Period
to 23 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 107 92
Rank change year-on-year -14 -15 +47
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 1,079 951 1,142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.34% 2.37% 2.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.47% 2.49% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 851 717 931
London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £309 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
London median hourly rate £68.75 £43.25 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.96% +78.50% -11.47%
10th Percentile £66.88 £21.13 £21.19
90th Percentile £70.63 £84.44 £27.23
England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.25 £28.66
% change year-on-year +4.05% +50.91% -12.31%

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 43,697 38,132 41,867
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 95.04% 95.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,571 27,202 29,903
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £308 £305 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 688 503 576
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £19.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +15.86% +7.89%
10th Percentile £12.49 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.25 £48.92
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -10 227 £450 +5.88% 106
South London -1 59 £425 +25.93% 9
West London -17 46 £438 +25.00% 63
East London 0 21 £450 +20.00% 23
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 23 April 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.

1 962 (89.16%) Front End Development
2 893 (82.76%) JavaScript
3 770 (71.36%) CSS
4 768 (71.18%) HTML
5 493 (45.69%) AngularJS
6 472 (43.74%) HTML5
7 438 (40.59%) Agile Software Development
8 413 (38.28%) React
9 388 (35.96%) CSS3
10 269 (24.93%) TDD
11 267 (24.75%) Sass
12 263 (24.37%) Node.js
13 262 (24.28%) Redux
14 220 (20.39%) Git (software)
15 188 (17.42%) jQuery
16 184 (17.05%) ES6
17 183 (16.96%) User Experience
18 151 (13.99%) Finance
18 151 (13.99%) webpack
19 140 (12.97%) Web Development
20 131 (12.14%) LESS
20 131 (12.14%) gulp
21 129 (11.96%) Grunt
22 124 (11.49%) Jasmine
23 117 (10.84%) Java
24 111 (10.29%) OO
24 111 (10.29%) Greenfield Project
25 107 (9.92%) TypeScript
26 106 (9.82%) BDD
27 103 (9.55%) 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 38 (3.52%) CMS
2 25 (2.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 24 (2.22%) WordPress
4 21 (1.95%) Confluence
5 14 (1.30%) Drupal
6 11 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (0.93%) nginx
8 9 (0.83%) Apache
8 9 (0.83%) Umbraco
9 8 (0.74%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.65%) EPiServer
11 6 (0.56%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.56%) Gunicorn
12 5 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.28%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.28%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.19%) JBoss
14 2 (0.19%) Kentico
14 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 45 (4.17%) Photoshop
2 8 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.19%) GIMP
5 2 (0.19%) InVision
5 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.093%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.093%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.093%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.093%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (1.20%) Magento
2 3 (0.28%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.093%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.093%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.093%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.093%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 68 (6.30%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (4.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (3.80%) npm
4 14 (1.30%) GitHub
5 13 (1.20%) PaaS
6 12 (1.11%) Serverless
7 11 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
8 10 (0.93%) SaaS
9 6 (0.56%) Route 53
10 4 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.37%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.37%) IaaS
10 4 (0.37%) Yarn
11 2 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.19%) Coveralls
11 2 (0.19%) Firebase
11 2 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.19%) Heroku
11 2 (0.19%) Slack
11 2 (0.19%) Zube
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.30%) Internet
2 5 (0.46%) HTTP
3 4 (0.37%) SMS
4 2 (0.19%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.19%) OpenVPN
5 1 (0.093%) FTP
5 1 (0.093%) Intranet
5 1 (0.093%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.093%) SAN
5 1 (0.093%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
1 19 (1.76%) Redis
2 18 (1.67%) Relational Database
3 16 (1.48%) MongoDB
3 16 (1.48%) SQL Server
4 13 (1.20%) Blockchain
4 13 (1.20%) MySQL
5 9 (0.83%) Big Data
5 9 (0.83%) NoSQL
6 8 (0.74%) Cosmos DB
6 8 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (0.56%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.46%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.28%) Qlik Sense
