Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Front End Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Front End Development over the 6 months to 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Front End Development (Client-Side Development)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 51 42
Rank change year-on-year +4 -9 +25
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 54 49 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.79% 3.24% 4.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.60% 3.92% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 39 41
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £188 £228 £250
90th Percentile £475 £500 £480
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £333
% change year-on-year - +20.30% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Birmingham median hourly rate - - £100.00
West Midlands median hourly rate - £29.64 £100.00
% change year-on-year - -70.37% -

Front End Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,174 1,249 1,315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 82.50% 82.61% 83.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 906 855
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £218 £238 £250
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 17 31
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.75 £10.60
90th Percentile £23.60 £47.45 £36.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £24.98 £17.50
% change year-on-year -39.95% +42.74% -18.60%

Front End Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Front End Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Front End Development in Birmingham

Front End Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Front End Development in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Front End Development in Birmingham

Front End Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Development in Birmingham over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front End Development in Birmingham

Front End Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Development in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front End Development in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Front End Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Front End Development.

1 50 (92.59%) JavaScript
2 44 (81.48%) HTML
3 40 (74.07%) CSS
4 32 (59.26%) HTML5
5 26 (48.15%) AngularJS
6 19 (35.19%) jQuery
7 17 (31.48%) Git (software)
7 17 (31.48%) .NET
7 17 (31.48%) React
8 16 (29.63%) User Experience
8 16 (29.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 16 (29.63%) KnockoutJS
9 15 (27.78%) CSS3
9 15 (27.78%) C#
9 15 (27.78%) ASP.NET
10 14 (25.93%) TypeScript
11 13 (24.07%) Sass
11 13 (24.07%) MVC
11 13 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (22.22%) TDD
13 11 (20.37%) LESS
13 11 (20.37%) gulp
14 10 (18.52%) ES6
14 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
14 10 (18.52%) Wireframes
14 10 (18.52%) Redux
15 9 (16.67%) npm
15 9 (16.67%) Node.js
16 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
16 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC

Front End Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.70%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) NetSuite
1 1 (1.85%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.67%) npm
2 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (9.26%) GitHub
4 4 (7.41%) Azure Functions
4 4 (7.41%) Serverless
5 3 (5.56%) Yarn
6 1 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (31.48%) Git (software)
2 11 (20.37%) gulp
3 8 (14.81%) webpack
4 6 (11.11%) NUnit
5 4 (7.41%) Babel
5 4 (7.41%) Grunt
5 4 (7.41%) Jasmine
5 4 (7.41%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (7.41%) Moq
5 4 (7.41%) MSTest
6 3 (5.56%) Selenium
7 2 (3.70%) Bower
7 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.70%) JIRA
7 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (3.70%) Advertising
1 2 (3.70%) Aerospace
1 2 (3.70%) Finance
1 2 (3.70%) Law
1 2 (3.70%) Retail
1 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (98.15%) Developer
2 32 (59.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 17 (31.48%) JavaScript Developer
4 13 (24.07%) React Developer
5 11 (20.37%) HTML Developer
6 10 (18.52%) HTML CSS Developer
7 9 (16.67%) .NET Developer
8 8 (14.81%) UI Developer
9 5 (9.26%) Angular Developer
10 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (5.56%) Azure Developer
10 3 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (5.56%) C# Developer
10 3 (5.56%) Senior Developer
10 3 (5.56%) UI/UX Developer
10 3 (5.56%) UX Developer
11 2 (3.70%) Agile Developer
11 2 (3.70%) Senior .NET Developer
12 1 (1.85%) Node.js Developer
12 1 (1.85%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (81.48%) HTML
2 40 (74.07%) CSS
3 32 (59.26%) HTML5
4 26 (48.15%) AngularJS
5 19 (35.19%) jQuery
6 17 (31.48%) .NET
6 17 (31.48%) React
7 16 (29.63%) KnockoutJS
7 16 (29.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 15 (27.78%) ASP.NET
8 15 (27.78%) CSS3
9 13 (24.07%) Sass
10 11 (20.37%) LESS
11 10 (18.52%) Redux
12 9 (16.67%) Node.js
13 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (12.96%) .NET Framework
14 7 (12.96%) DOM
14 7 (12.96%) JSON
15 6 (11.11%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (29.63%) User Experience
2 3 (5.56%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (24.07%) MVC
2 12 (22.22%) TDD
3 10 (18.52%) Wireframes
4 8 (14.81%) Responsive Web Design
5 7 (12.96%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (12.96%) Prototyping
6 6 (11.11%) Isomorphic JavaScript
6 6 (11.11%) OOP
7 5 (9.26%) E-Commerce
8 4 (7.41%) DevOps
8 4 (7.41%) Microservices
8 4 (7.41%) Unit Testing
9 3 (5.56%) Benchmarking
9 3 (5.56%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 3 (5.56%) Disruptive Innovation
9 3 (5.56%) DOM Manipulation/Scripting
9 3 (5.56%) Isomorphic Development
9 3 (5.56%) Translating Business Requirements
9 3 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (92.59%) JavaScript
2 15 (27.78%) C#
3 14 (25.93%) TypeScript
4 10 (18.52%) ES6
5 5 (9.26%) ES7
6 4 (7.41%) ES8
6 4 (7.41%) PureScript
6 4 (7.41%) SQL
7 3 (5.56%) PHP
8 1 (1.85%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (1.85%) Degree
1 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) WAI
2 1 (1.85%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.85%) Google
2 1 (1.85%) Sitecore
2 1 (1.85%) Xamarin