The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 West Midlands 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 86 65 89
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 32 39 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.35% 2.13% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 2.29% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 25 8
Average daily rate £306 £275 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £241 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £342 £308
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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2162 1704 2109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.92% 93.01% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1115 796 954
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 155 177
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Front-End Developer
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -8 12 £278 -8.26% 2
Warwickshire 0 7 £325 -
Wolverhampton -8 5 £253 +6.31%
Solihull -7 2 £338 -
Walsall - 2 £475 - 1
Shropshire - 1 £230 -
Staffordshire - 1 £340 - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Front-End Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 59 (98.33%) HTML
2 58 (96.67%) CSS
3 57 (95.00%) JavaScript
4 40 (66.67%) jQuery
4 40 (66.67%) HTML5
5 34 (56.67%) CSS3
6 23 (38.33%) Responsive Web Design
7 16 (26.67%) Sass
8 14 (23.33%) CMS
9 13 (21.67%) .NET
10 12 (20.00%) Photoshop
11 11 (18.33%) ASP.NET
12 10 (16.67%) PHP
13 9 (15.00%) XHTML
13 9 (15.00%) Subversion
14 8 (13.33%) SEO
14 8 (13.33%) JSP
14 8 (13.33%) Adobe
14 8 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
15 7 (11.67%) Adobe Illustrator
15 7 (11.67%) Web Design
16 5 (8.33%) Validation
17 4 (6.67%) MVC
17 4 (6.67%) Content Management
17 4 (6.67%) Unit Testing
17 4 (6.67%) Sitecore CMS
17 4 (6.67%) Sitecore
17 4 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
17 4 (6.67%) W3C
17 4 (6.67%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 14 (23.33%) CMS
2 4 (6.67%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (5.00%) Umbraco
3 3 (5.00%) WordPress
4 2 (3.33%) Node.js
5 1 (1.67%) Apache
5 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (20.00%) Photoshop
2 7 (11.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.67%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) MySQL
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (15.00%) Subversion
2 3 (5.00%) Selenium
3 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.67%) Grunt
4 1 (1.67%) Ant
4 1 (1.67%) JUnit
4 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.67%) Maven
General
1 3 (5.00%) Finance
1 3 (5.00%) Automotive
2 2 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (98.33%) HTML
2 58 (96.67%) CSS
3 40 (66.67%) jQuery
3 40 (66.67%) HTML5
4 34 (56.67%) CSS3
5 16 (26.67%) Sass
6 13 (21.67%) .NET
7 11 (18.33%) ASP.NET
8 9 (15.00%) XHTML
9 8 (13.33%) JSP
9 8 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (6.67%) Backbone.js
10 4 (6.67%) Semantic HTML
10 4 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (5.00%) AngularJS
11 3 (5.00%) XML
11 3 (5.00%) Flash
11 3 (5.00%) .NET Framework
11 3 (5.00%) JSON
12 2 (3.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) W3C
2 1 (1.67%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.33%) Responsive Web Design
2 8 (13.33%) SEO
3 7 (11.67%) Web Design
4 5 (8.33%) Validation
5 4 (6.67%) MVC
5 4 (6.67%) Content Management
5 4 (6.67%) Unit Testing
5 4 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.00%) Enterprise Content Management
6 3 (5.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (5.00%) Web Development
7 2 (3.33%) Scrum
7 2 (3.33%) TDD
7 2 (3.33%) OO
7 2 (3.33%) Web Accessibility
7 2 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.33%) Information Architecture
8 1 (1.67%) Web Application Development
8 1 (1.67%) Quality Management
8 1 (1.67%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (95.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (16.67%) PHP
3 4 (6.67%) Java
4 3 (5.00%) Scala
4 3 (5.00%) SQL
5 2 (3.33%) C#
6 1 (1.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) Adobe
2 4 (6.67%) Sitecore
3 3 (5.00%) Facebook
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle
3 3 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.00%) Stellent
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