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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 108 89 120
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 36 44 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.13% 1.57% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.70% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 30 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £311 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.44% +24.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £249 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £389 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
- -43.92%
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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
2899 2581 2936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.13% 91.85% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1700 1257 1488
Average daily rate £361 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.15% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £494 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 206 188
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.54 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -16 21 £363 +11.53% 23
Cheshire +3 9 £339 +17.82% 8
Lancashire -19 4 £300 - 2
Merseyside -3 2 £275 -8.33% 2
Cumbria - - - -
Front-End Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (97.83%) HTML
2 89 (96.74%) CSS
3 87 (94.57%) JavaScript
4 61 (66.30%) HTML5
5 58 (63.04%) jQuery
6 40 (43.48%) CSS3
7 29 (31.52%) PHP
8 27 (29.35%) Responsive Web Design
9 23 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (22.83%) .NET
11 20 (21.74%) Web Design
12 19 (20.65%) TDD
13 17 (18.48%) MVC
14 16 (17.39%) OOP
15 15 (16.30%) Photoshop
15 15 (16.30%) Sass
15 15 (16.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 15 (16.30%) User Experience
16 14 (15.22%) Adobe
17 13 (14.13%) OO
17 13 (14.13%) JSON
18 12 (13.04%) E-Commerce
18 12 (13.04%) MySQL
18 12 (13.04%) SQL
19 11 (11.96%) LESS
20 10 (10.87%) Mobile App
20 10 (10.87%) ASP.NET
20 10 (10.87%) Scrum
20 10 (10.87%) Adobe Illustrator
21 9 (9.78%) SEO

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (6.52%) CMS
2 5 (5.43%) Node.js
3 3 (3.26%) Apache
4 2 (2.17%) Drupal
4 2 (2.17%) WordPress
5 1 (1.09%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 15 (16.30%) Photoshop
2 10 (10.87%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (5.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (2.17%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.04%) MySQL
2 1 (1.09%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.09%) Redis
2 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (7.61%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.52%) Subversion
3 4 (4.35%) CasperJS
3 4 (4.35%) Grunt
3 4 (4.35%) Bower
3 4 (4.35%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (3.26%) Axure RP
4 3 (3.26%) Jasmine
4 3 (3.26%) PhantomJS
5 2 (2.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.09%) JIRA
6 1 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.09%) JUnit
6 1 (1.09%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.09%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.09%) QUnit
General
1 5 (5.43%) Marketing
2 4 (4.35%) Retail
3 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.09%) Advertising
4 1 (1.09%) Finance
4 1 (1.09%) Games
4 1 (1.09%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (97.83%) HTML
2 89 (96.74%) CSS
3 61 (66.30%) HTML5
4 58 (63.04%) jQuery
5 40 (43.48%) CSS3
6 21 (22.83%) .NET
7 15 (16.30%) Sass
7 15 (16.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 13 (14.13%) JSON
9 11 (11.96%) LESS
10 10 (10.87%) ASP.NET
11 8 (8.70%) XHTML
12 6 (6.52%) Dojo
12 6 (6.52%) MooTools
13 5 (5.43%) KnockoutJS
13 5 (5.43%) Backbone.js
14 4 (4.35%) Regular Expression
14 4 (4.35%) Underscore.js
14 4 (4.35%) AngularJS
14 4 (4.35%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.30%) User Experience
2 10 (10.87%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.43%) IPTV
4 4 (4.35%) W3C
5 3 (3.26%) Open Source
6 1 (1.09%) Animation
6 1 (1.09%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.35%) Responsive Web Design
2 23 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (21.74%) Web Design
4 19 (20.65%) TDD
5 17 (18.48%) MVC
6 16 (17.39%) OOP
7 13 (14.13%) OO
8 12 (13.04%) E-Commerce
9 10 (10.87%) Scrum
10 9 (9.78%) SEO
11 5 (5.43%) Web Development
12 4 (4.35%) Kanban
12 4 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
13 3 (3.26%) Unit Testing
14 2 (2.17%) Content Management
15 1 (1.09%) Migration
15 1 (1.09%) Pair Programming
15 1 (1.09%) Pay per click
15 1 (1.09%) Refactoring
15 1 (1.09%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 87 (94.57%) JavaScript
2 29 (31.52%) PHP
3 12 (13.04%) SQL
4 7 (7.61%) C#
5 5 (5.43%) Python
6 3 (3.26%) Ruby
6 3 (3.26%) Java
7 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 14 (15.22%) Adobe
2 9 (9.78%) Orchard
3 4 (4.35%) Sencha
3 4 (4.35%) Twitter
4 3 (3.26%) Google
4 3 (3.26%) Zend
5 1 (1.09%) Facebook
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