The table below looks at the statistics for the Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Rank 90 56 68
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 3 23 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.21% 1.69% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 1.76% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 3
Average daily rate £363 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1362 1306 1120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.98% 96.10% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 713 561
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 12
Average hourly rate £19.02 £22.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.46% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £47.50 £95.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) across the Edinburgh region.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in their job title.

1 23 (100.00%) HTML
2 22 (95.65%) CSS
2 22 (95.65%) JavaScript
3 19 (82.61%) HTML5
3 19 (82.61%) CSS3
4 16 (69.57%) AngularJS
4 16 (69.57%) Front End Development
5 11 (47.83%) jQuery
6 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (43.48%) Responsive Web Design
7 9 (39.13%) Web Development
8 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
8 7 (30.43%) Backbone.js
8 7 (30.43%) User Experience
9 6 (26.09%) Mercurial
10 5 (21.74%) Web Design
10 5 (21.74%) Finance
10 5 (21.74%) Web Services
10 5 (21.74%) XML
10 5 (21.74%) Time Management
10 5 (21.74%) Mobile First
11 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
11 4 (17.39%) RequireJS
11 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
11 4 (17.39%) JSON
11 4 (17.39%) RESTful
11 4 (17.39%) Progressive Enhancement
11 4 (17.39%) SOAP
12 3 (13.04%) Mac OS X
12 3 (13.04%) Project Management

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.04%) CMS
2 1 (4.35%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
2 6 (26.09%) Mercurial
3 1 (4.35%) Grunt
3 1 (4.35%) gulp
3 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (100.00%) HTML
2 22 (95.65%) CSS
3 19 (82.61%) CSS3
3 19 (82.61%) HTML5
4 16 (69.57%) AngularJS
5 11 (47.83%) jQuery
6 7 (30.43%) Backbone.js
7 5 (21.74%) Web Services
7 5 (21.74%) XML
8 4 (17.39%) JSON
8 4 (17.39%) RequireJS
8 4 (17.39%) RESTful
8 4 (17.39%) SOAP
9 3 (13.04%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (13.04%) Sass
9 3 (13.04%) YUI
10 2 (8.70%) HTML5 Boilerplate
10 2 (8.70%) LESS
10 2 (8.70%) Modernizr
10 2 (8.70%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) User Experience
2 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Mac OS X
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Front End Development
2 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Responsive Web Design
3 9 (39.13%) Web Development
4 5 (21.74%) Mobile First
4 5 (21.74%) Time Management
4 5 (21.74%) Web Design
5 4 (17.39%) Progressive Enhancement
5 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
6 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (13.04%) Content Management
6 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (13.04%) Open Source
6 3 (13.04%) Refactoring
6 3 (13.04%) System Testing
6 3 (13.04%) TDD
6 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 22 (95.65%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Adobe
1 1 (4.35%) Brightcove
1 1 (4.35%) Facebook
1 1 (4.35%) Google
1 1 (4.35%) Twitter
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