Period
to 17 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England > London
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 91 134 101
Rank change year-on-year +43 -33 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 1,233 966 1,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.78% 2.08% 2.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.93% 2.19% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 989 783 825
London median daily rate £500 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +1.80% +4.38%
10th Percentile £350 £307 £300
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
London median hourly rate £41.25 - £43.25
10th Percentile £36.13 - £30.41
90th Percentile £47.38 - £46.38
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £43.25
% change year-on-year -17.65% -1.73% +78.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 42,051 44,092 39,978
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.86% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,214 32,061 28,503
London median daily rate £500 £500 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £669 £640
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 579 575 564
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.84 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.83% -3.24% +7.89%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.76
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.38
% change year-on-year +1.08% +0.68% +2.08%

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in London

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in London

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in London over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in London

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
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 Developer (Client-Side Developer) in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in London

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
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 Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the London region over the 6 months to 17 January 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 +45 277 £500 +11.73% 124
East London +20 58 £525 +5.00% 24
West London -4 39 £425 +6.25% 89
South London -1 36 £473 +22.73% 4
North London -8 1 £450 +16.13% 3
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 1,084 (87.92%) Front End Development
2 997 (80.86%) JavaScript
3 853 (69.18%) CSS
4 852 (69.10%) HTML
5 595 (48.26%) AngularJS
6 528 (42.82%) Agile Software Development
7 491 (39.82%) React
8 477 (38.69%) HTML5
9 374 (30.33%) TDD
10 339 (27.49%) Node.js
11 316 (25.63%) Redux
12 304 (24.66%) Git (software)
13 301 (24.41%) Sass
14 300 (24.33%) CSS3
15 248 (20.11%) TypeScript
16 245 (19.87%) User Experience
17 210 (17.03%) jQuery
18 204 (16.55%) ES6
19 155 (12.57%) Test Automation
20 150 (12.17%) BDD
21 143 (11.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 143 (11.60%) Finance
22 140 (11.35%) Web Development
23 136 (11.03%) gulp
24 129 (10.46%) Jasmine
25 128 (10.38%) REST
26 125 (10.14%) OO
27 124 (10.06%) Responsive Web Design
28 123 (9.98%) DevOps
29 121 (9.81%) Docker

