The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England / West Midlands
Rank 98 105 98
Rank change year-on-year +7 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 20 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.87% 0.93% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.97% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 20
Median daily rate £325 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £388 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year - -18.42%  

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 2160 2572 2382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 93.79% 95.44% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1356 1421 1330
Median daily rate £400 £400 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 72 170
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 +6 15 £350 +7.69% 5
Coventry +3 2 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £275 -
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 54 (98.18%) Front End Development
2 46 (83.64%) HTML
3 45 (81.82%) CSS
4 43 (78.18%) JavaScript
5 34 (61.82%) AngularJS
6 27 (49.09%) HTML5
7 25 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (30.91%) CSS3
9 16 (29.09%) React
10 15 (27.27%) Web Development
10 15 (27.27%) Git (software)
11 14 (25.45%) TDD
12 12 (21.82%) Node.js
13 11 (20.00%) Scrum
14 10 (18.18%) jQuery
14 10 (18.18%) gulp
15 9 (16.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 9 (16.36%) BDD
16 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
16 8 (14.55%) Drupal
16 8 (14.55%) CMS
16 8 (14.55%) Content Management
16 8 (14.55%) XML
16 8 (14.55%) OO
16 8 (14.55%) Middleware
17 7 (12.73%) Angular 2
17 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
17 7 (12.73%) Java
17 7 (12.73%) Kanban
17 7 (12.73%) Responsive Web Design

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top Related 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 8 (14.55%) CMS
1 8 (14.55%) Drupal
2 1 (1.82%) Confluence
2 1 (1.82%) Joomla!
2 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.82%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Fireworks
1 2 (3.64%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) GitHub
2 2 (3.64%) Slack
3 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) HTTP
1 2 (3.64%) Intranet
2 1 (1.82%) Extranet
2 1 (1.82%) Internet
2 1 (1.82%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) MySQL
2 1 (1.82%) DocumentDB
2 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 10 (18.18%) gulp
3 6 (10.91%) Grunt
4 4 (7.27%) Jasmine
4 4 (7.27%) Protractor
5 3 (5.45%) JHipster
6 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.64%) Mocha
6 2 (3.64%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.82%) Bower
7 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.82%) JIRA
7 1 (1.82%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.82%) Selenium
7 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.82%) webpack
General
1 3 (5.45%) Retail
2 2 (3.64%) Games
2 2 (3.64%) Marketing
3 1 (1.82%) Advertising
3 1 (1.82%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (83.64%) HTML
2 45 (81.82%) CSS
3 34 (61.82%) AngularJS
4 27 (49.09%) HTML5
5 17 (30.91%) CSS3
6 16 (29.09%) React
7 12 (21.82%) Node.js
8 10 (18.18%) jQuery
9 9 (16.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (14.55%) Middleware
10 8 (14.55%) XML
11 7 (12.73%) Angular 2
12 6 (10.91%) Ember.js
13 5 (9.09%) JSON
13 5 (9.09%) RESTful
14 4 (7.27%) Sass
15 3 (5.45%) .NET
15 3 (5.45%) LESS
15 3 (5.45%) REST
16 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) User Experience
2 2 (3.64%) Graphic Design
2 2 (3.64%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.64%) Linux
1 2 (3.64%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (98.18%) Front End Development
2 25 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (27.27%) Web Development
4 14 (25.45%) TDD
5 11 (20.00%) Scrum
6 9 (16.36%) BDD
7 8 (14.55%) Content Management
7 8 (14.55%) OO
8 7 (12.73%) Kanban
8 7 (12.73%) Responsive Web Design
9 6 (10.91%) Unit Testing
10 5 (9.09%) Integration Testing
10 5 (9.09%) Open Source
10 5 (9.09%) Web Design
11 4 (7.27%) Software Engineering
11 4 (7.27%) Software Testing
11 4 (7.27%) Test Automation
11 4 (7.27%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (5.45%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 43 (78.18%) JavaScript
2 7 (12.73%) Java
3 3 (5.45%) ES6
3 3 (5.45%) TypeScript
4 2 (3.64%) PHP
4 2 (3.64%) SQL
5 1 (1.82%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (10.91%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) Ansible
2 1 (1.82%) Plesk
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.82%) Adobe
2 1 (1.82%) Ensighten
2 1 (1.82%) Xamarin
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