Period
to 4 July 2020

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 4 July 2020 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
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 71 66 68
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 +5
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 586 1,541 1,708
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.33% 3.72% 3.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.75% 4.19% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 1,199 1,377
Median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £344 £362 £350
90th Percentile £750 £613 £625
England median daily rate £475 £473 £438
% change year-on-year +0.53% +8.00% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £68.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -49.09% +64.65%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -17.65% +5.56%

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 15,640 36,775 41,140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.81% 88.88% 88.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,676 26,281 29,794
Median daily rate £525 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £331 £340 £325
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
England median daily rate £480 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.05% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 432 570
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £24.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +1.70% -2.49%
10th Percentile £16.03 £12.75 £14.00
90th Percentile £55.60 £53.75 £52.63
Median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +30.00% +13.64% -12.00%

Front End Development
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Front End Development as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Front End Development in London.

Daily rate trend for Front End Development in London

Front End Development
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Front End Development in London over the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Front End Development in London

Front End Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Front End Development in London.

Hourly rate trend 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 4 July 2020. 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 -14 72 £495 -1.00% 38
South London -4 37 £525 +10.53% 1
West London +40 21 £425 - 16
East London +8 5 £525 +5.00% 9
North London +13 1 £450 +9.09% 5
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, 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.

1 389 (66.38%) JavaScript
2 341 (58.19%) Agile Software Development
3 256 (43.69%) HTML
4 247 (42.15%) CSS
5 228 (38.91%) React
6 216 (36.86%) AngularJS
7 155 (26.45%) User Experience
8 141 (24.06%) Node.js
9 131 (22.35%) DevOps
10 124 (21.16%) Java
11 119 (20.31%) Web Services
12 117 (19.97%) HTML5
13 113 (19.28%) TDD
14 110 (18.77%) Finance
14 110 (18.77%) Redux
15 103 (17.58%) Git (software)
15 103 (17.58%) TypeScript
16 101 (17.24%) AWS
16 101 (17.24%) Front Office
17 99 (16.89%) Sass
18 98 (16.72%) Azure
19 87 (14.85%) REST
19 87 (14.85%) Scrum
20 85 (14.51%) Software Engineering
21 84 (14.33%) Fixed Income
22 78 (13.31%) Test Automation
23 77 (13.14%) Vue.js
24 76 (12.97%) Banking
25 74 (12.63%) Asset Management
26 73 (12.46%) Python

