Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 October 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 109 86
Rank change year-on-year +32 -23 +53
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 230 152 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.32% 2.22% 2.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.48% 2.34% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 123 152
City of London median daily rate £500 £450 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.11% +5.38%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £638 £568
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £424
% change year-on-year +11.11% +6.19% +5.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,614 6,502 6,360
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.43% 94.81% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,233 5,109 5,060
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £675 £651
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 87 77
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.75 £44.05
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.40 £17.25
% change year-on-year +1.66% +6.64% -4.17%

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 20 October 2018.

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)
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 Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the City of London region over the 6 months to 20 October 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
London Bridge -6 43 £500 +53.85%
Moorgate -7 6 £400 -
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Central 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 20 October 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 City of London region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 201 (87.39%) JavaScript
2 169 (73.48%) Front End Development
3 149 (64.78%) HTML
4 130 (56.52%) AngularJS
5 128 (55.65%) CSS
6 100 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
7 97 (42.17%) HTML5
8 85 (36.96%) React
9 59 (25.65%) TDD
10 57 (24.78%) Redux
10 57 (24.78%) Sass
11 55 (23.91%) CSS3
12 48 (20.87%) jQuery
13 46 (20.00%) OO
14 45 (19.57%) User Experience
15 42 (18.26%) Git (software)
16 40 (17.39%) MVC
17 39 (16.96%) Node.js
18 37 (16.09%) gulp
19 35 (15.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 29 (12.61%) Finance
21 28 (12.17%) TypeScript
22 25 (10.87%) ES6
23 24 (10.43%) Grunt
23 24 (10.43%) webpack
23 24 (10.43%) Jasmine
24 23 (10.00%) RESTful
25 22 (9.57%) DevOps
26 20 (8.70%) LESS
26 20 (8.70%) Test Automation

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 13 (5.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 11 (4.78%) WordPress
3 7 (3.04%) CMS
4 3 (1.30%) Confluence
4 3 (1.30%) Drupal
4 3 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.87%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (1.74%) Fireworks
1 4 (1.74%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.87%) InDesign
2 2 (0.87%) InVision
Business Applications
1 6 (2.61%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.87%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (4.78%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.04%) npm
4 3 (1.30%) GitHub
4 3 (1.30%) Yarn
5 2 (0.87%) Heroku
5 2 (0.87%) PaaS
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.43%) Azure Functions
6 1 (0.43%) Firebase
6 1 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.30%) Internet
2 2 (0.87%) Intranet
3 1 (0.43%) FTP
3 1 (0.43%) HTTP
3 1 (0.43%) Skype
3 1 (0.43%) SMTP
3 1 (0.43%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.17%) NoSQL
2 4 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.30%) MySQL
3 3 (1.30%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.87%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.43%) Big Data
5 1 (0.43%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.43%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.43%) Spotfire
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 42 (18.26%) Git (software)
2 37 (16.09%) gulp
3 24 (10.43%) Grunt
3 24 (10.43%) Jasmine
3 24 (10.43%) webpack
4 19 (8.26%) Karma Test Runner
5 13 (5.65%) Selenium
6 8 (3.48%) JIRA
7 6 (2.61%) Jenkins
7 6 (2.61%) Protractor
7 6 (2.61%) WebDriver
8 5 (2.17%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.74%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (1.30%) JUnit
11 2 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.87%) Mocha
11 2 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.87%) PhantomJS
11 2 (0.87%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 29 (12.61%) Finance
2 10 (4.35%) Retail
3 9 (3.91%) Front Office
4 7 (3.04%) Advertising
5 6 (2.61%) Banking
6 5 (2.17%) Back Office
7 3 (1.30%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.87%) Games
8 2 (0.87%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.87%) Marketing
9 1 (0.43%) Law
9 1 (0.43%) Publishing
9 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (64.78%) HTML
2 130 (56.52%) AngularJS
3 128 (55.65%) CSS
4 97 (42.17%) HTML5
5 85 (36.96%) React
6 57 (24.78%) Redux
6 57 (24.78%) Sass
7 55 (23.91%) CSS3
8 48 (20.87%) jQuery
9 39 (16.96%) Node.js
10 35 (15.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 23 (10.00%) RESTful
12 20 (8.70%) LESS
13 19 (8.26%) Vue.js
14 17 (7.39%) Angular 2
15 16 (6.96%) .NET
16 13 (5.65%) REST
17 12 (5.22%) JSON
18 10 (4.35%) Web Services
19 9 (3.91%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 45 (19.57%) User Experience
2 16 (6.96%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (6.52%) Data Structures
4 14 (6.09%) Fintech
5 10 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.35%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.74%) Animation
6 4 (1.74%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.30%) e-Learning
7 3 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.87%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.87%) Equities
8 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.87%) RIA
9 1 (0.43%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.43%) iPad
9 1 (0.43%) Social Media
9 1 (0.43%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.04%) Linux
2 2 (0.87%) Android
2 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (73.48%) Front End Development
2 100 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (25.65%) TDD
4 46 (20.00%) OO
5 40 (17.39%) MVC
6 22 (9.57%) DevOps
7 20 (8.70%) Test Automation
8 18 (7.83%) BDD
9 17 (7.39%) Web Development
10 14 (6.09%) OOP
11 12 (5.22%) Open Source
12 11 (4.78%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (4.35%) Mentoring
13 10 (4.35%) Project Management
13 10 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
13 10 (4.35%) Scrum
14 8 (3.48%) Pair Programming
14 8 (3.48%) Problem-Solving
14 8 (3.48%) Unit Testing
15 7 (3.04%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 201 (87.39%) JavaScript
2 28 (12.17%) TypeScript
3 25 (10.87%) ES6
4 15 (6.52%) C#
5 7 (3.04%) Java
6 5 (2.17%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.74%) PHP
7 4 (1.74%) R
8 3 (1.30%) ES7
9 2 (0.87%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.87%) Python
9 2 (0.87%) Scala
10 1 (0.43%) C++
10 1 (0.43%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 7 (3.04%) Degree
2 3 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.74%) QA
2 3 (1.30%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (5.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.87%) Puppet
2 1 (0.43%) Ansible
2 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (2.61%) Adobe
1 6 (2.61%) ION Trading
2 4 (1.74%) Cypress Semiconductor
2 4 (1.74%) Sitecore
3 3 (1.30%) Microsoft
4 2 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (0.87%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.43%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.43%) DoubleClick
5 1 (0.43%) Google
5 1 (0.43%) HubSpot
5 1 (0.43%) Pardot
5 1 (0.43%) PubNub