The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £305 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 29 April 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)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 19 30
Rank change year-on-year -4 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 1 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 0.83% 7.85% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 8.20% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 5
Median daily rate £305 £349 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.54% +11.60%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £11.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year - -71.79%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Chester. 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
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 115 183 233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 95.04% 95.81% 96.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 144 149
Median daily rate £388 £365 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.31% -11.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £453 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 22
Median hourly rate £15.15 £17.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.42% -36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.90 £14.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

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

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

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

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

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Chester region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Slack
2 1 (50.00%) Remarketing
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) Twitter
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Google
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Automotive
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Remarketing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Google
1 1 (50.00%) Twitter