Period
to 23 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £458 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

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 > City of London
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 84 159
Rank change year-on-year -8 +75 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 170 199 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.62% 2.88% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.74% 3.03% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 174 118
City of London median daily rate £458 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.38% +14.29% -1.41%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £210
90th Percentile £638 £575 £496
London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £27.37
London median hourly rate £16.00 £25.82 £22.12
% change year-on-year -38.03% +16.75% -87.36%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6214 6572 10815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.75% 95.25% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4783 5312 8273
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £311 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 80 167
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.87% +1.30% +2.15%
10th Percentile £12.52 £11.48 £10.40
90th Percentile £30.06 £35.86 £37.02
London median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% -2.56% +11.43%

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the City of London

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the City of London

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the City of London

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of 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 the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the City of London

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 153 (90.00%) JavaScript
2 142 (83.53%) Front End Development
3 140 (82.35%) HTML
4 138 (81.18%) CSS
5 114 (67.06%) AngularJS
6 83 (48.82%) Agile Software Development
7 76 (44.71%) React
8 71 (41.76%) HTML5
9 60 (35.29%) Node.js
10 58 (34.12%) jQuery
11 52 (30.59%) Sass
12 51 (30.00%) CSS3
13 44 (25.88%) TDD
14 42 (24.71%) User Experience
15 33 (19.41%) Git (software)
15 33 (19.41%) Finance
16 30 (17.65%) Banking
17 29 (17.06%) Java
18 28 (16.47%) OO
19 23 (13.53%) Scrum
19 23 (13.53%) Web Development
20 22 (12.94%) gulp
20 22 (12.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 22 (12.94%) ES6
21 18 (10.59%) Redux
21 18 (10.59%) Backbone.js
21 18 (10.59%) Jasmine
21 18 (10.59%) Front Office
22 15 (8.82%) D3.js
22 15 (8.82%) RESTful

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
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 5 (2.94%) CMS
2 4 (2.35%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (1.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (1.76%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.18%) WordPress
5 1 (0.59%) Confluence
5 1 (0.59%) Drupal
5 1 (0.59%) Ethereum
5 1 (0.59%) Kentico
5 1 (0.59%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.59%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (2.94%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (1.76%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.59%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.29%) SaaS
2 6 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.18%) Google Play
5 1 (0.59%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.59%) GitHub
5 1 (0.59%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.12%) MongoDB
1 7 (4.12%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.76%) Couchbase
2 3 (1.76%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.18%) MySQL
4 1 (0.59%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.59%) Big Data
4 1 (0.59%) BigQuery
4 1 (0.59%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 33 (19.41%) Git (software)
2 22 (12.94%) gulp
3 18 (10.59%) Jasmine
4 13 (7.65%) Grunt
5 10 (5.88%) webpack
6 9 (5.29%) Mocha
7 8 (4.71%) Bower
7 8 (4.71%) Karma Test Runner
7 8 (4.71%) Protractor
7 8 (4.71%) Selenium
8 6 (3.53%) Visual Studio
9 5 (2.94%) Cucumber
10 4 (2.35%) Subversion
11 3 (1.76%) Axure RP
11 3 (1.76%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.76%) JIRA
11 3 (1.76%) JUnit
11 3 (1.76%) Sinon.JS
11 3 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.76%) WebStorm
General
1 33 (19.41%) Finance
2 30 (17.65%) Banking
3 18 (10.59%) Front Office
4 12 (7.06%) Investment Banking
5 7 (4.12%) Marketing
6 4 (2.35%) Advertising
7 3 (1.76%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.18%) Retail
9 1 (0.59%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.59%) Electronics
9 1 (0.59%) Games
9 1 (0.59%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (82.35%) HTML
2 138 (81.18%) CSS
3 114 (67.06%) AngularJS
4 76 (44.71%) React
5 71 (41.76%) HTML5
6 60 (35.29%) Node.js
7 58 (34.12%) jQuery
8 52 (30.59%) Sass
9 51 (30.00%) CSS3
10 22 (12.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 18 (10.59%) Backbone.js
11 18 (10.59%) Redux
12 15 (8.82%) D3.js
12 15 (8.82%) RESTful
13 14 (8.24%) Ember.js
13 14 (8.24%) JSON
14 13 (7.65%) LESS
15 12 (7.06%) Angular 2
16 11 (6.47%) Web Services
17 9 (5.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (24.71%) User Experience
2 9 (5.29%) Fintech
3 7 (4.12%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (3.53%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.35%) NHS
5 4 (2.35%) RIA
6 3 (1.76%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.76%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.76%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.18%) Derivative
7 2 (1.18%) Equities
7 2 (1.18%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.18%) Social Media
8 1 (0.59%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.59%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.59%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.59%) FMCG
8 1 (0.59%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.59%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.12%) Linux
2 4 (2.35%) Android
3 3 (1.76%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (83.53%) Front End Development
2 83 (48.82%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (25.88%) TDD
4 28 (16.47%) OO
5 23 (13.53%) Scrum
5 23 (13.53%) Web Development
6 13 (7.65%) Analytics
6 13 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (7.65%) MVC
7 12 (7.06%) BDD
7 12 (7.06%) Unit Testing
8 11 (6.47%) Responsive Web Design
8 11 (6.47%) Software Engineering
9 9 (5.29%) High Availability
9 9 (5.29%) Low Latency
9 9 (5.29%) Open Source
10 8 (4.71%) Mobile First
10 8 (4.71%) Prototyping
10 8 (4.71%) Test Automation
11 7 (4.12%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 153 (90.00%) JavaScript
2 29 (17.06%) Java
3 22 (12.94%) ES6
4 13 (7.65%) SQL
5 11 (6.47%) TypeScript
6 9 (5.29%) C#
7 5 (2.94%) Python
8 4 (2.35%) PHP
8 4 (2.35%) Scala
9 3 (1.76%) C
9 3 (1.76%) Ruby
10 2 (1.18%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.18%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (3.53%) Degree
2 1 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.59%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.35%) QA
2 1 (0.59%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (2.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.59%) Puppet
1 1 (0.59%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (4.71%) Google
2 4 (2.35%) Sitecore
3 3 (1.76%) Apple
3 3 (1.76%) Marketo
3 3 (1.76%) Telerik
3 3 (1.76%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.18%) Twitter
5 1 (0.59%) Adobe
5 1 (0.59%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.59%) Capita
5 1 (0.59%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle
5 1 (0.59%) Perforce
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Stratospherec
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Circa £400-500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Software Personnel International Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago