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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front-End Developer
Rank 95 79 62
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 29 34 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.08% 1.42% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.56% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 21
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £260
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £27.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+40.74% -22.85%
Front-End 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
2477 2181 1690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.95% 91.26% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1449 1127 777
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 150 152
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +4.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +2 14 £200 -27.92% 4
Solihull +7 3 £325 -3.70% 4
Coventry -1 3 £163 -50.00% 2
Shropshire -9 3 £400 +73.91%
Staffordshire -9 3 £275 -19.11% 4
Front-End Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 42 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 41 (83.67%) CSS
3 40 (81.63%) HTML
4 23 (46.94%) jQuery
5 21 (42.86%) HTML5
6 18 (36.73%) CSS3
7 15 (30.61%) AngularJS
8 11 (22.45%) CMS
9 10 (20.41%) Photoshop
9 10 (20.41%) Adobe
10 9 (18.37%) Unit Testing
10 9 (18.37%) Sass
10 9 (18.37%) SEO
10 9 (18.37%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (16.33%) Web Design
11 8 (16.33%) Marketing
11 8 (16.33%) Digital Marketing
11 8 (16.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (14.29%) PHP
13 6 (12.24%) MySQL
13 6 (12.24%) XHTML
13 6 (12.24%) Web Development
13 6 (12.24%) LESS
13 6 (12.24%) Responsive Web Design
14 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
14 5 (10.20%) .NET
15 4 (8.16%) SQL
15 4 (8.16%) Content Management
15 4 (8.16%) Google

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 11 (22.45%) CMS
2 4 (8.16%) WordPress
3 3 (6.12%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.04%) Node.js
4 1 (2.04%) Drupal
4 1 (2.04%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (20.41%) Photoshop
2 9 (18.37%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (4.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (2.04%) MS Office
4 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Google App Engine
1 2 (4.08%) PaaS
1 2 (4.08%) Heroku
1 2 (4.08%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (4.08%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) MySQL
2 3 (6.12%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.16%) Grunt
3 3 (6.12%) Jasmine
3 3 (6.12%) Subversion
4 2 (4.08%) Selenium
4 2 (4.08%) Bower
5 1 (2.04%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.04%) Dreamweaver
General
1 8 (16.33%) Marketing
2 4 (8.16%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Games
4 1 (2.04%) Automotive
4 1 (2.04%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (83.67%) CSS
2 40 (81.63%) HTML
3 23 (46.94%) jQuery
4 21 (42.86%) HTML5
5 18 (36.73%) CSS3
6 15 (30.61%) AngularJS
7 9 (18.37%) Sass
8 8 (16.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (12.24%) XHTML
9 6 (12.24%) LESS
10 5 (10.20%) .NET
11 3 (6.12%) Semantic HTML
12 2 (4.08%) Flash
12 2 (4.08%) Web Services
12 2 (4.08%) XML
12 2 (4.08%) JSON
12 2 (4.08%) Ajax
12 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
12 2 (4.08%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) User Experience
2 3 (6.12%) Visualisation
2 3 (6.12%) Open Source
2 3 (6.12%) W3C
3 2 (4.08%) Mobile Games
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (2.04%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.37%) Unit Testing
1 9 (18.37%) SEO
1 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (16.33%) Web Design
2 8 (16.33%) Digital Marketing
3 6 (12.24%) Web Development
3 6 (12.24%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (8.16%) Content Management
5 3 (6.12%) TDD
5 3 (6.12%) MVC
6 2 (4.08%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.08%) OO
6 2 (4.08%) CRM
6 2 (4.08%) Workflow
6 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Content Management
6 2 (4.08%) Web Accessibility
7 1 (2.04%) Mobile Development
7 1 (2.04%) Analytics
7 1 (2.04%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.04%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 42 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 7 (14.29%) PHP
3 4 (8.16%) SQL
4 3 (6.12%) Java
5 2 (4.08%) C#
6 1 (2.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Kibana
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Adobe
2 4 (8.16%) Google
3 3 (6.12%) Sitecore
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle
4 2 (4.08%) Twitter
5 1 (2.04%) Stellent
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
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