The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 92 110 130
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 44 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.39% 0.42% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 0.44% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 3 4
Average daily rate £300 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £73.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -72.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £35.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-22.85% +79.48%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2915 2248 2813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.87% 93.36% 91.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1541 1068 1362
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 183 187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.47 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Front-End Developer
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +19 35 £300 +20.00% 12
Cheshire -13 4 £300 +2.12% 5
Lancashire -20 3 £350 -
Merseyside - 2 £290 - 5
Front-End Developer
England

Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 74 (94.87%) HTML
1 74 (94.87%) CSS
2 68 (87.18%) JavaScript
3 47 (60.26%) HTML5
4 39 (50.00%) jQuery
5 38 (48.72%) CSS3
6 22 (28.21%) Web Design
7 20 (25.64%) Responsive Web Design
8 16 (20.51%) Sass
9 15 (19.23%) TDD
10 12 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (15.38%) C#
10 12 (15.38%) .NET
11 11 (14.10%) PHP
11 11 (14.10%) MVC
12 10 (12.82%) Games
12 10 (12.82%) Photoshop
13 9 (11.54%) XHTML
14 8 (10.26%) Adobe
14 8 (10.26%) Apple iOS
15 7 (8.97%) Android
15 7 (8.97%) BDD
15 7 (8.97%) Mobile App
15 7 (8.97%) Scrum
15 7 (8.97%) Adobe Illustrator
15 7 (8.97%) E-Commerce
15 7 (8.97%) OO
16 6 (7.69%) Web Services
16 6 (7.69%) SEO
16 6 (7.69%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (2.56%) CMS
1 2 (2.56%) WordPress
1 2 (2.56%) Node.js
2 1 (1.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (12.82%) Photoshop
2 7 (8.97%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.56%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.28%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (1.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.56%) MySQL
1 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Grunt
1 4 (5.13%) Axure RP
2 2 (2.56%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (2.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.28%) Yeoman
3 1 (1.28%) PhantomJS
3 1 (1.28%) Bower
3 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.28%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.28%) JIRA
3 1 (1.28%) Ant
3 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (12.82%) Games
2 3 (3.85%) Marketing
3 2 (2.56%) Banking
3 2 (2.56%) Retail
4 1 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.28%) Finance
4 1 (1.28%) Advertising
4 1 (1.28%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (94.87%) HTML
1 74 (94.87%) CSS
2 47 (60.26%) HTML5
3 39 (50.00%) jQuery
4 38 (48.72%) CSS3
5 16 (20.51%) Sass
6 12 (15.38%) .NET
7 9 (11.54%) XHTML
8 6 (7.69%) Web Services
8 6 (7.69%) Backbone.js
8 6 (7.69%) AngularJS
9 5 (6.41%) LESS
9 5 (6.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (6.41%) JSON
9 5 (6.41%) Ajax
9 5 (6.41%) ASP.NET
10 4 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (5.13%) OOCSS
10 4 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 3 (3.85%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.13%) W3C
3 3 (3.85%) Open Source
3 3 (3.85%) Online Gambling
3 3 (3.85%) Mobile Games
4 2 (2.56%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.28%) Online Games
5 1 (1.28%) FMCG
5 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.28%) Chip Card
5 1 (1.28%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.26%) Apple iOS
2 7 (8.97%) Android
3 1 (1.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.21%) Web Design
2 20 (25.64%) Responsive Web Design
3 15 (19.23%) TDD
4 12 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (14.10%) MVC
6 7 (8.97%) BDD
6 7 (8.97%) Scrum
6 7 (8.97%) E-Commerce
6 7 (8.97%) OO
7 6 (7.69%) SEO
7 6 (7.69%) Software Engineering
8 5 (6.41%) Web Application Development
9 4 (5.13%) iOS Development
10 3 (3.85%) Android Development
10 3 (3.85%) Web Development
11 2 (2.56%) Unit Testing
11 2 (2.56%) Kanban
11 2 (2.56%) Game Development
12 1 (1.28%) Mobile Application Development
12 1 (1.28%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (87.18%) JavaScript
2 12 (15.38%) C#
3 11 (14.10%) PHP
4 4 (5.13%) SQL
4 4 (5.13%) Ruby
5 3 (3.85%) Java
6 2 (2.56%) C++
7 1 (1.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (1.28%) PMP
1 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
1 1 (1.28%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (10.26%) Adobe
2 5 (6.41%) Twitter
3 4 (5.13%) Orchard
4 2 (2.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.28%) Telerik
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