Period
to 23 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 108 86
Rank change year-on-year -13 -22 +63
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 147 136 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.10% 2.22% 2.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 2.31% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 108 153
City of London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £214
90th Percentile £688 £541 £613
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +16.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £26.32
Central London median hourly rate - - £26.32

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 6,626 5,882 6,188
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.47% 95.83% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,232 4,559 4,910
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £290
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 61 94
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.77 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.23% -11.15% +11.17%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £11.73
90th Percentile £37.50 £30.07 £46.85
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.96 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.26% -15.20% +11.95%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -8 2 £438 +16.67%
Moorgate - 1 - -
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 23 April 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.

1 127 (86.39%) JavaScript
2 122 (82.99%) Front End Development
3 111 (75.51%) CSS
4 110 (74.83%) HTML
5 69 (46.94%) AngularJS
6 68 (46.26%) React
7 61 (41.50%) HTML5
8 48 (32.65%) CSS3
9 38 (25.85%) Redux
10 37 (25.17%) Node.js
11 36 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
12 31 (21.09%) Sass
13 29 (19.73%) Git (software)
14 25 (17.01%) TDD
14 25 (17.01%) Finance
15 23 (15.65%) webpack
15 23 (15.65%) User Experience
16 22 (14.97%) gulp
16 22 (14.97%) LESS
16 22 (14.97%) Web Development
17 21 (14.29%) ES6
18 18 (12.24%) Open Source
19 17 (11.56%) Banking
19 17 (11.56%) Grunt
19 17 (11.56%) TypeScript
20 16 (10.88%) jQuery
21 15 (10.20%) Retail
21 15 (10.20%) Java
21 15 (10.20%) Web Services
21 15 (10.20%) .NET

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 7 (4.76%) WordPress
2 4 (2.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (2.04%) CMS
4 2 (1.36%) Drupal
4 2 (1.36%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.68%) Confluence
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (2.04%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.68%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.04%) ION MarketView
2 2 (1.36%) Magento
3 1 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.84%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.04%) npm
4 2 (1.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (1.36%) IaaS
4 2 (1.36%) PaaS
5 1 (0.68%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.68%) GitHub
5 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.40%) Internet
2 2 (1.36%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.68%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.76%) MySQL
1 7 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (4.08%) NoSQL
2 6 (4.08%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.40%) Redis
4 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.36%) Big Data
5 2 (1.36%) Blockchain
5 2 (1.36%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.68%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.68%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 29 (19.73%) Git (software)
2 23 (15.65%) webpack
3 22 (14.97%) gulp
4 17 (11.56%) Grunt
5 10 (6.80%) Jasmine
6 5 (3.40%) PhantomJS
7 4 (2.72%) JIRA
7 4 (2.72%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (2.72%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (2.72%) Protractor
7 4 (2.72%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.36%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.68%) PostCSS
9 1 (0.68%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.68%) WebPagetest
9 1 (0.68%) Wercker
General
1 25 (17.01%) Finance
2 17 (11.56%) Banking
3 15 (10.20%) Retail
4 11 (7.48%) Investment Banking
5 7 (4.76%) Marketing
6 5 (3.40%) Front Office
7 4 (2.72%) Financial Institution
8 3 (2.04%) Advertising
8 3 (2.04%) Back Office
8 3 (2.04%) Games
9 2 (1.36%) Law
10 1 (0.68%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.68%) Publishing
10 1 (0.68%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (75.51%) CSS
2 110 (74.83%) HTML
3 69 (46.94%) AngularJS
4 68 (46.26%) React
5 61 (41.50%) HTML5
6 48 (32.65%) CSS3
7 38 (25.85%) Redux
8 37 (25.17%) Node.js
9 31 (21.09%) Sass
10 22 (14.97%) LESS
11 16 (10.88%) jQuery
12 15 (10.20%) .NET
12 15 (10.20%) RESTful
12 15 (10.20%) Vue (Vue.js)
12 15 (10.20%) Web Services
13 13 (8.84%) Angular 2
13 13 (8.84%) D3.js
14 8 (5.44%) ASP.NET
14 8 (5.44%) REST
15 7 (4.76%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.65%) User Experience
2 15 (10.20%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (7.48%) Fintech
4 10 (6.80%) Mobile App
5 6 (4.08%) Fixed Income
5 6 (4.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (3.40%) Algorithms
6 5 (3.40%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.72%) Equities
7 4 (2.72%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.72%) RIA
8 2 (1.36%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.36%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.36%) Derivative
8 2 (1.36%) NHS
8 2 (1.36%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.36%) W3C
9 1 (0.68%) Blog
9 1 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.40%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (82.99%) Front End Development
2 36 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (17.01%) TDD
4 22 (14.97%) Web Development
5 18 (12.24%) Open Source
6 12 (8.16%) Unit Testing
7 10 (6.80%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (6.12%) Asset Management
8 9 (6.12%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 9 (6.12%) Fund Management
9 8 (5.44%) Mobile Development
9 8 (5.44%) OO
10 7 (4.76%) DevOps
10 7 (4.76%) E-Commerce
10 7 (4.76%) MVC
10 7 (4.76%) Responsive Web Design
10 7 (4.76%) Test Automation
11 6 (4.08%) Build Automation
11 6 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (4.08%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 127 (86.39%) JavaScript
2 21 (14.29%) ES6
3 17 (11.56%) TypeScript
4 15 (10.20%) Java
5 11 (7.48%) C#
6 7 (4.76%) PHP
7 6 (4.08%) SQL
8 4 (2.72%) ES7
8 4 (2.72%) Ruby
9 3 (2.04%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.04%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.36%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.68%) C
11 1 (0.68%) C++
11 1 (0.68%) ES8
11 1 (0.68%) Perl
11 1 (0.68%) Python
11 1 (0.68%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (2.72%) Degree
2 2 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.04%) QA
1 3 (2.04%) WCAG
2 2 (1.36%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (5.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.68%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (2.04%) ION Trading
2 2 (1.36%) Adobe
2 2 (1.36%) Atlassian
2 2 (1.36%) Facebook
2 2 (1.36%) Google
2 2 (1.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.36%) New Relic
2 2 (1.36%) Rollbar
2 2 (1.36%) Sitecore
2 2 (1.36%) Twitter
3 1 (0.68%) Demandware
3 1 (0.68%) DevExpress
3 1 (0.68%) PayPal
3 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (0.68%) Splunk
3 1 (0.68%) Telerik
3 1 (0.68%) TIBCO