The median contractor rate for a Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England / London
Rank 384 381 379
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) 22 55 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.26% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 46 31
Median daily rate £388 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £316 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £494 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -2.22% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 18251 21034 20113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.83% 95.00% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12983 15075 13890
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £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 240 283 373
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
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 Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in London

Front End Web 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 Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in London

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in London over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in London

Front End Web 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 Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in London

Front End Web 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 Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the London region over the 3 months to 26 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 +5 6 £375 -11.76% 1
Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Front End Web 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 Web Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 54 (85.71%) Web Development
2 53 (84.13%) HTML
3 52 (82.54%) JavaScript
4 48 (76.19%) CSS
5 32 (50.79%) HTML5
5 32 (50.79%) Front End Development
6 31 (49.21%) CSS3
7 27 (42.86%) AngularJS
7 27 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (36.51%) Sass
9 18 (28.57%) jQuery
9 18 (28.57%) React
10 16 (25.40%) Grunt
11 15 (23.81%) gulp
11 15 (23.81%) Finance
12 13 (20.63%) LESS
13 12 (19.05%) REST
13 12 (19.05%) Jasmine
13 12 (19.05%) Karma Test Runner
13 12 (19.05%) Ajax
14 11 (17.46%) Banking
14 11 (17.46%) MVC
14 11 (17.46%) Bower
14 11 (17.46%) Backbone.js
14 11 (17.46%) User Experience
15 10 (15.87%) Responsive Web Design
15 10 (15.87%) Web Design
15 10 (15.87%) DOM
15 10 (15.87%) OO
15 10 (15.87%) HTTP

Front End Web 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 2 (3.17%) CMS
2 1 (1.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (12.70%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.17%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.59%) Amazon Kinesis
1 1 (1.59%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (1.59%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.87%) HTTP
2 9 (14.29%) DNS
2 9 (14.29%) SSL
3 2 (3.17%) Internet
3 2 (3.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) GIS
1 2 (3.17%) MySQL
2 1 (1.59%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (1.59%) BigQuery
2 1 (1.59%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (25.40%) Grunt
2 15 (23.81%) gulp
3 12 (19.05%) Jasmine
3 12 (19.05%) Karma Test Runner
4 11 (17.46%) Bower
5 10 (15.87%) Git (software)
6 9 (14.29%) Maven
6 9 (14.29%) Selenium
6 9 (14.29%) webpack
7 8 (12.70%) JSHint
7 8 (12.70%) Protractor
7 8 (12.70%) QUnit
8 3 (4.76%) Cucumber
8 3 (4.76%) JIRA
8 3 (4.76%) WebStorm
9 2 (3.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
9 2 (3.17%) RSpec
10 1 (1.59%) Gradle
10 1 (1.59%) Spock
General
1 15 (23.81%) Finance
2 11 (17.46%) Banking
3 6 (9.52%) Marketing
4 3 (4.76%) Electronics
4 3 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (4.76%) Publishing
5 2 (3.17%) Retail
6 1 (1.59%) Advertising
6 1 (1.59%) Back Office
6 1 (1.59%) Games
6 1 (1.59%) Local Government
6 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (84.13%) HTML
2 48 (76.19%) CSS
3 32 (50.79%) HTML5
4 31 (49.21%) CSS3
5 27 (42.86%) AngularJS
6 23 (36.51%) Sass
7 18 (28.57%) jQuery
7 18 (28.57%) React
8 13 (20.63%) LESS
9 12 (19.05%) Ajax
9 12 (19.05%) REST
10 11 (17.46%) Backbone.js
11 10 (15.87%) DOM
11 10 (15.87%) JSON
12 8 (12.70%) Compass CSS Framework
12 8 (12.70%) Ember.js
12 8 (12.70%) JSLint
13 5 (7.94%) Node.js
13 5 (7.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (7.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) User Experience
2 8 (12.70%) Graphic Design
3 4 (6.35%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.76%) Linked Data
5 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.17%) Digital TV
6 1 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.59%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.52%) Unix
2 1 (1.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (85.71%) Web Development
2 32 (50.79%) Front End Development
3 27 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (17.46%) MVC
5 10 (15.87%) OO
5 10 (15.87%) Responsive Web Design
5 10 (15.87%) Web Design
6 9 (14.29%) Scrum
7 7 (11.11%) Pair Programming
8 6 (9.52%) Wireframes
9 5 (7.94%) OOP
9 5 (7.94%) Software Engineering
10 4 (6.35%) Coaching
10 4 (6.35%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (6.35%) Mentoring
10 4 (6.35%) TDD
10 4 (6.35%) Web Application Development
11 3 (4.76%) DevOps
11 3 (4.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (82.54%) JavaScript
2 6 (9.52%) Java
2 6 (9.52%) PHP
3 5 (7.94%) ES6
4 4 (6.35%) Ruby
5 3 (4.76%) SPARQL
5 3 (4.76%) TypeScript
6 2 (3.17%) JSX
6 2 (3.17%) Perl
6 2 (3.17%) SQL
7 1 (1.59%) C#
7 1 (1.59%) ECMAScript
7 1 (1.59%) Korn
7 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.59%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) Postgraduate
2 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (4.76%) Adobe
2 1 (1.59%) Google
2 1 (1.59%) Solace
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