The table below looks at the statistics for the Front-End Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front-End Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front-End Developer
Rank 77 54 71
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 22 32 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.33% 2.30% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 2.48% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 3
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£325 £300 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +84.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £260
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £27.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+40.74% -22.85%
Front-End Developer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1534 1290 917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.03% 92.61% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 805 681 412
Average daily rate £363 £342 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.99% +5.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 64 89
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £37.49 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Front-End Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Front-End Developer in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Front-End Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Front-End Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Front-End Developer across the Manchester region.

Front-End Developer Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Front-End Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front-End Developer across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Front-End Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Front-End Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Front-End Developer across the Manchester region.

Front-End Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Front-End Developer
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front-End Developer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 2 £238 - 1
Salford -2 1 £375 - 1
Stockport -3 1 £325 -16.12%
Front-End Developer
North West

Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Front-End Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Front-End Developer in their job title.

1 40 (95.24%) HTML
1 40 (95.24%) CSS
2 37 (88.10%) JavaScript
3 21 (50.00%) jQuery
4 18 (42.86%) HTML5
5 17 (40.48%) CSS3
6 12 (28.57%) AngularJS
7 11 (26.19%) Responsive Web Design
7 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (19.05%) User Experience
9 7 (16.67%) TDD
9 7 (16.67%) PHP
10 6 (14.29%) Photoshop
10 6 (14.29%) Web Design
10 6 (14.29%) Backbone.js
11 5 (11.90%) Node.js
11 5 (11.90%) REST
11 5 (11.90%) Sass
11 5 (11.90%) Web Development
11 5 (11.90%) WordPress
11 5 (11.90%) Visual Studio
11 5 (11.90%) C#
12 4 (9.52%) .NET
12 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce
12 4 (9.52%) MVC
12 4 (9.52%) CMS
12 4 (9.52%) LESS
12 4 (9.52%) Ember.js
12 4 (9.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (9.52%) KnockoutJS

Front-End Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Front-End Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Front-End Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.90%) Node.js
1 5 (11.90%) WordPress
2 4 (9.52%) CMS
3 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.38%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.38%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) MySQL
2 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.38%) Neo4j
2 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.76%) Subversion
3 2 (4.76%) Grunt
3 2 (4.76%) PhantomJS
4 1 (2.38%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.38%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (2.38%) Bower
4 1 (2.38%) Axure RP
4 1 (2.38%) CasperJS
4 1 (2.38%) JIRA
4 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (7.14%) Marketing
2 2 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (95.24%) HTML
1 40 (95.24%) CSS
2 21 (50.00%) jQuery
3 18 (42.86%) HTML5
4 17 (40.48%) CSS3
5 12 (28.57%) AngularJS
6 6 (14.29%) Backbone.js
7 5 (11.90%) REST
7 5 (11.90%) Sass
8 4 (9.52%) .NET
8 4 (9.52%) LESS
8 4 (9.52%) Ember.js
8 4 (9.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (9.52%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (4.76%) Smarty
9 2 (4.76%) JSON
9 2 (4.76%) LAMP
9 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
9 2 (4.76%) JSP
9 2 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) User Experience
2 3 (7.14%) Open Source
3 1 (2.38%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) UNIX
1 1 (2.38%) Linux
1 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Responsive Web Design
1 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (16.67%) TDD
3 6 (14.29%) Web Design
4 5 (11.90%) Web Development
5 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce
5 4 (9.52%) MVC
6 2 (4.76%) OO
6 2 (4.76%) MVVM
6 2 (4.76%) BDD
6 2 (4.76%) Progressive Enhancement
7 1 (2.38%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.38%) Game Development
7 1 (2.38%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (2.38%) CRM
7 1 (2.38%) OOP
7 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.38%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.38%) SEO
7 1 (2.38%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 37 (88.10%) JavaScript
2 7 (16.67%) PHP
3 5 (11.90%) C#
4 2 (4.76%) Java
4 2 (4.76%) Python
5 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Twitter
2 3 (7.14%) Facebook
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