Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 2017 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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 58 63
Rank change year-on-year -19 +5 +10
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 1577 1705 1576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.34% 3.83% 3.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.85% 4.45% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1279 1285 1247
London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £265
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
England median daily rate £423 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.63% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 10
London median hourly rate - £44.63 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +84.17% -62.72%
England median hourly rate £36.72 £43.25 £24.23
% change year-on-year -15.10% +78.50% -11.89%

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 40979 38352 39009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.80% 86.25% 84.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 29855 27447 27851
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 420 466
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.28 £12.15 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.28 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.47 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.17% +11.23% +15.79%

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017. 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 -19 273 £463 +5.11% 74
West London +4 85 £425 +21.43% 18
South London -35 39 £375 -6.25% 5
East London -10 10 £525 +46.85% 8
North London -9 4 £388 +6.90% 2
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Front End Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Front End Development.

1 1240 (78.63%) JavaScript
2 1149 (72.86%) HTML
3 1073 (68.04%) CSS
4 706 (44.77%) HTML5
5 673 (42.68%) Agile Software Development
6 666 (42.23%) AngularJS
7 519 (32.91%) CSS3
8 516 (32.72%) React
9 363 (23.02%) TDD
10 341 (21.62%) Node.js
11 323 (20.48%) Sass
12 298 (18.90%) jQuery
13 290 (18.39%) Finance
14 285 (18.07%) Java
15 281 (17.82%) Git (software)
16 253 (16.04%) User Experience
17 218 (13.82%) OO
18 198 (12.56%) .NET
19 189 (11.98%) Redux
20 180 (11.41%) C#
21 177 (11.22%) Web Development
22 170 (10.78%) Scrum
23 163 (10.34%) Banking
24 161 (10.21%) ES6
25 157 (9.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
26 156 (9.89%) gulp
27 153 (9.70%) MVC
28 150 (9.51%) LESS
29 149 (9.45%) Web Services
30 148 (9.38%) Test Automation

