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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 82 102 125
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 50 31 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.57% 1.08% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 1.17% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 6
Average daily rate
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£273 £320 £206
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.84% +55.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £253 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £280 £285
% change year-on-year
+11.60% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £37.50 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-41.66% +23.96%
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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
2938 2655 3025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.36% 92.54% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1634 1303 1553
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 198 219
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +3 28 £275 -15.38% 17
Cheshire +2 9 £245 -14.78% 8
Merseyside +4 6 - - 4
Cumbria - - - -
Front-End Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 88 (96.70%) HTML
1 88 (96.70%) JavaScript
1 88 (96.70%) CSS
2 61 (67.03%) jQuery
3 58 (63.74%) HTML5
4 38 (41.76%) CSS3
5 23 (25.27%) Responsive Web Design
6 21 (23.08%) PHP
7 20 (21.98%) .NET
7 20 (21.98%) Web Design
8 19 (20.88%) Photoshop
9 18 (19.78%) Adobe
10 17 (18.68%) TDD
11 16 (17.58%) MVC
12 15 (16.48%) Adobe Illustrator
13 13 (14.29%) SQL
13 13 (14.29%) Orchard
14 12 (13.19%) MySQL
14 12 (13.19%) OOP
14 12 (13.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 11 (12.09%) E-Commerce
16 10 (10.99%) OO
17 9 (9.89%) SEO
17 9 (9.89%) Agile Software Development
17 9 (9.89%) Mobile App
18 8 (8.79%) ASP.NET
18 8 (8.79%) Games
19 7 (7.69%) C#
19 7 (7.69%) XHTML
19 7 (7.69%) Sass

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (6.59%) CMS
2 3 (3.30%) Apache
3 2 (2.20%) Node.js
3 2 (2.20%) Drupal
3 2 (2.20%) WordPress
4 1 (1.10%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.10%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 19 (20.88%) Photoshop
2 15 (16.48%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.20%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.10%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (1.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.20%) Internet
2 1 (1.10%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.19%) MySQL
2 1 (1.10%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.10%) Redis
2 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Dreamweaver
1 4 (4.40%) Subversion
2 2 (2.20%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (2.20%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.10%) Ant
3 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.10%) JIRA
3 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.10%) Mercurial
General
1 8 (8.79%) Games
2 6 (6.59%) Marketing
3 3 (3.30%) Retail
4 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.10%) Advertising
5 1 (1.10%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (96.70%) HTML
1 88 (96.70%) CSS
2 61 (67.03%) jQuery
3 58 (63.74%) HTML5
4 38 (41.76%) CSS3
5 20 (21.98%) .NET
6 12 (13.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 8 (8.79%) ASP.NET
8 7 (7.69%) XHTML
8 7 (7.69%) Sass
8 7 (7.69%) LESS
9 6 (6.59%) JSON
10 5 (5.49%) Backbone.js
10 5 (5.49%) KnockoutJS
11 4 (4.40%) Regular Expression
11 4 (4.40%) AngularJS
11 4 (4.40%) Ext JS
12 3 (3.30%) Dojo
12 3 (3.30%) MooTools
12 3 (3.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.40%) W3C
3 3 (3.30%) Online Gambling
3 3 (3.30%) Open Source
4 2 (2.20%) Mobile Games
4 2 (2.20%) IPTV
5 1 (1.10%) Animation
5 1 (1.10%) Chip Card
5 1 (1.10%) New Media
5 1 (1.10%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.59%) Apple iOS
2 5 (5.49%) Linux
2 5 (5.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.27%) Responsive Web Design
2 20 (21.98%) Web Design
3 17 (18.68%) TDD
4 16 (17.58%) MVC
5 12 (13.19%) OOP
6 11 (12.09%) E-Commerce
7 10 (10.99%) OO
8 9 (9.89%) SEO
8 9 (9.89%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (6.59%) Scrum
10 4 (4.40%) Software Engineering
10 4 (4.40%) Digital Marketing
11 3 (3.30%) Web Development
12 2 (2.20%) Content Management
12 2 (2.20%) iOS Development
13 1 (1.10%) Unit Testing
13 1 (1.10%) Game Development
13 1 (1.10%) Pay per click
13 1 (1.10%) User Stories
13 1 (1.10%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 88 (96.70%) JavaScript
2 21 (23.08%) PHP
3 13 (14.29%) SQL
4 7 (7.69%) C#
5 1 (1.10%) C++
5 1 (1.10%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (1.10%) Degree
Vendors
1 18 (19.78%) Adobe
2 13 (14.29%) Orchard
3 4 (4.40%) Sencha
4 3 (3.30%) Zend
5 1 (1.10%) Telerik
5 1 (1.10%) Facebook
5 1 (1.10%) Twitter
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