Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 53 110
Rank change year-on-year -21 +57 -12
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 169 193 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.80% 3.39% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.37% 4.10% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 135 103
North West median daily rate £375 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £289 £202
90th Percentile £469 £435 £574
England median daily rate £450 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +6.51% +5.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
North West median hourly rate £16.50 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £36.72 £43.25
% change year-on-year -4.68% -15.10% +78.50%

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 5,010 4,708 5,471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.08% 82.65% 85.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,170 3,040 3,512
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £596 £572
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 283 207 166
North West median hourly rate £22.50 £27.00 £24.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +11.50% -16.50%
10th Percentile £11.62 £11.67 £12.13
90th Percentile £48.70 £52.55 £53.25
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.23
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.61% +5.60%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -26 121 £375 - 114
Cheshire +3 19 £375 - 14
Lancashire -15 14 £420 +5.00% 7
Merseyside -17 14 £400 +14.29% 6
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 145 (85.80%) JavaScript
2 111 (65.68%) CSS
3 108 (63.91%) HTML
4 81 (47.93%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (44.38%) React
6 64 (37.87%) AngularJS
7 47 (27.81%) .NET
8 45 (26.63%) Node.js
9 41 (24.26%) HTML5
10 36 (21.30%) Git (software)
10 36 (21.30%) Java
11 34 (20.12%) User Experience
12 33 (19.53%) jQuery
13 30 (17.75%) TDD
14 28 (16.57%) CSS3
15 27 (15.98%) C#
16 26 (15.38%) RESTful
16 26 (15.38%) Sass
17 22 (13.02%) Scrum
18 21 (12.43%) Web Services
19 18 (10.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 17 (10.06%) SQL
20 17 (10.06%) Web Development
21 15 (8.88%) Python
21 15 (8.88%) BDD
21 15 (8.88%) Vue.js
22 14 (8.28%) Collaborative Working
22 14 (8.28%) ES6
22 14 (8.28%) .NET Framework
22 14 (8.28%) Ruby

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 4 (2.37%) CMS
2 2 (1.18%) Confluence
2 2 (1.18%) Drupal
2 2 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (1.18%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.59%) Apache
3 1 (0.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (4.73%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (4.14%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.18%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.59%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 9 (5.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.18%) Magento
3 1 (0.59%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.33%) Dynamics 365
2 5 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.37%) npm
4 2 (1.18%) SaaS
4 2 (1.18%) Yarn
5 1 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.59%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.73%) Internet
2 1 (0.59%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.37%) MongoDB
1 4 (2.37%) NoSQL
1 4 (2.37%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.78%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.59%) Big Data
3 1 (0.59%) MySQL
3 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (21.30%) Git (software)
2 13 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 11 (6.51%) Karma Test Runner
4 10 (5.92%) Axure RP
4 10 (5.92%) JIRA
5 9 (5.33%) Protractor
6 8 (4.73%) Bitbucket
6 8 (4.73%) gulp
7 7 (4.14%) webpack
8 6 (3.55%) Bower
8 6 (3.55%) Mocha
9 5 (2.96%) Grunt
10 4 (2.37%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.78%) IntelliJ
12 2 (1.18%) Eclipse
12 2 (1.18%) git-flow
12 2 (1.18%) Gradle
12 2 (1.18%) Mercurial
12 2 (1.18%) Subversion
13 1 (0.59%) Cucumber
General
1 10 (5.92%) Legal
2 9 (5.33%) Retail
3 7 (4.14%) Marketing
4 6 (3.55%) Games
5 4 (2.37%) Finance
5 4 (2.37%) Law
6 2 (1.18%) Automotive
7 1 (0.59%) Advertising
7 1 (0.59%) Back Office
7 1 (0.59%) Banking
7 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 144 (85.21%) Developer
2 91 (53.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 43 (25.44%) React Developer
4 23 (13.61%) JavaScript Developer
5 15 (8.88%) .NET Developer
6 14 (8.28%) Angular Developer
7 12 (7.10%) HTML Developer
8 10 (5.92%) HTML CSS Developer
9 8 (4.73%) Designer
10 7 (4.14%) UI Developer
11 6 (3.55%) Node.js Developer
12 5 (2.96%) Java Developer
13 4 (2.37%) C# Developer
13 4 (2.37%) CSS Developer
14 3 (1.78%) ASP.NET Developer
14 3 (1.78%) C# .NET Developer
14 3 (1.78%) Content Designer
14 3 (1.78%) Interaction Designer
14 3 (1.78%) Senior Designer
14 3 (1.78%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (65.68%) CSS
2 108 (63.91%) HTML
3 75 (44.38%) React
4 64 (37.87%) AngularJS
5 47 (27.81%) .NET
6 45 (26.63%) Node.js
7 41 (24.26%) HTML5
8 33 (19.53%) jQuery
9 28 (16.57%) CSS3
10 26 (15.38%) RESTful
10 26 (15.38%) Sass
11 21 (12.43%) Web Services
12 18 (10.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 15 (8.88%) Vue.js
14 14 (8.28%) .NET Framework
15 13 (7.69%) Handlebars
16 11 (6.51%) LESS
16 11 (6.51%) REST
17 8 (4.73%) Redux
17 8 (4.73%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (20.12%) User Experience
2 11 (6.51%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (4.14%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.96%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (2.96%) RIA
5 4 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.18%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.59%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.59%) Animation
7 1 (0.59%) Fintech
7 1 (0.59%) FMCG
7 1 (0.59%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.59%) NHS
7 1 (0.59%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.96%) Apple iOS
1 5 (2.96%) Linux
2 4 (2.37%) Android
2 4 (2.37%) Unix
2 4 (2.37%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (47.93%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (17.75%) TDD
3 22 (13.02%) Scrum
4 17 (10.06%) Web Development
5 15 (8.88%) BDD
6 14 (8.28%) Collaborative Working
7 13 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
7 13 (7.69%) Unit Testing
7 13 (7.69%) Workflow
8 12 (7.10%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (7.10%) UX Design
9 11 (6.51%) ITIL
9 11 (6.51%) MVC
10 10 (5.92%) Case Management
10 10 (5.92%) Software Engineering
10 10 (5.92%) Test Automation
11 9 (5.33%) CRM
11 9 (5.33%) Data Modelling
11 9 (5.33%) OO
11 9 (5.33%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 145 (85.80%) JavaScript
2 36 (21.30%) Java
3 27 (15.98%) C#
4 17 (10.06%) SQL
5 15 (8.88%) Python
6 14 (8.28%) ES6
6 14 (8.28%) Ruby
7 11 (6.51%) Scala
8 9 (5.33%) PHP
9 6 (3.55%) TypeScript
10 4 (2.37%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.18%) Apple Swift
11 2 (1.18%) C++
11 2 (1.18%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.59%) C
12 1 (0.59%) Java 8
12 1 (0.59%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.59%) VC++
Qualifications
1 13 (7.69%) Degree
2 4 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.78%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (7.10%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.51%) Adobe
3 5 (2.96%) Google
4 3 (1.78%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle
5 2 (1.18%) Twitter
6 1 (0.59%) Apiary
6 1 (0.59%) Facebook
6 1 (0.59%) Zend