Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

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
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 70 81
Rank change year-on-year -6 +11 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 13 48 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.05% 2.56% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 2.73% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 37 31
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +20.00%
10th Percentile £313 £253 £225
90th Percentile £455 £462 £438
North West median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £8.50 - £40.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1173 1756 1825
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 94.90% 93.65% 95.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 821 1215 1099
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £245 £263 £271
90th Percentile £525 £569 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 60 101
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -10.93% -3.77%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.28 £12.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £33.75 £42.50
North West median hourly rate £21.10 £19.00 £18.48
% change year-on-year +11.05% +2.81% +8.71%

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 26 July 2017. 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
Macclesfield - 5 £440 - 3
Chester +1 4 £350 +0.72% 1
Warrington +30 2 - -
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 26 July 2017, 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 12 (92.31%) JavaScript
1 12 (92.31%) HTML
1 12 (92.31%) CSS
2 11 (84.62%) Front End Development
3 9 (69.23%) AngularJS
4 7 (53.85%) Java
5 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (46.15%) HTML5
6 5 (38.46%) TDD
6 5 (38.46%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (23.08%) User Experience
7 3 (23.08%) React
7 3 (23.08%) CMS
7 3 (23.08%) jQuery
7 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
7 3 (23.08%) Sass
7 3 (23.08%) CSS3
8 2 (15.38%) Laravel
8 2 (15.38%) LESS
8 2 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
8 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (15.38%) Spring
8 2 (15.38%) Finance
8 2 (15.38%) Photoshop
8 2 (15.38%) PHP
8 2 (15.38%) .NET
8 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
8 2 (15.38%) TypeScript
8 2 (15.38%) REST

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 3 (23.08%) CMS
2 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
3 1 (7.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Photoshop
2 1 (7.69%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 2 (15.38%) gulp
3 1 (7.69%) Grunt
3 1 (7.69%) Jasmine
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) JSUnit
3 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.69%) webpack
General
1 5 (38.46%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Automotive
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) CSS
1 12 (92.31%) HTML
2 9 (69.23%) AngularJS
3 6 (46.15%) HTML5
4 3 (23.08%) CSS3
4 3 (23.08%) jQuery
4 3 (23.08%) React
4 3 (23.08%) Sass
5 2 (15.38%) .NET
5 2 (15.38%) Angular 2
5 2 (15.38%) Laravel
5 2 (15.38%) LESS
5 2 (15.38%) REST
5 2 (15.38%) Spring
5 2 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (7.69%) Ajax
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
6 1 (7.69%) JNI
6 1 (7.69%) Web Services
6 1 (7.69%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Web 2.0
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Front End Development
2 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (15.38%) DevOps
4 2 (15.38%) Re-Platforming
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
5 1 (7.69%) Content Management
5 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
5 1 (7.69%) MVC
5 1 (7.69%) OO
5 1 (7.69%) Remarketing
5 1 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (7.69%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) SEO
5 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Web Design
5 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) JavaScript
2 7 (53.85%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) PHP
3 2 (15.38%) TypeScript
4 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.69%) C#
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Adobe
1 1 (7.69%) Google
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.69%) Twitter