Period
to 21 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 70 63
Rank change year-on-year +3 -7 +17
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 1,745 1,478 1,606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.75% 3.50% 3.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.30% 4.02% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,397 1,119 1,236
London median daily rate £475 £450 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +7.78% +11.33%
10th Percentile £355 £310 £300
90th Percentile £625 £625 £575
England median daily rate £450 £405 £395
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.53% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
London median hourly rate £68.75 £40.26 £25.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.77% +55.93% -5.66%
10th Percentile £66.88 £20.85 £21.39
90th Percentile £70.63 £106.05 £29.28
England median hourly rate £29.50 £16.00 £25.82
% change year-on-year +84.38% -38.03% -30.22%

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 40,596 36,731 39,323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.31% 87.00% 86.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,451 26,239 28,484
London median daily rate £500 £488 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £656 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 556 388 354
London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.63 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.82% +10.71% +9.44%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.48 £50.51
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.49 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.11% +4.19% +9.30%

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 July 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
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 July 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 -4 349 £475 - 148
South London +17 119 £475 +18.75% 7
West London -26 53 £475 +30.94% 93
East London -5 31 £450 -16.28% 39
North London +7 6 £400 +26.98% 5
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 1,322 (75.76%) JavaScript
2 1,148 (65.79%) HTML
3 1,137 (65.16%) CSS
4 835 (47.85%) Agile Software Development
5 752 (43.09%) AngularJS
6 685 (39.26%) React
7 684 (39.20%) HTML5
8 537 (30.77%) CSS3
9 448 (25.67%) Sass
10 436 (24.99%) Node.js
11 403 (23.09%) TDD
12 402 (23.04%) Redux
13 378 (21.66%) Git (software)
14 316 (18.11%) User Experience
15 305 (17.48%) ES6
16 287 (16.45%) Finance
17 252 (14.44%) Java
18 225 (12.89%) TypeScript
19 212 (12.15%) jQuery
20 206 (11.81%) webpack
21 204 (11.69%) Greenfield Project
22 188 (10.77%) Scrum
23 185 (10.60%) .NET
24 182 (10.43%) C#
25 181 (10.37%) OO
26 178 (10.20%) gulp
27 177 (10.14%) Web Development
27 177 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
28 171 (9.80%) LESS
29 168 (9.63%) RESTful

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 66 (3.78%) CMS
2 47 (2.69%) WordPress
3 32 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
4 30 (1.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 28 (1.60%) SharePoint
6 26 (1.49%) Confluence
7 16 (0.92%) Tomcat
8 15 (0.86%) Drupal
9 11 (0.63%) Umbraco
10 10 (0.57%) OpenStack
11 9 (0.52%) Apache Spark
12 8 (0.46%) JBoss
12 8 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
13 7 (0.40%) Ethereum
13 7 (0.40%) nginx
13 7 (0.40%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.34%) Gunicorn
14 6 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.29%) Mongoose
16 4 (0.23%) Marvel
Applications
1 56 (3.21%) Photoshop
2 19 (1.09%) InVision
3 9 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 9 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (0.17%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.057%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.057%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.057%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 27 (1.55%) ION MarketView
2 12 (0.69%) Magento
3 2 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.11%) R3 Corda
3 2 (0.11%) Shopify