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 62 (10.58%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (1.88%) SAS
3 9 (1.54%) IIS
4 7 (1.19%) CMS
5 6 (1.02%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (0.85%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.68%) Confluence
7 4 (0.68%) Drupal
7 4 (0.68%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.51%) JBoss
9 2 (0.34%) Camunda
9 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.34%) WordPress
10 1 (0.17%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.17%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.17%) Headless CMS
10 1 (0.17%) nginx
10 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Fuse
10 1 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 14 (2.39%) Sketch
2 7 (1.19%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.85%) Figma
3 5 (0.85%) InVision
4 3 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.17%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 7 (1.19%) Magento
2 3 (0.51%) Shopify
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 101 (17.24%) AWS
2 98 (16.72%) Azure
3 54 (9.22%) GCP
4 24 (4.10%) Serverless
5 21 (3.58%) npm
6 19 (3.24%) GitHub
7 17 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (2.39%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (1.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 7 (1.19%) Amazon S3
10 6 (1.02%) PaaS
10 6 (1.02%) Power Platform
11 3 (0.51%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.51%) Yarn
12 2 (0.34%) Algolia
12 2 (0.34%) Heroku
12 2 (0.34%) Logic Apps
13 1 (0.17%) Azure Functions
13 1 (0.17%) Power Automate
13 1 (0.17%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.02%) SSL
2 5 (0.85%) HTTPS
3 4 (0.68%) HTTP
4 1 (0.17%) IKE
4 1 (0.17%) Internet
4 1 (0.17%) NFC
4 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (6.31%) MySQL
2 35 (5.97%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (3.24%) Amazon RDS
4 18 (3.07%) NoSQL
5 16 (2.73%) Redis
6 15 (2.56%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.71%) SQL Server
8 5 (0.85%) Big Data
8 5 (0.85%) Power BI
8 5 (0.85%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.68%) Blockchain
10 3 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.51%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.51%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.51%) Parquet
10 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.34%) Cosmos DB
11 2 (0.34%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 103 (17.58%) Git (software)
2 69 (11.77%) Jasmine
3 38 (6.48%) Selenium
4 33 (5.63%) Protractor
5 32 (5.46%) gulp
6 31 (5.29%) Grunt
7 29 (4.95%) Jenkins
8 23 (3.92%) RStudio
8 23 (3.92%) webpack
9 19 (3.24%) Cypress.io
9 19 (3.24%) JIRA
10 18 (3.07%) Subversion
11 16 (2.73%) Karma Test Runner
11 16 (2.73%) Mocha
12 15 (2.56%) git-flow
13 11 (1.88%) Cucumber
13 11 (1.88%) TeamCity
14 8 (1.37%) Babel
14 8 (1.37%) Bitbucket
15 7 (1.19%) TestCafe
General
1 110 (18.77%) Finance
2 101 (17.24%) Front Office
3 76 (12.97%) Banking
4 52 (8.87%) Investment Banking
5 37 (6.31%) Public Sector
6 8 (1.37%) Games
6 8 (1.37%) Marketing
7 6 (1.02%) Law
8 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.68%) Publishing
8 4 (0.68%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.51%) Electronics
9 3 (0.51%) Legal
9 3 (0.51%) Retail
9 3 (0.51%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.34%) Advertising
10 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 524 (89.42%) Developer
2 283 (48.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 132 (22.53%) React Developer
4 67 (11.43%) JavaScript Developer
5 54 (9.22%) Angular Developer
6 52 (8.87%) Senior Developer
7 51 (8.70%) AWS Developer
8 50 (8.53%) AWS Engineer
9 47 (8.02%) UI Developer
10 46 (7.85%) Java Developer
11 40 (6.83%) Python Developer
11 40 (6.83%) Software Engineer
12 39 (6.66%) HTML Developer
13 37 (6.31%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 30 (5.12%) Java Engineer
15 28 (4.78%) Front Office Developer
16 27 (4.61%) Designer
17 24 (4.10%) AWS Software Engineer
18 23 (3.92%) Python Engineer
19 22 (3.75%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (43.69%) HTML
2 247 (42.15%) CSS
3 228 (38.91%) React
4 216 (36.86%) AngularJS
5 141 (24.06%) Node.js
6 119 (20.31%) Web Services
7 117 (19.97%) HTML5
8 110 (18.77%) Redux
9 99 (16.89%) Sass
10 87 (14.85%) REST
11 77 (13.14%) Vue.js
12 67 (11.43%) CSS3
13 48 (8.19%) .NET
14 42 (7.17%) jQuery
15 34 (5.80%) SOAP
16 30 (5.12%) Jest
17 24 (4.10%) J2EE
17 24 (4.10%) RESTful
18 21 (3.58%) Django
19 19 (3.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 155 (26.45%) User Experience
2 84 (14.33%) Fixed Income
3 61 (10.41%) Hedge funds
4 59 (10.07%) Greenfield Project
5 55 (9.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 50 (8.53%) Derivative
7 49 (8.36%) Equities
8 43 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (3.24%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.88%) W3C
11 10 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.85%) Cloud Native
13 5 (0.85%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.68%) Data Structures
14 4 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
15 3 (0.51%) Algorithms
15 3 (0.51%) NHS
16 2 (0.34%) Smartphone
16 2 (0.34%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 27 (4.61%) Linux
2 18 (3.07%) Unix
3 14 (2.39%) Mac OS X
4 9 (1.54%) Windows
4 9 (1.54%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.37%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.19%) Android
7 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.34%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (58.19%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (22.35%) DevOps
3 113 (19.28%) TDD
4 87 (14.85%) Scrum
5 85 (14.51%) Software Engineering
6 78 (13.31%) Test Automation
7 74 (12.63%) Asset Management
8 71 (12.12%) Microservices
8 71 (12.12%) Web Development
9 53 (9.04%) Decision-Making
10 52 (8.87%) Investment Management
10 52 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
11 47 (8.02%) Business Analysis
11 47 (8.02%) Continuous Integration
11 47 (8.02%) Portfolio Management
12 46 (7.85%) Pair Programming
13 41 (7.00%) Visualisation
14 38 (6.48%) BDD
15 37 (6.31%) Workflow
16 34 (5.80%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 389 (66.38%) JavaScript
2 124 (21.16%) Java
3 103 (17.58%) TypeScript
4 73 (12.46%) Python
5 53 (9.04%) C#
6 49 (8.36%) SQL
7 40 (6.83%) ES6
8 18 (3.07%) Ruby
9 16 (2.73%) Java 8
10 15 (2.56%) PHP
11 11 (1.88%) Scala
12 9 (1.54%) Kotlin
13 7 (1.19%) R
14 4 (0.68%) ES7
14 4 (0.68%) Go
15 3 (0.51%) Apple Swift
15 3 (0.51%) C
15 3 (0.51%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.34%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.34%) Perl
Qualifications
1 69 (11.77%) Security Cleared
2 60 (10.24%) SC Cleared
3 17 (2.90%) Degree
4 6 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (1.02%) DBS Check
5 5 (0.85%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.17%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.78%) WCAG
2 16 (2.73%) QA
3 2 (0.34%) MiFID
4 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 66 (11.26%) Docker
2 6 (1.02%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 46 (7.85%) Kubernetes
2 18 (3.07%) Terraform
3 4 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.68%) Prometheus
3 4 (0.68%) Zipkin
4 2 (0.34%) Ansible
5 1 (0.17%) BMC Performance Manager
5 1 (0.17%) Grafana
5 1 (0.17%) Kibana
5 1 (0.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 50 (8.53%) Google
2 16 (2.73%) Oracle
3 12 (2.05%) Adobe
4 10 (1.71%) Microsoft
5 6 (1.02%) SAP
6 5 (0.85%) AppDynamics
6 5 (0.85%) Cisco
6 5 (0.85%) Dynatrace
6 5 (0.85%) Riverbed
7 4 (0.68%) BMC
8 3 (0.51%) hybris
8 3 (0.51%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.51%) Tableau
9 2 (0.34%) Alteryx
9 2 (0.34%) IBM
9 2 (0.34%) Qubit
9 2 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.34%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.17%) Ariba
10 1 (0.17%) Netlify