Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 69 74
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5 -4
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 1,492 1,628 1,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.71% 3.61% 3.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.18% 4.09% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,150 1,286 1,030
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £358 £350 £312
90th Percentile £613 £625 £613
England median daily rate £474 £438 £404
% change year-on-year +8.29% +8.43% +4.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
London median hourly rate £35.00 £68.75 £41.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.09% +64.65% +92.95%
10th Percentile £34.40 £66.88 £23.24
90th Percentile £46.00 £70.63 £99.66
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.26
% change year-on-year -17.65% +5.56% +29.87%

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 35,672 39,831 35,063
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.82% 88.31% 87.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,410 28,835 25,115
London median daily rate £520 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +2.93%
10th Percentile £340 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 553 389
London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.09 £24.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.78% -3.10% +18.38%
10th Percentile £12.58 £14.00 £12.86
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.10 £52.50
England median hourly rate £25.12 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.18% -12.00% -

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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 +1 296 £500 +5.26% 139
South London +13 91 £475 - 9
East London +14 47 £500 +11.11% 41
West London +2 40 £425 -10.53% 47
North London -3 6 £413 +13.79% 12
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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 1,102 (73.86%) JavaScript
2 921 (61.73%) CSS
3 919 (61.60%) HTML
4 773 (51.81%) Agile Software Development
5 675 (45.24%) AngularJS
6 599 (40.15%) React
7 472 (31.64%) HTML5
8 401 (26.88%) TDD
9 370 (24.80%) Node.js
10 332 (22.25%) CSS3
11 312 (20.91%) Git (software)
12 311 (20.84%) User Experience
13 309 (20.71%) Redux
13 309 (20.71%) Finance
14 305 (20.44%) TypeScript
15 278 (18.63%) Sass
16 252 (16.89%) Java
17 244 (16.35%) Scrum
18 217 (14.54%) Web Development
19 215 (14.41%) ES6
20 208 (13.94%) Amazon AWS
21 196 (13.14%) Docker
22 187 (12.53%) DevOps
23 180 (12.06%) BDD
24 177 (11.86%) Test Automation
25 171 (11.46%) Software Engineering
26 168 (11.26%) jQuery
27 158 (10.59%) C#
28 148 (9.92%) Jasmine
29 145 (9.72%) Web Services

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 94 (6.30%) Elasticsearch
2 71 (4.76%) CMS
3 52 (3.49%) Confluence
4 37 (2.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 33 (2.21%) Apache
6 22 (1.47%) Drupal
7 19 (1.27%) Apache Solr
7 19 (1.27%) WordPress
8 18 (1.21%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.54%) Moodle
10 7 (0.47%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.47%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.40%) Ethereum
11 6 (0.40%) Hyperledger
11 6 (0.40%) SAS
12 5 (0.34%) Magnolia
13 4 (0.27%) JBoss
13 4 (0.27%) nginx
14 3 (0.20%) EPiServer
14 3 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 33 (2.21%) Photoshop
2 10 (0.67%) Sketch
3 9 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.34%) InVision
5 4 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.27%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.13%) InDesign
6 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.067%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.067%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.067%) UXPin
7 1 (0.067%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 19 (1.27%) Magento
2 8 (0.54%) Shopify
3 5 (0.34%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.13%) Maximo
