The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Rank 116 104 89
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 39 69 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.10% 1.56% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.64% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 39 27
Median daily rate £388 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £297 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £442 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £27.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-45.45% -24.13%
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England

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
3343 4210 2992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.38% 95.14% 93.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2124 2572 1701
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 209 197
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.33 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.67% +7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Front End Developer (Client-Side 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 (Client-Side Developer) across the North West region.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Front End Developer (Client-Side 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 (Client-Side Developer) across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Front End Developer (Client-Side 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 (Client-Side Developer) across the North West region.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Cheshire +9 17 £388 -3.12% 6
Manchester -28 16 £335 -7.58% 19
Merseyside +8 2 £250 -25.92% 3
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, Front End 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 North West region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 84 (95.45%) JavaScript
1 84 (95.45%) CSS
2 82 (93.18%) HTML
3 80 (90.91%) Front End Development
4 54 (61.36%) HTML5
5 49 (55.68%) CSS3
6 41 (46.59%) AngularJS
7 40 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (42.05%) jQuery
9 24 (27.27%) TDD
10 23 (26.14%) E-Commerce
11 21 (23.86%) Web Development
12 19 (21.59%) Java
13 18 (20.45%) PHP
13 18 (20.45%) User Experience
13 18 (20.45%) Sass
14 15 (17.05%) gulp
14 15 (17.05%) Grunt
15 13 (14.77%) Git (software)
16 11 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 9 (10.23%) React
17 9 (10.23%) Node.js
17 9 (10.23%) Finance
18 8 (9.09%) MySQL
18 8 (9.09%) Photoshop
18 8 (9.09%) OO
18 8 (9.09%) Wireframes
19 7 (7.95%) Responsive Web Design
19 7 (7.95%) Banking
20 6 (6.82%) XML

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (4.55%) CMS
2 3 (3.41%) WordPress
3 2 (2.27%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (2.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (2.27%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.27%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.14%) Apache
4 1 (1.14%) IIS
4 1 (1.14%) JBoss
4 1 (1.14%) Jetty
4 1 (1.14%) Magnolia
4 1 (1.14%) nginx
4 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (9.09%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.14%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Magento
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.41%) GitHub
2 2 (2.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (2.27%) SaaS
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.68%) Network Security
2 3 (3.41%) HTTP
3 2 (2.27%) Internet
4 1 (1.14%) AMQP
4 1 (1.14%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.09%) MySQL
2 5 (5.68%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.55%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (17.05%) Grunt
1 15 (17.05%) gulp
2 13 (14.77%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.68%) JIRA
4 3 (3.41%) Jasmine
4 3 (3.41%) SonarQube
5 2 (2.27%) Checkstyle
5 2 (2.27%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.27%) FindBugs
5 2 (2.27%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.27%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (2.27%) Maven
5 2 (2.27%) Mockito
5 2 (2.27%) Selenium
5 2 (2.27%) Subversion
5 2 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.14%) PhpStorm
6 1 (1.14%) Protractor
6 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (10.23%) Finance
2 7 (7.95%) Banking
3 5 (5.68%) Retail
4 3 (3.41%) Games
5 2 (2.27%) Marketing
5 2 (2.27%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (95.45%) CSS
2 82 (93.18%) HTML
3 54 (61.36%) HTML5
4 49 (55.68%) CSS3
5 41 (46.59%) AngularJS
6 37 (42.05%) jQuery
7 18 (20.45%) Sass
8 11 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 9 (10.23%) Node.js
9 9 (10.23%) React
10 6 (6.82%) XML
11 5 (5.68%) .NET
11 5 (5.68%) REST
11 5 (5.68%) Web Services
12 4 (4.55%) Ajax
12 4 (4.55%) Compass CSS Framework
12 4 (4.55%) JSON
13 3 (3.41%) JDBC
13 3 (3.41%) Spring
13 3 (3.41%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.45%) User Experience
2 5 (5.68%) Digital Media
3 3 (3.41%) Online Banking
4 2 (2.27%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.27%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.14%) Fintech
5 1 (1.14%) iPad
5 1 (1.14%) Social Media
5 1 (1.14%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (90.91%) Front End Development
2 40 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (27.27%) TDD
4 23 (26.14%) E-Commerce
5 21 (23.86%) Web Development
6 8 (9.09%) OO
6 8 (9.09%) Wireframes
7 7 (7.95%) Responsive Web Design
8 5 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (5.68%) CRM
8 5 (5.68%) ERP
8 5 (5.68%) MVC
9 4 (4.55%) BDD
9 4 (4.55%) Mobile Development
9 4 (4.55%) OOP
9 4 (4.55%) Unit Testing
9 4 (4.55%) Web Design
10 3 (3.41%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 3 (3.41%) Data Protection
10 3 (3.41%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 84 (95.45%) JavaScript
2 19 (21.59%) Java
3 18 (20.45%) PHP
4 4 (4.55%) C#
5 3 (3.41%) Ruby
5 3 (3.41%) SQL
6 1 (1.14%) C
6 1 (1.14%) C++
6 1 (1.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.27%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 4 (4.55%) Adobe
2 3 (3.41%) IBM
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle
2 3 (3.41%) Perforce
3 1 (1.14%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.14%) Google
3 1 (1.14%) Xamarin
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