The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Birmingham region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 46 38 44
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 12 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.96% 2.15% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.19% 2.29% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 7
Average daily rate £278 £303 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.26% +34.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £248 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £350 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £35.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-22.85% +79.48%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
548 480 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 89.40% 93.75% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 257 315
Average daily rate £340 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £224 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 37
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.70 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Front-End Developer
West Midlands

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front-End Developer across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Front-End Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 20 (100.00%) HTML
1 20 (100.00%) CSS
2 18 (90.00%) JavaScript
3 16 (80.00%) HTML5
4 13 (65.00%) jQuery
5 12 (60.00%) CSS3
6 7 (35.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 7 (35.00%) Sass
7 6 (30.00%) PHP
8 4 (20.00%) CMS
9 3 (15.00%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (15.00%) Web Design
9 3 (15.00%) SEO
9 3 (15.00%) Magento
9 3 (15.00%) JSON
9 3 (15.00%) WordPress
9 3 (15.00%) SQL
9 3 (15.00%) .NET
9 3 (15.00%) MySQL
9 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
9 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
9 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
9 3 (15.00%) Adobe
10 2 (10.00%) JSP
10 2 (10.00%) Java
10 2 (10.00%) Photoshop
10 2 (10.00%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (10.00%) Sitecore
10 2 (10.00%) Subversion
10 2 (10.00%) MVC

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (20.00%) CMS
2 3 (15.00%) WordPress
3 2 (10.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (10.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) MySQL
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Subversion
2 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (5.00%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (100.00%) HTML
1 20 (100.00%) CSS
2 16 (80.00%) HTML5
3 13 (65.00%) jQuery
4 12 (60.00%) CSS3
5 7 (35.00%) Sass
6 3 (15.00%) JSON
6 3 (15.00%) .NET
6 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
7 2 (10.00%) JSP
7 2 (10.00%) HTML5 Canvas
8 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
8 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
8 1 (5.00%) Symfony
8 1 (5.00%) SOAP
8 1 (5.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 3 (15.00%) Web Design
2 3 (15.00%) SEO
2 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.00%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 18 (90.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (30.00%) PHP
3 3 (15.00%) SQL
4 2 (10.00%) Java
4 2 (10.00%) Scala
5 1 (5.00%) C#
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Adobe
2 2 (10.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (5.00%) Facebook