Period
to 15 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £423 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 98 130
Rank change year-on-year -57 +32 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 55 93 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.07% 1.93% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 2.04% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 73 63
West Midlands median daily rate £423 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.55% +11.54% +18.18%
10th Percentile £293 £218 £210
90th Percentile £479 £488 £458
England median daily rate £450 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - £28.25 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -71.76% -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% +33.33% +23.81%

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 4,894 4,556 5,931
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.96% 94.66% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,017 2,872 3,537
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £233 £213 £237
90th Percentile £575 £544 £547
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 196 237
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.94% +6.67% -9.64%
10th Percentile £10.89 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.63 £43.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.06
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.54% +1.46%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 -17 23 £400 +33.33% 15
Coventry -18 12 £425 +1.49% 1
Shropshire -42 9 £425 +3.03% 1
Solihull +11 8 £400 -2.44% 4
Wolverhampton -3 1 £300 -14.29% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £225 - 1
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 15 November 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 53 (96.36%) CSS
1 53 (96.36%) Front End Development
2 52 (94.55%) HTML
3 51 (92.73%) JavaScript
4 34 (61.82%) HTML5
5 33 (60.00%) AngularJS
6 32 (58.18%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (52.73%) Sass
8 28 (50.91%) React
9 22 (40.00%) Git (software)
10 20 (36.36%) CSS3
11 18 (32.73%) LESS
12 17 (30.91%) gulp
13 16 (29.09%) jQuery
14 15 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 14 (25.45%) TypeScript
15 14 (25.45%) .NET
16 13 (23.64%) WCAG
16 13 (23.64%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
17 12 (21.82%) MVC
17 12 (21.82%) User Experience
17 12 (21.82%) Grunt
18 11 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
18 11 (20.00%) Web Development
19 10 (18.18%) Scrum
19 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
19 10 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
19 10 (18.18%) Node.js
19 10 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
19 10 (18.18%) Test Automation

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 1 (1.82%) CMS
1 1 (1.82%) Umbraco
1 1 (1.82%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.82%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) GitHub
2 4 (7.27%) Google Analytics
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.64%) npm
4 1 (1.82%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) HTTP
1 1 (1.82%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 22 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 17 (30.91%) gulp
3 12 (21.82%) Grunt
4 7 (12.73%) webpack
5 6 (10.91%) Jasmine
6 5 (9.09%) Jenkins
6 5 (9.09%) Karma Test Runner
6 5 (9.09%) Selenium
7 4 (7.27%) Cucumber
7 4 (7.27%) IntelliJ
7 4 (7.27%) Mocha
7 4 (7.27%) PhantomJS
7 4 (7.27%) Sublime Text
7 4 (7.27%) Visual Studio Code
7 4 (7.27%) WebDriver
7 4 (7.27%) WebStorm
8 1 (1.82%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.82%) Bower
8 1 (1.82%) JUnit
8 1 (1.82%) Subversion
General
1 2 (3.64%) Law
2 1 (1.82%) Advertising
2 1 (1.82%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (96.36%) CSS
2 52 (94.55%) HTML
3 34 (61.82%) HTML5
4 33 (60.00%) AngularJS
5 29 (52.73%) Sass
6 28 (50.91%) React
7 20 (36.36%) CSS3
8 18 (32.73%) LESS
9 16 (29.09%) jQuery
10 15 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 14 (25.45%) .NET
12 10 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
12 10 (18.18%) Node.js
13 9 (16.36%) Redux
14 8 (14.55%) REST
15 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET
15 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET MVC
15 6 (10.91%) Ruby on Rails
16 5 (9.09%) Play Framework
16 5 (9.09%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) User Experience
2 5 (9.09%) W3C
3 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.82%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.27%) Linux
1 4 (7.27%) Mac OS X
1 4 (7.27%) Ubuntu
1 4 (7.27%) Windows
2 1 (1.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (96.36%) Front End Development
2 32 (58.18%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (23.64%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 12 (21.82%) MVC
5 11 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 11 (20.00%) Web Development
6 10 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (18.18%) Scrum
6 10 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 8 (14.55%) TDD
8 6 (10.91%) Mobile First
9 5 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (9.09%) Mentoring
10 4 (7.27%) Analytics
10 4 (7.27%) Line Management
10 4 (7.27%) Prototyping
10 4 (7.27%) Wireframes
11 3 (5.45%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 3 (5.45%) Disruptive Innovation
11 3 (5.45%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 51 (92.73%) JavaScript
2 14 (25.45%) TypeScript
3 10 (18.18%) ES6
4 7 (12.73%) C#
5 6 (10.91%) Ruby
6 5 (9.09%) CoffeeScript
6 5 (9.09%) Java
6 5 (9.09%) PureScript
6 5 (9.09%) Scala
7 3 (5.45%) ES7
7 3 (5.45%) PHP
8 2 (3.64%) ES8
9 1 (1.82%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (23.64%) WCAG
2 5 (9.09%) WAI
3 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (5.45%) Grafana
2 3 (5.45%) Graphite
2 3 (5.45%) Kibana
Vendors
1 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.09%) Google
3 2 (3.64%) Adobe
4 1 (1.82%) Sitecore