The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
North West / Manchester
Rank 59 76 81
Rank change year-on-year +17 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 31 30 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.37% 1.67% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.50% 1.77% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 15
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £289 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £415 £400
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 - £31.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year - -18.42%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1240 1696 1549
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.87% 94.54% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 981 810
Median daily rate £375 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 34 48
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.64 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.89% +11.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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

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

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

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

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

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

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Manchester over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Manchester

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Manchester

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

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -2 1 - - 1
Wigan - 1 - - 1
Altrincham - 1 £375 - 1
Bolton - 1 - -
Rochdale - 1 - -
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
North West

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Manchester region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 50 (90.91%) JavaScript
2 49 (89.09%) Front End Development
3 45 (81.82%) HTML
4 43 (78.18%) CSS
5 32 (58.18%) HTML5
6 31 (56.36%) AngularJS
7 26 (47.27%) CSS3
8 20 (36.36%) React
9 17 (30.91%) User Experience
10 14 (25.45%) Responsive Web Design
10 14 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (21.82%) Node.js
12 11 (20.00%) Git (software)
13 10 (18.18%) jQuery
13 10 (18.18%) Games
13 10 (18.18%) Web Design
14 9 (16.36%) TDD
14 9 (16.36%) RESTful
14 9 (16.36%) Grunt
15 8 (14.55%) gulp
15 8 (14.55%) Ajax
16 7 (12.73%) Web Development
16 7 (12.73%) JSON
16 7 (12.73%) Apache Cordova
16 7 (12.73%) Sass
17 6 (10.91%) Backbone.js
17 6 (10.91%) Apple iOS
17 6 (10.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 6 (10.91%) Ionic Framework
17 6 (10.91%) Photoshop

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 5 (9.09%) SAS
1 5 (9.09%) WordPress
2 3 (5.45%) CMS
3 2 (3.64%) Joomla!
3 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.64%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Photoshop
2 4 (7.27%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (3.64%) InVision
4 1 (1.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.82%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) Big Data
2 3 (5.45%) MySQL
3 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (16.36%) Grunt
3 8 (14.55%) gulp
4 5 (9.09%) Jasmine
4 5 (9.09%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (7.27%) Babel
5 4 (7.27%) JIRA
5 4 (7.27%) Mocha
6 3 (5.45%) Axure RP
6 3 (5.45%) Sinon.JS
7 1 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.82%) Selenium
7 1 (1.82%) TestRail
7 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.82%) webpack
General
1 10 (18.18%) Games
2 4 (7.27%) Banking
3 3 (5.45%) Marketing
4 2 (3.64%) Finance
5 1 (1.82%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (81.82%) HTML
2 43 (78.18%) CSS
3 32 (58.18%) HTML5
4 31 (56.36%) AngularJS
5 26 (47.27%) CSS3
6 20 (36.36%) React
7 12 (21.82%) Node.js
8 10 (18.18%) jQuery
9 9 (16.36%) RESTful
10 8 (14.55%) Ajax
11 7 (12.73%) Apache Cordova
11 7 (12.73%) JSON
11 7 (12.73%) Sass
12 6 (10.91%) Backbone.js
12 6 (10.91%) Ionic Framework
12 6 (10.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (9.09%) Ext JS
14 4 (7.27%) Ember.js
14 4 (7.27%) Flash
14 4 (7.27%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.91%) User Experience
2 5 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) Fintech
5 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.91%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (89.09%) Front End Development
2 14 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.45%) Responsive Web Design
3 10 (18.18%) Web Design
4 9 (16.36%) TDD
5 7 (12.73%) Web Development
6 5 (9.09%) Mobile Development
6 5 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 4 (7.27%) OO
8 3 (5.45%) Data Analysis
8 3 (5.45%) E-Commerce
8 3 (5.45%) Mobile Application Development
8 3 (5.45%) Mobile First
8 3 (5.45%) Scrum
8 3 (5.45%) Wireframes
9 2 (3.64%) Analytics
9 2 (3.64%) BDD
9 2 (3.64%) Prototyping
9 2 (3.64%) Re-Platforming
10 1 (1.82%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 50 (90.91%) JavaScript
2 6 (10.91%) Java
3 5 (9.09%) Python
3 5 (9.09%) SQL
4 3 (5.45%) ActionScript
4 3 (5.45%) ES6
4 3 (5.45%) PHP
5 1 (1.82%) C#
5 1 (1.82%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 2 (3.64%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (7.27%) Adobe
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.82%) Sitecore
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Pearson Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago