Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 68 80
Rank change year-on-year -4 +12 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 13 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.04% 1.79% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.91% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 18
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £388 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% -6.06% +26.92%
10th Percentile £306 £270 £251
90th Percentile £410 £413 £500
North West median daily rate £352 £338 £375
% change year-on-year +4.30% -10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £13.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1,210 1,207 1,905
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.34% 93.93% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 850 854 1,285
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £225 £213 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 60 81
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £15.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.38% -9.85% -
10th Percentile £11.53 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £37.50 £29.31 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £17.62 £17.00 £21.40
% change year-on-year +3.65% -20.56% +29.70%

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Cheshire

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Cheshire

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +5 2 £393 - 3
Macclesfield +3 2 £375 -6.25% 1
Chester -1 2 £350 -9.68% 9
Knutsford - 1 £375 -
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
North West

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) HTML
1 13 (100.00%) CSS
2 12 (92.31%) JavaScript
2 12 (92.31%) Front End Development
3 9 (69.23%) React
4 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (53.85%) HTML5
6 6 (46.15%) Node.js
6 6 (46.15%) CSS3
6 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
7 5 (38.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (38.46%) User Experience
7 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
7 5 (38.46%) TDD
7 5 (38.46%) Finance
8 4 (30.77%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (30.77%) Sass
9 3 (23.08%) LESS
9 3 (23.08%) Scrum
9 3 (23.08%) Adobe
10 2 (15.38%) jQuery
10 2 (15.38%) BDD
10 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
10 2 (15.38%) SEO
10 2 (15.38%) Photoshop
10 2 (15.38%) Grunt
10 2 (15.38%) SonarQube
10 2 (15.38%) gulp
10 2 (15.38%) ES6
10 2 (15.38%) Jenkins

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) Mongoose
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Photoshop
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (7.69%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 2 (15.38%) npm
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
2 2 (15.38%) Grunt
2 2 (15.38%) gulp
2 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 2 (15.38%) SonarQube
3 1 (7.69%) Babel
3 1 (7.69%) GitLab
3 1 (7.69%) Mocha
3 1 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (7.69%) webpack
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) CSS
1 13 (100.00%) HTML
2 9 (69.23%) React
3 7 (53.85%) HTML5
4 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
4 6 (46.15%) CSS3
4 6 (46.15%) Node.js
5 5 (38.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (30.77%) Sass
7 3 (23.08%) LESS
8 2 (15.38%) jQuery
8 2 (15.38%) Redux
9 1 (7.69%) Ajax
9 1 (7.69%) Angular 2
9 1 (7.69%) Apache Camel
9 1 (7.69%) Apache CXF
9 1 (7.69%) Chai
9 1 (7.69%) FreeMarker
9 1 (7.69%) JSON
9 1 (7.69%) Nunjucks
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) User Experience
2 2 (15.38%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Front End Development
2 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) TDD
4 4 (30.77%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (23.08%) Scrum
6 2 (15.38%) BDD
6 2 (15.38%) SEO
6 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 1 (7.69%) Analytics
7 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (7.69%) DevOps
7 1 (7.69%) DOM Manipulation/Scripting
7 1 (7.69%) Kanban
7 1 (7.69%) Machine Learning
7 1 (7.69%) Mobile First
7 1 (7.69%) Open Source
7 1 (7.69%) Performance Optimisation
7 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Web Design
7 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) JavaScript
2 2 (15.38%) ES6
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Adobe
2 1 (7.69%) Optimizely
2 1 (7.69%) Perforce