Period
to 20 July 2018

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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 85 86
Rank change year-on-year -9 +1 +74
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 188 172 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.65% 2.67% 2.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.79% 2.78% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 142 162
City of London median daily rate £475 £454 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.68% +13.44% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £251
90th Percentile £700 £638 £609
Central London median daily rate £475 £460 £400
% change year-on-year +3.26% +15.00% +14.29%
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 6,737 6,176 6,539
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.84% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,296 4,737 5,244
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £488 £451
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.21% +0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 77 84
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.03% -1.61% -
10th Percentile £12.70 £12.52 £11.33
90th Percentile £30.60 £30.07 £32.18
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.77 £19.25
% change year-on-year +5.23% -7.68% +2.93%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -2 10 £475 +46.15%
Moorgate 0 7 £400 -
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 July 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.

1 158 (84.04%) JavaScript
2 150 (79.79%) Front End Development
3 134 (71.28%) HTML
4 128 (68.09%) CSS
5 99 (52.66%) AngularJS
6 86 (45.74%) React
7 85 (45.21%) HTML5
8 72 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
9 65 (34.57%) Redux
10 63 (33.51%) CSS3
11 45 (23.94%) Node.js
12 43 (22.87%) User Experience
13 41 (21.81%) Sass
14 38 (20.21%) Git (software)
15 35 (18.62%) TDD
16 34 (18.09%) webpack
17 29 (15.43%) gulp
18 28 (14.89%) LESS
18 28 (14.89%) Finance
19 27 (14.36%) Web Development
19 27 (14.36%) TypeScript
20 26 (13.83%) ES6
21 25 (13.30%) RESTful
21 25 (13.30%) jQuery
22 24 (12.77%) .NET
22 24 (12.77%) Open Source
23 22 (11.70%) C#
24 21 (11.17%) OO
24 21 (11.17%) Microsoft Azure
24 21 (11.17%) Grunt

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 12 (6.38%) WordPress
2 5 (2.66%) CMS
3 4 (2.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (1.60%) Confluence
4 3 (1.60%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.06%) Drupal
5 2 (1.06%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.53%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.53%) InVision
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (4.79%) ION MarketView
2 3 (1.60%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 21 (11.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.79%) npm
4 4 (2.13%) PaaS
5 3 (1.60%) GitHub
5 3 (1.60%) Yarn
6 2 (1.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.06%) IaaS
7 1 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.53%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.13%) Internet
2 2 (1.06%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.53%) Intranet
3 1 (0.53%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.32%) NoSQL
2 9 (4.79%) MySQL
2 9 (4.79%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (4.79%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (3.19%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (2.66%) Redis
5 4 (2.13%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.06%) Big Data
7 2 (1.06%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.53%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.53%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 38 (20.21%) Git (software)
2 34 (18.09%) webpack
3 29 (15.43%) gulp
4 21 (11.17%) Grunt
5 14 (7.45%) Jasmine
6 8 (4.26%) JIRA
6 8 (4.26%) Protractor
7 6 (3.19%) Karma Test Runner
7 6 (3.19%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (3.19%) PhantomJS
7 6 (3.19%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.60%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.06%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.06%) Mocha
9 2 (1.06%) Selenium
9 2 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.53%) Bower
10 1 (0.53%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.53%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (14.89%) Finance
2 18 (9.57%) Banking
2 18 (9.57%) Retail
3 13 (6.91%) Investment Banking
4 11 (5.85%) Front Office
5 9 (4.79%) Marketing
6 8 (4.26%) Back Office
7 7 (3.72%) Financial Institution
8 6 (3.19%) Advertising
9 3 (1.60%) Games
10 2 (1.06%) Law
11 1 (0.53%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.53%) Publishing
11 1 (0.53%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (71.28%) HTML
2 128 (68.09%) CSS
3 99 (52.66%) AngularJS
4 86 (45.74%) React
5 85 (45.21%) HTML5
6 65 (34.57%) Redux
7 63 (33.51%) CSS3
8 45 (23.94%) Node.js
9 41 (21.81%) Sass
10 28 (14.89%) LESS
11 25 (13.30%) jQuery
11 25 (13.30%) RESTful
12 24 (12.77%) .NET
13 18 (9.57%) Web Services
14 15 (7.98%) Angular 2
14 15 (7.98%) D3.js
14 15 (7.98%) REST
15 14 (7.45%) ASP.NET
15 14 (7.45%) RxJS
15 14 (7.45%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 43 (22.87%) User Experience
2 17 (9.04%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (7.98%) Mobile App
4 11 (5.85%) Fintech
5 10 (5.32%) Data Structures
5 10 (5.32%) Fixed Income
6 6 (3.19%) Algorithms
6 6 (3.19%) Equities
6 6 (3.19%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (2.13%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.60%) RIA
9 3 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.06%) Animation
10 2 (1.06%) Derivative
10 2 (1.06%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.06%) W3C
11 1 (0.53%) Blog
11 1 (0.53%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.53%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.32%) Linux
2 1 (0.53%) Android
2 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (79.79%) Front End Development
2 72 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (18.62%) TDD
4 27 (14.36%) Web Development
5 24 (12.77%) Open Source
6 21 (11.17%) OO
7 20 (10.64%) MVC
8 14 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (6.38%) Test Automation
10 11 (5.85%) DevOps
10 11 (5.85%) Unit Testing
11 10 (5.32%) Asset Management
11 10 (5.32%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (5.32%) Line Management
11 10 (5.32%) Mobile Development
12 9 (4.79%) BDD
12 9 (4.79%) Electronic Trading
12 9 (4.79%) Responsive Web Design
12 9 (4.79%) Scrum
13 8 (4.26%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 158 (84.04%) JavaScript
2 27 (14.36%) TypeScript
3 26 (13.83%) ES6
4 22 (11.70%) C#
5 9 (4.79%) Java
6 8 (4.26%) Bash Shell
7 7 (3.72%) PHP
8 6 (3.19%) SQL
9 5 (2.66%) ES7
9 5 (2.66%) Objective-C
9 5 (2.66%) R
10 3 (1.60%) Ruby
11 2 (1.06%) Apple Swift
11 2 (1.06%) C++
11 2 (1.06%) Scala
12 1 (0.53%) C
12 1 (0.53%) ES8
12 1 (0.53%) Java 8
12 1 (0.53%) Perl
12 1 (0.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (2.13%) Degree
2 3 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.66%) QA
2 3 (1.60%) WCAG
3 2 (1.06%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (5.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.53%) Ansible
2 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.53%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (4.79%) ION Trading
2 5 (2.66%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.60%) Adobe
3 3 (1.60%) Atlassian
3 3 (1.60%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.06%) New Relic
4 2 (1.06%) Rollbar
5 1 (0.53%) DevExpress
5 1 (0.53%) DoubleClick
5 1 (0.53%) Facebook
5 1 (0.53%) Google
5 1 (0.53%) HubSpot
5 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.53%) Splunk
5 1 (0.53%) Telerik
5 1 (0.53%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.53%) Twitter