Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 99 89
Rank change year-on-year -28 -10 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 960 1,092 1,164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.06% 2.60% 2.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 2.74% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 779 819 957
London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £309 £300 £263
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 7
London median hourly rate - £43.25 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +78.50% -6.81%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.25 £24.23
% change year-on-year -1.73% +78.50% -30.77%

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 44,053 39,899 41,706
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.98% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,029 28,436 29,402
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £669 £643 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 570 559 641
London median hourly rate £19.57 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.54% +7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.77 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.48% -0.61% +12.12%

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 January 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 January 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 -49 156 £448 +5.29% 100
West London -20 52 £400 +6.67% 67
South London -32 34 £385 +2.67% 8
East London -9 4 £500 +36.99% 18
North London -7 2 £388 +6.90% 2
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 January 2018, 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.

1 871 (90.73%) Front End Development
2 831 (86.56%) JavaScript
3 767 (79.90%) HTML
4 763 (79.48%) CSS
5 478 (49.79%) HTML5
6 405 (42.19%) CSS3
7 381 (39.69%) AngularJS
8 359 (37.40%) Agile Software Development
9 357 (37.19%) React
10 264 (27.50%) Sass
11 241 (25.10%) TDD
12 209 (21.77%) jQuery
13 204 (21.25%) Git (software)
14 202 (21.04%) Node.js
15 159 (16.56%) Redux
16 141 (14.69%) User Experience
17 138 (14.38%) Finance
18 134 (13.96%) Responsive Web Design
19 123 (12.81%) OO
19 123 (12.81%) ES6
20 113 (11.77%) webpack
21 112 (11.67%) LESS
22 107 (11.15%) Web Development
23 105 (10.94%) Grunt
24 101 (10.52%) Java
25 100 (10.42%) gulp
26 97 (10.10%) Angular 2
27 95 (9.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
28 82 (8.54%) BDD
29 80 (8.33%) Jasmine

