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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 93 97 130
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 44 36 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.39% 1.21% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 1.32% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 8
Average daily rate
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£275 £320 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% +113.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £255 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £375 £258
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.04% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -13.79%
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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
2892 2728 3162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.52% 91.79% 92.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1651 1346 1589
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 200 220
Average hourly rate £16.63 £17.50 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -0.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 15 September 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 15 September 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 -2 19 £325 - 16
Cheshire 0 12 £260 -13.33% 8
Lancashire - 7 £300 - 3
Merseyside +5 6 £275 -11.29% 4
Cumbria - - - -
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Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 90 (96.77%) HTML
2 89 (95.70%) CSS
3 87 (93.55%) JavaScript
4 61 (65.59%) HTML5
5 60 (64.52%) jQuery
6 40 (43.01%) CSS3
7 22 (23.66%) Responsive Web Design
7 22 (23.66%) PHP
8 21 (22.58%) .NET
9 19 (20.43%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (17.20%) MVC
10 16 (17.20%) Web Design
10 16 (17.20%) Photoshop
11 15 (16.13%) TDD
11 15 (16.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 14 (15.05%) Adobe
13 12 (12.90%) MySQL
13 12 (12.90%) OOP
13 12 (12.90%) E-Commerce
13 12 (12.90%) User Experience
14 11 (11.83%) ASP.NET
14 11 (11.83%) SQL
14 11 (11.83%) Adobe Illustrator
15 10 (10.75%) OO
15 10 (10.75%) Mobile App
16 9 (9.68%) Sass
16 9 (9.68%) LESS
16 9 (9.68%) SEO
16 9 (9.68%) Orchard
17 8 (8.60%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 6 (6.45%) CMS
2 3 (3.23%) Apache
3 2 (2.15%) Drupal
3 2 (2.15%) WordPress
4 1 (1.08%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.08%) Node.js
4 1 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.08%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (17.20%) Photoshop
2 11 (11.83%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (3.23%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.08%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (1.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.15%) Internet
2 1 (1.08%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.90%) MySQL
2 1 (1.08%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.08%) Redis
2 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Subversion
2 4 (4.30%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (3.23%) Axure RP
4 2 (2.15%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.15%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.08%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.08%) PHPUnit
5 1 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.08%) Ant
5 1 (1.08%) JUnit
5 1 (1.08%) JIRA
General
1 7 (7.53%) Games
2 4 (4.30%) Marketing
3 3 (3.23%) Retail
4 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.08%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (96.77%) HTML
2 89 (95.70%) CSS
3 61 (65.59%) HTML5
4 60 (64.52%) jQuery
5 40 (43.01%) CSS3
6 21 (22.58%) .NET
7 15 (16.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 11 (11.83%) ASP.NET
9 9 (9.68%) Sass
9 9 (9.68%) LESS
10 8 (8.60%) JSON
11 7 (7.53%) XHTML
12 6 (6.45%) Dojo
12 6 (6.45%) MooTools
13 5 (5.38%) KnockoutJS
14 4 (4.30%) Regular Expression
14 4 (4.30%) Backbone.js
14 4 (4.30%) Ext JS
14 4 (4.30%) XML
15 3 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.90%) User Experience
2 10 (10.75%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.38%) IPTV
4 4 (4.30%) W3C
5 3 (3.23%) Online Gambling
5 3 (3.23%) Open Source
6 2 (2.15%) Mobile Games
7 1 (1.08%) EMV
7 1 (1.08%) Chip Card
7 1 (1.08%) New Media
7 1 (1.08%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.38%) Linux
1 5 (5.38%) Android
1 5 (5.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.66%) Responsive Web Design
2 19 (20.43%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (17.20%) MVC
3 16 (17.20%) Web Design
4 15 (16.13%) TDD
5 12 (12.90%) E-Commerce
5 12 (12.90%) OOP
6 10 (10.75%) OO
7 9 (9.68%) SEO
8 6 (6.45%) Scrum
9 4 (4.30%) Software Engineering
9 4 (4.30%) Digital Marketing
9 4 (4.30%) Web Development
10 2 (2.15%) Mobile Application Development
10 2 (2.15%) Unit Testing
10 2 (2.15%) Content Management
11 1 (1.08%) Pay per click
11 1 (1.08%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (1.08%) Test Automation
11 1 (1.08%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 87 (93.55%) JavaScript
2 22 (23.66%) PHP
3 11 (11.83%) SQL
4 8 (8.60%) C#
5 3 (3.23%) Java
6 1 (1.08%) C++
6 1 (1.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (1.08%) Degree
Vendors
1 14 (15.05%) Adobe
2 9 (9.68%) Orchard
3 4 (4.30%) Sencha
3 4 (4.30%) Twitter
4 3 (3.23%) Zend
5 2 (2.15%) Google
6 1 (1.08%) Telerik
6 1 (1.08%) Facebook
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