The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 93 113
Rank change year-on-year -2 +20  
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 551 557 451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.70% 2.57% 1.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.84% 2.70% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 474 359
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £320
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.64 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.06% +35.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 - £40.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19396 20655 22146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.29% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13838 14981 15430
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 228 376
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.94 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.46% -4.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +5 94 £500 +25.00% 41
Croydon +8 16 £450 +14.28% 1
Canary Wharf +10 7 £650 +38.29%
Hammersmith - 2 £376 - 1
Uxbridge -5 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames -8 1 £450 +20.00% 1
Surbiton - 1 £425 - 2
Brentford - 1 £375 -
Feltham - 1 £351 -
Hounslow - 1 £375 -
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 24 June 2017, Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 895 (89.41%) Front End Development
2 869 (86.81%) JavaScript
3 796 (79.52%) HTML
4 778 (77.72%) CSS
5 525 (52.45%) AngularJS
6 510 (50.95%) HTML5
7 431 (43.06%) Agile Software Development
8 418 (41.76%) CSS3
9 381 (38.06%) React
10 287 (28.67%) Node.js
11 275 (27.47%) jQuery
12 266 (26.57%) Sass
13 244 (24.38%) TDD
14 203 (20.28%) User Experience
15 163 (16.28%) Git (software)
16 149 (14.89%) Web Development
17 144 (14.39%) Scrum
18 143 (14.29%) Finance
18 143 (14.29%) Redux
19 131 (13.09%) Java
20 129 (12.89%) Grunt
21 128 (12.79%) gulp
22 125 (12.49%) OO
23 119 (11.89%) ES6
24 116 (11.59%) Jasmine
25 107 (10.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
26 103 (10.29%) BDD
27 102 (10.19%) LESS
28 98 (9.79%) Banking
29 94 (9.39%) E-Commerce

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 71 (7.09%) CMS
2 35 (3.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 20 (2.00%) Confluence
4 17 (1.70%) WordPress
5 14 (1.40%) Drupal
6 13 (1.30%) SharePoint
7 9 (0.90%) EPiServer
8 8 (0.80%) Umbraco
9 7 (0.70%) Apache
10 5 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.30%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.30%) IIS
12 2 (0.20%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.20%) Facebook Platform
12 2 (0.20%) Liferay
12 2 (0.20%) SAS
13 1 (0.100%) Content Management Server
13 1 (0.100%) Tomcat
Applications
1 64 (6.39%) Photoshop
2 6 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (0.50%) GIMP
4 3 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.30%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 7 (0.70%) Magento
2 3 (0.30%) Eloqua
2 3 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.20%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.100%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.100%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
1 23 (2.30%) GitHub
2 14 (1.40%) SaaS
3 12 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.20%) Google Play
6 2 (0.20%) Heroku
7 1 (0.100%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.100%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.100%) Firebase
7 1 (0.100%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.100%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.40%) HTTP
2 12 (1.20%) Internet
3 4 (0.40%) DNS
3 4 (0.40%) Intranet
4 3 (0.30%) SSL
5 2 (0.20%) DSL
5 2 (0.20%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
5 2 (0.20%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.100%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.20%) Relational Database
2 20 (2.00%) Big Data
3 18 (1.80%) MongoDB
4 10 (1.00%) MySQL
5 9 (0.90%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.50%) Blockchain
7 4 (0.40%) SQL Server
8 3 (0.30%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.20%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.20%) BigQuery
9 2 (0.20%) Neo4j
9 2 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.20%) RavenDB
9 2 (0.20%) SQLite
10 1 (0.100%) Impala
10 1 (0.100%) KDB
10 1 (0.100%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.100%) Redis
10 1 (0.100%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.100%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 163 (16.28%) Git (software)
2 129 (12.89%) Grunt
3 128 (12.79%) gulp
4 116 (11.59%) Jasmine
5 68 (6.79%) webpack
6 57 (5.69%) Karma Test Runner
7 54 (5.39%) Mocha
8 34 (3.40%) JIRA
9 30 (3.00%) Protractor
10 27 (2.70%) Bower
10 27 (2.70%) Subversion
11 25 (2.50%) Selenium
12 23 (2.30%) Cucumber
13 22 (2.20%) Babel
14 20 (2.00%) Jenkins
15 17 (1.70%) TeamCity
16 15 (1.50%) Visual Studio
17 14 (1.40%) WebDriver
18 11 (1.10%) JUnit
18 11 (1.10%) WebStorm
General
1 143 (14.29%) Finance
