Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 113 91
Rank change year-on-year +31 -22 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 1,388 1,061 1,250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.01% 2.38% 2.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.18% 2.51% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,097 834 977
London median daily rate £488 £438 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% +8.43% +7.60%
10th Percentile £363 £300 £288
90th Percentile £603 £588 £556
England median daily rate £450 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +12.50% +1.27% +12.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
London median hourly rate £47.50 £16.00 £25.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +196.88% -38.03% +16.75%
10th Percentile £46.25 £16.00 £21.39
90th Percentile £48.75 £16.00 £29.28
England median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £25.82
% change year-on-year +18.75% +54.92% +9.87%

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 43,684 42,318 42,265
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.68% 94.95% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,563 30,491 30,188
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £675 £653 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 516 538
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.32% +7.72% +0.16%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.75 £47.83 £50.39
England median hourly rate £18.06 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.44% +1.08% +2.89%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +39 310 £500 +11.11% 89
South London +23 85 £438 +15.13% 6
East London +6 41 £490 -24.62% 29
West London -40 29 £481 +20.31% 59
North London +2 5 £403 +2.22% 5
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 15 October 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 1,206 (86.89%) Front End Development
2 1,142 (82.28%) JavaScript
3 962 (69.31%) HTML
3 962 (69.31%) CSS
4 666 (47.98%) AngularJS
5 645 (46.47%) Agile Software Development
6 600 (43.23%) HTML5
7 573 (41.28%) React
8 444 (31.99%) CSS3
9 382 (27.52%) TDD
10 378 (27.23%) Sass
10 378 (27.23%) Redux
11 361 (26.01%) Node.js
12 328 (23.63%) Git (software)
13 269 (19.38%) User Experience
14 251 (18.08%) TypeScript
15 235 (16.93%) jQuery
16 214 (15.42%) ES6
17 197 (14.19%) Finance
18 190 (13.69%) Web Development
19 158 (11.38%) OO
20 152 (10.95%) Scrum
21 149 (10.73%) webpack
21 149 (10.73%) Jasmine
22 148 (10.66%) REST
23 145 (10.45%) gulp
24 144 (10.37%) Test Automation
25 141 (10.16%) BDD
26 134 (9.65%) Java
27 127 (9.15%) Responsive Web Design

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 57 (4.11%) CMS
2 47 (3.39%) Confluence
3 43 (3.10%) WordPress
4 26 (1.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 21 (1.51%) Drupal
6 18 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (0.94%) SharePoint
8 11 (0.79%) Umbraco
9 10 (0.72%) Apache
10 9 (0.65%) CoreMedia CMS
11 6 (0.43%) Gunicorn
11 6 (0.43%) nginx
11 6 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (0.36%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.14%) Ethereum
14 2 (0.14%) JBoss
15 1 (0.072%) EPiServer
15 1 (0.072%) IBM Domino
15 1 (0.072%) Tomcat
Applications
1 57 (4.11%) Photoshop
2 13 (0.94%) Fireworks
3 4 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.14%) InDesign
4 2 (0.14%) InVision
5 1 (0.072%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 10 (0.72%) Magento
2 6 (0.43%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.29%) Shopify
4 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.072%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.072%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 79 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (5.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (3.67%) npm
4 44 (3.17%) GitHub
5 25 (1.80%) Serverless
6 19 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
7 14 (1.01%) PaaS
8 11 (0.79%) SaaS
9 10 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.50%) Firebase
10 7 (0.50%) Route 53
11 6 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (0.43%) Google Tag Manager
12 5 (0.36%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.36%) Yarn
13 4 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 4 (0.29%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.29%) IaaS
14 3 (0.22%) BrowserStack
14 3 (0.22%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.51%) Internet
2 16 (1.15%) HTTP
3 6 (0.43%) SSH
4 5 (0.36%) FTP
4 5 (0.36%) SMTP
5 3 (0.22%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.14%) Intranet
6 2 (0.14%) SMS
7 1 (0.072%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (2.02%) MySQL
2 26 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (1.44%) SQL Server
4 16 (1.15%) NoSQL
5 14 (1.01%) MongoDB
6 8 (0.58%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.50%) Cosmos DB
8 6 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (0.43%) Big Data
9 5 (0.36%) Data Mining
9 5 (0.36%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.29%) Blockchain
10 4 (0.29%) Spotfire
11 3 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.22%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.14%) HBase
