The table below looks at the statistics for the Front-End Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front-End Developer
Rank 99 84 68
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 26 32 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.02% 1.37% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.50% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 18
Average daily rate
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£319 £295 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.05% +13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £244 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £302
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £261
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +24.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.88 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+43.49% -20.35%
Front-End Developer
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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 West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2370 2131 1548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 92.98% 91.19% 92.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1457 1102 702
Average daily rate £368 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 163 132
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £9.93 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Front-End Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Front-End Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Front-End Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Front-End Developer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Front-End Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front-End Developer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Front-End Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Front-End Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Front-End Developer across the West Midlands region.

Front-End Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Front-End Developer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front-End Developer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -5 10 £267 +3.68% 3
Solihull +6 5 £325 -3.70%
Shropshire -2 3 £400 +73.91%
Coventry +1 1 - - 1
Staffordshire -9 1 £275 - 4
Front-End Developer
England

Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 39 (84.78%) CSS
2 37 (80.43%) JavaScript
2 37 (80.43%) HTML
3 20 (43.48%) jQuery
3 20 (43.48%) HTML5
4 18 (39.13%) CSS3
5 17 (36.96%) AngularJS
6 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (19.57%) CMS
7 9 (19.57%) Photoshop
8 8 (17.39%) Adobe
8 8 (17.39%) Unit Testing
8 8 (17.39%) Sass
9 7 (15.22%) Digital Marketing
9 7 (15.22%) Marketing
9 7 (15.22%) SEO
9 7 (15.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (15.22%) Web Design
9 7 (15.22%) PHP
10 6 (13.04%) MySQL
10 6 (13.04%) Web Development
10 6 (13.04%) Git (software)
10 6 (13.04%) Grunt
11 5 (10.87%) LESS
11 5 (10.87%) SQL
11 5 (10.87%) XHTML
12 4 (8.70%) W3C
12 4 (8.70%) .NET
12 4 (8.70%) Google
12 4 (8.70%) Responsive Web Design

Front-End Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 9 (19.57%) CMS
2 4 (8.70%) WordPress
3 2 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.17%) Node.js
4 1 (2.17%) Drupal
4 1 (2.17%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Photoshop
2 7 (15.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (2.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (2.17%) MS Office
3 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Heroku
1 2 (4.35%) Google App Engine
1 2 (4.35%) PaaS
1 2 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (4.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) MySQL
2 3 (6.52%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Git (software)
1 6 (13.04%) Grunt
2 3 (6.52%) Jasmine
2 3 (6.52%) Subversion
3 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.35%) Selenium
3 2 (4.35%) Bower
4 1 (2.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (2.17%) Dreamweaver
General
1 7 (15.22%) Marketing
2 2 (4.35%) Games
3 1 (2.17%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Automotive
3 1 (2.17%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (84.78%) CSS
2 37 (80.43%) HTML
3 20 (43.48%) jQuery
3 20 (43.48%) HTML5
4 18 (39.13%) CSS3
5 17 (36.96%) AngularJS
6 8 (17.39%) Sass
7 5 (10.87%) LESS
7 5 (10.87%) XHTML
8 4 (8.70%) .NET
8 4 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (4.35%) Flash
10 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
10 2 (4.35%) Backbone.js
10 2 (4.35%) Ember.js
10 2 (4.35%) RESTful
10 2 (4.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 1 (2.17%) Semantic HTML
11 1 (2.17%) Flot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) W3C
1 4 (8.70%) User Experience
2 3 (6.52%) Visualisation
2 3 (6.52%) Open Source
3 2 (4.35%) Mobile Games
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (2.17%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) Android
2 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (17.39%) Unit Testing
3 7 (15.22%) Digital Marketing
3 7 (15.22%) SEO
3 7 (15.22%) Web Design
4 6 (13.04%) Web Development
5 4 (8.70%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (6.52%) Mobile Development
6 3 (6.52%) TDD
6 3 (6.52%) Content Management
6 3 (6.52%) OOP
6 3 (6.52%) OO
7 2 (4.35%) CRM
7 2 (4.35%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.35%) MVC
7 2 (4.35%) Workflow
7 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Content Management
8 1 (2.17%) Android Development
8 1 (2.17%) iOS Development
8 1 (2.17%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 37 (80.43%) JavaScript
2 7 (15.22%) PHP
3 5 (10.87%) SQL
4 3 (6.52%) Java
4 3 (6.52%) C#
5 1 (2.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Kibana
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) Adobe
2 4 (8.70%) Google
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle
3 2 (4.35%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.17%) Stellent
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
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