The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £320 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 49 52
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 11 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.76% 1.32% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.83% 1.39% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 9
Median daily rate £320 £325 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.53% +62.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £243 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £355 £333
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +8.14% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year - -18.42%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 601 648 709
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.31% 95.15% 93.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 407 453
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 25
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 29 March 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 40 (100.00%) Front End Development
2 32 (80.00%) HTML
2 32 (80.00%) CSS
3 29 (72.50%) JavaScript
4 25 (62.50%) AngularJS
5 18 (45.00%) HTML5
6 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (32.50%) React
8 12 (30.00%) Web Development
9 10 (25.00%) CSS3
10 9 (22.50%) TDD
11 8 (20.00%) CMS
11 8 (20.00%) Middleware
11 8 (20.00%) Drupal
11 8 (20.00%) Content Management
11 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
12 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
12 7 (17.50%) Scrum
12 7 (17.50%) gulp
13 6 (15.00%) Ember.js
13 6 (15.00%) BDD
13 6 (15.00%) Node.js
13 6 (15.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (15.00%) XML
13 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
13 6 (15.00%) jQuery
14 5 (12.50%) Unit Testing
14 5 (12.50%) Integration Testing
14 5 (12.50%) OO
14 5 (12.50%) User Experience

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 8 (20.00%) CMS
1 8 (20.00%) Drupal
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Fireworks
1 2 (5.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) GitHub
2 2 (5.00%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) HTTP
2 1 (2.50%) Internet
2 1 (2.50%) Intranet
2 1 (2.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) DocumentDB
1 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (17.50%) gulp
3 3 (7.50%) Grunt
3 3 (7.50%) JHipster
3 3 (7.50%) Protractor
4 1 (2.50%) Bower
4 1 (2.50%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.50%) webpack
General
1 2 (5.00%) Marketing
1 2 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (2.50%) Advertising
2 1 (2.50%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (80.00%) CSS
1 32 (80.00%) HTML
2 25 (62.50%) AngularJS
3 18 (45.00%) HTML5
4 13 (32.50%) React
5 10 (25.00%) CSS3
6 8 (20.00%) Middleware
7 6 (15.00%) Ember.js
7 6 (15.00%) jQuery
7 6 (15.00%) Node.js
7 6 (15.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (15.00%) XML
8 5 (12.50%) Angular 2
9 4 (10.00%) JSON
10 3 (7.50%) REST
10 3 (7.50%) RESTful
10 3 (7.50%) Sass
11 2 (5.00%) LESS
12 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (2.50%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) User Experience
2 2 (5.00%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.50%) Graphic Design
3 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Linux
1 2 (5.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (100.00%) Front End Development
2 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (30.00%) Web Development
4 9 (22.50%) TDD
5 8 (20.00%) Content Management
6 7 (17.50%) Scrum
7 6 (15.00%) BDD
8 5 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 5 (12.50%) OO
8 5 (12.50%) Unit Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Kanban
9 4 (10.00%) Open Source
9 4 (10.00%) Software Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Test Automation
9 4 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
10 3 (7.50%) SDLC
10 3 (7.50%) Web Design
11 2 (5.00%) MVC
11 2 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 29 (72.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.50%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) PHP
3 1 (2.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
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