The table below looks at the statistics for the Front End Developer (Client-Side 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 (Client-Side Developer) in their job title over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Rank 97 89 81
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 24 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.95% 0.90% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.98% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 17 17
Average daily rate £295 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.23% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £402 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%
Front End Developer (Client-Side 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
2391 2044 1967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.21% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1350 1144 1028
Average daily rate £383 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £476 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 180 142
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.62 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side 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 (Client-Side Developer) Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Front End Developer (Client-Side 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 (Client-Side Developer) across the West Midlands region.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Front End Developer (Client-Side 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 (Client-Side Developer) across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Front End Developer (Client-Side 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 (Client-Side Developer) across the West Midlands region.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Front End Developer (Client-Side 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 (Client-Side Developer) within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 7 £300 -7.69% 2
Birmingham -2 6 £235 -27.69% 7
Staffordshire - 3 - - 1
Warwickshire +2 1 £290 -10.76% 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £300 - 1
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Front End Developer (Client-Side 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 (Client-Side Developer) in their job title.

1 54 (94.74%) HTML
1 54 (94.74%) JavaScript
1 54 (94.74%) CSS
2 47 (82.46%) Front End Development
3 33 (57.89%) jQuery
3 33 (57.89%) HTML5
4 29 (50.88%) CSS3
5 21 (36.84%) AngularJS
6 14 (24.56%) Responsive Web Design
7 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (21.05%) User Experience
8 10 (17.54%) Ajax
8 10 (17.54%) CMS
8 10 (17.54%) JSON
9 9 (15.79%) Backbone.js
9 9 (15.79%) .NET
10 8 (14.04%) C#
10 8 (14.04%) KnockoutJS
11 7 (12.28%) Photoshop
11 7 (12.28%) Adobe Illustrator
12 6 (10.53%) Finance
12 6 (10.53%) REST
12 6 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (10.53%) TypeScript
13 5 (8.77%) Sass
13 5 (8.77%) Git (software)
13 5 (8.77%) Scrum
13 5 (8.77%) Adobe
13 5 (8.77%) ActionScript
13 5 (8.77%) Linux

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Front End Developer (Client-Side 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 (Client-Side Developer) in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (17.54%) CMS
2 3 (5.26%) Node.js
2 3 (5.26%) WordPress
3 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.51%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Adobe Illustrator
1 7 (12.28%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Adobe Analytics
1 2 (3.51%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.75%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.75%) GitHub
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) Office 365
2 1 (1.75%) PaaS
2 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) HTTP
2 2 (3.51%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Power View
2 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.75%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (1.75%) Power BI
2 1 (1.75%) PowerPivot
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.02%) Grunt
3 2 (3.51%) gulp
3 2 (3.51%) NSubstitute
3 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.75%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.75%) JIRA
4 1 (1.75%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.75%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.75%) Moq
4 1 (1.75%) NuGet
4 1 (1.75%) NUnit
4 1 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.75%) Selenium
4 1 (1.75%) Subversion
4 1 (1.75%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Games
2 2 (3.51%) Marketing
3 1 (1.75%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (94.74%) CSS
1 54 (94.74%) HTML
2 33 (57.89%) HTML5
2 33 (57.89%) jQuery
3 29 (50.88%) CSS3
4 21 (36.84%) AngularJS
5 10 (17.54%) Ajax
5 10 (17.54%) JSON
6 9 (15.79%) .NET
6 9 (15.79%) Backbone.js
7 8 (14.04%) KnockoutJS
8 6 (10.53%) REST
8 6 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (8.77%) Sass
10 4 (7.02%) Django
11 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET
11 3 (5.26%) LESS
12 2 (3.51%) Classic ASP
12 2 (3.51%) Flash
12 2 (3.51%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) User Experience
2 4 (7.02%) N-Tier
3 3 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.51%) Streaming Video
4 2 (3.51%) W3C
5 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.75%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) Linux
2 1 (1.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (82.46%) Front End Development
2 14 (24.56%) Responsive Web Design
3 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (8.77%) Scrum
5 4 (7.02%) High Availability
5 4 (7.02%) Software Engineering
5 4 (7.02%) TDD
6 3 (5.26%) Content Management
6 3 (5.26%) E-Commerce
6 3 (5.26%) MVC
7 2 (3.51%) BDD
7 2 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.51%) OO
7 2 (3.51%) Reverse Engineering
7 2 (3.51%) SOA
7 2 (3.51%) Web Analytics
7 2 (3.51%) Web Development
8 1 (1.75%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (1.75%) Dependency Injection
8 1 (1.75%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 54 (94.74%) JavaScript
2 8 (14.04%) C#
3 6 (10.53%) TypeScript
4 5 (8.77%) ActionScript
5 4 (7.02%) C++
5 4 (7.02%) Java
5 4 (7.02%) PHP
5 4 (7.02%) Python
6 3 (5.26%) C
6 3 (5.26%) VB
7 2 (3.51%) SQL
7 2 (3.51%) VBScript
8 1 (1.75%) ActionScript 3.0
8 1 (1.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 5 (8.77%) Adobe
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft