Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Front End Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Front End Development over the 6 months to 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the 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 Development (Client-Side Development)
England > London
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 73 60
Rank change year-on-year +7 -13 +9
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 1,846 1,606 1,699
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.04% 3.56% 3.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.61% 4.05% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,476 1,255 1,315
London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £306
90th Percentile £625 £620 £563
England median daily rate £450 £414 £400
% change year-on-year +8.76% +3.44% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
London median hourly rate £33.25 £16.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.81% -65.22% +101.69%
10th Percentile £21.73 £16.00 £24.26
90th Percentile £45.78 £16.00 £48.60
England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.44 £46.00
% change year-on-year +4.67% -27.30% +92.75%

Front End Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40,032 39,667 38,888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.51% 88.03% 87.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,904 28,710 27,958
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.99% +2.89%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £663 £642
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 362 408
London median hourly rate £21.13 £22.81 £21.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.39% +5.75% +7.85%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.02 £11.40
90th Percentile £53.13 £50.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%

Front End Development
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Front End Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Front End Development in London

Front End Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Front End Development in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Front End Development in London

Front End Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Development in London over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front End Development in London

Front End Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Development in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front End Development in London

Front End Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Development in London over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Front End Development in London

Front End Development
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Development within the London region over the 6 months to 21 October 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
Central London +9 362 £500 +5.26% 160
South London +14 93 £473 +24.34% 6
East London +14 50 £513 -21.15% 42
West London -16 48 £450 +12.50% 85
North London 0 7 £403 +3.87% 7
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Front End Development also mentioned 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 London region with a requirement for Front End Development.

1 1,402 (75.95%) JavaScript
2 1,205 (65.28%) CSS
3 1,203 (65.17%) HTML
4 882 (47.78%) Agile Software Development
5 769 (41.66%) AngularJS
6 729 (39.49%) React
7 674 (36.51%) HTML5
8 541 (29.31%) TDD
9 519 (28.11%) CSS3
10 460 (24.92%) Sass
11 459 (24.86%) Node.js
12 422 (22.86%) Git (software)
13 416 (22.54%) Redux
14 319 (17.28%) TypeScript
15 309 (16.74%) User Experience
16 306 (16.58%) Finance
17 274 (14.84%) ES6
18 263 (14.25%) Java
19 245 (13.27%) jQuery
20 239 (12.95%) REST
21 228 (12.35%) Test Automation
22 219 (11.86%) BDD
23 193 (10.46%) .NET
24 190 (10.29%) C#
25 186 (10.08%) Scrum
25 186 (10.08%) Web Development
26 182 (9.86%) OO
27 179 (9.70%) DevOps
28 173 (9.37%) Continuous Integration
29 162 (8.78%) Amazon AWS

