Period
to 22 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Front End Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Front End Development over the 6 months to 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the 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 Development (Client-Side Development)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 67 93
Rank change year-on-year +18 +26 +31
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 233 153 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.97% 2.79% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.64% 3.37% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 105 117
North West median daily rate £400 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -3.45% +8.21%
10th Percentile £290 £275 £263
90th Percentile £484 £467 £475
England median daily rate £435 £404 £385
% change year-on-year +7.81% +4.81% +8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £8.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.12% - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.26 £33.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% +22.00% -10.81%

Front End Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,026 4,539 6,390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.56% 82.65% 83.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,163 2,770 3,927
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 213 215
North West median hourly rate £23.20 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.71% +7.69% +30.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.50 £52.50 £50.75
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

Front End Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Front End Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Front End Development in the North West

Front End Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Front End Development in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Front End Development in the North West

Front End Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Development in the North West over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front End Development in the North West

Front End Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Development in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front End Development in the North West

Front End Development
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Development within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 June 2018. 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
Manchester +14 162 £375 +7.14% 86
Lancashire +20 35 £425 +30.77% 2
Cheshire -10 24 £400 - 20
Merseyside -8 9 £400 +23.08% 7
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Front End Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Front End Development.

1 193 (82.83%) JavaScript
2 190 (81.55%) CSS
3 178 (76.39%) HTML
4 99 (42.49%) Agile Software Development
5 98 (42.06%) AngularJS
6 93 (39.91%) HTML5
7 91 (39.06%) CSS3
8 78 (33.48%) React
9 66 (28.33%) User Experience
10 54 (23.18%) Node.js
11 48 (20.60%) Sass
12 40 (17.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 40 (17.17%) Git (software)
12 40 (17.17%) jQuery
13 38 (16.31%) TDD
14 35 (15.02%) PHP
15 34 (14.59%) Java
16 31 (13.30%) Scrum
17 27 (11.59%) Finance
17 27 (11.59%) MVC
17 27 (11.59%) Grunt
18 26 (11.16%) LESS
19 24 (10.30%) C#
19 24 (10.30%) OO
20 23 (9.87%) Web Development
21 21 (9.01%) Software Engineering
21 21 (9.01%) Karma Test Runner
21 21 (9.01%) BDD
22 20 (8.58%) Prototyping
23 19 (8.15%) Adobe Illustrator

