The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 23 June 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 85 99
Rank change year-on-year -2 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 34 52 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.67% 1.73% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 1.82% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 33 18
Median daily rate £400 £250 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -18.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £204 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £390 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £345 £325
% change year-on-year +8.69% +6.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 - £40.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1922 2853 2299
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.63% 94.75% 95.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1152 1690 1407
Median daily rate £388 £399 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.88% +10.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £234 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 89 138
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.91 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £39.00 £32.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +10 20 £400 +60.00% 5
Coventry +15 3 £413 - 4
Solihull +13 1 - - 5
Wolverhampton - 1 £350 -
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 23 June 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 West Midlands region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 53 (98.15%) Front End Development
2 45 (83.33%) HTML
2 45 (83.33%) CSS
3 40 (74.07%) JavaScript
3 40 (74.07%) AngularJS
4 28 (51.85%) HTML5
5 26 (48.15%) CSS3
5 26 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (33.33%) jQuery
7 16 (29.63%) React
8 14 (25.93%) Node.js
8 14 (25.93%) TDD
9 12 (22.22%) Git (software)
10 11 (20.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (18.52%) Sass
12 9 (16.67%) Java
12 9 (16.67%) BDD
13 8 (14.81%) User Experience
14 7 (12.96%) Angular 2
14 7 (12.96%) Web Development
14 7 (12.96%) Scrum
14 7 (12.96%) Ember.js
15 6 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
15 6 (11.11%) SQL
15 6 (11.11%) OO
15 6 (11.11%) E-Commerce
16 5 (9.26%) MVC
16 5 (9.26%) Finance
16 5 (9.26%) PHP
16 5 (9.26%) LESS

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 2 (3.70%) WordPress
2 1 (1.85%) CMS
2 1 (1.85%) DNN
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Fireworks
1 1 (1.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) SaaS
2 1 (1.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (1.85%) GitHub
2 1 (1.85%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.85%) Heroku
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) PaaS
2 1 (1.85%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) HTTP
1 1 (1.85%) Internet
1 1 (1.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) DocumentDB
1 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 5 (9.26%) gulp
3 4 (7.41%) Grunt
3 4 (7.41%) Jasmine
3 4 (7.41%) Subversion
4 2 (3.70%) Mocha
4 2 (3.70%) Vagrant
4 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.85%) Bower
5 1 (1.85%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (1.85%) Maven
5 1 (1.85%) PostCSS
5 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.85%) webpack
General
1 5 (9.26%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Retail
3 1 (1.85%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (83.33%) CSS
1 45 (83.33%) HTML
2 40 (74.07%) AngularJS
3 28 (51.85%) HTML5
4 26 (48.15%) CSS3
5 18 (33.33%) jQuery
6 16 (29.63%) React
7 14 (25.93%) Node.js
8 11 (20.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 10 (18.52%) Sass
10 7 (12.96%) Angular 2
10 7 (12.96%) Ember.js
11 5 (9.26%) LESS
12 3 (5.56%) .NET
12 3 (5.56%) Ajax
12 3 (5.56%) Backbone.js
12 3 (5.56%) Dojo
12 3 (5.56%) Redux
12 3 (5.56%) RESTful
13 2 (3.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) User Experience
2 3 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.70%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.85%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.85%) Linux
1 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (98.15%) Front End Development
2 26 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (25.93%) TDD
4 9 (16.67%) BDD
5 7 (12.96%) Scrum
5 7 (12.96%) Web Development
6 6 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 6 (11.11%) OO
6 6 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (9.26%) MVC
8 4 (7.41%) Open Source
8 4 (7.41%) Software Engineering
9 3 (5.56%) Cross-Browser Development
9 3 (5.56%) Mentoring
9 3 (5.56%) Microservices
9 3 (5.56%) Mobile First
9 3 (5.56%) OOP
9 3 (5.56%) Unit Testing
9 3 (5.56%) Web Application Development
10 2 (3.70%) Isomorphic JavaScript
Programming Languages
1 40 (74.07%) JavaScript
2 9 (16.67%) Java
3 6 (11.11%) SQL
4 5 (9.26%) PHP
5 4 (7.41%) TypeScript
6 3 (5.56%) ES6
6 3 (5.56%) Python
7 2 (3.70%) Ruby
7 2 (3.70%) Scala
8 1 (1.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (1.85%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.56%) Demandware
2 3 (5.56%) hybris
3 1 (1.85%) Google
3 1 (1.85%) Xamarin
Telford, Shropshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Colossus Associates
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Anderson Lamb
Rate: Competitive daily rates apply
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Stratospherec
Rate: Up to £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago