Period
to 27 October 2021

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 227 165 113
Rank change year-on-year -62 -52 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 460 237 888
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.27% 1.66% 2.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 1.80% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 164 692
10th Percentile £375 £313 £363
25th Percentile £463 £397 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +1.01%
75th Percentile £638 £574 £575
90th Percentile £738 £600 £638
England median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £80.00 £25.00 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +220.00% -50.00% +5.26%
England median hourly rate £67.80 £27.50 £51.00
% change year-on-year +146.55% -46.08% +7.37%

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 33,636 13,135 34,246
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.01% 91.76% 93.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,444 9,500 25,058
10th Percentile £359 £313 £313
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £738 £713 £688
England median daily rate £508 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +6.84% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 328 100 432
10th Percentile £14.09 £16.83 £12.06
25th Percentile £19.44 £21.19 £15.50
Median hourly rate £30.50 £35.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -12.86% +66.67% +12.30%
75th Percentile £52.56 £45.06 £43.75
90th Percentile £65.53 £55.30 £52.50
England median hourly rate £19.76 £22.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -10.19% +17.65% +6.86%

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 proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in London.

Daily rate trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in London

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in London over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in London

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in London.

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 27 October 2021. 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 -37 48 £538 +19.44% 96
West London -19 3 £600 +50.00% 33
South London -17 1 - - 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 27 October 2021, 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.

1 393 (85.43%) Front End Development
2 333 (72.39%) JavaScript
3 318 (69.13%) React
4 282 (61.30%) HTML
5 247 (53.70%) CSS
6 187 (40.65%) TypeScript
7 166 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
8 145 (31.52%) AngularJS
9 130 (28.26%) Redux
10 120 (26.09%) HTML5
11 97 (21.09%) User Experience
12 85 (18.48%) Node.js
13 83 (18.04%) Sass
13 83 (18.04%) Git (software)
14 77 (16.74%) TDD
15 72 (15.65%) Finance
15 72 (15.65%) Jest
16 69 (15.00%) Social Skills
17 58 (12.61%) CSS3
18 57 (12.39%) Vue.js
19 53 (11.52%) ES6
19 53 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
19 53 (11.52%) Banking
20 52 (11.30%) Web Development
20 52 (11.30%) Jasmine
21 51 (11.09%) webpack
22 50 (10.87%) Test Automation
23 48 (10.43%) Software Engineering
23 48 (10.43%) DevOps
24 44 (9.57%) AWS

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 35 (7.61%) CMS
2 15 (3.26%) Confluence
3 9 (1.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 8 (1.74%) Headless CMS
5 3 (0.65%) Drupal
5 3 (0.65%) WordPress
6 2 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.43%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.43%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.22%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (1.30%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.65%) Figma
3 3 (0.65%) Sketch
4 2 (0.43%) Zeplin
5 1 (0.22%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.22%) InVision
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.30%) Magento
1 6 (1.30%) Shopify
2 1 (0.22%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (9.57%) AWS
2 41 (8.91%) npm
3 36 (7.83%) Azure
4 24 (5.22%) Yarn
5 12 (2.61%) GitHub
6 9 (1.96%) Serverless
7 7 (1.52%) SaaS
8 6 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (1.30%) GCP
9 4 (0.87%) Azure Functions
10 3 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 3 (0.65%) Firebase
10 3 (0.65%) GitHub Actions
10 3 (0.65%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.43%) Heroku
11 2 (0.43%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.43%) Twilio
12 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.22%) AWS CodePipeline
12 1 (0.22%) Azure Pipelines
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.30%) HTTP
1 6 (1.30%) HTTPS
2 4 (0.87%) AMQP
2 4 (0.87%) Internet
3 1 (0.22%) DNS
3 1 (0.22%) Intranet
3 1 (0.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.04%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.74%) MongoDB
3 6 (1.30%) MySQL
3 6 (1.30%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.09%) Big Data
5 4 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.65%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.43%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.43%) Power BI
7 2 (0.43%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.22%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.22%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.22%) KDB
8 1 (0.22%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 83 (18.04%) Git (software)
2 52 (11.30%) Jasmine
3 51 (11.09%) webpack
4 33 (7.17%) Cypress.io
5 30 (6.52%) JIRA
6 28 (6.09%) Jenkins
7 27 (5.87%) Karma Test Runner
8 26 (5.65%) Storybook
9 21 (4.57%) Mocha
10 17 (3.70%) Grunt
11 15 (3.26%) Bitbucket
11 15 (3.26%) Selenium
12 14 (3.04%) GitLab
13 13 (2.83%) Protractor
14 11 (2.39%) Cucumber
14 11 (2.39%) gulp
15 6 (1.30%) Babel
16 5 (1.09%) JUnit
16 5 (1.09%) PhantomJS
17 4 (0.87%) Mockito
General
1 72 (15.65%) Finance
2 69 (15.00%) Social Skills
3 53 (11.52%) Banking
4 21 (4.57%) Front Office
4 21 (4.57%) Investment Banking
5 19 (4.13%) Retail
6 18 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (3.04%) Games
7 14 (3.04%) Marketing
8 8 (1.74%) Public Sector
9 7 (1.52%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 7 (1.52%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.09%) Presentation Skills
11 4 (0.87%) Publishing
12 3 (0.65%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.43%) Electronics
13 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.43%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 318 (69.13%) React
2 282 (61.30%) HTML
3 247 (53.70%) CSS
4 145 (31.52%) AngularJS
5 130 (28.26%) Redux
6 120 (26.09%) HTML5
7 85 (18.48%) Node.js
8 83 (18.04%) Sass
9 72 (15.65%) Jest
10 58 (12.61%) CSS3
11 57 (12.39%) Vue.js
12 36 (7.83%) .NET
12 36 (7.83%) REST
12 36 (7.83%) RxJS
13 34 (7.39%) RESTful
14 28 (6.09%) GraphQL
15 25 (5.43%) Web Services
16 22 (4.78%) JSON
17 21 (4.57%) NgRx
18 17 (3.70%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 97 (21.09%) User Experience
2 38 (8.26%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (2.39%) Equities
5 11 (2.39%) Legacy Applications
6 9 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.96%) Market Risk
7 7 (1.52%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.30%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.30%) Digital Media
8 6 (1.30%) Fixed Income
8 6 (1.30%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (1.09%) Graphic Design
10 4 (0.87%) Social Media
11 3 (0.65%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.65%) W3C
12 2 (0.43%) Mobile Banking
12 2 (0.43%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 18 (3.91%) Unix
2 17 (3.70%) Linux
3 8 (1.74%) Mac OS
4 4 (0.87%) Android
4 4 (0.87%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (85.43%) Front End Development
2 166 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (16.74%) TDD
4 53 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
5 52 (11.30%) Web Development
6 50 (10.87%) Test Automation
7 48 (10.43%) DevOps
7 48 (10.43%) Software Engineering
8 42 (9.13%) Full Stack Development
9 40 (8.70%) Unit Testing
10 39 (8.48%) BDD
11 37 (8.04%) Continuous Improvement
11 37 (8.04%) Responsive Web Design
11 37 (8.04%) Scrum
12 33 (7.17%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (6.30%) Pair Programming
14 26 (5.65%) Mentoring
15 25 (5.43%) E-Commerce
15 25 (5.43%) Microservices
16 20 (4.35%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 333 (72.39%) JavaScript
2 187 (40.65%) TypeScript
3 53 (11.52%) ES6
4 42 (9.13%) C#
5 40 (8.70%) Java
6 17 (3.70%) Python
6 17 (3.70%) SQL
7 10 (2.17%) Bash Shell
7 10 (2.17%) PHP
8 9 (1.96%) Ruby
9 5 (1.09%) Java 8
10 4 (0.87%) Java 11
11 2 (0.43%) C
11 2 (0.43%) Elm
11 2 (0.43%) JSX
12 1 (0.22%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.22%) BrightScript
12 1 (0.22%) ES8
12 1 (0.22%) Groovy
12 1 (0.22%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 25 (5.43%) Degree
2 9 (1.96%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.52%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.22%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (8.04%) Accessibility
2 6 (1.30%) WCAG
3 2 (0.43%) QA
3 2 (0.43%) WAI
System Software
1 34 (7.39%) Docker
2 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (3.26%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.30%) Terraform
3 5 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.22%) Ansible
4 1 (0.22%) Grafana
4 1 (0.22%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 16 (3.48%) Adobe
2 5 (1.09%) Google
2 5 (1.09%) hybris
3 4 (0.87%) Microsoft
3 4 (0.87%) SAP
4 3 (0.65%) Netlify
4 3 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (0.65%) SGI
4 3 (0.65%) Splunk
5 2 (0.43%) HP
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle
5 2 (0.43%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.22%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.22%) Elastic Path
6 1 (0.22%) IBM
6 1 (0.22%) Intershop
6 1 (0.22%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.22%) Optimizely
6 1 (0.22%) Snowplow
6 1 (0.22%) Xerox