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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Rank 109 99 91
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 39 64 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.12% 1.51% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.59% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 44 28
Median daily rate £330 £340 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +24.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £283 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +39.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
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
3284 4032 3006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.31% 95.25% 94.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2081 2400 1662
Median daily rate £390 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 205 205
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.33 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.44% +3.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £11.50 £10.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £47.71 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 August 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 August 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
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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
Manchester -17 18 £336 +3.46% 21
Cheshire +12 16 £310 -8.82% 3
Lancashire +5 1 £325 -16.66% 8
Merseyside +5 1 - - 1
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 August 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 88 (94.62%) JavaScript
2 86 (92.47%) HTML
3 85 (91.40%) CSS
4 82 (88.17%) Front End Development
5 54 (58.06%) HTML5
6 49 (52.69%) CSS3
7 37 (39.78%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (36.56%) jQuery
9 33 (35.48%) AngularJS
10 28 (30.11%) Web Development
11 21 (22.58%) Java
12 19 (20.43%) TDD
12 19 (20.43%) User Experience
13 17 (18.28%) PHP
13 17 (18.28%) E-Commerce
14 14 (15.05%) Sass
15 12 (12.90%) Finance
16 10 (10.75%) Grunt
16 10 (10.75%) Node.js
17 9 (9.68%) gulp
17 9 (9.68%) Git (software)
17 9 (9.68%) MVC
17 9 (9.68%) Web Design
17 9 (9.68%) OO
18 8 (8.60%) Photoshop
18 8 (8.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 8 (8.60%) React
18 8 (8.60%) Wireframes
19 7 (7.53%) Responsive Web Design
19 7 (7.53%) .NET

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 3 (3.23%) CMS
1 3 (3.23%) WebSphere
1 3 (3.23%) WordPress
2 2 (2.15%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (2.15%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.08%) Apache
3 1 (1.08%) IIS
3 1 (1.08%) JBoss
3 1 (1.08%) Jetty
3 1 (1.08%) Magnolia
3 1 (1.08%) nginx
3 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.08%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (8.60%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.08%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Magento
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.23%) GitHub
2 2 (2.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.45%) Network Security
2 3 (3.23%) HTTP
3 2 (2.15%) Internet
4 1 (1.08%) AMQP
4 1 (1.08%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.45%) MySQL
2 5 (5.38%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.30%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (10.75%) Grunt
2 9 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 9 (9.68%) gulp
3 5 (5.38%) JIRA
4 3 (3.23%) Jasmine
5 2 (2.15%) Checkstyle
5 2 (2.15%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.15%) FindBugs
5 2 (2.15%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.15%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (2.15%) Maven
5 2 (2.15%) Mockito
5 2 (2.15%) Selenium
5 2 (2.15%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.08%) JUnit
6 1 (1.08%) PhpStorm
6 1 (1.08%) Subversion
6 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (12.90%) Finance
2 7 (7.53%) Banking
3 4 (4.30%) Games
3 4 (4.30%) Retail
4 2 (2.15%) Marketing
4 2 (2.15%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (92.47%) HTML
2 85 (91.40%) CSS
3 54 (58.06%) HTML5
4 49 (52.69%) CSS3
5 34 (36.56%) jQuery
6 33 (35.48%) AngularJS
7 14 (15.05%) Sass
8 10 (10.75%) Node.js
9 8 (8.60%) React
9 8 (8.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (7.53%) .NET
11 6 (6.45%) Web Services
11 6 (6.45%) XML
12 4 (4.30%) Compass CSS Framework
12 4 (4.30%) REST
12 4 (4.30%) Spring
13 3 (3.23%) Ajax
13 3 (3.23%) Express
13 3 (3.23%) JSON
13 3 (3.23%) MEAN Stack
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.43%) User Experience
2 6 (6.45%) Digital Media
3 3 (3.23%) Online Banking
4 2 (2.15%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.15%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.08%) FMCG
5 1 (1.08%) Semantic Web
5 1 (1.08%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.08%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.15%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.08%) Linux
2 1 (1.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (88.17%) Front End Development
2 37 (39.78%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (30.11%) Web Development
4 19 (20.43%) TDD
5 17 (18.28%) E-Commerce
6 9 (9.68%) MVC
6 9 (9.68%) OO
6 9 (9.68%) Web Design
7 8 (8.60%) Wireframes
8 7 (7.53%) Responsive Web Design
9 6 (6.45%) CRM
9 6 (6.45%) ERP
10 4 (4.30%) BDD
10 4 (4.30%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (4.30%) OOP
10 4 (4.30%) Unit Testing
11 3 (3.23%) Cross-Browser Testing
11 3 (3.23%) Data Protection
11 3 (3.23%) Mobile Development
11 3 (3.23%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 88 (94.62%) JavaScript
2 21 (22.58%) Java
3 17 (18.28%) PHP
4 6 (6.45%) C#
5 3 (3.23%) Ruby
5 3 (3.23%) SQL
6 1 (1.08%) C
6 1 (1.08%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (2.15%) Degree
2 1 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 1 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 4 (4.30%) Adobe
1 4 (4.30%) Oracle
2 3 (3.23%) IBM
3 2 (2.15%) Perforce
4 1 (1.08%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.08%) Google
4 1 (1.08%) Sybase
4 1 (1.08%) TIBCO
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