Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 6 months to 19 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 52 55
Rank change year-on-year +25 +3 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 25 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 5.13% 0.50% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.36% 0.53% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 6
Merseyside median daily rate £325 £250 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% +4.17% -12.73%
10th Percentile £288 £238 £180
90th Percentile £415 £263 £363
North West median daily rate £352 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +0.57% - +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
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 Merseyside. 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
Merseyside
Contract vacancies in Merseyside with a recognized job title 466 563 730
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.69% 94.15% 94.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 333 353
Merseyside median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £203 £213 £159
90th Percentile £550 £513 £526
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 31
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +3.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £19.31 £25.01 £23.75
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +17.19% -21.95% +27.81%

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Merseyside over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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

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

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 Merseyside region over the 6 months to 19 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
Liverpool +20 25 £325 +30.00% 6
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
North West

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 Merseyside region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 25 (100.00%) Front End Development
2 23 (92.00%) JavaScript
3 19 (76.00%) HTML
3 19 (76.00%) CSS
4 13 (52.00%) Drupal
5 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (40.00%) HTML5
5 10 (40.00%) AngularJS
6 9 (36.00%) Grunt
7 8 (32.00%) BDD
8 7 (28.00%) Node.js
8 7 (28.00%) CSS3
8 7 (28.00%) jQuery
9 6 (24.00%) TDD
9 6 (24.00%) PHP
10 5 (20.00%) Java
10 5 (20.00%) JSON
10 5 (20.00%) Selenium
10 5 (20.00%) Umbraco
10 5 (20.00%) Regular Expression
10 5 (20.00%) Redis
10 5 (20.00%) Mocha
10 5 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (20.00%) ES6
10 5 (20.00%) Sass
10 5 (20.00%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (20.00%) Chai
10 5 (20.00%) Nunjucks
10 5 (20.00%) Serverless
11 4 (16.00%) Nightwatchjs

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 13 (52.00%) Drupal
2 5 (20.00%) Umbraco
3 3 (12.00%) CMS
3 3 (12.00%) WordPress
4 2 (8.00%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (4.00%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (4.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (4.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (20.00%) AWS Lambda
1 5 (20.00%) Serverless
2 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Grunt
2 5 (20.00%) Mocha
2 5 (20.00%) Selenium
3 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.00%) gulp
4 1 (4.00%) Jasmine
4 1 (4.00%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (4.00%) Sinon.JS
4 1 (4.00%) Vagrant
4 1 (4.00%) webpack
General
1 1 (4.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (76.00%) CSS
1 19 (76.00%) HTML
2 10 (40.00%) AngularJS
2 10 (40.00%) HTML5
3 7 (28.00%) CSS3
3 7 (28.00%) jQuery
3 7 (28.00%) Node.js
4 5 (20.00%) Chai
4 5 (20.00%) JSON
4 5 (20.00%) Nunjucks
4 5 (20.00%) Regular Expression
4 5 (20.00%) Sass
5 4 (16.00%) bluebird
5 4 (16.00%) Express
5 4 (16.00%) JSON Schema
5 4 (16.00%) lodash
5 4 (16.00%) Nightwatchjs
5 4 (16.00%) React
6 1 (4.00%) Apache Cordova
6 1 (4.00%) Ionic Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (12.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (100.00%) Front End Development
2 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (32.00%) BDD
4 6 (24.00%) TDD
5 4 (16.00%) Kanban
5 4 (16.00%) Scrum
5 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (12.00%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
6 3 (12.00%) MVC
6 3 (12.00%) Wireframes
7 1 (4.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 1 (4.00%) Cross-Platform Development
7 1 (4.00%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (4.00%) Pair Programming
7 1 (4.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (4.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 23 (92.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (24.00%) PHP
3 5 (20.00%) ES6
3 5 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (4.00%) Adobe