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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 64 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 10 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.83% 1.49% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 1.61% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 4
Average daily rate
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£275 £313 £219
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £343 £281
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -
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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
1129 1056 1010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.08% 92.79% 93.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 469 459
Average daily rate £393 £375 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +11.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 32 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.36 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £27.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 22 September 2014.

Front-End Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 38 (92.68%) HTML
2 35 (85.37%) CSS
3 33 (80.49%) JavaScript
4 20 (48.78%) XML
4 20 (48.78%) HTML5
4 20 (48.78%) CSS3
5 17 (41.46%) jQuery
6 16 (39.02%) JSON
6 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (36.59%) Web Development
7 15 (36.59%) Web Services
8 14 (34.15%) HTTP
8 14 (34.15%) RESTful
9 13 (31.71%) Mac OS X
9 13 (31.71%) SOAP
10 12 (29.27%) Java
10 12 (29.27%) Linux
10 12 (29.27%) Dependency Management
11 11 (26.83%) Responsive Web Design
11 11 (26.83%) Waterfall
11 11 (26.83%) Open Source
12 10 (24.39%) Web Accessibility
13 9 (21.95%) Backbone.js
14 8 (19.51%) Mentoring
15 7 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (17.07%) Project Management
16 6 (14.63%) Unit Testing
16 6 (14.63%) Relational Database
17 5 (12.20%) Kalman Filter
17 5 (12.20%) Git (software)

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 2 (4.88%) CMS
2 1 (2.44%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 14 (34.15%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.32%) Subversion
3 2 (4.88%) Maven
4 1 (2.44%) JIRA
4 1 (2.44%) JUnit
4 1 (2.44%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (2.44%) Hudson
4 1 (2.44%) QUnit
4 1 (2.44%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.44%) Grunt
4 1 (2.44%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 4 (9.76%) Retail
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Advertising
4 1 (2.44%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (92.68%) HTML
2 35 (85.37%) CSS
3 20 (48.78%) XML
3 20 (48.78%) CSS3
3 20 (48.78%) HTML5
4 17 (41.46%) jQuery
5 16 (39.02%) JSON
6 15 (36.59%) Web Services
7 14 (34.15%) RESTful
8 13 (31.71%) SOAP
9 9 (21.95%) Backbone.js
10 5 (12.20%) JSF
11 3 (7.32%) .NET
11 3 (7.32%) RichFaces
12 2 (4.88%) YUI
12 2 (4.88%) Apache CXF
12 2 (4.88%) KnockoutJS
12 2 (4.88%) Durandal
12 2 (4.88%) J2EE
12 2 (4.88%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Open Source
2 3 (7.32%) FMCG
3 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (31.71%) Mac OS X
2 12 (29.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (36.59%) Web Development
3 12 (29.27%) Dependency Management
4 11 (26.83%) Waterfall
4 11 (26.83%) Responsive Web Design
5 10 (24.39%) Web Accessibility
6 8 (19.51%) Mentoring
7 7 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (17.07%) Project Management
8 6 (14.63%) Unit Testing
9 5 (12.20%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (12.20%) Refactoring
10 4 (9.76%) Scrum
10 4 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (9.76%) Software Testing
10 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (9.76%) Release Management
10 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (9.76%) System Testing
10 4 (9.76%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 33 (80.49%) JavaScript
2 12 (29.27%) Java
3 1 (2.44%) C#
3 1 (2.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) WCAG
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) JBoss
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.44%) Adobe
2 1 (2.44%) Twitter
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle