Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 68 70 78
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8 -3
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 826 1,478 1,530
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.25% 3.48% 3.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.71% 3.91% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 1,166 1,263
Median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £363 £334 £325
90th Percentile £650 £600 £613
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £68.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -49.09% +58.96%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +4.05%

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 22,288 37,779 41,108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.72% 88.88% 88.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,589 27,017 29,697
Median daily rate £520 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.46% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 411 552
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% +10.42% -4.00%
10th Percentile £14.55 £12.76 £14.00
90th Percentile £61.23 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.26% -6.00%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +4 153 £500 - 88
South London -5 33 £475 - 5
West London +22 30 £405 -4.71% 30
East London -5 10 £375 -28.57% 30
North London +19 2 £525 +16.67% 3
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 583 (70.58%) JavaScript
2 438 (53.03%) Agile Software Development
3 432 (52.30%) HTML
4 409 (49.52%) CSS
5 310 (37.53%) React
6 260 (31.48%) AngularJS
7 209 (25.30%) Node.js
8 196 (23.73%) HTML5
9 179 (21.67%) TDD
10 170 (20.58%) User Experience
11 166 (20.10%) TypeScript
12 157 (19.01%) Redux
13 147 (17.80%) Scrum
14 139 (16.83%) Git (software)
15 137 (16.59%) CSS3
16 136 (16.46%) Finance
17 134 (16.22%) Sass
18 123 (14.89%) DevOps
19 117 (14.16%) Web Services
19 117 (14.16%) Java
20 106 (12.83%) REST
21 104 (12.59%) Test Automation
22 103 (12.47%) AWS
23 101 (12.23%) Docker
24 100 (12.11%) C#
25 99 (11.99%) Continuous Integration
26 97 (11.74%) .NET
27 95 (11.50%) Microservices
28 91 (11.02%) jQuery
29 90 (10.90%) ES6

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 52 (6.30%) Elasticsearch
2 32 (3.87%) CMS
3 24 (2.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 15 (1.82%) SAS
5 11 (1.33%) SharePoint
6 9 (1.09%) Drupal
6 9 (1.09%) IIS
6 9 (1.09%) WordPress
7 7 (0.85%) Confluence
7 7 (0.85%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.73%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.36%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.36%) Camunda
9 3 (0.36%) JBoss
9 3 (0.36%) Mendix
10 2 (0.24%) Apache
10 2 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.24%) nginx
10 2 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.12%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 17 (2.06%) Sketch
2 14 (1.69%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.61%) Figma
5 4 (0.48%) InVision
6 2 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 14 (1.69%) Magento
2 9 (1.09%) Shopify
3 3 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 103 (12.47%) AWS
2 87 (10.53%) Azure
3 39 (4.72%) GitHub
4 35 (4.24%) GCP
5 32 (3.87%) Serverless
6 24 (2.91%) npm
7 21 (2.54%) AWS Lambda
8 16 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (1.57%) Amazon S3
10 10 (1.21%) Adobe Analytics
11 8 (0.97%) PaaS
12 7 (0.85%) Power Platform
13 6 (0.73%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 6 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 4 (0.48%) Yarn
15 3 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
15 3 (0.36%) Google Analytics
15 3 (0.36%) Heroku
15 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.21%) HTTP
2 4 (0.48%) Internet
2 4 (0.48%) SSL
3 3 (0.36%) RTMP
3 3 (0.36%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.12%) FTP
4 1 (0.12%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.12%) IKE
4 1 (0.12%) NFC
4 1 (0.12%) SMTP
4 1 (0.12%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (6.05%) MySQL
2 31 (3.75%) Redis
3 28 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
4 27 (3.27%) Relational Database
5 24 (2.91%) SQL Server
6 22 (2.66%) NoSQL
7 18 (2.18%) Amazon RDS
8 11 (1.33%) Blockchain
8 11 (1.33%) Parquet
9 10 (1.21%) MongoDB
10 8 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 8 (0.97%) Big Data
10 8 (0.97%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.73%) Power BI
12 5 (0.61%) Jackrabbit
13 4 (0.48%) Data Lake
13 4 (0.48%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 2 (0.24%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 139 (16.83%) Git (software)
2 62 (7.51%) Jasmine
3 56 (6.78%) Jenkins
4 49 (5.93%) webpack
5 42 (5.08%) Selenium
5 42 (5.08%) Visual Studio
6 40 (4.84%) gulp
7 39 (4.72%) Protractor
8 31 (3.75%) Grunt
9 29 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
10 28 (3.39%) JIRA
11 26 (3.15%) Karma Test Runner
12 19 (2.30%) Babel
13 17 (2.06%) Cucumber
14 14 (1.69%) git-flow
14 14 (1.69%) TeamCity
15 13 (1.57%) Bitbucket
15 13 (1.57%) Moq
15 13 (1.57%) MSTest
16 12 (1.45%) Cypress.io
General
1 136 (16.46%) Finance
2 73 (8.84%) Front Office
3 55 (6.66%) Banking
4 38 (4.60%) Marketing
5 32 (3.87%) Public Sector
6 25 (3.03%) Investment Banking
7 19 (2.30%) Retail
8 18 (2.18%) Games
9 12 (1.45%) Law
10 7 (0.85%) Advertising
11 6 (0.73%) Publishing
11 6 (0.73%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.61%) Police
13 4 (0.48%) Electronics
13 4 (0.48%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.36%) Back Office
14 3 (0.36%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.36%) Music Industry
15 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 742 (89.83%) Developer
2 440 (53.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 185 (22.40%) React Developer
4 90 (10.90%) JavaScript Developer
5 86 (10.41%) Senior Developer
6 77 (9.32%) Angular Developer
7 44 (5.33%) UI Developer
8 41 (4.96%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 40 (4.84%) HTML Developer
10 32 (3.87%) Java Developer
11 31 (3.75%) Software Engineer
12 30 (3.63%) Designer
12 30 (3.63%) Full Stack Developer
13 26 (3.15%) Lead Developer
14 23 (2.78%) Python Developer
14 23 (2.78%) Senior React Developer
15 22 (2.66%) .NET Developer
15 22 (2.66%) AWS Developer
15 22 (2.66%) C# Developer
16 21 (2.54%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 432 (52.30%) HTML
2 409 (49.52%) CSS
3 310 (37.53%) React
4 260 (31.48%) AngularJS
5 209 (25.30%) Node.js
6 196 (23.73%) HTML5
7 157 (19.01%) Redux
8 137 (16.59%) CSS3
9 134 (16.22%) Sass
10 117 (14.16%) Web Services
11 106 (12.83%) REST
12 97 (11.74%) .NET
13 91 (11.02%) jQuery
14 80 (9.69%) Vue.js
15 71 (8.60%) RESTful
16 58 (7.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 49 (5.93%) ASP.NET
18 46 (5.57%) ASP.NET MVC
19 43 (5.21%) Jest
20 39 (4.72%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 170 (20.58%) User Experience
2 81 (9.81%) Greenfield Project
3 50 (6.05%) Fixed Income
4 45 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (4.48%) W3C
6 36 (4.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 32 (3.87%) Mobile App
8 29 (3.51%) Hedge funds
9 28 (3.39%) Derivative
10 26 (3.15%) Equities
11 12 (1.45%) Blog
12 11 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (0.97%) Algorithms
13 8 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
14 7 (0.85%) Virtual Team
15 6 (0.73%) Cloud Native
15 6 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (0.73%) N-Tier
16 5 (0.61%) Digital Media
16 5 (0.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 36 (4.36%) Linux
2 21 (2.54%) Unix
3 10 (1.21%) Mac OS
3 10 (1.21%) Windows
4 9 (1.09%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.85%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.73%) Android
6 6 (0.73%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.12%) CentOS
7 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 438 (53.03%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (21.67%) TDD
3 147 (17.80%) Scrum
4 123 (14.89%) DevOps
5 104 (12.59%) Test Automation
6 99 (11.99%) Continuous Integration
7 95 (11.50%) Microservices
8 76 (9.20%) Software Engineering
9 71 (8.60%) MVC
10 63 (7.63%) E-Commerce
11 62 (7.51%) Pair Programming
12 58 (7.02%) Web Development
13 53 (6.42%) Problem-Solving
14 50 (6.05%) Visualisation
15 48 (5.81%) BDD
16 45 (5.45%) Asset Management
17 42 (5.08%) OO
18 41 (4.96%) Continuous Improvement
19 40 (4.84%) SDLC
20 39 (4.72%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 583 (70.58%) JavaScript
2 166 (20.10%) TypeScript
3 117 (14.16%) Java
4 100 (12.11%) C#
5 90 (10.90%) ES6
6 75 (9.08%) Python
7 52 (6.30%) SQL
8 41 (4.96%) Ruby
9 21 (2.54%) PHP
10 20 (2.42%) Java 8
11 18 (2.18%) Scala
12 15 (1.82%) ES7
13 11 (1.33%) Kotlin
14 9 (1.09%) C++
15 6 (0.73%) C
16 5 (0.61%) Elm
16 5 (0.61%) Go
16 5 (0.61%) R
17 3 (0.36%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.36%) Perl
Qualifications
1 56 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 48 (5.81%) SC Cleared
3 29 (3.51%) Degree
4 13 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.97%) Master's Degree
6 6 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.73%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (0.61%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.24%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.12%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.84%) WCAG
2 32 (3.87%) QA
3 3 (0.36%) PMO
3 3 (0.36%) SLA
4 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 101 (12.23%) Docker
2 3 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 63 (7.63%) Kubernetes
2 33 (4.00%) Terraform
3 6 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.48%) Kibana
5 3 (0.36%) Ansible
5 3 (0.36%) Grafana
6 2 (0.24%) Control-M
6 2 (0.24%) Puppet
7 1 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 35 (4.24%) Microsoft
2 32 (3.87%) Adobe
3 28 (3.39%) Google
4 20 (2.42%) Oracle
5 17 (2.06%) Perforce
6 11 (1.33%) hybris
7 10 (1.21%) SAP
8 8 (0.97%) IBM
9 6 (0.73%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.48%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.24%) Infragistics
11 2 (0.24%) New Relic
11 2 (0.24%) Qubit
11 2 (0.24%) Solace
11 2 (0.24%) Tableau
11 2 (0.24%) Telerik
11 2 (0.24%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.24%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.12%) Ariba
12 1 (0.12%) Dell