The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England / North West
Rank 90 91 122
Rank change year-on-year +1 +31  
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 41 67 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.58% 1.75% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.85% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 50 24
Median daily rate £338 £356 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +9.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £273 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £478 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year - -18.42%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2472 3621 3346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.04% 94.35% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1543 2156 1756
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 172 203
Median hourly rate £16.18 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.28% +31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.37 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the North West

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
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 Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the North West

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the North West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the North West

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the North West

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
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 Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +15 31 £350 - 31
Merseyside +7 6 £250 +44.92% 3
Lancashire +21 4 £289 - 2
Cheshire -2 3 £445 +11.25% 7
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 70 (87.50%) JavaScript
1 70 (87.50%) Front End Development
2 67 (83.75%) HTML
3 65 (81.25%) CSS
4 49 (61.25%) AngularJS
5 40 (50.00%) HTML5
6 36 (45.00%) CSS3
7 24 (30.00%) jQuery
8 22 (27.50%) React
9 21 (26.25%) User Experience
10 20 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (23.75%) Git (software)
12 17 (21.25%) Node.js
12 17 (21.25%) Responsive Web Design
13 15 (18.75%) TDD
13 15 (18.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 14 (17.50%) gulp
15 13 (16.25%) Grunt
15 13 (16.25%) Web Design
16 11 (13.75%) Java
17 10 (12.50%) Games
17 10 (12.50%) RESTful
18 9 (11.25%) Web Development
18 9 (11.25%) Ajax
18 9 (11.25%) Sass
18 9 (11.25%) MySQL
19 8 (10.00%) PHP
19 8 (10.00%) E-Commerce
19 8 (10.00%) JSON
20 7 (8.75%) WordPress

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top Related 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 (8.75%) WordPress
2 5 (6.25%) SAS
3 4 (5.00%) CMS
4 3 (3.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (2.50%) Joomla!
5 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.50%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Photoshop
2 5 (6.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.50%) InVision
4 1 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.25%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.25%) PaaS
1 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.25%) MySQL
2 4 (5.00%) Big Data
3 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (23.75%) Git (software)
2 14 (17.50%) gulp
3 13 (16.25%) Grunt
4 5 (6.25%) Babel
4 5 (6.25%) Jasmine
4 5 (6.25%) JIRA
4 5 (6.25%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (5.00%) Mocha
6 3 (3.75%) Axure RP
6 3 (3.75%) Sinon.JS
7 2 (2.50%) webpack
8 1 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.25%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.25%) Protractor
8 1 (1.25%) Selenium
8 1 (1.25%) Subversion
8 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (12.50%) Games
2 4 (5.00%) Banking
2 4 (5.00%) Marketing
3 2 (2.50%) Finance
3 2 (2.50%) Retail
4 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (83.75%) HTML
2 65 (81.25%) CSS
3 49 (61.25%) AngularJS
4 40 (50.00%) HTML5
5 36 (45.00%) CSS3
6 24 (30.00%) jQuery
7 22 (27.50%) React
8 17 (21.25%) Node.js
9 15 (18.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 10 (12.50%) RESTful
11 9 (11.25%) Ajax
11 9 (11.25%) Sass
12 8 (10.00%) JSON
13 7 (8.75%) Apache Cordova
13 7 (8.75%) Backbone.js
14 6 (7.50%) Ionic Framework
14 6 (7.50%) LESS
15 5 (6.25%) Ext JS
15 5 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
15 5 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (26.25%) User Experience
2 5 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.50%) Fintech
5 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.25%) Motion Graphics
5 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.25%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.50%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (87.50%) Front End Development
2 20 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (21.25%) Responsive Web Design
4 15 (18.75%) TDD
5 13 (16.25%) Web Design
6 9 (11.25%) Web Development
7 8 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 6 (7.50%) OO
9 5 (6.25%) Mobile Development
9 5 (6.25%) Software Engineering
9 5 (6.25%) Wireframes
10 3 (3.75%) Data Analysis
10 3 (3.75%) Mobile Application Development
10 3 (3.75%) Mobile First
10 3 (3.75%) Prototyping
10 3 (3.75%) Scrum
11 2 (2.50%) Automated Testing
11 2 (2.50%) MVC
11 2 (2.50%) Re-Platforming
11 2 (2.50%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 70 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 11 (13.75%) Java
3 8 (10.00%) PHP
4 6 (7.50%) Python
5 5 (6.25%) SQL
6 3 (3.75%) ActionScript
6 3 (3.75%) C#
6 3 (3.75%) ES6
7 2 (2.50%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.25%) Prolog
8 1 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (2.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (7.50%) Adobe
2 2 (2.50%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft
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