The median contractor rate for a Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
London / City of London
Rank 147 156 190
Rank change year-on-year +9 +34  
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) 6 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.20% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
Median daily rate £375 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £373 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -2.22% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2852 3136 4830
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.23% 95.38% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2214 2501 3637
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 46 74
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.99 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.96% +8.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £47.50 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the City of London

Front End Web 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 Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the City of London

Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the City of London

Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Front End Web 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 Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 14 (93.33%) Sass
2 13 (86.67%) Web Development
2 13 (86.67%) JavaScript
3 12 (80.00%) CSS
3 12 (80.00%) HTML
4 10 (66.67%) AngularJS
4 10 (66.67%) CSS3
4 10 (66.67%) Bower
4 10 (66.67%) Grunt
4 10 (66.67%) gulp
5 9 (60.00%) HTML5
5 9 (60.00%) LESS
6 8 (53.33%) Jasmine
6 8 (53.33%) React
6 8 (53.33%) Karma Test Runner
7 7 (46.67%) JSHint
7 7 (46.67%) webpack
7 7 (46.67%) Protractor
7 7 (46.67%) Compass CSS Framework
7 7 (46.67%) Ember.js
7 7 (46.67%) REST
7 7 (46.67%) JSLint
7 7 (46.67%) Backbone.js
7 7 (46.67%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (46.67%) QUnit
7 7 (46.67%) Graphic Design
7 7 (46.67%) JSON
7 7 (46.67%) Selenium
7 7 (46.67%) DOM
7 7 (46.67%) HTTP

Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon Kinesis
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (6.67%) Google Analytics
1 1 (6.67%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) DNS
1 7 (46.67%) HTTP
1 7 (46.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (6.67%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Bower
1 10 (66.67%) Grunt
1 10 (66.67%) gulp
2 8 (53.33%) Jasmine
2 8 (53.33%) Karma Test Runner
3 7 (46.67%) JSHint
3 7 (46.67%) Maven
3 7 (46.67%) Protractor
3 7 (46.67%) QUnit
3 7 (46.67%) Selenium
3 7 (46.67%) webpack
4 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
5 3 (20.00%) WebStorm
6 2 (13.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
7 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
7 1 (6.67%) RSpec
General
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (93.33%) Sass
2 12 (80.00%) CSS
2 12 (80.00%) HTML
3 10 (66.67%) AngularJS
3 10 (66.67%) CSS3
4 9 (60.00%) HTML5
4 9 (60.00%) LESS
5 8 (53.33%) React
6 7 (46.67%) Ajax
6 7 (46.67%) Backbone.js
6 7 (46.67%) Compass CSS Framework
6 7 (46.67%) DOM
6 7 (46.67%) Ember.js
6 7 (46.67%) JSLint
6 7 (46.67%) JSON
6 7 (46.67%) REST
7 2 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (13.33%) XHTML
8 1 (6.67%) Redux
8 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Graphic Design
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Web Development
2 7 (46.67%) MVC
2 7 (46.67%) Responsive Web Design
2 7 (46.67%) Web Design
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) Front End Development
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) Wireframes
6 1 (6.67%) A/B Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Analytics
6 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Coaching
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
6 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.67%) Pair Programming
6 1 (6.67%) Progressive Enhancement
6 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.67%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) PHP
3 1 (6.67%) ES6
3 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Google