2 98 (9.79%) Banking
3 48 (4.80%) Marketing
4 41 (4.10%) Front Office
5 36 (3.60%) Investment Banking
6 33 (3.30%) Retail
7 17 (1.70%) Advertising
8 11 (1.10%) Games
9 8 (0.80%) Electronics
9 8 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (0.80%) Publishing
9 8 (0.80%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.50%) Czech Language
11 4 (0.40%) Automotive
12 3 (0.30%) French Language
12 3 (0.30%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.20%) Law
13 2 (0.20%) Music Industry
14 1 (0.100%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 796 (79.52%) HTML
2 778 (77.72%) CSS
3 525 (52.45%) AngularJS
4 510 (50.95%) HTML5
5 418 (41.76%) CSS3
6 381 (38.06%) React
7 287 (28.67%) Node.js
8 275 (27.47%) jQuery
9 266 (26.57%) Sass
10 143 (14.29%) Redux
11 107 (10.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 102 (10.19%) LESS
13 78 (7.79%) RESTful
14 76 (7.59%) Angular 2
15 69 (6.89%) JSON
16 65 (6.49%) REST
16 65 (6.49%) XML
17 61 (6.09%) Web Services
18 60 (5.99%) Ajax
18 60 (5.99%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 203 (20.28%) User Experience
2 42 (4.20%) Fintech
2 42 (4.20%) Greenfield Project
3 38 (3.80%) Computer Science
4 31 (3.10%) Mobile App
5 21 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (1.80%) W3C
7 17 (1.70%) Fixed Income
7 17 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 11 (1.10%) Digital Media
9 10 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (1.00%) NHS
10 6 (0.60%) Derivative
10 6 (0.60%) PlayStation
11 5 (0.50%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.50%) Market Risk
12 4 (0.40%) RIA
12 4 (0.40%) Social Media
13 3 (0.30%) iPhone
13 3 (0.30%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 35 (3.50%) Linux
2 24 (2.40%) Apple iOS
3 22 (2.20%) Android
4 16 (1.60%) Unix
5 6 (0.60%) Mac OS X
6 5 (0.50%) Windows
7 3 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.100%) VMS
8 1 (0.100%) webOS
8 1 (0.100%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.100%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 895 (89.41%) Front End Development
2 431 (43.06%) Agile Software Development
3 244 (24.38%) TDD
4 149 (14.89%) Web Development
5 144 (14.39%) Scrum
6 125 (12.49%) OO
7 103 (10.29%) BDD
8 94 (9.39%) E-Commerce
9 90 (8.99%) Responsive Web Design
10 75 (7.49%) MVC
11 65 (6.49%) Test Automation
12 58 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
13 53 (5.29%) Software Engineering
14 46 (4.60%) Analytics
14 46 (4.60%) Unit Testing
15 44 (4.40%) Mobile First
16 42 (4.20%) Web Design
17 33 (3.30%) Visualisation
18 29 (2.90%) OOP
18 29 (2.90%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 869 (86.81%) JavaScript
2 131 (13.09%) Java
3 119 (11.89%) ES6
4 56 (5.59%) C#
5 54 (5.39%) SQL
6 53 (5.29%) Python
7 47 (4.70%) TypeScript
8 39 (3.90%) PHP
9 17 (1.70%) Ruby
9 17 (1.70%) Scala
10 12 (1.20%) C++
11 11 (1.10%) ECMAScript
11 11 (1.10%) Perl
12 8 (0.80%) C
13 7 (0.70%) Objective-C
14 6 (0.60%) GraphQL
14 6 (0.60%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.50%) Apple Swift
16 4 (0.40%) VBA
17 3 (0.30%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 43 (4.30%) Degree
2 26 (2.60%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.00%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.10%) Master's Degree
6 5 (0.50%) MBA
7 3 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.30%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.100%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.50%) QA
2 3 (0.30%) MiFID
2 3 (0.30%) WAI
3 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.20%) WCAG
4 1 (0.100%) FATCA
System Software
1 26 (2.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (0.80%) Puppet
2 2 (0.20%) Ansible
2 2 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.20%) Terraform
3 1 (0.100%) cPanel
Vendors
1 45 (4.50%) Adobe
2 24 (2.40%) Google
3 17 (1.70%) Demandware
4 14 (1.40%) Oracle
5 9 (0.90%) Twitter
6 7 (0.70%) Apple
6 7 (0.70%) Sitecore
7 6 (0.60%) Microsoft
8 4 (0.40%) Facebook
8 4 (0.40%) Tealium
8 4 (0.40%) Telerik
8 4 (0.40%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.30%) Cloudera
9 3 (0.30%) Marketo
9 3 (0.30%) SAP
10 2 (0.20%) Mapbox
10 2 (0.20%) Perforce
10 2 (0.20%) Roku
11 1 (0.100%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.100%) Solace
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
South East London
Arden Resourcing Limited
Rate: Unspecified Day rate dependant on experience.
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
ISL
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Nakama
Rate: From £400 to £440 per day Weekly pay through Nakama
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Revolution Technology
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Coded People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £550
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £450 to £500 p/day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Michael Page Technology
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 7 days ago
London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 25 days ago