Period
to 7 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 114 116 128
Rank change year-on-year +2 +12 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 67 140 144
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.63% 2.05% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 2.17% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 104 118
Median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £376 £313
90th Percentile £576 £561 £688
Central London median daily rate £475 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 3,838 6,443 6,716
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.22% 94.33% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,850 4,978 5,324
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £290 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 63 104
Median hourly rate £25.50 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.21% +1.60% +4.56%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.35 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.15 £41.10 £38.13
Median hourly rate £27.75 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +38.75% +6.95% +8.85%

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 7 April 2020.

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 7 April 2020. 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
Moorgate - 4 - -
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 7 April 2020, 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 59 (88.06%) Front End Development
2 55 (82.09%) JavaScript
3 44 (65.67%) CSS
4 43 (64.18%) HTML
5 32 (47.76%) AngularJS
6 28 (41.79%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (31.34%) User Experience
8 20 (29.85%) React
9 18 (26.87%) HTML5
10 17 (25.37%) Redux
11 16 (23.88%) Finance
12 14 (20.90%) TypeScript
13 13 (19.40%) Node.js
13 13 (19.40%) Greenfield Project
14 11 (16.42%) CSS3
14 11 (16.42%) TDD
15 10 (14.93%) jQuery
15 10 (14.93%) Sass
16 9 (13.43%) Scrum
17 8 (11.94%) Microservices
18 7 (10.45%) .NET
18 7 (10.45%) E-Commerce
18 7 (10.45%) Mobile App
19 6 (8.96%) Git (software)
19 6 (8.96%) OO
19 6 (8.96%) QA
19 6 (8.96%) GraphQL
19 6 (8.96%) Virtual Team
19 6 (8.96%) Sprint Planning
20 5 (7.46%) Self-Motivation

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 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.49%) Apache
2 1 (1.49%) Confluence
2 1 (1.49%) SAS
2 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.49%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Magento
1 1 (1.49%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (1.49%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) AWS
2 3 (4.48%) Azure
3 2 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.99%) GCP
3 2 (2.99%) GitHub
4 1 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.49%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) MySQL
2 2 (2.99%) Redis
2 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.49%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.46%) Protractor
3 4 (5.97%) Jasmine
4 3 (4.48%) JIRA
5 2 (2.99%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (2.99%) Selenium
5 2 (2.99%) webpack
6 1 (1.49%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.49%) GitLab
6 1 (1.49%) gulp
6 1 (1.49%) Mocha
6 1 (1.49%) Postman
6 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.49%) Travis CI
6 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (23.88%) Finance
2 4 (5.97%) Front Office
2 4 (5.97%) Law
2 4 (5.97%) Public Sector
3 2 (2.99%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Games
4 1 (1.49%) Legal
4 1 (1.49%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (65.67%) CSS
2 43 (64.18%) HTML
3 32 (47.76%) AngularJS
4 20 (29.85%) React
5 18 (26.87%) HTML5
6 17 (25.37%) Redux
7 13 (19.40%) Node.js
8 11 (16.42%) CSS3
9 10 (14.93%) jQuery
9 10 (14.93%) Sass
10 7 (10.45%) .NET
11 6 (8.96%) GraphQL
12 5 (7.46%) Jest
12 5 (7.46%) Vue.js
13 4 (5.97%) Ionic Framework
13 4 (5.97%) REST
13 4 (5.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 3 (4.48%) RxJS
14 3 (4.48%) SOAP
15 2 (2.99%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 21 (31.34%) User Experience
2 13 (19.40%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (10.45%) Mobile App
4 6 (8.96%) Virtual Team
5 5 (7.46%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (4.48%) Public Cloud
6 3 (4.48%) W3C
7 2 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.49%) Animation
8 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.49%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.48%) Linux
2 1 (1.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (88.06%) Front End Development
2 28 (41.79%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (16.42%) TDD
4 9 (13.43%) Scrum
5 8 (11.94%) Microservices
6 7 (10.45%) E-Commerce
7 6 (8.96%) OO
7 6 (8.96%) Sprint Planning
8 5 (7.46%) DevOps
9 4 (5.97%) BDD
9 4 (5.97%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (5.97%) Fintech
9 4 (5.97%) Mobile Development
9 4 (5.97%) Web Development
10 3 (4.48%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 3 (4.48%) High Availability
10 3 (4.48%) Kanban
10 3 (4.48%) OOD
10 3 (4.48%) Unit Testing
11 2 (2.99%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 55 (82.09%) JavaScript
2 14 (20.90%) TypeScript
3 5 (7.46%) ES6
4 4 (5.97%) Python
5 3 (4.48%) Ruby
6 2 (2.99%) C#
6 2 (2.99%) Elm
6 2 (2.99%) Java
6 2 (2.99%) PHP
6 2 (2.99%) SQL
7 1 (1.49%) ES7
Qualifications
1 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.49%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (7.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) Ansible
1 1 (1.49%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.49%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (2.99%) Google
2 1 (1.49%) Atlassian
2 1 (1.49%) Dell
2 1 (1.49%) hybris
2 1 (1.49%) SAP
2 1 (1.49%) ServiceNow