Period
to 22 April 2019

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 April 2019 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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 68 48 94
Rank change year-on-year -20 +46 0
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 177 237 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.19% 4.11% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.74% 4.78% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 161 80
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £160
90th Percentile £475 £488 £457
England median daily rate £450 £425 £404
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.33% +7.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.76
% change year-on-year -17.65% +1.78% +26.53%

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 4,734 4,962 4,573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.41% 86.00% 84.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,063 3,138 2,859
North West median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
10th Percentile £268 £258 £235
90th Percentile £613 £588 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £445
% change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 245 186
North West median hourly rate £26.00 £21.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.93% -38.57% -
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.52 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.77 £54.64 £51.50
England median hourly rate £24.96 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.93% -10.00% +7.11%

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 April 2019.

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 April 2019. 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 -16 110 £388 +3.33% 90
Merseyside +4 22 £425 +20.74% 9
Lancashire -21 22 £425 +2.41% 6
Cheshire -8 20 £400 +8.11% 17
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, 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.

1 144 (81.36%) JavaScript
2 113 (63.84%) CSS
3 107 (60.45%) HTML
4 69 (38.98%) AngularJS
5 64 (36.16%) Agile Software Development
6 62 (35.03%) React
7 61 (34.46%) Node.js
8 52 (29.38%) User Experience
9 51 (28.81%) Java
10 46 (25.99%) Git (software)
11 43 (24.29%) Sass
12 42 (23.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 41 (23.16%) .NET
14 38 (21.47%) HTML5
15 32 (18.08%) RESTful
16 31 (17.51%) C#
16 31 (17.51%) jQuery
17 30 (16.95%) Microsoft
18 29 (16.38%) TDD
19 27 (15.25%) CSS3
20 26 (14.69%) Web Development
21 24 (13.56%) Web Services
22 22 (12.43%) Scrum
23 21 (11.86%) CRM
24 19 (10.73%) Python
24 19 (10.73%) Visual Studio
24 19 (10.73%) .NET Framework
24 19 (10.73%) Ruby
25 18 (10.17%) Dynamics CRM
25 18 (10.17%) ES6

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 3 (1.69%) Drupal
2 2 (1.13%) Apache
2 2 (1.13%) CICS
2 2 (1.13%) CMS
2 2 (1.13%) MQSeries
2 2 (1.13%) WordPress
3 1 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.56%) Confluence
3 1 (0.56%) Kentico
3 1 (0.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (3.39%) Adobe Illustrator
1 6 (3.39%) Photoshop
2 5 (2.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.69%) Fireworks
4 2 (1.13%) InVision
5 1 (0.56%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 18 (10.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.69%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.17%) Dynamics 365
2 16 (9.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (7.91%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.39%) npm
5 3 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.69%) Veeva
6 2 (1.13%) GitHub
6 2 (1.13%) Yarn
7 1 (0.56%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.26%) Internet
2 1 (0.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.39%) MySQL
2 4 (2.26%) MongoDB
2 4 (2.26%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.13%) DB2
4 1 (0.56%) Apache Zeppelin
4 1 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.56%) Redis
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 46 (25.99%) Git (software)
2 19 (10.73%) Visual Studio
3 13 (7.34%) Jenkins
4 11 (6.21%) GitLab
4 11 (6.21%) Maven
5 10 (5.65%) Artifactory
5 10 (5.65%) SonarQube
5 10 (5.65%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (4.52%) gulp
7 7 (3.95%) webpack
8 6 (3.39%) Karma Test Runner
8 6 (3.39%) Subversion
9 5 (2.82%) Axure RP
9 5 (2.82%) Babel
9 5 (2.82%) Grunt
9 5 (2.82%) JIRA
10 4 (2.26%) Protractor
11 3 (1.69%) Mocha
12 2 (1.13%) Bower
12 2 (1.13%) Jasmine
General
1 8 (4.52%) Marketing
1 8 (4.52%) Retail
2 7 (3.95%) Finance
2 7 (3.95%) Law
3 4 (2.26%) Games
4 3 (1.69%) Banking
5 2 (1.13%) Advertising
5 2 (1.13%) Legal
6 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 143 (80.79%) Developer
2 92 (51.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 36 (20.34%) React Developer
4 18 (10.17%) JavaScript Developer
5 10 (5.65%) .NET Developer
6 9 (5.08%) Angular Developer
6 9 (5.08%) Designer
6 9 (5.08%) UI Developer
7 8 (4.52%) HTML Developer
8 7 (3.95%) CRM Developer
8 7 (3.95%) HTML CSS Developer
8 7 (3.95%) Senior Developer
8 7 (3.95%) UX Developer
9 6 (3.39%) Java Developer
9 6 (3.39%) Team Leader
10 5 (2.82%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (2.82%) C# Developer
10 5 (2.82%) Node.js Developer
10 5 (2.82%) UI Designer
11 4 (2.26%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (63.84%) CSS
2 107 (60.45%) HTML
3 69 (38.98%) AngularJS
4 62 (35.03%) React
5 61 (34.46%) Node.js
6 43 (24.29%) Sass
7 42 (23.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 41 (23.16%) .NET
9 38 (21.47%) HTML5
10 32 (18.08%) RESTful
11 31 (17.51%) jQuery
12 27 (15.25%) CSS3
13 24 (13.56%) Web Services
14 19 (10.73%) .NET Framework
15 15 (8.47%) Spring
16 14 (7.91%) Handlebars
16 14 (7.91%) LESS
17 13 (7.34%) REST
18 12 (6.78%) Vue.js
19 11 (6.21%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 52 (29.38%) User Experience
2 8 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.52%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (3.95%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.26%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.69%) Fintech
5 3 (1.69%) RIA
5 3 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.13%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.56%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.56%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.56%) NHS
7 1 (0.56%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.65%) Linux
2 9 (5.08%) Unix
3 5 (2.82%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.69%) Android
5 2 (1.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (36.16%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (16.38%) TDD
3 26 (14.69%) Web Development
4 22 (12.43%) Scrum
5 21 (11.86%) CRM
6 18 (10.17%) Case Management
7 17 (9.60%) Data Modelling
7 17 (9.60%) ITIL
7 17 (9.60%) Service Management
8 15 (8.47%) Collaborative Working
9 13 (7.34%) OO
10 12 (6.78%) Kanban
10 12 (6.78%) MVC
10 12 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (6.78%) Software Engineering
10 12 (6.78%) Test Automation
10 12 (6.78%) Workflow
11 11 (6.21%) BDD
11 11 (6.21%) Change Management
11 11 (6.21%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 144 (81.36%) JavaScript
2 51 (28.81%) Java
3 31 (17.51%) C#
4 19 (10.73%) Python
4 19 (10.73%) Ruby
5 18 (10.17%) ES6
6 17 (9.60%) Scala
7 15 (8.47%) SQL
8 12 (6.78%) PHP
9 8 (4.52%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.26%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.13%) C++
11 2 (1.13%) COBOL
11 2 (1.13%) PL/1
12 1 (0.56%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.56%) C
12 1 (0.56%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.56%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.56%) PHP 7
12 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (3.39%) Degree
2 2 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.56%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.26%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.26%) Docker
2 1 (0.56%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (1.13%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (16.95%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.47%) Adobe
3 4 (2.26%) Xamarin
3 4 (2.26%) Zend
4 2 (1.13%) Syncsort
4 2 (1.13%) Workday
5 1 (0.56%) Google
5 1 (0.56%) Klarna
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle
5 1 (0.56%) Twitter