Period
to 19 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 106 124
Rank change year-on-year +1 +18 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 94 67 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.86% 1.54% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 1.62% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 49 71
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +45.45% -
10th Percentile £264 £263 £175
90th Percentile £475 £490 £450
England median daily rate £450 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +12.50% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £33.44 -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £16.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year +196.88% -26.06% -26.16%

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 4,776 4,130 5,783
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.35% 94.72% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,881 2,604 3,394
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £243 £225 £219
90th Percentile £575 £545 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 180 203
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £32.68 £43.68 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.74%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -2 46 £350 -12.50% 14
Coventry -5 19 £425 +3.03% 2
Solihull +4 10 £450 +9.76% 3
Shropshire -23 8 £425 -
Staffordshire - 4 - - 10
Wolverhampton -5 3 £225 -35.71%
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 19 August 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 87 (92.55%) CSS
1 87 (92.55%) Front End Development
2 85 (90.43%) HTML
3 83 (88.30%) JavaScript
4 55 (58.51%) AngularJS
5 53 (56.38%) HTML5
6 41 (43.62%) Sass
7 39 (41.49%) Agile Software Development
8 36 (38.30%) CSS3
8 36 (38.30%) React
9 33 (35.11%) Git (software)
10 29 (30.85%) User Experience
11 28 (29.79%) jQuery
12 25 (26.60%) .NET
13 22 (23.40%) LESS
13 22 (23.40%) gulp
14 21 (22.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 20 (21.28%) KnockoutJS
16 18 (19.15%) C#
17 17 (18.09%) TypeScript
18 16 (17.02%) Grunt
18 16 (17.02%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
18 16 (17.02%) MVC
19 15 (15.96%) Microsoft
19 15 (15.96%) Node.js
19 15 (15.96%) WCAG
20 14 (14.89%) ES6
21 13 (13.83%) Redux
21 13 (13.83%) Responsive Web Design
21 13 (13.83%) Web Development

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 (4.26%) CMS
2 2 (2.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (2.13%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.06%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Magento
2 1 (1.06%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.06%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (8.51%) npm
2 5 (5.32%) GitHub
3 4 (4.26%) IaaS
3 4 (4.26%) PaaS
4 3 (3.19%) Google Analytics
4 3 (3.19%) Yarn
5 1 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.06%) Heroku
5 1 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.06%) HTTP
1 1 (1.06%) Internet
1 1 (1.06%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.19%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.13%) MySQL
4 1 (1.06%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 33 (35.11%) Git (software)
2 22 (23.40%) gulp
3 16 (17.02%) Grunt
4 10 (10.64%) Jasmine
5 9 (9.57%) Karma Test Runner
6 8 (8.51%) webpack
7 5 (5.32%) Selenium
8 4 (4.26%) Bower
8 4 (4.26%) Jenkins
8 4 (4.26%) MSI
8 4 (4.26%) WiX
9 3 (3.19%) Cucumber
9 3 (3.19%) IntelliJ
9 3 (3.19%) Mocha
9 3 (3.19%) PhantomJS
9 3 (3.19%) Sublime Text
9 3 (3.19%) Visual Studio Code
9 3 (3.19%) WebDriver
9 3 (3.19%) WebStorm
10 1 (1.06%) Bitbucket
General
1 4 (4.26%) Finance
2 3 (3.19%) Law
3 2 (2.13%) Banking
4 1 (1.06%) Advertising
4 1 (1.06%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.06%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (92.55%) CSS
2 85 (90.43%) HTML
3 55 (58.51%) AngularJS
4 53 (56.38%) HTML5
5 41 (43.62%) Sass
6 36 (38.30%) CSS3
6 36 (38.30%) React
7 28 (29.79%) jQuery
8 25 (26.60%) .NET
9 22 (23.40%) LESS
10 21 (22.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 20 (21.28%) KnockoutJS
12 15 (15.96%) Node.js
13 13 (13.83%) Redux
14 12 (12.77%) ASP.NET
15 11 (11.70%) Ajax
16 9 (9.57%) JSON
16 9 (9.57%) XHTML
17 8 (8.51%) REST
18 7 (7.45%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 29 (30.85%) User Experience
2 7 (7.45%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (7.45%) W3C
3 4 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.19%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.13%) Vector Graphics
6 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.06%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.06%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.51%) Windows
2 4 (4.26%) Linux
3 3 (3.19%) Mac OS X
3 3 (3.19%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.06%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (92.55%) Front End Development
2 39 (41.49%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (17.02%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 16 (17.02%) MVC
4 13 (13.83%) Responsive Web Design
4 13 (13.83%) TDD
4 13 (13.83%) Web Development
5 11 (11.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (11.70%) E-Commerce
5 11 (11.70%) Test Automation
5 11 (11.70%) Wireframes
6 10 (10.64%) Scrum
7 8 (8.51%) Mobile First
8 7 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (7.45%) OOP
8 7 (7.45%) Prototyping
9 6 (6.38%) OO
10 5 (5.32%) Mentoring
10 5 (5.32%) Microservices
11 4 (4.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (88.30%) JavaScript
2 18 (19.15%) C#
3 17 (18.09%) TypeScript
4 14 (14.89%) ES6
5 7 (7.45%) Java
6 5 (5.32%) ES7
6 5 (5.32%) Ruby
7 4 (4.26%) CoffeeScript
7 4 (4.26%) ES8
7 4 (4.26%) PHP
7 4 (4.26%) PureScript
7 4 (4.26%) Scala
8 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.06%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (1.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.96%) WCAG
2 11 (11.70%) WAI
3 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.26%) Docker
1 4 (4.26%) Hyper-V
1 4 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (4.26%) SCCM
1 4 (4.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 4 (4.26%) vCenter Server
2 3 (3.19%) Grafana
2 3 (3.19%) Graphite
2 3 (3.19%) Kibana
Vendors
1 15 (15.96%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.32%) Google
3 4 (4.26%) VMware
4 1 (1.06%) Perforce
4 1 (1.06%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.06%) WooCommerce
4 1 (1.06%) WorldPay
4 1 (1.06%) Xamarin