Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £352 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 November 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.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 147 123
Rank change year-on-year +78 -24 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 150 81 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.64% 1.17% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.78% 1.25% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 66 77
North West median daily rate £352 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £288 £205 £266
90th Percentile £425 £425 £438
England median daily rate £400 £390 £370
% change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
North West median hourly rate £8.50 - £26.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £28.75 £24.23
% change year-on-year +47.83% +18.65% -23.38%

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5392 6506 8112
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.36% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3395 4186 4845
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £234
90th Percentile £588 £550 £571
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 240 403
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.11 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.41% -21.43% +28.13%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.04 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.91 £50.06
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

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

Job postings that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 November 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 +76 106 £375 +11.94% 16
Merseyside +29 25 £325 +30.00% 6
Cheshire -13 13 £375 -3.23% 3
Lancashire +19 5 £300 -7.69% 3
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 145 (96.67%) Front End Development
2 138 (92.00%) CSS
3 134 (89.33%) HTML
4 130 (86.67%) JavaScript
5 85 (56.67%) HTML5
6 77 (51.33%) CSS3
7 72 (48.00%) AngularJS
8 45 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
9 42 (28.00%) React
10 40 (26.67%) jQuery
11 37 (24.67%) Node.js
12 34 (22.67%) Sass
13 33 (22.00%) User Experience
14 31 (20.67%) Grunt
14 31 (20.67%) Git (software)
15 29 (19.33%) Responsive Web Design
16 26 (17.33%) PHP
16 26 (17.33%) Angular 2
17 22 (14.67%) TDD
18 21 (14.00%) Finance
19 20 (13.33%) C#
20 19 (12.67%) CMS
21 18 (12.00%) gulp
22 17 (11.33%) Mobile App
22 17 (11.33%) Drupal
23 16 (10.67%) WordPress
23 16 (10.67%) Java
23 16 (10.67%) .NET
23 16 (10.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
24 15 (10.00%) Web Design

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
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 19 (12.67%) CMS
2 17 (11.33%) Drupal
3 16 (10.67%) WordPress
4 9 (6.00%) Umbraco
5 3 (2.00%) Mongoose
6 2 (1.33%) Joomla!
6 2 (1.33%) Kentico
6 2 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 11 (7.33%) Photoshop
2 7 (4.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.67%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 12 (8.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.00%) AWS Lambda
2 6 (4.00%) Serverless
3 2 (1.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.33%) npm
4 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.33%) Internet
2 1 (0.67%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.00%) Redis
2 4 (2.67%) MySQL
3 3 (2.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (20.67%) Git (software)
1 31 (20.67%) Grunt
2 18 (12.00%) gulp
3 12 (8.00%) Mocha
4 7 (4.67%) Jenkins
5 6 (4.00%) Jasmine
5 6 (4.00%) Karma Test Runner
5 6 (4.00%) Selenium
6 5 (3.33%) webpack
7 4 (2.67%) Sinon.JS
7 4 (2.67%) SonarQube
8 3 (2.00%) Artifactory
8 3 (2.00%) GitLab
8 3 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (1.33%) Axure RP
9 2 (1.33%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.33%) JIRA
10 1 (0.67%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.67%) Maven
10 1 (0.67%) Subversion
General
1 21 (14.00%) Finance
2 7 (4.67%) Retail
3 5 (3.33%) Marketing
4 3 (2.00%) Games
4 3 (2.00%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.33%) Banking
5 2 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (92.00%) CSS
2 134 (89.33%) HTML
3 85 (56.67%) HTML5
4 77 (51.33%) CSS3
5 72 (48.00%) AngularJS
6 42 (28.00%) React
7 40 (26.67%) jQuery
8 37 (24.67%) Node.js
9 34 (22.67%) Sass
10 26 (17.33%) Angular 2
11 16 (10.67%) .NET
11 16 (10.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 10 (6.67%) Backbone.js
12 10 (6.67%) Chai
13 9 (6.00%) LESS
13 9 (6.00%) Nunjucks
14 7 (4.67%) JSON
14 7 (4.67%) Redux
14 7 (4.67%) XHTML
15 6 (4.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 33 (22.00%) User Experience
2 17 (11.33%) Mobile App
3 10 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.00%) e-Learning
4 3 (2.00%) Fintech
4 3 (2.00%) W3C
5 2 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.33%) NHS
5 2 (1.33%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.67%) Photography
6 1 (0.67%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.33%) Linux
2 2 (1.33%) Android
2 2 (1.33%) Unix
3 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (96.67%) Front End Development
2 45 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (19.33%) Responsive Web Design
4 22 (14.67%) TDD
5 15 (10.00%) Web Design
6 12 (8.00%) Scrum
7 11 (7.33%) BDD
8 9 (6.00%) Wireframes
9 8 (5.33%) Data Management
9 8 (5.33%) MVC
9 8 (5.33%) Prototyping
9 8 (5.33%) Rapid Prototyping
9 8 (5.33%) Web Development
10 7 (4.67%) Test Automation
11 6 (4.00%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
11 6 (4.00%) Kanban
11 6 (4.00%) Unit Testing
12 5 (3.33%) E-Commerce
13 4 (2.67%) Digital Marketing
13 4 (2.67%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 130 (86.67%) JavaScript
2 26 (17.33%) PHP
3 20 (13.33%) C#
4 16 (10.67%) Java
5 11 (7.33%) TypeScript
6 8 (5.33%) ES6
7 3 (2.00%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.00%) Python
7 3 (2.00%) SQL
8 2 (1.33%) C++
8 2 (1.33%) GraphQL
9 1 (0.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (2.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 10 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.33%) Adobe
3 4 (2.67%) DevExpress
4 2 (1.33%) hybris
4 2 (1.33%) Kony
4 2 (1.33%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.67%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.67%) Optimizely
5 1 (0.67%) Perforce
5 1 (0.67%) Telerik
5 1 (0.67%) Xamarin