The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 28 June 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 / Manchester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 78 59
Rank change year-on-year +21 -19  
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 30 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.14% 1.29% 1.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.29% 1.36% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 20
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £281 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £413 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £320
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £8.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 - £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 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 1311 1688 1428
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.64% 94.94% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 1002 840
Median daily rate £388 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.83% +8.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 37 63
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.79 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.36% -7.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £28.50 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 28 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 June 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 +4 1 £313 -5.66% 1
Altrincham - 1 £388 - 1
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
North West

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 61 (96.83%) Front End Development
2 57 (90.48%) HTML
3 56 (88.89%) JavaScript
4 55 (87.30%) CSS
5 41 (65.08%) CSS3
6 40 (63.49%) HTML5
7 38 (60.32%) AngularJS
8 26 (41.27%) Node.js
9 25 (39.68%) React
9 25 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (31.75%) User Experience
11 17 (26.98%) TDD
12 16 (25.40%) Responsive Web Design
12 16 (25.40%) gulp
13 13 (20.63%) Git (software)
14 12 (19.05%) Grunt
14 12 (19.05%) jQuery
15 11 (17.46%) Web Design
15 11 (17.46%) Photoshop
15 11 (17.46%) Sass
16 10 (15.87%) Mobile App
16 10 (15.87%) Java
16 10 (15.87%) Adobe Illustrator
17 9 (14.29%) Adobe
17 9 (14.29%) JSON
17 9 (14.29%) Apache Cordova
18 8 (12.70%) LESS
18 8 (12.70%) Ionic Framework
18 8 (12.70%) WordPress
19 7 (11.11%) Ext JS

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 8 (12.70%) WordPress
2 7 (11.11%) SAS
3 5 (7.94%) CMS
4 2 (3.17%) Drupal
4 2 (3.17%) EPiServer
4 2 (3.17%) Joomla!
4 2 (3.17%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 11 (17.46%) Photoshop
2 10 (15.87%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (9.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (3.17%) InVision
5 1 (1.59%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (1.59%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) Big Data
2 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (25.40%) gulp
2 13 (20.63%) Git (software)
3 12 (19.05%) Grunt
4 7 (11.11%) Jasmine
4 7 (11.11%) Karma Test Runner
4 7 (11.11%) Mocha
5 6 (9.52%) webpack
6 5 (7.94%) Sinon.JS
7 4 (6.35%) Babel
7 4 (6.35%) Jenkins
8 3 (4.76%) Axure RP
8 3 (4.76%) JIRA
9 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (1.59%) Selenium
10 1 (1.59%) TestRail
General
1 7 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Games
3 3 (4.76%) Marketing
4 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (90.48%) HTML
2 55 (87.30%) CSS
3 41 (65.08%) CSS3
4 40 (63.49%) HTML5
5 38 (60.32%) AngularJS
6 26 (41.27%) Node.js
7 25 (39.68%) React
8 12 (19.05%) jQuery
9 11 (17.46%) Sass
10 9 (14.29%) Apache Cordova
10 9 (14.29%) JSON
11 8 (12.70%) Ionic Framework
11 8 (12.70%) LESS
12 7 (11.11%) Ajax
12 7 (11.11%) Angular 2
12 7 (11.11%) Ext JS
12 7 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (9.52%) Backbone.js
13 6 (9.52%) Chai
13 6 (9.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (31.75%) User Experience
2 10 (15.87%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.76%) Augmented Reality
4 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.17%) Fintech
4 2 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.59%) Photography
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (96.83%) Front End Development
2 25 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (26.98%) TDD
4 16 (25.40%) Responsive Web Design
5 11 (17.46%) Web Design
6 7 (11.11%) Scrum
6 7 (11.11%) Wireframes
7 6 (9.52%) Mobile Application Development
7 6 (9.52%) Prototyping
8 5 (7.94%) BDD
8 5 (7.94%) Web Development
9 4 (6.35%) Mobile First
10 3 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (4.76%) Mobile Development
10 3 (4.76%) OO
10 3 (4.76%) Unit Testing
11 2 (3.17%) Analytics
11 2 (3.17%) System Testing
12 1 (1.59%) Business Analytics
12 1 (1.59%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 56 (88.89%) JavaScript
2 10 (15.87%) Java
3 7 (11.11%) Python
3 7 (11.11%) SQL
4 6 (9.52%) TypeScript
5 5 (7.94%) PHP
5 5 (7.94%) Prolog
6 4 (6.35%) C#
7 3 (4.76%) ES6
8 2 (3.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (14.29%) Adobe
2 2 (3.17%) Google
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.59%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.59%) Telerik