The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Rank 95 84 98
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 56 34 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.71% 1.38% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 1.45% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 27 14
Median daily rate £309 £264 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.06% -4.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £180 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £326 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England

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
3138 2348 2385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.64% 94.98% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1866 1390 1218
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 152 189
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.60 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% -2.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.78 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Front End Developer (Client-Side 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 (Client-Side Developer) across the West Midlands region.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Front End Developer (Client-Side 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 (Client-Side Developer) across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Front End Developer (Client-Side 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 (Client-Side Developer) across the West Midlands region.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Birmingham -9 18 £275 +4.76% 6
Coventry 0 17 £400 +3.22% 1
Warwickshire -1 7 £325 +22.64% 4
Solihull -11 2 £254 -15.41%
Staffordshire +2 1 £350 +21.73%
Shropshire - 1 £400 -
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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 West Midlands region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 91 (97.85%) CSS
2 89 (95.70%) JavaScript
3 86 (92.47%) HTML
4 77 (82.80%) Front End Development
5 61 (65.59%) HTML5
6 47 (50.54%) CSS3
7 41 (44.09%) Web Development
7 41 (44.09%) jQuery
8 31 (33.33%) MVC
9 30 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (32.26%) Sass
9 30 (32.26%) AngularJS
10 25 (26.88%) Responsive Web Design
11 21 (22.58%) TDD
12 20 (21.51%) CMS
13 17 (18.28%) Java
14 16 (17.20%) .NET
15 15 (16.13%) Git (software)
16 14 (15.05%) PHP
17 11 (11.83%) Grunt
17 11 (11.83%) React
17 11 (11.83%) Automated Testing
18 10 (10.75%) Automotive
18 10 (10.75%) C#
19 9 (9.68%) Node.js
19 9 (9.68%) LESS
19 9 (9.68%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
19 9 (9.68%) J2EE
19 9 (9.68%) Linux
19 9 (9.68%) Spring

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 20 (21.51%) CMS
2 7 (7.53%) WordPress
3 4 (4.30%) Liferay
4 2 (2.15%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 8 (8.60%) Photoshop
2 4 (4.30%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.15%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.38%) SaaS
2 4 (4.30%) Heroku
3 2 (2.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.45%) Network Security
2 3 (3.23%) Internet
3 1 (1.08%) FTP
3 1 (1.08%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (16.13%) Git (software)
2 11 (11.83%) Grunt
3 5 (5.38%) gulp
4 4 (4.30%) Jasmine
5 3 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (3.23%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (10.75%) Automotive
2 5 (5.38%) Games
3 4 (4.30%) Electronics
3 4 (4.30%) Finance
4 3 (3.23%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (97.85%) CSS
2 86 (92.47%) HTML
3 61 (65.59%) HTML5
4 47 (50.54%) CSS3
5 41 (44.09%) jQuery
6 30 (32.26%) AngularJS
6 30 (32.26%) Sass
7 16 (17.20%) .NET
8 11 (11.83%) React
9 9 (9.68%) J2EE
9 9 (9.68%) LESS
9 9 (9.68%) Node.js
9 9 (9.68%) Spring
9 9 (9.68%) Spring MVC
10 8 (8.60%) ASP.NET
10 8 (8.60%) Backbone.js
11 7 (7.53%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (7.53%) Compass CSS Framework
11 7 (7.53%) Razor View Engine
12 6 (6.45%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.60%) User Experience
2 6 (6.45%) Digital Media
3 3 (3.23%) RIA
4 2 (2.15%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (82.80%) Front End Development
2 41 (44.09%) Web Development
3 31 (33.33%) MVC
4 30 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (26.88%) Responsive Web Design
6 21 (22.58%) TDD
7 11 (11.83%) Automated Testing
8 9 (9.68%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 7 (7.53%) OO
10 6 (6.45%) CRM
10 6 (6.45%) ERP
11 5 (5.38%) Content Management
11 5 (5.38%) Cross-Browser Testing
11 5 (5.38%) Enterprise Content Management
11 5 (5.38%) Scrum
11 5 (5.38%) Unit Testing
12 4 (4.30%) Web Design
13 3 (3.23%) BDD
13 3 (3.23%) SEO
13 3 (3.23%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 89 (95.70%) JavaScript
2 17 (18.28%) Java
3 14 (15.05%) PHP
4 10 (10.75%) C#
5 3 (3.23%) Ruby
6 2 (2.15%) Python
7 1 (1.08%) ES6
7 1 (1.08%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.53%) WCAG
2 4 (4.30%) WAI
Vendors
1 4 (4.30%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.23%) Adobe
3 2 (2.15%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.08%) Zend