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 42 (4.38%) CMS
2 25 (2.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 22 (2.29%) WordPress
4 17 (1.77%) Apache
4 17 (1.77%) Drupal
5 14 (1.46%) Confluence
6 12 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (1.04%) EPiServer
8 7 (0.73%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.52%) nginx
9 5 (0.52%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (0.42%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.31%) Ethereum
11 3 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.21%) Joomla!
12 2 (0.21%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.10%) JBoss
13 1 (0.10%) Jetty
13 1 (0.10%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 36 (3.75%) Photoshop
2 10 (1.04%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.31%) GIMP
4 3 (0.31%) InVision
5 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.10%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 17 (1.77%) Magento
2 7 (0.73%) Shopify
3 2 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (4.17%) npm
2 38 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (1.56%) SaaS
5 12 (1.25%) GitHub
6 6 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (0.42%) Heroku
7 4 (0.42%) Yarn
8 3 (0.31%) Firebase
8 3 (0.31%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.31%) PaaS
8 3 (0.31%) Serverless
9 2 (0.21%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.21%) Slack
10 1 (0.10%) CloudBees
10 1 (0.10%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.10%) IaaS
10 1 (0.10%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.35%) Internet
2 7 (0.73%) HTTP
3 5 (0.52%) SMS
4 2 (0.21%) OpenVPN
5 1 (0.10%) Intranet
5 1 (0.10%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.29%) MongoDB
2 19 (1.98%) Relational Database
3 17 (1.77%) Redis
4 16 (1.67%) SQL Server
5 15 (1.56%) MySQL
6 12 (1.25%) NoSQL
7 10 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (0.94%) Big Data
9 6 (0.63%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.42%) Blockchain
11 3 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.31%) Neo4j
11 3 (0.31%) QlikView
12 2 (0.21%) Cosmos DB
12 2 (0.21%) Qlik Sense
12 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2016
13 1 (0.10%) Data Lake
13 1 (0.10%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.10%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 204 (21.25%) Git (software)
2 113 (11.77%) webpack
3 105 (10.94%) Grunt
4 100 (10.42%) gulp
5 80 (8.33%) Jasmine
6 45 (4.69%) Mocha
7 43 (4.48%) JIRA
7 43 (4.48%) Karma Test Runner
8 32 (3.33%) Jenkins
9 29 (3.02%) Cucumber
9 29 (3.02%) Subversion
10 27 (2.81%) Selenium
11 24 (2.50%) Babel
12 19 (1.98%) Protractor
13 14 (1.46%) git-flow
14 11 (1.15%) Bower
14 11 (1.15%) PhantomJS
14 11 (1.15%) Visual Studio
15 10 (1.04%) PostCSS
16 6 (0.63%) Sinon.JS
General
1 138 (14.38%) Finance
2 57 (5.94%) Banking
3 47 (4.90%) Retail
4 43 (4.48%) Marketing
5 24 (2.50%) Games
6 19 (1.98%) Publishing
7 11 (1.15%) Law
7 11 (1.15%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.04%) Front Office
9 9 (0.94%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.94%) Multimedia
10 7 (0.73%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.63%) Advertising
12 5 (0.52%) Automotive
13 4 (0.42%) Legal
14 3 (0.31%) Music Industry
15 2 (0.21%) Electronics
15 2 (0.21%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 767 (79.90%) HTML
2 763 (79.48%) CSS
3 478 (49.79%) HTML5
4 405 (42.19%) CSS3
5 381 (39.69%) AngularJS
6 357 (37.19%) React
7 264 (27.50%) Sass
8 209 (21.77%) jQuery
9 202 (21.04%) Node.js
10 159 (16.56%) Redux
11 112 (11.67%) LESS
12 97 (10.10%) Angular 2
13 95 (9.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 67 (6.98%) .NET
15 62 (6.46%) RESTful
16 58 (6.04%) REST
17 55 (5.73%) JSON
18 46 (4.79%) React Native
18 46 (4.79%) Web Services
19 45 (4.69%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 141 (14.69%) User Experience
2 69 (7.19%) Fintech
3 64 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
4 56 (5.83%) Mobile App
5 28 (2.92%) Computer Science
6 14 (1.46%) Social Media
7 13 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (1.15%) W3C
10 10 (1.04%) e-Learning
11 9 (0.94%) Algorithms
11 9 (0.94%) Data Structures
11 9 (0.94%) Virtual Team
12 7 (0.73%) Hedge funds
13 5 (0.52%) Animation
14 4 (0.42%) Online Games
14 4 (0.42%) RIA
15 3 (0.31%) Data Centre
15 3 (0.31%) Derivative
15 3 (0.31%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 31 (3.23%) Linux
2 15 (1.56%) Windows
3 14 (1.46%) Mac OS X
3 14 (1.46%) Unix
4 6 (0.63%) Android
5 5 (0.52%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 871 (90.73%) Front End Development
2 359 (37.40%) Agile Software Development
3 241 (25.10%) TDD
4 134 (13.96%) Responsive Web Design
5 123 (12.81%) OO
6 107 (11.15%) Web Development
7 82 (8.54%) BDD
8 76 (7.92%) E-Commerce
9 65 (6.77%) Scrum
10 64 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
11 59 (6.15%) Wireframes
12 55 (5.73%) MVC
12 55 (5.73%) Test Automation
13 46 (4.79%) Unit Testing
14 43 (4.48%) DevOps
15 37 (3.85%) Web Design
16 32 (3.33%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
17 31 (3.23%) Software Engineering
18 29 (3.02%) Visualisation
19 26 (2.71%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 831 (86.56%) JavaScript
2 123 (12.81%) ES6
3 101 (10.52%) Java
4 75 (7.81%) TypeScript
5 53 (5.52%) C#
6 43 (4.48%) PHP
7 40 (4.17%) SQL
8 25 (2.60%) Ruby
9 24 (2.50%) ES7
10 19 (1.98%) Python
11 11 (1.15%) GraphQL
12 7 (0.73%) PL/SQL
13 6 (0.63%) Clojure
14 5 (0.52%) Go
15 4 (0.42%) ClojureScript
16 3 (0.31%) C
16 3 (0.31%) Groovy
16 3 (0.31%) Scala
17 2 (0.21%) Kotlin
17 2 (0.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (3.85%) Security Cleared
2 26 (2.71%) SC Cleared
3 20 (2.08%) Degree
4 7 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.10%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.29%) WCAG
2 19 (1.98%) QA
3 9 (0.94%) WAI
4 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 53 (5.52%) Docker
2 2 (0.21%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.21%) Squid
3 1 (0.10%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 10 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (0.63%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.52%) Puppet
4 4 (0.42%) Terraform
5 3 (0.31%) Ansible
6 1 (0.10%) HockeyApp
6 1 (0.10%) Nagios
6 1 (0.10%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 35 (3.65%) Adobe
2 11 (1.15%) Oracle
3 10 (1.04%) Microsoft
4 9 (0.94%) Demandware
4 9 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (0.73%) MuleSoft
6 6 (0.63%) hybris
6 6 (0.63%) Twitter
7 4 (0.42%) ATG
7 4 (0.42%) IBM
7 4 (0.42%) WooCommerce
8 3 (0.31%) Google
8 3 (0.31%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.31%) Splunk
9 2 (0.21%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.21%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 2 (0.21%) PayPal
9 2 (0.21%) SAP
9 2 (0.21%) Sencha
9 2 (0.21%) TIBCO