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
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 65 (5.27%) CMS
2 37 (3.00%) Confluence
3 26 (2.11%) Drupal
4 23 (1.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 18 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (0.97%) SharePoint
6 12 (0.97%) WordPress
7 11 (0.89%) CoreMedia CMS
8 8 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
8 8 (0.65%) Umbraco
9 6 (0.49%) Apache
10 5 (0.41%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.16%) Magnolia
11 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.16%) Tornado
11 2 (0.16%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.081%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.081%) IIS
12 1 (0.081%) JBoss
12 1 (0.081%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 45 (3.65%) Photoshop
2 13 (1.05%) Fireworks
3 8 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.16%) GIMP
5 2 (0.16%) InDesign
5 2 (0.16%) InVision
6 1 (0.081%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.081%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (1.62%) Magento
2 3 (0.24%) Shopify
3 2 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.081%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.081%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.081%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.081%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.081%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 86 (6.97%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (3.57%) GitHub
3 44 (3.57%) Serverless
4 40 (3.24%) npm
5 27 (2.19%) AWS Lambda
6 16 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (0.81%) Heroku
7 10 (0.81%) OpenShift
7 10 (0.81%) Yarn
8 9 (0.73%) SaaS
9 6 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
9 6 (0.49%) Firebase
10 5 (0.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (0.32%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
12 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.24%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (0.24%) Route 53
13 2 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.78%) HTTP
2 20 (1.62%) Internet
3 10 (0.81%) FTP
3 10 (0.81%) SMTP
3 10 (0.81%) SSH
4 3 (0.24%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.16%) Intranet
6 1 (0.081%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (3.08%) MongoDB
2 32 (2.60%) MySQL
3 24 (1.95%) SQL Server
4 23 (1.87%) NoSQL
5 22 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (1.22%) Redis
7 7 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 7 (0.57%) HBase
8 6 (0.49%) Big Data
9 5 (0.41%) Blockchain
10 4 (0.32%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.24%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.16%) Cosmos DB
12 2 (0.16%) CouchDB
12 2 (0.16%) Power BI
12 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.081%) Spotfire
13 1 (0.081%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.081%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 304 (24.66%) Git (software)
2 136 (11.03%) gulp
3 129 (10.46%) Jasmine
4 105 (8.52%) webpack
5 94 (7.62%) Grunt
6 92 (7.46%) Karma Test Runner
7 84 (6.81%) Jenkins
8 73 (5.92%) JIRA
9 56 (4.54%) Selenium
10 53 (4.30%) Mocha
11 51 (4.14%) Cucumber
11 51 (4.14%) Protractor
12 20 (1.62%) Dreamweaver
12 20 (1.62%) Maven
13 19 (1.54%) PostCSS
14 18 (1.46%) Babel
15 17 (1.38%) PhantomJS
16 15 (1.22%) WebDriver
17 10 (0.81%) Axure RP
17 10 (0.81%) Vagrant
General
1 143 (11.60%) Finance
2 52 (4.22%) Retail
3 40 (3.24%) Banking
4 25 (2.03%) Games
5 21 (1.70%) Advertising
6 19 (1.54%) Marketing
7 17 (1.38%) Front Office
8 15 (1.22%) Law
9 11 (0.89%) Publishing
10 7 (0.57%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.41%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.41%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.24%) Automotive
12 3 (0.24%) Electronics
12 3 (0.24%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.16%) Back Office
13 2 (0.16%) Digital Economy
14 1 (0.081%) Billing
14 1 (0.081%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 853 (69.18%) CSS
2 852 (69.10%) HTML
3 595 (48.26%) AngularJS
4 491 (39.82%) React
5 477 (38.69%) HTML5
6 339 (27.49%) Node.js
7 316 (25.63%) Redux
8 301 (24.41%) Sass
9 300 (24.33%) CSS3
10 210 (17.03%) jQuery
11 143 (11.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 128 (10.38%) REST
13 82 (6.65%) Angular 2
14 74 (6.00%) LESS
15 67 (5.43%) RESTful
16 65 (5.27%) Express
17 64 (5.19%) Vue.js
18 62 (5.03%) JSON
19 52 (4.22%) .NET
20 41 (3.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 245 (19.87%) User Experience
2 84 (6.81%) Fintech
3 80 (6.49%) Greenfield Project
4 37 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (2.43%) Algorithms
6 29 (2.35%) Data Structures
6 29 (2.35%) Mobile App
7 17 (1.38%) W3C
8 15 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (0.89%) Graphic Design
10 9 (0.73%) Over-the-Top Content
10 9 (0.73%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (0.65%) Online Games
12 7 (0.57%) Video on Demand
13 6 (0.49%) Digital Media
13 6 (0.49%) RIA
14 5 (0.41%) Animation
14 5 (0.41%) Reinsurance
14 5 (0.41%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 13 (1.05%) Android
1 13 (1.05%) Apple iOS
2 11 (0.89%) Linux
3 10 (0.81%) Windows
4 7 (0.57%) VMS
5 4 (0.32%) Unix
6 3 (0.24%) Android TV
6 3 (0.24%) tvOS
7 1 (0.081%) CentOS
7 1 (0.081%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.081%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.081%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.081%) Solaris
7 1 (0.081%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.081%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.081%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.081%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,084 (87.92%) Front End Development
2 528 (42.82%) Agile Software Development
3 374 (30.33%) TDD
4 155 (12.57%) Test Automation
5 150 (12.17%) BDD
6 140 (11.35%) Web Development
7 125 (10.14%) OO
8 124 (10.06%) Responsive Web Design
9 123 (9.98%) DevOps
10 115 (9.33%) Scrum
11 97 (7.87%) MVC
12 85 (6.89%) E-Commerce
13 76 (6.16%) Unit Testing
14 67 (5.43%) Microservices
15 66 (5.35%) Workflow
16 56 (4.54%) Continuous Integration
16 56 (4.54%) Problem-Solving
17 55 (4.46%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
18 49 (3.97%) Open Source
19 48 (3.89%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 997 (80.86%) JavaScript
2 248 (20.11%) TypeScript
3 204 (16.55%) ES6
4 114 (9.25%) Java
5 55 (4.46%) C#
6 44 (3.57%) PHP
7 42 (3.41%) Java 8
8 38 (3.08%) Python
9 21 (1.70%) ES7
10 17 (1.38%) SQL
11 13 (1.05%) Scala
12 11 (0.89%) Ruby
13 7 (0.57%) Go
14 6 (0.49%) PHP 7
15 5 (0.41%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.32%) C++
17 3 (0.24%) C
18 2 (0.16%) Clojure
18 2 (0.16%) JSX
18 2 (0.16%) R
Qualifications
1 48 (3.89%) Degree
2 38 (3.08%) Security Cleared
3 32 (2.60%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.081%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.081%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.081%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.51%) QA
2 25 (2.03%) WCAG
3 2 (0.16%) MiFID
3 2 (0.16%) WAI
4 1 (0.081%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.081%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 121 (9.81%) Docker
2 1 (0.081%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.081%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.081%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.081%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (2.03%) Ansible
2 18 (1.46%) Kubernetes
3 9 (0.73%) Puppet
4 4 (0.32%) Grafana
5 2 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.16%) Terraform
6 1 (0.081%) Packer
6 1 (0.081%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 32 (2.60%) Adobe
2 28 (2.27%) Google
3 16 (1.30%) Microsoft
4 9 (0.73%) Progress
4 9 (0.73%) Sitecore
5 8 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (0.57%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 7 (0.57%) hybris
7 6 (0.49%) Atlassian
8 5 (0.41%) Apiary
8 5 (0.41%) Oracle
8 5 (0.41%) Splunk
9 4 (0.32%) DevExpress
9 4 (0.32%) Roku
10 3 (0.24%) SAP
10 3 (0.24%) Xerox
11 2 (0.16%) Demandware
11 2 (0.16%) Optimizely
11 2 (0.16%) Pardot
11 2 (0.16%) PubNub