The table below looks at the statistics for the Front-End Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front-End Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 51 46 43
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 6 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.95% 0.82% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.93% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £293 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -33.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
572 538 472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 90.94% 88.49% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 302 209
Average daily rate £350 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £208 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 28 36
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £34.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Front-End Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Front-End Developer in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Front-End Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Front-End Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Front-End Developer across the Birmingham region.

Front-End Developer Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Front-End Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Front-End Developer in their job title.

1 17 (100.00%) HTML
1 17 (100.00%) CSS
2 14 (82.35%) JavaScript
3 9 (52.94%) HTML5
4 8 (47.06%) XHTML
5 7 (41.18%) AngularJS
6 6 (35.29%) Sass
6 6 (35.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (35.29%) Adobe
6 6 (35.29%) jQuery
6 6 (35.29%) CSS3
7 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
8 4 (23.53%) W3C
8 4 (23.53%) FTP
8 4 (23.53%) Photoshop
8 4 (23.53%) Flash
8 4 (23.53%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (17.65%) Responsive Web Design
10 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
10 2 (11.76%) Coaching
10 2 (11.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (11.76%) Backbone.js
10 2 (11.76%) MVC
10 2 (11.76%) Workflow
10 2 (11.76%) Finance
11 1 (5.88%) Mobile Games
11 1 (5.88%) Games
11 1 (5.88%) Web Services
11 1 (5.88%) XML
11 1 (5.88%) PHP

Front-End Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Front-End Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Front-End Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Photoshop
1 4 (23.53%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (11.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) FTP
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) Jasmine
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) HTML
1 17 (100.00%) CSS
2 9 (52.94%) HTML5
3 8 (47.06%) XHTML
4 7 (41.18%) AngularJS
5 6 (35.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (35.29%) jQuery
5 6 (35.29%) CSS3
5 6 (35.29%) Sass
6 4 (23.53%) Flash
7 2 (11.76%) Backbone.js
8 1 (5.88%) LESS
8 1 (5.88%) Yii
8 1 (5.88%) REST
8 1 (5.88%) Ajax
8 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
8 1 (5.88%) JSON
8 1 (5.88%) Symfony
8 1 (5.88%) Web Services
8 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) W3C
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
2 2 (11.76%) Coaching
2 2 (11.76%) MVC
2 2 (11.76%) Workflow
3 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.88%) TDD
3 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.88%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) PHP
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Adobe
2 1 (5.88%) Zend
2 1 (5.88%) Twitter