Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 117 118
Rank change year-on-year +31 +1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 96 96 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.98% 1.55% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.10% 1.63% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 62 49
West Midlands median daily rate £356 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.62% +18.18% -14.06%
10th Percentile £216 £210 £186
90th Percentile £488 £459 £360
England median daily rate £400 £393 £370
% change year-on-year +1.91% +6.08% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.25 £100.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.76% - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £24.23
% change year-on-year +39.13% +18.65% -29.77%

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 4578 5879 4678
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 95.05% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2896 3531 2675
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £238 £213
90th Percentile £543 £545 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 239 273
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £15.43 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.83% -9.26% +5.07%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £39.50 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +6 48 £300 -20.00% 6
Coventry +19 20 £425 +20.14% 1
Warwickshire +2 6 £325 - 6
Shropshire +19 5 £413 +3.13% 1
Worcestershire +7 3 £188 -16.67% 3
Wolverhampton - 3 £350 -
Solihull +6 1 £410 +11.95% 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 23 November 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 88 (91.67%) HTML
2 87 (90.63%) Front End Development
3 82 (85.42%) JavaScript
3 82 (85.42%) CSS
4 62 (64.58%) HTML5
5 54 (56.25%) jQuery
5 54 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (51.04%) CSS3
7 34 (35.42%) AngularJS
8 29 (30.21%) User Experience
8 29 (30.21%) TDD
9 23 (23.96%) Web Development
10 19 (19.79%) Digital Media
10 19 (19.79%) Sass
11 17 (17.71%) Test Automation
12 13 (13.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 13 (13.54%) Git (software)
13 12 (12.50%) LESS
13 12 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
13 12 (12.50%) Ajax
14 11 (11.46%) Scrum
14 11 (11.46%) Mentoring
14 11 (11.46%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
15 10 (10.42%) OO
16 9 (9.38%) Node.js
16 9 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
16 9 (9.38%) PHP
16 9 (9.38%) .NET
16 9 (9.38%) ES6
16 9 (9.38%) React

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 (5.21%) CMS
1 5 (5.21%) WordPress
2 3 (3.13%) DNN
3 2 (2.08%) Drupal
4 1 (1.04%) Confluence
4 1 (1.04%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.04%) Chatbot
2 1 (1.04%) Fireworks
2 1 (1.04%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (5.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.08%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.04%) GitHub
3 1 (1.04%) MailChimp
3 1 (1.04%) npm
3 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.08%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.04%) MySQL
3 1 (1.04%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (13.54%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.21%) Jasmine
3 4 (4.17%) PostCSS
3 4 (4.17%) Protractor
3 4 (4.17%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.08%) gulp
5 2 (2.08%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.08%) JIRA
5 2 (2.08%) JUnit
5 2 (2.08%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (2.08%) Mercurial
5 2 (2.08%) Selenium
5 2 (2.08%) Subversion
6 1 (1.04%) Grunt
6 1 (1.04%) Maven
6 1 (1.04%) Mocha
6 1 (1.04%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (4.17%) Automotive
2 3 (3.13%) Retail
3 2 (2.08%) Finance
3 2 (2.08%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (91.67%) HTML
2 82 (85.42%) CSS
3 62 (64.58%) HTML5
4 54 (56.25%) jQuery
5 49 (51.04%) CSS3
6 34 (35.42%) AngularJS
7 19 (19.79%) Sass
8 13 (13.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 12 (12.50%) Ajax
9 12 (12.50%) LESS
10 9 (9.38%) .NET
10 9 (9.38%) Node.js
10 9 (9.38%) React
11 8 (8.33%) Angular 2
12 7 (7.29%) JSON
12 7 (7.29%) REST
13 6 (6.25%) Backbone.js
13 6 (6.25%) XHTML
14 5 (5.21%) Dojo
15 4 (4.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 29 (30.21%) User Experience
2 19 (19.79%) Digital Media
3 6 (6.25%) W3C
4 4 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.13%) Animation
5 3 (3.13%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.08%) Infotainment
6 2 (2.08%) Web 2.0
7 1 (1.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.08%) Android
1 2 (2.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (90.63%) Front End Development
2 54 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (30.21%) TDD
4 23 (23.96%) Web Development
5 17 (17.71%) Test Automation
6 12 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
7 11 (11.46%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 11 (11.46%) Mentoring
7 11 (11.46%) Scrum
8 10 (10.42%) OO
9 7 (7.29%) Integration Testing
9 7 (7.29%) MVC
9 7 (7.29%) Web Design
10 6 (6.25%) BDD
10 6 (6.25%) CRM
10 6 (6.25%) E-Commerce
10 6 (6.25%) User Stories
11 5 (5.21%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
11 5 (5.21%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (5.21%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 82 (85.42%) JavaScript
2 9 (9.38%) ES6
2 9 (9.38%) PHP
2 9 (9.38%) TypeScript
3 7 (7.29%) Java
4 4 (4.17%) C#
5 2 (2.08%) Apple Swift
5 2 (2.08%) Objective-C
5 2 (2.08%) Python
5 2 (2.08%) Ruby
5 2 (2.08%) Scala
5 2 (2.08%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.21%) Degree
2 3 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.17%) WCAG
2 3 (3.13%) WAI
3 2 (2.08%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (3.13%) Google
1 3 (3.13%) Microsoft