11 2 (0.19%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.19%) QlikView
11 2 (0.19%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 220 (20.39%) Git (software)
2 151 (13.99%) webpack
3 131 (12.14%) gulp
4 129 (11.96%) Grunt
5 124 (11.49%) Jasmine
6 64 (5.93%) Karma Test Runner
7 63 (5.84%) JIRA
8 47 (4.36%) Mocha
9 43 (3.99%) Babel
10 36 (3.34%) Subversion
11 31 (2.87%) Jenkins
12 30 (2.78%) Protractor
13 29 (2.69%) Cucumber
14 22 (2.04%) Selenium
15 19 (1.76%) Visual Studio
16 18 (1.67%) PhantomJS
17 13 (1.20%) Bower
18 12 (1.11%) Mercurial
18 12 (1.11%) PostCSS
18 12 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 151 (13.99%) Finance
2 64 (5.93%) Retail
3 62 (5.75%) Banking
4 30 (2.78%) Games
5 28 (2.59%) Law
6 24 (2.22%) Marketing
7 20 (1.85%) Investment Banking
8 16 (1.48%) Publishing
9 13 (1.20%) Multimedia
10 12 (1.11%) Front Office
10 12 (1.11%) Telecoms
11 10 (0.93%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.83%) Back Office
13 7 (0.65%) Legal
14 5 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.37%) Advertising
16 3 (0.28%) iGaming
16 3 (0.28%) Music Industry
17 2 (0.19%) Automotive
17 2 (0.19%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 770 (71.36%) CSS
2 768 (71.18%) HTML
3 493 (45.69%) AngularJS
4 472 (43.74%) HTML5
5 413 (38.28%) React
6 388 (35.96%) CSS3
7 267 (24.75%) Sass
8 263 (24.37%) Node.js
9 262 (24.28%) Redux
10 188 (17.42%) jQuery
11 131 (12.14%) LESS
12 103 (9.55%) Angular 2
13 89 (8.25%) .NET
14 85 (7.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 77 (7.14%) REST
16 63 (5.84%) Vue (Vue.js)
17 62 (5.75%) React Native
18 61 (5.65%) RESTful
19 56 (5.19%) JSON
20 53 (4.91%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 183 (16.96%) User Experience
2 111 (10.29%) Greenfield Project
3 74 (6.86%) Mobile App
4 70 (6.49%) Fintech
5 27 (2.50%) Data Structures
6 20 (1.85%) Algorithms
6 20 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 19 (1.76%) Computer Science
8 16 (1.48%) e-Learning
8 16 (1.48%) Fixed Income
9 13 (1.20%) W3C
10 12 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.74%) Equities
11 8 (0.74%) Social Media
12 7 (0.65%) Blog
13 6 (0.56%) Management Information System
14 5 (0.46%) Derivative
14 5 (0.46%) Hedge funds
14 5 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 47 (4.36%) Linux
2 22 (2.04%) Apple iOS
3 21 (1.95%) Android
3 21 (1.95%) Unix
4 14 (1.30%) Mac OS X
5 6 (0.56%) Ubuntu
5 6 (0.56%) Windows
6 1 (0.093%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.093%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 962 (89.16%) Front End Development
2 438 (40.59%) Agile Software Development
3 269 (24.93%) TDD
4 140 (12.97%) Web Development
5 111 (10.29%) OO
6 106 (9.82%) BDD
7 101 (9.36%) Continuous Integration
7 101 (9.36%) Responsive Web Design
8 96 (8.90%) Scrum
9 91 (8.43%) E-Commerce
10 82 (7.60%) Unit Testing
11 78 (7.23%) Test Automation
12 76 (7.04%) MVC
13 71 (6.58%) DevOps
14 54 (5.00%) Open Source
15 52 (4.82%) Wireframes
16 45 (4.17%) Problem-Solving
17 40 (3.71%) Microservices
18 39 (3.61%) Continuous Deployment
19 35 (3.24%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
Programming Languages
1 893 (82.76%) JavaScript
2 184 (17.05%) ES6
3 117 (10.84%) Java
4 107 (9.92%) TypeScript
5 65 (6.02%) C#
6 51 (4.73%) ES7
7 43 (3.99%) SQL
8 34 (3.15%) PHP
9 33 (3.06%) Python
10 32 (2.97%) Ruby
11 10 (0.93%) Bash Shell
12 9 (0.83%) JSX
13 8 (0.74%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.65%) ES8
14 7 (0.65%) Go
15 5 (0.46%) C
15 5 (0.46%) Scala
16 4 (0.37%) Groovy
16 4 (0.37%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.28%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 45 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 32 (2.97%) SC Cleared
3 27 (2.50%) Degree
4 10 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.093%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.093%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.093%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.22%) QA
2 15 (1.39%) WCAG
3 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.19%) GDPR
3 2 (0.19%) MiFID
3 2 (0.19%) PMO
3 2 (0.19%) WAI
4 1 (0.093%) GCP
4 1 (0.093%) Section 508
System Software
1 77 (7.14%) Docker
2 2 (0.19%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.19%) Squid
Systems Management
1 18 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (1.02%) Terraform
3 8 (0.74%) Ansible
4 4 (0.37%) Kibana
5 2 (0.19%) HockeyApp
5 2 (0.19%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.19%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.093%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.093%) Consul
6 1 (0.093%) Puppet
6 1 (0.093%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (3.71%) Adobe
2 17 (1.58%) Oracle
3 12 (1.11%) Microsoft
4 10 (0.93%) Google
5 8 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (0.65%) hybris
6 7 (0.65%) MuleSoft
6 7 (0.65%) Twitter
7 6 (0.56%) Atlassian
8 5 (0.46%) SAP
8 5 (0.46%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.37%) Splunk
9 4 (0.37%) Telerik
10 3 (0.28%) Apigee
10 3 (0.28%) Demandware
10 3 (0.28%) ION Trading
11 2 (0.19%) Facebook
11 2 (0.19%) Optimizely
11 2 (0.19%) PayPal
11 2 (0.19%) Rollbar