Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 56 65
Rank change year-on-year -6 +9 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 38 37 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.61% 2.61% 2.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.76% 2.75% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 28 23
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +60.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £209 £271 £243
90th Percentile £475 £491 £450
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £303
% change year-on-year - +32.23% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £33.44 -

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 1,375 1,347 1,509
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 94.99% 95.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 927 948 1,016
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +6.21%
10th Percentile £175 £225 £225
90th Percentile £550 £525 £548
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 38 45
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.22 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.52% -1.97% -6.45%
10th Percentile £10.75 £8.39 £10.60
90th Percentile £35.25 £39.43 £36.65
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -8.82% +13.33% -14.29%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 36 (94.74%) CSS
1 36 (94.74%) Front End Development
2 34 (89.47%) HTML
2 34 (89.47%) JavaScript
3 27 (71.05%) HTML5
4 24 (63.16%) AngularJS
5 19 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
6 18 (47.37%) User Experience
7 16 (42.11%) jQuery
8 15 (39.47%) Git (software)
9 14 (36.84%) React
9 14 (36.84%) Sass
10 13 (34.21%) LESS
10 13 (34.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 13 (34.21%) TypeScript
10 13 (34.21%) CSS3
11 10 (26.32%) .NET
11 10 (26.32%) gulp
12 9 (23.68%) Redux
13 8 (21.05%) TDD
13 8 (21.05%) Ajax
13 8 (21.05%) ASP.NET
13 8 (21.05%) Responsive Web Design
14 7 (18.42%) Prototyping
14 7 (18.42%) Wireframes
14 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (18.42%) C#
14 7 (18.42%) Continuous Improvement
15 6 (15.79%) JSON
15 6 (15.79%) DOM

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 (5.26%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.63%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) npm
2 3 (7.89%) Yarn
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.63%) GitHub
4 1 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Blockchain
1 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (39.47%) Git (software)
2 10 (26.32%) gulp
3 4 (10.53%) Jasmine
3 4 (10.53%) Karma Test Runner
3 4 (10.53%) webpack
4 3 (7.89%) Grunt
5 2 (5.26%) Bower
6 1 (2.63%) Selenium
General
1 2 (5.26%) Law
2 1 (2.63%) Advertising
2 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (94.74%) CSS
2 34 (89.47%) HTML
3 27 (71.05%) HTML5
4 24 (63.16%) AngularJS
5 19 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
6 16 (42.11%) jQuery
7 14 (36.84%) React
7 14 (36.84%) Sass
8 13 (34.21%) CSS3
8 13 (34.21%) LESS
8 13 (34.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 10 (26.32%) .NET
10 9 (23.68%) Redux
11 8 (21.05%) Ajax
11 8 (21.05%) ASP.NET
12 6 (15.79%) DOM
12 6 (15.79%) JSON
12 6 (15.79%) Semantic HTML
13 5 (13.16%) DHTML
13 5 (13.16%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (47.37%) User Experience
2 1 (2.63%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Android
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (94.74%) Front End Development
2 8 (21.05%) Responsive Web Design
2 8 (21.05%) TDD
3 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (18.42%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (18.42%) Prototyping
3 7 (18.42%) Wireframes
4 6 (15.79%) MVC
4 6 (15.79%) OOP
5 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.89%) Disruptive Innovation
6 3 (7.89%) Isomorphic Development
6 3 (7.89%) Isomorphic JavaScript
7 2 (5.26%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 2 (5.26%) Scrum
7 2 (5.26%) Web Development
8 1 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.63%) MVVM
8 1 (2.63%) Test Automation
8 1 (2.63%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (89.47%) JavaScript
2 13 (34.21%) TypeScript
3 7 (18.42%) C#
4 6 (15.79%) ES6
5 5 (13.16%) ES7
6 4 (10.53%) ES8
6 4 (10.53%) PureScript
7 3 (7.89%) PHP
8 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) WAI
2 1 (2.63%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) Google
2 1 (2.63%) Sitecore