Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019.

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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 96 140 103
Rank change year-on-year +44 -37 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 185 123 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.71% 1.72% 2.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.86% 1.82% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 102 112
City of London median daily rate £500 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.73% +5.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £408 £313 £313
90th Percentile £573 £575 £538
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
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 6,462 6,743 5,897
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.41% 95.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,058 5,358 4,682
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 98 72
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.25 £17.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.08% -9.43% -7.99%
10th Percentile £12.28 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £34.95 £31.00 £54.51
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.05 £17.47
% change year-on-year +3.60% +3.32% -10.41%

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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019. 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 - 61 £500 -
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 15 February 2019, 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.

1 162 (87.57%) JavaScript
2 140 (75.68%) Front End Development
3 117 (63.24%) HTML
4 102 (55.14%) CSS
5 100 (54.05%) AngularJS
6 73 (39.46%) Agile Software Development
7 64 (34.59%) HTML5
8 63 (34.05%) TDD
9 61 (32.97%) Redux
9 61 (32.97%) React
10 47 (25.41%) Node.js
11 42 (22.70%) User Experience
12 38 (20.54%) Sass
13 35 (18.92%) jQuery
14 31 (16.76%) OO
15 30 (16.22%) CSS3
16 29 (15.68%) MVC
17 28 (15.14%) Git (software)
17 28 (15.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 27 (14.59%) Finance
19 26 (14.05%) gulp
20 21 (11.35%) Pair Programming
21 20 (10.81%) MongoDB
22 19 (10.27%) webpack
22 19 (10.27%) ES6
22 19 (10.27%) MEAN Stack
23 18 (9.73%) Express
23 18 (9.73%) BDD
24 17 (9.19%) RESTful
24 17 (9.19%) TypeScript

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 8 (4.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 7 (3.78%) CMS
3 5 (2.70%) WordPress
4 3 (1.62%) Drupal
4 3 (1.62%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.54%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.54%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (1.62%) Fireworks
1 3 (1.62%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.08%) InVision
3 1 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.54%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.54%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.24%) GitHub
4 4 (2.16%) npm
5 3 (1.62%) Heroku
5 3 (1.62%) Serverless
6 2 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.54%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.54%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.54%) Firebase
7 1 (0.54%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.54%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.54%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.54%) PaaS
7 1 (0.54%) SaaS
7 1 (0.54%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.16%) HTTP
1 4 (2.16%) Internet
2 2 (1.08%) FTP
2 2 (1.08%) Intranet
2 2 (1.08%) SMTP
2 2 (1.08%) SSH
3 1 (0.54%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.81%) MongoDB
2 6 (3.24%) NoSQL
3 5 (2.70%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.16%) Redis
5 3 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.62%) CouchDB
5 3 (1.62%) MySQL
6 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.54%) BigQuery
7 1 (0.54%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.54%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 28 (15.14%) Git (software)
2 26 (14.05%) gulp
3 19 (10.27%) webpack
4 15 (8.11%) Karma Test Runner
5 14 (7.57%) Grunt
6 13 (7.03%) Jasmine
6 13 (7.03%) Selenium
7 9 (4.86%) Jenkins
8 5 (2.70%) WebDriver
9 4 (2.16%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.16%) Mocha
9 4 (2.16%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (2.16%) PostCSS
9 4 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.62%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (1.62%) JUnit
10 3 (1.62%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (1.08%) JIRA
11 2 (1.08%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (14.59%) Finance
2 6 (3.24%) Banking
3 4 (2.16%) Advertising
3 4 (2.16%) Front Office
4 3 (1.62%) Publishing
5 1 (0.54%) Games
5 1 (0.54%) Law
5 1 (0.54%) Marketing
5 1 (0.54%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (63.24%) HTML
2 102 (55.14%) CSS
3 100 (54.05%) AngularJS
4 64 (34.59%) HTML5
5 61 (32.97%) React
5 61 (32.97%) Redux
6 47 (25.41%) Node.js
7 38 (20.54%) Sass
8 35 (18.92%) jQuery
9 30 (16.22%) CSS3
10 28 (15.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 19 (10.27%) MEAN Stack
12 18 (9.73%) Express
13 17 (9.19%) RESTful
14 13 (7.03%) LESS
15 12 (6.49%) Vue.js
16 11 (5.95%) .NET
17 9 (4.86%) Angular 2
18 7 (3.78%) GraphQL
18 7 (3.78%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 42 (22.70%) User Experience
2 12 (6.49%) Fintech
3 8 (4.32%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (3.78%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.62%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.62%) W3C
6 2 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.08%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.08%) Tandem
7 1 (0.54%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.54%) Animation
7 1 (0.54%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.54%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.54%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.54%) RIA
7 1 (0.54%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.54%) Social Media
7 1 (0.54%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.62%) Linux
2 1 (0.54%) Android
2 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
2 1 (0.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (75.68%) Front End Development
2 73 (39.46%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (34.05%) TDD
4 31 (16.76%) OO
5 29 (15.68%) MVC
6 21 (11.35%) Pair Programming
7 18 (9.73%) BDD
8 17 (9.19%) DevOps
9 14 (7.57%) Test Automation
10 12 (6.49%) Scrum
10 12 (6.49%) Web Development
11 10 (5.41%) Microservices
11 10 (5.41%) Responsive Web Design
12 9 (4.86%) Unit Testing
13 8 (4.32%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (4.32%) OOP
13 8 (4.32%) Workflow
14 7 (3.78%) Kanban
15 6 (3.24%) Computer Science
15 6 (3.24%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 162 (87.57%) JavaScript
2 19 (10.27%) ES6
3 17 (9.19%) TypeScript
4 8 (4.32%) C#
5 5 (2.70%) Java
6 4 (2.16%) ES7
6 4 (2.16%) SQL
7 3 (1.62%) Ruby
8 2 (1.08%) PHP
8 2 (1.08%) Python
8 2 (1.08%) Scala
9 1 (0.54%) Go
9 1 (0.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (5.41%) Degree
2 6 (3.24%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.16%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.54%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.16%) WCAG
2 3 (1.62%) QA
System Software
1 9 (4.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.08%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.54%) Ansible
2 1 (0.54%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (2.16%) Cypress Semiconductor
1 4 (2.16%) Google
2 3 (1.62%) Adobe
2 3 (1.62%) Sitecore
3 2 (1.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.08%) Pardot
3 2 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.54%) DoubleClick
4 1 (0.54%) Marketo
4 1 (0.54%) PubNub
4 1 (0.54%) TIBCO