12 2 (0.14%) Neo4j
12 2 (0.14%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 328 (23.63%) Git (software)
2 149 (10.73%) Jasmine
2 149 (10.73%) webpack
3 145 (10.45%) gulp
4 119 (8.57%) Grunt
5 106 (7.64%) Karma Test Runner
6 103 (7.42%) JIRA
7 64 (4.61%) Jenkins
8 59 (4.25%) Selenium
9 54 (3.89%) Mocha
10 47 (3.39%) Protractor
11 31 (2.23%) Babel
12 29 (2.09%) Cucumber
13 20 (1.44%) Subversion
14 18 (1.30%) PhantomJS
15 15 (1.08%) Dreamweaver
16 14 (1.01%) WebDriver
17 13 (0.94%) TeamCity
18 12 (0.86%) Visual Studio
19 11 (0.79%) Maven
General
1 197 (14.19%) Finance
2 83 (5.98%) Retail
3 78 (5.62%) Banking
4 33 (2.38%) Games
5 32 (2.31%) Front Office
6 27 (1.95%) Advertising
7 25 (1.80%) Investment Banking
7 25 (1.80%) Marketing
8 16 (1.15%) Law
9 10 (0.72%) Financial Institution
9 10 (0.72%) Publishing
10 9 (0.65%) Back Office
11 7 (0.50%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.36%) Legal
13 3 (0.22%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.22%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.14%) Automotive
14 2 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.14%) Electronics
14 2 (0.14%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 962 (69.31%) CSS
1 962 (69.31%) HTML
2 666 (47.98%) AngularJS
3 600 (43.23%) HTML5
4 573 (41.28%) React
5 444 (31.99%) CSS3
6 378 (27.23%) Redux
6 378 (27.23%) Sass
7 361 (26.01%) Node.js
8 235 (16.93%) jQuery
9 148 (10.66%) REST
10 122 (8.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 100 (7.20%) Angular 2
12 99 (7.13%) LESS
13 90 (6.48%) RESTful
14 85 (6.12%) .NET
15 69 (4.97%) Vue.js
16 66 (4.76%) JSON
17 56 (4.03%) Express
18 55 (3.96%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 269 (19.38%) User Experience
2 112 (8.07%) Greenfield Project
3 99 (7.13%) Fintech
4 47 (3.39%) Mobile App
5 34 (2.45%) Data Structures
6 28 (2.02%) Algorithms
6 28 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (1.80%) Computer Science
8 18 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 17 (1.22%) W3C
10 13 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
11 12 (0.86%) Equities
12 11 (0.79%) Derivative
12 11 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (0.79%) Fixed Income
13 10 (0.72%) Graphic Design
14 9 (0.65%) Social Media
14 9 (0.65%) Video on Demand
15 8 (0.58%) RIA
16 7 (0.50%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 32 (2.31%) Linux
2 22 (1.59%) Apple iOS
3 20 (1.44%) Android
4 10 (0.72%) Unix
5 7 (0.50%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.29%) VMS
7 1 (0.072%) CentOS
7 1 (0.072%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.072%) Solaris
7 1 (0.072%) Windows
7 1 (0.072%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.072%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,206 (86.89%) Front End Development
2 645 (46.47%) Agile Software Development
3 382 (27.52%) TDD
4 190 (13.69%) Web Development
5 158 (11.38%) OO
6 152 (10.95%) Scrum
7 144 (10.37%) Test Automation
8 141 (10.16%) BDD
9 127 (9.15%) Responsive Web Design
10 123 (8.86%) DevOps
11 111 (8.00%) MVC
12 97 (6.99%) Continuous Integration
13 95 (6.84%) E-Commerce
14 86 (6.20%) Unit Testing
15 81 (5.84%) Microservices
16 69 (4.97%) Open Source
17 60 (4.32%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
18 53 (3.82%) Problem-Solving
19 52 (3.75%) Software Engineering
20 50 (3.60%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1,142 (82.28%) JavaScript
2 251 (18.08%) TypeScript
3 214 (15.42%) ES6
4 134 (9.65%) Java
5 89 (6.41%) C#
6 49 (3.53%) PHP
7 38 (2.74%) Python
8 36 (2.59%) Java 8
9 34 (2.45%) ES7
10 16 (1.15%) SQL
11 15 (1.08%) Scala
12 9 (0.65%) C++
13 8 (0.58%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.50%) Ruby
15 6 (0.43%) JSX
15 6 (0.43%) PHP 7
16 5 (0.36%) Go
17 4 (0.29%) C
17 4 (0.29%) R
18 3 (0.22%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 69 (4.97%) Security Cleared
2 62 (4.47%) SC Cleared
3 37 (2.67%) Degree
4 9 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.22%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (3.60%) QA
2 12 (0.86%) WCAG
3 8 (0.58%) MiFID
4 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.072%) GDPR
5 1 (0.072%) WAI
System Software
1 119 (8.57%) Docker
2 1 (0.072%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.072%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.072%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.072%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (1.80%) Ansible
2 10 (0.72%) Puppet
3 9 (0.65%) Terraform
4 8 (0.58%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.36%) Grafana
6 4 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.22%) HockeyApp
8 1 (0.072%) Consul
8 1 (0.072%) Kibana
8 1 (0.072%) Packer
Vendors
1 59 (4.25%) Adobe
2 26 (1.87%) Google
3 16 (1.15%) Apiary
3 16 (1.15%) Microsoft
4 15 (1.08%) Oracle
5 12 (0.86%) hybris
6 10 (0.72%) Progress
7 7 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (0.50%) Sitecore
8 6 (0.43%) ION Trading
9 5 (0.36%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 5 (0.36%) DevExpress
10 3 (0.22%) Ensighten
10 3 (0.22%) Maxymiser
10 3 (0.22%) Optimizely
10 3 (0.22%) Qubit
10 3 (0.22%) SAP
10 3 (0.22%) Tableau
10 3 (0.22%) Tealium
11 2 (0.14%) PubNub