Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 125 82
Rank change year-on-year +75 -43 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 107 37 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.62% 1.04% 1.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.83% 1.10% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 30 38
Manchester median daily rate £375 £330 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -4.00% +1.85%
10th Percentile £300 £124 £237
90th Percentile £425 £413 £411
North West median daily rate £357 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +2.07% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Manchester median hourly rate £8.50 - £26.50
North West median hourly rate £8.50 - £26.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 2797 3351 3569
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.39% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1768 2143 2062
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £232 £239 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 81 141
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.38% +10.34%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.10 £37.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +25.00%

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

Job postings that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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
Altrincham - 8 £388 - 2
Stockport +3 2 £300 -9.43% 1
Bolton 0 2 £338 -3.57%
Bury - 2 £313 -
Sale - 1 - - 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 22 November 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.

1 104 (97.20%) Front End Development
2 102 (95.33%) CSS
3 97 (90.65%) HTML
4 90 (84.11%) JavaScript
5 64 (59.81%) HTML5
6 61 (57.01%) CSS3
7 55 (51.40%) AngularJS
8 31 (28.97%) jQuery
9 27 (25.23%) React
10 26 (24.30%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (23.36%) User Experience
12 24 (22.43%) Angular 2
12 24 (22.43%) Responsive Web Design
13 23 (21.50%) Sass
14 20 (18.69%) Node.js
14 20 (18.69%) Git (software)
14 20 (18.69%) C#
15 19 (17.76%) Grunt
16 17 (15.89%) Mobile App
17 16 (14.95%) PHP
17 16 (14.95%) .NET
18 14 (13.08%) CMS
18 14 (13.08%) gulp
19 13 (12.15%) Finance
19 13 (12.15%) WordPress
20 12 (11.21%) Magento
20 12 (11.21%) Web Design
21 10 (9.35%) TypeScript
21 10 (9.35%) Backbone.js
22 9 (8.41%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 14 (13.08%) CMS
2 13 (12.15%) WordPress
3 4 (3.74%) Drupal
3 4 (3.74%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.87%) Kentico
5 1 (0.93%) Joomla!
Applications
1 8 (7.48%) Photoshop
2 5 (4.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (3.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 12 (11.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.87%) Internet
2 1 (0.93%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.74%) MySQL
2 3 (2.80%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.80%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (18.69%) Git (software)
2 19 (17.76%) Grunt
3 14 (13.08%) gulp
4 5 (4.67%) Karma Test Runner
4 5 (4.67%) Mocha
5 4 (3.74%) Jasmine
6 3 (2.80%) Sinon.JS
7 2 (1.87%) Axure RP
7 2 (1.87%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.87%) JIRA
8 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.93%) Subversion
General
1 13 (12.15%) Finance
2 6 (5.61%) Retail
3 5 (4.67%) Marketing
4 3 (2.80%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.87%) Banking
5 2 (1.87%) Games
6 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (95.33%) CSS
2 97 (90.65%) HTML
3 64 (59.81%) HTML5
4 61 (57.01%) CSS3
5 55 (51.40%) AngularJS
6 31 (28.97%) jQuery
7 27 (25.23%) React
8 24 (22.43%) Angular 2
9 23 (21.50%) Sass
10 20 (18.69%) Node.js
11 16 (14.95%) .NET
12 10 (9.35%) Backbone.js
13 9 (8.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 7 (6.54%) XHTML
15 6 (5.61%) Vue (Vue.js)
16 5 (4.67%) ASP.NET
16 5 (4.67%) JSP
16 5 (4.67%) Redux
16 5 (4.67%) RESTful
17 4 (3.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (23.36%) User Experience
2 17 (15.89%) Mobile App
3 8 (7.48%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.80%) e-Learning
4 3 (2.80%) W3C
5 2 (1.87%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.87%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Fintech
6 1 (0.93%) Photography
6 1 (0.93%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.80%) Linux
2 2 (1.87%) Android
2 2 (1.87%) Unix
3 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (97.20%) Front End Development
2 26 (24.30%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (22.43%) Responsive Web Design
4 12 (11.21%) Web Design
5 8 (7.48%) Data Management
5 8 (7.48%) Prototyping
5 8 (7.48%) Rapid Prototyping
5 8 (7.48%) TDD
5 8 (7.48%) Web Development
6 6 (5.61%) Scrum
6 6 (5.61%) Wireframes
7 5 (4.67%) E-Commerce
7 5 (4.67%) MVC
8 4 (3.74%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (3.74%) Unit Testing
9 3 (2.80%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (2.80%) ERP
9 3 (2.80%) OO
9 3 (2.80%) OOD
9 3 (2.80%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 90 (84.11%) JavaScript
2 20 (18.69%) C#
3 16 (14.95%) PHP
4 10 (9.35%) TypeScript
5 6 (5.61%) Java
6 3 (2.80%) Python
6 3 (2.80%) SQL
7 2 (1.87%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.87%) C++
7 2 (1.87%) GraphQL
8 1 (0.93%) Perl
8 1 (0.93%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (7.48%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.67%) Adobe
3 4 (3.74%) DevExpress
4 2 (1.87%) hybris
4 2 (1.87%) Kony
5 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.93%) Telerik
5 1 (0.93%) Xamarin