Period
to 18 December 2017

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 2017 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 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 109 96
Rank change year-on-year +57 -13 -7
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 193 120 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.39% 1.88% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.16% 2.23% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 103 97
North West median daily rate £365 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £289 £202 £278
90th Percentile £435 £574 £500
England median daily rate £423 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.63% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
North West median hourly rate - - £40.00
England median hourly rate £36.72 £43.25 £24.23
% change year-on-year -15.10% +78.50% -11.89%

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 4637 5390 7041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.47% 84.35% 81.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2996 3478 4320
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £255 £253
90th Percentile £598 £573 £575
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 158 280
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £29.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.55% +64.47%
10th Percentile £11.54 £12.43 £12.50
90th Percentile £53.00 £54.17 £50.80
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.04% +11.36% +15.79%

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 2017.

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 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
Manchester +65 135 £375 +9.09% 32
Merseyside +26 28 £350 -6.67% 12
Cheshire -26 20 £375 -3.23% 6
Lancashire +17 8 £400 +86.05% 5
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Front End Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Front End Development.

1 165 (85.49%) JavaScript
2 160 (82.90%) CSS
3 155 (80.31%) HTML
4 104 (53.89%) HTML5
5 90 (46.63%) CSS3
6 85 (44.04%) AngularJS
7 65 (33.68%) Agile Software Development
8 58 (30.05%) Node.js
8 58 (30.05%) React
9 51 (26.42%) Sass
10 45 (23.32%) Git (software)
10 45 (23.32%) jQuery
11 40 (20.73%) TDD
12 39 (20.21%) PHP
13 37 (19.17%) User Experience
14 34 (17.62%) Grunt
15 29 (15.03%) C#
16 28 (14.51%) Java
16 28 (14.51%) CMS
17 27 (13.99%) Responsive Web Design
17 27 (13.99%) Angular 2
18 26 (13.47%) gulp
18 26 (13.47%) Scrum
19 25 (12.95%) Finance
20 20 (10.36%) Web Development
20 20 (10.36%) .NET
20 20 (10.36%) WordPress
20 20 (10.36%) Test Automation
20 20 (10.36%) BDD
21 19 (9.84%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 28 (14.51%) CMS
2 20 (10.36%) WordPress
3 9 (4.66%) Drupal
4 5 (2.59%) ExpressionEngine
4 5 (2.59%) Joomla!
4 5 (2.59%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.55%) Mongoose
6 2 (1.04%) Kentico
7 1 (0.52%) Apache
7 1 (0.52%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (8.29%) Photoshop
2 14 (7.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (2.59%) Adobe After Effects
4 4 (2.07%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (2.07%) Adobe Premiere
4 4 (2.07%) InVision
Business Applications
1 17 (8.81%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.74%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.70%) npm
3 8 (4.15%) AWS Lambda
3 8 (4.15%) Serverless
4 2 (1.04%) GitHub
4 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.52%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.55%) Internet
2 1 (0.52%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.66%) MySQL
2 8 (4.15%) Redis
3 4 (2.07%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.55%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 45 (23.32%) Git (software)
2 34 (17.62%) Grunt
3 26 (13.47%) gulp
4 15 (7.77%) Mocha
5 13 (6.74%) Jenkins
6 9 (4.66%) webpack
7 7 (3.63%) Selenium
8 6 (3.11%) Axure RP
8 6 (3.11%) JIRA
9 5 (2.59%) Jasmine
