Period
to 9 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 130 97
Rank change year-on-year +49 -33 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 230 129 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.24% 1.81% 2.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.41% 1.91% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 105 136
City of London median daily rate £500 £430 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.28% +3.30% +4.06%
10th Percentile £407 £313 £313
90th Percentile £600 £608 £575
Central London median daily rate £500 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -
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 6,753 6,764 6,281
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.23% 94.67% 95.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,340 5,368 4,980
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 91 73
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.86% -9.09%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £12.58
90th Percentile £25.70 £30.75 £54.03
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.21
% change year-on-year +3.31% +5.19% -4.40%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 - 64 £500 -
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 9 December 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.

1 206 (89.57%) JavaScript
2 172 (74.78%) Front End Development
3 140 (60.87%) HTML
4 133 (57.83%) AngularJS
5 123 (53.48%) CSS
6 96 (41.74%) Agile Software Development
7 80 (34.78%) HTML5
8 78 (33.91%) React
9 76 (33.04%) TDD
10 60 (26.09%) Redux
11 51 (22.17%) Sass
12 49 (21.30%) User Experience
13 48 (20.87%) Node.js
14 46 (20.00%) OO
15 43 (18.70%) jQuery
16 40 (17.39%) Git (software)
17 39 (16.96%) CSS3
17 39 (16.96%) gulp
18 38 (16.52%) Finance
19 36 (15.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 35 (15.22%) MVC
21 26 (11.30%) ES6
22 25 (10.87%) TypeScript
23 24 (10.43%) DevOps
24 23 (10.00%) BDD
25 22 (9.57%) webpack
25 22 (9.57%) Grunt
25 22 (9.57%) Jasmine
26 21 (9.13%) RESTful
26 21 (9.13%) Pair Programming

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 15 (6.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 7 (3.04%) WordPress
3 6 (2.61%) CMS
4 3 (1.30%) Confluence
4 3 (1.30%) Drupal
5 2 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (1.74%) Fireworks
1 4 (1.74%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (1.30%) InVision
3 2 (0.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.87%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.43%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.61%) npm
4 5 (2.17%) GitHub
5 3 (1.30%) Heroku
5 3 (1.30%) Serverless
6 2 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.87%) Yarn
7 1 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.43%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.43%) Firebase
7 1 (0.43%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.74%) Internet
2 2 (0.87%) FTP
2 2 (0.87%) HTTP
2 2 (0.87%) Intranet
2 2 (0.87%) SMTP
2 2 (0.87%) SSH
3 1 (0.43%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.78%) MongoDB
2 5 (2.17%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.30%) MySQL
4 2 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.87%) Redis
4 2 (0.87%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.43%) Big Data
5 1 (0.43%) BigQuery
5 1 (0.43%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.43%) CouchDB
5 1 (0.43%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 40 (17.39%) Git (software)
2 39 (16.96%) gulp
3 22 (9.57%) Grunt
3 22 (9.57%) Jasmine
3 22 (9.57%) webpack
4 18 (7.83%) Karma Test Runner
5 13 (5.65%) Selenium
6 8 (3.48%) Jenkins
7 6 (2.61%) JIRA
7 6 (2.61%) WebDriver
8 5 (2.17%) Cucumber
8 5 (2.17%) Protractor
9 4 (1.74%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (1.30%) Babel
10 3 (1.30%) JUnit
10 3 (1.30%) Mocha
10 3 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (1.30%) PostCSS
10 3 (1.30%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.87%) Bower
General
1 38 (16.52%) Finance
2 6 (2.61%) Front Office
3 5 (2.17%) Advertising
3 5 (2.17%) Banking
4 3 (1.30%) Publishing
4 3 (1.30%) Retail
5 2 (0.87%) Back Office
5 2 (0.87%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.87%) Games
6 1 (0.43%) Law
6 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (60.87%) HTML
2 133 (57.83%) AngularJS
3 123 (53.48%) CSS
4 80 (34.78%) HTML5
5 78 (33.91%) React
6 60 (26.09%) Redux
7 51 (22.17%) Sass
8 48 (20.87%) Node.js
9 43 (18.70%) jQuery
10 39 (16.96%) CSS3
11 36 (15.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 21 (9.13%) RESTful
13 18 (7.83%) LESS
13 18 (7.83%) Vue.js
14 14 (6.09%) Angular 2
15 13 (5.65%) Express
16 11 (4.78%) MEAN Stack
17 10 (4.35%) JSON
17 10 (4.35%) REST
17 10 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 49 (21.30%) User Experience
2 15 (6.52%) Data Structures
3 12 (5.22%) Fintech
4 11 (4.78%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.61%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.74%) W3C
7 3 (1.30%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.30%) e-Learning
7 3 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.87%) Animation
8 2 (0.87%) Equities
8 2 (0.87%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.87%) RIA
8 2 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.43%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.43%) iPad
9 1 (0.43%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.74%) Linux
2 2 (0.87%) Android
2 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (74.78%) Front End Development
2 96 (41.74%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (33.04%) TDD
4 46 (20.00%) OO
5 35 (15.22%) MVC
6 24 (10.43%) DevOps
7 23 (10.00%) BDD
8 21 (9.13%) Pair Programming
9 20 (8.70%) Test Automation
10 13 (5.65%) OOP
11 12 (5.22%) Unit Testing
11 12 (5.22%) Web Development
12 10 (4.35%) Computer Science
12 10 (4.35%) Mentoring
12 10 (4.35%) Project Management
12 10 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
13 9 (3.91%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (3.91%) Open Source
13 9 (3.91%) Problem-Solving
13 9 (3.91%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 206 (89.57%) JavaScript
2 26 (11.30%) ES6
3 25 (10.87%) TypeScript
4 12 (5.22%) C#
5 6 (2.61%) Java
6 5 (2.17%) ES7
7 3 (1.30%) Python
7 3 (1.30%) SQL
8 2 (0.87%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.87%) PHP
8 2 (0.87%) R
8 2 (0.87%) Scala
9 1 (0.43%) Go
9 1 (0.43%) Java 8
9 1 (0.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (4.78%) Degree
2 6 (2.61%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.74%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.74%) WCAG
2 2 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 12 (5.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.87%) Ansible
1 2 (0.87%) Puppet
2 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (2.61%) Adobe
2 4 (1.74%) Cypress Semiconductor
3 3 (1.30%) Sitecore
4 2 (0.87%) ION Trading
5 1 (0.43%) Google
5 1 (0.43%) Pardot
5 1 (0.43%) PubNub
5 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.43%) TIBCO