The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England / London
Rank 108 99 132
Rank change year-on-year -9 +33  
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 441 520 360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.30% 2.36% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.42% 2.49% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 398 272
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £43.25 - £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year - -18.42%  

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 18217 20900 19829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.84% 95.03% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12944 14975 13682
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 282 362
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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)
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 March 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 -16 61 £401 +0.12% 52
Canary Wharf - 3 £375 -
Bromley +6 1 £450 +38.46%
Twickenham -5 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £425 -
Docklands, London - 1 £600 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £325 - 2
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 874 (89.00%) Front End Development
2 859 (87.47%) JavaScript
3 776 (79.02%) HTML
4 770 (78.41%) CSS
5 511 (52.04%) AngularJS
6 493 (50.20%) HTML5
7 425 (43.28%) CSS3
8 400 (40.73%) Agile Software Development
9 333 (33.91%) React
10 286 (29.12%) jQuery
11 268 (27.29%) Sass
12 258 (26.27%) Node.js
13 191 (19.45%) TDD
14 190 (19.35%) Web Development
14 190 (19.35%) Git (software)
15 164 (16.70%) User Experience
16 162 (16.50%) Finance
17 137 (13.95%) Scrum
18 126 (12.83%) LESS
19 121 (12.32%) Grunt
20 117 (11.91%) gulp
21 114 (11.61%) OO
22 112 (11.41%) Jasmine
23 110 (11.20%) Responsive Web Design
24 109 (11.10%) ES6
25 108 (11.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 108 (11.00%) Java
26 101 (10.29%) Banking
27 94 (9.57%) BDD
28 89 (9.06%) Redux

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top Related 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 45 (4.58%) CMS
2 31 (3.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 21 (2.14%) Confluence
4 18 (1.83%) WordPress
5 13 (1.32%) Apache
5 13 (1.32%) SharePoint
6 9 (0.92%) Drupal
7 7 (0.71%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.41%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.31%) Alfresco
9 3 (0.31%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.20%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.20%) Facebook Platform
10 2 (0.20%) IIS
10 2 (0.20%) JBoss
10 2 (0.20%) Liferay
11 1 (0.10%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 61 (6.21%) Photoshop
2 8 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (0.61%) GIMP
4 3 (0.31%) Adobe After Effects
4 3 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.31%) InDesign
5 2 (0.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (0.92%) Magento
2 4 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.10%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.10%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 32 (3.26%) GitHub
2 21 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.81%) SaaS
4 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.31%) Office 365
6 2 (0.20%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.20%) IaaS
7 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.10%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.10%) CloudBees
7 1 (0.10%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.10%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.10%) PaaS
7 1 (0.10%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.67%) HTTP
2 14 (1.43%) SSL
3 12 (1.22%) Internet
4 11 (1.12%) DNS
4 11 (1.12%) Intranet
5 2 (0.20%) DSL
5 2 (0.20%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
5 2 (0.20%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.20%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.10%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.73%) Big Data
2 15 (1.53%) MySQL
3 14 (1.43%) MongoDB
3 14 (1.43%) Relational Database
3 14 (1.43%) SQL Server
4 10 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (0.92%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.51%) Blockchain
7 4 (0.41%) Couchbase
8 3 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.31%) GIS
8 3 (0.31%) Hazelcast
8 3 (0.31%) Neo4j
8 3 (0.31%) Qlik Sense
8 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.20%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.20%) BigQuery
9 2 (0.20%) DTS
9 2 (0.20%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.10%) Impala
Development Applications
1 190 (19.35%) Git (software)
2 121 (12.32%) Grunt
3 117 (11.91%) gulp
4 112 (11.41%) Jasmine
5 77 (7.84%) webpack
6 59 (6.01%) Mocha
7 58 (5.91%) Karma Test Runner
8 45 (4.58%) Protractor
9 43 (4.38%) JIRA
10 38 (3.87%) Bower
11 35 (3.56%) Selenium
12 34 (3.46%) Subversion
13 28 (2.85%) Jenkins
14 23 (2.34%) Cucumber
15 19 (1.93%) Maven
16 18 (1.83%) Babel
16 18 (1.83%) Visual Studio
17 17 (1.73%) TeamCity
18 13 (1.32%) QUnit
19 12 (1.22%) Bitbucket
General
1 162 (16.50%) Finance
2 101 (10.29%) Banking
3 46 (4.68%) Investment Banking
4 36 (3.67%) Marketing
5 35 (3.56%) Games
6 33 (3.36%) Retail
7 22 (2.24%) Telecoms
8 17 (1.73%) Advertising
9 16 (1.63%) Publishing
10 13 (1.32%) Front Office
