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 19 August 2014 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
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 95 86 88
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 27 26 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.06% 1.21% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.32% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 9
Average daily rate
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£275 £264 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.26% +31.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £231 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £272
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-23.33% +19.04%
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
2325 1969 2134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.54% 91.97% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1183 1016 1046
Average daily rate £340 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £341
% change year-on-year
- +2.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 138 137
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -27.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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
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 19 August 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
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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 -8 8 £300 +11.11% 4
Herefordshire - 3 £325 -
Warwickshire -10 2 £230 -12.38% 2
Worcestershire - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Front-End Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 61 (98.39%) HTML
1 61 (98.39%) CSS
2 60 (96.77%) JavaScript
3 47 (75.81%) jQuery
4 42 (67.74%) HTML5
5 36 (58.06%) CSS3
6 26 (41.94%) Responsive Web Design
7 17 (27.42%) CMS
8 16 (25.81%) Sass
9 12 (19.35%) PHP
10 10 (16.13%) .NET
10 10 (16.13%) Web Design
11 9 (14.52%) Ajax
12 8 (12.90%) ASP.NET
13 7 (11.29%) XHTML
13 7 (11.29%) Photoshop
13 7 (11.29%) Adobe Illustrator
13 7 (11.29%) Web Development
13 7 (11.29%) Adobe
13 7 (11.29%) SEO
13 7 (11.29%) AngularJS
14 6 (9.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 6 (9.68%) Sitecore CMS
14 6 (9.68%) Sitecore
14 6 (9.68%) JSON
14 6 (9.68%) Retail
14 6 (9.68%) E-Commerce
15 5 (8.06%) Java
15 5 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
15 5 (8.06%) Validation

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 17 (27.42%) CMS
2 6 (9.68%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (8.06%) Umbraco
4 3 (4.84%) WordPress
5 2 (3.23%) Node.js
6 1 (1.61%) Apache
6 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (11.29%) Photoshop
1 7 (11.29%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Magento
2 1 (1.61%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) FTP
1 2 (3.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) MySQL
1 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Grunt
2 3 (4.84%) Subversion
2 3 (4.84%) Selenium
3 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.61%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.61%) Ant
4 1 (1.61%) JUnit
4 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.61%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.61%) Maven
4 1 (1.61%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.61%) Yeoman
4 1 (1.61%) Bower
General
1 6 (9.68%) Retail
2 3 (4.84%) Marketing
3 2 (3.23%) Automotive
4 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.61%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (98.39%) HTML
1 61 (98.39%) CSS
2 47 (75.81%) jQuery
3 42 (67.74%) HTML5
4 36 (58.06%) CSS3
5 16 (25.81%) Sass
6 10 (16.13%) .NET
7 9 (14.52%) Ajax
8 8 (12.90%) ASP.NET
9 7 (11.29%) XHTML
9 7 (11.29%) AngularJS
10 6 (9.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (9.68%) JSON
11 4 (6.45%) LESS
11 4 (6.45%) Backbone.js
11 4 (6.45%) KnockoutJS
11 4 (6.45%) RESTful
12 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 3 (4.84%) Regular Expression
12 3 (4.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.23%) W3C
2 1 (1.61%) Open Source
2 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (41.94%) Responsive Web Design
2 10 (16.13%) Web Design
3 7 (11.29%) Web Development
3 7 (11.29%) SEO
4 6 (9.68%) E-Commerce
5 5 (8.06%) Validation
5 5 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (6.45%) Content Management
7 2 (3.23%) Unit Testing
7 2 (3.23%) Web Accessibility
7 2 (3.23%) Workflow
7 2 (3.23%) MVC
8 1 (1.61%) OO
8 1 (1.61%) ERP
8 1 (1.61%) Regression Testing
8 1 (1.61%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.61%) Scrum
8 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Content Management
8 1 (1.61%) Progressive Enhancement
8 1 (1.61%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 60 (96.77%) JavaScript
2 12 (19.35%) PHP
3 5 (8.06%) Java
4 3 (4.84%) Scala
4 3 (4.84%) SQL
5 2 (3.23%) VBScript
5 2 (3.23%) VB
5 2 (3.23%) Ruby
6 1 (1.61%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (11.29%) Adobe
2 6 (9.68%) Sitecore
3 3 (4.84%) Facebook
3 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle
4 1 (1.61%) Stellent
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