (58.33%) CSS
3 34 (31.48%) AngularJS
4 32 (29.63%) React
5 31 (28.70%) HTML5
6 19 (17.59%) CSS3
6 19 (17.59%) Node.js
7 17 (15.74%) jQuery
7 17 (15.74%) Redux
7 17 (15.74%) Sass
8 13 (12.04%) .NET
9 8 (7.41%) Jest
9 8 (7.41%) XML
10 7 (6.48%) JSON
11 6 (5.56%) GraphQL
11 6 (5.56%) REST
11 6 (5.56%) Vue.js
12 5 (4.63%) JSR 170
12 5 (4.63%) RESTful
12 5 (4.63%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 25 (23.15%) User Experience
2 16 (14.81%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (6.48%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.63%) Virtual Team
4 5 (4.63%) W3C
5 3 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.78%) Cloud Native
5 3 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.78%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.85%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.93%) Animation
7 1 (0.93%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.93%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.93%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.93%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (0.93%) Android
2 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.93%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (50.93%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (23.15%) TDD
3 22 (20.37%) Scrum
4 13 (12.04%) E-Commerce
5 10 (9.26%) DevOps
5 10 (9.26%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 10 (9.26%) Microservices
5 10 (9.26%) Web Development
6 9 (8.33%) Content Management
6 9 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (8.33%) Unit Testing
7 8 (7.41%) BDD
7 8 (7.41%) Computer Science
7 8 (7.41%) Fintech
7 8 (7.41%) MVC
8 7 (6.48%) Digital Marketing
8 7 (6.48%) Test Automation
8 7 (6.48%) User Stories
9 6 (5.56%) CRM
9 6 (5.56%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 76 (70.37%) JavaScript
2 17 (15.74%) Java
3 15 (13.89%) TypeScript
4 13 (12.04%) C#
5 7 (6.48%) ES6
6 6 (5.56%) Ruby
7 5 (4.63%) PHP
8 4 (3.70%) Java 8
8 4 (3.70%) Python
8 4 (3.70%) SQL
9 3 (2.78%) C
9 3 (2.78%) ES7
10 2 (1.85%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.85%) Elm
10 2 (1.85%) Kotlin
10 2 (1.85%) Perl
10 2 (1.85%) Scala
10 2 (1.85%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (6.48%) Degree
1 7 (6.48%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.63%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.93%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.04%) QA
2 5 (4.63%) WCAG
3 1 (0.93%) PMO
3 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.70%) Terraform
2 2 (1.85%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.93%) Ansible
3 1 (0.93%) Control-M
3 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.93%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (8.33%) Adobe
2 4 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.70%) Perforce
3 3 (2.78%) Google
4 2 (1.85%) SAP
5 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.93%) Dell
5 1 (0.93%) hybris
5 1 (0.93%) New Relic
5 1 (0.93%) Tableau