Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Front End Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Front End Development over the 6 months to 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the 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 Development (Client-Side Development)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 73 91
Rank change year-on-year -52 +18 +19
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 82 121 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.58% 2.48% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 2.95% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 93 79
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% +17.65%
10th Percentile £300 £218 £212
90th Percentile £488 £488 £495
England median daily rate £458 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +8.28% +5.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
West Midlands median hourly rate - £30.66 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +91.63% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £36.72 £43.25
% change year-on-year -4.68% -15.10% +78.50%

Front End Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,512 4,101 4,990
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.72% 84.00% 84.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,790 2,637 2,985
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £270 £239 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 140 149
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £25.06 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.75% +43.20% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.98 £11.74 £10.61
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.75 £40.06
England median hourly rate £22.22 £25.00 £22.92
% change year-on-year -11.14% +9.06% +4.19%

Front End Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Front End Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Front End Development in the West Midlands

Front End Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Front End Development in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Front End Development in the West Midlands

Front End Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Development in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front End Development in the West Midlands

Front End Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Development in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front End Development in the West Midlands

Front End Development
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Development within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 14 December 2018. 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
Birmingham -20 30 £375 +25.00% 24
Coventry -18 18 £425 - 2
Shropshire -55 16 £425 +1.49% 5
Solihull +8 9 £400 +0.31% 3
Warwickshire +4 1 - - 9
Staffordshire -15 1 £350 - 7
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Front End Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Front End Development.

1 66 (80.49%) JavaScript
2 63 (76.83%) HTML
3 60 (73.17%) CSS
4 43 (52.44%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (42.68%) AngularJS
6 34 (41.46%) HTML5
7 31 (37.80%) React
8 26 (31.71%) .NET
9 24 (29.27%) MVC
10 23 (28.05%) User Experience
11 22 (26.83%) Sass
11 22 (26.83%) Git (software)
12 20 (24.39%) CSS3
13 18 (21.95%) jQuery
13 18 (21.95%) gulp
14 17 (20.73%) Node.js
14 17 (20.73%) Microsoft
15 16 (19.51%) C#
15 16 (19.51%) Grunt
16 14 (17.07%) Web Development
17 13 (15.85%) Test Automation
17 13 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
17 13 (15.85%) ASP.NET
17 13 (15.85%) Web Design
17 13 (15.85%) LESS
17 13 (15.85%) Redux
18 12 (14.63%) Wireframes
18 12 (14.63%) TDD
19 11 (13.41%) Scrum
19 11 (13.41%) WCAG

Front End Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 2 (2.44%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.22%) CMS
2 1 (1.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (1.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) NetSuite
1 1 (1.22%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (9.76%) GitHub
3 5 (6.10%) npm
4 4 (4.88%) Azure Functions
4 4 (4.88%) Google Analytics
4 4 (4.88%) Serverless
5 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.22%) HTTP
1 1 (1.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.88%) MongoDB
1 4 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.44%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (26.83%) Git (software)
2 18 (21.95%) gulp
3 16 (19.51%) Grunt
4 10 (12.20%) Selenium
4 10 (12.20%) webpack
5 8 (9.76%) Jenkins
6 7 (8.54%) NUnit
7 6 (7.32%) PhantomJS
8 5 (6.10%) Jasmine
8 5 (6.10%) Moq
9 4 (4.88%) Bitbucket
9 4 (4.88%) Cucumber
9 4 (4.88%) IntelliJ
9 4 (4.88%) Karma Test Runner
9 4 (4.88%) Mocha
9 4 (4.88%) MSTest
9 4 (4.88%) Sublime Text
9 4 (4.88%) Visual Studio Code
9 4 (4.88%) WebDriver
9 4 (4.88%) WebStorm
General
1 6 (7.32%) Finance
2 3 (3.66%) Retail
3 2 (2.44%) Advertising
3 2 (2.44%) Games
3 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 67 (81.71%) Developer
2 39 (47.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 14 (17.07%) JavaScript Developer
4 13 (15.85%) Designer
4 13 (15.85%) UX Designer
5 11 (13.41%) React Developer
6 7 (8.54%) .NET Developer
6 7 (8.54%) Senior Developer
7 6 (7.32%) Angular Developer
8 5 (6.10%) HTML Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Web Developer
9 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (4.88%) Azure Developer
9 4 (4.88%) Digital Developer
9 4 (4.88%) HTML CSS Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 3 (3.66%) Full Stack Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Node.js Developer
10 3 (3.66%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (76.83%) HTML
2 60 (73.17%) CSS
3 35 (42.68%) AngularJS
4 34 (41.46%) HTML5
5 31 (37.80%) React
6 26 (31.71%) .NET
7 22 (26.83%) Sass
8 20 (24.39%) CSS3
9 18 (21.95%) jQuery
10 17 (20.73%) Node.js
11 13 (15.85%) ASP.NET
11 13 (15.85%) LESS
11 13 (15.85%) Redux
12 9 (10.98%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (10.98%) REST
13 8 (9.76%) RESTful
13 8 (9.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 7 (8.54%) .NET Framework
15 6 (7.32%) Razor View Engine
15 6 (7.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (28.05%) User Experience
2 9 (10.98%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.10%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (6.10%) W3C
4 4 (4.88%) Data Structures
4 4 (4.88%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.22%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.10%) Linux
2 4 (4.88%) Mac OS X
2 4 (4.88%) Ubuntu
2 4 (4.88%) Windows
3 2 (2.44%) Android
3 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (52.44%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (29.27%) MVC
3 14 (17.07%) Web Development
4 13 (15.85%) Test Automation
4 13 (15.85%) Web Design
5 12 (14.63%) TDD
5 12 (14.63%) Wireframes
6 11 (13.41%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 11 (13.41%) Prototyping
6 11 (13.41%) Scrum
7 10 (12.20%) Responsive Web Design
7 10 (12.20%) Service Design
8 9 (10.98%) Mobile First
8 9 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (10.98%) Rapid Prototyping
9 7 (8.54%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (8.54%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (7.32%) DOM Manipulation/Scripting
10 6 (7.32%) Domain-Driven Design
10 6 (7.32%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 66 (80.49%) JavaScript
2 16 (19.51%) C#
3 10 (12.20%) ES6
4 7 (8.54%) TypeScript
5 6 (7.32%) Ruby
6 5 (6.10%) CoffeeScript
6 5 (6.10%) Scala
6 5 (6.10%) SQL
7 4 (4.88%) Java
7 4 (4.88%) PHP
8 2 (2.44%) ES7
8 2 (2.44%) PureScript
9 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.22%) ES8
9 1 (1.22%) Perl
9 1 (1.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (1.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.41%) WCAG
2 5 (6.10%) WAI
3 2 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 10 (12.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) Grafana
1 3 (3.66%) Graphite
1 3 (3.66%) Kibana
2 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.22%) Puppet
2 1 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (20.73%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.10%) Google
3 2 (2.44%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.22%) Adobe
4 1 (1.22%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.22%) SolarWinds