Period
to 18 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 101 94
Rank change year-on-year +10 -7 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 1,277 1,068 1,162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.76% 2.56% 2.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.92% 2.69% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,012 803 932
London median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £333 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £600 £568
England median daily rate £438 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +9.38% +3.90% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
London median hourly rate £68.75 £16.00 £25.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +329.69% -38.03% +19.07%
10th Percentile £66.88 £16.00 £21.39
90th Percentile £70.63 £101.20 £29.28
England median hourly rate £56.88 £16.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year +255.47% -26.06% -43.05%

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 43,782 39,746 43,314
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 95.10% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,713 28,288 31,169
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £286
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 649 515 510
London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +11.84% -4.03%
10th Percentile £13.10 £12.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.65 £50.00 £46.78
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

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 18 July 2018.

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 18 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 +3 272 £475 +2.98% 105
South London +23 101 £450 +5.88% 8
West London -38 32 £469 +33.74% 74
East London -9 31 £425 -32.00% 23
North London +5 4 £401 +27.38% 4
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 18 July 2018, 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 1,122 (87.86%) Front End Development
2 1,063 (83.24%) JavaScript
3 904 (70.79%) CSS
4 885 (69.30%) HTML
5 640 (50.12%) AngularJS
6 600 (46.99%) Agile Software Development
7 555 (43.46%) HTML5
8 527 (41.27%) React
9 463 (36.26%) CSS3
10 359 (28.11%) Redux
11 355 (27.80%) Sass
12 338 (26.47%) Node.js
13 309 (24.20%) TDD
14 279 (21.85%) Git (software)
15 255 (19.97%) User Experience
16 240 (18.79%) ES6
17 208 (16.29%) jQuery
18 190 (14.88%) Finance
19 187 (14.64%) webpack
20 177 (13.86%) Web Development
21 170 (13.31%) TypeScript
22 165 (12.92%) Scrum
23 157 (12.29%) gulp
24 153 (11.98%) Jasmine
25 146 (11.43%) Grunt
26 137 (10.73%) LESS
27 134 (10.49%) Greenfield Project
28 133 (10.42%) OO
29 121 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
30 119 (9.32%) BDD

