Period
to 19 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 73 69
Rank change year-on-year -15 -4 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 13 7 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.99% 0.66% 2.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.69% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 37
Cheshire median daily rate £313 £405 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.84% +4.52% +34.78%
10th Percentile £278 £339 £263
90th Percentile £408 £455 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +10.95% -3.43% -
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 1,269 1,013 1,848
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.02% 94.94% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 802 689 1,226
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £228 £213 £254
90th Percentile £550 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £377 £393
% change year-on-year +6.17% -4.01% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 64 74
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £17.75 £16.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.13% +8.10% -4.37%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.65
90th Percentile £37.50 £44.07 £37.13
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% -11.11% +28.57%

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)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 19 April 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
Macclesfield +1 2 £275 -38.20%
Warrington -9 2 £418 -
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 19 April 2018, Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 12 (92.31%) HTML
1 12 (92.31%) JavaScript
1 12 (92.31%) CSS
2 11 (84.62%) Front End Development
3 10 (76.92%) HTML5
4 5 (38.46%) Node.js
4 5 (38.46%) CSS3
4 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) React
5 4 (30.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (30.77%) SDLC
5 4 (30.77%) Sass
6 3 (23.08%) LESS
6 3 (23.08%) AngularJS
6 3 (23.08%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (23.08%) SonarQube
6 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
6 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
7 2 (15.38%) Open Source
7 2 (15.38%) Apache CXF
7 2 (15.38%) BDD
7 2 (15.38%) TDD
7 2 (15.38%) Artificial Intelligence
7 2 (15.38%) FreeMarker
7 2 (15.38%) Apache
7 2 (15.38%) Adobe
7 2 (15.38%) Scrum
7 2 (15.38%) SEO
7 2 (15.38%) Finance
7 2 (15.38%) Redux

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 2 (15.38%) Apache
1 2 (15.38%) Mongoose
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 2 (15.38%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
1 3 (23.08%) SonarQube
2 2 (15.38%) GitLab
2 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 2 (15.38%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (7.69%) Grunt
3 1 (7.69%) gulp
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) CSS
1 12 (92.31%) HTML
2 10 (76.92%) HTML5
3 5 (38.46%) CSS3
3 5 (38.46%) Node.js
3 5 (38.46%) React
4 4 (30.77%) Sass
4 4 (30.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (23.08%) AngularJS
5 3 (23.08%) LESS
6 2 (15.38%) Apache Camel
6 2 (15.38%) Apache CXF
6 2 (15.38%) FreeMarker
6 2 (15.38%) Nunjucks
6 2 (15.38%) Redux
7 1 (7.69%) Ajax
7 1 (7.69%) JSON
7 1 (7.69%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Front End Development
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) SDLC
4 3 (23.08%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Artificial Intelligence
5 2 (15.38%) BDD
5 2 (15.38%) DevOps
5 2 (15.38%) Fraud Detection
5 2 (15.38%) Open Source
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) SEO
5 2 (15.38%) TDD
6 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (7.69%) Machine Learning
6 1 (7.69%) Performance Optimisation
6 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) JavaScript
2 2 (15.38%) ES6
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Adobe
2 1 (7.69%) Perforce