Period
to 20 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Developer (Client-Side Developer)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 60 68
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 43 46 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.84% 2.93% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.00% 3.06% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 26 26
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +8.33% +1.69%
10th Percentile £228 £250 £200
90th Percentile £488 £455 £350
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £308 £281
% change year-on-year +30.08% +9.33% -0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - £100.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.64 £100.00 -
% change year-on-year -70.37% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 1435 1502 1359
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 95.67% 96.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1002 973 856
Birmingham median daily rate £384 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.85% +5.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £223 £226 £206
90th Percentile £525 £550 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 47 72
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.11 £14.50 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.71% -5.69% -0.81%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.46 £10.63
90th Percentile £39.88 £36.05 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £17.12
% change year-on-year +8.02% -12.38% +0.71%

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Birmingham

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Birmingham

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Birmingham over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Birmingham

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 39 (90.70%) Front End Development
2 35 (81.40%) HTML
3 34 (79.07%) JavaScript
3 34 (79.07%) CSS
4 26 (60.47%) HTML5
5 23 (53.49%) AngularJS
5 23 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (51.16%) CSS3
7 19 (44.19%) jQuery
8 12 (27.91%) TDD
9 9 (20.93%) Digital Media
9 9 (20.93%) User Experience
10 8 (18.60%) Sass
11 7 (16.28%) React
11 7 (16.28%) Node.js
11 7 (16.28%) PHP
11 7 (16.28%) Git (software)
12 6 (13.95%) Web Development
12 6 (13.95%) Mentoring
13 5 (11.63%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (11.63%) Scrum
13 5 (11.63%) Software Engineering
14 4 (9.30%) Test Automation
14 4 (9.30%) Redux
14 4 (9.30%) Angular 2
14 4 (9.30%) LESS
14 4 (9.30%) Responsive Web Design
14 4 (9.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 3 (6.98%) ES6
15 3 (6.98%) SDLC

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
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 (4.65%) Drupal
1 2 (4.65%) WordPress
2 1 (2.33%) CMS
2 1 (2.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Fireworks
1 1 (2.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) SaaS
2 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (2.33%) GitHub
3 1 (2.33%) Google App Engine
3 1 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.33%) Heroku
3 1 (2.33%) MailChimp
3 1 (2.33%) npm
3 1 (2.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.65%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.33%) Mocha
4 1 (2.33%) Subversion
General
1 3 (6.98%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (81.40%) HTML
2 34 (79.07%) CSS
3 26 (60.47%) HTML5
4 23 (53.49%) AngularJS
5 22 (51.16%) CSS3
6 19 (44.19%) jQuery
7 8 (18.60%) Sass
8 7 (16.28%) Node.js
8 7 (16.28%) React
9 4 (9.30%) Angular 2
9 4 (9.30%) LESS
9 4 (9.30%) Redux
9 4 (9.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (4.65%) .NET
10 2 (4.65%) Backbone.js
10 2 (4.65%) D3.js
10 2 (4.65%) Dojo
11 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
11 1 (2.33%) KnockoutJS
11 1 (2.33%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Digital Media
1 9 (20.93%) User Experience
2 5 (11.63%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (90.70%) Front End Development
2 23 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (27.91%) TDD
4 6 (13.95%) Mentoring
4 6 (13.95%) Web Development
5 5 (11.63%) Scrum
5 5 (11.63%) Software Engineering
6 4 (9.30%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (9.30%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.98%) OO
7 3 (6.98%) SDLC
8 2 (4.65%) Asset Management
8 2 (4.65%) CRM
8 2 (4.65%) Integration Testing
8 2 (4.65%) Microservices
8 2 (4.65%) Open Source
8 2 (4.65%) Product Management
8 2 (4.65%) Software Architecture
8 2 (4.65%) User Stories
8 2 (4.65%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 34 (79.07%) JavaScript
2 7 (16.28%) PHP
3 3 (6.98%) ES6
4 2 (4.65%) C#
4 2 (4.65%) Java
4 2 (4.65%) TypeScript
5 1 (2.33%) Python
5 1 (2.33%) Ruby
5 1 (2.33%) Scala
5 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (2.33%) Google