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 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 91 83 92
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 19 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 1.02% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.12% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 10
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -0.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £225 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £312 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -33.33%
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
2069 1966 1873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.75% 90.98% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1205 1033 855
Average daily rate £350 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £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 175 147 186
Average hourly rate £15.71 £17.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.28 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £34.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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
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 December 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 24 December 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 -5 6 £325 +18.18% 1
Coventry - 5 £325 -
Shropshire - 2 £175 -
Staffordshire - 2 £325 - 1
Solihull -1 1 £225 -21.73% 1
Warwickshire -7 1 £325 -27.77% 4
Worcestershire - - - -
Walsall - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
Front-End Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 51 (91.07%) HTML
1 51 (91.07%) JavaScript
1 51 (91.07%) CSS
2 28 (50.00%) jQuery
3 26 (46.43%) HTML5
4 18 (32.14%) CSS3
4 18 (32.14%) AngularJS
5 13 (23.21%) Adobe
6 12 (21.43%) XHTML
7 11 (19.64%) Marketing
8 10 (17.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 9 (16.07%) Sass
9 9 (16.07%) Adobe Illustrator
9 9 (16.07%) Photoshop
10 8 (14.29%) .NET
11 7 (12.50%) Classic ASP
11 7 (12.50%) VBScript
11 7 (12.50%) Intranet
11 7 (12.50%) CMS
11 7 (12.50%) Flash
12 6 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (10.71%) Ajax
13 5 (8.93%) Git (software)
13 5 (8.93%) Responsive Web Design
13 5 (8.93%) SEO
13 5 (8.93%) Finance
13 5 (8.93%) W3C
13 5 (8.93%) E-Commerce
13 5 (8.93%) FTP
14 4 (7.14%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (12.50%) CMS
2 2 (3.57%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (16.07%) Photoshop
1 9 (16.07%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (5.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.50%) Intranet
2 5 (8.93%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.57%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.79%) Grunt
3 1 (1.79%) Bower
3 1 (1.79%) Selenium
General
1 11 (19.64%) Marketing
2 5 (8.93%) Finance
3 3 (5.36%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (91.07%) HTML
1 51 (91.07%) CSS
2 28 (50.00%) jQuery
3 26 (46.43%) HTML5
4 18 (32.14%) CSS3
4 18 (32.14%) AngularJS
5 12 (21.43%) XHTML
6 10 (17.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 9 (16.07%) Sass
8 8 (14.29%) .NET
9 7 (12.50%) Classic ASP
9 7 (12.50%) Flash
10 6 (10.71%) Ajax
11 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET
11 4 (7.14%) Web Services
12 3 (5.36%) RESTful
12 3 (5.36%) .NET Framework
12 3 (5.36%) JSON
12 3 (5.36%) LESS
12 3 (5.36%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) W3C
2 4 (7.14%) User Experience
3 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.79%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.79%) Mobile Games
4 1 (1.79%) Online Gambling
4 1 (1.79%) Open Source
4 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (8.93%) E-Commerce
2 5 (8.93%) SEO
2 5 (8.93%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
3 4 (7.14%) Web Design
3 4 (7.14%) Unit Testing
4 3 (5.36%) MVC
4 3 (5.36%) Validation
4 3 (5.36%) Mentoring
4 3 (5.36%) Web Development
5 2 (3.57%) Coaching
5 2 (3.57%) Performance Testing
5 2 (3.57%) Workflow
5 2 (3.57%) Project Management
5 2 (3.57%) Web Accessibility
5 2 (3.57%) TDD
5 2 (3.57%) Content Management
6 1 (1.79%) Software Engineering
6 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Content Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (91.07%) JavaScript
2 7 (12.50%) VBScript
3 2 (3.57%) VB
3 2 (3.57%) ActionScript
3 2 (3.57%) ActionScript 3.0
3 2 (3.57%) PHP
4 1 (1.79%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (23.21%) Adobe
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.57%) Sitecore
3 2 (3.57%) Twitter
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle
4 1 (1.79%) Stellent
4 1 (1.79%) Zend