The table below looks at the statistics for the Front-End Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 85 85 109
Rank change year-on-year
0 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 51 46 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.60% 1.66% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 1.83% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 29 16
Average daily rate
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£363 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £239 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £385 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £290 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £15.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+116.66% -53.84%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2931 2512 2838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.97% 90.39% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1720 1219 1430
Average daily rate £350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 191 192
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £40.57 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Front-End Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Front-End Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Front-End Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Front-End Developer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Front-End Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front-End Developer across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014.

Front-End Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Front-End Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Front-End Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Front-End Developer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014. 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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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
Manchester -3 30 £385 +18.46% 18
Cheshire +8 11 £339 +12.91% 6
Lancashire -17 8 £395 +31.66% 5
Merseyside -3 2 £275 -2.22% 2
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Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 100 (99.01%) HTML
2 99 (98.02%) CSS
3 95 (94.06%) JavaScript
4 61 (60.40%) HTML5
5 59 (58.42%) jQuery
6 43 (42.57%) CSS3
7 34 (33.66%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (30.69%) PHP
9 28 (27.72%) Responsive Web Design
10 21 (20.79%) .NET
11 20 (19.80%) Web Design
11 20 (19.80%) User Experience
12 18 (17.82%) TDD
12 18 (17.82%) MVC
13 16 (15.84%) Sass
14 15 (14.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 15 (14.85%) OOP
14 15 (14.85%) OO
15 14 (13.86%) JSON
16 13 (12.87%) Photoshop
17 12 (11.88%) SQL
17 12 (11.88%) E-Commerce
18 11 (10.89%) Adobe
18 11 (10.89%) MySQL
18 11 (10.89%) ASP.NET
18 11 (10.89%) LESS
19 10 (9.90%) Mobile App
20 9 (8.91%) Node.js
20 9 (8.91%) C#
20 9 (8.91%) SEO

Front-End Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 9 (8.91%) Node.js
2 7 (6.93%) CMS
3 5 (4.95%) WordPress
4 3 (2.97%) Apache
5 2 (1.98%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.98%) Drupal
5 2 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.99%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.99%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 13 (12.87%) Photoshop
2 8 (7.92%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (3.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (1.98%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.98%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.89%) MySQL
2 1 (0.99%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.99%) Redis
2 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (7.92%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.94%) Subversion
3 5 (4.95%) Grunt
3 5 (4.95%) Visual Studio
3 5 (4.95%) Bower
3 5 (4.95%) CasperJS
4 4 (3.96%) PhantomJS
4 4 (3.96%) Jasmine
4 4 (3.96%) Axure RP
5 3 (2.97%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.98%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.99%) QUnit
7 1 (0.99%) JIRA
7 1 (0.99%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.99%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.99%) JUnit
7 1 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (6.93%) Marketing
2 5 (4.95%) Retail
3 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.98%) Games
4 1 (0.99%) Finance
4 1 (0.99%) Advertising
4 1 (0.99%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (99.01%) HTML
2 99 (98.02%) CSS
3 61 (60.40%) HTML5
4 59 (58.42%) jQuery
5 43 (42.57%) CSS3
6 21 (20.79%) .NET
7 16 (15.84%) Sass
8 15 (14.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 14 (13.86%) JSON
10 11 (10.89%) ASP.NET
10 11 (10.89%) LESS
11 8 (7.92%) XHTML
12 7 (6.93%) AngularJS
13 6 (5.94%) Dojo
13 6 (5.94%) MooTools
14 5 (4.95%) Haml
14 5 (4.95%) Underscore.js
15 4 (3.96%) Regular Expression
15 4 (3.96%) Backbone.js
15 4 (3.96%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.80%) User Experience
2 10 (9.90%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.95%) IPTV
4 4 (3.96%) W3C
5 3 (2.97%) Open Source
6 1 (0.99%) New Media
6 1 (0.99%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.95%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (33.66%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (27.72%) Responsive Web Design
3 20 (19.80%) Web Design
4 18 (17.82%) MVC
4 18 (17.82%) TDD
5 15 (14.85%) OOP
5 15 (14.85%) OO
6 12 (11.88%) E-Commerce
7 9 (8.91%) SEO
7 9 (8.91%) Scrum
8 6 (5.94%) Web Development
9 5 (4.95%) Kanban
10 4 (3.96%) Digital Marketing
11 3 (2.97%) Unit Testing
12 2 (1.98%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (1.98%) Refactoring
12 2 (1.98%) Pair Programming
12 2 (1.98%) Content Management
12 2 (1.98%) Test Automation
13 1 (0.99%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 95 (94.06%) JavaScript
2 31 (30.69%) PHP
3 12 (11.88%) SQL
4 9 (8.91%) C#
5 7 (6.93%) Python
6 4 (3.96%) Ruby
7 3 (2.97%) Java
8 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.99%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (0.99%) Degree
1 1 (0.99%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 11 (10.89%) Adobe
2 6 (5.94%) Orchard
3 5 (4.95%) Twitter
4 4 (3.96%) Sencha
5 3 (2.97%) Facebook
5 3 (2.97%) Google
5 3 (2.97%) Zend
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