The table below looks at the statistics for the Front-End 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 in their job title over the 3 months to 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 54 61 61
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 31 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.15% 1.24% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 1.35% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £219
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +37.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £349 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £290 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £18.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+73.33% -42.30%
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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
1380 1114 945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.57% 91.91% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 573 464
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 27
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.10 £36.60 £32.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Front-End Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Front-End Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Front-End 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 across the Edinburgh region.

Front-End Developer Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Front-End Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front-End Developer across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

Front-End Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Front-End 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 in their job title.

1 43 (91.49%) HTML
2 39 (82.98%) CSS
3 33 (70.21%) JavaScript
4 31 (65.96%) jQuery
5 23 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (44.68%) HTML5
7 16 (34.04%) Git (software)
7 16 (34.04%) Banking
7 16 (34.04%) CSS3
8 13 (27.66%) Grunt
9 12 (25.53%) TDD
10 10 (21.28%) XML
10 10 (21.28%) Degree
11 9 (19.15%) Web Development
11 9 (19.15%) Test Automation
12 8 (17.02%) RESTful
12 8 (17.02%) YUI
12 8 (17.02%) SOAP
12 8 (17.02%) Web Design
12 8 (17.02%) CMS
12 8 (17.02%) OOCSS
13 7 (14.89%) HTTP
13 7 (14.89%) Web Services
13 7 (14.89%) Java
13 7 (14.89%) Computer Science
13 7 (14.89%) Time Management
13 7 (14.89%) Retail
14 6 (12.77%) JSF
14 6 (12.77%) Finance
14 6 (12.77%) Open Source

Front-End Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Front-End 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 in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (17.02%) CMS
2 5 (10.64%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 16 (34.04%) Git (software)
2 13 (27.66%) Grunt
3 4 (8.51%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (2.13%) Hudson
4 1 (2.13%) QUnit
4 1 (2.13%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.13%) JUnit
4 1 (2.13%) Maven
4 1 (2.13%) Subversion
4 1 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 16 (34.04%) Banking
2 7 (14.89%) Retail
3 6 (12.77%) Finance
4 1 (2.13%) Advertising
4 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (91.49%) HTML
2 39 (82.98%) CSS
3 31 (65.96%) jQuery
4 21 (44.68%) HTML5
5 16 (34.04%) CSS3
6 10 (21.28%) XML
7 8 (17.02%) RESTful
7 8 (17.02%) YUI
7 8 (17.02%) SOAP
7 8 (17.02%) OOCSS
8 7 (14.89%) Web Services
9 6 (12.77%) JSF
10 5 (10.64%) RichFaces
10 5 (10.64%) JSON
11 4 (8.51%) Java EE
11 4 (8.51%) Apache CXF
11 4 (8.51%) J2EE
11 4 (8.51%) D3.js
11 4 (8.51%) Sass
11 4 (8.51%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Computer Science
2 6 (12.77%) Open Source
3 3 (6.38%) User Experience
4 1 (2.13%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Mac OS X
1 3 (6.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.53%) TDD
3 9 (19.15%) Web Development
3 9 (19.15%) Test Automation
4 8 (17.02%) Web Design
5 7 (14.89%) Time Management
6 4 (8.51%) Test Scripting
6 4 (8.51%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (8.51%) Dependency Management
7 3 (6.38%) Scrum
8 2 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.26%) MVC
8 2 (4.26%) Web Accessibility
8 2 (4.26%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.26%) Waterfall
8 2 (4.26%) Progressive Enhancement
9 1 (2.13%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (2.13%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (2.13%) Line Management
9 1 (2.13%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 33 (70.21%) JavaScript
2 7 (14.89%) Java
3 3 (6.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) WCAG
Vendors
1 1 (2.13%) Twitter