4 1 (0.057%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.057%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.057%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.057%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.057%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 177 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (5.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (4.99%) npm
4 45 (2.58%) GitHub
5 19 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (0.69%) SaaS
7 12 (0.69%) Serverless
8 11 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
9 10 (0.57%) IaaS
10 9 (0.52%) PaaS
10 9 (0.52%) Yarn
11 8 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (0.46%) Heroku
12 7 (0.40%) Route 53
13 6 (0.34%) Firebase
13 6 (0.34%) Google Analytics
13 6 (0.34%) Office 365
14 5 (0.29%) BrowserStack
14 5 (0.29%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.78%) Internet
2 26 (1.49%) HTTP
3 3 (0.17%) HTTPS
3 3 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.11%) 3G
4 2 (0.11%) 4G
4 2 (0.11%) Broadband
4 2 (0.11%) DKIM
4 2 (0.11%) DMARC
4 2 (0.11%) SMS
4 2 (0.11%) SSL
5 1 (0.057%) DNS
5 1 (0.057%) FTP
5 1 (0.057%) Intranet
5 1 (0.057%) Skype
5 1 (0.057%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 57 (3.27%) MongoDB
3 54 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
4 52 (2.98%) MySQL
5 49 (2.81%) NoSQL
6 34 (1.95%) Blockchain
7 28 (1.60%) Relational Database
8 23 (1.32%) Redis
9 19 (1.09%) Big Data
10 17 (0.97%) Hadoop
11 12 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 12 (0.69%) RDBMS
12 11 (0.63%) Data Mining
13 9 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
15 6 (0.34%) HBase
15 6 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
16 5 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
16 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 4 (0.23%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 378 (21.66%) Git (software)
2 206 (11.81%) webpack
3 178 (10.20%) gulp
4 157 (9.00%) Grunt
5 153 (8.77%) Jasmine
6 89 (5.10%) Karma Test Runner
7 86 (4.93%) Selenium
8 81 (4.64%) Jenkins
9 80 (4.58%) JIRA
10 68 (3.90%) Cucumber
11 67 (3.84%) Babel
12 57 (3.27%) Mocha
13 52 (2.98%) Protractor
14 43 (2.46%) Subversion
15 32 (1.83%) TeamCity
16 27 (1.55%) Maven
17 23 (1.32%) PhantomJS
18 19 (1.09%) JUnit
18 19 (1.09%) NUnit
18 19 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 287 (16.45%) Finance
2 146 (8.37%) Banking
3 115 (6.59%) Retail
4 93 (5.33%) Front Office
5 61 (3.50%) Marketing
6 43 (2.46%) Games
7 33 (1.89%) Law
8 29 (1.66%) Investment Banking
9 28 (1.60%) Advertising
10 19 (1.09%) Financial Institution
11 17 (0.97%) Back Office
12 14 (0.80%) Legal
12 14 (0.80%) Publishing
13 13 (0.74%) Telecoms
14 7 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.17%) Digital Economy
15 3 (0.17%) iGaming
15 3 (0.17%) Japanese Language
15 3 (0.17%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,577 (90.37%) Developer
2 1,128 (64.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 411 (23.55%) React Developer
4 327 (18.74%) JavaScript Developer
5 304 (17.42%) Angular Developer
6 190 (10.89%) Senior Developer
7 134 (7.68%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 125 (7.16%) HTML Developer
9 103 (5.90%) HTML CSS Developer
10 96 (5.50%) UI Developer
11 92 (5.27%) Node.js Developer
12 71 (4.07%) Java Developer
13 69 (3.95%) C# Developer
14 62 (3.55%) Full Stack Developer
15 53 (3.04%) Web Developer
16 49 (2.81%) Designer
17 46 (2.64%) Senior React Developer
18 37 (2.12%) .NET Developer
19 35 (2.01%) Lead Developer
20 32 (1.83%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,148 (65.79%) HTML
2 1,137 (65.16%) CSS
3 752 (43.09%) AngularJS
4 685 (39.26%) React
5 684 (39.20%) HTML5
6 537 (30.77%) CSS3
7 448 (25.67%) Sass
8 436 (24.99%) Node.js
9 402 (23.04%) Redux
10 212 (12.15%) jQuery
11 185 (10.60%) .NET
12 171 (9.80%) LESS
13 168 (9.63%) RESTful
14 145 (8.31%) REST
15 142 (8.14%) Angular 2
16 119 (6.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 117 (6.70%) JSON
18 116 (6.65%) Web Services
19 93 (5.33%) Vue.js
