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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 81 110 133
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 53 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.79% 0.61% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 0.66% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 9 5
Average daily rate
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£260 £263 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.95% +61.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £163 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £328 £265
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £263 £286
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -8.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-23.33% +7.14%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2776 2429 2998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.66% 92.50% 91.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1522 1147 1531
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £210 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 183 224
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
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 22 July 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 July 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 +22 28 £260 -0.95% 14
Cheshire +1 12 £275 -14.06% 10
Merseyside +10 9 £225 -4.97% 4
Lancashire -13 3 - - 1
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Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 63 (67.74%) HTML5
5 59 (63.44%) jQuery
6 40 (43.01%) CSS3
7 24 (25.81%) Responsive Web Design
8 23 (24.73%) .NET
9 22 (23.66%) Web Design
10 19 (20.43%) MVC
10 19 (20.43%) Adobe
11 18 (19.35%) Photoshop
12 17 (18.28%) PHP
12 17 (18.28%) Adobe Illustrator
13 15 (16.13%) TDD
14 13 (13.98%) Orchard
14 13 (13.98%) SQL
14 13 (13.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 12 (12.90%) Sass
16 11 (11.83%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (11.83%) Games
17 10 (10.75%) MySQL
17 10 (10.75%) C#
17 10 (10.75%) ASP.NET
17 10 (10.75%) Mobile App
18 9 (9.68%) E-Commerce
19 8 (8.60%) SEO
19 8 (8.60%) XHTML
19 8 (8.60%) OOP
19 8 (8.60%) LESS

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 4 (4.30%) CMS
1 4 (4.30%) WordPress
2 3 (3.23%) Node.js
3 1 (1.08%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.08%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.08%) Apache
Applications
1 18 (19.35%) Photoshop
2 17 (18.28%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.15%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.08%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (1.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.08%) Internet
1 1 (1.08%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.75%) MySQL
2 2 (2.15%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.08%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.08%) Redis
3 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.23%) PhoneGap
1 3 (3.23%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (2.15%) Subversion
3 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.08%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.08%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.08%) Ant
3 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (11.83%) Games
2 4 (4.30%) Marketing
3 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.15%) Retail
4 1 (1.08%) Advertising
4 1 (1.08%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (96.77%) HTML
2 89 (95.70%) CSS
3 63 (67.74%) HTML5
4 59 (63.44%) jQuery
5 40 (43.01%) CSS3
6 23 (24.73%) .NET
7 13 (13.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 12 (12.90%) Sass
9 10 (10.75%) ASP.NET
10 8 (8.60%) XHTML
10 8 (8.60%) LESS
10 8 (8.60%) JSON
11 5 (5.38%) AngularJS
11 5 (5.38%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (5.38%) Backbone.js
11 5 (5.38%) Web Services
12 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 3 (3.23%) Ajax
13 3 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.75%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.38%) W3C
3 3 (3.23%) Online Gambling
3 3 (3.23%) Open Source
3 3 (3.23%) Mobile Games
4 1 (1.08%) FMCG
4 1 (1.08%) Online Games
4 1 (1.08%) New Media
4 1 (1.08%) IPTV
4 1 (1.08%) Animation
4 1 (1.08%) Chip Card
4 1 (1.08%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.45%) Apple iOS
2 5 (5.38%) Android
3 3 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.81%) Responsive Web Design
2 22 (23.66%) Web Design
3 19 (20.43%) MVC
4 15 (16.13%) TDD
5 11 (11.83%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (9.68%) E-Commerce
7 8 (8.60%) SEO
7 8 (8.60%) OOP
8 7 (7.53%) OO
9 5 (5.38%) Scrum
9 5 (5.38%) Web Development
9 5 (5.38%) Software Engineering
10 3 (3.23%) Web Application Development
11 2 (2.15%) iOS Development
11 2 (2.15%) Game Development
11 2 (2.15%) Digital Marketing
12 1 (1.08%) User Stories
12 1 (1.08%) Mobile Application Development
12 1 (1.08%) Android Development
12 1 (1.08%) Pay per click
Programming Languages
1 87 (93.55%) JavaScript
2 17 (18.28%) PHP
3 13 (13.98%) SQL
4 10 (10.75%) C#
5 1 (1.08%) C++
5 1 (1.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (1.08%) Degree
Vendors
1 19 (20.43%) Adobe
2 13 (13.98%) Orchard
3 4 (4.30%) Twitter
4 3 (3.23%) Zend
5 2 (2.15%) Sencha
6 1 (1.08%) Facebook
6 1 (1.08%) Telerik
Manchester
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Citybase Apartments (Worldview Limited)
Rate: £30,000 - £40,000
Posted: 14 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Posted: 19 days ago
Cheshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 225-275 Per Day
Posted: 19 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago