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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 86 76 97
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 36 27 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.40% 1.27% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 1.38% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 10
Average daily rate
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£314 £270 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.20% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £219 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £284 £278
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £289 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.55% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -13.04%
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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
2334 1953 2157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.82% 92.21% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1178 1031 1065
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 141 150
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £32.80 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 -12 11 £315 +16.66% 6
Worcestershire -7 2 - - 2
Warwickshire -12 2 £230 +5.14%
Solihull - 2 £275 - 2
Staffordshire +3 1 £313 - 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 16 September 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 64 (96.97%) HTML
1 64 (96.97%) CSS
2 63 (95.45%) JavaScript
3 43 (65.15%) jQuery
4 40 (60.61%) HTML5
5 31 (46.97%) CSS3
6 19 (28.79%) Responsive Web Design
7 14 (21.21%) AngularJS
8 13 (19.70%) Sass
8 13 (19.70%) CMS
9 12 (18.18%) .NET
9 12 (18.18%) XHTML
10 10 (15.15%) ASP.NET
10 10 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (15.15%) User Experience
11 9 (13.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (13.64%) Ajax
11 9 (13.64%) Photoshop
12 8 (12.12%) Adobe
12 8 (12.12%) Adobe Illustrator
13 7 (10.61%) Web Design
13 7 (10.61%) Marketing
14 6 (9.09%) Web Development
14 6 (9.09%) Retail
14 6 (9.09%) Intranet
14 6 (9.09%) Classic ASP
14 6 (9.09%) VBScript
14 6 (9.09%) PHP
15 5 (7.58%) Flash
15 5 (7.58%) W3C

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 13 (19.70%) CMS
2 4 (6.06%) Umbraco
3 3 (4.55%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (3.03%) Node.js
5 1 (1.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (13.64%) Photoshop
2 8 (12.12%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Tridion
1 1 (1.52%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.09%) Intranet
2 5 (7.58%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) MySQL
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.06%) Grunt
3 3 (4.55%) Selenium
4 2 (3.03%) Subversion
5 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.52%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.52%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (1.52%) Yeoman
5 1 (1.52%) Bower
General
1 7 (10.61%) Marketing
2 6 (9.09%) Retail
3 2 (3.03%) Automotive
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.52%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (96.97%) CSS
1 64 (96.97%) HTML
2 43 (65.15%) jQuery
3 40 (60.61%) HTML5
4 31 (46.97%) CSS3
5 14 (21.21%) AngularJS
6 13 (19.70%) Sass
7 12 (18.18%) XHTML
7 12 (18.18%) .NET
8 10 (15.15%) ASP.NET
9 9 (13.64%) Ajax
9 9 (13.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (9.09%) Classic ASP
11 5 (7.58%) Flash
12 4 (6.06%) RESTful
12 4 (6.06%) JSON
12 4 (6.06%) LESS
12 4 (6.06%) Backbone.js
12 4 (6.06%) KnockoutJS
13 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) User Experience
2 5 (7.58%) W3C
3 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.03%) Open Source
5 1 (1.52%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.52%) Online Gambling
5 1 (1.52%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.79%) Responsive Web Design
2 10 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (10.61%) Web Design
4 6 (9.09%) Web Development
5 5 (7.58%) Validation
6 4 (6.06%) E-Commerce
6 4 (6.06%) SEO
6 4 (6.06%) Content Management
7 2 (3.03%) Web Accessibility
7 2 (3.03%) Workflow
7 2 (3.03%) MVC
7 2 (3.03%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.52%) Web Application Development
8 1 (1.52%) iOS Development
8 1 (1.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.52%) Scrum
8 1 (1.52%) ERP
8 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Content Management
8 1 (1.52%) Rapid Prototyping
8 1 (1.52%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 63 (95.45%) JavaScript
2 6 (9.09%) PHP
2 6 (9.09%) VBScript
3 2 (3.03%) VB
3 2 (3.03%) Ruby
4 1 (1.52%) SQL
4 1 (1.52%) C#
4 1 (1.52%) Java
Vendors
1 8 (12.12%) Adobe
2 4 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.55%) Sitecore
4 2 (3.03%) Facebook
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle
5 1 (1.52%) Stellent
5 1 (1.52%) Zend
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