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 53 (4.15%) WordPress
2 42 (3.29%) CMS
3 39 (3.05%) Confluence
4 23 (1.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 23 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (0.94%) Drupal
6 10 (0.78%) Apache
6 10 (0.78%) SharePoint
6 10 (0.78%) Umbraco
7 7 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (0.47%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.47%) Gunicorn
8 6 (0.47%) nginx
9 5 (0.39%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.23%) Ethereum
10 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.16%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.16%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.078%) JBoss
Applications
1 59 (4.62%) Photoshop
2 6 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.23%) InVision
4 2 (0.16%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.16%) GIMP
4 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.078%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.078%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (0.86%) Magento
2 9 (0.70%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.16%) Shopify
4 1 (0.078%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.078%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.078%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 81 (6.34%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (5.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (4.46%) npm
4 29 (2.27%) GitHub
5 19 (1.49%) PaaS
6 10 (0.78%) SaaS
6 10 (0.78%) Serverless
7 9 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.47%) Google Tag Manager
9 6 (0.47%) Route 53
9 6 (0.47%) Yarn
10 5 (0.39%) Firebase
10 5 (0.39%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.39%) IaaS
11 4 (0.31%) BrowserStack
11 4 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.078%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.64%) Internet
2 6 (0.47%) HTTP
3 3 (0.23%) HTTPS
3 3 (0.23%) SMS
4 1 (0.078%) FTP
4 1 (0.078%) Intranet
4 1 (0.078%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.078%) RTMP
4 1 (0.078%) SAN
4 1 (0.078%) Skype
4 1 (0.078%) SSH
4 1 (0.078%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (2.04%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
3 23 (1.80%) MySQL
4 18 (1.41%) MongoDB
5 16 (1.25%) NoSQL
6 15 (1.17%) Blockchain
7 12 (0.94%) Relational Database
8 10 (0.78%) Big Data
8 10 (0.78%) Cosmos DB
8 10 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (0.63%) Redis
10 7 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
11 6 (0.47%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.39%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (0.23%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.23%) Spotfire
13 3 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
14 2 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.16%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 279 (21.85%) Git (software)
2 187 (14.64%) webpack
3 157 (12.29%) gulp
4 153 (11.98%) Jasmine
5 146 (11.43%) Grunt
6 96 (7.52%) JIRA
7 95 (7.44%) Karma Test Runner
8 54 (4.23%) Mocha
9 48 (3.76%) Jenkins
9 48 (3.76%) Protractor
10 45 (3.52%) Babel
11 34 (2.66%) Subversion
12 33 (2.58%) Selenium
13 25 (1.96%) Cucumber
14 18 (1.41%) TeamCity
14 18 (1.41%) Visual Studio
15 17 (1.33%) PhantomJS
15 17 (1.33%) Visual Studio Team System
16 12 (0.94%) Mercurial
16 12 (0.94%) Sinon.JS
General
1 190 (14.88%) Finance
2 89 (6.97%) Banking
3 87 (6.81%) Retail
4 37 (2.90%) Investment Banking
5 36 (2.82%) Games
6 32 (2.51%) Marketing
7 31 (2.43%) Front Office
8 20 (1.57%) Law
9 17 (1.33%) Advertising
9 17 (1.33%) Back Office
10 13 (1.02%) Financial Institution
10 13 (1.02%) Publishing
11 11 (0.86%) Telecoms
12 7 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.47%) Legal
14 4 (0.31%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.23%) iGaming
16 2 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.16%) Digital Economy
16 2 (0.16%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 904 (70.79%) CSS
2 885 (69.30%) HTML
3 640 (50.12%) AngularJS
4 555 (43.46%) HTML5
5 527 (41.27%) React
6 463 (36.26%) CSS3
7 359 (28.11%) Redux
8 355 (27.80%) Sass
9 338 (26.47%) Node.js
10 208 (16.29%) jQuery
11 137 (10.73%) LESS
12 108 (8.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 105 (8.22%) Angular 2
14 101 (7.91%) REST
15 96 (7.52%) .NET
16 93 (7.28%) RESTful
17 81 (6.34%) React Native
18 71 (5.56%) Vue.js
19 63 (4.93%) JSON
20 61 (4.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 255 (19.97%) User Experience
2 134 (10.49%) Greenfield Project
3 87 (6.81%) Fintech
4 80 (6.26%) Mobile App
5 33 (2.58%) Data Structures
6 25 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 24 (1.88%) Algorithms
8 23 (1.80%) Fixed Income
8 23 (1.80%) W3C
9 21 (1.64%) Computer Science
10 18 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (1.25%) Equities
12 11 (0.86%) Social Media
13 10 (0.78%) Derivative
13 10 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
14 8 (0.63%) Marketing Technology
14 8 (0.63%) RIA
15 7 (0.55%) Blog
15 7 (0.55%) e-Learning
15 7 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 52 (4.07%) Linux
2 30 (2.35%) Apple iOS
3 26 (2.04%) Android
4 14 (1.10%) Unix
5 6 (0.47%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.078%) VMS
6 1 (0.078%) Windows
6 1 (0.078%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.078%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,122 (87.86%) Front End Development
2 600 (46.99%) Agile Software Development
3 309 (24.20%) TDD
4 177 (13.86%) Web Development
5 165 (12.92%) Scrum
6 133 (10.42%) OO
7 121 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
8 119 (9.32%) BDD
9 106 (8.30%) Responsive Web Design
10 97 (7.60%) DevOps
10 97 (7.60%) MVC
11 95 (7.44%) E-Commerce
12 94 (7.36%) Unit Testing
13 91 (7.13%) Test Automation
14 82 (6.42%) Open Source
15 64 (5.01%) Microservices
16 50 (3.92%) Problem-Solving
16 50 (3.92%) Wireframes
17 48 (3.76%) Continuous Deployment
18 46 (3.60%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
Programming Languages
1 1,063 (83.24%) JavaScript
2 240 (18.79%) ES6
3 170 (13.31%) TypeScript
4 115 (9.01%) Java
5 92 (7.20%) C#
6 61 (4.78%) ES7
7 42 (3.29%) PHP
8 39 (3.05%) SQL
9 36 (2.82%) Python
10 17 (1.33%) Bash Shell
11 16 (1.25%) Ruby
12 12 (0.94%) Scala
13 11 (0.86%) JSX
14 10 (0.78%) C++
14 10 (0.78%) Java 8
15 9 (0.70%) ES8
16 6 (0.47%) C
16 6 (0.47%) Go
16 6 (0.47%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.39%) R
Qualifications
1 67 (5.25%) Security Cleared
2 58 (4.54%) SC Cleared
3 23 (1.80%) Degree
4 10 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.16%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.078%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.21%) QA
2 8 (0.63%) MiFID
2 8 (0.63%) WCAG
3 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.23%) GDPR
4 2 (0.16%) GCP
4 2 (0.16%) PMO
5 1 (0.078%) Section 508
5 1 (0.078%) WAI
System Software
1 104 (8.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 25 (1.96%) Ansible
2 15 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (0.78%) Terraform
4 4 (0.31%) Kibana
5 3 (0.23%) HockeyApp
5 3 (0.23%) Puppet
6 2 (0.16%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.16%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.078%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.078%) Consul
7 1 (0.078%) Grafana
7 1 (0.078%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.078%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 66 (5.17%) Adobe
2 24 (1.88%) Oracle
3 21 (1.64%) Google
4 13 (1.02%) hybris
5 12 (0.94%) Microsoft
6 11 (0.86%) Apiary
7 9 (0.70%) ION Trading
8 7 (0.55%) Sitecore
9 6 (0.47%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.39%) Optimizely
10 5 (0.39%) SAP
11 4 (0.31%) Capita
11 4 (0.31%) Qubit
11 4 (0.31%) Telerik
12 3 (0.23%) Apigee
12 3 (0.23%) DevExpress
12 3 (0.23%) Ensighten
12 3 (0.23%) Maxymiser
12 3 (0.23%) Tealium
13 2 (0.16%) New Relic