Period
to 21 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £356 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 May 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 123 133
Rank change year-on-year +19 +10 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 90 48 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.84% 1.11% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 1.17% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 33 56
West Midlands median daily rate £356 £370 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.72% +29.82% -5.00%
10th Percentile £225 £272 £210
90th Percentile £486 £488 £384
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.25 £31.00
% change year-on-year +4.05% +39.52% -5.16%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,644 4,086 5,118
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.71% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,872 2,508 2,896
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £246 £213 £219
90th Percentile £575 £530 £538
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 205 150
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.43% +16.67% -10.98%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.25 £10.41
90th Percentile £41.00 £44.50 £37.28
England median hourly rate £18.51 £18.96 £19.49
% change year-on-year -2.40% -2.72% +11.37%

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

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

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
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 Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the West Midlands.

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

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

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

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
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 Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the West Midlands.

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

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
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 Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 May 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 0 53 £331 -11.07% 17
Coventry +3 14 £375 - 1
Staffordshire +4 6 - - 7
Solihull +1 6 £450 - 3
Shropshire - 3 £440 - 1
Wolverhampton - 2 £206 - 1
Worcestershire -9 1 £225 -18.18% 4
Warwickshire - 1 £275 - 3
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England

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

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

1 81 (90.00%) HTML
2 80 (88.89%) JavaScript
3 79 (87.78%) CSS
4 76 (84.44%) Front End Development
5 58 (64.44%) HTML5
6 45 (50.00%) CSS3
7 43 (47.78%) jQuery
8 39 (43.33%) AngularJS
9 37 (41.11%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (30.00%) TDD
10 27 (30.00%) User Experience
11 24 (26.67%) Sass
12 23 (25.56%) Git (software)
13 18 (20.00%) .NET
13 18 (20.00%) Digital Media
14 15 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 15 (16.67%) React
14 15 (16.67%) C#
15 13 (14.44%) KnockoutJS
16 12 (13.33%) LESS
16 12 (13.33%) E-Commerce
17 11 (12.22%) XHTML
17 11 (12.22%) Java
17 11 (12.22%) Microsoft
17 11 (12.22%) Microsoft Azure
17 11 (12.22%) JSON
17 11 (12.22%) Mentoring
17 11 (12.22%) Greenfield Project
18 10 (11.11%) TypeScript
18 10 (11.11%) Web Services

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
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 5 (5.56%) CMS
2 4 (4.44%) nginx
3 3 (3.33%) JBoss
3 3 (3.33%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.33%) WildFly
4 2 (2.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.11%) Apache
5 1 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.11%) Drupal
5 1 (1.11%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.22%) Magento
2 1 (1.11%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.67%) IaaS
2 6 (6.67%) npm
2 6 (6.67%) PaaS
3 3 (3.33%) GitHub
4 2 (2.22%) Yarn
5 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.11%) Heroku
5 1 (1.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.11%) HTTP
1 1 (1.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.33%) MySQL
3 1 (1.11%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.11%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.11%) Neo4j
3 1 (1.11%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (25.56%) Git (software)
2 8 (8.89%) gulp
3 6 (6.67%) Grunt
3 6 (6.67%) MSI
3 6 (6.67%) WiX
4 5 (5.56%) Jasmine
5 4 (4.44%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (3.33%) Bower
7 2 (2.22%) Subversion
7 2 (2.22%) webpack
8 1 (1.11%) GitLab
8 1 (1.11%) Selenium
8 1 (1.11%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.11%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (7.78%) Finance
2 4 (4.44%) Games
3 3 (3.33%) Banking
4 2 (2.22%) Law
4 2 (2.22%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (90.00%) HTML
2 79 (87.78%) CSS
3 58 (64.44%) HTML5
4 45 (50.00%) CSS3
5 43 (47.78%) jQuery
6 39 (43.33%) AngularJS
7 24 (26.67%) Sass
8 18 (20.00%) .NET
9 15 (16.67%) React
9 15 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 13 (14.44%) KnockoutJS
11 12 (13.33%) LESS
12 11 (12.22%) JSON
12 11 (12.22%) XHTML
13 10 (11.11%) Web Services
14 9 (10.00%) Ajax
14 9 (10.00%) Angular 2
15 8 (8.89%) .NET Framework
15 8 (8.89%) ASP.NET
16 7 (7.78%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 27 (30.00%) User Experience
2 18 (20.00%) Digital Media
3 11 (12.22%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (4.44%) W3C
7 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.22%) Vector Graphics
8 1 (1.11%) Blog
8 1 (1.11%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.78%) Windows
2 2 (2.22%) Linux
2 2 (2.22%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (84.44%) Front End Development
2 37 (41.11%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (30.00%) TDD
4 12 (13.33%) E-Commerce
5 11 (12.22%) Mentoring
6 8 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (8.89%) Test Automation
6 8 (8.89%) Web Development
7 7 (7.78%) MVC
7 7 (7.78%) OOP
7 7 (7.78%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (7.78%) Wireframes
8 6 (6.67%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 6 (6.67%) OO
8 6 (6.67%) Scrum
9 5 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (5.56%) Microservices
10 4 (4.44%) Mobile First
10 4 (4.44%) Unit Testing
10 4 (4.44%) Value Proposition
Programming Languages
1 80 (88.89%) JavaScript
2 15 (16.67%) C#
3 11 (12.22%) Java
4 10 (11.11%) TypeScript
5 6 (6.67%) ES6
6 3 (3.33%) PHP
6 3 (3.33%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.33%) SQL
7 2 (2.22%) ES7
7 2 (2.22%) ES8
7 2 (2.22%) PureScript
7 2 (2.22%) Python
7 2 (2.22%) Scala
8 1 (1.11%) Clojure
8 1 (1.11%) Erlang
8 1 (1.11%) F#
8 1 (1.11%) Groovy
8 1 (1.11%) Haskell
8 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (1.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.67%) WAI
2 5 (5.56%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (6.67%) Hyper-V
1 6 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
1 6 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.11%) Docker
2 1 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (6.67%) SCCM
1 6 (6.67%) vCenter Server
2 2 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (12.22%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.67%) VMware
3 3 (3.33%) Unisys
3 3 (3.33%) WSO2
4 2 (2.22%) Google
5 1 (1.11%) Perforce
5 1 (1.11%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.11%) WooCommerce
5 1 (1.11%) WorldPay
5 1 (1.11%) Xamarin