The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 69 135
Rank change year-on-year -12 +66  
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 86 101 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.64% 2.91% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.77% 3.07% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 82 53
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £222 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £575 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £11.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year - -71.05%  

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 3104 3292 5205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.27% 94.95% 95.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2360 2668 3931
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 43 76
Median hourly rate £19.16 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.22% +11.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £43.57 £34.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 April 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 28 April 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.

1 121 (90.98%) JavaScript
2 105 (78.95%) CSS
3 103 (77.44%) HTML
4 101 (75.94%) Front End Development
5 79 (59.40%) AngularJS
6 57 (42.86%) HTML5
7 56 (42.11%) CSS3
8 52 (39.10%) Agile Software Development
9 50 (37.59%) jQuery
10 47 (35.34%) React
11 40 (30.08%) Sass
12 37 (27.82%) Node.js
13 32 (24.06%) User Experience
14 23 (17.29%) Jasmine
14 23 (17.29%) TDD
15 22 (16.54%) Web Development
16 21 (15.79%) gulp
17 18 (13.53%) Scrum
17 18 (13.53%) Finance
18 17 (12.78%) OO
18 17 (12.78%) Ajax
19 16 (12.03%) Git (software)
19 16 (12.03%) Backbone.js
19 16 (12.03%) Grunt
19 16 (12.03%) JSON
19 16 (12.03%) MVC
20 15 (11.28%) ES6
21 14 (10.53%) Java
21 14 (10.53%) Banking
22 13 (9.77%) webpack

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 10 (7.52%) CMS
2 7 (5.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (3.01%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.50%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.75%) Apache
5 1 (0.75%) Confluence
5 1 (0.75%) Drupal
5 1 (0.75%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.75%) Ethereum
5 1 (0.75%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.75%) JBoss
5 1 (0.75%) Kentico
5 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.75%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (3.76%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.52%) SaaS
2 3 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.50%) Google Play
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.75%) GitHub
4 1 (0.75%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.51%) HTTP
2 5 (3.76%) DNS
2 5 (3.76%) SSL
3 3 (2.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.01%) MongoDB
1 4 (3.01%) MySQL
2 3 (2.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (0.75%) BigQuery
3 1 (0.75%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.75%) Couchbase
3 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (17.29%) Jasmine
2 21 (15.79%) gulp
3 16 (12.03%) Git (software)
3 16 (12.03%) Grunt
4 13 (9.77%) webpack
5 11 (8.27%) Bower
5 11 (8.27%) Karma Test Runner
5 11 (8.27%) Protractor
6 10 (7.52%) Selenium
7 8 (6.02%) QUnit
8 7 (5.26%) Mocha
9 6 (4.51%) Maven
10 5 (3.76%) JSHint
10 5 (3.76%) Visual Studio
11 4 (3.01%) Cucumber
11 4 (3.01%) JUnit
12 3 (2.26%) Axure RP
12 3 (2.26%) Capybara
12 3 (2.26%) WebStorm
13 2 (1.50%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (13.53%) Finance
2 14 (10.53%) Banking
3 9 (6.77%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.51%) Front Office
5 5 (3.76%) Advertising
6 3 (2.26%) Automotive
7 2 (1.50%) Back Office
7 2 (1.50%) Marketing
7 2 (1.50%) Retail
7 2 (1.50%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.75%) Electronics
8 1 (0.75%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.75%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (78.95%) CSS
2 103 (77.44%) HTML
3 79 (59.40%) AngularJS
4 57 (42.86%) HTML5
5 56 (42.11%) CSS3
6 50 (37.59%) jQuery
7 47 (35.34%) React
8 40 (30.08%) Sass
9 37 (27.82%) Node.js
10 17 (12.78%) Ajax
11 16 (12.03%) Backbone.js
11 16 (12.03%) JSON
12 13 (9.77%) Redux
13 12 (9.02%) D3.js
13 12 (9.02%) LESS
13 12 (9.02%) REST
13 12 (9.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 11 (8.27%) Ember.js
15 10 (7.52%) RESTful
16 9 (6.77%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 32 (24.06%) User Experience
2 6 (4.51%) Fintech
3 5 (3.76%) Graphic Design
3 5 (3.76%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (3.76%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.26%) Equities
4 3 (2.26%) RIA
5 2 (1.50%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.50%) Derivative
5 2 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.75%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.75%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.75%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.75%) HoloLens
6 1 (0.75%) HTC Vive
6 1 (0.75%) Linked Data
6 1 (0.75%) NHS
6 1 (0.75%) STB
6 1 (0.75%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.77%) Linux
2 5 (3.76%) Android
3 3 (2.26%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.26%) Unix
4 1 (0.75%) webOS
4 1 (0.75%) Windows
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (75.94%) Front End Development
2 52 (39.10%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (17.29%) TDD
4 22 (16.54%) Web Development
5 18 (13.53%) Scrum
6 17 (12.78%) OO
7 16 (12.03%) MVC
8 13 (9.77%) Responsive Web Design
9 12 (9.02%) Unit Testing
10 8 (6.02%) BDD
10 8 (6.02%) Prototyping
10 8 (6.02%) SEO
10 8 (6.02%) Visualisation
10 8 (6.02%) Web Design
11 7 (5.26%) Data Visualisation
11 7 (5.26%) OOP
12 6 (4.51%) Content Management
12 6 (4.51%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (3.76%) High Availability
13 5 (3.76%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 121 (90.98%) JavaScript
2 15 (11.28%) ES6
3 14 (10.53%) Java
4 7 (5.26%) PHP
5 6 (4.51%) TypeScript
6 5 (3.76%) SQL
7 3 (2.26%) C#
8 2 (1.50%) Apple Swift
8 2 (1.50%) ECMAScript
8 2 (1.50%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.50%) Python
8 2 (1.50%) Ruby
9 1 (0.75%) C
9 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (2.26%) Degree
2 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.26%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (1.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (5.26%) Google
2 4 (3.01%) Twitter
3 3 (2.26%) Apple
3 3 (2.26%) Perforce
3 3 (2.26%) Telerik
3 3 (2.26%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.50%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.75%) Adobe
5 1 (0.75%) Capita
5 1 (0.75%) hybris
5 1 (0.75%) Marketo
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle
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TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Circa £450-550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Nakama
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day Weekly pay
Posted: 4 days ago
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ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Potential remote working
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day SC clearance / Outside of IR35 Scope
Posted: 4 days ago
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Wenham Carter
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day TBC
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