Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 105 111
Rank change year-on-year -35 +6 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 114 152 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.63% 2.46% 1.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 2.58% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 116 129
City of London median daily rate £438 £418 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +1.21% +10.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £256
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
Central London median daily rate £448 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.29% - +13.33%
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 6,586 5,898 6,782
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.22% 95.50% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,233 4,684 5,347
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.32% +3.09%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 66 98
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.66 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.75% -11.69% +19.40%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.82 £11.35
90th Percentile £30.80 £55.00 £41.40
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +6.47% -12.82% +18.18%

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 102 (89.47%) Front End Development
2 97 (85.09%) JavaScript
3 92 (80.70%) CSS
4 87 (76.32%) HTML
5 56 (49.12%) AngularJS
6 55 (48.25%) HTML5
7 51 (44.74%) React
8 40 (35.09%) CSS3
9 29 (25.44%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (24.56%) Sass
11 22 (19.30%) TDD
12 21 (18.42%) Node.js
13 20 (17.54%) jQuery
14 19 (16.67%) Git (software)
15 18 (15.79%) Finance
15 18 (15.79%) webpack
16 15 (13.16%) Java
16 15 (13.16%) User Experience
17 13 (11.40%) gulp
17 13 (11.40%) Grunt
17 13 (11.40%) Web Development
18 12 (10.53%) RESTful
18 12 (10.53%) Banking
18 12 (10.53%) Redux
19 11 (9.65%) Vue (Vue.js)
19 11 (9.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 11 (9.65%) Retail
19 11 (9.65%) Web Services
19 11 (9.65%) OO
20 10 (8.77%) LESS

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 (6.14%) CMS
2 3 (2.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.75%) WordPress
4 1 (0.88%) Drupal
4 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.88%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (4.39%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.88%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (0.88%) CloudFront
2 1 (0.88%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.63%) Internet
2 1 (0.88%) HTTP
2 1 (0.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.63%) MySQL
3 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.88%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (0.88%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 19 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 18 (15.79%) webpack
3 13 (11.40%) Grunt
3 13 (11.40%) gulp
4 10 (8.77%) Jasmine
5 5 (4.39%) JIRA
5 5 (4.39%) PhantomJS
6 4 (3.51%) git-flow
7 3 (2.63%) Mocha
8 2 (1.75%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.88%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.88%) Babel
9 1 (0.88%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (0.88%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.88%) PostCSS
9 1 (0.88%) Selenium
9 1 (0.88%) Sinon.JS
9 1 (0.88%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.88%) WebPagetest
General
1 18 (15.79%) Finance
2 12 (10.53%) Banking
3 11 (9.65%) Retail
4 8 (7.02%) Marketing
5 3 (2.63%) Games
6 2 (1.75%) Front Office
7 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (80.70%) CSS
2 87 (76.32%) HTML
3 56 (49.12%) AngularJS
4 55 (48.25%) HTML5
5 51 (44.74%) React
6 40 (35.09%) CSS3
7 28 (24.56%) Sass
8 21 (18.42%) Node.js
9 20 (17.54%) jQuery
10 12 (10.53%) Redux
10 12 (10.53%) RESTful
11 11 (9.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 11 (9.65%) Vue (Vue.js)
11 11 (9.65%) Web Services
12 10 (8.77%) LESS
13 9 (7.89%) .NET
14 7 (6.14%) Jest
15 5 (4.39%) Angular 2
15 5 (4.39%) ASP.NET
16 4 (3.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.16%) User Experience
2 9 (7.89%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (7.02%) Fintech
3 8 (7.02%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.39%) Algorithms
4 5 (4.39%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.63%) Online Games
5 3 (2.63%) RIA
6 2 (1.75%) NHS
7 1 (0.88%) Animation
7 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.88%) PKI
7 1 (0.88%) Social Media
7 1 (0.88%) Tandem
7 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.88%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.51%) Linux
2 1 (0.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (89.47%) Front End Development
2 29 (25.44%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (19.30%) TDD
4 13 (11.40%) Web Development
5 11 (9.65%) OO
6 10 (8.77%) Responsive Web Design
7 9 (7.89%) Fund Management
8 7 (6.14%) Build Automation
8 7 (6.14%) Continuous Deployment
8 7 (6.14%) Open Source
9 6 (5.26%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 6 (5.26%) DevOps
9 6 (5.26%) Low Latency
9 6 (5.26%) Web Design
10 5 (4.39%) Dependency Injection
10 5 (4.39%) Functional Programming
10 5 (4.39%) Rapid Prototyping
10 5 (4.39%) Unit Testing
10 5 (4.39%) Validation
10 5 (4.39%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 97 (85.09%) JavaScript
2 15 (13.16%) Java
3 10 (8.77%) ES6
4 8 (7.02%) PHP
5 7 (6.14%) C#
6 6 (5.26%) TypeScript
7 3 (2.63%) Python
7 3 (2.63%) Ruby
8 2 (1.75%) GraphQL
8 2 (1.75%) SQL
9 1 (0.88%) ES7
Qualifications
1 4 (3.51%) SC Cleared
1 4 (3.51%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.39%) WCAG
2 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.02%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (6.14%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.88%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 5 (4.39%) Adobe
2 2 (1.75%) Apiary
2 2 (1.75%) PayPal
3 1 (0.88%) Demandware
3 1 (0.88%) Facebook
3 1 (0.88%) Google
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle
3 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (0.88%) TIBCO
3 1 (0.88%) Twitter