4 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.13%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.067%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.067%) MultiChain
5 1 (0.067%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.067%) Quorum
5 1 (0.067%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.067%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 208 (13.94%) Amazon AWS
2 99 (6.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 98 (6.57%) GitHub
4 81 (5.43%) npm
5 76 (5.09%) Serverless
6 62 (4.16%) AWS Lambda
7 60 (4.02%) Amazon EC2
8 58 (3.89%) Amazon S3
8 58 (3.89%) Amazon SQS
9 37 (2.48%) OpenShift
10 28 (1.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 22 (1.47%) Amazon ECS
11 22 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
12 17 (1.14%) Yarn
13 16 (1.07%) SaaS
14 13 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
15 10 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
15 10 (0.67%) Slack
16 8 (0.54%) PaaS
17 7 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.74%) HTTP
2 6 (0.40%) Internet
3 3 (0.20%) SSL
4 2 (0.13%) MVNO
4 2 (0.13%) SSH
5 1 (0.067%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.067%) DHCP
5 1 (0.067%) DNS
5 1 (0.067%) FTP
5 1 (0.067%) Intranet
5 1 (0.067%) IPsec
5 1 (0.067%) RTMP
5 1 (0.067%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (6.30%) MySQL
2 81 (5.43%) SQL Server
3 75 (5.03%) PostgreSQL
4 68 (4.56%) NoSQL
5 51 (3.42%) MongoDB
6 44 (2.95%) Amazon RDS
7 37 (2.48%) Amazon Redshift
8 31 (2.08%) Redis
9 30 (2.01%) Relational Database
10 18 (1.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 16 (1.07%) Big Data
12 14 (0.94%) Blockchain
13 8 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (0.47%) Couchbase
15 5 (0.34%) Apache Hive
15 5 (0.34%) BigQuery
15 5 (0.34%) Hadoop
15 5 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
15 5 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
15 5 (0.34%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 312 (20.91%) Git (software)
2 148 (9.92%) Jasmine
3 139 (9.32%) gulp
4 132 (8.85%) Grunt
5 128 (8.58%) Jenkins
6 118 (7.91%) webpack
7 106 (7.10%) Karma Test Runner
8 92 (6.17%) JIRA
9 67 (4.49%) Cucumber
10 58 (3.89%) Protractor
11 50 (3.35%) Maven
11 50 (3.35%) Selenium
12 46 (3.08%) Mocha
13 40 (2.68%) GitLab
14 37 (2.48%) Artifactory
15 34 (2.28%) Bitbucket
16 32 (2.14%) Subversion
17 20 (1.34%) Babel
17 20 (1.34%) Visual Studio
18 15 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 309 (20.71%) Finance
2 108 (7.24%) Banking
3 100 (6.70%) Front Office
4 71 (4.76%) Retail
5 61 (4.09%) Marketing
6 37 (2.48%) Investment Banking
7 25 (1.68%) Publishing
8 20 (1.34%) Games
9 10 (0.67%) Advertising
9 10 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.47%) Law
11 6 (0.40%) Legal
12 4 (0.27%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.20%) Automotive
13 3 (0.20%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.13%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.13%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.067%) Electronics
15 1 (0.067%) Music Industry
15 1 (0.067%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 1,347 (90.28%) Developer
2 892 (59.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 378 (25.34%) React Developer
4 235 (15.75%) Angular Developer
5 231 (15.48%) JavaScript Developer
6 125 (8.38%) Senior Developer
7 111 (7.44%) UI Developer
8 59 (3.95%) Web Developer
9 57 (3.82%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 55 (3.69%) Lead Developer
11 47 (3.15%) Full Stack Developer
11 47 (3.15%) HTML Developer
12 43 (2.88%) Designer
13 42 (2.82%) Architect
14 40 (2.68%) Node.js Developer
15 39 (2.61%) Java Developer
16 37 (2.48%) AWS Engineer
17 36 (2.41%) AWS Developer
18 34 (2.28%) Software Engineer
19 32 (2.14%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 921 (61.73%) CSS
2 919 (61.60%) HTML
3 675 (45.24%) AngularJS
4 599 (40.15%) React
5 472 (31.64%) HTML5
6 370 (24.80%) Node.js
7 332 (22.25%) CSS3
8 309 (20.71%) Redux
9 278 (18.63%) Sass
10 168 (11.26%) jQuery
11 145 (9.72%) Web Services
12 140 (9.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 138 (9.25%) REST
