Period
to 22 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 126 129
Rank change year-on-year +24 +3 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 90 67 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.88% 1.27% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 1.34% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 33 50
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £370 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.41% +23.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £216 £279 £228
90th Percentile £500 £460 £388
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.83 £100.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.17% - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.25 £26.32
% change year-on-year +4.05% +64.32% -3.84%

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 4,554 5,009 4,844
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.17% 94.62% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,835 3,033 2,705
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £225
90th Percentile £550 £538 £539
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 221 203
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +7.26% +0.51%
10th Percentile £9.98 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £36.15
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -1 59 £300 -22.58% 8
Coventry +15 16 £450 +41.18% 3
Warwickshire - 4 £275 - 8
Worcestershire +4 3 £175 -22.22% 3
Shropshire - 3 £430 -
Staffordshire +3 2 - - 6
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 22 February 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 84 (93.33%) HTML
2 81 (90.00%) JavaScript
3 76 (84.44%) CSS
3 76 (84.44%) Front End Development
4 65 (72.22%) HTML5
5 58 (64.44%) jQuery
6 55 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
7 54 (60.00%) CSS3
8 41 (45.56%) TDD
9 34 (37.78%) Digital Media
10 21 (23.33%) AngularJS
11 18 (20.00%) Mentoring
12 16 (17.78%) User Experience
12 16 (17.78%) Test Automation
13 11 (12.22%) .NET
14 9 (10.00%) Git (software)
14 9 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
15 8 (8.89%) Sass
15 8 (8.89%) LESS
15 8 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
15 8 (8.89%) Integration Testing
15 8 (8.89%) Scrum
15 8 (8.89%) Java
16 7 (7.78%) C#
16 7 (7.78%) CRM
16 7 (7.78%) Continuous Integration
16 7 (7.78%) Web Development
16 7 (7.78%) User Stories
17 6 (6.67%) Angular 2
17 6 (6.67%) Enterprise Software

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 4 (4.44%) nginx
2 3 (3.33%) JBoss
2 3 (3.33%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.33%) WildFly
3 2 (2.22%) CMS
3 2 (2.22%) Drupal
3 2 (2.22%) WordPress
4 1 (1.11%) Apache
4 1 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.11%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.33%) GitHub
3 2 (2.22%) IaaS
3 2 (2.22%) PaaS
4 1 (1.11%) MailChimp
4 1 (1.11%) npm
4 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.22%) MySQL
2 2 (2.22%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.11%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.11%) Neo4j
3 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.33%) Subversion
3 2 (2.22%) Mercurial
3 2 (2.22%) MSI
3 2 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.22%) WiX
4 1 (1.11%) GitLab
4 1 (1.11%) Grunt
4 1 (1.11%) gulp
4 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.11%) JUnit
4 1 (1.11%) PostCSS
4 1 (1.11%) Selenium
4 1 (1.11%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (4.44%) Finance
2 3 (3.33%) Automotive
2 3 (3.33%) Games
2 3 (3.33%) Marketing
3 1 (1.11%) Banking
3 1 (1.11%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (93.33%) HTML
2 76 (84.44%) CSS
3 65 (72.22%) HTML5
4 58 (64.44%) jQuery
5 54 (60.00%) CSS3
6 21 (23.33%) AngularJS
7 11 (12.22%) .NET
8 8 (8.89%) LESS
8 8 (8.89%) Sass
9 6 (6.67%) .NET Framework
9 6 (6.67%) Angular 2
9 6 (6.67%) React
9 6 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (6.67%) Web Services
10 5 (5.56%) JSON
10 5 (5.56%) REST
11 4 (4.44%) Ajax
11 4 (4.44%) Spring
11 4 (4.44%) XHTML
12 3 (3.33%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (37.78%) Digital Media
2 16 (17.78%) User Experience
3 9 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (4.44%) W3C
6 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.22%) Infotainment
7 1 (1.11%) Animation
7 1 (1.11%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.22%) Mac OS X
1 2 (2.22%) Windows
2 1 (1.11%) Linux
2 1 (1.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (84.44%) Front End Development
2 55 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (45.56%) TDD
4 18 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 16 (17.78%) Test Automation
6 8 (8.89%) Integration Testing
6 8 (8.89%) Scrum
7 7 (7.78%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (7.78%) CRM
7 7 (7.78%) User Stories
7 7 (7.78%) Web Development
8 6 (6.67%) MVC
8 6 (6.67%) Web Design
9 5 (5.56%) E-Commerce
9 5 (5.56%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (4.44%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 4 (4.44%) OO
10 4 (4.44%) Software Architecture
11 3 (3.33%) Open Source
11 3 (3.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 81 (90.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (8.89%) Java
3 7 (7.78%) C#
4 5 (5.56%) TypeScript
5 4 (4.44%) ES6
5 4 (4.44%) PHP
6 3 (3.33%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.33%) Python
6 3 (3.33%) Scala
6 3 (3.33%) SQL
7 2 (2.22%) Ruby
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
Qualifications
1 4 (4.44%) Degree
2 2 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) WCAG
2 2 (2.22%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (2.22%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.11%) Docker
2 1 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (2.22%) SCCM
1 2 (2.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.33%) Unisys
2 3 (3.33%) WSO2
3 2 (2.22%) Google
3 2 (2.22%) VMware