11 9 (0.92%) Electronics
12 7 (0.71%) Back Office
12 7 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.61%) Automotive
14 5 (0.51%) Czech Language
14 5 (0.51%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.41%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.20%) French Language
16 2 (0.20%) German Language
16 2 (0.20%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 776 (79.02%) HTML
2 770 (78.41%) CSS
3 511 (52.04%) AngularJS
4 493 (50.20%) HTML5
5 425 (43.28%) CSS3
6 333 (33.91%) React
7 286 (29.12%) jQuery
8 268 (27.29%) Sass
9 258 (26.27%) Node.js
10 126 (12.83%) LESS
11 108 (11.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 89 (9.06%) Redux
13 87 (8.86%) RESTful
14 86 (8.76%) Backbone.js
15 83 (8.45%) Ajax
16 74 (7.54%) JSON
17 69 (7.03%) D3.js
18 62 (6.31%) XML
19 60 (6.11%) REST
20 59 (6.01%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 164 (16.70%) User Experience
2 64 (6.52%) Fintech
3 47 (4.79%) Computer Science
4 32 (3.26%) Mobile App
5 28 (2.85%) W3C
6 17 (1.73%) Fixed Income
7 16 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 15 (1.53%) Graphic Design
9 14 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (0.92%) Social Media
10 9 (0.92%) Video on Demand
11 8 (0.81%) Blackberry
11 8 (0.81%) Spread Betting
12 7 (0.71%) Equities
12 7 (0.71%) NHS
13 6 (0.61%) Digital Media
13 6 (0.61%) IPTV
13 6 (0.61%) Over-the-Top Content
14 5 (0.51%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 29 (2.95%) Apple iOS
2 28 (2.85%) Linux
3 24 (2.44%) Android
4 19 (1.93%) Unix
5 17 (1.73%) Windows
6 8 (0.81%) webOS
6 8 (0.81%) Windows Phone
6 8 (0.81%) Windows Phone 7
7 3 (0.31%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.31%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 874 (89.00%) Front End Development
2 400 (40.73%) Agile Software Development
3 191 (19.45%) TDD
4 190 (19.35%) Web Development
5 137 (13.95%) Scrum
6 114 (11.61%) OO
7 110 (11.20%) Responsive Web Design
8 94 (9.57%) BDD
9 83 (8.45%) E-Commerce
10 77 (7.84%) MVC
11 67 (6.82%) Software Engineering
12 51 (5.19%) Unit Testing
13 50 (5.09%) Continuous Integration
14 44 (4.48%) Visualisation
15 42 (4.28%) Mobile First
16 33 (3.36%) Analytics
16 33 (3.36%) OOP
16 33 (3.36%) Web Design
17 29 (2.95%) Data Visualisation
18 28 (2.85%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
Programming Languages
1 859 (87.47%) JavaScript
2 109 (11.10%) ES6
3 108 (11.00%) Java
4 57 (5.80%) PHP
5 42 (4.28%) C#
6 34 (3.46%) TypeScript
7 33 (3.36%) Python
8 30 (3.05%) SQL
9 28 (2.85%) Ruby
10 18 (1.83%) Scala
11 10 (1.02%) Perl
12 7 (0.71%) ECMAScript
12 7 (0.71%) Groovy
13 5 (0.51%) C
14 4 (0.41%) C++
15 3 (0.31%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.31%) SPARQL
15 3 (0.31%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.20%) CoffeeScript
16 2 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 51 (5.19%) Degree
2 23 (2.34%) Security Cleared
3 19 (1.93%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.51%) MBA
5 2 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.10%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.55%) QA
2 3 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.31%) MiFID
2 3 (0.31%) WCAG
3 2 (0.20%) WAI
4 1 (0.10%) FATCA
4 1 (0.10%) SDET
4 1 (0.10%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (2.14%) Docker
2 4 (0.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (0.61%) Ansible
2 5 (0.51%) Puppet
3 2 (0.20%) Terraform
4 1 (0.10%) cPanel
Vendors
1 34 (3.46%) Adobe
2 22 (2.24%) Google
3 12 (1.22%) Oracle
4 7 (0.71%) Atlassian
4 7 (0.71%) Microsoft
4 7 (0.71%) Twitter
5 6 (0.61%) Sitecore
6 5 (0.51%) Facebook
6 5 (0.51%) SAP
7 4 (0.41%) Cadence
7 4 (0.41%) Zend
8 3 (0.31%) Apigee
8 3 (0.31%) hybris
8 3 (0.31%) Perforce
8 3 (0.31%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.20%) Apple
9 2 (0.20%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.10%) Appcelerator
10 1 (0.10%) Tableau
10 1 (0.10%) Telerik
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
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Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 33 minutes ago
City, London
Knowit
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Knowit
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £401 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Wenham Carter Ltd
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Croydon, Surrey
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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City of London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
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London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Salt
Rate: £450 - £510.00 per annum
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Pearson Frank
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £475 to £550 per day TBC
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City, London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
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London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Movement8
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £16.00 per hour
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Energy Institute
Rate: Up to £25,000 per annum plus benefits
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Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
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