Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 85 107
Rank change year-on-year +17 +22 +13
Contract jobs citing Front End Development 145 98 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.81% 2.23% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.37% 2.68% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 70 80
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +30.61% +2.08%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £210
90th Percentile £500 £500 £476
England median daily rate £450 £403 £390
% change year-on-year +11.80% +3.21% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £16.00 £25.82
% change year-on-year +165.63% -38.03% -30.22%

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 4,298 3,650 4,998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.44% 83.20% 83.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,586 2,285 2,902
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £243
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 136 109
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £21.00 £17.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.19% +16.99% -20.22%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.05 £10.73
90th Percentile £35.00 £48.75 £39.10
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +12.02%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +6 72 £369 -7.81% 23
Coventry -13 28 £401 -5.65% 6
Shropshire -21 13 £425 -2.27% 4
Solihull -3 12 £450 +18.03% 3
Wolverhampton -2 4 £263 -25.00%
Worcestershire -4 4 £425 +61.90% 7
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 111 (76.55%) HTML
2 110 (75.86%) CSS
3 107 (73.79%) JavaScript
4 71 (48.97%) HTML5
5 54 (37.24%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (36.55%) AngularJS
7 48 (33.10%) CSS3
8 46 (31.72%) User Experience
9 44 (30.34%) jQuery
10 42 (28.97%) Sass
11 38 (26.21%) Git (software)
12 35 (24.14%) React
13 34 (23.45%) .NET
14 32 (22.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 27 (18.62%) C#
16 25 (17.24%) TDD
17 23 (15.86%) Microsoft
18 22 (15.17%) gulp
18 22 (15.17%) TypeScript
19 21 (14.48%) MVC
20 20 (13.79%) LESS
21 18 (12.41%) KnockoutJS
21 18 (12.41%) Wireframes
22 17 (11.72%) Grunt
22 17 (11.72%) Scrum
23 16 (11.03%) Web Development
23 16 (11.03%) Node.js
23 16 (11.03%) Responsive Web Design
24 15 (10.34%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
24 15 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure

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 6 (4.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (2.07%) CMS
2 3 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.69%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (2.76%) Magento
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Shopify
2 1 (0.69%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.21%) npm
3 4 (2.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.07%) GitHub
4 3 (2.07%) Yarn
5 1 (0.69%) Heroku
5 1 (0.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.76%) HTTP
2 2 (1.38%) Internet
3 1 (0.69%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.76%) MySQL
1 4 (2.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.69%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 38 (26.21%) Git (software)
2 22 (15.17%) gulp
3 17 (11.72%) Grunt
4 7 (4.83%) Jasmine
5 6 (4.14%) Karma Test Runner
6 5 (3.45%) Bitbucket
6 5 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (3.45%) webpack
7 4 (2.76%) Bower
8 2 (1.38%) Maven
8 2 (1.38%) Moq
8 2 (1.38%) NUnit
9 1 (0.69%) Babel
9 1 (0.69%) Selenium
9 1 (0.69%) SonarQube
General
1 8 (5.52%) Finance
2 4 (2.76%) Marketing
3 3 (2.07%) Advertising
3 3 (2.07%) Banking
3 3 (2.07%) Law
4 2 (1.38%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.69%) Automotive
5 1 (0.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 126 (86.90%) Developer
2 85 (58.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 22 (15.17%) JavaScript Developer
4 20 (13.79%) HTML Developer
5 18 (12.41%) HTML CSS Developer
6 17 (11.72%) React Developer
7 16 (11.03%) Designer
7 16 (11.03%) UX Designer
8 15 (10.34%) .NET Developer
8 15 (10.34%) Angular Developer
9 13 (8.97%) UI Developer
10 8 (5.52%) Senior Developer
11 7 (4.83%) C# Developer
12 6 (4.14%) C# .NET Developer
12 6 (4.14%) E-Commerce Developer
12 6 (4.14%) Lead Developer
13 5 (3.45%) ASP.NET Developer
13 5 (3.45%) Senior Front-End Developer
14 4 (2.76%) Interaction Designer
14 4 (2.76%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (76.55%) HTML
2 110 (75.86%) CSS
3 71 (48.97%) HTML5
4 53 (36.55%) AngularJS
5 48 (33.10%) CSS3
6 44 (30.34%) jQuery
7 42 (28.97%) Sass
8 35 (24.14%) React
9 34 (23.45%) .NET
10 32 (22.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 20 (13.79%) LESS
12 18 (12.41%) KnockoutJS
13 16 (11.03%) Node.js
14 15 (10.34%) ASP.NET
15 14 (9.66%) Redux
16 12 (8.28%) Ajax
17 11 (7.59%) Semantic HTML
17 11 (7.59%) XHTML
18 9 (6.21%) Angular 2
18 9 (6.21%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 46 (31.72%) User Experience
2 10 (6.90%) Digital Media
2 10 (6.90%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.83%) W3C
4 6 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.45%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.38%) Vector Graphics
7 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.69%) Fintech
7 1 (0.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.38%) Android
2 1 (0.69%) CentOS
2 1 (0.69%) Linux
2 1 (0.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (37.24%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (17.24%) TDD
3 21 (14.48%) MVC
4 18 (12.41%) Wireframes
5 17 (11.72%) Scrum
6 16 (11.03%) Responsive Web Design
6 16 (11.03%) Web Development
7 15 (10.34%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 15 (10.34%) E-Commerce
8 11 (7.59%) OOP
8 11 (7.59%) Prototyping
8 11 (7.59%) Web Design
9 10 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (6.90%) Mobile First
10 8 (5.52%) OO
10 8 (5.52%) Test Automation
11 7 (4.83%) Service Design
12 6 (4.14%) Mentoring
12 6 (4.14%) Microservices
13 5 (3.45%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 107 (73.79%) JavaScript
2 27 (18.62%) C#
3 22 (15.17%) TypeScript
4 13 (8.97%) ES6
4 13 (8.97%) Java
5 7 (4.83%) PHP
6 5 (3.45%) ES7
7 4 (2.76%) ES8
7 4 (2.76%) PureScript
8 2 (1.38%) SQL
9 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.69%) Python
9 1 (0.69%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (2.76%) Degree
2 2 (1.38%) APMP
2 2 (1.38%) CIPD
2 2 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (1.38%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.66%) WCAG
2 9 (6.21%) WAI
3 4 (2.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (15.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.45%) Adobe
2 5 (3.45%) Google
3 2 (1.38%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle
4 1 (0.69%) Perforce
4 1 (0.69%) Siebel
4 1 (0.69%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.69%) WooCommerce
4 1 (0.69%) WorldPay