Front End Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 83 (4.50%) CMS
2 43 (2.33%) Confluence
3 42 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
4 41 (2.22%) WordPress
5 29 (1.57%) Drupal
6 23 (1.25%) SharePoint
7 21 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 17 (0.92%) IIS
9 15 (0.81%) CoreMedia CMS
10 13 (0.70%) OpenStack
11 12 (0.65%) Umbraco
12 11 (0.60%) Tomcat
13 8 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
14 4 (0.22%) Apache
14 4 (0.22%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.22%) Ethereum
14 4 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.16%) JBoss
15 3 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
16 2 (0.11%) EPiServer
Applications
1 48 (2.60%) Photoshop
2 10 (0.54%) InVision
3 9 (0.49%) Fireworks
4 5 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.22%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.16%) Maya
7 2 (0.11%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 16 (0.87%) ION MarketView
2 10 (0.54%) Magento
3 5 (0.27%) Shopify
4 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.054%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.054%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.054%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 162 (8.78%) Amazon AWS
2 108 (5.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (4.33%) npm
4 56 (3.03%) GitHub
5 28 (1.52%) Serverless
6 23 (1.25%) Amazon SQS
6 23 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
7 21 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
7 21 (1.14%) Heroku
8 18 (0.98%) PaaS
9 14 (0.76%) SaaS
10 11 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.43%) Firebase
12 6 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 6 (0.33%) Google Tag Manager
12 6 (0.33%) Yarn
13 5 (0.27%) Apigee
13 5 (0.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 5 (0.27%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.27%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.90%) HTTP
2 27 (1.46%) Internet
3 6 (0.33%) SSH
4 5 (0.27%) FTP
4 5 (0.27%) SMTP
5 3 (0.16%) Firewall
5 3 (0.16%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.16%) LAN
5 3 (0.16%) SMS
6 2 (0.11%) Intranet
6 2 (0.11%) SSL
7 1 (0.054%) HbbTV
7 1 (0.054%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (4.01%) PostgreSQL
2 66 (3.58%) SQL Server
3 58 (3.14%) MySQL
4 43 (2.33%) MongoDB
5 42 (2.28%) NoSQL
6 30 (1.63%) Relational Database
7 15 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 15 (0.81%) Blockchain
8 14 (0.76%) Big Data
9 10 (0.54%) Cosmos DB
9 10 (0.54%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (0.33%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.27%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.27%) Redis
12 4 (0.22%) HBase
12 4 (0.22%) Spotfire
12 4 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 422 (22.86%) Git (software)
2 160 (8.67%) webpack
3 151 (8.18%) gulp
4 139 (7.53%) Jasmine
5 121 (6.55%) Grunt
6 113 (6.12%) Jenkins
7 111 (6.01%) JIRA
8 110 (5.96%) Selenium
9 97 (5.25%) Karma Test Runner
10 87 (4.71%) Cucumber
11 59 (3.20%) Mocha
12 53 (2.87%) Protractor
13 51 (2.76%) Babel
14 36 (1.95%) TeamCity
15 26 (1.41%) Maven
16 23 (1.25%) JUnit
17 20 (1.08%) PhantomJS
18 18 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
19 17 (0.92%) Subversion
20 16 (0.87%) Visual Studio
General
1 306 (16.58%) Finance
2 129 (6.99%) Banking
3 107 (5.80%) Retail
4 82 (4.44%) Front Office
5 47 (2.55%) Games
6 39 (2.11%) Advertising
7 36 (1.95%) Marketing
8 29 (1.57%) Investment Banking
9 20 (1.08%) Law
10 16 (0.87%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.65%) Publishing
12 9 (0.49%) Legal
13 8 (0.43%) Back Office
13 8 (0.43%) Telecoms
14 5 (0.27%) Automotive
14 5 (0.27%) Online Betting
15 3 (0.16%) Digital Economy
15 3 (0.16%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.16%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.11%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1,683 (91.17%) Developer
2 1,189 (64.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 419 (22.70%) React Developer
4 355 (19.23%) JavaScript Developer
5 293 (15.87%) Angular Developer
6 168 (9.10%) Senior Developer
7 113 (6.12%) HTML Developer
8 109 (5.90%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 99 (5.36%) Java Developer
10 98 (5.31%) Full Stack Developer
11 97 (5.25%) HTML CSS Developer
11 97 (5.25%) Node.js Developer
12 82 (4.44%) C# Developer
13 80 (4.33%) UI Developer
14 52 (2.82%) Lead Developer
15 50 (2.71%) Senior React Developer