Front End Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 16 (6.87%) CMS
2 11 (4.72%) Drupal
2 11 (4.72%) WordPress
3 7 (3.00%) Joomla!
4 5 (2.15%) Apache
5 4 (1.72%) Mongoose
6 1 (0.43%) Liferay
6 1 (0.43%) Tornado
Applications
1 19 (8.15%) Adobe Illustrator
2 14 (6.01%) Photoshop
3 5 (2.15%) Adobe After Effects
3 5 (2.15%) Adobe Premiere
4 4 (1.72%) InVision
5 2 (0.86%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (4.29%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.72%) npm
3 3 (1.29%) GitHub
4 2 (0.86%) Yarn
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.43%) SaaS
5 1 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.15%) Internet
2 3 (1.29%) HTTP
3 2 (0.86%) AMQP
3 2 (0.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.58%) MySQL
2 6 (2.58%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.86%) Big Data
4 2 (0.86%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.86%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.86%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 40 (17.17%) Git (software)
2 27 (11.59%) Grunt
3 21 (9.01%) Karma Test Runner
4 17 (7.30%) Axure RP
4 17 (7.30%) Jasmine
5 15 (6.44%) gulp
6 13 (5.58%) Selenium
7 11 (4.72%) webpack
8 10 (4.29%) Subversion
9 6 (2.58%) Jenkins
9 6 (2.58%) JIRA
10 4 (1.72%) Protractor
10 4 (1.72%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.29%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.29%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.29%) GitLab
11 3 (1.29%) IntelliJ
11 3 (1.29%) SonarQube
11 3 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (1.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 27 (11.59%) Finance
2 13 (5.58%) Marketing
3 6 (2.58%) Retail
4 5 (2.15%) Electronics
5 4 (1.72%) Legal
5 4 (1.72%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.29%) Banking
6 3 (1.29%) Interactive Media
7 2 (0.86%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.43%) Automotive
8 1 (0.43%) Back Office
8 1 (0.43%) Law
8 1 (0.43%) Local Government
8 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 205 (87.98%) Developer
2 149 (63.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 39 (16.74%) JavaScript Developer
4 34 (14.59%) React Developer
5 20 (8.58%) HTML Developer
6 19 (8.15%) Designer
7 16 (6.87%) PHP Developer
8 14 (6.01%) Angular Developer
8 14 (6.01%) HTML CSS Developer
9 10 (4.29%) Node.js Developer
9 10 (4.29%) Senior Developer
10 8 (3.43%) Full Stack Developer
10 8 (3.43%) Interaction Designer
10 8 (3.43%) Senior Designer
11 7 (3.00%) Senior Interaction Designer
11 7 (3.00%) UX Designer
12 6 (2.58%) .NET Developer
13 5 (2.15%) Java Developer
13 5 (2.15%) Magento Developer
13 5 (2.15%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (81.55%) CSS
2 178 (76.39%) HTML
3 98 (42.06%) AngularJS
4 93 (39.91%) HTML5
5 91 (39.06%) CSS3
6 78 (33.48%) React
7 54 (23.18%) Node.js
8 48 (20.60%) Sass
9 40 (17.17%) jQuery
9 40 (17.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 26 (11.16%) LESS
11 18 (7.73%) Vue (Vue.js)
12 17 (7.30%) .NET
13 15 (6.44%) Redux
14 14 (6.01%) REST
15 12 (5.15%) Gherkin
15 12 (5.15%) WebdriverIO
16 11 (4.72%) Angular 2
16 11 (4.72%) Ember.js
16 11 (4.72%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 66 (28.33%) User Experience
2 17 (7.30%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.86%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.00%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.86%) e-Learning
6 2 (0.86%) Raspberry Pi
7 1 (0.43%) Fintech
7 1 (0.43%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.58%) Android
1 13 (5.58%) Apple iOS
2 12 (5.15%) Windows
3 10 (4.29%) Linux
4 5 (2.15%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (42.49%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (16.31%) TDD
3 31 (13.30%) Scrum
4 27 (11.59%) MVC
5 24 (10.30%) OO
6 23 (9.87%) Web Development
7 21 (9.01%) BDD
7 21 (9.01%) Software Engineering
8 20 (8.58%) Prototyping
9 19 (8.15%) E-Commerce
10 15 (6.44%) SFIA
11 14 (6.01%) UX Design
12 13 (5.58%) Collaborative Working
12 13 (5.58%) Responsive Web Design
13 12 (5.15%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (5.15%) Test Automation
14 11 (4.72%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (4.29%) Digital Marketing
15 10 (4.29%) OWASP
15 10 (4.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 193 (82.83%) JavaScript
2 35 (15.02%) PHP
3 34 (14.59%) Java
4 24 (10.30%) C#
5 19 (8.15%) SQL
6 18 (7.73%) ES6
7 17 (7.30%) TypeScript
8 7 (3.00%) Java 8
8 7 (3.00%) Python
9 4 (1.72%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.72%) C++
10 3 (1.29%) Go
10 3 (1.29%) Perl
11 2 (0.86%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.86%) Ruby
11 2 (0.86%) Scala
12 1 (0.43%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (0.43%) Groovy
12 1 (0.43%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (7.73%) Degree
2 5 (2.15%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.72%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.86%) APMP
4 2 (0.86%) CIPD
4 2 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.29%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.43%) Ansible
1 1 (0.43%) Kibana
1 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.43%) Salt
Vendors
1 8 (3.43%) Adobe
2 4 (1.72%) Microsoft
2 4 (1.72%) Zend
3 3 (1.29%) Atlassian
3 3 (1.29%) Capita
3 3 (1.29%) SAP
4 2 (0.86%) hybris
4 2 (0.86%) Oracle
4 2 (0.86%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.43%) SaltStack
5 1 (0.43%) Twitter