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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Rank 108 82 85
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 41 36 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.27% 1.43% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.52% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 29 12
Median daily rate £333 £275 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.90% -12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £192 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £347 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £100.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £27.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+109.09% -24.13%
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
3076 2369 2432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.94% 94.31% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1836 1356 1231
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 £250 £235 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 148 174
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.14 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.92 £34.20 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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
Coventry +6 16 £400 +23.07% 1
Birmingham -7 14 £350 +17.64% 7
Warwickshire -5 3 £330 +24.52% 1
Staffordshire -4 2 - - 2
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England

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

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 89 (95.70%) JavaScript
1 89 (95.70%) CSS
2 87 (93.55%) HTML
3 81 (87.10%) Front End Development
4 64 (68.82%) HTML5
5 44 (47.31%) jQuery
6 43 (46.24%) CSS3
7 39 (41.94%) Web Development
8 35 (37.63%) AngularJS
9 34 (36.56%) MVC
10 30 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (25.81%) Sass
12 22 (23.66%) Responsive Web Design
13 20 (21.51%) CMS
14 19 (20.43%) TDD
15 18 (19.35%) Java
16 15 (16.13%) .NET
16 15 (16.13%) React
17 14 (15.05%) Git (software)
18 13 (13.98%) PHP
18 13 (13.98%) Spring MVC
18 13 (13.98%) Spring
19 11 (11.83%) Node.js
19 11 (11.83%) Automated Testing
20 10 (10.75%) Automotive
20 10 (10.75%) C#
20 10 (10.75%) Linux
21 9 (9.68%) J2EE
21 9 (9.68%) Jasmine
21 9 (9.68%) LESS

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 6 (6.45%) WordPress
3 4 (4.30%) Confluence
4 2 (2.15%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 7 (7.53%) Photoshop
2 4 (4.30%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.15%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.30%) Heroku
2 3 (3.23%) SaaS
3 2 (2.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.38%) Network Security
2 3 (3.23%) Internet
3 1 (1.08%) FTP
3 1 (1.08%) HTTP
3 1 (1.08%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.08%) MySQL
2 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (15.05%) Git (software)
2 9 (9.68%) Grunt
2 9 (9.68%) Jasmine
3 5 (5.38%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.30%) Cucumber
4 4 (4.30%) JIRA
4 4 (4.30%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (4.30%) Protractor
4 4 (4.30%) Selenium
5 3 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (3.23%) TeamCity
5 3 (3.23%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.15%) gulp
7 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 89 (95.70%) CSS
2 87 (93.55%) HTML
3 64 (68.82%) HTML5
4 44 (47.31%) jQuery
5 43 (46.24%) CSS3
6 35 (37.63%) AngularJS
7 24 (25.81%) Sass
8 15 (16.13%) .NET
8 15 (16.13%) React
9 13 (13.98%) Spring
9 13 (13.98%) Spring MVC
10 11 (11.83%) Node.js
11 9 (9.68%) J2EE
11 9 (9.68%) LESS
12 8 (8.60%) Backbone.js
13 7 (7.53%) ASP.NET
13 7 (7.53%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (7.53%) Compass CSS Framework
13 7 (7.53%) Razor View Engine
14 6 (6.45%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.60%) User Experience
2 5 (5.38%) Digital Media
3 3 (3.23%) RIA
4 2 (2.15%) W3C
5 1 (1.08%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.75%) Linux
2 1 (1.08%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (87.10%) Front End Development
2 39 (41.94%) Web Development
3 34 (36.56%) MVC
4 30 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (23.66%) Responsive Web Design
6 19 (20.43%) TDD
7 11 (11.83%) Automated Testing
8 7 (7.53%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 7 (7.53%) Scrum
9 5 (5.38%) Content Management
9 5 (5.38%) CRM
9 5 (5.38%) Enterprise Content Management
9 5 (5.38%) ERP
9 5 (5.38%) Web Design
10 4 (4.30%) BDD
10 4 (4.30%) OO
10 4 (4.30%) Unit Testing
10 4 (4.30%) Web Testing
11 3 (3.23%) Continuous Delivery
11 3 (3.23%) Cross-Browser Testing
Programming Languages
1 89 (95.70%) JavaScript
2 18 (19.35%) Java
3 13 (13.98%) 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
Qualifications
1 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
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
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