Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £430 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 94 89
Rank change year-on-year -25 -5 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 1021 1252 1208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.21% 2.79% 2.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.33% 2.93% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 817 958 994
London median daily rate £430 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.88% +9.33% -
10th Percentile £300 £288 £265
90th Percentile £588 £563 £525
England median daily rate £400 £390 £370
% change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
London median hourly rate - £28.75 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.65% -6.81%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £28.75 £24.23
% change year-on-year +47.83% +18.65% -23.38%

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 43845 42658 44659
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.00% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31743 30364 31460
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 553 695
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -43 157 £448 +7.19% 28
West London -19 44 £400 +6.67% 13
South London -37 33 £375 -6.25%
East London -6 9 £650 +92.59% 4
North London -11 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 19 November 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.

1 933 (91.38%) Front End Development
2 904 (88.54%) JavaScript
3 832 (81.49%) HTML
4 820 (80.31%) CSS
5 543 (53.18%) HTML5
6 461 (45.15%) AngularJS
7 458 (44.86%) CSS3
8 393 (38.49%) Agile Software Development
9 392 (38.39%) React
10 307 (30.07%) Sass
11 264 (25.86%) Node.js
12 251 (24.58%) TDD
13 234 (22.92%) jQuery
14 221 (21.65%) Git (software)
15 175 (17.14%) User Experience
16 154 (15.08%) Redux
17 152 (14.89%) OO
18 144 (14.10%) Finance
19 135 (13.22%) Grunt
20 134 (13.12%) Responsive Web Design
21 133 (13.03%) ES6
21 133 (13.03%) gulp
22 130 (12.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 128 (12.54%) LESS
24 119 (11.66%) Web Development
25 104 (10.19%) Jasmine
26 103 (10.09%) Scrum
26 103 (10.09%) webpack
27 101 (9.89%) Java
28 92 (9.01%) Angular 2

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 56 (5.48%) CMS
2 25 (2.45%) WordPress
3 24 (2.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 19 (1.86%) Confluence
5 15 (1.47%) Apache
5 15 (1.47%) Drupal
6 12 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (1.18%) EPiServer
7 8 (0.78%) Umbraco
8 7 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.49%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.39%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.29%) Ethereum
12 2 (0.20%) Joomla!
12 2 (0.20%) Kentico
12 2 (0.20%) nginx
12 2 (0.20%) Orchard CMS
12 2 (0.20%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.098%) OpenStack
Applications
1 60 (5.88%) Photoshop
2 8 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (0.59%) GIMP
4 5 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.29%) InVision
6 2 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.098%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.098%) InDesign
7 1 (0.098%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (0.098%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 15 (1.47%) Magento
2 7 (0.69%) Shopify
3 2 (0.20%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.098%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.098%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 41 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (3.53%) npm
4 17 (1.67%) GitHub
5 14 (1.37%) SaaS
6 4 (0.39%) Firebase
7 3 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.29%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.29%) PaaS
8 2 (0.20%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.20%) Heroku
8 2 (0.20%) Yarn
9 1 (0.098%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.098%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.098%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.098%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.098%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.098%) IaaS
9 1 (0.098%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.57%) Internet
2 6 (0.59%) HTTP
3 4 (0.39%) SMS
4 2 (0.20%) Intranet
5 1 (0.098%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (2.94%) MongoDB
2 23 (2.25%) MySQL
3 21 (2.06%) SQL Server
4 16 (1.57%) Big Data
4 16 (1.57%) NoSQL
5 9 (0.88%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.49%) RDBMS
6 5 (0.49%) Redis
6 5 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.39%) Blockchain
8 3 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.29%) QlikView
9 2 (0.20%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.20%) DocumentDB
9 2 (0.20%) Neo4j
9 2 (0.20%) Qlik Sense
9 2 (0.20%) RavenDB
9 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.098%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 221 (21.65%) Git (software)
2 135 (13.22%) Grunt
3 133 (13.03%) gulp
4 104 (10.19%) Jasmine
5 103 (10.09%) webpack
6 71 (6.95%) Karma Test Runner
7 43 (4.21%) JIRA
8 42 (4.11%) Mocha
9 29 (2.84%) Selenium
10 28 (2.74%) Jenkins
11 27 (2.64%) Subversion
12 26 (2.55%) Cucumber
13 18 (1.76%) Babel
13 18 (1.76%) Protractor
14 14 (1.37%) git-flow
14 14 (1.37%) PhantomJS
14 14 (1.37%) Visual Studio
15 12 (1.18%) Bower
16 10 (0.98%) Bitbucket
16 10 (0.98%) Sinon.JS
General
1 144 (14.10%) Finance
2 74 (7.25%) Banking
3 65 (6.37%) Marketing
4 39 (3.82%) Retail
5 33 (3.23%) Games
6 31 (3.04%) Front Office
7 19 (1.86%) Investment Banking
8 17 (1.67%) Telecoms
9 16 (1.57%) Publishing
10 12 (1.18%) Advertising
11 7 (0.69%) Automotive
12 5 (0.49%) Electronics
12 5 (0.49%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.49%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.39%) Law
13 4 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.29%) French Language
15 2 (0.20%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.098%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 832 (81.49%) HTML
2 820 (80.31%) CSS
3 543 (53.18%) HTML5
4 461 (45.15%) AngularJS
5 458 (44.86%) CSS3
6 392 (38.39%) React
7 307 (30.07%) Sass
8 264 (25.86%) Node.js
9 234 (22.92%) jQuery
10 154 (15.08%) Redux
11 130 (12.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 128 (12.54%) LESS
13 92 (9.01%) Angular 2
14 79 (7.74%) RESTful
15 76 (7.44%) JSON
16 72 (7.05%) REST
17 70 (6.86%) .NET
18 68 (6.66%) Web Services
19 54 (5.29%) Ajax
20 53 (5.19%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 175 (17.14%) User Experience
2 59 (5.78%) Fintech
3 53 (5.19%) Greenfield Project
4 51 (5.00%) Mobile App
5 42 (4.11%) Computer Science
6 19 (1.86%) W3C
7 17 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (1.18%) Data Structures
10 11 (1.08%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.08%) Social Media
11 8 (0.78%) Virtual Team
12 7 (0.69%) Digital Media
12 7 (0.69%) Video\Live Streaming
13 6 (0.59%) Animation
13 6 (0.59%) Market Risk
13 6 (0.59%) NHS
14 4 (0.39%) Derivative
14 4 (0.39%) Online Games
15 3 (0.29%) Music Streaming
Operating Systems
1 28 (2.74%) Linux
2 13 (1.27%) Apple iOS
3 11 (1.08%) Android
3 11 (1.08%) Windows
4 9 (0.88%) Unix
5 3 (0.29%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.20%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.098%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 933 (91.38%) Front End Development
2 393 (38.49%) Agile Software Development
3 251 (24.58%) TDD
4 152 (14.89%) OO
5 134 (13.12%) Responsive Web Design
6 119 (11.66%) Web Development
7 103 (10.09%) Scrum
8 81 (7.93%) BDD
9 78 (7.64%) MVC
10 74 (7.25%) E-Commerce
11 69 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
12 54 (5.29%) Test Automation
13 52 (5.09%) Wireframes
14 48 (4.70%) Unit Testing
15 44 (4.31%) DevOps
16 42 (4.11%) Analytics
17 39 (3.82%) Software Engineering
18 37 (3.62%) Mobile First
19 34 (3.33%) SEO
19 34 (3.33%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 904 (88.54%) JavaScript
2 133 (13.03%) ES6
3 101 (9.89%) Java
4 67 (6.56%) TypeScript
5 64 (6.27%) C#
6 53 (5.19%) PHP
7 50 (4.90%) SQL
8 38 (3.72%) Python
9 14 (1.37%) GraphQL
10 11 (1.08%) Ruby
11 9 (0.88%) ECMAScript
11 9 (0.88%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.59%) C
12 6 (0.59%) C++
12 6 (0.59%) Scala
13 5 (0.49%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.39%) Clojure
14 4 (0.39%) Go
14 4 (0.39%) VBA
15 3 (0.29%) ClojureScript
Qualifications
1 33 (3.23%) Security Cleared
2 27 (2.64%) SC Cleared
3 25 (2.45%) Degree
4 9 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.39%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.098%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.098%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.96%) QA
2 19 (1.86%) WCAG
3 13 (1.27%) WAI
System Software
1 60 (5.88%) Docker
2 1 (0.098%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.098%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 12 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (0.59%) Puppet
3 5 (0.49%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.39%) Ansible
5 3 (0.29%) Terraform
6 1 (0.098%) HockeyApp
6 1 (0.098%) Nagios
6 1 (0.098%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 49 (4.80%) Adobe
2 17 (1.67%) Oracle
3 9 (0.88%) Google
3 9 (0.88%) Microsoft
4 7 (0.69%) Demandware
4 7 (0.69%) Sitecore
5 5 (0.49%) hybris
5 5 (0.49%) SAP
5 5 (0.49%) WooCommerce
6 4 (0.39%) ATG
6 4 (0.39%) IBM
7 3 (0.29%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.29%) Optimizely
7 3 (0.29%) Tealium
7 3 (0.29%) Twitter
8 2 (0.20%) Apiary
8 2 (0.20%) Marketo
8 2 (0.20%) Sage
8 2 (0.20%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.098%) Apple