20 88 (5.04%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 316 (18.11%) User Experience
2 204 (11.69%) Greenfield Project
3 121 (6.93%) Fintech
4 97 (5.56%) Mobile App
5 59 (3.38%) Algorithms
6 52 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
7 48 (2.75%) Fixed Income
8 43 (2.46%) Computer Science
9 39 (2.23%) Data Structures
10 28 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 22 (1.26%) W3C
12 14 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
13 13 (0.74%) Animation
14 11 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (0.63%) Marketing Technology
15 10 (0.57%) Equities
16 9 (0.52%) RIA
17 8 (0.46%) Derivative
17 8 (0.46%) Management Information System
17 8 (0.46%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 112 (6.42%) Linux
2 43 (2.46%) Apple iOS
3 39 (2.23%) Unix
4 28 (1.60%) Android
5 6 (0.34%) Mac OS X
5 6 (0.34%) Ubuntu
5 6 (0.34%) Windows
6 4 (0.23%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.17%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.11%) CentOS
8 2 (0.11%) VMS
8 2 (0.11%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.057%) Nucleus RTOS
9 1 (0.057%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 835 (47.85%) Agile Software Development
2 403 (23.09%) TDD
3 188 (10.77%) Scrum
4 181 (10.37%) OO
5 177 (10.14%) Web Development
6 163 (9.34%) Test Automation
7 157 (9.00%) BDD
8 153 (8.77%) DevOps
9 150 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
10 144 (8.25%) Unit Testing
11 141 (8.08%) E-Commerce
12 118 (6.76%) Microservices
13 117 (6.70%) Responsive Web Design
14 116 (6.65%) Software Engineering
15 115 (6.59%) MVC
16 110 (6.30%) Open Source
17 73 (4.18%) Wireframes
18 64 (3.67%) Analytics
19 62 (3.55%) Migration
19 62 (3.55%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1,322 (75.76%) JavaScript
2 305 (17.48%) ES6
3 252 (14.44%) Java
4 225 (12.89%) TypeScript
5 182 (10.43%) C#
6 132 (7.56%) SQL
7 102 (5.85%) Python
8 84 (4.81%) ES7
9 55 (3.15%) PHP
10 42 (2.41%) Ruby
11 29 (1.66%) R
12 26 (1.49%) C++
13 23 (1.32%) Scala
14 22 (1.26%) Bash Shell
14 22 (1.26%) Java 8
15 18 (1.03%) Go
16 17 (0.97%) C
17 14 (0.80%) Perl
18 13 (0.74%) ES8
19 11 (0.63%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 73 (4.18%) Security Cleared
2 62 (3.55%) SC Cleared
3 54 (3.09%) Degree
4 27 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.29%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.23%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.17%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.057%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (3.04%) QA
2 11 (0.63%) GCP
3 10 (0.57%) WCAG
4 6 (0.34%) GDPR
5 3 (0.17%) PMO
5 3 (0.17%) WAI
6 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.057%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.057%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.057%) Section 508
System Software
1 135 (7.74%) Docker
2 5 (0.29%) Varnish
3 2 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.11%) etcd
3 2 (0.11%) HDFS
4 1 (0.057%) Firmware
4 1 (0.057%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 33 (1.89%) Terraform
2 22 (1.26%) Ansible
3 19 (1.09%) Kubernetes
3 19 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (0.63%) Puppet
5 7 (0.40%) Kibana
6 3 (0.17%) Consul
6 3 (0.17%) HockeyApp
7 2 (0.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 2 (0.11%) Grafana
7 2 (0.11%) logstash
7 2 (0.11%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.057%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.057%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.057%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 72 (4.13%) Adobe
2 31 (1.78%) Microsoft
3 30 (1.72%) Google
4 27 (1.55%) ION Trading
5 24 (1.38%) Oracle
6 23 (1.32%) MapR
7 13 (0.74%) hybris
8 9 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (0.46%) Sitecore
9 8 (0.46%) Tableau
10 7 (0.40%) Atlassian
11 6 (0.34%) Demandware
12 5 (0.29%) Apiary
12 5 (0.29%) SAP
13 4 (0.23%) Apigee
13 4 (0.23%) Apple
13 4 (0.23%) Capita
13 4 (0.23%) DevExpress
13 4 (0.23%) IBM
13 4 (0.23%) Optimizely