Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 21 November 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)
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 107 138
Rank change year-on-year +18 +31 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 177 185 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.15% 1.90% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 1.99% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 113 89
Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £228 £238 £198
90th Percentile £450 £474 £454
England median daily rate £400 £390 £370
% change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Midlands median hourly rate £28.25 £100.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.76% - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £28.75 £24.23
% change year-on-year +47.83% +18.65% -23.38%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Contract vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 7797 9280 8004
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 95.39% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4873 5638 4625
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £216 £235 £215
90th Percentile £550 £551 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 367 455
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -0.40% -2.84%
10th Percentile £10.11 £10.00 £10.20
90th Percentile £45.00 £39.50 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the Midlands

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +21 94 £350 +7.69% 24
East Midlands +2 83 £338 -0.74% 20
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Midlands region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 165 (93.22%) HTML
2 164 (92.66%) Front End Development
3 160 (90.40%) JavaScript
4 158 (89.27%) CSS
5 119 (67.23%) HTML5
6 104 (58.76%) CSS3
7 101 (57.06%) jQuery
8 71 (40.11%) Agile Software Development
9 65 (36.72%) AngularJS
10 53 (29.94%) Git (software)
11 52 (29.38%) Sass
12 48 (27.12%) React
13 47 (26.55%) Node.js
14 44 (24.86%) User Experience
15 42 (23.73%) Web Development
16 40 (22.60%) TDD
17 34 (19.21%) Responsive Web Design
18 29 (16.38%) Retail
19 28 (15.82%) Web Design
20 25 (14.12%) Angular 2
21 24 (13.56%) Scrum
22 23 (12.99%) Adobe
23 22 (12.43%) Test Automation
23 22 (12.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
24 19 (10.73%) Digital Media
25 17 (9.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
26 15 (8.47%) LESS
26 15 (8.47%) Jasmine
26 15 (8.47%) gulp
27 14 (7.91%) Cross-Browser Compatibility

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 10 (5.65%) CMS
2 6 (3.39%) WordPress
3 3 (1.69%) DNN
4 2 (1.13%) Drupal
5 1 (0.56%) Confluence
5 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 22 (12.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 4 (2.26%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.13%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.56%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.56%) HipChat
4 1 (0.56%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 5 (2.82%) Magento
2 4 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.26%) npm
4 1 (0.56%) GitHub
4 1 (0.56%) MailChimp
4 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.26%) MongoDB
1 4 (2.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.13%) CouchDB
3 1 (0.56%) GIS
3 1 (0.56%) MySQL
3 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 53 (29.94%) Git (software)
2 15 (8.47%) gulp
2 15 (8.47%) Jasmine
3 11 (6.21%) Grunt
4 8 (4.52%) webpack
5 7 (3.95%) Karma Test Runner
6 6 (3.39%) Jenkins
7 5 (2.82%) Bower
7 5 (2.82%) Protractor
8 4 (2.26%) PostCSS
8 4 (2.26%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.26%) Yeoman
9 3 (1.69%) Selenium
9 3 (1.69%) Subversion
9 3 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.13%) JIRA
10 2 (1.13%) JUnit
10 2 (1.13%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.13%) Visual Website Optimizer
11 1 (0.56%) git-flow
General
1 29 (16.38%) Retail
2 5 (2.82%) Finance
3 4 (2.26%) Automotive
3 4 (2.26%) Marketing
4 2 (1.13%) Games
5 1 (0.56%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (93.22%) HTML
2 158 (89.27%) CSS
3 119 (67.23%) HTML5
4 104 (58.76%) CSS3
5 101 (57.06%) jQuery
6 65 (36.72%) AngularJS
7 52 (29.38%) Sass
8 48 (27.12%) React
9 47 (26.55%) Node.js
10 25 (14.12%) Angular 2
11 17 (9.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 15 (8.47%) LESS
13 13 (7.34%) Ajax
14 10 (5.65%) .NET
15 9 (5.08%) XML
16 8 (4.52%) Ember.js
16 8 (4.52%) JSON
16 8 (4.52%) SVG
17 7 (3.95%) REST
18 6 (3.39%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 44 (24.86%) User Experience
2 19 (10.73%) Digital Media
3 7 (3.95%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.39%) W3C
5 5 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.69%) Animation
6 3 (1.69%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.13%) Infotainment
7 2 (1.13%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.13%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.56%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.56%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.56%) Fintech
8 1 (0.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.26%) Android
2 2 (1.13%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.13%) Mac OS X
2 2 (1.13%) Windows
2 2 (1.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (92.66%) Front End Development
2 71 (40.11%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (23.73%) Web Development
4 40 (22.60%) TDD
5 34 (19.21%) Responsive Web Design
6 28 (15.82%) Web Design
7 24 (13.56%) Scrum
8 22 (12.43%) Test Automation
9 14 (7.91%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 14 (7.91%) E-Commerce
10 12 (6.78%) Mentoring
11 10 (5.65%) MVC
11 10 (5.65%) OO
12 9 (5.08%) Microservices
12 9 (5.08%) Unit Testing
13 8 (4.52%) BDD
14 6 (3.39%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (3.39%) Integration Testing
14 6 (3.39%) Open Source
14 6 (3.39%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 160 (90.40%) JavaScript
2 13 (7.34%) ES6
3 12 (6.78%) PHP
3 12 (6.78%) TypeScript
4 10 (5.65%) Java
5 8 (4.52%) C#
6 6 (3.39%) SQL
7 2 (1.13%) Apple Swift
7 2 (1.13%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.13%) Python
7 2 (1.13%) Ruby
7 2 (1.13%) Scala
7 2 (1.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (2.82%) Degree
2 3 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.69%) WAI
1 3 (1.69%) WCAG
2 2 (1.13%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.26%) Docker
Vendors
1 23 (12.99%) Adobe
2 5 (2.82%) Google
3 2 (1.13%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.13%) Optimizely
3 2 (1.13%) Qubit
3 2 (1.13%) Twitter
4 1 (0.56%) Perforce