9 5 (2.59%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (2.07%) Eclipse
10 4 (2.07%) Hudson
10 4 (2.07%) SonarQube
11 3 (1.55%) Artifactory
11 3 (1.55%) Babel
11 3 (1.55%) GitLab
11 3 (1.55%) Sinon.JS
11 3 (1.55%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (1.04%) Bitbucket
General
1 25 (12.95%) Finance
2 8 (4.15%) Marketing
2 8 (4.15%) Retail
3 6 (3.11%) Banking
4 5 (2.59%) Games
4 5 (2.59%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.52%) Law
5 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 182 (94.30%) Developer
2 140 (72.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 49 (25.39%) JavaScript Developer
4 23 (11.92%) HTML Developer
5 20 (10.36%) HTML CSS Developer
6 14 (7.25%) Angular Developer
6 14 (7.25%) Magento Developer
7 13 (6.74%) Java Developer
8 12 (6.22%) PHP Developer
9 10 (5.18%) Node.js Developer
9 10 (5.18%) Web Developer
10 6 (3.11%) Full Stack Developer
10 6 (3.11%) Senior Developer
10 6 (3.11%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 5 (2.59%) Designer
11 5 (2.59%) UI Developer
12 4 (2.07%) CMS Developer
12 4 (2.07%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
12 4 (2.07%) PHP Magento Developer
12 4 (2.07%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (82.90%) CSS
2 155 (80.31%) HTML
3 104 (53.89%) HTML5
4 90 (46.63%) CSS3
5 85 (44.04%) AngularJS
6 58 (30.05%) Node.js
6 58 (30.05%) React
7 51 (26.42%) Sass
8 45 (23.32%) jQuery
9 27 (13.99%) Angular 2
10 20 (10.36%) .NET
11 19 (9.84%) JSON
11 19 (9.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 17 (8.81%) Express
13 16 (8.29%) Backbone.js
14 11 (5.70%) Chai
14 11 (5.70%) Nunjucks
14 11 (5.70%) Vue (Vue.js)
15 9 (4.66%) LESS
15 9 (4.66%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 37 (19.17%) User Experience
2 18 (9.33%) Mobile App
3 12 (6.22%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (3.11%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (2.59%) e-Learning
5 5 (2.59%) Interactive TV
6 4 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.07%) Video on Demand
7 3 (1.55%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.55%) Fintech
7 3 (1.55%) W3C
8 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.04%) iPad
8 2 (1.04%) NHS
8 2 (1.04%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.52%) MHEG
9 1 (0.52%) RIA
9 1 (0.52%) Social Media
9 1 (0.52%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.22%) Linux
2 5 (2.59%) Unix
3 2 (1.04%) Android
4 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (33.68%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (20.73%) TDD
3 27 (13.99%) Responsive Web Design
4 26 (13.47%) Scrum
5 20 (10.36%) BDD
5 20 (10.36%) Test Automation
5 20 (10.36%) Web Development
6 18 (9.33%) MVC
7 16 (8.29%) OO
8 14 (7.25%) Web Design
9 12 (6.22%) Prototyping
9 12 (6.22%) Wireframes
10 11 (5.70%) Software Engineering
10 11 (5.70%) Unit Testing
11 10 (5.18%) Software Testing
12 8 (4.15%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (4.15%) E-Commerce
12 8 (4.15%) Kanban
13 7 (3.63%) Digital Marketing
13 7 (3.63%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 165 (85.49%) JavaScript
2 39 (20.21%) PHP
3 29 (15.03%) C#
4 28 (14.51%) Java
5 10 (5.18%) ES6
5 10 (5.18%) TypeScript
6 8 (4.15%) SQL
7 5 (2.59%) Python
8 4 (2.07%) Ruby
9 3 (1.55%) C++
9 3 (1.55%) Perl
10 2 (1.04%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.04%) ECMAScript
10 2 (1.04%) GraphQL
11 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (1.55%) Degree
1 3 (1.55%) SC Cleared
1 3 (1.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (4.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.59%) Adobe
3 4 (2.07%) DevExpress
3 4 (2.07%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.04%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.04%) hybris
4 2 (1.04%) Kony
4 2 (1.04%) Zend
5 1 (0.52%) IBM
5 1 (0.52%) OpenTV
5 1 (0.52%) Optimizely
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle
5 1 (0.52%) Perforce
5 1 (0.52%) Progress
5 1 (0.52%) Siebel
5 1 (0.52%) Xamarin