Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 55 105
Rank change year-on-year -23 +50 +2
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 170 181 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.86% 3.12% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.42% 3.80% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 139 106
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +6.62%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £257
90th Percentile £475 £438 £438
England median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £8.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.12% - -
England median hourly rate £39.50 £16.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +146.88% -46.67% -17.81%

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 4,973 4,757 6,120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.54% 82.09% 84.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,130 2,923 3,870
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £261
90th Percentile £575 £550 £556
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 197 185
North West median hourly rate £22.18 £30.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.06% +39.53% -27.63%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.74 £12.20
90th Percentile £52.00 £52.70 £52.30
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.25 £22.85
% change year-on-year -9.68% +1.77% +4.05%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -5 124 £389 +3.67% 100
Cheshire -18 18 £350 -6.67% 13
Lancashire - 16 £450 - 5
Merseyside -9 11 £400 +23.08% 8
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 143 (84.12%) JavaScript
2 132 (77.65%) CSS
3 126 (74.12%) HTML
4 79 (46.47%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (44.12%) AngularJS
6 72 (42.35%) React
7 51 (30.00%) HTML5
8 42 (24.71%) jQuery
9 41 (24.12%) CSS3
10 39 (22.94%) Node.js
11 33 (19.41%) TDD
12 30 (17.65%) User Experience
13 29 (17.06%) Git (software)
14 27 (15.88%) Sass
14 27 (15.88%) Scrum
15 23 (13.53%) Java
16 21 (12.35%) SQL
17 20 (11.76%) .NET
18 18 (10.59%) LESS
18 18 (10.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 17 (10.00%) Unit Testing
20 16 (9.41%) Web Development
20 16 (9.41%) Finance
20 16 (9.41%) C#
20 16 (9.41%) Mobile App
20 16 (9.41%) Karma Test Runner
21 15 (8.82%) Responsive Web Design
21 15 (8.82%) OO
21 15 (8.82%) MVC
21 15 (8.82%) Vue.js

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 7 (4.12%) CMS
2 3 (1.76%) Apache
2 3 (1.76%) WordPress
3 2 (1.18%) Confluence
3 2 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (1.18%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.59%) Drupal
4 1 (0.59%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.59%) Liferay
Applications
1 7 (4.12%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (3.53%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.76%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.76%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.35%) Yarn
3 3 (1.76%) npm
4 2 (1.18%) SaaS
5 1 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.59%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.59%) GitHub
5 1 (0.59%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.53%) Internet
2 2 (1.18%) AMQP
2 2 (1.18%) HTTP
2 2 (1.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.12%) MySQL
2 5 (2.94%) MongoDB
2 5 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.35%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (2.35%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.18%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.59%) Big Data
5 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (17.06%) Git (software)
2 16 (9.41%) Karma Test Runner
3 10 (5.88%) Axure RP
4 9 (5.29%) Grunt
4 9 (5.29%) gulp
5 7 (4.12%) JIRA
5 7 (4.12%) Mocha
5 7 (4.12%) webpack
6 6 (3.53%) IntelliJ
6 6 (3.53%) Subversion
7 5 (2.94%) Eclipse
7 5 (2.94%) Jasmine
8 4 (2.35%) Bitbucket
8 4 (2.35%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.35%) Jenkins
8 4 (2.35%) Mercurial
8 4 (2.35%) Protractor
8 4 (2.35%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.76%) Selenium
9 3 (1.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (9.41%) Finance
2 8 (4.71%) Legal
3 6 (3.53%) Marketing
3 6 (3.53%) Retail
4 5 (2.94%) Electronics
4 5 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.76%) Interactive Media
5 3 (1.76%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.18%) Automotive
6 2 (1.18%) Law
7 1 (0.59%) Back Office
7 1 (0.59%) Banking
7 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 154 (90.59%) Developer
2 108 (63.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 32 (18.82%) JavaScript Developer
4 29 (17.06%) React Developer
5 15 (8.82%) HTML Developer
6 14 (8.24%) HTML CSS Developer
7 10 (5.88%) .NET Developer
7 10 (5.88%) Designer
8 9 (5.29%) Angular Developer
9 7 (4.12%) Node.js Developer
9 7 (4.12%) Senior Designer
9 7 (4.12%) UI Developer
10 6 (3.53%) Interaction Designer
10 6 (3.53%) Java Developer
11 5 (2.94%) Senior Interaction Designer
12 4 (2.35%) CSS Developer
12 4 (2.35%) Full Stack Developer
13 3 (1.76%) J2EE Developer
13 3 (1.76%) PHP Developer
13 3 (1.76%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (77.65%) CSS
2 126 (74.12%) HTML
3 75 (44.12%) AngularJS
4 72 (42.35%) React
5 51 (30.00%) HTML5
6 42 (24.71%) jQuery
7 41 (24.12%) CSS3
8 39 (22.94%) Node.js
9 27 (15.88%) Sass
10 20 (11.76%) .NET
11 18 (10.59%) LESS
11 18 (10.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 15 (8.82%) Vue.js
13 13 (7.65%) RESTful
14 10 (5.88%) Redux
14 10 (5.88%) REST
15 9 (5.29%) Ajax
16 8 (4.71%) Handlebars
17 7 (4.12%) Ember.js
17 7 (4.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.65%) User Experience
2 16 (9.41%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.12%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.35%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.18%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.18%) Raspberry Pi
9 1 (0.59%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.59%) Animation
9 1 (0.59%) FMCG
9 1 (0.59%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.12%) Android
1 7 (4.12%) Apple iOS
1 7 (4.12%) Windows
2 6 (3.53%) Linux
3 2 (1.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (46.47%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (19.41%) TDD
3 27 (15.88%) Scrum
4 17 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 16 (9.41%) Web Development
6 15 (8.82%) MVC
6 15 (8.82%) OO
6 15 (8.82%) Responsive Web Design
7 13 (7.65%) Prototyping
8 12 (7.06%) Software Engineering
9 11 (6.47%) BDD
9 11 (6.47%) SDLC
10 10 (5.88%) E-Commerce
10 10 (5.88%) Web Design
11 9 (5.29%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (5.29%) UX Design
12 8 (4.71%) Collaborative Working
12 8 (4.71%) SFIA
13 7 (4.12%) DevOps
13 7 (4.12%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 143 (84.12%) JavaScript
2 23 (13.53%) Java
3 21 (12.35%) SQL
4 16 (9.41%) C#
5 12 (7.06%) PHP
6 9 (5.29%) TypeScript
7 7 (4.12%) Python
8 5 (2.94%) ES6
9 4 (2.35%) Ruby
10 2 (1.18%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.18%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.18%) Scala
11 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.59%) C++
11 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.59%) VC++
Qualifications
1 13 (7.65%) Degree
2 4 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.59%) APMP
3 1 (0.59%) CIPD
3 1 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 2 (1.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.59%) Kibana
1 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.59%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (2.94%) Adobe
2 4 (2.35%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.76%) SAP
3 3 (1.76%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.18%) Google
4 2 (1.18%) hybris
4 2 (1.18%) Twitter
4 2 (1.18%) Zend
5 1 (0.59%) Apiary
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle
5 1 (0.59%) SaltStack