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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front-End Developer
Rank 88 85 69
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 20 24 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.94% 1.13% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.25% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 20
Average daily rate
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£325 £250 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £310 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -25.00%
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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
1931 1920 1726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.66% 90.74% 93.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1103 995 798
Average daily rate £350 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 138 187
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £37.40 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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
Coventry +9 8 £325 -
Birmingham -5 5 £325 +18.18% 2
Warwickshire -4 2 £325 - 4
Shropshire - 2 £175 -
Solihull +3 1 £225 -21.73%
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Brierley Hill - - - - 1
Dudley - - - - 2
Front-End Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 44 (91.67%) JavaScript
2 40 (83.33%) HTML
2 40 (83.33%) CSS
3 25 (52.08%) HTML5
4 23 (47.92%) jQuery
5 21 (43.75%) AngularJS
6 18 (37.50%) CSS3
7 13 (27.08%) Marketing
8 9 (18.75%) Adobe
8 9 (18.75%) Sass
9 8 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (16.67%) XHTML
9 8 (16.67%) .NET
9 8 (16.67%) Web Design
10 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (14.58%) Digital Marketing
10 7 (14.58%) Unit Testing
10 7 (14.58%) VBScript
10 7 (14.58%) Classic ASP
10 7 (14.58%) Intranet
11 5 (10.42%) Git (software)
11 5 (10.42%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (10.42%) User Experience
11 5 (10.42%) Photoshop
11 5 (10.42%) Flash
11 5 (10.42%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (10.42%) CMS
12 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET
12 4 (8.33%) Finance
13 3 (6.25%) Adobe Creative Suite

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 5 (10.42%) CMS
2 3 (6.25%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.08%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Photoshop
1 5 (10.42%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (6.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.58%) Intranet
2 3 (6.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.25%) Jasmine
3 2 (4.17%) Selenium
3 2 (4.17%) Grunt
3 2 (4.17%) Bower
General
1 13 (27.08%) Marketing
2 4 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Automotive
3 1 (2.08%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (83.33%) HTML
1 40 (83.33%) CSS
2 25 (52.08%) HTML5
3 23 (47.92%) jQuery
4 21 (43.75%) AngularJS
5 18 (37.50%) CSS3
6 9 (18.75%) Sass
7 8 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 8 (16.67%) XHTML
7 8 (16.67%) .NET
8 7 (14.58%) Classic ASP
9 5 (10.42%) Flash
10 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET
11 3 (6.25%) Web Services
11 3 (6.25%) .NET Framework
12 2 (4.17%) Ajax
12 2 (4.17%) Adobe AIR
12 2 (4.17%) Apache Flex
12 2 (4.17%) XML
12 2 (4.17%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) User Experience
2 3 (6.25%) W3C
3 1 (2.08%) Open Source
3 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.08%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.08%) Online Gambling
3 1 (2.08%) Mobile Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.67%) Web Design
2 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (14.58%) Digital Marketing
2 7 (14.58%) Unit Testing
3 5 (10.42%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (6.25%) Mentoring
4 3 (6.25%) MVC
4 3 (6.25%) TDD
5 2 (4.17%) Performance Testing
5 2 (4.17%) Web Development
5 2 (4.17%) E-Commerce
5 2 (4.17%) Project Management
5 2 (4.17%) SEO
5 2 (4.17%) Coaching
5 2 (4.17%) Web Accessibility
6 1 (2.08%) Rapid Prototyping
6 1 (2.08%) Workflow
6 1 (2.08%) Validation
6 1 (2.08%) Content Management
6 1 (2.08%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 44 (91.67%) JavaScript
2 7 (14.58%) VBScript
3 3 (6.25%) Java
3 3 (6.25%) PHP
4 2 (4.17%) VB
4 2 (4.17%) ActionScript
4 2 (4.17%) ActionScript 3.0
5 1 (2.08%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) Adobe
2 3 (6.25%) Sitecore
3 2 (4.17%) Twitter
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.08%) Zend
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