Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 76 105
Rank change year-on-year -14 +29 +6
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 121 110 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.36% 2.46% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 2.93% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 78 82
West Midlands median daily rate £401 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.25% +23.08% +8.33%
10th Percentile £258 £290 £210
90th Percentile £500 £504 £488
England median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £33.44 -
England median hourly rate £39.50 £16.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +146.88% -46.67% -17.81%

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 4,313 3,754 5,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.11% 83.98% 83.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,571 2,359 3,102
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £245 £250
90th Percentile £575 £546 £550
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 141 125
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +25.00% -18.18%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.50 £40.18
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.25 £22.85
% change year-on-year -9.68% +1.77% +4.05%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +9 58 £375 -6.25% 30
Coventry -12 23 £425 -2.86% 6
Solihull +2 15 £450 +16.13% 2
Shropshire -39 12 £425 +1.19% 7
Warwickshire +5 1 - - 6
Wolverhampton -1 1 £300 -14.29%
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 94 (77.69%) JavaScript
2 92 (76.03%) HTML
3 89 (73.55%) CSS
4 62 (51.24%) HTML5
5 58 (47.93%) AngularJS
6 51 (42.15%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (33.88%) Git (software)
7 41 (33.88%) React
8 38 (31.40%) Sass
8 38 (31.40%) .NET
9 34 (28.10%) CSS3
10 32 (26.45%) User Experience
10 32 (26.45%) jQuery
11 28 (23.14%) MVC
11 28 (23.14%) gulp
12 27 (22.31%) C#
13 25 (20.66%) Node.js
14 23 (19.01%) LESS
15 22 (18.18%) Microsoft
16 21 (17.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 20 (16.53%) TypeScript
17 20 (16.53%) Grunt
17 20 (16.53%) ASP.NET
18 19 (15.70%) TDD
18 19 (15.70%) Microsoft Azure
19 18 (14.88%) KnockoutJS
20 17 (14.05%) Responsive Web Design
20 17 (14.05%) Wireframes
20 17 (14.05%) Redux
20 17 (14.05%) Scrum

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 4 (3.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (2.48%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.48%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.83%) CMS
3 1 (0.83%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Magento
1 1 (0.83%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.83%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.61%) npm
3 7 (5.79%) GitHub
4 4 (3.31%) Azure Functions
4 4 (3.31%) Google Analytics
4 4 (3.31%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (3.31%) Serverless
5 3 (2.48%) Yarn
6 1 (0.83%) Heroku
6 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) HTTP
1 1 (0.83%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.31%) MongoDB
1 4 (3.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.65%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.65%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.83%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.83%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 41 (33.88%) Git (software)
2 28 (23.14%) gulp
3 20 (16.53%) Grunt
4 10 (8.26%) webpack
5 9 (7.44%) Jasmine
5 9 (7.44%) Selenium
6 7 (5.79%) Jenkins
6 7 (5.79%) Karma Test Runner
7 6 (4.96%) NUnit
8 5 (4.13%) Bitbucket
9 4 (3.31%) Cucumber
9 4 (3.31%) IntelliJ
9 4 (3.31%) Mocha
9 4 (3.31%) Moq
9 4 (3.31%) MSTest
9 4 (3.31%) PhantomJS
9 4 (3.31%) Sublime Text
9 4 (3.31%) Visual Studio Code
9 4 (3.31%) WebDriver
9 4 (3.31%) WebStorm
General
1 7 (5.79%) Finance
2 4 (3.31%) Advertising
3 3 (2.48%) Marketing
3 3 (2.48%) Retail
4 2 (1.65%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.65%) Law
4 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.83%) Automotive
5 1 (0.83%) Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Games
Job Titles
1 112 (92.56%) Developer
2 75 (61.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 19 (15.70%) HTML Developer
4 18 (14.88%) JavaScript Developer
5 17 (14.05%) HTML CSS Developer
5 17 (14.05%) React Developer
6 15 (12.40%) .NET Developer
7 14 (11.57%) UI Developer
8 12 (9.92%) Senior Developer
9 11 (9.09%) Angular Developer
10 7 (5.79%) Designer
10 7 (5.79%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 7 (5.79%) UX Designer
11 6 (4.96%) C# Developer
12 5 (4.13%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (4.13%) Senior .NET Developer
12 5 (4.13%) UX Developer
12 5 (4.13%) Web Developer
13 4 (3.31%) Digital Developer
13 4 (3.31%) UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (76.03%) HTML
2 89 (73.55%) CSS
3 62 (51.24%) HTML5
4 58 (47.93%) AngularJS
5 41 (33.88%) React
6 38 (31.40%) .NET
6 38 (31.40%) Sass
7 34 (28.10%) CSS3
8 32 (26.45%) jQuery
9 25 (20.66%) Node.js
10 23 (19.01%) LESS
11 21 (17.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 20 (16.53%) ASP.NET
13 18 (14.88%) KnockoutJS
14 17 (14.05%) Redux
15 13 (10.74%) Ajax
15 13 (10.74%) REST
16 12 (9.92%) ASP.NET MVC
17 11 (9.09%) Semantic HTML
18 8 (6.61%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 32 (26.45%) User Experience
2 7 (5.79%) W3C
3 5 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.13%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.65%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.83%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.83%) Fintech
6 1 (0.83%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.13%) Linux
1 5 (4.13%) Windows
2 4 (3.31%) Android
2 4 (3.31%) Mac OS X
2 4 (3.31%) Ubuntu
3 2 (1.65%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.83%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (42.15%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (23.14%) MVC
3 19 (15.70%) TDD
4 17 (14.05%) Responsive Web Design
4 17 (14.05%) Scrum
4 17 (14.05%) Wireframes
5 16 (13.22%) Web Development
6 15 (12.40%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 13 (10.74%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (10.74%) Test Automation
8 12 (9.92%) Mobile First
8 12 (9.92%) OOP
9 10 (8.26%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (8.26%) Microservices
10 9 (7.44%) E-Commerce
11 7 (5.79%) Domain-Driven Design
11 7 (5.79%) Prototyping
11 7 (5.79%) Web Design
12 6 (4.96%) Unit Testing
13 5 (4.13%) OO
Programming Languages
1 94 (77.69%) JavaScript
2 27 (22.31%) C#
3 20 (16.53%) TypeScript
4 12 (9.92%) ES6
5 11 (9.09%) Java
6 6 (4.96%) PHP
6 6 (4.96%) Ruby
7 5 (4.13%) CoffeeScript
7 5 (4.13%) ES7
7 5 (4.13%) PureScript
7 5 (4.13%) Scala
8 4 (3.31%) ES8
8 4 (3.31%) SQL
9 1 (0.83%) Python
9 1 (0.83%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (1.65%) Degree
2 1 (0.83%) APMP
2 1 (0.83%) CIPD
2 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.22%) WCAG
2 11 (9.09%) WAI
3 2 (1.65%) QA
System Software
1 12 (9.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (2.48%) Grafana
2 3 (2.48%) Graphite
2 3 (2.48%) Kibana
Vendors
1 22 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.26%) Google
3 4 (3.31%) Adobe
4 3 (2.48%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.83%) Perforce
5 1 (0.83%) Sitecore