Period
to 20 October 2021

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

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 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 133 90 120
Rank change year-on-year -43 +30 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 46 27 115
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.18% 1.50% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.63% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 24 80
10th Percentile £391 £287 £412
25th Percentile £456 £306 £448
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £413 £500
Median % change year-on-year +27.27% -17.50% -
75th Percentile £620 £541 £575
90th Percentile £675 £594 £641
Central London median daily rate £538 £425 £513
% change year-on-year +26.47% -17.07% +2.50%

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 3,607 1,653 5,567
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.77% 91.88% 93.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,728 1,254 4,413
10th Percentile £350 £306 £313
25th Percentile £461 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £511 £513
Median % change year-on-year +7.58% -0.24% +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £748 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £511 £500
% change year-on-year +7.58% +2.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 25 70
10th Percentile £13.88 £15.50 £11.70
25th Percentile £18.94 £20.00 £13.31
Median hourly rate £28.25 £35.50 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -20.42% +82.05% +4.28%
75th Percentile £37.75 £46.00 £23.69
90th Percentile £62.05 £47.75 £49.15
Central London median hourly rate £30.25 £33.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -9.70% +63.41% +9.63%

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 proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the City of London.

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

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

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

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

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the City of London.

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 2021. 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 - 5 £650 -
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 2021, 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 44 (95.65%) Front End Development
2 36 (78.26%) JavaScript
3 28 (60.87%) React
4 26 (56.52%) HTML
5 24 (52.17%) CSS
6 21 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (45.65%) TypeScript
7 20 (43.48%) AngularJS
8 16 (34.78%) Redux
9 13 (28.26%) User Experience
9 13 (28.26%) TDD
10 12 (26.09%) Jest
11 10 (21.74%) Jasmine
11 10 (21.74%) Sass
12 9 (19.57%) HTML5
12 9 (19.57%) ES6
12 9 (19.57%) Vue.js
12 9 (19.57%) Unit Testing
13 8 (17.39%) Git (software)
13 8 (17.39%) AWS
14 7 (15.22%) Node.js
14 7 (15.22%) webpack
15 6 (13.04%) Docker
15 6 (13.04%) User Stories
15 6 (13.04%) Web Development
15 6 (13.04%) Web Services
16 5 (10.87%) Accessibility
16 5 (10.87%) Banking
16 5 (10.87%) Artificial Intelligence
16 5 (10.87%) Software Engineering

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 2 (4.35%) CMS
2 1 (2.17%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.39%) AWS
2 2 (4.35%) Azure
2 2 (4.35%) SaaS
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (2.17%) CloudFront
3 1 (2.17%) Route 53
3 1 (2.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Apache Hive
1 2 (4.35%) Big Data
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (2.17%) KDB
Development Applications
1 10 (21.74%) Jasmine
2 8 (17.39%) Git (software)
3 7 (15.22%) webpack
4 5 (10.87%) Cypress.io
4 5 (10.87%) Grunt
4 5 (10.87%) gulp
4 5 (10.87%) Karma Test Runner
4 5 (10.87%) PhantomJS
5 3 (6.52%) JSUnit
6 2 (4.35%) Storybook
6 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
6 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio Code
7 1 (2.17%) Babel
7 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.17%) ESLint
7 1 (2.17%) GitLab
7 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 5 (10.87%) Banking
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Investment Banking
2 4 (8.70%) Retail
2 4 (8.70%) Social Skills
3 1 (2.17%) Front Office
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (60.87%) React
2 26 (56.52%) HTML
3 24 (52.17%) CSS
4 20 (43.48%) AngularJS
5 16 (34.78%) Redux
6 12 (26.09%) Jest
7 10 (21.74%) Sass
8 9 (19.57%) HTML5
8 9 (19.57%) Vue.js
9 7 (15.22%) Node.js
10 6 (13.04%) Web Services
11 5 (10.87%) jQuery
12 3 (6.52%) Enzyme
12 3 (6.52%) NgRx
12 3 (6.52%) RESTful
12 3 (6.52%) RxJS
13 2 (4.35%) Angular 2
13 2 (4.35%) CSS3
13 2 (4.35%) GraphQL
13 2 (4.35%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.26%) User Experience
2 5 (10.87%) Algorithms
2 5 (10.87%) Data Structures
3 3 (6.52%) Fixed Income
3 3 (6.52%) Graphic Design
3 3 (6.52%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (4.35%) Derivative
4 2 (4.35%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (2.17%) Contract for Difference
5 1 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.17%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.17%) RIA
5 1 (2.17%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (95.65%) Front End Development
2 21 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (28.26%) TDD
4 9 (19.57%) Unit Testing
5 6 (13.04%) User Stories
5 6 (13.04%) Web Development
6 5 (10.87%) Artificial Intelligence
6 5 (10.87%) Build Automation
6 5 (10.87%) Continuous Deployment
6 5 (10.87%) Machine Learning
6 5 (10.87%) Software Engineering
6 5 (10.87%) Wireframes
7 4 (8.70%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 3 (6.52%) Adaptive Web Design
8 3 (6.52%) Clean Code
8 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
8 3 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.52%) Electronic Trading
8 3 (6.52%) Fintech
8 3 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 36 (78.26%) JavaScript
2 21 (45.65%) TypeScript
3 9 (19.57%) ES6
4 4 (8.70%) C#
5 3 (6.52%) Java
6 2 (4.35%) SQL
7 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.17%) C
7 1 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) Accessibility
System Software
1 6 (13.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (6.52%) Adobe
2 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com