The table below looks at the statistics for the Front-End Web 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 Web Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Web Developer
Rank 115 104 103
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Web Developer 9 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.36% 0.14% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.15% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 7
Average daily rate
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£315 £250 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £320 £258
% change year-on-year
-2.34% +24.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -48.27%
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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
2295 1945 2155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.82% 92.27% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1154 1021 1069
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 £205 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 144 148
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.63 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.65% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £11.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Front-End Web Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Front-End Web Developer in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Front-End Web Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Front-End Web 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 Web Developer across the West Midlands region.

Front-End Web Developer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Front-End Web 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 Web Developer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 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 0 5 £315 +26.00% 1
Solihull - 1 £275 -
Walsall - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Front-End Web Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Front-End Web 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 Web Developer in their job title.

1 13 (92.86%) HTML
1 13 (92.86%) JavaScript
1 13 (92.86%) CSS
2 7 (50.00%) jQuery
3 6 (42.86%) CSS3
3 6 (42.86%) Photoshop
3 6 (42.86%) XHTML
3 6 (42.86%) Adobe
3 6 (42.86%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (35.71%) W3C
4 5 (35.71%) FTP
4 5 (35.71%) Flash
4 5 (35.71%) HTML5
5 3 (21.43%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (21.43%) CMS
6 2 (14.29%) Ajax
6 2 (14.29%) Web Development
6 2 (14.29%) JSON
6 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (14.29%) SEO
6 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 2 (14.29%) .NET
6 2 (14.29%) Sass
7 1 (7.14%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (7.14%) Sitecore
7 1 (7.14%) WordPress
7 1 (7.14%) Magento
7 1 (7.14%) Web Accessibility
7 1 (7.14%) RESTful
7 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Content Management

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Front-End Web 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 Web Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) CMS
2 1 (7.14%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (7.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Photoshop
1 6 (42.86%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 1 (7.14%) Automotive
1 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) HTML
1 13 (92.86%) CSS
2 7 (50.00%) jQuery
3 6 (42.86%) CSS3
3 6 (42.86%) XHTML
4 5 (35.71%) Flash
4 5 (35.71%) HTML5
5 2 (14.29%) Ajax
5 2 (14.29%) JSON
5 2 (14.29%) .NET
5 2 (14.29%) Sass
6 1 (7.14%) RESTful
6 1 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
6 1 (7.14%) JSP
6 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) W3C
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (14.29%) Web Development
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) SEO
2 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.14%) Web Accessibility
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Content Management
3 1 (7.14%) iOS Development
3 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.14%) ERP
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) PHP
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Adobe
2 1 (7.14%) Sitecore
2 1 (7.14%) Facebook
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Stellent