The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 109 106
Rank change year-on-year +29 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 59 50 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.00% 1.32% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 1.39% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 37 36
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £410 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £318
% change year-on-year +11.11% +6.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £8.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 - £40.00

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 2763 3599 3449
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.82% 94.81% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1629 2233 1998
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 135 194
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.68% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £43.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 +23 31 £375 +7.14% 31
Merseyside +15 22 £325 - 1
Cheshire +11 6 £350 +7.69% 4
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 27 June 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 97 (95.10%) Front End Development
2 93 (91.18%) HTML
3 91 (89.22%) CSS
4 88 (86.27%) JavaScript
5 59 (57.84%) HTML5
6 58 (56.86%) AngularJS
7 57 (55.88%) CSS3
8 35 (34.31%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (29.41%) Node.js
9 30 (29.41%) jQuery
9 30 (29.41%) React
10 29 (28.43%) User Experience
11 24 (23.53%) TDD
12 20 (19.61%) Sass
12 20 (19.61%) Responsive Web Design
12 20 (19.61%) gulp
13 19 (18.63%) Drupal
13 19 (18.63%) Git (software)
14 18 (17.65%) Grunt
15 16 (15.69%) Java
16 15 (14.71%) Web Design
17 14 (13.73%) Photoshop
17 14 (13.73%) WordPress
18 13 (12.75%) LESS
18 13 (12.75%) PHP
19 12 (11.76%) Adobe
19 12 (11.76%) Adobe Illustrator
19 12 (11.76%) Wireframes
20 11 (10.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 11 (10.78%) Mobile App

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 (18.63%) Drupal
2 14 (13.73%) WordPress
3 10 (9.80%) CMS
4 8 (7.84%) Umbraco
5 7 (6.86%) SAS
6 3 (2.94%) Joomla!
7 2 (1.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.96%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.96%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (13.73%) Photoshop
2 12 (11.76%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (6.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (1.96%) InVision
5 1 (0.98%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.98%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 2 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.98%) SaaS
2 1 (0.98%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.88%) Big Data
2 1 (0.98%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.98%) MySQL
2 1 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.98%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (19.61%) gulp
2 19 (18.63%) Git (software)
3 18 (17.65%) Grunt
4 9 (8.82%) Jasmine
4 9 (8.82%) webpack
5 8 (7.84%) Karma Test Runner
5 8 (7.84%) Mocha
6 7 (6.86%) Jenkins
7 6 (5.88%) Sinon.JS
8 4 (3.92%) Babel
8 4 (3.92%) JIRA
9 3 (2.94%) Axure RP
10 2 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.98%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 1 (0.98%) JSUnit
11 1 (0.98%) Selenium
11 1 (0.98%) TestRail
11 1 (0.98%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (6.86%) Finance
2 6 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (4.90%) Marketing
4 4 (3.92%) Banking
5 3 (2.94%) Games
6 1 (0.98%) Automotive
6 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (91.18%) HTML
2 91 (89.22%) CSS
3 59 (57.84%) HTML5
4 58 (56.86%) AngularJS
5 57 (55.88%) CSS3
6 30 (29.41%) jQuery
6 30 (29.41%) Node.js
6 30 (29.41%) React
7 20 (19.61%) Sass
8 13 (12.75%) LESS
9 11 (10.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 10 (9.80%) Angular 2
10 10 (9.80%) Apache Cordova
10 10 (9.80%) JSON
11 9 (8.82%) Ionic Framework
12 8 (7.84%) Ajax
12 8 (7.84%) REST
13 7 (6.86%) .NET
13 7 (6.86%) Ember.js
13 7 (6.86%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (28.43%) User Experience
2 11 (10.78%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.94%) Augmented Reality
5 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.96%) Fintech
6 1 (0.98%) Motion Graphics
6 1 (0.98%) Photography
6 1 (0.98%) Web 2.0
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (95.10%) Front End Development
2 35 (34.31%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (23.53%) TDD
4 20 (19.61%) Responsive Web Design
5 15 (14.71%) Web Design
6 12 (11.76%) Wireframes
7 10 (9.80%) Scrum
8 8 (7.84%) BDD
9 7 (6.86%) Mobile Application Development
9 7 (6.86%) Prototyping
10 6 (5.88%) MVC
10 6 (5.88%) Web Development
11 5 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (3.92%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
12 4 (3.92%) Kanban
12 4 (3.92%) Mobile First
12 4 (3.92%) OO
12 4 (3.92%) Unit Testing
13 3 (2.94%) Mobile Development
14 2 (1.96%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 88 (86.27%) JavaScript
2 16 (15.69%) Java
3 13 (12.75%) PHP
4 9 (8.82%) TypeScript
5 7 (6.86%) Python
5 7 (6.86%) SQL
6 5 (4.90%) C#
6 5 (4.90%) Prolog
7 3 (2.94%) ES6
8 2 (1.96%) C++
9 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (3.92%) Degree
2 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.98%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (0.98%) Docker
Vendors
1 12 (11.76%) Adobe
2 4 (3.92%) Sitecore
3 3 (2.94%) Google
3 3 (2.94%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.98%) Telerik
4 1 (0.98%) Twitter