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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 72 116 126
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 57 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.90% 0.59% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.03% 0.64% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 10 6
Average daily rate
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£260 £323 £206
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.37% +56.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £296 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £358 £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-23.33% +19.04%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2805 2503 2948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.47% 92.46% 91.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1520 1190 1495
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 195 226
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.11% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.00 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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 30 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 30 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 +18 31 £265 -17.82% 10
Cheshire +10 13 £260 -20.00% 8
Merseyside +9 9 £225 -27.58% 3
Lancashire -11 3 - - 1
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Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 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 92 (96.84%) HTML
1 92 (96.84%) CSS
2 90 (94.74%) JavaScript
3 63 (66.32%) HTML5
4 62 (65.26%) jQuery
5 41 (43.16%) CSS3
6 25 (26.32%) Responsive Web Design
7 22 (23.16%) .NET
7 22 (23.16%) Web Design
8 19 (20.00%) Adobe
9 18 (18.95%) PHP
9 18 (18.95%) Photoshop
9 18 (18.95%) MVC
10 17 (17.89%) Adobe Illustrator
10 17 (17.89%) TDD
11 13 (13.68%) Orchard
11 13 (13.68%) SQL
12 12 (12.63%) Sass
12 12 (12.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 11 (11.58%) MySQL
13 11 (11.58%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (10.53%) Games
14 10 (10.53%) ASP.NET
15 9 (9.47%) Mobile App
15 9 (9.47%) OO
15 9 (9.47%) E-Commerce
15 9 (9.47%) C#
16 8 (8.42%) XHTML
16 8 (8.42%) OOP
16 8 (8.42%) SEO

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 5 (5.26%) CMS
2 4 (4.21%) WordPress
3 3 (3.16%) Node.js
4 2 (2.11%) Apache
5 1 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.05%) Drupal
5 1 (1.05%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.05%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 18 (18.95%) Photoshop
2 17 (17.89%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.11%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.05%) MS Office
4 1 (1.05%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.11%) Internet
2 1 (1.05%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.58%) MySQL
2 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.05%) Redis
3 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Dreamweaver
1 3 (3.16%) PhoneGap
2 2 (2.11%) Subversion
3 1 (1.05%) Ant
3 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.05%) JIRA
3 1 (1.05%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.05%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.05%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.05%) Mercurial
General
1 10 (10.53%) Games
2 4 (4.21%) Marketing
3 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.11%) Retail
4 1 (1.05%) Advertising
4 1 (1.05%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (96.84%) HTML
1 92 (96.84%) CSS
2 63 (66.32%) HTML5
3 62 (65.26%) jQuery
4 41 (43.16%) CSS3
5 22 (23.16%) .NET
6 12 (12.63%) Sass
6 12 (12.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 10 (10.53%) ASP.NET
8 8 (8.42%) XHTML
8 8 (8.42%) LESS
8 8 (8.42%) JSON
9 5 (5.26%) Web Services
9 5 (5.26%) Backbone.js
9 5 (5.26%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (5.26%) AngularJS
10 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (3.16%) Flash
11 3 (3.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.47%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.21%) W3C
3 3 (3.16%) Online Gambling
3 3 (3.16%) Open Source
4 2 (2.11%) Mobile Games
5 1 (1.05%) Chip Card
5 1 (1.05%) EMV
5 1 (1.05%) IPTV
5 1 (1.05%) Animation
5 1 (1.05%) New Media
5 1 (1.05%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.32%) Apple iOS
2 5 (5.26%) Android
3 3 (3.16%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.32%) Responsive Web Design
2 22 (23.16%) Web Design
3 18 (18.95%) MVC
4 17 (17.89%) TDD
5 11 (11.58%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (9.47%) OO
6 9 (9.47%) E-Commerce
7 8 (8.42%) OOP
7 8 (8.42%) SEO
8 6 (6.32%) Scrum
9 5 (5.26%) Software Engineering
9 5 (5.26%) Web Development
10 2 (2.11%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (2.11%) Web Application Development
10 2 (2.11%) iOS Development
10 2 (2.11%) Game Development
11 1 (1.05%) Content Management
11 1 (1.05%) Pay per click
11 1 (1.05%) User Stories
11 1 (1.05%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 90 (94.74%) JavaScript
2 18 (18.95%) PHP
3 13 (13.68%) SQL
4 9 (9.47%) C#
5 1 (1.05%) C++
5 1 (1.05%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (1.05%) Degree
Vendors
1 19 (20.00%) Adobe
2 13 (13.68%) Orchard
3 3 (3.16%) Twitter
3 3 (3.16%) Zend
4 2 (2.11%) Sencha
5 1 (1.05%) Telerik
5 1 (1.05%) Facebook
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