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The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 May 2022.

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
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 149 125 107
Rank change year-on-year -24 -18 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 36 33 53
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.86% 1.19% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.27% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 29 37
10th Percentile £375 £299 £279
25th Percentile £494 £389 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £463 £430
Median % change year-on-year +24.32% +7.56% -14.00%
75th Percentile £675 £525 £538
90th Percentile £695 £578 £552
Central London median daily rate £575 £483 £463
% change year-on-year +19.17% +4.32% -7.50%

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 3,907 2,595 3,122
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.05% 93.92% 93.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,958 1,899 2,346
10th Percentile £363 £325 £300
25th Percentile £473 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £568 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.00% -3.85%
75th Percentile £680 £625 £600
90th Percentile £775 £700 £675
Central London median daily rate £560 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 29 51
10th Percentile £13.88 £11.90 £12.42
25th Percentile £19.78 £13.63 £14.19
Median hourly rate £38.50 £17.98 £22.74
Median % change year-on-year +114.19% -20.94% +16.59%
75th Percentile £51.75 £27.25 £38.71
90th Percentile £63.15 £38.40 £52.25
Central London median hourly rate £39.00 £17.98 £21.00
% change year-on-year +116.97% -14.40% +5.00%

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 17 May 2022.

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) Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) contract jobs required the following 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 34 (94.44%) Front End Development
2 24 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 22 (61.11%) HTML
3 22 (61.11%) CSS
4 20 (55.56%) React
5 17 (47.22%) TypeScript
6 13 (36.11%) Agile
7 10 (27.78%) User Experience
7 10 (27.78%) Redux
8 9 (25.00%) Azure
9 8 (22.22%) Software Engineering
9 8 (22.22%) JIRA
9 8 (22.22%) Node.js
9 8 (22.22%) Accessibility
10 7 (19.44%) REST
10 7 (19.44%) HTML5
10 7 (19.44%) AngularJS
10 7 (19.44%) DevOps
11 6 (16.67%) CSS3
11 6 (16.67%) Jest
11 6 (16.67%) Scrum
12 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
12 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing
12 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
12 5 (13.89%) ES6
12 5 (13.89%) CI/CD
13 4 (11.11%) Apollo GraphQL
13 4 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
13 4 (11.11%) GraphQL
13 4 (11.11%) Enzyme

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 4 (11.11%) Confluence
2 2 (5.56%) CMS
2 2 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (5.56%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.00%) Azure
2 4 (11.11%) AWS
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (2.78%) SaaS
3 1 (2.78%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 8 (22.22%) JIRA
2 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
3 4 (11.11%) Cypress.io
3 4 (11.11%) webpack
4 2 (5.56%) Babel
4 2 (5.56%) ESLint
4 2 (5.56%) Jasmine
4 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.56%) Mocha
4 2 (5.56%) Storybook
4 2 (5.56%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.78%) git-flow
5 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Presentation Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.78%) Law
3 1 (2.78%) Legal
3 1 (2.78%) Local Government
3 1 (2.78%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Social Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (61.11%) CSS
1 22 (61.11%) HTML
2 20 (55.56%) React
3 10 (27.78%) Redux
4 8 (22.22%) Node.js
5 7 (19.44%) AngularJS
5 7 (19.44%) HTML5
5 7 (19.44%) REST
6 6 (16.67%) CSS3
6 6 (16.67%) Jest
7 4 (11.11%) Apollo GraphQL
7 4 (11.11%) DOM
7 4 (11.11%) Enzyme
7 4 (11.11%) GraphQL
7 4 (11.11%) Sass
8 3 (8.33%) JSON
8 3 (8.33%) RESTful
9 2 (5.56%) Express
9 2 (5.56%) Semantic HTML
9 2 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) User Experience
2 4 (11.11%) Hedge funds
3 3 (8.33%) Derivative
3 3 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (5.56%) Legacy Systems
4 2 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (5.56%) Mainframe
4 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.56%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.78%) Graphic Design
5 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (94.44%) Front End Development
2 13 (36.11%) Agile
3 8 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 7 (19.44%) DevOps
5 6 (16.67%) Scrum
6 5 (13.89%) CI/CD
6 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
6 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing
7 4 (11.11%) DOM Manipulation/Scripting
7 4 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (11.11%) Web Accessibility
7 4 (11.11%) Web Development
8 3 (8.33%) Clean Code
8 3 (8.33%) TDD
9 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (5.56%) Kanban
9 2 (5.56%) Knowledge Transfer
9 2 (5.56%) Pair Programming
9 2 (5.56%) Risk Management
9 2 (5.56%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 24 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 17 (47.22%) TypeScript
3 5 (13.89%) ES6
4 4 (11.11%) Go
4 4 (11.11%) Java
5 3 (8.33%) Python
6 2 (5.56%) Bash
6 2 (5.56%) C
7 1 (2.78%) C#
7 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.22%) Accessibility
2 2 (5.56%) WCAG
3 1 (2.78%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.78%) Adobe
2 1 (2.78%) Murex