Period
to 12 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 56 57
Rank change year-on-year -18 +1 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 25 42 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.77% 2.70% 2.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 2.84% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 35 27
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.17% -14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £267 £216 £250
90th Percentile £475 £423 £454
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +9.33% +15.38% +15.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Birmingham median hourly rate - - £100.00
West Midlands median hourly rate - £28.25 £100.00
% change year-on-year - -71.76% -

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 1,353 1,477 1,483
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.69% 94.98% 96.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 940 1,043 951
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -0.64% +6.85%
10th Percentile £180 £216 £225
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 48 45 52
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.50 £14.22 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% -1.97% -3.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £8.39 £10.29
90th Percentile £42.50 £39.50 £27.42
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -0.94% +6.67% -9.09%

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 12 November 2018.

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 12 November 2018, Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 25 (100.00%) CSS
2 24 (96.00%) HTML
2 24 (96.00%) JavaScript
2 24 (96.00%) Front End Development
3 19 (76.00%) HTML5
4 14 (56.00%) AngularJS
5 13 (52.00%) React
6 12 (48.00%) User Experience
6 12 (48.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 11 (44.00%) KnockoutJS
7 11 (44.00%) Sass
8 10 (40.00%) LESS
8 10 (40.00%) TypeScript
9 9 (36.00%) jQuery
10 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
10 8 (32.00%) CSS3
10 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (32.00%) gulp
11 7 (28.00%) TDD
11 7 (28.00%) Responsive Web Design
12 6 (24.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (24.00%) ES6
12 6 (24.00%) Redux
13 5 (20.00%) Wireframes
13 5 (20.00%) Prototyping
13 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
14 4 (16.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 4 (16.00%) Node.js
14 4 (16.00%) Semantic HTML
14 4 (16.00%) ES7

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 1 (4.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) npm
2 2 (8.00%) Yarn
3 1 (4.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) SMS
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
1 8 (32.00%) gulp
2 3 (12.00%) Jasmine
2 3 (12.00%) Karma Test Runner
2 3 (12.00%) webpack
3 2 (8.00%) Grunt
4 1 (4.00%) Bower
General
1 2 (8.00%) Law
2 1 (4.00%) Advertising
2 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (100.00%) CSS
2 24 (96.00%) HTML
3 19 (76.00%) HTML5
4 14 (56.00%) AngularJS
5 13 (52.00%) React
6 12 (48.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 11 (44.00%) KnockoutJS
7 11 (44.00%) Sass
8 10 (40.00%) LESS
9 9 (36.00%) jQuery
10 8 (32.00%) CSS3
11 6 (24.00%) Redux
12 4 (16.00%) Node.js
12 4 (16.00%) Semantic HTML
13 3 (12.00%) .NET
13 3 (12.00%) Enzyme
13 3 (12.00%) Express
13 3 (12.00%) Jest
14 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
14 2 (8.00%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (96.00%) Front End Development
2 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (28.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 7 (28.00%) TDD
4 6 (24.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (20.00%) Prototyping
5 5 (20.00%) Wireframes
6 3 (12.00%) Disruptive Innovation
7 2 (8.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (8.00%) Isomorphic Development
7 2 (8.00%) Isomorphic JavaScript
7 2 (8.00%) MVC
7 2 (8.00%) Scrum
7 2 (8.00%) Web Development
8 1 (4.00%) Android Development
8 1 (4.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.00%) OOP
8 1 (4.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 24 (96.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (40.00%) TypeScript
3 6 (24.00%) ES6
4 4 (16.00%) ES7
4 4 (16.00%) PureScript
5 3 (12.00%) ES8
6 2 (8.00%) C#
6 2 (8.00%) PHP
7 1 (4.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) WAI
1 1 (4.00%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Sitecore