16 40 (2.17%) .NET Developer
17 36 (1.95%) Web Developer
18 35 (1.90%) Senior JavaScript Developer
19 29 (1.57%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,205 (65.28%) CSS
2 1,203 (65.17%) HTML
3 769 (41.66%) AngularJS
4 729 (39.49%) React
5 674 (36.51%) HTML5
6 519 (28.11%) CSS3
7 460 (24.92%) Sass
8 459 (24.86%) Node.js
9 416 (22.54%) Redux
10 245 (13.27%) jQuery
11 239 (12.95%) REST
12 193 (10.46%) .NET
13 144 (7.80%) RESTful
14 143 (7.75%) Angular 2
15 123 (6.66%) LESS
16 116 (6.28%) JSON
17 106 (5.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 96 (5.20%) Web Services
19 80 (4.33%) Ajax
20 74 (4.01%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 309 (16.74%) User Experience
2 150 (8.13%) Fintech
2 150 (8.13%) Greenfield Project
3 83 (4.50%) Mobile App
4 67 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
5 56 (3.03%) Algorithms
5 56 (3.03%) Computer Science
6 48 (2.60%) Data Structures
7 47 (2.55%) Fixed Income
8 29 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
9 25 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 22 (1.19%) W3C
11 15 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (0.81%) Hedge funds
12 13 (0.70%) Derivative
12 13 (0.70%) Video on Demand
13 12 (0.65%) Equities
14 11 (0.60%) Animation
14 11 (0.60%) Self-Motivation
15 10 (0.54%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 86 (4.66%) Linux
2 49 (2.65%) Unix
3 42 (2.28%) Apple iOS
4 24 (1.30%) Android
5 20 (1.08%) Windows
6 17 (0.92%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.33%) VMS
8 5 (0.27%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.11%) CentOS
10 2 (0.11%) Solaris
11 1 (0.054%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.054%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.054%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 882 (47.78%) Agile Software Development
2 541 (29.31%) TDD
3 228 (12.35%) Test Automation
4 219 (11.86%) BDD
5 186 (10.08%) Scrum
5 186 (10.08%) Web Development
6 182 (9.86%) OO
7 179 (9.70%) DevOps
8 173 (9.37%) Continuous Integration
9 145 (7.85%) E-Commerce
10 144 (7.80%) Software Engineering
11 141 (7.64%) Microservices
11 141 (7.64%) Responsive Web Design
12 126 (6.83%) Unit Testing
13 114 (6.18%) MVC
14 98 (5.31%) Open Source
15 80 (4.33%) Problem-Solving
16 76 (4.12%) Analytics
17 70 (3.79%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
18 67 (3.63%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1,402 (75.95%) JavaScript
2 319 (17.28%) TypeScript
3 274 (14.84%) ES6
4 263 (14.25%) Java
5 190 (10.29%) C#
6 119 (6.45%) Python
7 110 (5.96%) SQL
8 69 (3.74%) PHP
9 54 (2.93%) Java 8
10 46 (2.49%) ES7
11 26 (1.41%) Scala
12 25 (1.35%) Ruby
13 15 (0.81%) R
14 14 (0.76%) C
14 14 (0.76%) C++
14 14 (0.76%) Perl
15 13 (0.70%) PHP 7
16 12 (0.65%) Apple Swift
17 11 (0.60%) Objective-C
17 11 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (4.06%) Degree
2 70 (3.79%) Security Cleared
3 60 (3.25%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.16%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.054%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.054%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.41%) QA
2 11 (0.60%) WCAG
3 5 (0.27%) WAI
4 4 (0.22%) GDPR
5 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.054%) PMO
System Software
1 142 (7.69%) Docker
2 2 (0.11%) Varnish
2 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.054%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.054%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.054%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (1.19%) Puppet
2 21 (1.14%) Ansible
3 17 (0.92%) Kubernetes
4 10 (0.54%) Terraform
5 9 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.43%) Grafana
7 4 (0.22%) Kibana
7 4 (0.22%) logstash
8 3 (0.16%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (0.11%) HockeyApp
9 2 (0.11%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.054%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.054%) Packer
10 1 (0.054%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 65 (3.52%) Adobe
2 41 (2.22%) Google
3 32 (1.73%) Microsoft
4 26 (1.41%) Oracle
5 16 (0.87%) ION Trading
6 14 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (0.70%) hybris
8 10 (0.54%) MapR
9 9 (0.49%) Sitecore
10 8 (0.43%) Apple
10 8 (0.43%) Bloomberg
11 7 (0.38%) Apiary
11 7 (0.38%) Tableau
12 5 (0.27%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.27%) DevExpress
13 3 (0.16%) Ensighten
13 3 (0.16%) IBM
13 3 (0.16%) Maxymiser
13 3 (0.16%) SAP
13 3 (0.16%) TIBCO