14 130 (8.71%) Vue.js
15 129 (8.65%) .NET
16 121 (8.11%) RESTful
17 87 (5.83%) Angular 2
18 81 (5.43%) JSON
19 80 (5.36%) LESS
20 66 (4.42%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 311 (20.84%) User Experience
2 126 (8.45%) Greenfield Project
3 72 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
4 68 (4.56%) Mobile App
5 62 (4.16%) Virtual Team
6 56 (3.75%) Fixed Income
7 51 (3.42%) Hedge funds
8 39 (2.61%) Derivative
9 25 (1.68%) W3C
10 24 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 20 (1.34%) Algorithms
12 19 (1.27%) Equities
13 16 (1.07%) NHS
14 15 (1.01%) Social Media
15 13 (0.87%) Video on Demand
16 12 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
17 11 (0.74%) Cloud Native
17 11 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
18 9 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
19 8 (0.54%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 100 (6.70%) Linux
2 27 (1.81%) Unix
3 22 (1.47%) Windows
4 20 (1.34%) Apple iOS
5 16 (1.07%) Android
5 16 (1.07%) Ubuntu
6 11 (0.74%) Mac OS X
7 8 (0.54%) VMS
8 6 (0.40%) Debian
9 4 (0.27%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.27%) tvOS
10 3 (0.20%) Android TV
11 1 (0.067%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 773 (51.81%) Agile Software Development
2 401 (26.88%) TDD
3 244 (16.35%) Scrum
4 217 (14.54%) Web Development
5 187 (12.53%) DevOps
6 180 (12.06%) BDD
7 177 (11.86%) Test Automation
8 171 (11.46%) Software Engineering
9 127 (8.51%) Open Source
10 122 (8.18%) MVC
11 116 (7.77%) Microservices
12 105 (7.04%) Responsive Web Design
13 103 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
14 96 (6.43%) Fintech
15 91 (6.10%) OO
16 90 (6.03%) E-Commerce
17 85 (5.70%) Asset Management
18 76 (5.09%) Unit Testing
19 75 (5.03%) SDLC
20 73 (4.89%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,102 (73.86%) JavaScript
2 305 (20.44%) TypeScript
3 252 (16.89%) Java
4 215 (14.41%) ES6
5 158 (10.59%) C#
6 131 (8.78%) SQL
7 113 (7.57%) Python
8 66 (4.42%) Ruby
9 58 (3.89%) PHP
10 32 (2.14%) C++
11 28 (1.88%) Java 8
12 24 (1.61%) T-SQL
13 20 (1.34%) Go
14 17 (1.14%) ES7
15 11 (0.74%) Scala
16 9 (0.60%) C
17 7 (0.47%) Perl
18 6 (0.40%) VB
19 5 (0.34%) Bash Shell
19 5 (0.34%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 65 (4.36%) Security Cleared
2 52 (3.49%) Degree
3 44 (2.95%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 12 (0.80%) AWS Certification
6 11 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (0.60%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.27%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.20%) CHECK Team Member
9 3 (0.20%) PhD
10 2 (0.13%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.067%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.067%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (3.62%) QA
2 13 (0.87%) WCAG
3 6 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.13%) WAI
5 1 (0.067%) GDPR
5 1 (0.067%) PSD2
System Software
1 196 (13.14%) Docker
2 5 (0.34%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.20%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.20%) HDFS
3 3 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.067%) Varnish
5 1 (0.067%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.067%) Xen
Systems Management
1 74 (4.96%) Kubernetes
2 65 (4.36%) Ansible
3 43 (2.88%) Terraform
4 18 (1.21%) Puppet
5 2 (0.13%) Kibana
5 2 (0.13%) logstash
5 2 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.067%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.067%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 62 (4.16%) Adobe
2 34 (2.28%) Google
3 26 (1.74%) Microsoft
4 25 (1.68%) Bloomberg
5 22 (1.47%) Reuters
6 13 (0.87%) Atlassian
7 12 (0.80%) hybris
8 10 (0.67%) IBM
9 9 (0.60%) Oracle
10 8 (0.54%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 8 (0.54%) Perforce
11 6 (0.40%) SAP
12 4 (0.27%) MuleSoft
12 4 (0.27%) New Relic
12 4 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.27%) Sitecore
13 3 (0.20%) EMC
13 3 (0.20%) Mapbox
13 3 (0.20%) Roku
13 3 (0.20%) ServiceNow