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 (4.19%) CMS
2 44 (2.79%) Elasticsearch
3 28 (1.78%) Apache
4 23 (1.46%) Confluence
5 22 (1.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 22 (1.40%) WordPress
6 19 (1.20%) Drupal
7 14 (0.89%) Umbraco
8 11 (0.70%) SharePoint
9 10 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
9 10 (0.63%) EPiServer
10 8 (0.51%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.51%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.32%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.32%) nginx
11 5 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.25%) JBoss
12 4 (0.25%) Marvel
13 3 (0.19%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.19%) Ethereum
Applications
1 55 (3.49%) Photoshop
2 17 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 10 (0.63%) InVision
5 8 (0.51%) OmniGraffle
6 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
7 4 (0.25%) GIMP
7 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.19%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 1 (0.063%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.063%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.063%) Flinto
10 1 (0.063%) InDesign
10 1 (0.063%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (0.89%) Magento
2 7 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.25%) Shopify
4 3 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.19%) Social Studio
4 3 (0.19%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.063%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.063%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.063%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 93 (5.90%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (2.92%) npm
4 30 (1.90%) GitHub
5 18 (1.14%) SaaS
6 11 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.57%) Google Analytics
8 8 (0.51%) Office 365
8 8 (0.51%) Serverless
9 5 (0.32%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.32%) PaaS
9 5 (0.32%) Trello
10 4 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
11 3 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.19%) Firebase
11 3 (0.19%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.19%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.22%) Internet
2 12 (0.76%) SMS
3 9 (0.57%) HTTP
4 6 (0.38%) Intranet
5 2 (0.13%) Skype
5 2 (0.13%) SSH
6 1 (0.063%) DNS
6 1 (0.063%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (5.20%) SQL Server
2 79 (5.01%) MongoDB
3 44 (2.79%) MySQL
4 42 (2.66%) NoSQL
5 36 (2.28%) Big Data
6 24 (1.52%) Relational Database
7 15 (0.95%) Blockchain
8 14 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
8 14 (0.89%) Hadoop
8 14 (0.89%) HBase
8 14 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (0.82%) Redis
10 12 (0.76%) RDBMS
11 10 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (0.38%) Oracle Database
16 5 (0.32%) DB2
16 5 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 281 (17.82%) Git (software)
2 156 (9.89%) gulp
3 145 (9.19%) Grunt
4 123 (7.80%) webpack
5 112 (7.10%) Jasmine
6 66 (4.19%) Karma Test Runner
7 60 (3.80%) Selenium
8 57 (3.61%) JIRA
9 51 (3.23%) Jenkins
10 49 (3.11%) Mocha
11 45 (2.85%) Cucumber
12 33 (2.09%) Visual Studio
13 29 (1.84%) IntelliJ
13 29 (1.84%) Subversion
14 26 (1.65%) Babel
14 26 (1.65%) Maven
15 23 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
16 21 (1.33%) Bitbucket
16 21 (1.33%) Protractor
17 19 (1.20%) git-flow
General
1 290 (18.39%) Finance
2 163 (10.34%) Banking
3 90 (5.71%) Front Office
4 82 (5.20%) Marketing
5 71 (4.50%) Retail
6 60 (3.80%) Investment Banking
7 34 (2.16%) Games
8 24 (1.52%) Publishing
9 18 (1.14%) Advertising
10 17 (1.08%) Law
10 17 (1.08%) Telecoms
11 12 (0.76%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.44%) Automotive
13 6 (0.38%) Electronics
13 6 (0.38%) Japanese Language
13 6 (0.38%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.32%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.19%) Digital Economy
16 2 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1420 (90.04%) Developer
2 924 (58.59%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 355 (22.51%) JavaScript Developer
4 254 (16.11%) Angular Developer
5 191 (12.11%) HTML Developer
6 137 (8.69%) HTML CSS Developer
7 131 (8.31%) Senior Developer
8 112 (7.10%) Java Developer
9 106 (6.72%) UI Developer
10 94 (5.96%) Node.js Developer
11 85 (5.39%) C# Developer
12 79 (5.01%) Senior Front-End Developer
13 65 (4.12%) Full Stack Developer
14 62 (3.93%) .NET Developer
15 48 (3.04%) Designer
16 42 (2.66%) Agile Developer
17 39 (2.47%) Lead Developer
18 37 (2.35%) C# .NET Developer
19 31 (1.97%) Python Developer
20 29 (1.84%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1149 (72.86%) HTML
2 1073 (68.04%) CSS
3 706 (44.77%) HTML5
4 666 (42.23%) AngularJS
5 519 (32.91%) CSS3
6 516 (32.72%) React
7 341 (21.62%) Node.js
8 323 (20.48%) Sass
9 298 (18.90%) jQuery
10 198 (12.56%) .NET
11 189 (11.98%) Redux
12 157 (9.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 150 (9.51%) LESS
14 149 (9.45%) Web Services
15 142 (9.00%) RESTful
16 140 (8.88%) REST
17 138 (8.75%) Angular 2
18 120 (7.61%) JSON
19 90 (5.71%) Ajax
20 87 (5.52%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 253 (16.04%) User Experience
2 112 (7.10%) Greenfield Project
3 95 (6.02%) Fintech
4 89 (5.64%) Mobile App
5 81 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
6 61 (3.87%) Computer Science
7 37 (2.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 35 (2.22%) W3C
9 27 (1.71%) Algorithms
10 24 (1.52%) Market Risk
11 20 (1.27%) Social Media
12 18 (1.14%) Animation
12 18 (1.14%) Grid Computing
13 15 (0.95%) Data Structures
13 15 (0.95%) Equities
14 14 (0.89%) Online Banking
15 10 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (0.63%) Virtual Team
16 9 (0.57%) e-Learning
17 8 (0.51%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 63 (3.99%) Linux
2 28 (1.78%) Apple iOS
3 27 (1.71%) Unix
4 21 (1.33%) Android
5 19 (1.20%) Mac OS
6 15 (0.95%) Windows
7 5 (0.32%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.13%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.063%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.063%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 673 (42.68%) Agile Software Development
2 363 (23.02%) TDD
3 218 (13.82%) OO
4 177 (11.22%) Web Development
5 170 (10.78%) Scrum
6 153 (9.70%) MVC
7 148 (9.38%) Test Automation
8 145 (9.19%) Responsive Web Design
9 140 (8.88%) BDD
10 126 (7.99%) Continuous Integration
11 105 (6.66%) E-Commerce
12 89 (5.64%) Unit Testing
13 84 (5.33%) DevOps
13 84 (5.33%) Software Engineering
14 82 (5.20%) Wireframes
15 81 (5.14%) Analytics
16 78 (4.95%) OOP
17 59 (3.74%) Microservices
18 57 (3.61%) Web Design
19 55 (3.49%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 1240 (78.63%) JavaScript
2 285 (18.07%) Java
3 180 (11.41%) C#
4 161 (10.21%) ES6
5 130 (8.24%) SQL
6 106 (6.72%) TypeScript
7 90 (5.71%) Python
8 54 (3.42%) PHP
9 45 (2.85%) Ruby
10 34 (2.16%) Scala
11 26 (1.65%) Go
12 19 (1.20%) ECMAScript
13 17 (1.08%) Groovy
14 13 (0.82%) T-SQL
15 11 (0.70%) PowerShell
16 10 (0.63%) C++
16 10 (0.63%) GraphQL
16 10 (0.63%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.57%) Apple Swift
18 8 (0.51%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 54 (3.42%) Degree
2 39 (2.47%) Security Cleared
3 28 (1.78%) SC Cleared
4 14 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.19%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.19%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.063%) CISA
8 1 (0.063%) CISM
8 1 (0.063%) CISSP
8 1 (0.063%) ISEB
8 1 (0.063%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.063%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (3.87%) QA
2 29 (1.84%) WCAG
3 14 (0.89%) WAI
4 5 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.19%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.063%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.063%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.063%) GCP
System Software
1 83 (5.26%) Docker
2 10 (0.63%) HDFS
3 5 (0.32%) Varnish
4 1 (0.063%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.063%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.063%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (1.52%) Puppet
2 18 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (0.82%) Ansible
4 12 (0.76%) Kubernetes
5 6 (0.38%) Terraform
6 3 (0.19%) Kibana
7 2 (0.13%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.13%) logstash
7 2 (0.13%) Nagios
7 2 (0.13%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.063%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.063%) HockeyApp
8 1 (0.063%) Marathon
8 1 (0.063%) Mesos
8 1 (0.063%) Salt
Vendors
1 55 (3.49%) Adobe
2 51 (3.23%) Oracle
3 49 (3.11%) Microsoft
4 22 (1.40%) Sitecore
5 19 (1.20%) Google
6 17 (1.08%) New Relic
7 14 (0.89%) hybris
8 10 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (0.63%) SAP
9 9 (0.57%) Demandware
10 8 (0.51%) Sybase
11 6 (0.38%) ATG
12 5 (0.32%) Apple
12 5 (0.32%) IBM
12 5 (0.32%) Omniture
12 5 (0.32%) Twitter
13 4 (0.25%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.25%) TIBCO
14 3 (0.19%) Perforce
14 3 (0.19%) Sencha